IN OUR COMMUNITY SINCE 1970
Over the years, local organizations and community members have collaborated with the CDCD to speak out and be heard on issues that affect the strength and well-being of our community.
Members of CDCD have the unique privilege of supporting the Council’s ongoing efforts in building a strong community.
By becoming a Member of CDCD, you have the opportunity to:
- Support our efforts in addressing community issues and concerns
- Vote at the Annual General Meeting providing agency directives
- Receive regular communication on education opportunities and events
Volunteers offer the greatest gift of all! The assistance offered by volunteers is vital to our clients and is imperative to provide client centered services. We believe that our volunteers are a reflection of and an invaluable resource to our community, and we strive to provide them with a supportive, safe environment, and a fulfilling experience.
The Volunteer Coordinator will interview all prospective volunteers to determine suitability and area to be placed. All volunteers will complete the “Volunteer Application”. All volunteers must commit to a minimum of four hours a week. Potential volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer at the CDCD (under the age of 16, supervision is required and must be approved by the Volunteer Coordinator).
We are currently looking for empathetic volunteers, with a willingness to use their outstanding communicative skills and time to help us provide quality service to our clients.
If you wish to become a Community Development Council Durham volunteer, contact Laura Panasky at email@example.com or by phone at (905)-686-2661, ext.121.
Community Connections Program
The Community Connections program recruits and trains volunteers and then establishes compatible matches between them and new immigrants of all ages. The matches are based on criteria such as similar interests, family size, age and profession.
Community Connections volunteers are expected to provide friendship and emotional support, assistance in learning English or French, providing social and cultural orientation and are to provide support in educational or employment issues. As a community connections volunteer, you will have an opportunity to make new friends, learn about another country, a different language and discover new cultures.
As a volunteer, you must be at least 17 years old and available about two hours a week for approximately six months. You must also be open to learning about new cultures and willing to share your knowledge and appreciation of Canada, as well as your own cultural background.
To find out how to make a difference in the life of a newcomer, contact Bozena Stobinska at firstname.lastname@example.org by phone at (905)-686-2661, ext.103.
Research & Project Opportunities
There are currently no research and project opportunities with the CDCD at this time.
Community Development Council Durham staff believe that student placements are a valuable asset. There are many areas within our programs where the presence of student volunteers will enhance the mission and vision of our services. Therefore we welcome and encourage students to become part of our organization.
To inquire about student placement opportunities, contact Laura Panasky at email@example.com or by phone at (905)-686-2661, ext.121.
No current postions are available at this time.