Volunteering to get experience

A great way to gain work experience in Canada is to volunteer.  Many employers look for volunteer experience when hiring, so be sure to include this on your resume.  Employers value community participation in potential employees. In Canada, people believe that volunteering is a good way to build confidence, learn new skills and develop your existing skills. For newcomers, volunteering is also a great way to meet people who live in your new community, and you might also have fun! 

There are many different types of volunteer positions in BC. You can volunteer your time to help your fellow members of the community, some community assistance programs depend on volunteers to operate them. Also, during the year, there are many fun festivals and sports events you can participate in.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact some local organizations that you are interested in getting involved with.

To find out about volunteer opportunities in Whistler and Pemberton, contact: