Volunteer at ISANS

Learn about the volunteer roles that are available at ISANS. Gain skills and make connections with a wide range of opportunities as you work towards building a future here in Nova Scotia.

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Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program

In our Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program, we provide information, resources, and support to groups and individuals who are interested or involved in the sponsorship of refugees, increasing settlement capacity and awareness in the community.

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EAL Tutor Program

Our English as an Additional Language (EAL) Volunteer Tutor Program provides you with language support by matching you with an EAL volunteer tutor.

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Youth Explore!

ISANS’ Youth Explore! program helps youth like you meet others, learn about Canadian culture, and find support as you plan for your future. Youth Explore! will give you an encouraging, exciting, and non-judgmental space to learn and grow.

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Conversation Circles

ISANS’ Conversation Circles begins with our facilitator. Our program facilitator is someone you can talk, share, and learn with. Most facilitators are not professional teachers; they get basic training and support from the program coordinator. The Conversation Circles meet once a week for 2 hours, over a period of 3 months to one year.

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Ali Allawi

Ali Allawi and his wife, Khalidah, had one reason to come to Canada—their children. Two of their three children are physically disabled and mainly use wheelchairs to get around. “If I tell you my story, you won’t believe it,” says Ali. The family is from Iraq, but left there for Syria because life became difficult.…

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