Settlement Mentor

Registration is required
6 hours per month, 3-month commitment
This service is offered online and in-person
1430 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON

About the position

WoodGreen Community Services is a non-profit organization that partners with health and
social service agencies in East and West Toronto. WoodGreen works with seniors, adults, youth,
and families to provide safe and affordable housing options, disability support, and a wide
range of physical and mental health services. We also offer newcomer settlement programs,
support for single mothers, childcare, financial services, and pathways to meaningful food distribution from Second Harvest Assistant Volunteer.




As a Settlement Mentor, you will be supporting newcomers who identify as female by
mentoring and guiding them on their settlement journey. You will:

  • Actively listen and provide advice to newcomer women with any settlement and/or
    employment needs they have
  • Engage and empower newcomer women by helping them reach their settlement and
    employment goals
  • Provide mentees with settlement/employment resources and advice on topics such as but are
    not limited to; social/professional networking, job interview skills, healthy living, education,
    parenting tips, Canadian culture, budgeting, volunteering, and more.


You must be:

  • Willing to enroll and remain in the mentoring pool for 6 months
  • Commit to 18 hours over 3 months to connect with their mentee (6 hours per month)
  • Preference goes to those who are currently employed
  • Must be over 18 years old and identify as a female
  • Must have leadership skills such as effective communication, networking, collaboration,
  • Reliability, team building, effective feedback, empathy, and active listening skills
  • Must be able to be comfortable with providing resources and advice in settling in Canada


What You Bring to the Team:

Need to have experience in one of the fields listed below.

  • Pharmacy
  • Digital content creating
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Women’s health/gynecologist
  • Beauty field/skincare/tattoo
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Mental health worker
  • Business analyst
  • Finance specialist
  • Data analyst
  • Web design
  • Application development
  • Project Manager/Project Coordinator
  • Laboratory research/microbiology/teaching
  • Mid wife
  • Project Manager/Project Coordinator
  • Artist, archivist, gallery manager, or anyone who is working in social history or related
  • Laboratory research/microbiology/teaching


Shift hours:

  • Up to 6 hours per month during 3 months



  • 3-month minimum commitment
  • You may be asked to participate 3 months more with the same or different mentee



Screening Requirements:

  • Sterling BackCheck or Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • Reference Check
  • Interview



In partnership with the Women’s Economic Council under the IRRC-funded Her Mentor project –
they are collaborating with WoodGreen’s NCIP to provide Settlement Mentors with virtual
training and orientation in workshop topics and resources such as anti-racism, helping mentees
with job search and more.

Volunteers in action

Ready to Participate?

Apply now and join us to make the difference in our community.


Need help?

Volunteer Office

Bethelhem Alemu



815 Danforth Ave. , Suite 300
Toronto, ON
M4J 1L2


Monday to Friday

9AM – 5PM