Student & Volunteer Program

Practicum Students

We view practicum students as a great asset to our organization. Diploma of Social Work students, BSW students interested in a practicum at PCHS Calgary can submit a resume and cover letter to email address: info@pchscalgary.com

Founded By Volunteers

PCHS Calgary was founded by volunteers, and volunteers continue to be an integral part of our team. Volunteers choose to donate their skills and time to create positive change in their community. PCHS Calgary is actively seeking volunteers who are passionate about serving the unique needs of the South Asian immigrant community in the Calgary area, to help empower these families to live healthy, happy and successful lives in Canada.

Volunteers can contribute back to their community, work for social change, help others in need, network with like-minded individuals, gain work experience, learn new skills and have fun! Volunteering not only benefits the community, the organization and individuals, but also the volunteer themselves.

Volunteers have the right to work in a safe and healthy environment free of discrimination, receive appropriate orientation and training as required. Volunteers are expected to: undertake any training required, be punctual and respectful of others, to carry out the job they have agreed to and advise PCHS Calgary if something is not working.

Thank you for your interest in supporting vision and mission of PCHS Calgary. Please take a few minutes to tell us more about yourself and your volunteer goals. We will contact you if your skills and objectives match any available volunteer positions.

Click here to see our volunteer opportunities.

Peer Support and Mentorship Program 

Punjabi Community Health Services – Calgary (PCHS Calgary) is looking for Peer Support Workers for our Peer Support and Mentorship Program!

As a part of our Sahara Family Support Program we have been providing holistic and culturally appropriate approaches to help stabilize and empower our clients so that they may lead health, happy and successful families. Our multi-faceted approach now includes a one on one Peer Support and Mentorship Program. This is an opportunity for clients to gain valuable guidance from trained volunteers who will serve as a support system in times of adversity. For volunteers, this program will provide a rich experience in working with members of the South Asian Community providing support in areas such as family conflict, addictions, mental health and overall well-being. By the end of this program volunteers will have completed a 10 session training program, shadowed a trained professional and received a certificate for program completion along with lasting network relationships. We are currently looking for those with a background in the social sciences (social work, psychology, sociology) or in healthcare programs such as nursing. 

 If you are personable, eager to learn and have a passion for making lasting changes in the community, please contact our volunteer coordinator Tayyiba Khan at tayyiba.khan@pchscalgary.com or 587-576-1107.