Volunteering Opportunities

1. Volunteering@Gurukul Nepali Pathshala

Are you in Greater Edmonton Region of Alberta and interested in giving back to the community? We and the World Centre is looking for volunteers for its heritage language school—Gurukul Nepali Pathshala .

Heritage Language (HL) is widely construed as a language spoken in the home that is different from the main language spoken in local communities. As other Heritage Language schools, Gurukul Nepali Pathshala is a community-based education centre that is set up to promote Nepali Heritage Language and cultural learning for over 4,000 first generation Nepali immigrants in Greater Edmonton Region of Northern Alberta. The School is set up as a weekend program operated by We and the World Centre in Alberta to teach Nepali language to the children from elementary to junior high. Most of the learners at Gurukul are either born in Canada or came to Canada in a very early stage of their lives. Adopting the Canadian way of life and language, therefore, comes naturally to them and they tend to deviate from their HL acquisition. So, Gurukul aims at responding to this challenge of improving HL skills. The School’s objects are to promote self-esteem in learners, enhance formation of their personal and cultural identity, prepare learners for living and working in cross-cultural environments, and provide opportunities for students to communicate with families, bridging gaps between generations in both language and culture.

Currently, we have the following positions available year round:

  • Teaching Volunteers for Nepali Literacy Lessons

  • Program Support Volunteers

  • Young Animators

Interested individuals are required to fill the following Registration Form or send an email to the Principal at rajita.sharma@weandtheworld.ca

2. Volunteering@BriM (Bridging Milestones)

Please note that mentees for our regular cycle must be in high school or entering high school in September 2020. Mentors for the regular cycle must be entering second year or above of post-secondary in September 2020.

Mentee Registration Form: https://forms.gle/6UkchZqFt9DmXwCj6

Mentor Registration Form: https://forms.gle/BfAUaMy4JFSPTN5a7

The deadline for both the registration (mentee) and application (mentor) form is August 2nd, 2020, at 11:55 pm (Sunday).

If you are unfamiliar with the project plans and would like to know more, please don't hesitate to contact me at


Volunteer registration form