CultureLink Mentor

As part of our partnership with CultureLink, a settlement & community services agency for new Canadians, we are recruiting mentors to work with small groups of newcomers as they prepare to volunteer at the Luminato Festival.

Mentors will guide their mentees through the CultureLink training program beginning in March. This opportunity will provide an even greater capacity to give back, both to the Luminato Festival and to a group of excited newcomers to Canada. Between April and June, a CultureLink mentor is expected to volunteer for 40 hours, attending the following activities:

  • Interview (for new volunteer mentors)
  • Mentor Meet & Greet
  • Bi-weekly meetings with mentees
  • Training sessions
  • Luminato Festival shifts 
  • Program evaluation


  • Above the age of 19 with strong leadership skills
  • An experience Luminato volunteer
  • Knowledge about both Toronto and its arts and culture scene
  • A desire to help teach newcomers and build skills
  • Patient and empathetic
  • Highly organized and great at scheduling


  • Attend an interview with a CultureLink and Luminato staff member (if new)
  • Complete a police check with CultureLink
  • Attend Mentor Orientation and Training
  • Organize, schedule, and plan activities/meetings with your mentees
  • Guide newcomer volunteers through the Luminato program
  • Complete 3 Luminato Festival shifts with your mentees
  • Approx. 40 hours minimum time commitment between March to end of June