Become a Volunteer
Why Volunteer with the North Shore Women's Centre?
Volunteers choose to participate and get involved for a variety of reasons, including:
Giving back to their community
Working in a women-only environment or feminist environment
Gaining English-language skills
Building a social network, breaking isolation in their lives
Serving community service time as required by the justice system
Taking part in a student practicum program
The NSWC would not be able to run most of our programs without the generous
contributions and involvement of our volunteers. Join our team today!
Basic Computer Training Program Volunteers:
Volunteer as an instructor and teach students who are in our Basic Computer Training program. Computer Trainers work from a manual guideline to deliver basic lessons and can customize each lesson to suit the needs of their students. Lessons take place weekly at the NSWC.
Volunteer shifts take place between 10am-3pm, Monday-Thursday. Computer Trainers commit to one 2hr shift per week, teaching 2 clients for an hour each. Volunteers are expected to commit for a minimum of 6 months. Full position description here. Apply to volunteer with the basic computer training program here.
Tech Support Volunteers:
Volunteering on the Tech Support team you will be supporting clients with a variety of tech issues and tech learning, such as using Zoom, sending emails, cell phone and computer basics, learning how to use apps, and more. We will match you with clients who request support that aligns with your tech abilities, and you will be calling them on your phone with your number blocked. On occasion, you may provide support in person at the North Shore Women's Centre with COVID-19 safety measures in place, only if you are comfortable.
At the moment we are not taking on any more tech support volunteers. If you have a special project or idea for volunteer collaboration with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Resource Centre Volunteers:
A Resource Centre Volunteer is a dynamic position with a wide variety of responsibilities that can be tailored to each volunteers’ strengths and interests. They are responsible for being the first face of the centre and help direct clients and visitors to the appreciate staff member, accept and shelve donations, and more. Additionally, they may take on independent projects ranging from upkeep of our lending library, running errands, or completing administrative tasks.
Volunteer shifts take place from either 9:30am-12:15pm, or 12:15pm-3:00pm, Monday to Thursday. Volunteers are expected to commit for a minimum of 6 months. Read the full position description here. Apply to volunteer here!
Health & Wellness Program Volunteers:
Our Health and Wellness Program provides a broad range of services, including private appointments and drop-in classes. Volunteer as a health practitioner or wellness instructor for our Health & Wellness program - examples include yoga instructor, acupuncturist, energy healer, reflexologist, naturopath, etc. Treatments and classes take place during our operating hours (Monday – Thursday, 9:30 – 3:00). Volunteers must be able to provide 1 day of services a month (2-4 appointments) and are expected to commit to a minimum of 6 months. Full position description here. Apply to volunteer as a Health & Wellness Practitioner here.
Facilitate a Workshop:
Facilitate one of our free monthly workshops for women. We are especially interested in creative approaches to women's health and empowerment. Previous workshops include strengthening self-confidence, automobile maintenance, financial literacy, movement classes, and more! Please note: Workshop facilitators are offered a small honorarium and are not always considered volunteers.
To Apply: Please fill our our fill out our Workshop Facilitator Application
-- We encourage applications from Indigenous women, racialized women and women from other marginalized groups. --
We thank all applicants in advance, however only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
Become a Board Member:
Joining our Board of Directors can be great way to give back to the community. Ideal candidates should have familiarity with non-profit organizations, share our vision and goals, and work, live or volunteer on the North Shore.
To Apply: Please review our Board Director Position Description and fill out our online Board Member Application Form