302 Columbia St. Vancouver, BC engagement@dewc.ca 604-681-8480


Volunteer at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

Our volunteer opportunities are for women (trans inclusive) over the age of eighteen. 

Volunteer roles at the Drop-In Centre include, but are not limited to: management of the DEWC Clothing Room, mail-outs, food preparation, organizing donations, and helping with special events (ex. Christmas, New Year’s Brunch, Fall Dinner, Summer BBQ).

Email skills@dewc.ca to get in touch.

Current volunteer postings:

Weekday and Weekend Volunteers – We’re looking for volunteers available on weekdays and/or weekends to assist with centre operations and support services,  to help staff, and to help provide a warm, welcoming environment at the drop-in centre. Please e-mail Stephanie at skills@dewc.ca.

Emergency Shelter Volunteers – We’re looking for volunteers for our 24-hour  emergency night shelter, which provides refuge and resources to women in the Downtown Eastside. Shifts are flexible. Get in touch with Kelsey at ShelterSkills@dewc.ca.

Chinese Seniors Ambassador – Do you speak Cantonese and/or Mandarin? We’re looking for volunteers to help with our Chinese seniors outreach program.  Chinese Seniors Ambassadors will act as a bridge between Chinese seniors and staff, doing integral work of assisting Chinese seniors when they need to voice out their needs within the centre. For more information, please contact the Chinese Seniors Outreach Worker at 604-681-8480 ext. 243 or chineseseniors@dewc.ca.

Thank you for your volunteer support of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre community. Your contributions are essential to the future of our organization and those of the women and children we serve.