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).
Our drop-in volunteering posts are currently at full capacity. Check back for updates, and see below for current openings.
Fundraisers – Want to support the work of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre? One of our most pressing needs is financial, especially as the demand for our services continues to grow and women continue to suffer marginalization and violence in the Downtown Eastside. We’re looking for volunteers to fundraise with us in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, a significant annual fundraising opportunity for DEWC (last year we raised $25,000 and are dreaming bigger this year!). The 5K run/walk component is accessible: you can walk, use a wheelchair, or bring a stroller. Most importantly, you’re spreading awareness of our work and raising valuable funds for our community. You don’t have to be 18+ to participate, all genders welcome. Learn more here.
Entertainers for the Women’s Summer Market – We’re looking for entertainers, musicians and performers (unamplified) to contribute to the lively and welcoming atmosphere at our third annual Women’s Summer Market! If you’re looking for a way to get involved in the Downtown Eastside community, now’s your chance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch.
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.