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.

Volunteer postings:

Christmas – We’re looking for volunteers to help with gift wrapping, donation sorting, and other duties during the holiday season. Groups welcome! Email skills@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. There are a large number of Chinese seniors accessing the DEWC drop-in centre, and Chinese Seniors Ambassadors will assist Chinese seniors when they need to voice out their needs within the centre. 

Reporting directly to the Chinese Seniors Outreach Worker, the Chinese Seniors Ambassadors will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff to promote integrated services to women.  If you think you are interested in volunteering and would like to find out more, come meet the Chinese Seniors Outreach Worker. We can discuss the activities you want to participate in and assist in matching your interests and skills with available positions. 

For more information 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.