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Volunteer

Volunteer at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. Volunteers are integral to the ongoing work of the Centre in providing a safe, welcoming space for women in the Downtown Eastside.

Our volunteer opportunities are for self-identified women (cis, trans, 2S) over the age of eighteen. Please see the below open volunteer postings to see what would be a good fit for you. 

Drop-in Centre Opportunities:

The following positions are available as ongoing positions. Volunteers should be able to commit to a 4-hour shift per week. For more details on the positions, please click the links below.

Please email a cover letter/letter of interest and resume to Nadia, Skills Development Coordinator, at: skills@dewc.ca to apply for these volunteer positions.

Casual/one-time opportunities:
  • Special Event Volunteers: Volunteers may also support us in special events such as BBQs, holiday events, or workshops . If you are interested in being a special event volunteer or getting involved in another opportunity that is not ongoing, please email us at: skills@dewc.ca
  • Programming/Workshop Facilitators: Volunteers are also welcome to bring in their skills if it is fit for the centre program. Workshop or sessions may include yoga, arts and crafts, dance classes, hair cutting, etc. To offer your skills for a program or workshop, please email more details to: skills@dewc.ca

Shelter Opportunities:

  • Programming/Workshop Facilitators: Volunteers are also welcome to bring in their skills if it is fit for the shelter. Workshop or sessions may include arts and crafts, movement classes, hair cutting, etc. To offer your skills for a program or workshop, please email more details to: shelterskills@dewc.ca 
  • Emergency Shelter Volunteers: For inquiries about available opportunities, please email Marcella, Shelter Skills Development Coordinator, at: shelterskills@dewc.ca