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Volunteer at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

COVID-19 UPDATE 2020/2021:  We are now accepting out-of-area volunteers at our Drop-in Centre. All volunteers must be willing to follow COVID-19 safety policies and procedures, which will be discussed during orientation. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

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:

  • Emergency Shelter Volunteers: We have temporarily suspended our volunteer program at our shelter due to COVID-19 protocols. We will update this page when we can once again welcome volunteers to this site!

Administrative Opportunities:

  • Administrative Volunteers: If you are interested in gaining experience with our administrative team for tasks such as preparing mail-outs, data entry, and more, please reach out to us at: engagement@dewc.ca