Volunteer with service users

Join us!  Our unique resource centre, located in the high-need, under-served community of Scarborough, provides information, education and support to women.  We help women transition from abuse, isolation and poverty to economic and emotional independence.

Host

Make sure the registration and delivery of our educational workshops goes smoothly. Create a welcoming and safe environment for participants.  Assist the workshop facilitator to set up materials.

Literacy/English Conversation Tutor

Provide one-on-one mentoring and support to an individual woman looking to improve her literacy and/or English conversation skills.  The commitment is for regular meetings over 6-12 months and to work on specific learning goals the woman has requested.  See description.

Supportive Mentor

Provide one-on-one mentoring and support to an individual woman going through a transition in her life (e.g. leaving an abusive situation, divorce, relocation to a new area, job loss, etc).  The commitment is for regular meetings over 6-12 months and to work on specific learning goals the woman has requested.

Here is a flyer which describes the Direct Service Volunteer Opportunities

How to Volunteer:

  1. Complete a Direct service volunteer application
  2. Send by email or mail or fax to the Coordinator of Volunteers
  3. You will be contacted by the Coordinator of Volunteers to arrange a 1 hour interview.  (Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted)
  4. Your 2 references will be checked. References can be individuals you know personally or through business.
  5. You will be asked to get a police reference check.
  6. 21 hours of training to understand women’s issues and provide you with the skills to build a successful relationship with our clients.  Training is currently offered on Mondays from 6:30-9:30 pm for 5-6 weeks.  The suggested fee for this training is $35 (volunteers of limited income can request a subsidy)

 

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