Become A Sistering Volunteer

Without our dedicated team of volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to offer the programs and activities participants have come to count on.

Please note due to COVID-19 measures our volunteer program is suspended until further notice. We will be updating this section with online volunteer opportunities shortly. Please check back soon!

What sort of volunteer opportunities do you offer?

Program Volunteers

Program volunteers use their hobbies and specialized skills to run groups or workshops such as ESL classes, aromatherapy, massage, yoga, facials/manicures, beading and crafts.

Sisters Kitchen Volunteers

Sisters Kitchen volunteers help prep and serve meals to participants.

Occasional Volunteers

Occasional volunteers help at special events, outings and seasonal projects.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Without our dedicated team of volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to offer the programs and activities participants have come to count on. And this as the heading/banner on the first Volunteer page you click on.

Volunteer Orientation

All weekly volunteers attend orientation and screening activities, which include:

• An interview
• An orientation session
• Ongoing and on-the-job training and support
• Diversity training and other volunteer workshops

Volunteer Application

Please note due to COVID-19 measures our volunteer program is suspended until further notice.

We will be updating this section with online volunteer opportunities shortly. Please check back soon!

Committee And Board Work

Sistering recruits community volunteers who have Board and governance expertise and/or specialized skills to sit on our Board of Directors.

We also recruit community volunteers to sit on a variety of committees, including our Fundraising Committee.

We are not currently accepting Board nominations or applications for committees. Please do check back for updates.

Volunteers Program

What skills are you looking for?

Experience, training and expertise in the program area agreed upon
Understanding of the issues facing women experiencing homelessness, poverty and social isolation
Understanding of clear and appropriate professional boundaries as outlined by the Volunteer Coordinator, Sistering staff and Sistering policies
A team player
Willingness to consult, confer and take direction from staff
Excellent communication and people skills
Comfortable working alongside staff, other volunteers and participants in the Drop In
Willingness to work responsibly and respectfully at all times with staff and participants
Commitment to attending your regular time slot
Commitment to Sistering’s anti-oppression and feminist policies and service delivery models

What’s the time commitment?

A two-to-four hour shift, one day a week or every two weeks.

How do I sign up?

Please note due to COVID-19 measures our volunteer program is suspended until further notice.

Current Volunteer Openings

Please note due to COVID-19 measures our volunteer program is suspended until further notice.

We will be updating this section with online volunteer opportunities shortly. Please check back soon!