Volunteers

North End Women’s Centre offers volunteer opportunities that focus on the current skills of volunteers and the development of new skills. Volunteers are offered opportunities in the following areas:

  • Board members set the direction of the Centre by overseeing the programs, policy, personnel, financial, fundraising, capital, and assets of NEWC
  • Committee members support NEWC by sitting on the Personnel, Finance, Nominating, or Ad Hoc Committees
  • Specific project volunteers assist with events such as the annual Holiday Dinner, Community Self Care Day, United Way Day of Caring, and other specific projects
  • Program volunteers help the Up Shoppe, the Counselling program, the Drop-In, and the Addictions program

All volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of three months in their volunteer position.

NECHN volunteer appreciation 2014 NECHN Community Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, 2014

Volunteers have:

  • The right to be treated with respect as a co-worker and not just free help.
  • The right to suitable participation with consideration of your abilities and interests.
  • The right to know as much as possible about NEWC, its policies, procedures, issues and programs.
  • The right to be involved in a variety of experiences and activities.
  • The right to have responsible and clearly presented training when needed.
  • The right to be heard and to make suggestions.
  • The right to participate in planning work of NEWC.
  • The right to be recognized for your contribution to NEWC and the women’s movement.

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  The Kluke Family Annual Dinner, 2014

Volunteer have a responsibility to:

  • Read, understand and support the vision and mission statements North End Women’s Centre.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information gathered while working at NEWC (where applicable).
  • Maintain accurate timesheets reflecting the hours spent volunteering.
  • Take your commitment seriously by showing up and completing tasks or informing staff if you cannot do so.
  • Endeavor to stay informed of NEWC’s activities and issues, and ask to participate in those things which interest you.
  • Voice your own ideas and opinions openly and honestly.
  • Participate in Decision Making.
  • Care and respect yourself and others, recognizing the skills available among us.
  • Recognize your own and others’ limitations and boundaries.                                          

Student Placements

Student Practicum Placement opportunities may be available at NEWC within the Counseling Program, CED Program, or with Administration/Reception. NEWC is committed to supporting students performing fieldwork, and offers on-site experience with supervision, evaluations, and references.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Lisa at 204-927-2427 or lisa@newcentre.org