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.
- 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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org