At Halton Women’s Place our volunteers make ALL the difference. Our volunteers provide our staff with much needed support and assist us in our ability to provide services to abused women and their dependent children.
To be a volunteer you need to:
- be 18 years of age or older
- attend a volunteer orientation session
- complete the volunteer application form
- provide us with a current police check, incl. vulnerable sectors check
- have 3 references complete the reference questionnaire
- complete a stage 1 TB test, within the past 2 years
- enter into a Confidentiality Agreement with HWP
These committees are the driving force for the two largest fundraisers at Halton Women’s Place. Our Auction committee meets at a minimum monthly from September until February with the event held the last Saturday in February. Our Golf committee meets bi-weekly from March until June, the event is held the first Thursday in June. Our committee members, for both committees, help us sell tickets, solicit sponsorships / donations and help us publicize these events.
Assist our Crisis Intervention Counsellors by providing reception assistance in our Intake office. This position is needed in both our North and South locations after 4:30 pm weekdays and anytime on weekends. Duties include: answering phones, greeting the public, receiving donations, documenting calls and maintaining client confidentiality.
Assists the youth (toddlers to teens) in the shelter and makes their time spent here a little brighter. This position is needed in both our North and South locations. During the day this position involves assisting our Child and Youth Counsellors with their programming. In the evening, volunteers plan and implement an activity (i.e. crafts) for those in the shelter.
This club is available to youth in both shelters from October until May. Meeting two nights a week in both our North and South location, volunteers (in pairs) assist the youth in the shelter with their homework. This is a great way to instill good homework habits for the children in the shelter.
Assist us in various ways at events held for Halton Women’s Place throughout Halton Region. These events range from golf tournaments to community tables at events, duties vary from selling raffle tickets to monitoring auction tables, etc. We have a wide variety of events during the year.
Assists our Fundraising Staff with event preparation (follow up calls, photocopying, mailings) during our busy event seasons. This commitment is 2-3 hours per week during business hours.
Assist us in our busiest season, Holiday Hamper, this is a program that allows us to get wish lists from the women sponsored by members of the community. We need volunteers to assist us with sorting donations, preparing hampers and gift wrapping items for the women.
If you have a special skill that you think the women could benefit from please let us know. In the past we have had volunteers provide yoga sessions, reiki, cooking classes, cake decorating and financial planning to name a few. We are always looking for ways to empower the women staying with us so if you have an idea please call us to discuss.
Remember, you may also help Halton Women’s Place with
- Cash donations
- In-kind donations of goods
- By attending/supporting our events