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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 will 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 2 references complete the reference questionnaire
  • Complete a stage 1 TB test
  • Enter into a confidentiality agreement with HWP
  • Provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Halton Women’s Place! We are so grateful for the immense interest in assisting our clients and our shelters.

Please note that we hold Volunteer Recruitment/Orientation 2-3 times a year. The next date for 2024 is:

July 24, 2024

If you filled out your online application after March 26th, and were not contacted by us for our most recent orientation (March 27th), please note that we will keep your volunteer application on file and we will reach out in June regarding our July orientation session.

Likewise, if you haven’t filled out your application yet, please do, and you will be contacted for our next recruitment period.

Some of our Volunteer Opportunities Include:


Assist our Crisis Intervention Counsellors by providing in-shelter reception assistance. This support is needed at both our North and South locations during the day, evenings and on weekends.  Volunteers typically commit to a regular, weekly 2-3 hour shift.  Tasks include: answering phones, greeting the public, receiving donations, screening visitors etc.

Children and Youth

By assisting the Child and Youth Counsellors, you can help make the days a little brighter for the young people staying in our shelters.  Volunteers assist with children’s programming and help with other tasks such as organizing children’s supplies.  Some volunteers also provide homework support throughout the school year.  Volunteers may commit to a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly schedule.


We are very fortunate that we receive many donations throughout the year from our generous Halton community. Donations tasks include sorting donations, organizing donation spaces, checking food items for expiry dates etc.  Other housekeeping needs include helping to tidy or clean shelter spaces.   Volunteers may commit to a flexible schedule.

Event Planning Committees

Help make our fundraising and awareness events a success, consider joining one of the fundraising event committees for either our annual gala, annual golf tournament or Hope in Every Step events.

  • The gala committee meets at least monthly from September-February with the event being held the last Saturday in February.
  • The golf committee meets bi-weekly from March until June, with the event being held at the end of June on a weekday.
  • The Hope in Every Step committee meets bi-weekly from July-September with three separate walks held in Milton, Burlington and Oakville, in September.

All committee members help with selling tickets, soliciting sponsorships/donations and publicizing the event.

Special Events

Assist us in various ways at events held for Halton Women’s Place throughout Halton Region. These events range from formal galas to community fairs.   Tasks at each event vary from selling raffle tickets, monitoring auction tables, collecting donations etc.

Administrative Support

Help our Events and Donation teams with administrative and pre-event preparation tasks!  Throughout the year as well as leading up to our signature fundraising events, Administrative volunteers will assist at the Burlington shelter with preparing supplies for events, such as wrapping Silent Auction items.

Holiday Giving

The holiday season is the busiest time at Halton Women’s Place!  We require a lot of volunteer support during the month of December with sorting donations and processing holiday hampers for women and their children.

Special Skills

If you have a special skill that you think our clients could benefit from please let us know. In the past we have had volunteers provide yoga sessions, quilting nights, cake decorating instruction, to name a few. We are always open to new ideas for programming!

Remember, you may also help Halton Women’s Place with:

  1. Cash donations
  2. Donating items needed in our shelters
  3. By attending/supporting our events


You have options:

  • Call our 24 hour Crisis, Information and Support Line to speak with a trained Crisis Intervention Counsellor;
  • The Crisis Intervention Counsellor will explore your options with you and support you to create a Safety Plan, along with creating an Emergency Escape Plan
  • If you have pets, you can explore safe options with the Crisis Intervention Counsellor.

If you do choose to come to Halton Women’s Place, you and your child(ren) may stay for up to 12 weeks.  Our Crisis Intervention Counsellors will work alongside you on your personal goals, which may include:

  • Accessing community support;
  • Accessing counselling;
  • Obtaining housing;
  • Accessing financial supports;
  • Exploring legal supports;
  • Any other individual goals.


Emergency transportation is available to help you get to the shelter.

  • Call the Halton Women’s Place 24-hour Crisis, Information and Support Line.
  • Our Crisis Intervention Counsellors will offer support, counselling, resources and information.  They will also explore your options.
  • Crisis Intervention Counsellors will also offer to support you to create a safety plan for you, and your children, if applicable
  • Crisis support is available on the phone or in person at either shelter.  No appointment is necessary.
  • Safe shelter with staff available 24 hours a day;
  • Clean and welcoming bedrooms;
  • Laundry facilities;
  • Children’s Services, including parenting support, therapeutic groups, children’s activities, playroom;
  • Court support for interim custody and restraining orders;
  • Supportive counselling;
  • Advocacy for you and your children;
  • Support in accessing community services;
  • Support groups;
  • On-Going Safety Planning;
  • Planning for departure from shelter



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