Volunteer at The Centre
Our staff and programming are designed to cover the basic needs of our residents and help them overcome any traumas that they have experienced. Our volunteers help our residents really feel at home, to feel safe and part of a community. We offer continuous training on varying topics throughout the year, and opportunities to develop leadership and planning skills. We encourage our volunteers to contribute to program growth and share their opinions on areas that we can expand into or improve upon. We strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment in which our volunteers are able to connect with other volunteers, our staff, and our residents. Are you interested in joining our amazing volunteer community?
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Available Volunteer Roles
We are always looking for volunteers with experience in areas such as (but definitely not limited to) website design, accounting, legal, or commercial building maintenance/skilled trades.
We will do our best to find accommodate and find enjoyable activities for corporate groups and team building.
Volunteer roles are available in areas such as Front Desk, Child Development Centre, Donations Station, Home Décor, Food Pantry and Homework Tutoring. Most shifts are weekdays between the hours of 9 am and 6 pm. We are constantly updating roles, and often ask for volunteer support on social media. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter to stay up to date. Have other skills or other ideas on how you can support the Brenda Strafford Centre as a volunteer? Don’t hesitate to reach out!
Are you a good male role model, or do you know of one? We have an urgent need for positive male influences for our women and children that unfortunately have not had the best experiences with males in their lives. All of our volunteer roles are perfectly suited to males and we would love to see some more friendly male faces around the Centre.
Most of our roles are well suited for couples, friends, or parents with older children wishing to volunteer together. If you’ve been nervous to volunteer on your own, bring a friend or family member and join our team!
Our volunteer philosophy is to make volunteering a beneficial and enjoyable experience for our volunteers, staff, and residents. We do our best to cater to the needs of our volunteers, and remove barriers to volunteering. If you have any special requests or accommodations, please let us know and we will do our best to come to a mutually beneficial arrangement.