We always have volunteer opportunities at the Women’s Centre. Opportunities range from the casual sorting of clothes in the free store for a couple of hours to becoming a Board Member.

Volunteers are a very special part of the Nelson & District Women’s Centre. We could not offer the range of support and services without the help and dedication of our volunteers.

There are also many benefits to volunteering with us:

  • learn about your community
  • help a great organization
  • come to monthly potlucks and skills trainings, build your own sense of community and make new contacts
  • develop skills in your areas of interest
  • share your gifts
  • studies show that people who volunteer have an enhanced immune system, a greater sense of self esteem and more social connections than those who don’t
  • take our comprehensive volunteer in the social services skills training for free! Rooted In Community is offered a few times a year.  Contact shannon@nelsonwomenscentre.com to find out more details.
  • you will be SO appreciated by us!

There are many different ways to volunteer. Some of the positions that we are always looking to fill include:

Drop In Volunteer:  Hold compassionate space, cook a nourishing meal, bake a delicious treat, connect with other women, sort donations and help out around the Centre.  The hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday between 12 and 4pm.

Peer Counselling: Our compassionate peer counsellors meet one on one with women.  Develop skills in reflective listening and experience in working in a counselling capacity. Peer counselling volunteers need a free criminal records check.

Free Store Assistant: The free store is run out of the Women’s Centre and has clothing for adults and children, as well as books, magazines, toys, and occasionally household goods. Working as an assistant entails receiving and sorting donations, organizing and rotating stock, and keeping the store space tidy and aesthetically pleasing.

Gardening: We have a beautiful garden space that always is in need of some care.  Anything from harvesting herbs, to turning compost to picking weeds, watering and planting are all tasks we usually need help with.

Child Care Worker: Providing onsite child care during specific events and meetings at the Women’s Centre. Volunteers need criminal record check.

Grant Researcher: Assist Women’s Centre staff in finding grant possibilities applicable to the Women’s Centre. This position can be done from outside of the Women’s Centre and has flexible hours.

Fundraising Committee: 

contact lisa@nelsonwomenscentre.com

Special Event Assistant: Each year we offer special events and fundraising events that call for a committee or group of women to work towards specific events. Different tasks include helping with outreach/media, set-up, take-down, decorating, food, transportation and handing out information about the Women’s Centre.

Healthy Women Healthy Communities Facilitator. 

We would love to have you come and volunteer with us!

Fill out our Volunteer Intake Form and contact Shannon at shannon@nelsonwomenscentre.com (250-352-9916).


“After receiving so much from the women’s centre in terms of food, clothes and emotional support, it’s such a blessing to be able to give back to this place.”