Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteers are at the heart of non-profit organizations. By being so generous with your time, skills, passion and creativity, dedicated volunteers like you are trusted advocates and allies in this work to support and embolden cis and trans women and girls, non-binary and Two-Spirit individuals in the mission for equity.

As a volunteer with YWCA Cambridge, you will find:

  • An increased sense of purpose, knowing that you are helping to improve lives in the Cambridge and North Dumfries community.
  • Social opportunities to meet new people, make new friends and be a part of a team.
  • A sense of personal growth and wellbeing.
  • The flexibility to curate the role that suits your unique skills and experience. 

If you are looking for a way to give back to your community, to use your voice for good and to walk alongside some incredible people, reach out!

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Retail Attendants

Retail attendants are the friendly faces at YWCA Cambridge’s social enterprise boutique, Women’s International Gift & Gallery (WIGG). WIGG is staffed by an incredible team of volunteers who foster new relationships and have a passion for fashion.
All of the proceeds from WIGG are used to support the operation of gender equity and employment programs at YWCA Cambridge. The average shift of each volunteer is one three to four-hour shift per week.
Shifts in the store are available Tuesday - Saturday, from 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. And, to show our love, volunteers receive 40% off everything in the store! If you think this is a fit for you, fill out the volunteer form below.

Fundraising Event Volunteers

Event volunteers take the lead on fundraising efforts with fresh ideas and hands-on tasks. There are multiple opportunities to participate in fundraising events. Event volunteers are needed on planning committees and also for event day assistance. Whether you have just a few hours to spare on event day or you’re looking to invest time in event planning, there is a place for your skills to be used to bring events to life. If you have a passion for event planning, love to think outside the box and want to work alongside a team of passionate volunteers, see below for the current fundraising event opportunities.

Volunteer opportunities for Women of Distinction are needed in two distinct areas: Selection Committee Member Award Ceremony Planning Committee Member

For more info about joining the planning committee for Women of Distinction, please contact us at info@ywcacambridge.ca.

Youth Program Facilitators

Do you have an interest in supporting leadership opportunities for young people? Are you interested in helping create a safe and inclusive programming space for the diverse line-up of incredible folks that participate in The W youth programs? Do you bring specific skills or mentorship experience to the table and want to share that with young people? From skills training, to arts-based workshops and special events, program participants benefit from leadership from people like you. Contact us for more information about current and future opportunities.

Bingo Volunteers

YWCA Cambridge is proud to be generously supported by the Cambridge Bingo & Gaming Centre. Each month, a group of dedicated folks volunteer on behalf of YWCA Cambridge at the Centre, supporting staff and patrons. Thanks to these volunteers, a portion of the proceeds from the Centre’s activities go towards supporting gender equity work in the community throughout the year. Shifts are two-hours long for a number of different time slots throughout the day, Sunday to Friday.. Online training is provided for all new volunteers. If you enjoy meeting people, having fun and are over the age of 18 years, click the button below to inquire about becoming a bingo volunteer.

Roots of Empathy

This ground-breaking elementary school-based program has been proven to reduce levels of aggression among children while simultaneously raising social and emotional competence and increasing empathy.

The mission of Roots of Empathy is to build caring, peaceful and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults.

Since 1996, over 1,000,000 children worldwide have participated in this award-winning program. Our programming season begins each September so we are actively recruiting volunteer facilitators and families between
May – August each year. 

Volunteers are needed in the roles of program facilitators/instructors and the very special babies and their parents that are our “teachers.”  

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