Volunteers have been a part of Archway Society since it began in 1975 and they continue to play an integral role today. Volunteers invest their time and skills to help Archway Society to achieve their goal of supporting women, children and families transition to a future free from violence. We invite you to look through the information on our volunteer program and consider investing your skills, talents and experiences.
All volunteers will go through a screening interview and will be required to undergo a criminal record check.
If you have accessed any of our programs we ask that you wait to apply for a minimum of 2 years before applying to be a volunteer with our society.
Special Event Volunteer
Volunteers are crucial for special events such as our annual Little Black Dress fundraiser, outreach events, and helping at various events for our clients. Excellent people skills, tactfulness and flexibility, are characteristics of volunteers in this role.
Volunteer Cooks help weekly or biweekly at the Transition House. If you enjoy baking, we have a spot for you. Willingness plan and cook meals for small groups, flexibility, and excellent multi-tasking skills are skills needed for this role.
Donation Garage Volunteer
Volunteers that help in the donation centre are responsible for sorting donations and keeping the centre clean and organized. Those in this role can be involved in the yearly garage sale and Christmas Hamper program. Being organized and decisive are essential qualities of a donation center volunteer.
Therapy/activity volunteers use their skills to provide various services to residents, such as yoga, massage or craft making, to name just a few. All therapists must provide proof of certification in their field. Activities can be offered weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly according to the volunteer’s schedule.
Administrative volunteers help in several programs throughout the society by providing primary reception duties such as answering the phone, data entry and general office duties. If you are reliable, organized, courteous and flexible, this may be the role for you.
Child-minding volunteers interact with children while moms are in sessions with staff. They may participate and care for the children during recreational activities, such as games, reading stories and outside play. A caring and compassionate disposition and joy for being with and caring for children are required.
Society Representative Volunteer
Society Representatives’ primary role is to represent Archway Society at events or in the community. Volunteers will be given training around our programs and the needs of each one. Excellent people skills and flexibility are characteristics of volunteers in this role.
Law Clinic Volunteer
Law Clinic Volunteers assist a lawyer at the law clinic by helping with the clinic’s setup and managing clients at check-in. General office duties and light administrative tasks may also be required. The law clinic is hosted on an as-needed basis and may only happen a few times a year. Reliable, organized and flexible are characteristics of volunteers in this role.
General volunteers throughout the Society programs are always needed, and the tasks are varied and unique. (ie. Raking leaves, sweeping, shredding papers, bicycle repair, delivering posters etc.) Volunteers with various interests and abilities are great for this role.