Join the CWLP team as a volunteer
As a CWLP volunteer, you will meet some amazing people, experience the satisfaction of contributing to your community, and help us achieve our long-term sustainability. There are many opportunities to volunteer at the CWLP including:
Deliver our events and programs:
Join our awesome bartending team for a few hours of pure fun! We're all about keeping it simple with easy-to-make cocktails and a selection of wine and beer. Imagine yourself having a blast, pouring drinks and sharing laughs with one or two fellow volunteers. Don't worry if you're new to bartending – we'll provide all the training you need. If you're 18 years or older, it's your ticket to a great time with local peers. Join us for an effortless night of mixing and mingling, and let's support our community together.
As an Event Planner and Set-Up Volunteer, you're part of our team crafting unforgettable event experiences. It's a breeze – just 1-2 hours, working with fellow volunteers. No experience is needed; we'll show you the ropes. Join us to add some sparkle to your day and create lasting memories at events!
Join our friendly team, assisting staff in the mornings or afternoons as we welcome people to the center, provide answers to member questions, and lend a hand with administrative tasks. You can commit to as little as 1 hour or as much as 3 hours or more a week – it's entirely up to you. While bilingual greeters are a bonus, they're not a requirement. We always have someone bilingual at the center during office hours. Come share your welcoming spirit and be a part of our warm community!
Join the Riser Crew, a long-standing volunteer group that helps set up and take down the seats and stage in Gwen Shea Hall for special events. We're looking for strong and enthusiastic individuals to join our team. As a thank you for your hard work, we'll treat your crew to some delicious pizza. Become part of our riser crew and help us make these special events shine!
Join our Kitchen Crew, and let's have a blast together. You'll be a vital part of the team, making sure our events end on a high note by tidying up the kitchen. No special skills are required. Whether you enjoy good company, or the rewarding feeling of a job well done, there's a spot just for you. There's something oddly satisfying about turning a messy kitchen into a spotless one. So, why not roll up your sleeves, have some fun, and be part of the crew that makes magic happen?
Generally, this is a solo volunteer position focused on providing assistance to center staff with basic maintenance tasks. It's a rewarding opportunity, particularly if you possess handy skills and enjoy tackling important but minor responsibilities such as repairing sticky doors, performing window caulking, building shelves, and maintaining clean hallways, especially during the winter months.
The Centre is enveloped by gardens that are in constant need of love and care, especially following significant events like Canada Day or during the early spring season. The gardening maintenance group operates both as teams and individually, based on availability.
Contribute to good governance and long-term sustainability:
New directors are added to the Board every year at the AGM. If you want to gain an understanding of how the Board of Directors functions, attend one of the board meetings as an observer, participate in a sub-committee of the Board, or contact the Secretary of the Board for more information on current opportunities. You can expect to spend a minimum of 3-4 days a month in a governance role.
MiNG, or the Member Involvement and Networking Group, is an informal group of members that meets regularly to support the board in its commitment to good governance and member engagement. A number of "circles" exist, such as governance, human resources, communications, member education and awareness, etc. These circles provide an opportunity to focus on specific issues or challenges facing the cooperative and provide advice and support to the Board. You can contribute as little or as much as you want in terms of time and expertise. The MiNG and its circles generally meet monthly at the library for 2-3 hours, depending on the topic. To date, the MiNG has led the review and update of the CWLP's by-laws as well as supporting many of the Board's membership outreach campaigns. Contact - email@example.com
The CWLP is always looking for experienced grant writers for the various funding programs available to us from all levels of governments and local NGOs. We also welcome individuals who would like to design, lead, or participate in creative fundraising events. All ideas are welcomed! Our staff are excellent at turning ideas into reality.
Please fill out the volunteering form or contact our volunteering email firstname.lastname@example.org
Typically there are no qualifications that are required.
Yes, depending on the task at hand we will find you someone at the CWLP to train and support you!
If you need more information, contact Lindsay Farley, Volunteer Manager at: email@example.com