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:
Bartending typically lasts a couple of hours and always involves working with one or two other volunteers. Training will be provided, and to participate, you must be 18 years of age or older.
As a Event planner and set up volunteer, you will be part of the set-up/take-down team that helps make the event experience memorable. The time commitment depends on the size of the event but is generally 1-2 hours, with teams of volunteers sharing the work.
Morning Greeters will work alongside staff in the mornings or later afternoons to welcome newcomers to the centre, answer member questions, and help staff with administrative tasks. Your time commitment is between 1 and 3 hours a week – or as much as you would like. Bilingual greeters are greatly appreciated but not a prerequisite. There is always someone, who is bilingual, at the centre during office hours.
The Riser Crew is one of the longest-standing volunteer groups. This crew assists in setting up and taking down the risers (seats) in the Gwen Shea Hall for events that require this service. Typically, there are 4-6 individuals, and we warmly welcome strong young men and women to join this group. As a token of our appreciation for a job well done, a pizza will be shared with your crew.
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