Women’s Centre of Calgary


The Women’s Centre is a women’s only space which provides services and referrals for all women, as well as a place where women can come and build community. We work with a unique peer model, where women are recognized as the experts in their own lives and volunteers work as women helping other women. We offer women referrals, basic needs assistance, peer support, and many other services. We provide informal social space where women can come and meet with other women over a coffee or a snack. The Women’s Centre is also a place to learn about social issues and work for social change. In general, the Women’s Centre is a very busy and vibrant place to volunteer.

**Please note: 

We are deeply grateful for all current and future volunteers of the Women's Centre and their committment to the Women's Centre of Calgary during COVID19.

 

Unfortunatley at this time we are unable to safely recruit and train new volunteers to deliver programs and services at the Women's Centre. Please check our website regularly: https://www.womenscentrecalgary.org/volunteer/  for updates and future opportunities.

 

If you have anymore questions or would like to chat, please reach out to Jessica Clements b e-mail at jessicac@womenscentrecalgary.org or by calling our centre Monday-Thursday from 9:30-3:30 pm. 

 

We hope you continue to stay safe and are looking forward to connecting when we re-open. 

 

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Community Ambassador

Program Description

Community Ambassador volunteers are an important part of building partnerships with organizations in our community and getting the word out about the programs, services, and volunteering opportunities the Women’s Centre offers.

Job Duties

Share the story of the Women’s Centre at events in the community, including but not limited to resource fairs, festivals, farmer’s markets, Stampede breakfasts and conferences.

Needed Skills

  • Knowledge of the Women’s Centre’s programs, peer model and promising practices
  • Enjoy meeting new people and comfortable speaking to large and small groups
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of women in a non-judgmental manner
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • An interest in women’s issues and in helping women
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Access to a vehicle is an asset but not required.

Time Commitment

4 hours/month

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Community Ambassador General 1
Feminist/Jane's Walk 1

Connect With Others

The Women’s Centre is a safe place to drop-in, connect and build community with other women. We believe women need strong social and community connections to thrive.

Social inclusion and the participation of women in society are often considered indicators of healthy families and healthy communities. However, an increasing number of women are at risk of being socially isolated. Isolation is a major problem for many women in poverty, new to the city or country, or with health issues. It affects coping skills and makes all other problems harder to deal with.

The Women’s Centre works within a Community Capacity-Building Peer Model for all of our programs and activities. For example, we offer trust-based peer support, Girl Power Summer Camps, and free workshops and groups on a wide range of topics.

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Child Minding 1

Get Assistance

The Women’s Centre provides a safe and supportive space accessed by thousands of women in Calgary. We offer women opportunities to both receive and provide support, connect with others and build community through a variety of programs. While the Women’s Centre is open to all women, 52% of the women who access our services and volunteer their time are living in poverty.

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Basement Clean Up 1
Benefit Navigators 1
Host Volunteers 0
Legal Assistants 1
Tax Volunteers 1

Our Mission & Our Vision

  • Our Mission: To be every woman’s place for support, connections and community.
  • Our Vision: Women supporting communities, communities supporting women.