Become a volunteer and make an impact in the lives of newcomer women and their families!

How to Become a Volunteer

  • IWS requires a minimum 3-month commitment for the period from September to June
  • Volunteer hours may be shorter during the summer months of July and August
  • As a volunteer, you will receive a  letter of volunteerism after at least 3 months or 30 hours of volunteer work
  • To become a volunteer, submit the Volunteer Application Form to [email protected]
  • Applicants will be contacted within 10 business days for an interview

Volunteer Opportunities

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Teacher/Instructor for EAL/ESL Classes

  • Lead or assist our Drop-in EAL (English as an Additional Language) Program
  • Requires preparation for the session, as well as instructing on day of session 
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Group Session Facilitator

  • Lead group learning and skills development sessions for our Drop-In Programs, namely ActiveGray: Beyond 55Fit4Life and Just4Women
  • Volunteers will typically lead sessions under one of the following categories:
      • Fitness
      • Yoga
      • Arts & Crafts
      • Cooking/Baking
      • Sewing
      • Knitting
      • Theme-based Learning Workshops
  • For current schedule, please contact our volunteer facilitator
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Special Event Assistance

  • Assist at special events with set up, clean up or other tasks as assigned
  • Work as community ambassadors, representing IWS at our booth at events around the city
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Learn more about the Programs & Services available at IWS!