VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers play a vital role in the success of our organization. If you are interested in sharing your time and energy with us, please email volunteer@discoveryhouse.ca to learn more and schedule an interview.

Support group facilitator: Working in a confidential setting, the volunteer facilitator will provide education and support, playing a central role in making the sessions safe, supportive and inclusive. They assist participants during the group session to maintain group cohesion, respect and stability.

Reading tutor: Assist kindergarten through grade six children with development of reading skills and enjoyment. Tutors engage in academic activities within the one on one or small group settings. 

Math tutor: Help children understand the core areas of curriculum within grades one through 12, assist students with assignments and promote independent thinking (not to complete homework). 

Career coach: Offer professional development guidance to help clients identify and realize career goals. Help clients realize their potential by teaching them how to job search on the computer and update their resumes and cover letters.

Pro-bono legal services: Lawyers give free half-hour consultations within the area of family law.

Women's Wellness Group: Facilitators are knowledgeable about trauma/have experience with survivors, to provide safe supportive and inclusive group sessions, promote an environment of cohesion, respect and stability so clients feel safe and supported, while encouraging constructive interactive debate among clients through activities that build and sustain an atmosphere of empowerment, and self-help within the group.

Story time volunteer: Read to Discovery House children, providing an enriching, age-appropriate story time program.

Music therapy volunteer: Provides music therapy to our clients under the direction and supervision of a case manager. 

Design and ambiance volunteer: Style our suites into a comfortable, welcoming homes.

 

Delivery volunteers: Pick up and deliver to the Discovery House shelter donated food from Cobs Bakery, Interfaith Food Bank and Soup Sisters.

Event volunteer: Event activities may include venue set up and tear down, registration, silent auction, and donation collection and receipting.

Admin volunteer: Assist with data entry, special-project research and reception.

Casino volunteer: Every 18-24 months, we are granted an AGLC casino, for which we require 20-25 volunteers.

Board of Directors and Community Committees

As a member of the Board, a director acts in a position of trust and is collectively responsible with other directors for the effective governance of Discovery House. The primary responsibility of the Board is to set the mission and vision for Discovery House and to put in place the strategy and the policies to see them realized. Board members are elected for one three-year term and can be re-elected for a second three-year term.

Community members with specific knowledge and expertise are also invited to join a committee of the Board as non-voting members to participate in the business of the committee. Community members are appointed to a committee for one year but can be reappointed for additional years depending on the need of the organization and willingness of the community members.
 

Practicum OPPORTUNITIES
 

Are you looking for a meaningful practicum experience? Do you want to make a difference?
Discovery house is a trail-blazing organization that is always looking for advocates, community leaders and change agents to help strengthen our community and change the lives of women and children.

 

Current opportunities
 

We are always looking for great students to take part in shared learning and shared benefit.

 

Social work students (diploma, bachelor and master), please send resumes to the email address corresponding to your interest(s):

 

Please note that we are not currently accepting Master of Counselling practicum students.

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