Volunteer

The Women’s Centre is run by a Collective, staffed by the Coordinator and Resource Assistant, and thrives thanks to our dedicated volunteers! All genders are welcome, and we have lots of ways to get involved. Check out our volunteer teams below, and don't forget to sign up for our upcoming Volunteer Trainings! You don't have to volunteer as part of a team to build community - if you’re passionate about an activity or an important issue, let us know! The Women’s Centre lounge and resource area can be made available to you for meeting space and discussion groups.

*New in 2016* - Surrey & Harbour Centre Outreach Teams! 
We're looking for keen feminists and allies who spend most of their time at our Surrey and Harbour Centre campuses. Because we don't have dedicated Women's Centre space in Surrey or downtown, we'll need your help to hand out freebies, put up posters, host small events, and represent us at Clubs Days booths! 

Education & Outreach
Do you like to help people learn? Would you like to improve your presentation and facilitation skills? Want to share what the Women’s Centre does and feminist ideas with students on campus? Let us know and you can be a part of facilitating our classroom visits!

Lounge Care
We’re always looking for folks who love our lounge and would like to help keep it safe, clean, and cozy. If you would like to keep an eye on the space while you study or do a little extra tidying once or twice a week, let us know! Because the 24/7 lounge is a space for self-identified women (including trans and intersex women), this volunteer team is only open to self-identified women. 

Library
If you’re a bookworm, archivist, or just plain obsessed with radical histories and maintaining our incredible resource library, we want you! Our library & resource team is always looking for folks to care for our books, shelve new materials, and suggest resources. Plus, library volunteers will get to hang out with RJ, our wonderful Resource Assistant and librarian! 

Garden
Every summer we need a dedicated group of green thumbs to take care of our garden plot at the Burnaby campus and make sure fresh, local veggies are available to the folks who access our space. If you don't have a backyard or a garden at home but want to get your hands in the dirt, this is the volunteer team for you! 

Childcare
Are you a genius when it comes to fun activities, quiet time, snacks, and games for little ones? The Women’s Centre is committed to supporting student parents and future feminists on campus, and we’d love your help developing programs, providing childcare, and more!

About the Collective

The Women’s Centre Collective is the heart & soul of our space! A dedicated team of senior volunteers, the Collective advises the Coordinator on where the centre needs support, helps create visions for our future, and holds the memories of our past. All volunteers can request to be considered for the collective after a year of volunteer commitment and after attending three of our meetings. The Collective has a seat on Council and can make recommendations to the SFSS Board to support the Centre. If you'd like to drop in on a meeting, please write to the Coordinator at womenscentre-admin@sfss.ca