Women's Support Worker

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Position description: 

Women Support Worker volunteers are an integral support system for sustaining E Fry’s low-barrier drop-in, for marginalized women and their children. The drop-in offers showers and bathrooms, laundry, computers, clothing, food, group activities and community resources.



  • Meet the minimum time commitment of 3-4 hours per week for no less than 8 months 
  • Attend volunteer training and annual meetings
  • Attend scheduled shifts in the drop-in, abide by the cancellation and requesting time off policies 
  • Manage the use and distribution of all services in the drop-in 
  • Provide resources and referrals to drop-in participants, as required 
  • Establish and build rapport with the clients, provide emotional support 
  • Manage challenging client behaviours, use de-escalation skills as necessary
  • Record the number of services used throughout the shift, manage sign-up sheets 
  • Contribute to the volunteer logs to ensure effective communication and running of the program 
  • Communicate with staff any issues that arise during your shift in a timely manner 
  • Maintain the cleanliness and all health and safety standards, as applicable or required 
  • Comply with applicable EFry policies and procedures 

· 19 years of age or older

· Application, interview and 3 references will be completed

· Training and orientation is provided

· Must undergo a satisfactory criminal record check

· Knowledge of mental health and addictions is an asset

· Must have a good understanding of oppression, women’s poverty issues and trauma informed knowledge

· Have the ability to deflate escalating situations

Role is suitable for: 
How to apply: 
email maida.duncandropin@elizabethfry.com for application form or apply online: www.elizabethfry.com
Contact person: 
Volunteer Coordinator
Contact phone: 
604-520-1166 x221
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Family & Children
Women's Services
Our goal is to support criminalized and marginalized women, girls and children in achieving their potential. With the right support, we know females from difficult circumstances can transform their lives – and those of their families – for the better. Dignity, opportunity and equality are the gateway to a world of potential.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
6 Feb 2019
Time Committment:
3 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
New Westminster, BC
Last Updated: February 11, 2019
Posting will Automatically Expire: