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Volunteer with Us

The Redwood has relied on the support of volunteers since its beginning, and it continues to welcome volunteers to share in its vision of supporting women and children to live free from abuse.

More than 70 individual volunteers support the ongoing programming and activities of The Redwood on an active basis. The Redwood recognizes the reciprocal nature of the relationship between the agency and individual volunteers and is committed to providing a volunteer program that meets both the needs of volunteers and the organization as a whole.

Volunteer positions may include (depending on current needs):

  1. Volunteering with Children and Youth (tutoring, children`s program, child care)
  2. Volunteering with our Fundraising Team (administration, events, in-kind donations and outreach)
  3. Volunteering with our Community Outreach Team (supporting workshops, community outreach)
  4. Volunteering with women (supporting with ESL, facilitating workshops)
  5. Volunteering in our Resident Services Office (administration support, responding to needs of clients) (summer only)
  6. Corporate Volunteering

The first step to becoming a volunteer at The Redwood is to apply online using our online form. If you have successfully passed the interview and screening stages including a vulnerable sector police records check and reference check, you will be invited to attend a volunteer orientation prior to beginning your placement.

We have three yearly periods in which new volunteer applications are accepted (see below). Interviews and orientation will also be conducted three times per year, for a start date of January, May, or September.

Volunteer Application due

Due by October 31

Interviews

November

Volunteer Orientation

December 2017

Volunteer Application due

Due by February 28

Interviews

March 2018

Volunteer Orientation

April 2018

For all other volunteer related enquiries, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@theredwood.com or at 416-533-9372 x233