Youth Conference

VOLUNTEER

At WIN House, we know one thing for sure - we are strongest when we work together. If you love community, events, and the work we do at WIN House - we bet we have the perfect opportunity, just for you!

Join our growing volunteer base, and make a real impact as a WIN House Champion! Domestic abuse may be on the rise, but we’re on the rise too. 

As part of your volunteer experience, we provide the teaching, training, and tools you need to be a successful WIN House Champion! The education, skills, and real life experiences you’ll gain as part of your time with WIN House are not only a rewarding part of being a Champion, but also transferable to your resume and future life endeavours. 

LOCATION

CHAMPION TYPE

Edmonton Metropolitan Area

Volunteer

 

Community Events

Join our incredible volunteer team and become an Events Champion! If you want to meet new people, network, need volunteer hours, or want to give back to the community, WIN House is the place for you. Becoming a WIN House Champion provides you with education, transferable skills, and real-life experiences that enrich your resume and future life endeavours. We are an equal opportunity provider and welcome people from all backgrounds, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or nationality. Become a Champion, and become a part of our WIN House team today!

Types of Community Events

Trade Shows/Conferences/Expos

Sporting Events

Festivals/Concerts

Golf Tournaments

Galas/Fundraisers

Corporate Events

Third-Party Events 

 

Office & Administrative Support

Office Champions play a vital role in the day-to-day support of community office teams. Office Champions often work on a regular basis and provide assistance with greeting the public, answering calls, data entry, photo copying, filing, scanning, posting mail, supporting events, and other duties as needed!

 

Commitment → flexible

 

Donation Support (New Start Kits)

By volunteering in our Donation Support program, you are playing an important role in supporting the important work we do in fundraising. Donation Support Champions assist the Development Team in preparing tax receipts, greeting the public, answering phones, providing information, assisting with campaigns, and pitching in with special projects and events.

 

Commitment → Either Mondays or Wednesdays, 5 hours a week

 

Youth Champion Program

We offer volunteer opportunities to youth aged 12 - 18. Whether it’s assisting with events, joining a committee, or championing a third-party event, we welcome and encourage youth to get involved!

 

Commitment → Flexible

Board of Directors

 

WIN House (formally Edmonton Women’s Shelter) is a not-for-profit organization that delivers safe accommodations and services for women who are experiencing violence since 1968. Win House operates two emergency shelters and one second stage shelter. Last year, WIN House provided 12,188 nights of safety for women, non-binary individuals, and children. The organization employs more than 70 staff.  WIN House is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive Board of Directors, volunteers and workforce.

Commitment → 20 hours a month

 

Ambassador

Our Ambassador Program is designed to amplify the voices of those experiencing gender-based violence. To be seen, heard, and celebrated as the CHAMPIONS they are. 

We know more than 2 in 5 women (40%)  will experience some form of intimate partner violence in their lifetime. Our Ambassadors play a key role in helping WIN House reach a wider audience, so people who need our services know how to access them, and people who want to support us know our needs. Below are some examples of the types of Ambassador engagements. 

Community Events     Corporate Events     WIN House Events     School Events     Lunch & Learns

 

Become An Ambassador!

As an Ambassador, you will have an opportunity to work closely with the WIN House team and create a new network of meaningful connections, build confidence, and help spread awareness about the impacts of domestic violence and the programs, services and resources WIN House provides. 

Commitment  5 hours a month

Book An Ambassador!

Whether you’re hosting a community event, corporate event, school/work presentation, staff lunch & learn etc. - WIN House would be honoured to be a part of your experience. 

How to Become a
Volunteer Champion!

Training Opportunities for
Champions

Step 1: Application & Screening 

  • Submit your Volunteer Application and a member of our Volunteer Team will be in touch over the phone within 3-5 business days to discuss an in person meeting. Depending on your comfort level, these meetings can be done either in person or virtually. The initial screening requirements may vary between roles, depending on the areas of interest and requirements.
     

Step 2: Onboarding! 

  • Following your successful application, you will be provided with your assignments along with any additional information you need. Volunteers are an integral part of our WIN House Team, and we look forward to welcoming you into your new role.

Disclosure Training

  • Submit your Volunteer Application and a member of our Volunteer Team will be in touch over the phone within 3-5 business days to discuss an initial. Depending on your comfort level, these meetings can be done either in person or virtually. The initial screening requirements may vary between roles, depending on the areas of interest and requirements.
     

Event Booth Hosting

  • Following your successful application, you will be provided with your assignments along with any additional information you need. Volunteers are an integral part of our WIN House Team, and we look forward to welcoming you into your new role.

We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage First Nations, Métis, and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the organization to apply.

It is our policy not to facilitate volunteer opportunities in our shelters. A large part of this is due to the privacy and anonymity promised when our Champions come to WIN House. The Champions in our shelters are experiencing the most stressful moments in their lives, and seeing new faces everyday can feel unsafe and overwhelming. Please know your volunteer efforts in other areas makes a huge difference, and the impact of your support contributes directly to our mission of furthering non-violent relationships and environments for individuals with or without children. Thank you for your understanding.