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Volunteer Opportunities

We appreciate your interest in volunteering with the Canadian Women’s Foundation!

Given that the Foundation is a funding organization, rather than a direct service provider, we suggest volunteering in the following ways to help support our mission:

  1. Check out the programs we fund: The Foundation funds programs across Canada that empower women and girls to move out of violence, out of poverty, into confidence and leadership. Your time and skills could benefit an organization or shelter right in your community!
  2. Host your own event: You can help us raise funds by organizing an event in your own community. It can be anything from an after-school bake sale to a social gathering at your workplace. Get ideas and register your event or email events@canadianwomen.org.
  3. Check out our annual fundraiser and other upcoming events: Email events@canadianwomen.org to find out about volunteering.
  4. Volunteer committees: Much of the Foundation’s work is guided by volunteer committees whose members have relevant experience or expertise. Although these committee members usually join by invitation, we do occasionally post volunteer committee opportunities.
  5. Become a Corporate Advisory Ambassador: In this volunteer role, senior corporate leaders have the opportunity to  raise awareness about the Canadian Women’s Foundation and help open new doors in their business networks.  Contact Oriel Thomson, Manager, Philanthropy – Corporate Partnerships, to learn more: othomson@canadianwomen.org.
  6. Write a blog post: Do you have a story or opinion to share when it comes to gender equality? We welcome blog post submissions as part of our goal of amplifying the voices of women and girls. If you are interested in submitting a guest post, have a look at our blog guidelines.
  7. Student placements: The Foundation takes on a few students each year who are doing work placements as part of professional certificate programs. Placement students are considered based on the suitability of their program to the needs of the Foundation. If you’re interested in doing a placement with the Foundation, email info@canadianwomen.org.