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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Support for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

June: Posters asap

Friday, July 7th: Event Day Support

  • Flag installation
  • Set up & take down
  • Registration & Shoe Tent
  • Other event day support

Please email: community@sowins.com

Safe Home Operator (Urgent)

Safe Home is a private residence that provides temporary shelter to a woman over 50 years of age who is fleeing an abusive situation. We are seeking Safe Homes in the South Okanagan area to provide this emergency shelter.

The locations of these homes are confidential. The Safe Home is intended to provide shelter for up to 30 days at a time. Every effort is made to accommodate compatibility between the Safe Home operator and the woman seeking shelter. Safe Home Operators do not provide counselling as this is done by SOWINS staff.

Safe Home operators do provide practical help and emotional support by showing warmth, caring and acceptance in a non-judgmental manner. Safe Home Operators are supported by the SOWINS Safe Home Coordinator and they are part of the Women’s Support Team.

If you are interested in interviewing to become a safe home operator or learning more about what is involved in running a safe home, please contact Debbie at execdirector@sowins.com

Events Support:

SOWINS has many events throughout the year and we are always looking for some extra help. This includes our holiday events (Share the Spirit, Donation Room, and Holiday Cheer Party for clients), Walk a Mile in Her Shoes South Okanagan, Trade Shows, Community Market, Info Booths, 3rd party community events, and many more.

Tasks can include:

  • Event organization
  • Decorating / Wrapping Gifts
  • Greeting Guests
  • Setup and take down / Other clean up
  • Shopping
  • Deliveries
  • Postering
  • Seeking donations
  • 3rd party events
  • and many other positions depending on the event.

This position may or may not require a Criminal Record Review Program check through the Ministry of Justice. Shifts vary.

WE Flowers

WE: Project Facilitators 

We are seeking fun and motivated volunteers who skills to share with our client base. This could be anything from:

  • Cooking, canning, baking
  • Knitting / crocheting
  • Sewing
  • Arts & crafts
  • Yoga
  • Reiki
  • Meditation
  • Whatever you are passionate about!

We ask that the offering be of a gentle nature and nothing that could be potentially triggering to clients. Some modalities may require review by staff before being offered to clients. All facilitators will require a Criminal Record Review check with the Ministry of Justice.

We are open to hearing about the skills you would like to share.

Please email: community@sowins.com