Volunteer with Atira

Volunteer your skills and teach financial management, cooking, or arts and crafts. Have a trade skill to share? We can create an opportunity for you here.

Please Note:

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with Atira Women’s Resource Society! We are thrilled that you would like to be a part of our team!

At this time and until further notice we are putting our volunteer and practicum student intake on hold.

Please know we are taking every precaution to ensure our buildings and drop in spaces remain safe. Many if not most of our tenants and program participants have compromised health and are therefore at greater risk to develop dangerous complications if they contract the COVID-19 virus. We are mindful of this and so working hard to minimize the possibility of staff / volunteers and practicum students or anyone else passing on the virus within Atira.

As the status of the pandemic is constantly changing, we are unsure when we will be able to re-start intakes for volunteers and practicum students. That said, please submit your application below and we will be in touch with you as soon as we are able to open placements again.

We are committed as always to ensuring the women and children in Atira’s programs continue to be supported and our essential services experience minimal disruption.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns at [email protected]. We apologize for any inconvenience and want to thank you in advance for being so understanding.

Share your Skills

Atira has exciting and meaningful opportunities for diverse volunteers including:

  • Child and youth care and activities
  • Cooking and meal prep
  • Assistance with crafts nights, beauty nights, games nights, movie nights.
  • Leading arts workshops at EWMA
  • Assisting with EWMA studio and store
  • Administrative assistance
  • Leading a yoga, mindfulness, or exercise class
  • Helping with intakes at our Legal Advocacy program
  • Photography, video or graphic design

If you have another skill not listed that you would like to share as a volunteer, please get in touch and we’ll see if there’s a fit for you!

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*Atira does not accept volunteers wishing to provide counselling or therapy services to women or children, though we do accept a limited number of practicum students each year in this field.

Get the Support to Succeed

We have a robust volunteer training program so you get the training, guidance and equipment you need to excel. You’ll be equipped with a volunteer agreement, liability insurance and a set number of training hours. After that, we’ll check in and see how you’re doing and if the role is a good fit.

Need more support? We have your back

If you have any questions please contact our Coordinator, Volunteer & Practicum Programs, Alyssa Mossman at [email protected]

Apply to Become a Volunteer

Fill out a Volunteer Application and our Coordinator, volunteer & practicum programs will contact you with the next steps


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I gained an invaluable experience during this process that developed my leadership skills while giving me the chance to create fulfilling memories for people.
I knew Atira Women’s Resource Society was the type of a company at which I could excel, but it wasn't until this morning that I truly understood how lucky I was, how wonderful it was to know each of you and to utilize my skills in such a thriving environment.