Volunteering with Haven Society is an opportunity to make a worthwhile contribution to your community and support the vital work that we do. In 2014 alone, we benefited from the time, enthusiasm and skill of nearly 100 volunteers who contributed more than 5,000 hours of their time.
This is a Front Desk role that requires a weekly 4 hour shift. It involves answering phones and welcoming clients and visitors to Haven.
Haven Board members oversee the governance, finance and strategic direction of Haven. Additional interviews and paperwork must be completed prior to becoming a Board member.
Community Victim Services (CVS)
CVS roles may include talking to clients on the phone and updating client files. Direct client support and research projects may also be part of the work.
Children and Youth Who Witness Abuse (CWWA)
Working with the CWWA team, volunteer roles include preparing for group sessions, organizing art and crafts supplies and welcoming the children to Haven.
Health and Wellness
Qualified practitioners of therapies such as yoga, reiki, reflexology etc may be interested in offering these skills to Haven clients.
Parksville-Qualicum Haven House
Volunteers can get involved with fundraising and awareness raising events for our new Safe House in Parksville. There are also opportunities to assist with groups.
Haven is involved with about 25 community events a year and all require volunteers. Some are for raising awareness and others are for raising funds. All of them are fun! The RD team also welcomes volunteers who can help with general administrative work.
Haven Transition House
Volunteering at the house may include general housekeeping duties, driving and pick-ups, yard work, cooking or administrative tasks. You may also like to organize a movie night/self-care night for residents.
Roles within Women’s Counseling may include preparing for group workshops and confirming appointments over the phone.
If you would like to volunteer your time and skills in an area not mentioned, please let us know when you contact us.
1) Fill out a Volunteer Application Form
2) Attend a volunteer interview
Successful applicants will then be invited to:
3) Complete a criminal record check
4) Attend our volunteer orientation*
Once you have successfully completed all these stages, you are ready to get involved with Haven Society!
*Please note, as of January 2014 we will be asking for a $40 donation towards the volunteer orientation. This covers materials, facilitator costs and all subsequent trainings. This $40 is refundable after 40 hours of volunteering.
If you would like to fill out a Volunteer Application Form, please do so below: