Looking for Volunteers

Standing behind the success of Nova Vita and Closet Couture is a group of dedicated volunteers who are passionate and committed to the wonderful work that we do in providing  residential and counselling services to abused and homeless women and their children. In fact, our amazing volunteer program matches your skills and passion with our various programs.

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Leave your mark while in service to others. It is the most gracious work you can do.

Can you spare 3 – 4 hours a week?  10 hours a month?  Whatever you are comfortable contributing. Join us for a chance to make a difference, help others, make new friends, gain work experience or even the beginnings of a new career

We are currently looking for the following volunteers;


Donation Sorting/Closet Couture Boutique

Receive, sort, and organize donations at Nova Vita.  Boutique volunteers assist at Closet Couture Boutique to provide an exceptional shopping experience for our customers.


Reception and Administrative Support

Assist our Administrative staff with various clerical tasks, including filing, data entry, answering and directing phone calls, welcoming visitors and writing thank you notes to donors.


If you are inspired to join us.  Please download an application form or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 519.752.1005 ext. 216 or sshields@novavita.org

Becoming a volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering at Nova Vita, please apply online or download and mail the volunteer application to Serena, Nova Vita – 59 North Park Street, Brantford, ON N3R 4J8 or Fax it to 519.752.0811.

Please Note: Our next volunteer recruitment and orientation will occur in the Fall of 2018. When the Volunteer Coordinator receives your application, you will be contacted once your interest and skills match our current organizational needs.

You will be asked to submit one personal reference, one work reference and a police reference check. It is always helpful to let your references know we will be contacting them. This will help secure a speedy response, as it is necessary we receive their feedback before your application moves forward. The next steps include an interview, attending a volunteer orientation session and  participating in training.

To find out more about volunteer opportunities see below or contact:

The Volunteer Coordinator at sshields@novavita.org


Volunteer Application Cover Letter

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers provide support in many of our programs. Some examples of volunteer roles include:

  • Children’s Program Assistant
  • Donations Facilitator
  • Volunteer Driver
  • Special Services and Life Skills Volunteer
  • ESL Tutor
  • Special Events Volunteer
  • Children’s Tutor
  • Receptionist
  • Clerical Positions
  • Closet Couture Boutique Assistant

We seek a diverse mix of volunteers from all ages and backgrounds with a variety of skills. A talent that you may have thought unimportant may be what we are looking for. We also value male volunteers as they act as positive role models for the children at Nova Vita.

The minimum length of commitment we ask from our volunteers is six months. Many volunteers have been involved with Nova Vita once per week for many years while other special event volunteers will only get involved in one event each year. Join today!