Volunteer

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 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.


We are currently looking for the following volunteers;

Donation Sorting

• Receive, sort, and organize donations at Nova Vita.

Closet Couture Boutique

• CC Boutique volunteers assist at the store preparing merchandise and providing customer service to ensure an exceptional shopping experience for our customers.

 


Becoming a volunteer

If you are inspired to join us by volunteering at Nova Vita, please download an application form or  apply online

If you have any questions or need help with your application, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Serena at 519-752-1005 ext. 216 or sshields@novavita.org

Please Note: 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.

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
  • Special Services/ Life Skills Volunteer
  • Special Events Volunteer
  • Receptionist
  • Closet Couture Boutique Assistant

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!