How You Can Help

Volunteer

Wood’s Homes greatly appreciates your interest in volunteering with our organization. Please see current opportunities listed below.  Please check back soon for upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Counselling Position - Eastside Family Centre

The Eastside Family Centre provides immediate, accessible, walk-in single session therapy at no cost to the client.  Community Volunteer Therapists provide 1-hour therapy sessions to individuals, couples and families with a wide range of presenting concerns from significant mental illness, suicide and self harm, relationship concerns to job loss.  The demand for immediate counselling provided by trained professionals at the EFC has dramatically increased this year and this opportunity would allow a volunteer to give back to the community. Volunteers, students, full time staff and consulting psychiatrists work together on multidisciplinary teams providing the volunteer with on-going support and supervision in a learning atmosphere.

  • Minimum range 4-8 hours per month.
  • Ideally we are looking for experienced therapists with a passion for professional development and social justice.
  • One year minimum commitment.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or other related counselling field required.
  • We welcome therapists with credentials approved by the Alberta College of Social Workers or the College of Alberta Psychologists.

Click here to apply at our Eastside Family Centre.

VOLUNTEER COUNSELLING POSITION - COMMUNITY RESOURCE TEAM

The Community Resource Team provides 24/7 crisis phone, texting and LiveChat support to children and families at no cost. As a volunteer crisis line support worker, you will be trained to answer crisis calls and assist with making sure clients speak with a crisis counsellor. Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that all persons calling for crisis assistance receive prompt, professional and effective service
  • Accompanying existing staff to emergency face-to-face meetings in the home, community or at a Family Resource Centre
  • Facilitating the admission of young people from the community to the Stabilization Program following accepted procedure
  • Ensuring that up-to-date information about community resources is available to families and young people
  • Ensuring that information concerning services provided is accurately logged and tabulated
  • Attending team meetings, and professional development opportunities and training/workshops when possible
  • Performing other duties as assigned
  • The Volunteer Crisis Counselor assists with the collecting of data to demonstrate program use and identify areas of community need
  • Minimum range 2 – 6 hour shifts per week
  • 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM or 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Three month minimum commitment
  • Crisis intervention Training provided

Qualifications:  An Undergraduate degree in the Social Sciences. Current ASIST Certification. Personal suitability is an important consideration in this role.

Click here to apply at our Community Resource Team.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Wood's Homes, however, all other volunteer positions are currently filled. For future volunteer opportunities, please check back in a few weeks.