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Volunteer Opportunities

Join Our Community: Make a Difference Through Volunteering

Empower Change: Become a CAWES Volunteer and Make a Difference Today!

As a volunteer, you'll develop skills and gain insights into our diverse community, all while increasing awareness of family violence. Whether you're documenting hours for education or work, or simply seeking to build new relationships, your involvement with CAWES will be rewarding. 

Here are just some of the many benefits to volunteering with Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter:

  • Building a sense of community

  • Develop skills

  • Achieve an understanding of our diverse community

  • Document hours for education, work experience, or work reference purposes

  • Increase your awareness of family violence

  • Build new relationships, make new friends, and become an active member of the community

All volunteers working in the shelter must complete the CAWES volunteer application process before beginning their volunteer work. Online Application coming soon!

  • All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age

  • In-house volunteers must have a current Criminal Record Check

  • In-house volunteers must provide at least three references

Volunteer Opportunities

Event Volunteers:

We are always seeking mature, responsible individuals to volunteer at our events. Both men & women are invited to volunteer at our events & fundraisers. We would love to have you join our volunteer team. For more information about current and upcoming volunteer opportunities, call 403-346-05643 or email

In-House Volunteers:

Currently, we are urgently seeking volunteers to help in our kitchen on the weekends:


  • Lunch

  • Dinner

The start and end times are flexible and can be adjusted to accommodate your schedules. We do require our weekend kitchen volunteer(s) to have their Food Handler Certificate. Training and support provided for all. Become a valued volunteer and make a meaningful impact with CAWES!

Please apply for your Basic Criminal Record Check* through The City of Red Deer's website below. *Please do not search for a Criminal Record Check through your search engine as we only accept checks that go through the City of Red Deer's online application process. Please apply through the link below. 

For more information on volunteer opportunities please contact:

Did you know that you can support our cause by organizing fundraisers within your community? Whether it's a charity run, a bake sale, or a community event, your efforts contribute to sustaining our vital services for families facing domestic violence. Let's work together to create a safer, healthier community for everyone.
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