Volunteer at CAWES CAWES is fortunate to have a committed group of volunteers to donate their time and skills towards supporting families caught in the cycle of domestic violence.

We truly appreciate your donation of time to our 'CAWES'.

There are many benefits to volunteering with the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter:

  • Build on a sense of community
  • Develop skills working with children
  • Achieve an understanding of our diverse community
  • Document hours for education, work experience or work reference purposes
  • Increase your awareness of family violence and child abuse
  • 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.

  • All volunteers must be 16 years of age
  • Both men and women are invited to volunteer with the CAWES
  • In-house volunteers must have a current Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check
  • In-house volunteers must provide at least three references


For more information on volunteering in-house or assisting us at events,

please contact Roxanne - Marketing, Events, and Volunteer Coordinator:

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Need Your Criminal Record Check?  Click here to download Letter for the RCMP

Volunteer Opportunities

Please click on the link to find a list of the upcoming Volunteer Opportunities with CAWES

Volunteer Opportunities 


Event Volunteers

We are always seeking mature, responsible individuals to volunteer at our events in any number of capacities. View our events page for information on the kinds of events CAWES is engaged in, and if you're interested in joining our volunteer team to participate in upcoming events, please contact our Volunteer Office at 403-346-5643.  To reach the Volunteer Coordinator by email, click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In-House Volunteers

We are looking for mature, responsible, and FUN individuals to help with our Child Care team in-house. If you love kids and would like to give back to your community this is a terrific position for you. Child Support volunteers are responsible for planning and supervising activities for children staying at CAWES.