Volunteer

We love our volunteers!

The fact is we wouldn’t exist without the support and dedication of volunteers.

At Sagesse, we use a peer-support model, which means that our programs are facilitated by volunteers. We also have volunteers who work in a variety of other roles to help support our mission and vision. 

 That’s why we offer a variety of ways for people to get involved in disrupting the structures of domestic abuse across Alberta.

Benefits of volunteering

Available across Alberta

Even though our office is in Calgary, we have volunteer opportunities available across the province. This includes virtual roles as well as in-person opportunities to make a direct impact in your own community.

Learn new skills

All our volunteer opportunities include in-depth training, so that you can learn new information, develop new skills, and gain valuable experience.

Join our community

Everyone who volunteers with Sagesse deeply believes in the power of working together to disrupt the structures of abuse in our province. You'll get to make an impact in your community and meet new people.

Current volunteer opportunites

The BElieve in YOU Program at Sagesse provides peer support for individuals who are or have been engaged at the intersections of domestic violence and sex work. BElieve in YOU engages with people who have diverse experiences, thus we hold the continuum of sexual exchange from choice, circumstance, to coercion at the core of the program.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Individuals who identify as a woman
  • Must be over the age of 18
  • Must provide references and police check

Time commitment:

  • 5 hours/week

BElieve in YOU Peer Support Facilitators will have the opportunity to co-facilitate: 

  • 6 week self-esteem peer based group (Finding Our Voices)
  • 14 week Intersections of domestic abuse and sex work peer based group (Growth Circle)

Apply today

Seeking volunteers with daytime or evening availability Monday-Friday for the following opportunities:

  • Co-facilitate a 6 week self-esteem peer based group (Finding our Voices).
  • Co-facilitate a 14 week domestic abuse peer based group (Growth Circle).

You can learn more about our peer based groups here.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Individuals who identify as a woman

  • Must be over the age of 18

  • Must provide references and police check

Time commitment:

  • 5 hours/week

Apply today

Individual Support has two programs that fall under this category

  • Drop-in style individual support: individual support peer facilitator will provide one-off in-person support for women identified individuals with lived experience in domestic violence
  • Mentorship: mentors will be paired with a participant in our Moving on With Mentors Program for women-identified individuals with lived experience in domestic abuse.

You can learn more about our individual support programs here.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Individuals who identify as a woman

  • Must be over the age of 18

  • Must provide references and police check

Time commitment:

  • 5 hours/week

Apply today