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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

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of others? Do you have a passion for helping people in need? If so, we’ve got an opportunity for you!

We are seeking volunteers to provide peer-based support to people impacted by sexual and domestic abuse. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to empower and encourage people who have experienced abuse as they navigate their difficult circumstances.

We know sexual and domestic abuse is a serious problem in our community. Did you know one in three Albertans will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime? As a Sagesse Line volunteer, this is an opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of those who need it most.

As part of our volunteer team, you bring: a compassionate and non-judgmental attitude, good communication and listening skills, an ability to maintain confidentiality and respect boundaries, and a willingness to learn and participate in training.

What will you do as a peer support volunteer?

  • Provide emotional support and a listening ear to people experiencing sexual and domestic abuse
  • Empower people who have experienced domestic and sexual abuse to make choices that work best for them on their healing
  • Collaborate with our team to ensure the best support possible for each individual

What you will get back for volunteering:

  • Regular and ongoing supervision
  • Access to volunteer wellness program
  • Ability to engage in multiple peer support opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please send us an email at volunteer@sagesse.org and someone from our team will be in touch with you shortly.

Join our volunteer team today! Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by sexual and domestic abuse.

Do you like making a difference in the community? Does the thought of supporting local communities impacted by domestic abuse excite you? Join our team!

About Sagesse 

Sagesse empowers people of all backgrounds to disrupt structures of abuse through curating environments to heal and lead safe, healthy lives.  

 Our Volunteer Program provides opportunities for volunteers to engage in peer-based support for those impacted by domestic abuse. Depending on role, the volunteer program includes direct capacity building, ongoing supervision, volunteer wellness and recognition.  

Strengthen your administrative and support skills by volunteering as an administrative and event support volunteer.  

Administrative and Event Support 

Sagesse is looking for passionate, driven volunteers interested in assisting with administrative or research projects, and special events across the province of Alberta. 

 As an Administrative and Event Volunteer you can:  

  • Participate in our casino fundraiser 
  • Support Sagesse projects across the organization 
  • Support community engagement by attending events for Sagesse 
  • Share knowledge about Sagesse and our peer-support programs  
  • Share your experiences as a volunteer at Sagesse to stakeholders 

Skills 

We believe that volunteers come in with a unique set of skills and abilities through all walks of life to provide support to those impacted by domestic abuse. We welcome all individuals to apply to volunteer that have a passion for ending domestic and sexual abuse in Alberta.  

Requirements 

  • Must be over the age of 18  
  • Must provide a current (within the last 6 months) police check or obtain one 
  • Must provide references 

Benefits  

  • Making a difference by supporting local communities impacted by domestic abuse  
  • Opportunities for in person and remote volunteering depending on role 
  • Flexible volunteer schedule (daytime and evening opportunities available)  
  • Building capacity through core competency sessions 
  • Exciting ongoing training opportunities 
  • Access to comprehensive volunteer wellness program 
  • Ability to receive reference letter after 30 hours of volunteering  
  • Opportunities for incentives based on volunteer engagement  
  • Be a part of a passionate volunteer community  
  • Gain administrative and office experience while making an impact in the community.   

To apply, go to https://www.sagesse.org/volunteer/volunteer-application/ 

For more information, email Volunteer@sagesse.org  or phone 403-234-7337 or 587-801-7337

About Sagesse 

Sagesse empowers people of all backgrounds to disrupt structures of abuse through curating environments to heal and lead safe, healthy lives.  

 

Our Volunteer Program provides opportunities for volunteers to engage in peer-based support for those impacted by domestic abuse. The volunteer program includes 21-hours of direct capacity building, ongoing supervision, volunteer wellness and recognition.  

 

Peer Support Program Volunteer 

Sagesse is looking for passionate, driven volunteers interested in providing peer support to individuals impacted by domestic abuse across the province of Alberta. 

 

As a Peer Support Program Volunteer you can:  

 

  • Connect one-on-one with someone who is impacted by domestic abuse or is supporting someone impacted by domestic abuse through peer support 
  • Co-facilitate a Peer Support program  
  • Facilitate six-week peer-based group focused on issues related to self-esteem 
  • Facilitate 14-week peer-based group that delves into experiences of domestic violence  
  • Facilitate 20-week peer-based group focusing on the intersections of domestic violence and sex work 
  • Facilitate a drop-in style peer-based group for people who are supporting someone impacted by domestic abuse 

Skills 

We believe that volunteers come in with a unique set of skills and abilities through all walks of life to provide peer support to those impacted by domestic abuse. We welcome all individuals to apply to volunteer that have a passion for ending domestic and sexual abuse in Alberta.  

Requirements 

  • Must be over the age of 18  
  • Must be comfortable in female-coded spaces  
  • Must complete minimum 24 hours of building core competencies sessions and up to 36 hours based on volunteer role 
  • Must be able to commit a peer support program within six months of volunteering 
  • Must provide a current (within the last 6 months) police check or obtain one 
  • Must provide references 
  • Must be able to provide proof of a government standard COVID-19 immunization record. 

Benefits  

  • Making a difference by supporting local communities impacted by domestic abuse  
  • Opportunities for in person and remote volunteering depending on role 
  • Flexible volunteer schedule (day time and evening opportunities available)  
  • Building capacity through core competency sessions 
  • Exciting ongoing training opportunities
  • Access to comprehensive volunteer wellness program 
  • Ability to receive reference letter after 30 hours of volunteering 
  • Opportunities for incentives based on volunteer engagement  
  • Be a part of a passionate volunteer community  

To apply, go to https://www.sagesse.org/volunteer/volunteer-application/ 

For more information, email Volunteer@sagesse.org or phone 403-234-7337 or 587-801-7337 

 

End of the Rainbow, a partner organization of Sagesse, is seeking volunteers with daytime or evening availability Monday-Friday. In this role, you will co-facilitate Finding Our Voices, a six-week self-esteem peer-based group offered through Sagesse.

Volunteer Requirements:
• Individuals who identify within the 2SLGBTQ+ community
• Must be over the age of 18
• Must provide references and police check

About End of the Rainbow
End of the Rainbow is a non-profit that connects people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities or expressions to volunteers. Together, they create: support groups and mentorship; match convention refugees, sponsor groups or “groups of five;” and provide language, employment, other training or educational services.

Finding Our Voices will start in April. If you would like to volunteer for this position, please contact volunteer@sagesse.org

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  

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

 

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

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

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Individuals who are non-binary or identify as a woman
  • Must be over the age of 18
  • Must provide references and police check

Sagesse empowers individuals, organizations and communities to disrupt structures of abuse by curating environments to heal and develop competencies to lead safe, healthy lives.

Benefits:

  • Join an informal community of volunteers
  • Flexible engagement
  • Extensive training – 30+ hours of capacity building
  • Volunteer wellness and recognition program
  • Ability to receive reference letter after 30 hours of volunteering