Interested in Volunteering at The Centre?
We are looking for new volunteers and collective members! We are interested in students and community members who have between 2-4 hours a week to share with The Centre. Volunteers and collective members are required to attend an ‘anti-oppression’ and ‘Trans 101’ training session before getting involved with The Centre.
Volunteering at the CWTP is a great way to meet people; share and acquire new skills; challenge and empower ourselves; find and build personal support systems, and organize to resist the systems of domination in our lives. It is a great way to make an impact at York and shape the work of an important campus organization.
What does volunteering look like?
Volunteers can get involved with The Centre in various capacities. One way of getting involved is through our working groups. Our working groups meet regularly and may plan an event for everyone to enjoy! What we have done in the past include:
- Trans and Gender Non-Conforming people
- Queer and Trans Muslims Group (QTMuslims)
- Black, Indigenous, people of color Queer, Trans, Two spirit group (QT2SBIPOC)
Volunteers help keep the centre open and functioning when collective or staff members are unavailable due to meetings. The Centre is greatly appreciative when a volunteer can help keep the space open to keep our resources accessible at all times! You can also become a drop in peer support volunteer. Peer support volunteers require additional peer support and active listening training.
Volunteers can assist collective members to maintain their portfolio. Portfolios are different tasks taken on by the collective to ensure The Centre runs smoothly. Some portfolios include:
- Space Maintenance (keeping the space clean, keeping the plants green)
- Outreach and Promotions (tabling)
If interested in volunteering, email Siva Thangeswary Sivarajah at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by the Centre. Printed forms are available at the Centre. The PDF version is available here and word version is available here. All information provided on the form will be accessible only to designated staff and volunteers for the purpose of the Program. Submitting an application does not guarantee your acceptance as a Collective Member. Thanks for your interest!