Chrysalis Society

Volunteers

Can't volunteer time but still want to support Chrysalis Society? There are so many other ways to join us in supporting women's recovery from addiction, violence, poverty & homelessness - check them out & get involved today!

No one can do everything but everyone can do something...  small acts multiplied by many really can and do change the world, and there is no such thing as a "small" act of kindness because every act of kindness creates ripples with no end...

Without the invaluable support of Volunteers, Chrysalis Society simply could not continue to provide critical care and service to women recovering from addiction, violence, poverty and homelessness.  We are all Community, and we all benefit when women recover!

The positive impacts of women’s lasting successes in recovery are truly immeasurable & boundless, extending to their children, families & communities: healing for one is healing for many!

For over two decades, Chrysalis’ successes have been underpinned by the dedication & efforts of people – we depend on the support of our volunteers & we maintain inexpressible gratitude for their invaluable contributions!

Why Volunteer?

  • make a direct & positive difference in the lives of women, children and families in your community
  • witness the profound strength & beauty of women overcoming adversity, often against many odds
  • meet all kinds of new people, & expand your own social & professional networks
  • increase your own personal/professional development & transferable skills
  • experience the singular fulfillment that comes from giving charitable service & compassion
  • most importantly, have fun!

 

Volunteer Regularly:

  • Holistic Service Volunteers: we are always looking for volunteers to provide complimentary holistic services that will positively augment women's recovery (ie: arts, crafts, acupuncture, aromatherapy, reiki, etc.). Please contact our Office Administrator.
  • Committee Work: Committee Members meet as determined by the committee and/or as the committee's specific goals warrant, with one Committee Member reporting to the Board of Directors on a monthly basis.
  • Board of Directors: our Board is comprised of individuals from the community who have taken a proactive involvement to advance our Society’s capacity to continue serving women who are in need of our services. If you are interested in volunteering at the Board level or sitting in on a committee, please contact our Office Administrator.

Volunteer as Frequently or occasionally as you like:

  • Lunch Assistance: join New Dawn for an hour or two at lunchtime on a weekday, help out with set-up & clean-up, share a delicious meal & great company… mentor & inspire women in early recovery!
  • Sunday Night Speaker Meetings: share strength, support & community within this intimate weekly in-house meeting…  inspire faith, hope & joy via your own story as a woman in recovery!
  • Accompaniment and/or Transportation: spend an hour or two on a weekday afternoon helping women get to and from the appointments their recovery and healing require… mentor & inspire women in early recovery!
  • Community Walks: spend an hour or two joining the women at New Dawn for an afternoon walk through the community, get some exercise & mentor & inspire women in early recovery!
  • Skills Exchange:  knitting, macrame, beading, decoupage, painting or any other arts, crafts or creative processes (ie: making soap, paper, candles… even baking) - share & teach the joy of artistic creativity, bring your own materials and/or use the materials we have at the house, or invite the women to visit you wherever you are at… mentor & inspire women in early recovery!
  • Knowledge Exchange: holistic health & healing, information about resources for women, advocacy & rights education, safety & self-defense techniques, non-violent communication, healthy ways to increase esteem, opportunities for community involvement… share the information that you are passionately expert about, come to New Dawn or invite the women at Chrysalis to visit you wherever you are at… mentor & inspire women in recovery!

Can't volunteer time but still want to support Chrysalis Society? There are so many other ways to join us in supporting women's recovery from addiction, violence, poverty & homelessness - check them out & get involved today!

Chrysalis Society's successes have all stemmed from the dedicated efforts of people. We remain most grateful for the involvement, contributions and support of these community members & businesses

 

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Helpful Resources

For Friends & Families of the Addict:

Resource Referral:

Treatment Centres:

Licensed Support-Recovery:

Family Supports
Other Women's Resources:

Holistic Health Resources:

Life-Coach/Anger Mgt:

Life & Relationship Coach:

Community in Recovery: