WISH Drop-In Centre Society
****Please go to this link to fill out our Volunteer Application Form direct via the WISH Website, as this account is not frequently monitored
WISH’s Mission is to improve the health, safety, and well-being of women and gender diverse folks engaged in Vancouver’s street-based sex trade. Our dedicated volunteer team, ages 19+, perform a variety of tasks including but not limited to helping to serve and prepare a hot, nutritious meal; sorting and dispensing clothing, makeup, and toiletries donations; helping women sign up for showers and access shelters, some light janitorial duties, and of course, the opportunity to connect one-on-one with the individuals who access the Drop-In and Shelter programs. We serve an average of 300-350 individuals per night across all of our programs and services.
We ask for a minimum of two shifts per month for a long-term commitment of at least six months. All volunteer shifts run from 4:30pm-8:30pm, 8:30am–12:30pm, and 1:30pm-5:30pm, and the Drop-In is open seven days a week. We also require volunteers to volunteer one of their two shifts on a Friday or Saturday, along with one shift from Sunday to Thursday.
****Volunteers must self-identify as women (cis or trans), Two-Spirit, or non-binary or gender-diverse, and must be over the age of 19. No exceptions.****
Please note that volunteering for the purpose of gaining research or information for projects is not allowed. WISH does not generally grant outside access to our Drop-In space. We expect volunteers to be at WISH because they want to contribute to the well-being of women who face various systemic barriers and marginalization in society.