Barbra Schlifer was an idealistic young lawyer whose life was cut short by violence on the night of her call to the Bar of Ontario. In her memory, the Barbra Schlifer Clinic assists 4,000 women a year to build lives free from violence. The Barbra Schlifer Clinic amplifies women's voices, and cultivates their skills and resilience.
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Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic
489 College St, Suite 503, Toronto, ON M6G1A5
Volunteer Information for Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic
What services does your organization provide? The clinic offers legal representation, professional counselling and interpretation services to women through diverse, skilled and compassionate staff that accompany women through personal and practical transformations.
Do you have any age requirements? Volunteers should be 18 and over.
What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer? Volunteers must make a 6 month commitment. However, shifts can vary from 3 to 4 hours a week.
Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer? All volunteer applicants must complete a formal interview with the volunteer coordinator.
Are there any specific skills and experience required? Each volunteer position has it's own required skill set, which will be discussed in detail in person.
What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
Administrative - includes front reception, mailings, photocopying and general office administrative duties.
Special Events - includes assisting the event coordinator with various tasks during fundraisers and third-party events.
Other positions are available depending on department needs.
Do you provide training for volunteers? If volunteer is selected, a training process will follow. Each position has a different training process.
How will a person benefit from volunteering with Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic? Volunteering will give you a better understanding of issues facing women survivors of domestic violence. It will allow you to make a meaningful contribution to the community, provide experience in various skills for seeking employment, and reference letters can be provided to volunteers.
Do you accept high school students? Due to the nature of our work, high school students are seldom selected as volunteers. However, depending on the student's experience, we have selected high school students in the past.