YW Connect – General Volunteering

About Volunteering

As a member of YW Connect, our volunteer program, you can be placed into a variety of areas, either short or long term. Whether helping with event support, donations, our Encore Market, or utilizing your other specialized skills, we can find a great fit for you.

Volunteer options include:

  • engaging in our community programs
  • supporting our “grab and go” desk
  • seasonal work like tending to flower beds
  • committee work for our fundraising events
  • and event support 

We would love to have you individually or as a part of a group of friends. Now is the time to get involved, making life better for women in our community! 

Our peer-coordinated education programming will help you learn more about topics that are important to you, increase the quality of your life, and come together socially! 


  • Criminal Record Check

    All adult volunteers are required to provide a criminal record check

  • Standing & Lifting*

    *Many volunteer positions will involve standing and lifting, but we are able to provide options for those who may need alternatives.

Big Sisters of Regina

About Big Sisters

YWCA Regina’s Big Sisters mentoring program provides girls and young women a role model to talk with and share their experiences. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests and is supported by our experienced caseworkers. The result is life-changing for both the mentor and the mentee.

When we have happy, healthy young people in our communities, everyone benefits. It takes as little as twice a month to help a child gain the confidence to achieve more. To learn more visit:



  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Minimum commitment of one year

  • Weekly Activity

    Engage in at least one visit/outing every second week with your mentee. (Training is provided by YWCA Regina.)

  • Background Checks

    Criminal record check, vulnerable sector check and valid driver’s license.

  • Experience in Youth Work

    Interest and experience with children aged 13 to18.


YWCA Regina’s Community Programs offer many opportunities for volunteers to get involved, and count on enthusiastic and invested volunteers to succeed and help youth and girls thrive.

Experience working with youth and an alignment with YWCA Regina’s values of respect, inclusion, trust, encouragement, and resiliency are key components.

Each volunteer opportunity has different requirements. We are always seeking volunteers for Y’s Kids, Run Club, Upstander in School, Healix, Ourspace, Girlspace, Big Sisters of Regina, and Big Boost.



Encore Market

About Encore Market

Encore Market is YWCA Regina’s low-cost/no-barrier second-hand shop. In addition to providing any needed items to our clients and shelter residents, anyone can shop at Encore Market and the funds go back into funding our services for families.

Encore Support

For those looking for a rewarding opportunity to work with the public in a donation-driven retail setting, this is a great fit. Volunteers will be responsible for greeting donors and accepting donations, transfer of donations to the assigned sorting area, and general customer service, pricing, and tidying in the Encore Market. Volunteers will also assist with taking payments and bagging items for Encore Market purchases at the front desk.

Shifts are available from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm. We are also able to create a schedule to meet individual needs.


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