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Employment Opportunities

YWCA St.Thomas-Elgin has been providing programs and services in our community for over 100 years.  Some of our programs include supporting newcomers settle into the area, offering adult education and licensed childcare, working with youth and adults facing financial difficulties, housing and much more.

Whatever we do, we are committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of our employees, families and our customers in the communities we live and work. If you’re a passionate person who shares our values and is committed to delivering exceptional results, we want to meet you!

We offer competitive compensation, a supportive team environment and opportunities for personal and professional growth. 

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Become A Volunteer

We depend on the efforts our volunteers to help empower women and their families everyday.  They serve on boards & committees. they run the Connections store in Port Stanley, they tutor, they work in housing programs, youth initiatives, and so much more. We simply could not do the work we do without the support of our dedicated volunteers. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Serve on our Board of Directors

Be a Committee Member (fundraising/special events)

Be a volunteer Sales associate at our Connections store in Port Stanley

Work within our housing programs

Support youth initiatives

Become a tutor

How to become a Volunteer

In a few simple steps you can connect with a department that best fits your interests, experience, and passions. Please complete our Volunteer Application Form below. Your application will then be reviewed and passed on to the department that best fits with your qualifications. One of our Department Managers will be in contact with you once a need for your volunteer service arises. Thank you for your patience. 

If you are interested in joining Elgin Gleaners, please use the application on the Elgin Gleaners page.

Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Contact us at (519) 631-9800 or fill in the form below

Please note inquiries will be reviewed within 2-3 business days.

Recent News

Preventing A Lockdown Generation – YWCA Canada Report 2021

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New Executive Director Announced

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June 23, 2021 A Message from our President   It is with great pleasure that I announce the new Executive Director for the YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin, Lindsay Rice. Lindsay will be starting officially in this role as of July 5th. The Board of Directors is both saddened...

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Announcing our 2021/22 Board of Directors Nominees

Announcing our 2021/22 Board of Directors Nominees

May 20, 2021 YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin announces proposed slate for Board of Directors for 2021/22. Erica Arnett – Erica has a Health Sciences degree from UWO and has been working in Public Health for over 15 years.  Erica recently completed her MBA.  Erica was a member...

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May 11, 2021 With mixed feelings, I announce that our Executive Director, Marla Champion, has informed the Board of Directors of her plans to retire. Marla joined the YWCA St Thomas Elgin as the Executive Director in 1993. Over the last 25 years, under her leadership,...

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On February 25, 2021 Taking Action on Women's Homelessness hosted our first ever virtual Community Symposium Addressing Women's Homelessness to hear how we together can help women experiencing homelessness in St. Thomas-Elgin! Taking Action on Women’s Homelessness...

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Thank you to all participants for joining us in our 1st ever virtual Bike-A-Thon! The weather was great during our week-long event which gave members of our community the opportunity to ride, walk, run or stroll in support of YWCA St.Thomas-Elgin. Through your...

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