CWAVS was built on volunteers. The organization was started by a group of caring people who wanted to help women and their children fleeing abuse by voluntarily opening up their homes to them. We are grateful for the many helping hands and hearts that have donated their time, expertise and support to our organization over the years.

Download the Volunteer Application here.


COVID-19 Update: Currently, our regular CWAVS Volunteer Program is on hold until it is safe to gather in groups and we can safely offer volunteer opportunities that do not put people at risk. There are still a few safe ways that you can volunteer your support.



CWAV’s next Gala & Auction Night will be online, in the spring of 2021. If you are interested in helping us to gather auction items, get those items online, contact our community of supporters, connect your favorite businesses with CWAV’s programs, and/or help with thank you’s after the event – please contact Jan at 250 – 748 – 7000 ext 118. Thank you so much!


Volunteers can help with minor repairs and tasks such as putting up shelves. If you have basic maintenance skills, we’d love to hear from you. Please call 250 – 748 – 7000 for up-to-date needs and info. Thank you!


Are you interested in joining the volunteer, community-based governance team for CWAV? Our Board of Directors meet monthly to provide oversight and direction for CWAV’s values-driven mission and the financial sustainability needed to meet all of our goals. If you are interested please contact our Executive Director Debbie Berg at exec.dir@cwav.org or 250 – 748 – 7000 ext 001. Thank you for your interest!