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Become a Member!
Members are at the heart of Women on the Rise. By becoming a member, you are supporting the mission to ‘Help women to help themselves’. Being a member means you share our values of respect, self-determination, diversity, lived experience, peer support and inclusion.
As a member you will:
Receive our calendar, regular updates, and special invitations
Vote at the Annual General Assembly and Special General Meetings
Have the opportunity to participate on subcommittees throughout the year, including event planning
Make your commitment to the success of WOR’s mission official!
Give back to your community and support others
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who can become a member?
All women and individuals of other marginalized genders who participate in Women on the Rise’s programs and/or services are welcome to become a member.
What is the cost?
It is free to become a participant member of WOR.
Is it mandatory to be a member to get support from WOR?
No, we are dedicated to supporting everyone, and this will never be conditional based on membership status.
Responsibilities of members:
Commit to upholding our Respect Policy and ensure that WOR remains a safe space for all.
Register for activities in advance and respond to staff communications if we request a reply.
Let us know if there are significant changes to your needs, family composition, or contact information.
Show up on time and call ahead if you are running late or need to cancel.
Share your feedback, attend our AGM (this is encouraged but not required) and find other ways to contribute your ideas
Understand that resources are limited, and membership does not guarantee access to material items or other subsidies
If you support the mission of Women on the Rise, but do not participate directly in our activities, you are still welcome to join us as an Associate member! Associate members do not have voting rights, but can get involved in our organization in other ways, such as volunteering, collaborating on activities, making donations, and more! Associate members can request to receive regular updates from our team, and we value the ideas and feedback of all associate members!
You can become a member at any time. Note that our membership renewal happens every year in April and May.
If you wish to vote at our annual general meeting, please contact us to request a membership form. Thank you!
Do you have a project that you would like to see reach a diverse range of women in NDG?
We are always happy to partner with inspiring organizations and individuals to make an impact!
Please contact us to share your ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'd love to hear your ideas!
Women on the Rise operates a fabulous, free boutique which we call 'The Distro Room'. This service is volunteer-run and open to all women and people of other marginalized genders.
Please consider donating your gently-used clothes, shoes, and outerwear for babies, kids, and adults. Cribs, strollers, pack & plays, and other supplies for young children are always appreciated, and diapers and wet wipes are in high demand! We also accept toys that are in good working condition.
To address our mandate of encouraging accessibility and breaking down barriers of isolation, we are now accepting donations of tech devices like phones, tablets, and laptops that will be distributed on a needs-based priority system.
Donations can be made from 10 am to 1 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please leave us a voice message or email in advance if you need to pass by outside of regular donation hours. Thank you for your generosity!
Volunteering with Women on the Rise is a great way to make a difference in your community. We are always grateful for folks to help us with:
Greeting visitors and inviting them to join our programs and events
Sorting and organizing our clothing donations
Translating documents from English to French and other languages
Providing translation services for participants during activities and individual consultations, either in person or over the phone (some languages we need help with include Haitian Creole, Spanish, Turkish, and Persian)
Light administrative duties in our office
Lending your expertise to our programming- if you have an idea for a workshop, please let us know!
Helping to plan our events and fundraisers
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For any inquiries about volunteering, please fill out our volunteer survey at the link below! We review the survey responses on a biweekly basis.