"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it."
~ Chinese Proverb
"SWAN's work is incredibly important. They work on behalf of a group of women that is heavily under-served, thought of as criminals, stigmatized and treated as less than. Through volunteering with SWAN, I have reflected on and challenged my own beliefs. I've gained a lot of knowledge and insight into the many obstacles that sex workers and migrant sex workers face. I also find the outreach work very impactful on a personal level." ~ Stephanie, Volunteer
Individuals with any lived experience
relating to SWAN's work
are invited & encouraged
to inquire about volunteering
OUTREACH VOLUNTEER -
NEW APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED AS OF AUG 2021
(time commitment: one year minimum, 4 hours per month)
SWAN welcomes Outreach Volunteers who self-identify as women and:
speak fluent Mandarin, Cantonese or Korean (other languages may be considered)
have a demonstrated knowledge of issues relevant to indoor sex work among im/migrant women
have experience with community outreach work based in health or social services
Candidates for an Outreach Volunteer position must meet language requirements and minimally one of the other two criteria. Volunteers who join our Outreach team will be required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement.
CONDOM PACKING PARTIES/LEARNING CIRCLE - RESUMED IN AUG 2021
(time commitment: 2 hours per month)
This group will convene in SWAN's Head Office and will combine the preparation of supplies packages for Outreach deliveries with robust discussions, guest speakers and/or films related to SWAN’s work.
Individuals of all genders and identities are welcome and encouraged to contact us to participate!
HARMS OF ANTI-TRAFFICKING ACTION GROUP
This group is open to individuals of all genders/non-genders and identities, and was formed in conjunction with SWAN's Harming While Trying to Help project launch on 26 Oct 2020. Convening monthly, group members build on the project's message and strategize community-based actions in response to harmful anti-trafficking campaigns. SWAN intends to primarily address local anti-trafficking campaigns that are harmful or ineffective, but due to significant expressions of interest from other regions, registration for this virtual group meeting is open beyond the Greater Vancouver area.
EVENT VOLUNTEER -
ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19
(time commitment: 2-4 hours per event)
SWAN welcomes casual Volunteers of all genders and identities to assist with the set-up and take-down of our Chocolate or Chicken Bones? Photovoice Exhibit and/or other community events SWAN may host or participate in. Volunteers are invited to add their name to a roster of Event Volunteers who may be called on throughout the year.