Sisterhood Volunteer Opportunities

Sisterhood Volunteer Opportunities

There are so many events and programs to choose from, and we are always looking for fresh items and new faces! If you are interested in volunteering for these or other upcoming Sisterhood events, please contact Sisterhood through email:

Sisterhood Social Action Projects 

• Supporting the WISH Drop in Centre
Sisterhood continues to collect donations of toiletries, personal products and other items for WISH (Women’s Information Safe Haven). WISH is operated by women for the exclusive use of female survival sex workers. WISH is a registered non-profit that furnishes a variety of services to the women within a nurturing and non-judgemental environment.
We have set up bins and racks in the Temple parking garage for drop off of donations of the following items:
• Women’s new or nearly new hats, gloves, socks, tights, bras, umbrellas, and undergarments
• Women’s new and gently used toiletries, cosmetics, hair & body products, toothbrushes, toothpaste & mouthwash
• Women’s new or nearly new casual clothing (not business suits) – in season please
• Women’s new or nearly new dresses, coats, shoes, and boots
All items must be clean and bagged.
WISH Collection Coordinators: Linda Arato and Julia Bennett

yellow pea soup• Soup in the Kitchen
Soup in the Kitchen Coordinator: Myra Elson

• Bedtime Kits for Kidschildren's pyjamas
Bedtime Kits for Kids Coordinator: Jill Bloom

• Membership Development
Join this Sisterhood committee to assist with promoting Sisterhood, including ideas for the Bulletin Board and the Sisterhood pages of the Shofar, assembling new Temple members gift packs, Chanukah gift packs, designing brochures and flyers, reviewing applications for the annual “Jan Pollock Volunteer Recognition Award” and much more.
Coordinator: Riitta Nihtila

• Autumn Fling
Help to organize and promote our annual fall social, which includes live music, dancing, silent auction and a dessert buffet. This is our major fundraiser of the year. Volunteers are needed for ticket sales coordination, silent auction solicitations and set up, decorations, raffle sales and door prizes.
Coordinator: Reesa Devlin

• Sisterhood Shabbat Services and Choir
Assist with organizing, participate in the service as a reader and/or join the Sisterhood choir.
Choir Coordinator: Joyce Cherry 
Service Coordinator: Jean Angus

• Dress for Success
Dress-me-for-success-logoDonate Women’s Business Clothing & Accessories and/or Volunteer Once a Month Cleaning out your Closets?
Support this international organization which assists women returning to the workforce, by providing them with an interview outfit. Our Sisterhood helps the Vancouver branch of Dress for Success by collecting women’s business-suitable clothing and accessories, delivering them to the sorting center and providing volunteers once a month to assist women choose their outfits.

Sisterhood has a drop off rack in the Temple garage for items which would be suitable to wear to a business interview. Business suits, dresses, skirts, slacks, jackets and blazers, costume jewellery, blouses and tops, shoes, scarves, handbags and watches are very much needed, particularly size 18 and up.

• Volunteer with Sisterhood at Dress for Success:
When: Last Wednesday of each month
Where: Dress for Success offices, Mezzanine, 675 West Hastings Street, Downtown Vancouver
Time: from about 9:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. including driving time
Cost: Transportation cost only
RSVP to: Bonnie Gertsman, Coordinator by email at
Note: A Dress for Success Training Session is required which is organized by Bonnie Gertsman.

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