The Clinic welcomes your involvement. We need individuals who share our aims and objectives.
There are four ways you can be involved in the work of our Clinic:
1. Become a Community Connector
This is an easy way to be involved and it’s fun too. It is also a very important role. Many people who could get services from our clinic do not know about us or what we do. This is where Community Connectors come in. A Community Connector is a volunteer who helps us get the word out to people they know in their workplace, neighbourhood, faith group or elsewhere. The idea is to connect community members with our services. There is no formal obligation as a volunteer other than to take the time to know who we are and what we do and then share it, formally or informally. We will send you updates and information throughout the year and invite you to information sessions to learn more and give us input about our work and issues in the community.
This program works to foster trust between the community and our clinic. Please consider being a Community Connector. For more information and to get involved, click here.
2. Become a Member of our Clinic
The Clinic welcomes the participation of individuals who share our aims and objectives and encourages you to become a member of the clinic. Members are kept informed of clinic activities, most importantly at our annual general meeting.
As a member you will get to vote at that meeting and help shape the work we do for this community. As a member, you demonstrate that you support the valuable service we provide. Becoming a member of the clinic is easy-simply contact us! We look forward to hearing from you. Click here.
3. Become a Volunteer at our Clinic
Our Clinic has an active volunteer program. Volunteers assist members of staff in the office with a variety of tasks. Some volunteers help on reception or with clerical tasks. Others work on special events or projects, such as the Hamilton Pro Bono Project. Some volunteers work with clients to assist caseworkers. We ask for a minimum commitment of time. When we have an opening for volunteers we have an application process that includes an interview process and reference checks. We take volunteers very seriously as we want the program to benefit both our service and the volunteers themselves. Volunteers are vital to our service. To learn about opportunities please click here.
4. Become a Member of the Board of Directors
Our Clinic is administered by a volunteer Board of Directors. Twelve people are elected each year at the annual general meeting. Only members of the Clinic can be elected. Board members are elected for a term of 3 years and can serve a maximum of three terms. Board members are the soul and spirit of our community service.
Board members must be at least 18 years of age, committed to the principles and mandate of the Clinic, have a demonstrated ability to assume a leadership role in the ongoing work of the Board and possess a general knowledge of the people served by the Clinic. Our intent is for the Board to represent the diversity of the community we serve. For more information about the Board, click here