Employment & Volunteering Opportunities

Residential Relief Counsellor

Are you looking for opportunities to enhance your Social Service skills and experience? Do you want a change from full-time work or to ‘keep your foot in the door’ after retirement? Are you available on an as-needed basis to work day, evening, overnight and weekend shifts? Then Family Transition Place (FTP) has the Residential Relief Counsellor position for you! Residential Relief Counsellors are an important component of FTP’s services and programs.

Full job description HERE.

Please forward your letter of application and resume
by 9:oo a.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2020 to:

Fax #: (519) 942-8243
Email: jobapplication@familytransitionplace.ca

We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates are expected to undergo a Police Vulnerable Sector check.

Family Transition Place values the diversity of the community we serve and is committed to working from an Intersectionality framework to assist women and their families from various cultures, racialized groups, socio-economic circumstances, and sexual orientation and gender identities.


The volunteer needs to understand the parameters around safety and the importance of confidentiality. The ideal candidate will be able to adapt to an emotionally challenging environment, be a problem solver, and reliable. Potential volunteers must agree to Family Transition Place’s Volunteer Commitment to Privacy and Code of Conduct policies, and submit a valid Police Vulnerable Sector check.

For more information on being involved with Family Transition Place as a volunteer, please refer to our Volunteer Handbook.

Are you interested and available during those required times? Please complete our Volunteer Application and contact Kelly Lee – 519-942-4122, ext. 243 or kelly@familytransitionplace.ca.

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to accept applicants who have received Residential, Counselling or Legal Support services from Family Transition Place within the last twelve months.

For those interested in applying for future volunteer positions, please complete and submit a Volunteer Application. When a mutually beneficial opportunity arises, we will contact applicants to discuss availability.

Generally, our volunteer needs are limited to the following opportunities:

  • Administration/mailing
  • Childcare
  • Fundraising Committees (HOPE Event & International Women’s Day Luncheon)
  • Board of Directors

Training and Benefits

Volunteers receive:

  • orientation to the agency;
  • information on woman abuse and its impact on children;
  • ongoing training and skills development;
  • current information about Family Transition Place events and activities;
  • a sense of satisfaction, contribution and purpose by participating in a social movement to end violence against women and their children.


Volunteers are expected to:

  • complete an application, obtain a criminal reference check and sign a commitment to privacy form;
  • attend training;
  • commit to a minimum of one year.

Please browse our website or read our Volunteer Handbook to familiarize yourself with our programs, then fill out the Volunteer Application (PDF) form.

Once your form is received you will be contacted by our Community Engagement & Development Specialist.

Please send your application to kelly@familytransitionplace.ca. If you cannot open the form or would like more information please call 519-942-4122 or 905-584-4357 ext.243.

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