Volunteer Posting 1525

Orientation Facilitator
Shelter Movers Vancouver
Work From Home - Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
2 to 4 hours per week
closes in 43 days (Sun, 26 May)

The Organization

Shelter Movers is a national, volunteer-powered charitable organization providing moving and storage services at no cost to individuals and families fleeing abuse. We collaborate with local businesses and community agencies to support people, primarily women and children, as they transition to a life free of violence. Our Vancouver chapter has been operational since November 2018 and has completed over 1,000 moves in that time span. 


The Role

The Facilitation Coordinator is responsible for leading and presenting Shelter Mover’s Trauma-Informed Care Orientation sessions to volunteers completing the onboarding process in Vancouver.



  • Co-lead 1-2 orientation sessions per month to a group of 2-10 participants 
  • Create safe and inclusive space that encourages active participation 
  • Explain the moving process, including types of moves, classification of risk, and move team, and share personal experiences from  going on moves
  • Gather and share knowledge on critical topics including trauma-informed care, anti-oppressive practices, boundaries, confidentiality and the procedures, values and impact of Shelter Movers
  • Review the orientation slide deck and provide feedback of the orientation session
  • Attend monthly team meeting


Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent active listening skills and communication skills
  • Ability to discuss concepts  and scenarios that may trigger a stress response 
  • Comfortable identifying and responding to different group dynamics
  • Previous experience in public speaking and/or facilitation is an asset


Role Details

  • Time commitment: 3-6 hours per month
  • Remote 


To Apply

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