Volunteer

Welcome to Empowerment Squared, we’re so glad you found us. Do you know our story? Our nonprofit organization was founded on campus clubs, homework circles, sports, recreation, advocacy, and leadership by Leo Johnson. For over fifteen years, we’ve been empowering students, newcomer youth, families and equity-deserving communities in Hamilton. We cannot do what we do without an incredible team of volunteers.

Empowerment Squared offers our volunteers excellent training, and support, and an opportunity to help truly transform lives and communities.

GET STARTED

An information graphic showing the 4 simple steps to volunteer at Empowerment Squared.

Are you pumped? We are! Follow these simple steps to get started:

1. Sign up for an orientation session (below)
Register for our volunteer orientation session anytime and you will receive an invite to the next one.

2. Attend an orientation session
At the end of the this session you will have the opportunity to fill out our questionnaire to apply to a volunteer opportunity.

3. Attend training
Attend virtual or in-person training specific to your new role.

4. Get started
Successfully completed your training and join the team.

Returning Volunteers: If you have volunteered with us before, fill out the Volunteer Orientation Sign Up (below) and a coordinator will be in touch.

CHOOSE FROM OUR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Academic Programs

Academic mentors primarily work with young students (and sometimes adult learners) as part of the Homework Circle program to support them in their academic development. Work sessions typically involve working with students one-on-one, but mentors will often work with a number of students.

Sports and Recreation

Empowerment Squared’s Youth Soccer Program is a co-ed program led by dedicated facilitators and volunteers promoting the qualities needed to live a healthy lifestyle and skill building for newcomer and marginalized youth from the ages of 5-13.

The Squad

The Squad is a group of dedicated volunteers who help with short-term or one-off initiatives. They bring their skills and talents for food distribution, organizing and hosting events, supporting outreach and communications, and many other important small jobs that come up.

ORIENTATION TIMELINES

Fall

Orientation and Training: Mid-September
Programs Begin:
Early October
Opportunities Available:

  • Academic Programs
  • Sports and Recreation
  • The Squad

Winter

Orientation and Training: Mid-January
Programs Begin:
Late February
Opportunities Available:

  • Academic Programs
  • Sports and Recreation
  • The Squad

Spring

Orientation and Training: Mid-April
Programs Begin:
Late April

Opportunities Available:

  • Academic Programs
  • Sports and Recreation
  • The Squad

Early Summer

Orientation and Training: Mid-June
Programs Begin:
Late June
Opportunities Available:

  • Academic Programs
  • Sports and Recreation
  • The Squad

Late Summer

Orientation and Training: Mid-June
Programs Begin:
Late June
Opportunities Available:

  • Academic Programs
  • Sports and Recreation
  • The Squad

    ORIENTATION SIGN UP FORM