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.
If you already know which Empowerment Squared volunteer opportunity you are interested, register today!
NOT SURE WHICH OPPORTUNITY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
If you missed volunteer registration or are not sure which opportunity is right for you? Get more information at an orientation session.
Attend a 60 minute virtual information session
RSVP to join the next information session to learn more about Empowerment Squared, meet staff, ask questions and find out about current opportunities that are right for you.
After the orientation session you can register for opportunities and training. You will also need a Vulnerable Sector Check at this time.
You will be invited to attend virtual or in-person training to get you prepared to volunteer with our team.
NEXT INFORMATION SESSION
Tuesday, January 24 2023 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
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 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.