This February we’re showing our city a whole lot of LOVE!
We have opportunities for you to serve all throughout the week – all you need to do is SIGN UP to let us know you’re coming.
There are limited spaces available per organisation, so when you sign up you are taking a place no one but you can fill. Please be mindful of this so we can serve the organisations with the maximum number of people possible!
Matthew House provides shelter and support to refugees, ensuring that their individual needs are met and empowering them to restart their lives in Canada.
Family Day Brunch
This team will be cooking and serving residents at Matthew House a delicious Family Day Brunch.
Lace up those skates! Volunteers will be meeting at Matthew House and transiting to City Hall with residents of Matthew House for a night of skating, hot chocolate and fun! Rentals skates are available at City Hall.
At Matthew House, volunteers will be cooking and serving residents dinner. You are encouraged to eat with the residents and socialize over dinner.
This team will be transforming Matthew House’s living room into a cinema, complete with popcorn and an ice cream bar!
Saturday Morning Brunch
Looking for brunch plans? We’ve got you! This team will be cooking and serving residents at Matthew House a delicious Saturday morning brunch.
Share your skills! We will be teaching a workshop on general cleaning and upkeep of a house. Following the workshop, volunteers will be paired up with one young resident to tackle a few of their new skills.
Do you love cleaning and organizing? Volunteers will be supporting Matthew House by doing a deep clean of their kitchen!
Habitat for Humanity mobilizes volunteers and communities to help working, lower income families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.
As part of the House Build team, volunteers will be supporting the build of a house for a family in need within our community. Please dress warm and comfortable.
The Salvation Army is a Christian organization that gives hope and support to vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada and in 131 countries. The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.
At the Salvation Army Distribution Centre, volunteers will be sorting through donated food items. Please dress comfortably.
As one of the world’s leading child development organizations, Compassion partners with the local church in 25 countries to end poverty in the lives of children and their families.
Phtoto Scavenger Hunt
Get ready for the ultimate game of I Spy! On a scavenger hunt through the city, you will be snapping pics to make picture books for the children of Compassion Canada.
Loft Community serves people living with complex mental health, addictions, cognitive and physical health challenges, offering a range of services and housing delivered in the community.
Social Event: Caravan of Love
Who says you can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day a week after? LOFT will be hosting their annual Multicultural + Valentine’s Day social, which volunteers will be supporting by serving food and socializing with the residents.
Do you love games? LOFT’s residents do too! Volunteers will be putting on an afternoon of games, complete with a popcorn and ice cream bar!
Youth Without Shelter is an emergency residence and referral agency serving homeless youth. We are dedicated to providing shelter and support programs for homeless youth ages 16-24. We provide an independent shelter, committed to diverse client-focused services, in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Our programs enable youth to live responsibly and independently in society
Time for Change Fundraising Initiative
By supporting the Time4Change fundraising initiative, you will be positioned in the TTC hub, raising funds for critical transportation costs for Youth Without Shelter. Training will be provided prior to the event.
Calling all movie lovers! Join the residents at Youth Without Shelter for a fun night of movies and popcorn.
Are you ready to chop some veggies and put burgers on the grill? Volunteers will be preparing and cooking dinner for residents at Youth Without Shelter.
YSM focuses on helping adults experiencing chronic poverty, street youth, families in need, and community development in Toronto.
Evergreen Lunch Program
Serve it forward! Our team will help Yonge Street Mission extend a gourmet welcome to youth through their lunch program.
Evergreen Diner Program
Serve it forward! Our team will help Yonge Street Mission extend a gourmet welcome to youth through their dinner program.
Daily Bread provides food support to member agencies’ food banks, provides homemade meals to agencies that operate shelters or drop-in programs. They feed up to 5,000 people per week at agencies across Toronto.
Food! Food! Food! Do you like food? Volunteers will be sorting food donations at the Daily Bread Food Bank warehouse.
Through community led projects Foodshare increases access to, knowledge of and consumption of vegetables.
Help us pack fresh produce for our markets and Good Food Boxes. These programs increase access to fresh produce for people in Toronto.
Super School Packers
Be a super school packer! Volunteers will help FoodShare get good food out to schools across the city by packing produce in the warehouse.
Variety Village provides inclusive and family-friendly fitness, sports and life skills for all abilities.
The 35th Annual Lieutenant Governor’s Games
Youngsters of all abilities are invited to participate in an exciting day of inclusive activities presided over by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Volunteers will assist with set up and tear down of the equipment, registration desk support, running activity stations and security assistance.
The Good Shepherd provides a hot meal, clean clothes, a safe, programs, and a clean bed for the homeless and the marginalized.
Dorms + Laundry
At The Good Shepherd, volunteers will lend a helping hand making beds in the emergency shelter and sharing in a meal with those who access their drop-in programs.
Do you love to cook? Volunteers will be preparing a healthy meal for guests at The Good Shepherd.
The Good Shepherd receives clothing and food donations weekly, so volunteers will be supporting with sorting these donations.
The St Felix Centre is a compassionate and faith-inspired community for marginalized individuals in downtown Toronto providing community meals, drop in programs and more.
Community Meals Program
Serve it forward! With the community meals program you will be helping to prepare and serve a hearty meal to feed the body and spirit of guests at St.Felix.
CNOY Event Program
Volunteers will be assisting with outdoor setup and decorating ahead of the Coldest Night of the Year walk-a-thon.
Clothing Bank Program
Volunteers will be sorting, folding and organizing the clothing bank at St Felix Centre.
Second Harvest rescues good healthy food from across the supply chain – from farmers, processor, manufacturers, distribution centres and large retailers, then delivers that food to a network of social service agencies.
Volunteer hunger fighters needed! You will be helping Second Harvest to inspect and sort food donations before they get distributed throughout the city.
The Red Door Shelter assists families, refugees and women who are fleeing violence by providing emergency shelter, necessary counselling and health care. Later providing outreach services designed to assist families to remain housed and independent in the community.
Pizza Party & Arts + Crafts Activity
Come out for a pizza party and stay to do some fun arts + crafts with the families at the Red Door Shelter. Volunteers will be supporting with set up, clean up and the running of the event.
Saturday Morning Family Brunch
Let’s get cooking! Volunteers will get to share their love of cooking and prepare a healthy brunch for the families at the Red Door Shelter.
Horizons for Youth is a shelter for at-risk and homeless youth between the ages of 16-24 years old in Toronto. We provide youth with the support they need to escape from the cycle of poverty and leave the streets behind.
Grab your canvas! Join in for a night of painting, laughs and sharing joy with the teens at Horizons for Youth.
Share your love of cooking and help to prepare a delicious brunch for the teens at Horizons for Youth. This incredible shelter provides a safe space for homeless youth aged 16-24.
Clothing Room Donation Sort
Love to shop? Volunteers will offer support sorting and separating donated items to stock the Horizons for Youth clothing room.
Fight4Freedom is an active voice and advocate of justice for women and men who are victimized by human trafficking and sexual exploitation – to further assist them in finding the necessary support that will aid them in their journey of safety, freedom, healing, and restoration.
Ceramic Mug Gift Making
Get creative! Volunteers will be decorating mugs as gifts for the clients of Fight4Freedom. Even if you’re not an artist, these handmade gifts will be a fun way to show some love.
The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Business Clothing Sort
Are you a fashionista? Help Dress for Success refresh and organize the boutique to keep it full of fashionable finds that help suit a woman, and empower her forward.
This community centre is located in the Junction/Pelham Park area, and is focused on creating a space where creativity can happen!
We’re having a dance party! Come out and support a family day dance party for our community.
The Kennedy House Youth Shelter provides a safe living environment for youth ages 16-24 who have complex needs and are experiencing homelessness. They offer programming that helps the youth stay healthy as well as access jobs, permanent housing, clothing and other supplies that will assist them as they transition to a successful future.
Grab your canvas! Join in for a night of painting, laughs and sharing joy with the youth of Kennedy House. You don’t have to be Picasso to bless these youth!
Furniture Bank is a charity & social enterprise that collects gently used furniture from the community and transfers them to families transitioning out of homelessness or displacement.
Showroom + Warehouse Help
Volunteers will help repair furniture, saving items from the landfill and helping clients in the showroom to select quality and dignified furniture for those who need it most.
YWCA Toronto transforms the lives of marginalized and disadvantaged women and girls in Toronto. They do this by being a strong advocate for women and girls, providing transformative services in the areas of employment support and training, housing options and shelters, leadership development programs for girls and key supports for women and children who have experienced violence.
Looking for brunch plans? We’ve got you! This team will be cooking and serving YWCA residents a delicious Saturday morning brunch.
Women’s Beauty Afternoon
Build self esteem & change lives! Volunteers will help to make the women at the YWCA feel special through a fun afternoon of beauty and pampering.
Emily’s House is Toronto’s only hospice for children and families facing life-threatening illnesses. They deliver respite and palliative care services to children and their families.
Family Movie Night
Calling all movie lovers! Join the residents at Emily’s House for a fun night of movies and popcorn.
Let’s get cooking! Volunteers will help to prepare a yummy brunch and dine with the families at Emily’s House.
Frontlines addresses the pressing needs of Weston’s children and youth. We foster and restore wellness and respect among our diverse neighbours by building relationships and providing programs that address the whole child.
After School Program: Arts + Crafts
Get crafty with the youth at Frontlines as part of the after school program. This event is sure to be fun for volunteers of all ages!
After School Program: Dance
You’ll be dancing with the stars at Frontlines! Lend your special skills to lead the youth of Frontlines through a dance workshop!
After School Program: Music
Do you love music? Bring your instruments and warm up those vocal chords for a fun jam session with the kids of the Frontlines after school program.
Aid to Women reaches out to women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy and offers them real solutions and caring support. We have helped thousands of women because we’re committed to providing them with the information and support needed to make a life-affirming decision about their pregnancy
Baby Clothes Donation Sort
Lend a helping hand as a practical support volunteer, sorting donations for clients of Aid to Women.
Covenant House is the largest agency in Canada serving youth who are homeless, trafficked or at risk. Covenant House is inclusive, intentional and impactful.
Volunteers will work together to sort donations of food and clothing for the youth at Covenant House.
Our mission is to rescue and find homes for abandoned, sick or injured cats from situations of abuse, neglect or imminent euthanasia.
Sorting Cat Food
Cat lovers, this one is for you! Toronto Cat Rescue volunteers will help to sort food donations for kitties on their way to their forever homes.
Oasis operates a number of programs for our community. The purpose of these programs is to encourage and support our community members and, more importantly, to provide for the developing of relationships within our community
Food Donations Sort
Food! Food! Food! Do you like food? Volunteers will be sorting food donations at Oasis.
Drop In Program
Fellowship! As volunteers at the Drop In Program you will be hosting and engaging in conversation with those who access Oasis.
Volunteers will be supporting those who access Oasis’s food bank chose different food items and provide suggestions on how to meal prep with those items.
The Pregnancy Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting people in making healthy and informed relationship and pregnancy decisions
Office Admin + Donation Sort
Lend a helping hand as a practical support volunteer, sorting donations for families and assisting the staff in the office.
It is the mission of The Toronto Humane Society to promote the humane care and protection of all animals and to prevent cruelty and suffering.
Pet Food + Toy Making
Help a furry friend! Volunteers will be hands-on, sorting pet food and making toys for the adorable residents of the humane society while they wait on their forever homes.
Haven Toronto is a drop-in centre where elder homeless, marginally housed and socially isolated men can feel safe, where they can form and cultivate friendships, and become part of a community.
Volunteers will get an orientation to the organization, prep lunch and serve to elderly homeless guests.
An outreach ministry of Youth Unlimited that works with youth experiencing homelessness in Toronto.
Soup, Sandwich + Cookies
Volunteers will be making soup, sandwiches and cookies that will later be handed out as part of the Light Patrol mobile outreach team.
The High Park Nature Centre is a charitable organization that was established in 1999. Our mission is to promote awareness and respect for nature through year-round, hands-on outdoor nature education and park stewardship
Bring out your inner lumberjack! This will be a fun opportunity to help chop wood at the High Park Nature Centre that promotes respect for nature year round.
Join us for our online services at 9am, 10am, 11am, 3pm, 4pm and 8pm on Sunday!
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