Volunteer

Volunteers play a critical role in the success of Wesley. Our volunteers are actively engaged at all levels of our organization and in many capacities. Volunteers are involved with program support and delivery, administration, event planning and completion, leadership and many hands on opportunities.

Each year, 1, 000 volunteers contribute over 20, 000 hours to Wesley! This demonstrates the dedication and commitment to our volunteers and is comparable to over $300, 000 worth of time and contributions.

Volunteers need to be 18 years and up, complete the application and have a police check. We ask that volunteers try to make a commitment of one year. There are volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups with our Special Events that do not require an application or police check and can include younger volunteers with supervision.

Click here to watch our Best Practices for Volunteers video

Click here to download the Volunteer Application Form

All volunteers need to complete the application form and have a Police Check that is less than six months old.  For more information, please contact:

Rebecca Young
Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator
905 528 5629, Ext. 240

Current Opportunities for Individual Volunteers

Administration and Resource Development

  • Data entry and filing
  • Mailings
  • Phone calls and answering the phones

Children and Teens

  • Assisting staff with activities (ex. baking, sports, homework help)
  • Room, toys, etc. clean up
  • Snack preparation
  • Organizing donations

Client Support Services and Resettlement Assistance Program

  • Interpreters (Arabic, Somali, Kirundi, Swahili and Mandarin)
  • Administrative support
  • One-on-One Newcomer Youth Mentir
  • English Conversation Partner
  • Travel Companion for Errands

Donation Warehouse

  • Sorting and organizing donations

Multicultural Seniors Program

  • Income Tax Preparation

Special Events and Fundraising

  • Case for Kids Walk-a-thon
  • Golf Tournament
  • Raising the Roof toque sales
  • No Charge Christmas Store
  • Wesley Centre Sunday dinners
  • Sorting donations

Transitions to Homes

  • Recreation (summer basketball, bowling, floor hockey)
  • Drop-in lunch (Wednesday)

Wesley Day Centre

  • Preparing and serving meals

Wesley Youth Housing

  • Hair Stylist

 

For Group Volunteer Opportunities, click http://wesley.ca/volunteer/group-volunteering-opportunities/