Individual Volunteering

Volunteers play a critical role in the success of Wesley.

Urgent & Special Event Opportunities

URGENT: Administrative Assistant Volunteer

  • Assisting with general office duties including mail and computer work
  • Data entry
  • Answering phones
  • Photocopying
  • Location: Queen Street EarlyON Child & Family Centre, 155 Queen Street North, Hamilton, ON
  • Time: 2-3 hour shifts available Monday-Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm


URGENT: Before and After School Program Volunteers

  • Assist with program set-up and clean up
  • Helping with snack preparation and clean up
  • General tidying: washing toys, emptying and filling dishwasher
  • Location: Lake Avenue School, 157 Lake Avenue, North, Hamilton, ON & Hess Street School, 107 Hess Street North, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2T1
  • Time: Monday-Friday 7:00am-9:00am or 2:30pm-6:00pm


URGENT: Tuesday Evening Dinner Volunteer

  • Set-up and maintain cleanliness of program space
  • Wash tables, set-up chairs
  • Help to prepare meals
  • Assist with clean up
  • Interact with children and caregivers
  • Assist program staff as requested
  • Location: Wesley EarlyON Child and Family Centre, 155 Queen Street North, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2V6 & Beasley Community Centre, 145 Wilson St, Hamilton, ON
  • Time: Tuesdays from 4:00pm-7:00pm

Children, Youth & Family Services

Child and Family Centre Volunteer

  • Volunteers will assist with program implementation: set-up and clean-up, snack preparation, washing toys, general tidying, emptying and filling dishwasher, crafts, making sensory play materials
  • Experience working with children is an asset
  • 18 years or older
  • 2-3 hour shifts available Monday – Saturday during the day
  • Location: Various locations


School Age Program Volunteer

  • Volunteers will assist with programming: homework help, serving nutritional healthy snacks, provide 1:1 time with children, create & help staff with recreational programming
  • Previous experience working with youth is an asset
  • 18 years or older
  • 2-3 hour shifts available in the afternoons Monday – Friday
  • Location: Hess Street School, 107 Hess Street North, Hamilton and St. Luke Catholic Elementary School, 345 Albright Road, Hamilton


Wesley’s Child and Family Program Volunteer

  • Volunteers will assist with programming:  set-up and clean-up, crafts, sensory play materials, general tidying
  • Experience working with children an asset
  • 2-3 hour shifts available during the day Monday – Friday
  • Location: Unit 131, 350 Quigley Road, Hamilton

Newcomer & Community Services

We are not currently looking for volunteers for our Newcomer programs.  Please stay tuned!


Shopping by Bus Volunteer

  • Volunteers will greet older individuals upon their arrival
  • Assist individuals with their shopping
  • Discuss healthy eating options
  • Connect individuals to community resources and/or Wesley programming
  • 18 years or older
  • Location: No Frills, 438 Main St E, Hamilton, ON
  • Time: Thursdays bi-weekly, 9:00am-11:30am

Housing & Homelessness Services

Kitchen Volunteer

  • Helping to prepare meals at the Wesley Day Centre by washing dishes, serving, and other duties as assigned
  • 18 years or older OR 14-16 year old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, and 17 year old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or provide a written note that they are allowed to volunteer
  • 4 hours Monday – Saturday and 3 hours on Sunday
  • Location: Wesley Day Centre, 195 Ferguson Avenue North, Hamilton


First Start Café Volunteer

  • Assisting servers to provide meals and drinks to residents of First Place and community members attending the dining halls.
  • Serving coffee, tea, and water to customers
  • Meeting/greeting customers as they arrive
  • Assist the main server with various duties
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Location: First Place Hamilton Seniors Residence, 350 King Street East, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Y3
  • Time: Saturdays from 8:30am-11:30am

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact:

Nicole White
Special Events & Volunteer Administrator
905-528-5629 ext. 240

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