VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES BY PROGRAM
Hand-in-Hand has volunteer opportunities on Monday mornings for art and or Wednesday afternoons Music.
The Saint Columba House Teen Programs focus on youth empowerment and education, with the goal of creating long term solutions to youth issues in the community. We have two distinct programs that are currently accepting volunteers:
Get To The Pointe! an alternative sexual health education program for youth in South-West high schools.
· Animating sexual health workshops
· Developing sexual health educational content
· Helping GTTP's social media presence
· Helping GTTP's fundraising activities
The Press Start Youth Co-op, a project aiming to create youth-led workers co-operative in the neighbourhood.
· Helping Press Start's fundraising activities
· Supporting youth leaders to develop the structure of the co-operative.
· Offering workshops to youth leaders on subjects such as finances, business management, collective decision-making etc.
Tutoring/Homework Help: We are looking for volunteers to support children and staff during our study period. This includes helping children complete their homework, doing one-on-one tutoring with children who need additional support, developing individual learning activities, as well as planning and/or animating group learning activities that build literacy, math or second language skills (or any other fun and creative learning activities/projects/games!). Volunteers can take on one or more of these responsibilities. Study period runs from 2:30-4:15pm Mon-Thurs (grades 1-4) and 3:30-5:00pm Mon-Thurs (grades 5-6). Volunteers should understand that our programs support youth experiencing certain learning, socio-emotional or behavioural difficulties. We ask that volunteers commit to at least one shift per week.
Activity Animation: We are also looking for volunteers to run specific activities (ex. cooking, sports, fitness, art, etc.) in line with their passion and skills! We are open to offering a very wide variety of activities in our programs. Volunteer animators would be fully supported by our staff and work with groups of 6-12 children (ages ranging from 6 to 12 years). Activities typically take place between 4:15-5:15pm Mon-Thurs (ages 6-9) and 3:30-5:00pm Mon-Thurs (ages 10-12). Volunteers should understand that our programs support youth experiencing certain learning, socio-emotional or behavioural difficulties. We ask that volunteers commit to at least one shift per week.
Cafe Pronto is a socially responsible neighbourhood cafe featuring the freshest local products and many homemade specialties. As a social enterprise initiative of Saint Columba House, the Café provides training opportunities to support those who have faced barriers to successful inclusion in the community.
We take pleasure in serving our customers with excellence in an atmosphere that is friendly and welcoming. And we proudly use all of the profits from the Cafe to support programs at Saint Columba House. Volunteers are needed to animate different a thematic daily
Saint Columba House's Meals on Wheels program is a holistic approach to food security for people with mobility issues and the problem of social isolation. In collaboration with our community clinic, we deliver food from Monday through Friday between 10 am and 1 pm to a variety of people. However, we do more than just deliver, we also try and engage our participants in conversations and attempt to build relationships of trust with them.
We are currently looking for drivers with cars to help our volunteers during the winter months.