corporate volunteer program

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Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of homeless youth? Horizons for Youth welcomes corporate groups to volunteer at our shelter. We will work with your company to create a unique engagement experience that expresses your organization's charitable goals and company values. Please read the corporate volunteer opportunities listed below and get in touch with us to plan your volunteer activity!

 

Give a meal

Your team are the chefs for the meal! Help out at Horizons for Youth by cooking lunch or dinner for up to 45 residents. We will work with you to plan a menu that all of the youth at our residence will love.

Requirements: This volunteer activity is reserved for Charitable Partners of Horizons for Youth - those who give a minimum monetary donation of $500 or a minimum of $1000 in in-kind donations.

Time & Date: Monday-Friday, either 9:30am-1pm or 3:30-7pm

 

Shelter improvement

Spend a morning or afternoon at Horizons for Youth helping us make our shelter a better home for our residents. Tasks can include: organizing clothing or food donations, light painting, outdoor maintenance, etc. We will let you know what tasks are most urgent when booking your volunteer activity.

Requirements: This volunteer activity is reserved for Charitable Partners of Horizons for Youth - those who give a minimum monetary donation of $500 or a minimum of $1000 in in-kind donations.

Time & Date: Monday-Friday, either 9:30am-12pm or 1:30-4pm

host a workshop

Plan and lead a workshop or workshop series for our clients. Topics can include, but are not limited to: career preparedness, sewing, knitting, music or financial literacy. We welcome the creativity of your team! 

Requirements: This volunteer activity is reserved for Charitable Partners of Horizons for Youth - those who give a minimum monetary donation of $500 or a minimum of $1000 in in-kind donations.

Time & Date: Monday-Friday, either 9am-12pm or 1-4pm

holiday gift wrapping

You can be one of Santa’s Elves for the day! From December 17-23, 2019, we will need help organizing and wrapping holiday gifts for our residents and Community Support clients.

Requirements: This volunteer activity is reserved for Charitable Partners of Horizons for Youth - those who give a minimum monetary donation of $500 or a minimum of $1000 in in-kind donations.

Time & Date: Tuesday December 17th-Monday December 23rd, 9:30am-12:30pm or 1-4pm

strategic support

Use your unique expertise and skill set to help homeless and at-risk youth. We appreciate when skilled corporate groups offer to do pro bono work or lead learning sessions for members of Horizons for Youth's staff team. Some areas of interest are governance & board development, marketing, fundraising, facilitation, information technology and general support and technology.

 

build Horizons for Youth kits

We welcome volunteer groups to create care packages for our youth. These kits are full of basic hygiene products, pyjamas, underwear, socks and other needs. Kits can be made at Horizons for Youth or at your location and the items can be provided by our wholesale partner Bargains Group. Bargains Group will also provide us with a free case of donations when you purchase the kit items from them. Learn more about Kits for a Cause

 

To learn more about Horizons for Youth's  corporate engagement opportunities, please contact our Development Coordinator, Stacey Murie, by email at stacey@horizonsforyouth.org or by phone 416-781-9898 x27. She will be more than happy to speak with you about your company's charitable goals.