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. We kindly ask all groups to make a minimum donation of $250 to participate in this volunteer activity and to provide the ingredients for the meal.

 

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 kindly ask for a minimum donation of $500 to participate in this volunteer activity. 

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! We kindly ask for a minimum donation of $500 to participate in this volunteer activity. 

 

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. 

 

build Horizons for Youth kits

We welcome volunteer groups to create kits 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.