volunteer opportunities

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opportunities for individuals

Horizons for Youth welcomes individuals to help out at the shelter. Volunteer activities include:

  • Help prepare and serve meals
  • Tidy and re-organize donation rooms
  • Tutor youth who are attending school
  • Provide administrative and development assistance
  • Assist with events
  • Childcare volunteer - new opportunity! 
    • Help our past residents take part in our aftercare programs by playing babysitter for a couple of hours every other week! Horizons for Youth welcomes individuals to volunteer their time to take care of the children of parents taking part in the bi-weekly community kitchens Horizons offers to previous clients. We ask volunteers to help out from 5-8pm every other Wednesday.

For any volunteering that involves direct interaction with our residents, an interview and a criminal reference check are required.

 

opportunities for corporate & community group volunteers

Horizons for Youth welcomes corporate and community groups to volunteer at our shelter. Volunteer activities include:

  • Re-organize and tidy donation rooms
  • Help prepare and serve meals
  • Assist with shelter improvement projects
  • Host workshops for our youth (career preparedness workshops, sports skills, construction 101, e.g.) We welcome the creativity of your group!
 

build horizons for youth "kits"!

We also welcome volunteers, including corporate and community groups, to create kits for our youth. These kits are full of basic hygiene products, pyjamas, underwear, socks, and other needs. We also greatly appreciate when volunteers put together gifts for our 45 youth before the winter holidays! Kits can be made at Horizons for Youth or at your location and the items will 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 Bargains Group.

To learn more about the Bargains Group and their kits, please visit: http://www.bargainsgroup.com/kits.html.

Bargains Group will also be happy to give you free advice on how to make your kit building experience a special and impactful event. Feel free to contact them at 416-785-5655 or jodys@bargainsgroup.com


To learn more about volunteering with Horizons for Youth, please email volunteerinquiry@horizonsforyouth.org or call our Development Associate at 416-781-9898 x27