Become Involved

Volunteers

General Requirements:
oneROOF values its volunteers. They are remarkable people who give selflessly because they believe that “one youth on the streets is one too many.”  oneROOF does not require volunteers to have specific experience in dealing with the youth we serve. We are looking for individuals who believe in the power of a caring community, who can accept differences, and who live up to their commitments, and are 18 years of age or older. 

Volunteers must be able to:

  • be a support and/or role model to youth through action, words, and behaviour
  • maintain a professional relationship with youth
  • if volunteering for Drop-In a minimum of an eight month commit for a minimum is required
  • participate in a minimum of one shift per week and attend training sessions

Shifts
Daytime
Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00 (5 hour commitment)
Essential services – food hampers, laundry and housing assistance

Evening
Monday – Friday 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Drop-In, meal, crisis support, recreation

Weekend
Saturday/Sunday 11:00 – 5:00 pm or 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Drop-In, meal, crisis support, recreation

If interested, please e-mail resume to mos@oneroof.org.

What oneROOF Has to Offer You

Volunteers are the backbone of oneROOF and supporting our volunteers is important to us. We are happy to be able to provide the following:

Training

  • Standardized Training (is mandatory prior to a Frontline Volunteers first shift)
  • Internal Training (offered during shifts, half-day training sessions on a variety of topics)
  • External Training (Suicide Intervention Training, Addictions support training, etc.)

Support

  • Briefing sessions are held with the team and shift supervisor before each shift
  • Debriefing sessions are also held at the end of each shift for volunteers to provide feedback and address issues
  • Volunteers can contact staff at any time if they need feedback or have any questions or concerns

Opportunities

Provide the potential…

  • To Learn – about our youth, their struggles, and their reality; about yourself, your strengths, your abilities, and your impact on others
  • To Grow – awareness and understanding around the issue of homelessness; and assist in broadening your skillset
  • To Help – young people aspire to create a positive future
  • To Mentor – street youth through positive role modelling
  • To Make  – a difference in young lives

Please click our Information Package November 2014 for more details.

Volunteers are the backbone of oneROOF and supporting our volunteers is important to us.

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