Volunteering at Brunswick Street Mission
Thank you to all the volunteers who offer us their time, talent, experience and muscles.
Did you know that volunteering can help improve your overall health by reducing stress levels and offering a better nights sleep? It does. It also helps build skills, a sense of belonging and new friendships while offering Brunswick Street Mission the abiility to run its programs.
If you are interested in general positions please check below. If you are interested in joining us as a Board Member please click here.
If you are looking for a volunteer position please take a look at the opportunities available with Brunswick Street Mission below. You can email your interest or questions to Jillian@BrunswickStreetMission.org. We ask all volunteers to understand that the community we work with may be dealing with trauma, which can affect they way they interact with others, and ask that you are patient and understanding.
Volunteer Client Navigator
As a Volunteer Client Navigator you will be the first point of contact for any client or guest visiting or calling Brunswick Street Mission. We are open Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am and 2pm.
Volunteer Client Navigators are an important resource Brunswick Street Mission and the community members we serve. With safety protocol in place we welcome clients into our building to access programming.
We are looking for volunteers who are able to act as a Volunteer Client Navigator by:
- Answering the telephone, checking messages and, when appropriate, returning calls
- Assisting clients with completing tax returns
- Assisting clients with clothing requests
- Maintaining a clean and safe space
- Accepting clothing or food donations
- Being committed to working 1 day a week for a minimum of 3 months
Food Bank Volunteer
Our Food Bank is changing and we are looking for a few people who can help us in August. The Food Bank offers prepared food hampers as well as fresh and frozen food items to any qualified household. Starting in August we will put together hampers on Monday which will then be distributed to households throughout the remainder of the week.
We are looking for people who can support the program by:
- Receiving, unpacking and distributing food deliveries on each Monday
- Keeping the food bank area clean and organized
- Restocking the food bank shelves
Due to the responsibilities of this position we ask that volunteers be able to:
- Lift up to 40 pounds
- Be comfortable with the Google Translation program
- Helping people without judgement
Short Term or Group Volunteer Opportunities
Many of our programs require training but we do occassionally have opportunities for drop-in volunteers in our clothing centre or for one day projects. If you would like to know more please email Jillian@brunswickstreetmission.org.
We are always in need of financial support, so if you are able, please consider making a donation today.
... to our Volunteers
Volunteers make a difference at the Mission each year, donating hundreds of hours to our programs. We thank these dedicated individuals because we know that with only a handful of employees, a majority of our accomplishments are achieved by those who give freely of their time, talent, skill, and enthusiasm.
From labour to leadership, volunteers make it all happen ... it could not happen without you...