Bethesda House accepts and encourages the active participation of people from the community to help us increase and enhance our services to the women, youth and children we support.
A FEW HOURS A WEEK OR MONTH
AT TIMES THAT ARE CONVENIENT FOR YOU
You will be regularly scheduled according to your personal availability. Join a wonderful group of people of all ages, women, men and youth, who have fun while providing Bethesda House with an extremely valuable resource – their time and energy!
People interested in volunteering their time, energy, interests & expertise with Bethesda House are welcome to call 905-697-3700 ext. 301.
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM
Bethesda House welcomes and encourages applications from, and provides equal volunteer opportunities to, male and female volunteers, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. Accommodation will be provided for volunteers with disabilities upon request and if at all possible. Bethesda House is an GBTQ positive space.
Click here —> FORM – When Finished, click “submit”.
The form will be emailed to the Bethesda House Volunteer Coordinator. She will connect with you to learn more about your interest in volunteering, to answer any questions you may have, and to talk about the next steps.
Thank you for your interest!
SECOND CHANCE STORE VOLUNTEER
To help customers, sort donations, stage the store displays, etc.
To help maintain the cleanliness in the Bethesda House buildings
GARDENING & YARDWORK
To help care for our flowerbeds, cut the lawn, rake leaves, etc.
To provide childcare (crafts, group activities, etc.) for children while their mothers’ attend meetings, group, etc.
PET FOSTER CARE
To provide short –term pet foster care while the owners are in shelter.
A major barrier to some women and their children leaving abuse is that they have no-one to care for their pets while they are in the shelter. Knowing they have a place for their pet to be safe will often make the decision to leave an abusive partner easier and get the woman / family to safety quicker. Foster care may be needed for just a few days or up to a few months.
SHARE SPECIAL SKILLS & INTERESTS
To share your skills/interests with the women, youth and children who are clients of Bethesda House; Arts, crafts, music, storytelling, reading, play, tutoring, homework, sharing your computer skills, etc.
Share your joy. Inspire others to what you enjoy doing. Bring some lightness into the very stressful situation the women, youth and children are going through.
SELF CARE SUPPORT
To provide 1:1 attention or groups in the following areas…
- Massage Therapists
- Yoga Instructors
- Hair Stylists
- Fitness Instructors
To provide assistance to women leaving the shelter by helping move their furniture and belongings, pick-up & deliver furniture donations, do dump runs, etc.
FUND-RAISING & SPECIAL EVENTS HELP
To help with various fund-raising initiatives and special events throughout the year.
To help during a very special and very busy time at the Shelter,…help sort and pack hampers of food and toy donations for the many women and children that we support during this time of year.