Volunteers are an important part of the Gillian’s Place team. Your contribution as a volunteer allows us to provide the best service and support to our families.

If you are interested in volunteering at Gillian’s Place, please read our volunteer intake procedures and complete the volunteer application form. Suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview if a position is available. Our agency does not discriminate and considers all volunteer applicants without regard to race, religion, national origin, martial status, sexual orientation and disability.

Please note volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Gillian's Place also requires a two year waiting period before considering former clients and/or previous victims of violence for a volunteer position.

Some of our Volunteer opportunities include:
  • Child & Youth Activity Leader
  • Donation Sorting
  • Shelter Care & Maintenance
  • Events
  • Fundraising
  • Specialized Skills Volunteer
  • Your Project or Idea
    Are you looking to promote team building and have fun while supporting an organization that provides critical support services to women and children in need of safe and supportive emergency shelter? This is an opportunity to build and strengthen your team while making a difference beyond your walls.
    Following are some ideas for groups:
    • Host a food drive and help sort and organize food.
    • Yard clean up (weeding and planting).
    • Host a gift drive to collect back-to-school supplies, toiletries or participate in one of our Holiday Programs
    • Sort in-kind donations and clean and organize donation rooms at Christmas.
    • Organize an employee fundraiser at work
    • Become a Team Captain and recruit a workplace team to participate in one of our events
    • Volunteer as a group at one of our events

Group commitments are often for one event or one day and many groups make it an annual event with Gillian’s Place.

If you have any questions about volunteering at Gillian's Place, please contact our Development and Communications Coordinator at 905-684-4000 ext. 233 or email for more information.

A volunteer is a person who believes that people can make a difference – and is willing to prove it. – Anonymous


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