Youth Shelter Overnight Support
Overnights volunteer hours run from 11:30 PM – 9:30 AM Friday, Saturday 11:30 PM –
8:30 AM, Sunday 11:30 PM – 9:00 AM, Monday Nights 11:30 PM – 9:00 AM and Tuesday
Nights from 11:30 PM – 9:00 AM. Around 11:30 PM staff and volunteers begin to
transition the Drop In to the Shelter portion by encouraging youth to set up their beds
and aid in taking down drop in activities and putting away food. We offer a relatively
low key environment with a strong emphasis on building healthy relationships. Help
is also provided in the form of low key mental health support, conflict management
and pastoral care with informal referrals being made to deeper community support
where indicated. Youth staying overnight are encouraged to utilize this time for
sleeping but crisis intervention may be necessary during overnight shifts. Overnight
volunteers support staff supervisor in tear down the next morning. This position will
require climbing stairs.
Please see our website to apply on-line: https://restoringhope.ca/volunteer/
How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
The volunteer will be provided with training specific to working with homeless and exploited individuals. They will have the opportunity to practice listening skills, gain an understanding of a wide variety of youth clients and how to support them.
How will the organization benefit?
The organization will benefit by having extra support persons available to better meet individual needs of the youth clients accessing the services.
140 Laurier Ave West
Share this volunteer opportunity