Emergency Overnight Shelter Volunteer

(S.H.I.F.T, Mobile Outreach Program)

Position ID: V-ALL0130
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2022
Last Full Update: 20 Jan 2022

Opportunity Details: Emergency Overnight Shelter Volunteer

Contact Volunteer Coordinator, S.H.I.F.T. (Support and Hope for Individuals and Families Today); Email: Volunteer.Coordinator@shiftforgood.ca
  • Participate in the operation of the shelter (shifts - evening, night, breakfast)
  • Carry out the many tasks required for the seamless functioning of the shift/program.
  • Interact with guests throughout the duration of the shift (unless it’s quiet/sleep hours).
More Info Link www.shiftforgood.ca
Clients The S.H.I.F.T. Emergency Overnight Shelter program provides safe, respectful and welcoming overnight accommodation and meals to those experiencing homelessness during the winter months. Our programs focus on facilitating connection to further services, resources and community.
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Group / Family Volunteering ; Legal & Law Services / Justice / Probation ; Life Skills Support ; Manual Labour / Physical Labour ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Poverty & Homelessness ; Seasonal Support (Winter) ; Social Interaction
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; First Aid ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Shelter volunteers must commit to at least 1 shift per month and are asked to commit for the duration of the season
Interaction Level Small Group
Minimum Hours 2
Accessibility Not Accessible
Location Alliston
Number of Positions Alliston 
150 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation - Scheduled onsite prior to first shift ; Training is provided - Virtual training ; Training is required ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening required
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Provide proof of COVID19 vaccination

Agency Details: S.H.I.F.T, Mobile Outreach Program

Office Phone 705-435-7293
Fax 705-417-2390
E-Mail info@shiftforgood.ca
Website www.shiftforgood.ca
Address & Map
123 Victoria St W
New Tecumseth, ON
Canada L9R 1L7
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Mailing Address PO Box 662, Station Main 
Alliston, ON 
Canada L9R 1V8