Volunteer

The Stop began as a volunteer-run organization in the 1970s, and to this day volunteers play a vital role in every facet of our operations. Without the dedication of our volunteers, we could not meet our goal of helping people stop the cycle of poverty.

Many of our volunteers have experience with issues facing the community: unemployment, poverty, and homelessness. The connection between volunteers and participants in our programs creates a unique sense of community marked by a non-judgmental and empathetic environment.

Volunteer Opportunities at 1884 Davenport

At our 1884 Davenport location, we have a Food Bank, Drop-In, kitchen (in which we prepare meals for the Drop-In), Healthy Beginnings program (a pre- and post-natal program), and Community Advocacy Program. Most of the volunteer roles that become available are for the Food Bank, Drop-In or kitchen and would take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays between the hours of 8AM and 3PM. We ask all volunteers to make a commitment of one 4-5 hour shift per week for a minimum of 4-6 months. If you are interested in volunteering with one of these programs, please contact Jasmine at jasmine [at] thestop [dot] org to find out about our monthly volunteer information session.

Volunteer Opportunities at The Green Barn

There are currently no specific volunteer opportunities at the Green Barn.

Volunteer Opportunities at Events

We need volunteers on November 5th, 2014, for the 10th anniversary of What's on the Table, our annual fundraising gala featuring Toronto’s most innovative chefs and the best Niagara wines, all under one roof! Once again, we will be hosting this event at Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East.

If you are interested in volunteering, please review the roles and their times below. Contact Jasmine at jasmine [at] thestop [dot] org to let her know which shifts you are willing to be considered for by Monday, October 20th. Please also share a bit of information about yourself and any experience you have in your preferred roles. 

Wednesday, November 5th
Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East

Set-Up AM: 9:00am - 1:00pm (meal included)

Volunteers may be asked to help with the following:

  • Unpack rentals and supplies and distribute to appropriate station;
  • Set-up food space with tables and décor.

Volunteers should be fairly independent with activity and must be comfortable with some heavy lifting & carrying.

Lunch will be available at the end of your shift.

Set-Up PM: 1:00pm - 5:00pm (meal included)

Volunteers may be asked to help with the following:

  • Help chefs and beverage vendors unload their vehicles;
  • Assist with a variety of décor elements.

Volunteers should be fairly independent with activity and must be comfortable with heavy lifting & carrying. This shift may be a little light at the beginning of the day, it just depends on when the chefs arrive the venue to start unloading.

Lunch will be available at the beginning of your shift.

Event Volunteers: 5:00pm - 11:15pm (meal & breaks included)

Volunteers may be asked to help with the following, please choose which area you prefer:

1. Coat check, greeters

  • Welcome guests as they arrive, help with coat check.

May be moved to event assistants or auction section after guests arrive.

2. Registration

  • Assist with registration by checking names off a list of over 600+ people & helping to maintain order of the line.

May be moved to event assistants or auction section after registration.

3. Event Assistants

  • Check in with each chef or beverage station, and ensure that they have all the supplies they need throughout the event;
  • Keep area clean of garbage, bus each station, and make sure everything is clean;
  • Bus and keep order of rentals behind the scenes.

4. Key Sellers, Auction, The Stop's Table

  • Help with live/silent auction items, track winners, ask for payment.

Volunteers should be fairly independent with activity and must be outgoing and comfortable chatting with guests.

Please contact Jasmine at jasmine [at] thestop [dot] org to let her know which shifts you are willing to be considered for by Monday, October 20th. Please also share a bit of information about yourself and any experience you have in your preferred roles.

Thank you for supporting The Stop!

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