Help Us Make Change Happen

Every year, 1000+ people give their time and energy to Ve’ahavta. Our volunteers range from ages 10 to 100+ and are from all walks of life. With so many volunteer roles available, there is something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a one-time project to do with your family over the holidays, need those 40 hours of volunteer service or are looking for a weekly commitment, we have a role that will suit your needs where you can make a difference in the lives of others.


Get started in 3 easy steps:

1. Browse the COVID-safe volunteer opportunities below and pick the one you’re interested in.

2. New volunteers: complete the volunteer application. Returning volunteers: email

2b. Meal Train volunteers, new and returning, please also sign up for your slot below.

2c. Ensure you have read our COVID-19 policies.

3. You’ll receive an automated email to book a pre-volunteering screening where a staff member will provide further details and answer any questions you may have.

Volunteer Positions

All time commitments are at your discretion unless stated otherwise.

On-Site Volunteer Positions

MJRH Van Volunteer

Our most well-known volunteer role, join our experienced outreach workers on the MJRH outreach van and help distribute nutritious meals, essential clothing, and hygiene supplies to those experiencing homelessness.

Suitable for teens (14+ with an adult) and adults.

Time commitment: 6 hour, evening shifts.

See what it’s like to volunteer on the van! 

Warehouse Volunteer

Provide much-needed support in our warehouse sorting clothing and hygiene donations under the supervision of a staff member. Previous volunteer experience with Ve’ahavta (especially the van) is a strong asset for this role, but any past volunteering with Ve’ahavta is helpful.

Suitable for teens and adults.

Time commitment: 2-3 hour, week day shifts.

See what it’s like to be a warehouse volunteer!

Kitchen Volunteer

Join our entirely revamped meal preparation program and help prepare hot meals, which are distributed on our MJRH outreach van. This role is ideal for people who love to cook and takes place in our brand-new, on-site, commercial kitchen.

Suitable for teens, adults, and groups.

Time commitment: 3 hour shifts, ideally at least one recurring shift weekly or bi-weekly.

See what it’s like to be a kitchen volunteer!

At-Home Volunteer Positions

Workshop Facilitator

Our training programs help individuals marginalized by poverty develop pre-employment and life skills, helping them find pathways to stability, self-sufficiency and success. Be part of this transformational program by delivering 30-40 minute online workshops.

Suitable for adults.

Time commitment: weekdays 2-3 hours per session (2-3 sessions offered per year per program)

See what it’s like to be a workshop facilitator!

Cook with Ve’ahavta

Prepare soups, sandwiches, baked goods and other treats at home, which will then be distributed by our outreach van to individuals experiencing homelessness.

Suitable for kids, teens, and adults.

Time commitment: at your discretion

Register here

Blanket Making

Make a warm, no-sew blanket to be distributed to our clients on the MJRH outreach van. Gather your friends, family, classmates, or colleagues and see how many blankets you can make together!

Suitable for kids, teens, adults, and groups.

Time commitment: at your discretion

See what it’s like to be a youth volunteer!
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Donation Pickup

Using your own vehicle and knowledge of the city, help Ve’ahavta to pick up and drop off donated items and other supplies.

Suitable for adults.

Time commitment: as needed.

Group Volunteer Options

Drive to Survive

Coordinate donation drives for clothing, hygiene products and other supplies among your friends, family, or classmates for the people served by our MJRH outreach van.

Suitable for kids, teens, adults and groups.

Learn more

Kits for a Cause

Are you a group or company that is looking for a fun volunteer program that engages your team, while making a difference? It’s easy!

Help build Personal Care Hygiene Kits, Winter Warmth Kits, Feminine Hygiene Empowerment Kits, Back to School Kits, and Holiday Gift Kits to support the community’s most vulnerable people with the items they urgently need. Visit the Kits for a Cause website for more details.  

Suitable for kids, teens, adults, and groups.

Third Party Events

Want to make giving back part of the philosophy of your group or corporation? Cookoffs, car washes, holiday parties, spin-a-thons and more are all great ways to bring your team together and give back at the same time! To find out more, email

Suitable for kids, teens, adults and groups.

Project Give Back

If you selected Ve’ahavta for Project Give Back, here’s an overview of everything you need for your project.

Suitable for kids, teens, and students.

Learn more



Contact or 416.964.7698 ext. 216 


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