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Last updated 8 November 2021: Meal Train volunteers are asked to drop off food from Monday-Friday 10-5pm and Sundays 10:30-12:30pm only. Please bring your food to the back of the building (first door at the southwest corner), place it beside the front door, ring the bell or call 647.407.0981, 416.885.1570, or 437.994.6787, and wait for a staff member to confirm they will receive your donation.


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 (except for Meal Train. See below). Returning volunteers: email Ruth.Hart@veahavta.org

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.

COVID-Safe Volunteer Roles

All time commitments are at your discretion unless stated otherwise.

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.

 

Cook with Ve’ahavta

Join our Meal Train and 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.

Register Here

 

Blanket Making

Make a warm no-sew blanket to be distributed to our clients on Ve’ahavta’s outreach van. 

Suitable for kids, teens, adults, and groups.

Learn More

 

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 live and/or develop pre-recorded content.

Suitable for adults.

Time commitment: week day 2-3 hours per session (2-3 sessions offered per year per program).

 

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.

Supply Room Sorter

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.

 

Drive to Survive

Coordinate drives for clothing, hygiene products and other supplies among your friends, family, community members or classmates for the people served by our Mobile Jewish Response to Homelessness outreach van.

Suitable for kids, teens, adults and groups.

Learn More

 

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

 

Driver

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.

 

 

 

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 Brandon.Lablong@veahavta.org.

Suitable for kids, teens, adults and groups.

 

Apply Today

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Questions? 

Contact Ruth.Hart@veahavta.org or 416.964.7698 ext. 216 

 

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