Call: (416) 532-4828 Email: info@westnh.org

Corporate Volunteers

Volunteering with your staff team is a great way to: 

  • Team build in a new environment
  • Make a positive impact on people’s lives
  • Get to know and appreciate the interesting community members we work with at West Neighbourhood House

We offer different opportunities in order to accommodate both large and small groups. Listed below are the corporate volunteering opportunities that we are currently offering.

Serve a meal to seniors

Diverse older adults in our community attend programs at West Neighbourhood House to reduce social isolation and learn new skills later in life. Several times a year, the seniors celebrate occasions with a special meal. Participate in one of these events with your group of 8-20 people and serve a special meal for a group of seniors.

Depending on the size of your group and the meal, we ask for a donation of $1,000-$2,5000.

Your team will receive:

  • A volunteer orientation and tour
  • Recognition in our Annual Report and social media channels
  • Support from West Neighbourhood House staff
  • A chance to connect with seniors from various backgrounds

Get involved with the Newcomer Youth Program 

Bring your skills to our Newcomer Youth Program by providing a workshop (eg. a resume clinic or art-based project) or participating in a sports activity. This program is located in Parkdale and works with youth ages 13-24.

The Newcomer Youth Program can accommodate 6 to 8 volunteers at a time (possibly 10 if you are participating in a sports activity). These opportunities typically take place in the afternoon and evening (between 3:30-8pm).

To volunteer with the Newcomer Youth Program we ask for a donation of $1,000-$1,500 depending on the scope of the activity.

Your team will receive: 

  • Recognition in our Annual Report and social media channels
  • Support from West Neighbourhood House staff
  • The opportunity to share your skills with newcomer youth

Deliver Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels program at West Neighbourhood House delivers over 39,000 meals a year to isolated seniors and people with disabilities throughout our community. The program relies on volunteer drivers and runners (and in the summer cyclists) to deliver these meals. In our busy downtown core, there are fewer volunteers who have access to vehicles and it is often difficult for us to find enough drivers to deliver meals. That is why we are looking for businesses that would like to contribute to the community by providing a vehicle/s and employees to deliver Meals on Wheels.

While committing to weekly or monthly volunteer hours is ideal (eg. every Friday afternoon), it is also possible to volunteer for one day.

To participate in a one day volunteering opportunity with Meals on Wheels, we ask for a $600 donation.

Your team will receive:

  • A volunteer orientation and tour
  • Recognition in our Annual Report and social media channels
  • Support from West Neighbourhood House staff
  • A chance to get to know the neighbourhood, connect with other volunteers, and have meaningful interactions with isolated people in our community

Contact

Please contact Danielle Benton, Volunteer Coordinator, to learn more about these opportunities daniellebe@westnh.org 416-532-7586 ext. 171

If you have an inquiry that doesn’t fit into one of the above categories (eg. you have more people wanting to participate, or you have a desire to get involved with another program) contact Danielle. She will be happy to discuss other options with you.


Does your workplace run a United Way Campaign?  If yes, consider doing a Day of Caring®

West Neighbourhood House is a proud supporter of United Way’s Day of Caring® volunteer program which connects corporate groups to a variety of different volunteer opportunities across Toronto & York Region.  Projects range from gardening, mentoring, special event assistance and painting and are hosted at community agencies, including West Neighbourhood House, engaging people in activities that help to improve the lives of people across the region.  For more information, please contact your workplace’s United Way campaign committee or email dayofcaring@uwgt.org