Volunteer

Phoenix is thrilled to have the support of over 300 volunteers from our community with diverse skills, interests and backgrounds! From workshops to preparing meals, facility maintenance to events committees, there are many ways to get involved. To learn more about Phoenix's volunteer programs check out the opportunities outlined below.

Phoenix could not exist without the time & energy contributed by our dedicated volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our Volunteer Application Form.

Centre Assistant

The Phoenix Center for Youth is a very busy and dynamic place! Volunteers assist with day-today activities of the centre, helping to ensure that staff are available to the youth. If you’re interested in acting as a link between clients and staff then this opportunity is the one for you! Responsibilities include monitoring traffic, organizing the donation room, keeping refreshments stocked and answering the door and phone.

Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. A background check is required which includes a police records check, vulnerable sector search and child abuse registry check.

Commitment:
Weekly
Shift Options:
2-3 hours | Flexible anytime between 9:00am-5:00pm | Weekdays Only
Employment Support

Our youth are seeking access to businesses and employers in the community. Offer employment support and mentorship through various forms of partnerships and help youth thrive! Join us an internship partner or interview panelist, host a workplace tour or job shadowing for a day. Many opportunities to engage the youth with your business!

Commitment:
As needed
Shift Options:
Flexible dates and hours
Fund Development

If you have an interest in fundraising or public relations please be sure to let us know!  Opportunities depend on the time of year and what the small but powerful Fund Development team has in the hopper. We could be recruiting volunteers to sit on a fundraising committee or assist with public relations projects. 

Commitment:
As needed
Shift Options:
Flexible dates and hours
Hair Cutter

Our youth need regular access to hair trims and cuts. Are you trained in cutting hair and have your own tools? Your skills would be greatly appreciated!

Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. A background check is required which includes a police records check, vulnerable sector search and child abuse registry check.

Commitment:
Weekly or monthly | 2-4 hours
Shift Options:
Flexible anytime between 9:00am-5:00pm | Weekdays & Weekends
Meal Preparer

Have a love for cooking? Lend a hand in the kitchen preparing a meal for the youth! The phoenix House (10 youth), Choir (15 youth) and Youth Shelter (20 youth) provide the groceries and kitchen facilities but require volunteers to help prepare lunches and suppers in order to allow staff to be available to the youth and attend to their activities. Volunteers are encouraged to join the meal and conversation after!

Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. A background check is required which includes a police records check, vulnerable sector search and child abuse registry check.

Commitment:
Weekly or monthly | 2+ hours
Shift Options:
(Lunch) 10:00am-12:00pm | (Supper) 4:00pm- 6:00pm | Weekdays & Weekends
Pianist/Accompanist

Do you believe that music can empower people, create community and be super fun? If you do and you have experience as a piano accompanist we would love to have you join our choir. Rehearsals run twice a week, and concerts occur throughout the year and can vary in time, length and location.

Volunteers must be at least 25 years of age. A background check is required which includes a police records check, vulnerable sector search and child abuse registry check. 

Commitment:
Weekly | October to June
Shift Options:
Tuesday and Thursday 4:30pm-6:30 pm plus various concerts throughout the year
Special Events Assistant

Want to work in the thrilling world of events? Join us on our special events team for Phoenix’s signature fundraising events! Assist in planning, preparation, delivery and or follow-up of Phoenix signature events.

Commitment:
As needed
Shift Options:
Flexible dates and hours