Volunteer

Phoenix is thrilled to have the support of over 200 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
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
Maintenance

We are committed to providing a comfortable, pleasant and safe environment for our youth, volunteers, staff and the general public. We have six facilities that require the knowledge and energy of volunteers who have their own tools, and are capable of painting, fixing, removing snow, carpentry, etc. 

Commitment:
As needed
Shift Options:
Flexible dates and hours
Meal Preparer

Healty eating nourishes the body, gives us energy, and improves our physical and mental health. It is especially important for young people to meet their nutritional needs. 

We are looking for volunteers with a passion for food and a flair for cooking to prepare meals at Phoenix Youth Shelter and Phoenix House. You don't need to have any professional cooking experience. This is an excellent opportunity for a home chef. We provide everything that you will need even the menu. Join our youth and staff to savor your culinary masterpiece and great conservation afterwards!

This is a great group volunteer activity too.

We ask for a 6-month commitment and we will work with you to find a shift that fits your schedule.

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