Volunteering with Red Door | Red Door Family Shelter

Volunteering with Red Door


Volunteers are an important part of the Red Door team.  Your contribution as a volunteer allows us to provide the best service and support to our families.  Please note, volunteers at the shelter must be 15 years of age or older.

    Volunteers provide support to many of our programs.  Some of our volunteer positions include:

    • Childcare Program Support
    • ESL/Tutor
    • Workshop Leaders
    • Food Bank Support
    • Donation Room Assistant
    • Special Events (a few times per year)
    • Specialty Volunteers - Do you have a special skill that you would like to share?


      • Licensed Zumba or Belly Dance Instructor
      • Special Events (you'll receive an email whenever we have special events)
      • Red Door Water Station at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon - October 21, 2018 (click here to volunteer with us at the marathon)


      1. Complete a volunteer application
      2. Attend an interview
      3. Attend an orientation session
      4. Submit a vulnerable sector criminal background check 

      We will review your volunteer application once it's been submitted, and we'll contact you if our current volunteer openings match your interests and availability.  If no suitable position is available at this time, your application will be kept on file for a period of 6 months and will be considered for future volunteer openings.  Please note, most of our volunteer positions are on weekdays or weeknights, other than special event volunteers.

      Thank you again for your interest!  

      If you'd like to volunteer as a group, please click here 

      We host student placements from the George Brown Social Service Worker Program and Ryerson Social Work Program.  If you attend either of these programs and would like to do your school placement with us, please email a resume to volunteer@reddoorshelter.ca.  Your email will be forwarded to our shelters and if they are able to accommodate your placement they will contact you directly.

      To contact our Volunteer Coordinator, please email volunteer@reddoorshelter.ca.


      "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead