CU Volunteer Crew community organizations
Week-Long Group Volunteer Opportunities
Join us for a week of volunteering at a local community organization. Participants will take part in an orientation session on Monday morning, volunteer in the afternoons during the week, and celebrate/debrief together (lunch provided!) on Friday. Detailed schedules for each of the placements are below.
Resilience Montreal is a community-led project established in 2019 to support the homeless population in the Cabot Square area. It is a wellness center for the most vulnerable and provides a welcoming and safe oasis from the hardships of the streets where people with trauma are honoured, defended and can access services that meet their needs.
Volunteers will help prepare and serve meals and organize and distribute clothing/hygiene products while keeping the environment clean and safe.
Monday February 27: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Orientation Session at SGW and 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Resilience Montreal
Tuesday February 28: 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Resilience Montreal
Wednesday March 1: 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Resilience Montreal
Thursday March 2: 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Resilience Montreal
Friday March 3: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. debrief lunch at SGW
Santropol Roulant is an intergenerational community food hub that grows, prepares and delivers food. In doing so, they create a continuum of engaging services that help build a stronger social fabric and increase food security and social inclusion for Montrealers. 5 days a week, 52 weeks per year, they prepare, package and deliver 100 fresh, homemade meals in 8 areas around the Mount Royal, thanks to thousands of volunteers each year.
Volunteers will help with meal deliveries done by foot, by bike, by bus, and by car across various neighborhoods surrounding Mount-Royal. Meal deliveries are not only an essential service but are also an opportunity to break social isolation among client-members. Whether chatting at the door for 5 minutes or taking half an hour for a visit, meal deliveries are one way to create connections between generations and cultures.
Monday February 27: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Orientation Session at SGW and 2:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Santropol Roulant
Tuesday February 28: 2:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Santropol Roulant
Wednesday March 1: 2:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Santropol Roulant
Thursday March 2 (optional – places are limited): 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Santropol Roulant
Friday March 3: 12 p.m to 1:30 p.m. debrief lunch at SGW
Saint-Antoine 50+ Community Centre
Saint-Antoine 50+ Community Centre is a non-profit social service organization that offers diverse programs and services to all seniors, as well as other adults, in the community. They strive to enhance the quality of life of individuals and communities of the South West sector of Montreal. They foster friendships and create opportunities for members to share with and learn from people coping with similar life experiences.
Volunteers will help with tasks such as: creating promotional materials; researching potential outings for seniors; finding musicians willing to donate their talents during special events; making friendly calls to isolated seniors; supporting the meal program by cutting, peeling, packaging, and serving food; and cleaning/organizing the centres' stock and inventory.
Monday February 27: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Orientation Session at SGW and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Saint-Antoine 50+ Community Centre
Tuesday February 28: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Saint-Antoine 50+ Community Centre
Wednesday March 1: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Saint-Antoine 50+ Community Centre
Thursday March 2: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Saint-Antoine 50+ Community Centre
Friday March 3: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. debrief lunch at SGW
One Day volunteer opportunity
Welcome Hall Mission
Join the CU Volunteer Crew and Multi-Faith and Spirituality Centre for a one-day volunteer opportunity at Welcome Hall Mission.
Established in 1892, Welcome Hall Mission is the largest doorway to help for Montrealers in need. Many programs are available to support those experiencing homelessness, young single mothers, families and at-risk youth. Providing hope through concrete actions and effective solutions.
Volunteers will be sorting and preparing food donations that will be given out at the Welcome Hall Market. The Market is a food bank offering its clients a free grocery “shopping” experience that promotes dignity and autonomy. Welcome Hall Market provides up to 3,000 low-income Montrealers with food assistance each week.
Tuesday February 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.