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You can make a difference in the lives of vulnerable men, women, and youth in the Waterloo Region. We rely on our passionate, dedicated volunteers to keep serving those in need.

Join the Ray of Hope family today, and help us to fulfill our mission!

New Volunteer Opportunities

Hospitality Team

The Hospitality Teams are the heart of the Ray of Hope Community Centre. These persons are on the frontlines as they engage with our guests through conversations and friendships. Additionally, the Hospitality Team will support staff during our mealtimes in the dining room and support washrooms, laundry and shower services, or general kitchen clean up. Volunteers are scheduled for one shift per week only and must be able to commit to a 13-week minimum commitment.

Mondays: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Thursdays: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturdays: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM

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Dishwasher

Dishwasher volunteers will support staff and meal program volunteers by helping clean all the cooking/serving dishes used in creating and serving the daily meal. Dishwasher volunteers will also help to support the physical health and safety of everyone at the Community Centre by helping to clean and sanitize the kitchen area at the end of each shift. Volunteers are scheduled for one shift per week only and must be able to commit to a 13-week minimum commitment.

Fridays 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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Drop-In Hospitality

Drop-In Hospitality volunteers are on the frontlines as they engage with our guests through conversations and friendships. Volunteers will support our staff, greeting guests, and interacting through conversations, games, etc. to build relationships. Volunteers are scheduled for one shift per week only and must be able to commit to a 13-week minimum commitment.

Mondays: 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Tuesdays: 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Fridays: 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

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Marketplace Server

As a Marketplace Server, you’ll have the rewarding opportunity to assist our community here at Ray of Hope.  From guiding our guests accessing our Marketplace food hamper program, to connecting with them one on one, your support will make a real difference to the lives of others.  Other tasks include restocking shelves, and general cleanup of the work area to be done as required.  Join us in creating a warm and welcoming environment for all individuals who seek our assistance. Volunteers are scheduled for one shift per week only and must be able to commit to a 13-week minimum commitment.

Wednesdays:  11:00am-2:00pm

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Current Volunteers

Use our volunteer portal to manage your profile and view/change your shifts.

Volunteer Portal

Meal Teams

If you wish to see when your Meal Team is scheduled or when there are openings, please check our meal team calendar.

Meal Team

For any volunteer inquiries, please contact volunteer@rayofhope.net

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