What's happening at NightShift Street Ministries?
There are many events and activities that make up the year at NightShift. From nightly street outreach to crucial fundraisers that support all the work we do at the ministry, from informal introductions (our monthly Welcome Nights) to formal volunteer training (FORGE), community activities and so much more. Here's some of what's happening now:
Fundraisers and awareness-builders
Our events bring awareness to and help us raise funds for the outreach and education services we provide at NightShift, the counselling and support groups offered through The Care Centre, and the clothing ministry and social enterprise program managed through Sisters Thrift Boutique.
Coming soon in 2016:
- From October 4: 10-week support group, When Love Hurts, for women experiencing abuse (details coming soon)
- From October 7: six-session FORGE volunteer training program
- October 28: 10th Annual Gala of Light
Older 2016 events:
Introduction to NightShift
Do you have time – perhaps a few hours a week or a month, during the day or in the evening – to join us? There are lots of opportunities to get involved in NightShift outreach ministry or Dayshift education programs. Come along to one of our Friday evening Welcome Nights for an informal introduction and hear from MaryAnne Connor why NightShift exists. Find out more about volunteering with NightShift or use the orange button to register online for an upcoming Welcome Night:
Doors open at 6:15 pm, plan on staying a couple of hours!
Volunteer equipping with FORGE
We believe in empowering people by equipping them to become volunteers and leaders. Our relaunched training program provides an extensive foundation for anyone wishing to get involved in street outreach at NightShift or elsewhere. The program focuses not only on the special challenges we face in our own community, but provides life skills training that can be applied in any situations - at work, at play or wherever you choose to give back your time.
Find out more about volunteering with NightShift or use the orange button to register online for our six-session FORGE training program that starts on October 7th, 2016.