Volunteer with NightShift

NightShift has become an important part of our lives and routine. People will often compliment us for our volunteer work, however the truth is, I feel I get as much as, or more than I give. – Gary

NightShift is the best. Volunteering here will be the last thing I give up as I age. It is truly wonderful what you do. – Rita

 I have been on the street with NightShift for about 3 or 4 months now and have seen some of the miracles first hand…Do not weary of doing good! – Dan

We’d love to welcome you to our volunteer team. There are lots of opportunities to get involved in NightShift’s street ministry and outreach programs, whether it’s for a few hours each week or once a month, during the day in our facility or in the evening on the street.

NightShift relies on volunteers to cook and serve meals, sort and give out clothes, share conversation, drive our ministry vehicles, take shifts on the Care Bus, lend a hand in the warehouse, provide administrative support, help organize fundraising events, and pray for our community. We also have an opening for a volunteer receptionist – would you be interested?

How to get involved

Introduction to NightShift

Want to learn more? Come along to an informal Welcome Night (6:30-8 pm) at our location. These are scheduled every couple of months (Jan-Mar-May-Aug-Oct) and the next one is taking place on Friday, August 10th, 2018. Please register in the form provided if you’d like to attend!

After attending the first introductory session, potential volunteers will be invited to come to an Orientation evening (6:30-8 pm) on Friday, August 24th, 2018.

If you are unable to attend both sessions we will schedule you for another date – just let us know.

Group Sessions

If you are representing a group that would like to serve together, head on over to our group volunteering page.

FORGE Training Course

Looking to take your service and leadership to the next level? Committed to volunteering at NightShift or elsewhere? Then our FORGE course is for you! FORGE will equip you to serve and lead well. It’s a foundation to help you to understand some of the issues of street life and poverty, and build on that with good communication, compassion and teamwork.

We schedule our FORGE courses around three times a year (February, June and November) and they take place over two weekends. Curious? Watch our video and find out how to register!

Taste of Heaven Food Truck

Looking for a mobile, fun and unique way to serve and share love in your community this year? Our first training session for badged NightShift volunteers to get on board took place in February 2018. Additional dates will follow. Let us know if you want to be part of our TOH volunteer crew!

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