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.

How to get involved

Volunteer Orientation

This is for you if you want to serve with one of our outreach teams or get involved in any other way. Register now for our Orientation Welcome Night. Our last session for 2019 is taking place on Saturday, October 26th.

These single sessions now last around two hours (6-8 pm) and will take place at NightShift on the following (tentative) Saturdays in 2020:

January 18th / March 28th / April 25th / May 30th  / July 25th  / September 26th / October 31st / November 28th

At these orientations you will learn what NightShift is all about, take a tour of our facilities and visit with our nightly outreach crew. We also start the process to get you badged and ready to serve.

When you register, just let us know which date works for you. If any of the dates are subject to change we’ll post the information here.

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.

Our 2020 FORGE courses are tentatively scheduled for February 14-15 and June 19-20. Curious? Watch our video and find out how to register!

Taste of Heaven Food Truck & Catering

Looking for a mobile, fun and unique way to serve and share love in your community this year? If you’re a badged volunteer we invite you to register for our next TOH training session – date to be confirmed.

Don’t forget to join our mailing list for updates of future programs.