Cancelled for the rest of the season
As a result of coordinated discussions between Gloria, Out of the Cold staff & volunteers, the East End United COVID-19 task force, and Pam Cameron, and in following guidelines from Public Health, the East End United Out of the Cold overnight shelter program has been suspended.
We welcome individuals 14 and older who will follow the guidance of a Shift Leader and work as part of a team. All volunteers must demonstrate a respectful attitude in all interactions with our guests, other volunteers and supervisors.
If you can commit to a 2-3 hour shift to set up for dinner, serve, work in the kitchen, set-up the sleep room, socialize with guests, sort and distribute donated clothing, then register to volunteer from November to March. Community service hours are available for high school students.
Groups of 6 or more must contact the Volunteer Coordinator to schedule a group volunteer commitment.
Distributing practical warm clothing and toiletries from our pop-up clothing room is essential to support our guests’ dignity. Most of our guests are male, Med. - 4X. We greatly appreciate your carefully selected donations of the following clean items in excellent condition:
Labelled donations can be dropped off 7 days a week at the main Jackman Ave. door.
OOTC is funded 100% by donations and run by volunteers – all money donated is used to fund the program.
Cheques payable to East End United: subject line: Out of the Cold.
Tax-receipts (mailed in February) will be issued for any donation of $25 or more.
Questions related to program, sponsorship or donations get in touch with our Program Coordinator, Gloria McPherson: firstname.lastname@example.org