Volunteer

Become a volunteer today!

Share the Warmth depends on volunteers to make its work possible. You can volunteer at the food bank, in the kitchen, at the Café-Boutique or with youth in our tutoring and music programs. Our holiday food drive volunteer registration is now open. You can register by clicking on the button below. Please read the instructions carefully before signing up.  For more information contact Dalila at 514-933-5599 (ext. 223) or by email at volunteerworktraining@sharethewarmth.ca or consult our volunteer opportunities below.

Holiday food drive volunteering (individuals and groups)
Individual volunteering
Company volunteering

Volunteering for the holidays

First of all, Share the Warmth would like to thank you for your participation. Without your help it would be impossible to accomplish our mission and fulfill the needs of our community. The annual food drive allows us to stock the food bank for more than 8 months. Therefore your sorting task is extremely important!

 This year, for logistical reasons, we have decided to make some minor changes to the time slots available for the sorting of food donations. We are aware that many of you wish to be involved in December, particularly during the holiday season, and we understand this desire. That being said, we are in great need of helping hands in January because the sorting of food donations does not end with the holidays. If possible, we encourage you to choose these dates in January to come lend a hand. Your impact will be just as important and appreciated J

We are also looking for volunteer drivers to help deliver boxes to over 120 Montreal companies (between the 12th and the 23rd of November) and the pick-up of these boxes once full (between the 13t h and the 23rd of December). If you are interested in this task and available on these dates please contact Kimber Fellows at (514) 933-5500 ext 221 or at foodsecurityadmin@sharethewarmth.ca.

Finally, during your visit, we ask that you respect the ratio of 2 adults per one child, to make the supervision of the task easier. Little ones are more than welcome, as long as there are enough accompanying adults.

Looking forward to having you with us soon!

Individual Volunteering Opportunities

  • Sorting donated food items, preparing food boxes, stacking shelves, unloading the truck
  • Welcoming and distributing food to members on food bank days (Mondays and Thursdays)
  • Working at the cash in the boutique
  • Serving coffees, meals and more at the Café
  • Customer service in the boutique
  • Sorting donated clothing and small household items, pricing and stacking
  • Tutoring for elementary school children (after school)
  • Assistant music professors

Company Volunteering: Become a Partner for a Day!

One way for large companies to give back to their communities is by partnering with Share the Warmth for a day. Companies send us employees to help us with whatever needs to get done that day. Past Partners for a Day have helped us paint, pack boxes at the Food Bank or hand out school supplies.

Some of our Partners for a Day have been Bombardier Aerospace, McGill University, BDO, Canadian Grenadier Guards, Beurling Academy, DentsuBos, Jumpstreet, Yellow Pages, Telus and Concordia University.

Thank you to all our amazing volunteers!