Youth Without Shelter


At Youth Without Shelter, we welcome the involvement of individuals who share our commitment to helping end homelessness, one youth at a time, one step at a time. Your contribution as a volunteer helps us provide the best service and support we can to our residents. We offer a range of volunteer opportunities for individuals who want to make a difference in their community.

Please note: In order to respect the privacy of our clients, we do not have on-site volunteer opportunities for youth in the same age range as our clients. (16-24 or younger) However, we offer opportunities specifically designed for youth to support other youth in their community: check out the Youth4Youth section.

Student Placements: Please know YWS accepts student placements through a partnership with Humber College and George Brown College. Students are required to apply for the placements within their schools. We do not have opportunities for other placements.

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities with Youth Without Shelter, please contact our Volunteer & Engagement Specialist at 416.748.0110 ext. 39 or


Check out our events page to learn how you can volunteer for Time4Change or Cover Me Urban OR host an event of your own!


If cooking is your thing, have we got a job for you! For many years, various individuals, faith groups, youth groups and families have volunteered to provide and prepare meals for our residents. We have opportunities available to cook in our kitchen, or you can cook at home, or pick up a meal and drop off here at YWS. 


If you have a special skill or talent that you’d like to share with our residents, we’d like to hear from you. Workshop possibilities may include hairdressing, nutrition, creative writing, health and physical fitness, and personal care.


Tutors are required in the YWS Stay in School Program on an as needed basis. As a tutor you will be helping remove barriers to a positive future for the youth residing in the Stay in School Program. You will be asked to work one on one or in a small group with youth (ages 16-24) from a diverse range of backgrounds. Tutoring sessions can be facilitated through a combination of on-site visits and online communication. You will work closely with the Stay in School Program Program Coordinator, providing regular updates on your tutoring sessions. Tutoring needs change regularly but may include support with spelling and grammar, instruction and clarification in a particular subject to build confidence in completing the work. Areas of greatest need are Grade 10 – 12 math and science.

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