Join a growing network of youth who are committed to ending youth homelessness in their city by supporting one of our campaigns. You will be helping to meet the immediate needs of our resident youth while they work towards a brighter future.
We have a variety of options for schools, youth groups, clubs, sports teams, and individuals to volunteer with YWS and help raise awareness within our community about the issues surrounding youth homelessness.
Please note: In order to respect the privacy of our clients, we do not have onsite 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.
How you can take action!
Create Food Care Packages
Create Clothing or Hygiene Care Kits
Create Your Own Fundraiser
Create Your Own Event
To help guide you on your fundraising journey, we have developed a Y4Y Third Party Toolkit to help you every step of the way!
What’s inside your Y4Y Third Party Toolkit?
- Fundraising Event Ideas
- 10 Steps to a Successful Fundraiser
- Fundraising Guidelines
- Tax Receipt Guide
- Social Media Guide
We also provide you with a variety of Toolkit Resources to make sure your event will run smoothly and be as successful as possible! These resources include Logo Guidelines, Event Checklists, Sponsorship/Partnership Solicitation Letter examples, pledge forms, and much more
Don’t Forget: If you are in high school, all your hours can count toward your volunteer hours. Keep track of time spent and we will sign off on your hours when the project is complete.
BOOK A SPEAKER
Raising awareness is a key part of the solution to ending homelessness. Learn more about the stories behind the statistics and book a speaker to come out to your school to speak with your class. We can provide school wide speeches or workshops for up to 30 students. For more information or to book a speaker/workshop, contact our Community Engagement and Education Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.748.0110 x 62.
YOUTH AND PHILANTHROPY INITIATIVE
Thank you for choosing Youth Without Shelter for your Youth and Philanthropy Initiative project. We hope to make your experience learning about the charitable sector as rewarding and engaging as possible. YPI tours can be arranged by contacting us at email@example.com
or call 416.748.0110 x 62.
Please note that we cannot accommodate tours on a drop in basis. Please call to book a tour well in advance of the date you wish to visit.
To help you create the best presentation for your assignment, please review the following important information and shelter policies:
- For the security of our residents, we cannot allow photographs or videos to be taken of the shelter. Photos and a video will be provided to you for your assignment.
- Please be on time for your scheduled tour. Groups that are late may be asked to reschedule for a later date.
- Cancellations: If you need to reschedule your tour please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 24 hours in advance.
YWS has adopted the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement.