Due to COVID-19, we have added new volunteer options, please click here for more info. Thank you!”
Join our Corporate Volunteer Program and make a difference in your community! This is an opportunity for your team to gain a deeper understanding of poverty, homelessness and food insecurity in Toronto and, most importantly, to be a part of the vital community work that helps people rebuild their lives.
We offer interactive, enriching and unique team building and employee engagement opportunities for small and large groups.
Looking for our individual volunteer opportunities? Click here and look for any position that starts with Volunteer.
On-Site Corporate Volunteer Opportunities:
Click here to download our volunteer booklet which has the details for each of our volunteer events, including number of volunteer spots per event, location, donation amount required and the volunteer activity outline.
Weekend Food Security – Prepare and assemble 200+ bagged lunches. These food kits ensure that the residents in transitional and affordable housing have access to healthy food on the weekends. Learn about Fred Victor’s housing programs and how we are tackling food insecurity. This half day event is available on Fridays for groups of 5 to 20 people.
Brunch at Friends Restaurant – Host a brunch at Friends Restaurant located at the corner of Queen & Jarvis Streets. Work alongside our restaurant staff and receive hands on training in food preparation. Provide a free meal for approximately 150 people who are homelessness and/or experiencing poverty. This half day event is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for groups of 5 to 12 people.
Lunch at Mary Sheffield House – Host a Lunch at Mary Sheffield House (a transitional housing building for women aged 55+) located at the corner of Jarvis & Gloucester Streets. Prepare a simple lunch with the residents of this transitional housing program for everyone to enjoy. Many of the women at this location struggle with mobility and other issues that prevent them from leaving the home. We want to bring a fun day of activity to these women where they can get involved and socialize with the volunteers. This half day event is available for on weekdays from 9:30am – 1pm for groups of 4 to 8 people.
Meal Program at CRC – Serve a free, warm, and nutritious meal in an inclusive and positive environment – CRC at 40 Oak Street. Help set-up the drop-in space for meal service, plate dishes in our serving station, and then greet, serve and engage our meal program participants. This mid-day (11:30am-1:30pm) event is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays for 4 to 8 people.
Backyard Revitalization – Provide the backyard of one of our housing buildings with some TLC! Help clean up the space, prepare flower beds, plant, weed, and help celebrate the beautification of the space with snacks and drinks for the residents. This half day event is available Monday-Friday between May and August (weather depending) for groups of 5 to 10 people.
Community Garden Growers at CRC – Depending on the time of year, you will help prepare garden beds with soil and compost, measure plots, plant seeds, weed, water, harvest or clean-up garden areas – at our community gardens in Regent Park. Connect and chat with local community gardeners. This half day event is available from mid-April to mid-October (Monday – Friday) for 6 to 12 people.
Community Kitchen at CRC – Help clean, cut, chop, peel, grate and support CRC’s Chef in our community kitchen to prepare healthy meals for our meal program. Work alongside daily community volunteers, and learn just how much it takes to run a healthy community meal program that serves up to 56,000 free meals per year! This half day event is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for 6 to 8 people.
Family BBQ – Host a BBQ lunch at one of our family housing buildings during a school break (summer vacation, march break, PA days, etc). Prepare food, decorate the room, clean up, and run fun activities with the children in the building. This mid-day (10:30am-3:30pm) event runs any time there is a break from school and is available for groups of 5 to 12 people.
Fred’s Walk – A guided tour of our downtown sites. Teams see first-hand the causes and effects of poverty, what Fred Victor is doing in response, and how we make a difference. This half day activity is available Monday-Friday and is available for groups of 15 to 45 people.
Holiday Gift Bag Assembly – Assemble holiday gift bags for Fred Victor clients. All the supplies will be provided on the day of the event. This half day activity is available Monday-Friday between November and December in the morning or afternoon and is available for groups of 4 to 10 people.
Host a Holiday Party – Host a Holiday Party for one of our Fred Victor programs. Prepare and/or serve food, decorate, run fun activities, and help clean up. This mid-day event runs in November and December and is available for groups with anywhere from 6 to 10 people.
Off-Site Corporate Volunteer Opportunities:
Winter Care Kits – Life is difficult for many people. Now add cold weather and daily living is even harder. You can help by preparing Winter Care Kits for people experiencing homelessness and living in poverty. Give a person who is vulnerable and often overlooked needed winter items, hygiene products, snacks and treats. Show them that there are people who care.
Underwear Drive – Fred Victor has many different sites that supports individuals who are homeless and experiencing deep poverty. We receive many clothing donations but we always need new underwear, incontinence items, and socks. By holding an underwear drive you could help us fill this great need.
Hygiene Items Drive – Fred Victor has many different sites that supports individuals who are homeless and experiencing deep poverty. We are always in need of hygiene items. By holding a hygiene items drive you could help us fill this need. Your team will be provided a full list of needed items to help direct your drive.
Home Starter Kits – At our Women’s Transition to Housing approximately 2 women every month move on to permanent housing. It costs a lot to move and set up a new home so we try to supply each woman with a bin full of the basics to help. Your team will purchase, assemble and deliver Home Starter Kit to the location.
“The staff at Fred Victor helped us put together a plan to revitalize the community backyard at one of their sites. The yard was overgrown with weeds and the lawn chairs had worn out at the seats. By the end of the day, we shared our progress with the tenants by inviting them to have a picnic with burgers made on a brand new barbecue.” InFlow Inventory Team Building Day at the Dawes Rd. Family Housing
“It was a great experience hosting a brunch at Fred Victor with our GE Capital Team. We learned so much about working in a kitchen, met some wonderful people and learned first-hand about the work they do to help the homeless community. I would recommend volunteering in the Restaurant to other groups wanting to make a difference!” GE Captial Team Building Day at Friends Restaurant
Check out what team building day at Fred Victor is like: