Do you currently volunteer with Ray of Hope? Use this volunteer portal to manage your profile and view/change your shifts.
If you wish to see when your Meal Team is scheduled or when there are openings, please check our Meal Team Calendar.
You can make a difference in the lives of troubled youth, refugees, and people living in poverty in Waterloo Region.
What do Ray of Hope volunteers do?
Volunteers support the staff efforts in all of our programs through a wide range of tasks. Regular kinds of activities include hospitality team, food hamper prep team, food hamper serve team, janitorial team, maintenance/handyman, dishwashing team, occasional driver, teaching arts and crafts, ESL, music, tutoring, gardening, admin helper, photography/promotion.
What’s the time commitment?
We can work with the pre-established time commitments of most community service and educational placement requirements. Most other individual volunteers are asked to serve one (1) shift per week (3-3.5 hours) for 13 consecutive weeks, or 40 hours total, as a minimum commitment.
Do you offer community service and educational placements?
Yes. We have a limited number of opportunities for completing CS hours for court, or as an educational requirement. We also have several unpaid co-op/educational placement slots available each semester.
How do I get started?
If you are looking to complete community service hours or apply for an educational placement slot, email firstname.lastname@example.org today. Otherwise, select one of the options in the Apply Now section, and follow the directions given.
- For Adults If you are 18 years or older, select and complete the Adult Application. Once we receive it, we will contact you to come and talk about the current opportunities and next steps.
- For Youth If you are between 14-17 years, select, download, print and complete the Youth Application. Then call (519) 578-8018 ext. 224 to arrange an interview.
- For Groups If you would like to volunteer with a group of friends, select, download, print and complete the Group Application. Then call (519) 578-8018 ext. 224 to arrange an interview.