You can make a difference in the lives of vulnerable men, women, and youth in Waterloo Region. We rely on our passionate, dedicated volunteers to keep serving those in need. Join the Ray of Hope family today, and demonstrate the love of Christ to neighbours struggling with poverty, homelessness, hunger, and addiction.

New Opportunities


Pandemic Dishwasher

Pandemic Dishwasher volunteers will support staff and meal program volunteers by helping clean all the cooking/serving dishes used in creating and serving the daily meal. Pandemic Dishwasher volunteers will also help to support the physical health and safety of everyone at the Community Centre by helping to clean and sanitize the kitchen area at the end of each shift. Face masks are required for the duration of the shift. PPE will be supplied.

Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm

Pandemic Coffee Server

Pandemic Coffee servers will be in charge of the coffee station. They will be responsible to make the coffee, serve the coffee, and distribute the coffee to anyone desiring one in acceptable socially distanced ways. They will be responsible to keep the coffee station clean (food safety) and sanitized (pandemic safety) during their shifts. They will be expected to have excellent spoken English, be friendly and outgoing at all times and get to know the names and preferences of the guests they are working with. Face masks are required for the duration of the shift. PPE will be supplied.

Mondays      11:45am-2:45pm

Tuesdays     11:45am-2:45pm

Wednesdays   11:45am-2:45pm

Thursdays   11:45am-2:45pm

Fridays        11:45am-2:45pm

Pandemic Marketplace Server

Pandemic Marketplace servers will assist guests in the process of using our food bank program in accordance with the guidelines set by the FoodBank of Waterloo Region. The role includes recording all visits in the databank, accompanying guests through the Marketplace ensuring compliance with food & pandemic safety guidelines, and distributing pre-packaged food hampers to those who prefer not to enter the building. Restocking shelves, periodically sanitizing all work surfaces, and general cleanup of the work area will also be completed as required. Face masks are required for the duration of the shift. PPE will be supplied.

Mondays      10:00am-1:00pm

Tuesdays      10:00am-1:00pm

Pandemic YE Kitchen Helper

Pandemic YE Kitchen Helpers will assist Youth Employment staff and students to prepare and package 100’s of healthy breakfasts and lunches in the Ray of Hope Community Center kitchen. These will be distributed on site and in the community to our homeless guests who are in need. The role includes helping to prepare the food, and then help package it up as individual meals; packaging desserts or other food items, possibly some baking, slicing bread, dishwashing, periodically sanitizing all work surfaces and general kitchen clean up. Face masks are required.

Mondays                8:00am-11:00am

Wednesdays         9:00am-12:00pm

Current Volunteers

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