Volunteer with the Inn of the Good Shepherd:

Every month, over 450 volunteers find a place in their schedule and a place in their heart to volunteer at The Inn. Whether its preparing a meal, helping to package or sort food, guiding clients or helping at a fundraiser – it’s a chance to outreach to the community and touch lives!

Help Wanted!

If you have a bit of time available and would like to volunteer, consider these opportunities:

Food Bank Guides –  Guides work one morning a week from 9:15 – 12:00; assisting clients in making food choices and recording ‘points’ spent as they select food.

Sewing skills needed – we have on hand a number of donated winter coats that need minor repairs and zippers replaced.  A few minutes of sewing can help keep someone warm this winter.

Volunteer Roles

Are you interested in helping others in our community?  At The Inn you can find rewarding volunteer roles suited for the time you have to give.  Currently we are looking for:

  • Fundraising and Special Event Volunteers! (if you are creative and a hard worker you will fit in here! )
  • Soup Kitchen Teams ( come together with your church, team or family, create and serve a meal to those in need in our community!)
  • Food bank Registrars (this individuals greets clients and prepares their paper work for using the Food bank).
  • Food bank Guides (this individual works with the client in selecting foods)
  • Food sorter (this individual sorts food donations and repackages them for distribution)
  • Community drivers (this individual picks up food and other donations for The Inn)
  • Genesis (this individual helps to sort clothing and other household donations as well as assist in the operations of the program)

If you or your group are interested in any of these roles please contact Lynn (ext. 310) at The Inn between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Click here to complete an online form to contact us about becoming a volunteer or download the form here!

We are proud of all of our volunteers.

Each year at our Annual General Meeting volunteers with long standing support are recognized for their services.

This year we are recognizing:

5 Year Volunteers

Alex Botma        Rev. Joyce Hodgson
Andre Reif         Alex Palimaka

10 Year Volunteers

Carole Shelton       Lynda Ruston
Paddy Cunningham       Cecile McEachen
Maryann Hucker       Esmin Lauzon
Paul Thompson       Maureen McKee
Joyce Haneca       Rick Haneca
Al Hibbard       Maryann Hibbard
Tim Coutts-Smith       Trudy McIntosh
Kerry Rempel

15 Year Volunteers

Jackie Sands          Nancy Peddigrew
Ian McGuiness          Chris McGuiness
Terry Ashe         Gwen Jardine
Olive Martin          Diane McConaghy

20 Year Volunteers

Dave Martin       Olive Martin

25 Year Volunteers

Pat Wright