Volunteer With Us

Do you have a passion for helping people and wish to make an impact in the lives of others? Do you want to help people channel their creative side or build up their own personal strength? This is a great way for students in health care program to get involved in a different way. It is a great way for people with talents in knitting, beading or other artistic abilities to keep them fresh and pass them along to others. A six month commitment is required in order to create a structure and longevity to the program.  

Interested in volunteering?

If at any point you said to yourself, “I CAN DO THAT!”, we would like to hear from you! Shelter House relies heavily on the kindness and generosity of community members, a little help goes a long way! Please fill out the volunteer form below. For more information email volunteer@shelterhouse.on.ca

Volunteer Application Form

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Thunder Bay Emergency Shelter Inc. (“Shelter House”) and its directors, officers, employees, representatives, officials
and agents (collectively referred to as the “Releasees”)

I wish to volunteer at Shelter House. As a volunteer I may work in the kitchen preparing and serving food. I may engage
in clean-up in the kitchen or elsewhere. I may load and unload supplies. I may participate or volunteer in offsite
fundraising events. Irrespective of which volunteer duties I am assigned, I will be in regular contact with the homeless
population that Shelter House serves and other volunteers.

I understand that Shelter House services the homeless population of Thunder Bay. I am aware that the population that
Shelter House serves live in extreme poverty. Those who live in extreme poverty often suffer from: mental and/or
physical illness, lack of access to regular medical care and over-representation in the criminal justice system. The
clientele of Shelter House can be unpredictable and volatile.

I am aware that volunteers at Shelter House are welcome irrespective of whether they have a criminal record. I am
aware that I may be volunteering with individuals who have been convicted of crimes under the Criminal Code.
I understand that my decision to volunteer at Shelter House has the potential to put me at risk of death, injury, illness (including but not limited to communicable diseases such as COVID-19),
loss or damage to my person or property because of the nature of the work of Shelter House and the population it
serves. I accept these risks and agree to release, save harmless and indemnify the Releasees from and against any and
all claims, actions, costs, expenses, demands, complaints of any kind whatsoever in respect of liability for any death,
illness (including but not limited to communicable diseases such as COVID-19), injury, loss or damages of any kind whatsoever that my person or property may suffer while acting as a volunteer
for Shelter House or arising from my decision to act as a volunteer for Shelter House or arising from any negligence on
the part of the Releasees.

I agree that this Release and Indemnity shall bind myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns. I have read
this Release and Indemnity and I understand it. I understand that this Release and Indemnity eliminates my right to
take legal action against the Releasees for death, illness, injury, loss or damages of any kind whatsoever that I suffer or
my property suffers arising from or relating in any way to my decision to volunteer or participate in activities with
Shelter House.

Furthermore, I hereby grant Shelter House the irrevocable right to use in any way they see fit, for the purpose of
publicizing and advertising without restriction, me and my child(ren)’s name, face and/or voice.