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Volunteer information and opportunities from Poverty Organizations in Canada. You can also view fewer results of Poverty Organizations by selecting a specific city or province from the menu to the right.

Non-profit groups that focus on poverty usually provide services for the poor (eg. shelters), or gather materials for distribution (eg. blankets, food, medical supplies). This can be on a domestic or international level. Some religious organizations focus on international poverty and are subcategorized as such.



One! International Poverty Relief

Prairie Gleaners Society
112 1 St SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta

We are a non-profit registered charity (charitable # 85950 4524 RR0001), existing to support Christian Missions and Aid organizations in the world.

Ever aware of the overabundance of resources within our nation of Canada, the Prairie Gleaners Society exists to help support resource poor communities through the processing and packaging of food, materials and supplies that have been gleaned (TO GLEAN MEANS TO PICK UP AND GATHER THAT WHICH IS LEFT).

Working in partnership with established mission and aid organizations, the produce and materials will be transported to different parts of the world, as well as within Canada, and distributed by established relief and development programs for the homeless and hungry.

Keywords: Poverty · International

Volunteer Profile of Prairie Gleaners Society


One! International Poverty Relief

Project Engagement
219 Dufferin St, Suite 211 B, Toronto, Ontario

Project Engagement is a volunteer based, not-for-profit organization that was co-founded in 2004 by Toronto City Councillor, Michael Thompson and Toronto businessman, Vincent Gasparro.

Keywords: Poverty

Volunteer Profile of Project Engagement


One! International Poverty Relief

Project S.H.A.R.E. of Niagara Falls Inc.
4129 Stanley Ave, Unit 2, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Project SHARE started back in 1989 and was formerly known as C.O.E.S. (Community Outreach Emergency Services). The offices were located within a small building on Victoria Avenue. In 1992, the agency became incorporated and changed its name to Project SHARE, with the acronym meaning support, housing, awareness, resources and emergency. The name change was accompanied with a move of their offices to 1st Avenue. By, 2002, the organization found a need for a bigger building due to the increase in demand of its services. Project SHARE then relocate to Stanley Avenue, where they currently are situated.

Keywords: Poverty

Volunteer Profile of Project S.H.A.R.E. of Niagara Falls Inc.


One! International Poverty Relief

Raising the Roof
263 Eglinton Ave. West, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario

Raising the Roof provides national leadership on long-term solutions to homelessness through partnership and collaboration with diverse stakeholders, investment in local communities, and public education.

Keywords: Poverty · Housing · Homeless and Housing

Volunteer Profile of Raising the Roof


Ray of Hope Inc

Ray of Hope Inc
230-659 King St. East, Kitchener, Ontario

We have been providing care and hope for those struggling with crime, addiction or homelessness in the Waterloo Region since 1967.

Keywords: Religion · Poverty · Justice and Legal · Homeless and Housing · Family Support · Employment and Careers · Community Services · Children and Youth · Addictions

Volunteer Profile of Ray of Hope Inc


Ray of Hope Inc

Regeneration Outreach Community
1 Wexford Rd, Unit 9, Brampton, Ontario

Regeneration Outreach Community cares for the homeless and those at risk of being homeless. We believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day - We served over 33,500 breakfasts in 2013. Breakfast at Regen is more than just a meal. Our guests are able to build a sense of community and access a number of social services such as clothing, nursing care, clinical foot care, personal hygiene kits, and so much more.

Keywords: Poverty

Volunteer Profile of Regeneration Outreach Community


Ray of Hope Inc

Rodel Naval Care Outreach
19 Sal Circle, Brampton, Ontario

RoNACO appreciate the dedication, love, compassion and hard work of all our volunteers. They provide practical assistance, counselling and spiritual guidance. In pairs, they visit our AIDS clients and their families in hospital or their homes twice a week for about two hours each visit. Small gestures done in love have a big impact on discouraged hearts!

Keywords: Poverty · International

Volunteer Profile of Rodel Naval Care Outreach


Safe Haven Shelters Society

Safe Haven Shelters Society
4652-46A Street, Ladner, British Columbia

Wedesign and manufacture mobile shelters for the homeless as well as portable shelters for emergency disaster relief organizations.

Keywords: Poverty · Homeless and Housing

Volunteer Profile of Safe Haven Shelters Society


Safe Haven Shelters Society

Save the Children Canada
Aide A L'enfance Canada
4141 Yonge Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario

Save the Children Canada is a member of Save the Children International, a network of 29 member organizations raising funds and operating programs domestically and internationally that focus on the issues of health and nutrition, education, HIV and AIDS, child protection, livelihoods and food security, emergency relief and child rights governance.

Keywords: Poverty · International · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of Save the Children Canada


Safe Haven Shelters Society

Sawa World
107 East 3rd Avenue, 2nd Floor, Vancouver, British Columbia

Sawa World is an award winning NGO that uses an innovative approach to ending extreme poverty by providing large-scale access to local solutions that are created by people living in extreme poverty.

Keywords: Poverty · International

Volunteer Profile of Sawa World


Safe Haven Shelters Society

Send 'Em Off Smiling
Kitchener, Ontario

Send'em Off Smiling was established in 1994 by a group of local women who had observed the visible impact of poverty on school-age children in their communities and wanted to make a difference.

Keywords: Poverty · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of Send 'Em Off Smiling


Safe Haven Shelters Society

Sheaf/Espiga Foundation
2698 Reading Street, Montreal, Quebec

The Sheaf/Espiga Foundation is a Non-governmental organization legally erected in Canada and, by extension, recognized in Nicaragua in the year 2006. The Foundation aims to work in community development based on the real and expressed needs of the rural poor in which communities it undertakes its activities.

Keywords: Poverty · International

Volunteer Profile of Sheaf/Espiga Foundation


Safe Haven Shelters Society

Shepherds of Good Hope
233 Murray St, Ottawa, Ontario

Shepherds of Good Hope is the largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to the needs of the homeless and impoverished in the city of Ottawa. It was founded 30 years ago, and today, over 1600 people come through our doors each day. Some people look for a hot meal from our soup kitchen, others seek clothing from our clothing program, some come for groceries from our grocery program, while others are looking for a friendly ear to listen. Over 500 people sleep in one of our 8 facilities across the city every night. From shelters, to supportive living to transitional housing, Shepherds of Good Hope is an example of excellence in client service delivery.

Keywords: Religion · Poverty · Homeless and Housing · Community Services

Volunteer Profile of Shepherds of Good Hope


Safe Haven Shelters Society

Sleeping Children Around the World
28 Pinehurst Crescent, Toronto, Ontario

We lead a 100% charitable global community of volunteers & partners who have transformed the lives of over 1.4 million children in developing countries through a good night's sleep.

Keywords: Poverty · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of Sleeping Children Around the World


Safe Haven Shelters Society

Souls Harbour Rescue Mission
3535 8th Ave., Regina, Saskatchewan

Souls Harbour RESCUE Mission exists to rescue people from poverty and addiction, by offering the Gospel message through emergency help, such as food, clothing and shelter, and Life Changing Recovery Programs.

Keywords: Poverty · Housing · Homeless and Housing · Children and Youth · Addictions

Volunteer Profile of Souls Harbour Rescue Mission


Start2Finish

Start2Finish
1295 North Service Road, Burlington, Ontario

Start2Finish is a national charity dedicated to breaking the cycle of child poverty by providing ongoing educational support to Canada's at risk children throughout their school years, nurturing mind, body and social health so they are empowered to succeed and become role models for change.

Keywords: Scholarships · Poverty · Education and Literacy · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of Start2Finish


Start2Finish

Stouffville-Igoma Partnership Inc.
Stouffville, Ontario

n May of 1998, a team of 13 people from several churches in Whitchurch-Stouffville under the banner of Stouffville Missionary Church travelled to Igoma, Tanzania, Africa. They built a building that they believed would one day become a medical clinic.

Keywords: Poverty · International

Volunteer Profile of Stouffville-Igoma Partnership Inc.


Start2Finish

Streets Alive Family Support Association
323 - 4th Street S, Lethbridge, Alberta

Streets Alive Mission in Lethbridge, AB, is dedicated to bringing hope to those who have none, by building relationships with the disenfranchised, through a variety of volunteer driven programs.

Keywords: Poverty

Volunteer Profile of Streets Alive Family Support Association


Start2Finish

Sunrise Community Link Resource Centre Society
3509 17th Ave SE, 2nd Floor, Calgary, Alberta

Sunrise is a grassroots community development agency and resource centre engaged in poverty reduction and community economic capacity building in East Calgary.

Keywords: Poverty

Volunteer Profile of Sunrise Community Link Resource Centre Society


Start2Finish

The Cinderella Project Society
315 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver, British Columbia

The Cinderella Project is a federally registered charity. We were founded in 1999 and continue to be completely volunteer-run, with 100% of our proceeds going to helping students in the project.

Keywords: Poverty · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of The Cinderella Project Society


Start2Finish

The Inn of the Good Shepherd
115 John Street, Sarnia, Ontario

The working poor, the unemployed and the homeless. Thousands come to us each year for a helping hand. It is only through the generosity of the community that we are able to give that helping hand.

Keywords: Poverty

Volunteer Profile of The Inn of the Good Shepherd


Start2Finish

The Mission House
Abbotsford, British Columbia

The Mission House is an organisation based on Christian beliefs and values dedicated to improving the quality of life of the vulnerable and disadvantaged in all communities at home and abroad.

Keywords: Religion · Poverty

Volunteer Profile of The Mission House


Start2Finish

The Mustard Seed

Branch: Edmonton Edmonton, Alberta

The Mustard Seed is a Christian not-for-profit organization that builds community, grows hope and supports change. At its three ministry locations across Alberta, The Mustard Seed seeks to address the root causes of poverty through the delivery of basic services, housing, employment and the provision of a safe, supportive community for those in need.

Keywords: Poverty · Hunger · Housing · Homeless and Housing · Employment and Careers

Volunteer Profile of The Mustard Seed


Start2Finish

The Mustard Seed

Branch: Sundre Mountain Aire Lodge, Sundre, Alberta

The Mustard Seed is a Christian not-for-profit organization that builds community, grows hope and supports change. At its three ministry locations across Alberta, The Mustard Seed seeks to address the root causes of poverty through the delivery of basic services, housing, employment and the provision of a safe, supportive community for those in need.

Keywords: Poverty · Hunger · Housing · Homeless and Housing · Employment and Careers

Volunteer Profile of The Mustard Seed


Start2Finish

The Mustard Seed

Branch: Calgary 102-11 Ave. SE, Mustard Seed Centre Street, Calgary, Alberta

The Mustard Seed is a Christian not-for-profit organization that builds community, grows hope and supports change. At its three ministry locations across Alberta, The Mustard Seed seeks to address the root causes of poverty through the delivery of basic services, housing, employment and the provision of a safe, supportive community for those in need.

Keywords: Poverty · Hunger · Housing · Homeless and Housing · Employment and Careers

Volunteer Profile of The Mustard Seed


Start2Finish

The Mustard Seed

Branch: Mustard Seed Shelter 7025 44 St. SE, Mustard Seed Shelter, Calgary, Alberta

The Mustard Seed is a Christian not-for-profit organization that builds community, grows hope and supports change. At its three ministry locations across Alberta, The Mustard Seed seeks to address the root causes of poverty through the delivery of basic services, housing, employment and the provision of a safe, supportive community for those in need.

Keywords: Poverty · Hunger · Housing · Homeless and Housing · Employment and Careers

Volunteer Profile of The Mustard Seed


Start2Finish

The Ottawa Mission
35 Waller Street, Ottawa, Ontario

The work of The Ottawa Mission can be witnessed every day in the lives of the individuals that we help. Whether it's providing a place to sleep, a meal, or offering job training, The Ottawa Mission changes lives every day.

Keywords: Religion · Poverty · Homeless and Housing

Volunteer Profile of The Ottawa Mission


Start2Finish

The Salvation Army

Branch: Railside distribution and Ministry Support Service 150 Railside Road, Toronto, Ontario

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Keywords: Poverty · Housing · Emergency and Safety · Addictions

Volunteer Profile of The Salvation Army


Start2Finish

The Salvation Army

Branch: Maritime Divisional Headquarters 7071 Bayers Road, Suite 282, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Keywords: Poverty · Housing · Emergency and Safety · Addictions

Volunteer Profile of The Salvation Army


Start2Finish

The Salvation Army

Branch: Toronto Harbour Light Corps 160 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Keywords: Poverty · Housing · Emergency and Safety · Addictions

Volunteer Profile of The Salvation Army


Start2Finish

The Salvation Army

Branch: Brantford Booth Centre 187 Dalhousie St, Brantford, Ontario

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Keywords: Poverty · Housing · Emergency and Safety · Addictions

Volunteer Profile of The Salvation Army


Start2Finish

The Salvation Army

Branch: Toronto Florence Booth House 723 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Keywords: Poverty · Housing · Emergency and Safety · Addictions

Volunteer Profile of The Salvation Army


The Salvation Army BC Division

The Salvation Army BC Division
103 - 3833 Henning Dr, Burnaby, British Columbia

As the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in Canada, The Salvation Army provides direct, compassionate, hands-on service to more than 1.8 million people across the country each year

Keywords: Religion · Poverty · Emergency and Safety

Volunteer Profile of The Salvation Army BC Division


The Salvation Army BC Division

The Salvation Army Saskatoon Temple
38 Bateman Crescent, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

To Represent and Demonstrate Christ Through: Caring Christian Fellowship, Celebrating God In Worship, Cultivating Christian Discipleship, Communicating The Gospel of Jesus Christ

Keywords: Religion · Poverty · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of The Salvation Army Saskatoon Temple


The Salvation Army BC Division

The Society of St-Vincent De Paul Particular Council
208 Rykert St, St. Catharines, Ontario

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (acronym SSVP) is a lay catholic organization whose mission is to live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.

Keywords: Poverty

Volunteer Profile of The Society of St-Vincent De Paul Particular Council


The Salvation Army BC Division

The Toronto City Mission
608 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario

Toronto City Mission is Toronto's oldest and longest running outreach to people living in poverty.

Keywords: Religion · Poverty

Volunteer Profile of The Toronto City Mission


The Salvation Army BC Division

The Unisphere Global Resource Centre Society
101 6 St SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta

Primarily we strive to increase public awareness of the links between Canadians and people in other parts of the world.
We welcome others, whether from here in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, or from around the world. Together, we learn about life in other nations, and offer opportunities for Albertans to have a positive impact overseas. We do not employ any paid staff. We are not affiliated with any other organization, church or agency, but encourage the open exchange of information and resources among these groups.

Keywords: Poverty · International

Volunteer Profile of The Unisphere Global Resource Centre Society


The Salvation Army BC Division

Third World Awareness
71 Cherrywood Ave, Toronto, Ontario

Third World Awarenes is a Canadian charity, built from humble beginnings, challenging young adults and those even younger in spirit, to reach out and help and being helped in return too!

Keywords: Poverty · International

Volunteer Profile of Third World Awareness


The Salvation Army BC Division

Toronto Foundation for Student Success
2 Trethewey Drive, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario

The Toronto Foundation for Student Success helps students succeed. We help feed students, addressing issues of poverty, hunger, and poor nutrition, and their effect on education. We continually search for new ways to help children overcome barriers to success in school. We work to provide safe, inclusive environments in which children may thrive. We are advocates for children, acting on their behalf.

Keywords: Poverty · Hunger · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of Toronto Foundation for Student Success


The Salvation Army BC Division

Toronto Windfall Clothing Support Service
29 Connell Crt, Unit 3, Toronto, Ontario

Windfall's mission is simple and measurable - to provide new, donated clothing and other basic-needs items (at no cost) to people living in poverty or crisis resulting in a boost to their self-esteem and increased opportunities for improving their lives. The items are distributed through 100 social service agencies across the Greater Toronto Area.

Keywords: Poverty

Volunteer Profile of Toronto Windfall Clothing Support Service


The Salvation Army BC Division

Trans-Himalayan Aid Society
999 West Broadway, Suite 720, Vancouver, British Columbia

The Trans-Himalayan Aid Society (TRAS) is a registered Canadian charity (#130620743RR0001), founded in 1962, that supports the health and education of children and youth in northern India, Nepal, and Tibet.

Keywords: Poverty · International

Volunteer Profile of Trans-Himalayan Aid Society


The Salvation Army BC Division

UNICEF Canada
2200 Yonge St, Suite 1100, Toronto, Ontario

UNICEF is a non-profit humanitarian organization focusing on saving children's lives around the globe. UNICEF Canada is one of UNICEF's 36 National Committees. UNICEF Canada's main office is in Toronto, Ontario.

Keywords: Poverty · Leadership · International · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of UNICEF Canada


The Salvation Army BC Division

Union Gospel Mission Foundation
601 E Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

Demonstrating the love of Christ, Union Gospel Mission is determined to transform communities by overcoming poverty, homelessness, and addiction
- one life at a time.

Keywords: Religion · Poverty · Hunger · Housing · Employment and Careers · Children and Youth · Addictions

Volunteer Profile of Union Gospel Mission Foundation


United Way Estevan

United Way Estevan
Box 611, Estevan, Saskatchewan

United Way Estevan is a registered non profit organization that provides funding to 19 member agencies in the city of Estevan, Saskatchewan.

Keywords: Seniors · Poverty · Homeless and Housing · Family Services · Community Services

Volunteer Profile of United Way Estevan


United Way Estevan

United Way of Kitchener Waterloo and Area
20 Erb St. West, Marsland Centre, Suite 801, Waterloo, Ontario

We are committed to achieving community change - focusing on addressing underlying causes, strengthening the community network of services and capacity of non-profits, influencing public attitudes, systems and policy, and engaging community dollars, influence, time and knowledge.

Keywords: Seniors · Poverty · Homeless and Housing · Family Services · Community Services · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of United Way of Kitchener Waterloo and Area


United Way Estevan

United Way Winnipeg
580 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

United Way of Winnipeg is an autonomous, non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees comprising no fewer than 24 members chosen from the community. The organization builds upon a long history of bringing together diverse partners at the local level to initiate action on community issues. United Way of Winnipeg is not sectarian or political.

Keywords: Seniors · Poverty · Homeless and Housing · Family Services · Community Services · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of United Way Winnipeg


Vancouver Urban Ministries

Vancouver Urban Ministries
4847 Joyce Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Urban Ministries (VUM) assists lower-income children, youth & families in the communities of Grandview Woodlands and Strathcona in East Vancouver. By connecting people, building community and providing educational opportunities, we see under-resourced children, youth and families rise above their circumstances.

Keywords: Poverty · Music · Family Services · Community Services · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of Vancouver Urban Ministries


Vancouver Urban Ministries

Volunteer Canada
353 Dalhousie Street, 3rd Floor, Ottawa, Ontario

Volunteer Canada is the national voice for volunteerism in Canada. Since 1977, we have been committed to increasing and supporting volunteerism and civic participation. We collaborate closely with volunteer centres, local organizations and national corporations to promote and broaden volunteering. Our programs, research, training, tools, resources and national initiatives provide leadership on issues and trends in Canada's volunteer landscape.

Keywords: Volunteer Centres · Poverty · Disabled · Community Services · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of Volunteer Canada


Volunteer Ottawa

Volunteer Ottawa
1155 Lola Street, C3 Centre, Suite 201, Ottawa, Ontario

Volunteer Ottawa links people with community organizations.

Keywords: Volunteer Centres · Poverty · Homeless and Housing · Disabled · Community Services · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of Volunteer Ottawa


Volunteer Ottawa

Volunteer Toronto
344 Bloor Street West, Suite 404, Toronto, Ontario

As Canada's largest volunteer centre, Volunteer Toronto aims to build a caring and committed community of people who give their time towards building a healthy Toronto. The city's #1 source for volunteer opportunities, we support job seekers, high school students, newcomers, retired individuals and just about anyone looking to use their time to give back. Our Subscriber organizations represent some of Toronto's leading non-profits and span every neighbourhood from Scarborough to Etobicoke, making it easier to find a great position in your area.

Keywords: Volunteer Centres · Poverty · Disabled · Community Services · Children and Youth

Volunteer Profile of Volunteer Toronto




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