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Ray of Hope Inc

Ray of Hope Inc

We have been providing care and hope for those struggling with crime, addiction or homelessness in the Waterloo Region since 1967. Our partnerships with community organizations and generous donors enable us to provide life-transforming social services to young people, adults and families, helping them redirect their life journey and realize their God given potential.

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



Ray of Hope Inc
230-659 King St. East, Kitchener, ON N2G2M4

Ray of Hope Inc url http://www.rayofhope.net/

Ray of Hope Inc Phone Number 519-578-8018

Ray of Hope Inc Email address kwideman@rayofhope.net



Volunteer Information for Ray of Hope Inc

What services does your organization provide?
We operate through four key ministries:

  • Youth Justice Services
  • Youth Employment Services
  • Youth Addiction Services
  • Community Support Services


Do you have any age requirements?
Youth Volunteers 14-17
Adult Volunteers 18+


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
No.


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
Normal initial time committment is 1 shift (3-4 hours) per week for 13 weeks.


Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer?
All volunteers submit a completed Volunteer Application form (available online at our website); some of the volunteer positions at Ray of Hope may require PRC with vulnerable sector screening, and references.


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
No.


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
7 days a week - 365 days a year - We never close. Therefore we are always in need of volunteers who can fill a variety of positions with varying time commitments.

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Art Teacher
  • Chapel Service Team
  • Clothing Distribution Team
  • Clothing Receiving/Processing Team
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Dishwasher
  • Driver
  • Food Hamper Prep Team
  • Food Hamper Serve Team
  • Food Services Helper
  • General Helper
  • Grocery Shopper
  • Grounds & Gardens
  • Hospitality Team
  • Janitorial Team
  • Laundry Helper
  • Maintenance Team
  • Photography/Promotion
  • Receptionist

Do you provide training for volunteers?
Yes.
Site orientation, plus task specific training for all volunteers.
Longer term volunteers offered regular additional training opportunities.


What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
Social service functions.


How will a person benefit from volunteering with Ray of Hope Inc?
Volunteering at Ray of Hope offers you the opportunity to become part of the "team". Even though you are not a paid employee, the benefits of knowledge and experience are yours to keep. Your contribution can provide you with:

  • A new and challenging experience,
  • The opportunity to learn new skills or improve upon old ones,
  • The opportunity to generate work references,
  • Recognition and/or responsibility,
  • The opportunity to belong and to feel part of the community,
  • New friends and new perspectives, and
  • A sense of making a positive difference in another person's life.

Do you accept high school students?
Yes.




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