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Volunteers are critical to daily life at Interval House and take on a broad range of activities. We do not have any volunteer openings at the moment, but we encourage you to keep an eye on this page for upcoming opportunities.
Alternatively, you can fill out our Volunteer Profile Form and email it with your resume to email@example.com, fax to 416-928-9020, or mail it to the address below. We will keep this on file and get in touch with you about suitable roles in the future.
Attn: Volunteer Program
131 Bloor Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5S 1R8
For more information, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-924-1411 ext. 238.
For information about student placements, please see our Student Placements page.
KAVITA, NATURE WALKS VOLUNTEER
|What motivates you to be a volunteer?
I wanted to personally connect with survivors of violence and I thought this would be a great way to do it. My motivation is their stress. Women at the shelter have a lot of things to sort out and their levels of stress are high. My only hope is to provide them an opportunity to connect with nature and have a moment of peace. Nature is my solace and I want to share with them its healing powers.
How has your volunteer position at Interval House helped you in your own professional and/or personal growth?
I’ve learned a lot from the women at the shelter. Despite their circumstances they are open and willing to connect. They’ve helped me gain a better understanding of the unique challenges women who in their situation face and I’m very grateful to them.
What does Interval House mean to you?
It’s a house of opportunity. No system is perfect and Interval House functions within the constraints of our established shelter system that could be improved to better serve women and their children. But among the chaos and stress, there is a lot of love and hope that exists at the shelter. The physical space and caring staff are invaluable to the women who stay there and to our community.
What message do you have for the women and children at Interval House?
I thank you for your courage and determination to raise your children in an environment that is free of violence and filled with love instead. For embracing the idea of connecting with nature, for opening up to me, for welcoming me and for fleeing violence; thank you. You have the right to a safe and joyous life. By standing up for yourself and your children, you have taken an important step in the eradication of violence. You inspire me.