- Get Help
- Inside Interval House
- Our Holistic Approach
- Take Action
- What can I do?
Volunteers are critical to daily life at Interval House and take on a broad range of activities. If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out our Volunteer Profile Form and email it with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 416-928-9020, or mail it to the address below:
Attn: Volunteer Program
131 Bloor Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5S 1R8
For more information, send us an email at email@example.com or call 416-924-1411 ext. 238.
Monica, Resettlement Volunteer
|What motivates you to be a volunteer?
I am motivated by helping people and contributing to something worthwhile, and having just returned to Toronto I was looking for opportunities to contribute to my community. Interval House impressed me as a holistic organization doing important work which is worth supporting.
How has your volunteer position at Interval House helped you in your own professional and/or personal growth?
Professionally, it has helped me with re-entering the working world after an extended hiatus exploring myself in a very different context. I have also had a chance to re-discover my strengths and confidence, through gaining experience, organized volunteer workshops, feeling valued, and informal mentoring support from the staff. I have also appreciated the opportunity to understand different realities and the challenges faced by women leaving abusive relationships, as well as the supports that exist in Toronto and their courage in re-building their lives.
What does Interval House mean to you?
Interval House to me represents a model for addressing social concerns from many angles - from crisis support, to re-building, to advocacy...a beacon of hope for anyone who needs it. And I have particularly appreciated the efforts made and demonstrated by the staff, to extend values of caring to everyone, including all the staff and volunteers. This to me represents integrity, and this plus the sustained dedication of the organization gives me hope for our society.
What message do you have for the women and children at Interval House?
I admire your courage to take steps towards creating a new reality for yourselves. Best wishes as you continue moving forward and I hope that you are able to appreciate your strengths and what you have to offer in the world.