The Welcome Hall Mission responds to the needs of the hurting and disadvantaged in Montreal. Every year, tens of thousands of men, women, teenagers, children and families receive support and care through their services, which include a shelfter for homeless men, a food bank, a free dental clinic, services for children, employment services, addition treatment services, etc.
On June 12th 2013, Concordia students will help sort donations in the Welcome Hall Mission food bank, located in Saint-Henri. We will meet on-campus at 11am, make our way there together by metro and volunteer until 3pm.
This event is open to all current Concordia students.
TO REGISTER: Send us an email your full name, student ID and cell phone number (if available). Indicate "Registration for June 12th group volunteering" in the title of your email. You will receive an email about the status of your registration within two working days and another email with all the details 1 week before the event.
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On January 29th, Concordia students sorted food donations and prepared 550 food bags to be donated to those who need it the most at Sun Youth.
On February 18th, Concordia students sorted food donations in the community grocery store at Maison d'Entraide St-Paul-Emard.
On February 19th, Concordia students sorted donations of school supplies to be distributed to children in the southwest borough at Share the Warmth.
On March 2nd, Concordia students acted as scorekeepers during a bowling game held by Special Olympics.
On September 13th, Concordia students participated in a "school yard makeover" in collaboration with Pro Vert Sud-Ouest. They helped provide a new green area to a school in Ville-Emard.
On September 29th, the LIVE Centre team and 45 Concordia students joined forces with Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre to build a brand new playground for the children of Little Burgundy.
On October 17th, Concordia students helped sort food donations at the NDG Food Depot.
On October 25th, Concordia students helped sort and organize donations at ReStore, the material liquidation centre which helps fund Habitat for Humanity projects.
On December 11th, Concordia students prepared Holiday food baskets for the clients of Cuisines Collectives St-Roch.
On December 13th, Concordia students volunteered at Share the Warmth, sorting donations in the food bank.
On December 19th, Concordia students distributed holiday food baskets to 250 families in need at the Salvation Army.
On December 20th, Concordia students assisted the Women's Centre of Montreal with its annual Holiday Basket distribution, sorting donations and helping clients as they pick up their baskets.
On May 16th 2012, Concordia students delivered home-made meals to home-bound Santropol Roulant clients in the Plateau Mont-Royal and adjacent neighbourhoods.
On August 1st 2012, Concordia students helped sort food donations at Moisson Montreal, Canada's largest food bank.
On January 10th 2012, Concordia students helped prepare and serve 300 meals for the homeless in the Accueil Bonneau dining hall.
On February 29th 2012, Concordia students spent quality time with kids and teens living with disabilities at The Friendship Circle. They were matched with their new friends and participated in a karate workshop and cooking class.
On March 28th 2012, Concordia students helped prepare and serve a meal at Nazareth House, a downtown shelter which provides a family-like environment for homeless men.
On September 2nd 2011, Concordia students harvested the Biotop garden on the Loyola campus. A result of Concordia's partnership with Action Communiterre, this rooftop garden contains 600 plants in 230 containers and produced more than half a ton of organic produce which were donated to the NDG Food Depot.
On October 21st 2011, Concordia students volunteered at Moisson Montreal, Canada's largest food bank. The organization ensures an optimal food supply to the community organizations, helping feed 150 000 Montrealers in need every month!
On October 28th 2011, Concordia students set-up and decorated a Haunted House, played dodgeball with a very dynamic group of kids and acted as judges in a friendly show competition at Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre.
On December 8th 2011, Concordia students helped set-up and decorate for a Holiday Party for kids at the Maison des Enfants de Montréal.On December 22nd 2011, Concordia students prepared and distributed Holiday Baskets to families in need at the Women Centre of Montreal.
On June 3rd 2011, Concordia students helped set up one of the Santropol Roulant`s gardens. This garden`s harvest will be returned to Santropol's meals-on-wheels kitchen, where it will be turned into delicious home-cooked meals!
On June 16th 2011, Concordia students learned basic canoeing skills before tackling the task of cleaning the Lachine Canal on board a rabaska canoe. It was a successful environmental clean-up, as we gathered 10 garbage bags worth of random trash (bottles, plastic bags, etc.) This event was organized in collaboration with Pro-Vert Sud Ouest.
On February 23rd 2011, Concordia students dedicated 3 hours of their Reading Week to assist staff at Share the Warmth. Our presence was timely, as the organization received hundreds of boxes of donated school supplies that morning! Our group took on the impromptu task of unloading the truck with enthousiasm and sorted donations in record time!
On October 11th 2010, Concordia students and staff prepared and served Thanksgiving lunch for close to 200 guests at Benedict Labre House.
On October 29th 2010, Concordia students and staff volunteered in the Welcome Hall Mission food bank. In just 3 hours, we sorted close to 4500 bags of flour, pasta and potatoes, which will be given to families in need.
(more pictures from these events are available on the LIVE Centre Facebook page)On December 22nd 2010, Concordia students sorted donations and prepared holiday baskets at Share the Warmth.
The Concordia LIVE Centre held its first group volunteering event on June 11th 2010. On a warm summer afternoon, smiling Concordia volunteers delivered home-made meals by foot to home-bound Santropol Roulant clients in the Plateau Mont-Royal and adjacent neighbourhoods.
Are you part of a group that would like to get involved together in a one-time event with a community organization?
Keeping in mind that in the spirit of volunteering your group must be able to fulfill a need in an organization and that resources to manage your project on the organization’s part are likely to be limited, it is strongly recommended that you define your needs and define a proposal prior to contacting a community organization. Ask yourself: