The Women’s Centre of Montreal provides services to help women help themselves. To accomplish its mission, the Centre offers educational and vocational training. During the Holiday season, they organize a Holiday Basket Campaign which allows 300 low-income families to receive food baskets, gifts and clothing.
On Thursday Dec 19th, we will assist in with a variety of tasks such as unpacking, sorting donations, preparing and distribuiting baskets. We will meet on-campus (SGW) around 12pm and make our way to the organization together by metro. We will volunteer from 1pm to 5pm.
This event is open to all current Concordia students. While the Women Centre reserves its regular volunteering opportunities for women, men are very welcome to help during the Holiday Basket campaign. You should be available for the entire event (1pm to 5pm). To allow as many students as possible to participate, we will give priority to students who are not already registered for our Dec 12th event.
TO REGISTER: This event is already full, however, we can add your name to our waiting list in case there are cancellations. Please send us an email with your full name, student ID and cell phone number (if available). Indicate "Waiting list for Dec 19th group volunteering" in the title of your email. We will contact you about a week ahead of time with more information if a space opens up.
Chemins du Soleil is an organization that provides services for youth in the Centre-Sud area. During the Holiday season, they organize a Sharing Store (Magasin Partage) which allows 250 low-income families to receive food baskets, gifts and clothing. The Sharing Store is a welcoming space where families exchange and meet others going through similar situations.
On Thursday Dec 12th, we will assist in setting up the room, opening boxes and organizing donations. We will meet on-campus (SGW) around 12pm and make our way to the organization together by metro. We will volunteer from 1pm to 4pm.
This event is open to all current Concordia students. Attendance for the entire event is required (1pm to 4pm). To allow as many students as possible to participate, we will give priority to students who are not already registered for our Dec 19th event.
TO REGISTER: Registration for this event is closed as our waiting list is complete.
Stay tuned, we are organizing great events for 2014. Don't miss out, find out when registration opens for our next event by following our Facebook page! We also have a list of opportunities to volunteer during the Holidays. Simply email us if you would like to us to send it to you.
In January, Concordia students sorted food donations and prepared 550 food bags to be donated to those who need it the most at Sun Youth.
In February, Concordia students sorted donations of school supplies to be distributed to children in the southwest borough at Share the Warmth.
In March, Concordia students acted as scorekeepers during a bowling game held by Special Olympics.
In June, Concordia students sorted clothes and other donations for the Welcome Hall Mission Boutique, a thrift shop offering quality used items to those in need.
In August, Concordia students removed invasive species from Mount-Royal with Les Amis de la Montagne.
In October, Concordia students helped measure the biodiversity of the Mount-Royal during the "Bio Blitz" organized by Forum Jeunesse de l'Ile de Montreal.
In November, Concordia students sorted donations at Société Saint-Vincent-de-Paul.
In February 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.
In May 2012, Concordia students delivered home-made meals to home-bound Santropol Roulant clients in the Plateau Mont-Royal and adjacent neighbourhoods.
In August 2012, Concordia students helped sort food donations at Moisson Montreal, Canada's largest food bank.
In September 2012, 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.
In September 2012, 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.
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: