Volunteer Resources

Volunteer Training Program

A six week volunteer training program is offered for those interested in volunteering in our programs.  The next volunteer training program has not be scheduled. If you are interested in taking this course, a small fee of $25 covers the cost of the manuals.  Please contact vhayes@iccare.ca for more information. 

Below are some ways to join us in our effort to provide shelter and care for those in need, reflecting the love of God in loving one another.

Coldest Night of the Year

Our largest fund raising event is our annual Coldest Night of the Year walk.  See our 2013 CNOY report for more details.

Volunteer Support for the ICCS Team

If you are interested in supporting the ICCS team through acts of service such as food preparation, administrative tasks, and set up and clean-up for events such as our annual silent auction, or training sessions for workers, please contact our volunteer coordinator.

Outreach, Counseling, Mentoring

Volunteer opportunities to work directly with clients are limited at this time. In order to work directly with our clients, specialized training is required. If you have worked with vulnerable adults in the past, or if you have experience in the field of social services, there may be an opportunity to help without ICCS training. Please contact Marilyn Laktin to discuss how you might best work with ICCS. If you are a trained chaplain, pastor, barber, hair stylist, or member of a professional organization (Lawyer, Doctor, Dentist, Social Worker, Nurse, Therapist, etc.) please also contact Marilyn to discuss ways of assisting our clients on a voluntary basis.

Practicum Students

If you are a practicum student attending a recognized institution of higher learning you may make application for placement in one of our programs. Send a letter of introduction detailing your course of studies to our Executive Director, Violet Hayes, at vhayes@iccare.ca

Membership

Not all volunteers need to be members of ICCS, but we are happy to have you as a member if you would like to support the society. Please fill out the membership applicaiton below if you would like to join with other members in supporting the work of the society.