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Volunteer With Us

The Stop began as a volunteer-run organization in the 1970s, and volunteers still play a vital role in every aspect of our work.

Many volunteers have experience with issues facing our community, such as unemployment, poverty, and homelessness. This creates a unique sense of community in a non-judgmental and empathetic environment.

About Volunteering


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at The Stop.

As of November 1, we temporarily closed volunteer applications for the remainder of 2022.

We encourage you to return and apply for a volunteer position starting in January, 2023.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to connecting in 2023.


At The Stop, we ask all volunteers to make a commitment of one shift per week, for a minimum of 4-6 months. Most roles available are in our Drop-in, Food Bank, and Good Food Market. Shifts are 4-hours long, usually between the period of 8AM to 3:30PM.

People interested in volunteering are asked to attend one of our bi-monthly volunteer information session**, and will be contacted after that about coming in for an interview.

Stay tuned for details on our upcoming volunteer info sessions. We will notify those who fill out the form below!

**For safety reasons, there are a limited number of in-person spaces available for this session. If you have the technology to join online, please do so to leave the in-person spaces for community members who don’t have those resources.

Fill out our quick form to volunteer

Volunteering at Events

To volunteer at our fundraising events like The Stop’s Night Market and What’s on the Table, please complete and submit the event volunteer registration form. We’ll then email you when volunteer opportunities arise (max 4 times a year).

You’re not required to attend a Volunteer Information Session or make an ongoing time commitment to volunteer at events, and you’ll receive specific training and supportplus a delicious meal!

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Corporate Volunteer Program

The Stop’s volunteer program is unique in that most roles are filled by community members who use our services. As such, we have a limited number of corporate volunteer opportunities available in our programs.

We typically reserve these opportunities for our corporate donors and sponsors supporting us at the $5,000 level and above.

If you’re interested in sponsoring one of our fundraising events—including The Stop’s Night Market and What’s on the Table—at the $5,000+ level and unlocking these opportunities, please contact Cara at 416-652-7867 ext. 222 or

Alternative Corporate Volunteer Opportunities:

  • If you’d like to volunteer your staff outside of our programming, we always need volunteers at our fundraising events! Please fill out this form and we will email you with these opportunities (max 4 times a year). We do not require the $5,000 support to have a group volunteer at our events.
  • We also encourage you to imagine unique volunteer opportunities that are tailored to your employees’ skill-sets. As an example, we’ve had a design team from FreshBooks lead our fundraising department in a workshop on user experience design thinking. We do not require the $5,000 support for these types of opportunities.
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