The Shop relies on a combination of staff and volunteers to work with youth participants. Volunteers are involved in such tasks as book-keeping, prayer co-ordination, community events organization, reception, fundraising, counseling, and other tasks. Whatever skill you have to offer, The Shop would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about it!
Volunteers participate in a process of interview, orientation, and training prior to working with teens, but do not necessarily commit to large portions of time, since some volunteers are needed on a casual time basis.
If you are interested in volunteering for The Shop in any capacity, please call us at (905) 836-1433 or use our contact page.
Youth Mentoring Program
In this 6-hour program, youth aged 15-25 will get hands on experience working on basic automotive, small engines, carpentry, detailing, welding and other trades. The youth will work one-on-one with a mentor in a safe and supportive environment. The content of the mentorship will be tailor-made to fit the interests and ability of the youth.
Other than getting basic skills working with tools, this is a great chance for youth to find their talents and interests. Careers in engineer, automation, mechanics and even design would require a person to work with tools. This is a great opportunity to explore whether an environment which requires working with the hands is suitable.
The hours can be counted towards their community service hours at school. Participants will be assessed for their suitability to continue with other opportunities in our program.
Work Experience Program
In this work experience program, youth will work at The Shop or with one of our social enterprise partners. The students get to experience working in real business settings while closely supervised by a mentor. The experience has been invaluable to many participants. The prerequisite to this program is that the youth must have gone through our mentorship program and have been recommended by the instructor to join the work experience program.
Job Placement Program
In this program, the youth can access our career counselling, resume building and other employment related services for free.
If you or anyone you know are interested in our program, please call (905) 836-1433 to book an orientation.
Thank you for choosing to share your precious time with us.
If you would like to volunteer with us, please call (905) 836 1433 for different volunteering opportunities.