Volunteering for Fontbonne Ministries Outreach Programs
I've learned a lot from the sisters about how to treat people, and volunteering is very rewarding for me, spiritually, mentally and physically. — Sally, a Fontbonne Ministries volunteer
Volunteering for a Sisters of St. Joseph outreach program is an experience with a difference. Volunteers give time and energy but they also explore their own personal faith journey with others. As such, there are opportunities for spiritual growth and awareness as well as for service. Volunteers have an opportunity to share in the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph and assist in the task of community building. In-service training is provided.
Volunteers work closely with the Directors of the programs on their volunteer positions. Fontbonne Ministries has specific volunteer needs. Many of the positions involve a regular commitment of time, be it weekly or monthly. Some of the positions volunteers hold are: crafts and/or sewing group volunteer , studio assistant at a pottery studio, drop-in volunteer, and friendly visitor.
For a profile of one of our Outreach volunteers, see Sally's profile.
Current Volunteer Opportunities at Fontbonne Ministries
Through Fontbonne Ministries, there are many ways you can volunteer with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto:
In Good Company is a coordinated visiting program for individuals seeking emotional, spiritual, and social support.
- Shopping for adults who are isolated
- Taking adults who are isolated to appointments as needed
Studio on the Hill provides opportunities to work with clay in a safe, non-stressful environment. All are welcome: men, women, and children of all ages including people with disabilities and those who are visually impaired.
- Assisting with children’s programs
Mustard Seed is a welcoming environment and sacred space for participants and volunteers to develop life skills, creativity, care for the environment and spiritual growth. This ministry offers educational and hands-on opportunities for school/college groups and young adults.
- Assisting with program delivery and planning, including:
- Saturday drop-in, October to May
- Friday drop-in
- Volunteer placement for university students
Village Mosaic offers a welcoming space in Etobicoke for seniors to come together for hospitality, recreation, and community building.
Visit the Faith Connections website for the opportunities for young adults to volunteer with this ministry.
For more information on volunteering with Fontbonne Ministries, please contact the administrator:
101 Thorncliffe Park Drive