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The Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie always needs committed, experienced and passionate volunteers to help in our shelter and outreach locations, the community, with events, or on our Board of Directors.


Please complete the volunteer application form as the first step in the volunteer application process.  For any questions, please contact Kaity at 705-728-6300 ext. 228 or at kaity@barrieshelter.com

Ways to Volunteer

Donation Management Volunteer

This role assists our Facility Assistant with the inventory and organization of donations to the shelter. It is a position that is available once a week and is often done in teams of two. The minimum time commitment for this role is once a month.

Property Maintenance Volunteer

This role is great for someone who is able to do general household repairs.

Events Volunteer

This role is a diverse and multifaceted and crucial to our organization. This could mean set up, take down, fundraising kiosks, or operating a game. You could be staffing an awareness booth, selling tickets, soliciting prizes or auction items, or using social media.

Administrative Volunteer

This role requires someone with office management and data entry experience. You will be a crucial member of the team by helping us organize and maintain our donor database.


Through participating in Charity Bingo shifts, the Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie raises vital funds to support its operations. We are looking for reliable and energetic volunteers with good communication and interpersonal skills. This position is a great way to meet new people, while also giving back to your community. An honorarium is available for volunteers in this role.
Alternate Thursdays • 1:00-3:00pm • Must be 18 years of age or older • Commitment of minimum 6 months

Corporate Volunteerism

Looking for a way to boost staff morale, support the community to end domestic violence, and help your company become a better corporate citizen? We would love to work with you! Please contact madeleine@barrieshelter.com to find out how to get involved.

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Community & Public Education Presentations

Our staff are available for presentations to the community to raise awareness about gender-based violence and its devastating effects upon women and children. This service is offered to service clubs, community and social service agencies, businesses, college students and faculty, law enforcement, court personnel, and schools in the area.

Any group wishing to gain more information about the Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie and the services that are can call 705-792-2188 or email katie@barrieshelter.com.

Raise Awareness

Community Events

The Women & Children’s Shelter relies on community events to raise vital funds that help the women and children staying with us. The average stay for a woman and her child is upwards of 12 weeks. A donation of $120 helps one woman or child for one week with us. Funds also support youth violence prevention programs that are helping to break the cycle of violence against women

Upcoming Events

Violence Stops With You(th) Symposium

Violence Stops With You(th) is a one-day educational training workshop created for youth ages 12-18.

This free event will feature a presentation on Relationship Dynamics and Violence and will support youth in understanding and identifying the dynamics that create both healthy and unhealthy relationships. It aims to educate on the impacts and scope of intimate partner violence on both a personal and societal level.

We are equipping youth with strategies to help end violence and abuse in our community and for youth to be part of advocating for social justice.

#AgentsOfChange #ViolenceStopsWithYOUth 

Learn More: eventbrite.ca/e/violence-stops-with-youth-tickets

Lice Squad 20th Anniversary TAKE THE LEAP Superhero Skydive

Want to support a great cause while crossing off a bucket list item? We're taking the leap to end violence against women and children and bringing awareness to intimate partner violence by jumping out of a plane! Join us in the air or on the ground by donating to this fundraiser or joining us as a jumper. Create a team for your business and throw your boss out of a plane.

Back To The 80's 20th Anniversary Celebration

LICE SQUAD.com presents Back to the 80’s Benefit Concert and Superhero Skydive in support of the Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie. Join Lice Squad.com in celebrating their 20th anniversary June 17th at Wasaga Skydive Klondike Park grounds featuring Robert Laidlaw performing the best of Honeymoon Suite, Platinum Blonde, plus Gordon Deppe from Spoons Country music star Ryan Connolly!

Smart 4-Pak ($20+HST)
Early Bird Tickets ($25+HST)
VIP Meet & Greet ($50+HST) includes:
** Photo with Gordon Deppe
** Autographed Swag
** Front of Stage VIP Seating

This is an ALL AGES event with 19+ Licensed Area (Photo I.D. Required


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