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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 Madeleine at 705-728-6300 ext. 228 or at madeleine@barrieshelter.com

Volunteer Opportunities

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, solicitiving 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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