Information about volunteering at the Inn

Our dedicated staff and volunteers are passionate about assisting guests on their journey and we’ve had the pleasure of helping many to find hope through a supportive, non-judgmental and secure environment. The Inn has an active list of 250 volunteers. The majority of our volunteers work directly in the winter shelter, however, volunteers also participate at the Farmers’ Market in Newmarket, Coldest Night of the Year, as well as the 4T Miler event.

Volunteers must attend a training session before being scheduled for shelter shifts. Volunteers must also ensure that they have applied for the Police Vulnerable Sector Check who intend on working with vulnerable individuals. 

Become a volunteer at IFTC

Our volunteers play an important role at the shelter, helping our staff deliver the services to our guests. Join our over 250 volunteers who donate their time by helping keep IFTC a warm, clean and safe place for the homeless and those at risk in our community. 

There are two shifts: 6:00 AM- 8:30 AM and 7:30 PM- 11:30 PM, 7 days a week from November to the end of March.

Note: you must be over 18 years of age to volunteer


How to register as a volunteer

2017-2018 New Volunteer Training Dates:

Monday September 18th - 7PM-9PM

Monday October 16th - 7PM-9PM

Wednesday October 25th - 7PM-9PM

Wednesday November 1st - 7PM-9PM

Saturday November 25th - 10AM-12PM

Saturday December 9th - 10AM-12PM

Saturday January 20th - 10AM-12PM

Saturday February 10th - 10AM-12PM

Saturday March 10th - 10AM - 12PM

Volunteers must be 18 years of age and are required to attend a training session in advance. For more information, contact Martha at 905 895-8889 ext 221 or by email: info@innfromthecold.ca

We encourage you to consider this great opportunity. Register online today or read some volunteer testimonials to learn more.

Inn From The Cold Our Address:
510 Penrose St,
Newmarket, Ont. L3Y 1A2
(West off Prospect, one block North
off Mulock Dr.)
905-895-8889