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 and the Coldest Night of the Year 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 7:00 PM- 11:00 PM, 7 days a week from November to mid-April.

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

How to register as a volunteer

2019-2020 New Volunteer Training Dates:

Wednesday September 4th - 7-9pm

Monday October 7th -  7-9pm

Wednesday October 23rd - 7-9pm

Saturday November 2nd - 10am - 12pm

Saturday November 23rd - 10am - 12pm

Saturday December 14th - 10am- 12pm

Saturday January 18th - 10am-12pm

February 15th - 10am-12pm

Saturday March 7th 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:

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

Our Address:
510 Penrose St,
Newmarket, Ont.
L3Y 1A2