Volunteering at Youville Centre


UPDATE — March/April 2016:

Due to the wonderful response from our community, we are currently accepting new volunteer applications.

Thank you for your interest and support of Youville Centre!

We are grateful to have a committed, caring group of volunteers from the community who give their time and talent to Youville Centre’s young mothers and their children. Our volunteers help weekly and and on an as-needed basis in the following areas and programs in the centre:

  • Board of Directors
  • Mentorship Program
  • Child Development Program
  • Swap Shop (In-Kind Donations)
  • Food Bank
  • Admin & Communications
  • Lifestyle Courses
  • Graphic Design
  • Tutoring*
  • I.T. Support
  • Building Maintenance
  • Drivers**
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Special Events/Seasonal

*Tutors must have worked for a school board within the past five years and be approved by the M.F. McHugh Supervisor and the Executive Director. Limited tutoring opportunities exist.

**Drivers pick up and drop off in-kind donations for donors who have barriers to transportation or are unable to drop off donations during business hours.

If you are interested in volunteering at Youville Centre, please click the links below to download and complete the volunteer application, and email it to us at communications@youvillecentre.org.


Youville Centre Volunteer Application 2013  (Microsoft Word)
Youville Centre Volunteer Application 2013 (PDF)

What our Volunteers are Saying:

 “My volunteering experience at the Youville Centre has been nothing but rewarding for me as a retiree who is able to give back something to society and feel useful and needed at the same time. I so enjoy being surrounded by such caring staff and interacting with the young mothers who demonstrate such maturity by getting an education while their young children are receiving the best childcare possible. It warms my heart to see all of this under one roof and look forward to going there twice a week and leave with a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that we all collectively are making a better future for the young mothers and their children.”

– Ria, Swap Shop Coordinator

“I had an amazing time volunteering at Youville Centre, and I was able to gain valuable experience working with children that I needed for my university degree and future career. Volunteering at Youville was always the high point of my day, the staff is very friendly and helpful, and the children always enjoyed having a new friend to play with them.”

– Danielle, Child Development Program Volunteer