Day in the Life of a Corporate Volunteer

It started with a few tears and ended with many smiles…

Our friends from RBC came in for another day of volunteering this week. This group of “regulars” volunteer with us every 6 weeks, helping individuals transitioning out of homelessness select furniture for their newly established homes. Here’s a first hand look from their morning of volunteering at Furniture Bank. Special thanks to our volunteer photographer Lora for taking such awesome photos!

RBC Volunteer Photo Journal

The morning started off with a group orientation. We went over as a group what it means to be a showroom guide helping clients select furniture, updates on new initiatives at Furniture Bank and of course shared our excitement for the upcoming Chair Affair event. It did get a bit emotional in the board room when Keran, one of our regular volunteers, shared a client story that truly touched her heart and those around her.

RBC Volunteers- Furniture Bank - Orientation

During the showroom tour, volunteers were learning about the deeper impact of furniture and how the furniture selection process works. Before this shot was taken the volunteers were raving about the beautiful vintage furniture items that were on the showroom that day.


Volunteers got straight to work helping sort through donation boxes of housewares. As one volunteer described: “It’s like a treasure hunt!”

Coporate Volunteer - Dorting Room - Furniture Bank

This volunteer showroom guide is packing housewares for the client family who selected them. They will be eating a meal with dignity tonight!

RBC Volunteer - Housewares - donation

Our summer placement intern from RBC, Michael, testing out this dinner table for a client he’s working with.

RBC Volunteer - Selecting Furniture

It’s picture time…Job well done RBC volunteers. Looking forward to your next volunteer visit! You’ve truly helped furnish homes and empower lives!



THANK YOU, RBC for your ongoing volunteer commitment & financial generosity over the last 8 years. Since 2013 their impact translates to:

  • Provided over 76 volunteers to lend a hand
  • Helped over 284 individuals select furniture for their new homes.
  • Supported 119 children receive new furniture 
  • Allowed 36 new Canadians & refugees get a fresh beginning in Canada
  • Enabled 82 people needing beds to get a good nights sleep

Oh yeah, this is the group featured in our brand new volunteer video!

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