Individual volunteering

If you are a passionate and hands-on person who wants to contribute to your community and help end furniture poverty, then volunteering for the Furniture Bank in Toronto may be for you.
Your time can make a difference. Join our team of volunteers.

As a showroom guide volunteer, you will:

  • Greet clients and learn more about what they need for their homes and families
  • Accompany clients around the showroom and help them with any furniture selections, using an iPad to track selected items and cost
  • Pack, unpack, and sort various donated household items
  • Provide general information and answer questions about the Furniture Bank
  • Work alongside other volunteers and visitors, and support with basic administrative tasks

Is this you?

  • Willing to commit to volunteering once a week for 4 hours, over a 6-month period. Shifts are scheduled from Monday to Friday from 8:30am – 12:30pm
  • Be at least 18 years old and fluent in English
  • Comfortable with using technology and have access to an email
  • Able to be standing/walking for a 4-hour shift on a concrete floor, and pack household items
  • Comfortable working with people who do not speak English as their primary language
  • Understand and knowledge of diverse cultures and challenges of vulnerable populations (including formerly homeless, those leaving shelters, newcomers to Canada, refugees, seniors, LGBTQ, etc.)

Watch the video to hear directly what it’s like from one of our volunteers

– Lena.

Join our team as a

Showroom Guide Volunteer

Apply here

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