Special Note:  It’s True- we are re-opening by Sept 1, and will have access to our new facility by Aug. 1, so this is a good time to start the process of becoming a volunteer!

Volunteers are essential to the smooth running of Welcome Home and are vital to creating a warm, friendly, and hospitable community for new arrivals.

At Welcome Home, volunteers contribute in many ways, such as:

  • Bringing a meal
  • Playing games or music, craft nights
  • Special events
  • Tutoring
  • Join our Canadian Friends program.  We’ll match you with a refugee.
  • Handy person:  Cleaning, painting, repairs, shoveling, mowing the lawn, gardening
  • Drivers: for outings and events, and occasional appointments
  • Housing Search volunteer: Help a refugee find their own apartment as they prepare to move from Welcome Home
  • Moving Team: Helping residents move into their own apartment- truck, driver, movers


Are you interested in becoming  a volunteer with Welcome Home Refugee House, a program of Ray of Hope?

  • If you are 18 years of age or older, please proceed to the online ADULT Volunteer Application.  
    • Use the ‘why are you interested in volunteering with Ray of Hope’ comments box to indicate that you’re interested in the Welcome Home Program.  
  • If you are 14-17 years of age, please print off and fill-out the YOUTH Volunteer Application.  Call (519) 578-8018 x224 to make an appointment for an interview after you have filled out the application.
  • If you’re a group leader, please contact the Manager of Volunteer Services to explore opportunities to serve and an easy process to connect your group to Welcome Home.  

We look forward to meeting you, showing you more of Welcome Home’s program, and helping you engage in a mutually beneficial way.