Become a Cornerstone volunteer

As a Cornerstone volunteer, you are a vital piece of the puzzle that helps women break the cycle of poverty and homelessness and build a new life of hope and stability.

Our availability of volunteer opportunities is sometimes very limited but we always welcome discussing new ideas and projects to accommodate your special skill sets!

We actively recruit volunteers from equity-seeking groups that represent the communities we serve: new Canadians, indigenous people, LGBTQ2 and those with lived experience of homelessness and housing insecurity.

At Cornerstone, we work with women who are struggling with trauma, mental health issues and substance use amongst many other experiences. As such, we screen all volunteers and staff carefully, to uphold the highest standards of confidentiality, appropriate boundaries and supportive, sustainable relationships.

Our typical volunteer application process follows these steps:

  1. Please submit an online application click here
  2. If you interest and availability match any available volunteer assignments we have open we will follow up with you to confirm your continued interest. From there we book an in-person meeting, where we can discuss available roles, ask questions of each other and determine if this is a good fit.
  3. You will also require a completed Police Reference Check either Level II or III depending on the volunteer assignment. A volunteer letter from Cornerstone will be issued upon request. If you are someone with lived experience we ask that you reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator directly to work something out, please click here.
  4. Once these steps are complete we will work together in completing the onboarding process and get you started.
To learn more about volunteering at Cornerstone, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Rosemary Jones here.
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