As a Cornerstone volunteer, you can be 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.

We have limited volunteer opportunities, however we always welcome discussing new ideas and projects!

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

At Cornerstone, we work with women in an especially vulnerable time. 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:

Please submit an online application here 

  • We’ll follow up with a meeting, where we can discuss available roles, ask questions, and determine good fit.
  • 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.
  • Once these steps are complete we will work together in finding the best possible volunteer assignment match.

To learn more about volunteering at Cornerstone, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Rosemary Jones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What Can I Do As A Volunteer?

Elizabeth - a volunteerThere are so many ways to get involved! We know that every volunteer brings a unique set of skills and interests to the table, and we’d love to find the perfect fit for you. Here are a few of the ways you might like to volunteer at Cornerstone:

  • Sorting food donations, and helping prepare the nutritious meals that fuel Cornerstone women.
  • Providing transportation and accompaniment for appointments, housing search, and moving
  • Organizing activities like arts and crafts or games nights, off-site adventures, and exercise programming that keeps every day joyful and new.
  • Providing haircuts, tailoring a dress or a pair of pants, and sorting through donations, so residents can feel like their best selves and live with dignity.
  • Typing, fundraising, and bulk mailing in support of Cornerstone staff, who can’t do it without your help!

We welcome new ideas and projects to accommodate your special skill sets!


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