Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Today House.  Please note that volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

House Parents

DO YOU HAVE A HEART FOR THOSE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS?

Today House Inc. is a not for profit, emergency overnight shelter in Steinbach, Manitoba, that is seeking 4 (or more) couples or teams of 2 people for house parents. Our mandate is to assist, empower and house individuals who have become homeless.

After full training, successful applicants will be required to:

Volunteers will have the flexibility to answer calls from the comfort of their own home and be required to come to the shelter only on nights when guests are expected. Today House volunteers will be compensated with a $100/week for being on call, with an additional $30.00/per guest/night.

House parents will have a separate, secure 1400 square foot, furnished living space on the main floor of the house which consists of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, laundry room and attached, single car garage.  Cable, internet and security system are provided in the shelter.

Guests will occupy a separately entranced living space in the basement which includes 2 bedrooms, full bathroom facility and living area.

We envision successful applicants to be dependable, mature persons with compassionate hearts who want to make a difference. Our goal is to have 4 (or more) couples/teams of 2 to volunteer one week per month or less. Schedules are flexible.  Successful applicants will be required to provide a Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check.

For more information please call Kat Bergen between 12-5PM at 204-371-6989 or email todayhouseinc@gmail.com

Warm Words

The men and women we serve face big obstacles every day, and every day they face them head on, hoping that today will be better than yesterday. Here is how you can make a difference in their lives.

We encourage you to send “Warm Words” as a gift of support.  Words that can encourage. Words that say you are not alone. Words that demonstrate to someone who is climbing enormous obstacles, that it’s worth the climb.

It is simple.  Just send your Warm Words to todayhouseinc@gmail.com and we’ll make sure they get to those who are staying with us. If you are inspired to send cards or pictures, that’s okay too.  You can send them to: Today House, Box 784, Steinbach, MB R5G 1M6

This does not cost any money, only a commitment to take a moment to jot down some thoughts.  It’s an opportunity for anyone to extend a helping hand, regardless of financial means.

A Volunteer’s Experience…
“Hearing stats of homelessness sounded so distant until I started volunteering at Today House. And when my wife and I got involved with Today House, it became reality. Prior to volunteering I found myself asking many questions and regularly talked to a colleague of mine, who volunteered there. Volunteering at a homeless shelter, I thought, would be complex and challenging. Well, I was wrong. The volunteer orientation as well as the close support by the very involved staff &  board of directors have made my volunteering easy. And one thing that works really well for my wife and I is the flexibility in the volunteering schedule. It has been absolutely inspiring to be a part of the genuine care the shelter provides to those in need. Ultimately, it has been a humbling yet meaningful experience to be of support to the less fortunate.”  Richard H.

 

Please click here to download our Volunteer Application form.
 
Email the completed form to todayhouseinc@gmail.com or mail to 
Today House 
Box 784 
Steinbach MB R5G 1M6.
 
Volunteer Opportunities:

For more information on volunteering, please email todayhouseinc@gmail.com or call
Katherine Bergen at 204-371-6989.