Never underestimate the importance of people – Barrie Out of the Cold could not do what they do without the support of volunteers.
In just a few short weeks, Barrie Out of the Cold will open its’ doors for another season. As much as we wish we were out of a job, the cold, hard truth is that emergency shelters are a fact of life during a Canadian winter … and Barrie is no exception. Last year we provided overnight accommodation and meals just shy of 5500 times!
Providing shelter, serving up dinner, breakfast and everything in between 7 days a week, takes a workforce of approximately 1000 volunteers each season. As we prepare to open on November 14th, we still need men to help on the following shifts:
Dinner – 5pm to 8pm, Evening – 8pm to 11pm, Overnight – 11pm to 6am, and Breakfast 6am to 8am.
Our season runs for only 6 months and volunteers are asked to work just 1 shift per month. A small time commitment each month allows Barrie Out of the Cold to offer this important service to our community.
So what do you think, gents? Can you lend a hand? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online .