Neighbour In Need: Street Outreach
This winter in Across U-hub, we will launch a series of “City Warmer: Neighbour In Need” programs. It is about giving back to the community.
Over 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness in a year, including over 5,000 in Toronto (ranked the 2nd highest homeless population over any Canadian city).
Actions speak louder than words. Join us and experienced outreach workers to deliver nutritious meals, essential clothing and hygiene supplies to those experiencing homelessness in Toronto. Together with Ve’ahavta, a Jewish humanitarian organization, Across U-hub hopes to create a meaningful hands-on experience for youths to care for our neighbour.
- Provide participate a first hand experience to serve our neighbour
- Interact with our neighbour with respect, and understand their needs
- Support outreach workers who are caring our vulnerable neighbours 7 days a week
How will the street outreach be run?
- The van shift starts and finishes at 4100 Chesswood Drive. Volunteers must complete the full shift and cannot be dropped off earlier or at different locations. Please ensure you have arranged transportation to and from your shift.
- Upon arrival for your shift, the outreach workers will provide a short orientation which will include the schedule for the shift, safety policies, and volunteer responsibilities.
- At each stop, the volunteer and outreach team will exit the vehicle and distribute food, coffee, clothing, and hygiene supplies while conversing with clients.
- There will be one or two stops for food and washroom breaks.
Nov 27, 2022 (Sunday)
Dec 18, 2022 (Sunday)
Van Shift Start and End Time:*:
1:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Arrival Time: 1:20 pm
Meet up and dismiss location: Ve’ahavta Office
4100 Chesswood Drive, Unit 1, Toronto
(West of Dufferin, just north of Sheppard)
- Previously joined “Neighbour In Need: Lunch Preparation” program and
- Youth of 18 and above
** Volunteers earn 4 to 6 community hours **
Capacity: 4 (per time slot)
Who are the instructors?Across U-hub volunteer & staff and Ve’ahavta outreach staff
Fee: Free of charge