Volunteer Opportunities and Student Placements

* Note that all in-office volunteer activities have been put on hold temporarily during the Provincial modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen *

Volunteer Positions

Rose of Sharon relies on the support of dedicated volunteers to make our programs and services available to all young moms and their children in York Region.  Current opportunities are listed below:

  • Administrative Support/Reception.  Commitment is one (or more) shift per week.  Current Opportunities:
    • Tuesdays:  8:00am to 12:00pm    +    12:00pm to 4:00pm
    • Wednesdays:  8:00am to 12:00pm
    • Thursdays:  8:00am to 12:00pm    +    12:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Assistant Volunteer Coordinator to help with ongoing recruitment needs:
    • Dates and times TBD – Monday to Friday, approximately 8-10 hours per week
  • Child Minding to care for babies/children in our Child Development Centre.  Current Opportunities:
    • Typically 2-3 hour commitment per week.  Various dates and times available (all in office, during business hours).
  • Rosie’s Closet volunteers to assist with the organization of donated items.  Current Opportunities:
    • Mondays:  1 to 2 hour shift, between 8:30am and 4:30pm
    • Tuesdays:  9:00am to 10:30am, to assist with weekly food delivery
    • Other days will open up closer to the holidays

** Note that all in-house volunteers are required to have double COVID-19 vaccination status.  PPE is required when in the office.


Volunteer Drivers

Rose of Sharon needs volunteers to deliver Family Care Packages (essentials such as fresh food, pantry staples, baby formula/food and baby care items such as diapers and wipes) from our main office in Newmarket to families across York Region.

  • Current Opportunities:
    • Backup drivers needed for Family Care Package deliveries (schedule is on our Program Calendar)

Student Placements

Rose of Sharon is not currently accepting applications for student placements.  For more information, please contact Karen McKinney, Program Manager at: 905-853-5514 ext. 227 or kmckinney@roseofsharon.com.

To learn more about current volunteer openings, please contact Tamara Dubey, Donor Relations & Volunteer Coordinator at: 905-853-5514 ext. 226 or complete the application below and send to: tdubey@roseofsharon.com.



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