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  • Writer's pictureItsik Romano

Places to volunteer in the West Island

Everyone feels more generous during the holiday season, So why not make it your New Years' resolution to volunteer in your community! Here's a list of 10 places where you can volunteer on the West Island.


Take the opportunity to be a volunteer companion or driver for seniors. All volunteers must have a vehicle, valid driver's licence and insurance. The volunteer hours are during the week Monday to Friday from 7 am to 5 pm. A person who is patient, attentive and likes to drive is best for this role.

Minimum age: 18 years old

Action Jeunesse de L'Ouest-de-L'Ile (AJOI)

Volunteer opportunities include animating groups and supervising activities, while keeping attendance. This volunteer position is open 5 days a week. On Saturday nights the volunteer can assist with sports and social activities at (Open gym). The volunteer should feel comfortable working with youth aged 12 to 18 years old.

Minimum age: 18 years old

CHSLD Pierrefonds Volunteer Association

Multiple tasks are available in this volunteer opportunity. The person can help out at the depanneur, have a friendly visit with the seniors as well as play games or go on walks with them.

Minimum age: 16 years old

Grandparents' Association of Québec

Help a senior by volunteering as a helpline operator. Answer calls and offer comfort or assistance to the population's most vulnerable. The volunteer will receive 5 or fewer calls for 7 hours a week. The volunteer will receive the calls at home through a central number.

Minimum age: 20 years old

Centre Bienvenue

Centre Bienvenue offers a volunteer role where participants can animate workshops and share their talents with adults with mental health problems. The activities vary from quizzes to cooking to music and dance.

Minimum age: 18 years old

Centre Culturel Stewart Hall Cultural Centre

This is a Volunteer library assistant role 2 times a month where the person will assist in the Reading and Reference Room/Library. They will also greet clients and keep the books/magazines organized. The position is filled on two Wednesdays out of the month from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Minimum age: 18 years old

West Montreal Re-adaptation Center

The volunteer will have various tasks to assist with such as tutoring, friendly calls/visits, animating groups, administrative work and helping with crafts sales and fundraising events. They must also feel comfortable working with children 0-12 or 12-18 years old.

Minimum age: 16 years old

Batshaw Youth & Family

The volunteer will have the opportunity to help children and youth in the foster care system virtually with their homework for two to three hours a week after school. The volunteer must be able to work with children 0-12 and 12-18 years old.

Minimum age: 18

Centre de crise de l'Ouest de l'Ile

Centre de crise de l'Oouest de l'Ile offers an opportunity to volunteer as a workshop animator for adults suffering from mental health problems. The volunteer has many options of animation such as Makeup and hairdressing, yoga, theatre, aerobics, Cinema night, and more.

Minimum age: 18 years old

Alphabétisation sans limites/ Literacy Unlimited

The volunteer will assist in tutoring adults with reading troubles. They will go through training and must register at

Minimum age: 18 years old

Let us know what your new year's resolution will be in the comments below!

(The roles were available at the time of publishing, but they are subject to change)



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