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Volunteer With Us

At Optimism Place, we have a wide range of volunteer positions available and being a 24/7 agency, we can accommodate your schedule. Some examples of volunteer opportunities include:

  • Spending recreational time with residents (playing games, having coffee, going for a walk)
  • Providing some childcare respite for moms in the shelter
  • Sorting/organizing donations
  • Helping with grocery shopping, general housekeeping
  • Driving residents to appointments
  • Organizing/assisting with agency fundraisers and events

If you are interested in any of these areas, or have ideas for other roles that you think would be helpful, please contact Alicia Houston at 519-271-5310 x 113 or email:

24 HOUR CRISIS LINE: 519-271-5550 or 1-800-265-8598 ; © Copyright 2016 Optimism Place Women's Shelter and Support Services. All Rights Reserved. Charitable Registration Number:130639396RR001