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Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto
Fontbonne Ministries seeks to nurture community with the neighbour - welcoming everyone without distinction
To nurture community through programs which are accessible and open to all without dinstinction, especially the homeless, alienated, economically poor and women at risk, in various locations in Toronto
Nature of Work
Through Fontbonne Ministries, there are many ways you can volunteer with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto (more detail of each Ministry is available on the Fontbonne Ministries website, at the bottom of this page):
In Good Company
In Good Company is a coordinated visiting program for individuals seeking emotional, spiritual, and social support.
- Shopping for adults who are isolated
- Taking adults who are isolated to appointments as needed
Studio on the Hill
Studio on the Hill provides opportunities to work with clay in a safe, non-stressful environment. All are welcome: men, women, and children of all ages including people with disabilities and those who are visually impaired.
- Assisting with children’s programs
Mustard Seed is a welcoming environment and sacred space for participants and volunteers to develop life skills, creativity, care for the environment and spiritual growth. This ministry offers educational and hands-on opportunities for school/college groups and young adults.
- Assisting with program delivery and planning, including:
- Saturday drop-in, October to May
- Friday drop-in
- Volunteer placement for university students
Faith Connections invites young adults (18-39) to engage in opportunities that generate spiritual growth and community building. Faith Connections helps young adults in many ways, whether it’s making connections, finding resources, volunteering, or networking with other ministries.
- Writer – compose articles about Faith Connections events (i.e. a recent Theology on Tap) to be posted on our web site.
- Greeter – welcome people at the door as they arrive at an event.
- Crew – set-up and clean-up of events.
- Photographer – taking photos at our events or providing images for posters and promotional material.
- Ambassador – helping spread the word about Faith Connections, putting flyers and posters out in your parish, etc.
- Facilitator – do you have a special skill you would like to share with young adults by facilitating a workshop? (i.e. qualified public speaker, or scripture scholar, or liturgical dance, etc.)
Village Mosaic offers a welcoming space in Etobicoke for seniors to come together for hospitality, recreation, and community building.
On-going. Some programs are seasonal, but most last the full year.
According to each program.
Adults who support our mission. Many of our participants are adults who are marginalized by society. Many of the programs are day-time. There is a volunteer application process which includes a Criminal Reference Check and interview.
Last updated: 2010-08-11