Out of the Cold

On Monday nights from November 19 to January 14, we open our doors to those in our community experiencing homelessness or in need of food and clothing. All who come leave with a lunch for the next day and transportation tokens. For those guests who stay overnight, beds are provided for a safe, warm place to sleep and breakfast is provided in the morning.

Out of the Cold

On Monday nights from November 19 to January 14, we open our doors to those in our community experiencing homelessness or in need of food and clothing. All who come leave with a lunch for the next day and transportation tokens. For those guests who stay overnight, beds are provided for a safe, warm place to sleep and breakfast is provided in the morning.

Register to Serve at Out of the Cold

Below are all the volunteer teams. Have a look at all the options and register today. 

For questions or more information please email ootcvolunteer@thebridgemarkham.com

Setup

Make sure the space for our guests is set up, clean and welcoming. This team will set up tables, chairs, the sleeping area, and snacks for when our guests arrive. This team will take care of any remaining clean up tasks from the bridge’s weekend ministries and will ensure the outside entrance to the gym is kept free from snow.

Register for Setup Team

Registration

This team will be the first point of contact for guests and the primary greeters as they first arrive. They will register guests for dinner/sleeping overnight, also be available to answer guests’ questions and direct them to other services we will provide like nurses or the clothing bank.

Register for Registration Team

Meal Coordination

This team is responsible for all aspects of making dinner from purchasing to cooking to plating. They are also responsible for making sack lunches for guests to take with them when they leave. Additionally, this group will clean up the kitchen and take care of any dishes.

Register: Dinner Prep | Lunch Prep | Dishwashing | Breakfast Prep (Tues. Morning)

Hospitality

This group will be responsible for serving food to our guests, dining with our guests, joining them in conversation, and clearing the table after dinner. They may also offer after-dinner activities (e.g. Bingo, movies, music, etc) and other hospitality tasks to help make the guests comfortable (book table, hot drinks, etc).

Register for Hospitality team

Tear-down

This team will make sure the spaces are cleaned and everything is put back for our weekly church ministries and events. This team will put tables and chairs back, tear down the sleeping area, and mop and vacuum as needed.

Register for Tear-Down Team

Pickup Site Greeter

You will be responsible for being at St. George Anglican Church at Yonge and Finch to assist with greeting guests and communicating Guest names and needs/requests with Registration Lead (MOSAIC Staff/Security will be on site as well) .  You must be at the pick up site by 3pm.  If time permits, volunteers can prepare coffee and snacks at the Bridge to bring with them to the pick up site.

Register for Pick Up Site Greeter

Back Up Team

If the other Out of the Cold volunteer opportunities are full and you would like to be placed on our backup list, please sign up here. If another volunteer is not able to fulfill their role, we may contact you to join their team. Please let us know what times you’re available.

Register for Back-Up Team

Review Out of the Cold Policies

All volunteers must read and sign off (in person upon arrival at their first volunteer shift) that they have read and understood the following Policies:
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