Due to the physical distancing requirements of COVID-19, Romero House has suspended in-person volunteer activities. There remain some virtual options (ESL conversation practice, resume building support, remote interpretation and translation etc), but we may not able to accommodate many volunteers. We look forward to seeing our volunteers in person again soon!

The spirit of volunteerism

is at the heart of Romero House. We depend on the generosity of our neighbours and other volunteers to sustain our work. There are many volunteer opportunities that allow you to bring your gifts to participate in welcoming refugees.

Ongoing volunteer opportunities

Heavy lifting

Help out with gardening, maintenance, cleaning, apartment prep or bicycle maintenance

Community Events

We always need support for the various parties, events and liturgies that we put on

Office support

Be a receptionist or a support volunteer for immigration settlement work

Translation + Interpretation

Offer in-person or phone interpretation or translate documents. Spanish, Arabic, Tigrinya + needed

Community Programs

Support our kids club, women’s group, food hamper program or clothing boutique.

English Conversation + Tutoring

Practice English with residence or offer some tutoring help for kids and teens

Employment Support

Be a mentor to a refugee looking to work in their profession or help with resume building


Look after children during Romero House events to enable participation from parents

Community Host Program

Offer the guest room into your house for a newly arrived family awaiting a shelter spot