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.
Are you willing to host a refugee family in your home?
The Toronto shelter system is under significant pressure as the physical distancing requirements of COVID-19 have limited capacity. To make sure that the refugee families showing up at our centre have a safe place to stay, we are looking for community hosts to temporarily host families until a more permanent space is found. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a community host, please fill out and send this application form to info@romerohouseorg
Ongoing volunteer opportunities
Help out with gardening, maintenance, cleaning, apartment prep or bicycle maintenance
We always need support for the various parties, events and liturgies that we put on
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
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
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