Volunteers commit to the mission “A future where those impacted by childhood sexual abuse can heal and reclaim their voices.”  Our volunteers are involved in many areas. They are the heart of our work.  Without them, we could not provide the services we do.  Their dedication, effort, and contributions are immensely appreciated by The Gatehouse staff and the community.

Commitment: Minimum 4-6 months, depending on the Volunteer role.

Training: All volunteers complete The Gatehouse Process Facilitation: Transforming Trauma two-day training and orientation training- 2-day experiential education workshop that covers common themes experienced by survivors of childhood sexual abuse including shame; guilt, resiliency, trust and moving past trauma.

Vulnerable Sector Screening: Due to the nature of our work all volunteers must submit a vulnerable sector check carried out by their local police service.  The vulnerable sector check form will be provided to you if you reside in the Toronto and Peel region.  Other police agencies may require a letter confirming volunteer acceptance.  This letter must be requested to any one of The Gatehouse Program Coordinators. There may be a fee associated with carrying out this check.  This fee is not reimbursed by The Gatehouse and is the responsibility of the applicant. Please contact the appropriate local police department by going to the local police station or visiting their respective website. Please contact the appropriate local police department by going to the local police station or visiting their respective website.  

Volunteer Opportunities – Some of the areas where volunteers make a difference include:

  • Peer Support Group Facilitators
  • Board of Directors – looking for someone with Legal expertise
  • Administrative support
  • General Help
  • Gardening
  • Fund-raising
  • Special events & Outreach
  • Student Placements

***This volunteer placement has a separate recruitment and selection process***

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities offered at The Gatehouse, please email your cover letter, resume, and completed Volunteer Application Form (V.A.F.) to Jasmine Lem, Program Assistant at jasmine@thegatehouse.org  Alternatively, you may fax your CV and completed V.A.F. in attention to Jasmine at The Gatehouse 416-255-7221.

Download Volunteer Application Form here