Newcomers are first fully trained by our staff; we never expect our volunteers to do anything our staff are uncomfortable doing.
Volunteers work as part of a multi-functional team at Mariners' House. They do a variety of things such as drive our vans to transport seafarers to and from their ships, staff the snack bar/souvenir counter or help with office work. We also love learning what gifts and talents others have and find ways of incorporating them into life at the Seafarers' Centre. For example, we've had interns teach seafarers how to make sushi or do wood-burning crafts. During the months of November and December, volunteers are especially needed to help receive, sort, and distribute the thousands of gifts we receive during our annual Christmas Parcel
Volunteers are encouraged to spend time socializing with seafarers, whether it's playing games, getting acquainted, helping them choose a souvenir, or exchanging faith and life stories. Even a genuine smile helps to encourage a seafarer and make them feel cared for.
You don't need to go far to see the world. We invite you to join us in serving seafarers from around the world in the Port of Montreal
. We'd love to have you aboard!Apply now >