Long-term volunteers work four days ON, one day OFF
. Hours for all of our volunteers are approximately 5pm to 11pm
. Newcomers, of course, are first fully trained by our staff; we never expect our volunteers to do anything our staff are uncomfortable doing.
Each evening, volunteers work as part of a multi-functional team at Mariners' House. Their primary tasks are to assist seafarers by driving our vans to transport them to and from their ships, and manning the internet/phone center or the snack bar/souvenir counter. During the months of November and December, volunteers are especially needed to help receive, store, and distribute the thousands of gifts we receive during our annual Christmas Parcel
In between these tasks, volunteers are encouraged to attend the evening prayer service with the seafarers (if possible), and spend time socializing with them, whether it's playing games, getting acquainted, helping them choose a gift, or sharing their faith and life stories with each other. Even a genuine smile helps to encourage someone and make them feel cared for.
If you would love to serve seafarers in the Port of Montreal
, please contact us
. We'd love to have you aboard!Go to the application form >