In our community, about 30-40 people volunteer their time to come to the Jacob’s Well space for one afternoon or evening a week, to participate in our friendship-building work, to share life and learn from the people of the DTES. Instead of calling them volunteers, we call them community members or team members, because joining us Jacob’s Well involves a deeper commitment than most volunteer positions. Due to the relational emphasis of our work we require a minimum one year commitment, although we sometimes make exceptions. To learn more about what you would do as a volunteer please click here. If this interests you, Contact us, and we’ll send you an application form and set up a time to meet with you.
We do not typically have work for one-time or drop-in volunteers to do, however, if you would like to visit our community to get a feel for who we are, contact us and we’ll arrange a time for you to come