Organization Objective

The St-James Drop-In Centre offers a safe andsupportive environment where those who aremarginalized and/or homeless can experience community to its fullest. The Centre seeks to be a catalyst for the flow of creativity, compassion and empathy.

Volunteer Job(s) and Description

St-James is open between 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday and offers basics such as hot nutritious meals, access to showers, and clean clothes. We also provide counselling, crisis intervention, monitoring of medication and assistance with welfare. We help find housing, accompany people to medical appointments and liaise with outside agencies such as legal services, hospitals, rehabilitation programs, shelters, (etc), as well as provide creative workshops such as poetry, music and art. Volunteers can get involved in a number of different ways. These include:

  • Active Listening
  • Games
  • Art Room Activities
  • Preparation of food
  • Serving food
  • Helping with dishes and keeping food area clean
  • Community Outreach
  • Fundraising
  • Special Events – ex. organizing clothing drives or other fundraising events
Volunteer Requirements (language, special skills, etc.)


Time Commitment

Commitment times are flexible. Volunteers can drop by to participate in games and active listening with our members for as little or as long as they like. They are also able to participate in more structured activities and workshops in the kitchen or art room. We ask that volunteers come at a regular time each week.

Contact Information Tele.: 514 288 0039
Fax: 514 288 7032
Application Process

Prospective Volunteers are asked to come in and meet with one of the staff to receive a short orientation of the centre and fill out an application form.


3rd floor of the St-James United Church (Entrance on 1440 rue St-Alexandre)

1435 rue City Councillors
Montreal, Qc
H3A 2E4