Organization Objective

The Open Door is a drop-in centre providing services to homeless and low-income people in downtown Montreal. The centre provides food and clothing, laundry services, shelter during the day, counselling, referrals to professional mental health and drug addiction counsellors, and employment assistance. The Open Door also helps its clients obtain medical assistance, free prescription eyeglasses, haircuts, and assistance in coping with gambling, alcohol or substance abuse.

The Open Door has become a beacon of light and hope to many of its visitors. One-third of the homeless people who regularly attend The Open Door move off the street into a room, an apartment or a mission. Many clients develop a strong sense of community and belonging; they support and encourage each other, and often volunteer to help clean up “their” drop-in centre. Through their interaction with staff and volunteers, clients begin to feel that somebody really cares for them, and they find the dignity, friendship and hope they need to begin rebuilding their lives.

Volunteer Job(s) and Description

Please contact David Chapman at for more information on how to get involved

Volunteer Requirements (language, special skills, etc.)

Please contact David Chapman at for more information on requirements

– English or/and French

Time Commitment

Please contact David Chapman at for more information on frequency of visits and time commitments. In general, the time is flexible / weekly.
The Open Door provides its outreach services from Monday to Friday from 7:30 AM until 3:30 PM.

We are closed for outreach services on weekends.

Contact Information David Chapman | Assistant Director |
(514) 939-1970

We may be contacted by phone Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM until 4 PM.
Application Process

No applications available; please contact David for more information on how to get involved


Volunteer Location:

4006 Dorchester Blvd.
Corner of René-Lévesque and Atwater
Mailing Address:

The Open Door
1 Weredale Park
Westmount, QC