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Volunteer Opportunities

LARSE Volunteerism

  • Mike Kirk still coaches at PCHS, the school he worked at for 35 years. In the fall he helps coach boys and girls softball and in the spring he coaches Bantam girls touch football.

The Montreal Holocaust Museum

The Montreal Holocaust Museum is looking for guides for the upcoming school year. Those interested have to apply by May 6, 2024 and information is available on the museum's webpage, their Facebook page or call the museum at 514-345-2605. Training is provided.



F.A.C.E.S. (Foster a Child to Excel in Society)

Susan Biggs, a 1963 graduate of Beaconsfield High School, is the volunteer coordinator for a fairly new organization called F.A.C.E.S. (Foster a Child to Excel in Society).


“F.A.C.E.S. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping less fortunate teens and young adults achieve self-sufficiency and avoid many of the pitfalls for which they are at risk. The mission is to inspire and empower these youths to make informed choices to improve their lives through educational, informative and hands-on programs.

“F.A.C.E.S. has been using McGill University students as tutors for the high school students in the program who require extra assistance with their school subjects. This has worked well to a point but the tutors have their own studies to consider and go away for the summer so the organization does not have the desired continuity. F.A.C.E.S. also wants to expand the program to offer a lot more tutoring and mentoring. Hence the request on the L’ARSE web site for volunteers, as there may be some teachers who would be happy to volunteer for this kind of opportunity.”


Blankets for Homeless - Looking for Wool

Lorraine Pawlusiak and Pat Machin (retired John Rennie teacher) are crocheting blankets for the homeless. They would appreciate any wool donations you can make. Dark colours would be preferable but I am sure they would take anything.


Little Brothers / Les Petits Frères

Little Brothers is a nonprofit whose mission is to provide a family-style support network to isolated seniors. While they offer many volunteer opportunities, they are currently in high need of volunteers to visit seniors in their homes, once every two weeks.



West Island Women's Centre

The West Island Women's Centre, a non-profit, Centraide-supported organization that offers courses, outreach programs, support groups, and activities for women and pre-school-aged children, is seeking volunteers.

At the same time, they are inviting course proposals of any type. Of particular demand would be personal development/empowerment courses (i.e. assertiveness, public speaking, effective communication, etc.), a currents events/news and discussion group, internet and social networking instruction, and any type of special interest/hobby/pastime course.

Please contact them for further information.
Hours are 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Connie Brown
Programming and Membership Coordinator
West Island Women's Centre



CHSLD Bayview

Meal Assisting - 7 days a week, lunch and dinner (full orientation given).
On Monday afternoons we have an art class; if there is anyone who has any experience at all, that would be wonderful!.
As always, there are opportunities to visit with those residents who are lonely or do not have family.
If you are interested in any of the above, please contact:

Sharon Bellows
Coordinator Volunteer Services
CHSLD Bayview Inc.,
27 Bord du Lac
Pointe Claire, QC  H9S 4H1
514-695-9384 ext 253


Volunteer West Island

Here are the latest volunteer opportunities. If you find anything that is of interest to you or to anyone you know, please let me know and I will provide you with the name and phone number of the person to contact. 

Voici notre derniers besoins de bénévoles. Si vous trouvez quelque chose qui vous intéresse, répondez et je vous ferai parvenir le nom et le numéro de téléphone de la personne à contacter.

Yolanda Rodriguez
Coordonnatrice, Recrutement des bénévoles
Coordinator, Volunteer Recruitment
514 457 5445, ext.227


Volunteer West Island is the only volunteer recruitment organization in the West Island. VWI has been helping the community since 1967, promoting volunteerism by recruiting, training, and referring volunteers for many non-profit community groups that serve the community.


Volunteer West Island teams up with these non-profit West Island groups, supplying them with a cadre of dedicated volunteers who support them in the provision of a wide variety of services to their clienteles.  VWI itself offers outreach and on-site programs and services aimed at keeping seniors connected in their community and able to remain in their own homes, enjoying as high a quality of life and autonomy as possible, for as long as possible.  These activities involve a large number of volunteers and are, for the most part, volunteer-driven.


Volunteering is a great place to be! Volunteer opportunities include something for everyone: individuals, young people, groups, companies! With volunteers and community organizations working together, there are endless possibilities for making our community a better place to live, work, and play! 

For detailed information about volunteering opportunities at Volunteer West Island, please consult the VWI website,  Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact them at (514) 457-5445, # 227 (individual); #226 (youth); # 229 (groups and corporate).

Join the Team and make a difference to your community!

Volunteer West Island
     It’s about time…
            …time to help others

The West Island Palliative Care Residence

The West Island Palliative Care Residence is currently looking for volunteers to help provide an atmosphere of caring and support for our terminally ill patients.   Listening to and conversing with patents and their family members and  carrying out small, practical tasks contributes to their comfort.  A mandatory training course (18 hours) prepares volunteers for this role and is offered following an interview selection process. 
Please contact Gwen Connors at 514-693-1718 if you are interested in learning more about this rewarding opportunity.   

Please visit their website for more on their mission and vision.


The West Island Cancer Wellness Centre

A cancer diagnosis is never easy … the WICWC is here to help. The West Island Cancer Wellness Centre exists to empower people who are experiencing cancer with compassionate support and comprehensive information for mind, body, and spirit.  Programs and support services (free of charge!) are offered to both cancer patients and their caregivers. 

Please see the volunteer application form on their website.


Un diagnostic de cancer n’est jamais facile …mais notre Centre est là pour vous aider. Le Centre de bien-être de l’Ouest-de-l’Île pour personnes atteintes de cancer existe pour habiliter les gens qui sont aux prises avec le cancer par un soutien bienveillant et une information exhaustive pour l’esprit, le corps et l’âme. Un soutien gratuit (!) est offert tant aux patients atteints de cancer qu’à leurs aidants. 

Vous trouverez le formulaire d’application des bénévoles sur leur site Web.


Centre de bien-être de l’Ouest-de-l’Île pour personnes atteintes de cancer
West Island Cancer Wellness Centre
489, boul. Beaconsfield
Beaconsfield, QC H9W 4C3
(T) 514 695-9355
(F) 514 695-9315
(C) 514 757-9073



The West Island YMCA

This program, open to all Y members and non-members aged 60 and over is a new program currently volunteer-driven. The goal of the program is to provide senior members with the opportunity to meet new people, socialize, share common interests and expand their knowledge while enhancing their quality of life. The ultimate goal of the program is to meet the specific needs of our senior population in accordance with the Y’s mission for “the development of body, mind and spirit”!



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