Please complete this form as the first step in the application process to become a volunteer for Ray of Hope.

Contact Information

Demographic Information

The following information helps us to track our volunteer demographics.


Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer. Focus on what is currently true rather than on changes that may arise in the future.


Why are you interested in volunteering with Ray of Hope at this particular time?

Area of Interest

(Indicate in the box below which of the following area(s) you are interested in helping with.)

Food Services – helping to prepare food, package food for distribution, serve food to participants, kitchen clean-up, dishes

Poverty/Homeless Support – helping staff to bring encouragement, friendship, support and access to essential services to struggling persons

Experience, Qualifications & Skills

Please describe any relevant work or volunteer experiences, skills, hobbies or interests.

Emergency Contact

Please designate someone as your emergency contact person.


Please enter the contact information for 2 persons who have agreed to serve as a character reference for you. These should NOT be members of your family.

Privacy Information

Personal information is collected under the authority of PIPEDA and in compliance with ROH due diligence screening requirements. This information is used to make suitable placements amongst the variety of available options, as well as to communicate with the volunteer regarding their assignment, training opportunities and other related activities.

Any questions regarding this collection of personal information should be sent to the Manager of Volunteer Services, 230-659 King Street East, Kitchener, ON N2G 2M4.

Acknowledgement of Information Provided

I certify that I am at least 16 years of age, and that all of the information provided by me on this form is accurate and true. I hereby apply to serve as a volunteer with Ray of Hope at my own risk.

I understand that Ray of Hope has a screening process and that I may not actually be offered a volunteer placement. I understand that the information I provide here will be used for the purpose of determining my eligibility and suitability.

I acknowledge, understand and accept that Ray of Hope is making the best reasonable efforts to reduce the risk of the spread of the current Covid virus (COVID-19) that is currently ongoing in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and the world.

I acknowledge, understand and accept that Ray of Hope can in no way guarantee that in the course of my volunteer activities that I will not become exposed to or infected with COVID-19.