Give your time


At ShelterBox, we are impatient to create a world where no family is without shelter when disaster strikes. Together, we are making an impact and you are a critical part of our movement.

Every volunteer is instrumental in providing shelter to families after disaster, wherever they are in the world. Whatever skills, knowledge or spare time you have, you can play a vital part in this process. All we need is your passion.

If you don’t see a role below that fits in with your skills and availability, think big and get in touch anyway – we may have something else that suits you.

‘It’s an incredible feeling to be able reach out and help people on the other side of the world in what is quite possibly the worst moment of their lives. That’s why I support ShelterBox.’

Pam Furnish, ShelterBox volunteer

ShelterBox Ambassador


Engage and activate across every level – fundraising, awareness, and action

 

As a ShelterBox Canada Ambassador you provide the link between people who need support and those who want to give it. Ambassadors are the face of ShelterBox Canada in their community and aim to raise awareness and funds about our work. We’re looking for people who are friendly, reliable, self-driven and are good communicators. Above all, you need to have an enthusiasm for spreading the word and rallying support for ShelterBox Canada within your local community. Whether Ambassadors are making presentations, hosting events, or simply chatting up ShelterBox at the office, these volunteers are the heart of our organization.

Commitment:

  • Build relationships with local organizations, groups, schools, etc. to encourage them to support ShelterBox
  • Speak at events and give presentations about the work ShelterBox does globally to ensure no family is without shelter
  • Identify and develop fundraising and promotional opportunities within your area
  • Organize for ShelterBox to be at local events
  • Activate in times of disaster – when major disasters strike, families need our help more than ever. During this time we need the support of our volunteers to share important updates about our current response. We need your support to share these urgent updates with your network and help us to raise funds and awareness while the disaster is in the media spotlight

SHELTERBOX CHANGEMAKER


Fundraise with us

 

As a ShelterBox Canada Changemaker, you will help us raise funds to help us in our mission to see no family without shelter when disaster strikes. We are looking for people who will participate in our campaigns as well as host their own fundraising events such as participating in sponsored sports events, craft sales, hosting a ShelterBox themed party, and much more.

Commitment:

  • At least twice a year coordinate a ShelterBox fundraiser of your choosing:
    • Donate a special occasion to ShelterBox (ex. birthday, Christmas, anniversary, etc.)
    • Host a Shine for ShelterBox event
    • Go Off-the-Grid
    • Host your own fundraising events
  • Activate in times of disaster – when major disasters strike, families need our help more than ever. During this time we need the support of our volunteers to share important updates about our current response. We need your support to share these urgent updates with your network and help us to raise funds and awareness while the disaster is in the media spotlight

ShelterBox Advocate


Use your voice to amplify our message

 

As a ShelterBox Canada Advocate you support ShelterBox by sharing our recent news and updates from the field. Advocates are very important for getting our message across multiple platforms so that we can reach the most people from coast-to-coast. We are looking for people who have an enthusiasm for spreading the word about ShelterBox and can create their own content to engage with their networks.

Commitment

  • Follow ShelterBox Canada on our social media platforms and invite your network to do the same
  • Share our social media posts on your own channels
  • Create your own ShelterBox posts and creative content to engage your networks on your personal social media profiles
  • Sign-up for ShelterBox Canada newsletters and forward these emails on
  • Engage with 1 new person a month to talk to them about ShelterBox Canada and engage them with our social media and newsletter
  • Activate in times of disaster – when major disasters strike, families need our help more than ever. During this time we need the support of our volunteers to share important updates about our current response. We need your support to share these urgent updates with your network and help us to raise funds and awareness while the disaster is in the media spotlight

Rotary Club Champion


A Rotarian who wants to share ShelterBox’s message with their club

 

As a Rotary Club Champion you share our passion for ensuring no family Is without shelter and share that message within your own Rotary Club. This position is made specifically for Rotarians. Club Champions aim to deliver increased awareness about ShelterBox within their Club and act as the main point-of-contact between the Club and ShelterBox Canada.

Commitment

  • Setting up an annual Club Presentation for ShelterBox (volunteers can receive training to present on ShelterBox or you can request a ShelterBox Ambassador to speak)
  • Sharing ShelterBox Canada’s monthly announcement with your Rotary Club
  • Staying informed about ShelterBox by following our social media channels and signing up for our newsletter
  • Encourage your club to give annually and become a ShelterBox Canada Hero
  • Activate in times of disaster – when major disasters strike, families need our help more than ever. During this time we need the support of our volunteers to share important updates about our current response. We need your support to share these urgent updates with your network and help us to raise funds and awareness while the disaster is in the media spotlight

ShelterBox Response Team


Boots on the ground, front-line response team who deploy to deliver aid to families

ShelterBox prides itself on getting aid directly to the people who need it most, when disaster strikes, ShelterBox Response Teams play a crucial role in helping vulnerable families recover. Following a natural disaster or conflict, our Response Team Volunteers leave their own families to travel around the world and deliver shelter, tools, and other essential items to the families who need them most. The conditions can be very challenging. It can be physically and mentally demanding. Becoming a response team member is a huge responsibility, but it can also be incredibly rewarding.

The application and selection process for ShelterBox Response Team Members takes anywhere from six months to a year. Applications to become a ShelterBox Response Team Member are usually accepted once a year through ShelterBox HQ in the United Kingdom.

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Don't see a role that works for you or have questions? Get in touch!