OOTC Volunteering

Over twenty years ago we began to open our doors for people on the streets of Toronto, offering a place for them to come in out of the cold and have a good meal. Sadly, there are more people than ever responding to our invitation but St. Andrew’s continues to be a place where they can find shelter, a good meal and some friends who care. From November until April, our Great Hall becomes a place of joyous feasts on Monday nights welcoming now over three hundred guests on some evenings. Our chef works with a large team of volunteers to prepare delicious meals, served at table, as we would for our family and friends.

On Tuesday mornings throughout the year volunteers arrive at St. Andrew’s beginning at 5:30 am to prepare a hearty breakfast for up to one hundred and fifty guests.  Many of the volunteers are on their way to work and give a few hours of their time to make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

Clergy and Members

In addition to serving wonderful meals, guests are welcome in our new and gently used clothing boutique and have books and magazines available to read and to take with them. All of these items are donated. We partner with the Sherbourne Health Bus to provide some basic medical care, available at the doorstep of the church, and to help people get into the medical system to address more serious needs.