The Salvation Army Gateway
Name of Organization: The Salvation Army Gateway
Address of Organization: 107 Jarvis Streetr, Toronto, ON, M5C 2H4
Contact Person: Dion Oxford
Work of organization: We are a 108-bed shelter for men experiencing homelessness. We provide food, shelter and clothing as well as counselling supports to assist men to get off the street and back into the community.
Kinds of internships: We have a chaplain on staff and can offer a pastoral internship here.
Desirable skills: As we are a men's shelter, we would prefer a male intern. He has to be over 21, comfortable being amongst people who are homeless, have some understanding of addiction and mental health issues or at least a willingness to learn, have a strong desire to work in a team context, and an ability to 'be' and not necessarily 'do'. It would be an asset if he liked to play chess, board games, and buy his supervisor coffee once in a while.
Number of internships: 1
Location of internships: 107 Jarvis Street
Duration of internships: Can be negotiated
Costs: None except transport to and from Gateway.
Medical coverage: No
Training: We would design the internship around the interests and gifts of the intern
We have a volunteer coordinator named Cindy Fuller
We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities available.
Faith statement: They would need to be comfortable working inside the context of the Salvation Army's Mission Statement.
Mission Statement: The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.
Application form: No.
Application to: Dion Oxford