Volunteers are a vital part of our organization and work directly with our clientele, in either one of our programs or in a more informal setting.  Volunteering at Miriam Home will involve creating at least one new and engaging relationship which could have a profound effect on that person’s life, and yours.  

Volunteering can be a rewarding experience for everyone and we believe in trying to match the needs of our clients with those of our volunteers. 

Volunteer opportunities at Miriam home

Drop-In Centre

Volunteers hang out and help out in this dynamic evening social program for adults.  This is a great experience for volunteers looking to be part of a group.  Families (children can be younger than 16) and small groups of friends or colleagues welcome. 


An excellent opportunity for individuals seeking experience in the field, Avidami matches volunteers with children with special needs. 

Best Buddies

Miriam Home is the host-site for both the McGill University and Dawson chapters.  If you are a student at either location, Best Buddies offers a great opportunity to make meaningful friendships with adults who have intellectual disabilities, as well as with fellow students in the program.  Best Buddies further offers that possibility of taking on meaningful leadership roles in this fun and dynamic student program.

For more info visit:  bestbuddies.ca

Therapeutic Recreation

Volunteers help staff in structured day programs, duties range from helping in learning-directed group activities to going for walks.

Friendship Program

Going to the movies, shopping, eating out, or just playing cards… what are friends for? Matched with an adult with an intellectual disability, individual volunteers enjoy any number of social activities.

Holidays & Special Events

Volunteers participate and lend a hand at client holiday parties and/or special events at Miriam Home and Services, and lots more, including helping out in one of our community homes or Intensive Behavior Intervention (IBI) program

Please keep in mind

  • Volunteers must be 16 years or older
  • Volunteer must undergo a background check


Contact our volunteer department at 514 345-0210, ext. 146

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