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COVID-19 notes:

  • We have relaxed criteria for posting volunteer opportunities due to the urgent need for COVID-19 Response. Volunteers are responsible for confirming the legitimacy of the group or organization(s) they are working with. Never hand over money or confidential information to groups looking for volunteers.
  • Please confirm that the organization you want to volunteer with can ensure your safety.


Our volunteer opportunities include:

Interpreters, particularly in Arabic, Farsi, African languages, Spanish. Volunteer interpreters are needed for a variety of interactions with newcomers at various hours of the day. Scheduling is flexible.

Committee members, particularly people who can be available during the day. We are currently looking for members with professional experience in the public school system, and communications, as well as generalists. The Committee meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., in the Cathedral Centre at 65 Church Street.

Other ways you can help:

Affordable housing: providing or suggesting temporary shelter or permanent accommodation options in the downtown area.

Resource referrals: providing us with the names of services or other resources that might be helpful to newcomers from specific cultural or geographic backgrounds.

Donations: supporting the Committee’s work through online, telephone (416-364-7865 x *229), or cheque donations. Gifts are receipted through the Cathedral. If you are sending a cheque, please ensure it is clearly marked with “Refugee Response”.

To learn more, contact Ayana Ibrahimi at: StJamesTorontoRefugee@gmail.com.

Learn more about the committee’s work here:

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St James Refugee Response Committee

Celebrating 4 Years of Welcoming Refugees to Our Community


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