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ShelterBox Canada Advocate (Virtual/Social Media)

    Toronto, ON

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.



ShelterBox Canada Advocate
Use your voice to amplify our message

Who We Are: ShelterBox Canada is an international disaster relief charity that hand-delivers emergency shelter and the tools families need to self-recover after natural disasters and conflict around the world. Recovery starts with shelter. Having somewhere dry and warm t sleep, to prepare meals and be with your family is vital for staring the long process of recovery.

Purpose: 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.

We need volunteers who will help us raise awareness across various social media platforms. As a ShelterBox Canada Advocate, you support ShelterBox by sharing our recent news and updates from the field. You also have the opportunity to develop your own creative content. 

Main Objective: Raise awareness for ShelterBox Canada through social media promotions


  • Following ShelterBox Canada across our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Sharing our social media posts on your own channels
  • Get creative - make your own ShelterBox posts and creative content to engage with people on your own social media channels ? we?ll provide you with all the tools and training you need to do this
  • 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 to your network and help us to raise awareness while the disaster is in the media spotlight. 

Skills: We are looking for volunteers who are familiar with social media; enjoy creating their own content; and above all have an enthusiasm for spreading the word and rallying support for ShelterBox.

Time Commitment: You can be flexible around your schedule and volunteer whenever works best for you, all we need is your enthusiasm and willingness to get involved. Advocates are expected to post on social media a minimum of once a month, however you can always post more than this.  

Location: Wherever you have access to an internet connection

The process to become an Advocate starts by completing an application form. Upon receiving your application, you will be contacted by our Volunteer Program Coordinator. Please visit our website to complete the application: https://www.shelterboxcanada.org/volunteer/advocate/

Please note that to be a ShelterBox volunteer you must be over 18 years old.

Who You'll be Assisting

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ShelterBox Canada

ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity specializing in delivering immediate emergency shelter and tools to rebuild lives.