How to Apply

The Compass is welcoming new volunteers to our team again!

Our minimum volunteer age is 18 years old. If you are going to apply, we ask that you be able to commit to regular shifts (weekly, monthly etc). You control your schedule and sign up for shifts that work for you. Most shifts are 3 hours long. Daytime shifts are most common, but there are some evening/weekend shifts available. College and University students who volunteer regularly when home for the summer are welcome, as are volunteers who head to the cottage for the summer, or south to the sunshine for the winter. For group opportunities please see our group volunteering page. We are only able to provide high school volunteer hours at our Walk each September. 

Adding more detail to your application will help us match you to a role sooner. We aren’t able to bring everyone in to volunteer. How long you wait is a function of open positions, your availability, and your experience/skills. That’s why adding details to your application is important. There is a section in the application to indicate availability. That doesn’t mean you must commit to volunteering then, just that you might be able to. If you were to fill in an application but indicate you were only available Sunday mornings, we wouldn’t be able to match you to any positions since we are closed at that time.

Please apply to volunteer using our online application. You will be asked to create a username and password for our volunteer system at the start of the process. If you already use Volunteer Impact with another organisation, you can log into your existing account during the application process.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Kitchen Volunteers
Our kitchen is open and serving almost 2,000 meals & snacks a week. We are looking for volunteers with an interest in cooking or serving. Food Safety training will be provided. It’s a fun and social opportunity with the chance to connect with both volunteers and clients. There are weekday and weekend opportunities available including evenings. And if you enjoy washing dishes you’ll find lots of opportunities to help – please mention this on your volunteer application if it’s a task you enjoy. 🙂

Market Volunteers
Help in our food bank packing client orders. All our orders provide client choice, so every order is different. Non perishables are packed by a morning team that starts at 9 am, then the second half of the order is added when the client arrives for pickup at their scheduled time (weekdays only M 9:30 am – 7 pm, Wednesday / Friday 9:30 am – 5 pm). Shifts are 3 hours long. 

Specialised Volunteer Roles

We are in need of the following skills to support our ongoing operations:

  • Clients Services volunteers, preferably with a social work or helping people background
  • Office Volunteers
  • Event volunteers to help with our annual Walk

If you have any questions please email volunteer@thecompass.ca. Our volunteer manager Sheryl would be pleased to discuss these roles with you.

Compass Logo

We are a Food Bank & Outreach Centre located in and serving South Mississauga

A Proud Partner With:

The Mississauga Food Bank

Find Us Elsewhere

Translate »