Knitting Instructor

Knitting Instructor
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Homes First
  • Arts / Crafts
Short term (Less than 6 months)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • Community Service/Court Referrals
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto

Knitting Instructor

Homes First is looking for a volunteer with interest in leading and facilitating a bi-weekly or weekly knitting program. They will be asked to explain and demonstrate basic knitting techniques and simple crafts to the residents at one of our women’s shelters.



  • Knowledge of basic knitting techniques.
  • Access to required materials an asset.
  • Experience facilitating for small or large groups.
  • A basic understanding of people with mental health illness and related issues and their limitations an asset.
  • A friendly, welcoming and tolerant attitude.
  • Ensure workspace is neat and clean when done for the day, keep supplies organized. 
  • Model professional behaviour and report any problems to the Site Supervisor or Volunteer Coordinator immediately.
  • Provide encouragement and support to clients who are facing issues of poverty, mental health, addictions, abuse, social isolation and more.


(Lakeshore Blvd. W. & Bathurst St.) Toronto, ON.

Training Provided: Volunteer will be supported by a staff person who will facilitate the details around the class and clients. Orientation to Homes First and Health and Safety Training, as well as regular guidance from the Site Supervisor regarding tasks and assignments.


Length of Commitment: Once a week, after 1 pm, day and time is flexible, and can be chosen by the volunteer. Minimum 3 months with possibility for extension.


Grounds for Termination:

  • Failure to carry out assigned responsibilities
  • Misrepresenting Homes First or its policies
  • Breach of confidentiality


 Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Professional and social networking
  • Learn or develop new skills and gain work experience
  • Motivation and sense of achievement
  • Make an impact in the social services field
  • Support something in which you believe

Please send your resume and cover letter to the Volunteer Coordinator at or via fax 416-214-1873.