Volunteer Opportunities

Anyone interested in volunteering needs to come and fill out our volunteer application.

Some of the things we need volunteers for are as follows:

  • kitchen help
  • fundraising activities
  • food pick up
  • etc.


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Or use our pre-authorized donation form!


Just print this form, fill it out and bring it to the Gate!



Our walkathon is always in the late Spring when the air is refreshing and the birds are singing. This is a great time to get those Walkers on and shape up for the summer. We walk an easy 5 Km. Walk along the Oshawa Creek Trail. It is a beautiful walk starting at the Gate, taking you down to Lakeview Park and back again. It is about an hour’s walk and there are benches at the park to rest if needed. We always provide coffee before you start and goodies and water when you get back to rejuvenate you for your day’s activities. If you are able to raise $20 for the Gate, you will receive our Gate T-shirt. Come have fun with us and start your summer right.

Ride for Refuge

Our bicycle fundraiser is always the first Sat. in Oct. This is an event you don’t want to miss. If you like the feel of excitement as many bicyclists gather to hit the trail together, come join us. We invite our Mayor to do the Sendoff. If you enjoy a challenge or just an enjoyable ride, this is the time and place. Everyone gathers at Storey Park Community Centre and starts from there. The Oshawa Creek Trail is a nice ride in the fall. We have people stationed along the way to direct, encourage, and hand out snacks and drinks. You can either do the 10,25 or 25Km ride. If you prefer a short walk, we have 5km mapped out for you. You will be given a ride T-shirt if you raise $150. After you have done the trail, you can relax to a nice bowl of chili and share with those around you how your experience was. If you aren’t able to walk or ride, and would still like to help, we always need volunteers and would love you to join in the fun. This is a family event, so bring the kids and make it a family day. It is a great way to promote a healthy way to support their community.

Annual Fundraising Dinner

This dinner is held mid Nov. in the event room of Durham Christian Homes. We have a lovely chicken or roast beef dinner and desert. We enjoy a bit of singing, fun entertainment, and door prizes. We even have a small silent auction to add to the fun of the evening. We will be including some Christmas baking in the auction, so if you want to get a head start and put away some goodies in the freezer, bring along some extra spending money. If you are looking for a nice evening out and an opportunity to support a good cause, this is the event for you. Give us a call and reserve a ticket. If you can get enough of your friends together, you can have a table of 8 to yourselves. Let us know and we will reserve it for you. If you work for a company who would like to sponsor us, for $500, we will put their name on the table and will be recognized that evening in front of our 140 guests as well as in our winter Newsletter.

Food Fancy

Food Fancy is a way for you to donate and receive a grocery gift card to give back to someone else that you may know personally who is having a hard time. It would be a great gift at Christmas. You just donate $100 and receive a $25 gift card and a $75 tax receipt to help on your tax deductions in the New Year. It is a Win, Win situation for everybody.

Programs to Support

  • Meal ticket program

Transportation Fund

  • Bike program
  • Art program

Food Supplies Needed:

  • coffee
  • tea
  • sugar
  • whitener
  • milk
  • ketchup
  • mayo
  • soup
  • styrofoam plates
  • bowls and 7 oz cups
  • plastic forks
  • spoons and knives
  • paper towels
  • toilet paper
  • napkins
  • Kleenex
  • tin foil
  • dish and laundry soap
  • XL heavy duty garbage bags.

 Office Supplies Needed:

  • all purpose paper for fax
  • printer and copier
  • gloss paper for pamphlets and posters
  • pens
  • envelopes
  • ink cartridges for our printer and copier
  • stamps