How to contribute

Do you want to get involved in the community, contribute, share, learn new things, make a difference? Don’t wait any longer; join our 2 000 volunteers today!

Volunteering offers many opportunities, such as:

  • Assisting members of the community at home, in hospital, in a day centre or residential care centre.
  • Contributing to special events by helping with logistics, welcoming the public, hosting leisure activities,   working at our various boutiques, preparing Christmas baskets, supporting fund raising activities, etc.
  • Providing information, interacting with people, doing direct prevention work through the distribution of materials, and guiding clients toward various resources.
  • Do you have administrative skills? Help us with office work like updating contact lists, sorting, filing, data entry, etc.
  • Are you an artist at heart? Come strum a guitar, draw, paint, tell stories, knit, or even dance with our patients!

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Clientele served

The possibilities are endless with a clientele aged 0 to 100 years and a wide range of services! 

Consult the following pamphlets for more information on our installations.

Some important points to keep in mind

  • All our volunteers must undergo background checks;
  • All volunteers must attend an orientation session;
  • Your skills, interests, place of residence, and availability are taken into consideration
  • when matching you with another volunteer.

Our volunteers are celebrated each year in April.

Take a look!

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Contact us

For all volunteer-related inquiries, please email or call

We will contact you shortly!

Become a volunteer

Option 1

Fill the online application

Option 2

To submit your application, download the application form and send it to:

  • By email: benevolat.comtl@ssss.gouv.qc.ca
  • By mail: Volunteer Services - Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Porteous Pavilion - Local K3318.1, 6875, boul. LaSalle, Montréal, (Quebec) H4H 1R3

Download the application form

We look forward to welcoming you!

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