The FCJ Refugee Centre depends on volunteers who help with all aspects of our work.  The volunteers may be:

  • former clients
  • pro bono law students
  • law students
  • placement students from the colleges
  • referrals from other agencies
  • self-referred

Why become a volunteer?

• Be part of an exceptional team
• Support your community
• Get experience in the area of your expertise
• Strengthen your resume
• Opportunities to participate in workshops, conferences, training, etc.
• Expand your network of friends and contacts


Our new  volunteer positions will be listed here.

Steps to become a volunteer

  • Identify the volunteer position you are interested
  • Fill out the VOLUNTEER FORM   and submit it with your resume.
  • Participate in one of our  volunteer information sessions
  • Dates and time of our next session will be posted here
  • Attend a training for the volunteer position you are applying


Mission Statement:

FCJ Refugee Centre strives to meet the diverse needs of uprooted people in communities across Ontario. FCJ Refugee Centre attempts to address the problems of poverty and lack of resources, isolation, and discrimination through community-based programs, which promote self-help, personal growth, community economic development and social justice.


Special opportunity to get involve in the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) International Refugee Rights Conference 2018 from June 7-9, 2018 at York University in Toronto

The Canadian Council for Refugees organizes national conferences every six months, called Consultations. Each Consultation is in a different city, and brings together 300 or more people from across Canada and beyond. Occasionally, the CCR organizes an International Conference, to strategize across borders on issues related to refugee and migrant rights. The first international Conference was in Montreal in 2001, and the second was in Toronto in 2006. This year the international conference will take place on June 7-9 at York University in Toronto. To ensure the event runs smoothly, we are in need of volunteers to participate in various opportunities. We offer free admission to the conference in exchange for a minimum of 2 volunteer time slots or 4 hours of volunteering. We do not offer free meals or transportation costs.

To download the volunteer form click here


Inspire, Empower, Grow

Read our latest stories of volunteers’ experiences at FCJ Refugee Centre.

Join us-Work placement program with FCJ Refugee Centre

The 8 months of my placement at FCJ has given new meaning to my existence. I came across different clients of all races and culture.

In Partnership with St. Stephen’s Community House, FCJ supports students from coop placement program

“I find my job at the FCJ Refugee Centre interesting as I interact with newcomers from different countries almost every day,” said Jo-Anne who just joined FCJ for a 6 week coop placement as a receptionist.