Volunteer with Compassion

Change the world with a little of your time

Everyone wants to do something that matters—to really make a difference in the world. But where do you start? By volunteering with Compassion and putting your passion and gifts to work for children in need around the world.
testimonial-profile“Just knowing I can make someone else’s life better is a great motivator for me. I just wish I could make volunteering my full time job.”

Lini Sopoco, Volunteer

How you can help

There are a number of ways you can volunteer with Compassion:

Volunteer at Compassion events.

Join us at concerts, conferences and church events and help people sign up to sponsor children at our Compassion tables.

Share with friends and family.

Spread the word about what God is doing through Compassion by sharing stories and ministry resources or encouraging sponsors within your community to write and pray for their children!

Present Compassion.

Look for opportunities to share your Compassion story and speak about Compassion's ministry with various church and community groups.


Put your skills and creativity to work by raising funds on behalf of Compassion's ministry.

Partner in prayer.

Lift Compassion-assisted children, families, communities and churches in prayer through our Prayer of the Day email.

Write letters to children.

Commit to writing a child whose sponsor is unable. Your letters will be a valuable part of a child's development!

Getting started is simple.

No matter who you are, no matter where you live and no matter what your skills and abilities, you can make a difference on behalf of Compassion kids around the world. Volunteer with Compassion today—and change the world with a little of your time. Have question or comments? Email or call us at 1-800-563-5437 and we’ll be happy to help!

Volunteer Newsletters

November 2018 Newsletter

Raising money for Compassion at any time of the year can be easy and fun – and a great way to be involved as a volunteer! Rather than large group events and hours of organization, there are some simple ways to make it a “FUNdraiser” and impact children and their families in a great way. […]

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October 2018 Newsletter

Thanksgiving was celebrated last weekend across Canada and we trust you were able to spend some time reflecting and giving thanks. As a team we also gave thanks for all the ways you serve on behalf of Compassion’s ministry! The survey you just completed this summer clearly reflected your desire and passion to continue to […]

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September 2018 Newsletter

Could it be that time already? Summer is definitely drawing to a close as children and youth across Canada put on their backpacks, meet their teachers and discover new friendships. We want to fill your “backpack” this month with some great supplies for you as you volunteer with Compassion! There is something for everyone. We […]

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July 2018 Newsletter

What kinds of activities do you enjoy during the summer? Perhaps thoughts of campfires, gardening, bike rides, swimming or some vacation time start filling your mind? Some of my favourite activities are getting on my bike, wearing flip-flops and enjoying reading under a shady tree. As you enjoy the summer sun and all its blessings, […]

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June 2018 Newsletter

It’s easy to take advantage of those little moments to share a thought or two and encourage someone that they can make a difference! Be prepared for those moments by deciding now how you will effectively share. If you have one minute or less: Often someone will ask you, “What’s new?” or “Anything interesting going […]

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May 2018 Newsletter

We don’t have to search hard to find in God’s Word that we were created and designed for community. It’s woven into the fabric of our being. Research shows us that more happens when we are together. More ideas. More efficiencies. More accomplishments. More joy. More purpose. More children released from poverty! More is great! […]

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April 2018 Newsletter

Celebrating YOU! I’ll be honest, we get pretty excited around here at Compassion Canada whenever there is something to celebrate…which is often. Working to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name can be challenging to the heart; so, when we hear stories of all that God is up to and how he graciously works through […]

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March newsletter

March 2018 What do you what to know? We know that learning about how Compassion ministers to children and families living in poverty is important to you, as is staying current with our ministry around the world. With the surplus of information around us, sometimes there is just too much to read and take in. […]

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February 2018 “I think if you are nervous and even if it shows it’s okay because people know that you are putting yourself out there, which makes the message even more sincere.” Sheila from Ontario Have you found yourself excited about sharing YOUR Compassion story with others this year? Or, are you nervous, perhaps thinking […]

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January 2018 Psalm 9:1 I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. A new year is upon us and it’s a great time to look ahead with hope and anticipation of what will happen this year! We can’t wait to see how God is going […]

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Can you hear the melody running through your mind as you read that line? Maybe it’s not your favourite Christmas tune but it is catchy!

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Meet Roy and Angela Butt and their four children. Five years ago this family decided to find a way to raise money to help others beyond their sponsorships through Compassion’s gift guide.

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September 2017 Kindle the flame… What do you love about volunteering with Compassion? How did you get started? How have you been sharing your sponsorship story? We know that when you share how your special Compassion child/ren joined your family, others have a natural curiosity and it opens the door for you to introduce a […]

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July / August 2017 Summer is finally here! Are you as happy as we are about the warmer weather and longer daylight? We hope you will get some time to relax, enjoy the outdoors and spend some extra time with family. We hope you will squeeze in a little time for some Volunteer Network inspiration too. […]

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Are you as happy as we are about the warmer weather and longer daylight? We hope you will get some time to relax, enjoy the outdoors and spend some extra time with family.

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One of my favourite places to sit at home is my three season sunroom, and especially this time of year when the spring blossoms are out, the grass is bright green, and the birds are nesting. Everything comes to life after sleeping through winter.

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Somewhere along the way a seed was planted in your heart. A seed of hope and understanding that “I CAN make a difference” and “I can be a part of God’s redeeming mission on earth.” Do you remember when?

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Earlier this year we were very excited to reveal the Volunteer Network’s one word for 2017: sharing. Sharing YOUR Compassion Story. We are thrilled to let you know that a special invitation is on its way to you as we write this email.

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How do you stay current with world news today? Is it through Twitter, the internet, TV, or an old-fashioned newspaper? As a volunteer, we know you care about the world around you.

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Happy New Year Volunteers! As the Volunteer Network looks back on 2016, we give thanks for the mercies, the blessings, and even the hardships we have experienced. It’s through these we have learned important life lessons that we can take with us into this next year.

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