Chalmers is a guerilla group of volunteers. We meet up in person at civic tech toronto and hacklab.to. We have a channel on the civic tech Toronto slack #chalmersproject.
We also post on twitter @chalmersproject.
We are all friendly volunteers. Feel free to reachout at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Want to volunteer to help fight homelessness in Toronto? Great!
For Chalmers Project stuff, we need help these areas:
(a) warm introductions (or help cold calling) to 24 hour respite sites
(b) help improving the map interface of our new map (react, chakra UI, mapbox)
(c) designing a pcb for our chalmers signal device to speed up device assembly time
If something above interests you please contact at us using one of these channels: email@example.com , twitter @chalmersproject, Civic Tech Toronto slack #chalmersproject
In general though, we recommend volunteering at a shelter or respite site close to where you live/work/study.
You can find a pretty comprehensive map of shelters and respites here: toronto.ca/homelesshelp.
Speaking from personal experience, volunteering at a shelter is an excellent way to get a feel for how Toronto's social infrastructure is currently supporting folks experiencing homelessness. The shelter or respite you contact may ask you for a small commitment (2-3 hours per week), but that you reliably show up every week.
Looking forward to hearing from you, and good luck!