Ryandale Transitional Housing is seeking people to join the Board of Directors. This is a hands on board that is directly involved with facilitating the management of a transitional house for those that are chronically homeless.

Ryandale is a Kingston based non-profit charitable organization that has been providing shelter and lessening the effects of poverty for those that are under housed or homeless for more than 25 years. Ryandale is currently exploring new ways of serving the needs of those that are making the transition from homelessness to a more sustainable lifestyle. Ryandale is looking for people that have an interest in developing and expanding Ryandale’s future.

The time commitment is 4-6 hours per month including meetings and committee work.

If interested in working to lessen the effects of poverty within the Kingston community, please email Ryandaleshelter@cogeco.net with your contact information and any experience you may have with non-profit agencies.

With the closure of Ryandale Shelter for the Homeless, and the continued operation of the Transition House, the Board is re-thinking the role that volunteers will play in the ongoing operation.

In the meantime, there are many ways to help people struggling with homelessness and one way is with the gift of your time.  Homeless shelters are always looking for volunteers to help around the shelter and support their front-line staff and residents. Responsibilities include welcoming and socializing with residents in a friendly and non-judgmental manner, as well as minor cleaning and maintenance tasks.  We encourage you to volunteer at a local Homeless Shelter.

We will post any Transition House volunteer opportunities as they become available.


In the operation of the Transition House, we appreciate donations of men’s clothing, food, bedding, household items, toiletries, and cash – click here to donate funds to Ryandale either directly or online. Ryandale  is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization and is able to provide charitable tax receipts.