I've never volunteered before, but LCP's wonderful '5%' thread planted the idea solidly in my head. Don't ask how that worked.
I think I'd like to spend some time volunteering in a soup kitchen over Christmas; or something similar that is aimed at helping the homeless and those less fortunate. I did some quick searching and found http://govolunteer.ca, but the site isn't proving to be very helpful. There's also Union Gospel Mission (http://www.ugm.ca) and I'll send them an email in a few mins.
Anyone do something similar before? Where did you go and how did you get in touch with the organizers? Given the choice, I'd prefer to be at a non-religious event, but that's not a deal breaker.
Anyone interested in doing the same is more than welcome to join up with me. I'll see if I can get a few friends involved, too.