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5 Excellent Reasons To Attend Our Seniors Fair

Posted By Kelly Devries, Outreach Coordinator, February 22, 2016
Updated: February 19, 2016

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

On Wednesday, March 23 from 1:00pm- 4:00pm we’re bringing together 25+ non-profits in the North York area who are looking for senior volunteers. This event is taking place at the North York Memorial Community Hall in the Burgundy Room.

Whether planting a garden, reading with children, or meeting new people interests you this is a great event for you to attend. Here’s why:


1)  Share Your Skills

You have incredible skills and experience to share. You might have been a teacher, a custodian, a parent or shopkeeper, or you may know how to organize events or cook a meal for 20 people. Whatever skills and experience you’ve gained over the years, they’ll be non-profits out there who could use your help. Check out Claudius’ story to see what we mean.


2)  Find Out About Some Great Non-Profits

The non-profits that will be at the Seniors Volunteer Fair are impressive. We are talking about the Toronto Public Library, Hospice Toronto, Toronto Botanical Gardens, TIFF and Toronto City Cultural Events, to name a few. These organizations are doing amazing things like teaching people how to read, providing end-of-life care, exploring natural beauty, discovering cutting-edge cinematography and celebrating our city. Find out how you can lend a hand and help them with the great things they are doing.


3)  Volunteering Leads To Endless Possibilities

People gain in all sorts of ways from volunteering.  Imagine the relationships you could develop, the things you could learn about yourself, the joy you could feel…. The possibilities are endless. Check out Susan’s story to learn how volunteering changed her life. 


4)  It’s Convenient

We are making finding a great volunteer opportunity convenient for you! The North York Memorial Community Hall is a one minute walk away from North York Centre TTC Station. The building is fully accessible. There is parking below. You’ll be able to meet 25+ great non-profits in your city. All of the organizations are looking for senior volunteers in North York. What could be better?


5)  Network and Meet Organizations In Person

A volunteer fair is a great way of meeting face-to-face with representatives from the organization, and potentially the person in the non-profit who manages  and recruits their volunteers. They’ll be able to learn more about you and you’ll be able to ask them questions too. You can find out crucial details like whether they provide TTC tokens, or how much of a commitment they expect, in order to see if the organization is a good fit for you. 

In addition to networking with employers, you can learn more about graduate studies and engagement opportunities. Networking is also valuable in establishing the necessary contacts that can help answer any more of your questions about the opportunities they are offering.


So what are you waiting for?We hope to see you at this incredible event!

If you have any questions check out our website or give me a call at
416-961-6888 ext 229.



Kelly DeVries is Volunteer Toronto's Community Engagement Coordinator. She coordinates a team of hardworking volunteers who represent Volunteer Toronto at community events. She is the voice of our Volunteer Times newsletter and assists the many events and programs we organize to inspire people in Toronto to volunteer.

Tags:  Retirement  Senior volunteering  Seniors  Skills  Toronto  Toronto seniors 

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