Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Register
Community Search
Share |

ChangeTheWorld Banner

Join them by volunteering for 3 hours or more from
April 23 – June 3. Be part of a provincial movement.
Receive a certificate. ChangeTheWorld.

ChangeTheWorld is a six-week challenge to encourage high school students to volunteer locally and reward them for doing so.


Last year, 3,300 youth took part in the ChangeTheWorld challenge in Toronto. If you missed out, we hope you'll get involved this year!

If you're a high school student and you volunteer for three hours or more between April 23 to June 3, you'll be taking part in the Challenge and can request a certificate from 
Volunteer Toronto and the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade as recognition of your contribution to the community. 

To participate:

  1. Contact an organization who has an event you want to volunteer at. We've listed some below to make it easy for you!
    (If you are already volunteering, skip to Step 3)
  2. Volunteer for 3 hours or more between April 23 to June 3
  3. Tell your friends!
  4. Request your certificate by completing this short form

Why participate in ChangeTheWorld?

  • Make a positive impact in your community
  • Get some of the 40 community service hours you need for graduation
  • Join thousands of youth across the province involved in the challenge
  • Make new connections and friends
  • Add something great to your resume


7 easy ways to get involved

Packing Party 

It is a party! Bring some friends and sort and pack medical supplies for tourists to bring to developing countries. 

Every Wednesday, 6pm-9pm, Roncesvalles


Learn more and sign-up here.


Participate in Daffodil Month

Support Canadians living with cancer by signing up to sell daffodil pins in your community.

Throughout April & May, location and dates of your choice

Choose your location and time here.

MS Walk Toronto

Celebrate the power we have to change the lives of Canadians with MS. Volunteer to help with set-up, check-in and day of needs for a fundraising walk. 

Sunday, May 7, North York

Get the details here. 


Sporting Life 10k Toronto

Support Camp Ooch and help send children with cancer to summer camp. Help pack race kits, hand out water to racers or guide people throughout.

Sunday, May 14, Downtown Toronto

Register here

Walk for Alzheimer's

Help support people living with Alzheimer's by being a marshal, handing out food or providing information at this event. 

Sat. May 27, North York, Etobicoke or Downtown


Learn more here. 


Yard Sale for the Cure Volunteer

Be part of a fundraiser to end Breast Cancer. Set-up, sell items or help customers at this large event. 

Sat. May 27, Downtown 

Learn more here. 


Trek for Teens: Amazing Race Day

Participate in a check-point race around the city and raise money for homeless youth.

Sat. May 27, Downtown Toronto


Sign up here. 


Be Creative: Host Your Own Event

Do you have an artistic talent? Want to support a cause important to you? Host your own volunteer event

Throughout April & May, location of your choice

To find some ideas of what other youth have done click here

Get Involved in an Initiative in Your Community

Interested in a longer term volunteer commitment? Check out all our options for high school volunteers


Visit /opportunities

and search by Category "1. Suitable for Youth (14-17)”

To apply for those positions follow the "How to Apply” instructions on the bottom of the posting



ChangeTheWorld is funded by the Government of Ontario in partnership with the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN).


In Partnership With:


 Funding Provided By:



#CTWYouth #My3hours

Stay Connected! Share ChangeTheWorld
With Your Friends!



 For Organizations

Have An Event?
If you have an event taking place between April 23 and June 3, 2017 that you would like promoted to youth get in contact with Kelly Harbour at

Request Certificates
If you have youth volunteering with you between April 23 and June 3, 2017 and would like to request certificates for them fill out this form.



more Upcoming Events

2017-05-09 » 2017-05-30
Four-Week Course for Volunteer Managers: Volunteer Management Foundations

Becoming A Board Member (May 27)

Featured Members
High Park Nature CentreRespect, appreciation and stewardship.


Volunteer Toronto Office

344 Bloor Street West, Suite 404
Toronto, ON
M5S 3A7

T. 416-961-6888
F. 416.961.6859

Open To The Public



CRA# 119287092RR0001