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  Newsletter No. 24 | October 2015

In This Issue

Welcome Louroz!
Advice For A New VM
Our AGM and Annual Report
Short-term Volunteers Workbook
Upcoming Events
Featured Subscriber
Subscription Packages



Toronto Police Service Reference Check Program

Thursday, October 29, 2015 Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Volunteer Toronto - 344 Bloor St. West. Suite 404

Volunteer Boundaries & Consequences for Crossing Them

Thursday, November 19th Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Volunteer Toronto - 344 Bloor St. West. Suite 404


Choosing the Right Volunteer Management Software with Better Impact

Tuesday, November 3rd
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE!

Did you miss our webinar with Grant Connect? You can view the entire session here.

Subscriber Circle

Are Your Volunteer Roles High Risk?

Wednesday, November 25th
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am
Location:Volunteer Toronto, 344 Bloor Street West, Toronto. Suite 404


Twice a month we will feature a subscriber on our website and those lucky organizations will be featured in our bi-weekly Volunteer Times newsletter and promoted on our Twitter feed.

If you are a subscriber, contact Kasandra James to get your organization or volunteer position the extra attention it needs!


With over half a million unique visits per year, our website makes it possible for you to connect with great volunteers.

Sign up now to get access to our volunteer position board, and to all sorts of other great services and discounts! 

Contact Us

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

Phone: 416.961.6888


Join us as we welcome the newest addition to the Volunteer Toronto family!

Louroz Mercader, Community Outreach CoordinatorLouroz Mercader has a background in outreach, communication and community development. He’s a passionate volunteer, who dedicates his time to organizations like the Canadian Mental Health Association and ProudPolitics.

Louroz has recently joined our Grassroots Growth Project as the Community Outreach Coordinator. In this role, he is responsible for reaching out to volunteer-run groups in Toronto and across Ontario to help spread the word about the project and get our services out to those who need them most.

Louroz can be reached at

What Advice Would You Give To A New Volunteer Manager? 

Advice for a New Volunteer ManagerIn the lead-up to International Volunteer Managers Day, we are running a video series aptly named "Advice for a New Volunteer Manager," where seasoned volunteer managers share their experiences and one piece of advice that they would give to someone just getting started in the sector. Three interviews are already online and we’ll be releasing a new one every Thursday until November 5th!

You can check out the interviews on our YouTube Channel or on our new blog, Inspiring Action: Blog for Volunteer Managers. The blog is a new space where managers and coordinators can find interesting and helpful articles covering a wide range of topics. New posts will be added each week with content to enrich your experience as a volunteer manager.

A Successful Year for Volunteer Toronto: 2015 AGM and Annual Report

Volunteer Toronto AGM

On September 29th the Volunteer Toronto Board of Directors was joined by staff, voting members and invited guests for our Annual General Meeting. During the meeting, we announced the election of our new Board Chair, Mack Rogers and welcomed the newly elected members of our Board of Directors.

We were proud to present our Annual Report at the AGM, which summarized the successful year that Volunteer Toronto has had.

Key highlights for the year included:

  • Released of our new branding;
  • Launched of our new website;
  • Received new funding for our Grassroots Growth Project;
  • Introduced our Community Group Subscription;
  • Launched of our Online Learning Centre;
  • Held our first annual conference for supervisors of volunteers; 
  • Reported a 16% increase in the number of non-profits in Toronto who subscribe to our services!

Read our 2015 Annual Report for a closer look at our amazing year!


Learn About Working With Short-Term Volunteers With Our New Workbook!

Hot off the press – a brand new resource guide for Community and Full Subscriber organizations! The Short-Term Volunteers Resource Guide & Workbook goes in-depth into recruiting and working with volunteers in seasonal, event, festival, occasional and emergency response volunteer roles.

AlsoCheck out Sammy Feilchenfeld's blog post on the release of this great resource!


Sector Space is a bi-weekly e-newsletter that updates subscribers and non-subscribers on new training sessions, trends or news in the voluntary sector, special events and opportunities.

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Volunteer Toronto
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Suite 404
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Volunteer Toronto
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Suite 404
Toronto, ON M5S 3A7

more Upcoming Events

Subscriber Circle on the Road: Engaging Senior Volunteers

Learning About Volunteering -Downtown (Sept 27)

Featured Members
Queen West Art CrawlArt, Food, Music, Culture. October 1-2. Trinity Bellwoods.


Volunteer Toronto Office

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

T. 416-961-6888
F. 416.961.6859

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