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Our staff come from a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise. We are pleased to have such a diverse and dedicated group of individuals all working to ensure volunteers and the causes that need them can come together harmoniously.

David Allen

Executive Director

Reporting to the Board of Directors, David provides leadership for all aspects of service delivery, research and program development, financial performance, employee morale and customer satisfaction.

Contact David
416-961-6888 ext 222


Camara Chambers

Director of community engagement

Camara manages Volunteer Toronto's public engagement strategy and team. This includes working with community partners, leading large-scale events and overseeing various programs that aim to encourage Torontonians to volunteer. In 2014, the community engagement team helped connect 550,000 people to volunteer positions in Toronto!

Contact Camara
416-961-6888 ext 224


Melina Condren

director of engaging organizations

Melina oversees all of Volunteer Toronto's services for organizations, including our training program, volunteer management conference, subscriptions program and new Grassroots Growth project. Her priority is to ensure our services are effectively helping non-profits build capacity through volunteer involvement, and continue to meet the ever-evolving needs of the voluntary sector.

Contact Melina
416-961-6888 ext 234


Cara Eaton

marketing and communications manager

Cara is the creative voice behind Volunteer Toronto's external communications. She manages our website and social media channels as well as works with all departments to develop key collateral and messaging. Her mission is to reach the furthest corners of the city to let people know about who we are and what we do.

Contact Cara
416-961-6888 ext 231

Niranjala Mariathas

operations manager

Nira is responsible for the day-to-day operations and human resources management ensuring the efficient functioning of the office and administrative systems. She is the glue that holds Volunteer Toronto together. 

Contact Niranjala
416-961-6888 ext 230


Sammy Feilchenfeld

training coordinator

Sammy develops and delivers Volunteer Toronto's in-person, online and on-demand training in order to support managers and coordinators of volunteers in Toronto’s non-profit and charitable organizations.

Contact Sammy
416-961-6888 ext 235



Kelly Harbour


Kelly 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.

Contact Kelly
416-961-6888 ext 229




Kasandra James

subscriptions coordinator
As Volunteer Toronto’s Subscriptions Coordinator, Kasandra is the first point of contact for non-profits looking for support. She facilitates monthly Subscriber Circle discussion groups for managers and coordinators of volunteers, contributes to our Sector Space newsletter and social media communications, and makes sure our subscriptions package continues to help non-profit organizations build capacity through volunteer involvement.

Contact Kasandra
416-961-6888 ext 225

Claire McWatt 

PROJECT COORDINATOR - grassroots growth

Claire leads the development of the Grassroots Growth project’s online community of practice, including the Peer Mentorship Forum and Wiki Resource Directory. She also manages relationships with Grassroots Growth partners, handles project administration, and collaborates with the Education Coordinator and Outreach Coordinator in research, training and outreach.

Contact Claire
416-961-6888 ext 233



Louroz Mercader

community outreach coordinator - grassroots growth
As Community Outreach Coordinator for the Grassroots Growth project, Louroz reaches 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.

Contact Louroz
416-961-6888 ext 226



Jessica Pang-Parks

education coordinator - grassroots growth
As the Education Coordinator, Jessica is responsible for developing and delivering workshops and online content to help build the capacity of grassroots organizations across Ontario.

Contact Jessica
416-961-6888 ext 249



Roxanne English

Community Engagement Assistant
Roxanne supports Volunteer Toronto’s community outreach by coordinating events, delivering presentations on how to volunteer, and representing Volunteer Toronto at events across this city. With Roxanne’s help, we’ll be able to provide more people with information about volunteering in Toronto.

Contact Roxanne
416-961-6888 ext 241



Nicole Crawford

Community Engagement Coordinator

Nicole coordinates many of the major events Volunteer Toronto hosts to encourage people to volunteer. From our annual Youth Expo event for high school students, to the prestigious Legacy Awards to recognize the city’s exceptional volunteers, Nicole works to ensure our events are smooth-running and well-attended.

Contact Nicole
416-961-6888 ext 241



Jess Gillis

Communications and Reception Assistant

Jess is the lovely voice that greets those who phone us and the smiling face that welcomes the public to our office. She also assists our Marketing and Communications Manager with the management and evaluation of our social media channels.

Contact Jess

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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



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