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  Newsletter No. 20 | July 2015


Gain leadership skills
Organizations We Love!
ChangeTheWorld Results
Volunteers of Toronto
Opportunities of the Week
Events in the city

Carol Deighton
Volunteer at Adoption Council of Ontario

“I got involved volunteering with the Adoption Council of Ontario while I was waiting to be placed with my children. They helped me so much in my journey that I wanted to help them do the same for other families.”

Read more stories or submit your own!


Friendly Visitor
Lakeshore Lodge Long-Term Care Home

West Neighbourhood House

Youth Internet Coach
Toronto Intergenerational Partnerships

Mentors for Youth
Stepstones for Youth


Pan American Food Festival
July 30 - August 3

Dusk Dances
August 3-9

Taste of the Danforth
August 7-9

Grange Festival
August 7



Contact Us

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

Phone: 416.961.6888

Fax: 416.961.6859



“Can you tell us about a time when you demonstrated leadership skills?”

In job interviews, hiring managers often look for leadership experience as a way of judging whether you’ll be capable of managing projects, people, events or client relationships. Whether you’re looking for leadership experience to boost your resume and set you apart from the crowd, or simply would like a personal challenge, volunteering can be a great way of gaining experience you otherwise may not have the chance to get.

Here are 3 ways you can use volunteering to gain leadership experience:

1. Become A Board Member

Non-profit organizations rely on strong leadership to create change and achieve their missions. All non-profits are led by a volunteer board of directors who work as a team to give leadership to guide the strategic direction to the organization. This role is great for professionals looking to apply their experience to the non-profit sector. To find out more about what’s involved in joining a non-profit board, attend one of our upcoming Becoming A Board Member workshops!

TIP: Do a category search of ‘Boards/Committees Positions’ on our website ​

2. Become A Facilitator

If you love working with people and have strong interpersonal skills, consider volunteering as a Facilitator. There are lots of roles that involve facilitation so you could facilitate English language conversation circles, lead programs at a seniors’ home or even present educational workshops to students and youth.

 TIP: Do a keyword search of ‘Facilitator’ on our website ​

3. Become A Mentor

If you’re passionate about helping the next generation, consider mentoring youth. You could be a great role model and help with their learning and development.

 TIP: Do a category search of ‘Counselling/Mentoring Positions’ on our website. ​

Organizations We Love! 

The Peer Project LogoThe Peer Project (Youth Assisting Youth) helps at-risk and newcomer children and youth stay on the right path, by pairing them with a youth mentor who can offer support and guidance. And it works. 98% of the kids we work with stay in school and out of trouble with the law. It only takes 3 hours a week – the time it takes to watch a hockey game, go to a movie, or play some video games. 

The Peer Project is looking for Volunteer Mentors in Toronto aged 16 to 29 (especially males) to go one-on-one with an at-risk or newcomer kids!

To attend an information session or to apply contact Paula Da Rocha at

ChangeTheWorld Results Are In!

ChangeTheWorld Final Numbers

You may remember in our April and May newsletters we let you know about the Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge, a special six-week volunteering campaign for high school students.

42,000 youth across the province participated breaking the ChangeTheWorld record for the 8th year in a row. If you took part, we hope you had a fantastic time!

Volunteer Toronto is a charitable organization whose work strives to build a strong, inclusive, caring and committed community of people who willingly give of their time and energy toward building a healthy city. Volunteer Toronto’s programs and services support non-profits, charities and grassroots groups across the city in developing sustainable volunteer programs.

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