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  Newsletter No. 25 | October 2015    


Youth Expo
Organizations We Love!
Upcoming Information Sessions  
Loran Scholars Foundation
Frequently Asked Questions
Volunteers of Toronto
Opportunities of the Week
Events in the City
Contact Us

Hashveenah Manoharan
Volunteer, Friends of the Rouge Watershed

"I don't think words can describe the complete spectrum of things that I have learned in the past couple of years at Friends of the Rouge Watershed. Beyond the reach of the environment, which is a given, I have also been thrust into the bittersweet world of local and national politics. Being at the heart of the call for environmental sustainability in a world that acts toward everything but, the most important lesson that I have learned is the value of optimism."

Read more stories or submit your own!


Museum Volunteer
Gardiner Museum

Taste Matters Event Volunteer
Eva’s Initiatives

Resident and Family Care Volunteer
Kensington Hospice

Health Promotion Assistant
The Anne Johnston Health Station


Regent Park Adopt-a-Tree Launch
Saturday, Oct. 17: 10:30am-1:00pm

See the Salmon Run Tour
Sunday, Oct. 18: 1:00-4:00pm

Volunteer Toronto Youth Expo
Saturday, Oct 24: 12:00-3:00pm

Rouge Park Guided Walk
Various times and dates in October



Contact Us

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

Phone: 416.961.6888

Fax: 416.961.6859


Students showing their love for volunteerism. 

Are you a high school student interested in volunteering but aren’t sure what’s out there?

Don’t worry, we’ve made it easy for you!

At the Toronto Reference Library on Saturday, October 24th from 12:00pm-3:00pm we’re bringing together 80+ non-profit organizations who are looking for youth volunteers at our Youth Expo!

Whether you want to save the environment, help relieve poverty in developing countries, do something artistic, or be part of a youth leadership group, at the Youth Expo you’ll find lots of non-profits who want you to join them.

The event is open to all high school students in Toronto and their parents/caregivers, is completely free of charge, and there’s no need to register. Check out the Facebook event, and feel free to bring your friends!

Not convinced? Read 17- year old HyunGu’s 5 reasons why you should attend the Youth Expo!

Organizations We Love! 

Technovation Academy is a new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math educational outreach resource dedicated to helping young minds develop scientific and tech-savvy tactics and the entrepreneurial spirit that will realize a creatively engineered vision. They enable personal growth and academic achievement through inventive education techniques to motivate children and youth, especially for those residing in marginalized communities.

Volunteer Opportunities with Technovation Academy:


Upcoming Information Sessions & Workshops

5 Ways Volunteering Can Help You Find Work

Thursday, October 22 from 6:00pm-7:30pm
Thursday, November 5 from 1:00pm-2:30pm

Are you looking for work? Interested in learning more about how volunteering can help you find a job? Come to our free information session on 5 Ways Volunteering Can Help You Find Work. We will focus on the who, what, when, where, how of volunteering, explore how to volunteer to help with looking for work, and answer any questions you may have. To register please click on your preferred date above.

Can’t attend a session? 
Check out our accompanying blog post to  get some useful information on how volunteering can help you find work

Becoming A Board Member

Monday, November 2: Yonge/Eglinton
Tuesday, November 17: Downtown
Tuesday, December 1: Scarborough
Wednesday, December 16: Downtown

Ever wondered what it takes to join a board? Find out at one of our upcoming educational Becoming A Board Member workshops. We’ll answer the six most commonly asked questions and will provide you with a pack of resources to make your search for the right board easy.

Know An Exceptional Student Volunteer?

Loran Award Applications Now Open!

The Loran Scholars Foundation will be granting 110 national university scholarships to Grade 12 students who show character, a sustained commitment to community service and outstanding leadership potential. Thirty of these scholarships are valued at up to $100,000 each over four years, including mentorship and a summer program. You can help recognize student volunteers by encouraging them to apply for the Loran Awards. School-sponsored applications are due October 21, and direct pool applications (without school sponsorship) are due October 28.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am 10 years old. Can I volunteer?

Firstly, that’s awesome you want to volunteer! We are so glad to hear it! Secondly, yes, you can volunteer at 10 years old, but there are rarely opportunities for children under 14 to volunteer by themselves. Instead, the best option is to volunteer accompanied by an adult you trust. Our search category for that is “2. Suitable for Families (Parents and Kids)”.

 The Volunteer Times is a bi-weekly e-newsletter that keeps readers up-to-date on the newest volunteer opportunities, special events, volunteer stories and featured organizations from Volunteer Toronto. 

Learn more about Volunteer Toronto and our services


more Upcoming Events

Grassroots Engagement: Building a Following (Workshop C)

Featured Members
Fix the 6ixHumanizing and supporting Toronto’s homeless with unique donation models


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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