Who we are
Volunteer Toronto is a membership-based charitable organization committed to supporting, enabling and celebrating volunteering in the City of Toronto. Our organization's work supports the involvement of volunteers in the Nonprofit Sector in Toronto through professional practice, research, program management, promotion, advocacy and innovation. As a destination point for information on volunteerism, Volunteer Toronto is considered expert in volunteer trends and the resource of choice for professional support in the Voluntary Sector in Toronto. Regarded as innovative and responsive Volunteer Toronto builds organizational capacity through volunteer recruitment support, consultation, training and advocacy for Volunteer Toronto members, community stakeholders, Nonprofit and for profit organizations, funding bodies. Leading and interacting along a diverse continuum of volunteer participation, VT is committed to inclusivity and broadening the scope of volunteerism with regards to age, ability, gender/sexual orientation, ethnicity, language, skills and abilities as well as interest and opportunity
Volunteer Toronto's mission is to: Promote volunteerism and connect people to volunteer opportunities. The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement has been adopted by Volunteer Toronto - Click Here to view the code
Our Core Values
Volunteering contributes to the vitality and capacity building of the community. Volunteers and the professionals that support them are an integral component of the voluntary sector. Honesty, integrity and fiscal responsibility are demonstrated in all areas of Volunteer Toronto. Diversity of community stakeholders is respected through the model of Cultural Competence and is reflected in policies and service delivery. Sharing of experience and knowledge is the cornerstone of community and leadership development.
On January 1st, 1973 the Volunteer Centre of Toronto was incorporated as a charitable organization in Canada. Charitable Number: 119287092RR0001
Volunteer Toronto receives core funding from the City of Toronto, United Way Toronto and the Ministry of Health and Longterm care. Volunteer Toronto receives project-based funding from a variety of funders, including the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and the AODA.
Volunteer Toronto is a member of Volunteer Canada, the Canadian Association of Volunteer Resource Administrators, the Professional Association of Volunteer Resource Administrators - Ontario, Imagine Canada, the United Way of Toronto and the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network.