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  Newsletter No. 15 | May 2015


Organizations We Love!
Volunteers of Toronto
Opportunities of the Week

Volunteers of Toronto - Kelly Bennett

Volunteer at EGALEYouth Outreach

“I volunteer to help my community;
to help my peers and continue my
work and education as an activist and advocate. Truthfully, and it might not be the most altruistic, volunteering is my ‘happy place.’ If I’ve had a bad day at work going to the centre and making some sandwiches and hanging out with
some folks, helping with homework?
It makes me pretty happy.” 

Read more stories or submit your own!


Talent Associates
Aboriginal Pavilion 

Family Room Night Volunteer
Ronald McDonald House

Festival Volunteer
Muhtadi International Drumming Fest

Summer Day Camp Assistant
Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture


Timeraiser Toronto 

Contact Us

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

Phone: 416.961.6888

Fax: 416.961.6859


International Day Against Homophobia

Celebrated in more than 130 countries around the world, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia unites millions of people every year on May 17th in support of the recognition of human rights for all, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Wondering how you can make a difference locally? Here are a few ideas!

1. Show Your Support!

Wear purple on May 17th and speak to your friends and family about IDAHOT and why it’s so important. You can read more about the movement and about Canada’s timeline of gay rights. Start discussions and share insights to build a better more understanding community. 

2. Volunteer!
Volunteer for the largest independent LGBTQ+ archives in the world! The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives are based right here in Toronto and are currently looking for Community Developers and Archivists

3. Experience For Yourself!

Spend a night experiencing homelessness like 6,000 LGBTQ youth in Canada do through Egale’s OUTatNIGHT fundraising and awareness campaign

- Volunteer Toronto

Organizations We Love! 

Toronto Vegetarian Association

Founded in 1945, the Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA) is the largest and oldest vegetarian organization in Canada. TVA provides vital information through the annual Veg Food Fest, the vegetarian directory, a drop-in resource centre and library, and an online 7-Day Veggie Challenge program. They also host the Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off, Veggielicious and have more than a dozen social groups led by volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities Available with TVA:

Programs Review Committee Member

Vegetarian Outreach Event Driver

Fun, Easy Ways For Youth To Volunteer This Spring!

Are you a high school student looking for volunteer hours and a chance to make a difference in your community? ChangeTheWorld: Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is the perfect opportunity to do so!

ChangeTheWorld is a youth volunteering campaign between April 12 and May 24 to help youth volunteer in their communities. Students who volunteer for 3 hours or more during the six weeks and submit their hours to Volunteer Toronto, will receive a Certificate of Recognition.

All kinds of volunteer roles are open to you, from volunteering to create art pieces about discrimination, taking part in the ReStore Challenge with Habitat for Humanity, to promoting the reduced use of plastic bags in our city. Find out more about these opportunities and the many other ways you can give back before May 24th.

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.

Discover how Volunteer Toronto can help!


more Upcoming Events

Becoming A Board Member (June 26)

Volunteering As a Newcomer (Scarborough - July 10)

Featured Members
St. Felix CentreSt Felix Centre, transforming lives through love and compassion.


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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