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  Newsletter No. 8 | May 2016   


Youth Volunteer Challenge
Organizations We Love
Court Ordered Community Service
Upcoming Information Sessions
Volunteers of Toronto 

Opportunities of the Week
Events in the City
Contact Us

Dr. Sugiyama

Dr. Jim Sugiyama
Volunteer with  CultureLink and recipient of 2016 Legacy Award.

"We need to create a fairer, more inclusive and less difficult entrance system into which to accept international graduates into the medical system with greater odds of success. I know we are addressing, at least, one of these barriers by providing newcomer professionals with robust Canadian experience through our mentorship program."

Read more stories or submit your own!


Toronto Tool Library and Sharing Depot

Event Volunteers
United Way Toronto and York Region

Arts in the Park Ambassadors
Toronto Arts Foundation

Summer Drama Camp Support Volunteers
Young People's Theatre


Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Sunday, May 1 - Tuesday May 31

Bike Helmets on Kids
Saturday, May 14

West-End YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard) Festival)
Saturday, May 22

International Young Governance Professionals Summit
Thursday, June 16 - Saturday June 18

We've partnered with Good News Toronto to bring you stories of
people doing positive things in the city!

Changing Our Throw-Away Culture to a Fix-It Cafe


Contact Us

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

Phone: 416.961.6888

Fax: 416.961.6859


ChangeTheWorld Banner

Last year, over 3000 youth took part in ChangeTheWorld. You can help us surpass that number!

ChangeTheWorld: Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is a six-week campaign between April 10th – May 23rd to encourage youth to volunteer and recognize them for doing so. If you are:

- A high school student
- Living in Toronto
- Volunteering 3 hours or more between April 10th – May 23rd

Youth meeting this criteria can request a certificate from the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade and Volunteer Toronto as recognition of your volunteering.

And if you’re interested in volunteering but are not sure how you can get involved, check out our ChangeTheWorld webpage which has a list of upcoming events to volunteer at, or alternatively visit and search by Category “1. Suitable for Youth 14-17” for volunteer roles for high school students.

Questions? Contact us at!

Organizations We Love

YPT Logo

Young People's Theatre (YPT) offer the very best in theatre, drama school and community engagement. We strive for a positive and lasting impact on the emotional, social, and intellectual development of young people – giving them the chance to grow into the unique and wonderful people they were born to be.

Volunteer Opportunities with YPT

Summer Drama Camp Support

Drama School Presentation Day Support & Usher

YPT Community Ambassador

 Welcome Roxanne!

Photo of Roxanne EnglishWe’re pleased to welcome Roxanne English to our team in the  role of Community Engagement Assistant! Roxanne has an upbeat attitude, an interest in connecting with folks, and great organizational skills. Her focus will be on supporting 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.


Making Your Court-Ordered Community Service Hours Time Well Spent

Photo of Andre MacKay

After receiving a traffic citation, Andre MacKay was required by court order to complete 80 hours of community service. Check out his blog post on how he found some great ways to volunteer and what he learned from his experience.



Upcoming Information Sessions & Workshops

Information Sessions
Volunteering as a Newcomer in Canada

Wednesday, May 18, downtown Toronto

6 Ways Volunteering Can Help When Looking For Work

Friday, May 27, downtown Toronto



Becoming A Board Member

Becoming a Board Member

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.

Wednesday, May 11, Scarborough
Wednesday May 25,  Downtown Toronto
Tuesday June 7, Etobicoke

 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. 

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

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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