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  Newsletter No. 30 | December 2015    


Happy Holidays
Organizations We Love
We're on the TTC

Upcoming Information Sessions
Volunteers of Toronto
Opportunities of the Week
Events in the City
Contact Us

Keran McMullen

Keran McMullen
Volunteer with Furniture Bank

"A number of years ago I experienced a potentially life-threatening medical situation. At the hospital I found a sculpture with an inscription indicating that everyone on earth was an angel but with only one wing. It was only when we embraced each other that we were able to fly. It was one of those "aha" moments for me. Furniture Bank is the epitome of that belief. The staff, volunteers and clients work together to create new beginnings."

Read more stories or submit your own!


Parent and Child Support Volunteer
VHA Home Healthcare

Walk for Memories Volunteers
Alzheimer Society of Toronto

Administrative Assistants
Oasis Centre des Femmes

Daytime Visiting and Recreation Volunteers
Lakeshore Lodge


Boxing Day Rock N Roll
Saturday, Dec. 26 at 9:30 pm

New Year’s Eve at Nathan Philips Square
Thursday, Dec. 31 at 8:00 pm

DJ Skate Nights
Every Saturday at 8:00 pm


Contact Us

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

Phone: 416.961.6888

Fax: 416.961.6859


Happy Holidays

May your New Year be filled with much warmth and good cheer!

If you are looking for fun ways to give back this holiday then check out our #31DaysOfGiving campaign on Facebook!

Please note: our office will be closed to the public from the afternoon of Thursday, December 24th until Monday, January 4th.


Organizations We Love

Frontier College LogoFrontier College operates a variety of literacy programs in locations across Canada. They recruit and train volunteers to work with children, youth and adults in a great array of settings. Frontier College also helps other community-based organizations set up and run literacy programs for their own participants.


Look up! We're on the TTC!

If you are a transit rider, keep an eye out January 4 to February 1 for our new TTC campaign!

Ads will be placed inside various subway cars,along the side of two buses in the Scarborough and Wilson areas, and at Spadina Station. All the images feature real volunteers from our Volunteers of Toronto website.







Upcoming Information Sessions & Workshops


Becoming A Board Member

Wednesday, January 20: Yonge and Eglinton

Thursday, February 4: Downtown

Tuesday, March 15: 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.


Leadership talks specifically designed for volunteers from Grassroots or volunteer-run non-profits


Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in your Organization

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This interactive workshop will focus on practical strategies for recruiting and retaining diverse people within your organization.


How to Measure Your Organization’s Social Impact

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Being able to clearly articulate your social impact to your team, stakeholders, potential funders and the public will lead to better impact and greater recognition of the importance of your non-profit.


 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

Becoming A Board Member (May 28)

Featured Members


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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