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Newsletter No. 6 | December 2014

In This Issue
Pan Am/Parapan Am Games
Featured Volunteer
Featured Member
Opportunities of the Week
VT Board Position
Toronto Snapshot survey


Vision Mate
Canadian National Institute For The Blind

Office Volunteer
The Arthritis Society

Bingo Organization Ambassador
College Montrose Children's Place

Admissions Desk Volunteer
Bata Shoe Museum


Join Volunteer Toronto at this exciting time of transition: we are expanding our outreach and online services, have a new management team and strategic plan. Come help us shape our new direction.

We are looking for 2 applicants who reside in the City of Toronto, have backgrounds in fundraising and/or sponsorships/sales, plus work experience in the non-profit sector. We encourage applicants who reflect the diversity of our city in terms of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, family/marital status, disability, socio-economic background, and ethnicity. Prior board experience would be ideal, but is not necessary.

Learn more about the position and how to apply.


Volunteer Toronto wants to know about your experience with volunteering and finding volunteer roles.

This anonymous survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and your answers will help us understand how we can serve you better.

Help give us invaluable insight into the rewards and challenges of finding the right volunteer position.


Contact Us

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

Phone: 416.961.6888

Fax: 416.961.6859 

Holiday Hours

December 24 - 9am-1pm
December 25 - Closed
December 26 - Closed
December 29 - 9am-5pm
December 30 - 9am - 5pm
December 31 - 9am - 1pm
January 1 - Closed
January 2 - Closed



In 2015, Toronto will be the proud Host City of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. 20,000 volunteers are needed to help throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe area at over 50 competition and non-competition venues and facilities.

Pan Am Games volunteers should expect to volunteer 12 shifts over 18 Games-time operation days (July 10-26, 2015). Parapan Am Games volunteers should expect to volunteer 6 shifts over 9 Games-time operating days (August 7-15, 2015).

There are lots of perks to being a Pan Am/Parapan Am Volunteer;

  • A sneak peek of the Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony created by Cirque du Soleil.
  • Access to exclusive TORONTO 2015 promotions and events.
  • Discounts on TORONTO 2015 merchandise
  • Games-time access to public transit with accreditation.

Check out the full list of volunteer benefits! 

The Games would not be possible without the help of volunteers like you. This is a great opportunity to be part of the largest multi-sport event ever held in Canada.

There is still time to sign up! Go ahead, go for it!


Featured Volunteer - Victoria Nolan
Pan Am/ Parapan Am Games Volunteer

Tickets for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games are officially on sale, and Victoria Nolan is not only excited to watch them, but also to volunteer at them. As a motivational speaker, author and Paralympian, Victoria has overcome countless obstacles. Her spirit will undoubtedly inspire others to volunteer for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

At the age of 18, Victoria was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease that starts with night blindness, followed by a progressive narrowing of vision. By the time she had her second child, Victoria lost the majority of her eyesight, but she never let her vision loss make her feel defeated.

Instead, she decided to try something new and took up rowing at age 31 and through hard-work and dedication gained a spot Canada’s para-rowing team and went on to race in the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games.

Now, Victoria has the chance to be at the heart of the excitement as a volunteer with the TORONTO 2015 Games. She was thrilled to apply because of her love for sports, especially her passion for rowing. She knows first-hand how inspiring an international multi-sport Games are and wants to be part of creating the excitement for spectators and athletes coming in the summer of 2015.

What's Victoria’s Advice for Those Looking to Volunteer for the TORONTO 2015 Games?

"Definitely do it! It is going to be an amazing experience in so many ways. We’ll make sure visitors have a memorable experience, we’ll help athletes perform at their best and we’ll celebrate phenomenal achievements in sport by building pride in our country and our communities."

Read Victora's full story and sign up to volunteer!


Featured Organization


The East Scarborough Storefront (The Storefront) uses the power of collaboration to support people and build community in the inner suburban neighbourhood of Kingston Galloway/ Orton Park (KGO).  The Storefront believes that community matters.  The Storefront also believes that it takes collective community responses to address complex community based and social issues.

The Storefront helps networks of residents, social service organizations, academic institutions, businesses, planners and architects engage in meaningful discussions, run programs, organize events, share learning and participate in a wide range of activities effectively and collectively.  

They need volunteers for the following positions:

Income Tax Volunteer

Employment Resource Centre Volunteer

Community Resource Volunteer

Volunteer Toronto is a charitable organization committed to supporting, creating and celebrating volunteerism in Toronto . Through our innovative approaches to volunteering and services that empower organizations to develop engaging volunteer programs, we are supporting our mission to  create the best possible volunteer experience.

Discover how Volunteer Toronto can help!

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more Upcoming Events

Becoming A Board Member (May 28)

Learning About Volunteering (Downtown - May 30)

Featured Members


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Toronto, ON
M5S 3A7

T. 416-961-6888
F. 416.961.6859

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