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Newsletter No. 5 | December 2014

In This Issue
International Volunteer Day
Featured Member
Trailblazer Series
Volunteer Tip
Featured Opportunities
Pan Am/Parapan Games
Toronto Snapshot survey


Weekend Retreat Volunteers
St. John The Compassionate Mission

Social Media Contributor
The Star Podcast and Radio Show

Board Members
Millennium Support & Care Group

Fresh Produce Market Asst.
Warden Woods Community Centre


Interested in volunteering for the Pan Am/Parapan Games? Over 20,000 volunteers are needed and they are currently in the video interview stage. There is still time to apply but you need to do it soon.

Go to their website for more info. 

Still deciding? Come out on December 11th for a FREE INFO SESSION with reps from the games. Learn more about games-time volunteer positions and get your questions answered!



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


This Friday, December 5th is the United Nations International Volunteer Day, an important day to recognize and celebrate the participation of people making a difference locally, nationally and globally.

The United Nations views volunteerism as a way for all people and countries to achieve peace and development through the elimination of poverty and reduction of inequalities and exclusion amongst our communities. 

Every action counts, no matter how big or small. Get your volunteer actions counted, go to Volunteer Action Counts and let them know what you do to support your local and/or global community. 

Featured Organization


Our Place Community of Hope provides a ministry of hospitality and presence to people experiencing mental health issues.

Their programs and services assist people through recovery in building skills for independent living and accessing other services and supports. Through its social recreation programs, Our Place continues to supply a safe, stable environment for its membership to meet, connect and build relationships.  

Our Place needs volunteers for the following positions:

Dishwasher/Kitchen Help

Program Volunteer

Student Placement Positions 

Are you a local leader? Do you manage a volunteer-run non-profit or group in Toronto?

Join us TONIGHT for a free evening of leadership talks with founders and leaders on how to overcome common challenges faced by organizations with no paid staff and limited resources.

Topic: Engaging the Media
When: December 2, 2014
Time: 6:00pm
Where: Canadian Management Centre (150 York St.)

If you can't make tonight's session then reserve your seat in our next event on Overcoming Founder's Fatigue, taking place on January 14th.  

Volunteer Tip

Highlight volunteer experience on your resume

Most people who volunteer or have volunteered do not include these experience(s) on their resumes but did you know LinkedIn, the professional networking site, says 41% of employers and recruiting managers consider volunteer experience equally as paid work. 

Volunteering is a great way to apply and hone existing skills while gaining new ones.  As such, it is acceptable and encouraged to include volunteer experience on your resume. When listing volunteer experience on your resume, you showcase the non-profit causes and programs you support and the skills you have applied and gained.

In doing so, make sure to clearly outline the responsibilities of the volunteer role and highlight the impact your volunteer contribution has made to the organization, programs or causes you support.

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 you

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



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Volunteer Toronto Office

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

T. 416-961-6888
F. 416.961.6859

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