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Newsletter No. 9 | February 2015


Legacy Awards
Upcoming Events
Volunteer Tip
Opportunities of the Week
Events in the City
Take Part in our Survey!


St. Patrick's Day 5km Run Volunteer
Achilles Canada

Fundraising and Awareness Ambassador
Angel Emergency Alert

Board Member
Black Health Alliance

Team Leader
Not Just Tourists


The Great Backyard Bird Count
Monday, Feb 16
High Park

Malcolm X: 50 Years After – Black History Month session
Friday, Feb 20
Toronto Reference Library

Bloor-Yorkville’s IceFest
Sat Feb 21 – Sun Feb 22




We want 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 better serve the needs of volunteers in Toronto. 

Contact Us

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

Phone: 416.961.6888

Fax: 416.961.6859


Volunteering is something many people do to help their community. In fact, an estimated 1.1 million people in Toronto volunteer each year! With so many amazing people helping to make this city a better place, Volunteer Toronto wants to publicly thank 25 individuals who go above and beyond to give back to the city they love.

During National Volunteer Week, the selected winners will be invited to a special ceremony where they will be presented with a Legacy Award in recognition and gratitude for their time and hard work.

If you know someone worthy of an award, nominate them today! 

Nominations will close at 5pm on Sunday, March 8th. We won’t be accepting self nominations, but if you’d like to be considered for an award, simply ask someone to nominate you.

Have a great long weekend!

Organizations We Love! 

For more than 90 years St. Joseph's Health Centre has served the health care needs of diverse communities in South West Toronto. Their volunteers are a vital link to the local community and they work to enhance the patient's experience during their stay.

St. Joe's mission is founded on the legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph and they are proud that they are able to continue their tradition of care that reflects the universal values of respect, dignity and compassion. 

Some of the opportunities currently available at St. Joseph's Health Centre

Outpatient Rehab Volunteer 
Mealtime Hosts
Gift Shop Volunteer
Courtesy Volunteer


Volunteer Tip

Be honest with the non-profit about your motivations

While many people volunteer to contribute to their community, it’s quite common to also have personal goals or motivations for volunteering.

Whether you want to learn a new skill, make friends or simply build your resume, volunteering can give you the opportunity to do so, but you should be upfront with the non-profit from the start. If a volunteer manager is aware of what you hope to get out of volunteering, they can do their best to ensure that your role and volunteer experience is meaningful and useful for you.

Don’t feel ashamed about wanting to get something in return! It’s quite common, and may well lead to opportunities that would otherwise not be offered. 


Upcoming Events

  Volunteering for International Students

WHEN: Thursday, February 12
TIME: 6.00PM 
WHERE: Volunteer Toronto



Discover how volunteering is a great way to explore Toronto, improve your English communication skills and make new friends.


  Fundraising For Grassroots Groups

WHEN: Tuesday, March 3rd
TIME: 6:30PM 
WHERE: Canadian Management Centre


Funding is 
always a hot topic for non-profit organizations. But groups that have no paid members of staff and may or may not be registered as a non-profit or a charity, often face massive barriers when it comes to raising the necessary funds to further their cause. So what options are there for raising money and what does one need to do to be successful?

Trailblazer Series is a set of leadership talks for people who manage volunteer-run non-profit organizations and groups in Toronto. 

Volunteer Toronto is a charitable organization whose work strives to create 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!

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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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