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Newsletter No. 8 | January 2015

In This Issue

Supporting Toronto's Non-profits
Featured Volunteer
Featured Organization
Upcoming Information Sessions
Opportunities of the Week
VT Board Position
Take Part in our Survey!


Youth Innovators
Volunteer Toronto

On-Site Sales Volunteer
Ontario Lung Association

Cooking/Baking Program Volunteer
Loyola Arrupe Centre

Reception Volunteer
Kensington Hospice


Are you a high school student looking to make a contribution to your community?

You could be right for the 
Volunteer Toronto Innovators Project, where you'll be able to create your own community project for ChangeTheWorld: Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge, aided by professional training and a group of like-minded youth and mentors

Applications from interested
Innovators and adult Mentors are being accepted until Sunday February 15th 2015.

For more information, contact Camara Chambers.




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


Recently the big news that shocked Canada, was the closing of Target stores nationwide. Unfortunately in the non-profit sector, news of closure isn’t uncommon. Whether it’s due to lack of funding or community support, each year we hear of numerous non-profits in Toronto shutting down.

Volunteers can change this.

Whether you want to be at the front of the action by fundraising, or prefer to work directly with an organization’s clients, your time goes a long way in helping Toronto’s non-profits continue their hard work. Every minute you give matters so don’t ever think we aren’t appreciative.

Check out our website for available volunteer opportunities.  

If you can’t find the right role for you, why not get in contact and see if we can help? You can book an appointment, give us a call, email us or even stop in at our office!

Featured Volunteer - Norma Trivino

For the past 22 years Norma has served as a dedicated volunteer at work, in her community and with her church.

At work, she has volunteered for over 14 years on the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign where she wore diverse hats, including Chair, Co-Chair, Committee Member, Special Events Coordinator and Ambassador Coordinator.

Through her church, she volunteers for the Homeless Outreach Program, which offers sandwiches to helps feed the displaced people of Toronto. Along with food, they bring their message of hope to those feeling lost and forgotten. Norma remembers when one individual was so inspired by their message he sought help, got a job, an apartment and began to take part in society again.

What are Norma's thoughts on volunteering?

"It is more blessed to give than to receive."

Read Norma's Full Story

Featured Organization 

The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is the largest independent LGBTQ+ archives in the world. With a focus on Canadian content, the CLGA acquires, preserves and provides public access to information and archival materials in any medium.

By collecting and caring for important historical records, personal papers, unpublished documents, publications, audio-visual material, works of art, photographs, posters, and other artifacts, the CLGA is a trusted guardian of LGBTQ+ histories now and for generations to come.

Selected Volunteer Opportunities available with CLGA:

Assistant Curator
Executive Assistant
Handy Person

Upcoming Information Sessions

How To Volunteer On A City of Toronto Board

TONIGHT: Tuesday January 27th - 6.30PM 
Where: Etobicoke Civic Centre

Discover why volunteering on a City board is a great opportunity and how you can get involved.

Volunteering in Toronto

When: Thursday January 29th -6:00PM
Where: Volunteer Toronto

Find out how to find the right volunteer position as well as what to expect before and after you start volunteering.

Trailblazer Series: Recruiting and Retaining The Right Volunteers

When: Tuesday February 3rd - 6:30PM 
Where: Canadian Management Centre

If you are involved in managing a grassroots non-profit, join this leadership discussion on how and where to find the right volunteers, and how to retain them.


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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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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