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  Newsletter No. 19 | July 2015


Joys of fresh produce
Organizations We Love!
55+ Focus Group
Welcome Kasandra
Volunteers of Toronto
Opportunities of the Week
Events in the city









Glendale Reyes
Volunteer at Catholic Children's Aid Society

“One of the most memorable moments I had as a mentor was when I handed my 12 year old mentee a baseball bat. Before then, he never had the opportunity to hold one. That made me realize how privileged I am to just play sports at such a young age. He now feels like baseball is his second favourite sport! That really inspired me to help him experience as many new things as we can with our time together. This moment would have never happened had I not volunteered.”

Read more stories or submit your own!


Program Development Team
ANNISAA Organization of Canada

Guitar Instructor
Woodgreen Community Services

Social Media Specialist

Event Volunteers
Dusk Dances


July 10 - 26

Ontario's Celebration Zone
July 10 - August 16

Aboriginal Pavillion
July 10 - 25


Contact Us

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

Phone: 416.961.6888

Fax: 416.961.6859



Photo by Valerie Diren Lear -  courtesy of The Leslieville Farmers' Market

Share the joy of fresh produce!

This is the time of year when the city comes alive with people enjoying the sunshine, fantastic events and tasty, local food. Nothing beats grilled corn, juicy strawberries and freshly picked peaches after a day at the beach or a cultural festival in the city. Indeed, all of those products are grown right here in Ontario! For a full listing you can visit Foodland Ontario’s Availability Guide.

After a long winter, it is so nice to be outside and enjoy the warm weather and time with other people. In fact, there are many volunteer opportunities where you can combine fresh food + the outdoors + time with friends or family.

Take for example volunteering to:

Are you volunteering in the summer sun? Show us! Tweet us photos of you and your friends or family taking part in outdoor volunteer activities!   

Volunteer Toronto

Organizations We Love! 

Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival bringing high quality contemporary and traditional dance to public parks. Choreographers from various backgrounds are invited to create a ten-minute piece inspired by the park's natural environment. As dusk descends, a theatrical host leads the audience throughout the park–pets and children in tow–from one magical dance experience to the next. Dusk Dances is always pay-what-you-can event, making their performances not only artistically engaging, but also accessible.

Event volunteers are needed for their August 3-9th event. Help with ushering, set-up/tear down, security, donation collection and the information table. Find out more!

Tell Us How You Are Flourishing After 55!

Are you 55 years of age or older? Do you have opinions to share about volunteering? We’d love to hear from you!

Volunteer Toronto is holding two focus groups to discuss ways to encourage more people ages 55+ to volunteer.

The focus groups are:

WHEN: Tuesday, July 21 from 1pm-3pm OR Saturday, July 25 from 10am-12pm

WHERE: Volunteer Toronto Office (344 Bloor St West).

Contact Kelly at for more information and to take part!

Welcome Kasandra!

We are excited to announce another new addition to the Volunteer Toronto family!

Kasandra James is joining the team as our new Subscriptions Coordinator. Kasandra is the first point of contact for the 600+ non-profits Volunteer Toronto supports.

Contact Kasandra


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


more Upcoming Events

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Volunteering As a Newcomer (Scarborough - July 10)

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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

Open To The Public



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