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Newsletter No. 2 | October 2014

In This Issue
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Featured Volunteer
Subscribe To A Category
Events In The city
Featured Opportunities
Pan Am/Parapan Games
Trailblazer Series



After School Tutors
West Neighbourhood House

Turkey Drive Volunteer
Second Harvest

Yard & Maintenance Assistants
Warden Woods Community Centre

Toronto Botanical Garden


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. 



Are you a local leader? Do you manage a volunteer-run non-profit or group in Toronto?
Join us for the first event in our Trailblazer Series, a free evening of leadership talks with experts and peers on how to overcome common challenges faced by organizations with no paid staff and limited resources.
Topic: Founders' Fatigue
When: November 12, 2014
Time: 6:00pm
Where:Canadian Management Centre (150 York St.)

Contact Us

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

Phone: 416.961.6888
Fax: 416.961.6859


Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the 2nd leading cause of death from cancer in Canadian women. 67 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every day. Learn more about breast cancer, its causes and treatments on the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation website. 

There are plenty of cancer awareness organizations looking for volunteers to spread the word, raise funds for research and lead teams.

Some of the current opportunities are:

Co-Run Director (Mississauga) - Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Pink Ribbon Volunteers - Canadian Cancer Society

Healing Beyond The Body (Cancer Support) - Princess Margaret Cancer Centre


Featured Volunteer - Vinyse Barber

We are ecstatic to introduce you to super volunteer Vinyse Barber, our very first Featured Volunteer! 

Vinyse has dedicated over 20 years of her life to volunteering. Currently, she is volunteering as a Board Member of Transition Toronto, Co-Organizer of EcoFair at the Barns, Foster Parent at the Toronto Humane Society, Steering Committee Member of Eglinton Park Community Garden, Community Connections Volunteer at WoodGreen Community Services, Volunteer Recognition Committee Member of the Toronto Vegetarian Association and President and Founder of Dogs of the Ganges Society. She has also volunteered at numerous other organizations in the past, and has incorporated volunteering into her travels at orphanages in Peru and in India.

Vinyse's advice for those looking to volunteer is to "find a cause that moves you. If you do that, everything you do towards that cause doesn't feel like work, or obligation, or a commitment - it becomes fun, and moving, and soul-fulfilling."

Learn more about Vinyse and the Dogs of the Ganges Society. 

Subscribe To Your Favourite Categories!

One of the many cool features of our new website is the option to "subscribe" to the categories that interest you most. 

The benefit of this feature is that you will receive automatic emails whenever a new opportunity is posted in your preferred category.

This feature can be found just below the orange bar on the "Explore Opportunities" page. Give it a try today! 

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.

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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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