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Organization: Youth Assisting Youth-The Peer Project
Date Posted: 2018-06-18
City: Toronto
Location: Ontario
Country: Canada
Primary Category: Working with Youth
Type of Position: Long-Term (3 months or more)

Description & Details



Who are we?

The goal of The Peer Project is simple: help at-risk and newcomer children and youth find their way, by pairing them with a youth mentor who can offer support and guidance.

And it works. 98% of the kids we work with stay in school and out of trouble with the law.  It only takes 3 hours a week – the time it takes to watch a hockey game, go to a movie, or play some video games.

How does it work?

  • We pair you with a child (aged 6 to 15) based on common interests, background and where you live. From there, the mentoring begins, with ongoing support from us.
  • You will share experiences, skills, and hobbies and inspire a younger youth to stay on the right track.
  • You can volunteer on your schedule (3 hours per week) and close to home.


What’s in it for you?

  • In a tough job market, being a mentor to an at-risk kid shows community leadership, an attribute that all employers love.
  • You’ll make a real difference that counts in the life of a child
  • You get to do fun stuff for FREE, like attending professional sporting events such as Raptors or Jays games; our annual 3 day Summer Camp up North; and other cool field trips such as Canada’s Wonderland or Wild Water Kingdom


"The Peer Project gave me the chance to instill positive self-worth in a child… and gain a very dear friend.”                  – Krishana, Mentor

Attention self identified females:  Please note that we match based on same gender, and at this point 90% of our clients are boys, so we may not have a match for you; therefore, you might not get a response from us until we have clients in your area. 

Want to learn more?

Contact Paula via Email: to attend the info session on June 23 or to apply

For more information on what it’s like to be a mentor, watch our Recruitment Video on Youtube.

Required language

English required, additional languages are assets (Mandarin & Arabic)



Close to Finch subway station, bus or streetcar stop.

Minimum age


Minimum hours per week

3 hours\ For one year

Task requirements

*Good communications and leadership skills *Able to provide two professional reference and vulnerable police clearance check


Building is accessible


How to Apply / Contact

Paula Da Rocha

Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator


Phone Extension: 258

Fax: 416.932.1924


Additional Information

Contact Paula via Email:


Contact Person:

Paula da Rocha Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: (416) 932-1919 ext 258 Toll Free: 1 877-932-1919

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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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