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Our staff come from a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise. We are pleased to have such a diverse and dedicated group of individuals all working to ensure volunteers and the causes that need them can come together harmoniously.

David Allen

Interim Executive Director

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the leadership of the organization including advancing the strategic plan, overseeing the finance and operations, and increasing the organization’s public profile.

Contact David
416-961-6888 ext 222





Joanne McKiernan

director of PROGRAMS and stakeholder relations

Our Director of Programs and Stakeholder Relations oversees all of Volunteer Toronto's services for organizations and our public outreach and support. Joanne ensures our services are effectively helping non-profits build capacity through volunteer involvement, and that barriers to volunteering are broken down for those looking to get started.

Contact Joanne
416-961-6888 ext 241

Cara Eaton

marketing & communications manager

Cara is the creative voice behind Volunteer Toronto's external communications. She manages our website and social media channels as well as works with all departments to develop key collateral and messaging. Her mission is to reach the furthest corners of the city to let people know about who we are and what we do.

Contact Cara
416-961-6888 ext 231


Niranjala Mariathas

operations manager

Nira is responsible for the day-to-day operations and human resources management ensuring the efficient functioning of the office and administrative systems. She is the glue that holds Volunteer Toronto together. 

Contact Niranjala
416-961-6888 ext 230


Sammy Feilchenfeld


Sammy develops and delivers Volunteer Toronto's in-person, online, and on-demand training in order to support managers and coordinators of volunteers in Toronto’s non-profit and charitable organizations.

Contact Sammy
416-961-6888 ext 235

Iona Frost

Community Engagement Manager

Iona, our Community Engagement Manager, leads a team of hardworking volunteers who represent Volunteer Toronto at community events. She is the voice of our Volunteer Times newsletter and assists the many events and programs we organize to inspire people in Toronto to volunteer.

Contact Iona
416-961-6888 ext 229



Kasandra James

PRoject coordinator, training services
Kasandra plans, leads, and delivers our province-wide training for specialized non-profit sub-sectors. She works with volunteer centres and community hubs across Ontario to coordinate free workshops that bring volunteer managers up to speed with leading practices in the sector. 

Contact Kasandra
416-961-6888 ext 235



David Alton

Non-Profit Engagement coordinator
David, our Non-Profit Engagement Coordinator, is the first point of contact for non-profits looking for support. He writes our Sector Space newsletter and makes sure our subscriptions package continues to help non-profit organizations build capacity through volunteer involvement.

Contact David
416-961-6888 ext 225

Olivia Sonnenberg

Development and Events coordiNATOR

Olivia supports our fundraising activities and plans our special events. Our major events include the Legacy Awards, a celebration of volunteerism during National Volunteer Week, and our annual Youth Expo, the city's largest volunteer fair which has over 1,000 attendees. 

Contact Olivia
416-961-6888 ext 224

Vanessa Wallace

youth program coordinator

Vanessa is the lead for facilitating a unique program where newcomer high school students run their own volunteer initiative to engage others. She trains and matches the youth with mentors who then work together to to fill the student's 40 volunteer hours for high school graduation and make an impact in their community.

Contact Vanessa 
416-961-6888 ext 233

Adam Dias

communications and administrative assistant

Adam, our Communications and Administrative Assistant, supports the Marketing & Communications team at Volunteer Toronto. He is often the voice behind our social media channels, posting and responding to messages from individuals looking to volunteer and non-profits looking for promotional support.

Contact Adam
416-961-6888 ext 228

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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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