Volunteering and Participating in Your Community

There are many opportunities to get involved in your community as a volunteer and as a resident.  As a volunteer, you can use your skills and talents to help others or contribute to a project, special event, or organization.  As a resident of Toronto, you can participate in public consultations and meetings on issues that affect the city.

Finding volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Toronto supports the involvement of volunteers in nonprofit organizations and groups in Toronto through professional practice, research, program management, promotion, advocacy and innovation. For information about volunteer opportunities, visit the Volunteer Toronto website, or call their office at (416) 961-6888.  Volunteer Toronto also maintains an online database of open volunteer positions.

Get Involved helps volunteers find positions that are well matched to their skills and interests. Browse their website for most recent and most active volunteer opportunities.

The United Way of Greater Toronto has many important and fulfilling volunteer opportunities that support communities and help to make a better future for the City of Toronto.  To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit their website.

Benefits of volunteering

Watch this online video to learn how newcomers to Canada can benefit from volunteering and how to include volunteer experience in a resume.