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Position Title:

Mentor or Tutor

Description:

We help youth in low-income communities graduate and successfully transition into post-secondary education or training.

Position Details: Monday-Thursday after school, one day per week.
Commitment: September- June (with breaks)
Contact: Email your resume to suad.aden@rexdalechc.com

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The Career Foundation

Position Title:

1) General Administration Volunteer
2) Resource & Information Assistant

Responsibilities:

1) Volunteers helping with General Administration may help out in the following areas:

• Customer service and reception
• Data entry, file maintenance and other general administrative duties such as filing, faxing, photocopying
• Job fairs, special events and fundraising activities

2) Volunteers will provide support to clients accessing the computer/resource area. Duties will include assisting clients with on-line applications, internet/computer navigation, updating/maintaining community and job search resources, and assisting staff with various tasks.

Commitment: Volunteers must be able to commit a minimum of 3 hours per week for at least 3 months.
Location: We have various opportunities available in Hamilton, Etobicoke, Mississauga, North York, Scarborough and Central Toronto. Please be sure to indicate which location you are most interested in volunteering with.
To Apply: Please visit our website to complete a volunteer application form ow.ly/XBeTw
*If selected, you will be contacted to come in to complete a volunteer pre-screen and interview

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Description:

LEAF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the urban forest. We offer programs that will help you plant, care and give.

Volunteer Opportunities:

•Community outreach and education: Represent LEAF at community events and talk with people about the Urban Forest and LEAF’s work. Share your tree knowledge and inspire others to take action. Participate in one-off events, or join LEAF’s Outreach Team.
•Hands-on planting and stewardship: Participate in tree planting and stewardship events. Join a stewardship teams that cares for the LEAF Learning Garden or one of our Urban Forest Demonstration Gardens.
•Tours and events: Assist on tree tours and other engaging educational events.
•Writing: Contribute to our blog and newsletter.
•Photography and video: Help capture our great LEAF moments.
•Office administration: Join LEAF staff in the office and help with administrative tasks.

Eligibility

•Volunteers must be at least 18 years old

To Apply: Please visit www.yourlead.org to download an application form.
Contact: For more information, please contact Erin at erin@yourleaf.org or 416-413-9244 x12

The Anne Johnston Health Station

Description:

The Anne Johnston Health Station (AJHS) is a not-for-profit community health centre providing a wide range of programs and services that promote the health and well-being of youth, seniors and people with physical disabilities. We are a fully accessible barrier free environment. All of our programs and services are confidential and free of charge and include primary health care, disease prevention, health promotion and community development.

Opportunities Available:

Youth Ambassador Program
Receive a two day training to prepare you with how to represent the Anne Johnston Health Station in the community as a youth ambassador. Enhance your leadership skills and make a difference! Earn up to 20 community hours.

Learning Over Generations
This is an intergenerational program that provides youth with an opportunity to mentor seniors on computer and internet use. Participate and earn up to 30 community involvement hours.

Eligibility:

Youth who live, work or go to school in the area bound by Highway 401 to Bloor Street and Bathurst Avenue to Bayview Avenue.

Contact: Laura Lambie, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (416) 486-8666 ext. 243
Email: laural@ajhs.ca

Position Title:

After School Program Volunteer

Description:

The After School Program is offered to children in need. There are two major elements to the program: homework and reading support and tutoring and recreational and fun time. We aim to help children in four spheres:1) success at school 2) be part of, and contribute to, community 3) find an interest, a passion in life 4) take care of your inner person (be healthy, happy, independent). The program runs Monday to Friday from 3 till 6:30 p.m.

Responsibilities:

The program volunteers work in teams to provide the tutoring, recreation and social support that make up this program. On-going training and support are provided by the Program Director.

Eligibility:

The applicants are required to enjoy working with children, have the ability to teach and explain basic academic concepts clearly, covering school curriculum; to have knowledge of elementary academic skills; be interested in recreation and have ideas for games, be prepared to provide social and psycho-social support to children, interact with parents as required, be open and friendly, reliable and patient, non-judgmental and non-discriminating; have good communication skills and be able to work in a team.

To Apply:
To apply for this position please contact Julie Springer at julie@stfelixcentre.com or 416-203-1624.

Position Title:

Volunteer Tutor

Description:

As Canada’s original non-profit literacy organization, Frontier College recruits and trains volunteers to delivery literacy programs to adults in communities across the country.

Responsibilities:

Hammer Heads is a fast-paced exciting program that equips students with the academic courses they need to enter into apprenticeships within the trades. Young adults from under resourced neighbourhoods are paired with tutors to help them understand their Grade 12 Math or Physics courses. Tutors are needed Monday through Thursday from 4-7pm.

Eligibility:

-Passion for learning
-Flexible, dependable, patient and open minded
-Commit to volunteering 3-6 hours/ week for 3 months
-Comfortable tutoring Grade 12 Math or Physics

Position Title:

Great Garden Adventure (GGA) Volunteer

Description:

Every summer People & Organizations in North Toronto (POINT) offers a FREE gardening program for children, ages 3-7 years old. This program provides an opportunity for children to learn about the environment, as well as, the importance of eating local and organically grown food while engaging in healthy outdoor activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching children (ages 3-7) about gardening and arts and craft (i.e. planting & watering plants, composting, harvesting vegetables etc.
  • Arts and Craft Programs (i.e. teaching and assisting children learn a variety of craft activities)
  • Special Events (i.e. helping to organize themed events such as scavenger hunts, exploring Eglinton Park etc.)
  • Assisting with set up and take down of program activities and materials

Eligibility:

  • Someone who enjoys working outdoors and with children ages 3-7
  • Demonstrate good leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Caring, patient, friendly, reliable and professional
  • First Aid and CPR certifications would be an asset
  • Must be willing to participate in large group programs and be committed to regular attendance
  • Knowledge of children facilitation preferred

Required language: English – second language is an asset
Transportation: Close to Subway Station, and bus
Minimum age: 15+ years of age
Minimum hours per week: 2 hours weekly – Every Tuesday & Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Accessibility: Buildings are accessible with parking and washrooms available

To apply:
For more information please contact Kassandra at kcampbell@pointinc.org or call 416-487-2390.

Program Overview

The Adult Day Services provides therapeutic, social and recreational programs for older adults who may be frail and or have a cognitive impairment such as dementia. It also provides respite and support for caregivers.

Position Overview

The volunteer works directly with program staff to provide a holistic approach in delivering meaningful activities for a diverse population. The volunteers assist program staff by socializing with clients and help facilitate program activities. The volunteer is supportive in fostering the maintenance of a clients abilities and, where appropriate, the enhancement of those abilities through the organization of activities that are designed to stimulate and respond to the clients individual interests.

Health & Safety/Risk Management

Each individual is responsible for his/her own safety as well as that of fellow employees and volunteers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Willingness to learn and increase knowledge about dementia
  • Willingness and ability to assist older adults with cognitive impairement
  • Maintain client confidentiality at all times
  • Interact, engage and socialize with clients
  • Under staff direction, may assist serving meals and snacks
  • Assist in physical set-up of the room and keeping program area tidy

Commitment: 4 months, flexible.

Amount of Time: Programs run: Monday-Saturday 9:30am-3:00pm and Tuesday, Wednesday 2:00pm-7:30pm

Qualifications:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and flexibility
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in a group setting and in working with cognitively impaired seniors
  • Ability to focus on the needs of an elderly person or individual with disabilities
  • Ability to bbe patient, understanding and compassionate
  • Satisfactory Police Records check

For more information on this position and how to get involved, please contact the Coordinator of Volunteer Services at 416-481-0669 ext.252 or volunteer@sprintseniorcare.org.

 

Position Overview:

Friendly callers provide regular telephone calls for the purpose of developing a telephone friendship andd furnishing a security check to isolated seniors who have limited social networks of family, friends and neighbours.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain independent community living
  • To establish regular days and times to telephone the client which are mutually convenient
  • To maintain client confidentiality at all times
  • To report total number of telephone calls at the end of each month to Volunteer Coordinator for statistical purposes.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 25 years of age or older
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and flexibility
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to focus on the needs of an elderly person or individual with disabilities
  • Ability to bbe patient, understanding and compassionate
  • Satisfactory Police Records check

Details:

  • Commitment: 6 months, flexible.
  • Amount of Time: Depending on client’s request for service some calls may be required daily, and some clients request weekly calls. Length of conversation to be determined between volunteer and client.
  • Location of Volunteer Assignment: Home

For more information on this position and how to get involved, please contact the Coordinator of Volunteer Services at 416-481-0669 ext.252 or volunteer@sprintseniorcare.org.