Toronto Public Library Connects Students with Volunteer Opportunities

October 21, 2009 | Media Relations

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Attention: Careers, Job Search, Education, Assignment Editors

Toronto Public Library Connects Students with Volunteer Opportunities
Over 30 Organizations Looking for Students

TORONTO (Wednesday, October 21, 2009) - Toronto Public Library will hold a free Volunteer Fair for city youth at the North York Central Library. The Fair will connect Toronto high school students with agencies that work with seniors, children, health issues among others, showing youth the endless possiblities with volunteering and getting recognized volunteer hours for school. Youth may just discover their career paths by volunteering.

What:          Volunteer Fair for High School Students
Date:           Thursday, November 5, 2009
Time:          3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location:     North York Central Library: Auditorium (5120 Yonge Street)

More Information:  416-395-5674
Some of the organizations represented at the Volunteer Fair:

Alzheimer Society of Toronto
Asian Community AIDS Service
Baycrest Centre
Better Living Health & Community Services
CARD Community Association for Riding for the Disabled
Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples
Downsview Services to Seniors
Earth Day Canada – EcoMentors
FYI – For Youth Initiative
Griffin Centre
Habitat for Humanity Toronto
HEYY – Hearing Every Youth through Youth
Kids Help Phone
Ontario Science Centre
Toronto Long-Term Care Homes and Services
Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation
Toronto Public Library
Villa Colombo Services for Seniors
Volunteer Toronto
YMCA, Newcomer Youth Leadership Development
Youth Action Network

Toronto Public Library is committed to creating library services that address the specific needs of youth, encourage teens to read, and support youth in their educational, career, volunteer and social development.  In addition to an extensive list of programs and services, Toronto Public Library also has dedicated study space for group or individual study to help teens complete school assignments.  For more information, visit
Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library system. Every year, more than 16 million people visit our 99 branches and borrow almost 30 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our website at or call Answerline at 416-393-7131.


Media Contact:
Edward Karek, Communications Officer, 416-397-5925