Volunteer Opportunities

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Get involved in your community, earn volunteer hours, then sit back and feel good!

Looking to volunteer with Toronto Public Library? See our volunteer opportunities for teens.


Beyond the library, these websites list volunteer opportunities:

City of Toronto Find short term and long-term volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Toronto Search local volunteer opportunities.

Charity Village A database of upcoming opportunities with non-profit organizations.

Idealist.org Volunteer opportunities in Canada and across the planet.


We've also gathered a selection of potential volunteer opportunities for teens: 

Ability Online  A social media platform for young people with disabilities to connect to each other and the world around them. Volunteers can work as hosts, mentors or special volunteers.

Art Gallery of Ontario, Youth Opportunities AGO Youth programs are designed to provide opportunities for youth to connect with artists, designers, programmers and administrators within the context of a public gallery.

Baycrest Youth Volunteer Program Volunteers assist with programs and visit residents.

Canadian Wildlife Federation: Wild Outside Get involved, help the planet and earn volunteer hours. Ages 15-18.

Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services Youth can get involved within their community, earn volunteer hours and make an impactful difference with their Meals on Wheels and other programs.

Habitat for Humanity Toronto Building decent, affordable homes and a brighter future for families. Volunteers help on build sites, in ReStores, offices and events.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Whether you're looking to give back to your community, recently retired, on a gap year between schooling, or a high school or university student, we welcome you to volunteer at the hospital.

LGBT Youthline Peer Support Volunteers are 2SLGBTQ youth (16-29) on the other end of the line. They take calls, chats, and texts from Ontario’s 2SLGBTQ youth.

Luminato Festival High school students between the ages of 14-18 gain community service hours and build skills in the areas of customer service, leadership, communication, and collaboration at the city’s multi-arts festivals.

March of Dimes Canada March of Dimes Canada provides a wide range of services to people with disabilities throughout the country.

Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall Toronto-area secondary school students can join Call & Response, a volunteer experience at Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. Meet music and cultural professionals, enjoy arts workshops, gain leadership skills and volunteer experiences.

Ontario Science Centre Opportunities for youth interested in science and technology.

Plan International Canada Plan works with young people aged 14 to 24 years across the nation on projects that advance gender equality and children's rights.

Planned Parenthood Toronto Peer volunteers transform lives and give youth the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to make informed choices.

Second Harvest Learn about food rescue and help feed hungry seniors, adults and children.

St. Steven's Community House Work directly with people who use their services or get involved in committees and special events.

TIFF: Toronto International Film Festival Volunteers support the festival in September or at screenings and outreach year round.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority  Volunteers support local conservation efforts and help at events.

Toronto Zoo Student volunteers interact with people and develop communication skills at special events or help with summer camp.

Youth Assisting Youth: The Peer Project Youth Assisting Youth matches youth mentors, ages 16-29, with newcomer and at-risk kids, ages 6-15, in a one-on-one peer mentoring relationship.

If you have additional suggestions please let us know: [email protected]

Page updated: Mar 11, 2022.