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.

SparkOntario Discover volunteering opportunities and connect with non-profit organizations.


We've also gathered a selection of potential volunteer opportunities for youth in Toronto: 

Ability Online  As the first social media technology platform for young people with disabilities to connect to each other and the world around them, Ability Online offers its members a supportive online community. 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 For youth ages 13-24 - volunteers assist with programs and visit residents.

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 explore the many opportunities to be involved as a volunteer at the hospital.

LGBTQ 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, at the volunteer office in Toronto.

Luminato Festival Love the arts? Want to contribute to your community? High school students between the ages of 14-18 are eligible to join. You’ll gain community service hours and build skills in the areas of customer service, leadership, communication, and collaboration, all while being part of one of the city’s most exciting multi-arts festivals.

March of Dimes Canada March of Dimes Canada offers a flexible range of ways to become involved, no matter how much time you have or the skills you are looking to share. Our volunteer opportunities include fundraising events, supporting people with a disability, office support, canvassing door to door and leadership roles.

Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall Toronto-area secondary school students are invited to join Call & Response, a unique volunteer experience at Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. Meet music and cultural professionals, enjoy arts workshops, gain leadership skills and volunteer experiences, while surrounded by some of the best music in the city!

Ontario Science Centre has opportunities for youth interested in science and technology.

Ontario Track 3 Ski Association is a volunteer organization that teaches children and youth with disabilities to downhill ski and snowboard.

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

Planned Parenthood Toronto  Are you looking for a way to contribute to your community and promote healthy sexuality? Planned Parenthood Toronto’s volunteer opportunities can offer you just that. Volunteers at PPT play an active and key role to contributing to the well-being of our clients, partners, and the communities we serve.

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

St. Steven's Community House Many volunteer positions at this social services agency in Toronto.

TIFF: Toronto International Film Festival Be a part of the world's leading public film festival, bringing the best in Canadian and international cinema to Toronto every September.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority  Do you love the outdoors? Help Toronto wildlife and parks.

Toronto Zoo - Youth Volunteers Enjoy interacting with people and develop your communication skills at special events on the Zoo site, such as Boo at the Zoo and Adopt-a-Pond Toad Festival or work with children at our summer Zoo Kids day camp.

Trailblazers Ever wanted to lead a bicycle built for two? Tandem biking with people with vision loss.  Volunteers aged 16+ lead the tandem bike.

YMCA of Greater Toronto The YMCA offers a wide range of programs which address community needs and as a charity we rely on thousands of volunteers to help. We offer many benefits to our volunteers, including learning new skills, meeting new people and making friends while helping people improve their overall health.

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: teens@tpl.ca

Page updated: Aug 11, 2021.