How to Give Back to Your Community in the Greater Toronto Area

  • A woman helps a young girl with a writing project.
Toronto is one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world, so it’s no surprise that the volunteer opportunities there are equally impressive.

It’s true, of course, that any kind of volunteer work can be helpful and rewarding, but lending a hand can be even more meaningful when you get to do work that you’re passionate about.

And that’s exactly what you’ll be able to do in Toronto.

5 Ways to Give Back to Your Community in the Greater Toronto Area

Whether you’re looking to work with children, seniors, or even animals, there’s a volunteer position waiting for you in Toronto. Here are a half dozen ideas to get you started.

Stage Manager for Community Theatre

East Side Players is one of the city’s longest-established theatre groups—and it prides itself on offering affordable entertainment. One of the ways that’s accomplished is with the help of volunteers. The group is currently looking for a stage manager.

Youth Mentor Fashion Designer

If you’re passionate about fashion and sewing—and also enjoy working with young people—then this volunteer position with Community Living Ontario was designed for you.

Cat Caretaker

This catchy job title is pretty much what it sounds like. As a volunteer for Toronto Cat Rescue, you’ll be helping out with care, handling, minor medical issues, feeding, record keeping, and more. Volunteers are asked to commit for at least six months.

Social Media Superstar

Is social media your thing? Do you have a knack for attracting followers to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter? If that’s you—and you like the idea of helping to encourage creative writing in children—then you’ve found the right volunteer opportunity. Ripple Foundation is a charitable foundation that works across Canada to improve the reading and writing skills of children.

Toronto Hospital Musician

Help lift the spirits of hospital patients by volunteering for Arts Healing Hearts’ Songs for the Spirit program. Volunteers should be available at least two hours a week to sing in hospital waiting rooms, clinics, lounges, and in-patient units.

Meals on Wheels Driver

Driving around the city and delivering meals from 10:30 till 12:30 once a week. That’s the volunteer description for Meals on Wheels, a meal delivery program for the elderly and disabled. But you won’t just be providing food; you’ll also be chatting a bit and making sure the people on your route are safe.

About StorageMart

At StorageMart, we’re proud to be a part of the communities we serve, including the Greater Toronto Area, where so many individuals and groups are working to make their community an even more amazing place.

About Sarah Little

Sarah Little, Marketing Director at StorageMart, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association, a non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of children.

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