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Volunteer

Be A Volunteer

The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.

NYSC relies on the dedication and commitment of more than 300 volunteers each year to deliver quality programs and services to seniors living in our community. There are volunteer positions ranging from administrative to friendly visiting; from helping serve lunch to sharing a talent or skill. We have many opportunities to match what you want to do. In fact, there are more than 65 ways you can make a difference in the lives of seniors by volunteering at North York Seniors Centre (NYSC). Take a peek below at some of the ways you can get involved.

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Volunteer Positions

Click here to check out our available volunteer positions!

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Housekeeping Help

Are you a high school student or know one who is looking for a helpful way to complete their community volunteer hours after school?

NYSC is seeking help in the kitchen to wash dishes and provide assistance in room clean up around the Centre.

Times needed: Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 4:00-6:00 pm

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Cafe Assistant

In this volunteer position, you will be interacting with seniors while practicing your food service and customer service skills. You will also be working in a great team environment with other volunteers.

Times needed: Lunch service Monday to Friday; 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Continental Breakfast, various mornings: 9 am -11:15 am.

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Special Events Helper

Do you like parties? In this volunteer position, you will assist with various special events that are scheduled throughout the year. You will be involved in the room set up, serving and interacting with seniors and then room clean up/tear down.

Times needed: various times and days throughout the year, generally on a monthly basis.

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Gift shoppe Volunteer

In this volunteer position, you will be selling items in a friendly environment and providing great customer service.

You will be expected to open and/or close the gift shoppe, as well as organize and keep it tidy.

Time needed: various days; 9:30am-3pm; on-call positions also available

Promotions/ Public Relations

In this volunteer position, you will be creating press releases, media kits and press lists. You will also be helping with the promotion of NYSC to journalists and the public.

Times needed: generally on a bi-weekly basis, times can vary.

Website Management

Are you handy with HTML and WordPress? If so, then this is the volunteer position for you. We are in need of help developing and managing content for the organization’s web presence.

Times needed: various times and days throughout the year, generally on a monthly basis.

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Guest Blogger

Does your voice need to be heard? If you have a passion for subjects relating to seniors, baby boomer, and the aging population, then we want to hear from you. You would develop and manage content for our blog on our website.

Times needed: various times and days throughout the year, generally on a monthly basis.

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Graphic Artist

This volunteer position for the creative. You will design and create graphics that meet the specific guidelines of NYSC’s marketing needs. Items include displays, literature, etc.

Times needed: generally on a bi-weekly basis, times can vary.

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Marketing and Communications

In this volunteer position, you will assist with the design of promotional material, social media, PSA’s and strategize ways to increase NYSC’s profile in the community.

Times needed: generally on a bi-weekly basis, times can vary.

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Video Production for Marketing Purposes

If you have a passion for film and like things that are a little out of the box, this position is for you. You will assist in designing and creation innovative videos for promotional purposes. Having your own equipment is not mandatory but a bonus.

Times needed: various times and days throughout the year, generally on a monthly basis.

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Project Management Volunteer

In this volunteer position, you will be coordinating project materials and research. Developing project plans, generating schedules and reports, updating project information and scheduling. As well as, managing project development from the beginning to end.

Times needed: generally on a weekly basis, times can vary.

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Special Events Photographer

This volunteer position needs someone with an eye for photography. You will be required to attend special events to photograph guests, volunteers, and staff. Your photos will be used for promotional and marketing purposes.

Times needed: various times and days throughout the year, generally on a monthly basis.

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Policy Writer

In this role, you will assist with creating a formal manual that spells out departmental policies, procedures, and any other related best practices.

Times needed: generally on a weekly basis, times can vary.

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Customer Service Expert

This volunteer is a real people person. In this position you will be, answering customer questions and you will be taking care of customer complaints. You will develop training material for staff and volunteer on how to improve various communications at NYSC (e.g. website, on-site and in the community)

Times needed: generally on a bi-weekly basis, times can vary.

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Fundraising/ Grant Writing

We need a go-getter that is passionate about helping seniors. In this position, you will assist with researching foundations and grants were NYSC fits the criteria to apply.

Times needed: generally on a monthly basis, times can vary.

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Fitness Instructor

If you are a fitness professional, and you like making a difference in the lives of seniors, then this volunteer position is for you. While volunteering, you will be teaching classes, helping out in the fitness centre and personal training.

Times needed: weekly basis, times can vary.

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Special Events Planner

We are in need of someone with the expertise and creativity in planning a fund-raising event within a very tight budget. You will also be involved with the fundraising aspect of hosting an event, soliciting sponsorship from major donors, soliciting auction prizes, etc.

Times needed: weekly basis, times can vary.

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Arts & Culture Instructor

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivating instructors to teach seniors. We are looking for instructors to teach drama music, visual arts, etc.

Times needed: weekly basis, times can vary.

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Food and Wellness Instructor

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivating instructors to teach seniors. We are looking for instructors to teach healthy eating, cooking and food preparation.

Times needed: weekly basis, times can vary.

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With all of these available volunteer positions, we are sure you have found something that suits your skills and available time!

Check out the next steps below to become a Volunteer.

Ready to get started? Here are the 5 Easy Steps to Become a Volunteer

STEP 1

Attend a Volunteer Information Session

Determine the session that best suits your schedule and contact our receptionist to place your name on the list for that session. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the session to complete the application form. Information sessions are generally offered monthly.

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Volunteer Information Session – November

November 4, 2019 21 Hendon Avenue, Toronto ON M2M 4G8 $0.00 Unlimited tickets
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Volunteer Information Session – December

December 2, 2019 21 Hendon Avenue, Toronto ON M2M 4G8 $0.00 Unlimited tickets
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STEP 2

Complete a Volunteer Application Form

The Application Form will be available at the information session. This will provide us with your contact information as well as your skills and interests. We also ask for names of two references that we may contact.

STEP 3

Review the volunteer opportunities available

At the information session, there will be a list of available opportunities. Please take a look and determine how you would like to volunteer. If you have any special skills that you would like to share with us, please speak directly to the Human Resources Coordinator.

STEP 4

Meet with the supervising staff person

Once a position has been decided, the supervisor for your volunteer position will contact you to arrange a training/orientation session for you. They will also discuss the day and times for your new volunteer position.

STEP 5

Start your volunteer position

Welcome to the NYSC Volunteer Team!

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