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.
–DeAnn Hollis

There are more than 65 ways you can make a difference in the lives of seniors by volunteering at North York Seniors Centre (NYSC).

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.

To get started, here are the 5 Easy Steps to Volunteer

Step 1:    Attend a Volunteer Information Session

Check here for the schedule of upcoming volunteer information sessions.  Please determine the session that best suits your schedule and contact our receptionist to place your name on the list for that session.  Please try to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the session to complete the application form.  Information sessions generally take place once a month.

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 what position for which 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 staff person who supervises your volunteer position will contact you to arrange a training/orientation session for your position. 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!


Find current volunteer experiences here 

To learn more about how you can help, send us a message below, or call us at 416 733.4111.

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