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Volunteers

VOLUNTEERING WITH UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT

The success of University Settlement continues to be dependent on the enthusiasm and expertise of our team of over 200 volunteers who work in a variety of roles within our departments. Their gift of time and effort is much appreciated and respected. Our staff are here to make sure that our volunteers have an enjoyable and productive experience. Our Volunteer Coordinator is the liaison between staff and volunteers.

We strive to introduce our volunteers to University Settlement and offer them an environment where they can learn and grow, enhancing their experience. We recognize the contributions of our volunteers both informally and formally. Our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Investing In Our Community Scholarship award are some of the ways that we give back to our volunteers. We welcome and thank you for joining us at University Settlement.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM

HOW TO APPLY

  • Complete the Application Form.
  • If you are over 18 you must obtain a vulnerable sector screening by a police force in your region of residence. Information and the letters required may be emailed to you upon inquiry.
  • For volunteers who are interested in working with children (e.g. Day Care) a medical form covering immunization records and fitness to work with the captioned group of users is required and must be completed by a medical practitioner at your own expense.
  • Sign a Confidentiality Contract.
  • Obtain 3 reference contacts as outlined in the application form.
  • Call or email the Volunteer Coordinator to book an interview. Bring your completed application form, references and if you are over 18, your cleared vulnerable sector screening.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Lili-Anne Kondo at 416-598-3444 ext.257 or lilianne.kondo@universitysettlement.ca 

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

We have many volunteer opportunities available. Some areas have long term needs for volunteers while others, such as celebrations, are event based. Be a part of an exciting volunteer team at University Settlement. Just a few hours of your time means so much.

Below are some examples of the types of programs we offer. If you would like to volunteer, please apply.

  • Administration
  • After School
  • Community Development
  • Day Care
  • Language
  • Music and Arts
  • Out of the Cold Shelter
  • Recreation
  • Senior Services
  • Settlement and Social Services
  • Special Events
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