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Looking for some exciting new volunteer opportunities?

Volunteer Toronto’s Youth Expo is an excellent opportunity for youth to learn all about the many different volunteer positions available in Toronto!

What is the Youth Expo?
The Youth Expo is a one day event for high school students to meet over 80 non-profits recruiting youth volunteers. You'll get to find out what roles they have, ask questions about what they do, and sign up for different volunteer roles that interest you.  

If you've been wondering where to do your 40 hours, then the Youth Expo is the perfect opportunity to explore endless volunteering possibilities!

When and where will it take place?
The 2017 Expo will be on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm at the Ryerson Mattamy Athletic Centre by College station. 

How much does it cost to attend?
The Youth Expo is free! 

Who can attend the Youth Expo?
Any high school students or those interested in volunteer opportunities for youth. 

As Volunteer Toronto covers the city of Toronto, the majority of the volunteer opportunities available will be based in Toronto, anywhere from Etobicoke to Scarborough and as far north as North York. If you live outside of Toronto, you can still attend but probably won't find roles in your local area. 

Can parents or guardians come?
Yes! Parents and guardians are welcome to come with their children. If you're a parent or guardian, you can come without your child, but we strongly recommend having your son or daughter with you, to ensure they are able to meet the non-profits directly and find volunteer opportunities that they will personally find enjoyable. 

Do I need to get a ticket in advance or can I just show up on the day?
We recommend you get your free ticket to the event in advance as it means you can skip the line on the day, but you're more than welcome to show up and register at the event! 
Tickets will be available on this page from September 1, 2017.

Do I need to bring I.D., a resume or anything else with me to the event?
Nope! Just bring lots of enthusiasm and be prepared to talk to the organizations about their roles. It helps if you have an idea of what types of non-profits or what roles you might enjoy most. Check out our suggestions of how to do that here.

Which organizations will be there?

Over 100 non-profits will attend and will be listed on this page in September.
Scroll down this page to see a list of all the organizations who attended the 2016 event. 


Contact Cara Eaton,
Marketing and Communications Manager
416 961 6888 ext 231

Arts and Culture

Art Gallery of Ontario
Bata Shoe Museum
Celebrate Toronto
Centre francophone de Toronto

City Cultural Events
Dusk Dances
North York Festival Group
ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival


Regent Park Film Festival
Toronto Caribbean Carnival
Toronto International Film Festival
Toronto Skate Stop
Trinity Theatre
Young People's Theatre


Children and Youth 

Central Neighbourhood House       

Girls Learning Code
JA Central Ontario
Lonny's Smile Foundation

Power to Girls Foundation

Power Unit Youth Organization

Ralph Thornton Centre
StepStones for Youth
The Peer Project - Youth Assisting Youth

Community and Social Services

Canadian Red Cross
Central Eglinton Community Centre
Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services
Fairbank Village BIA
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

New Circles Community Services
North York Seniors Centre
People & Organizations in North Toronto (POINT)
Scarborough Rosewood Food Drive
Second Harvest
Society of Sharing: Inner-City Volunteers
TCCSA (The Cross- Cultural Community Services Association)

Toronto Public Library
Toronto Tool Library
Warden Woods Community Centre

West Neighbourhood House


Disability and Accessibility

Harmony Place
Support Services

Kerry's Place Autism Services


The Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST)
The Foundation Fighting Blindness


Environment and Animals

City of Toronto - Live Green Toronto
City of Toronto - Parks, Forest and Recreation
Enviromentum, a Project of Tides Canada


Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Green Thumbs TO - Urban Roots Youth
High Park Nature Centre
Toronto Youth Environmental Council


Equality and Human Rights

Amnesty International
Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
LGBT in Capital Markets

LGBT Youth Line
Mad Pride Toronto
Reclaim Your Voice



Action CIND
After Breast Cancer
Alzheimer Society of Toronto
Canadian Cancer Society - Toronto
City of Toronto Long-Term Care Homes & Services
Flowers for Cures-Models of Human Diseases
Neurofibromatosis Society of Ontario  
Ontario Lung Association

Planned Parenthood Toronto
Positive Youth Outreach (PYO)
Providence Healthcare
Runnymede Healthcare Centre
SickKids Foundation

St John Ambulance
St. Joseph's Health Centre
The Anne Johnston Health Station
The Olive Branch of Hope
Villa Colombo Services for Seniors

Homelessness and Housing

Habitat for Humanity GTA
Houses Opening Today
Toronto Inc.

Jeffery Foundation  

La Maison

Riverdale Housing Action Group
Sistering: A Woman's Place
Trek for Teens Foundation            
Women's Habitat of Etobicoke
Youth Without Shelter


International Development

Development and Peace- Caritas Canada
Beautiful World Canada
Not Just Tourists
Project Play


World Vision Youth Canada


Youth-Led Organizations

Creativity Through Arts
NxtEng Canada

The Phoenix Leadership Project
Toronto Youth Ambassador Network
Toronto Youth Cabinet
Vision Youth Leadership Program

Awards & Scholarships

Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award


Youth speaking with Gilda's Club at Youth Expo 2015

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Photo booth at Youth Expo 2015 
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344 Bloor Street West, Suite 404
Toronto, ON
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