Volunteering During COVID

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands.  You need to be able to throw something back.” – Maya Angelou



As we watch the numbers each day and hope for a break in cases, those of us who still have our health count ourselves lucky. And as you try to do your part – wearing masks, keeping a responsible distance and trying to adjust to the new rules during this ever changing pandemic life – you might be finding yourself wanting to do more. And you couldn’t have picked a better time! There is a great need right now for volunteers in the city of Toronto. 


Toronto Cares is looking for people to help pack food boxes to deliver to families in need. Meals on Wheels needs drivers, and Youth Assisting Youth is looking for peer mentors. And if you want to volunteer from home; the Toronto Humane Society is looking for sewers to craft and donate PPE garments for their workers. And Society of Sharing is always looking for callers to get on the phone with local seniors for friendly chats and check-ins as part of their Telephone Support Program.

Speaking of youth, if you have bored teens looking to gain some job experience, Volunteer Toronto is offering a free seminar next week on how to find resumé-building volunteer opportunities. The online course will be available on July 23rd and will cover:

  • Safety considerations and precautions
  • How to search for, and apply to, a formal volunteer role
  • Volunteering from home

Register for the seminar here.



“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy.  You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” – Anonymous

To look for more opportunities in the GTA fill out the form at Volunteer Toronto here.


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