Event Volunteer

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Posted Date: April 04, 2017

Time CommitmentFlexible, however volunteers must be available during the weekdays.
Minimum Age13
Location(s)Markham Rudy Bratty YMCA (Lunar New Year Event), Cooper Koo Cherry St Family YMCA, Scarborough Milner Business Crt YMCA, Scarborough Eglinton Ave YMCA, and Toronto Scarborough Town Centre Crt YMCA

Program Description

YMCA Employment Resource Centres offer a variety of services to help youth and adults gain employment.  Job seekers can benefit from our free employment programs and resources, attend free workshops and get one-on-one personalized support from our professional staff.  Newcomer centres help newcomers to Canada connect with services and resources to help them settle into the GTA.

Major Duties

  • Assist with set up, attendance, registration and many other aspects of special events.
  • Opportunities to be part of organizing committee-event planning and management.
  • Recruit volunteer team members.
  • Keep staff informed of progress and issues that arise.


  • Team player.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability an asset.
  • Previous experience in project/event management.


  • Give back in a fun way even if you only have a little amount of time to help out.
  • Learn about event planning and working as part of a team.
  • Meet new people and develop interpersonal skills.
  • Be a part of the YMCA team and promote the YMCA Mission, Vision and Values.

How to apply

Complete the online volunteer application. You will need to provide the position title and location information of this position during step 3 of the application.

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Why Volunteer for the Y?

YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great place to volunteer through an environment that embraces diversity and social inclusion, valuing differences and supporting full participation by all volunteers. The YMCA provides thousands of volunteers with meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. The YMCA works to build healthy communities. This is achieved through a shared culture and values.

Our Commitments

The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

Volunteers ensure the health, safety and well-being of all children, youth and vulnerable people in YMCA program. Volunteers commit to the professional responsibility of maintaining knowledge of legislation, policies and procedures, child and youth development and best practices to best serve and protect children, youth and vulnerable people. Volunteers understand the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services.

About YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a dynamic charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. Our 2010-2020 strategic plan, Strong Start Great Future, calls upon our Association to invest in young people across their life stages to deliver on our vision of ensuring our communities will be home to the healthiest children, teens and young adults. This community health strategy includes a significant role for adults and older adults.

Mirroring the region’s diversity, the YMCA offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of the community, including employment and essential skills, education, newcomer programs, youth outreach and intervention, fitness, sports and aquatics, international programs, child care and camps.

When you support the YMCA of Greater Toronto’s Annual Giving, you help us ensure more children, youth and young adults have the chance to be healthy, and so much more. We believe that by providing our children with a strong start, they will have a great future. And, ultimately, strong, healthy children mean strong, healthy communities in the GTA for the years to come.