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Volunteers are important to the YMCA. We will do our best to place all volunteers who apply. If you are applying to become a volunteer, please be aware that due to the high volume of applications, it will take between 5-15 business days for one of our staff to contact you once your application has been received. Once you are contacted, our screening process generally takes 4-6 weeks to complete. Your patience is appreciated.
Note: The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need an alternative way to complete these forms.
Please complete the form below to apply for volunteer opportunities at the YMCA.
Before you apply: Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the YMCA
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Emergency contact information
As part of ensuring your safety while at the YMCA, please provide an emergency contact.
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Please list up to 3 references
Only one of your references may be a family member. Other suggestions include co-workers, teachers, religious leaders, supervisors from previous volunteer experience, past employers, etc.
Please list up to 3 preferred YMCA Volunteer Positions
You can view our current Volunteer Opportunities using the link below (new window).
Please list your preferred YMCA volunteer locations
If you'd like to view a listing of our locations, please view our Find a Y page (new window).
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Training and development or Mandated volunteer
A Training and development or Mandated volunteer is someone who nees to volunteer to complete a required number of volunteer hours for a third party. If you are applying to complete a requirement, please complete this section. (Example: 40 hour high school credit. Ontario Works requirement, etc.)
Are you volunteering to fulfill a requirement?
If Yes, please answer the following questions:
What is the timeframe to complete your volunteer hours/placement?
Please indicate when you would be available to volunteer during the week:
Agreement and terms
A YMCA volunteer is anyone who, without expectation of compensation, intentionally performs a task at the direction of or on behalf of the YMCA of Greater Toronto.
Please confirm your understanding of the terms below by checking the following boxes
Prior to commencing my volunteer activity at the YMCA:
YMCA Privacy Statement: Volunteer applicants give permission for the collection, creation, use and disclosure of personal information for the purpose of screening for a volunteer role. Successful applicants who become YMCA volunteers further consent to the collection and use of their personal information in order to facilitate the volunteer staff partnership through volunteer recognition, statistical purposes and to help in improving how we partner with volunteers.
As a YMCA volunteer:
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