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Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity posted by: The Peer Project-Youth Assisting Youth

Posted on: June 24, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity description

Help youth make better decisions in their lives.

The Peer Project | Youth Assisting Youth, a United Way member agency, is a non-profit charitable organization that provides mentoring and tutoring services for newcomer and at risk youth 6 - 15 years old. We need volunteers (especially guys) 16 - 29 years old, who are willing to help these youth become more resilient.

Volunteers will provide guidance, support, homework help, coaching and leadership to youth on a one-to-one basis or in groups like after school programs and/or recreational activities. Volunteers can also attend FREE activities and professional sports events (i.e Blue Jays, Raptors, Argonauts, Maple Leafs) together with their youth. Comprehensive training and scholarships are also available.


1. Attend a mandatory Volunteer Information Session (see below)
2. Must be 16 - 29 years old
3. Provide two professional references (i.e professor, employer, etc)
4. Successful completion of Vulnerable Sector Screening and interview
5. Able to commit to 3 hours a week on your own schedule for one year
6. Second language (i.e. Mandarin, Farsi, Spanish, Russian, etc.) preferred but not required.

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please submit your resume to Chuck and reserve your seat at the next Volunteer Information Session on Saturday July 5, 2014.

Date: Saturday July 5, 2014
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 5734 Yonge Street, Suite 604, Toronto, Ontario, M2M 4E7

For more information, please contact:

Chuck Okonkwo
Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: (416) 932-1919 ext. 258
Fax: (416) 932-1924
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5734 Yonge Street, Suite 401, Toronto, ON, M2M 4E7, Canada

Time Commitment

3 months or longer
Time commitment
Occasional (weekly or monthly)
Times of day
Days of week
Flexible schedule