CAREERS AND VOLUNTEERING
How you can get involved.
The odds facing children and youth in child welfare are startling. Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada believes we can – and must – do better for our young people.
If you agree, join our team.
Every day we work tirelessly to help our young people create a brighter future for themselves. Our staff and volunteers are a critical part of our mission and help us build a movement of Canadians dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable young people.
Donate your time and become a volunteer for The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada!
We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities at our special events as well as in our office during regular office hours. We encourage you to connect with us to determine the best way to volunteer your time.
Volunteering is an enriching experience in so many ways. When you become part of our team, you have an opportunity to:
- support a cause you truly believe in
- apply your current skills and gain some new ones
- meet new people, make new friends and develop professional contacts
- feel the personal satisfaction of helping others
- make a difference in your own community
Volunteer to improve the lives of disadvantaged children across the country. Just think of the difference you can make by becoming a Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada volunteer. There are many possibilities! With opportunities to suit everyone, here are the ways you can be involved:
Volunteer at Special Events
As a Special Event Volunteer, you will provide assistance in the areas of event preparation and execution. Support us to raise awareness, dollars and much needed support for the children and youth of Canada, while having fun!
Volunteer at the Office
As a Office Volunteer, you will provide administrative support at our downtown Toronto office during our regular office hours (Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm). Volunteers will assist in general clerical support such as data entry, filing, photocopying, researching, mail outs and other duties depending on the time of year.
If you are interested in volunteering at our office, please fill out the Volunteer Application Form.
Corporate Volunteer Opportunities
We offer our corporate partners a variety of group volunteer opportunities at our special events as well as during holiday season:
- Children’s Aid Foundation Gala – Teddy Bear Affair
- Fill the Sleigh Donation Drop-Offs
- Holiday Season Celebration
- Women’s Golf Classic Tournament
- Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament
We work closely with our corporate partners to ensure the best volunteer experience for their employees.
Group Volunteer Opportunities in Your Own Space
Perfect for corporate team building, schools or community groups, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is proud to partner with Kits for a Cause by Bargains Group. The kit packing experts at Bargains Group will work with your team’s numbers and budget to custom design a kit building event for 5-500 to benefit the children and youth served by the Foundation. Your group’s support could provide a local child with essential school supplies to help them succeed in school or household goods to help set up a youth’s first apartment.
Please click here for more information.
For information on volunteering behind-the-scenes at Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada events or at our office, please contact Katharine Chen at email@example.com.
Started in 2014, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada honours our most dedicated volunteers with the Volunteers of Hope Program. Each of these volunteers have demonstrated their commitment to the Foundation by either volunteering at 10 or more events since late 2010, volunteering regularly in our office for a minimum of three years or volunteering their time and creativity to create 10 or more Collector Bears for the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Gala – Teddy Bear Affair.
Pamela Akasaka, event volunteer since 2015
Sandra Wilton, office volunteer since 2013
Wayne Yeung, event volunteer since 2011
Ann-Marie Ceballo-Joes, event volunteer since 2010
Pamela Neblett, event volunteers since 2009
Alvin Paliuanan, event volunteer since 2012; event committee member
Dianne Blencoe, Collector Bear Artist
Susan Conacher, Collector Bear Artist
Sharon Edwards, Collector Bear Artist
Shane Elliot, Collector Bear Artist
Gail Hancock, Collector Bear Artist
Lesley Mallet, Collector Bear Artist
Rita Tumminieri, event volunteer since 2006
Katie Willoughby, event volunteer since 2008
Rhonda Cohen, event volunteer since 2006
Frances Forrester, office volunteer since 2005
Cindy Gahunia, event volunteers since 2010
Agnes Jenkinson, event volunteer since 2006
Pat Kane, office volunteer since 2007
George Lam, event volunteer since 2009
Cathy Ramsamujh, event volunteer for over 20 years
Polly Singh, office volunteer
Why do you volunteer (in general)?
I volunteer because I just love helping people. It is in my DNA. The satisfaction I get from volunteering is immeasurable. – Pamela Neblett
I volunteer because I believe that it is important to give back to our community and help others in any way that I can. It is also a great way to meet interesting people. – Cathy Ramsamujh
Why do you volunteer at Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada?
I have volunteered for the Foundation for the past 20+ years and will continue to volunteer because I hope that the time and support that I give will help make a difference in the lives of these children and help them live better lives. – Cathy Ramsamujh
I volunteer at Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada because the organization has an inspiring strategy of assisting those that are from unique and sensitive backgrounds and providing those that are in need of care – I love being part of the initiative in any way. – Alvin Paliuanan