Volunteering at CCVT

“Don’t do it because you need to get hours or you are obliged to do it for work/school, do it because you want to make a difference in this world.”

                                                                                      – DIVAYA LEWIS, Volunteer since 2015

CCVT needs your help!
Volunteers are a vital part of the work we do at CCVT. Without them, we simply could not run many of our programs, or serve as many people as we do.

There are many ways to get involved:

The Befriending Program
Befrienders are volunteers who provide non-professional support to survivors of torture. Volunteers commit to meeting with a survivor one-on-one for three hours a week, away from CCVT offices. The goal is to develop a friendship, provide a sense of community, and help the survivor adjust to life in a new country.

Interpreting / Accompanying
Volunteers accompany clients to appointments with doctors, social service agencies, lawyers and other specialists, usually weekdays during office hours.

ESL Tutoring
Volunteer tutors meet with a client for an hour once a week, to help them practice their oral and written English skills. Professional ESL training is not a requirement for volunteers.

Public Education
Volunteers deliver presentations and workshops, help out at career/volunteer fairs, and attend other events to increase CCVT’s visibility.

Other volunteer opportunities include:

  • Youth Mentorship (requires a commitment of 4 hours per month)
  • After-School Program (one day a week, 3:00-5:00 p.m.)
  • Assisting in ESL classes
  • Fundraising (requires some fundraising experience)
  • Helping out at social events such as holiday parties, picnics, volunteer nights, etc.
  • Reception/Admin Support
  • Serving on the Volunteer Advisory Committee, which works on projects to improve the volunteering program

We are also open to any new ideas for volunteer participation at CCVT!

To find out more about volunteering at CCVT, contact:

Shannon Candido
Community Engagement & Web Developer
Tel: 416-363-1066

To apply to be a volunteer, please fill out this form: