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Volunteering

Volunteers are valued in every Ontario community. In this section, you will find links to the Ministry of Citizenshipand Immigration’s volunteerism pages, the ChangeTheWorld – Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge as well as other volunteer-related sites in Ontario.

How to get involved

Many communities have volunteer centres where you can find out about opportunities to volunteer in your area. Check the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network for a list and contact information for the volunteer centre nearest you.

Volunteer Canada is a national organization providing information and resources on the Canadian voluntary sector, through innovative media like an e-zine and a variety of social media.

Information for students

Ontario high school students are required to complete at least 40 hours of community involvement to graduate. To learn more about the requirements, students, parents and community organizations should visit the Ministry of Education website. This link takes you to the ministry’s policy on community involvement requirements.

ChangeTheWorld – Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is a way for Ontario teens to make a difference in their lives and communities through volunteering. Find out more:

WorkSmartOntario provides young people with information about workplace health and safety and employment standards. It also provides information to help youth volunteers, parents of volunteers, and sponsoring organizations provide a healthy and safe volunteering environment