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If you want to make a difference in your community, meet new people, gain new skills and work experience, and be part of a fantastic team, please consider lending a hand at WoodGreen. See all our volunteer positions below to see how you can help!  

 

WoodGreen’s Annual Income Tax Clinic

WoodGreen runs an annual Income Tax Clinic, in collaboration with the Canada Revenue Agency, between March-June for low income individuals who need assistance completing their personal income tax return.

We need over 150 volunteers to make this program a success!

Administrative Assistants

Waitlist only, opportunities beginning in March 2017

This year, we are looking for reliable volunteers to help with booking client's appointments (both live calls and returning phone messages), maintaining our database of appointments on a daily basis, and to assist the clinic by overseeing the flow of the lobby and client sign-in during their scheduled appointment times.

Please see the position description for all the details

Income Tax Preparers

We are seeking over 90 Income Tax Preparers to complete income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. The program runs from mid- February 2017 through June 2017 with a wide variety of flexible hours and shift times. We ask that volunteers commit to at least two shifts per week during March to June, when we have clinics on Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Please see the position description for all the details

Friendly Visiting - Brighten Someone’s Day & Make Them Smile – it takes only an hour!

Flexible times & locations - We are in desperate need of Friendly Visitors! As a Friendly Visitor, the one hour a week you spend visiting & spending time with an isolated senior provides much-needed companionship & social support. If you can spare an hour a week, your gift of time will go a long way towards reducing their loneliness and improving their quality of life. Volunteers need to commit to a 6 month time period, enjoy being with seniors and listening to their concerns. Being consistently reliable is a key attribute of this position.       

 

Meals On Wheels (MOW) – urgent need for Drivers & Runners – your local community is counting on you!

 

Weekdays from 11am to 1pm
Can you spare just 2 hours a week to help your hungry neighbours? WoodGreen Meals On Wheels desperately needs volunteer Drivers and Runners to deliver hot and nutritious meals to homebound seniors and people with disabilities living right in your community. Make a tremendous difference in their lives and be a major part of dozens of lives of those who need our help on a daily basis. Be a very valued member of our MOW volunteer team, help us put a smile on a lonely senior’s face, one at a time by keeping those meals rolling!

 

Runners must be able to lift food containers (approximately 15 pounds).

Drivers must have own vehicle & a valid driver’s license. Reimbursement is provided for both Drivers & Runners.

We desperately need several Drivers especially in this program as soon as possible, and ask for a minimum 3-month commitment please.    
 

Interpreters for Immigrant Services

WoodGreen Community Services is committed to assisting Syrian refugees in their efforts to integrate into Canadian society and in the creation of a welcoming and culturally sensitive environment.  
We are seeking interpretation support for our settlement services staff.  If you are fluent in both English and Arabic and/or Kurdish please contact ccvolunteer@woodgreen.org
For more information please see the full position description here 

 
 

Medical Escort for Seniors

 

Going to the doctor can be a daunting when you’re elderly and have mobility challenges. It can also be a bit scary or worrying too. As a Medical Escort, you’ll provide a valuable service by accompanying seniors from their home to their medical appointments, ensuring their safety while out to the appointment and going back home.

Volunteers should be willing to commit in the daytime and be flexible with scheduling and locations. Some seniors may have varying disabilities; training and transportation costs will be provided to volunteers. 

 

Documentation Clinic

Right now we’re in great need of volunteers who speak English and either Cantonese or Mandarin very well, to provide interpretation during our Wednesday morning Documentation Clinic. We especially need Cantonese speakers.

We have many older Chinese clients who did not have the opportunity or ability to improve their communication skills in English. Now, when they receive mail, they are unable to understand the documents. Often these are important papers regarding finances (government documents regarding Old Age Security, from financial institutions, etc.) If you can speak English plus Cantonese or Mandarin and are available on Wednesday mornings from 9am-12pm, you would be helping these clients very much. You do not need to be 100% fluent in the two or three languages; as long as you have the ability to carry a general conversation, we can use your help.

Community Connections - Professional Mentors

Evenings, weekends, flexible time

This program matches newcomers with volunteers who are familiar with Canadian culture, values, workplaces, and everyday life. Professional Mentorship is a key segment of this program where a newcomer is matched with an experienced Canadian professional from the same field with the goal of assisting the newcomer overcomes several of the perceived barriers, within an encouraging and supportive environment.

Please click here for more information about this program.  If interested, please contact us at 416-645-6000 ext 2343, or email ccvolunteer@woodgreen.org 
 


For more information on these volunteering opportunities, please use the contact information in the posting, or get in touch with Paul Miller at 416-645-6000, ext. 1440 / e-mail
dhornung@woodgreen.org. Thank you for your interest in volunteering at WoodGreen and we look forward to hearing from you!

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