Therapist Volunteer Walk-in Counselling Clinic

Registration is required
2–4 hours per week, 12 month commitment
This service is offered on-site
815 Danforth Avenue, Toronto

About the position

WoodGreen’s Walk-in Counselling service provides free, single-session counselling to address a wide range of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, anger management and difficulties with work, school or relationships. We work with clients to identify their most pressing issue and discuss strategies that can lead to positive change. We are looking for professionally trained volunteer therapists to join our team. This is an opportunity for recent graduates to continue to hone their clinical skills.




  • Work in partnership with a team of mental health professionals in a dynamic and supportive environment
  • Provide one-on-one counselling sessions for a diverse client population, with supervision from clinicians and peers



What You Bring to the Team:

  • Professionally trained therapist with a completed clinical graduate degree (MSW, M.Ed., M.A. Couns. Psych.)
  • Registered with a provincial regulatory college (OCSWSSW, CRPO, CPO)
  • Relevant psycho-social counselling experience
  • Strong theoretical knowledge and clinical skills
  • A keen interest in working within a brief, competency-based, collaborative framework
  • Fluent in English
  • There is a comprehensive screening and training program for all therapists prior to beginning this volunteer role.




  • Orientation to WoodGreen’s programs, policies and procedures



Shift hours:

  • Walk-in Counselling is open Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.




  • Volunteers are expected to commit to at least one shift per month over a 12-month period



Screening Requirements:

  • Vulnerable Sector Screening
  • (2) References check


Important Note: while you are filling out the application form, scroll down to the Screening Questions related to the Volunteer role you are applying to. You may skip screening questions related to different roles you are NOT applying to.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • WoodGreen provides volunteers with masks, sanitizer and face shields; masks are provided to clients as required
  • PPE training will be conducted to orient volunteers to COVID-19 precautions
  • Effective September 7, 2021, new volunteers will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to commencing volunteering

Volunteers in action

Ready to Participate?

Apply now and join us to make the difference in our community.


Need help?

Volunteer Office

Wafaa El-Osta

(647) 248-0619
(437) 218-2615


815 Danforth Ave. , Suite 300
Toronto, ON
M4J 1L2


Monday to Friday

9AM – 5PM