Volunteering: What Places Need Your Help
There are so many opportunities throughout Toronto to get people involved in helping their community and making it a better place to live. Volunteering can involve working with people, nature, animals or the environment. Whatever your interest is, there is sure to be an opportunity for you to offer help. Here are a few places you can look.
A Greener Future
Litter can be found everywhere, and A Greener Future is devoted to cleaning litter on the streets and shorelines throughout the city and province. In fact, the non-profit has cleaned up over 500,000 cigarette butts in Toronto alone and sent them to TerraCycle Canada for recycling. As well, through the help of volunteers, the organization has picked up 4,286,621 pieces of litter.
Canadian Red Cross
This national humanitarian organization helps people and communities in times of need and has been doing so since the first World War. The Canadian Red Cross is always looking for volunteers for various tasks, be it as a receptionist, driver or administrative assistant.
Future Unchained Toronto Chapter
Volunteer at the local chapter of this global non-profit that focuses on empowering victims of sexual, labor and organ trafficking. Future Unchained Toronto Chapter also focuses on raising awareness of human trafficking in the community. Volunteering with them is a great way to make an impact on stopping human trafficking.
This not-for-profit aims to provide essentials to vulnerable adults and children within low-income communities. This could be by providing warm clothes to those experiencing homelessness, driving low-income elderly people to medical appointments or delivering school supplies to children from low-income families. InsightHeart Foundation is always looking for volunteers to help in a number of areas, from being a driver to writing their website content.