Steps to Becoming a Volunteer:
1. Check our Current Volunteer Opportunities
If you would like to volunteer now, please see our current volunteer opportunities by clicking here.
You can apply for any of these positions by filling out a Volunteer Application Form (please specify which position you are interested in on your form). If none of the current volunteer opportunities interest you, you can still fill out a Volunteer Application Form and you will be placed on our new volunteer waiting list.
2. Submit a Volunteer Application Form
Click here to fill out the Volunteer Application Form online. You can also print out a form by clicking here and then mail or fax it to us. You can also drop it off in person. After you have submitted your Volunteer Application Form, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you if there are any suitable volunteer opportunities. In the meantime, you will be placed on our new volunteer waiting list. We will keep your Volunteer Application Form for up to one year.
3. Attend a Meeting with the Volunteer Coordinator
If there are volunteer opportunities available for you at Access Alliance, the Volunteer Coordinator may contact you to set up a personal meeting. We will try to learn more about you so that we can find the best possible volunteer position for you. You will have a chance to talk about yourself, why you wish to volunteer and how you would like to contribute your time. You will also have a chance to ask questions.
4. Attend an Orientation and Core Training
After you are offered a volunteer position, you will be asked to attend a volunteer orientation where you will learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a volunteer, be asked to read some of our policies, and fill out some forms. For some volunteer positions, you may be asked to attend an orientation or training about your specific volunteer role.
For some of the volunteer positions where you will be working directly with newcomers, you may need to fill out a form giving your permission for us to conduct a Police Reference Check. Some positions do not require any Police Reference Check.
We also require all volunteers to attend Core Training to learn more about topics such as Access Alliance’s Anti-Oppression Policy and how it can be applied in your volunteer role.
5. Welcome – you are a new volunteer!
If you would like to volunteer now, please see our current volunteer opportunities.
Otherwise, after you have submitted your Volunteer Application Form, you will need to wait for the Volunteer Coordinator to contact you if there are any volunteer opportunities available for you. We will not be accepting any new volunteers until then, unless you are applying for one of the current volunteer opportunities listed here. Submitting a volunteer application does not guarantee you a volunteer position. We receive a lot of volunteer applications but unfortunately, we do not have enough volunteer positions for everyone.
If you wish to volunteer sooner and/or we cannot find you a volunteer position, you may wish to try checking the volunteer postings for other organizations at these websites: volunteertoronto.ca or charityvillage.com