January 15, 2019
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Current Volunteer Opportunities

If there is a volunteer position that interests you:

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.

The After School mentorship program is a partnership project of Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services and South Riverdale Community Health Centre. Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. We do this by facilitating access to services and addressing systemic inequities. The Centre envisions a future in which Toronto’s diverse communities achieve Health with Dignity. South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC) is a non-profit, multi-service Centre that provides primary health care, social and community outreach services with an emphasis on health promotion to residents of East Toronto.

We are looking for volunteers to assist in the After School Mentorship Program that takes place at Community Centre 55 in Main/Danforth area. The program will run twice per week from 3:00 to 5:30pm from October 2018 to March 2019.

Volunteer Position responsibilities:

  • Assist children with activities that builds language development for newcomer children between age of 6-12 years
  • Assist program staff in planning and development of program activities to enhance children’s educational and social support
  • Assist with setting up and cleaning up after the program

Commitment:

To be available once or twice a week from 3:00 to 5:30pm from October 2018- March 2019.
Location: Community Centre 55 (Main/Danforth)

Volunteer Assets:

  • Experience working with children 6-12years old
  • Experience working with low-income, multi-racial and multi-lingual communities
  • Experience or interest in supporting educational and language development of newcomer children

Benefits for the Volunteer:

  • Gain experience working with diverse children 6-12 years old
  • Gain experience assisting with program implementation and potentially leading wellness/educational activities with children
  • Strengthen organizational, time management, and administrative skills
  • Potential to gain additional training through workshops offered for staff/students/volunteers
  • TTC tokens will be provided if needed

Please contact :
Shankari Balendra, Youth and Settlement Manager
Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
Tel 416-760-2815 ext 346 sbalendra@accessalliance.ca

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. We do this by facilitating access to services and addressing systemic inequities. We envision a future in which Toronto’s diverse communities achieve health with dignity.

 

Volunteer Position Description:

We are looking for volunteers who are interested in becoming income tax clinic volunteers to prepare income tax for clients. The volunteers are required to complete training by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as well as orientation conducted by Access Alliance staff. The clinics will be open one day a week for each location from March until May. Duties include:

  • E-file income tax returns for clients
  • Follow-up with clients to ensure satisfaction of services has been met

 Volunteer Commitment:

  • Available to attend an Access Alliance Volunteer Orientation –date to be determined.
  • Must commit to complete Canada Revenue Agency training –date to be determined  

AccessPoint on Danforth (for volunteers of all locations)

  • Volunteers must commit at least one day per week. Clinics run on Saturdays and on Wednesdays
  • Volunteers must commit for the duration of the tax season (March to May 2019).
    • For AccessPoint on Danforth, 3079 Danforth Ave. (at Victoria Park) – Saturdays 9:30-4:30pm 
    • For AccessPoint on Jane, 761 Jane St. (at Woolner) – Saturdays, 10:00- 4:30pm
    • For 10 Gower Park Place (Victoria Park and Dawes Rd) – Wednesdays, 2:00 – 5:00pm   

 Volunteer Requirements:

  • Proficient with computers
  • Good command of written and oral English
  • Ability to work with high level of confidentiality and privacy
  • Interest in income tax preparation or similar interests
  • Organized, reliable and punctual
  • Ability to provide high level of customer service
  • Act in accordance with program procedures, policies and agreements.
  • Represent Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services in a positive and professional manner

Volunteer Assets:

  • Live in the AccessPoint on Danforth or AccessPoint on Jane neighbourhoods
  • High level of numeracy skills, background in accounting, finance or business
  • Can speak a second language that is common in the neighbourhoods (e.g. Danforth: Amharic, Bengali, Urdu, Farsi, Arabic; Jane: Somali, Spanish, Karen)
  • Some experience working with multi-lingual and multi-racial communities; experience in income tax preparation

 Benefits for the Volunteer:

  • Direct income tax filing training from Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA)
  • Gain first hand income tax preparation experience
  • Gain leadership and customer service skills
  • Gain experience with handling confidential and personal information
  • Gain experience volunteering in a community health centre setting
  • Gain experience working with a non-profit organization
  • Get to know your community members and provide them with services
  • Be involved in shaping your community

 

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator at 416-760-2815 ext.253 / volunteer@accessalliance.ca

We welcome and encourage immigrants and refugees to volunteer with us!

We encourage applications from volunteers who reflect the broad diversity of communities we work with, including those from racialized and LGBTQ communities.