How to Get Involved With the City

Volunteer for the City of Toronto!

Inspire, Engage, Grow 

City of Toronto volunteers are made up of an incredible team of individuals who are civic minded, engaged and want to promote Toronto to residents, as well as tourists. Volunteerism is for everyone and the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.   In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy and Guidelines, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the process. Applicants are required to provide their accommodation needs in advance.


Volunteer During an Emergency


Volunteering during an emergency

Are you interested in helping your community during an emergency? Getting involved with a volunteer agency before an emergency occurs will improve your ability to help during a crisis or when help is needed.

City of Toronto Divisions Offering Volunteer Opportunities

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City Cultural Events

From the frosty festivities of the Cavalcade of Lights and the all-night exhilaration of Nuit Blanche to the architectural adventures of Doors Open, celebrate Toronto as a volunteer!

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Long-Term Care Homes & Services

Volunteer in our homes and with our community-based programs to enhance the lives of seniors and support independent living.

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Museums & Heritage Services

Volunteer with Toronto's Historic Sites in telling the stories of our great city.  Volunteers assist at a variety of special events, lead public tours and demonstrate heritage activities.

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Toronto Animal Services

Volunteer for Toronto Animal Services and walk some dogs, cuddle some cats or other fury friends, assist with events or foster those animals in need. 

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Toronto Public Library

Volunteer with Toronto Public Library, which provides volunteer opportunities for youth and adults in a variety of programs.