Hosted by Founders College and the School of Social Work
This event is supported by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Global and Community Engagement Events and Outreach Fund
The fair is open to all York University students.
Volunteering is an excellent way to develop your skills, gain experience, and enhance your resume, all while giving back to the community and helping a cause. This volunteer fair will showcase various organizations looking to connect with and recruit students for various volunteer positions. Join on February 5, 2020 from 10:00-12:00pm in room 152 Founders College and speak with numerous representatives from diverse fields that share your passion and interests!
Check out some of the organizations that will be attending below. Click the links to read more about them!
Agincourt Community Services Association
Better Living -Doane House Hospice and Margaret Bahen Hospice
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto
Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN)
Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
Community Living Toronto
COSTI Immigrant Services
Friends of Ruby
Indus Community Services
John Howard Society of Toronto
Kipling Acres - City of Toronto
March of Dimes - Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program
Newcomer Centre of Peel
Phone It Forward (CNIB)
Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services
Practice and Research Together
Steer Friends Day Program
VHA Home HealthCare
Victims Services Toronto
One of the organizations attending is the Canadian Institute for the Blind, Phone it Forward. During the fair, CNIB will be collecting smartphone donations. If you, your friends and/ or family have a phone (iPhone 5, android equivalent, or higher) at home that you had planned on recycling, please consider donating it to the cause. These phones will be refurbished and given to CNIB Foundation clients who are partially sighted or blind. If you are on site, please take some time to stop by their booth to learn more about the program and how a phone can change the life of someone who is blind. You can read more about it by visiting www.phoneitforward.ca
If you can, please also bring along a non-perishable food item for the YFS Food Book
By attending, you will also have the chance to win prizes including:
-$100 credit posted to your YU Card
-$50 gift card to the YU book store
More organizations to come!