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Volunteering with ACT

Volunteers are an essential part of ACT. It was a group of volunteers who came together to form ACT back in 1983, and volunteers are crucial in our work. We rely on volunteers to:

    • deliver ACT's programs and services to individuals and communities;
    • assist with fundraising initiatives and events;
    • govern and guide the agency through our Board of Directors and various committees.

Our wide range of volunteer opportunities offers you the chance to work with us in many different and rewarding ways.


There are three steps to becoming a volunteer at ACT:

Step One: Attend one of our Volunteer Information Sessions. The Info Session is an opportunity to learn more about ACT’s programs, services, and fundraising events, to hear about volunteer opportunities and to find out what is involved in becoming a volunteer.

Step Two: For volunteers who are interested in working in the area of programs or service delivery, the Volunteer Resources Manager will meet with you individually. This interview ensures a good match between what you are looking for in a volunteer opportunity and what ACT has to offer.

Step Three: Following the interview, you will be registered for Core Skills Training (January 2020). Volunteers must complete 24 hours of Core Skills Training and receive a Certificate of Completion. Additional training will be required in various program-specific areas.

To find out more about volunteering, and when our next Volunteer Information Session will be held, call Melanie Castillo at 416-340-8484 ext. 238 or email

Remaining Volunteer Information Session for 2019: October 24th, November 14th, and December 5th at ACT offices, begins promptly at 6pm (approx. 1 hour). 

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