Volunteering at Boost CYAC

Boost CYAC volunteers are an outstanding group of people. They are groups and individuals representing our community and they share in a common need to reach out and help others. Volunteers of all ages play an integral role in our fundraising, awareness and service activities. Our volunteers contribute their unique skills, experience and compassion to help us. We recruit volunteers with the skills, experience, qualifications and interest to meet our needs and offer rewarding opportunities to make a difference.

How You Can Help

Boost CYAC has volunteer opportunities throughout the year, primarily related to fundraising events and awareness campaigns. Occasionally we will request volunteers for administrative or service related tasks.

What is the commitment?

You may wish to volunteer as often as you like. We are flexible and will work with you to accommodate your schedule.

What are the requirements?

Given the number of volunteer applications Boost CYAC receives, we are unable to meet with each applicant in person. The selection of volunteers differs depending on the volunteer opportunity available. For a fundraising event or awareness campaign, a telephone interview may be conducted prior to the event. If the volunteer role is fairly involved and requires training, we may host a training session at our office prior to the event. Boost CYAC offers few volunteer opportunities that allow contact with our clients. If one does arise, we require a current police check and in-person interview(s) be completed prior to the volunteer opportunity. Information related to Toronto Police Service reference checks is available at http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/prcp/

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Child Care Provider | 3 days/week (Toronto)

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC) is a registered charity that has worked in the City of Toronto for the past 37 years providing support to children and youth who have experienced abuse or violence, and their families. We are looking for a friendly and responsible individual to provide child care at our Toronto office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, between 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.

YOU’LL NEED TO HAVE:
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication sills
  • Friendly, positive and respectful demeanor
  • Enthusiasm and creativity about working with you children
  • Multi-tasking skills and the abilities to prioritize competing demands
  • Previous child care experience
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THIS ROLE WILL:
  • Warmly greet clients/families when they attend the playroom and make them feel welcome and comfortable.
  • Engage children in developmentally appropriate games and activities.
  • Supervise young children while parents/guardians are away from the playroom.
HERE’S HOW TO APPLY:

If you want to help us provide invaluable support to children, youth and their families please send your cover letter and resume by email to Manager of Human Resources & Administration, Linda Arwich: arwich@boostforkids.org

Application Deadline: November 16, 2018

Boost CYAC is committed to:
• creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer;
• providing accommodations in all aspects of the recruitment and hiring process under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

We thank all applicants for their submission; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Student Placement

Boost CYAC is supportive of student placements and values the opportunity to support students in their career development.
The application process begins in the spring prior to the fall academic term. Applications must be made by the Placement Coordinator or Program Supervisor at the College or University.

Placement opportunities at Boost CYAC vary from year to year and depend on program needs and staff available to supervise students. Placement opportunities are available for the full academic year.

The application process for the full academic year (2018/2019) student placements at Boost CYAC is now closed and all student placement opportunities have been filled. We are not accepting applications for half term placement opportunities between January and April 2019.

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