Community Volunteer Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Income Tax Clinic – File Preparation Volunteers
Program:
 Housing Services
Location: Heyworth House Shelter: 2714 Danforth Avenue
Income Tax Clinic – File Preparation Volunteers prepare free, accurate income tax returns for low-income taxpayers to be filed with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The Income Tax Clinic File Preparation volunteers assist with clients’ intake and tax return preparation. In filing their taxes, low-income clients of Dixon Hall may be able to access financial assistance for housing.

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Fundraising Committee Volunteer Member
Program:
 N/A, Subcommittee of Fundraising and Communications Department
Location: 188 Carlton St.
The Fundraising Committee supports Dixon Hall through the planning and execution of the agency’s fundraising strategy. Committee members are not only key contributors to the agency’s overall fundraising strategy and plan, but actively support the implementation of the fundraising plan. Committee members open doors for the agency to new connections in both corporate and private philanthropy, and help the agency to develop a resource base to enhance its work.

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Client Support Volunteer
Program:
 Case Management
Location: N/A
Client Support volunteers provide assistance and companionship to clients requiring assistance to carry out activities of daily living. Activities many include but are not limited to: accompany client to do grocery shopping; accompany clients to medical appointments; helping with general errands; and/or providing translation services (if language requirements are identified).

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Community Corner Program Assistant (Volunteer)
Program:
 St.James Town Program
Location: 200 Wellesley Street East, Community Corner
In partnership with Progress Place, Hospice Toronto, Fred Victor and Toronto Public Health, Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services provides activities for participants in the St. James Town Community Corner Program. Volunteers will assist the Program Supervisor in program delivery; encouraging participation; and leading small group activities.

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Frozen Meal Delivery Volunteers: Runners & Drivers
Program:
Meals on Wheels
Location: 192 Carlton Street
Frozen Meal Delivery volunteers deliver frozen nutritious meals packages to individuals, mostly seniors, who have difficulty shopping and/or standing to prepare meals.

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Adult Enrichment & Wellness Program Support Volunteer (Korean-speaker)
Program:
Adult Enrichment & Wellness Program
Location: 55 Bleecker Street, Toronto
Assist the Adult Enrichment and Wellness Program Coordinator with the implementation of program activities for Korean-speaking clients.

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Computer Skills Trainer
Program:
Literacy & Basic Skills
Location: Dixon Hall Employment Centre, 402 Shuter Street (Shuter & Sackville, east of Parliament)
Computer Skills Trainers support learners to gain valuable basic computer skills such as creating unique logins, creating and accessing e-mail accounts, doing Internet searches, as well as basic keyboarding skills.

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Literacy & Math Tutor
Program:
Literacy & Basic Skills
Location: Dixon Hall Employment Centre, 402 Shuter Street (Shuter & Sackville, east of Parliament)
Literacy and Math Tutors support learners to gain and improve on basic skills such as reading, writing, English pronunciation, grammar, punctuation, and math.

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Conversation Circle Program Volunteers
Program: Settlement Services
Location: 417 Gerrard Street E.
Volunteers in the Conversation Circle program have the opportunity to work with adult learners in small group settings. Our learners have a range of abilities and challenges that are reflective of a variety of learning styles and needs. Learners and volunteers work together to build strong verbal English conversation skills which helps to build confidence, and independence – all important factors in becoming life-long learners.

The Conversation Circle program is seeking Program Leaders to partner with program staff to provide assistance and encouragement to the learner(s) in small group settings. The focus of the program is to encourage conversational English skills to assist learners with day-to-day tasks.

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Telephone Reassurance Volunteer
Program: Seniors Division
Location: Work remotely from home
Telephone Reassurance volunteers provide support, stimulation, reassurance and an element of security to individuals who are elderly, disabled, chronically/terminally ill or convalescing through weekly telephone calls.

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Adult Day Program Assistant
Program: Adult Day Centre
Location: 188 Carlton St.
The volunteer will assist the Day Program staff with the implementation of program activities for participants of the Adult Day Program. Tasks may include, but are not limited to: helping with program room set up, activity prep, preparing snacks, and socializing with clients.

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Program Assistant – Cantonese Speaking
Program: Health & Wellness Program, Seniors Services
Location: 58 Sumach St.
Assist the Health & Wellness Program Coordinator with the implementation of program activities for Cantonese-speaking clients, and provide valuable support, allowing clients to fully participate in the program and its activities.

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Meals on Wheels – High School Students
Program: Seniors Services
Location: 192 Carlton St.
Together with a parent/guardian, deliver nutritious meals to individuals who are unable to prepare their own meals at lunchtime.

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Hairstylist
Program: Housing Services
Location: various Dixon Hall locations
Empower people and support homeless communities through haircuts.

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Food Support
Program: Conversation Circle, Settlement Services
Location: 417 Gerrard St. East
Help purchase, prepare and serve snacks to program participants.

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Meals on Wheels Runner
Program: Meals on Wheels, Seniors Services
Location: 192 Carlton St.
Help deliver hot meals with a warm smile and a friendly word. Runners work in teams and are taken to clients’ homes by a Meals on Wheels Driver.

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Meals on Wheels Driver
Program: Meals on Wheels, Seniors Services
Location: 192 Carlton St.
Driver Runners to the home of clients. Drivers must be a minimum of 25 years of age with a valid Ontario’s Driver’s License and be named on a personal car insurance policy. Drivers with their own vehicles are ideal and will be reimbursed for travel costs twice a year.

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contact-info
Location

192 Carlton St. Toronto, ON M5A 2K8

Office Hours

Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Contact

Joyce Affroh
Volunteer Manager
e. volunteer@dixonhall.org
t. 416.863.0499 x3225