Volunteers

 

Volunteers

Volunteers, representing the diversity of our neighborhoods, are the heart of College-Montrose Children’s Place (CMCP). They are the key to our Mission and to the Family Support Principles we value. Participants and local community members who freely share their time, energy, skills and knowledge are equal partners in achieving our goals.

CMCP involves volunteers in everything from service delivery to decision-making and direction-setting. CMCP offers volunteers ongoing support, progressive learning opportunities and recognition for their contribution.

Our Volunteer Vision

  • Diverse volunteers, from our neighborhoods are the heart of College-Montrose Children’s Place.
  • They are the key to our mission and to the family support principles we value.
  • Volunteers who freely share their time, energy, skills and knowledge are equal partners in achieving our goals.
  • CMCP offers volunteers ongoing support, progressive learning opportunities and recognition for their contributions.

Volunteer Policies

CMCP expects volunteers to understand and follow all its Volunteer Policies. Our volunteers recently created a volunteer policy manual describing volunteer roles, rights and responsibilities to guide them in their work with CMCP.
Download volunteer policy manual.

We currently have several tasks and skills requiring volunteer support, listed on our Volunteer Opportunities page.  To explore volunteering at the CMCP, please contact Filomena at 416-532-9485 x 229 or email fcosta@cmcp.ca.

Some Quotes from our Volunteers

“It has been a great pleasure to be part of Children’s Place. I enjoy it very much and I learn something new every day.”

 “It is great place. It is filled with people of different cultures- some speaking my language – and all accepting and welcoming me”

“I started volunteering after I came to Children’s Place to ask for information and help regarding caring for my child. My marriage had just broken down and I knew nothing about children. By the time I was given access to him I was ready.”

 “When I went to the program with my daughter for the first time, my daughter really liked it there. I found I could help some people that have language barriers so I decided to be a volunteer. Unfortunately I had to leave when I got a job. This experience helped me to get the job and it will also help me do better in my future jobs.”

 “I enjoy so much to be a volunteer in the centre. I learn more about Canadian life (English) and more cultural moments for me and my family.”

“I first walked through the door with two children in my arms. Mary Jo (staff) took one and a volunteer took the other. I knew this place was going to be essential to me, my family and, most importantly, my kids. Thanks for the opportunity to volunteer and give back.”