Join the City-Wide Campaign to Celebrate Toronto's 1.6 Million Volunteers
Every April, Volunteer Toronto is proud to celebrate our city's 1.6 million volunteers.
Toronto is a city of volunteers. A city of helpers. It's who we are.
CN Tower Lights Up for Volunteers
Free Pizza for Volunteers
On Sunday, April 24th and Monday, April 25th, Toronto's non-profits are rallying to kick off National Volunteer Week. Share a message, video, or impact statement about volunteers on social media to kick-off alongside Volunteer Toronto!
On Sunday, April 24th look to Toronto's skyline for the CN Tower's orange and blue light show in celebration of National Volunteer Week! Stroll by Nathan Phillips Square on April 25th to also catch the Toronto sign lit up for volunteers!
Volunteer Toronto is repeating the success of our "Thank a Volunteer You Know" Instagram post on Wednesday, April 27th. Tag a volunteer in the comments of @VolunteerToronto's post on this day, and the first 100 tagged volunteers will be sent a $10 gift card for Pizza Pizza.
Make Space to Learn About Volunteerism
While volunteerism is front of mind, take the time to think about volunteerism and its role in our society. Volunteer Toronto is thinking about the national theme: Empathy in Action, and invites you to join a special event to launch our new peer-to-peer learning space.
Blog: Empathy Vs. Sympathy in Volunteerism
Volunteer Lab: Launch Panel Event
Blog: 10 Ways to Put Empathy into Action
There are an endless number of steps we can take to incorporate empathy into our daily lives to effect change. To cover just the surface, our Volunteer Copywriter, Roop Bajwa, shares 10 Ways to Put Empathy into Action!
The Volunteer Lab is made by community for community. It's a new peer-to-peer digital learning space for non-profit staff, volunteer managers and people with diverse lived-experiences interested in forward-thinking community building. Celebrate the launch of the Volunteer Lab by joining a panel conversation with the platform's inaugural course Instructors.
In this blog, we explore the differences between empathy and sympathy in volunteerism. How does sympathy lead to harm? What is white saviourism and how can we shift towards empathetic community building?
The National Volunteer Week theme for 2022, Volunteering Is Empathy In Action, affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy. This profoundly human connection is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities.
Empathy is a quality that can help people relate to others and build awareness around different experiences. It connects people in ideas and actions and helps create bonds forged in common goals and aspirations.
#NVW2022 #EmpathyInAction #VolunteersBringHeart
Remember to Tag @VolunteerTO
If you are celebrating National Volunteer Week in Toronto, tag Volunteer Toronto on social media and we'll respond!