Volunteer with Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada

Volunteer opportunities

Big Steps To Success Volunteer Opportunity

Big Steps to Success is a mentorship program specifically designed for children and youth living in government care who are between the ages of 7 and 14. The objective of this program is to help young people living in government care improve educational outcomes and benefit from a caring adult relationship. Each mentee-mentor pair will participate in the program for a period of three to five years, with a minimum commitment of one year. Big Steps to Success is currently operating in four cities across Canada (Toronto, North Bay, Saskatoon, and Victoria) and the application process differs for each city. Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply to become a mentor in our overview document.

Apply to become a mentor


The majority of our opportunities are tied to in-person events or in-office roles and will be posted here when they become available. If you would like to be considered for future volunteer opportunities with the Foundation, please reach out!

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Individual Volunteering

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada
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Group or Corporate Volunteering

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada
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Benefits of volunteering

Volunteering with Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada can be a deeply rewarding experience. As a member of our volunteer team, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Support a cause you believe in
  • Apply your current skills and gain new ones
  • Meet new people, make friends, and develop professional contacts
  • Make a difference in your own community

Volunteer opportunities

Special Events Volunteer
As a Special Events Volunteer, you will support event preparation and execution –– a fun way to make a difference!

Office Volunteer
Office Volunteers provide administrative support at our downtown Toronto office during regular office hours.

Corporate Volunteers
We offer our corporate partners a variety of group volunteer opportunities throughout the year, including:

  • Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Gala – Teddy Bear Affair
  • Community Events
  • Holiday Season Celebration
  • Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament

Volunteer policy

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Volunteer Policy Download PDF

Become an ambassador, advisor or volunteer

If you are interested in becoming a Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Ambassador or Advisor, please fill out our form to receive all postings and apply to those that interest you.

Ambassadors
Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Ambassadors are important members of our team who help to raise awareness, advocate for change, and mobilize the public to support young people in and from care.

Young People’s Advisory Council
Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Ambassadors are important members of our team who help to raise awareness, advocate for change, and mobilize the public to support young people in and from care.

Interested in joining YPAC?
Please contact Christina Loc at [email protected] with any questions.

Apply to YPAC

Advisors
If you would like to contribute to the work of Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada by sharing your lived experiences or other expertise, please get in touch to learn more about the different opportunities available.

Become an Ambassador or Advisor