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How to find volunteers in Toronto – part 2 (Volunteer Toronto) by sylvng
April 22, 2009, 12:33 pm
Filed under: General Charity Musings | Tags: , ,

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how to find volunteers in Toronto.  It’s been a fairly popular post, but while I was at a TechSoup event yesterday I realized that I had missed mentioning something big – Volunteer Toronto. If you haven’t visited the Volunteer Toronto site yet, you should; the organization is very active in the volunteer space in the city.

One thing that’s deterred me from using them so far (for Charity CHAMPS, Wired Woman, or otherwise) is that unfortunately they require a membership fee for organizations to join and post listings. It’s not much – just $50/ year ( that’s for nonprofits with budgets < $100k a year, see the full rates here )  – and from what I can tell the fee is probably worth it. But given the extremely tight budgets of nonprofits, I always look for other avenues, and at the TechSoup event the Volunteer Toronto rep announced something very useful: Volunteer Toronto is now on Facebook (and it’s been endorsed by the Canadian government)!  There’s a group that you can join, and members seem fairly active in posting on the wall / discussion pages, which means that voila, there’s a free way to reach the community after all. But you didn’t hear that from me.

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