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Volunteering

Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteers are an integral part of the lives of children, youth and families served by Peel Children’s Aid.  We will strive to match your skills, interests and availability, with a meaningful volunteer opportunity.

Choose from a wide range of volunteer opportunities:

Driver
Volunteers drive children to and from therapy appointments, parental visits and other outings and events.  The volunteer driver also ensures that the child reaches their scheduled appointment on time and is left in the care of a responsible adult at the appointment location. Volunteers are needed Monday to Friday during the day. Currently we are needed volunteers who can drive ages 0-4 years old children. Car seat training provided.

Supervised Access
Volunteers facilitate visits between parents and children in a neutral setting; the volunteer serves as part of a team at the Pathways program while, supervising visits with the support and direction of the on-site supervisor.

Tutor
Volunteer tutors assist children with their schoolwork and are supported by the child’s protection worker and teacher to plan work and activities to help the child learn.

Mentor
Volunteers spend time in a one-to-one recreational relationship and act as a role model to provide support, understanding and guidance to a child or teen.  The volunteer plans regular outings and activities with the child or teen, and helps to build and strengthen self-esteem and self-confidence.

Clerical Support
Volunteers support various departments with clerical tasks and projects.  Volunteers also assist in the areas of Adoption Disclosure, Criminal Injuries Compensation and the Toy Library.

Parent Aide
Volunteers support and encourage an isolated parent in the community.  The volunteer serves as a role model to enhance parenting and child management skills.

Special Event
Volunteers participate in special events and programs such as the Holiday Wishes program.  Volunteers play a lead role in the day-to-day activity in our Toy Room and can assist at other special events throughout the year.

Distribution Centre Assistant 

Volunteers help to assist the Peel Children’s Aid Foundation Distribution centre in de-tagging and organizing the clothes and accessories available to the families in need. Supporting the PCAF goals of supporting families in greatest need in Peel Region in partnership with Peel CAS. Volunteers are required for a minimum 6 month commitment for 2 to 4 hours per day and be available 1 to 3 days/week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

Running Group Mentor

Volunteers help guide and train a youth participating in the Chronic Runners program as they prepare for the annual Mississauga Marathon relay.  Volunteers develop a one-to-one relationship with the youth during weekly runs while helping to build and strengthen the youth's self-esteem and self-confidence.

 Information sessions run periodically throughout the year. Register now at 905-363-6131, ext. 1423, or contact us by email.