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Volunteer Requirements

We are always happy to welcome new volunteers, particularly individuals who reflect Peel’s diverse community and those interested in working with children, youth and teens.

Our volunteers are men and women, young and young-at-heart, single and partnered, students (ages 18+), working people and retirees. They come from diverse cultural, racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds.

As an agency serving families and children in need, we require all candidates to: 

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Live in the Region of Peel
  • Attend an information session
  • Complete an application form and an internal Child Welfare Information Check
  • Successfuly complete a Criminal Records Check with vulnerable sector screening (Note: police services charge for this service - $33 for adults and $25 for seniors/students)
  • Have a valid G driver's licence and abstract with zero demerit points (Note: all drivers and mentors must meet this requirement. The Province of Ontario charges $12 to provide this record.)
  • Be interviewed by Volunteer Coordinator to determine their suitability for a specific role
  • Sign an oath of confidentiality
  • Provide 2 pieces of photo identification
  • Adhere to a code of ethics to ensure a high standard of service for our clients.


Code of Ethics

Peel Children's Aid holds the worth, dignity and individuality of every person as important.

Therefore, volunteers shall:

  • not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, colour, language, religion, beliefs, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or developmental abilities or economic condition
  • commit themselves to preventing and eliminating such discrimination in providing service and in volunteer assignments

The complete Code of Ethics is available below.

To sign up for one of our information sessions, contact us via e-mail at or at 905-363-6131, ext. 1423.


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Volunteer Code of Ethics

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