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Society of Sharing: Inner-City Volunteers

c/o Monsignor Fraser College Isabella North Campus,

25 Linden Street, Room 208

M4Y 1V5 Toronto, Canada

Telephone: 416-413-0380

Fax: 416-413-4814

E-mail: info@societyofsharing.org

Charitable # 10799 0699 RR0001

Our volunteers touch the lives of isolated seniors and adults with physical disabilities who still live “independently” in the downtown Toronto community.

Our Society of Sharing programs and services are designed to reduce social isolation, promote social connection, and improve the well-being of housebound clients. To provide these programs/services, we recruit, screen, train and support volunteers to engage with clients through our community programs.

Volunteer Positions:

1. Friendly Visiting Program Volunteers

Reduce social isolation and improve the well being of clients through weekly visits.

2. Medical/Shopping Escort Program     Volunteers

Accompany clients as needed to medical appointments or to shop for necessities, to help ensure community access and food security.

3. Group Socialization Program Volunteers  

Engage the residents of two local downtown Toronto Community Housing buildings in our weekly “Tea & Talk” social gatherings.

4. Telephone Reassurance/ Support Program Volunteers

Help to reduce social isolation and improve the well being of clients through weekly telephone support/reassurance calls.

5. Christmas Gift Giving Program Volunteers

Assist with packing and distributing much needed Christmas gift bags to clients, in order to alleviate loneliness and to provide tangible support during the holiday season.  

Volunteer Application Process:

1. Complete a volunteer application if:

2. Complete a 5-10 minute phone introduction.

3. Complete a 1 hour in-person interview.

4. Provide 2 references.

5. Complete a police vulnerable sector check.

Volunteer Questions:

Contact our Recruitment & Training Specialist by email or phone at info@societyofsharing.org / 416-413-0380 ext. 221.