Resources for Volunteers
These on-line resources include links to websites, articles and helpful tips for individuals who are interested in volunteering in the following categories:
- Associations, Groups & Community Resources
- Volunteer - How to Help
- Volunteer Recognition
- We Speak Your Language
Resources are updated regularly to provide the most current information available.
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Brampton Mayor's Youth Team
A dynamic and dedicated group of students who represent all 18 secondary schools in the City of Brampton, the Mayor’s Youth Team strives to engage and empower youth through events, programs, activities and discussions.
Canadian Journal of Volunteer Resources Management
A nonprofit publication highlighting the management of volunteer services in Canada.
Linda Graff and Associates
A highly respected international consulting firm that specializes exclusively in volunteerism and nonprofit management.
Mississauga's Youth Advisory Committee
MYAC members volunteer at numerous city-run activities and are examples of the best of youth in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN)
A network of the recognized Volunteer Centres in the province of Ontario.
Our Shared Resources
A free service where those who work in the field of volunteer management will be able to add useful resources and others in the field will be able to access them.
Professional Association of Volunteer Leaders - Ontario
A professional organization with information on events, membership, and criteria for the CVRM certificate.
Regional Diversity Roundtable
A collaborative of organizations and institutions committed to building inclusion and diversity competence that results in the institutionalization of equity in their core values, structures, workforce, policies and services.
Studenttimes is one stop shop for all student, youth, adult and newcomers needs. Studenttimes provides you with the latest scholarships and jobs available, G1 Practice Test, educational news/blogs and more! Studenttimes also organizes Job Fairs and Training Expos which help job seekers and employers meet face to face all under one roof.
Volunteer Canada is the national voice for volunteerism in Canada.
Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada (VMPC)
(previously the Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources - CAVR)
Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada is the champion in the field of Volunteer Management. Dedicated to advocacy, capacity building and networking, it connects and empowers a network of professionals and passionately elevates the quality of volunteerism in Canada.
Volunteering Peel is a group of students who organize volunteer events.
7 Ways to Find a Great Volunteer Opportunity
An informative article on finding that "right fit" in a volunteer opportunity.
Co-op/Volunteering/Internships – What’s the difference?
A brief overview, written by Ebony Wright, Volunteer MBC’s Coordinator of Community Engagement, of the differences between co-op, volunteering and internships.
ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge
The ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is a six-week provincial campaign with one goal: to get high school students to volunteer in their community. It is funded by the Government of Ontario, in partnership with the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network.
Defining Voluntary Activities: Commonly Associated Terms
An article written by Ebony Wright, Volunteer MBC's Coordinator of Community Engagement, which helps to define the different types of voluntary activities using four commonly misused terms: volunteering, co-operative education, internships, and placements.
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board - Community Involvement
On-line resource for Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board secondary school students.
Looking to grow your career? Volunteer!
An article that shines light on the importance of a volunteer to a non-profit organization and the benefits of volunteering from a career perspective.
Peel District School Board - 40 Hours: Your Time Counts
On-line resource for Peel District School Board secondary school students.
A list of scholarships available for Peel students. A great resource for students who volunteer and are civically engaged.
Student Voice & SpeakUp Program
Student Voice is an on-line resource for Ontario's students to provide them with the opportunity to have a voice in their learning. The site has been developed and is maintained by the Government of Ontario and provides access to application forms and tools regarding the Ministry of Education's SpeakUp Program.
Volunteer MBC's On-line Volunteer Referral Service (OVRS)
Search the database for volunteer opportunities in the Region of Peel.
Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers
The Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers recognizes the outstanding achievements of youth volunteers across the province.
Ontario Volunteer Service Awards
The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards honour the thousands of people who generously contribute their time as volunteers across Ontario.
Outstanding Achievement Awards for Voluntarism in Ontario
A list of honours and awards that are given to Ontarians who make our province a better place to live.
Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards
The Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards recognize the exceptional contributions of volunteers, local businesses and innovative not-for-profit organizations in improving the well-being of families and their communities.
Volunteer MBC's Volunteer Recognition Awards Program
This program provides the opportunity to place the spotlight on individuals who give their time and their exemplary efforts, as well as to recognize volunteer managers and their organizations who actively engage volunteers and lead them by example in order to assist their organizations with the delivery of their programs and services in Peel Region.
French Language Services Directory
This database provides access to information on French language services available in Peel.
This website is for newcomers who have recently arrived in the Peel Region, or for those who are in the process of immigrating to Canada and are thinking of settling in the Peel Region.
Mississauga Services For Francophone Community
The Library welcomes the Francophone community as well as people interested in French language resources.
Peel Newcomer Strategy Group
A new organization designed to develop a coordinated and integrated settlement services model to ensure the successful settlement and integration of immigrants into all aspects of community life in the Region of Peel.