Benefits of volunteering

Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do.

And thinking about how you want to benefit from volunteering is a good start to finding an opportunity that’s right for you.

  • Gain confidence. Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.
  • Make a difference. Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general.
  • Meet people.Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.
  • Be part of a community. Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.
  • Learn new skills. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.
  • Take on a challenge. Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.
  • Have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.

Volunteer Requirements

Due to the nature of working with vulnerable populations, Erin Mills Youth Centre staff will request permission to obtain a vulnerable sector check at no cost with a provided authorization letter that can be provided in person to you. In addition, all applicants must attend an orientation session.

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For further information, please kindly e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator Daniel Dairou at

Current Registered Volunteers

Are you a registered Volunteer with EMYC? Do you believe you have made a personal impact at program or with a specific youth? if you have answered yes to any of these questions than you are already in a mentor-ship role. EMYC is partnered with the MYMP mentorship initiative to provide a guiding hand through the mentorship process. If you would like to be identified as a formal mentor and would like to learn more about this process, please contact Daniel or by phone (647-786-0490)