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Peel Children's Centre offers a Volunteer Program to support children, youth and their families who are receiving mental health services at Peel Children's Centre.

Each year, more than 120 community volunteers like Jon, Adam and Jessica make a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families who are experiencing serious emotional difficulties. Volunteering at Peel Children's Centre also offers opportunities to gain valuable work experience.  

 

This program has received generous financial support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
 

What volunteer opportunities do we offer?

Peel Children's Centre offers volunteer opportunities in the following programs.
 

Mentorship Program

  • Provide one-to-one friendship to a child.
  • Act as a positive role model.
  • Meet weekly with the child to engage in community activities together.
  • A one-year commitment is required.

 

Tutoring Program

  • Help a child who is experiencing difficulty with schoolwork.
  • The focus is on basic literacy skills for children in grades 1 to 7.
  • Meet the child in a local library for approximately 1-1 ½ hours weekly.
  • A six-month commitment is required.

 

Respite Program

  • Spend time with a child to give a family a break.
  • Volunteer as an individual, a couple or a family.
  • Meet weekly with the child.
  • A six-month commitment is required.

 

Childcare Support Program

  • Assist with children’s programs at Peel Children's Centre while the children's parents attend group sessions.
  • Provide activities, behaviour management and a safe environment.
  • The commitment required is one evening a week for six months.  

 

Driver Program

  • Provide drives for clients and families to attend treatment appointments.
  • You must have a valid driver’s license, 5 years driving experience, $2 million liability insurance coverage, and a good driving record.
  • Daytime and evening shifts are available.
  • Drivers are reimbursed 45 cents/km.
  • A six-month commitment is required.

 

Fundraising/Special Events

  • Assist with fundraising and special events throughout the year. 


Training is available for all volunteer positions.
 

How can you become a volunteer?

If you can give us some of your time, please call the Centre's Volunteer Coordinators at 905-795-3500, extension 2260. Volunteers must complete a screening process.

Thank you for your interest in supporting children and youth by volunteering at Peel Children's Centre. Our volunteers help us realize the Centre's Vision of "A caring community working together for children." 

Please use the Volunteering Form on the menu to the left to become a volunteer.

Want to know more? Be sure to read about Jon, Adam and Jessica's experiences as PCC volunteers on our website. 

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