Volunteers are valued members of our team! Each day, volunteers give their time to make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and their families.
You can volunteer with us by working with children, behind the scenes, or out in the community. We strive to match your skills and availability with a meaningful volunteer opportunity within York Region.
Steps to Becoming a Volunteer with YRCAS
All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, with the exception of drivers who must be a minimum of 21 years old.
Steps to becoming a CAS volunteer:
- Complete a volunteer application
- Attend an interview
- Provide three references
- Provide proof of double COVID-19 vaccination
- Provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check
- Attend a three-hour orientation session
- Attend additional training if required depending on the volunteer position
Please note: At this time, all training takes place virtually.
On average, this process takes six to eight weeks from the date of application. Volunteers who will be driving clients will be required to provide additional documentation.
Orientation sessions run periodically throughout the year.
Volunteer Drivers drive children and youth to and from school, appointments, or visits with their family. Volunteer drivers are reimbursed for kilometers driven.
Big Buddy Mentors are matched with a child or youth to provide encouragement, support, friendship, and guidance.
Tutors are matched with a child or youth to support their academic abilities and assist in areas where help is needed.
Homework Club volunteers work together with children and youth to provide additional support with homework.
Family Visit Support volunteers help ensure the family visit areas are clean and organized.
Administrative Support volunteers assist with a variety of administrative tasks.
Special Events volunteers assist with planning and running special events and projects.
We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are elected from within the community.