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Group of United Way Volunteers

Make a difference!

We are grateful for the outstanding support that we receive from our volunteers. That’s because our work relies on it: it’s our volunteers who help keep our operating costs low and who help ensure that our special events run smoothly. Whether you’re looking to meet new people, learn new skills or show your commitment to the community, donating your time and talent is a great way to fulfill your personal goals—while improving the lives of people across our region.

Volunteer schedule

Here are times when we really need your help:


  • Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way (June)


  • United Way Toronto & York Region Campaign (September to December)


  • CN Tower Climb for United Way (November)

i count - I'm not just a number

Homelessness is a complex issue that exists across all demographics throughout the GTA, and understanding what homelessness looks like has been a key part of United Way’s work.

In January 2016, the Regional Municipality of York supported us in the Point-in-Time Count, the first nationally-coordinated effort to provide a snap-shot of the reality of homelessness in York Region — the number of people it impacts and how.

This year, the partnership continues with iCount on April 17th – April 20th, and once again, we’re looking for volunteer teams to conduct interviews in the community.

Together with government, community partners, and you, we’ll collect valuable data, a crucial foundation that will continue to inform our work and help ensure everyone has a place to call home.

Learn more about the count
Sign up here

Download a poster or video to promote iCount

Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn more about new volunteer postings, as they become available. For more volunteer opportunities with our agencies, visit Spark Ontario, BoardMatch, or Volunteer Toronto.

If you have any questions or would like more information about our volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@uwgt.org or 416-777-2001.