About us

Volunteers are all around us. They are all shapes and sizes, and come from different backgrounds and viewpoints.  Together, they create a community of caring, committed and passionate people that make our city great.

Why do people choose to volunteer? In a time when our city’s unemployment rate is so high and news stations are poised to update us on the atrocities of the world, where do people find the time and emotional energy to volunteer?

Inspired by Brandon Stanton’s famous site Humans of New York, #VolunteersofTO provides a brief glimpse into the lives of ordinary people, just like you, working to address the problems that affect us all. Using a mixture of photography and first-person digital stories created by volunteers we hope to inspire you to take action and join the movement to build a better Toronto.

If you have a story you would like to tell we invite you to submit it for review. Currently working on the submit feature.

#VolunteerofTO is a project of Volunteer Toronto. Go our website to find out more about who we are and how we can help you start volunteering in Toronto!