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Volunteer Profile: Jeevan Vivanganathan
Shannon Markle | October 16, 2019
Volunteer Profile: Jeevan Vivanganathan Like many, Jeevan Viveganathan escaped his early years in mundane suburbia by moving to hip downtown Toronto... Read More»
Group of Children Listening to a Story
Shannon, Queen's Square | October 1, 2019
When you read a children’s book, do you make up funny voices for the characters? Do you love the feeling of a toddler on your knee and a giggle in... Read More»
Volunteer Profile: Charlotte Turner
Sheridan Flietstra | September 26, 2019
Volunteer Profile: Charlotte Turner Grade eleven student Charlotte Turner has accumulated a surprising hoard of life experience. Charlotte can play... Read More»
Volunteer Profile: Sherry Dai
Sheridan Flietstra | September 24, 2019
Volunteer Profile: Sherry Dai Ever need a breath of fresh air? A departure from the daily grind that brings some variety and well, – O2 – to your... Read More»
People using the maker space
Shannon, Queen's Square | June 1, 2019
You’ve got skills. We’ve got a new way to share them! How do we create a better community? By sharing our passions, know-how, and skills with others... Read More»
Idea Exchange Volunteers Ajit and Maria
Shannon, Queen's Square | April 4, 2019
"Volunteering at Idea Exchange makes me feel useful to my community and empowers me to be more confident in life." – Maria Bolhuis Are you new to... Read More»
Double the Impact, Double the Fun
Sheridan Flietstra, Jacob Hespeler Secondary School Co-op Student | February 7, 2019
Mike and Kim Palazzo like to do things together. These former teachers, who each taught for 30 years in Toronto, recently retired and now indulge in... Read More»
people clapping and smiling
Shannon, Queen's Square | February 1, 2019
Finding your way and building your life in a new place can be a challenge. So roll up your sleeves and get busy with us as a volunteer. Here are... Read More»
hand holding a lightbulb
Shannon, Queen's Square | December 12, 2018
New location. New volunteer opportunities. The Idea Exchange, Old Post Office location offers a wealth of new services, resources and opportunities... Read More»
young woman and elderly man with a book
Shannon, Queen's Square | December 1, 2018
The Visiting Library Service is a program that partners book and people loving volunteers with those homebound due to age or illness. Our volunteers... Read More»

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