Why You Should Volunteer with AWO

At AWO, we believe in the power of volunteers to create positive change in the lives of refugees and immigrants. By joining our volunteer program, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to our mission of improving the quality of life for newcomers, with a special focus on women, families, and individuals who have faced war and persecution. Together, we can help them integrate into society, rebuild their lives, and achieve self-sufficiency.

As an AWO volunteer, you’ll experience personal growth, connect with like-minded individuals, and make a lasting impact on the community. Whether you choose to mentor, teach, assist with fundraising, or lend a helping hand, your skills, time, and passion will directly benefit those in need. We welcome volunteers from diverse backgrounds, including students, professionals, and retirees, offering a range of volunteer opportunities to match your interests and availability.

Join our volunteer program today and be a part of the transformative journey. Together, we can create a more inclusive and supportive environment for refugees and immigrants, fostering hope, empowerment, and a brighter future for all. 

Please apply below. You will be required to create a Vome profile as part of the application process. 

See our 2023 Volunteer Report!

Our Process (What to Expect)


Applicants will need to fill out an application form and provide some basic information about themselves and their skills, interests, availability etc.


Once the application is submitted, the volunteer may be contacted for an interview. This interview may be conducted over the phone, online, or in person.


After the interview, successful volunteers will go through an onboarding process. This may include attending an orientation session to learn more about the organization, its mission, and the volunteer opportunities available.


Once the onboarding process is complete, the volunteer or placement student will be placed in a volunteer role.


Throughout the volunteer process, volunteers can expect to receive ongoing support from the organization’s staff and other volunteers. This may include regular check-ins, training opportunities, and resources to help volunteers succeed in their roles.

Our Volunteers Support the Community with

Children's Programs

Healthy Living & Wellness

Women's Programs

Youth Programs

Community Food Hut

Seniors' Programs

Employment Services

English Language Classes

Student placements please fill out this form. Please note you will be required to create a Vome profile to submit the application. 

What Our Volunteers Are Saying

Frequently Asked Questions

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available, including program support, event assistance, homework help, and more. You can find our current volunteer opportunities here:

Our volunteer opportunities are open to individuals with a wide range of skills and backgrounds. Some positions may require specific skills or experience, while others may be more general. We welcome all volunteers who are passionate about our mission and willing to learn.

The time commitment required for volunteering varies depending on the opportunity. We offer both short-term and long-term opportunities, with varying levels of time commitment. Some volunteer positions may require a minimum number of hours per week or month, while others may be more flexible. You can discuss your availability with our volunteer coordinator to find the best fit.

We provide training and support for all of our volunteers to ensure that you feel prepared and confident in your role. This may include an orientation, specific job training, and ongoing support from staff members and fellow volunteers.

Yes! We value teamwork and collaboration, and many of our volunteer opportunities involve working alongside other volunteers and staff members. This is a great opportunity to make new connections and build a sense of community while supporting a great cause.

Yes, we are happy to provide references and verification of your volunteer experience for academic or professional purposes. Please let our volunteer coordinator know if you require any documentation.

Contact Us

Peel Volunteer Coordinator

Toronto and Scarborough Volunteer Coordinator