April 21, 2017
FST is celebrating National Volunteer Week by recognizing and thanking those who give their time and skills to make a difference in their community and share our vision of a city in which individuals, families and communities are resilient and thriving.
This year’s national recognition event runs from April 23-29 and celebrates Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers.
FST’s history of volunteer involvement dates back to 1914 when we were founded by volunteers who worked to address growing levels of poverty in Toronto. Volunteers continue to play an essential role at FST and are engaged in many aspects of our work.
Volunteers share their leadership skills on our Board of Directors and on Board committees, assist in groups and workshops, provide counselling support, write newsletters, help out at special events, provide administrative support, conduct research, visit individuals in the community and are engaged in many other activities.
Ontario is celebrating the contributions of more than 11,000 volunteers at 54 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards ceremonies across the province from March to June. Three FST volunteers will be recognized at a Toronto ceremony in June.