Volunteer at TCM

Volunteers are the backbone of our programs. We believe that all people have been given gifts and talents. We want to use these God-given gifts and talents and put you in a place that is fulfilling to both you and TCM. There are many opportunities to volunteer at TCM, check out the job descriptions below.

Volunteer Role Descriptions

+ Kids in Community (KIC)

Summary: The purpose of Kids in Community (KIC) is to create a safe after-school environment for children. Develop relationships with the children and to build them up emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually. Teach the children Biblical principles and life skills.

Primary Duties

  • Help set up the room and prepare activities.
  • Participate in the activities (praise & worship, Bible lessons, tutoring, games, sports, cooking etc.)
  • Some volunteers may choose to help lead activities (such as Bible, arts and crafts, games, homework, etc).
  • Build healthy relationships with children and stay for debriefing at the end of each session.
  • Model and teach a Christ-centred life.


  • 14 years old or older.
  • Enjoy working with children in grades 1-6.
  • An enthusiastic attitude towards activities and a desire to be a positive role model.

+ Education Provided in Community (EPIC)

Summary: Addressing the academic poverty in the lives of these children impacted by poverty is a priority if they are to rise above, break cycles of poverty and undergo transformation.

Primary Duties

  • Assist a child/youth impacted by poverty in developing their full potential. This will be done by assisting briefly with homework as well as going through specific exercises to improve the areas of math, reading, and writing.
  • As a tutor, you will be expected to attend your tutoring session every week or inform the Tutoring Outreach Worker or your tutor partner of your absence at least 24 hours beforehand.
  • Keep a portfolio of your student’s work and to be prepared with educational activities or worksheets if you’re your child comes with no homework.
  • Be excited to work with your student and to pray for him/her on a regular basis.
  • Be intentional about building a positive relationship with child/youth.
  • Model and teach a Christ-centred life.


  • 16 years old or older.
  • Willing heart to love a kid and the ability to be patient as the child develops their skills.
  • Basic comprehension of elementary math, reading and writing.

+ junior & youth extreme (JX & YX)

Summary: Junior Extreme (grades 7-8) focuses on smaller groups of youth to develop stronger and deeper levels of trust and relationship. Youth Extreme is geared for students in (grade 9-12). After a short devotion/discussion from one of the leaders, students have the option of playing sports (basketball) in the gym, doing homework, or socializing with friends.

Primary Duties

  • 18 years old or older.
  • Volunteers may be involved with a variety of activities including helping with homework, playing basketball, talking with them informally.
  • Some volunteers may choose to help lead activities (such as Bible time, small group etc.)
  • Build healthy relationship with youth.
  • Stay for debriefing at the end of each session.
  • Model and teach a Christ-centred life.


  • Willing heart to love a kid and the ability to be patient as the child develops their skills.
  • Be a good role model for the youth.

+ Committee

Summary: As part of its governance structure, TCM has a Board of Directors supported by two committees:

Finance and Resource Committee Fundraising Committee These volunteer committees will provide the Board and the Executive Director with expert advice on matters affecting TCM.

+ Board

Summary: We are looking for mature Christians who are as passionate about urban ministry and serving at TCM. Ideally the Board candidates will have a desire to learn about one or more of the communities in which we serve.

In addition, we are looking for candidates that have some of the following experience:

  • Good leadership and/or board (corporate or nonprofit)
  • Fundraising or marketing
  • Finance, legal or general management
  • Christian ministry leadership

Nomination Process A Nomination Committee made up of a subset of board members will evaluate candidates for the Board and committees. The most qualified candidate will be recommended to the Board for their consideration and appointment. Candidates will be voted in at the Annual General Meeting to be official board or committee members of Toronto City Mission. Click here for more information and to apply.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are now open! If you are interested in volunteering with us starting September 2018, please take a look at the table below to find an opportunity in your community.

Community Program Day Time Opportunities
Flemingdon-Park KIC Wed 3:30-6:00 1-2
Kingston-Galloway KIC Tue 3:30-6:00 1-2
EPIC Mon 6:00-7:00 1
St. James Town KIC Mon-Thur 3:00-5:30 3-5

Volunteer Form

Name *
Address *
Phone *
I am interested in the following programs:
I am interested in volunteering at the following sites:
Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted? *
I am 18 years or older? *
Anyone under the age of 18 years does not need to complete a vulnerable sector police check.

Thank you for applying. We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all our program participants and volunteers. Once your volunteer request has been received and reviewed we will send you more information on finalizing the application. You will be asked to: