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If you want to make a difference in your community, gain new skills and be part of a great team, consider volunteering with Springboard. Our work wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of our volunteers. Below are details on our most needed volunteer opportunities:

Youth Justice Committee

Our Youth Justice Committee is a restorative justice program to bring together the victim, trained local community volunteers, the youth, and the youth’s parents or guardian in a community conference to determine how to make amends for their offence. This program provides a role for local residents to contribute to the safety of their communities.

Volunteers for this program are usually recruited once during the year based on a number of available spots. Please check our Work with Us page for any current opportunities.


Our S.O.A.R. developmental services program is always recruiting volunteers. Volunteers help with the many activities and outings that our clients participate in, such as going to the zoo, sporting event, picnics and other enjoyable activities. Some volunteers also help supervise the clients during programming and during recreational time. If you’re interested in volunteering specifically at S.O.A.R., please call (416) 913-1301.

To inquire about any other current volunteer opportunities, please call (416) 977-0089 ext. 228

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Muriel’s Story

Muriel is an amazing and dedicated volunteer and pioneering member of the Scarborough Youth Justice Committee for the last 12 years. Muriel brings leadership and inspiration to her co-volunteers all of whom help Springboard deliver this program. When young people are referred by the Crown she will work with them, and their families to determine sanctions to make amends for the offence. Sanctions could include counselling, programming, restitution, and/or community service. “My dedication and commitment have continued to date because I believe that we do make a difference in the lives of our youth in Scarborough. It is important as well for families to receive support during the tough days and to know that there is support available. It is so gratifying to see a youth and their families turn a corner. Everyone deserves an opportunity and a second chance.” Muriel Alvares, Springboard Volunteer

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