All of Pathways’ programs and services are made possible by a collaboration of our clients, our staff, volunteers, and donors/funders. Without any one of these pieces, we would not be able to successfully serve those who need us.
Volunteers donate their time, energy, and passion to help further the Pathways Mission, and in doing so, are vital to our team!
Every day children, youth and families in need of support reach out to Pathways by attending programs, phoning us, or checking out our website.
We are currently recruiting in the following areas:
Events are an important way for the agency to bring in funds, promote awareness within the community, and showcase some highlights of our hard work. They are also a great way to support our Mission and programs in fun, exciting, and very social ways. Volunteers play a very large role in events benefiting Pathways, and can help with campaign and event mail-outs, becoming a member of an event committee, participating in the promoting, setting-up, and smooth-running of events.
Pathways events include: Pathways to Wine, Trivia Tournament, Toque Tuesday and day of opportunities.
P.A.S.S Program Volunteers
Pathways After School Special and Pathways After School Sports Social is looking for volunteers over the age of 16 who woudl like to share their passion for a healthy active lifestyle with childen. Volunteers will need to commit to a minimum of 2.5 hours a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 3:00 pm and 6:o0 pm. Locations are found across the Region in Markham, Richmond Hill and Newmarket.
Family Resource Centres Programs Support
Family Resource Centres provide programs for children from birth to 6 years in several different locations throughout Markham, Unionville, and Stouffville. Volunteers can assist staff at these locations in providing fun and rewarding experiences for families. Interested volunteers are encouraged to look at the program calendar (located on home page, as well as through the programs section) to research the different types of programs available prior to applying to volunteer. Volunteers for these programs are required to be at least 19 years of age, have access to reliable transportation to desired program locations, and have relevant experience with children birth to 6 years.
Our new home on Washington Street in Markham is looking for someone to help us maintain the yard. This position is ideal for someone who likes to contribute but can not provide set times. We would require the yard is cut weekly during the growing season.
Home Base Youth Drop-In Centre provides a wide variety of services to homeless and/or at-risk youth throughout the Region. This position would require formal training in these areas.
Home Base Drop-In Centre receives regular donations of food to help support the meal and snack services offered there. Volunteer support is needed in order help manage, pick-up, and deliver these types of donations. Pathways is looking for a volunteer driver to pick up food at Whole Foods Unionville and deliver it to the our program locations.
Home Base Drop-In Centres offers a meal to the youth on weeknights. If you are handy in the kitchen and have a few hours to spare in the afternoon please concider helping cook a meal. Dinner is served at 4:30 pm. The volunteer would be assisting staff prepare meals in our Hame Base kitchen.
If you are interested in the above volunteer opportunities with Pathways, please fill out our Volunteer Application