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“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”. – Gandhi

You can have a wonderful  and enriching experience as a mentor to a child with special needs.

You will watch tiny miracles happen every day and you will have the satisfaction of knowing you helped.

You will be inspired, challenged and delighted as you help your special child make friends, learn new skills and make the most of all their talents and abilities. 

And you will be appreciated, by your child, their families and our teachers and staff.

 You will go home tired and exhilarated knowing you made a difference.

Ready to Find Out More?

Our volunteers work directly with children with special needs, providing 1:1 support according to each child’s individual program plan. Over the course of the year, volunteers receive ongoing training and supervision from our highly qualified staff, as well as valuable experience in a unique classroom setting. Our volunteers are a vital part of our organization and make the work we do possible!

Volunteers commit to a minimum of one shift per week either in our morning OR our afternoon program which runs from 9:00-11:45 AM and 1:00-3:45 PM.

Find out more about our Preschool Program.


Volunteer Onboarding and Training is ongoing throughout the school year (September-June).

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Centennial Infant and Child Centre is committed to ensuring that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free.  If you require accommodation, please advise the Recruitment Team in advance of attending the interview/practicum. Centennial welcomes volunteers from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and religions.

We invite all interested individuals to visit the link below to check out additional requirements and to apply on-line. Candidates will be contacted to come in for an in-person interview and facility tour. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your application.

Have questions or want to learn more about our Volunteer Program? Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 416.935.0200 x 221

Volunteer Resources