Youth Assisting Youth

Site: Toronto, Yonge Street

Service: Matches youth volunteers with children aged 6-15

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Record #: NKT0809 Last Modified: 24 Nov 2014 Last Full Update: 06 Nov 2013
Record Details
Toll Free Phone1-877-932-1919
Primary ContactPaula da Rocha, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: ext 234; Email:
Volunteer CoordinatorPaula da Rocha, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator, Youth Assisting Youth; Phone: ext 234; Email:
EstablishedApril 1976
Primary ExecutiveSally Spencer, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: ext 227
Alternate ExecutiveJohn van Rhee, Program Manager; Phone: ext 228
FundingRegional / Municipal ; Provincial ; Federal ; Donations ; Foundation
DescriptionA community-based program that matches youth volunteers, aged 16 to 29, in a one-on-one relationship with children aged 6-15 * the referred children are experiencing social, emotional, behavioural or cultural adjustment problems * the goal of the organization is to provide a positive role model through a mentoring relationship
HoursMon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas ServedGreater Toronto Area ; York Region
EligibilityAges: 16 year(s) - 29 year(s) 
Children referred to the program must be between 6 and 15 years old * Youth who are interested in becoming volunteer mentors must be between 16 and 29 years old
ApplicationYouth who are interested in becoming volunteer mentors must be between 16 and 29 years old * Email your interest to Paula- email
LanguagesEnglish - Primary language in the office is English * staff are also able to speak: ; Bengali ; Chinese ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Dutch ; Hindi ; Italian ; Portuguese ; Punjabi ; Spanish ; Urdu ; If needed, interpreters will be provided for family Home Visits
Located In CommunityYork Region
Address & Map
5734 Yonge St, Suite 401
Toronto, ON M2M 4E7
Service CategoriesAt Risk Youth ; General Counselling Services ~ Youth
Print MaterialMost print material is in English with some referral information in other languages