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Volunteers are vital to our success

Peacebuilders’ volunteers share our commitment to working towards a more just and equitable society for young people. Volunteers with a diverse range of professional and educational backgrounds and lived experience play an integral role in our programming, fundraising, awareness, and service activities. We recruit volunteers with the skills, experience, qualifications, and passion to meet our needs and offer rewarding opportunities to make a difference.

*NOTE: We are not currently accepting new volunteers. Please check back in the future.

Download a copy of our volunteer application form using the button below:

Circle Keepers

Peacebuilders works with a committed group of trained volunteer Circle Keepers whose professional and life experience provide an extraordinary level of service to our young people. We train Circle Keepers to use Peacebuilding Circles and restorative methods with young people to resolve conflict and repair harm in our justice and education systems.

What are the requirements?

Given the number of volunteer applications Peacebuilders receives, we are unable to meet with each applicant in person. We prioritize applications from individuals with experience in conflict resolution, alternative dispute resolution, social work, youth work, and education, or with relevant lived experience and familiarity with the youth justice and education systems. Volunteers must demonstrate a willingness to work within an anti-oppressive framework to promote equal, non-oppressive relationships between individuals and communities.

We encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities. Adults from the Black African Caribbean community are encouraged to apply.

We require a current police and vulnerable sector check to be completed. For more information related to Toronto Police Service, click here.

What is the commitment?

Volunteer Circle Keepers commit to a minimum of 6 months to one year with the program, volunteering approximately 3 hours per week for 6 weeks at a time.

Student placements

*NOTE: Due to various restrictions regarding COVID-19, (regrettably) our Restorative Justice department is not able to provide placement opportunities to college students for the Summer 2021 placement term. We will only be accepting placement applications from BSW students for Fall 2021 accepted after June 15, 2021.

If you are interested in future placement opportunities, please request that the Placement Coordinator or Program Supervisor at your college/university contact Lorna Richards, Justice Program Manager.

Lorna Richards
Restorative Justice Programs Manager
Tel: (647) 338-6777
E-mail: lrichards@peacebuilders.ca

If you are interested in learning about our summer student and articling program, contact Laura Sardella, Youth Justice and Advocacy Lawyer.

Laura Sardella
Youth Justice and Advocacy Lawyer
Tel: (416) 960-0105
E-mail: lsardella@peacebuilders.ca