Current Opportunities

Imagine a world where every child received the care and support they needed to cope with adversities, trauma, and toxic stress. For over 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto (BBBST) has been helping at-risk children and youth to overcome their adversities and develop the confidence they need to reach their full potential.

Are you ready to add purpose to your profession and make a difference by working with a renowned nonprofit? We are currently hiring for the following roles:

Senior Volunteer Recruiter

Are you a driven, results oriented individual who excels in lead generation?

Do you feel passionate about making new connections?

Do you feel connected to diverse and underrepresented populations? Then read on!


Big Brothers Sisters of Toronto (BBBST) has been empowering Canadian children and youth to find positive perspectives and reach their full potential for over 100 years. They seek a sales oriented and self-motivated Senior Volunteer Recruiter to join their team.

Company: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto

Reports to: Director, Strategy & Growth

Job Type: Full-Time Permanent

Compensation: $55,000 – $65,000

Position Summary

This unique role will work with the Community Engagement team as a Senior Volunteer Recruiter. This individual will be a dynamic self-motivated individual that will recruit volunteers to reduce the significant number of children waiting to be matched with a mentor.

The position will work out of two locations: Primarily out of office in Regent Park and out of the main office at Yonge-Eglinton (weekly meetings). However, the majority of the days will be spent out in the community connecting with potential volunteers and increasing awareness of BBBST to families needing support and recruiting volunteers to join the organization.


What you’ll do at BBBST

Recruit adult volunteers to help us reach our strategic goal of serving 4,000 children/youth by 2025. Generate referrals of families and children/youth from the community. You will also:

  • Be a visible and dynamic ambassador for BBBST in the communities that we have prioritized in Toronto. At this time those communities are Scarborough, Regent Park and North West Toronto. This position will focus on Regent Park and neighbouring communities
  • Develop and steward relevant community relationships for recruitment and referrals.
  • Engage in a variety of networking activities in the prioritized communities to promote a volunteer recruitment campaign.
  • Co-develop and implement action plans with strategies to increase awareness of our need for volunteers and opportunities for children/youth.
  • Assist in the development of recruitment campaign messaging to produce and distribute print and digital assets
  • Facilitate information sessions for prospective volunteers and work with BBBST team to facilitate other pre-match training and onboarding
  • Organize, coordinate, and participate in volunteer recruitment fairs and promotion opportunities. This includes opportunities at post-secondary institutions and with other community partners.
  • Coordinate space rentals for info sessions.
  • Build relationships with referral partners to encourage referrals of volunteers and children
  • Collaborate with the existing enrollment team to conduct intake and assessment interviews as required.
  • Abide by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada National Standards as required.
  • Attend agency events, and be an ambassador for BBBST as requested.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and adhere to the privacy statement as set out in the Policies and Procedures at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto.


Job Qualifications:

  • A post-secondary diploma or degree
  • Minimum 3+ years’ experience in lead generation, new business development, recruitment or partnership sales.
  • Appreciation for community development. Feel a strong sense of community connection to wanting to promote BBBST and grow the program in neighbourhoods in need of child and youth supports
  • Connection to, or can relate to diversity, newcomers to a neighbourhood under a represented population.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weeknights and some weekends, as required.
  • This position requires in-office work (with little remote work) and travelling throughout the high priority communities. Having a car will be beneficial, but not required as long as you are able to travel within the city of Toronto.
  • Successful Police Clearance and Vulnerable Sector Screening is required.


Why Join BBBST?

  • Have a life-lasting positive impact on children and youth in Toronto
  • Great work culture with strong values
  • Work with a young and dynamic team
  • We have a Social Wellness Committee to continue to build BBBST’s great work culture
  • 3-week paid vacation
  • 12-paid sick days per year
  • The office is closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Health Benefits – We have a very comprehensive plan that we pay the premium of 100%, eligible after 90 days of probation
  • RRSP – Eligible after one year of service. We match the employees RRSP contribution to a maximum of 4% of their salary.

To apply follow this link: Senior Volunteer Recruiter Job Application