Japanese Social Services (JSS) values the contribution of volunteers because they enable our agency to deliver quality services in spite of limited staff and funding. Volunteers also help JSS strengthen ties with the community, thereby increasing our visibility and enabling us to reach out to a greater number of people. In turn, JSS hopes volunteers will benefit from the time and energy they give to JSS.

We are looking for…

We are looking for volunteers who can:

  • understand English and/or Japanese
  • give their time on a short-term or long-term basis
  • can come to the JSS or work from home
  • have knowledge or interest in social services or the Japanese Canadian community

Volunteer Opportunities at JSS


  • Word processing
  • Translation (Pamphlets, Website, etc.)
  • Reception
  • Article Archiving
  • Telephone canvassing

Child Care

Babysitting (2-3 people)

Craft Club

  • Co-ordinating
  • Participating in craft making
  • Organizing Craft Show

Hot Lunch

Once a month, JSS volunteers cook and serve a tasty lunch for approximately 100 Japanese Canadian seniors. The proceeds go towards JSS operating expenses. Volunteers are responsible for preparing the day before, as well as for cooking and serving the meal.

Safety Information Service

  • Translation (Police Report, Newspaper articles)

Public Relations

  • Compiling Newsletters/Pamphlets

Translation (Pamphlets, Newsletters)

  • Word processing
  • Editing
  • Designing/Creating
  • Mailing

Workshops and Seminars

JSS has organized several workshops, often together with Momiji Health Care Society and the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto (JCCC). Some topics include:

  • Career
  • OHIP
  • Medical
  • Cross cultural relationships
  • Volunteerism
  • Shopping/cookingVolunteers are responsible for the registration desk and providing information and direction to participants.

Fundraising Activities


Bazaars are a chance for JSS to display information about our services. We also raise money by selling handmade dolls, beaded necklaces and other jewelry. Volunteers are needed to wait on customers, sell handicrafts and explain about JSS.


In this program, our volunteers provide those who might become isolated for some reasons with friendly visiting.

Volunteer Appreciation

In order to convey our heartfelt thanks to all the people who generously donate their time and energy to our organization, volunteers are presented with a Certificate of Appreciation and an invitation to JSS’s yearly Volunteer Appreciation Party. Thank you!

Volunteer Inquiry / Application Form

If you are interested in volunteering with JSS, please fill out the form below.

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