Volunteer Recruitment


Dear members,

In order to ensure that the service meets your needs efficiently, please read the instructions below carefully before submitting a request for volunteers.

How does the volunteer recruitment service work?

1   Make sure your organization’s membership with the VBM is valid, otherwise, you can become a member.

2   Prepare a request for volunteers that is specific, includes a description of the task, and describes the role of volunteers in your organization.

3   Fill out a request for volunteers using the form below.  Only requests submitted using the form will be processed. All submissions received through email or fax will be refused.

4   Since your contact information will be displayed in your requests, potential volunteers will be encouraged to contact you directly to offer their services.

5   Let us know when:
  • you recruit a volunteer that we referred;
  • a request is no longer valid;
  • you have changes to make to a request.

What to know before making a request

The VBM:


Does not have a bank of volunteers. We recommend that you allow for a reasonable period of time to ensure you recruit the volunteers you need.


Does not perform background checks or screen volunteers we interview. Make sure to have your own procedures in place before you begin recruiting.


Does not refer volunteers to private addresses. Organizations must have a physical address. If your organization is online only and/or if a volunteer activity is done completely online, specify it in your request!


Does not recruit volunteers for political or religious purposes.


Does not recruit for foreign organizations. In fact, these organizations must work in partnership with an accredited Canadian organization to take advantage of our services. 


If your membership expires, our system will automatically remove your requests at midnight on the expiration date. 

 Contact Antonella at 514.842.3351, ext 222 or more information.

Make your requestion by filling out the form below: 

Contact person for this activity

Example: Volunteer Coordinator, Adminstrative Assistant, President of Board

Description of volunteer activity

Here are some examples:

- Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 4pm
- Friday or Sunday, 9am to 11am
- Dec. 12 through Dec. 22nd, various schedules possible

Examples: parade, festival, Christmas event.

Minimum commitment expected for this activity

Potential volunteers appreciate knowing how much time you expect them to invest, including for training.  

Examples: flexible, occasionally, once a year, until end of school term or school year.

Number of volunteers needed
Group Volunteering

The VBM receives offers from corporate groups, schools, families, and other groups who are interested in volunteering together.

Example: 4 groups of 20 people

(ex.: paint, cleaning agents, trash bags, food ....)

Additional information regarding this activity

Check off all which apply to this particular activity. 

Support and incentives

Check off all which apply to this particular activity.

Examples: a T-shirt or participation gift.

Candidates Pre-meeting

In the case of women’s shelters, organizations which work with ex-convicts, and other particular instances, the VBM can meet potential volunteers before giving them your contact information. 

  • Such requests are posted with our phone number, obliging candidates to book an appointment with one of our placement counsellors. 

  • During the interview, the counsellor will try to determine if the person meets the criteria specified in your posting and if they would likely be at ease in the work environment.

To use this service, your task description must include criteria to screen for, such as a list of skills, aptitudes, and required knowledge.

The VBM does not conduct in-depth screening or police background checks on any volunteer.


If you would like a copy of your answers for your files, please print this form BEFORE clicking "submit."

Once you have done so, you will see a screen thanking you for your submission.