TAS volunteers come from diverse professions and cultural backgrounds, having lived and worked in Canada and other countries. They have professional experience and background experience in tourism, education, medicine, law, service organizations such as Rotary, and in social services working with people with disabilities. Many volunteers speak more than one language and are available as translators.
Our volunteers have served 'with distinction' in their careers, professions, and in their service to the wider community. Travellers' Aid Society acknowledges their dedication and contribution to this organization.
WHAT NEW VOLUNTEERS NEED TO KNOW
Each of our Assistance/ Information Booths located at the Arrivals and Departure levels at Union Station, is manned from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. everyday, by volunteers. Each shift is for either 3 or 4 hours in duration (a.m., p.m., or evening). Good working knowledge of the GTA area, its attractions and hospitality services are required, as well as having excellent people skills.
On the job training is provided. As well, there are ongoing specialized information training sessions.
A commitment of at least one shift every week is expected.
Security badges may be required for volunteers at Union Station. It is the responsibility of the volunteer to co-ordinate with Security at Union Station to obtain a security badge.
The Society operates a small administrative office in Union Station.
This office is open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday to Friday.
Volunteers carry out a variety of administrative duties. Office and computer experience preferred.