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For all volunteer inquiries, please contact SOY at 416-324-5077 or

Who are our volunteers?

Volunteers are adult members from the community who help SOY provide programs and services. SOY strives to recruit volunteers who represent the full diversity of our queer and trans communities. This includes age, ability, class, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, race and sexuality.

Volunteer Roles at SOY


SOY runs group mentorship and personal mentorship programs. Please visit our mentorship page for more details.

If you are an adult who is interested in becoming a group or personal mentor, please call Verlia Stephens, Program Coordinator, at (647) 730-3303 or e-mail to begin the orientation and screening process.

Special Events (Fruit Loopz, Pride Prom, conferences, other fundraisers, etc.)

Volunteers for SOY events are asked to perform various tasks as required for the various exciting events that SOY organizes through the year. This includes such things as promotion, assisting with the planning of events, setting up, helping to coordinate and run the events. Enthusiasm, confidence, communication skills, creativity, problem-solving skills, and teamwork are essential. Involvement varies depending on the event and the volunteer's level of interest and availability.


Our annual Bowlathon is SOY’s primary and sustaining fundraiser. Every year, volunteers raise money with their teams and then join us for bowling, costumes, community, and fun!

Form or join a team
Get together with some friends and form a team of up to 8 bowlers. Then, start fundraising! Each team aims to raise $1,000 in pledges.

Sponsor youth bowlers
Every year, we reserve lanes at the bowlathon for SOY youth to participate in the event. If you are unable to attend the bowlathon in person, sponsoring a youth team is a great way to support the event!

Share the invitation
Invite your friends and colleagues to join the fun by sharing this event.

The Bill 7 Award Trustees

The Bill 7 Award is a registered charitable trust that awards scholarships to gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, 2-spirited and queer students who are in financial need and studying at any post-secondary institution in Ontario to attain their first degree or diploma.

Trustees of Bill 7 are formal members of the Trust and are legally responsible for it. Trustees are volunteers who are appointed by the two signatory organizations of Bill 7, Supporting Our Youth and the Community One Foundation (formerly the Lesbian & Gay Community Appeal). Trustees are responsible for the implementation of the Award, fundraising and investment strategies, screening applicants, and presenting the bursaries.

For more information:
(416) 324-4100 X 5096