• Share the Gift of
    Summer Camp

    Did summer camp spark a change in your life? Do you want to pass on this gift of lifelong skills and unforgettable memories?

    By giving countless hours of their time, talents and commitment, Amici volunteers play a key role in our success. There are many ways you can make a difference by volunteering with Amici this year.

    We are happy to provide students with a volunteer certificate to count towards community service hours.

Get Involved

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Amici. Here are some of the ways you can become involved. Please contact us to learn more and get started.

Canoe Heads for Kids Event Support

Canoe Heads for Kids is the Toronto waterfront’s most unique fundraiser. Held in early June of each year, Canoe Heads draws camp alumni and other supporters from across the province for a 20km portage and paddle through downtown Toronto.

Join us to help make sure everything goes smoothly on the big day! We are seeking volunteers to help us with:

  • Logistics
  • Event Day Support
  • Lunch Reception
  • Public Relations & Media
  • Marketing and Graphic Design
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • After Party Planning and Support

For more information on how you can get involved with Canoe Heads for Kids, please click here.


Campership Committee

Campership Committee is a vital team of Amici volunteers that perform reference checks for new camper applicants and make recommendations for support to the Program Manager. The role continues to evolve and now consists of each volunteer acting as a “Camp Coach” to all confirmed new campers and camper families – ensuring campers are ready for camp and answering any questions campers and their families might have before heading north!

Time Commitment: This committee runs each year from December through the summer, with occasional follow-up with families in the Fall once the campers have returned. The committee typically meets 1-2 times as a group, the first of these meetings to be held December 2015. Each committee member is also responsible for several new camper reference checks, and mentoring new camper families. These are completed by each volunteer on his/her own time.


Amici’s Young Professionals’ Council

Amici’s Young Professionals’ Council is a volunteer opportunity for Toronto’s emerging leaders (ages 23 – 35) to utilize their professional skills, creativity, passion and social networks to share the gift of summer camp with underprivileged children.

This is a group for philanthropic minded professionals who are looking for a career development tool and are ready to take on the responsibility of being a leader in their community. We are looking for individuals whose skill set include: Communications, Advertising, PR, Event Management, Finance, Fundraising, Sales, Leadership, Summer Camp or Youth Recreation, Education, Technology, Consulting, Law or Business Management.

The principal function of the group is to act as Amici ambassadors to raise awareness and funds.

Time Commitment: This Council runs all year round, and typically meets once a month, with more frequent meetings in the build-up to an event.


General Office Help

Volunteers have an opportunity to assist in our office with a variety of projects. Please contact us if you have daytime hours available and are willing to volunteer on a regular basis, or help with our spring/fall mailings. We will arrange a flexible schedule that’s convenient for you.

  • Bi-annual newsletter (Spring & Fall)
  • Donation appeals
  • Application mailings
  • Data Entry

Pro-Bono Projects

Donate your time and professional expertise. Amici is always looking for pro-bono graphic designers, photographers, printing services and more! If you or your company are interested in donating in-kind services, please let us know.