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AndreaV
AndreaV
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Posted On: 20 days ago
AndreaV
AndreaV
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A client told me that he tried to apply for volunteer work at 2 different places and both told him that he needs a SIN. I found this unusual. Is a SIN now a requirement to volunteer? Looking forward to your response!
Thanks,
Andrea
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Posted On: 20 days ago
Moderator
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Hi there,

Thank you for sharing your question and concern with us, we appreciate your interest in this kind of information.

A SIN is not a legal requirement to volunteer in Ontario. It may be helpful to reach out to a volunteer centre while searching for a placement. Volunteer centres help match you with organizations that need volunteers. You can find a list of volunteer centres here: http://ovcn.ca/volunteering/find-my-volunteer-centre


We hope this information is helpful, please follow up with us if you have any further questions.

Sincerely,


Your Settlement.Org team
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AndreaV
AndreaV
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Posted On: 20 days ago
AndreaV
AndreaV
Posts: 2
Thank you for the quick response. I will share this information with my client and encourage them to use our local resource (pillarnonprofit) for volunteer postings. Hopefully organizations posting opportunities through a volunteer centre will be more up to date on the rights and responsibilities related to volunteering. This is good news for people who want to make the most of their time while they await Work Permit and SIN.
Thanks Again!
Andrea


Moderator wrote:
Hi there,

Thank you for sharing your question and concern with us, we appreciate your interest in this kind of information.

A SIN is not a legal requirement to volunteer in Ontario. It may be helpful to reach out to a volunteer centre while searching for a placement. Volunteer centres help match you with organizations that need volunteers. You can find a list of volunteer centres here: http://ovcn.ca/volunteering/find-my-volunteer-centre


We hope this information is helpful, please follow up with us if you have any further questions.

Sincerely,


Your Settlement.Org team
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