Be a Local Hero: A Guide to Volunteering in Toronto


113 pages
Contains Index
ISBN 1-55110-072-X
DDC 361.3'7'025713541





Reviewed by Dean Tudor

Dean Tudor is a professor of journalism at Ryerson University and the
author of Finding Answers: The Essential Guide to Gathering Information
in Canada.


Be a Local Hero was designed, in the words of its author, as “an
accessible guide that gives readers a broad choice of existing
opportunities at organizations that really need volunteers.” More than
159 organizations (not including churches, hospitals, government
agencies, and school boards) are listed, along with brief descriptions
and, where applicable, special skills required. The appendices describe
opportunities for young people (25 and under), seniors, and people with
disabilities. More current than this book would be information found at
the Volunteer Centre of Metropolitan Toronto or the Community
Information Centre of Metropolitan Toronto.


Macnab, Darby., “Be a Local Hero: A Guide to Volunteering in Toronto,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 19, 2024,