Volunteer Posting 1190

Charitable Gaming Volunteer
The Speech and Stuttering Institute
Toronto Metro area
Rama Gaming House, Scarborough
flexible / as needed
closing today (Wed, 31 May)

Position Title: Charitable Gaming Volunteer

Duration: 2 hours per session

Session Frequency: Minimum of one session every 2 months


About The Speech & Stuttering Institute

The Speech & Stuttering Institute (SSI) provides speech therapy to children with speech sound disorders and people of all ages who stutter. We are pioneers of inclusion, equity, and excellence in speech therapy. We support inclusion and equity in speech therapy by providing subsidies to families with demonstrated financial need and keeping our fees accessible. We are able to do this through the generosity of our donors. SSI has also been recognized by the Ontario government as a “Centre of Training and Development.”


The role

SSI is looking for volunteers to help with an exciting opportunity to raise funds for our cause. We are a charity partner in a cGaming (Charitable Gaming) initiative led by the City of Toronto in partnership with the Ontario Charitable Gaming Association. In this initiative, SSI’s volunteers cover in-person shifts at Rama Gaming House in Scarborough. For every shift covered by our volunteers, the gaming house distributes a part of its proceeds from charitable gaming activities at their location to SSI. The funds raised support SSI’s speech and stuttering therapy programs and helps keep our fees accessible to our community.


The impact a volunteer will make:

  • Raise significant funds for our cause
  • Help our programs be more accessible to people with communication challenges and disabilities


Key Volunteering Activities/Responsibilities

The primary activity a volunteer engages in is attending 2-hour sessions at Rama Gaming House, Scarborough. This venue is a gaming facility, where customers play games on slot machines. As a volunteer, you will represent our charity at the sessions you attend. Session schedules are pre-decided. Volunteers can sign up for sessions as per their own availability. Volunteers must attend at least 1 session every 2 months, and are encouraged to attend more.


Key responsibilities at these sessions include:

  • Represent our charity at the session (familiarizing yourself with our mission and work)
  • Greeting and welcoming patrons at the location
  • Handing out promos/flyers
  • If there is a bingo session you may be required to call back bingos and ball tickets
  • Providing coffee to customers
  • Wiping down terminals and tables (no chemicals involved)
  • Pushing back chairs
  • Completing other similar, simple tasks that may be required

Coffee and water will be available at no cost for volunteers. Training will be provided for the above tasks and any additional, similar tasks that may come up in the future.


Time and skill requirements

You don't have to love gaming or Bingo to volunteer! This opportunity is for you, if you are:

  • 18 years of age or older 
  • Able to sit, stand and/or walk for about 2 hours
  • Available for a 2-hour session at least once every 2 months
  • Able to commit to volunteering for a 1-year period
  • Passionate about supporting SSI’s cause of inclusion, equity, and excellence in speech therapy!


What’s in it for you?

  • Make a big impact in your community
  • Have the chance to win a $50 gift card as a token of our appreciation, for every month that you volunteer
  • Gain regular volunteering hours and a volunteer experience certificate upon completion
  • Meet others who share your values and support the causes you are passionate about

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