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Volunteering at Pathways to Education Kingston

Thank you so much for your interest in supporting our program as a volunteer! Do you like to work with youth? Are you looking for valuable experience where you can help make a difference in the lives of young people? Would you like to get more involved in your community?

Our Volunteer Program is highly valued here at Pathways to Education, and we appreciate the time, dedication, and individual skill set each volunteer brings to the team. Our volunteers make a significant impact by creating accessible, engaging, and supportive environments for our youth.

Our Volunteer Program offers unique hands-on experience working with youth, as well as the opportunity and support to grow within the field. We believe that utilizing the individual strengths of our volunteers creates the most valuable outcomes, best benefiting the students here at Pathways. We value a positive outlook, a supportive attitude, and a passion for helping.

We have a vast range of volunteer opportunities available, including weekly programming positions, event-specific opportunities, as well as local organization involvement.

Please contact Stephanie Wight, Student Experience & Program Facilitator Team Lead, if you have any questions about volunteer opportunities at [email protected].

For organizations looking to be involved with Pathways to Education Kingston, please contact Chris Dreifelds, Planning and Collaborating Team Lead, at [email protected].



As a programming volunteer, you will have the opportunity to create relationships and connections with our youth through games, conversation, academic tutoring, physical literacy/recreational support and more. In our focused programs, such as Climate Resilience and Outdoor Academy, volunteers are able to engage with students in unique opportunities outside of the standard programming environment. We value flexibility in our programming to suit the needs of our students, leading to opportunities for volunteers to share their skills and facilitate activities such as music groups, art sessions and more.

Event Support

At Pathways to Education Kingston we often hold large events such as our end of year graduation ceremonies. At these types of events, there are volunteer opportunities to help with tech-support, general event support (take-down, set-up), photography, and more.


Workshops such as career mentorship and professional development are deeply valued here at Pathways to Education. We encourage community engagement through the leadership and involvement in these workshops.

We have strong partnerships with other leading youth serving organizations in the area. For more volunteer opportunities, we encourage you to check out the following organizations:

Immigrant Services Kingston and Area (ISKA) program offers a variety of settlement programs and services including assistance with government documents, individualized mentoring and solution-focused counselling, creating opportunities to make connections in your community and more. For volunteer opportunities at ISKA, please contact Sofia Lima at [email protected]

KEYS has opportunities for volunteering with youth, newcomer families and mentoring for newcomer professionals.  Learn about volunteer opportunities by following this link:

Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) has several locations, and many different services and programs with diverse work. For more opportunities within KCHC please contact Cathy Simpson, Facilitator of Volunteers and Students, at [email protected].

Pathways to Education Kingston Student Placement

Thank you for your interest in applying for a student placement with Pathways to Education Kingston. We value the time and energy each and every student puts towards applying to work with our organization. One of the outcomes Pathways to Education works towards is helping our Alumni transition into post-secondary education. As part of a continuation of our support, we encourage Pathways to Education Alumni to pursue the opportunity of joining our student placement program. 

We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic, and dedicated students to be a part of our team. We find that our most successful placement students form meaningful connections with students, and work towards leading exciting and unique projects.

Some examples of past successful projects include:

  • organizing weekly cooking workshops
  • facilitating a Youth Arts Showcase
  • leading YMCA workout challenges.

We support students to take the lead and dive deep into our program, pursuing individual interests and exploring unique opportunities. We foster an inviting and open environment to allow our placement students to feel empowered in taking risks and grow in a professional and encouraging atmosphere.

Please see our placement application guidelines below.

Application Guidelines:

In an email, please attach the following 4 documents

  • General Information Form (click here)
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
    • Please address the following questions:
      • Why you are interested in our student placement program
      • Relevant past experiences relating to the work at Pathways to Education (volunteer, professional, lived)
  • Project Proposal
    • We encourage our placement students to have specific ideas or projects in mind that they would be interested in working on throughout the duration of their placement. This can range from an issue they would like to address, a workshop they would like to plan and facilitate, to a specific area of interest they are hoping to focus on as a placement student. Please identify a specific project, why you have chosen that project, and how it would be implemented at Pathways to Education Kingston. (short video/slideshow/written document are all accepted)

Note: We highly encourage that any students looking to apply for a placement which is less than 6
months to volunteer at Pathways to Education Kingston prior to their placement start date.

Please send these documents to the following email: [email protected]
Please format the subject line as: first initial.last name_P2E Placement Application_year.
(ex. s.smith_P2E Placement Application_2022)

Application Deadlines:

Fall Placement (Start date between September – December): June 30th

(Applicants can expect to hear back by July 21st if selected for an interview)

Winter Placement (Start date between January – April): November 1st

(Applicants can expect to hear back by November 21st if selected for an interview)

We appreciate all of our student applications and we are thankful for your interest, however we will
only contact the individuals who will be considered for an interview. We value your interest and

Application Forms:

Alumni Support

The Facilitator of Alumni Relations (F.A.R.) team is here to support Pathways alumni once they finish high school. We can assist with job searching, connecting to community resources, navigating post-secondary, and more. Reach out to see what supports are available!

FAR Team

Connect with Pathways

Pathways Kingston alumni are welcome to stop by Pathways (263 Weller) during our regular programming on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3pm-6pm (September-June). Come check-in, learn what resources and opportunities we have, or just say hi! The FAR team is also available on Facebook.

Alumni Events

Stay tuned to our social media for upcoming alumni events! Alumni events will be posted here as well.

Pathways Kingston Alumni Newsletter

Stay up to date with alumni opportunities and events by subscribing to our Pathways Kingston Alumni Newsletter. Subscribe here:

Pathways to Education Kingston thrives from Community Partnerships. We are extremely grateful for the diverse range in organizations that we work with to help make our program possible.

For organizations looking to be involved, please contact Chris Dreifelds, Planning and Collaborating Team Lead, at [email protected].

Pathways to Education Kingston

4 – 263 Weller Avenue

Kingston, Ontario

Contact Us:

(613) 507.7107 x2107

[email protected]

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