Change the World Markham (CTW)

CTW Markham is a youth executive team here at Volunteer Markham. We handle all things volunteerism, from creating our own events, meeting community needs and promoting a wide variety of others’ in the community. More importantly, we want to make sure ALL youth in York Region are connected to meaningful opportunities and educated about community involvement.  Highschool can be overwhelming, CTW is here to help change your life through meaningful volunteer opportunities. We are always building our team and we want YOU! (First time volunteers welcome anytime!)

Have any questions visit our FAQ page!

Abirah Rajeswaran
Abirah Rajeswaran
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James Yu
Kate Dong
Lakysha Moonemalle
Lakysha Moonemalle
Pooja Parmar
Kirija P.
Kirija Pirabagaran
Saif Nasir
Saif Nasir
Sara Sharma
Sara Sharma
Sarah Soliman
Sarah Soliman
Thivya Jeyapalan
Thivya Jeyapalan

CTW Legacy Video

Youth Resources

Change the World Markham Youth Team Resources:

YMCA and Volunteer Markham present a Student Job and Volunteer Skills Presentation: How to Job Search during Covid-19

Click here to watch our Thanksgiving at CTW video!

Read Our October Blog Here!

Youth Week – May 1 – 7, 2022

Free On-line Training:

Orientation to Volunteerism: Whether you are volunteering to give back to the community, to be engaged in the community, or responding to an urgent need; whatever the reason maybe, you are building the capacity to deliver essential programs and services for the community. This orientation to volunteerism, is designed for you to have a thorough understanding of what it means to volunteer in Canada, and how you play an important role that will make your community a better place for everyone. Visit to register and access the course.

Secondary school students in Ontario must complete 40 hours of community hours to receive their diploma.


Meet Our Award Winning YOUTH Volunteer Champions

Success Story

Youth Opportunity Spotlight

The Believe Initiative, founded by Olympian Sarah Wells, is looking for capable and passionate student leaders to run a Believe Leadership Chapter at their school! The Believe Leadership Course that each Chapter facilitates, will teach important leadership, entrepreneurship, and mental wellness skills to high school students all while helping them earn volunteer hours. 

You will set up, recruit members, and execute a 7 week student led program to help your members build leadership skills and complete a Believe Passion Project.

 See The Impact - Believe Initiative

Partner Spotlight: The Cross-Cultural Community Services Association 

The Cross-Cultural Community Services Association (TCCSA) assist newcomers to settle and integrate into Canadian society each year. They offer settlement services, language and skills training, and community services. Their programs are well diverse and suitable for all ages.

Please visit their website and follow them on Instagram @tccsa.ontario and Facebook at TCCSA for program updates and volunteering opportunities. 

Current opportunities listed on the Volunteer Markham database include Youth Connections Committee Members and General Virtual Volunteers Needed.  Check out the database to learn more about these and other opportunities.