Help make a difference – and have fun doing it!

Starlight Canada is extremely fortunate to have an incredible team of volunteers across the country! We have loyal, enthusiastic and compassionate volunteers, constantly extending a helping hand. The time and energy that our volunteers give allows Starlight Canada to help make children smile and families cope. The appreciation we feel for all of our volunteers is huge.

Thank you Starlight volunteers for helping put smiles on the faces of hundreds of children!

Volunteer Opportunities

The 30th Annual Starlight Insurance Gala
Saturday, May 11, 2024 | The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

The 30th Annual Starlight Insurance Gala is making a comeback on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto! Join us for this heartwarming evening of fundraising in support of seriously ill children and their families across the country. We are looking for dynamic individuals to help make this event come to life, and we are in need of volunteers for the following areas: registration, raffle, silent auction, and wish auction.

To volunteer for the 30th Annual Starlight Insurance Gala, email Carly Raffiek, Manager, Events & Development, at carly.raffiek@starlightcanada.org with your full contact information.

Drive For Smiles: 2024 National Edition
Montreal | Saturday, June 1 | ICAR Mirabel
Vancouver | Saturday, August 17 | Speed-Fanatics Motorsports Circuit
Toronto | Saturday, September 14 | Toronto Motorsports Park

Drive For Smiles is bringing speed and smiles to THREE major Canadian cities this summer! We are looking for volunteers to help set up and tear down the event, register the drivers and Starlight families, act as activity supervisors, and assist in directing cars and participants to the appropriate locations on the track. There are many different positions and shifts we are looking to fill from approximately 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

To volunteer for Drive For Smiles, email Jessie Neiman, Special Events Manager at jessie.neiman@starlightcanada.org with your full contact information.

Join our Family of Volunteers

We would love to have you join Starlight Canada as a volunteer! Our volunteers are like family and we are always looking for new and enthusiastic people interested in lending a helping hand. We currently have opportunities for volunteers to help with events and office administration.

Once you have attended a volunteer training session and you have accepted a role as a Starlight program volunteer, you must complete a Vulnerable Sector Background Screening prior to starting. Our priority is to look out for the safety and well-being of our children.

In order to become a volunteer with our organization, or if you have any further questions, please contact:

Alberta & British Columbia – Heather Burnett, Program Manager BC & AB at 1-800-880-1004 ext.4240 or heather.burnett@starlightcanada.org.
Ontario – Carly Raffiek, Manager, Events & Development at 1-800-880-1004 ext. 2229 or carly.raffiek@starlightcanada.org.
Quebec – Jessie Neiman, Special Events Manager at 1-888-782-7947 ext. 1230 or jessie.neiman@starlightcanada.org.