Volunteer with WWF-Canada

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Gino Spatafora – 2014 David Lin
Memorial Award recipient

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WWF-Canada proudly congratulates Gino Spatafora; our recipient of the David Lin Memorial Award for 2014. This award is presented annually to the volunteer who makes exceptional contributions to our Volunteer Program.  It is the program’s highest accolade.

The award was created as a lasting tribute to David Lin; one of WWF’s finest volunteers. David dedicated his time and his talents in ways too numerous to list. From the Canada Life CN Tower climb to the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, David was there. He introduced staff at events, solicited donations on our behalf, and even donned the Panda costume. With his wife and three children always by his side, his family became part of the fabric of WWF. And David, himself, was integral to the fabric of our larger community. Donating 600 to 700 hours every year, David was named one of Canada’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. David passed away in March of 2013.

As a dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer, Gino has supported WWF through his active participation in our events consistently for the past six years.  With an infectious smile and boundless energy, Gino rises to any challenge and accepts any task without hesitation.  Gino exemplifies David Lin’s selfless dedication and passion for WWF.  Thank you for all your contributions Gino!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

As a Volunteer of WWF-Canada, your time, talent and skills help conserve the diversity of life on our planet!



Every instance of donated time and skill adds up and allows WWF-Canada to administer projects that might otherwise have to be shelved. Your involvement with WWF-Canada can help with expediting existing projects and with the development of new initiatives. The support of our Volunteers is vital to our success.

Wildlife Adoptions

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WWF Volunteers


There are three Volunteer teams you can apply for:

1) In-House: WWF-Canada benefits from the donation of time, talent and dedication, from a group of highly motivated individuals who consistently volunteer in the Toronto head office during regular office hours. Our Volunteers help with our day-to-day administrative and clerical tasks. The completion and viability of quite a number of our projects would be in jeopardy, without Volunteer perseverance and selfless assistance.

Minimum Age Requirement is 18 years of age.

2) Event Assistants: this team of over 400 Volunteers is called upon to assist us in Toronto, in April, with our most significant fundraising event: the Annual Canada Life CN Tower Climb for WWF-Canada. Without this team of Volunteers, we would simply be unable to hold this crucial fundraising event.

Minimum Age Requirement is 16 years of age*. This is the perfect opportunity for High-School students to earn up to 15hours of Community Service.

*Youth under the age of 16 years may volunteer if an adult/guardian volunteers with them in the same Team. A special request may be submitted to Volunteer Resources, which is then subject to review and approval.

3) National Ambassadors: from time to time we need Ambassadors across Canada to assist us with promoting special events, initiatives, and projects. These include events such as Earth Hour and Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Our Ambassador Volunteers have a significant impact on the success of special initiatives and projects.

Minimum Age Requirement is 16 years of age*. This is the perfect opportunity for High-School students to earn up to 15hours of Community Service.

*Youth under the age of 16 years may volunteer if an adult/guardian volunteers with them in the same Team. A special request may be submitted to Volunteer Resources, which is then subject to review and approval.


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