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Our Work


Our Work

The Volunteer Consulting Group (VCG) provides pro-bono consulting to community-based organizations. We match top University students with local non-profits to solve problems in the areas of marketing, fundraising, finances, organizational structure and human resource management.

Previous Clients

Over the past seven years, VCG has worked with clients such as Documentary
Organization of Canada, Youth Science Foundation, JUMP tutoring and Mainstay
Housing, conducting situational assessments and making general
recommendations for the organizations. Specific projects have included
comparative and structural analysis of organizations, expansions strategies
which allowed the clients to provide their services to a wider community,
and fundraising initiative recommendations.

National Regional Local

Youth Without Shelter conducted a feasibility analysis for the implementation of a “Homeless for a Night” event.

Vaughan Youth Cabinet Developed a city-wide electoral awareness campaign to promote civic participation amongst youth. Created an expansion plan for a membership Program and “rebranding” campaign.

The Sage Centre & Tides Canada Initiatives developed a model for project governance, customized support, and information sharing.

Habitat for Humanity
Assessment of the Toronto Build program’s fundraising strategy and recommendations to expand donor base

Canadian Cancer Society
Youth Strategy
Review of the best practices in youth engagement of 13 leading non-profits, recommendations for the design the Society’s youth volunteer program

Youth Science Foundation
Program Development
Design of a three year roll-out strategy for a new national science mentorship program including finances, marketing and human resources

JUMP Tutoring
Expansion Strategy
Assessment of current university chapter program, design of a national expansion strategy and creation of chapter-in-a-box tool kit

Mainstay Housing
Design an enhanced fundraising committee structure and governance model

Gems of Hope
Analysis of internal operations to improve organization effectiveness

Bloorview Macmillan Children’s Hospital
Creation of volunteer recruitment plan to target and retain dedicated volunteers