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Become a Member

The Learning Disabilities Association of York Region is a non-profit, volunteer-led, charitable organization, which means that we rely on outside supporters, memberships, and affiliated associations for funding. By becoming a member, your support enables the LDAYR to produce new resource materials, increase advocating and facilitating services, as well as increase the awareness of learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders in York Region. We provide support for the Learning Disabled and ADHD community, their families and professionals in the field.

Becoming a member allows us to continue to provide existing programs, as well as the ability to create new ones. LDAYR members receive quarterly newsletters, access to the LDAYR library which holds over 6000 resources (books, videos, DVD, audio tapes, etc.), access to new assistive technology, access to resource facilitators, discounts on program registration and much more! As a member of LDAYR you are also a member of LDA Ontario and LDA Canada, both of which issue publications as well.

For more information on becoming a member of the Learning Disabilities Association of York Region, call our resource Centre at (905) 884-7933 x21.

If you would like to become a member, please click for our membership form.

Become a Volunteer

Why does the Learning Disabilities Association York Region involve Volunteers?

  • Volunteers bring a fresh or broader point of view
  • Volunteers become organizational – mission advocates
  • Volunteers build community spirit and support
  • Volunteers make contacts and expand our area of involvement
  • Volunteers increase diversity
  • Volunteers bring unique knowledge and skills

Why Get Involved?

  • To increase your awareness of community needs
  • To discover the role you can play in making the community a better place in which to live and work
  • To establish important contacts and linkages within the community and to help build a sense of community cooperation
  • To gain a sense of fulfillment through sharing your particular skills and talents with others
  • To acquire new skills and open doors to new areas of personal development

Profile of a Volunteer

  • Someone who wants to meet new people, foster friendships and be a team player.
  • Someone who finds working with people of different ages and background an exciting opportunity to learn.
  • Someone who is ready to develop new skills and to build upon existing talents and resources.
  • Someone who is willing to make a consistent contribution, recognizing time commitments and project requirements.
  • Someone who is eager to share their ideas and to take initiative.

We have opportunities available in Volunteer Leadership and Youth Volunteers

Skills Sharing, Skills Development Volunteers at our resource centre can gain hands-on experience using the following skills:

  • Computer software applications
  • Desktop publishing
  • Research and writing skills
  • Database entry skills
  • Library administration
  • Fund-raising
  • Committee involvement and participation
  • Communications and personal relations
  • Government applications

If you would like to become a volunteer, please click for our volunteer application.

Volunteers Currently Needed

Tutor Volunteers:

If you have a passion for education, working with children and want to give back to the community this opportunity is for you!!!

Volunteers are needed to work with children in Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8. These volunteers will help develop literacy and numeracy skills. Volunteers must be 17 years or older and are required to volunteer 1 hour per week with a minimum 9 month commitment.

Please contact Cassandra Rubletz – Volunteer Coordinator at: 905-884- 7933 ext. 26 for more information or email your resume to: volunteer@ldayr.org.

Special Event volunteers:

LDAYR is looking for volunteers for a variety of special events. We always need some happy faces to lend a helping hand.

Please contact Cassandra Rubletz – Volunteer Coordinator at: 905-884- 7933 ext. 26 for more information or email your resume to: volunteer@ldayr.org.

Fundraising Committee Volunteers:

If you have a passion as well as a background in event planning and fundraising we need your help! We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with experience in marketing, fund development, event management and planning. We are looking for a minimum commitment of 1 year.

Please contact Cassandra Rubletz – Volunteer Coordinator at: 905-884- 7933 ext. 26 for more information or email your resume to: volunteer@ldayr.org.

Become a Board Director:

Do you want to become more actively involved in your community helping local children, youth and adults? The Board of Directors for the Learning Disabilities Association of York Region is looking for new members!

Board meetings are held bi-monthly, September to June. Board members spend, on average, 10 hours per month on board related duties.

For more information or to apply for this position please forward your resume to seniorteam@ldayr.org