Volunteer Application Form

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Mood Disorders Association of Ontario Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO). Please complete the following sets of questions to begin the application process. Thank you in advance for your understanding that MDAO will only contact applicants selected for an interview.


Applicant Information

Please enter all of the languages that you speak fluently.

Emergency Contact & Health Information

If you answered “No” to the above question, please consider reapplying to volunteer with MDAO 6 months after receiving services as a client/participant of MDAO.

Applicant Background, Experience, and Motivations
Lived Experience

MDAO provides recovery groups and programs for individuals coping with various challenges, regardless of diagnosis, such as: hoarding, OCD, bipolar disorder, psychosis, anxiety, depression, substance use, concurrent mental health concerns, etc. We support individuals identifying as racialized, LGBTQ+, women, men, transitional aged youth, etc.

At MDAO, we value the lived experience of our volunteers, as it plays an important role in providing peer support to our clients and participants.

In the space below, briefly describe your lived experience as it pertains to mental health. If you are an individual or supporter with specific lived experience and you are interested in supporting those with similar challenges, please let us know. (200 word max)

Applicant Interests and Skills

Please check all necessary boxes to indicate your current availability for volunteering. Make sure to check the appropriate box below if you are only interested in volunteering for special events.

Please note that morning shifts run from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., afternoon shifts run from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., and evening shifts start after 5:00 p.m.

Please note: There are not as many volunteer opportunities on the weekend.


Please list 3 references, including at least one professional/academic reference, and their contact information below:


Kindly attach your resume and ensure that you list out all of your relevant and current work/volunteer experience.


Thank you for completing the MDAO Volunteer Application. By signing below, you are granting MDAO permission to contact the above references should you reach the interview stage of the application process.

Please note: If you are currently working as a mental health professional, we might not be able to process your volunteer application in order to avoid a potential conflict of interest.