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Jessica Pang-Parks is highly skilled at and incredibly passionate about stewarding relationships, coaching and mentoring others, and developing and improving processes. She is the recipient of the 2021 Alison Caird Young Leader Award in recognition of her leadership and excellence in volunteer engagement. 


Welcome to Jessica's professional blog. With 10+ years of experience as a leader of volunteers at both small and large organizations, Jessica has proven success at providing subject matter expertise and leading volunteer engagement learning experiences. Her expertise centres around building meaningful relationships with volunteers, engaging volunteers to fundraise, and leading or supporting volunteer-run grassroots groups (e.g. small organizations that do not employ paid staff). 

Jessica works at Pathways to Education Canada and serves on the Board of PAVRO (Professional Association of Volunteer Leaders- Ontario). As the 2018-2019 President for TAVA (Toronto Association for Volunteer Administration), Jessica led an executive committee to provide meaningful and relevant professional development programming to colleagues across the volunteer engagement sector. 

Jessica lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with her husband Jason and her cat Junior. A lifelong learner, she loves gardening, cooking, and eating.

Any opinions expressed in this blog are Jessica's own.


"Volunteer Toronto was incredibly lucky to engage Jessica Pang-Parks for urgent consulting work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her ability to refine our project's scope and inform a meaningful output was crucial. We expected her experience, attention to detail, and knowledge of the sector to shine through her final report. What we didn't expect was the creativity and strategic lens Jessica brought to the table, truly adding value to our project."

- Cara Eaton, Director of Strategic Communications, Volunteer Toronto