“Service broadens your vision,

Widens your awareness,

Deepens your compassion.”

–   Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Sri Sathya Sai Baba, through His universal teachings and divine compassion is the epitome of social service. At the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Scarborough, we seek to carry forth the mission of Sai by providing service activities for the old, physically challenged, the sick and the needy. Regarding every chance to serve as an offering to our Lord, we continue to seek opportunities to serve in various capacities.    

Service Opportunities within the Centre

The Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Scarborough is founded on the principles of self-transformation and selflessness. As such, the Centre is run only through the kind hearts and commitment of many devotees and volunteers. Following is a list of volunteer opportunities that are available within the Centre.

  • Seva-dal duties during Bhajans and special events (ushers during bhajans, help with parking, preparations before and after bhajan)
  • Regular cleaning and up-keep of the building
  • Gurus (Teachers) to teach Sai Spiritual Education (SSE) classes
  • Garden work
  • Administrative team
  • Parent Council (Educare admin., program coordination)
  • First-Aid team (during bhajans and events)
  • IT Team
  • Audio/Video Team

Ongoing Service Projects in the Community

Weekly Narayana Seva

Our Centre members cook and provide 150+ vegetarian home-cooked meals to various communities in need in Toronto every Saturday. This is done in partnership with Toronto Co-op housing. We serve five different high-need neighborhoods and the food packages we provide are always received eagerly with gratitude. We serve monthly in each of the five communities. Volunteers prepare and pack pasta, rice, soup, vegetarian chilli, salad, samosas, fruit and a juice pack with a lot of love. For more information please contact Narayanaseva@saicentre.net.

  • First Week – Malvern Community
  • Second Week – Tuxedo Court Community
  • Third Week – Galloway Community
  • Fourth Week – Cedarbrae Community ,
    Homeless in the Streets of Downtown and Homeless Shelters

Community Fridge Seva

 This monthly Seva fills 4 Community Fridges around GTA with fresh and dry groceries. These community fridges are fighting food insecurities around GTA as they are available everyday for anyone to come and get what they need. This Seva is conducted on the 3rd Sunday of every month.

Blood Donor Clinic

In partnership with Canadian Blood Services, our Centre organizes a Blood Donor Clinic quarterly. This essential service of collecting “Liquid Love” is truly a spiritual offering.

Food Bank

Non-Perishable vegetarian canned food is collected through the year and dropped off regularly at local food banks.

Tree Planting/Earth Day Clean-Up

Annually, we gather together to plant trees and clean up a park/area close to our Centre with SSIO Region 2.  

Toy Drive

In partnership with the Salvation Army, our SSE students annually collect more than 600 toys during the month of December to share with children who are less fortunate.

Please contact seva@saicentre.net for more information or to participate in any of these seva activities.