There are many volunteer opportunities in the following areas:
- 50+ Recreation Centres
- Adult Day Services
- Cambridge Centre for the Arts
- Special Events
- Summer Playgrounds and Day Camps
- Neighbourhood Associations
- Friendly Visiting Program
- Inclusion Services
How to Get Involved
Current Volunteer Opportunities List
Complete an online Volunteer Application Form. Staff will review your application and be in contact with you regarding an interview and other screening procedures.
For further information on Volunteering review our Volunteer Information Sheet or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519.740.4681 ext. 4603
Benefits of Volunteering
- Gain personal satisfaction that results from working with us towards building strong and vibrant recreation and leisure programs and services
- Contribute your knowledge and skills in a valuable and meaningful way
- Develop new knowledge and skills such as leadership, event management, fund-raising, public speaking, media relations, book keeping and interpersonal relations
- Meet new people and build friendships in your community
- Have fun!
- Enjoy a sense of accomplishment from setting and meeting goals
What We Provide
- Screening, orientation and training, including job descriptions and volunteer resource information.
- Ongoing skill development.
- Regular volunteer recognition and training.
- Ongoing support and guidance from Community Services Staff and Volunteers.
How to Become an LIT (Leader-in-Training) Volunteer
Leader-in-Training (LIT) Program - LIT volunteers act as assistants to Leaders at Summer Playground and Day Camp sites for two or more weeks during July and August. It is an exciting and rewarding experience appropriate for those who enjoy working with children. Training and regular feedback provided. Volunteer hours worked count towards completing Community Involvement activities required for Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
- Youth 13-15 years of age may apply (must be a minimum of 13 years of age by start date of the program)
- LEAD (Leadership Excellence Asset Development) training is an asset
- Must participate in mandatory LIT training before being placed on site.
- The LIT program requires you to accompany campers into the water during trips. New! For safety reasons all LIT's are now required to participate in the Lifesaving Society's Safe Guard certification training at their own cost ($25+HST) before being placed on a site. For a list of times and locations, please email email@example.com
Online LIT application LIT Application Form
Questions may be directed to Andrew Pronk at (519) 740-4681 ext. 4331, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
For City Green volunteer opportunities please click here
Cambridge Waters programs and education click here
City of Cambridge Advisory Boards and Committee click here
Volunteer Canada - www.volunteer.ca
Volunteer Cambridge - www.uwcambridge.on.ca
Now a service of the United Way of Cambridge and North Dumfries.
Contact Volunteer Cambridge for information on volunteering with other organizations or agencies eg. Big Brothers.
519.621.1030 ext. 229
150 Main Street, 2nd floor, Cambridge, ON N1R 6P9
Greg Durocher, President & CEO of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, speaks to the benefits of engaging in Community volunteerism. Have a look at why we need you and visit the United Way of Cambridge and North Dumfries to learn more about other volunteer opportunities.
Thank you for considering being a City of Cambridge volunteer!