City Departments

Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Cambridge recognizes volunteers as an essential resource for the current and future development of our community. We support, facilitate and value the efforts of all our volunteers. Our volunteer opportunities range from a one-time only two-hour commitment to a weekly commitment on a year-round basis, and everything in between!

Volunteer Opportunities
There are many volunteer opportunities in the following areas:
  • 50+ Recreation Centres
  • Adult Day Services
  • Aquatics
  • 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 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 a Volunteer L.I.T. (Leader-in-Training)
We believe that the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow and therefore we strive to provide youth with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills as well as become active members of their community.

L.I.T. volunteers act as assistants to Activity Leaders at Summer Playground and Day Camp sites for two or more weeks in the summer. It is an exciting and rewarding experience appropriate for those who enjoy working with children.
Training and regular feedback is 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 the start date of the program)
  • Lifesaving Society Safeguard Training
  • L.E.A.D (Leadership Excellence Asset Development) training is an asset
  • Must participate in mandatory L.I.T. training before being placed on site

The 2016 Summer Leader-in-Training program is now full. Applications for Summer 2017 will be accepted as of Monday, January 23, 2017. Thank you for your interest.

Questions may be directed to Emily Shantz at (519) 740-4681, ext. 4331, or by emailing

Related Links

For City Green volunteer opportunities please click here

Cambridge Waters programs and education click here

City of Cambridge Advisory Boards and Committee

Volunteer Canada -

United Way Cambridge and North Dumfries - Volunteer Centre
Check out the Volunteer Centre to access the volunteer position database for our community.

Contact United Way Cambridge and North Dumfries for information on volunteering with other organizations or agencies.
519-621-1030 ext. 243
135 Thompson Drive, Suite 2, Cambridge, ON N1T 2E4

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.

Volunteer Cambridge from City of Cambridge in Partnership with The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce on Vimeo.

Thank you for considering being a City of Cambridge volunteer!