Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the City of Cambridge. Volunteers are an important part of developing the Cambridge community. We support, facilitate and value the efforts of all our volunteers. There are many volunteer opportunities in the City of Cambridge, including one-time two-hour commitments and weekly commitments on a year-round basis.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the volunteer application and select which volunteer role you are applying for.  A staff person will be in touch with you regarding the next steps.  

Important COVID-19 Information - To provide a safe environment for all, COVID-19 vaccinations or testing will be required of all City of Cambridge volunteers. 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Special Events

Several summer events are looking for volunteers to help out on the day of their event. Event locations will vary.  For more information on each event or to sign up to volunteer please contact the events directly. 

Cambridge Tour de Grand - Sun June 12

Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day - Fri July 1

Hespeler Village Music Festival - Sat July 9

Cambridge Scottish Festival - Fri July 15 and Sat July 16

Cambridge Celebration of the Arts

Each year, for one evening in June, the Cambridge Celebration of the Arts (CCA) presents the community with a variety of works by local artists and artists connected to our community.  The event showcases many different styles and genres of art in the Visual, Literary and Performing Arts categories.  Are you looking to get involved in your community?  Are you interested in supporting arts, culture and events?  Look no further….apply today!  The Cambridge Celebration of the Arts event is coming soon.  We are currently seeking more committee members and event day volunteers.  For more information email the Recreation Coordinator or call 519-623-1340 ext 4277.

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Friendly Visiting Volunteer

The Friendly Visiting Program is recruiting volunteers to have in-person and/or phone visits with our isolated clients. A weekly visit by phone or in person is all it takes to add joy to someone’s day! In-Person visiting to begin late Spring 2022. For more information contact Annie at or call 519-623-1340 ext 4410. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. 

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Summer Camp

Summer time is near, and that means that Summer Camp programs are back! Summer camps are full of fun and excitement, that will most definitely bring you joy. Here at our Summer Camps you are provided with the chance to become a role model for the children and youth in your community. If you are someone who loves to be surrounded by much fun and laughter, volunteering at the City of Cambridge Summer Camp programs is just right for you! For more information please email staff

Camp Volunteer Applications will be available in May 2022

For more information on volunteering with the City of Cambridge please contact the Volunteer Coordinator

You can view volunteer roles with local organizations by visiting the Volunteer Action Centre Waterloo Region's website

Advisory Committees and Boards

More information can be found on the Advisory Committees and Boards webpage

Why volunteer for the City of Cambridge

We encourage citizens to get involved and volunteer in our community. There are many benefits to becoming a volunteer, including: 

  • Gaining personal satisfaction
  • Working with the City to offer great recreation and leisure programs and services
  • Contributing your knowledge and skills in a valuable and meaningful way
  • Developing new knowledge and skills such as leadership, event management, fund-raising, public speaking, media relations, book keeping and interpersonal relations
  • Meeting new people and building friendships in your community
  • Having fun
  • Enjoying a sense of accomplishment from setting and meeting goals

View the Volunteering in Cambridge - the Benefits are Endless video, featuring Greg Durocher, President and CEO of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, speaking about the benefits of engaging in Community volunteerism.

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