Volunteering with the City of Cambridge

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.

Volunteer Application

Winterfest Application

Current Volunteer Opportunities

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! For more information contact us at friendlyvisiting@cambridge.ca or call 519-623-1340 ext 4820. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. 

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Cambridge Celebrates Winterfest Volunteer

Volunteer roles for Cambridge Celebrates Winterfest (formerly Christmas in Cambridge) will be reviewed beginning in September 2023. The minimum age to volunteer is 13 years of age. Most events take place outside so please dress warmly. Volunteer roles include; site (assist with setup, take down, keep site clean), costumed characters/mascot (interact with children, pose for pictures), event helpers and information booth. For more information please email the event staff

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Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day 

The Canada Day Committee is recruiting for event day volunteers! Your help at the parade, event setup, take down and greeting visitors is greatly appreciated on Saturday July 1, 2023 

Please email cambridgecanadaday@live.ca 

Camp Volunteer L.I.T. Leaders in Training

Is your child age 13-16 interested to volunteer with camps? Email youth@cambridge.ca for details and apply!
Cambridge Celebration of the Arts 

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?  The Cambridge Celebration of the Arts event is happening Friday, June 16, 2023. We are currently seeking more committee members and event day volunteers. Email volunteer@cambridge.ca to apply!

Cambridge Scottish Festival

The success of the Cambridge Scottish Festival depends on dedicated volunteers. Volunteers are needed for this year's event: Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15 at Churchill Park. Multiple roles/duties are available.
Email taffy.mcleod@gmail.com or apply at www.cambridgescottishfestival.ca/volunteer-application

Hespeler Village Music Festival 
The Hespeler Village Music Festival is a non-profit, community-driven event coordinated by volunteers. Help out on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at Forbes Park. Email: hespelermusicfestival@gmail.com to apply 

Corporate and Group Volunteering

Corporate and group volunteer opportunities are possible. Email the Volunteer Coordinator for more information and to discuss possible opportunities. 

Volunteer Waterloo Region

Not finding a volunteer role with the City of Cambridge?  Visit the Volunteer Waterloo Region's website for a database of region-wide volunteer opportunities with local agencies. 

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

The City of Cambridge is a proud member of Volunteer Canada

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Contact Us

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