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.  If you are interested in volunteering with camp, please complete the camp volunteer application.  

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Friendly Visiting Telephone Volunteer

The Friendly Visiting Program is recruiting volunteers to have phone visits with our isolated clients.  One 10 minute phone call is all it takes to cheer up someone and add some joy to their day.  Training is provided.  For more information contact Jennifer at blanchardj@cambridge.ca or call 519-623-1340 ext 4425. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. 

Apply to volunteer

Summer Camp Volunteer Opportunities

Leader in Training Camp – NEW

Register for this fun-filled and exciting camp for those aged 13-16 years. By registering, and participating you will receive a HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development Certificate, as well as a Standard First Aid & CPR C Certificate. You will spend one week learning about the City of Cambridge Summer Camps, Safety, Policies & Procedures, and Program Planning. Once successfully completed, you will be given two one-week placements within our Summer Camp Operations where you will earn up to 40 hours per week for your Community Service Hours, as well as be ready to apply as a Camp Leader in years to come! L.I.T.’s act as assistants to Camp Leaders, and will have the opportunity to put their classroom knowledge into a practical setting. Some responsibilities will include, programming for campers, assisting in water activities, and participate in off-site excursions. It is an exciting and rewarding experience appropriate for those who enjoy working with children.

For more information on the L.I.T program please contact 519-623-1340 ext 4554 or email camps@cambridge.ca.

Camp Volunteer

Are you 13 years of age or older and want to volunteer with camp?  Volunteers will be required to submit an application for the 2021 Summer. Volunteers will be interviewed, and will need to attend a one day Learn to Lead program. Successful volunteers will have a one week placement with an option to expand into two pending their evaluation. 

Inclusion Volunteer

Volunteers provide support to children, youth and adults with disabilities. This program provides support to anyone who requires varying levels of assistance to access and participate in both municipal programs. Volunteer positions include; swimming lessons, recreation programs, special events and camp support. For more information on Inclusion Services volunteer opportunities please contact 519-623-1340 ext 4554 or email camps@cambridge.ca.

Apply to be a camp volunteer

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

Pandemic Volunteer Program

Individuals looking for information on the Pandemic Volunteer Program are encouraged to contact the Volunteer Action Centre Waterloo Region

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.

The City of Cambridge is a proud member of Volunteer Canada

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