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.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at this years Volunteer Fair!

Winterfest Application

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Friendly Visiting Program Volunteer

The Friendly Visiting program matches a volunteer with a socially isolated older adult, or an adult living with a physical disability, for regularly scheduled social and recreational visits. By volunteering for Friendly Visiting, you can bring joy to an older adult in just a few hours a week. Learn more about getting involved.

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 volunteer@cambridge.ca 

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Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day Committee Volunteer
The Canada Day committee is currently recruiting community-minded volunteers for the following positions:
  • Parade Coordinator
  • Vendor Coordinator
  • Site Coordinator
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Entertainment Coordinator
  • Chair
Great volunteers are what make this annual event happen!
For more information and to express interest, email volunteer@cambridge.ca or call 519-623-1340 ext. 4603
50+ Recreation Centre Volunteer
The Cambridge 50+ recreation centres are seeking volunteers to support their tuck shop morning and afternoon's at the William E. Paulter Centre, located at 1145 Concession Rd.
Help run the tuck shop offering coffee and refreshments during the day!
Email volunteer@cambridge.ca or call 519-623-1340, ext. 4634 for details 

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