For 95 years the Hamilton Naturalists' Club has been appreciating, studying and conserving the wild plants and animals of Hamilton. They provide a human voice for our wildlife and natural areas with over 600 members. The Club traces its history to the founding of the Hamilton Bird Protection Society in 1919.
Web Developer needed to revamp our website.
Student Life is looking for volunteers to assist with the Mohawk College Walksmart Program.
Walksmart Volunteers promote a safe environment for our campus community by providing safe walks for students, staff and faculty to their cars, bus stop or house in the surrounding area of the campus.
Volunteers must be able to commit to regular shifts per week to ensure consistency in service and to the individuals they walk.
For more information please contact email@example.com
Autism Ontario is the province’s leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community. We are made up of knowledgeable parents and professionals who can speak to the key issues that impact Ontario families with loved ones on the spectrum. Members are connected through a volunteer network of 25 Chapters throughout the Province of Ontario. Our Central West region community is a volunteer-driven community leader in creating opportunities for children, youth, and adults with ASD to ensure the highest quality of life through providing supported events/programs, promoting autism acceptance, and advocating on behalf of families.
We are looking for volunteers to help support these amazing programs/initiatives:
COMMITTEES - ongoing and ad hoc committees that meet during the year, including fundraising, events planning for children and adults, and advocacy and outreach.
EVENTS/PROGRAMS - annual, monthly or weekly programs and events which require volunteers for registration, facilitation, activity supervision, or setup/takedown of event.
FUNDRAISING - Volunteers can assist with fundraising efforts including event planning and execution and assisting with sponsorship and donation recruitment.
Volunteers with Autism Ontario are provided with flexible options to fit their post-secondary schedules.
Compass Community Health is looking for pathway to education volunteer tutors.
Pathways to Education is a community based program designed to reduce poverty and its effects by increasing the graduation rate among high school students from economically disadvantaged communities. The program offers academic, social, financial, and advocacy support to youth in order to increase their opportunity for success in high school and beyond.
Pathways to Education Volunteer Tutors work directly with youth participants supporting them academically and socially. The volunteer role is focused on Academic Tutoring support, but also provides informal social supports to youth participants.
Skills and Requirements
• Be able to support high school youth academically in one of our priority subject areas: Math, Science, English, French, English as a Second Language
• To participate consistently in program sessions, attending one session per week at the assigned location
• Build and maintain positive rapport with Pathways to Education youth participants
• To maintain a positive and upbeat demeanor with all youth
• Display care, compassion, patience and understanding
Duties and Responsibilities
• Supporting high school youth academically during each program session
• Working with youth to complete homework activities, prepare for tests or work on assignments and projects
• Working both one-to-one and in small groups
• Engaging youth in alternative academic activities provided by the program
• Acting as a positive adult role model during interactions with youth participants
• Occasional involvement in skill building workshops or recreational activities
Pathways to Education volunteers are asked to commit 1 evening per week, Monday to Thursday, during our program times 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm, at one of our three locations in central Hamilton
The Canadian Red Cross is a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Transportation Volunteer Driver.
Reporting to the Transportation Assistant Manager, the Volunteer Driver, will provide transportation to appointments for seniors and individuals with physical mobility difficulties who are unable to use public transportation.
- 21 years of age or older
- 2 years driving experience with a valid G Ontario Drivers License. Good driving record.
- This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record check.
If you are interested in this position, please apply at: Canadian Red Cross - Hamilton
YWCA Hamilton offers a wide variety of programming for children age 4-15. All programs offer participants a safe place to be active, healthy and make new friends. Programs include children’s summer camps and after school programs.
Volunteers will provide leadership and assist staff in implementing the programs, ensuring the girls are safe and engaged in unique, valuable, curriculum-based programs. They will foster healthy relationships and engage with child and youth participants in a positive manner.
- Weekdays (2:30-5:30 approx.)
Town of Oakville Water Air Rescue Force is a Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Search & Rescue Unit that operates between April and October.
The Unit requires a data entry/administrative volunteer to convert our current paper logs and forms into an online format within a database for running queries, reports and analysis. This position is a great opportunity to develop administrative, and time management skills.
If you are interested in learning more about this volunteer role, please contact Ryan Glaves: firstname.lastname@example.org
YWCA Hamilton’s Women of Distinction Awards honours and celebrates trailblazing Hamilton women who have excelled in their fields and salutes outstanding workplaces whose policies and practices promote women’s leadership and equal advancement opportunities.
Volunteers help to power our event - we couldn't do it without you!
Start2Finish is a non-profit children's charity. We operate Run&Read programs for children in low-income communities out of 4 elementary schools in Hamilton. Our programs focus on fitness and literacy as a force to eradicate child poverty and we are currently looking for volunteers to support our after school offerings.
- An interest in helping school aged children increase their literacy skills and physical fitness.
- Able to commit 2 hours/week from January to April 2020.
- Volunteer application with references
- Police check for the vulnerable sector
- Bennetto Elementary- Tuesday 3:20-5:20
- Prince Of Wales Elementary- Tuesday 2:50-4:50
- St. Ann Catholic Elementary- Wednesday 3:10-5:10
- St. Augustine Elementary (Dundas)- Thursday 3-5
Benefits of Volunteering at Start2Finish:
- A great opportunity to get some hands-on experiential learning
- The chance to professionally network with like-minded individuals
- On-going training and support while you develop/strengthen your leadership skills
- A space to enhance your personal health and well-being
If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of children in the Hamilton area, please submit an application at: Start2Finish Volunteer Application
Chantiers Jeunesse is a non-profit organization that offers volunteer programs for youth ages 15 to 30. Our mission is to promote youth engagement in communities and we encourage youth of all backgrounds to apply. Our programs include 2 to 3 week volunteer projects in Canada as well as abroad, funding and support for entrepreneurship projects and longer term individual placements. Our projects in Canada have all fees covered such as accommodation, meals and transportation. In addition, we provide orientation weekends as well as follow-up and professional development opportunities for participants after their projects.
Please visit the following site for complete information on our volunteer opportunities:
NPAAMB's Oya:na Program in Brantford, Hamilton and Fort Erie are seeking non-Indigenous youth to participate in the program by being involved in a community service opportunity with Indigenous youth!
Participants must commit to 120 hours, the hours are flexible but must be completed before March 31, 2020.
Supports are also available (on case by case basis):
- Earn $10/ hour (living expense)
- Bus pass/ transportation costs
- Completion bonus of $50 gift card
The Youth Aiding Youth program at ROCK is seeking driven and dedicated volunteers to co-facilitate social skills groups for children between the ages of 6-12 years old. These groups involve supporting children who need assistance developing social skills, confidence, and self-esteem. The volunteers facilitate the sessions by following a program manual that includes topics such as self-esteem, bullying, social language skills and more. Interested candidates:
-Age 19 years and older
-Have previous experience working with children
-Able to work well within a team setting with the shared goal of co-facilitating a successful social skills group
-Able to follow the program manual and facilitate group discussions, engaging activities and fun games
-Should be able to manage behaviours and use quick problem solving
-Should be outgoing and possess established leadership skills
Commitment: 2 hrs once a week for 10 weeks (6 weeks for summer groups)
The Youth Aiding Youth program at ROCK is seeking professional, outgoing and dedicated volunteers to perform outreach within the Halton community for the purpose of volunteer recruitment. This role will involve hosting information tables at various events such as community wellness/volunteer fairs and volunteer recruitment drives at secondary schools within the Halton region. Interested Candidates will be:
-Age 18 years and older
-Capable of travelling to various locations within the Halton community
-Comfortable with public speaking and presenting to small crowds
-Capable of having a flexible schedule with the ability to commit to daytime, evening and
weekend outreach opportunities
If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please email Faye Fakhereddin at:
The Youth Aiding Youth program at ROCK is seeking driven and dedicated volunteers to spend time with children between the ages of 6-12 years old, participating in fun & recreational activities. The goal of this mentoring relationship is to support the child in developing their confidence, self-esteem and social skills, while providing them with an older positive role model and friend. Interested Candidates will be:
-16-24 years of age
-Looking to gain hands on experience within a mental health organization
-Looking to make a difference in the lives of "at-risk" children within Halton
-Able to commit to spending 3 hours a week for a minimum of 9 months with the child they are matched with
-Able to work independently and take the initiative to plan a variety of activities and outings for the volunteer and child to participate in
Join one of our Campus to Community volunteer teams at Mission Services!
Mission Services are looking for volunteers to assist them with Food Bank.
Responsibilities of Volunteers:
-Welcome and engage with community members waiting for intake at the Good Food Centre.
-Greet clients approaching the food distribution area.
-Assist community members with providing children with appropriate activities.
-Help community members navigate in the Good Food Centre.
-Receive the “shopping list” and retrieve food items accordingly.
-During slow periods, check shelves for expired items and dispose of those that do not comply with food safety standards.
Transportation can be arranged from Fennell Campus.
Special Olympics Hamilton (SOH) is a volunteer driven organization with 300+ registered athletes that range in age from 8-80 and compete in 18 core sports. Every facet of SOH's programs from administration to coaching are run by volunteers who take pride in knowing they're providing athletes with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to experience the excitement, joy and personal fulfillment associated with participating in sport in Hamilton.
SOH is currently looking for volunteers to assist with their weekly programming:
- Sundays 10 Pin Bowling 2:00 - 4:00 pm (ThunderAlly - downtown)
- Mondays Floor Hockey 6:00 - 7:30 pm (Sherwood Secondary School)
- Mondays Rhythmic Gymnastics 6:00-8:00 pm (Helen Detwiler)
- Wednesdays Basketball 6:00 - 7:40 pm (Sherwood Secondary School)
- Wednesdays Basketball 8:00 - 9:30 pm (Pauline Johnson)
- Fridays Swimming 7:00 - 8:00 pm (Hillpark Recreation Centre)
- Assist athletes to participate in sports and engage in the Hamilton community
- Provide the athletes with support, encouragement and guidance
- Have fun!
- Sensitive to the needs of people with disabilities
- Solid communication and interpersonal skills
- 2 references
- Current Police Check (completed within the last 12 months) - must include a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening (see application for details)
Benefits of Volunteering
- Give back to the community
- Meet new people
- Receive orientation and training while you develop new skills
- Build your Co-Curricular Record (CCR)
Campus to Community is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and welcomes volunteers of all abilities.
If you are interested in supporting the development of Hamilton's Special Olympians, please complete this application form: SOH Volunteer Application
Black Boys Code is a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing young boys of colour (ages 8 to 17) to computer science and technology through exposure workshops, Hackathons, after school and summer programs. At Black Boys Code, you will have the chance to connect with boys of colour, aged 8 - 17, and support them through critical developmental years. Your support of this important cause will provide early education in computer programming, electrical engineering, mobile app development, robotics and other STEM fields.
- Technical Lead
- Classroom Technical Assistants
- Events Coordinators
- Community Outreach Coordinators
- Social Media Manager
For details about each of these volunteer positions, please visit our website and contact:
Come and volunteer for MohawkX: Student Leader Conference!
This is an evening filled with engaging, interactive, and collaborative workshops that will help students to develop their capacity for student leadership and introduce them to new ideas!
Volunteer roles include:
- Event set-up & tear-down (some lifting required)
- Assist with event registration
- Act as a workshop attendant
- Provide assistance to students attending the conference
Volunteers are asked to meet in Student Life- room R203 on Fennell Campus- to sign in at 2:30pm.
Light refreshments, cool swag, and CCR hours will also be provided.
The Be Well Do Well Peer Mentor Program is a peer based mentoring program which connects peer mentors with students with mental health issues. The goals of the Program are to support students in creating and maintaining their wellness and academic success and to create connections, conversations and a supportive and resilient college community.
We believe that there are many benefits to being a peer mentee. The most significant one is having the perspective of a peer. That is a powerful and very meaningful perspective. We believe you will also benefit from:
- peer support to help you to overcome barriers, achieve success, and build resiliency
- connecting with a supportive and a non- judgmental person
- getting support and a different perspective from a mentor when exploring options and goals
- trying new approaches and skills in a safe relationship
- getting practical information about how to maintain wellness
- learning how to access college and community resources
- getting support through life transitions
- increasing self-awareness and confidence
As a note, to be a mentee within the Be Well Do Well Peer Mentor program you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be available to meet with your Mentor either Monday’s or Tuesday’s between the hours of 8:30AM-4:30PM on the Fennell Campus
- You must be a full-time student at Mohawk College
- Students in the Social Service Worker (SSW) program are unfortunately not eligible to be a mentee as all of our mentors within the program are also SSW students at Mohawk College
Volunteer board members needed for small local charity.
Community oriented people needed to help support The Healing Oasis which provides counselling supports for those in recovery, and those who are suffering from trauma, crisis and loss. We require people with administrative and technological skills, but if you'd like to become involved, contact us for more information.
The AreclorMittal Grassroots Soccer Hamilton program are in urgent need of volunteers! This is a great way to support youth participation in the game we all love! This program is designed for children in Ward 3!
This is a 10 week program that runs from June 16th to August 18th (Tuesday evenings) at Tim Horton's Field. Last year, Forge players were out and volunteering in the program!
Can't make every week, but would still like to come out and help? No problem! You tell us what week(s) work for you! We always appreciate the help we can get.
NO PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!
For registration, please fill out the registration form and scanned or emailed back at the email address given below. For further information, please contact Anthony via email email@example.com
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Volunteer with the Centre for Climate Change Management to support the Bay Area Climate Change Council (BACCC) Forum on February 25th.
We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic volunteers to help with the Climate Change Forum. This event is open to the public and is being hosted at Mohawk College's Fennell Campus on February 25th from 5 - 9 pm. We will require support with event set up and tear down, workshop note taking, campus directions and more!
During the event you will hear from city councilors, BACCC members, and Dr. Mark Jaccard, author of The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success. Volunteer training and dinner during the event will be provided.
Accessible Learning Services is hosting our annual Accessibility Awareness Day on Tuesday, March 10th to promote services and supports for accessibility around the Mohawk College campus and the greater Hamilton community.
Our theme this year is, "From Disability, to Different Ability." We are looking for 5 student volunteers to support this event from 9am-3pm.
Interested in volunteering for the Canadian Blood Services? As a volunteer, you will be helping to promote and recruit students for the upcoming Blood Donation Drive on March 5 (10a-3p) in the DBARC building.
We have 4 planned outreach dates on:
Wednesday February 26 | 11:00 – 2:00
Monday March 2 | 11:00 - 2:00
Wednesday March 4 | 11:00 – 2:00
Phone it Forward is a relatively new campaign, aiming to refurbish used smart phones and provide them to people in need. On an ongoing basis, the CNIB (a registered charity) needs helping hands to raise awareness and encourage donations of used phones to support Canadians with limited vision.
Help keep your fellow students informed about the changes coming to Mohawk’s learning management system (LMS). Starting May 2020, all courses will be provided through MyCanvas.
eLearn is closing April 20, 2020.
• Answering student questions or directing them to the library/IT help desk as needed
• Handing out postcards/checklist students can use to prepare for eLearn closing
• Telling students about the contest they can enter to win $500 Amazon gift card or weekly prizes
• Giving away Mohawk branded swag to students who stop by
Estimated time commitment: 1 hour/week for the month of March (Campus common hours or other agreed upon time)
A voucher of Pizza and Pop will be given to each volunteer that signs up.
VR Pro Inc. is looking for the course marshal position. This position requires an enthusiastic individual who is capable of effectively coercing with race participants (runners), police, other volunteers, spectators, and people who live in the neighbourhood. A course marshal is situated at a particular location on the race course and is responsible for ensuring that the race runs smoothly. Marshaling is a great opportunity to be involved in the running community and support healthy active lifestyles.
Typical responsibilities include:
- Ensure that race participants remain on the correct course, and that non-participants remain off the course.
- Direct traffic at their location, either across the course when safe to do so, or to alternative routes.
- Relaying information to medical team.
gritLIT is Hamilton’s annual literary festival taking place April 16-20, 2020.
We bring together diverse voices — the biggest Canadian authors, new talent and local writers — in a series of up-close-and-personal readings and events.
Our new Youth Council (aged 18-30) organizes events to engage the next generation of readers, raising money and awareness for our programs.
- Help us shape youth and children’s programming
- Throw gritLIT’s Friday night party, the introvert’s bash of the year
- Learn about festival production and fundraising
Get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your council membership of $40* gets you: 4 gritLIT tickets (excl. headliner and workshops), 2 party tickets and a $20 tax receipt.
Please let us know if cost is a barrier for you.
Around the Bay Race are looking for volunteers for various positions.
- Volunteers would be asked to staff a water station along the race route. This is an outdoor activity at the end of March.
- Another volunteer position would be serving beer samples at the end of the race. Volunteers would need smart serve certification.
- Another volunteer opportunity would be a course marshal along part of the race route informing local traffic there will be a slight delay.
Cyber Seniors is looking for high school and post-secondary school students to looking for volunteers to teach seniors how to use an ipad and create a video story.
Requirements: Must speak English and Mandarin
Benefits: Bus tickets available and prizes to be won
When: Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 to 4: 30 pm starting February 19th and ending March 23rd , 2020 (No sessions March 18th and 19th)
Where: 120 Strathcona Avenue North, Hamilton, ON - Wellness Room
Are you interested? Please contact Lisa Maychak at email@example.com or 905-546-2424, ext. 1721