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I Want to Volunteer

Looking to volunteer? You've come to the right place! We're here to help you find meaningful volunteer opportunities to keep Dufferin a connected, vibrant and healthy community.

Finding volunteer opportunities in our community has never been easier!

First, check out our available opportunities from our volunteer organizations.

Second, build a profile. This will allow you to register for opportunities and allow us to communicate with you. By building a Profile, you can identify your specific interests so that when an opportunity that best matches your skills and interests becomes available, you'll know about it!

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Our friends at Cabot Creamery Co-operative and their Reward Volunteers program has allowed us to link to their volunteer quiz "What's Your Volunteer Personality?"

Check it out. It's fun and informative!

Volunteer Opportunities

Name of Opportunity Organization Location Expires Learn More
Board Member
TorchLight extends an invitation to enthusiastic and dedicated individuals from our community to serve on our Board of Directors and become part of this forward-thinking team.
Telecheck-Dufferin, Torchlight Any Dufferin December 5, 2017 I'm Interested
Telephone Volunteers wanted for TeleCheck-Dufferin Telephone Reassurance for Adults 55+
Trained volunteers along with staff provide friendly phone calls to Adults 55+ who would benefit from someone calling on a scheduled basis to ensure their well-being & safety.
Telecheck-Dufferin, Torchlight Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area December 5, 2017 I'm Interested
"LET'S DO LUNCH" VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED
CMOW is looking for volunteers (55 years +) to participate in a 6 month pilot program, "Let's do lunch". Commitment is one lunch hour per week. Volunteers' lunch is free. Training provided.
Caledon Meals On Wheels Orangeville and area December 20, 2017 I'm Interested
Board of Directors
Board members have the opportunity to ensure the best possible services are provided for community members living with a life-limiting illness, their caregivers, and the bereaved.
Hospice Dufferin Any Dufferin December 25, 2017 I'm Interested
Gaining Real Importance From Every Friendship (GRIEF) Program Volunteer
Hospice Dufferin is excited to announce the launch of a brand new program! This program is a chance for people experiencing bereavement to get together with others and have some fun and find support!
Hospice Dufferin Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area December 25, 2017 I'm Interested
Board Member
We are looking for a volunteer who shares our philosophy of positive parenting to join our team. We promote parenting skills that are based on understanding and working with children's behaviour.
Dufferin Parent Support Network Orangeville and area December 28, 2017 I'm Interested
Social Media Coordinator
We are looking for a volunteer who shares our philosophy of positive parenting to join our team. We promote parenting skills that are based on understanding and working with children's behaviour.
Dufferin Parent Support Network Any Dufferin December 28, 2017 I'm Interested
Fundraising Committee Member
We're looking for a volunteer who shares our philosophy of positive parenting to join our team. We promote parenting skills that are based on understanding and working with children's behaviour.
Dufferin Parent Support Network Orangeville and area December 28, 2017 I'm Interested
Would you like to help feed hungry children?
Food and Friends Dufferin is in need of volunteers in the following schools, Parkinson Centennial, Princess Elizabeth,St. Peter’s Orangeville,Grand Valley & Erin High School.
The Children's Foundation of Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin- Food & Friends program. Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area December 30, 2017 I'm Interested
Palliative Support Volunteer
Volunteers have the opportunity to meet directly with clients in their home, hospital, or long term care facility. Visits average about once a week.
Hospice Dufferin Any Dufferin December 31, 2017 I'm Interested
LEGACY VOLUNTEER
A Legacy Story is an opportunity for individuals to preserve their life story for future generations. We need volunteers who would like to help the people of Dufferin County tell their story.
Hospice Dufferin Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area December 31, 2017 I'm Interested
Meet and Greet Volunteer
The Meet and Greet program is a social program for clients with a life-limiting illness. Volunteers have the opportunity to interact with clients in a recreation setting and create social connections.
Hospice Dufferin Orangeville and area December 31, 2017 I'm Interested
Be a Friend volunteers
We are looking for a few good volunteers who would enjoy some company.
Community Living Dufferin Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area December 31, 2017 I'm Interested
Christmas in the Park
We are looking for volunteers to be Ambassadors for the park during the month of December. Each evening between December 1st and 31st the Park is open between 5:30 pm and 10:00 pm. If you would like
Optimist Club of Orangeville Orangeville and area December 31, 2017 I'm Interested
Volunteers required to help facilitate Senior's Social/Wellness Program
Caledon Meals on Wheels offers a seniors' Social/Wellness program in seniors' buildings and requires volunteers to help facilitate these great programs.
Caledon Meals On Wheels Orangeville and area January 1, 2018 I'm Interested
Board Members for Caledon Meals on Wheels Required
Caledon Meals on Wheels (CMOW) is a non-profit charitable organization that is dedicated to enabling individuals to live independent, healthy lives.
Caledon Meals On Wheels Orangeville and area January 1, 2018 I'm Interested
Bottle Drive Volunteer
Be a part of the most successful fundraiser of the year. We are currently looking for volunteers for our Bottle Recycling program in Orangeville. If you have approximately 2 hours to spare on Wednes
Ontario SPCA Orangeville and District Animal Center Orangeville and area January 1, 2018 I'm Interested
Bottle Drive Volunteer
Be a part of the most successful fundraiser of the year. We are currently looking for volunteers for our Bottle Recycling program in Orangeville. If you have approximately 2 hours to spare on Wednes
Ontario SPCA Orangeville and District Animal Center Orangeville and area January 1, 2018 I'm Interested
VOLUNTEER DRIVER
We are looking for Volunteer drivers to drive Clients from their homes to and from the Adult Day Program.
VON Alzheimer's Adult Day Program Orangeville and area January 31, 2018 I'm Interested
MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT
We are looking for any musical talent who would like to come and volunteer at our Alzheimer's Adult Day Program. Piano, guitar, singing or any and all instruments or music is welcome!
VON Alzheimer's Adult Day Program Orangeville and area January 31, 2018 I'm Interested
PIANO PLAYER
We are looking for a Piano Player to come and play for our program on a weekly basis! We have a piano all ready to go and just need someone to play it for our Clients.
VON Alzheimer's Adult Day Program Orangeville and area January 31, 2018 I'm Interested
ACTIVITY ASSISTANT
To assist in our programs at our Alzheimer's Adult Day Program. Volunteer will be responsible to assist staff with daily functions of the day such as helping in programs and helping clients 1:1.
VON Alzheimer's Adult Day Program Orangeville and area January 31, 2018 I'm Interested
Volunteer Captain
Seeking Leadership Volunteers for the Heart & Stroke Canvass! The Heart & Stroke Canvass is a fundraising campaign that raises funds for research and shares life-saving health information with Canadia
Heart & Stroke Foundation Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area February 1, 2018 I'm Interested
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED TO DELIVER MEALS IN ORANGEVILLE
Join our team! Deliver hot meals and a friendly smile to seniors in Orangeville over the noon hour. Deliver once a week or bi-weekly. A route usually takes 1 hour. Mileage is reimbursed.
Caledon Meals On Wheels Orangeville and area February 13, 2018 I'm Interested
Catch The Ace Ticket Sales
Volunteers needed to sell Catch The Ace lottery tickets at community booths throughout Dufferin County
Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area February 28, 2018 I'm Interested
Volunteer Canvasser
The Heart & Stroke Canvass is a fundraising campaign that raises funds for research and shares life-saving health information with Canadians, through the help of 90,000 volunteers. Heart disease and s
Heart & Stroke Foundation Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area March 1, 2018 I'm Interested
Office Assistant
Provide administrative support or undertake specific projects, all the while keeping things running smoothly in the office.
Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County Orangeville and area April 30, 2018 I'm Interested
IN HOME EXERCISE VOLUNTEERS
We are looking for volunteers to participate in our new "LET'S EXERCISE" program. One on one exercise with clients in their homes on a weekly basis. Great training provided!
Caledon Meals On Wheels Orangeville and area April 30, 2018 I'm Interested
Girl Guide Leaders Required
Plan and facilitate girl-centred programming. Share your skills, your talents and yourself as a Girl Guide volunteer. Volunteer today!
Girls Guides of Canada Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area May 11, 2018 I'm Interested
RELAY FOR LIFE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
We are looking for dynamic and community minded committee members that will help us raise funds for cancer research and support for people living with cancer.
Canadian Cancer Society Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area May 31, 2018 I'm Interested
Orangeville ReStore Assistant
Do you have an eye for merchandising, or a knack for customer service? Why not volunteer in one of our ReStores! With a location in Orangeville, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.
Habitat For Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph Orangeville and area June 30, 2018 I'm Interested
Cashier - Habitat for Humanity ReStore
The cashier will help to oversee the Cash Desk, including completing sales, customers service, answering the phone, and other duties helping with the operation of the ReStore.
Habitat For Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph Orangeville and area June 30, 2018 I'm Interested
Breast Cancer Support Volunteer
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer amongst women in Canada. We need volunteers to help our clients who are going through breast cancer treatments right now!
Hospice Dufferin Any Dufferin July 31, 2018 I'm Interested
In-School Mentor
Become a mentor to a child in a school environment. Visit a local school for one hour once a week, for one-on-one time with a child. One big reason to go back to school.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dufferin & District Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area December 31, 2018 I'm Interested
Big Brother
Being a Big Brothers can be as much fun as it sounds. You get to play road hockey, play computer games, go for a hike, just hang out. Do anything you both like to do.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dufferin & District Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area December 31, 2018 I'm Interested
Medical First Responders
Medical First Responders are “first on the scene” and able to respond in the critical minutes of an emergency until medical assistance arrives.
St. John Ambulance Any Dufferin January 1, 2019 I'm Interested
Therapy Dog Volunteer
The St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program brings comfort and companionship to the people in our community who appreciate the unconditional love of a dog.
St. John Ambulance Any Dufferin January 1, 2019 I'm Interested
Outreach & Education Volunteer
Our Outreach Ambassadors attend events in the community to promote the importance of life saving skills and the value of volunteering with St. John Ambulance.
St. John Ambulance Any Dufferin January 1, 2019 I'm Interested
Big Sister
Every girl needs a Big Sister to share with, talk to or confide in. Whether it's playing sports, learning a new craft or just goofing around, you'll make a big difference in each other's life.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dufferin & District Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area February 28, 2019 I'm Interested
Go Girls! Mentor
Go Girls! is an eight week school based group program. It runs either during the school day or after school. Women mentors meet with a group of 8-12 girls once a week for 8 weeks.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dufferin & District Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area May 31, 2019 I'm Interested
HAPPY HOUR (SMART SERVE REQUIRED)
SMART SERVE Certificate required. If you currently hold a Smart Serve certificate or wish to obtain one then this is the job for you. Enjoy getting to know our residents as you tend the bar.
Lord Dufferin Centre Orangeville and area October 23, 2020 I'm Interested
Calling out weekly bingo game. The residents love this!
Run our weekly Bingo Program with assistance as needed. This program is held every Saturday at 2:00-3:00pm
Lord Dufferin Centre Orangeville and area October 23, 2020 I'm Interested
Running Card Bingo for our residents.
Residents enjoy this fun and interactive game involving two decks of cards. Card Bingos are scheduled on Sundays from 2:00-3:00pm
Lord Dufferin Centre Orangeville and area October 23, 2020 I'm Interested
Friendly Visits
Do you enjoy chatting with others? Learning about the amazing histories of our seniors? Then this may be the job for you. Many of our seniors really enjoy talking to others.
Lord Dufferin Centre Orangeville and area October 23, 2020 I'm Interested
Tuck Shop Volunteers
Would you like to run our Tuck Shop? Our residents really enjoy having this small store open where they can purchase many items in the comfort of their own home.
Lord Dufferin Centre Orangeville and area October 23, 2020 I'm Interested
CARD GAMES, BILLIARDS, SHUFFLE BOARD, INDOOR GOLF
Residents enjoy playing many games, some of which are listed above. Sometimes they enjoy learning new games. They especially enjoy spending time with volunteers.
Lord Dufferin Centre Orangeville and area October 23, 2020 I'm Interested
As a volunteer for Hospice Dufferin you have the opportunity to meet some of the most amazing people who will inspire you. They can help you realize how precious life is, and how blessed you are to be healthy. They give you more than you will ever give them, and I consider myself very lucky that I get to be a volunteer and meet these amazing people. If you would like to make your life richer I highly recommend becoming a Hospice Dufferin volunteer.
Margie, Hospice Volunteer
Volunteer Visiting is a two-way street. The client benefits from having me go into their home for a chit-chat; perhaps a discussion on the news of the day or help solve a problem for them over a cup of coffee or tea. Volunteering has given me a sense of pride in myself, knowing our community to be a better place to live due to this visiting program.
Friendly Visitor
I had contemplated becoming a Big Sister for quite some time when one day I just decided to go down to their office and find out more about it. ….. It's been just over a year now and both Ayden and I are still really enjoying our time together. At first I was concerned about what we would do and the fact that I am an older Big Sister than some, but it is so wonderful to know that I am making a difference in a child’s life in the most ordinary of things. …… I could go on and on about the time we spend together but I would really like to encourage anyone who may be thinking about it or considering becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister to just do it! It truly is time well spent. The need is great and you can be part of the solution, you can invest in the life of a child with just your time. Ayden and I just can't wait to meet you at the next Big Brothers Big Sisters event! Come on, there are some great kids here that need a friend to come along side them and mentor them into becoming all they can be! See YOU at the next event!
Ruth, Big Sister, BBBS
“It gives me a warm feeling and a sense of accomplishment to help people.”
Telecheck Volunteer
“Delivered meals for 12 years and the clients warmed my heart. I definitely got more out of this than I put in!!”
Meals on Wheels Volunteer
"We have been delivering meals for many years and get great satisfaction in knowing we are helping others through our voluntary efforts."
John and Ann Green
“From 8:30 in the morning to noon I can forget about myself and whatever stresses I may have as I speak to those who courageously face older age.”
Telecheck Volunteer
“...I am in an environment of caring, compassionate people. This reinforces my own humanity and recharges my batteries to deal with the world outside our Torchlight community…..It is definitely an exciting learning and discovery process I value greatly.”
Community Torchlight Volunteer
You don't know what you have to give until you get involved. Then you realize you do have something to offer and it's easy to put it out there!
Youth Volunteer
"When I volunteered to be a Big Brother, I wasn't sure what to expect, but it's become a strong and lasting relationship for both of us. It isn't hard to keep in contact with someone you care about!"
Big Brother Volunteer
When my wife died, I needed something to keep myself busy and active. I think I get more than I give, but I have been a volunteer driver for over 10 years now, and now I'm on the Board. I think it keeps me healthy and happy.
Senior Volunteer