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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, register and build a profile. This will allow you to respond to opportunities and allows 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 be notified that you have a match!

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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 Posted Expires Learn More
Junior Chef Volunteer
Junior Chef is one of our many afterschool programs for 8-11yrs to have fun and gain confidence when baking while socializing with new friends.
Town of Orangeville Orangeville and area December 6, 2022 January 21, 2023 Learn More
Cancer Support - Childcare Volunteer
Make a Difference in a child's life, Become a Volunteer Angel!
Nankind November 28, 2022 Expires tomorrow Learn More
Virtual Cancer Support - Childcare Volunteer
Make a Difference in a child's life, Become a Volunteer Angel!
Nankind November 28, 2022 Expires tomorrow Learn More
CHRISTMAS KETTLE VOULUNTEERS
We are recruiting Kettle volunteers for 2-4 hour shifts from November 26 to December 24 Contact Sherri, Kettle Coordinator 709-728-0435 sherri.anderson2@salvationarmy.ca
Community and Family Services of The Salvation Army New Hope Community Church Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area November 25, 2022 December 24, 2022 Learn More
Mistletoe Mountain
A fundraising holiday themed event with vendors, raising funds for Family Transition Place.
Mount Alverno Luxury Resorts Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area November 25, 2022 December 12, 2022 Learn More
Winter Break Camp
Looking for fun, engaged students looking for experience working with children over the Winter Break: Week #1: December 27- December 30, 2022 Week #2: January 2- January 6, 2023
Headwaters Racquet Club Orangeville and area October 31, 2022 December 9, 2022 Learn More
Empathy Squad *VIRTUAL* Training Audio Storytellers and Podcast Creators
The Empathy Squad program trains and equips youth from across Canada to generate empathy-building dialogue through the collection of stories via interviews and the creation of podcast pieces.
FIXT POINT Arts & Media Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area October 18, 2022 March 6, 2023 Learn More
Donation Sorter
Sorting through donated clothing and household goods to assess quality.
Caledon Community Services Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area October 11, 2022 January 9, 2023 Learn More
Volunteers Needed for Skiing Adult Disabled Downhill Skiing Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area September 14, 2022 March 5, 2023 Learn More
Volunteers Needed for Skiing Adult Disabled Downhill Skiing Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area September 14, 2022 March 5, 2023 Learn More
Seniors Health & Wellness Program Facilitator
Looking for facilitators to work closely with the Coordinator, Senior Health & Wellness Program to develop a variety of programs for seniors and to implement them throughout various locations.
Caledon Community Services September 8, 2022 February 28, 2023 Learn More
Student Nutrition Program Volunteer
Provide local students with access to nutritious meals through our partnered school/agency breakfast, lunch, morning meal, or snack programs.
The Children's Foundation of Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin- Food & Friends program. Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area September 7, 2022 December 22, 2022 Learn More
Volunteer Driver
Looking for volunteers who are available to drive clients from their homes to various appointments. If you are personal, friendly, conscientious and reliable then this is a position for you.
Caledon Community Services August 30, 2022 February 19, 2023 Learn More
Online Tutor
Study Pages provides a free platform for everyone to gain and develop new or existing skills. We are currently seeking volunteer tutors to teach a variety of subjects.
StudyPages August 15, 2022 December 15, 2022 Learn More
Culinary Workshop Assistant
An opportunity to support members of the neuro diverse community learning food prep and employability skills in the BOSS (Branching Out Support Services) community kitchen.
The CommonFare Kitchen Orangeville and area June 22, 2022 December 31, 2022 Learn More
Volunteer Driver
We are in need of a volunteer driver to assist with transporting an adult learner between Maple Valley and Redickville to the Mel Lloyd Centre once a week before. Mileage compensation is available.
Skills Upgrading Program/Continuing Education-UGDSB Shelburne and area May 30, 2022 December 19, 2022 Learn More
Aquatic Volunteer
Provide lifeguards and instructors with assistance in the pool environment during programming and swimming lessons
Town of Orangeville Orangeville and area April 13, 2022 December 31, 2022 Learn More
Volunteers to distribute our campaign leaflets in mailboxes within their neighbourhoods.
Leaflets and a map will be mailed to you.
Ontario Clean Air Alliance Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area December 15, 2021 February 1, 2023 Learn More
Volunteers Needed for Skiing
Specifically, the association affords disabled adults an opportunity to learn to ski to a level of independence with the assistance of volunteers.
Adult Disabled Downhill Skiing Orangeville and area November 9, 2021 March 5, 2023 Learn More
Fundraising Committee Member
Fundraising Coordinator
Dufferin Parent Support Network Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area October 18, 2021 June 30, 2025 Learn More
Barn Work
We have a small heard of therapeutic barn animals that require their stalls to be cleaned.
Services and Housing In the Province (SHIP) - Peace Ranch Program Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area June 22, 2021 April 30, 2024 Learn More
Support for daily check-in calls
TeleCheck is looking for volunteers to work remotely to support our daily check-in call to support independent living for Adults 55+ living in our community.
TeleCheck Orangeville and area March 31, 2021 December 31, 2022 Learn More
Dufferin Child and Family Foundation - Board Member
Dufferin Child & Family Foundation is seeking Board Directors for our newly formed foundation to continue the philanthropic efforts of the Dufferin Children’s Fund, the charitable arm of DCAFS
Dufferin Child and Family Services Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area December 8, 2020 July 10, 2023 Learn More
Virtual Volunteer
Provide one to one companionship with residents through skype, facetime etc.
Avalon Care Centre Long Term Care Home Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area December 6, 2020 December 12, 2025 Learn More
Program Assistants
Program Assistants(PAs) help with our CanSkate program. PAs will need to skate proficiently.
Skate Canada Shelburne Shelburne and area September 19, 2019 March 27, 2027 Learn More
Palliative Visiting Volunteer
Palliative Visiting Volunteers provide support for clients living in the Dufferin community who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting or life-threatening diagnosis throughout their journey.
Hospice Dufferin Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area September 11, 2019 December 31, 2022 Learn More
Mono Pollinator Garden Volunteer
As a volunteer, you may choose to join one or more of the following working groups: Adult Education, Children's Education, Communications, Construction, Fundraising, Maintenance/Planting, Plant Sele
Town of Mono, c/o Mono Pollinator Garden Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area May 28, 2019 September 30, 2025 Learn More
Animal Rescue Volunteer
We are a Farm Animal Rescue looking for volunteers that share our love and compassion for animals and animal rescue.
Silver Willow Farm Rescue Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area February 1, 2019 December 31, 2022 Learn More
HCIA Leadership Council Members
The HCIA Leadership Council is composed of a dedicated team of community leaders from diverse sectors who are responsible for setting the strategic direction for Headwaters Communities is Action. The
Headwaters Communities in Action Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area November 26, 2018 December 31, 2025 Learn More
Resident and Family Services Volunteer
Assist the Resident and Family Services Coordinator with daily duties.
Avalon Care Centre Long Term Care Home Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area June 19, 2018 December 31, 2025 Learn More
Resident and Family Services Volunteer
Assist the Resident and Family Services Coordinator with daily duties.
Avalon Care Centre Long Term Care Home Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area June 19, 2018 December 31, 2025 Learn More
Volunteers (volunteer drivers, event day volunteers)
Join the volunteer team at the Canadian Cancer Society, Dufferin County area! Volunteer Drivers in support of the Wheels of Hope program.
Canadian Cancer Society Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area May 22, 2018 June 30, 2025 Learn More
Eating Assistance Volunteer
Avalon Care Centre is looking for meal time volunteers!
Avalon Care Centre Long Term Care Home Orangeville and area February 20, 2018 December 12, 2025 Learn More
Life Enrichment Volunteer
Life Enrichment Volunteers come into our home and assist with playing games, special events, manicures, Reading programs, singing and outings!
Avalon Care Centre Long Term Care Home Orangeville and area December 28, 2017 December 31, 2025 Learn More
Dining Room Assistant (Sorry-Unable to accept Volunteers until Covid is over)
Volunteer will be primarily responsible for pouring coffee and tea during meals. Volunteer will also be able to do other meal related tasks as requested by staff.
Lord Dufferin Centre Orangeville and area November 28, 2017 August 8, 2025 Learn More
IN HOME EXERCISE VOLUNTEERS
We are looking for volunteers to participate in our "LET'S EXERCISE" program. One on one exercise with clients in their homes on a weekly basis. Training provided!
Caledon Meals On Wheels Orangeville and area November 15, 2017 June 20, 2025 Learn More
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 September 29, 2017 June 30, 2025 Learn More
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 September 26, 2017 April 1, 2023 Learn More
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 August 23, 2017 June 20, 2025 Learn More
"LET'S DO LUNCH" VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED
CMOW is looking for volunteers that would enjoy having lunch with one of our clients. Our "Let's do Lunch" program gives volunteers and clients an opportunity to visit over a meal.
Caledon Meals On Wheels Orangeville and area June 26, 2017 July 6, 2025 Learn More
MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT NEEDED!!
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 October 27, 2016 July 29, 2025 Learn More
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED!
Volunteer Drivers take clients to and from the Adult Day Program located in the Avalon Retirement Lodge in Orangeville. Client's arrive at the Day Program between 9:30am and picked up at 3pm.
VON Alzheimer's Adult Day Program Orangeville and area October 27, 2016 July 29, 2025 Learn More
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 August 24, 2016 December 16, 2025 Learn More
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 August 18, 2016 January 31, 2025 Learn More
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 August 18, 2016 August 5, 2025 Learn More
Friendly Visitor
Become part of our team of trained volunteers who visit persons living with dementia in their home.
Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area April 27, 2016 June 30, 2025 Learn More
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 27, 2016 December 31, 2025 Learn More
Great Board Members Wanted!
Being a Board Member is an opportunity for individuals to take a leadership role in Dufferin County and make a significant contribution to children, families and to our community.
Dufferin Child and Family Services Any Dufferin April 19, 2016 July 10, 2023 Learn More
HAPPY HOUR (SMART SERVE REQUIRED) Sorry-Unable to accept Volunteers until Covid is over
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 May 15, 2015 October 23, 2025 Learn More
Friendly Visitor
Help support a client that lacks social support and may be lonely and isolated.
Dufferin County Community Support Services Any Dufferin August 14, 2014 December 31, 2022 Learn More
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 June 1, 2012 December 16, 2025 Learn More
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 June 1, 2012 December 16, 2025 Learn More
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