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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?"

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Volunteer Opportunities

Name of Opportunity Organization Location Posted Expires Learn More
Cancer Support - In-home Childcare Volunteer
Transforming the cancer experience for families with free childcare and support.
Nankind Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area July 5, 2024 July 19, 2024 Learn More
Volunteer Grant Writer
Contribute your skills to help secure funding for our vital initiatives.
LaRock Productions & Coming Home Festival Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area July 2, 2024 December 31, 2024 Learn More
VOLUNTEER SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR
You will be responsible for identifying sponsorship opportunities and managing the sponsorship proposal process.
LaRock Productions & Coming Home Festival Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area June 29, 2024 December 31, 2025 Learn More
Youth Climate Activation Circle
The Youth Climate Activation Circle is a 10-month program that empowers Dufferin youth with knowledge and skills to champion climate solutions in their community. Apply at joinindufferin.com/ycac.
County of Dufferin Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area June 28, 2024 July 31, 2024 Learn More
Volunteer Letter Writer and Craft Creator Recruitment
Interested in bringing a smile to nursing home residents? Consider joining Project Tight Knit! Please send us an email to learn more about becoming a volunteer letter writer or craft creator!
Project Tight Knit June 18, 2024 December 31, 2024 Learn More
Search and Rescue volunteers
Supporting police service (OPP and Local) with searches for lost person, assisting Dufferin County with Emergency management. We are governed by OSARVA. All training is provided.
Dufferin Emergency Search and Rescue Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area June 17, 2024 Expires tomorrow Learn More
Join our Board of Directors - Halton Mississauga Dufferin
Make a difference in your community, be a part of the solution to Ontario’s housing affordability crisis.
Habitat for Humanity Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area May 24, 2024 August 25, 2024 Learn More
Programming Volunteer
This is a unique opportunity to interact directly with visitors to the museum of all ages, help run and prepare for school and public programs, and assist in the set-up and take down of programs.
Museum of Dufferin Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area May 9, 2024 November 30, 2024 Learn More
Gardening Volunteer
A Gardening Volunteer has the pleasure of working on our beautiful grounds, with our interpretive garden, and with our flower beds and walking paths.
Museum of Dufferin Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area May 4, 2024 September 30, 2024 Learn More
Summer Camp Volunteer
Apply to be an HRC Camp Volunteer today! Volunteers are apart of HRC's day camp program. Together with Camp Counselors, Pro sand Trainers, you will help ensure campers have a safe and fun experience!
Headwaters Fitness and Racquet Club Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area April 19, 2024 July 18, 2024 Learn More
Seeking Male 1:1 Support to Play Dominoes
We are seeking a preferred male to play dominoes with a male resident.
Avalon Care Centre Orangeville and area April 16, 2024 December 31, 2024 Learn More
Assist With Service Dog Training, Care, and Events
High schoolers wanted to join us and make a difference, one service dog at a time. Dive into a world of wagging tails! Volunteer and help pups thrive. Make an impact, have fun!
K9 Country Inn Inc. Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area April 12, 2024 September 1, 2024 Learn More
Volunteer Board of Directors Member
Caledon\Dufferin Victim Services (CDVS) supports victims of crime, abuse and tragedy enabling the continuum of recovery through rapid response, informed referrals and community partnerships.
Caledon\Dufferin Victim Services Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area March 19, 2024 August 30, 2024 Learn More
Volunteer Board of Directors Member
Caledon\Dufferin Victim Services (CDVS) supports victims of crime, abuse and tragedy enabling the continuum of recovery through rapid response, informed referrals and community partnerships.
Caledon\Dufferin Victim Services Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area March 19, 2024 August 31, 2024 Learn More
Volunteer Board of Directors Member
Caledon\Dufferin Victim Services (CDVS) supports victims of crime, abuse and tragedy enabling the continuum of recovery through rapid response, informed referrals and community partnerships.
Caledon\Dufferin Victim Services Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area March 19, 2024 August 30, 2024 Learn More
Volunteer Board of Directors Member
Caledon\Dufferin Victim Services (CDVS) supports victims of crime, abuse and tragedy enabling the continuum of recovery through rapid response, informed referrals and community partnerships.
Caledon\Dufferin Victim Services Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area March 19, 2024 August 31, 2024 Learn More
Volunteer Board of Directors Member
Caledon\Dufferin Victim Services (CDVS) supports victims of crime, abuse and tragedy enabling the continuum of recovery through rapid response, informed referrals and community partnerships.
Caledon\Dufferin Victim Services Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area March 19, 2024 August 30, 2024 Learn More
Volunteer Board of Directors Member
Caledon\Dufferin Victim Services (CDVS) supports victims of crime, abuse and tragedy enabling the continuum of recovery through rapid response, informed referrals and community partnerships.
Caledon\Dufferin Victim Services Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area March 19, 2024 August 30, 2024 Learn More
Become a GrandPal Today!
Working with Grade 5-8 elementary students who will work together with you to write your life story! You will meet with a small group (2-3 students) once a week for 1.5 hours to share your wisdom.
Grandpals Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area March 4, 2024 October 31, 2024 Learn More
Farm and animal care morning volunteer
Seeking a volunteer to help with animal care and farm chores once a week in the morning.
Hidden Creek Community Farm Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area February 25, 2024 November 30, 2024 Learn More
Patient Family Advisory Partnership Members
Are you passionate about health care and making a difference? Join us as a Patient and Family Advisor.
Headwaters Health Care Centre Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area January 4, 2024 December 20, 2024 Learn More
Dance Events - your choice: decorate / outreach / enhance website / admin / dance!
Help create healthy fun! Various locations.
Dance Orangeville Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area December 4, 2023 December 31, 2024 Learn More
Youth & Adult volunteers needed for The WILD Outside Program
WILD Outside, is a no-cost, year round, conservation program for youths. Adult volunteer team leaders are also needed! Contact wodufferincounty@cwf-fcf.org or go to www.cwf-fcf.org
The Canadian Wildlife Federation's WILD Outside Program (Dufferin County Team) Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area November 10, 2023 December 10, 2024 Learn More
Committee members: Events
EVENTS committee
Dufferin Arts Council Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area November 8, 2023 November 1, 2024 Learn More
Board Members
Dufferin Arts Council requires an active hands-on board that will help guide DAC into the future. We are seeking skills in governance, outreach, event management, marketing and more.
Dufferin Arts Council Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area October 29, 2023 October 1, 2025 Learn More
General Volunteer
General Volunteers are essential in supporting HTDR's rescue dogs and their operations.
Hopeful Tails Dog Rescue Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area September 30, 2023 September 30, 2025 Learn More
Seeking volunteers for the following roles: Patient Companion; Emergency Department; Ambulatory Care, Patient Escort/Info desk
We have openings for a number of roles at Headwaters HC Centre. Daytime, evening and weekend volunteer support needed for some roles. Must be 18+ years of age.
Headwaters Auxiliary Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area September 21, 2023 September 22, 2024 Learn More
Volunteer Crisis Responder
We are a registered charity providing crisis response in your community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for more than 26 years.
Caledon\Dufferin Victim Services Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area September 15, 2023 September 30, 2024 Learn More
Looking for VOLUNTEERS of TEENS & ADULTS
Volunteers Needed: -various dates from February to September every year
2023 Autism Speaks Canada Orangeville & Area Walk Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area August 2, 2023 October 31, 2024 Learn More
Dog Foster Hopeful Tails Dog Rescue Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area July 7, 2023 September 30, 2025 Learn More
Volunteer Driver
Qualified Volunteer Drivers over age of 25 will use our company vehicles to pick up and return clients to our day activities at Peace Ranch located in north Caledon.
Services and Housing In the Province (SHIP) - Peace Ranch Program Orangeville and area June 28, 2023 April 5, 2025 Learn More
Seeking Volunteers
Volunteer opportunities include offering music, singing, instruments to residents, painting murals for Butterfly unit, basic maintenance tasks. Preferred evening/weekends.
Avalon Care Centre Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area June 26, 2023 December 31, 2024 Learn More
Humane Education Volunteer
INSPIRE FUTURE GENERATIONS As a Humane Education Volunteer Team Member, you would deliver presentations (60-75 minutes in length) primarily to local schools. 
Ontario SPCA Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area May 30, 2023 December 31, 2024 Learn More
Volunteer at our Pulse Cafe and Gift Shop!
Pulse Café/Gift shop seeking volunteers. Permanent opening Tues & Thurs. eve 5-8pm; Saturdays 10:30-2 and 2-5. Also, Sundays from 10:30-2:00 (2 volunteers) and 2:00-5pm (2 volunteers)
Headwaters Auxiliary Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area May 10, 2023 September 10, 2024 Learn More
Visitor Services Volunteer
This unique opportunity allows you to interact directly with our visitors and start them off with a friendly MoD welcome.
Museum of Dufferin Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area May 2, 2023 August 1, 2024 Learn More
Board Member
Community of Hearts is looking for motivated and kind Board Members to join our team.
Community of Hearts April 24, 2023 December 31, 2024 Learn More
Social Club Facilitator
We are looking for passionate and kind volunteers who are interested in facilitating our Social Club event at least once per month.
Community of Hearts April 24, 2023 December 31, 2024 Learn More
Boxes of Hearts Volunteer
Supporting adults with developmental disabilities in a Social Enterprise program. Helping participants to develop job skills, build confidence and gain work experience in the community (1.5hr/week).
Community of Hearts Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area April 12, 2023 December 31, 2024 Learn More
Lead Volunteer (Boxes of Hearts program)
Supporting adults with developmental disabilities in a Social Enterprise program. Helping participants to develop job skills, build confidence and gain work experience in the community (1.5hr/week).
Community of Hearts Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area April 12, 2023 December 31, 2024 Learn More
Horticulture Assistant
The volunteer will assist with the therapeutic horticulture activities at Peace Ranch, supporting people recovering from serious mental illness.
Services and Housing In the Province (SHIP) - Peace Ranch Program Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area April 4, 2023 October 5, 2024 Learn More
Senior Social and Wellness Volunteers Needed
Assist the Program Coordinator in running program activities and food preparation Notify the Program Coordinator regarding planned absences Maintain client privacy and confidentiality
Caledon Meals On Wheels Orangeville and area January 23, 2023 January 1, 2025 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 October 6, 2024 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 December 28, 2027 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 11, 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
Supporting those who are living with a life-threatening illness can be a rewarding volunteer experience.Each client and their family have an individual care plan that you would be assisting in.
Hospice Dufferin Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area September 11, 2019 September 2, 2024 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
Crisis Responder-Volunteer
Be involved in experiences that will change your life, while you make a difference in someone else’s. Empower those affected by crime and tragedy while being there for them 24/7
Caledon\Dufferin Victim Services Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area March 5, 2019 December 31, 2024 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
Volunteer Drivers Needed
Help people living with Cancer in your community get to and from treatment.
Canadian Cancer Society Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area May 22, 2018 January 31, 2025 Learn More
Accepting Volunteers
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 of Directors
Board members make a difference by sharing their passion, skill, knowledge and expertise to improve hospice palliative care in Duffeirn county.
Hospice Dufferin Any Dufferin September 26, 2017 September 27, 2024 Learn More
Telephone Volunteers wanted for TeleCheck 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 Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area September 6, 2017 December 31, 2024 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
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 August 18, 2016 June 30, 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 11, 2025 Learn More
accepting volunteers
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
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