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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!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Name of Opportunity Organization Location Posted Expires Learn More
Winter Break Camp Volunteer Headwaters Racquet Club Orangeville and area November 26, 2020 December 18, 2020 Learn More
Nanny Angel Child Care Volunteer
Change a life one child at a time, become a Nanny Angel! Nanny Angel Network is a registered charity that provides free, specialized childcare to families living with cancer since 2009.
Nanny Angel Network (NAN) Orangeville and area October 23, 2020 March 1, 2021 Learn More
Horticulture Assistant
The volunteer will assist with the maintenance of plants in the solariums during the winter months and operation of the glass 30x60 greenhouse in the spring/summer/autumn.
Services and Housing In the Province (SHIP) - Peace Ranch Program Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area September 23, 2020 January 23, 2021 Learn More
Phone Check-In Volunteer
We are looking for volunteers who like to talk on the phone and help us with check-ins.
Hospice Dufferin Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area June 9, 2020 December 31, 2021 Learn More
Virtual Opportunities - Volunteer Canada
DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THIS POST. Visit this link https://volunteer.ca/index.php?MenuItemID=422 for virtual volunteering positions.
Volunteer Dufferin Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area May 5, 2020 December 30, 2020 Learn More
Various Services
DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THIS POST. Visit https://mydufferin.ca/urgent-needs#covid-19 to view available services and research/contact the organizations to see where they can use your help.
Volunteer Dufferin Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area April 22, 2020 December 31, 2020 Learn More
Great Board Members Wanted!
Dufferin Child and Family Services is currently seeking Volunteer Board Members.
Dufferin Child and Family Services Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area April 3, 2020 December 31, 2022 Learn More
Volunteer at Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre
Hope Haven is looking for leaders and side-walkers for our adaptive riding program for participants with physical, social, emotional and cognitive challenges. Other opportunities also available!
Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre November 19, 2019 November 2, 2021 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 February 15, 2021 Learn More
Community Care Companion (CCC)
CCC's 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, 2021 Learn More
Grief Guides
Grief Guides provide support and companionship for members of the Dufferin community grieving the loss of a loved one.
Hospice Dufferin Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area September 11, 2019 December 31, 2021 Learn More
Fracture Prevention Educator
Conduct education sessions on fracture prevention to seniors at seniors centers,retirement homes, service clubs in Dufferin County help with information tables at health fairs
Osteoporosis Canada Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area August 23, 2019 December 31, 2020 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
Students - Volunteer at the Orangeville ReStore!
Are you a high school student looking for volunteer hours this summer? Sign up on your own or with a friend and complete all 40 hours at the Orangeville ReStore!
Habitat For Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph Orangeville and area May 23, 2019 December 31, 2021 Learn More
Orangeville ReStore Volunteer
Do you have an eye for merchandising, or a knack for customer service? Are you a student looking to complete your 40 hours? There are many opportunities to volunteer in our Orangeville ReStore!
Habitat For Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph Orangeville and area May 14, 2019 December 31, 2021 Learn More
ReStore Assistant - Orangeville
ReStore Assistant volunteers help with a variety of ReStore activities including the cleaning, assembling and merchandising of donations, testing appliances and electronics and assisting customers.
Habitat For Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph Orangeville and area May 2, 2019 December 31, 2021 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 January 31, 2022 Learn More
Headwaters Family Visit Centre On-Site Volunteers
The Headwaters Family Visit Centre provides a safe, neutral and child focused setting for visits and exchanges between children and the non residential parent or another adult, such as a grandparent.
Dufferin Child and Family Services Orangeville and area November 28, 2018 December 31, 2025 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
Committee members Finance & Outreach - Board Members
Use your skills to help grow the Dufferin Community Foundation ,connecting caring community members to worthwhile causes, growing endowment funds and providing responsible grants in Dufferin County.
Dufferin Community Foundation Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area November 1, 2018 January 26, 2021 Learn More
Resident and Family Services Volunteer
Assist the Resident and Family Services Coordinator with daily duties.
Avalon Care Centre 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 Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area June 19, 2018 December 31, 2025 Learn More
TeleCheck Volunteer Training - NOVEMBER / DECEMBER / JANUARY
TeleCheck Phone Support for Seniors! Volunteers Needed Now! Excellent Training. Make a Difference in Seniors Lives.
TeleCheck-Dufferin Orangeville and area May 25, 2018 February 23, 2021 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 Orangeville and area February 20, 2018 December 12, 2025 Learn More
Tuck Shoppe Volunteer
We are looking for volunteers to fill a variety of shifts in our Tuck Shoppe! Some duties may include tagging items, handling cash and some organizing.
Avalon Care Centre Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area February 5, 2018 December 31, 2031 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 Orangeville and area December 28, 2017 December 31, 2025 Learn More
Dining Room Assistant
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
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 September 29, 2017 June 30, 2025 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
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 11, 2017 July 27, 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
Would you like to help feed hungry children?
The Children's Foundation Food & Friends program in Dufferin is in need of volunteers.
The Children's Foundation of Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin- Food & Friends program. Any Dufferin, Orangeville and area, Shelburne and area, Grand Valley and area July 9, 2015 June 30, 2025 Learn More
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 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