Volunteer Opportunities

Community organizations that are actively seeking individuals with the requisite knowledge, skills and experience who are willing to offer their services and work on a full or part-time basis without remuneration on projects or in positions that benefit the organization itself or the people it serves. Many agencies that provide volunteer opportunities also offer intensive training in the tasks that are required for the job.



Offers free sporting activities, such as basketball and soccer, every season of the year. Includes team uniforms and games. Children of all different religions and cultures are invited to play.

A non-for-profit, artist-run gallery and shop operated by the Dundas Arts and Craft Association. The Gallery Exhibition space exhibits arts and crafts created by contemporary Canadian artists with exhibitions changing on a monthly basis.

Hamilton Children’s Choir offers choral music education programs for children and youth between the ages of 18 months and 24 years.

Provides recreational, low-pressure dance and acting classes year round for all experience levels.  Produces three community theatre musicals per year.  Volunteer opportunities are available onstage, backstage, or in the administration department. 

A network of musicians, educators, and community supporters dedicated to invigorate the music scene in Hamilton through professional live performances, education, events, workshops, and exhibits.

Community museum showcasing how Canadian history and geography has unfolded in the Dundas Valley.

Offers a variety of exhibits and educational programs.

Annual event held during the first full weekend of June.  Buskers from all around the world perform, including jugglers, stilt-walkers, comedians and other various performers.  Volunteer opportunities for this event are available. 

A festival held every June, celebrating the town of Ancaster and honouring its heritage. Includes a parade, soap box derby races, children's area, local dining, and heritage exhibits.

A volunteer-based group who organizes a series of events each June, celebrating the town of Ancaster and honouring its heritage. 

A group of volunteers from community churches, sports, and service organizations who organize an annual festival to celebrate the local peach harvest.  

Hamilton's largest annual free music and arts festival, held on James Street North every September. Features a diverse lineup of music, art, fashion, performance, talks, crafts, food, and fun.

An annual 12-day unjuried event presenting live theatre in an informal, accessible, and inexpensive environment. Strives to break down traditional boundaries between audience and artist, encouraging open dialogue between theatre-goers and theatre-creators.

A registered charity who strives to make theatre accessible to both audience members and theatre makers and is committed to fostering both the development of professional artists and an appreciation of the arts in Hamilton.

Trained volunteers provide companionship and personal assistance to isolated seniors or adults with chronic illnesses or physical or cognitive disabilities. Visits are one to two hours long and occur on a regular weekly or biweekly basis. The compatibility of clients and volunteers is determined

A telephone support program that offers a regular telephone security check and social contact for seniors and adults with disabilities who may be living on their own.

Provides transportation to and from non-emergency medical appointments, grocery shopping, adult day programs, to run errands, or to other appointments or social outings. Program is delivered on a first-come, first-serve basis, and a minimum of 3 business days' notice is required.

Assists eligible clients with their short-term travel to attend their cancer-specific medical appointments or supportive care services delivered by a professional recognized by Ontario's Health Care System.  Services available to individuals or a whole family.  Opportunities for volunteer drivers

The Ancaster Horticultural Society offers volunteer gardening opportunities in Ancaster. They also offer annual memberships. They have hosted the Trillium Awards in Ancaster for gardens in Ancaster.

Matches community members to volunteer opportunities at St. Joseph's Villa long term care facility based on candidate's interest and personal goals.

Opportunities include:

The Hamilton Aviary hosts community events to promote awareness and foster a love of birds. The Aviary is open on Sundays for an open house.

A volunteer driver program for eligible residents who do not drive or have access to public transit to ensure individuals can get to stores for shopping and to run errands in the Flamborough area including: Waterdown, Carlisle, Freelton, Milgrove, Lynden, Greensville, and Rockton.

Community members can volunteer to assist in the operations of Good Shepherd programs and services.

Offers volunteer opportunities within Dundas, including:

  • Friendly calling
  • Friendly visiting
  • Assisted transportation drivers
  • Meals on wheels delivery
  • Frozen meals sorting

Distress Centre Halton is a non-profit charitable organization that provides telephone and online support to people 365 days of the year. All services are confidential, anonymous, free and available to all age groups.

A thrift store selling gently used clothing and household goods. Profits are used by the church to create positive change in local neighbourhoods. Donations can be dropped off anytime during store hours and must be smoke-free and bug/pest-free. 

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