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.



The Lady Hamilton Club offers free walking tours of downtown Hamilton from May to October each year from 28 James Street North's Lister Block.

This volunteer run organization is open to new members volunteering to help with these tours.

The Lady Hamilton Club operates out of Tourism Hamilton in the Lister Block building.

A volunteer group, established in 1971, that provides tours of Hamilton. They work in conjunction with the City of Hamilton's Economic Development department and Tourism Hamilton.

Membership meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month September to June, see website for details.

Offers free sporting activities such as soccer and basketball every season of the year.  Includes team uniforms and games.  Children of all different religions and cultures are invited to play.  Basketball and indoor soccer is held at the Peoples Church.

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.

Provides youth with choral music instruction and performance opportunities that foster creativity, personal development, and social growth.  Volunteer opportunities are also available.  In-person programs include:

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 industry professionals dedicated to building audiences for jazz and its related forms. Operates in partnership with other agencies who have developed programs aimed at providing Hamilton’s elementary school children with the opportunity to learn to play.

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

Offers a variety of exhibits and educational programs.

A group of local volunteers who help organize an 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. 

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

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 that occurs annually in the summer months, presenting live theatre in an informal, accessible and inexpensive environment.

A registered charity who organizes an annual theatre event that is held at various theatres and venues throughout 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.

Offers free youth drop-in programs in a safe and inclusive environment.

Services include:

The transportation program offers low cost, twice per month transportation for visitors to the federal penitentiaries in Kingston and Warkworth areas.

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:

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