Whether you are looking to obtain your necessary community service hours for school, want to get more involved in the community, or are looking to gain some experience while looking for a job, check below for local volunteer opportunities.

If you would like to list a volunteer opportunity on our website please email weskills@workforcewindsoressex.com

HDGH Accessibility Committee 2020-2021 – Accepting Applicants

At Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare (HDGH), we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the Windsor-Essex community through the delivery of patient-centred, valued based care. HDGH is a unique community hospital offering services in Mental Health & Addictions; Rehabilitative Care; Complex Medical and Palliative Care; and Children and Youth Mental Health. We offer a unique blend of services including but not limited to community and home based services. In collaboration with our healthcare and inter-sectorial partners, HDGH is providing care in new ways and in new locations throughout the region to address barriers, improve access and patient outcomes, and improve the overall patient experience.

Statement of Commitment to Accessibility at HDGH

“In fulfilling the Mission of Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, we are committed to providing an accessible environment to all who come through our doors, seek and use our services, and access our information. As a public healthcare organization in Ontario, we respect the standards and regulations set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. It is important to us to provide a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for everyone. We acknowledge that this is a shared responsibility. This Statement of Commitment is our promise to listen, ask, learn, and invite the community we serve into the conversation. We will act in good faith to make accessibility a reality for all.”
Does the above Statement of Commitment to Accessibility speak to you? Are you interested in exploring the opportunity to be a volunteer committee member? If yes, we would love to hear from you.
The Accessibility Advisory Committee at HDGH is currently recruiting volunteer members (HDGH staff, Community providers, Patient & Family Representatives) to join the Committee.

We are seeking:

  • Community members who have either been a patient or a family member/caregiver for a patient with lived experience who have received care at HDGH. This can include services received as either an inpatient or out-patient at HDGH.
  • HDGH staff members with lived experience or who have experience supporting persons living with disabilities. Committee to include one member from the frontline Plant Operations and Maintenance team.
  • Representative(s) from community organizations in Windsor-Essex serving and advocating on behalf of persons living with disabilities

The Accessibility Advisory Committee reports to the Mission Achievement Team at HDGH and to the Board of Directors.

This is a volunteer committee. Members must be able to commit to meeting three (3) times per year (excluding December, July, and August) for up to two (2) hours per meeting. Once recruitment of new members is complete, the Committee will decide on a mutually agreeable meeting schedule of dates and times.
How to Apply

If you are interested in serving on the HDGH Accessibility Advisory Committee, please complete the application form and submit it to Sonya Vani, Chairperson, Accessibility Advisory Committee at sonya.vani@hdgh.org by Friday, February 14, 2020.

Interested applicants will be invited to participate in a short interview with Sonya Vani, Chairperson, Accessibility Advisory Committee, Judy Wyllie, Past Chairperson and a representative from the Mission Achievement Team at HDGH.

Thank you for your interest in serving as a volunteer member of this Committee.

We invite you to learn more about HDGH by exploring our website and reviewing the HDGH Multi-Year Accessibility Plan (2019-2022).

If you have further questions about this opportunity, feel free to contact us:
Sonya Vani sonya.vani@hdgh.org
Judy Wyllie judy.wyllie@hdgh.org
Telephone 519.257.5111

The Essex Region Conservation Foundation is seeking volunteers for their board of directors











The Essex Region Conservation Foundation is currently seeking applications for volunteer membership on its Board of Directors. Board members should be passionate about protecting and restoring our local environment, and able to assist in achieving the Foundation’s fundraising goals to implement conservation projects.

“The Foundation raises funds to support conservation efforts in the Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island region,” explains Richard Wyma, the Foundation’s Executive Director. “Thanks to support from thousands of organizations and individuals, the Foundation has raised the funds to acquire and develop the regional greenway system, protected Cedar Creek, and LaSalle Woods, created new forests such as the Jamieson Forest, Rotary Legacy Forest and the Solcz Family Foundation Forest, and protected our heritage at the John R. Park Homestead and Kingsville Train Station.”

Those interested are asked to review the membership expectations and submit the Expression of Interest form found at https://essexregionconservation.ca/conservation-foundation, along with their resume, by January 28th.

Windsor Essex Child/Youth Advocacy Centre volunteer opportunity

We are looking for committed volunteers to join our Fundraising Committee! Please note that applications close January 31st. See poster for details. Contact info@wecyac.ca for more information

town of tecumseh seeking climate change team

The Town of Essex is taking the next steps towards the development of a comprehensive Climate Change Adaptation Plan (CCAP), which will help the municipality plan and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

To support the development of the plan, the Town is seeking interested citizens and stakeholders to serve on the Essex Climate Adaptation Team (ECAT). The team will assist Town staff in developing the CCAP by identifying measures to improve adaptation, reduce vulnerability, enhance community resilience and protect resources while identifying potential cost-savings and economic opportunities.

The Town is seeking members who are knowledgeable and interested in climate change impacts and adaptation strategies, as well as representative of a number of local sectors (including business, infrastructure, health, agriculture, and recreation). While not a requirement, preference will be given to those who live or work in the Town of Essex, and can collaborate on resolving complex issues. The Town is also actively seeking youth team members.

“As a municipality, we need to draw on the knowledge of our citizens and stakeholders who know our community best,” said Mayor Larry Snively. “This is a great chance to work together to help our municipality adapt and prepare for the impacts of climate change.”

Members of the team will meet regularly throughout 2020. Meetings will take place at local community facilities throughout the Town of Essex. Meetings are currently scheduled to take place every three months, but might be altered based on member feedback.

To apply online and learn more about the work of the Essex Climate Adaption Team, please visit https://www.essex.ca/en/news/town-seeking-members-for-climate-change-team.aspx Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2020.

Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County volunteer opportunities

We’re currently looking for volunteers for the upcoming Battle of the Brains Trivia Night. This annual fundraising event for our DayAway and DayBreak programming, our In-Home Respite through out the county, and our Memory Cafes held in Kingsville and Leamington

To make this a success, we need your help. Volunteer Opportunities below:

Please specify which role you would like to assist us with and if you are able to help with multiply roles.

Name: IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimers
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Seacliff Park (Leamington)

Name: IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimers
Saturday, May 31, 2020
Ford Test Track (Windsor)

Name: Art in the Park Parking Lot Attendants
Saturday, June 6, 2020 and Sunday, June 7, 2020
Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County

Contact Alzheimer Society Windsor Essex County at: svanwatteghem@aswecare.com 

von windsor-essex volunteer opportunities

Meals on Wheels Program
Volunteers help to deliver healthy & hot meals to seniors within the Windsor community. There are 2 positions available for this program. The driver position uses their own car to drive the server to each home. A driver must have a valid driver’s license and car insurance. The server delivers the meal to the client offering conversation and a pleasant smile. All positions require a Vulnerable Sector Police clearance, references and to complete the interview process. Volunteers can help as often as they can as we rely heavily on volunteers to deliver the meals.
Adult Day Program
Volunteers spend time at the Adult Day Program helping to organize activities, provide conversation and creating a positive and fun atmosphere. The Adult Day Program provides service to individuals who may have had a stroke and/or cognitive decline. This volunteer position requires a Vulnerable Sector Police clearance, references and to complete the interview process. Volunteers are encouraged to volunteer a minimum of 3 hours per shift. Volunteers can volunteer as often as they can.
SMART In-Home Fitness Instructor
Our SMART Volunteer will be fully trained to deliver this fall prevention program.
The In-Home program works with clients on a 1:1 basis by delivering 15 gentle but yet effective exercises over a 12 week period. Our volunteers are trained and orientated to ensure they can deliver the exercises with confidence and knowledge. This volunteer position requires a Vulnerable Sector Police clearance, references and to complete the interview process.
Contact Information:
Margaret Moore
519-254-4866 x6297

Apply on line:

sunrise senior living volunteer opportunities

Sunrise Senior Living of Windsor – We are looking for volunteers to help during the day, evenings, and on weekends in the following areas:
Special Events
Van Outings
Current News & Events
Crafts/Art/Painting programs
Coffee & Chat programs
Socials & Birthday Celebrations
Trivia & Jeopardy programs
Meditation programs
1-1 Visits with residents

If you would like to be part of the Sunrise team, please contact:
Alison Zima | Activities and Volunteer Coordinator
5065 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, ON, Canada N8Y 5B3
Direct: 519-974-5858 Ext 209

Snow & Leaf Angels Volunteer Program town of tecumseh

The Town of Tecumseh is seeking volunteers for the 2019-2020 Snow and Leaf Angels Program, commencing October 31, 2019, through to March 31, 2020.

Snow and Leaf Angels are matched with seniors and persons with physical disabilities, living in the Town, and in need of assistance to clear snow and leaves from Town sidewalks and driveway entrances. Volunteers are required to complete a Snow and Leaf Angel Application Form.

Angels are provided with toques, and shovels, where necessary, and are identified to the residents they support. The Program is a great way for families to volunteer together, or for high school students to complete their 40 hours of community service.

Seniors (those ages 65 or older) and persons with physical disabilities, must complete the Snow and Leaf Angel Registration Form and return same to Town Hall.

To learn more about the Program and how to volunteer, please contact the Tecumseh Town Hall 519-735-2184 at Ext. 143

Snow Angels Volunteer Snow Removal Program city of windsor

Snow on sidewalks is a potential hazard to those with limited mobility. It also makes it difficult, if not impossible, for those who deliver services to the community to do their job – people who deliver mail, read water/gas meters, delivery services, EMS and fire.

That’s why the City of Windsor offers the Snow Angels Program, a voluntary snow removal service for senior citizens and persons with physical disabilities. The program attempts to match volunteers from the community with residents in their neighbourhoods requiring assistance.

For volunteers, it’s a great way to get some exercise and help your community! For high school students, it’s an opportunity to help someone in need and round out your Community Volunteer Hours. For residents, it’s a great way to access timely snow removal assistance.

If you want to volunteer or are looking for some assistance with snow removal at your home, don’t wait. Call or email today to find out more about the Snow Angels Program.

Volunteer Prize Draw
As an added incentive, all registered volunteers will be entered into a draw to win a tablet. In addition, two $50 Rec Express Cards will be awarded as well.
Phone: 311
Email: 311@citywindsor.ca

Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario volunteer opportunities

Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario is in search of two volunteers to assist in our 2020 Walk-It for Parkinson’s walkathon happening September 20th 2020 at Malden Park.

Registration Lead
This person will be in charge of assisting our planning committee with registration on the day of the Walk-It event and attending a few committee meetings throughout 2020.
Needs to have
• attention to detail
• the ability to manage a small team of 8-10 volunteers
• available on September 20th 2020
• the enthusiasm to take charge with quick problem solving skills

Day-Of Banking Shadow
Our prior banker is looking to pass the torch on this major responsibility and would like to have somebody shadow her for the 2020 Walk-It event.
Needs to have
• attention to detail
• confidence handling large amounts of cash
• ability to manage 2 volunteers
• enthusiasm and willingness to learn

If you fit these ideas reach out to Carley Schweitzer – Community Development Coordinator

Volunteering with Artcite

Volunteering with Artcite allows you to make a contribution to the local arts community, gain experience with the work of artist-run centres, and network with artists and creative professionals.

Volunteer hours are based on availability, skill set and interests. If you have a particular skill you’d like to share with us, let us know!

Some general gallery activities we need help with include: Installation, documentation, administration, archiving, and communications.

If you’re interested please email Imogen Clendinning at imogen@artcite.ca

cancer society of windsor essex county volunteer opportunities

  • WHEELS OF HOPE DRIVERS On-going Volunteer Drivers needed to provide safe, reliable transportation for our neighbours to any cancer-related appointments. Let’s ensure our neighbours focus on get-ting better, not on how they will get to treatment.
    January-July 2020 Relay For Life is a unique community fundraising event where participants walk the track, celebrate survivors, honour their loved ones and ensure no one faces cancer alone. Your passion and experience can make Relay For Life a success!
    Please email/call Brandi if you are available for any of these roles. 519-254-5116 or brandi.myles@ontario.cancer.ca

Adult day Program Volunteers – South Essex community council

SECC is looking for some volunteers to assist in our Adult Day Program. The program runs every Monday, Wednesday & Friday and the time of greatest need is between 11AM-1PM. If you can help or would like more information contact Katie! kouellette@secc.on.ca or 519-326-8629 x 381

volunteer telephone assurance caller  with life after fifty

Provide a friendly phone call to home bound seniors to ensure safety and general well-being

Learn more about this volunteer opportunity by calling Mary at 519-254-1108 Ext: 132

windsor-essex compassion care community

Volunteer 2019 Tasks Available: If you are interested please call 519-974-2581 Ext: 2420

Web Development / Conduct Surveys / Administration Support / Researcher / Coach / Friendly Visitor / Driver / Data Entry / Event Planning & Support / Phone Calls

ontario 211 services board of directors – new volunteer board members needed

211 Ontario is operated by O211S, a non-profit agency, with a volunteer Board of Directors that provides strategic direction and oversight to the operations of O211S

The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope

One of the Walks takes place at Vollmer Recreation Complex 2121 Laurier Dr. LaSalle, ON and we are currently looking for volunteers to join the committee.

united way rvc member volunteer opportunities

la chaumiere retirement residence looking for volunteers

We have received a grant with the intention to promote volunteerism and senior involvement. We are looking for volunteers willing to run an independent activity, group, tournament, classes etc. at our residence. Our seniors living with us as well as the outside community members will be participating.
Some volunteering ideas might be: Karaoke Night, Bocce Ball Tournament, Women’s/ Men’s Club, Trivia Nights, Paint Classes, Crotchet/ Knitting Courses etc. Any and all ideas welcome! We would love to hear from you.

The Windsor/Essex Community Benefits Coalition (WECBC)

Is a collaborative volunteer group of individuals and organizations from across the Windsor and Essex County who seek to maximize community benefits from major development and infrastructure projects in Windsor and Essex County.

  • The WECBC Executive Table
    The steering team for the organization, which provides strategy, advocacy, and planning.
  • Gordie Howe International Bridge Table
    This table represents the voice of the impacted communities around the Gordie Howe International Bridge.
  • General Membership
    Stay up-to-date on community benefits projects around Windsor and Essex County, receive invitations to events, and be part of the growing community supporting CBs.
  • Are you interested in joining our coalition? Call to request a physical form (519-258-0000)

hackforge – call for organizers & ideas

life after fifty volunteer opportunities

ms society chatham kent windsor essex volunteers needed

canada connects – the multicultural council of windsor and essex county

the business resource centre of essex county – volunteer board of directors

amherstburg community services

canadian cancer society

Canadian national institute for the blind

childminding support staff volunteer – windsor women working with immigrant women

community living essex county volunteer opportunities

habitat for humanity volunteering

harm reduction packing squad volunteer aids committee of windsor

hospice of windsor & essex county

hospice of windsor & essex county Volunteers to drive van for transportation program

Learning Disabilities Association Windsor-Essex

on track to success looking for career mentors

south essex community council


windsor-essex children’s aid society

windsor-essex compassion care community

windsor/essex county Humane society

windsor essex community health care (wechc)