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 info@workforcewindsoressex.com

The Canadian Cancer Society is currently recruiting volunteer committee members for the CIBC Run for the Cure, which will take place in Chatham on October 6th. We would love to list this opportunity on your site. I realize Chatham may be out of your territory, but most of the committee work can be done remotely, with the exception of an in-person presence required for the event day.

The position description is below:

What is the event?

The Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5k or 1k walk or run. It is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause.

This year’s event will be taking place on Sunday, October 6, 2024.

Committee Member Overview

You are passionate about the breast cancer cause, well-connected in your community, and enjoy event planning. The ideal candidate for this volunteer role has a positive attitude, communication and interpersonal skills, and a strong sense of self-motivation and time management.

We are recruiting for the following volunteer committee roles in Chatham-Kent, ON:

  • Fundraising and Stewardship Lead
  • Registration and Finance Lead
  • Run Day Experience Lead
  • Volunteer Engagement Lead 

What we’re looking for:

The ideal candidate for this volunteer role has:

  • A positive attitude
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • A strong sense of self-motivation and time management.

Must be 18+ to apply and complete the Canadian Cancer Society code of conduct.

Your commitment:

  • This is a 6-month commitment (May through October).
  • Attending local committee meetings (generally bi-weekly to monthly).
  • Independent role work/responsibilities (approx. 4-6 hours per month with increased workload August & September).
  • Must be available over the event weekend (October 5 & October 6).  

Calling all volunteers! Join the LDAWE for an incredible summer camp experience!

The LDAWE is looking for enthusiastic individuals to help with activities and supervision. Make a difference and have fun! Make this summer unforgettable!

We want your experience as a volunteer to be enjoyable. Our festival has a little bit of everything and as a volunteer you’ll have the opportunity to do something different or enhance the skills you already have.

Any one over the age of 13 can volunteer. You must be aware that this is a ‘Pet Friendly’ event and there are always risks relating to being in large crowds with animals. Woofa~Roo’s goal is to provide a friendly, happy atmosphere for people coming together with a common bond: their love of animals. If this appeals to you, you are perfect for us! Students can work on their 40 hour community service requirements. Please indicate on our application form if this is your intention. Students under 18 must have a parent or guardian’s permission to volunteer. Please read our Volunteer Terms & Conditions.

You must attend 1 of our 3 orientations on Friday June 21st for a festival tour, training and T-Shirt & hat distribution. Please see below for the scheduled times.


Bénévole pour les sessions de bingo (All Star Gaming Centre)

Cette occasion est pour des francophones ou francophiles. Aucune expérience n’est requise et une formation gratuite sera offerte. Avec la formation en main, vous serez capable de travailler avec jusqu’à trois organismes charitables en tant que bénévole de Bingo.
This volunteer opportunity is meant for a Francophone or Francophile, with no previous experience required and free training is available. Once you’re trained, you can work with up to three charitable organizations as a Bingo volunteer.

Responsabilités / Responsibilities:

  • Accueillir les clients à l’arrivée, les aider à s’asseoir, remercier les clients au départ, les féliciter lorsqu’ils gagnent des prix
  • Aider au nettoyage de la salle, et du papier et le faire circuler partout
  • Profitez d’opportunités telles que l’entracte pour remercier les clients de leur soutien à cGaming
  • Poussez et alignez les chaises qui ne sont pas utilisées
  • Interagir avec les clients sur les promotions, le format de jeu et/ou l’électronique
  • Il ne doit pas y avoir de place assise sur la salle de jeu. La position assise doit se faire dans le hall ou la cafétéria
  • Rencontrer les travailleurs du club pour résoudre les préoccupations des clients
  • Greeting guests at entrance and as they leave, help guests get seated, and congratulate them as they leave
  • Help clean the event space (including removing papers, pushing in chairs, and emptying garbages as needed)
  • Interact with guests to let them know about promotions, game formats, and to thank them for their support of cGaming
  • Work with All Star staff to resolve any client concerns

Code vestimantaires / Dress Code:

  • Porter des pantalons, des pantalons ou des jupes foncés. (Pas de jeans, capris, shorts)
  • Porter une chemise ACFO WECK (chandail gratuit est offert par l’ACFO WECK)
  • Wearing dark pants, or skirt (no jeans, capris, or shorts)
  • Wear a free ACFO WECK shirt

Formation gratuite! Free Training!

Volunteers provide their time, enthusiasm, ideas, and skills to help ASWE to better serve our community through a variety of volunteer activities. Without volunteers, many programs and services offered by our organization simply would not exist.

ASWE strives to match persons interested in volunteering with volunteer positions suited to their interests, skills, abilities, and availability. Orientation and training are provided based on requirements of the volunteer positions. Long-term, short-term, event, and project-based volunteer positions are available.

Areas of volunteer involvement include:

  • Adult Day Program Assistant
  • Board of Directors
  • Committee Member (Fundraising)
  • Community Awareness Volunteer
  • Office Assistant
  • Special Events Helper

Every minute you spend as an ACS volunteer is a minute spent helping others. Join a team of over 100 volunteers who help the people in our communities who need it most. Impact starts local, so volunteer with ACS and support your local neighborhood today!

The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep anyone with a disability off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of this great pastime.
 

Interested in volunteering?

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

In need of volunteers:

  • To Provide Sales Services for Gallery Art and Gifts
  • To Promote Windsor and Essex County Attractions and Events

Benefits:

  • Various Shifts available including Weekends
  • Training Provided
  • Connect with Talented Local Artists
  • Volunteer in the Beautiful Historic Carnegie Building at 28 Division Rd. S. Kingsville.
    You can have a positive impact by promoting arts and artisan crafts in our community

For more information please send your resume to Pam at askgalleryvolunteer@gmail.com

Did you know that the Canadian Association for Girls In Science (CAGIS) relies on hundreds of volunteers who act as role models for our members? Be a part of the Windsor Volunteer Team!

CAGIS Volunteers are parents, teachers, post-secondary students, STEM professionals, and other interested members of the community. Although a STEM background can be helpful, it is certainly not required!

Email us at Windsor@GirlsInScience.ca for more info or visit GirlsInScience.ca/Get-Involved to start your application today!

Whether you are supporting blood donors during their donation process, recruiting people for blood or stem cell donations, organizing donation or typing events, or raising awareness about the importance of blood donation; you too are an integral part of Canada’s lifeline.

For people who live with cancer, transportation to treatments can be a challenge. You can help by providing rides for those who need lifesaving treatments. Volunteer to drive 1 to 2 times per week in your community. We have opportunities throughout the country. Specific requirements apply.

Description

Please be advised that until further notice CCS requires that volunteers within this role will be required to be double vaccinated as per our Covid-19 Vaccinations Policy.

As a Wheels of Hope driver, you will be responsible for:

  • Responding to requests for client rides from the Transportation Coordinator, ideally via email, and wherever possible being flexible with your schedule as busy days/times/periods change.
  • Confirm travel arrangements with client(s) by phone.
  • Offer minimal assistance to get clients in and out of the car (no lifting permitted).
  • Put client safety first by following safe driving procedures and keeping your license and insurance details updated
  • Adhere to all Canadian Cancer Society policies, procedures, standards and guidelines including client confidentiality, role boundaries and our 100% smoke free policy

Why we need you

At the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) we are committed to improving the cancer experience by helping people with cancer live their lives more fully. CCS’s Wheels of Hope program helps people who can’t get to their cancer treatment appointments, providing trips when people need us most. Wheels of Hope drivers not only provide a means for clients to get to their critical cancer treatments, but offer a safe, supportive ride along the way. You’ll become an important part of each client’s support team, so your familiarity with Society programs and services and referring to them as appropriate will ensure everyone has access to the supports they need.

What were looking for

  • You understand that cancer can change everything and that accessing critical programs and services creates a whole new level of community.
  • You recognize that the Wheels of Hope program requires flexibility, as we respond to the continually changing schedules of current clients and other drivers.
  • You enjoy meeting a variety of people and have the patience to deal with the times you may be waiting for a client to finish treatment.
  • You can represent CCS positively as you interact with members of the public and are a guest in facilities like Hospitals, Cancer Centres and Lodges.
  • You are ready to do your best to make a client’s ride to treatment one less thing they have to worry about, allowing them the space and focus to handle their journey in their own way.
  • You are comfortable using online tools, like email and our scheduling software.
  • You have a valid driver’s license with 3 or fewer demerit points and an acceptable driving record.
  • You carry a minimum of $1M third party liability insurance on your 100% smoke-free vehicle and are willing to have a criminal records check and regular driver abstract checks completed.

Our Investment

As an organization we will provide you with training and support to prepare you for this important role. You will be supported by the Transportation Coordinator, who will be providing your driving schedule and be there to help you throughout your time on the road. You will be part of the larger Wheels of Hope team, including over 1600 volunteer drivers and many staff who share your desire to help as many people as possible get to their treatments.

Your commitment

This is an important leadership role.

  • We ask that you dedicate at minimum a half day to one day weekly, although we are able to accommodate those able to give a few days a month or during particular times of the year (ie summer months, winter months).
  • Your schedule will be provided three (3) days ahead of time and will depend on busy days/periods, your preferences and client demand. If you’re not getting as many rides as you’re available to take, we ask you to contact your Transportation Coordinator to discuss changing your availability.
  • You are agreeing to initiate and respond with regular, consistent communication between the Transportation Coordinator, clients you are scheduled to drive and other partners including other Wheels of Hope drivers. As a volunteer, you are a representative and ambassador who promotes the mission and values of the organization.

CNIB Vision Mates Volunteer

Vision Mates provide regular, one-to-one assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted. Matches are made with someone who lives close to your home, school or work. You visit once a week for a couple of hours to assist with tasks like reading, errands (like groceries and shopping), going for walks, and socializing.

Matches are made with someone who lives close to your home, school or work. Visits are typically one or two hours a week in the person’s home or another suitable place on days and times that are convenient for the client and the volunteer (including evenings and weekends).

  • Are you looking for a way to make an impact?
  • Have rewarding experiences?
  • Being appreciated for being yourself?

…then consider volunteering with the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society.

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities that range from occasional events to weekly or daily involvement.

  • Volunteer Tutors are paired with a child to help them with their homework work at our Windsor or Leamington locations, or in the community.
  • 1:1 Volunteer Mentors form a trusting relationship with a child taking them out weekly into the community for experiences and friendship. Since you are involving yourself in a child’s life, a commitment of one year is expected.
  • Volunteer Driver with the Transportation Program. Availability must include a minimum of three evenings per week and a minimum of accepting one ongoing weekend drive. Your mileage is reimbursed. Transportation hours are seven days a week, 7am – 8pm.
  • Special Events and Specialized Volunteers – The success of any venture is measured by the people who commit to making it happen. Being a Special Event volunteer gives you the opportunity to hone your social skills and organizational experiences. Our events are rewarding, seeing the community come through to help us with our objectives. Specialized Volunteers assist with child care, are CAS greeters at functions, or help with other adventures.

Make all the difference and join Canada’s Lifeline!   

Whether it’s supporting donors throughout the donation process, recruiting new donors, or raising awareness about the importance of our lifesaving programs; our volunteers are a vital link in Canada’s Lifeline.  

We are looking for volunteers to join our team at the Windsor Plasma Donor Centre, 3015 Howard Ave #1. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older, received the core 2 doses of the covid-19 vaccination, and able to volunteer for at least 12 hours/month for 4 months or longer.  

Donor Centre Volunteers – These volunteers greet donors with a smile, make conversation, and support them throughout their donation process. The care and attention you give is often a key reason why donors return.  Shifts range between 3-4 hours with morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend shifts. 

Awareness and Recruitment Volunteers – These volunteers go into the community to spread awareness and recruit new donors. You will promote the impact of joining Canadian Blood Services and recruit new donors at a variety of events, such as health fairs, outdoor markets, and information tables.  To excel in this role, you should be outgoing and enjoy working with people. Shifts and commitment needs will vary depending on the event schedule.  

Whether you want to develop new skills, grow your network, help us improve the donor experience, or simply make a difference in your community, don’t wait and apply today to become a volunteer and make all the difference for patients across Canada.  

Whether it’s serving as a Board Member, or contributing your time at one of our many events, volunteers play a vital role with Community Living Essex County.

Ways to Volunteer:


Volunteer with Ensemble 

Ensemble is a parent-directed resource for families caring for a child with a disability that provides support from birth through adulthood.

Ensemble was founded in 2000 by two moms whose lives have been affected by their children’s diagnosis of a disability. These moms understood the importance of connecting to others as the first step in helping families cope with the challenges of raising a child with a disability.

We meet ONCE a month via telephone or Zoom at 7pm for approximately 1 hour. By joining our committee, you will be able to openly share experiences and make suggestions. These opinions will provide valuable family perspectives everyone will benefit from.

Please consider making your voice heard.
Contact us by email or phone.
Marilyn, Lois and Rubina
Family Consultants
ensemble@communitylivingessex.org or 519-776-6483, ext 225

Join Community Living Windsor and become a Special Events Volunteer. Our organization, founded by volunteers, relies on the contributions of volunteers to play an essential role in promoting inclusivity, diversity, and a sense of belonging within our community. As a volunteer, you’ll have a chance to promote community involvement, expand your network, and gain valuable experiences.

As a Special Events Volunteer, you may participate at:

  • Community Living Windsor Hockey Night
  • Walk In Wednesdays hosted by The Safety Village
  • Employee Family Fun Day
  • Community Living Windsor: Movie Night In The Village
  • Special Event Parties/Anniversaries
  • Trick or Treat in The Village
  • and many more….

To become a Special Events Volunteer with Community Living Windsor or to find out more about the opportunities that exist, please fill out our online application form or contact:

Lisa Baxter
Phone: 519-974-4221 ext. 225
Email: lisa@clwindsor.org

We are looking for volunteers for our Snow Angel Program!

These volunteers must be willing to provide snow removal service to qualifying clients within Lakeshore, Essex & Harrow. Snow removal services includes: sidewalk along the front of client’s home, the porch and a shovel-wide path down the driveway to the sidewalk!

Snow Angel Volunteers should:
– Live in Lakeshore, Essex or Harrow
– Be 13 years of age or older
– Be in good physical health

& bonus, students can earn volunteers hours!!

Give us a call today!
519-728-1435

Meals on Wheels Drivers are needed. Monday - Friday 9:30AM - Noon. Lakeshore, Tecumseh, and Essex. Must have a valid driver's license. Must have access to a reliable vehicle. Must be available at least twice a month from 9:30AM til Noon. For more information, please call Wayne at 519-728-1435 Ext. 209.

If you would like to make a difference in the lives of families with children ages 0 -6 years old, and are interested in volunteering at Connections Early Years Family Centre, please complete the Volunteer Application on our website.

The work of the Downtown Mission depends on the generous contributions of people just like you. Use your hands, your heart, your creative and talents to make a difference in the lives of people struggling with poverty and homelessness across Essex County.

There are so many ways to contribute and we’d love to help you find your place at the Mission.

For more information, please email volunteer@downtownmission.com

Nothing improves a resident’s day more than the sight of a friendly face.

We are always looking for volunteers to assist with scheduled recreation programs, events and one-to-one visits. Our home’s volunteer services program is currently recruiting engaged, committed and community-minded people just like you. If you have a family member or friend living with us, you can begin by visiting and participating in special events.

Volunteers are an integral part of our team and we have a comprehensive orientation program. If you are interested, please contact us.

The Miracle League is currently for volunteers at Farrow Riverside Miracle Park

Current Positions:

  • Buddy
  • Coach
  • Pitcher
  • Umpire
  • Food Crew
  • Setup/Takedown Crew
  • Entertainment/Scoreboard
  • Park Maintenance

Harmony In Action (HIA) is a non-profit, incorporated, registered charity providing day support opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. 

If anyone is interested in volunteering for BINGOs (18+) or other fundraising events, please contact: pr@harmonyinaction.com

Every day, our volunteers enrich the lives of hundreds of patients and their families by giving generously of their time and contributing to the well-being of our healthcare community, the vitality of our services, and the quality of patients’ experiences at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare.

Thinking about volunteering? All you need is a willingness to help people, a little time to share, and a desire to challenge yourself. Your gift of time and energy would be invaluable to our patients and staff.  Volunteers must be at least 15 years old by the start of their placement.

Note: Volunteers must be willing to commit to one shift per week for a minimum four-month commitment. Volunteering on a weekly basis is a big responsibility. Please make sure this is a good time in your life for such a commitment.

Heron Terrace provides a wide range of opportunities for you to enrich the lives of the residents who live in our home. There are many ways in which you can help:

  • Interacting one on one with the residents
  • Helping residents during mealtimes
  • Helping Life Enrichment staff lead large home programs like Bingo or Entertainment
  • Starting a new club/group such as knitting club, walking group, etc.
  • Accompany Life Enrichment staff and residents on group outings 

Kiwanis Club of Windsor - Volunteer, the world needs you!

Kiwanis helps kids around the world. Local clubs look out for our communities and the international organization takes on large-scale challenges, such as fighting disease and poverty. We are generous with our time. We are creative with our ideas. We are passionate about making a difference. And we have fun along the way.

For more than a century, Kiwanis has created opportunities for children to be curious, safe and healthy regardless of the community in which they live. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things can happen.

Position: Volunteer Door Greeter
Posting Status: April 8 – June 13, 2024
Time Commitment: 3-hour shifts one to four days a week, depending on availability
Details:
As a Door Greeter Volunteer, you play a pivotal role in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for parents and students entering our facility. Your warm smile and courteous demeanour set the tone for positive interactions and contribute to the overall satisfaction of our visitors. This volunteer position requires reliability, friendliness, and a commitment to excellent customer service. This is a great opportunity for high school and university students to study between appointments!
Duties:

  • Opening Doors: Greet parents and students as they arrive, opening doors and welcoming them with a friendly demeanour.
  • Assisting with Directions: Provide directions and assistance to visitors unfamiliar with the facility’s layout, ensuring they reach their destination promptly and without confusion.
  • Maintaining Order: Help maintain order and control flow at entry points during peak times, ensuring a smooth and efficient entry process for all visitors.
  • Answering Questions: Be prepared to answer basic questions about the facility, events, or on-site activities. If unable to answer, direct inquiries to appropriate staff members.
  • Offering Assistance: Offer assistance to those who may need additional support, such as parents with strollers or individuals with disabilities, by holding doors or providing guidance to accessible entrances.
  • Providing Information: Distribute informational materials or event flyers to interested visitors, promoting upcoming activities or initiatives.
  • Reporting Concerns: Report any safety hazards, suspicious activity, or concerns to the appropriate staff or authorities immediately.
  • Required/Preferred Qualifications:
  • Friendly and outgoing personality with excellent communication skills.
  • Reliable and punctual, with a commitment to fulfilling assigned shifts.
  • Ability to remain calm and courteous under pressure, especially during busy periods.
  • Respect for diversity and a commitment to creating an inclusive environment for all visitors.
    Conditions of Employment:
  • Must have a satisfactory, up-to-date Police Clearance.
    How to Apply:
    Apply in writing with a cover letter and resume stating your qualifications to Corinne McDonald, Manager of Programs and Client Services, at jobs@ldawe.ca.
    Accommodations:
    LDAWE welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request to candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
    We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. Due to the large volume of applicants, we regret that we cannot confirm that our office has received resumes.

The work of Life After Fifty depends heavily on the generosity of volunteers. Help make a difference in the lives of seniors in Windsor and Essex County. There are many ways in which you can contribute.

View Current Volunteer Positions:

If you’re interested in volunteering please call or email our volunteer coordinator Heather: hvandenham@lifeafterfifty.ca or 519-254-1108 ext 132.

At JMCC there are many opportunities for families, caregivers, clients and alumni to volunteer and get involved in our Centre. These include:

  • Family Advisors
  • Family Resource Centre
  • Family Advisory Council
  • Parents United: Parents Support Program 
  • Youth Advisory Council
  • Therapeutic Recreation Program

If you have a passion to make a difference and are interested in volunteering at JMCC, please complete the volunteer form and drop it off at the Centre, fax it in to 519-252-8573 or scan and email it to volunteer@jmccentre.ca with your inquiry. 

Journey Home Hospice, a specialized program of Saint Elizabeth, is Windsor’s only Hospice serving those individuals experiencing homelessness or structural vulnerability.

We rely on compassionate members of our community, to ensure that our homelike setting is a warm and welcoming environment.

Our carefully screened and selected volunteers complete our training programs to ensure they develop the capacity and tools to support individuals traveling the end-of-life journey.

Volunteers are the heart of our hospice and provide emotional, practical and personal support that can include companionship, housekeeping, meal preparation, reception, grief and bereavement support, as well as helping with activities such as fundraising and events.

We try to find volunteer opportunities that match your skills and interests.

All volunteers are supported to ensure they are comfortable in this unique setting.

Interested in volunteering?

As a JA Volunteer you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of young people while utilizing and further developing your leadership, mentorship and public speaking skills. JA provides all of the program materials, training and support so that your volunteer experience is fun, engaging, meaningful, and as easy as possible.

Volunteering with JA programs is a rewarding experience.

​Are you looking for a more practical way to support MODC? Then consider volunteering. Volunteers are a crucial part of program delivery,  fundraising events, campaigns, and office administration. Whatever your skills, abilities, or availability, there’s a way for you to help out and make a difference! 

Volunteers are the heartbeat of Mission Thrift Store. Join our vibrant community to share the love of Christ and help those in need, locally and globally.

There are a variety of volunteer positions available throughout our stores. There is also tons of flexibility to accommodate your schedule.

Position: Office Administration; Event support; Client support; and Bingo 

Volunteers will be responsible for working under the direction of MCC staff to assist with organizing and facilitating programming and activities at MCC events.

Qualifications & Experience: 

  • Familiarity with the ethno cultural community in the Windsor and Essex County area is considered an asset.
  • Must have sensitivity for working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong computer skills; Office software, data entry, word processing, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Friendly, courteous, and sociable towards staff, clients, and the public.
  • Strong customer service skills, previous experience desirable.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Attentive to detail.
  • Willing and able to follow direction.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of a second language is an asset.
  • Must possess a valid Level 3 vulnerable sector police clearance at time of placement.

Achieving a world free of multiple sclerosis takes more than one person, and there isn’t just one way to accomplish it.

Volunteers are an integral part of our team, donating their time and talents as we work together to make a difference in the lives of people affected by MS. Every action taken is part of a collective movement to connect and empower the MS community to create positive change.

Fostering a strong relationship between our agency and our volunteers is something that is very important to us. We strive to offer all volunteers the opportunity to gain valuable experience and skills that are transferable towards their employment aspirations or everyday life. In order for effective contributions to be fostered all our volunteers receive training surrounding our agency policies and procedures as well as the issues and challenges of those living with, affected or at risk of HIV.

Youth Community Action Network (CAN)

There is an exciting opportunity for Windsor-Essex Community youth, age 15-29, to sit on a Youth Advisory with compensation for meeting time of $16.55 per hour. The Youth Advisory will be run by United Way Windsor Essex in partnership with Workforce Windsor Essex to hear from youth with lived experience of challenges with employment. Considering recent restructuring of youth employment services and supports WFWE has applied for and successfully received an Ontario Trillium Grant for two years to design and recommend solutions for employment service gaps to address the employment needs of our region. The foundation of this strategy will be informed by youth voice.

The Youth Advisory will start meeting in June, bi-weekly, at a time that works best for youth. Meetings will be kept under 2 hours and supports such as meals and a hybrid option to attend on zoom will be offered to applicants who are selected for membership in addition to the $16.55/hour.

The application is open until May 27 2024 at 12pm. More information can be found in the application here:

Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario operates with a team of over 150 volunteers and we are always looking for enthusiastic and energetic volunteers to help with areas of the House and Family Room!

At the Salvation Army Centre of Hope we depend on volunteers. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities in areas such as street outreach, emergency disaster relief and in our food bank. We wouldn’t be able to provide services to the homeless at no cost without people like you! Make a difference in the lives of people struggling with homelessness in Windsor Essex County.

We welcome volunteers in our Villages and have a wide range of opportunities for people to make a difference in the lives of our residents.

Schlegel Villages is committed to fostering a community where all feel included and supported so that they can live life to the fullest. Our volunteer program helps us identify and create opportunities for volunteers to use their time, skills and talents in meaningful ways. Discover the joy and fulfillment of volunteering with seniors!

Shine is looking for volunteers across Canada to help deliver our life-changing Shine Experiences personally. A Shine Experience is a customized opportunity, sparked by the imagination of a young person living with a severe physical disability, and fulfilled by our dedicated team. Shine Experiences are as unique as the individual who dreams it. From adapted bicycles to bedroom makeovers and technology requests. Shine lays the foundation for long-term change.

Commitment: Ongoing opportunity. Presentation commitments in your area are roughly one hour.
Description: Delivery of gifts and take photos.
Additional details: A background check is required.

If you are interested in taking part in Society of Saint Vincent de Paul as a volunteer (stores, warehouse or conference volunteer) please click the link below or apply to be a volunteer by contacting Lynn McQueen at volunteering@ssvpwindsoressex.com


Calling All Sewers

Volunteer from home opportunity. Help the community by recycling and giving clothing a new life! Materials provided. Contact Sadia for more information: 519-253-7481 Ext. 228 

Our strength lies in our volunteers. Volunteers are vital to South Essex Community Council. Volunteers provide their time, enthusiasm, ideas and skills to help SECC to better serve our Community through a variety of programs and services. Without volunteers, many programs and services offered by our organization simply would not exist.

Across the province, thousands of people volunteer with Special Olympics Ontario, taking pride in knowing they’re providing athletes with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to experience the excitement, joy and personal fulfillment associated with participating in sport.

Sunrise Senior Living of Windsor is looking for volunteers to help during the day, evenings, and on weekends.

Skills: We value qualities like reliability, communication, and a strong desire to contribute to the well-being of our community.

If you would like to be part of the Sunrise team, please contact:
windsor.avc@sunriseseniorliving.com

Street Angels was created to fill gaps in available resources here in Windsor-Essex. We aim to fulfill the immediate needs of individuals and families especially those experiencing temporary or long-term setbacks due to housing instability.

If you are interested in or are looking for an opportunity to serve in the community then hit the ‘Learn More’ button below and we will reach out to you and together we will see how you can best serve.


Volunteering with the Hospice may be one of the most fulfilling things you ever do.

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities in areas such as patient care, the Hospice Residences, special events or administrative support. Whatever your passion is, we can help you to express it through service to the Hospice! Our volunteers are an essential part of Hospice, we would not be able to offer all of our programs and services at no cost to the community without generous people like you!

For info on volunteer opportunities, call (519) 974-7100 or visit http://www.thehospice.ca/volunteer/


Volunteers provide practical help to patients and visitors, complementing the work of paid staff across Erie Shores HealthCare. They do not carry out clinical work or do work experience.

Erie Shores Volunteers are not directly involved in patient care but help to provide extra support. They come from all walks of life and represent the diversity of the communities that we serve. All are dedicated to making our hospitals a little friendlier and more comfortable for everyone.

Open Volunteer Positions:

  • Patient Care Assistants
  • Kitchen Volunteers

For more info, please call Alison at (519) 974-7100 ext. 3420 or email azima@thehospice.ca

The Rotary Club of Windsor Walkerville osten supports local charities by volunteering at their events (cleanup days, planting greenery, gathering basic needs, etc.) We love working alongside community volunteers whom we call “Friends of Walkerville Rotary” To become a friend of the Rotary Club of Windsor Walkerville and be included in our database to receive emails about upcoming volunteer opportunities, sign up below.

We value the talents and passion that each of our volunteers bring to their role.

We are always interested in growing our family of volunteers and invite you to call the shop for specific positions we need filled. We are also open to assisting young adults in obtaining high school volunteer hours and learning life skills to assist them in future job prospects.

Generally, our volunteers fill the following positions: cashier, receiving, sorting, pricing, displays, workroom helper, kitchen helper.

Volunteers are the lifeline of our organization. We would never be able to offer the services we do without the dedication of the 200+ individuals who donate the most valuable commodity to us…their time. 

Volunteering in our local community is a great way to give back and to meet new people. T2B is always looking for volunteers for our programs within the hospitals and events. Below are current volunteering opportunities that you can get involved in and “Give where you live!”

Have questions? Email us at volunteer@t2b.ca or sign up to become a volunteer today!

Make a lasting difference in your community!

Join the thousands of VON volunteers who help make communities healthier. If you would like to give back to your community by sharing your time and caring for others, we have a role for you!

The Welcome Centre Shelter for Women is always looking for enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and capable volunteers to help with a variety of supporting tasks.

Our volunteer program is vital to the operation of many of our services. Volunteers are needed in 3 primary areas:

  • Shelter
  • Food Bank Operation
  • Volunteer Drivers

All volunteers will submit an application form & undergo volunteer training. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@welcomecentreshelter.com for more information about how you can help!


Volunteer for us for Charity Bingo!

For each bingo session you volunteer, you’ll receive an honorarium for volunteering!!! If you meet the requirement and are seriously interested, contact Sozan for more information at sboughner@welcomecentreshelter.com OR (519)-971-7595 Ext. 240

Support your local creative arts community.

To inquire about volunteer opportunities, please get in touch with us at team@windsorfilmmaking.com or info@filmcampforkids.com.

Volunteering is an excellent way to meet people and contribute to the Southwestern Ontario films and arts community. Our volunteers have fun, create lasting friendships, and have behind-the-scenes access to our community events.

Joining the weCHC team means becoming part of a community of dedicated professionals who work together to provide quality client-centred care. Being part of our team is a rewarding opportunity where we can make a difference within our community. We strive to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals who are committed to providing the best care and service.

Due to the application and onboarding process, we ask volunteers to commit to volunteering for a minimum of 4-6 months depending on the program. A placement will be determined by both the volunteer and the Volunteer & Student Coordinator.

The Windsor-Essex County Humane Society (WECHS) is grateful for the compassionate care, dependability, and skills that our volunteers bring to the benefit of the animals in our care. Individuals from our community commit time, talents and donations to assist staff and support the animal programs that allow us to continue the important work that we do in animal welfare in the Windsor-Essex region.

Volunteers are the backbone of the program, helping with the many tasks which may include side walking, leading, farm related chores, cleaning, painting and fundraising.

All prospective volunteers must have a current police clearance with a vulnerable sector screening. You will be asked to commit fully to the weekly therapeutic riding sessions as a horse leader or a side walker. Sessions are usually 11 or 12 weeks in length. Other responsibilities may include farm maintenance, gardening, etc. as needed. All Volunteers are trained before being allowed to handle horses or assist with students during riding lessons. Volunteers are not expected to have any horse experience before attending a training orientation, just a strong desire to learn from our experienced staff.

Volunteers are an integral part of the Windsor Regional Hospital team. Thank you for your interest in joining our team of enthusiastic and devoted volunteers, students, and staff members. 

Windsor Public Library is looking for Volunteers

Our volunteers meet one-on-one with adult learners through the Ontario Literacy and Basic Skills program run with the Windsor Public Library.

All training and resources are provided and meetings are held in WPL locations.

Please contact adultlit@windsorpubliclibrary.com for an application today!

Book Buddy Program

The Windsor Public Library Book Buddy Program is a volunteer-based literacy program designed to assist children to become great readers by motivating and providing a positive reading experience. We pair up the volunteers with a child and they would read together at the Windsor Public Libraries or virtually. 

WEST values the skills and talents of individuals in the community and the important role that volunteers play in fostering an organization.

Every day volunteers enrich the lives of hundreds of people and their families by giving generously of their time, and contributing to the well-being of our communities. Here at W5 we have volunteer opportunities in a number of areas. We offer a flexible range of ways to become involved, no matter how much time you have or the skills you are looking to share.

Our volunteer opportunities include fundraising activities, youth activity assistance, income tax preparation, one on one language instruction, seniors activities and more.

W5 also has opportunities for newcomers to Canada, and job seekers, so that such volunteers can gain essential job skills, training and experience that will assist them in becoming more marketable in their search for employment.

Every Child Deserves the Opportunity to Succeed. You Can Help.

We’re looking for mentors and tutors to support the On Track to Success Program.

If interested, please join us as a volunteer and share your skills and experience to help inspire local high school students to reach their full potential. By becoming a mentor, you can help make positive contributions to a students academic, social, and professional development.

Do you love learning about the ins and outs of working behind the scenes of TV?

Email emily.moore@cogeco.com to start volunteering today!

The Youth Wellness Hub Windsor-Essex is looking for volunteers who are comfortable working with youth, have lots of energy and want to give back to the community. Volunteers must be 16 years old or older.

Open Volunteer Roles:

Programs Volunteer

  • Engage with youth during groups like cooking group, art group or drop-in sessions
  • Help set up and clean up program supplies
  • Support facilitator and YWH staff with the designated group
  • Answer questions youth may have about the program, YWH services, etc
  • Engage the youth in conversation, play games and do activities with those that come in

Events Volunteer

  • Help set up and clean up health fairs, festivals and other special events
  • Answer questions about YWH programs and services
  • Promote YWH Windsor-Essex as a valuable source in the community

Tutoring Volunteer

  • Support youth who come into the Hub looking for homework help. If you have preferred subjects in which to tutor, please let YWH staff know.
  • Provide insight into the school system for various age groups, from middle school to post-secondary.

Youth in Food Systems welcomes you! Our goal is to provide opportunities for high school aged youth, aged 14-19, to explore environmental topics related to food and sustainability, gain transferable skills, and explore career options in the agriculture and food sector.

By allowing youth to follow their own interests with staff support, we aim to foster inquiry, research, critical thinking, and communication skills. 

Youth project work takes place on Circle, an online platform for collaboration. 

We’re always looking for young people across Ontario to join our team! Read through the descriptions available below and fill out the form located at the bottom of the page to sign up! 

Connections Early Years Family Centre Board of Directors (the “Board”) is looking for community volunteers with governance knowledge and diverse talents to join the Board. The Board is comprised of  volunteers who meet on a monthly basis and participate in various standing committees.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge and skills in one or more areas of board governance
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong research, analytical, and critical-thinking skills
  • Personal qualities of integrity, skills to work positively and effectively with others, open-minded and a passion supporting the healthy development of families with children 0-6 years of age

Board responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring program and policies are implemented in a professional and accountable manner
  • Ensuring systematic linkages with the community
  • Representing and protecting the interest of the people whom the Center serves.

To become a Board Member, candidates must successfully complete the nomination process which includes an interview, criminal reference check and orientation.

If you are interested in becoming part of our Board please send your expression of interest by email to info@connectwithus.ca.  For additional information about becoming a Board Member please contact us 519.252.9696.

The Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) is recruiting volunteers to be part of their Grant Review Committee (GRC). The YOF provides both grants and capacity-building supports to grassroots groups, community-based organizations and collaboratives focused on improving the wellbeing of youth and families who face multiple barriers.

Informed by their lived experiences and connection to community, GRC members offer unique insights as they review grant applications to make recommendations to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Board of Directors for approvals.

To demonstrate your interest in joining the YOF Grant Review Committee, send an email to volunteersupport@otf.ca with the subject line YOF Volunteer. Include a short description of who you are and your lived experience, your work in community, and your knowledge of equity frameworks that align with the YOF’s priorities.

The Windsor Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is currently seeking applications from those interested in serving on our volunteer Board of Directors. 

The Windsor Symphony Orchestra continues their mission of connecting people through music.

The WSO prides itself on creativity and collaborations. The WSO has achieved its recent successes through its ability to adapt to the ever-changing world and how those changes effect the arts and music culture in Windsor Essex, Ontario. The WSO builds relationships and connections through collaborations with musicians, artists, and composers, locally and internationally, the University of Windsor, St. Clair College, Art Windsor Essex, multiple levels of government, granting agencies and other vital arts and culture stakeholders.

The WSO provides opportunities for volunteers appointed to the Board of Directors or Members of Standing and Ad hoc Committees.

The volunteer Board of Directors provides strategic leadership, governance, establishes policy, and exercises stewardship over the operations and financial performance of the WSO. Our leadership team is imaginative, innovative, and highly effective.

The Board is looking specifically for individuals with the following interests and skill sets:

  • Experience in the Arts Industry
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Public Policy and Government Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Finance & Accounting (CPA)
  • Law
  • Resource Development
  • Capital Projects

Directors are expected to:

Prepare for, attend, and participate in 9 board meetings per year, one of which is the Annual General Meeting. Serve on at least one committee and participate actively in the work of the committee and its meetings; include the WSO as a top three personal philanthropic priority; and be an active proponent and supporter for the WSO.

The WSO Board encourages Directors to engage in all activities of the organization, including its performances, benefit activities, and donor/patron support.

Directors are elected at the AGM of the Windsor Symphony Society, which is held annually at the end of October. The term of office is two years, renewable consecutively once for a total of six years. To be eligible for election, individuals must meet the Bylaws requirements, which typically include an annual subscription or donation in an amount of not less than $250.00. If this requirement is prohibitive for an otherwise qualified and successful candidate, the Board would consider making alternative arrangements to satisfy the requirements of the Bylaws.

To apply for a board position or appointment to a board committee, please submit an expression of your interest, and a description of your professional experience which may be in the form of a CV or resume to plauzon@windsorsymphony.comWritten, audio, or video submissions will all be accepted.

Short-listed applicants will be contacted and interviewed.

For additional information, please contact: Executive Director, Patti Lauzon, at plauzon@windsorsymphony.com.