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

board members – build a dream

Build a Dream is recruiting board members from across for its next term. Email info@webuildadream.com by July 20 to indicate your interest and receive further details.



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“I Want to Help” platform launched. This website will connect youth to meaningful volunteer opportunities across Canada. By volunteering through these eligible activities students can earn up to $5000 to support their studies. Learn more here: jobbank.gc.ca/volunteer

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As the citizens of Windsor-Essex County adjust to many new challenges, people who already rely on meal programs and services will be facing additional struggles. The absence of school nutrition programs will make it harder for children and families to cope. Precarious employment and the closure of many businesses means that the number of people who will require emergency food will increase dramatically in the coming weeks.


United Way and our partners in the newly formed Emergency Food Action Coalition are working to identify solutions to Windsor-Essex County food challenges. Here’s how you can help:

  • Donate – When you donate through United Way, you are helping food banks and meal programs provide emergency food and supports in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have set up a special Emergency Response Fund through the Canada Helps giving platform. All gifts come back to United Way to support local service providers
  • Volunteer – If you or your organization can help with the emergency response, let us know. We’re developing a plan to involve local volunteers in responding to the food emergency crisis, and it’s being developed with your safety and the safety of vulnerable residents as our priority. Call our Volunteer Hotline if you think you can help: 519-259-6177 or e-mail rsvp@weareunited.com
  • Share Information – Please share information about the need and the call to action to give to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund with your networks. Visit www.weareunited.com/Covid-19 to learn more about how you can help and what’s being done

Canadian cancer society windsor essex volunteer opportunities


We know that cancer changes people. But we believe that a cancer diagnosis doesn’t have to define who they are. We are committed to enhancing the quality of living and prolonging life for all those affected by cancer.
Together, we can prove that life is bigger than cancer. Take action now.

The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is more than a fundraiser — it’s a chance for you to provide hope to all Canadians through their cancer journey. At Relay, we support the survivors in our communities, remember those we’ve lost, and prove that together, we are bigger than cancer.
Participants and Teams are encouraged to sign up early for perks and prizes!

We would love for you to join us for the Survivor Lap as our guest.

Please call 519-254-5116 for more information

Register today at: www.relayforlife.ca/essexcounty

Lawn Summer Night’s Windsor Cystic Fibrosis Canada Windsor-Essex Chapter Volunteer Committee Member for

We are currently looking for volunteer committee members for the 2020 Lawn Summer Nights event taking place in Windsor, ON. 

This event will take place on Friday July 17th, at the Windsor Lawn Bowling club – all committee members are expected to be present on that date.

Warm nights. Great people. Good vibes for a good cause. These are the key ingredients of Lawn Summer Nights, the lawn bowling tournament and fundraiser that brings people together in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Check out our website here: https://www.lawnsummernights.com/

LSN is a fundraising event targeted at young working professionals to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Our goal is to create a platform for Cystic Fibrosis Canada that engages young professionals through a peer-to-peer philanthropy experience. We think it’s critical that the event engages this demographic, as people living with cystic fibrosis reach a difficult period in their 20s and 30s, as they balance the impact of CF on their adult lives.

We’re excited for what lies ahead, and we’re happy to have you join us in this pursuit. Together, we can make CF stand for Cure Found within our lifetime.


– Understanding and/or experience in event planning

– Sponsor and donor experience

– Working understanding of event logistics/planning/execution

– Interest in gaining experience in the event planning field for a non-profit organization

– Working knowledge of what cystic fibrosis is

– Works well in a team environment

– Able to dedicate time to monthly meetings (one per month)

– Able to dedicate roughly 3 hours a week to planning and coordination

– Leadership and management skills

– Strong communication skills both written and orally (English)

– Passion for making a difference in ones community

– Knowledge of businesses in the Windsor-Essex region

– Strong networking skills

– You are a young working professional/ or a student currently in post secondary education

Please fill out the following survey if you are interested in becoming a volunteer committee members for LSN in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada:

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.

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

Aids Committee of Windsor

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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.

alzheimer society of windsor & essex county

Alzheimer Society logo

Volunteers are people like you who want to make a difference in their community.

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 

amherstburg community services

Amherstburg Community Services logo

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!

Artcite volunteer opportunities

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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

Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association

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BANA makes a difference in our community by being seen. Help us break down stigmas and teach others how to “Be Yourself.” Volunteer on team BANA today.

canadian blood services

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

canadian cancer society

Canadian Cancer Society logo

Volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society is a great opportunity for you to make a positive impact in your community, be part of a team, share your experience, learn new skills and develop lasting friendships. Volunteers are critical to our accomplishments and we wouldn’t be able to support, inform and empower those touched by cancer without you.

Canadian national institute for the blind

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Our volunteers make an incredible difference in the lives of people with sight loss each and every day. If you’re interested in volunteering with us, we can’t wait to welcome you to the team!

community living essex county volunteer opportunities

Community Living Essex County logo

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.

community support centre of essex county

Community Support Services logo

Community engagement is also about encouraging volunteerism as a means of getting involved. CSC is grateful to individuals who support our programs and services.

Extendicare Tecumseh

Extendicare Tecumseh logo

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.

habitat for humanity Windsor Essex

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Connect with caring people like you. Gain valuable work experience while giving back. Build Community, Build Hope

heron terrace long term care

Heron Terrace logo

Heron Terrace provides a wide range of volunteer opportunities for you to enrich the lives of the residents who live in our home

hotel dieu grace healthcare

Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare logo

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.

la chaumiere retirement residence looking for volunteers

La Chaumiere Retirement logo

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.

Learning Disabilities Association Windsor-Essex county

Learning Disabilities Association Windsor Essex logo

To assist children, youth, and adults with learning disabilities, and those who support them, through information sharing, support, and relevant programs.

life after fifty

Life After Fifty logo

Want to help? 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. If you’re interested in volunteering please call or email our volunteer coordinator.

Mission Thrift Store Windsor

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If you would like to volunteer please contact us at: (519) 250-9628

Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Our volunteers are an exciting, dynamic and diverse group of people who share a willingness to contribute their time and talents to #endMS. When and how much they contribute differs from person to person.There are opportunities in all areas of the MS Society at the national, divisional and chapter levels

on track to success looking for career mentors

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The ON TRACK TO SUCCESS program offers supports that wrap around a family and help kids graduate high school and go on to post-secondary education – the clearest pathway to a life of prosperity.

Richmond Terrace

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Many times we think that to be a volunteer we must make a solid commitment that is only true when it comes to our residents. They want you to devote your friendship, zestfulness and some of your free time. If all you have is one hour a week, that’s all we need.

ronald mcdonald house windsor

Ronald McDonald House logo

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!

south essex community council

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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

sunrise senior living volunteer opportunities

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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

the downtown mission

The Downtown Mission logo

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

the hospice of windsor & essex county  

The Hospice of Windsor Essex County logo

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 Residential Home, special events or administrative support. Whatever your passion is, we can Two female volunteers play and sing at the piano in the Hospice Atrium.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!

the multicultural council of windsor and essex county

Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County logo

As immigration increased, so did the needs of newcomers, particularly in the areas of reception, integration, and adult education. Organizations were established in order to provide welcoming services and settlement assistance.

The Village at St. Clair

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We welcome volunteers in our Villages and have a wide range of opportunities for you to make a difference in the lives of our residents. Discover the joy and fulfillment of volunteering with seniors. There are lots of ways you can help

The Windsor/Essex Community Benefits Coalition (WECBC)

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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)

unemployed help centre

Unemployed Help Centre logo

There are many ways to make an impact while volunteering your time. UHC is touched and inspired by the selfless spirit of all those who volunteer in the community for our community.

United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County

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United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County is proud to be the official volunteer centre in our community.  We are one of 200 Volunteer Centres across Canada, with the goal to promote, strengthen, and enhance volunteerism.

united way rvc member volunteer opportunities

university of windsor career development and experiential learning

Volunteering is a great way for students to learn new skills, meet new people, and improve their resumes. It’s also a genuinely important and meaningful way to make the communities in which we live and work better. Whatever your existing skillset, there are dozens of local non-profit and charitable organizations who could use your help in some way.

VON Windsor-Essex 

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Every day, volunteers from all walks of life work with VON staff to help make Canadian communities healthier. If you want to give back to your community by sharing your time and caring for others, we have a role for you!

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:

womens enterprise skills training

Womens Enterprise Skills Training logo

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

windsor-essex children’s aid society

Childrens Aid Society logo

The Volunteer Services department exists for the purpose of enhancing and supporting agency initiatives by providing the community with volunteer opportunities. The department aims to strengthen volunteer involvement within the agency and provide a safe and rewarding environment for our volunteers through support and leadership.

windsor-essex compassion care community

Windsor Essex Compassion Care Community logo

There are a number of ways people, agencies, and organizations can support the Windsor-Essex Compassion Care Community movement.

windsor/essex county Humane society

Windsor Essex Humane Society logo

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.

windsor essex community health centre  (wechc)

Windsor Essex Community Health Centre logo

As a community health centre, weCHC continuously aims to support the people of Windsor and Essex County by offering equitable, safe, quality care that is client centered and close to home.

windsor regional hospital volunteer opportunities

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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.


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THINKING OF BECOMING A VOLUNTEER? These 5 reasons to volunteer, might help you make up your mind