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Volunteer Centres

Volunteer Centres and Bureaux refer volunteers to community opportunities of their choice, based upon volunteer needs listed with the Centres by member agencies in each community served. Many also provide training, development and other services to nonprofit organizations, as well as specialized publications for the voluntary sector.

They are committed to helping you make the most of your volunteer time. For further information, please contact the Centre in your community.

For a variety of volunteer opportunities across the country, don't forget to visit our Volunteer Bulletin Board and lend a hand in your community today.

Arm-In-Arm Volunteers (International: Guelph, ON)

Arm-In-Arm Volunteers is a Canada-based international nonprofit volunteer placement organization. AIAV provides comprehensive, safe, meaningful, and efficient volunteer experiences in developing countries at the most reasonable rates.

Cross-Cultural Solutions (International: Toronto, ON)

This organization operates volunteer programs around the world in partnership with sustainable community initiatives, bringing people together to work side-by-side while sharing perspectives and fostering cultural understanding.

EDventure International (International: Toronto, ON)

EDventure International aims to inspire individuals by teaching them leadership skills which are developed and enhanced through direct engagement with volunteer projects overseas.

Getinvolved.ca (International: Toronto, ON)

Getinvolved.ca is a passionate community of people who want to make a difference. As a volunteer networking site, Getinvolved.ca provides the tools to match skilled and available volunteers to not-for-profits in need.

Peace Welcome Club (Local: Georgetown, ON)

Founded by 14-year-old Harnoor Gill, Peace Welcome Club encourages children, especially newcomer youth to Canada, to volunteer. Their mission is to convey the message that age is not a barrier to volunteer and together, we can make a difference!

Starfish Ventures (International)

Starfish is a growing volunteer and gap year organization providing volunteer projects in the areas of health, childcare, wildlife conservation, community development, and teaching.

Timeraiser (National: Toronto, ON)

The Timeraiser is part volunteer fair, part silent art auction and part night on the town. Throughout the evening participants meet with different volunteer-based agencies and have the opportunity to make volunteer pledges and bid on artwork.

Trip180 (International)

Trip180 connects you directly with nonprofits doing meaningful work around the world.

Volunteer Canada

Volunteer Energy (National: Burlington, ON)

Volunteer Energy is a national nonprofit organization that works to strengthen Canada's voluntary sector. It focuses on promoting volunteerism, creating new ways to connect volunteers with nonprofit organizations, and providing nonprofits with resources to help them manage their volunteers efficiently and effectively.

Alberta

FuseSocial

FuseSocial believes in building a strong region by supporting the agencies who support our communities. We build capacity and encourage innovation through workshops, strategic support, volunteer recruitment, and growing networks for social prosperity.

Volunteer Alberta

Volunteer Airdrie

Volunteer Airdrie works to empower Airdrie residents to invest in themselves and their community through volunteerism. They have three primary strategic focuses: promoting and connecting people to volunteer opportunities with existing Airdrie organizations; facilitating exchange and learning within Airdrie’s social profit sector; and supporting creative, DIY voluntary initiatives by individuals and groups.

Banff

Camrose & District

Calgary

Cochrane

Edmonton

Grande Prairie

Hanna

Lethbridge

Red Deer

Stettler and District

St. Albert

Strathcona County

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British Columbia

Volunteer BC

Abbotsford

Burnaby

Campbell River

Coquitlam/Tri-Cities/New Westminster

Cowichan

Cranbrook

Delta

Nanaimo

North and West Vancouver

Oceanside

Prince George

Richmond

Saanich

Salt Spring Island

Squamish

Sunshine Coast

Surrey

Vancouver

Victoria

Artists' Legal Outreach (Local: Vancouver, BC)

This is a group of volunteer lawyers and law students committed to working with artists and arts organizations. They offer resources, workshops, and clinics where artists can meet confidentially with an experienced lawyer.

Volunteer BC (Regional: Richmond, BC)

For over 30 years, Volunteer BC has been the provincial leader in promoting the value and impact of volunteerism and enhancing the abilities of volunteer-involving organizations. Volunteer BC mobilizes the collaborative spirit, expertise and energy of all participants in the volunteerism movement to build a better British Columbia.

Volunteer Grandparents (Local: Burnaby, BC)

Volunteer Grandparents endeavours to support and encourage multigenerational relationships and the concept of the extended family. Our mission is to "bridge and enrich the generations" by fostering intergenerational understanding, communication and cooperation between the generations. Volunteer Grandparents provides two main programs: the Family Match Program and the School Grandparent Program.

Volunteer and Community Resources Salt Spring Society (VCR) (Local: Salt Spring Island, BC)

VCR works to build connections between community members and organizations by promoting volunteerism on Salt Spring Island through leadership and education.

Manitoba

Winnipeg

Volunteer Manitoba (Regional: Winnipeg, MB)

This organization's mission is to support groups and individuals in the voluntary sector to develop and enhance their capacity to anticipate, understand, celebrate, and meet community needs in Manitoba.

New Brunswick

Moncton

Saint John

Newfoundland & Labrador

Community Services Council of Newfoundland & Labrador

Ontario

Brampton

Caledon

Durham Region

Guelph/Wellington

Halton Region (Burlington/Oakville and area)

Hamilton and District

Kitchener-Waterloo

Leeds and Grenville

London

Midland/Penetanguishene/Barrie (Community Reach)

Mississauga

Newmarket

Ottawa

Peel Region

Quinte

Sarnia

Sault Ste Marie

South Simcoe

Sudbury

Thunder Bay

Toronto

City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Peterborough, and Haliburton counties

211 Community Information and Volunteer Centre (CIVC) (Regional: York Region, ON)

A not-for-profit organization whose goal is to strengthen region-wide information & referral and volunteer development services.

Endeavour Volunteer Consulting for Non-Profits (Endeavour) (Regional: Toronto, ON)

Endeavour Volunteer Consulting for Non-Profits (Endeavour) provides free management consulting services to nonprofit and social-mission organizations in Toronto and surrounding regions. They also provide youth and adults with opportunities to volunteer as project consultants, engagement managers and advisors.

Information Orillia (Local: Orillia, ON)

Information Orillia provides quality programs and services including information, assessment and referral to members of our community, for the purpose of improving their quality of life.

Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN) (Regional: Ontario)

The Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN) represents the interests of Volunteer Centres and volunteerism in Ontario. It is an informal network of Volunteer Centres in Ontario, guided by a steering committee. Visit their volunteer centre map for local volunteer opportunities and professional development opportunities for volunteer managers.

Pillar Nonprofit Network (Local: London, ON)

Pillar Nonprofit Network supports nonprofit organizations in fulfilling their missions in our community. They provide leadership, advocacy, and support to the nonprofit sector through the promotion of volunteerism on our online Volunteer Database, professional development and networking opportunities, and information sharing.

VolunteerConnection.ca (Local: Collingwood, ON)

Acts as a web-based volunteer portal for the South Georgian Bay area. Matches volunteers with organizations and also offers information to organizations on effective volunteer management.

Volunteer Cambridge (Local: Cambridge, ON)

Volunteer Cambridge is a service of United Way of Cambridge and North Dumfries and provides the volunteer centre services to the community. Its goal is to promote volunteerism and the capacity of the local voluntary sector through recruitment and referral services, learning and organizational development, and recognition opportunities.

Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau (Local: Brockville, ON)

We are a nonprofit organization which promotes volunteerism by connecting people with opportunities to serve in the St. Lawrence- Rideau region. We provide leadership and build capacity with volunteer programs in our communities and celebrate volunteers.

Volunteer MBC (Regional: Brampton, ON)

Volunteer MBC promotes and supports volunteerism in an effort to connect all people to meaningful volunteer opportunities. They also provide education and support for volunteers and community service organizations through topic and issue related workshops/webinars, comprehensive and informative programs, and community outreach.

Yorkinfo Community Information & Volunteer Centre (Local: Newmarket, ON)

Part of the Newmarket Public Library, this volunteer centre offers one-stop access to community information, including information on local social service agencies and a collection of volunteer resources for nonprofit organizations. Appointments can be made with a volunteer services coordinator to discuss volunteer opportunities in the area.

Quebec

Fédération des centres d'action bénévole du Québec

I-Volunteer.ca (Regional: Gatineau, QC)

An online volunteer placement website in the Outaouais region with the objective of promoting volunteering and allowing people who want to volunteer the chance to learn more about the organizations that match their interests.

Volunteer West Island (Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC)

West Island Citizen Advocacy

Montreal, QC

Yukon

Yukon Volunteer Bureau