Grow your experience beyond the classroom
Whether you are volunteering for personal or professional development, the benefits are valuable, and the skills are transferable. You can take what you learned in volunteer positions and apply them to your professional, academic or personal work. Learn more about local volunteer opportunities by meeting face-to-face with organizations.
How does it work?
Join us at the fair, drop in anytime between 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET and speak with organizations about their volunteer opportunities.
How to get involved?
Volunteering and community engagement can take many forms. At the Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair, you’ll get to explore your options so you can decide on an experience that works for you.
- Drop in to the fair any time during the event hours.
- Participate in one-on-one with organization representatives.
- Share your interests and experience to help you find an organization and opportunity that fits.
- Ask all your questions about volunteering and community engagement.
What are the opportunities?
|Ace Learning||Children & Youth|
|Battlefields Council||Children & Youth|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton||Children & Youth|
|Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum||Accessibility & Diversity, Art & Culture, Children & Youth, Environmental, Global, Health & Wellness, Poverty & Social Justice, Technology|
|Christian Horizons – Hamilton/Niagara Host Family||Accessibility & Diversity, Aging Population, Health & Wellness|
|CityKidz||Children & Youth, Poverty & Social Justice|
|Community Volunteer Circles (CVC)||Children & Youth|
|Compass Community Health||Children & Youth, Health & Wellness, Poverty & Social Justice|
|Distress Centre Halton||Health & Wellness|
|Down Syndrome Association of Hamilton or DSAH||Accessibility & Diversity, Children & Youth|
|Ecosystem Informatics Inc. (ESI)||Environmental, Technology|
|Hamilton Health Sciences||Health & Wellness|
|Hamilton Kids Physio||Children & Youth|
|Hamilton Police Services||Aging Population, Children & Youth|
|Let’s Talk Science||Accessibility & Diversity, Children & Youth, Environmental, Technology|
|LiveDifferent||Children & Youth, Global, Poverty & Social Justice|
|Living Rock Ministries||Accessibility & Diversity, Art & Culture, Children & Youth, Health & Wellness, Poverty & Social Justice|
|March of Dimes Canada||Accessibility & Diversity, Health & Wellness|
|McMaster Okanagan Office of Health & Well-being||Health & Wellness|
|McMaster University||Accessibility & Diversity, Aging Population, Health & Wellness|
|Neighbour to Neighbour||Accessibility & Diversity, Children & Youth, Health & Wellness, Poverty & Social Justice|
|Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton||Accessibility & Diversity, Children & Youth, Health & Wellness, Poverty & Social Justice|
|Shelter Movers Southwestern Ontario||Children & Youth, Health & Wellness, Poverty & Social Justice|
|Solidarity Place Worker Education Centre||Poverty & Social Justice|
|St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton||Aging Population, Health & Wellness|
|St. Joseph’s Villa Foundation/Margaret’s Place Hospice||Aging Population, Health & Wellness|
|Start2Finish||Children & Youth, Health & Wellness, Poverty & Social Justice, Sports & Recreation|
|T.E.A.D – The Equestrian Association for the Disabled||Accessibility & Diversity, Animals, Health & Wellness, Sports & Recreation|
|The AIDS Network||Health & Wellness, Poverty & Social Justice|
|The Bruce Trail Conservancy||Environmental, Health & Wellness|
|The Career Foundation||Accessibility & Diversity, Children & Youth|
|The Children’s International Learning Centre||Accessibility & Diversity, Art & Culture, Children & Youth|
|Think Pacific Foundation||Accessibility & Diversity, Aging Population, Animals, Art & Culture, Children & Youth, Environmental, Global, Health & Wellness, Poverty & Social Justice, Sports & Recreation, Technology|
|United for Literacy – Hamilton||Children & Youth, Poverty & Social Justice|
|UpLifting Education||Accessibility & Diversity, Children & Youth, Poverty & Social Justice,|
|Victorian Order of Nurses of Hamilton||Health & Wellness|
|Vida Volunteer.org||Animals, Health & Wellness, Poverty & Social Justice|
|World Federalist Movement of Canada||Environmental, Global, Poverty & Social Justice|
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