Discover rewarding opportunities to get involved and gain experience

September 14, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT (drop-in event)

Volunteering and community engagement are great ways to try out new things, gain experience and support your professional development. Join us at the Online Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair, where you can connect directly with volunteer organizations on our online fair platform, Brazen.

How do you want to get involved?

Volunteering and community engagement can take many forms. At the Online 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 text, audio or video chats 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.

Getting prepared for the fair

Are you wondering how to get started? We recommend checking out this video for an overview of the ways you can prepare for volunteering.

  • Frontier College (platinum sponsor)
  • Good Shepherd (gold sponsor)
  • Eva’s Initiatives (silver sponsor)
  • Help Heal Humanity (silver sponsor)
  • A Greener Future
  • Ace Learning
  • Aliptera Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton
  • Bruce Trail Conservancy
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Certified Listeners
  • Community Volunteer Circles (CVC)
  • Compass Community Health
  • Hamilton & District Extend-A-Family
  • Hamilton Police Services
  • Helping Hands
  • Let’s Talk Science
  • Living Rock Ministries
  • Mathstronauts
  • March of Dimes Canada
  • McMaster Office of Community Engagement
  • Mishka Social Services
  • STEM Fellowship
  • St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke
  • Start2Finish
  • The Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • The Forge
  • Vida Volunteer
  • Welcome Inn Community Centre
  • YWCA Hamilton
  • Youth Challenge International

Do you have questions about volunteering, experience building, virtual fairs and more? Check out these tip sheets to help you get prepared.

A big thank-you to our sponsors


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Frontier College

Frontier College is a national charitable literacy organization. Since 1899, we have delivered literacy programs to communities throughout Canada. We work collaboratively with community-based agencies, the private sector, Indigenous organizations, and public institutions across Canada to provide targeted, innovative literacy and numeracy support for the most vulnerable Canadians. Our activities, programs, and services are inclusive of any individual for whom our assistance is welcome and needed.


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Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd is the largest provider of human services and community health care in the Greater Hamilton Area. Its work is based on a commitment to restoring hope and dignity to the most vulnerable members of the community. Programs and services are provided free of charge and without judgment to anyone in need. Originally established in 1961 as a men’s shelter, Good Shepherd’s continuum of care has grown to include emergency food and clothing services; emergency shelter for men, youth, women and children, and families; mental health crisis support; education; transitional and supportive housing programs; senior support; and hospice palliative care.


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