Volunteer: Places of interest

August 2, 2022

Check out these local agencies and explore opportunities to volunteer based on your area(s) of interest. Volunteering allows you to develop and enhance transferrable skills to support you in your personal, professional, and academic development. 

Discover Available Volunteer Opportunities 

Community agencies and on-campus departments offer numerous volunteer opportunities for students, where you will be able to grow transferrable skills and gain valuable experience. Here are some resources where organizations post frequent volunteer opportunities (including paid opportunities): 

*OSCARplus, available to all McMaster students, features volunteer postings from organizations that want to connect with students. You can find on- and off-campus opportunities to support your professional development. 

Accessibility and Diversity 

  • Able Living
  • Alzheimer Society of Hamilton
  • Autism Ontario Hamilton
  • Brain Injury Services

Ageing Population 

  • Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice
  • Shalom Village
  • St. Josephs Villa
  • St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke
  • The Wellington Nursing

Arts and Culture 

  • Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Dundas Museum and Archives
  • The Hamilton Arts Council
  • The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The Art Gallery of Hamilton

Children and Youth

  • Big Brother and Big Sisters of Hamilton
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton
  • City Kids
  • Living Rock Ministries
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Frontier College
  • Wesley Urban Ministries
  • The Children’s International Learning Centre

Health and Wellness 

  • Alzheimer Society of Hamilton
  • Brain Injury Services
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Hamilton Health Sciences

Science and Technology 

  • Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair
  • Canadian Association of Girls in Science
  • Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology
  • National Historical Site
  • Let’s Talk Science

Social Justice and Poverty

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion
  • Neighbour to Neighbour Centre

Sports and Recreation

  • YWCA of Hamilton
  • YMCA of Hamilton
  • Bruce Trail Conservancy
  • City of Hamilton – Parks and Recreation Department
  • Eva Rothwell Resource Centre at Robert Land
  • Hamilton East Kiwanis Boy’s and Girl’s Club

If you need assistance in finding a volunteer opportunity, book an appointment on OSCARplus > Student Success Centre > Appointments > Book an Appointment > Employment and Experiential > Experience Building