Volunteering in Hamilton

Volunteering locally is an easy way to develop skills, gain experiences, and be involved with the community. There are various volunteering opportunities that can help develop many different skills.

August 3, 2022

Whether you are volunteering for personal or professional development, the benefits are valuable and the skills are transferable. Below are some places you can volunteer in Hamilton.

Local Volunteer Opportunities

Accessibility and Diversity

Empowerment Squared 

  • Sports & Recreation Program
  • Digital Literacy
  • Academic Mentoring

Alzheimer Society of Hamilton  

  • Volunteer Visiting
  • Education Support
  • Community Advocacy

Healthcare and Wellness

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton 

Mental Health Rights Coalition 

  • Drop-in Peer Support  
  • Peer Support Training Program 

Cancer Assistance Program 

  • Client Services Volunteer 
  • Equipment Technician Assistant 

Distress Centre Halton

  • Telephone and online support

Arts & Culture

Art Gallery of Hamilton 

  • Educational Docents 

Sports & Recreation

Aging Population

Dundas Community Services 

  • Education Volunteer 
  • Exhibit Research 

St. Joseph’s Villa 

Children & Youth


The Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton 

Hamilton & District Extend-A-Family 

  • Buddy/Virtual Program 
  • Homework Program 
  • Host Family Program 

Skills you can develop: core competencies


  • Diversity & Intercultural Understanding 
  • Adaptability & Resiliency 
  • Collaboration & Teamwork 
  • Professional Attributes 

Fundamental Skills 

  • Critical Thinking 
  • Problem Solving 
  • Social Responsibility 
  • Technological Ability 
  • Functional Knowledge 

Teamwork and Collaboration Skills 

  • Collaboration & Teamwork 
  • Communication 
  • Leadership 

Personal Management Skills 

  • Professional Attributes 
  • Self-Awareness 
  • Research & Analysis