There are lots of ways to have a positive impact on your community. You can find a way to volunteer with the city and other resources on this page.

On this page:

  1. Current opportunities
  2. Ways to get involved in your neighbourhood
  3. Volunteer with a local agency

Current opportunities

Find a volunteer role below and apply! We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Building Parks Together
  • Become part of a team of volunteers and help us to create safe and welcoming parks and open spaces in Kitchener
  • You decide what opportunities you want to participate in based on your availability and interest
  • Open to individuals 14 years of age and older. Younger volunteers will be considered if they volunteer along with a parent or guardian.
  • Opportunities will take place starting now until the end of 2022
  • Time commitment range from approximately 10 minutes to 2 hours depending on the task

Apply

A City for Everyone
  • Help build a city for everyone!  
  • Become part of a group of volunteers who are invited to participate in a variety of engagement opportunities
  • Development topics could include: sustainability, city planning and development, transportation planning, special events and arts and culture
  • You'll decide which engagement opportunities you want to participate with 
  • Engagement opportunities will take place between now and Fall 2021
  • Time commitment will vary depending on the task (e.g. survey may take 15 minutes and a focus group may take 1.5 - 2 hours)

Apply

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If you have any questions, send us an email or call 519-741-2200, ext. 7564.


Ways to get involved in your neighbourhood

There are lots of ways to make a positive impact on your neighbourhood! Here are a few ideas: 

  • contact your local neighbourhood association to see if they’re looking for volunteers
  • connect with your neighbours from home and start planning a neighbourhood project with the help of a LoveMyHood neighbourhood liaison
  • organize an activity to get to know your neighbours
  • pick up litter in your local park or open space
  • keep your property neat and attractive, and share your appreciation for those who help make our community beautiful by nominating a neighbour for a Kitchener in Bloom award
  • help a neighbour by shoveling their snow, bringing in their trash and recycling bins, delivering meals, or picking up items for them when you are shopping for necessities
  • recognize a deserving neighbour through the Good Neighbour recognition program

Volunteer with a local agency

The Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener-Waterloo and Area has a list of volunteer opportunities on their website.