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

Mayor's Advisory Council for Kitchener Seniors (MACKS)

If you’re a Kitchener resident over 55 years old, apply to join MACKS on a volunteer basis for a 3-year term.

We’re looking for candidates who:

  • have an interest in giving an older adult perspective on municipal programs and services supported by the City of Kitchener, and in helping to move Kitchener's Age-Friendly Action Plan forward
  • know about local opportunities and issues of interest to seniors
  • want to give a representative voice for Kitchener seniors in helping to make the community a better place to live well and age well
  • can contribute six to eight hours per month to attend meetings and support committee work

Apply to join MACKS

Subscribe to this page to get an email when we post a new role.

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.