Our volunteers help make Kitchener better by helping us offer programs, events, sharing valuable feedback and insights and turning a group of single houses into a connected neighbourhood. Together, we’ll work to achieve our common goals to build a better place to live, work and play.

On this page:

  1. Find an opportunity
  2. Screening process
  3. Group volunteering
  4. Information for parents
  5. Safety measures

Find an opportunity

Check our volunteer opportunities page to find a current opportunity that interests you.

Each volunteer opportunity will have a role description that includes:

  • key responsibilities
  • minimum age
  • time commitment
  • if any experience is necessary

Screening process

There’s a different screening process for each opportunity. During this process, we’ll look at the information you gave us and compare it to what the role needs. 

The screening process may include:

  • application form
  • Interview
  • reference and/or police records check

Group volunteering

If your company or group wants to volunteer, please send us an email.

Information for parents

We ask that your child take the initiative to contact us about volunteering. This will help them build their self-confidence and develop a meaningful relationship with their volunteer placement supervisor.

Generally, volunteers must be older than 14 years old. In some cases, volunteers can be 12 years old.

You can help your child by:

  • reviewing and discussing volunteer opportunities with them
  • helping your child fill out the application form 
  • helping them prepare for the intake process
  • understanding their volunteer role and expectations of them
  • reviewing the waiver, oath, and safety statements that are part of the application form and providing consent
  • supporting your child's volunteer commitment 

Safety measures

We put safety measures in place to suit each volunteer role and location.

All volunteers will get safety training and personal protective equipment when needed so they can work safely.

During the intake process, you can ask staff about safety measures.