Image of youth holding volunteer signYouth Volunteering

The Town of Aurora offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities for youth. Current programs include opportunities to participate and to assist town employees in delivering or facilitating fitness, aquatics programs, special events, camps, and various children/youth programs.​

Special Events Volunteer

Opportunities available year-round

Want to make the Town of Aurora special events extra special? Come on board as a volunteer for our annual events. There is always a lot to do to prepare for an event, as well as handle during the event. If you are a student, this is a great way to earn your community service hours and a great opportunity to network within the community!

Please browse through the list of special events and contact the Acting Special Events Coordinator, Carmela Bourassa, with an event that is of interest to you. For more information, please email Carmela Bourassa at cbourassa@aurora.ca

Become a Leisure Buddy!

Opportunities available year-round

The Town of Aurora welcomes and encourages all children with disabilities to participate in any of our recreation programs. We make every effort to ensure that each child participates at a level suitable to their abilities by supporting their needs and providing accessible facilities. Help us provide a positive experience for every participant!

What is a Leisure Buddy?

  • An enthusiastic and committed individual who is paired with a participant with disabilities within our recreation programs.
  • A volunteer interested in learning and growing while making a difference in the life of a child with a disability.
  • An individual who enjoys working with children and has some time to spare in the evenings or on weekends.

This program will pair a participant with a volunteer who is enthusiastic and committed to providing support. This program provides the volunteer and the participant with a chance to learn, have fun and meet new people.

If you are 14 years of age or older, and are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call 905-727-3123 ext. 3121 or email vchristofilos@aurora.ca 

Aquatics Volunteer

Opportunities available year-round

As an aquatics volunteer, you can gain invaluable work experience and opportunity to learn new skills while having fun. Come out and meet new people and make a difference in your community. This position gives you an opportunity to develop needed skills and earn discounts towards Aquatics courses. Make a difference in somebody's life and get involved!

For more information, please contact Matt Zawada, Deck Supervisor at mzawada@aurora.ca

Aquatic Volunteers must be a minimum of 14 years of age, have Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid Certification to work in Aquatics.

Youth Park Clean-Up

Opportunities available April, May, June and September

Youth between the ages of 12 to 17 are encouraged to register for an opportunity to help keep their community beautiful! Volunteers will assist Town staff in cleaning up various parks in Aurora. This program is available for any high school student requiring community service hours. For more information, please contact Julie Stephenson, Youth Programmer at 905-727-3123 ext. 3128 or jstephenson@aurora.ca

Volunteer in Summer Camps

Opportunities available during July and August

During the summer months, the Town of Aurora offers two unique volunteer programs that allow participants to develop leadership skills and gain coaching experience in our camp programs. Both programs include training sessions that teach program planning, communication, first aid, effective discipline for children, games, songs, policies and procedures. The C.I.T. (Counsellor in Training) program will build on the content of the L.I.T. (Leader in Training) program by incorporating different leadership techniques, customer service skills, how to discipline and what it takes to become a camp counsellor. Volunteers will be mentored by current camp staff and provided with opportunities to practice new skills and develop further leadership techniques during camp placements.

​Program ComponentsLeader in Trainer (L.I.T.)Counsellor in Training (C.I.T.)
​Cost​Yes​No
​Participant Ages​13+ years​14 to 15 years
​Prerequisite​No​L.I.T. program recommended but not mandatory
Training Requirments​1 week in-class​1 day mandatory session
​Placements​1 week immediately following in-class​1 week following training session (multiple weeks available - participants must register for specific weeks they want to volunteer)
​Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) Required​No​Yes
Extend-A-Camp​Yes​No


Note: Participants will be asked for their camp preference during training sessions, but placements are assigned at the discretion of the Town of Aurora and subject to change.  Camp placement will be confirmed via email on the Thursday before volunteer sessions begin.

For more information, please contact Julie Stephenson, Youth Programmer at 905-727-3123 ext. 3128 or jstephenson@aurora.ca

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