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 our Special Events Coordinator, Nicole Conboy, with an event that is of interest to you. For more information, please email Nicole Conboy at

Become a Leisure Buddy!

Opportunities available September to June

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.

Interested in volunteering with campers with special needs during the summer? Register for the Counsellor in Training (C.I.T.) program.

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 

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 Shelley Makepeace (Deck Supervisor) at

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

Loft Ambassador

Opportunities available year round

The Loft, Aurora’s Youth Lounge at the AFLC, is looking for volunteers!

Do you like hanging out at The Loft? Do you want to earn community service hours and gain leadership experience? Sign-up to become a Loft Ambassador and help us make sure the lounge is a fun place for teens to hang out.

Loft Ambassadors will attend a 1-hour training session and volunteer once a week to support staff and participants. Training will take place once a month on Thursday nights from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. This program is open to teens aged 12 to 17 years. Interested candidates are invited to email to get started.

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.)
​Participant Ages​13+ years​14 to 15 years
​Prerequisite​No​L.I.T. program recommended but not mandatory
Training Requirements​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). Placements will either be with a group of campers or 1:1 with a camper with special needs.

​Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) Required​No​Yes

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

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