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Volunteering at the Town of Aurora

The Town of Aurora's volunteer programs provide an opportunity for volunteers to assist town employees in delivering fitness and aquatics programs, special events, camps and children and youth programs.

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Youth Volunteer

Current programs include assisting town employees in delivering or facilitating fitness, aquatics programs, special events, camps, and various children/youth programs.​ For more information visit our Youth Volunteering webpage.

Special Events Volunteer

Whether you're looking to gain experience, learn new skills, help others in the community, meet new people, fulfill high school required hours or simply have some fun, there is a volunteer position at a special event that's right for you.

In 2019 we had more than 3,000 hours of volunteer time from individuals and community organizations.

There are many special events that are looking for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out an application below and email it to Shelley Ware or drop it off at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex.

Special Events Volunteer Opportunities

Leisure Buddy

The Town of Aurora welcomes and encourages all children with exceptionalities to participate in any of our recreation programs. We make every effort to ensure that each child is able to participate at a level suitable to their abilities, support needs, program choice and facility access. To facilitate that participation, the Town created the Leisure Buddy program, which pairs an enthusiastic and compassionate volunteer with each child.

After attending a mandatory training, we match volunteers with children in any of the Town's seasonal or summer programs. The community programmer will often meet with the volunteer prior to the program to make sure they understand the strengths and needs of the participant they will be working with.

Leisure Buddies work one-on-one with their participant for the duration of the program. They can assist with or facilitate the following:

  • Interacting with program staff and participants
  • Communicating or demonstrating instructions
  • Keeping participants focused on tasks
  • Encouraging positive interactions and participation
  • Snack and meal breaks
  • Give extra time to complete tasks

Matched participants are typically high functioning. Leisure Buddies are always supervised by program staff and are never left on their own with participants.

Who can be a Leisure Buddy?

Volunteers for the Leisure Buddy program can be anyone over the age of 14 with a desire to assist others. We typically look for enthusiastic, patient individuals who enjoy working with children and have time to volunteer in our seasonal and summer programs.

If you are interested in becoming a Leisure Buddy, please call 365-500-3162.

Aquatics Volunteer

Aquatics volunteers are needed at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex and the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex. Aquatic Volunteers must be a minimum of 14 years of age and have their Bronze Medallion certification. As an aquatics volunteer, you can gain valuable work experience and learn new skills while having fun. You will also earn discounts towards Aquatics courses. The first step to become an Aquatic Volunteer is to register for an Aquatic Volunteer Orientation.

Club Aurora Fitness Centre Instructor Apprenticeship Program

The Club Aurora Fitness Centre provides high quality training programs to assist in a volunteer's personal development. This training includes a general orientation, program content, health and safety, and emergency training; all designed to prepare our volunteers for employment in the future.

What you need to volunteer to be a Fitness Instructor Apprentice:
  • Current CPR-C and Standard First Aid Certification
  • Current VSS required
  • Minimum: Instructor Certification written component successfully completed
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
What do you get?

Every hour worked will be documented in a logbook and can be used towards your certification experience. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to participate in fun special events. For more information on this program, please contact the Fitness Centre at 905-726-4764.