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Teen Park Clean Up for Community Service

The Town of Aurora is excited to offer Teen Park Clean Ups through Spring and Summer 2021. Check back with us soon for details. Participants must register using e-Play to participate. Participants will be provided with an electronic letter for volunteer hours after the event dates. Note: There is no fee to participate in a park clean up.

If you have any questions, please contact the Youth Division

Teen Park Clean Up - Spring & Summer 2021

Pre-registration is required. Register online at e-PLAY. Click on the corresponding code below for the date that you wish to register for (register online).

Teen Park Clean Up - Spring & Summer 2021
DayDateTimeLocationCode

Tue

July 20

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Trent Park

22056

Thu

July 22

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Thomas Coates Park

22058

Tue

August 3

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Lambert Willson Park

22049

Thu

August 5

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Fleury Park

22051

Tue

August 10

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Ada Jonson Park

22053

Thu

August 12

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Hickson Park

22055

Tue

August 17

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Trent Park

22057

Thu

August 19

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Thomas Coates Park

22059

What We're Doing to Stay Safe
The Town of Aurora is excited to return to recreation in such a way that maintains safety of participants and staff. This remains a top priority. With this said, here are the measures being taken for the Teen Park Clean Up programs:
  • Maintaining small group sizes (1 staff for every 10 participants).
  • Screening questions and protocols in place for all staff and participants upon arrival.
  • Physical distancing of a minimum of 2m will be enforced between participants, staff, etc. (with the exception of behaviour intervention or First Aid).
  • No shared equipment or supplies.
  • Hand sanitizing of participants and staff upon entering the program.
  • Sanitization of supplies and equipment after use in every program.

Teen Matters - Teen Focus Groups

The opinions of local teens are very important in growing and developing programs and services in the Town of Aurora and surrounding community. We are always very excited to spend time with the teens of Aurora to hear about what is important to them, what they like to do and ideas they may have for the future. Over the course of 2020 and 2021, we have been hosting Teen Matters Teen Focus Groups virtually with local teens to hear about what they value. Now that the weather is nice and we are able to meet in person, we would like to get together at Lambert Willson Park this summer and hear from you! We are also excited to provide Community Service hours for participation. Note: There is no fee to participate in a teen focus group.

Teen Matters - Summer 2021

Pre-registration is required. Register online at e-PLAY. Click on the corresponding code below for the date that you wish to register for (register online).

Please see below for registration in our upcoming sessions. We will meet participants at the A.F.L.C. back doors and walk down to the park together. We invite all participants to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please contact the Youth Division

Teen Matters - Summer 2021
DayDateTimeLocationCode

Wed

July 28

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Lambert Willson Park

22730

Wed

Aug 25

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Lambert Willson Park

22731

Contact

Email Youth Division

Youth Volunteering

The Town of Aurora offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities for youth.

Our current programs include:

  • Facilitating fitness 
  • Aquatics programs
  • Special events
  • Camps
  • Various children/youth programs.​

For more information on how you can volunteer with the Town please visit our Volunteer Opportunities webpage 

Volunteer Information

Opportunities Available Year Round

Do you want make our events extra special? Come on board as a volunteer for our annual events.

There's always a lot to do in preparation for and during an event.

If you're a student, this is a great way to earn your community service hours and network within the community!

Check out our volunteering webpage for all current opportunities to volunteer at our Special Events.

Become a Leisure Buddy

Opportunities available from September to June

We welcome and encourage all children with disabilities to participate in any of our recreation programs.

We make sure 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's enthusiastic and committed to providing support.

It will also give both the volunteer and participant 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. 3528 or email Chiara Walsh

Aquatics Volunteer

Opportunities available year-round

As a volunteer, you gain valuable work experience and the opportunity to learn new and develop skills and earn discounts towards aquatic courses all while having fun.

Get involved. Meet new people and make a difference in your community and in someone's life.

For more information, please contact Shelley Makepeace

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 2-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 7 p.m. This program is open to teens aged 12 to 17 years. Interested candidates are invited to email youth@aurora.ca to get started.

Volunteer in Summer Camps

Due to guidelines and regulations set out by the Ontario Ministry of Health and York Region Public Health, we are unable to accommodate volunteers in our Summer 2021 Summer Camps. We are looking forward to a return of both the C.I.T. and L.I.T. programs in Summer 2022.

Youth Engagement Committee

The Youth Engagement Committee (Y.E.C.) is a group of youth aged 12 to 17 years who serve to guide and advise Youth Staff on appropriate programs, special events, and services for youth in the Town of Aurora. Learn more about our Y.E.C. group.

Volunteer Fair 2021

Plans for Volunteer Fair 2021 are in the works! Details will be available in August 2021.

For information about the Volunteer Fair or general inquiries, please contact the Youth Division