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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. 3121 or email vchristofilos@aurora.ca 

Aquatics Volunteer

Opportunities available year-round

As a volunteer, you gain valuable work experience and the opportunity to learn new/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 (Deck Supervisor) at smakepeace@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.

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

Opportunities available during July and August

During the summer we offer two unique volunteer programs that allow participants to develop leadership skills and gain coaching experience in our camp programs.

Both the Counsellor in training (C.I.T) and Leader in Training (L.I.T) 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.

Volunteer Programs
Program ComponentsLeader in Training (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 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

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