COVID-19 Updates: Visit our COVID-19 webpage for full details and up-to-date information.


Volunteer Fair 2022

Thank you to everyone for participating in the 2021 Virtual Volunteer Fair. Current volunteer opportunities are listed below. Dates for the 2022 Volunteer Fair will take place in September 2022.

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


Volunteer Opportunities

Check out these volunteer opportunities within our community.

Aurora's Farmers' Market & Artisan Fair 

Organization Name: Aurora Farmers’ Market & Artisan Fair

Contact Information:

Description of Organization:

  • The Aurora Farmers' Market & Artisan Fair has been a local Farmers' Market operating in Aurora for 20 years in 2022. A seasonal market, operating on Saturdays from May to October, in Aurora Town Park.

Description of Volunteer Opportunity:

  • Various tasks including setting up and tearing down the Market, assisting customers and vendors as required. Opportunities are available for students to earn volunteer hours on Saturdays, from May 7, 2022 to October 29, 2022.

Requirements to Volunteer:

  •  Ages 14 years and older.

Interesting or Fun Fact about the Organization:

  • They have special focus days, such as Community Corn Roast and Halloween Activities. 
Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area 

Organization Name: Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area

Contact Information:

Description of Organization:

  • Habitat for Humanity GTA is a local non-profit housing organization with a global vision of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity mobilize communities to help working, lower-income families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, donors, and community partners, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives for families in the GTA.

Description of Volunteer Opportunity:

  • Centretown Build Site in Oshawa
  • Normandy Build Site in Oshawa
  • Townhouse Build Project
  • ReStore Opportunities across the GTA and Durham. ReStore is a retail operation that sells donated new and gently used home furnishings/supplies, the proceeds of which helps to fund our build projects and bring more families into homes.
  • Deconstruction Team Opportunities. The Deconstruction Team goes into homes to remove appliances for donation.

Requirements to Volunteer:

  • Ages 16 years and older.
  • Bring and wear CSA Approved Steel-Toe Boots.
  • No previous experience required.

Interesting or Fun Fact about the Organization:

  • Habitat for Humanity will provide a letter detailing the volunteer contribution to students who need to give confirmation of community service hours to their school. Volunteers can also collect points for each volunteer shift, which can be redeemed for fun Habitat prizes (t-shirt, key chain, earbuds, Bluetooth speaker, etc.).
York Regional Police 

Organization Name: York Regional Police

Contact Information:

Description of Volunteer Opportunity:

  • Community Volunteer Groups
  • Community Safety Village classroom assistants
  • Mascots
  • Co-op and field placement students
  • Rover/Venturer scout crew members
  • Community Chorus, Pipes and Drums and Youth Band members
  • 32 Military Police Army Cadet Corps

Requirements to Volunteer:

  • Ages 14 years and older.
  • Must complete a York Regional Police Volunteer Application and Background Form.
  • Must not have had a negative interaction with police.
  • Priority given to individuals who live, work or attend school in York Region.

Interesting or Fun Fact about the Organization:

  • York Regional Police is celebrating 50 years of service.

As community organizations navigate the changes of COVID-19, our hope is that more volunteer opportunities will become available. Check back for new updates soon.


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.


Contact

Email Youth Division