Are you interested in trees and the environment? Do you enjoy being outside in nature? Are you looking to learn new skills and volunteer in a meaningful way? Now is your chance! Help keep our parklands and trails tidy, and ensure our forests stay healthy!
We need your help! Thanks to the devastating effect of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) on our woodlands, most, if not all, of the Town of Oakville's woodland ash trees are now dead or dying.
In partnership with its consultant, BioForest Technologies Inc., the Town of Oakville works with residents in the Forest Health Ambassador Program to help monitor neighbourhood street trees for invasive insects, disease, and other issues related to forest health.
High school students! Earn volunteer hours while learning about the urban forest and the Town of Oakville's Woodland Hazard Abatement efforts.
Located at 1100 Cornwall Road, the Oakville Municipal Greenhouse and Conservatory is the perfect all-season setting for special occasion photographs, small wedding ceremonies, gardening seminars and group tours.
Greenhouse volunteers assist staff in transplanting and placing trays of small plants in to designated areas, carrying potted plants, and assisting in the Door’s Open event to show visitors around.
Volunteer opportunities with the Municipal Greenhouse are currently full. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022 year.
Help keep our parklands and trails tidy. You or your organization can participate in a one-time clean-up or make your pledge to care for a specific park or trail year-round for a minimum two-year period.
With more than 340 active parks, playgrounds and sports fields; two harbours; and 280 woodland parks and trails, there are plenty of opportunities for citizens, schools, youth groups and corporations to get involved and lend a helping hand.
For more information visit the Park Ambassador Program page.
Support your community and earn volunteer hours by helping the Town of Oakville with supervision and programming activities, facility maintenance, and more! Volunteering is a great way to gain valuable work experience as well as complete your high school community service hours. There are so many ways to get involved:
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions there are no volunteer opportunities available in this area at this time. We look forward to restrictions being lifted so that we can resume all of our volunteer programs. Please check back again later.
The Recreation and Culture department operates six community centres:
When needed, volunteers assist centre staff with recreation programs, equipment cleaning and occasional special events. Please call the centres directly for more information about how you can help.
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts has launched a new volunteer program. We’re looking for enthusiastic people with a passion for the performing arts to volunteer in our front of house positions. We currently have two volunteer roles available; usher and coat check attendant.
Aquatic volunteers provide support to swimming instructors on deck and in the water. They assist reluctant children, demonstrate skills, help with class control and provide one-on-one support for children with additional needs or additional needs classes, as well as helping with special events.
Details regarding the next Pool Pal workshop will be provided via our online registration system. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
More volunteer opportunities will be reintroduced as we are able. Please check back later, follow us on social media, or subscribe to the Recreation and Culture newsletter for updates.
Summer Camp volunteers provide support to our day camp programs.
Volunteers must be at least 13 years old and successfully complete a Learn to Lead Workshop that includes an interview and introduction to volunteering at summer camp.
Details regarding the next Learn to Lead workshop can be found in our online registration system.
Volunteers (ages 14+) play an important role in the success of our annual weekend of Culture Days events!
If you are enthusiastic and committed to assisting with an activity-filled day, support your local community and earn volunteer hours by helping out at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre.
Volunteers will greet visitors, provide directions to activity rooms, and assist with monitoring doors/attendance numbers.
Volunteers (ages 14+) play an important role in the success of our annual Family Day event!
If you are enthusiastic and committed to helping families enjoy an activity-filled day in our community centres, support your local community and earn volunteer hours by helping out at the following locations:
Volunteers will greet visitors, provide directions to activity rooms, and assist with monitoring doors/attendance numbers. There are also opportunities at some locations to volunteer in costume as a mascot!
The Oakville Santa Claus Parade is organized by a volunteer committee in conjunction with the Town of Oakville and the business community. Committee volunteers work year-round in areas including sponsorship, promotion and organizing volunteers.
Adult volunteers assist the police and security officers at manned barricades during the parade. Marshals walk the parade to ensure steady movement.
For more information, please contact the volunteer coordinator at email@example.com.
One sure way to meet new people, have fun and use your skills (whatever they are!) is by volunteering at our seniors centres. A wide variety of volunteer opportunities exist, including:
We can always use your help! For more information, please contact or drop by your local Seniors Centre.
This program is a great way to gain valuable experience as well as complete your high school community service hours. Join us and help make an impact on youth services for you and your peers!
We want to hear from YOU! Have a voice about our youth programs and events within Youth Services while collecting volunteer hours. Applications for OYAC will be accepted each September and meetings will occur once or twice per month throughout the school year.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers play an important role in many library programs. Through its six branches, Oakville Public Library strives to build community by connecting people and ideas. With innovative programs for all ages, expansive collections of books, ever-growing digital media offerings and town-wide outreach endeavours, OPL is committed to community development and providing learning opportunities for all. Visit the Oakville Public Library website for more information.