Volunteers
Volunteer

City of Mississauga Volunteers...
Helping to Enrich our Community Together!

The City works with many volunteers to deliver outstanding programs and services. Volunteers are a valuable part of our team and we invest time and resources to provide our volunteers with an opportunity for an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and have fun; help doing activities you enjoy; fulfill your educational requirements; gain valuable experience and new skills. We strive to match volunteers with available positions which meet their needs and interests. Although we can't match every volunteer, all applications are considered.

If you would like to contribute to your community by sharing your time and expertise volunteering with us, you may contact one of the specific program areas listed on this page or download that application. Your volunteer efforts are greatly appreciated by staff, participants and your community.  

 

Requirements

Unless stated otherwise Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age or older. A Criminal Records Search may be required of the successful volunteer candidate. Successful volunteer candidates are provided with site specific orientation, training and supervision. 

Volunteer Week - April 23 to April 29, 2017

Volunteer Week is an annual opportunity to salute and thank all the individuals and volunteer organizations who volunteer for and liaise with the City of Mississauga. These individuals and groups help provide a wide variety of services for our residents. We are proud of our working association with such a large network of volunteers. Join us as we say "thanks" to our community volunteers during this special week. 

Culture:

Celebration Square

Located adjacent to Mississauga City Hall in the heart of downtown Mississauga, Celebration Square is an outdoor public square and event venue complete with a concert stage, amphitheatre and water fountain that transforms into Mississauga’s largest outdoor skating rink each winter.

Throughout the year Celebration Square hosts a dynamic mix of free events and festivals, the majority of which require volunteer assistance. We rely on hard working, punctual and energetic volunteers to help at our events; we are always looking for new friendly faces to assist us.

Volunteering at Celebration Square is a great way to gain experience and volunteer hours, make new friends, give back to the community, and have fun!

Please click here to be added to our volunteer database. You will be contacted if selected to be a volunteer at one of our events.

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If you would like to volunteer at one of the independently produced events, you can contact the event organizers directly. Contact information can be found under each event listing on our events page at www.celebrationsquare.ca

Museums of Mississauga

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to support the work of the Museums of Mississauga. The opportunities will expand your knowledge and skills. If you are looking for community service hours, a service project for your organization, an internship, or simply an opportunity to support a cultural institution in your community we are looking for people like you!

Whether your interest is a short term placement or an extended commitment, the Museums look forward to meeting you and discussing your options for volunteering. You will find a rewarding, warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere at the Museums. This is an opportunity to network with professionals, learn about history and become a part of a unique cultural community of Mississauga.

Call 905-615-4860 ext. 2110, email museums@mississauga.ca or visit https://culture.mississauga.ca/content/get-involved-museums-mississauga  

Environment:

Are you interested in environmental issues? Do you want to help make Mississauga a greener, more environmentally friendly city? Volunteer as a Community Green Leader to help spread the word about how residents can take action to help green their communities.

Volunteer applications are accepted January - March of each year. Must be 16 years of age or older to apply Download application Here

Email living.green@mississauga.ca or visit http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/in-the-community  

Legislative Services:

Are you interested in being a citizen member of a City of Mississauga committee? The City has a number of committees, boards and authorities that need citizens’ talent and expertise. Please visit our citizen appointment website for a list of vacancies.

Must be at least 18 years of age. Please see application form for further qualifications. Download application Here

Call 3-1-1 (905-615-4311 outside of city limits), email citizen.appointments@mississauga.ca or visit http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/citizenappointments  

Library:

The Library accepts and encourages the involvement of volunteers in a number of activities. The Library believes that volunteers build links with the community and are a valuable and essential resource. Print out the volunteer application form or visit your branch library to talk to library staff.

Download application Here

Email Volunteers.library@mississauga.ca or visit http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/libraryvolunteer  

Parks & Forestry:

Parks - Get Involved

The City works hard to keep Mississauga clean, green and beautiful. But we cannot do it alone! You can get involved. Help us by adopting a park, paint murals, plant a community garden or even just make a donation to help our community.

Visit http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/parks-community-engagement

Forestry

Volunteer to plant trees and steward Mississauga’s natural areas. We need your help to plant one million trees by 2032. Schools, businesses, community groups and individuals are invited to take part. Activities include tree planting, trail improvements, invasive species removal and tree tending. All skills levels are welcome. Training and equipment are provided.

Planting events for school groups are geared to grade four and above. Volunteer activities not held in winter.

Call 3-1-1, email onemilliontrees@mississauga.ca or visit www.onemilliontrees.ca  

Recreation:

***Certification in HIGH FIVE® PHCD (Principles of Healthy Childhood Development) is preferred for volunteer positions assisting with children.HIGH FIVE® PHCD CertificationVolunteer Areas: Swimming, day camps, youth activities, fitness, skating and special interest. Download application Here

Sauga Stroke Breakers

A therapeutic recreation program for stroke survivors. Volunteers are required to assist participants with water exercise and activities, Tai Chi, painting & crafts, board games, conversational speech and much more. Program is offered from 10:00am - 2:15pm on Thursdays at Mississauga Valley CC. The program runs from September to June. Volunteers are required to assist participants in various situations. Volunteers are required to obtain and submit an original Criminal Record Search, Vulnerable Sector Screening (Volunteer) that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga. Call 905-615-4670, ext. 8282

Aquatics/Swimming

Contact your local pool for volunteer opportunities in your area. Pool Locations

Mississauga's Youth Action Committee (MYAC)

Mississauga's Youth Action Committee (MYAC) is a testament to the enthusiasm, vitality and dedication of the youth of Mississauga. Representing the Youth Voice in Mississauga, MYAC welcomes dedicated, passionate individuals 12-24 years old to their membership who want to make a difference in their community. MYAC members meet the second Wednesday of the month at 300 City Centre Drive. Be sure to check out MYAC Facebook Page to learn about all the ways to get involved.

Skating

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Transportation & Works:

Animal Services

There are many volunteer opportunities available at Mississauga Animal Services. We have a dog walking program, cat socialization and cat reading program. We also have volunteers socialize our small pocket pets. There is also a foster parent program for looking after pregnant, nursing and orphaned animals until they are old enough and well enough for adoption.

Volunteers have to be over the age of 18 due to high risk environment for scratches/bites. Download application Mypet.info@mississauga.ca

Call 905 896 5864,email Mypet.info@mississauga.ca or visit http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/volunteer-foster-a-pet

Transit – MiWay Student Ambassador Program

Would you like to earn student volunteer hours right in your high school? Sign up from September until the end of October to represent your school as a MiWay Student Ambassador. You can volunteer on your own or with a friend to help educate students in your school about MiWay, the City of Mississauga’s public transit service.

Applicants must be a registered high school student at either the Peel District School Board or the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board in Mississauga.

Email miway.ambassador@mississauga.ca or visit www.miway.ca/ambassador

Volunteer MBC (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon)

Volunteer MBC is the local Volunteer Centre serving the cities of Mississauga and Brampton, and the Town of Caledon. The centre offers a referral and matching service for volunteer placement within the community for all ages to include youth, older adults/seniors, and newcomers. They also serve the corporate community with various programming services that engage individual and team volunteering. The centre also offers networking opportunities, access to professional development programs, workshops and webinars, as well as providing formal recognition to volunteers for their contributions.

Individuals who are looking for a volunteer opportunity can visit the centre's website and access an easy-to-use on-line searchable database of postings available within any given area across the Region of Peel, or visit one of three convenient locations in Mississauga, Brampton or in Caledon. The Volunteer MBC - Mississauga Centre is located in the offices of Family Services of Peel at 151 City Centre Drive, Unit 501 (near Square One Shopping Centre) and is open, by appointment only, Monday to Friday from 10:00AM to 2:00PM, with the exception of Wednesdays as the Centre closes at 1:00PM.

Explore your passion through volunteering! The future rests in YOUR helping hands! For more information, or to set-up an appointment to meet with their referral team, call 905-238-2622, email 2volunteer@volunteermbc.org, or visit www.volunteermbc.org.

 


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