City of Mississauga Volunteers...
Helping to Enrich our Community Together!
Volunteers are a valuable part of our Recreation team. We invest time and resources to provide our volunteers with an opportunity for an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
The Recreation Division works with hundreds of volunteers to deliver outstanding programs and services. Through our Volunteer Management Program, we strive to match volunteers with available positions which meet their needs and interests.
Swimming, day camps, youth activities, fitness, skating and special interest. Successful volunteer candidates are provided with site specific orientation, training and supervision.
Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. A Criminal Records Search may be required of the successful volunteer candidate. Certification in HIGH FIVE® PHCD (Principles of Healthy Childhood Development) is preferred for volunteer positions assisting with children HIGH FIVE® PHCD Certification
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 the Recreation Division, you can pick up a volunteer application at any Mississauga community centre, arena, or download it online. You may also contact one of the specific program areas listed on this page. Your volunteer efforts are greatly appreciated by staff, participants and your community. Call 905-896-5326 or visit http://www.mississauga.ca/volunteer
Why Should I Volunteer?
- Meet new people and have fun
- Help out doing activities you enjoy
- Fulfill your volunteer hours component for school
- Gain experience and new skills
Volunteer Week - April 10 to April 16, 2016
Volunteer Week is an opportunity to annually salute and thank all the individuals and volunteer organizations who volunteer for and liaise with Recreation/Parks/Forestry. These individuals and groups help provide a wide variety of leisure 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.
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
Contact your local pool for volunteer opportunities in your area. Pool Locations
Community Engagement in Parks - Get Involved
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 and help spread the word about how residents can take action to help green their communities. Fill out and submit the volunteer application, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Join your community in beautifying your neighbourhood woodlands and parks by helping the City of Mississauga plant one million trees over the next 20 years. Schools, businesses, community groups, and individuals are invited to volunteer with our tree planting programs hosted throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to plant and maintain trees, improve trails, and remove invasive plants. Events are held in the spring, summer, and fall to fit your schedule. For groups of all ages and skill levels, these events are a great opportunity for team building or to get friends and family together and give back to the local environment. Training and materials are provided. Get Involved
The Recreation Inclusion Volunteer Assistance Program is seeking volunteers to provide general assistance to persons with disabilities in our programs. Volunteers will gain valuable experience while learning new skills. For more information call 905-615-3200 ext. 8260 or email email@example.com.
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 www.myacmississauga.com to learn about all the ways to get involved.
For information about volunteering call 905-615-4860, ext 2110 or visit www.museumsofmississauga.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.volunteermbc.org