The City offers volunteer opportunities to students wanting to complete high school volunteer hours and to residents who’d like to be part of the City’s community initiatives.
Use the links below to learn how to volunteer for different areas of interest in the City.
Find a volunteer opportunity
Volunteer opportunities at our animal shelter include dog walking, cat and small pet socialization, and pet fostering.
Citizen Appointments to Committees
Apply to become a citizen member on a City of Mississauga committee or board. Joining a City committee is a unique opportunity to contribute to your community.
Our libraries are always happy to get help from volunteers. You can help with book sales or join a Teen Advisory Group.
The first time you apply for a position, you’ll be asked to make a profile which you can use in the future to apply for other positions.
The MiWay Student Ambassador Program is a fun and professional opportunity for students to represent and promote MiWay, while earning volunteer hours.
Applications for this program are accepted from April to May, and the program runs from September to May.
Parks, Forestry and Environment
Individual volunteer opportunities
There are various volunteer opportunities for individuals with Parks, Forestry and Environment. From helping maintain the City’s natural areas, parks and garden beds and Museums to painting murals and caring for our trees, there’s a program for everyone.
Group volunteer opportunities
We have outdoor activities suitable for schools, businesses, service organizations and community groups. Volunteer opportunities include tree planting events and stewarding the City’s parks, woodlands and natural areas.
Recreation and Culture
There are opportunities for volunteers in many of our Recreation and Culture programs and classes. Some of the things you can volunteer for are swimming and skating lessons, arts programs, camps, join a youth committee, help with program logistics and more!
The first time you apply for a position, you will be required to make a profile that you can use in the future to apply for other positions.
Get involved with a local not-for-profit. There are numerous organizations in Mississauga that are in urgent need of volunteers to support important causes. Volunteer MBC is a registered charity and is the volunteer centre serving Mississauga and the wider Peel region. Volunteer MBC can help you find a volunteer opportunity that matches your interests, skills, and availability.
Volunteer MBC also runs meaningful programs and services to inspire people to volunteer, increase awareness about social issues, recognize volunteer excellence, and strengthen the local non-profit sector. Visit Volunteer MBC’s website to search the latest opportunities or to create your very own volunteer profile.
Have a question about volunteering at the City? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about Volunteer MBC’s services, please contact them directly.
If you’re having issues with the volunteer portal, you can visit the Better Impact help page for instructions on how to use the site.