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

Animal Services

Volunteer opportunities at our animal shelter include dog walking, cat and small pet socialization, and pet fostering.

Animal Services volunteer opportunities

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.

List of committees with open positions


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.

Library volunteer opportunities


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.

Learn about the MiWay Student Ambassador program

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.

Parks, Forestry and Environment individual volunteer opportunities

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.

Parks, Forestry and Environment group volunteer opportunities

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.

Recreation and Culture volunteer opportunities

Volunteer MBC

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.

Visit Volunteer MBC’s website to search the latest opportunities


Have a question about volunteering at the City? Send us an email at city.volunteer@mississauga.ca.

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.