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Volunteer Centre

 

Interested in being a volunteer? 

At United Way we think volunteerism is an important way for residents to connect to what matters, and help out in their own community. To learn more about volunteering in Cambridge and North Dumfries:

 

1. Search the community Volunteer Opportunities Database


2. Check out our Brochure and Members List
 

Check out "Connect to What Matters: Your Guide to Volunteering" to learn more about how to discover your volunteer interests, see a sample list of volunteer opportunities, and a step-by-step guide on how to find a volunteer opportunity. For a list of our members (feel free to contact a member and inquire about their volunteer openings) click here.

 

3. Read our monthly "Focus On Volunteering"

 

January 2015: Youth volunteer helping Newcomer youth settle in our community

December 2014: International Volunteer Day - Bringing cultures together in our community

November 2014: Volunteer restores justice in our community

October 2014: Employer-supported volunteering

September 2014: Build employment skills through volunteering

August 2014: Building a stronger community one neighbour at a time

July 2014: Help support literacy and life-long learning in Waterloo Region

June 2014: Take action and contribute by volunteering

May 2014: Inspiring children to "hope for greatness" through volunteering

April 2014: Neighbourhood youth go beyond "40 hours"

March 2014: Find your "calling" through volunteering

February 2014: Local volunteer helps young mothers cope

 

 

4. Recognize a volunteer with an Award

Recognize your volunteers by nominating them for an award! Click here for a list of local, provincial and national awards related to volunteerism and community involvement. 

 

 

What does a Volunteer Centre do?

The United Way Volunteer Centre is a service of the United Way of Cambridge and North Dumfries. We act as a liaison between residents looking to volunteer and the organizations in the community that have those volunteer opportunities.

In addition to connecting the general public with volunteer opportunities, we also help to strengthen the capacity of local non-profit organizations.  We offer a membership for organizations that focuses on 4 main services:

Volunteer Recruitment & Referral
Volunteer Recognition
Training Opportunties for Non-Profit staff and volunteers
Promotion of Volunteerism & the Voluntary Sector

Please click 
here to find out more about the Volunteer Centre membership.

Please click here to find out more about the impact of the Volunteer Centre.

 


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