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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. Track Your Volunteer Hours (for Highschool Graduation)

If you are a highschool student you will need to complete a minimum of 40 hours of community volunteer work in order to graduate (public and separate school boards only).  Read the Community Involvement Manual from your school board below then Search the Online Database for available volunteer opportunities that fit your interests, skills and availability:


Waterloo Region District School Board Community Involvement Manual

Waterloo Region District School Board Tracking Form


Waterloo Catholic District School Board  Community Involvement Manual

Waterloo Catholic District School Board Tracking Form



4. Read our monthly "Focus On Volunteering"


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

January 2014: "Help Angel" volunteers nearly 1,000 hours in two years



5. 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.


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