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:
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 Tracking Form
Waterloo Catholic District School Board Tracking Form
4. Read our monthly "Focus On Volunteering"
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
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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