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Volunteer Opportunities Database

 

Interested in being a volunteer? 

Search the community Volunteer Opportunities Database to find a volunteer position that really matters to you. There are new positions every week.

 

 

Here are some suggested steps when searching for a volunteer opportunity:

 

  1. 1. Create a list of 5 types of work or issues you are interested in (e.g. special events, working with children, food services, etc.)
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  3. 2. Determine your availability (one-day, short-term, on-going).
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  6. 3. Visit the Volunteer Opportunities database at uwcambridge.on.ca and click “Volunteer Centre” (click red button above). The database is available 24/7 and lists around 100 current opportunities.

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  9. 4. Search by: General Search of all opportunities, What’s New (recent postings), Student Volunteers, Organizations, Areas of Interest, or Keyword Search.
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  12. 5. Contact organizations directly by clicking the “Yes I’d like to Volunteer” button or by calling or emailing the organization (all contact info is listed on the volunteer posting).
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  15. 6. Complete the volunteer screening process, once the organization responds to you. This can take 4-6 weeks or more if a police records check is required. Most organizations will want you to fill out a volunteer application form, and be interviewed in person or on the phone to help them determine if it is a suitable position for you.
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  18. 7. Be patient. Follow-up with each organization if more than 3 weeks have passed since you submitted your application.
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  21. 8. Confirm a volunteer position and begin volunteering!  Have fun!
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For help with your search contact us at volunteer@uwcambridge.on.ca or 519-621-1030 x243.

 

Members Only 

 

It is very important to keep your volunteer opportunities current for the public to view.The more opportunities you have the better, as long as they are current (e.g. posted within the last 6 months).

 

1. To add a NEW volunteer opportunity to the database (anyone from your organization can do this):

  1. -Open the Volunteer Opportunities Database (see red button above)
  2. -Select the button, "Suggest an Opportunity"
  3. -Enter as many details as possible
  4. -Click at the bottom of the page "Submit Updates"
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  6. 2  If you would like to update an existing volunteer opportunity:
  7. -Explore by "Organizations"
  8. -Click on your organization
  9. -Find and open the position you want to update
  10. -Select in the top left corner, "Suggest an Update" 
  11. -Update as many details as needed
  12. -Click at the bottom of the page "Submit Updates"
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  14. If you need additional help view the instructions below (click on the pdf), or call Carly at 519-621-1030 x243.
  15. Thank you!!
  16. The Volunteer Centre Team