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If you have a few hours to spare a week, enjoy driving and love children then this is the volunteer role for you. Volunteer drivers take children and on occasion parents, to various appointments; therapy sessions, family visits, counselling sessions, court dates, support groups, and other important meetings. 

As a driver you become a familiar and friendly face the children can depend on, someone who will listen to their stories and bring a smile to their faces at what can be a very confusing time in their lives. 

Drivers are currently needed in Milton and Halton Hills, during day time hours. Some do a specific drive or two per week, others are called upon on a daily basis and yet others do once a month. We are always in need of reliable, readily available volunteer drivers.

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contact Clara Costa, Supervisor of Volunteers, 905-333-4441 ext 0173; ccosta@haltoncas.ca

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Each year we dedicate a special time to honour citizens who volunteer their time and talents to worthy causes across our country, region and the local community. We want to acknowledge the incredible efforts of volunteers across Halton and say THANK YOU. National Volunteer Week is when we can all take time to recognize volunteers and celebrate the power of volunteerism in our community. Our theme for National Volunteer Week 2018 is Celebrating the Value of Volunteering - Building CONFIDENCE, CONNECTIONS, and COMMUNITY. 

Volunteer Halton is privileged to witness like-minded individuals and groups who identify the need and move into action. Volunteers are everyday individuals who answer the call for change. Many come together as strangers, connect through a cause, and end up with lasting friendships. Volunteer Halton recognizes the wonderful volunteers who come from different backgrounds and experiences from all ages to be the roots of strong communities. ~~~ Ann Coburn - Director, Volunteer Halton.

Volunteers reach out beyond themselves, to engage in kindness and caring for others. People from all walks of life engage in volunteerism for a variety of reasons some of which are: to tackle the issues of poverty, the environment, homelessness, to promote social inclusion, and most importantly, to be the voice and hands of compassion and hope.  

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Canadians have a rich history of volunteering and community involvement. The work of the volunteer is an essential work. National Volunteer Week pays tribute to the millions of Canadian volunteers who donate their time and energy.

National Volunteer Week is the biggest celebration of volunteers and voluntarism Canada has and Volunteer Canada is taking the lead on the celebrations every year. National Volunteer Week campaigns were developed to help organizations and individuals from coast to coast to coast deliver their own volunteer week celebrations.

Upcoming National Volunteer Week dates:

April 15 - 21, 2018           April 7 - 13, 2019 


2017 National Volunteer Week celebration and Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

2016 National Volunteer Week celebration and Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

2015 National Volunteer Week celebration and Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

2014 National Volunteer Week celebration and Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

2013 National Volunteer Week celebration and Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

2012 National Volunteer Week celebration and Volunteer Recognition Breakfast 

2011 National Volunteer Week celebration and Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

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Congratulations to all Volunteer Awards recipients! Celebrating the Value of Volunteering and National Volunteer Week at the Volunteer Recognition Breakfast on Monday, April 16, 2018.

CogecoTV coverage of 2018 Volunteer Recognition Breakfast, April 16, 2018.

2018 VolAwardWinners

Thankyou 2018

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National Volunteer Week is April 15th - 21st, 2018

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2018 HaltonVolunteer Awards

Nominations are now closed. Thank you for your submission!

Community Volunteer

Walter Mulkewich Community Development Award

Cheers To Volunteers

Recognize a community volunteer from your organization who has made a significant contribution to the community. Four recipients, one from each local community (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville) will be selected based on your submission on the VOLUNTEER’s IMPACT.

This award recognizes a COMMUNITY GROUP whose collective work has made a significant change in their community. One GROUP active in one of Halton communities will be selected based on your submission on the GROUP’s ACTIVITY IMPACT.

This initiative provides you with an opportunity to recognize the important contribution volunteers make to your organization. Twelve recipients, three from each of the four local communities (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville) will be selected through a RANDOM DRAW.

Volunteers are on the front lines of all of our community services – community health care, heritage and arts, maintenance of green space, disaster relief, volunteer firefighting, minor sports – the list is endless.

Each year we dedicate a special time to honour citizens who volunteer their time and talents to worthy causes across our country, region and local community. Our theme for National Volunteer Week 2018 is the Value of Volunteering - Building CONFIDENCE, CONNECTIONS and COMMUNITY.

We want to acknowledge the incredible efforts of volunteers across Halton and say THANK YOU. National Volunteer Week is when we can all take time to recognize volunteers and celebrate the power of volunteerism in our community. Read more...

International Volunteer Day (December 5)

Volunteers, this is your moment! Celebrate International Volunteer Day (IVD) on December IVD 2013 logo5th!

IVD offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make visible their contributions - at local, national and international levels - to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Over the years, rallies, parades, community volunteering projects, environmental awareness, free medical care and advocacy campaigns have all featured prominently on IVD.The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) is reminding people around the world of the difference that they can make. Read more...

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Each year we dedicate a special time to honour citizens who volunteer their time and talents to worthy causes across our country, region and the local community. We want to acknowledge the incredible efforts of volunteers across Halton and say THANK YOU. National Volunteer Week is when we can all take time to recognize volunteers and celebrate the power of volunteerism in our community. Our theme for National Volunteer Week 2018 is Celebrating the Value of Volunteering - Building CONFIDENCE, CONNECTIONS, and COMMUNITY.

Volunteers reach out beyond themselves, to engage in kindness and caring for others. People from all walks of life engage in volunteerism for a variety of reasons some of which are: to tackle the issues of poverty, the environment, homelessness, to promote social inclusion, and most importantly, to be the voice and hands of compassion and hope.  

Volunteer Halton is privileged to witness like-minded individuals and groups who identify the need and move into action. Volunteers are everyday individuals who answer the call for change. Many come together as strangers, connect through a cause, and end up with lasting friendships. Volunteer Halton recognizes the wonderful volunteers who come from different backgrounds and experiences from all ages to be the roots of strong communities. ~~~ Ann Coburn - Director, Volunteer Halton

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Lieutenant Governor's Community Volunteer Award for Students
This award is given to a graduating student from each of Ontario's secondary schools, and honours those students who not only complete the number of volunteer hours required to graduate, but who go above and beyond. (Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade) 

No deadline Nominate Online!


Ontario Volunteer Service Award
The Ontario Volunteer Service awards are given to volunteers in recognition of continuous years of service with a community organization. (Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade)

Nomination due: January 25 Nominate Online!


Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers

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