Community Spotlight

Find out about special calls for volunteers in Halton region


The winter holiday season is a great time to volunteer and reach out and help the needy. There are many community agencies in Halton that need volunteers to prepare and serve holiday meals, collect and wrap gifts, visit the sick or elderly or just help out and spread some holiday cheer.

If you'd like to help, find below a list of opportunities to get involved. Please check back often, as we are continuously updating the list. 

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Did you find something you'd like to give your time to? Send your request online. Follow these steps:

1. Click here >>> for a list of WINTER HOLIDAY VOLUNTEER opportunities

2. For a detailed posting click on the Position Title

3. To submit your interest, click on the YESbutton (Yes, I'd like to Volunteer!) button and complete the volunteer form with your contact information

4. Click Submit to send in your interest to get involved. 


Community Organizations! 
Do you want your winter holidays volunteer opportunities listed here? Email us at for a free posting in our database and free volunteer referrals!

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Are you patient, reliable, understanding, caring, good communication and listening skills, and the ability to socialize? Become a friendly visitor volunteer with Links2Care. Visits may include conversation, games, and activities of interest and / or outings in the local community. Time commitment requirement is as little as 1 hour per week. Provide companionship to isolated seniors and adults with disabilities in their homes or to go on outings in the community. 

Contact: Patty Colautti, Volunteer Coordinator, Links2Care; Phone: 1-866-920-6502 ext 26 * 905-873-6502 ext 26; Email:

or click on "Yes, I'd Like To Volunteer!" to send your request online for:

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WOW! We’ve counted 5,701 Halton youth volunteered 25,725 hours in over 50 events during the 2017 ChangeTheWorld campaign in 6 weeks (April 23 - June 3, 2017)  Halton YOUTH ROCK!

In its 10th year, ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge was an opportunity for YOUth to be part of a provincial campaign and to be a FORCE FOR GOOD in their local community. From April 23 to June 3, 2017 all across Ontario youth between the ages of 14 to 18 were invited to get involved in local community events. ChangeTheWorld is an opportunity for young people to connect with community organizations which can provide youth with an awesome experience and lasting memories. 

Thank you to all our Partners:

  • Art Gallery of Burlington
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • BurlingtonGreen
  • Canadian Cancer Society/Relay for Life
  • City of Burlington
  • Community Development Halton
  • Community Living Burlington
  • CYAN (Community Youth in Action Network) Youth Inspire
  • Dr. Frank J Hayden Secondary School
  • Field and Stream Rescue Team
  • Food For Life
  • Friends of Sheldon Creek
  • Georgetown Soccer Club
  • Halton Regional Police TRACK
  • Inside Ride
  • Milton District High School
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  • North BurLINKton
  • Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights
  • Oakville Trafalgar High School
  • Radius Child & Youth Services
  • ROCK
  • Run for Women
  • Sunrise of Burlington
  • Volunteer Halton
  • Welcome Centre HCDSB
  • White Oaks Secondary School

If you volunteered for 3 hours or more between April 23th and June 3rd, 2017 you can request a ChangeTheWorld certificate from the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade, and Volunteer Halton as recognition for your contribution to the community.

Previous campaigns

2016 ChangeTheWorld - Youth Volunteer Challenge

2015 ChangeTheWorld - Youth Volunteer Challenge

2014 ChangeTheWorld - Youth Volunteer Challenge

2013 ChangeTheWorld - Youth Volunteer Challenge

ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is an initiative of: Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration in partnership with Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN)


Hands Through Time!

Congratulations and a huge THANK YOU to all Volunteers for your time and talents that you provide to our community! Congratulations on being our 2017 Volunteer Awards winners! THANK YOU for sharing your gifts of Leadership and Caring! 

CogecoTV coverage of 2017 Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

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2017 Volunteer Awards winners were celebrated at the Volunteer Recognition Breakfast on
Monday April 24, hosted by Volunteer Halton - Community Develpment Halton at RattleSnake Point Golf Club.


Pictures coming soon...

Read: Volunteers the heart of a healthy community, by Ann Coburn, Director Volunteer Halton


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One visit a week can bring a lonely Senior a huge sense of worth and happiness. Seniors who are isolated often find their recall of daily details are frosted over. A little social contact can melt that ice and bring warmth to you and your new Senior friend. By becoming a Memory Visiting Volunteer you will tap in to your natural caring abilities to provide companionship to adults experiencing memory loss in the early stages of dementia. Many clients are still very social and enjoy doing puzzles, crafts, and going for walks.

Volunteering with Acclaim Health will also provide much needed support to caregivers. Training will be provided to make you feel confident and comfortable in this role. Don’t want to volunteer alone? Sign up with a friend!

Contact: Joanne Berrigan, Memory Visiting Program (MVP) Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 905-827-8800 ext 2317 or ext 2314 or ext 2318; Email:

To apply, click the Yes, I'd Like to Volunteer!! button to send in your interest in the position.




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