Students will have to complete a mandatory 40 hours of civic engagement in order to obtain the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Whatever your interests, there is a volunteer opportunity out there for you. Let Volunteer Halton help you find a matching volunteer opportunity that is right for you.


When you’ve found the opportunity you are interested in, click yes to send your request online.

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Chill Zone

The North BurLINKton Chill Zone is a grassroots neighbourhood based afterschool children's program. We provide participants access to healthy food, homework help, recreation, fun activities and crafts. Staff and volunteers work together to create an understanding and open space for kids to experience a positive sense of community and civic engagement.

Through this program Volunteer Halton has created meaningful volunteer opportunities for high school youth.

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ChangeTheWorld (April 10 to May 23, 2016) is an opportunity for young people between the ages of 14 to 18 all across Ontario to connect to community organizations which can provide you with an awesome experience and lasting memories, by getting you involved in local community events. It also lets you take the initiative on causes you feel really passionate about. Thank you all participating YOUTH for being generous with your time, sharing your talent and taking part in these fun filled events!

Thank you to all our Partners:

- Art Gallery of Burlington
- ArtHouse
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
Bronte Creek Community Residents Association
Burlington Challenger Baseball (BOMBA)
Canadian Cancer Society
City of Burlington
Community Development Halton
Community Living Burlington
Country Heritage Park
CYAN (Community Youth in Action Network)
Distress Centre Oakville
Food for Life
Friends of Sheldon Creek
Halton Police TRACK
Home Suite Hope
Inside Ride
Lester B. Pearson High School
Mercedes-Benz Oakville
Milton District High School
MS Society
North BurLINKton
Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights
Relay for Life/Canadian Cancer Society
SAVIS (Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton)
St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School
Volunteer Halton
White Oaks
YMCA of Oakville

By volunteering, you get an opportunity to connect to community organizations which can provide you with an amazing experience and lasting memories. And what’s more exciting? If you volunteer for 3 hours or more between April 10th and May 23rd, 2016 you can request a certificate from the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade and Volunteer Halton as recognition for your contribution to the community.  Request Your Volunteering Certificate

The ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is funded by the Government of Ontario and delivered in partnership with the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN). It is a province-wide campaign with the goal to inspire youth to volunteer, develop new skills and broaden their awareness of community service organizations. Volunteer Halton is one of 23 volunteer centres who are participating in the 2016 ChangeTheWorld campaign. For more information about ChangeTheWorld, visit

Previous campaigns

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)