Your Connection to Canada’s Volunteering Community

I Want to Volunteer

Did You Know?

Volunteer Canada works with over 200 volunteer centres nationwide (Volunteer Canada).

Start with your local Volunteer Centre

Contact your local volunteer centre to discover volunteer opportunities in your community. To find a volunteer centre in your area, click here.

What do Volunteer Centres do?

Volunteer centres facilitate connections between people with volunteer opportunities. They also promote volunteering and build the capacity of organizations to engage volunteers. Importantly, they provide leadership on issues related to volunteering and citizen engagement.

Find Your Volunteer Match Online

Whether you're a volunteer looking to invest your time and talents in your community or an organization in need of skilled and passionate volunteers, here's an online tool to help in your search.  Manulife Financial has partnered with Volunteer Canada to help Canadians and the organizations they care about find a great volunteer match.

 

Why Volunteer?

Volunteers build resilient communities

More than half of Canada’s 161,000 non-profit and charitable organizations have no paid staff and rely solely on volunteers. 13.3 million volunteers contribute 2.1 billion hours annually. (Canada Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating, 2010.) Imagine what your community would look like if all that went away?

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteers help improve quality of life for others. They also gain valuable experience and develop new skills. As well, studies show that involved Canadians enjoy an improved overall health.