Want to be a City of Pickering Volunteer? Join the team! Interested individuals must be 14 years of age and over.

Volunteers are accepted in the following areas:

Employment Opportunities

Students interested in working over the March break and/or summer months can check the website in November, when it is updated with information on when, and how to apply.

Be sure to apply only after an official advertisement has been made in the News Advertiser or on our website to ensure the minimum requirements for each position are met.

St. Mary Catholic Secondary School, Learning for Hope

Learning for Hope was created in 2006 by a group of students at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School. The driving force behind the group is the desire to create partnerships with schools in Peru and El Salvador. We do not provide charity, but build relationships with these communities in order to help them in helping themselves. We work with people, not for them. The communities provide us with proposals for long term projects, and tell us what they need as well as what they can contribute.

An example of this was our greenhouse project in Sacaca. The people there provided the labour and land, and Learning for Hope purchased the materials necessary for construction. Sacaca now has a living, breathing classroom for their students, and the community will be able to supplement their diet with a greater variety of vegetables.

Learning for Hope holds various fundraising events such as an annual 10k Walkathon, bake sales, and coin drives. School supplies, used laptops and soccer equipment are also continuously collected to send to the ongoing projects. All cash donations go directly to the project, not administrative costs.

Check out their website for more information on how to get involved, or how to make a donation.