Volunteers needed in all areas!

Join in the fun - there's lots of opportunity for all ages and interests.

If you want to develop leadership skills; meet new friends, or just have some extra time, we're looking for YOU!

City Events Support 
The City of Pickering hosts a variety of year-round events, such as Artfest, Summer Concerts, Canada Day, Winter Nights, Mayor’s Levee, to name a few. Volunteer to help at our events to provide assistance with event setup/takedown, running event games and activities or to be an event greeter or stage assistant, among other fun tasks.
PAC4Teens

Looking to meet new people, while making a difference in your community? PAC4Teens gives you the opportunity to do both.

Find out more about volunteering with PAC4Teens

Snow Removal (14-19 yrs) 

Youth Volunteers age 14 - 19 years old are needed to help shovel snow for local seniors this winter. Volunteers will receive community service hours required for high school, and can “feel good” by helping a senior in need. 

Contact Amber Cockburn, Coordinator, Volunteer Services, at volunteers@pickering.ca for more information. 

Pickering Animal Services 

Animal Services Volunteers will work out of our PetSmart satellite location at 1899 Brock Rd in Pickering. Volunteers are responsible for feeding, cleaning, and socializing cats at this facility.

Animal Services Volunteers must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older (otherwise, must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Be able to commit for a minimum of two (2) months with two (2) hour shifts
  • Have their own transportation to and from the Pickering PetSmart location
  • Must attend training/orientation before commencement of any volunteer placement
Program Support/Leisure Buddies

Program Support - This program is for adults interested in assisting with adult recreation and sports programs or gardening support

Leisure Buddies - This program is for youth 14 - 19 yrs interested in volunteering with an experienced program instructor in art, sports, preschool, kindergym, or skating programs.

Pickering Museum Village 

Whether you want to work with the public at events and programs, or help behind the scenes gardening, wood working, getting crafty, or cooking and baking, there are many interesting and fun opportunities to get involved in at Pickering Museum Village.

If you are looking for an unpaid internship or alternative teacher practicum placement, please contact Amber Cockburn, Coordinator, Volunteer Services at volunteers@pickering.ca with details about the kind of experience you are looking to gain during your placement. Include details about the start and end date and your program coordinator’s contact information.

Pickering Public Library

Love books? Want to volunteer at the Pickering Public Library?

Find out more about volunteering with the library.

Assistant Camp Counsellor

Youth Volunteers age 14 - 16 years old learn what it is like to work in a summer camp setting; develop leadership, communication, and program planning skills while earning volunteer hours for high school.

Registration starts in March. Cost for training & certifications.

Complete details and registration online at pickering.ca/active

Steps to becoming a volunteer with the City of Pickering:

  • Submit an application form at this link
  • Once we have received your application, we will ask you to:
    • Upload 2 reference letters to your volunteer profile
    • Provide a vulnerable sector check. Please do not apply for a vulnerable sector check ahead of time as we must provide you with a letter for your application.
  • Attend volunteer orientation
  • Start volunteering!

Please note, our summer volunteer intake has closed. We are now accepting applications for fall volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Application Form

For more information, please contact:

Amber Cockburn
Coordinator, Volunteer Services | Community Services Department
T. 905.420.4660 ext. 3715
volunteers@pickering.ca