Volunteers needed in all areas!

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

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.

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 (13-19 yrs) 

Youth Volunteers age 13 - 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 Andrea Panitz at 905.420.4660 ext. 2079 for details.

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
Leisure Buddies 

This program is for youth interested in volunteering with an experienced program instructor in art, sports, dance, preschool, kindergym, pottery, culinary, or skating programs.

1:1 Program Support 
Our 1:1 Program Support Volunteers are of any age, and interested in working with individuals with exceptionalities, requiring one to one support to attend programs.
Pickering Museum Village 

Volunteer in costume, interacting with the guests or help behind the scenes, in the kitchens, gardens, wood working, sewing costumes, or any number of other interesting and fun opportunities.

*If the application is intended for a practicum placement for a formal or non-traditional internship with the City of Pickering, Pickering Museum Village, in our education programs, please call the Museum directly at 905.683.8401.

Age Friendly Steering Sub-Committee

This group of community minded individuals have a mission to help Pickering become an age friendly community, enabling all residents to participate and contribute to the City. Members are selected on a yearly basis, after an open application and interview process.

Community Services 55+ Committee

These volunteers strive to provide high quality leisure facilities, programs, and events to Pickering residents, 55+ and older, that will contribute to their personal growth and life satisfaction. Members are selected on a yearly basis, after an open application and interview process.

[You]nity (teens)

[YOU]nity is a group comprised of Pickering youth, whose objective is to inform and educate the young people of the community about issues regarding race relations and equity, as well as promoting diversity.

Find out more about volunteering with [YOU]nity

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 is 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:
    • Provide 2 reference letters;
    • Complete accessibility training; and
    • Provide a criminal record check with 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.
  • Phone call/virtual meeting with Volunteer Coordinator to determine placement
  • Once placement has been determined, volunteers will attend an orientation session and can begin volunteering!

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

Volunteer Application Form

For more information, please contact:

Amber Cockburn
Volunteer Coordinator | Community Services Department
T. 905.420.4660 ext. 3715