When you volunteer, you can give back to the community by helping those in need. Volunteering also helps you connect with others and teaches you valuable job skills, including leadership. Here are 18 places where you can volunteer in Brampton.
African Community Services of Peel
African Community Services of Peel (ACS) is a not-for-profit community based charitable Organization that provides settlement and integration services. As a volunteer, you can assist in such tasks as promotion and outreach, networking, public education, fundraising, workshop organization, data collection, internet research, and administrative and reception duties.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel
You can make a positive difference in a child’s life by mentoring a few times a month. You will be placed with a child who is younger than you to spend time with. By mentoring you are teaching life skills, role modeling and creating a very important bond. You can teach your child all you’ve learned about life and maybe learn some new things yourself!
Brampton Animal Services
Whether you walk a dog, socialize our amazing cats, transport injured and domestic animals to a rehab centre or assist in fundraising events, they all contribute to your community and helping animals within our care. You must be at least 16 years old to volunteer with Brampton Animal Services.
Brampton Caledon Community Living
Brampton Caledon Community Living (BCCL) is an organization that supports people with an intellectual disability. As a volunteer, you can make a meaningful difference in their lives as well promoting inclusion in the community. You can also gain new skills and share your existing ones by helping others discover their strengths and talents. Volunteers must be 18 or older and commit to a minimum of three hours per week.
Book lovers rejoice! You can volunteer at any of the six Brampton libraries doing a number of different tasks. Youths have the opportunity to volunteer as program assistants, reading buddies and even join the teen council. Adults who want to volunteer have the options of being a reading buddy, delivering books to homebound readers and joining the senior library council.
Brampton Meals on Wheels
The first Meals on Wheels in Canada was delivered in Brampton in 1963. The organization continues to delivers nutritious meals to individuals who need assistance. Meals on Wheels is about much more than food. Volunteers have the chance to bring joy to those who might live alone. Spend a little extra time with each person you visit to ensure their safety, and engage them in some much-needed conversation.
Brampton has several food banks which rely heavily on community donations and volunteers. You could be doing anything from sorting donations to on-site maintenance. Sainte Louise Food Bank and Knight’s Table are just two of the food banks which accept volunteers.
Habitat For Humanity
Help people in need with this hands-on volunteer opportunity. Habitat for Humanity looks for volunteers to help build homes for families going through difficult financial times. You can also volunteer at one of their stores handling donations, helping with customer service or lending your time to any of their local events.
Heart & Stroke Canada
For over 60 years, Heart & Stroke has been dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Volunteer as a canvasser – both online and in person – and help raise funds to advance research breakthroughs. You can also share with others the life-saving signs of heart attacks, especially the fact that women may experience symptoms differently.
Peel Children’s Aid
Peel Children’s Aid protects children from abuse and neglect and helps parents and caregivers build healthy families. You can volunteer your time in tutoring, mentoring, driving, and assisting with family visits and special events. By working with Children’s Aid, you can make a positive impact on families, their children and their future. Volunteers must be age 18 or older.
Peel Long Term Care Centres
You can earn your hours or just help out by volunteering your time to a care centre. Volunteering includes joining in on community outings, helping with programming, visiting residents one-on-one and much more. This is a great way to give back to the seniors in our community.
PLASP Child Care Services
If you love working with children, this is the place for you! PLASP offers a variety of volunteer opportunities in their programs working with children. As a PLASP offers people the opportunity to gain tangible skills by providing skill building workshops and training as they volunteer. They also offer volunteer opportunities in their head office.
Regeneration Outreach serves not only the homeless, but also those at risk of homelessness and those living in extreme poverty. You can volunteer to cook in the kitchen, serve food, or help guests choose clothes from the organization’s clothes closet. Both regular and short-term basis volunteers are accepted. Those under 18 need parental persmission to volunteer.
Rose Theatre Volunteers
If you have a love for the arts this may be the perfect place for you to volunteer. The Brampton Theatres are looking for volunteers who are great with people, are at least 16 and can commit to three shifts per month. You could be placed at Rose Theatre Brampton, Garden Square, Lester B. Pearson Theatre or Cyril Clark Library Lecture Hall.
Sunshine is a Canadian charity that fulfills the dreams of children with serious physical disabilities and life-threatening illnesses. They have several chapters across the country including one in Peel/Halton. You can lend a hand at one of their events and work with different families to make dreams come true.
The mission statement of Volunteer MBC (Mississauga Brampton Caledon) is to promote meaningful volunteerism and foster best practices through learning and development. Their website allows you to search for volunteer opportunities according to specific interests or by organization. There is also a section that lists programs for high school students as well as a list of recent posts from organizations looking for volunteers.
William Osler Health System
Get a feel for the medical environment by volunteering at the hospital, as long as you’re 15 or older! You could be helping out in patient care, support services, fundraising or working in different specialized positions. This is a great way to gain tangible experience in the workplace and give back to your community.
There are many benefits of volunteering at the YMCA including learning new skills, sharing your knowledge and expertise, meeting new people, finding a place to belong and making new friends, all while helping your community improve its overall health. It is a great way to obtain Ontario high school credit hours, complete a student placement, try something new, make new friends, or transition to a new life stage.