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Volunteer Involvement

The City of Welland encourages individuals of all ages and abilities to play an active role in their community by volunteering their time to help deliver recreation and culture programs.

Through our volunteer program, volunteers are interviewed and matched with positions which meet their individual needs and interests, and are provided with training and supervision.

The Recreation and Culture Division invests time and resources to provide volunteers with an opportunity for an enjoyable and rewarding experience. We offer on-going methods of recognition and incentive programs for volunteer services on a regular basis throughout the year.

  • Volunteers must be 14+ years
  • A criminal record check (Vulnerable Sector Screening) will be required of the successful volunteer candidate ONLY if they are working with participants under the age of 18.
  • Completion of a Volunteer Application Form, Interview and Orientation session.

Volunteer Interview and Orientation Sessions
Interview sessions are held before any orientation is complete. This ensures that your volunteer goals and our expectations are similar. Interviews are usually done the same week as orientation.

Mandatory volunteer orientation sessions are held once a month. There, you learn all about our policies and procedures to become a City of Welland Volunteer.

  • Activity Leader (see below for positions needed)
  • Children’s Camps
  • Aquatics
  • Information Desk
  • Leisure Buddy
  • Program Assistance
  • Hospitality & Special Events
  • Kitchen
  • Boutique
  • Special Projects
  • Placement/Co-op/Intern Student
  • Arts & Culture

Complete the Volunteer Application Form

  • Attach your resume, references, and any additional information
  • Submit your paperwork to the Wellness Complex

ACTIVITY LEADERS are needed for the following drop-in programs at the Wellness Complex for the start of the Fall Program Session

  • BINGO - weekly commitment (Friday from 12:30pm to 4:30pm)
    Responsibilities:
    • Ensure participants are registered for the intended program
    • Ensure the attendance list is up to date and record attendance
    • Assist with program set up and clean up
    • Coordinate rotating refreshments sign up list with participants
    • Request program supplies from applicable Coordinator
    • Log hours for Volunteer Involvement Program through the Record of Hours sheet
    • Address program concerns to the applicable Coordinator

  • BOOK READERS CLUB - monthly commitment (3rd Thursday of the Month from 10am to 12pm)
    Responsibilities:
    • Ensure participants are registered for the intended program
    • Ensure the attendance list is up to date and record attendance
    • Promote/Communicate selection of books and facilitate monthly book review
    • Request program supplies from applicable Coordinator
    • Log hours for Volunteer Involvement Program through the Record of Hours sheet
    • Address program concerns to the applicable Coordinator

  • BADMINTON - weekly commitment (Wednesday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm)
    Responsibilities:
    • Ensure participants are registered for the intended program
    • Ensure the attendance list is up to date and record attendance
    • Ensure equal access to court time during program
    • Request program supplies from applicable Coordinator
    • Log hours for Volunteer Involvement Program through the Record of Hours sheet
    • Address program concerns to the applicable Coordinator