Organization: Start2Finish
Opportunity: Running & Reading Club
Volunteer Coordinator: Michelle Wray
Email Address:
Group Volunteer Opportunity Description: The Start2Finish Running & Reading Club is an innovative after-school program that effectively addresses the need for enhanced physical activity, literacy, and mentorship among economically challenged children. The program targets elementary school aged children, operating directly within city schools once per week for 2 hours.
Dates: Flexible
Number of Volunteers required: 5-10
Time: 3:10-5:10pm

Organization: AbleLiving
Opportunity: Garden Clean Up
Volunteer Coordinator: Colleen Connolly
Email Address:
Group Volunteer Opportunity Description: Volunteers are needed to assist cleaning up gardens for spring. Trim bushes and grasses. Pull weeds. Turn over soil. Spread mulch.
Date: Tuesday May 16
Number of Volunteers required: 4-6
Time: 9am-2:30pm

Organization: AbleLiving
Opportunity: Garden and Patio Clean Up
Volunteer Coordinator: Colleen Connolly
Email Address:
Group Volunteer Opportunity Description: Volunteers are needed to clean patios, pull weeds, wash windows and lawn furniture. Volunteers may also be planting the garden.
Date: Wednesday March 24th
Number of Volunteers required: 4
Time: 9am-12pm.

Organization: Good Shepherd
Opportunity: Day of Caring Volunteers
Volunteer Coordinator: Maggie Pagotto
Email Address:
Phone Number: 905.528.6565 x3321
Group Volunteer Opportunity Description:

The Day of Caring program is a one-day opportunity for community groups, organizations, schools, churches and service clubs to donate their time to Good Shepherd programs and services. Jobs for that day include; sorting donations, serving food, working in the warehouse or working on special event programs.

Minimum Age Requirement: 13 Years of age
Time Commitment: 2.5-8 hours

To apply, contact Maggie directly via phone.

Organization: Mark Preece Family House
Opportunity: Thyme4Dinner
Email Address:
Phone Number:  905.529.0770
Time of opportunity: As arranged
Volunteer Opportunity Description:

A Thyme4Dinner volunteer will prepare a meal for the families staying at the House. After a long, stressful day at the hospital, a home cooked meal is very appreciated by all of our families. Groups or individuals prepare a meal for approximately 20 – 25 individuals, either in our kitchen or theirs. We often have house food available for use or volunteers supply the items needed for their meal.

To apply, contact The Mark Preece Family House directly via email.


Organization: Mission Services
Volunteer Coordinators Name:  
Bryan Ledgerwood
Email Address:
Phone Number:  905.528.5100 ext. 1118
Time of opportunity: As arranged
Number of volunteers required; 2 - 15
Volunteer Opportunity Description:

Mission Services has many ongoing opportunities for groups:
- Serving at Community Dinners (4th Sunday of each month, 15 people)
- Unloading food deliveries (Monday afternoons, 2-4 people)
- Sorting clothing and food donations
- Dividing bulk items
- Operating our monthly Donation Centre (4th Thursday evening of the month, 4 people)
- Cleaning, organizing and gardening

To apply, contact Bryan directly via email or phone.


Organization: Canadian Blood Services
Volunteer Coordinator: Carly Watson
Email Address:
Phone Number: 905.304.6349
Group Volunteer Opportunity Description:
We are in great need of blood donors in the Hamilton area.  We are looking for champion volunteers who would like to organize a group donation for their organization, church, family or community group.  We will provide you with eligibility and promotional information and transportation if needed.  For larger groups we would be happy to arrange a speaker to come out and talk to your group.

Our main clinic is located at 35 Stone Church Rd, Ancaster (Corner of Golf Links and Stone Church Rd).  We also have clinics in Binbrook, Dundas, Stoney Creek and downtown Hamilton.

Time of Opportunity:
During Clinic Hours;
Monday 4pm-8pm
Tuesday 8am – 12pm
Wednesday 4pm – 8pm
Thursday 8am – 12pm
Saturday 8am – 1pm
Number of Volunteers required; 1 to 30
It can take up to 8 donors to help someone going through cancer treatment.  Your donation is usually transfused into a patient within 5 days.  Start saving lives today!

To apply, contact Carly directly via email or phone.