About One-Time Volunteering

One-Time Events are the perfect way for anyone to get involved with volunteering in their community as they do not require a long-term commitment. Whether you require community service hours, are looking for a family-friendly way to volunteer or just want to give back but are short on time, one-time event volunteering is an easy way to make a difference.

On this page, you can find a listing of events in need of volunteers, as well as recurring drop-in opportunities where volunteers can show up at certain days and times when they are available.

Events Needing Volunteers

Event Name: Barton Village Festival
Dates: Saturday June 24
Location: Barton Street between Wentworth Street North and Birch Avenue
Description: Highlights for the event include food trucks, vendors, live music, bubble soccer, community cup, green street challenge, and MORE! We would like to have more people join us to enjoy an amazing volunteer experience and create the best street festival. Various positions are available and times are flexible during the day of June 24, 2017 between 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Volunteer opportunities include festival setting up, festival tearing down, vendor coordinator, volunteer coordinator, parking assistant, information booth assistant, and street cleaning.

How to sign up: Email  mybartonvillage@gmail.com

Event Name: Autism Speaks Walkathon
Dates:  Saturday June 24
Location: Dundas Driving Park (71 Cross Street)
Description: Volunteers are needed to assist in various roles including set-up, welcoming participants, moral support, activities assistance, sensory activities assistance, clean-up and tear down
How to sign up: http://support.autismspeaks.ca/site/PageNavigator/copy_walknow_volunteer.html#.WR-1vIWcGYM

Event Name: Homespun: an Artisan Marketplace
Dates: Saturday June 24
Location: The Fleming Centre (5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville)
Description:  Volunteers are needed for a variety of volunteer opportunities including PaintNite Helper, Event Assistant, Kids Craft Corner Lead, Greeters and Admission/Cashier.  Shifts are from 10am-2:30pm; 2pm - 6:30pm and 10am - 6:30pm
How to sign up: By clicking "apply online" at the bottom of the volunteer position listing http://volunteerhamilton.on.ca/jobs/view/event-volunteer-3/ 

Event Name: It's Your Festival
Dates: Friday June 30, Saturday July 1st and Sunday July 2nd
Location: Gage Park- 1000 Main Street East, Hamilton
Description: Volunteers are needed for a variety of opportunities including set-up, festival ambassadors, survey team, photographers, videographers, waste management, ECO team, parking team, stage assistants, I LOVE Canada Art contest team and the Canada Day Baby contest judges. No experience necessary!
How to sign up: Email itsyourfestivalvolunteer@gmail.com

Event Name: Multicultural Day event
Dates: Saturday July 8
Location: Hamilton Central
Description: The Afghan Association of Hamilton is looking for volunteers to join us in helping out with the Multicultural Day event on July 8, 2017 from 3pm-9pm.
How to sign up: Email Afghan.association.hamilton@gmail.com

Event Name: Heart of Ontario Event Volunteers Needed
Dates: Monday July 10- Wednesday August 16
Volunteers must be able to support an average minimum of 3 shifts per week over a 5 week period. See posting link below for specific times
Location: The Cotton Factory (270 Sherman Avenue North)
Description: The Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association (The Heart of Ontario) and The Cotton Factory are seeking energetic, highly motivated, customer service-oriented volunteers to support demonstrations, workshops, talks, live music and concerts at the Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave. N.  for this amazing 5-week exhibition.

The Quilt of Belonging is a 120 foot textile art project comprised of 263 blocks each created by individuals to recognize Canada’s diversity. The exhibition Peace by Piece: Stitching Together Canadian Stories will run from July 10 to August 16, 2017.
How to sign up: Visit http://volunteerhamilton.on.ca/jobs/view/event-volunteer-4/ for additional event details and instructions on how to apply

Event Name: Fringe Festival Volunteers Needed
Dates: Thursday July 20- Sunday July 30
Location: Various around Hamilton
Description: Fringe is a not-for-profit performance art festival that has taken the world by storm! Founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, Fringe festivals can be found all across the world. Hamilton Fringe, founded thirteen years ago, is a non-juried, uncensored performance art festival that will feature shows from 43 companies this summer. Performances this year include comedies, dramas, musicals, improv, dance, sci-fi, horror, and more!

During our 11-day festival, Fringe volunteers will help us to bring this staple of the Hamilton community in roles including Box Office Volunteers and Ushers.

How to sign up: http://hamiltonfringe.ca/get-involved/volunteer/

Event Name: Hell in the Harbour
Dates: Saturday August 5 (volunteers are also needed leading up to event to assist with promotions)
Location: Bayfront Park (200 Harbour Front Drive, Hamilton)
Description: As the event is approaching fast, to reach our fundraising goal we need volunteers to assist us with posting up posters, speaking to local business to get teams registered to run in this 6.5 K military style obstacle course at Bayfront Park in August 2017 and more! There are may ways to help us out prior to the event and on event day.

If you are interested in assisting with this great community event please email me directly or register as a volunteer online.

How to sign up: Contact Karen Lintner at 905-540-9550 ext. 27 or email info@hellintheharbour.com

Event Name: Ice Cream Carnival Volunteers Needed
Dates: Sunday August 6 (9am-4pm) and Monday August 7 (9am-4pm)
Location: Westfield Heritage Village ( 1049 Kirkwall Road)
Description: Non costumed volunteers are needed to augment the activities at Westfields annual Ice Cream Carnival on the August long weekend.  This is a well attended, busy, fun event. Our volunteer force of 250 plus people can use some extra help this weekend to keep things running smoothly.  Positions are available in food services, parking and keeping the ice cream makers current with supplies.
How to sign up: By clicking "apply online" at the bottom of the volunteer position listing- http://volunteerhamilton.on.ca/jobs/view/ice-cream-carnival-runnerparkingfood-services/


Recurring Drop-in Opportunities

Organization: Hamilton Victory Gardens
Opportunity Name: Garden Volunteers Needed
Days/Times: Various, depends on location
Location(s): Various, listed at https://www.hamiltonvictorygardens.org/garden-schedule
Description: Garden volunteers need no prior gardening experience and are welcome to join us at any one of our 18 sites during the season (April– November) or to work in the greenhouse starting crops. Garden volunteers are welcome to join on a casual or regular basis – no commitment is necessary. Once registered volunteers can “Come where and when you can!”. Each volunteer will receive access to our calendar of weekly worker bees to help you choose your preference.
How to sign up:
Website: https://www.hamiltonvictorygardens.org/application
Or by emailing Olivia Schultz, Volunteer Coordinator: volunteer@hamiltonvictorygardens.org

Organization: Stewards of Cootes Watershed
Opportunity Name: Weekly clean-up volunteers needed
Days/Times: Every Sunday from 9am - 12pm
Location(s): Volunteers meet at 64 Hatt Street in Dundas prior to clean-up shifts
Description: Volunteers assist with cleaning up the Cootes Watershed and can be involved with a variety of tasks with the collective goal of restoring the Watershed back to its pristine condition. A variety of terrain opportunities available to suit any experience level- all welcome!
How to sign up:
Either through Website: www.stewardsofcootes.ca 
Through Facebook: fb.com/stewardsofcootes
Or by emailing: info@stewardsofcootes.ca

Organization: Stewards of Red Hill Watershed
Opportunity Name: Weekly clean-up volunteers needed
Days/Times: Every Saturday from 9am - 12pm
Location(s):  East Hamilton- To be determined weekly; varies
Description: Volunteers assist with cleaning up the Red Hill Watershed and can be involved with a variety of tasks with the collective goal of restoring the Watershed back to its pristine condition. A variety of terrain opportunities available to suit any experience level- all welcome!
How to sign up:
Either through the Website: www.stewardsofcootes.ca 
Through Facebook: fb.com/stewardsofredhill
Or by emailing: info@stewardsofredhill.ca 

Want to Publish Your Event Listing?

Contact info@volunteerhamilton.on.ca with your event details