Volunteer

Proof of vaccination

In accordance with the Volunteer Management Program Standards, all new volunteers must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or confirmation of a creed or medical exemption before their first shift.

The City offers volunteer opportunities to students wanting to complete high school volunteer hours and to residents who’d like to be part of the City’s community initiatives.

Use the links below to learn how to volunteer for different areas of interest in the City.

Find a volunteer opportunity

Animal Services

Volunteer opportunities at our animal shelter include dog walking, cat and small pet socialization, and pet fostering.

Animal Services volunteer opportunities

Citizen Appointments to Committees

Apply to become a citizen member on a City of Mississauga committee or board. Joining a City committee is a unique opportunity to contribute to your community.

List of committees with open positions

Culture

Help out at Celebration Square, the Museums/Small Arms Inspection Building, the Living Arts Centre, and Performing, Visual, and Digital Arts Programs. You can support events and festivals or help with camps and classes.

Culture volunteer opportunities

Library

Our libraries are always happy to get help from volunteers. You can help with book sales or join a Teen Advisory Group.

The first time you apply for a position, you’ll be asked to make a profile which you can use in the future to apply for other positions.

Library volunteer opportunities

MiWay

The MiWay Student Ambassador Program is a fun and professional opportunity for students to represent and promote MiWay digitally, while earning volunteer hours.

Applications for this virtual program are accepted from March to April, and the program runs from September to May.

Learn about the MiWay Student Ambassador program

Parks, Forestry & Environment

When you volunteer with Parks and Forestry you can expect to help with the City’s natural areas and be part of programs like adopt a park, maintain a garden bed, paint a mural, plant trees and remove invasive species.

You can volunteer with Environment as a Community Green Leader to help spread the word about how residents can take action to help green their communities and make Mississauga a greener, more environmentally friendly city.

Parks, Forestry & Environment volunteer opportunities

Recreation

There are opportunities for volunteers in many of our recreation programs and classes. You can help with swimming and skating lessons, camps, join a youth committee, help with program logistics in our older adults programs and much more.

The first time you apply for a position, you’ll be asked to make a profile which you can use in the future to apply for other positions.

Recreation volunteer opportunities

Volunteer MBC

Volunteer MBC will help match volunteers of all ages to opportunities around the City and the wider Peel region.

They also help businesses place employees in volunteering roles and offer networking, workshops and webinar services to the corporate community.

Visit Volunteer MBC’s website to search the latest opportunities

Contact

Have a question about volunteering at the City? Send us an email at city.volunteer@mississauga.ca.

For questions about Volunteer MBC’s services, please contact them directly.

If you’re having issues with the volunteer portal, you can visit the Better Impact help page for instructions on how to use the site.