Flamborough Volunteers

Bringing people and resources together for 45 years.

Established in 2001, Flamborough Volunteers is the local volunteer centre for Waterdown, Carlisle, Freelton, Millborough, Millgrove, Rockton etc.

We help volunteers find their passion to make a difference in community and we help community agencies inspire their volunteers to give back.

FC engages community volunteerism with:

  • Non-profit volunteer recruitment and support, including volunteer opportunity posting
  • Community Connector Series: Volunteer fairs and educational services to help volunteers and organizations succeed.
  • Non-profit Event Promotion
  • Annual Flamborough Volunteer Appreciation
  • Annual Flamborough Senior Volunteer Award

Flamborough Connects is a member of Volunteer Canada, Ontario Volunteer Centre Network and Hamilton Administrators of Volunteers.


Looking for opportunities? See below for current local volunteer openings!

Volunteer Driver – Canadian Cancer Society

Do you like to drive? Do you enjoy helping others?WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR You understand that cancer can change everything, and you want to help people in your community get access to their Cancer treatment through our Wheels of Hope program.You are ready to do your best to make a client’s ride to treatment one less thing they have to worry about, allowing them the space and focus to handle their journey in their own way.  You are comfortable using online tools, like email and our scheduling software. You have a valid  driver’s license with 3 or fewer demerit points and an acceptable driving record. You carry a minimum of $1M third party liability insurance on your 100% smoke-free vehicle and are willing to have a criminal records check completed.OUR INVESTMENT As an organization we will provide you with training and support to prepare you for this important role. You will be supported by a Transportation Coordinator, who will be providing your driving schedule and be there to help you throughout your time on the road.  You will be part of the larger Wheels of Hope team, including over 1600 volunteer drivers and many staff who share your desire to help as many people as possible get to their treatments.   YOUR COMMITMENT  • We ask that you dedicate at minimum a half day to one day weekly, although we are able to accommodate those able to give a few days a month or during particular times of the year (ie summer months, winter months). • Your schedule will be provided at least three (3) days ahead of time or more and will depend on busy days/periods, your preferences and client demand.• You agree to initiate and respond with regular, consistent communication between the Transportation Coordinator, clients you are scheduled to drive.* As a volunteer, you are a representative and ambassador who promotes the mission and values of the organization.  Please email us at volunteer@cancer.ca for more information.Thank you for making a difference in your own community!

Eagle’s Nest

Coldest Night of the Year Volunteer
Coldest Night of the Year is a winter walk to raise money for local charities serving people
experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. This event takes place on February 25, 2023.
Volunteer sign-up will open in late December/early January.

Animal Adoptions of Flamborough 

  • Cleaning Volunteer
    This charity which helps vulnerable animals is looking for student volunteers to assist with cleaning duties. Duties include cleaning cages, changing bedding, scooping litter boxes, sweeping, and washing floors. Students are welcome to socialize with the cats once their tasks are complete. It is a great opportunity for those considering a career as a vet technician, animal caregiver in a kennel, or veterinarian.

Capability Support Services

Capability Support Services is a non-profit charity that has been serving seniors and adults with physical disabilities for more than 40 years. Our three unique locations are currently seeking volunteer support :Carey House1401 Ontario Street, Burlington ON– See our video to learn more about this location – https://youtu.be/IrrMpwi3UqMHelen Homes107 Appleblossom Dr. HamiltonMapleGrove Place657B Lock St. W. DunnvilleVolunteers are needed in a variety of roles– spiritual services & visits– recreation programming support– music therapy / programming– exercise & fitness programming– friendly visitingSchedules typically require 2-4 hrs each week, we work to be flexible and shifts are available weekdays, evenings and weekends.If you have a skill or a talent you’d like to share with us – please contact us! New roles are always being developed and considered to support our clients.Contact Jennifer Stanley289-309-8477 x 979or email jstanley@thrivegroup.ca

NanKind (formerly Nanny Angel Network)

  • Become a Volunteer Angel

Number of hours: approx. 4 hours/week.


Make a Difference in a child’s life, Become a Volunteer Angel!  Provide fun, educational, creative, and safe experiences for the children.

– Minimum six-month commitment to ensure support during the duration of a parent’s cancer treatment and recovery.– Four (4) hours of childcare service per week to the same family

Imagine a world where every family with cancer receives the care needed for their children – so they have enough time to care for themselves. Volunteer Angels receive specialized training including children’s grief and bereavement and receive the support of NAN’s Child Life Specialist throughout their volunteering time. Kindly note, the role is not that of a babysitter, housekeeper, or personal assistant – a Volunteer Angel’s primary focus is engaging and supporting the children.

For Qualifications and How to apply:– Please apply by visiting https://nankind.com/volunteer/become-a-volunteer-angel/– Select: “BE A Volunteer ANGEL”– Create a MY IMPACT ACCOUNT to complete the application

Nankind (formerly Nanny Angel Network

Make a Difference in a child’s life, Become a Homework or Activity Angel!

Number of hours: approx. 2 hours/week.

How you can help?– Two (2) hours of virtual childcare service per week to the same family.– Provide fun, educational, creative, and safe experiences for the children.– Minimum six-month commitment to ensure support during the duration of a mom’s cancer treatment and recovery.Do you want to support families living with cancer? Are you willing to commit 2 hours of virtual support per week to a child in need?

Homework and Activity Angels provide virtual childcare support for mothers who have been diagnosed with cancer, for those requiring palliative care and for families requiring additional relief during the bereavement period. By meeting weekly, building trust, and having fun, our Angels help mothers gain the confidence and peace of mind to rest or attend appointments, knowing their children are cared for and supported by knowledgeable and compassionate volunteers.Our Angels receive specialized training and the support of NAN’s Child Life Specialist throughout their volunteering time.For qualifications and how to apply:1. Please apply by visiting https://nankind.com/apply/2. Select: “BE A HOMEWORK ANGEL (GTA)” OR “BE AN ACTIVITY ANGEL (GTA)”3. Create a MY IMPACT ACCOUNT and complete the application– Must be a minimum of 16 years of age.There’s a family in your community waiting for their very own Angel!

Hamilton Literacy Council 

  • Volunteer Teacher

Number of hours: 4 hours per week

Description: Volunteers needed to help English-speaking adults basic reading, writing, math and/or computer skills.

Contact info@hamiltonreads.ca if you are interested in more information or to volunteer.


Eagle’s Nest Association of Waterdown

Positions available: 

  • Rescued & Restored Sales Associate 
  • Event and Fundraising Support
  • Social Media/Online Store Support and Photography
  • Gardener
  • HOPE Centre Program Hosts

For more information contact  Volunteer – Eagles Nest of Waterdown (eaglesnestwaterdown.ca) 

Living Rock Ministries, Youth Resource Centre

Number of Hours: 2-8 hours weekly

Description: Living Rock Ministries, Youth Resource Centre exists to be a safe place of community and support for youth-at-risk.

Positions Available: Breakfast program, Dinner program, Food Bank, Prenatal Care, Youth Support Worker, Administration Assistant, Weekend Support, etc.

Alexander Place Long Term Care Home

Number of Hours: 2 hours per week

Description: Alexander Place LTC has several different volunteer opportunities. They are looking for committed and passionate volunteers to join their team to help provide services and socialization to residents! You must be a minimum age of 13 and fully vaccinated from COVID-19. For more information, please submit to Sarah at sdailley@jarlette.com 

Healthy Youth Network –Flamborough Paint Challenge Volunteer
This event is scheduled for June 28, 2023. Run by Healthy Youth Network, the Flamborough
Paint Challenge is a 5km obstacle course where participants are doused with
environmentally friendly powder paint. It is a fundraiser for various youth-supporting
programs and networks. Healthy Youth Network is looking for volunteers to help plan the
Paint Challenge. Prior to the event, volunteer opportunities include the planning,
marketing, and entertainment teams. Students can also volunteer the day of, where
opportunities include facilitating obstacles, mini games, registration, set-up, and tear
To register, please email penny@healthyouthnetwork.ca

Flamborough Horticultural Society

Gardening Assistance Volunteer
The Flamborough Horticultural Society is a not-for-profit garden club in Waterdown. Their
goal is to foster a love of gardening, help people to learn about plants, be environmental
stewards, and educate people on invasive plants including why they should not be sold,
purchased, or planted. They are currently looking for youth to help older gardeners with
weeding and watering plants!
Please email flamhort@hotmail.ca if interested

Contact Us!

163 Dundas Street East Waterdown, Ontario Mailing address: P.O. Box 240, L0R 2H0 admin@flamboroughconnects.ca 905.689.7880 1.800.297.3427

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