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City of Burlington launches new volunteer program


We’re making it easier for anyone looking to get involved. The City of Burlington has launched a new centralized volunteer program where all volunteer roles for any department of the City will be posted and updated throughout the year.

Having a centralized location where residents can visit to view all the available opportunities will be extremely beneficial to anyone looking to get involved; everyone will easily be able to find ways to volunteer at the city, and they’ll be able to see the wide range of roles that the different departments are looking to fill.

Residents will be able to apply for volunteer opportunities in areas such as:

  • Adult Programs
  • Advisory Committees
  • Animal Shelter
  • Aquatics
  • Child, Youth and Family Programs
  • Festivals & Events
  • Skating
  • Student Theatre
  • Tyandaga Golf Course

Thank you to City staff who helped put this together. We appreciate you looking for ways to help meet volunteers needs. We’re so excited to offer this to residents and hope to welcome back former volunteers, and new ones looking to give back to the community.

Please read more about the launch through this news release and check out the new Volunteer Opportunities webpage on the City of Burlington website here. You’ll be able to create a profile to apply for volunteer roles and be notified of the next volunteer recruitment period.

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