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Thank you for your interest in performing a valuable service in the Town!  Volunteering creates a sense of personal pride and citizenship to your community. By choosing to volunteer, you will help support and assist with the delivery of services and bring about positive change in our community.

Below are some opportunities to contribute your time, energy and skills within the Town.

Volunteer Opportunities

To include your volunteer opportunity on the Town's website, please contact our Community Services Staff.

BVO has over 150 volunteers who give their time to serve on the Board of Directors, sort clothing and organize the Treasure Shop, visit neighbours who can’t get out, drive someone to an appointment, or to cook and serve breakfast to the students at Beaver Valley Community School.

Please contact the BVO at 519-599-2577 or visit the BVO website.

Currently, more than 1,300 volunteers donate their time to the Bruce Trail Conservancy and its nine member clubs. The commitment requires 4 – 16 hours per month, choosing from a variety of opportunities from the board room to the trail.

For more information, visit the Bruce Trail Conservancy website or call 1-800-665-HIKE (4453).

For information on volunteer opportunities, contact the Craigleith Heritage Depot at 519-599-3681 Ext. 3 or visit The Blue Mountains Public Library website.

For information on volunteer opportunities, contact the Errinrung Long Term Care Home at 519-599-2737or visit the Errinrung Long Term Care Home website.

The Georgian Cycle & Ski Trail Association is a volunteer organization with a mandate to promote the use of the Georgian Trail to all who wish to enjoy it, and to ensure that the views of all Trail users are fairly presented to the three participating municipalities: Meaford, Town of The Blue Mountains and Collingwood.

For more information about how to get involved, visit the Georgian Cycle & Ski Trail website.

Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre is a 142-acre specialized adaptive riding facility located in the Beaver Valley near Markdale, ON. Our mission is to connect horses and individuals with challenges to improve their physical, emotional and cognitive health in a positive and safe learning environment. Hope Haven is a not-for-profit charity that relies on our amazing volunteers to keep our programs running. 

Some volunteer opportunities include:

  • Leader and sidewalker in our adaptive riding lessons
  • Property/ Barn maintenance
  • Photography/videography
  • Exercise Rider
  • Arts/ Activities
  • and many more

For more information please contact Emma by phone at 519-986-1247 or by email at volunteer@hopehavencentre.org. Check out our website at www.hopehavencentre.org.

The Marsh Street Centre, located in Clarksburg, is a performing Arts and Community Centre which is run almost entirely by volunteers. It offers programmes for all sections of the community and a wide range of volunteer opportunities exist.

For more information, please call 519-599-7837 or visit the Marsh Street Centre website.

The Blue Mountains Animal Shelter  is a small not for profit charity organization dedicated to caring for abandoned and abused felines in The Blue Mountains, Clarksburg and Meaford areas. Each day a group of dedicated volunteers work in the shelter giving daily meds, brushing and grooming, cleaning the floors and walls, feeding, doing the litters, and loving each and every cat. All proceeds from our fundraising always go directly to our feline friends. Without the generosity of our volunteers and the community our cats would not have the incredible life that they do.

131 King Street West
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0

For more information visit The Blue Mountains Animal Shelter website.

Opportunities may include:

  • Shelving
  • Shelf reading
  • Book covering
  • Book repair
  • Bulletin boards
  • Local history projects
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Sorting of donated books
  • Programs: Do you have a special talent, skill or hobby?  Maybe we have a program coming up that could use your unique gift!
  • Telephone patrons in regards to programs, reserves etc.
  • Arts Advisory Council can always use volunteers to assist in organizing upcoming exhibits which could involve distributing posters, helping the artist hang the exhibit, or folding invitations

Please note that many of these positions may not be available at all times depending on current volunteer participation. To volunteer please contact the Library at 519-599-3681 or visit the Library's website.

Additional Resources

To browse other volunteer opportunities, please visit our Club, Groups & Organizations page or the Volunteer Connection website.


Community Services
519-599-3131 x289