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Volunteers - Dances
  • Give something back to our community
  • Use your knowledge and skills
  • Help others
  • Experience personal growth
  • Have fun 
  • Meet new people

Volunteers play an important role in the daily operation of our Centres. They help to provide high quality programs, activities and services to those 55 and over in the community. Our success is due in large part to the continual support and efforts of our volunteers. Our volunteers are valued and their commitment and dedication are appreciated. 

VOLUNTEER Opportunities:

Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre & West Arthur Community Centre 55 Plus Programs
There is a wide range of opportunities available to become involved in. Our schedules are flexible to accommodate your needs. Learn more about the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre and the West Arthur Community Centre 55 Plus Programs

Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre Volunteer Application  Adobe PDF, 3 page, 173 KB

For more information on this volunteer opportunity, please contact Tessa Hettrick, Volunteer Coordinator, 684-3277.

Support Services
One of the best things about volunteering is that while helping others, you benefit too! Join the Support Services team to volunteer with our Friendly Visiting, Telephone Assurance or Walk-A-Bit Programs. Learn more about our Support Services.

Support Services Volunteer Application  Adobe PDF, 2 pages, 157 KB

Recreation 55 Activators
Recreation 55 Activators host recreation programs for people 55 plus throughout Thunder Bay. Current programs include Wit Knits, Wednesday Women Walkers, Tuesday Power Walk Hour and more. Programs are led by Recreation 55 Activator volunteers. Learn more about becoming a Recreation 55 Plus Activator.

Recreation 55 Activators Volunteer Application   Adobe PDF, 2 pages, 46.5 KB

How to Apply

To apply for a volunteer position, print the desired application form above, complete and return to: 

Volunteer Coordinator
Tina Larocque
Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre
700 River Street
Thunder Bay, ON, P7A 3S6
Tel: (807) 684-3277

Code for Volunteer Involvement

The 55 Plus Centres of the Older Adult Unit follow the City of Thunder Bay's Code For Volunteer Involvement.

View the Code for Volunteer Involvement Adobe PDF, 2 pages, 184 KB

Northwest Senior Games
Each year 300 seniors from the City of Thunder Bay and surrounding District participate in the annual Northwest Senior Games. The Organizing Committee is always looking for volunteers to run activities, help with the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and much more. If you would like to volunteer during registration week or be a convenor for WALKING, CARPET BOWLING or BOCCE BALL call Vannesa at 625-3135 or email  Learn more about the Northwest Seniors Games