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Volunteering is a great way to grow, explore life, learn new skills, discover talents, meet new friends, gain work experience and have fun!  Volunteer positions are available in many areas within the City, from assisting with children's activities or the elderly to sitting on a committee or helping with various events.


Volunteer Opportunities 

The Recreation & Culture Division is responsible for running many programs and special events in our community. Volunteers are the heart and soul of our community and make it a better place for all to live. Join the Recreation & Culture team to volunteer for any of our programs or special events! more

Committees & Boards

Make a difference in your community by serving as a citizen representative on a Board or Committee. All you need to do is fill out an application form and send it to the City with a resume and references. See descriptions of the available positions. more


Volunteers will receive an on-site orientation or training session before the beginning of each volunteer assignment.  Students interested in summer programs such as Adventurers Camp, Chippewa Summer Camps or Playgrounds will be required to successfully complete the teens 'n training course. more

Applying for Volunteer Positions

Choose a volunteer opportunity that interests you. Complete a volunteer application and two reference forms and submit to the Community Services Department. more

The code for volunteer involvement

The City of Thunder Bay follows the Code for Volunteer Involvement.

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Kelly Rooney, Volunteer Coordinator - Recreation & Culture Division
Tel: (807) 625-3169
Fax: (807) 625-3395