Volunteers play a very important role at the 55 Plus Centre. They help provide high quality programs, activities, and services to those 55 and over in the Thunder Bay community. The Centre is successful because of the constant support and efforts of the volunteers.

There are many reasons to volunteer:

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

Join our team of amazing, dedicated volunteers today! There are a number of great programs that you can get involved in. View the photos below to see volunteers hard at work at the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre.

A volunteer at the 55 Plus Centre Information Desk.

A volunteer placing a book on a shelf at the 55 Plus Centre Library.

Volunteer opportunities

Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre and West Arthur Community Centre 55 Plus Programs:

There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities available at our Centres. Our schedules are flexible to accommodate your needs.

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.

Recreation 55 Activators:

Recreation 55 Activators host programs for people 55 plus throughout Thunder Bay. Some current programs include Wit Knits, bocce ball, walking programs, and more. These programs are led by Recreation 55 Activator volunteers.

Northwest Senior Games:

Learn more about the Northwest Senior Games and how to become a volunteer.

How to apply

To apply for a volunteer position listed above, please print, complete, and return the relevant application form to the Volunteer Coordinator. Please call 807-684-3277 for assistance.

If you require a PDF in an accessible format, please email the Municipal Accessibility Specialist.


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