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The following volunteer opportunities are currently available:

Volunteer Management Committees

Volunteer Management Committees are established by the Parks and Recreation Division to manage the day-to-day operations of various Community Centres.

Volunteering on a committee is a great way to:

  • Meet new people and share your ideas and talents
  • Support local community centres and parks
  • Make a difference in your community

The Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division is looking for volunteers to join the following Volunteer Management Committees:

Kawartha Lakes Volunteer Management Committees
Volunteer Management Committee (VMC)Maximum Number of Public Members
Baddow Community Centre VMC 9
Bolsover Community Centre VMC 9
Burnt River Community Centre VMC 9
Carden Recreation Centre VMC 9
Dalton Community Centre VMC 9
Janetville Community Centre VMC 9
Janetville Park VMC 9
Kinmount Community Centre VMC 9
Norland Old School Hall Community Centre VMC 9
Norland Recreation Centre VMC 9
Pontypool Park VMC 9

Applicant Eligibility:

  • A resident of the municipality (own, rent, live in shared accommodation where you do not pay rent or live in the municipality with no fixed address); or
  • An owner of property in the municipality or a person who rents property in the municipality, or a spouse of the above; and
  • A minimum of eighteen years of age; and
  • A Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

Term of Appointment:

Unless exempted by legislation, members will be appointed for a term of a maximum of four years with terms expiring at the full term of Council. Members shall continue to serve beyond the end of their term until the appointments of their successorts have been approved by the liaison Department.

How to apply:

Members of the public interested in serving on the above mentioned Volunteer Management Committees are invited to submit a Citizen Appointment Application Form available at the facilities or by e-mailing the Parks and Recreation Division.

For more information, please e-mail the Parks and Recreation Division or by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1335.

Lindsay Milk Run Volunteer Opportunities

The Lindsay Milk Run takes place annually every July.

Volunteers are required to assist with the event in various roles, such as:

  • Course Marshals
  • Event set up and tear down
  • Water Stations
  • Food Station
  • Traffic Attendants
  • Registration

Complete a Milk Run Volunteer Application Form

To learn more about Lindsay Milk Run Volunteer opportunities call 705-324-9411 extension 1306 or e-mail the Race Director.

Summer Camp Volunteer Positions

Do you like working with kids and want to improve your leadership skills? If so, consider volunteering with our Summer Camp programming.

Camp volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Potential volunteers will be required to under go our screening process, including an interview and reference check.

There will be a mandatory volunteer training session to support volunteers in their roles.

Complete a Camp Volunteer Application Form

For information regarding volunteer opportunities with Summer Camps call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail the Summer Camp Coordinator.

Special Events & Program Assistants

The Parks and Recreation Division offers a variety of special events and programs throughout the year that provide volunteers with an opportunity to gain valuable volunteer hours and take an active role in their community. 

Positions could include, but are not limited to:

  • March Break activities
  • Seasonal events
  • Concerts in the Park
  • Lindsay Milk Run
  • Public Skating
  • Recreation and Special event programming

Complete a Volunteer Application Form

To learn more about these or any other volunteer opportunities e-mail the Community Development Coordinator or call call 705-324-9411 extension 1306 or 1307.

Community Outdoor Ice Rink Volunteer Opportunities

The Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division is seeking volunteers to assist with winter maintenance at a variety of Outdoor Community Rinks this winter. Community operated Outdoor Ice Rinks are prepared by Parks staff and maintained throughout the season by community volunteers.

Volunteer duties would include but are not limited to, shoveling snow from the ice surface, watering down the rink and ensuring the skating surface is in overall good condition for enjoyment of all community members.

To become a volunteer or for further information e-mail the Parks and Recreation Division or call 705-324-9411 extension 1176.

Aquatics Volunteer Program

Are you looking to complete your high school community service hours? Are you looking for experience helping to instruct swimming lessons? Do you have your Bronze Medallion or higher? If you said yes to the above questions then we have the opportunity for you.

Come join our Aquatic Volunteer team and gain valuable life and work skills/experience while completing your community service hours. Opportunities include assisting with swimming lessons, helping out at Fun Swims and other Special events. 

Anyone interested in volunteering must attend a training lesson prior to starting.

Pre-requisites: Bronze medallion  or higher and 13 years of age.

To learn more e-mail the Aquatics Coordinator by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1558.

Kawartha Lakes Public Library Adult Volunteers

Do you have a special skill that you'd like to share with others? The library is currently looking for volunteers who would be interested in presenting library programming. If you have a skill that you think others would be interested in learning, we'd love to hear about it! All ideas are welcome.

Some suggested skills that may make interesting library programs could include:

  • Crafting
  • Sewing
  • Gardening
  • Photography
  • Woodworking

Worried about the time commitment? We are flexible and can work around your schedule, whether that means doing a one time, short term or longer term program.

Please contact your local branch for more information or call 705-324-9411 extension 1265 (Marieke) / 705-887-6300 (Debbie).

Other community service and volunteering opportunities are available through the Friends of the Library.

Volunteer to be a camera operator

The City recruits volunteers to operate audio and visual recording equipment in the Council Chamber at City Hall in Lindsay. Volunteers operate multiple cameras from a single control panel and enable Council Meetings to be broadcast on CogecoTV.

The commitment is one or two afternoons per month, we provide training and no experience is necessary. Volunteering qualifies for high school volunteer hours.

If you are interested please submit a letter of interest to the Clerk's Department located at City Hall, 26 Francis Street in Lindsay or E-mail the City Clerk's Office.

You may also apply to join a board or committee


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