Volunteer Fair

The Volunteer Fair is on March 6, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 61 Charles Street building, second floor. 

A variety of community organizations will be participating and recruiting for current volunteer opportunities. See below for a list and description of participating organizations. 

Admission is free with your Campus ID card. 

Want tips on how to prepare and get the most out of the Volunteer Fair? Check out these information sheets: Professional Etiquette and Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer.

For more information or questions about the event, please contact Erin McKenney, Career Counsellor or Tinuola Ekuase, Employment Advisor

Participating Community Organizations

  • Community Development Council Durham
    Community Development Council Durham recognizes development needs within the community and generates relevant policy and programming in relation to such needs. CDCD also provides services to individuals exhibiting great need, such as assisting individuals in maintaining or finding housing, as well as helping individuals transition into Canadian life and education.
  • Region of Durham Hillsdale Estates, Hillsdale Terraces
    Hillsdale Estates opened in 2002 and belongs to a group of four long term care homes. It is owned and operated by the Regional Municipality of Durham. Hillsdale Estates offers residents a number of services including 24-hour access to nursing care, evening and weekend programs, a worship centre, and outdoor areas specific for recreational use, among many other services.
  • Girls Inc. of Durham
    Girls Inc. of Durham provides young girls and women with immersive and exciting programs to aid in their success and well-being. Girls Inc. offers different programs focusing on topics such as body image and self-esteem, violence and bullying prevention, leadership and community action, math, science and technology, healthy sexuality and relationships, peer pressure, substance use prevention, media literacy, financial literacy, physical activity and sports participation as well as literacy and reading enrichment.
  • Sunrise Youth Group
    Sunrise Youth Group provides recreational and life-skills oriented programs to individuals with special needs in order to create positive, inclusive and warm experiences. Sunrise encourages leadership and creativity among its members and establishes an immersive environment in which families can also contribute.
  • Special Olympics Ontario

    Special Olympics Ontario prides themselves on providing sport-related training and competition to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Through inclusive and educational opportunities provided, individuals learn the necessary skills to strive towards physical fitness, develop and demonstrate courage and ultimately, to experience happiness and friendship within their families, friend groups and the community. 

  • Distress Centre Durham
    Distress Centre Durham teaches individuals to develop the ability to cope when feeling distressed by providing emotional support, crisis, and suicide management and community education. Appropriate service is always ensured within a reasonable timeframe and through the use of understanding and empathetic means.
  • Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
    Ontario Shores is a public hospital specializing in assessment and treatment services to individuals living with complex or chronic mental illness. Ontario Shores prides themselves on building a basis on compassion, inspiration and hope.
  • Victim Services of Durham Region
    Victim Services of Durham Region is a not-for-profit service that is partnered with Durham Regional Police, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ministry of the Attorney General. Victim Services of Durham provides round-the-clock-short term support to victims of crime or traumatizing circumstances. This is done through respectful and compassionate means in which individuals and their circumstances are respected.
  • Durham Children's Aid Society
    Durham Children's Aid Society seeks to establish and maintain the well-being of children and youth within their families and the community. Durham Children's Aid provides many services some of which include the investigation of alleged child abuse and neglect, protection of children and youth when they are at risk of harm and providing adoption services.
  • PFLAG Canada: Durham Region
    PFLAG Durham Region provides support, education and resources on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersex, queer, and questioning persons and their families and friends.
  • Footprints 4 Autism
    Footprints 4 Autism provides individuals who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum, and their families, with support and respite services to lessen stress and provide a safe and positive environment. Respite time is in place to allow parents to devote time to other children, run errands or to simply spend time with one another to allow families to continue to develop in a healthy and positive manner. Programs offered by Footprints are centered around recreation rather than therapy and provide children with the opportunity of engaging in social play while safely being monitored by trained staff.
  • Rogers TV
    Rogers TV offers an exciting and rewarding volunteer program. Individuals are provided with the opportunity to gain practical experience directly applicable to their educational and career goals. Volunteers will be provided with an experience in television broadcasting in which they will learn skills to aid in gaining self confidence, a personal presentation profile and communication abilities.
  • The Refuge
    The Refuge works with homeless and street-involved youth up to the age of 24 years. They provide a healing community where youth feel a sense of belonging, encouragement, healing and love so that they can move forward in a positive direction
  • Boys and Girls Club of Durham
    The Boys and Girls Club of Durham offers youth, ages 4 to 18 years, an opportunity to belong to a place that is just for their own benefit. Our club offers not just fun/interactive activities; we aim to meet the needs of our membership through various workshops, and programs focusing on issues that are present concerns of children and youth in our community
  • Robert McLaughlin Gallery

    The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is a vibrant, engaging public art museum located in Oshawa’s civic centre. It features a Permanent Collection of over 4,500 works, and five galleries of diverse and changing contemporary and historical exhibitions. The gallery holds an important collection of modern Canadian abstraction and the largest holdings of works by Painters Eleven, and has significant collections of Canadian contemporary art, including public art, and an active acquisitions program. 

  • Social Research Centre - Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
    The Social Research Centre at the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology is an interdisciplinary, social research unit. The centre strives to deliver high-quality research for projects from both inside and outside of the university. The clients consist of faculty researchers, who are looking for assistance with their research projects, or administrators who may be looking for an evaluation of currently implemented programs or procedures
  • Durham Rape Crisis Centre

    The Durham Rape Crisis Centre is a feminist organization that believes in the equality of all people regardless of race, class, sexual orientation or gender. They are committed to taking an active role in the community to end all forms of violence against women and children.

  • Durham Region International Film Festival