Do you need community service hours for school, or do you need work experience? Do you want to volunteer in your community and feel a sense of accomplishment and pride? Through volunteering, you can meet new people, work in an area that interests you, and gain valuable experience that looks great on resumes and post-secondary applications. Not to mention you will be making a difference for people in your community.

Victorian Order of Nurses

COVID19 No entry to Homes, when they deliver the food they are leaving it at door ways.

Volunteer Drivers deliver hot or frozen meals to the home. Hot meals are delivered around 12 noon, Monday to Friday. Frozen meals are delivered once a week or can be picked up at the office. Special diets available

West Perth Environment Forestry and Trails Committee

A volunteer organization committeed to providing an awareness of the benefits of a healthy, sustainable and diverse community forest.

Town of St Marys Home Support Services

COVID19 will arrange local delivery or pick up options for essentials like food and prescriptions
All residents of St. Marys and Perth South who require assistance call during office hours to register for services
To volunteer call or EMAIL

Stratford Public Library

COVID19 Program is virtual on Zoom

A one-to-one reading program giving school-aged children the opportunity to read and play games with a trained volunteer. Spots are available in English and French reading. Registration is required. Limited spots available. Register for a Zoom invitation.

Stratford Community Players

Entirely volunteer driven community theatre group * production every year in Spring

Stratford and District Leisure Activity Council

Volunteer association of organizations and individuals offering and/or support leisure, recreational and educational activities/programs.  Goals of the Council are: to inform the community of events planned, individually and collaboratively, by its members; to provide a forum for its members to share program information and explore areas of mutual interest; to provide resources for the community in the planning of special events; and to promote the concept that active living is a way of life, in which physical activity is valued and integrated into daily life.

ONE CARE Home & Community Support Services

COVID19 – COVID-19 Service Change – Hot and Frozen Meals programs are operating.
For more information about services and programs, see COVID-19 & ONE CARE HERE

Hot meals and frozen meal home delivery food program. Dinners prepared daily and delivered by community volunteers. Hot meals delivered Monday to Friday by community volunteers. Frozen dinners ordered in advance and delivered every second week

North Huron Museum

Museum * volunteers are welcome, call for details

New Horizons Rehabilitation Services Inc.

Services include physiotherapy, acupuncture, occupational therapy, counselling, kinesiology (including hydrotherapy). Rehab Therapy provided for adults, youth and children.  Speech-Language Pathology services available as well. 

Therapy provided to orthopedic injuries, sports injuries and neurological conditions (including strokes and brain injury).  Treatment for individuals recovering from motor vehicle accidents, farm injuries, sprains and strains.

Student Volunteers from High School, College or University Co-Ops only.

Municipality of North Perth

Assists individuals interested in volunteering * assists agencies that use volunteers

Mitchell and Area Community Outreach

COVID19 paused

Volunteer drivers provide transportation to clients for out-of-town medical appointments. Volunteers are reimbursed for fuel by the client, based on a set mileage rate

Mitchell and Area Community Outreach

Grocery delivery service added – order groceries by 12 pm Mon directly from Walkom’s ValuMart in Mitchell 519-348-8446 for delivery on Tue.


Home delivery food program for seniors living independently in their own homes and individuals recovering from illness, accident or surgery. Prepared nutritious meals delivered around noon by community volunteers. Clients can choose to have meals delivered 1, 2, or 3 days a week. Various dietary needs can be accommodated. Frozen meal options also available.

Maitland Valley Conservation Authority

Volunteer group working to improve water quality and stream flow. MMRC is also working to improve the health of the river for aquatic life. Naturalization and water quality projects

Volunteers should visit the website for details.

Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

A non-government charitable organization that works with local communities to protect beaches, control invasive species and recover damaged ecosystems. Also provides:

  • educational workshops and conferences
  • youth education
  • outreach initiatives
  • projects and outreach initiatives along the Canadian shoreline of Lake Huron from Sarnia up to Georgian Bay and Manitoulin Island Volunteers are always welcome.
Heart and Stroke

Volunteer based organization * leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living, and advocacy * Heart Burn Day * Jump Rope for Heart * Hoops for Heart * Big Bike * Volunteer initiated events * door-to-door campaigns – Heart in February and Stroke in June

Habitat for Humanity Huron County

Build new homes in partnership with volunteers, donors, sponsors and the homeowners. Improve the lives of economically disadvantaged persons through home ownership to provide the basic human need of decent, affordable housing

Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario Stratford ReStore

The ReStore sells new and gently used building materials and household supplies.

DeConstruction: Habitat has a team of experienced volunteers that will dismantle homes, buildings, or parts of buildings for the purpose of salvaging supplies – ie. kitchens, bathrooms, bricks, beams, trim, etc.

E-waste Collection: bring in your old and used electronics for FREE disposal. Will recycle all electronics which helps to raise funds for Habitat such as lights, fans, computers, fans, clocks, and so on (items with refidgerant are not accepted).

Charitable donation receipts are offered for donations valued at over $100.

Volunteers needed to help with the ReStore as without volunteers the ReStore would not be possible. Positions are ideal for retired adults or students looking for their 40 hours of volunteer time. Everyone welcome. Cashiers always needed. Contact Volunteer Coordinator to apply

CBEAC – Civic Beautification and Environmental Awareness Committee

Volunteers that co-ordinate efforts among other community organizations to educate, enhance community spirit, promote environmental awareness and assist in the beautification of Stratford.

Events and activities include: Green Week activities, Educational forums, River lights, Swan Release, Stratford Winter Lights Judging, Pumpkin Parade, Garbage Can Decorating and Pergola

Welcome all volunteers to meetings that are generally the 2nd or 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Canadian Red Cross

Services in the Branch are:

* Injury prevention: First Aid – courses offered through training partners. Contact 1-877-356-3226 or www.redcross.ca

* Disaster Management * provide immediate assistance to families affected by small scale disasters, such as house fires, gas leaks or evacuations * respond to larger scale disasters requiring shelter for affected populations

Volunteers needed for Branch office, Outreach and for Disaster Response – North Perth and North Huron * time commitment varies depending on each volunteer’s personal interest

ONE CARE Home & Community Support Services

COVID19 COVID-19 Service Change – services to support medical rides or urgent needs.
For more information about services and programs, see COVID-19 and ONE CARE HERE

A transportation service shared by community support agencies across Huron and Perth Counties. Offers frequent and flexible door-to-door service. Includes taxis, vans, volunteers and mobility (wheelchair) vehicles

ONE CARE Home & Community Support Services

COVID19 – COVID-19 Service Change – Friendly Visiting / Telephone Reassurance services delivered by telephone check in.
For more information about services and programs, see COVID-19 and ONE CARE HERE

Volunteers assisting seniors in helping to alleviate the loneliness and improving their health and quality of their lives through the following services:

  • Telephone reassurance – volunteers will make a regular phone call on weekday mornings to people living alone to ensure all is well
  • Visiting – regular visits between a volunteer and client are provided for conversations, activities and companionship
  • Lifeline – easy-to-use personal response service that lets you summon help any time of the day or night, even if you can’t speak.
    Help is obtained quickly from a trained associate by pressing a button, worn on a wristband or pendant

Knollcrest Lodge

Schedules, coordinates, and provides accessible transportation throughout Perth East & area in our accessible vehicles and with volunteer drivers to:

  • medical appointments locally and out of area
  • adult day program in Listowel
  • social, errands

Charter/group trips can be arranged through our office. After hours charters can be arranged.

Knollcrest Lodge

COVID19 Meals on Wheels continuing with social distancing and proper hand sanitizing.

Home delivery meal program for older adults or adults of any age recovering from illness or surgery. Nutritious meals delivered by friendly volunteers.

Hot Meals and Frozen Meals available – special diets are available.

Frozen meal: clients choose from a menu, individual meals or frozen meal packages available. Special diets are available. Soups, desserts & entree’s.

‘Welcome Home Program” Gift Cards available

Huron Perth Public Health – Perth

COVID-19 on hold

Offers an opportunity for the volunteer to learn more about public health and to share skills, interests and time, enhancing the programs and services offered by the Huron Perth Public Health

Volunteer tasks include:

  • assist at community events, health fairs, flu clinics
  • emergency response volunteers
  • prepare and distribute information packages
  • participate in school support groups and workshops with teens
  • assist with office tasks and distribute information throughout the community.

Volunteers make an important contribution to the delivery of programs: clerical, clinic support, information distribution, school based volunteers facilitate small group programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron
At Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron we enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. Our vision is that all young people realize their full potential. We do this by providing a safe forum where children in need can form meaningful, positive relationships with caring adults, in order to foster their personal development. 
We strengthen our community through mentoring programs, encouraging individual potential in children and youth. As a member agency of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC), we assist our volunteers in building friendships, which provide guidance and encouragement to the children they support.  
Programs include 
Big/Little Traditional Mentoring – match screened and trained adults, 18 years of age and older with children in need, 6-18 years of age 
Big/Little Cross Gender Mentoring – cross gender matching of female volunteers to male children 
Couples for Kids Program – matches a couple with a Little Brother or Little Sister. 
In-School Mentoring (ISM) – one-to-one relationship to improve self-esteem and school interest for elementary school aged children who would benefit from the development of a supportive one-to-one relationship. Volunteers meet with a child one hour per week within the school setting for the duration of the school year 
In-School Mentoring Co-op 
Big Bunch Program – A group program for children in the agency, meeting once a week on Wednesday evenings 
Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds – a group mentoring program that provides adolescent girls with the information and support to make informed lifestyle choices while maintaining sensitivity toward their emotional, social and cultural issues.  
Applications are accepted from single and dual parent families. Volunteer training and support provided. Member agency of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC).
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Huron

Big Brothers/Big Sisters are men and women who volunteer their time to become a mentor to a young boy or girl who can greatly benefit from having an adult role model to guide them and assist them in facing life’s challenges.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Listowel & District

Traditional Mentoring Program – Big Brother, Big Sister Program matches boys and girls with a mentor for a unique one-to-one friendship that can help to broaden the life of a child and provide acceptance, guidance and support. Agency strives to match each child with a mentor whose needs correspond with the child’s abilities, interests and preferences. Caseworker keeps in touch throughout to offer on-going support and guidance

iVolunteer Perth Huron

iVolunteer Perth-Huron is an online resource that connects those in Perth and Huron that want to volunteer, with non-profits and charities in our area that are looking for volunteers. The website helps youth achieve their community service hours, and helps anyone to find short or long term volunteer opportunities in the location and area of their choice. Volunteering is an excellent opportunity to meet people, gain experience and to give back to your community.

Local Community Food Centre

COVID19 All staff and volunteers now required to be fully vaccinated including a booster shot, in order to work directly with the public. Those accessing services are not required to show proof of vaccination.

COVID19 Community meals by delivery within Stratford limits Mon 5 pm-6 pm, Wed 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Order by noon the day before and send address (including postal code), a contact number and number of meals required to EMAIL or leave message at 519-508-3663 Ext 1001. Senior’s Lunches – resumed on Wed, Jun 1 2022, 11:30 am.

The in-person, low-cost Access Market has returned to Fridays from 11:30am – 1pm. The Friday Market Café will resumed on Fri, Jun 1, 2022. Covid protocols are in effect so please be patient and kind with staff, volunteers, and fellow-market shoppers.

COVID19 Peer Advocacy office – if you or someone you know is in need of support services for income, access to healthy food, addictions, mental health, domestic violence, housing, tax filing, or just need someone with whom to talk – remote consults available with Community Connector Matthew by appointment. Contact by EMAIL or Ext 1005.

Programs and services:

Fri 1 pm–4 pm community paramedics, addictions councilors, peer support available.

A Growing Family – Thu 4 pm-5 pm, for families of all configurations that teaches basic gardening skills and incorporates Indigenous foods and teachings Contact: Lucas Tingle 519-3663 Ext 1002, EMAIL

Compost Club – Wed 9 am– 1 pm, learn about composting and food skills regarding food waste Contact: Lucas Tingle 519-3663 Ext 1002, EMAIL

Seniors Green Team – Wed 9:30 am–11 am, start your morning by getting your hands dirty in the greenhouse Contact: Lucas Tingle 519-3663 Ext 1002, EMAIL

13 Grandmother Moons – Program is not currently running – it will resume on Sep 10, 2022. Held on the fifth day after the new moon each month, we will learn about Indigenous ways together and make some handcrafts. Contact: Matthew Maynard 519-508-3663 Ext 1005, EMAIL

Seed Feed and Lead – Program is not currently running – future program dates to be determined. – Fri 4 pm–7 pm, a fun hands on program for youth 9 – 13 yrs to learn how to cook nutritious meals. Participants bring home a batch of what they’ve made to share with their families. Contact: Ben Ingoldsby 519-508-3663 Ext 1003, EMAIL

Loving Spoonfuls – Tue 10 am-1 pm, new and expecting parents learn family-friendly recipes and cooking tips along with access to a family health nurse for any parenting questions. Kid friendly environment Contact: Ben Ingoldsby 519-508-3663 Ext 1003, EMAIL

Welcome Kitchen – Thu 3 pm–5 pm to end of August 2022. Will go back to Wed 3 pm-5 pm in Sep 2022. Program is focused on cooking and eating a communal meal, get together for a small group of individuals being introduced to The Local for the first time. Contact: Ben Ingoldsby 519-508-3663 Ext 1003, EMAIL

Kids can create their own pizzas cooked in the Stratford Chefs School wood-fired oven in the back garden at The Local. Families of all configurations welcome. Wed 5 pm-7 pm until Aug 23, 2022. No registration required – just drop in. Contact Ben Ingoldsby EMAIL or call 519-508-3663 Ext 1003 for more information

A community kitchen to prepare community meals and to teach others how to prepare wholesome meals at home. Also provides The Storehouse that accepts large-scale donations from industry and agricultural sector to distribute to not-for-profit agencies, food banks and school nutrition programs throughout Perth County. Have a low-cost produce market, community meal program plus many other community programming around food and advocacy. For current programming schedule see the website HERE

Urban Farming at Dufferin Park – Mon and Tue, 5 pm-7 pm. Program looks at urban farming techniques and participants work in teams. Teams share final produce items from the program. Contact: Ben Ingoldsby 519-508-3663 Ext 1003, EMAIL

Volunteers in Perth Association

An association for managers and coordinators of volunteer resources in volunteer supported organizations primarily in Perth County.

Making a difference