Get Involved – Community Opportunities

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Community Opportunities

External volunteer opportunities in London…

London Life Youth United Advisory Council

London Life Youth United provides small grants (up to $1,000) to youth-initiated and youth-led volunteer teams that have developed a creative action plan to address an issue related to poverty, mental health, children & youth or newcomers. The program is led by a London Life Youth United Advisory Council that is made up of youth between the ages of 13 and 24 who market and promote the grant program, review funding applications, interview youth teams and make recommendations as to which projects will receive up to $1000 in funding.

If you know of anyone who is interested in applying for the council the process is easy. All you need to do is submit a resume and cover letter to Ashley Thorne at We will be accepting applications until Tuesday, September 12. Please also keep in mind that those who apply will be asked to attend a group interview on Friday, September 15 from 4-5 PM at United Way (409 King Street).

London Life Young Leaders Program

Are you between the ages of 18-24 and are passionate about your community and want to learn more about non-profit governance? London Life Young Leaders will fulfill your passions; expand your knowledge and so much more! This program places young leaders on non-profit Boards of Directors and committees as non-voting members and to participate in this program you must be able to attend training workshops and board meetings over a seven-month period from September to March.

Applications for London Life Young Leaders for 2017-2018 are now being accepted! Apply now by sending your resume and application to Dharshi Lacey at by September 8, 2017.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

For just a few hours a couple of times a month, you can help a child succeed. Big Brothers Big Sisters is different from other mentoring organizations in that we seek volunteers who are committed and consistent, willing to serve at least a year, but we hope until a child graduates high school. Studies show that by doing so, our mentoring services help kids stay in school, avoid risky behaviour, and experience first-hand the importance of helping others in their community.

Children’s Health Foundation

The children’s health foundation has raised over eleven million dollars for children’s health from over 28,000 donors. Currently, 700 volunteers operate within the foundation to serve youth and their families across Southwestern and parts of Northern Ontario.

Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex

Volunteer opportunities include:
– Health promotion (Help out with public education programs and displays)
– Volunteer Companion Program
– Social Recreation Programs (Participate in Food for Thought, Artful Minds, Generation Link, the Intergenerational Choir and/or Our Garden Club)
– Special events and fundraising (Volunteer for the Walk for Memories, Cabin Fever Reliever Dinner & Auction, Annual Conference, etc, or join one of our planning committees)
– Serving on the Board of Directors for either the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex or the – Alzheimer Foundation London and Middlesex
– General office administrative duties (Help out around the office!)”

Mission Services of London

Mission Services of London depends on the generous contributions of volunteers – people just like you! Use your hands, heart, creativity and talents to make a difference in the lives of our clients in London and area.

Learning Disabilities Association of London Region

We offer programs, services, and advocacy to help those with a learning disability and/or ADHD be successful. We provide adaptive technologies to help with barriers to learning, and we work with community agencies and schools to provide training, information sessions, workshops, and individual support.

The Arts Project

The ARTS Project is a non-profit art gallery, theatre and studio space for artists. Our mission is to bring arts and culture to the downtown core and to the wider City of London. We do this by providing the space and the means for emerging and developing artists to do their work while also providing a venue for the public to see their work.

Pillar Nonprofit Network

This list was compiled using the Pillar Nonprofit Network. Pillar Nonprofit Network strengthens the impact of the nonprofit sector. They connect the three pillars – nonprofit, business and government – to create community impact. You can visit the Pillar Network for an updated list of volunteer opportunities across the London area.

Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development Advisory Council

The Ontario Government is looking for college and university students to discuss important issues about postsecondary education and advise the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. Apply by September 29, 2017 to join the Minister’s Advisory Council of Students!

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