City of Brampton, Recreation Department


 

“State of Emergency in response to COVID-19 On March 24, 2020, following consultation with City Council and on the recommendation of the City’s Emergency Management Team, Mayor Patrick Brown declared a State of Emergency in the City of Brampton in accordance with the City’s Emergency Management Plan. This declaration will help the City’s ongoing emergency response efforts by allowing more flexibility and speed as we take action to help prevent the impacts of COVID-19. The City of Brampton takes COVID-19 seriously and continues to follow the advice of Peel Public Health. The most up to date information is available at www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus. The City will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as more information becomes available. For updates, please visit www.brampton.ca/COVID19. 

 

With guidance from Peel Public Health and for the safety of our residents and employees, City Hall and all other City of Brampton facilities will remain closed until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These closures will include Volunteer Services working out of 8 Nelson St W.

 

Nevertheless, we will continue to tend to business duties and be available remotely. We will be reachable via email or leave a phone message at 905-874-5576 - please include a return phone number or e-mail, along with your name and we will be delighted to assist you.”

 

 

 

 

Hi! Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the City of Brampton's  Recreation Volunteer Team. You become eligible to volunteer when you turn 14 years old.   Volunteering with the City of Brampton is a great way to give back to your community. Volunteering and helping others could help lessen your stress, stimulate your mind, and provide a sense of purpose.  The more you volunteer, the more you  benefit. Volunteer hours can be counted towards the 40 hours of community service needed to graduate from Ontario high schools, be added to a resume, and provide an opportunity for career exploration.

** A detailed Welcome Email will be sent after application is submitted online**

Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions: 

WHAT PROGRAMS WILL I BE ABLE TO VOLUNTEER IN?

There are a variety of programs to volunteer in. At the bottom of this page, a list of opportunities, with a complete position description for each, is available. Volunteer placement at a specific location is not guaranteed. Some activities are:

  • Recreational Sports
  • Arts, such as Fine Arts, Music and Dance
  • Special Community Events
  • Camps- summer and winter
  • Barn Assistants at Chinguacousy Park’s Mini Moo Barn 

 

HOW DO I BECOME A VOLUNTEER WITH THE CITY OF BRAMPTON’S RECREATION VOLUNTEER TEAM?

To submit an online application, click the blue button at the top/right marked "Fill in an application".

 

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO APPLY?

If you are 14 years old, your application is accepted year round.  Generally it is best to apply the session before you want to volunteer (eg, apply in the Spring to volunteer in the Summer)

 

WHEN DO SESSIONS START?

  • Winter Session: January
  • Spring Session: Mid-March
  • Summer Session: July
  • Fall Session: September

     

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER? 

The time it takes to become a volunteer varies.  You simply need to successfully complete the 3 steps listed below within 90 days.

 

ONCE I’VE SUBMITTED MY ONLINE APPLICATION, WHAT ARE THE 3 STEPS I NEED TO COMPLETE TO BECOME PART OF THE CITY OF BRAMPTON’S RECREATION VOLUNTEER TEAM?

After submitting an online application, you will receive a welcome email containing details on how to complete the required steps to become a volunteer.

The 3 steps to be completed- in order:

  1. Upload a City of Brampton Volunteer Liability Waiver to your online profile
  2. Complete a Police Check Certificate
  3. Attend an Orientation, bring your Police Check

 

HOW LONG WILL MY VOLUNTEER APPLICATION BE KEPT ON FILE? 

You must successfully compete all 3 steps to become a volunteer within 90 days of submitting your application. If you are unable to do so, your application may be deleted. You are welcome to reapply at any time!

 

DO I HAVE TO MAKE A MINIMUM TIME COMMITMENT? 

Volunteer shifts range in length from 1 hour, once a week, to 8 hours a day during Summer Camps. There are opportunities to suit almost anyone’s schedule.

 

I need extra help or assistance when volunteering- is that OK?

Absolutely! The City of Brampton encourages everyone in the community to take part in volunteering.  Contact the City of Brampton's  Recreation Volunteer Team directly for details: 905-874-5576/ volunteers@brampton.ca

 

WILL THE CITY OF BRAMPTON’S RECREATION VOLUNTEER TEAM PROVIDE ME WITH DOCUMENTATION OF MY VOLUNTEER HOURS?

Yes. You will be able to print off a Record of Hours report of all the hours you volunteer within the City of Brampton's Recreation Volunteer Team from your online profile.

 

CAN ANYONE BECOME A VOLUNTEER WITH THE CITY OF BRAMPTON’S RECREATION VOLUNTEER TEAM?

There are a few limitations, however the City of Brampton's Recreation Volunteer Team do their best to work with all applicants to allow as many people as possible the opportunity to give back to their community through volunteering.

 

Thank you for interest in becoming a volunteer with the City of Brampton's Recreation Volunteer Team. We look forward to your participation.

 

 

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