City of Brampton, Volunteer Services


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. 

 

As the City of Brampton proceeds through Stage 3 of their reopening, VOLUNTEER SERVICES CONTINUE TO BE SUSPENDED AND NO NEW APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED.

 

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. At this time volunteers will not be placed in any programming taking place at any of our recreation facilities.

 

We 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 to you after application is submitted online. This email will detail the full steps required to become an accepted Recreation Volunteer**

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". Paper applications are not accepted.

 

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 in the quarterly session before you want to volunteer (eg, apply in the Spring to volunteer in the Summer)

 

WHEN DO THE QUARTERLY SESSIONS START?

  • Winter SessionJanuary
  • 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 4 steps to be completed- in order:

  1. Complete the Online Orientation
  2. Upload a City of Brampton Volunteer Liability Waiver to your online profile
  3. Complete a Police Check Certificate, upload a copy of it to your online profile
  4. Attend an in class training, bring your original Police Check Certificate

 

HOW LONG WILL MY VOLUNTEER APPLICATION BE KEPT ON FILE? 

You must successfully compete all 4 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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Art

 

  1. Assignment: Art  – including, but not limited to, the visual Fine Arts of drawing and sketching or sculpting

 

  1. Purpose of Assignment:  To create a positive learning space by ensuring the health, safety and fun of all participants. Continuously striving to deliver excellent customer service to all participants, parent/guardians and patrons. Volunteers will assist students with honing artistic abilities and encouraging creative expressions.

 

  1. Tasks:
  • Greet participants as they enter the studio and ensure they put belongings in appropriate area
  • Engage and converse with participants while the staff speak with parent/guardians
  • Fine Arts: Demonstrate artistic techniques including, but not limited to, drawing, painting and sculpting
  • Assist in developing and advancing the basics of playing an instrument
  • Encourage and support participants during classes
  • Create a fun and inclusive environment for participants by reporting any bullying or harassment

 

  1. Time Commitment:  Art programs are run out of many different recreation centres across the city, with varying times. Shifts usually have a duration of 1-2 hours. Activities run on a weekly basis for an entire session.

 

  1. Position Requirements:
  • Must be at least 14 years’ old
  • Must have attended a mandatory Volunteer Orientation/Training
  • Have the desire to work with young children and youth
  • Experience in the activity. Example, must be able to play piano for piano lessons, or have experience in visual art for drawing or sketching activites
  • Regular attendance of all weekly classes
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff and participants
  • Be a team player, able to work well with fellow volunteers and staff
  • Able to demonstrate patience when dealing with participants

 

  1. Supervision: Staff will always be present. For program specific inquires (cancelled dates or missed shifts) report to the on-site contact. For any other volunteering concerns, report to the designated Volunteer Specialist.

 

  1. Working Conditions:  Indoor conditions. Will be interacting mainly with children ages 3-13 years old, but may be placed in programs with older participants on occassion. Must be comfortable with standing and sitting for extended periods of time.

 

  1. Uniform Requirements:  Casual wear, no large logos preferably in dark colours. If provided by staff, volunteers must wear a singlet and/or name tag.

 

  1. Benefits:  The benefits of this position are:
  • Potential future opportunities for part-time employment with the City of Brampton
  • Opportunity to improve visual arts or musical abilities  
  • Development of customer service skills
  • Increased ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Improve interpersonal and people skills
  • Gather management and supervision experience
  • Develop a new level of professionalism

 

 

 

                                                    

Barn Attendant

  1. Assignment: Barn Assistant

 

  1. Purpose of Assignment:  To create a positive learning space by ensuring the health, safety and fun of all participants. Continuously striving to deliver excellent customer service to all participants, parent/guardians and patrons. Volunteers will assist with the professional care of animals and performing basic barn operations.

 

  1. Tasks:
  • Answer questions regarding different animals and service offered at Mini Moo barn
  • Prepare the barn for public openings
  • Immediately report any health or safety issues with animals or patrons
  • Crowd control and line maintenance for pony rides – organize riders according to size
  • Preform basic grounds keeping duties including, but not limited to, garbage collection, litter picking, sorting produce and “poop” scooping
  • Assist with daily feeding and watering of animals
  • Help wash and clean large animals
  • Clean out the livestock stalls and/ or small animal cages

 

  1. Time Commitment:  Barn assistant shifts are run out of the Mini Moo Farm at Chinguacousy Park. There are a variety of shifts running morning and an afternoon , 7 days a week. Volunteers are required to attend additional training and/or shadow a staff member before they can perform duties on their own.

 

  1. Position Requirements:
  • Must be at least 14 years old
  • Must have attended a mandatory Volunteer Orientation/Training
  • Have the desire to work with animals and young children
  • Be a team player, able to work well with fellow volunteers and staff
  • Able to successfully complete onsite training
  • Experience dealing with small and large animals and asset
  • Knowledge of WHIMIS is an asset

 

  1. Supervision: Staff will always be present. For program specific inquires (cancelled dates or missed shifts) report to the on-site contact. For any other volunteering concerns, report to the designated Volunteer Specialist.

 

  1. Working Conditions:  Outdoor conditions and exposure to barn materials including but not limited to woodchips and hay. Volunteers will be interacting with a variety of animals and livestock. Must be comfortable with standing for extended periods of time and lifting up to 25 lbs. Must be comfortable working in an environment that is prone to getting dirty.

 

  1. Uniform Requirements:  Must wear CSA approved 8” safety boots,  and an issued uniform. Clothing that is in keeping with outdoor weather conditions, and that can get dirty.

 

  1. Benefits:  The benefits of this position are:
  • Potential future opportunities for part-time employment with the City of Brampton
  • Learn about livestock and the care of animals
  • Great introduction into a career in the Animal Science field
  • Development of customer service skills
  • Increased ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Improve interpersonal and people skills

Camps

  1. Assignment: Camp Volunteer

 

  1. Purpose of Assignment:  To create a positive learning space by ensuring the health, safety and fun of all participants. Continuously striving to deliver excellent customer service to all participants, parent/guardians and patrons. Volunteers will assist with the implementation of crafts and games, as well as the engagement of participants.

 

  1. Tasks:
  • Greet participants as they arrive and ensuring they put belongings in appropriate area
  • Take initiative engaging campers in camp activities
  • Engage and converse with participants while the staff speaks to parent/guardians
  • Assist with the set up and breakdown of equipment for crafts and games
  • Participate in camp activities and promoting an inclusive environment
  • Help with snack and lunch time by assisting participants and keeping the area clean
  • Enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures
  • Accompany the staff and all participants for washroom and water breaks
  • Keep the participants engaged while the staff is transitioning to a new activity
  • Maintaining a safe, fun and engaging camp atmosphere
  • Some camps may required advanced skills an a particular activity (eg Swim Camp or Hockey Camp etc)

 

  1. Time Commitment:  Camps runs on a weekly basis at many recreation centres across the city. Camps run from 9am to 4pm and volunteers will have the option of working full or half days.

 

  1. Position Requirements:
  • Must be at least 14 years’ old
  • Must have attended a mandatory Volunteer Orientation/Training
  • Have the desire to work young children
  • Be enthusiastic and outgoing
  • Able to work in a fast paced, team based environment
  • Wiling to commit to volunteering for one full week
  • Able to effectively communicate with staff and participants
  • Able to react and adapt to new situations and environments

 

  1. Supervision: Staff will always be present. For program specific inquires (cancelled dates or missed shifts) report to the on-site contact. For any other volunteering concerns, report to the designated Volunteer Specialist.

 

  1. Working Conditions:  Indoor and outdoor conditions. Can either be in a gymnasium, community room or outside, with lots of active kids. Must be comfortable with standing, running, and jumping for long periods.

 

  1. Uniform Requirements:  Running shoes, neutral colored t-shirts with no logos, neutral pants/shorts with no rips preferably in dark colours. If provided by staff, volunteers must wear a singlet and/or name tag. Shorts must be of an appropriate length. In outdoor environments, volunteers are reminded to always wear sunblock, and bring drinking water.  If participating in a full day camp, volunteers will need to supply their own lunches.

 

  1. Benefits:  The benefits of this position are:
  • Potential future opportunities for part-time employment with the City of Brampton
  • Great experience for those wanting to working with children
  • Development of customer service skills
  • Increased ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Improve interpersonal and people skills
  • Develop leadership skills in a dynamic and fun setting
  • Develop a new level of professionalism

Child Care

  1. Assignment: Childcare Volunteer

 

 

  1. Purpose of Assignment:  To create a positive learning space by ensuring the health, safety and fun of all participants. Continuously striving to deliver excellent customer service to all participants, parent/guardians and patrons. Volunteers will assist with the implementation of many preschool aged activities like games, activities, reading, and writing.

 

  1. Tasks:
  • Greet participants as they arrive and ensuring they put belongings in appropriate area
  • Engage and entertain participants while the staff speaks to parent/guardians
  • Assist with the set up and breakdown of equipment for crafts and games
  • Help with snack time by assisting participants and keeping the area clean
  • Enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures
  • Engage shy/reluctant participants
  • Keep an eye on rambunctious participants
  • Accompany the staff and all participants for washroom and water breaks
  • Keep the participants engaged while the staff is transitioning to a new activity
  • Maintaining a safe, fun and engaging atmosphere

 

  1. Time Commitment:  Childcare shifts are run at many different recreation centres across the city, with varying times. Shifts usually have a duration of 1-2 hours.

 

  1. Position Requirements:
  • Must be at least 14 years’ old
  • Must have attended a mandatory Volunteer Orientation/Training
  • Have the desire to work children 1.5- 5 years old
  • Be enthusiastic and outgoing
  • Able to effectively communicate with staff and participants
  • Able to react and adapt to new situations and environments

 

  1. Supervision: Staff will always be present. For program specific inquires (cancelled dates or missed shifts) report to the on-site contact. For any other volunteering concerns, report to the designated Volunteer Specialist.

 

  1. Working Conditions:  Indoor conditions. Must be comfortable with standing and sitting for extended periods of time.

 

  1. Uniform Requirements:  Clothing should allow for full movement when interacting with you children. Appropriate shoes, neutral colored t-shirts with no logos, neutral pants/shorts with no ripspreferably in dark colours. Shorts must be of an appropriate length.If provided by staff, volunteers must wear a singlet and/or name tag.

 

  1. Benefits:  The benefits of this position are:
  • Potential future opportunities for part-time employment with the City of Brampton
  • Great experience for those wanting to working with children
  • Development of customer service skills
  • Increased ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Improve interpersonal and people skills

Cooking

  1. Assignment: Baking and Cooking Volunteer

 

 

  1. Purpose of Assignment:  To create a positive learning space by ensuring the health, safety and fun of all participants. Continuously striving to deliver excellent customer service to all participants, parent/guradians and patrons. Volunteers will assist participants in learning the essentials of cooking, kitchen safety and clean up.

 

  1. Tasks:
  • Greet participants as they enter they room and ensuring they put belongings in appropriate area
  • Engage and converse with participants while the staff speaks to parents
  • Assist with the set up and clean up of cooking and baking supplies
  • Help with the maintenance cleanliness in the cooking areas
  • Keep an inventory of the ingredients and equipment
  • Help create grocery list for the upcoming classes
  • Demonstrate the do’s and don’ts of kitchen safety
  • Encourage and support participants during activities
  • Keep the participants engaged while the staff is transitioning to a new activity
  • Create a fun and inclusive environment for participants by reporting any bullying or harassment

 

  1. Time Commitment:  Culinary and baking program runs at many recreation centres across the city with varying times. Shifts usually have a duration of 1-2 hours. Activities run on a weekly basis for an entire session.

 

  1. Position Requirements:
  • Must be at least 14 years’ old
  • Must have attended a mandatory Volunteer Orientation/Training
  • Have the desire to teach young children
  • Have basic knowledge of kitchen safety, including good sanitation practices
  • Be interested in culinary arts
  • Regular attendance of all weekly games/lessons
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff and participants
  • Be a team player, able to work well with fellow volunteers and staff
  • Able to demonstrate patience when dealing with different participants

 

  1. Supervision: Staff will always be present. For program specific inquires (cancelled dates or missed shifts) report to the on-site contact. For any other volunteering concerns, report to the designated Volunteer Specialist.

 

  1. Working Conditions:  Indoor conditions. ill be interacting mainly with children ages 3-13 years old, but may be placed in programs with older participants on occassion. Space may be in the kitchen like environment. Must be comfortable with standing for long periods.

 

  1. Uniform Requirements:  Clean indoor only running shoes, plain jeans and t-shirt, preferably in dark colours. If provided by staff, volunteers must wear a singlet and/or name tag.

 

  1. Benefits:  The benefits of this position are:
  • Potential future opportunities for part-time in Culinary Arts
  • Development of customer service skills
  • Increased ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Improve interpersonal and people skills
  • Gather management and supervision experience
  • Develop a new level of professionalism

Dance

  1. Assignment: Dance. Including, but not limited to, the following programs – Ballet, Bollywood, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Recital and Non-Recital

 

  1. Purpose of Assignment:  To create a positive learning space by ensuring the health, safety and fun of all participants. Continuously striving to deliver excellent customer service to all participants, parent/guardians and patrons. Volunteers will assist students with understanding the fundamentals of dance movements and positions.

 

  1. Tasks:
  • Greet participants as they enter the studio and ensure they put belongings in appropriate area
  • Engage and converse with participants while the staff speaks to parent.guardians
  • Help the staff maintain control of the classroom and class flow
  • Demonstrate dance movements and positions
  • Offer support and reassurance to participants
  • Be willing to lead stretches and warm ups
  • Encourage and support participants during classes
  • Accompany the staff and all participants for water breaks
  • Keep the participants engaged while the staff is transitioning to a new lesson
  • Create a fun and inclusive environment for participants by reporting any bullying or harassment

 

  1. Time Commitment:  Dance programs run at many recreation centres across the city with varying times. Shifts usually have a duration of 1-3 hours. Activities run on a weekly basis for an entire session.

 

  1. Position Requirements:
  • Must be at least 14 years’ old
  • Must have attended a mandatory Volunteer Orientation/Training
  • Have the desire to work with young children and youth
  • Experience doing dance or gymnastics
  • Ability to learn and demonstrate dance steps and/or positions
  • Regular attendance of all weekly classes
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff and participants
  • Be a team player, able to work well with fellow volunteers and staff
  • Able to demonstrate patience when dealing with different participants

 

  1. Supervision: Staff will always be present. For program specific inquires (cancelled dates or missed shifts) report to the on-site contact. For any other volunteering concerns, report to the designated Volunteer Specialist.

 

  1. Working Conditions:  Indoor conditions. Will be interacting mainly with children ages 3-13 years old, but may be placed in programs with older participants on occassion. Must be comfortable with standing, running, jumping and dancing for extended periods.

 

  1. Uniform Requirements:  Appropriate footwear, athletic shorts and t-shirt with no logos, preferably in dark colours. If provided by staff, volunteers must wear a singlet and/or name tag.

 

  1. Benefits:  The benefits of this position are:
  • Potential future opportunities for part-time employment with the City of Brampton
  • Great experience for those wanting to working with youth
  • Opportunity to improve dance techniques and abilities
  • Development of customer service skills
  • Increased ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Improve interpersonal and people skills
  • Gather management and supervision experience
  • Develop a new level of professionalism

Gymnastics

  1. Assignment: Gymnastics Volunteer

 

  1. Purpose of Assignment:  To create a positive learning space by ensuring the health, safety and fun of all participants. Continuously striving to deliver excellent customer service to all participants, parent/guardians and patrons. Volunteers will assist students with understanding the fundamentals of body awareness, coordination and flexibility.

 

  1. Tasks:
  • Greet participants as they enter the studio and ensure they put belongings in appropriate area
  • Engage and converse with participants while the staff speaks to parents
  • Demonstrate gymnastic techniques including, but not limited to, using the rings, vault, beam, bars and a large mate area
  • Assist in developing and advancing fundamental gymnastic skills such as body awareness, coordination and flexibility
  • Offer support and reassurance to participants
  • Help staff keep the class flow and participants attention
  • Be willing to lead stretches and warm ups
  • Encourage and support participants during classes
  • Create a fun and inclusive environment for participants by reporting any bullying or harassment

 

  1. Time Commitment:  Gymnastic programs are run out of Ken Giles Recreation Centre, with varying times. Shifts usually have a duration of 1-2 hours. Activities run on a weekly basis for an entire session.

 

  1. Position Requirements:
  • Must be at least 14 years’ old
  • Must have attended a mandatory Volunteer Orientation/Training
  • Have the desire to work with young children and youth
  • Experience participating in dance or gymnastics,
  • Able to understand and demonstate basic moves an asset
  • Regular attendance of all weekly classes
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff and participants
  • Be a team player, able to work well with fellow volunteers and staff
  • Able to demonstrate patience when dealing with participants

 

  1. Supervision: Staff will always be present. For program specific inquires (cancelled dates or missed shifts) report to the on-site contact. For any other volunteering concerns, report to the designated Volunteer Specialist.

 

  1. Working Conditions:  Indoor conditions. Will be interacting mainly with children ages 3-13 years old, but may be placed in programs with older participants on occassion. Must be comfortable with standing, running, and jumping for extended periods.

 

  1. Uniform Requirements:  Appropriate footwear, athletic shorts and t-shirt with no logos, preferably in dark colours. If provided by staff, volunteers must wear a singlet and/or name tag.

 

  1. Benefits:  The benefits of this position are:
  • Potential future opportunities for part-time employment with the City of Brampton
  • Real, ‘hands on” work experience in a high energy, enjoyable environment 
  • Opportunity to improve gymnastic and rhythmic abilities
  • Development of customer service skills
  • Increased ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Improve interpersonal and people skills
  • Gather management and supervision experience
  • Develop a new level of professionalism

Music

  1. Assignment: Music – including, but not limited to, piano, guitar a singing

 

  1. Purpose of Assignment:  To create a positive learning space by ensuring the health, safety and fun of all participants. Continuously striving to deliver excellent customer service to all participants, parent/guardians and patrons. Volunteers will assist students with honing artistic abilities and encouraging creative expressions.

 

  1. Tasks:
  • Greet participants as they enter the studio and ensure they put belongings in appropriate area
  • Engage and converse with participants while the staff speak with parent/guardians
  • Music: Help participants learn how to read and perform sheet music
  • Assist in developing and advancing the basics of musical subject
  • Encourage and support participants during classes
  • Create a fun and inclusive environment for participants by reporting any bullying or harassment

 

  1. Time Commitment:  Arts and music programs are run out of many different recreation centres across the city, with varying times. Shifts usually have a duration of 1-2 hours. Activities run on a weekly basis for an entire session.

 

  1. Position Requirements:
  • Must be at least 14 years’ old
  • Must have attended a mandatory Volunteer Orientation/Training
  • Have the desire to work with young children and youth
  • Experience in the activity. Example, must be able to play piano for piano lessons, or have experience in visual art for drawing or sketching activites
  • Regular attendance of all weekly classes
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff and participants
  • Be a team player, able to work well with fellow volunteers and staff
  • Able to demonstrate patience when dealing with participants

 

  1. Supervision: Staff will always be present. For program specific inquires (cancelled dates or missed shifts) report to the on-site contact. For any other volunteering concerns, report to the designated Volunteer Specialist.

 

  1. Working Conditions:  Indoor conditions. Will be interacting mainly with children ages 3-13 years old, but may be placed in programs with older participants on occassion. Must be comfortable with standing and sitting for extended periods of time.

 

  1. Uniform Requirements:  Casual wear, no large logos preferably in dark colours. If provided by staff, volunteers must wear a singlet and/or name tag.

 

  1. Benefits:  The benefits of this position are:
  • Potential future opportunities for part-time employment with the City of Brampton
  • Opportunity to improve visual arts or musical abilities  
  • Development of customer service skills
  • Increased ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Improve interpersonal and people skills
  • Gather management and supervision experience
  • Develop a new level of professionalism                                                                                                                                  

Reading & Writing

  1. Assignment: Reading and Writing Volunteer

 

 

  1. Purpose of Assignment: To create a positive learning space by ensuring the health, safety and fun of all participants. Continuously striving to deliver excellent customer service to all participants, parent/guardians and patrons. Volunteers will assist with the implementation of many activities and games, to support participants as they learn reading and writing skills.

 

  1. Tasks:

 

    • Greet participants as they arrive and ensuring they put belongings in appropriate area
    • Engage and entertain participants while the staff speaks to parent/guardians

 

    • Assist with the set up and breakdown of equipment for crafts and games

 

    • Help with snack time by assisting participants and keeping the area clean

 

    • Enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures

 

    • Engage shy/reluctant participants

 

    • Keep an eye on rambunctious participants

 

    • Accompany the staff and all participants for washroom and water breaks

 

    • Keep the participants engaged while the staff is transitioning to a new activity

 

    • Maintaining a safe, fun and engaging atmosphere

 

  1. Time Commitment: Shifts are run at many different recreation centres across the city, with varying times. Shifts usually have a duration of 1-2 hours.

 

  1. Position Requirements:

 

      • Must be at least 14 years’ old

 

      • Must have attended a mandatory Volunteer Orientation/Training

 

      • Have the desire to support participants, young and old, in learning reading and writing skills

 

      • Be enthusiastic and outgoing

 

      • Able to effectively communicate with staff and participants

 

      • Able to react and adapt to new situations and environments

 

 

  1. Supervision: Staff will always be present. For program specific inquires (cancelled dates or missed shifts) report to the on-site contact. For any other volunteering concerns, report to the designated Volunteer Specialist.

 

  1. Working Conditions: Indoor conditions. Must be comfortable with standing and sitting for extended periods of time. Some activites may require sitting on floor mats.

 

  1. Uniform Requirements: Appropriate shoes, neutral colored t-shirts with no logos, neutral pants/shorts with no rips. Shorts must be of an appropriate length. Clothing should allow for active play with young children.

 

  1. Benefits: The benefits of this position are:

 

    • Potential future opportunities for part-time employment with the City of Brampton

 

    • Great experience for those wanting to working with children

 

    • Development of customer service skills

 

    • Increased ability to communicate effectively with others

 

    • Improve interpersonal and people skills

Skating Lessons

 

  1. Assignment: Skating Lessons Volunteers  

 

 

  1. Purpose of Assignment:  To create a positive learning space by ensuring the health, safety and fun of all participants. Continuously striving to deliver excellent customer service to all participants, parent/guardians and patrons. Volunteers will assist the coaches with teaching the fundamentals of ice skating in Learn to Skate programs.

 

  1. Tasks:
  • Greet participants as they enter the arena and ensuring they put belongings in appropriate area
  • Engage and converse with participants while the staff speaks to parent/guardians
  • Assist with the set up and breakdown of equipment, including pylons etc.
  • Assist participants with tie and untie skates
  • Help participants put on protective gear (helmets, gloves and padding)
  • Be willing to lead activities (warm up and basic skills)
  • Encourage and support participants during lessons
  • Provide one-on-one assistance to participants falling behind in lessons
  • Engage with participants who are shy or reluctant
  • Accompany the staff and all participants for water breaks
  • Create a fun and inclusive environment for participants by reporting any bullying or harassment

 

  1. Time Commitment:  Learn to Skate programs run at many recreation centres across the city with varying times. Shifts usually have a duration of 1-2 hours. Activities run on a weekly basis for an entire session.

 

  1. Position Requirements:
  • Must be at least 14 years’ old
  • Must have attended a mandatory Volunteer Orientation/Training
  • Must be an experienced skater, able to stop, start, crossover, support a young child’s weight as they learn to skate
  • Must have skates and CSA approved hockey helmet
  • Regular attendance of all weekly lessons
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff and participants
  • Be a team player, able to work well with fellow volunteers and staff
  • Able to demonstrate patience when dealing with different participants

 

  1. Supervision: Staff will always be present. For program specific inquires (cancelled dates or missed shifts) report to the on-site contact. For any other volunteering concerns, report to the designated Volunteer Specialist.

 

  1. Working Conditions:  Indoor ice rink. Will be interacting mainly with children ages 3-13 years old, but may be placed in programs with older participants on occassion.

 

  1. Uniform Requirements:  Neutral clothing and jackets with no large logos. Skates and CSA approved helmet are mandatory. If provided by staff, volunteers must wear a singlet and/or name tag.

 

  1. Benefits:  The benefits of this position are:
  • Potential future opportunities for part-time employment with the City of Brampton
  • Great experience for those wanting to working with children and youth
  • Development of customer service skills
  • Increased ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Improve interpersonal and people skills
  • Gather management and supervision experience
  • Develop a new level of professionalism

Ski & Snowboard Lessons

 

Assignment: Snowboard Downhill Ski - Lesson Volunteers   

 

 

Purpose of Assignment:  To create a positive learning space by ensuring the health, safety and fun of all participants. Continuously striving to deliver excellent customer service to all participants, parents/guardians and patrons. Volunteers will assist the Downhill Ski Coaches with teaching participants equipment basics, glides, and a straight run to a snow plow, turns, stops on a gentle slope as applicable to each sport. 

 

  1. Tasks: 

  • Greet participants as they enter the arena and ensuring they put belongings in appropriate area 

  • Engage and converse with participants while the staff speaks to parents  

  • Assist with the set up and breakdown of equipment, including pylons etc. 

  • Assist participants with equipment  

  • Help participants put on protective gear (helmets, gloves and padding) 

  • Be willing to lead activities (warm up and basic skills)  

  • Assist in the implementation of training and practice sessions 

  • Encourage, nurture and support participants’ skills and abilities during lessons 

  • Provide one-on-one assistance to participants during lessons 

  • Engage with participants who are shy or reluctant  

  • Accompany the staff and all participants for water breaks  

  • Create a fun and inclusive environment for participants by reporting any bullying or harassment  

 

  1. Time Commitment:  Snowboard Downhill Ski programs run at the Chinguacousy Ski Chalet and Hill. Shifts usually have a duration of 1-2 hours. Activities run on a weekly basis for an entire session. 

 

  1. Position Requirements: 

  • Must be at least 14 years’ old 

  • Must have attended a mandatory Volunteer Orientation/Training 

  • Must be an experienced in either Snowboarding Downhill Skiing 

  • Mandatory screening required prior to start of first on hill shift 

  • Must own their own Snowboard Downhill Ski equipment  

  • Regular attendance of all weekly lessons 

  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff and participants 

  • Be a team player, able to work well with fellow volunteers and staff 

  • Able to demonstrate patience when dealing with different participants  

 

  1. Supervision: Staff will always be present to provide supervision. For program specific inquires (including cancelled dates or missed shifts) report to the on-site contact. For any other volunteering concerns, report to the designated Volunteer Specialist. 

 

  1. Working Conditions:  Outdoors, ski hill. Will be assisting coaches with lessons on the ski hill for the full shift. Must be comfortable assisting begninner ski lesson particpants who have no experience to basic experience, and being outdoors for long periods. 

 

  1. Uniform Requirements:  Neutral clothing and jackets with no large logos. outdoor/snow appropriate clothing (snow pants, winter coat, hat and gloves) and full Snowboard &/or Downhill Ski equipment (ski or board boots, bindings, CSA ski/snowboard helmet).  

 

  1. Benefits:  The benefits of this position are: 

  • Potential future opportunities for part-time employment with the City of Brampton 

  • Great experience for those wanting to working with children and youth 

  • Development of customer service skills 

  • Increased ability to communicate effectively with others 

  • Improve interpersonal and people skills 

  • Gather management and supervision experience 

  • Develop a new level of professionalism 

 

 

 

Special Events

  1. Assignment:  Special Event Volunteer

 

  1. About the Event: Special Events are hosted by Recreation for families to enjoy fun activities such as games and activities, crafts, and more.

 

  1. Purpose of Assignment: In preparation for a Special Event, volunteers are needed to support the planning team in prepping supplies for the four venues.

 

  1. Tasks:
  • Craft preparations
  • Preparing &/or hanging decorations such as a balloon arch
  • Packing loot bags
  • Other event preparation as assigned
  • Assisting on the day of the event with customer service, and activity support

 

  1. Time Commitment: 
  • 2 – 5 hours

 

  1. Skill Requirements:
  • Must be an active volunteer with the City
  • City of Brampton volunteer training in Customer Service, and Health and Safety are assets but not always necessary
  • Self-starter and motivated
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Able to go with the flow and change direction quickly

 

  1. Training: N/A

 

  1. Supervision: Reports to full-time facility team members

 

  1.  Working Conditions: Please dress comfortably

 

  1. Benefits:  The benefits of this position are:
  • Grow as a leader in your community
  • Act as a representative of City of Brampton Recreation Division
  • Event implementation experience for your resume

Sport

  1. Assignment: Sports - Skills and Drills. Including, but not limited to, the following sports programs – soccer, basketball, badminton, tennis, baseball, floor hockey, volleyball or archery.

 

 

  1. Purpose of Assignment:  To create a positive learning space by ensuring the health, safety and fun of all participants. Continuously striving to deliver excellent customer service to all participants, parent/guardians and patrons. Volunteers will assist coaches and staff members with demonstrating fundamental skills through instruction and gameplay.

 

  1. Tasks:
  • Greet participants as they enter they gymnasium and ensuring they put belongings in appropriate area
  • Engage and converse with participants while the staff speaks to parents
  • Assist with the set up and breakdown of equipment
  • Help with the maintenance of sports equipment
  • Help supervise games and occasionally in the capacity as a referee
  • Be willing to lead activities (warm up games, stretches, basic drills)
  • Encourage and support participants during activities
  • Coordinate with the staff to role play examples of fair and foul play
  • Accompany the staff and all participants for water breaks
  • Keep the participants engaged while the staff is transitioning to a new activity
  • Create a fun and inclusive environment for participants by reporting any bullying or harassment

 

  1. Time Commitment:  Sports programs run at many recreation centres across the city with varying times. Shifts usually have a duration of 1-3 hours. Activities run on a weekly basis for an entire session.

 

  1. Position Requirements:
  • Must be at least 14 years’ old
  • Must have attended a mandatory Volunteer Orientation/Training
  • Have the desire to work with young children and youth
  • Have knowledge and experience in the specific sport/activity
  • Regular attendance of all weekly games/lessons
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff and participants
  • Be a team player, able to work well with fellow volunteers and staff
  • Able to demonstrate patience when dealing with different participants

 

  1. Supervision: Staff will always be present. For program specific inquires (cancelled dates or missed shifts) report to the on-site contact. For any other volunteering concerns, report to the designated Volunteer Specialist.

 

  1. Working Conditions:  Indoor and outdoor conditions. Will be interacting mainly with children ages 3-13 years old, but may be placed in programs with older participants on occassion. Must be comfortable with standing, running, and jumping for long periods.

 

  1. Uniform Requirements:  Appropriate footwear, athletic shorts and t-shirt with no logos, preferably in dark colours. If provided by staff, volunteers must wear a singlet and/or name tag.

 

  1. Benefits:  The benefits of this position are:
  • Potential future opportunities for part-time employment with the City of Brampton
  • Great experience for those wanting to working with youth
  • Development of customer service skills
  • Increased ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Improve interpersonal and people skills
  • Gather management and supervision experience
  • Develop a new level of professionalism
  • Strengthening sports skills and knowledge

Summer Splash Pad

  1.  Assignment: Splash Pad Volunteer

 

 

  1. Purpose of Assignment:  To create a positive learning space by ensuring the health, safety and fun of all participants. Continuously striving to deliver excellent customer service to all participants, parent/guardians and patrons. Volunteers will assist with providing support to participants during swimming lessons.

 

  1. Tasks:
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to shift to change into swimwear
  • Assist with the set up and clean up of pool equipment (ie. flotation devices)
  • Help with the maintenance of pool equipment
  • Create a fun and inclusive environment for participants by reporting any bullying or harassment

 

  1. Time Commitment:  Splash Pads are located at many recreation centres across the city with varying times. Shifts usually have a duration of 1-4 hours, weather permitting.

 

  1. Position Requirements:
  • Must be at least 14 years’ old
  • Must have attended a mandatory Volunteer Orientation/Training
  • Minimum of Bronze Medallion must be valid until last day of lessons
  • Have the desire to work in aquatics
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff and participants
  • Be a team player, able to work well with fellow volunteers and staff
  • Able to demonstrate patience when dealing with different participants

 

  1. Supervision: Staff and lifeguards will always be present. Volunteers are not included in the staff to participant ratio so there will always be adequate supervision. For program specific inquires (cancelled dates or missed shifts) report to the on-site contact. For any other volunteering concerns, report to the designated Volunteer Specialist.

 

  1. Working Conditions:  Outdoor pool conditions. Must be comfortable in an aquatic environment and standing long periods of time

 

  1. Uniform Requirements:  Full, secure, one piece bathing suit is required. Sunscreen and drinking water, snacks and/or lunches are the responsibility of the volunteer

 

  1. Benefits:  The benefits of this position are:
  • Potential future opportunities for part-time employment with the City of Brampton
  • Great experience for those wanting to get their Swim Intructor and/or their National Lifeguard certification
  • Development of customer service skills
  • Increased ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Gather management and supervision experience

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

  1. Assignment: S.T.E.M Programs (science, technology, engineering and math)

 

 

  1. Purpose of Assignment:  To create a positive learning space by ensuring the health, safety and fun of all participants. Continuously striving to deliver excellent customer service to all participants, parent/guardians and patrons. Volunteers will assist participants with exploring basic skills and gaining confidence in one or more of the following subjects – science, technology, engineering and math.

 

  1. Tasks:
  • Greet participants as they enter the classroom and ensuring they put belongings in appropriate area
  • Engage and converse with participants while the staff speaks to parents
  • Assist participants with areas such as math literacy and real life applications
  • Help participants in developing their scientific basics through hands on activities and experiments
  • Keep the participants engaged while the staff is transitioning to a new activity
  • Create a fun and inclusive environment for participants by reporting any bullying or harassment

 

  1. Time Commitment:  S.T.E.M programs run at many recreation centres across the city with varying times. Shifts usually have a duration of 1-2 hours. Activities run on a weekly basis for an entire session.

 

  1. Position Requirements:
  • Must be at least 14 years’ old
  • Must have attended a mandatory Volunteer Orientation/Training
  • Have basic knowledge, or be able understand the concepts one or more of the subject materials (math, science, engineering and technology)
  • Regular attendance of all weekly classes
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff and participants
  • Be a team player, able to work well with fellow volunteers and staff
  • Able to demonstrate patience when dealing with different participants

 

  1. Supervision: Staff will always be present. For program specific inquires (cancelled dates or missed shifts) report to the on-site contact. For any other volunteering concerns, report to the designated Volunteer Specialist.

 

  1. Working Conditions:  Indoor conditions. Will be in classroom. Must be comfortable with standing for extended periods.

 

  1. Uniform Requirements:  Casual wear, no logos, preferably in dark colours. If provided by staff, volunteers must wear a singlet and/or name tag.

 

  1. Benefits:  The benefits of this position are:
  • Potential future opportunities for part-time employment with the City of Brampton
  • Great experience for those wanting to improve math and science skills
  • Development of customer service skills
  • Increased ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Improve interpersonal and people skills
  • Gather management and supervision experience
  • Develop a new level of professionalism

Swimming Lessons

Volunteer Position Description

 

Volunteers are valued as an integral part of our team bringing a wealth of enthusiasm, skill and experience. We treat our Recreation volunteers as potential future part-time employees.  We provide them with the skills they need to assist us effectively in our public programming and in return, we offer workshops and coaching that will improve their likelihood for employability.

 

  1. Assignment: Swim Lesson Volunteer

 

 

  1. Purpose of Assignment:  To create a positive learning space by ensuring the health, safety and fun of all participants. Continuously striving to deliver excellent customer service to all participants, parents and patrons. Volunteers will assist with providing support to participants during swimming lessons.

 

  1. Tasks:
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to shift to change into swimwear
  • Assist with the set up and clean up of pool equipment (ie. flotation devices)
  • Help with the maintenance of pool equipment
  • Be willing to show demonstrations of different kicks, strokes and techniques
  • Encourage and support participants during lessons
  • Assist participants in developing their basic swimming skills
  • Provide one-on-one assistance to participants falling behind in lessons
  • Create a fun and inclusive environment for participants by reporting any bullying or harassment

 

  1. Time Commitment:  Swimming lessons run at many recreation centres across the city with varying times. Shifts usually have a duration of 1-4 hours. Lessons run on a weekly basis for an entire session.

 

  1. Position Requirements:
  • Must be at least 14 years’ old
  • Must have attended a mandatory Volunteer Orientation/Training
  • Minimum of Bronze Medallion must be valid until last day of lessons
  • Have the desire to work in aquatics
  • Regular attendance of all weekly lessons
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff and participants
  • Be a team player, able to work well with fellow volunteers and staff
  • Able to demonstrate patience when dealing with different participants

 

  1. Supervision: Staff and lifeguards will always be present. Volunteers are not included in the staff to participant ratio so there will always be adequate supervision. For program specific inquires (cancelled dates or missed shifts) report to the on-site contact. For any other volunteering concerns, report to the designated Volunteer Specialist.

 

  1. Working Conditions:  Pool conditions. Will be in the water and on the pool deck with participants from all age groups. Must be comfortable with swimming and standing long periods of time

 

  1. Uniform Requirements:  Full, secure, one piece bathing suit is required.

 

  1. Benefits:  The benefits of this position are:
  • Potential future opportunities for part-time employment with the City of Brampton
  • Great experience for those wanting to get their Swim Intructor and/or their National Lifeguard certification
  • Development of customer service skills
  • Increased ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Gather management and supervision experience

Vision Statement

Brampton is thinking bigger. We are a future ready organization with a sharp focus. We know our community’s growth, youth and diversity set us apart. We sit at the centre of Canada’s innovation super corridor, encouraging investment and growing our global success. We are building vibrant urban centres that ignite opportunity and instill​ pride in the people who live and work here.