Citizen Committees and Boards

Some things you should know

Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer with one of the City of Kitchener's Citizen advisory committees.   We are currently recruiting for specific advisory committees.  Applications will remain open until the positions are filled.  


What Citizen Advisory Committees and Boards are recruiting?


How will meetings be conducted?

In response to COVID-19, advisory committee meetings are all being held electronically until further notice. Committee members are encouraged to participate in meeting by video-conference or by telephone.

What qualifications are required to be considered for a citizen committee or board volunteer?

To meet the initial requirements, you must be a resident of Kitchener, work in Kitchener or own property in Kitchener to apply.  You must also identify the committee and the specific position that you are interested in. 

I don’t have time to complete to the entire application at one time, can I save it and come back later to submit it?

No, you cannot save your work and return to it later.  You must complete the entire application at one time.   

How will I be notified if I have accepted as a citizen advisory committee or board volunteer?

You will receive an email from the City indicating whether you’ve been appointed by Council for an advisory committee or if you have not been appointed.

I am not comfortable completing online forms, can I get a paper version of the application?  

You may contact Christine Tarling,  at 519-741-2200, extension 7809 or email her at to arrange to obtain a paper copy of the application.


I have some questions about the process and/or a specific citizen advisory committee or board. Who can someone contact?

You can contact Christine Tarling,  at 519-741-2200, extension 7809 or email her at She will be very happy to answer any questions you have.


Accessible formats of the volunteer application and communication supports are available upon request. If you require assistance to complete an application to volunteer, please call 519-741-2200 ext. 7809 or TTY 1-866-969-9994.


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