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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers share their time, skills, and creativity - every contribution they make matters.

By connecting with the community, volunteers find a sense of belonging and help co-create the neighbourhoods, culture, and society we want to live in.

The Municipality of Kincardine provides quality services that address the needs of our citizens, provide long-term sustainability, and improve the well-being of the community. We need volunteers to join us as in a variety of ways, so check out the details below!

Goals of the Volunteer Program

The overall goals of our Volunteer Program and our Volunteer Management Policy are to: 

  • Enrich and expand the services of the Municipality through the use of volunteers; 
  • Provide the opportunity for public participation; 
  • Create an environment where qualified volunteers can acquire new skills and further education through selection, training, and experiences; and 
  • Create an environment where qualified volunteers can use their skills and experience to enhance programs and activities of the Municipality. 

Available Volunteer Opportunities

Become part of the Beach Blazers Volunteer Program today!

Beach Blazers will walk the Station Beach waterfront during peak beach times and act as ambassadors (and an extra set of eyes) for the municipality.

  • In this role, you'll be asked to:
  • interact with beachgoers
  • recommend local services
  • conduct surveys or collect user feedback
  • monitor the area and report concerns to staff, By-Law or Ontario Provincial Police as appropriate.

The 2024 Beach Blazer program begins at Station Beach the week of June 24th and runs throughout the summer until September 2nd.

If you'd like to volunteer to be part of the Beach Blazers, apply today!

The Municipality of Kincardine's Summer Day Camp is looking for volunteers who:

are looking for their volunteer hours

have Summer Day Camp experience

interested in leadership, communication, teamwork, and professional skill development

If this sounds like you, submit your application by June 3rd, 2024 by e-mail with any questions you may have.

The Municipality of Kincardine hosts several one-day special events throughout the year where volunteers are needed. These events include, but are not limited to:

  • Always Welcome - June 1st, 2024
  • Cruise Nights - June 28th, August 2nd, and August 30th, 2024
  • Canada Day - July 1st, 2024
  • Hindu Cultural Festival - August 17th, 2024
  • Marine Heritage Festival - August 24th, 2024
  • Gathering of the Bands - August 24th, 2024

As a volunteer you will help support a variety of activities for the special event, including:

  • Greeting and interacting with the public who attend the event.
  • Providing road barrier supervision.
  • Assisting with check-in and guiding participants.
  • Setting up before the event and taking down materials after the event.
  • Supervising special event equipment (e.g. inflatables, games, etc.)
  • Assisting with other duties throughout the event to ensure it runs smoothly.

Does this sound like something you'd like to help with? If so, apply to be a Special Event Volunteer today!

We're looking for volunteers to support the operations of our Welcome Centre between July and August as well as "pop-ups" or mobile events that will occur at various times, locations, and special events throughout the summer season.

As a volunteer, you'll be contributing in many ways, including:

  • Greeting visitors in person and on the phone.
  • Answering questions about the community, businesses, sites, trails, and other assets.
  • Promoting area businesses, activities, attractions, and special events.
  • Assembling welcome packages.
  • Stocking inventory.
  • Helping people plan their next adventure.

Qualifications for volunteering at the Welcome Centre include:

  • Enjoyment of a customer-facing role, with previous customer service experience in a work of volunteer capacity is an asset.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for the Municipality of Kincardine along with knowledge of the area's activities, attractions, and experiences.
  • Enjoyment of routine tasks, including continuously greeting and providing services to guests, assembling packages, assisting with inventory, and keeping the Welcome Centre materials tidy.

The benefits of volunteering include:

  • Network and meet new people.
  • Share your skills and learn new ones.
  • Give back to your community.
  • Obtain community service hours.
  • Have a great time volunteering.
  • ...and you get a really nice shirt!

Does this sound like the volunteer opportunity you've been waiting for? Then don't delay - hit the button below to apply today!

Then don't delay - apply to be a Welcome Centre Volunteer!

Volunteering as a Group, Business or Organization

Groups, organizations, and businesses are welcome to volunteer with the Municipality!

If your group wishes to volunteer on a repetitive basis (more than once), then the group, organization, or business may be subject to entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Municipality of Kincardine. 

If your group wishes to volunteer, submit an application today! 

Submit a Volunteer Form for a Business/Organization

Why is there a Volunteer Management Policy?

At their June 12, 2023 Meeting, Council supported and approved of the Volunteer Management Policy. 

The need to have a formalized volunteering process stems from certain requirements becoming more stringent, including but not limited to health and safety, liability, and insurance requirements. The adoption of the Policy ensures that the Municipality of Kincardine is compliant in the different aspects. 

The Municipality of Kincardine values our volunteers and are thankful for their support throughout the municipality on various tasks. 

Should you require further information related to volunteer opportunities or management within the Municipality, please contact the Office of the CAO.

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