Volunteer today and make a difference in our community! Volunteering is a great way to:

  • Gain work experience;
  • Earn volunteer hours for high school;
  • Meet new people;
  • Give back to your community

Town of Ajax Volunteer Fair 2024

Every April, in celebration of National Volunteer Week, the Town of Ajax hosts a Volunteer Fair. This annual event is an opportunity for not-for-profit and community organizations to: 

  • Recruit new volunteers 
  • Promote programs and services
  • Connect with the Ajax community 
  • Network with other organizations

This year the event will be taking place at Audley Recreation Centre Banquet Hall on Thursday April 18th. 

Preview the 2023 Volunteer Fair Brochure 

Registration is now open for community organizations to participate in the 2024 Volunteer Fair 

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Friday March 1st 2024 (register early to be included in the brochure distributed in the region) 

Please complete all sections of the application.  

CLICK HERE to register for the 2024 Volunteer Fair 

For more information about the Town of Ajax Volunteer Fair for 2023, or the Community Organizations Volunteer Support Program, please contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at 905-619-2529, ext. 7271.

Volunteer Program

The next Town of Ajax Volunteer Onboarding will be taking place March 5th 2024. We encourage you to create a volunteer profile at the link below so you are the first to be notified when the next onboarding is posted. 

 Become a Volunteer

 There are three easy steps to become a volunteer:

  1. Fill out an online application form to create your volunteer account;
  2. Complete a volunteer training workshop;
  3. Sign up for volunteer shifts!


Fill out the general online volunteer application form - Reminder, the next onboarding is taking place March 5th 2024.


If you are interested in becoming an Aquatics volunteer- Please fill out this online volunteer application form

Volunteer Training

  • Volunteer training takes place four times a year, before each program season (i.e. Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer);
  • Volunteers sign up for training through their online volunteer account;
  • If a volunteer misses the current training workshop, they will have to wait until the next program season to sign up for training.

Volunteer Requirements

Volunteer requirements include:

  • Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older to apply;
  • A Volunteer Parent / Guardian Waiver Form must be filled out for volunteers under 18 years of age;
  • A satisfactory Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is required for volunteers 16 years of age and older;

Please note: some volunteer opportunities include additional requirements

Volunteer Criminal Reference Checks

How do I get a criminal reference check?

  • Volunteers can apply for a criminal reference check through Durham Regional Police Services;
  • Volunteers who do not live in Durham Region need to apply in the region in which they live;
  • Criminal reference checks are at a cost to the volunteer. The Town of Ajax will provide a letter once a volunteer has completed training which allows access to a discounted rate for the criminal reference check.

Types of Volunteer Opportunities

There are a number of different volunteer opportunities:

Age-Friendly Ajax Steering Committee

The Town of Ajax is working towards implementing the Age-Friendly Ajax Community Plan. An age-friendly community is one that promotes active ageing by ensuring policies, programs, services and spaces are designed to support and enable older adults to remain safe, enjoy good health, stay connected and fully participate in all aspects of community life.

The Town of Ajax is now accepting applications from individuals interested in joining the Age-Friendly Ajax Steering Committee. The committee will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the Age-Friendly Ajax Community Plan. 

Apply Now!

Hardcopy application forms are also available at the front desks of the Ajax and McLean Community Centres, Audley Recreation Centre and the Ajax Library Main Branch.

Application deadline is September 30, 2023.

Aquatic Volunteers

Aquatic volunteers assist in swimming programs and lessons. Volunteer requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older;
  • Volunteers must have a current Swim for Life Instructor Certification, NL or Bronze Cross, and Emergency First Aid and CPR B
CLICK HERE to sign up to be an Aquatics Volunteer

Recreation Program Volunteers

Recreation program volunteers assist in weekly recreation programs and summer camps. Volunteers interested in summer camp opportunities will be required to attend a special training workshop held in June.

IMPACT Ajax Team

IMPACT Ajax volunteers:

  • Deliver Town of Ajax festivals and events (e.g. Canada Day, Pumpkinville, Winterfest, Santa Claus Parade, New Year's Eve, etc.);
  • Deliver neighbourhood events and activities (e.g. BBQs, picnics, park clean-ups, etc.);
  • Help Ajax-serving not-for-profit organizations provide deliver community activities and programs.

 St. Francis Centre

The St. Francis Centre is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility and reception space.

Volunteers assist as ticket takers, ushers, selling snacks and beverages, bartender, etc. Volunteer requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older;
  • A Smart Serve certificate is required for volunteer bartenders

Inclusion Services

Inclusion volunteers work one-on-one with an individual with special needs in a recreation program (e.g. weekly program or summer camp). Volunteer requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older;
  • Knowledge of physical barriers, behavioural and developmental disabilities, and visual / hearing impairments is an asset

Volunteer Eco Team Program

An opportunity for small volunteer eco teams to meet in a COVID-friendly way at various parks and trails throughout Ajax to beautify the Town via community clean-ups. Proper training and PPE for litter collection and sorting will be provided.

Community Organizations Volunteer Support Program

The Town of Ajax supports the volunteer needs of Ajax-serving not-for-profits and community organizations.

Advertising Community Volunteer Opportunities

Ajax-serving community groups, not-for-profit organizations, and service providers can advertise current and upcoming volunteer opportunities through the Town of Ajax volunteer program.

Community volunteer opportunities are shared with approximately 500 Town of Ajax volunteers and organizations can submit an application to advertise opportunities every two months.

Fill out the Community Volunteer Opportunity Application