Volunteering is more than just sharing your time and passion. It's about giving back to the community where you work and live.

Volunteers make a significant contribution to our organization and are a key component of our centre’s success to enhance the quality of service for children and their families. Without the help of volunteers, programs offered at Our Place would not be the same! The contribution of each volunteer is valued as well as the diversity of their skills and interests. 

To apply for a volunteer position with Our Place, please click on the button above to fill out our volunteer application form and/or select the specific opportunity you are applying for based on open positions below.  Please note - we may not have any available positions at this time.

Due to the overwhelming support of individuals who are looking for volunteer positions we are not able to place every applicant who applies to be a volunteer with us.  Please check back frequently as our volunteer needs are constantly changing!


Volunteer Requirements:

  • Minimum age to volunteer with us is 14 years old

  • Interest in working with children birth – 6 years and their families

  • Be enthusiastic, patient, caring and responsible to work in a diverse setting

  • Be available on a regular basis for the commitment needed: once a week, ongoing for a block of time.

  • Provide a clear Criminal Record Check (CRC) within 1 month of your interview.  The Volunteer Program Supervisor will provide you with a letter at the time of your interview, which can minimize the cost to get the CRC. The CRC will be returned to you after you have submitted to the Volunteer Program Manager.

  • You must provide three references (i.e. previous employer, Volunteer position supervisor, teacher etc.) Our Place works with volunteers from the community, educational institutions (University, College and High-school student placements) and other agencies that support volunteers within the community.


To get started – download the Volunteer Application form above. This completed form can be faxed (519-571-0621) or by email (bcaza@ourplacekw.ca) to the Volunteer Program Supervisor.

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Our Place at The Family Centre

65 Hanson Avenue

Kitchener, ON

N2C 2H6