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Volunteer

Volunteers are vital to our community. They help with special events, environmental and youth programs, sports teams, and services for seniors.

Why volunteer?

There are many benefits to volunteering in the Town of Essex including:

  • Sharing your skills and learning new skills
  • Getting to know your community and making new friends
  • Having a positive impact on your community
  • Increasing your self-confidence
  • Developing job skills and career experience
  • Gaining leadership skills
  • Making a difference!

Volunteer opportunities

There are many ways to volunteer your time and energy:

Community organizations

Visit our Community Contacts directory to find a service club, heritage group or community organization that fits your interests.

Minor sports

Volunteer as a coach, trainer, convenor, fundraiser or board member. Check out our Recreation Contacts directory for a list of local sports groups.

Municipal committees

Participate in local government by applying to serve on one of our Boards and Committees.

Seniors

If you’d like to lend a hand, look through our Community Contacts directory for organizations that serve seniors.

Special events and festivals

Volunteers plan and run a number of special events and festivals each year. They always need help. Visit our Community Calendar to find out what’s coming up, and then contact the organizers to see how you can help.

Youth

Whether you’re in need of community service hours for high school credit or just want to be involved, there are many opportunities for youth. Look at our Community Contacts directory to find a service club, heritage group or community organization that fits your interests.