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Community Involvement Hours @HWDSB

As a part of the requirement for graduation, all students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement during secondary school in order to obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). This diploma requirement is designed to:

  • encourage civic responsibility,
  • promote community values,
  • support students’ career explorations,
  • develop student interests and skills, and
  • reinforce the importance of volunteering

Gigit Marketplace

Gigit Marketplace  has partnered with HWDSB to bring volunteer opportunities from the Hamilton community online. Access the start up guide, Getting Started with Volunteering and use the Safety Features and Guidelines to begin the sign up process. Using Gigit is optional. Remember to have a discussion with your parent(s)/guardian(s) about using Gigit.

Learn more about Community Involvement Hours:

Please click on the tab that is appropriate to you:

Community Involvement Hours - For Students Community Involvement Hours - For Community Members

Organizations Accepting Volunteers

Art Gallery of Hamilton


Contact: Laurie Kilgour Walsh
Contact: laurie@artgalleryofhamilton.com.

Boris Brott Music Festival


Boris Brott Music Festival Website
Contact: Karina 905.525.7664
info@brottmusic.com

Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton


Contact: Craig Waters
craig@kboysandgirlsclub.com

Canadian Blood Services


Contact: Denise Saulnier
905-304-6546
Canadian Blood Services Website
Join our Facebook page

Canadian Council of the Blind


Contact: Brian Wice
905-547-2310 (cell)
brianwice@cogeco.ca
1031 Barton Street East Hamilton, ON

Carnegie Gallery


Carnegie Gallery Website

Climb for Cancer Hamilton


Climb For Cancer Website
(May 3, 2019)

CNIB


Contact: David Wallis
905-528-8555 x 5304
david.wallis@cnib.ca
Street Address: 115 Parkdale Ave S Hamilton, ON L8K 1H1

GAIN


Volunteers Urgently Required

gritLIT Hamilton's Readers & Writers Festival


Contact: Pamela Schuer
volunteers@gritlit.ca

Habitat for Humanity Hamilton


Habitat for Humanity Hamilton Website
905-560-6707 x 102

Hamilton Music Awards


Hamilton Music Awards Website

Hamilton Public Library


905-546-3200 x 3620
volunteer@hpl.ca

Hamilton/Burlington SPCA


Volunteer Opportunities Webpage

It's Your Festival


Contact: Wendy Bridgeman 905.525.2297
itsyourfestivalvolunteer@gmail.com

McMaster Alliance for Body Peace


Contact: Olivia Watkin-McClung
macalliancebodypeace@gmail.com

MS Society of Canada: Hamilton Chapter


MS Society of Canada: Hamilton Chapter Website
905-527-7874 x 12
kelsi.duarte@mssociety.ca

MS Society of Canada: Hamilton Chapter


MS Society of Canada: Hamilton Chapter Website
905-527-7874 x 12
kelsi.duarte@mssociety.ca

Neighbour to Neighbour Food Drive


Contact: Nick Davies
905.389.5788
jrndavies@gmail.com

Open Streets Hamilton


Contact: Sunil Angrish
Open Streets Hamilton Website

Quilt of Belonging


Contact: Sue Vattay
volunteers@theheartofontario.com.

Run to End Poverty


Run to End Poverty Website
Phone: 289.489.8115
email:hamilton@runtoendpoverty.ca

Scouts Canada


Contact: Catriona Forrest
905.818.4227
cforrest@scouts.ca

St. Joseph's Hospital


Contact: Volunteer Resources
905.522.1155 x 33464
Age Requirements: 15 or older

Telling Tales


Contact: Anne Birmingham
anne@2waconsulting.com
905 719 1225
tellingtales.force.com/volunteers2016

The Hamilton Artists Inc.


Age Requirements: 16 or older

The Lung Association


Contact: Susan Chapman
schapman@on.lung.ca
905.745.7416
www.on.lung.ca

The Salvation Army


Contact: Ricky Piedrahita
hamilton_public_relations@can.salvationarmy.org
905.521.1660

Trees Please Hamilton


Contact: Carolyn or Judy
treespleasehamilton@gmail.com
905 549 0900
treespleasehamilton.org

Volunteer Flamborough


905.689.7880
volflam@hpl.ca
Updated on Monday, March 04, 2019.
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