Volunteer Opportunities

Calling all volunteers! We are looking for passionate people ages 14 and up, who want to share their talents, skills and experience with the community. We offer a wide variety of volunteer opportunities including aquatics, recreation, events, museum, theatre and more!


Volunteers work closely with Museum staff to support many areas of Museum operations including:

Program & Event facilitation
Collections Management & Exhibition Assistance
General clean-up days (including gardening, etc.)

19 on the Park

Volunteers work closely with 19 on the Park staff to support all areas of operations including:

Special event roles, assist with event prep prior to and day of
Guest assistance, registration
Distribution of marketing and handouts
Fundraising initiatives


Volunteers work closely with Event staff to support all areas of event operations including:

Assist and support event setup and execution
Support at entrance/exit gates with security
Event surveying and handing out giveaways


Volunteers help us with swim lessons and camp programs, including:

Practicing skills with swimmers
Playing games and singing songs
Organizing equipment
Tidy the pool deck
Report safety issues
Assist with participant supervision

Volunteers working in our adapted aquatics will perform similar duties but will be assigned to a participant with an exceptionality who requires additional or direct support. Play buddies applying for aquatics programs must have a Bronze Star at minimum.

Email to apply for an Aquatic Volunteer position!


Volunteers in our recreation programs will help instructors engage children in Summer and March Break Camps, weekly classes and programs. You may be asked to help:

Set up and lead a craft or activity
Tidy program spaces
Organize equipment

Visit our Volunteer Website to create an application and sign up for volunteer opportunities.

For assistance, please email

55+ Club

The 55+ Club includes fun and interesting opportunities, such as:

Conveners for drop-in programs
Special/social event organizers
Seasonal decorators
Game and activity tutors

Email to apply for a 55+ Club Volunteer position!

Volunteer Firefighters

Learn about the requirements of being a volunteer firefighter and find qualification application information on our Volunteer Firefighting Page

How to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check

Follow the instructions on the York Regional Police website.

If you are under 18 years of age, you must go in person to apply and pick up your Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC). You will need a valid student or a reference letter from the Town of Stouffville. Please contact YRP offices to schedule an appointment at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7655.

A reference letter can be obtained by sending a request to with your full, legal name and complete address. Please follow this step after you have set up your account and completed the interview.

York Regional Police will charge $31, instead of $71, if you bring a Volunteering Request letter or valid student card.

Adults 18 years of age or older may go in person or apply online.

Take two pieces of valid identification (passport, birth certificate, Government issued identification card, citizenship, boating/fishing license, etc.) to the York Regional Police Head Quarters, along with a reference letter from the Town of Stouffville.

Your identification must confirm your name, birth date, and address. One piece of identification must have your photo. View list of acceptable identifications.

YRP Headquarters
47 Don Hillock Drive
Aurora, Ontario, L4G 7C6
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1-866-876-5423 ext. 7655

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: Closed

Email us your full, legal name and city of residence and we will give you instructions on how to get a Vulnerable Sector Check or Vulnerable Sector Screening from your local Police Department.

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