One of the greatest strengths in any community is its volunteers, and Whitby is no exception. Whether you wish to volunteer once for a particular event, or apply to join one of our many advisory boards and committees, you will be making a positive difference in our community.

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering builds a healthy community with a strong quality of life. By volunteering, you can:

  • Contribute to your community
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Learn new skills or create new interests
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Lend your talents to a cause or initiative that is important to you

Volunteer Opportunities

Town staff is always appreciative of volunteer involvement for special events and celebrations. The following are volunteer opportunities that you may consider:

Special Events

  • Doors Open - May
  • Canada Day Celebrations- July
  • Whitby In Bloom - July
  • Brooklin's Harvest Festival - September
  • Christmas in the Village - November
  • Whitby's Annual Tree Lighting - November

Apply to Volunteer

Print and complete the volunteer application form and return to the Town of Whitby as noted on the form. Please click on the following link to download the volunteer application form.                   

NOTE: Original signatures of both the volunteer and  parent/guardian are required on the application form.

 Volunteer Application Form 

Please feel free to contact us at 905.430.4310 or email volunteer@whitby.ca to discuss how you would like to volunteer your time in Whitby.


The Town of Whitby encourages Whitby residents or property owners, 18 years of age or older, to participate in their community by volunteering for one of our Advisory Boards & Committees. To recognize, promote and strengthen the sense of community, all Whitby residents are encouraged to become involved.

Council will appoint qualified candidates for citizen vacancies based on their application. All applicants will be notified of the final determination by mail.

Application for Appointment to Advisory Board / Committee