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There are numerous volunteering opportunities in Headwaters. Refer to the list below or submit a volunteer form to an organization that matches your needs. Check back often, as the volunteer needs of the community are frequently changing.

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Renowned local artist Linda McLaren is a longstanding volunteer at the Dufferin County Museum & Archives who regularly assists Museum staff in the accessioning of artifacts and conducting of historical research. Creator of the well-known "Headwaters Sketchbook" series of drawings featured within In the Hills Magazine, Linda's art works have also been displayed in several exhibitions in the DCMA's art gallery. The DCMA is extremely proud of Linda and all or our volunteers whose time, knowledge and contributions are essential to our continued success and service to the community.

Linda McLaren
Dufferin County Museum and Archives


Bulk Mail Assistant
Theatre Orangeville - January 29, 2008

Help with bulk mailings of approximately 5000 pieces -- stuffing envelopes, stamping and sealing envelopes, etc. etc. Usually we set up large tables with everything on it and the event becomes a social occasion with people talking and laughing while they work. Bulk mailings usually occur five to six times a year during a business day. Prerequisite: Sociable

Check Your Watershed Day Volunteer
Credit Valley Conservation - June 2, 2011

Do you want to get outside and have fun exploring the Upper Credit River Watershed?  Come take part in Credit Valley Conservation's Check Your Watershed Day!

Event Details:

What is “Check Your Watershed Day”?

            Check Your Watershed Day is a 1-day stream survey where volunteers are out sampling the streams in their watershed.


            In Stream Teams of 2-4, volunteers will check the temperatures of small streams at road crossings and take photos of each culvert they visit.


            Volunteers will be trained on how to take the temperature readings and where to take their photos.  You will also be provided health and safety training and all the maps and equipment needed to carry out the monitoring.


            This information will help to build a better understanding of the health of the water in the upper watershed in a single point in time.  It will also help to inform stewardship activities and management of the watershed.


What Happens on “Check Your Watershed Day”?

         Volunteers will meet at 1:00pm at Terra Cotta Conservation Area to receive training and equipment and to meet up with other members of your group

         Stream Teams will head to their assigned sites (approximately 4 to 6) to take temperature readings and photos.  All sites are located at road crossings.  Each team will need the use of a personal vehicle to access sites.  Please note that mileage will not be covered by CVC.

         Stream Teams (or an individual on the team) will return data sheets and equipment to one of CVC’s Conservation Areas (Island Lake Conservation Area, Belfountain Conservation Area, Ken Whillans Resource Area, Terra Cotta Conservation Area)

         Stream Teams can expect to be finished around 4:00pm



Date:  Saturday, July 16, 2011

Time: 1:00pm – approx. 4:00pm

Location: Training provided at Terra Cotta Conservation Area

    Data collection to take place in Upper Watershed (Orangeville, Caledon, Erin, Halton Hills areas)


Requirements of Volunteers:

         Volunteers will work in stream teams of 2 or 3.  Volunteers may sign up independently and CVC will match you with a group.  Volunteers can also sign up with some friends or family to create your own stream team.


         Each group will need:

o       A car to access their assigned sites.  Mileage (gas) will not be covered by CVC

o       A digital camera and the ability to forward photos back to CVC

o       A cell phone


         Each person must:

o       Wear rubber boots or waders

o       Wear long pants

o       Have good mobility, as some access points may be steep and/or unstable

o       Be 18 or older, unless accompanied by a parent


         Other useful, but not required, items:

o       GPS

o       First Aid Kit

o       Back pack

o       Water bottle


How to Register:

         Registration is mandatory.  Please register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1735289297

         For inquires please contact: Annabel Krupp at or 905-670-1615 x446.

Fair volunteers
Orangeville Agricultural Society - May 29, 2009

The Orangeville Agricultural Society is a non-profit organization whose primary mandate is to host the annual fall fair on Labour Day weekend. Join the society and provide your expertise and assistance to managing this signifiacnt community event, or just let us know if you want to volunteer to help put on the fair. email

Festival & Events Committee Members
Headwaters Arts - April 1, 2010

Headwaters Arts is a not for profit organization that seeks to bring
together artists and supporters to promote the development, appreciation
and enjoyment of the arts in the Hills of Headwaters.

The Board of Headwaters Arts is seeking volunteer committee members for the Festival and Events Committee. Members of the Festival & Events Committee will attend meetings approximately once a month (often once every two months).
The minimum commitment required from one individual is between two to three hours a
month with a larger committment during the Festival time period in the fall.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Attends Festival & Events Committee meetings as required

  • Assists with minute writing

  • As part of a team, will assist with planning and coordinating the logistics surrounding the Headwaters Arts Festival (Call for Entry, Jury Day, Call for Events and Open Studios, Photo Shoot, marketing, brochure distribution, Opening Night Gala, Kids' Fest, database administation)

  • Attends Festival Events where able to lend support (ticket taking, sales desk, artwork in-take, room preparation, cutting labels, making name tags, putting up posters, etc.)

  • Assists with other yearly events such as the spring Student Art Show and
    Professional Development Workshops

Knowledge and Skill Requirement

  • Good communication skills and outgoing personality

  • Able to work within a group

  • Time Management skills

  • Organizational skills

Reports to: Chair of Festival & Events Committee

Gallery Attendants
Headwaters Arts - November 1, 2009

Headwaters Arts is a not for profit organization that seeks to bring together artists and supporters to promote the development, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts in the Hills of Headwaters.

The Board of Headwaters Arts is seeking volunteer help on a part-time basis. The Gallery Attendant will work in the Gallery at the Alton Mill. The minimum commitment required from one individual is two hours a month (assisting with at least one of the primary responsibilities below).

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assists in maintaining the Headwaters Arts Gallery and its exhibition schedule

  • Attends Headwaters Arts Gallery Committee meetings as required

  • Assists with gallery maintenance (mopping floor, cleaning windows, general tidying)

  • Acts as gallery attendant and greets guests and processes sales during special events at the Alton Mill (i.e. Spring Awakenings)

  • Assists when available at gallery openings and events with set-up/take down

  • Assists with artwork intake on pick-up and drop-off days.

  • Assists with creating labels and updating Artist Biography book

Knowledge and Skill Requirement

  • Must have attention to detail

  • Good communication skills and outgoing personality

  • Time Management skills

  • Organizational skills

Reports to: Chair of Headwaters Arts Gallery Committee & Gallery Coordinator 

Headwaters Stable Tour Call for Volunteers
The Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association - September 18, 2009

The Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association is pleased to announce that the third annual Headwaters Stable Tour will take place the weekend of September 18th and 19th, 2010.  The third annual event follows on the success of the 2009 Headwaters Stable Tour, despite the less than ideal weather. Thousands of visitors came from across the province to visit some of the finest stables and breeding facilities in the province. On Sunday visitors were able to visit with a variety of equine service suppliers and providers, and enjoyed demonstrations in the indoor and outdoor arenas, as part of the equine fair held at the Orangeville Fairgrounds.

Mark your calendars and watch this space for further updates. In the meantime, if you are interested in participating in the 2010 Headwaters Stable Tour, please contact the Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association directly at 519-942-0314 or apply online.

Visit www.horsesinthehills.ca for further information on the Headwaters Stable Tour.

Lighting and Sound Technician
Century Church Theatre - March 26, 2011

Have a technical brain? Learn how to operate lighting or sound equipment, and run them during a show.

Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival Needs Volunteers
Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival - October 1, 2009

To sign up please fill in the Volunteer Form.

The 8th Annual Orangeville Blues & Jazz festival taking place June 2nd - 5th  2011 promises to be the biggest and most exciting yet.

Poster Distribution
Theatre Orangeville - March 24, 2009

Whether you have a little time or a lot.  Call 519-942-3423.  If you have a friendly disposition, then we would love you to help!  Meet shop owners and restaurant owners who support us through Poster posting.  Posters are one of our important marketing tools and they also serve to keep patrons up to date on Theatre Orangeville events. 

Set Building
Century Church Theatre - March 26, 2011

Handy with a screwdriver? Help build and erect scenery.

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