Volunteer Opportunities

Why Volunteer with BGC Durham?

Are you seeking a meaningful volunteer experience where you can help enrich the lives of children and youth? 

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Give back to children and youth in the community
  • Expand your social and professional connections
  • Acquire leadership and organizational skills
  • BGC Durham has a variety of exciting volunteer opportunities, including assisting in the aquatics programs, special events, fundraising, and becoming a committee member. 

Note: All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.

How to get involved?

If helping children and youth overcome obstacles and reach their potential sounds like a rewarding experience for you, follow the steps below to join us.

  1. Application Process: Fill out our volunteer application form.
  2. Submission: Send your completed form to tfarrsullivan@bgcdurham.com

Note: For additional information or any queries, feel free to reach out to Tracy Farr-Sullivan at tfarrsullivan@bgcdurham.com

Volunteer Application

Interested in becoming a volunteer at BGC Durham? Submit an application form to tfarrsullivan@bgcdurham.com

Aquatics Volunteer Opportunities – Swimming Lessons Volunteer

Date: Volunteers will assist the Swimming Instructor during lessons that occur  from April 8th – June 23rd
Location: 433 Eulalie Ave, Oshawa, ON L1H 2C6

Volunteers must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 14 years of age
  • Provide two references (neither can be from family members)
  • Have or be working towards Bronze Star
  • Commit to a schedule based on volunteer’s availability
  • If over 18 years of age, a Vulnerable Sector Check is required

Aquatics Volunteer Application

Contact us

For more information, contact:

Tracy Farr-Sullivan

tfarrsullivan@bgcdurham.com

Aquatics Volunteer Opportunities – Swim with a Buddy

Date: Swim with a Buddy takes place every Friday evening, plus for July and August, Tuesday evenings and Monday – Friday 1-4pm.

Location: 433 Eulalie Ave, Oshawa, ON L1H 2C6

Volunteers must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 14 years of age
  • Provide 2 references (neither can be from family members)
  • Able to swim and comfortable in the water
  • Commit to a schedule based on volunteer’s availability
  • Volunteers over 18 years old require a Vulnerable Sector check

Aquatics Volunteer Application

Contact us

For more information, contact:

Tracy Farr-Sullivan

tfarrsullivan@bgcdurham.com

Youth Justice Committee Volunteer


Role Overview: As a Youth Justice Committee Program Volunteer, you play a pivotal role in representing the community, working with youth in the legal system. Your commitment to agreed-upon expectations is crucial. Volunteers, part of a three-member panel, conduct interviews with the accused and, when needed, the affected party, to determine sanctions. The position requires a monthly commitment of 3-4 hours on Monday-Thursday evenings, with additional training. 

Volunteers must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Attend Orientation and Ministry Training Session;
  • Complete Criminal Record Check;
  • Take an Oath of Confidentiality;
  • Attend Youth Justice Committee meetings as arranged;
  • Attend all trainings and workshops that enhance your role as a YJC volunteer;
  • Be available evenings during the week.

Full Position Description and Application Guidelines

Contact us

Send all inquiries and resumes to:

Victoria Melo

vmelo@bgcdurham.com

Additional Opportunities

All volunteer positions are posted as they arise. Please check back here for future opportunities.