Volunteer Action Centres Unite
There’s now just one place to go for residents to find volunteer opportunities and for community organizations to recruit volunteers in Waterloo Region.
After a successful partnership covering three decades, the Volunteer Centre of Cambridge, run by United Way Cambridge and North Dumfries (now known as United Way Waterloo Region Communities), and the separately run Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener-Waterloo have pooled their resources and expertise to better serve both member organizations and volunteers.
As part of the transition, the organizations have rebranded as the Volunteer Action Centre of Waterloo Region and has updated its website and social media handles to reflect its wider reach.
The Volunteer Action Centre Waterloo Region believes all parties will benefit from a region-wide system, increasing exposure for both potential volunteers and the organizations in need of their support. The Centre’s online database now houses volunteer opportunities from nearly 200 organizations across Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Wellesley, Wilmot, Woolwich and North Dumfries.
In addition to its office at 151 Frederick Street, Suite 500 in Kitchener, ON, the Volunteer Action Centre Waterloo Region is also excited to offer in-person support for volunteers and members at a new satellite office in Cambridge, ON every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This new service will be offered out of the Region of Waterloo’s Employment Resource Centre located at 150 Main Street, Cambridge, ON.