Become a volunteer today!

The Town of Pelham recognizes that volunteers contribute tremendously to the community. Volunteers play an active role supporting recreation programming, community events and activities, children's camps and programs, green initiatives, outreach and public education, community culture and arts, and youth engagement. 

Whether you are looking to receive community service hours, meet new people, give back to the community or gain experience - there are numerous opportunities for you to get involved!

How to get Involved

We believe that volunteers are one of the greatest strengths of a community and a key factor to our success.  Volunteers assist with a variety of town activities. By volunteering, you are making a positive impact in your community. Volunteering with the Town of Pelham provides an opportunity to gain experience, enhance or build skills and participate in the community.

Volunteer Program Overview

  • Individuals will complete a Volunteer Expression of interest form.
  • Form will be reviewed within 5 business days.
  • Volunteer to be notified of any additional requirements, depending on the role.
  • Volunteer to provide all required certifications or documentations and complete all mandatory training.
  • Volunteer application to be approved (pending all requirements have been met).

Volunteer Expression of Interest Form 

Personal information contained on the application forms is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act to apply for the various volunteer positions with the Town of Pelham. Information is being collected and used to administer the volunteer position application process and to determine requirements for the role. 

Town of Pelham Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to get involved, for more information on any volunteer positions below please contact the recreation administrative assistant 905-732-7889. 

Community Outreach advisor

Special Event/Community Program Photographer

Senior VIP at the Meridian Community Centre

Seniors Program Facilitator

Community Clean Up member

Special Events Crew for:

  • Canada Day
  • Easter Eggstravaganza
  • Summer Chill Series
  • Pelham Summerfest
  • Christmas Market

Join a committee

The Town of Pelham has a number of committees of council that help improve and shape the future of our community by providing advice and feedback on a variety of issues. View the full list of committees and their terms of reference by visiting our committees' page.

Annual Volunteer Recognition Night 

The annual Volunteer Recognition event celebrates outstanding volunteers who have given unselfishly of their time for the betterment of the Pelham Community. This event celebrates achievement, commitment and excellence in individuals & groups who have served the community through volunteerism. 


Nominations for 2023 are now closed.


Annual nominations include: 

  • Volunteer Recognition Award (individuals – up to a max of 5 per organization; including a peer award)
  • Peer Award (one outstanding individual from your organization)
  • Corporate Recognition Award (one outstanding corporation)


2023 Volunteer Recognition Night 

The Meridian Community Centre was filled with local volunteers who were recognized on November 22, 2023, at the annual Volunteer Appreciation event. 


The evening included a keynote presentation from Vicki Keith, who shared her stories about fundraising more than $1 million through marathon swims across the Great Lakes and other international waterways. Keith highlighted how volunteers create opportunities and experiences that enrich the lives of those around them.


"Without the passion and dedication of volunteers, the Town of Pelham would not be such a wonderful place to call home," said John Wink, Deputy Mayor and Master of Ceremonies for the event. "Volunteers are truly the element that creates a caring community in Pelham."


Over 140 individuals were recognized through nominations from service clubs, volunteer groups, sports organizations and committees. In addition, each organization submitted a Peer Award nomination for someone who has provided exceptional service in their volunteer role. As part of the award ceremony, Town of Pelham councillors spoke about each of the 19 peers and one corporate recognition nominee, sharing highlights of each volunteer's contributions. 


Peer award recipients received a unique handmade pen from the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Foundation that is crafted by local woodturner Marv Ens utilizing 100% pruned wood from the Comfort Maple. Recipients included Lynn Reynolds, Pelham Seniors Advisory Committee; Patrick O’Hara, Pelham Seniors Advisory Committee; Lynn Bowman, Niagara Centre Skating Club; Jim Jenter, Kinsmen Club of Fonthill & District; Nicole Birrell, Pelham Soccer Club; Evelynn Roberts, Pelham Lionettes; Heidi Tebrake, Pelham Art Festival; Jill Primeau, Pelham Summerfest Working Group; Tim Vanderweide, Fenwick Volunteer Firefighter Association; Melissa Wells, Pelham Minor Baseball Association; Paul Slattery, Fabulous Fenwick Lion’s Club; Jeanette Dempster, Pelham Horticultural Society; Brian Baty, Pelham Active Transportation Committee; Byron Sinclair, Pelham Minor Hockey Association; Kent Ratcliffe, 3rd Fonthill Scouting Group; Barbara Sabucco, Pelham Senior VIP Program; Mike Jones, Pelham Advocates for Trees and Habitats; Scott Kenyon, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 613; Nancy Yungblut, Pelham Cares; and Sons & Daughters Winery who received the peer nominated Corporate recognition award.




2022 Volunteer Recognition Night

 Thank you to all the volunteers in Pelham who attended the evening event.


The Town of Pelham is proud to celebrate National Volunteer Week by thanking all our dedicated volunteers who help make a positive impact in the community. 
Volunteer Opportunities in the Community 
There are also volunteer opportunities available with other organizations in Pelham. Please contact an organization below if you are interested in volunteering;

Volunteer Resources

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