MEMBERSHIP INFO                                                                                  CURRENT MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS

The Volunteer Action Centre welcomes non-profit and charitable organizations through membership to access volunteer recruitment, professional development and advocacy. CLICK HERE for more information.

The Volunteer Action Centre mandate is to build and strengthen volunteerism in Waterloo Region through the development of education, recruitment and recognition opportunities. We represent and support nearly 200 local member organizations from Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and the Townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and  Woolwich. 

*Please note The Volunteer Action Centre does not screen prospective volunteers before referral to or on behalf of a member organization.


  • Volunteer Management Professional Development Upcoming Workshops

  • Recruitment and Recognition -  Media partners assist with raising awareness of volunteer impact in our region weekly and also during National Volunteer Week promotions. Ask us about the Achieve Certificates and consider nominations for our Annual Volunteer Impact Gala in April.

  • Consultation, Advocacy and Education resources and liaisons.


The Volunteer Action Centre facilitates two professional networks for:

  • Executive Directors - first Thursday of each month. 
  • Volunteer Manager Network - for informal shared learning environment among peers on a bi-monthly schedule. 

Invitations to join the next meetings are sent via email to members. Guests are welcome if interested.



Volunteer Canada created the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement (CCVI) to support organizations that engage volunteers.

The CCVI is a framework for involving volunteers in all levels of an organization. 

If you are a volunteer or an organization you should be aware of your roles and responsbilities as outlined here.


Volunteer Action Centre
151 Frederick Street, Suite 500
Kitchener ON N2H 2M2

Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559

Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - 12 pm