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Show Your Local Love Day

May 15

Join United Way Halton & Hamilton (UWHH) on May 15 and make a difference in the community! Show Your Local Love Day is your chance to give back and help local charitable organizations. Volunteers across Halton and Hamilton will participate in many projects supporting local United Way partner agencies. Whether it’s helping prepare for a special event, sorting fresh veggies to share with those in need, or cleaning up garden beds at a local agency, Show Your Local Love Day is an amazing opportunity to make a meaningful impact in your community!  

Thank you to our gracious Show Your Local Love Day sponsor:

How To Sign Up: 

  1. Register below for your preferred project.  
  2. After registering, you will receive an email with a link to your project details. 
  3. If you have any questions, please email Kayla Willet, kwillet@uwhh.ca. 

Agency Random Act of Kindness *This opportunity is open to youth of any age accompanied by an adult with a vehicle* 

Project: Did you know that almost 60% of not-for-profit agencies in Halton and Hamilton reported issues with staff burnout and retention? UWHH is looking for volunteers to help us show our appreciation and deliver special “Random Acts of Kindness” to the dedicated front-line staff at our supported agencies. Volunteers will meet at UWHH’s Burlington office for a pep rally where they will receive their volunteer kit. Please Note: Use of personal vehicle is required to participate in this activity.  

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  

Burlington Agency Delivery 

Min # of Volunteers: 1 

Max # of Volunteers: 4 

Location: Kick off at UWHH Office (4210 South Service Rd, Burlington). Delivery to agency in the Burlington area. 

Details & registration:Click Here 

 

Halton Hills Agency Delivery 

Min # of Volunteers: 1 

Max # of Volunteers: 1 

Location: Kick off at UWHH Office (4210 South Service Rd, Burlington). Delivery to agency in the Halton Hills area. 

Details & registration:  Click Here

 

Hamilton Agency Delivery 

Min # of Volunteers: 1 

Max # of Volunteers: 13 

Location: Kick off at UWHH Office (4210 South Service Rd, Burlington). Delivery to agency in the Hamilton area. 

Details & registration:Click Here

 

Milton Agency Delivery 

Min # of Volunteers: 1 

Max # of Volunteers: 2 

Location: Kick off at UWHH Office (4210 South Service Rd, Burlington). Delivery to agency in the Milton area. 

Details & registration: Click Here 

 

Oakville Agency 

Min # of Volunteers: 1 

Max # of Volunteers: 3 

Location: Kick off at UWHH Office (4210 South Service Rd, Burlington). Delivery to agency in the Oakville area. 

Details & registration: Click Here

 

Ancaster Community Services 

Project: Show your local love by lending a hand in the Ancaster Food Bank! Volunteers will be sorting food donations and restocking shelves to support local families and seniors in Ancaster. 

Location: 300 Wilson St E, Ancaster 

Min # of Volunteers: 1 

Max # of Volunteers: 2 

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  

Details & registration: Click Here

 

ArtHouse 

Project: Youth aged 10-15 will participate in a unique arts workshop at the Burlington Art Gallery! Volunteers will support staff and kids where needed.   

Location: Art Gallery of Burlington – 1333 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington  

Min # of Volunteers: 1 

Max # of Volunteers: 2 

Time: 4 – 6 p.m.  

Details & registration: Click Here

 

BGC Hamilton-Halton   

Project: Kids just want to have fun! Volunteers will help to reorganize and deep clean BGC’s Main Club.  

Location: 45 Ellis Ave., Hamilton 

Min # of Volunteers: 2 

Max # of Volunteers: 5 

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  

Details & registration:Click Here

 

Community Living Burlington  

Project: It’s spring-cleaning time! CLB is looking for volunteers to assist in cleaning the outdoor space used by their horticulture program. 

Location 1: 3057 Mainway, Burlington  

Min # of Volunteers: 2 

Max # of Volunteers: 15 

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  

Details & registration: Click Here

 

Community Living Oakville 

Project: Help support our residential homes! CLO is looking for volunteers to assist in cleaning the yard at their residential homes.  

Location 1: 461 Sandmere Place, Oakville 

Min # of Volunteers: 2 

Max # of Volunteers: 5 

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  

Details & registration: Click Here 

 

Location 2: 48 Washington Ave, Oakville 

Min # of Volunteers: 2 

Max # of Volunteers: 5 

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  

Details & registration:Click Here

 

Project: Help support our residential homes! CLO is looking for volunteers to assist in decluttering and reorganizing the basement at two of their residential homes.  

Location 1: 238 Third Line, Oakville 

Min # of Volunteers: 2 

Max # of Volunteers: 2 

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  

Details & registration:Click Here 

 

Location 2: 246 Third Line, Oakville 

Min # of Volunteers: 2 

Max # of Volunteers: 3 

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

Details & registration:Click Here

 

Project: It’s spring-cleaning time! CLO is looking for volunteers to assist in cleaning the outdoor garden space enjoyed by the staff and residents at their main office. 

Location: 1333 Dorval Rd., Oakville 

Min # of Volunteers: 2 

Max # of Volunteers: 5 

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

Details & registration: Click Here

 

Eva Rothwell Centre 

Project: Help beautify Hamilton’s Eva Rothwell Centre this spring! Share your local love while landscaping, cutting grass, trimming bushes and tidying the gardens around the community centre.  

Location: 460 Wentworth St. N., Hamilton 

Min # of Volunteers: 2 

Max # of Volunteers: 6 

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  

Details & registration: Click Here

 

Food for Life – *This opportunity is open to youth 13+* 

Project: Volunteers will help sort and pack surplus fresh food at the Burlington warehouse, to be shared in the community. 

Location: 2258 Mountainside Dr., Burlington  

Min # of Volunteers: 5 

Max # of Volunteers: 20 

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.  

Details & registration: FULL

Location: 2258 Mountainside Dr., Burlington  

Min # of Volunteers: 5 

Max # of Volunteers: 20 

Time: 1:30 – 4 p.m.  

Details & registration: FULL

 

Halton Food for Thought 

Project: Help serve a healthy nutritious breakfast! Volunteers will help prepare and serve food at one of Halton Food for Thought’s Student Nutrition Programs. 

Location: 160 Old Abbey lane, Oakville 

Min # of Volunteers: 1 

Max # of Volunteers: 4 

Time: 8 – 10 a.m.  

Details & registration: Click Here

 

Hope Place Centres 

Project: Volunteers will help with gardening, painting and miscellaneous outdoor clean up at one of Hope Place Centre’s treatment homes. Volunteers are asked to bring their own tools if possible. Lunch will be provided, and dietary needs noted.   

Location: 8173 Trafalgar Road, Halton Hills 

Min # of Volunteers: 5 

Max # of Volunteers: 20 

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  

Details & registration: Click Here

 

 

Milton Community Resource Centre 

Project: Yard Clean Up! MCRC’s Bronte Street School childcare location needs help cleaning up their yard in preparation for spring! Volunteers will be cleaning the toddler and preschool plays capes, clearing the bike path and helping create a garden space. 

Location: 410 Bronte St. S., Milton 

Min # of Volunteers: 2 

Max # of Volunteers: 3 

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  

Details & registration: Click Here

 

Project: Calling all creative people! Volunteers are needed to help paint rocks/wood slices with images to create stories, package “I spy bottles”, cut socks for a sock game, and create other “for sale items”. These will be used in the Halton Resource Library. 

Location: 410 Bronte St S, Milton 

Min # of Volunteers: 4 

Max # of Volunteers: 6 

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  

Details & registration: Click Here

 

Oakville Meals on Wheels 

Project: Volunteers are needed to help paint a Muskoka Chair created by OMoW to be placed in the Bronte area of downtown Oakville. 

Location: 17-760 Pacific Road, Oakville 

Min # of Volunteers: 1 

Max # of Volunteers: 2 

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  

Details & registration: Click Here

 

R.O.C.K (Reach Out Centre for Kids) 

Project: The demand for food, clothing and hygiene items continues to grow and ROCK needs your help! Sign up to donate personal hygiene items as an individual or on behalf of a company. Volunteers are invited to drop donations off, help stock the cupboards, and tour the facility to learn more about ROCK’s Our Community Care’s Program. 

Min # of Volunteers: 2 

Max # of Volunteers: 5 

Location 1: 356 Burloak Drive, Burlington 

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Details & registration: Click Here

 

St. Matthew’s House 

Project: Volunteers are needed to help serve refreshments, meals (breakfast/lunch) and clear plates and tables at Cathedral Café, an out-of-the-cold centre for those experiencing homelessness in Hamilton. 

Min # of Volunteers/shift: 2 

Max # of Volunteers/shift: 4 

Location: 252 James St N, Hamilton 

Shift 1: 8:30- 11:30 a.m. 

Details & registration: Click Here

Shift 2: 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. 

Details & registration: Click Here

Shift 3: 2:00- 5:00 p.m. 

Details & registration: Click Here 

 

Threshold School of Building 

Project: Calling all financial experts! Threshold’s Ready to Work program offers an intensive 12-week construction trade training program for at-risk youth aged 15-30. Volunteers with a financial background are needed to plan and host a 2-hour workshop on a financial topic of their choice (importance of having a good credit rating, good relationship with bank, meeting with financial advisors, investing etc.). NOTE: Volunteers will be required to work together ahead of time to prepare the content and presentation. 

Min # of Volunteers: 1 

Max # of Volunteers: 4 

Location: 110 Catherine St N, Hamilton 

Time: 1 – 3 p.m. 

Details & registration: Click Here

 

Wesley 

Project: Volunteers will help pack welcome kits containing essential items for newcomers supported in Wesley’s Reception House for the first 30 days they are in Canada. 

Min # of Volunteers: 3 

Max # of Volunteers: 10 

Location: 467 Main Street East, Hamilton 

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

Details & registration: Click Here

 

YWCA 

Project: Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks at Putman Family YWCA. Tasks include creating encouragement signs and messages of support for survivors of violence and preparing the outdoor garden and courtyard for women and families to enjoy. 

Min # of Volunteers: 3 

Max # of Volunteers: 21 

Location: 52 Ottawa St N, Hamilton 

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Details & registration: FULL

 

Interested in registering a group of 10 or more in a private team building facilitated session? Check out the opportunities below and email us at kwillet@uwhh.ca.  

Please note: Volunteers are asked to purchase all necessary items to build kits. All kits in the various projects outlined below will need to be dropped off to UWHH’s Community Donation Warehouse in Burlington on May 6, 13, or 27. A Calendly link will be provided with your registration. Please be sure to schedule your drop-off in advance. Thank you! 

UWHH Household Kits *This opportunity is open to youth of any age* 

Project: With the rising cost of inflation, many people are struggling to afford basic necessities, such as household and personal hygiene items. Organizations have reached out to UWHH for help with basic household supplies for the clients they support. We are looking for volunteers to purchase a variety of household essential items and assemble kits for people in need. Suggested items provided with registration. 

Unlimited # of Volunteers! 

Time: At your own pace! Kits to be dropped off at the UWHH Community Donation Warehouse on May 6, 13, or 27. 

Details & registration: Click Here

 

UWHH Period Promise – *This opportunity is open to youth of any age* 

Project: Menstrual equity is a matter of health, dignity and social inclusion. Create menstrual hygiene kits to share with those who need them, accessing UWHH-supported programs. 

Unlimited # of Volunteers! 

Time: At your own pace! Kits to be dropped off at the UWHH Community Donation Warehouse on May 6, 13, or 27. 

Details & registration: Click Here

 

UWHH Self-Care Kits – *This opportunity is open to youth of any age* 

Project: Mental health experts describe the increase in mental health challenges due to COVID-19 the “echo or shadow pandemic”. More than three-quarters (78%) of Canadians say their mental health has been impacted by COVID-19. Volunteers will create self-care kits that UWHH will distribute to agencies serving folks struggling with their mental health. 

Unlimited # of Volunteers! 

Time: At your own pace! Kits to be dropped off at the UWHH Community Donation Warehouse on May 6, 13, or 27. 

Details & registration: Click Here

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May 15
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