Volunteers are the backbone behind any successful special event. They dedicate countless hours providing the ideas, the resources and the energy to host a successful event.

There are many reasons to volunteer:  Help build a strong community; Become involved in your community; Try something different; Share your experiences; Explore new challenges; Meet new people; Learn new skills; Mandatory hours; Gain experience and have fun.

The Parks and Recreation department recruits volunteers for several Waterfront Programs. 

Kids Funfest (June)

The Kids Funfest Committee meets once a month to offer ideas and suggestions on activities for children by drawing from their experiences during their volunteer work, employment or educational opportunities.

Areas requiring input include promotion and advertising, sponsorship opportunities, activities and program suggestions, ideas for interested groups or individuals, the site plan and brochure, participation fees and much more.

As time and talent permits Committee members take on areas of responsibilities they are either familiar with or interested in taking on. Volunteers are also recruited from the community to help Committee members implement the Festival in June.

Hobbyfest (July)

Volunteers from the Community are recruited to help Parks and Recreation staff host Hobbyfest which usually involves over 45 community groups coming together to display or demonstrate their hobby interests.

Children’s Workshops (July and August)

Volunteers will assist staff and/or Resource Persons to introduce children to a variety of activities and workshops in a fun and educational environment at the Bandshell in Canatara.
For volunteer inquiries please contact:
Rachel Veilleux, Recreation Co-ordinator
City of Sarnia, Parks and Recreation
255 North Christina St., Sarnia, ON N7T 7N2
519-332-0330 extension 3210, or TTY: 519-332-2664, or Fax: 519-332-0776
Email: rachel.veilleux@sarnia.ca