Advisory committees

Advisory committees advise and support Council and City staff in the delivery of specific programs and services. We choose volunteers through a formal selection process.

Art Gallery of Peterborough

The Art Gallery of Peterborough has many roles to match your talents – exhibition tours, education programs, gallery shop and special events. There are so many ways that you can get involved and help us deliver the best in visual arts programming to our community.

Apply to volunteer today

Do you love art? Are you a people person? Then we want you! Visit our Volunteering page for more information.

High school, college and university students

Join the Art Gallery Of Peterborough's Youth Volunteer Team. If you love art and enjoy working with children, you'll learn team work, child development and have an opportunity to work with professional artists in a creative space.

You'll work with children ages 6 to 12 under the direction of program instructors and Gallery staff. There are volunteer opportunities during March Break, Summer Art Camps and throughout the year for Family Days and Special Events.

Emergency Volunteer Registry

When emergency or disaster strikes, communities respond best when they have a pool of organized volunteers are available to help. If you are interested in volunteering during an emergency or disaster, please check out our Emergency Volunteer Registry.

If you want to learn more, please visit Peterborough's Emergency Services page.

Peterborough Museum and Archives

For adults

Make the most of your volunteer time in a great team environment at the Peterborough Museum & Archives. Complete our Adult Volunteer Application Form to apply.

We have adult volunteer opportunities in:

  • Visitor Experience
  • Public Programs
  • Archives
  • Exhibits
  • School Programs

For youth and students

Join our dynamic Youth Leadership Program and volunteer within our award-winning Summer Discovery Camps. This volunteer program includes two days of training seminars, as well as a two-week placement in either our Junior Discovery or Summer Discovery Camp programs.

The Peterborough Museum and Archives offers Student Placement and Educational Co-op positions for students from around the world: in education, museums, collections management and tourism.

Apply for your educational placement

If you are interested in completing your educational placement with the Peterborough Museum and Archives, please contact the museum for more information or call:

  • 705-742-7777 ext. 2479; or
  • Toll-free at 855-738-3755.

Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

Leader in Training (Ages 13 to 15)

Let Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre (PSWC) inspire the leader in you! Learn appropriate leadership styles for various groups and situations in a recreational setting, with an opportunity to volunteer in PSWC camp and children's programs on successful completion.

Students... join our camp team!

If you're a student volunteer who successfully completed the Leadership in Training program, you may apply for paid employment opportunities in our next summer day camp session.

Peterborough Youth Council/Peterborough Youth Commission

This is your chance to make a difference by becoming a member of the Peterborough Youth Council. The ten-member Youth Council, with support from The Peterborough Youth Commission, will engage, assist and empower young people in Peterborough to take action in addressing youth issues in our community. Volunteers will gain leadership skills, team building, and a chance to contribute positively to their community.

Apply to join

If you're between the ages of 10 to 21 years, and living or attending school in the City of Peterborough, you are eligible to apply. All positions are for a one-year term. We will contact selected candidates for an interview.

For further information please contact the Youth Council or call 705-742-7777 ext. 1805.

Special events

Peterborough has many special events that rely on community volunteers. From annual celebrations, such as the Snofest Winter Carnival and the Canada Day Parade, to larger, community-wide events, the energy and talents of volunteers make our City events special.

Contact us for more information

For more information, please call 705-742-7777 ext. 1873.