Robotics contest with volunteer

Explore volunteer opportunities with Skills Ontario

We're always looking for people to help us promote the skilled trades and technologies to Ontario's youth.

Thanks to generous volunteers like yourself, Skills Ontario is able to run successful programs and competitions that teach youth about the variety of career options the skilled trades and technologies have to offer, in a fun and interactive way.

To apply for a volunteer position, please complete the Volunteer Application and e-mail to info@skillsontario.com or to Solange Saraiva at ssaraiva@skillsontario.com

There is no shortage of volunteer opportunities with Skills Ontario, so if you're looking to get involved, there's sure to be a position that suits your interests and skills. Take a look at current opportunities below!

Skills Ontario Programs

Cardboard Boat Races

The 2016-2017 Cardboard Boat Race season has ended. Please check back in September 2017 for volunteer opportunities.

  • Cardboard Boat Races Judges
  • Cardboard Boat Races Video Challenge Judges

Young Women’s Initiatives

  • Mentors
    Are you a woman who works in the skilled trades and technologies, and looking to share that experience? Volunteer as a mentor at one of our Young Women’s Initiatives events throughout the school year! Details. Register.

Summer Camps

  • Workshop Leaders
    Summer Camp workshops and tours are hosted by volunteer industry professionals. The goal of a workshop or tour is to introduce and educate campers about a particular skilled trade or technology through hands-on activities that explore processes and techniques. Ideally, the workshops are a minimum of 2 - 3 hours in length (or a maximum of 5 hours). If you are a qualified individual in an area of skilled trades and technologies, and would like to offer your support of this program by leading a workshop or tour of your business, please contact the Camp Manager. E-mail.
  • Camp Assistant
    This position is ideal for an individual interested in supporting Skills Ontario Summer Camps by volunteering alongside our camp staff across the province. Register.

Skills Ontario Competition

If you would like to volunteer for a position listed below, please complete the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition volunteer application online. Register.

  • Elementary Career Awareness Workshop Leaders
    Plan and facilitate a skilled trades or technology related workshop to be delivered to groups of grade 7 and 8 students E-mail.
  • Young Women’s Conferences Mentors
    Prepare an interactive display using props and pictures of your choice to explain your career to students during the tradeshow portion of the Skills Ontario Competition. Details. Register.
  • Young Women's Conferences Assistant
    Assist with set-up, teardown and facilitation of an event that promotes careers in trades/technologies to young women. A good opportunity for students interested in special events planning.
    Register. E-mail.
  • Technical Committee Chairs
    As a skilled trade / technology professional, lead the organization of, and procurement of materials for, a contest at the Skills Ontario Competition. Current openings include the 2017 Prepared Speech competition, and Graphic Design Presentation. E-mail.