Active Lifestyle Centre
The Active Lifestyles Centre is a seniors recreation centre for people 50 years of age and older. Our mission is “To provide the opportunity to participate in activities designed to enhance senior citizens' lifestyle and needs.” The Centre will become the “Centre” of your lives.
What can you get for a $2.00 a day user fee? A group of friends, almost 1200 members, any program offered all day long from Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, access to special classes and extra programs offered, access to support programs like free blood pressure and hearing clinics, foot care for only $10.00, manicures for only $12.00, free blood pressure or hearing clinics monthly, a great daily lunch special menu for only $5.85 in the Café, friendly and helpful staff, discounts and information for all special events, discounts and information for all of our day trips, discounts and information for all of our overnight and long distance tours and finally you receive one free coffee per day in our Café. A yearly membership is only $35.00.

Phone: (519) 352-5633
Address:   20 Merritt Avenue, Chatham, ON N7M 6G9

Adult Language and Learning
Adult Language and Learning has been serving the Chatham-Kent community since 1984, and the immigrants of the area since 1987. Through Adult Language and Learning, adults in Chatham-Kent can reach their personal learning and settlement goals in a supportive environment. Each client is interviewed. The client, with our support, sets individual goals, and is either referred to an appropriate agency or is placed into one of our programs.

Phone: (519) 354-7424

AIDS Support Chatham-Kent (ASCK) is a satellite office of the AIDS Committee of Windsor (ACW)
Established in 1995, the Chatham office enabled the organization
to expand our services and offer greater accessibility to our clients.
 We are very grateful that in 2009 the Municipality of Chatham- Kent Health and Family Services donated a building and property to the agency to ensure a stable and accessible location for our programs. Our committed volunteers, board and staff work very hard to offer client advocacy, support, harm reduction, health promotion and education services for people at risk of, living with, or affected by HIV/AIDS in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent communities.”

Contact: Mary Jane LeClair, BSW

Address:  67 Adelaide Street South, Chatham, ON N7M 4R1

Phone:  519-352-2121 ext. 28

Fax:  519-351-7067



Blenheim Youth Centre
The BYC officially opened its doors on Marlborough St on May 3rd, 2008 (after a year of planning) and has since provided free programming for all youth aged 8-18 years.
Over the past eight years the BYC has had over 510 registered youth members and that number is continually growing.  We currently see approximately 25-30 youth per day.
The Blenheim Youth Centre is a place where young people of the community (ages 8-18) can gather together in a safe environment. As a means of providing young people “something to do” we offer daily after-school programming that allows the youth to develop social and life skills.
The BYC is open every weekday for young people to take part in activities such as cooking classes, homework help, recreational activities (we have a backyard facility hosting basketball court as well as a volleyball pitch), social skill building, employment resources such as resume writing and interview preparation as well as leisure activities with access to computers with internet, video game consoles, and pool and ping pong tables. We encourage and facilitate being involved in the community and provide an opportunity for volunteer hours required for graduation.
The BYC allows the youth of Blenheim and surrounding areas to engage in safe, meaningful social, recreational and educational activities. The activities and programs available at our facility keeps them off the streets, prevents vandalism and violence and allows them to develop and build acceptable social, personal and professional relationships. Employment skills such as resume and cover letter writing and interview skills are also a main area of focus. Daily life skills such as time management and decision making allow the youth of our community to grow and thrive. Our programs also address proper nutrition, promote healthy active living and the importance of being involved in the community

Contact: Emily Robert

Address: 78 Marlborough St. S, Blenheim, ON

Phone:   (519) 676-0207


The Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the history of Chatham-Kent’s Black Community and their influence across North America. Our organization aims to educate the residents of Chatham-Kent and visitors about the legacy left by the early Black pioneers and refugees who helped to build the city.

The Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society will continue to promote the Chatham-Kent areas most important and prominent Black Histories. With an ever growing collection we intend to expand our museum into a larger inclusive space for our entire collection of history, donations and artifacts.

Our museum was renovated and redesigned in 2005; self-guided or walking tours are available. The exhibit includes special interest artifacts, audio-interactive figures of prominent Blacks of early Chatham and a wide range of primary and secondary resources.

Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society 
177 King Street East
Chatham Ontario 

Chatham-Kent Children’s Services

Strengthening Children and Families for a Better Future.

Volunteers play an important role in the services we provide.  Their contribution is invaluable and provides a vital link between the agency and the communities we serve.

The opportunity to make a difference
The greatest satisfaction of volunteering is knowing that you’ve helped to improve the life of a child and his or her family. 
You also have the chance to meet interesting people, including other volunteers, staff, foster parents and the children and families we serve.

Volunteers provide a wide range of services…
Opportunities to volunteer vary, but generally volunteers can get involved in a wide range of services.  We try to fit the placement to the skills, interests and available time of each volunteer.

Many volunteers do whatever is needed to help improve the lives of children in our community, such as participating in children’s groups, or taking part in ongoing programs that benefit both children and parents.

How do I get started? 
For more information call: 

Angela Elley at 519-358-4554

or visit

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Volunteer Program
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Grand Ave Campus/Sydenham Campus Chene Faulkner, Volunteer Resource Specialist.

Phone:   (519) 352-6401 ext 6485/8914

The Chatham-Kent Student Nutrition Program's Mission is that students should enter the classroom well fed and ready to learn. The Chatham-Kent Student Nutrition Program has 50 programs in our local schools. It is open to any student who requires good nutrition in order for them to make the best of their educational opportunities. Volunteers provide meals such as a healthy basic breakfast to the children before school starts or pack healthy snack bins that are sent to the classrooms for mid-morning/afternoon nutrition breaks.

Contact: Elaine Lewis

Address: Box 1136, Chatham, ON N7M 5L8
Phone: (519) 352-7270 ext. 2444


Chatham Kent Victims Services

A non-profit organization working in partnership with police and emergency services to meet the needs of victims of crime and tragic circumstances by providing crisis intervention, immediate emotional support, practical assistance, information and referrals to community resources. Volunteers must be over 21 years, training is provided

Phone:   (519) 436-6630
Address: 24 Third Street • Box 366 Chatham, Ontario • N7M 5K5

The Chatham Kent Women's Centre

The Chatham Kent Women’s Centre Inc. is a not for profit organization that exists to help people live free of domestic violence and abuse. Chatham Kent Women’s Centre Inc. provides a continuum of services and a holistic approach to help people escape violence and rebuild their lives. We don’t just heal wounds behind locked doors; we nurture families from crisis intervention to re-integration into the community with programs providing emotional support, practical help and life skills. We offer may volunteer opportunities including jobs in child care, reception, special events, donation sorting, gardening, self care and wellness for women, moving, board of directors and language interpretation. Volunteering at the Chatham Kent Women’s Centre will not only provide an outlet to give back to your community, but also grant you fun and rewarding life and work experience.

Phone:   519-351-9144 ext. 279
Address: 20 Sandys Street, Chatham, ON N7L 4Y5

Community Living Chatham-Kent
Community Living Chatham-Kent welcomes volunteers to work with people who have an intellectual disability. Available positions include friendly visiting, Friday evening fun programs, weekday assistance to adults upgrading basic language, math, and computer skills, as well as fundraising events throughout the year.

Phone:   (519)352-1174

Copper Terrace Long-Term Care Facility
“We provide quality compassionate care with peace of mind for our resident and families.”
Copper Terrace is a 138 bed Long Term Care Home situated in the charming community of Chatham-Kent, ON.
Owned by the Schuller Family and operated by APANS Health Services of London.
Accredited by CARF.
We are looking for a few good volunteers who are interested in helping us enhance the quality of life for our residents through one to one visits, assistance during group programs or helping out at our Tuck Shop. Days, evenings and weekends are available, we are flexible and work with your schedule and needs!

Phone:   (519)354-5442

The Epilepsy Support Centre
Fear, misunderstanding and discrimination often push many people with epilepsy 'into the shadows'. Due to the overwhelming stigma concerning epilepsy, many people choose not to disclose that they are affected by epilepsy. Our goals are to...
Advocate for people living with seizure disorders
Provide support services
Educate the public to eliminate stigma and dispel myth

Epilepsy Support Centre uses volunteers to educate our students through our Grade 5 Program. Our volunteers must be comfortable with performing in front of a group of students.

Phone:   (519)365-5131

Habitat for Humanity
Founded in 2009, Habitat for Humanity Chatham-Kent is a faith-based, non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Their mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. With the help of an ever growing team of volunteers, the organization is looking forward to building their first home in the spring of 2013, providing a deserving local family with an affordable option to safe and decent housing.
Habitat for Humanity Chatham-Kent is one of 69 Canadian affiliates and is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 400,000 houses worldwide, providing shelter for more than 2 million people since it was founded in 1976.

Phone:   (519)354-0430 ext.245

The Heart and Stroke Foundation
There are so many ways to put your heart into making a difference with the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Help us eliminate heart disease and stroke and reduce their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy. Whether you are looking for a short term opportunity such as helping out with an event, helping in the office on a regular basis, developing your presentation skills to provide public education or providing leadership to a team of volunteers, we have just the role that suits your skills and interests.

Phone:   (519)354-6232
Website: (click on the volunteer tab to complete our volunteer application form)

Loads of Love Thrift Store & Donation Centre

The Chatham-Kent Loads of Love Thrift Store and Warehouse is a charitable  humanitarian organization & multi-faceted faith-based ministry that reaches out to share God’s love in practical ways at home and around the world.


  • Help Families in Chatham-Kent
  • Are Sent Overseas
  • Supply our Thrift Store

Loads of Love is 100%

Volunteer Based

Loads of Love works in partnership with the various social services & community agencies of Chatham-Kent.

Address:   127 Colborne St. Chatham
Phone:   (519) 352-0911

Meadow Park Chatham Inc.
Meadow Park Chatham Inc. is a long-term care home located at 110 Sandys Street in Chatham, Ontario. We are a division of Jarlette Health Services. Meadow Park Chatham is a small and homey 99 bed long-term care home that provides compassionate care to people requiring 24 hour Nursing expertise and assistance. We offer a wide range of opportunities for individuals interested in volunteering. If you are interested in pursuing a career in health care and are looking to expand your knowledge of the long-term care setting please give us a call. Contact Lydia Swant Coordinator of Volunteer Services, to book a tour or request an application to volunteer.

Phone:   (519) 351-1330

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels Chatham-Kent promotes health and independence by providing balanced, nutritious and appealing meals to people in need of our services, to build a stronger, caring community. Our clients include seniors, people recovering from illness or surgery, and people with disabilities.

Phone:   (519) 351-MEAL (6325)

Outreach for Hunger
Outreach For Hunger is a not for profit agency that provides food free of charge to families in need. We are able to provide a weeks worth of nutritious food based on Canada's food Guide with the generous support that our community provides. We serve the Municipality of Chatham Kent and are entirely funded through community support.We are not a government funded agency.Together we can make a difference

Phone:   (519) 351-8381

Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent
Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent (RJCK) was founded in 2003, and is a charitable, not for profit agency with a mission to involve victims, youth offenders, and the community in restoring broken relationships. Our mandate is to provide ‘alternative measures’ to youth between the ages of 12 and 17. Examples of such alternative measures are the Pre-Charge Diversion Program and Restorative Justice Community Conferencing, funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and delivered in conjunction with the Chatham-Kent Police Service, as they diligently screen and refer the appropriate youth cases to the agency. RJCK also provides early intervention and educational programming to the youth (10 – 17) throughout this community who may be at risk for delinquent or negative behaviours. Funding support from the United Way of Chatham-Kent and the Ontario Trillium Foundation allows for us to provide FREE, individualized, one-on-one sessions in a variety of areas (i.e. Anger Management + Violence Prevention; Youth + Drugs/Alcohol) through our Positive Strides Intervention & Educational Programming. Referrals for Positive Strides are accepted from all of the following: Family Members/Self, Board of Education, Crown Attorney or Judge, Police Services, Probation + Parole, Social Services, Other Community Agencies.

Phone:   (519) 380-0931


St.Andrews Residence
Located in the heart of Chatham, the St. Andrew’s Community is a partnership of St. Andrew’s Residence, Terrace and St. Andrew’s Residence, Chatham Foundation. This community is like no other in Chatham-Kent, offering condominium-style apartments and a Charitable, non-profit retirement Residence.

Phone:   (519) 354-8103

United Way of Chatham-Kent
(United Way of Chatham-Kent) Information/Volunteer Chatham-Kent maintains an on-line volunteer matching database. Go to the website click on volunteer matching database and follow the search steps. We also place volunteers with community agencies. We supply a variety of services for volunteers and administrators of volunteers.

Phone:   (519) 354-0430

VON Chatham-Kent
VON Chatham-Kent is launching a new project called MY LIFE THROUGH THE YEARS. This storytelling project will match mature students and volunteers with a senior to assist them in the telling and recording of their life story.

Phone:   (519) 352-4462