Volunteer opportunities: Feb/March 2016

The Bistro window - the heart of the Burlington Seniors Centre.
The Bistro window – the heart of the Burlington Seniors Centre.

Burlington Seniors Centre, 2285 New Street

The Burlington Seniors Centre is seeking volunteers for a variety of areas.

The Bistro: cashier, front window server, back window server, cook’s assistant, dishwasher

Committees: facilities, volunteers, programs, communications, governance, events

Special Events and Cash: ticket sales, setup/decorating, event day serving/clean up, day trips, cash balancing.

Volunteers do not have to be a senior, nor do they have to be a member. Volunteer inquiries may be directed to this email address:

For more information:

Burlington Seniors Centre

Burlington Seniors Centre Board of Directors

Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee 

Applications are invited for a new Millennial Advisory Committee, run out of the mayor’s office. The committee will lead projects focused on how to keep and attract residents aged 18 to 35 in Burlington. Applicants must be between ages 18-35 and live and/or work in Burlington. To apply, please email with the following information by Monday, March 7, 2016. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Name
  • Age
  • Primary email address
  • City of current residence
  • Social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
  • Profession/student status
  • A 500-word (max.) response to the following question:  What ideas do you have for that would help the committee meet its mandate of helping Burlington foster and retain millennial-age residents?

Committee members will serve a term of one year starting April 2016. The committee will meet the second Thursday of each month from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at rotating city facilities across Burlington.

Communications contact: Tina Depko-Denver, 905-335-7600, ext. 7478,

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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