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Thanks To Our Volunteers

The Township of Rideau Lakes is truly blessed to have so many dedicated and caring individuals who give of their time freely and with such enthusiasm. Thanks to these people, our community is the best place to call home.

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, share your gifts and passions, and make a tangible difference in your community.

Read our Volunteer Policy pdf

Appointments to Boards and Committees (2018-2022 Term)

The Township of Rideau Lakes Boards and Committees are a way to make a substantial contribution to your community.  Council strongly supports the Board and Committee structure and relies on the ideas and constructive input of our volunteers to help shape the municipality and decisions on a broad range of issues.

These Boards and Committees are an integral part of the governance structure.  Information about each Board or Committee may be found on the Committees page.

  • Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Delta & Area Community Enhancement Committee
  • Economic Development Committee
  • Elgin & Area Community Enhancement Committee
  • Elgin Seniors Housing Board
  • Lower Beverley Lake Park Management Board
  • Morton & Area Community Enhancement Committee
  • Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Newboro & Area Community Enhancement Committee
  • North Crosby & Area Community Enhancement Committee
  • Portland & Area Community Enhancement Committee
  • Rideau Lakes Public Library Board
  • South Elmsley & Area Community Enhancement Committee

Expression of Interest Forms are now being accepted to serve on the Community Enhancement Committees.
Completed Expression of Interest forms will be accepted by the Clerk by email or at the Municipal Office until March 28th, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Expression of Interest Form

Expression of Interest Form – Boards and Committees

Volunteer Your Time & Talents

The Township of Rideau Lakes has more than 500 registered volunteers working to make our Township a beautiful, active, and exciting place to live and visit.

Volunteers organize special events throughout the year, support our community halls and recreational programs, tend the gardens at our signs, and bring enthusiastic life to each of our hamlets and villages:

California * Chaffeys Lock * Chantry * Crosby * Delta * Elgin * Forfar * Harlem * Jones Falls * Lombardy * Morton * Newboro * North Crosby * Philipsville * Plum Hollow * Portland * Rideau Ferry * South Elmsley

Contribute to Your Community!
Complete a Volunteer Registration Form and contact Leila Stafford, Recreation & Volunteer Coordinator, at 1-800-928-2250 Ext 238.

Volunteer Registration Form

Volunteer Registration Form 2019

Seniors Special Events Committee

Two members from each Seniors Club in the Township sit on this committee to plan special events for our mature members. If you want to be involved, speak to your club president.

Volunteer Recognition

The Ontario Honours & Awards Secretariat sponsors several awards to celebrate the people who make our province a better place to live.

One of these is the Ontario Volunteer Service Award, presented at 5-year intervals to volunteers nominated by their organization.  The deadline is January 25 each year.

Ontario Honours and Awards:  Volunteering website