Volunteer Application Form

To work directly with Children/youth, volunteers need to be at least 18 years old. 

We'd like to know more about you. Please complete the following:

If any of the questions do not apply, please write N/A in each box
NOTE: All prospective Volunteer Applicants are considered equally as to their
potential suitability to volunteer regardless of race, creed, colour, national origin, ancestry,
citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, place of origin,marital status, family status or handicap.
This is in compliance with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Ontario Human Rights Code.
Have you had previous contact with Child Welfare Agency in Ontario (CAS)?

Time Commitment and Preferences

Areas of Interest: (Please check appropriate boxes) *
When do you wish to volunteer? (Please check appropriate boxes)
If working on a one-to-one basis, with whom do you prefer to work? (Please check appropriate boxes) *


Do you have transportation to and from assignments?
Can you provide transportation to others while volunteering? (Some volunteer positions, such as mentoring, require you to transport children/youth to/from activities.)
For any volunteers who drive as part of their volunteer work, the required liability insurance coverage is 1 million dollars. Do you have sufficient coverage?

Hobbies, Sports, Interests and Activities

It has been our experience in one-to-one volunteering, that common interests make good matches. Before trying to find an appropriate assignment for you, we would like to know a little more about your interests and about the way you spend your leisure time. 

Matching Information and Challenges

Some of the children/youth we support may exhibit behaviours that might challenge volunteers and others who relate to them. This section will help us find the most appropriate match for you. 


Where did you hear about this opportunity? *
I understand that the information collected above will be used for the purpose of processing my application and creating/managing my volunteer profile to be a Volunteer with Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region.
I also understand that some of this information will be used for matching me with potential assignments. *

Child Welfare Record Consent Form

Once your application is complete and you submit for review, you will automatically receive a secondary form - Child Welfare Record Consent Form. At Family and Children's Services, we are required by law to use the Child Protection Information Network (CPIN) to conduct records check when a volunteer application is received. This consent will provide us with your permission to conduct our search in relation to your application and it will be done in the CPIN system which includes all Child Welfare Societies in Ontario. All record checks will be completed after the interview process.
If you have any questions about this process, please let us know at volunteerservices@facswaterloo.org. *

Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region 
65 Hanson Avenue
Kitchener, ON  N2C 2H6
Phone: 519-576-0540
E-Mail: volunteer.services@facswaterloo.org