Get Involved


The Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region depends on volunteers to help raise awareness and funds to support persons living with a disability. It is the generosity of volunteers that helps us bring our programs to life. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, contact


Committee and focus group members

Periodically, ILCWR pulls together staff, consumers and/or community members for feedback on things such as policies, events and programs. 

Kids on the Block puppeteers 

Volunteers are trained to use a variety of puppets with and without disabilities to perform scripted shows for children. Volunteers will learn the different scripts and understand the issues present for disabled populations. Volunteers must have:

  • Physical stamina to operate the puppets
  • Public speaking and/or acting skills
  • Strong English communication skills  
  • Ability to work closely with others 

Volunteering as a puppeteer is an excellent opportunity for those interested in counselling and therapy, teaching, theatre, and special needs populations.

Event volunteers

Get your community service hours while having fun! Volunteer at one of ILCWR's community fundraising events such as the annual Tournament of Hope. 

Board of Directors

Interested in bettering the lives of adults with disabilities in Waterloo Region?  The Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region is always looking for visionary community members to join its Board of Directors.  To apply, fill out the online application form or email