Ally Volunteer

(YWCA Muskoka)

Position ID: V-CWD0113
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2022
Last Full Update: 23 Dec 2022

Opportunity Details: Ally Volunteer

Contact Kelly Jones, Circles Muskoka Coordinator, Muskoka YWCA; Phone: 705.645.9827; Email:

Would you like to join a community that is helping individuals to leave poverty behind?

Led by YWCA Muskoka, Circles® Muskoka is a community collaborative committed to the reduction of poverty by harnessing the power of relationships. Circles® Muskoka helps families and individuals (Circle Leaders) living on lower income and in poverty by assisting them to increase their resources; reasons and relationships to move from surviving to thriving in their lives.


Growing your professional network
Feeling like you are making a difference
A sense of meaning and purpose
Supporting others to reach their goals
Participating in personal development workshops
Strengthening your interpersonal and communication skills
Becoming part of a community and sharing a meal 3 evenings a month
Making new friends and having fun!


  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Be an active listener and offer support and encouragement when appropriate
  • Provide encouragement towards meeting goals
  • Build meaningful relationships with Leaders
  • Share life experiences and advice when asked

Role requirements

  • Attend at least one Circles meeting per month
  • Pass a police background check
  • Attend a Bridges out of Poverty’ workshop and Ally training session
  • Being open to building friendships across economic lines
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Benefits Dinner provided at meetings
Clients This rewarding opportunity provides a chance to work with Circle Leaders to make a real difference in your own community.
Ages 18 year(s) - 75 year(s)
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Group / Family Volunteering ; Life Skills Support ; Personal Support ; Social Interaction
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor
Commitment Length Long Term (More than 1 year) - Initial 18 month commitment
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours 4 / Month
Accessibility Partially Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
Location Gravenhurst
Number of Positions Muskoka District 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation - Bridges over Poverty ; Training is provided - Ally Training
Police Check Required

Agency Details: YWCA Muskoka

Office Phone 705-645-9827
Fax 705-645-4804
Address & Map
205 Manitoba St, Unit 4
Bracebridge, ON
Canada P1L 1S3
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Mailing Address 205 Manitoba St, Unit 4 
Bracebridge, ON 
Canada P1L 1S3