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Communities

Christian Island Christian Island
Midland Midland
Penetanguishene Penetanguishene
Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount
Springwater Springwater
Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale
Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene
Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly
Telephone Support   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
Compass Community Services
Virtual - Based out of Guelph

This is a remote volunteer position supporting the Guelph-Wellington Community. All shifts and training are completed remotely, therefore, residence in Guelph-Wellington is not a requirement for this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete inbound and outbound calls with service users
  • Complete safety/wellness checks, provide medication reminders, and engage in social conversations with a diverse group of people
  • Assist with crisis intervention, when presented
  • Engage in conversations with members of the LGBTQ+ community through the texting support line
  • Utilize a strengths-based, solution-focused approach
  • Provide external resources and referrals to service users 
  • Complete case documentation of all interactions with service users
Kids Help Phone, Crisis Text Line
Ontario

Kids Help Phone’s texting service is the only free, 24/7 bilingual text line for people in Canada. The service is delivered by trained, volunteer crisis responders who work remotely. 

We are recruiting overnight and or bilingual crisis responders who will answer texts from young people looking for support in both English AND French.

The volunteer position will be remote, meaning that you can participate from anywhere in Canada as long you have a strong, reliable internet connection!  

Our volunteers need to be enthusiastic about helping people!

You can be a professional, student, teacher, retiree, or anybody else with a willingness to learn how to support people over text.  

The role of a crisis responder is to bring texters from a “hot” moment to a cool calm one, and to help them come up with a plan to stay healthy and safe.

Crisis responders are trained to do this using active listening and collaborative problem-solving.

Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch, Volunteer Program
Varies: Barrie (currently), Occasional: Orillia. Midland. Collingwood, Innisfil

Volunteer duties vary depending on the placement and will be discussed prior to an interview.

Current opportunities:

  • Good Food Box – the second Wednesday of the month, unloading the produce truck, sorting and packing food boxes, volunteer delivery drivers, variety of shifts available – Barrie 

  • Cooking Classes with the Urban Pantry program – Barrie 

  • Assembling Harm Reduction Kits – in need of 2-4 volunteers for this role, once a month on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 9 am - 1 pm – Barrie 

  • Client and Family Advisory Committee members - open to clients or family member/caregiver in the past 3 years

  • One-on-one client support

    • Currently opportunities in Barrie, Collingwood

  • Healthy Relationship Group – Co-facilitator in Barrie
    • 1.5 hours per week (possible evenings)
  • Reception support in Midland

    • Mon-Wed 10 am to 3 pm (various shifts)

  • Recreational groups in Collingwood

    • Tuesdays at 11 am

    • Thursdays at 2 pm

COPE Service Dogs
Barrie
Purpose of the Position: Join the team to change the lives of people with disabilities and youth who are experiencing challenges by providing a loving home and obedience training to a Service Dog-in-training during its puppyhood. 
 
Responsibilities and Duties: 
 
- Raise a confident and responsive puppy. 
- Care for the dog’s needs according to guidelines from COPE. 
- Provide consistent structure, rules and boundaries to the dog according to training from COPE. 
- Provide obedience training and socialization to the dog. 
- Transport the dog to and from its training programs: Canines in the Classroom (Innisfil) or Refinement Training (Barrie). Multiple pick up/drop off locations in Barrie and Innisfil by COPE van is available. 
- Support from Puppy Sitter Volunteer network is available for vacations or emergencies. 
- Dog food, routine veterinary care, one dog crate, walking harness and leash are provided by COPE. 
 
NOTE: 
The application process takes time and training space is limited, please submit your application now to allow enough time to set up a home interview and ensure a training spot is reserved for you upon the approval of your application. 
 
COVID Protocol: 
Interviews are done by phone and via web conferencing software. Training are done virtually with in-person portion with dogs in open air locations, no physical contact and keeping proper physical distance when provincial guidelines allow us to do so.
Gilbert Centre for Social and Support Services, Barrie Office
Barrie

The Gilbert Centre's volunteer program is on hold due to COVID-19 until further notice. Volunteers assist with:

  • Special events (World AIDS Day, Fundraisers, Annual campaigns)
  • Bingo
  • Harm Reduction
  • Board of Directors
Helpline and Chat Service Volunteer   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services

Volunteers would be required to provide support to individuals on a helpline or chat service who have experienced sexual trauma, violence and or assault. A 30 hour training course and interview is to be completed before starting on the helpline and chat service. 

Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
Simcoe County

Assist with participant pre-evaluations and assessments 
Help with the set up and clean up of refreshments, games and activities 
Assist Minds in Motion Coordinator to ensure activity participation and socialization 
Under direction of the Physical Activity Program Leader, provide one-on-one support to participants during physical activity component of the program 
Assist with any other required task 
Complete a post evaluation form

Volunteer   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
Kids Help Phone, Crisis Text Line

This is a one day volunteer event on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Volunteers will be needed for approximately 8 hours on the day of the event. A 1 hour mandatory training session before the event will also be required.  Please see below the available volunteer roles. 


Logistics Volunteer: Working alongside Kids Help Phone staff, this role will ensure all site logistics are in place and ready to go. This will include helping with set up and tear down. People helping in this role will still be able to do the Walk if they choose to do so. 
 
Event Experience Volunteer:  Monitor checkpoints along the route and the start and finish line; cheering, entertaining, motivating and providing assistance for Walkers. People helping in this role will not be able to do the Walk. 
 
Food & Beverage Volunteer: Organize onsite food and beverage distribution and ensure all health and safety protocols are being followed. These volunteers will be required to wear gloves and masks when handling food. People helping in this role will not be able to do the Walk. 

Guest Services Volunteer:   This role is a key function at a Walk site. You will collect fundraising monies, review pledge form information, and answer general questions. You will be required to attend a 30-minute training session 3-4 days before the Walk. People helping in this role will still be able to do the Walk if they choose to do so.