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Simcoe County Simcoe County
South Georgian Bay South Georgian Bay
South Simcoe South Simcoe
Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

Duties may include: Busser, Usher, Greeter, Tour Guide, Children's Crafts helper or Exhibit Animator.

Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario

The facilitator will:

  • Support the goals of PSSO in local communities with an emphasis on providing
    information and fellowship for people living with Parkinson’s and their families.
  • Attend ongoing training/education and Community of Practice meetings provided
    by PSSO to increase their knowledge about Parkinson’s disease and to enhance
    their skills as a facilitator.
  • Ensure all public notices for the group contain the group information, PSSO logo,
    and a reference to the group being a program of PSSO.
  • Provide PSSO with updated group lists, including names, addresses, telephone
    numbers, and email addresses regularly.
  • Provide an attendance record (First & Last Name of each participant) to PSSO
    immediately following each group session. This will be submitted using the
    volunteer portal “My Impact Page.”
  • Document all hours of volunteering using the volunteer portal “My Impact Page,”
    which should include all time spent each month planning as well as group
    facilitation.
  • Notify PSSO of any important information immediately as it pertains to the overall
    group or specific client participants (questions, resources, health changes, death in
    the family, etc.).

The facilitator works with the group to:

  • Act in accordance with the Volunteer Code of Conduct (see page 12)
  • Define the role and emphasize that the facilitator is not an expert in all things.
  • Conduct group meetings in a caring, respectful, and compassionate manner.
  • Promote the value of empowerment, encouraging individuals to be involved in
    making decisions about their own care.
  • Establish, with input from group participants, a list of ground rules and goals for the
    group and review the list with the group on a regular basis.
  • Foster an opportunity for people to interact with others dealing with similar health
    concerns and facilitate the sharing of their experience living with Parkinson’s.
  • Encourage group members to participate in PSSO programs, education events, and
    fundraising events.
  • Invite group participants to connect with PSSO staff and programs as necessary.
  • Welcome and introduce new participants to the group, explain group guidelines such as confidentiality and help them connect with other group participants.

Group Interaction & Communication
The facilitator will:

  • Ensure group participants are educated about and adhere to the confidentiality
    policy.
  • Moderate the discussions in the group to ensure that all participants have an equal
    opportunity to share if they wish. This may require the facilitator to enhance their
    skills to ensure that participants that are talkative do not monopolize the
    discussion. Gently redirect attention to less vocal participants.
  • Encourage a balance in discussions by encouraging the group to consider
    constructive solutions when negative issues are being addressed. Although there
    will be times when participants need to freely express and share their feelings, even
    if their tone seems negative.
  • Remind the group that the symptoms, treatment, and progression of Parkinson’s
    are unique to each person, so others’ experiences may be different from one’s own.
  • Strive to present information and encourage discussion that is honest while at the
    same time promotes a feeling of optimism.
  • Remind participants to adopt a “consumers beware” approach to any information
    shared in the group and do their own research or speak with a medical professional
    before actin
YWCA Muskoka
Gravenhurst

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.

Benefits

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!

Responsibilities 

  • 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
Buddy   Simcoe County 
E3 Community Services, Collingwood - Pretty River Pkwy N
Collingwood

Providing companionship to Individuals with development disabilities. Going for walks/outings, playing games, listening to music, sharing interests.

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Midland

A year round environmental educational centre which is accessible to all. 

  • Help visitors with rentals of cross country skis and snowshoes 
  • Greet Visitors 
  • Take sizes or measurements, and retrieve the appropriate equipment 
  • While not highly physically demanding, some physical activity and ability is required for this position
Simcoe County, Corporation of, Sunset Village and Manor, Long Term Care and Seniors Services - Sunset Manor Long Term Care Facility
Collingwood

 

      Various opportunities inculding:
    • Friendly visiting 
    • Activity programming. ie. crafts, coffee socials, inter-generational programs 
    • Student placements and internships (College/Universities) 
    • Administration 
    • Meal assistance 
    • Pet visitor 
    • Music volunteer 
    • Simcoe Cycling without Age bike program
    •  

 

CONTACT Community Services, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E, Volunteer South Simcoe
Beeton, Alliston, Bradford, Innisfil

Volunteers will be involved in the planning, promoting and implementation or the New Horizons Seniors Program.

Community Living Association for South Simcoe
Alliston or Bradford
CLASS has varied volunteer opportunities! From being a buddy to one of our exceptional individuals to assisting with fundraising events. All volunteer opportunities provide a flexible schedule to always meet your needs and availability.  
 
Excellent source of social services experience for students or adults who wish to enter the developmental field! 
 
Must provide a completed Criminal Reference and Vulnerable Person's Check.
VON Canada, Ontario Branch
Grey and Bruce Counties - Various Locations
Make a difference in your community by becoming a VON SMART® Exercise and Falls Prevention program volunteer! 
The goal of VON’s SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® Exercise and Falls Prevention program is to enable adults 55+ to maintain independence, improve quality of life and to ultimately promote healthy aging. This functional exercise program can be found in various communities throughout Grey-Bruce. 
 
VON SMART and Falls Prevention classes are led by volunteers who VON trains (2 days of practical plus the theory) and certify. Weekly we offer over 50 Level 1 and Level 2 classes in Grey Bruce with over 1,000 participants! We ask for a minimum commitment of 2 hours a week (one class) but have flexible schedules for those who are away for long periods of time. We are looking for volunteer instructors for both levels of classes.
Supportive Care   Bruce County  Grey County 
VON Canada, Ontario Branch
Bruce and Grey Counties
Supportive care volunteers offer social and emotional support to individuals and families living with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness in Grey and Bruce counties (except Bruce Peninsula) * volunteers offer support for approximately 2-3 hours per week depending on need of individual and family and the availability of volunteers and offer respite for family caregivers and companionship to individuals and help facilitate bereavement groups * support provided in the client’s home, long term care homes and/or hospitals
March of Dimes Canada
Barrie
March of Dimes partners with Delta Bingo to raise funds for our programs. Volunteers are needed to represent March of Dimes at the site, performing some duties and sharing information about our organization to the guests. You will not be asked to handle cash or conduct any games.
    Duties Include:
  • Help customers with questions about the Bingo Program and tidy up around bingo machines in between games
  • Direct customers to the appropriate person to answer their questions
  • Assist with any duties the bingo hall asks
  • Adhere to March of Dimes policies and Delta Bingo Dress Code
  • Training and shadowing with another experienced volunteer
Bradford Valley Care Community
Bradford
Special events, art programming, outings, friendly visiting, gardening, spiritual care, pet therapy visits
VON Canada, Barrie - Lakeshore Dr, SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® Exercise and Fall Prevention Classes
Barrie, Innisfil, Midhurst

Volunteers will lead a gentle functional fitness program designed for community members aged 55+.

    The purpose of the program is to:
  • Increase and maintain strength, coordination, balance and flexibility
  • Improve health and energy
  • Improve mobility and independence
  • Prevent falls and decrease falls risk
  • Meet new people and socialize
Champlain Manor Retirement Residence
Orillia
    Assists activity coordinator with different activities such as:
  • Special events
  • Outings
  • Friendly visiting
  • Other duties around residence
Helping Hands
Orillia
  • In home visiting
  • Telephone conservation
Helping Hands
Orillia
    Assisting with client:
  • Social events
  • Planning crafts
  • Serving refreshments
  • Tidy up after events
Leacock Retirement Lodge
Orillia
  • Assist in running programs
  • Help with planning programs
  • Sart new programs if required
Tour Guide   Simcoe County 
Edenvale Aviation Heritage Foundation
Stayner
    Welcome and walk through our visitors as we show and tell the Avro Arrow Full Scale Replica and other historical artifacts.
  • Our tours are guided but with the help of QR Codes that display specific details of the artifacts.
  • Give a brief history chat of the Arrow's purpose, expectations and highlights.
  • Chat with our fellow visitors, bond and make new connections!
Trillium Manor
Orillia
  • Bring residents to the hair salon and return them to their home area
  • Assist with tasks such as removing curlers
  • Sweeping and other hair salon type duties
  • Trillium Manor
    Orillia
    Volunteers required for assisting at activity programs:
  • Special events
  • Outings
  • Meal assistance
  • Friendly visiting
  • Transporting residents to and from programs
  • Assist with the Mind and Melody program
  • Chartwell Tiffin Retirement Residence, Chartwell Tiffin
    Midland
    Volunteers assist with enriching the lives of our residents by supporting with:
  • Events
  • Snack and library trolleys
  • Companion on a walk
  • Helping them complete a project of their own
  • We are always looking for talented musicians, artist and singers s to entertain our residents.
    Trillium Manor
    Orillia
    Assist with weekly tuck shop program, includes:
  • Opening tuck shop
  • Setting up
  • Getting ready for residents
  • Handling cash
  • Volunteer   Simcoe County 
    Paradise Shores by AmandaFritz
    Orillia
    • Cook, bake, gardening
    • Activities with residence
    • Supporting with activities of daily living
    Birchmere Retirement Residence
    Orillia
    • Attending activities, programs, and/or events with residents
    • One-on-one visits with residents; spending time chatting, playing card games, doing puzzles, crafts
    • Accompanying them on walks either within the building or outdoors (weather permitting)
    • Miscellaneous duties as needed
    Special Olympics Ontario - Central Ontario
    Orillia

    Volunteers are always needed to help with our current sports being offered: soccer, bowling, track & field, figure skating, swimming, t-ball, softball, floor hockey and golf. Please contact for information.

    Hospice Orillia
    Orillia
    Volunteers are matched to clients who are living with a life threatening illness. They support and comfort their client and the clients' circle of support. Be it family or friends.  
    The goal is to be flexible and assist someone on this journey with whatever they might require. It could be physical, but usually it is emotional support and advocacy. Once the match has been made, the client and the volunteer set a time schedule that is good for both. Visiting volunteers provide support to our clients in the comfort of the clients home home, where ever home may be; their house, long term care facility or hospital.
    Villa Care Centre (The), Villa Retirement Lodge (The)
    Midland
    Retirement Lodge Volunteers assist with activities for our residents such as:
  • Friendly visiting
  • Recreation activities
  • Assisting at meal times
  • Playing a friendly game of cards
  • Comfie Cat Shelter
    Orillia
    We are always looking for volunteers in Orillia (112 Norweld location) to help with:
  • Cleaning
  • Fostering cats
  • Fundraising
  • Board members
  • Bingo Monitor   Simcoe County 
    We are the Villagers, Midland
    Penetanguishene
    Volunteers are to attend once a month for a few hours and represent our charity at the bingo hall walking about during games.
    Companion   Grey County  Simcoe County 
    Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
    Collingwood
    • Provide weekly companionship to client of Breaking Down Barriers.
    • Assist with activities like arts & crafts, cooking, scrapbooking, weaving and Friendship Café
    • Meet for conversation, maybe go for an outing and just be a friendly face to someone who may otherwise be isolated.
    Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
    Collingwood
    Assist staff to deliver various programs such as crafts, bingo, outings and trips for adults with diverse disabilities. Please note - due to COVID, we have transitioned all in-person programs to virtual activities. When it is safe to do so, we will return to in-person programs at our Centre but at a reduced capacity. We will introduce a hybrid approach that involves in-person and virtual.
      For now, we require volunteers to do:
    • Telephone check-ins with our Consumers
    • Organizational/administrative assistance for our Connecting with Seniors program
    • Opportunity to do crafting or recipe videos for our social media outlets
    • Other opportunities that can be done safely from home.
    Volunteers   Simcoe County 
    Victoria Village, Barrie - 78 Ross St, Victoria Village Manor
    78 Ross Street

    Volunteers can assist with a variety of activities and programs including:  

    Recreation programs (games, arts and crafts etc) 
    Small Group Programs (cards, reading, knitting)
    Special events and Entertainment 
    Special Interest Presentations
    Community Bus Outings  
    One to one friendly visits 
    Hair dresser & In home Wellness appointments 
    General office assistance
    Physiotherapy/ Fitness classes 
    Spiritual Care 
    Palliative Visits 
    Gardening (in warmer months)

     

     

    Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program
    Peterborough and surrounding five counties
    Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program provides girls and boys, teens and adults with physical, emotional and/or neurodevelopmental challenges an opportunity to play hockey. 
     
    Volunteer Duties 
    Mature Adult Volunteers will assist players on the ice, supporting our Qualified, Certified coaching staff and Figure Skating Instructor.
    Grey Bruce Hospice, Chapman House
    Owen Sound
    General Kitchen Duties
  • Assisting the cook
  • Preparing meals
  • Baking
  • Simcoe Village Apartments, Supportive Housing
    Beeton
    • One on one visiting with residents
    • Supporting and/or facilitating group activities
    • Reading or playing games with residents
    • Meal assistance
    S.H.I.F.T, Mobile Outreach Program
    Alliston
    • Participate in the operation of the shelter (shifts - evening, night, breakfast)
    • Carry out the many tasks required for the seamless functioning of the shift/program.
    • Interact with guests throughout the duration of the shift (unless it’s quiet/sleep hours).
    Stayner Care Centre
    Stayner
    • Friendly Visiting, Coffee Social 
    • Knitting, Painting, Crafts 
    • Scrabble Players, Bingo Caller, Pin Setters for Bowling 
    • Assisting in the Dining Room and Program Set up 
    • Movie Night Volunteer 
    • Friendly Reminder Volunteer 
    • Manicures 
    • Musical Talent
    Atrium Retirement Residence
    Orillia
    • Provide companionship
    • Reading
    • Crafts
    • Assisting in the Culinary Department.
    Woods Park Care Centre, Long Term Care Home, Barrie
    Woods Park Care Centre, 110 Lillian Cres., Barrie

    Volunteers can assist with a variety of programs and activities including: 

    • One-on-One Friendly Visiting 
    • Gardening 
    • Holiday Celebrations and Special Events 
    • Outings  
    • Card playing, Bingo and other games 
    • Entertainment 
    • Hairdressing & Wellness Assistance 
    • Escorting Residents to in house appointments 
    • Dining Assistance
    Leacock Care Centre
    Orillia

    Volunteer opportunities for individuals interested in assisiting with recreation programs, outings, friendly visiting, computer programs, reading programs and special events.

    Leader/Sidewalker   Bruce County  Grey County 
    Georgian Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians
    Owen Sound
      Leader
    • Grooming and tack up of the horse
    • Leading of the horse for warm-up
    • Control of the horse during class
    • Un-tack horse and cleanup of equipment
    • Sidewalker
    • Support the rider as necessary to balance
    • Assist rider to complete skills as needed
    • Assist leader with tack and cleanup
      ONE CARE Home & Community Support Services, Meals on Wheels, Clinton
      Seaforth
      Mileage is paid to pick up hot meals in Clinton around 11:30. Then the volunteer would deliver meals to seniors in Seaforth. delivery takes approx. an hour.
      Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
      Owen Sound, Hanover, Markdale, Meaford, Southampton
        Support our Social Recreation Coordinator with the delivery of varied programs for people living with dementia.
      • Ensure that participants are engaged
      • Some light set up and clean up of the space for each program
      • Training as appropriate for each course
      • Volunteers participate in the activities along with the participants - It's fun!
      • This program may be held virtually during the pandemic. A computer would be a requirement to volunteer in that case
      Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
      Owen Sound, Markdale, Meaford, Hanover, Southampton
      • Help with the set up and clean up of refreshments, games, and activities for the program
      • Assist the Minds in Motion Coordinator to ensure activity participation and socialization. This may include spending one-on-one time with participants who need extra support
      • Under the direction of the Physical Activity Program Leader, provide one-on-one support to participants during the physical activity component of the program
      • Assist with any other required tasks
      SE Health, North Simcoe Muskoka Office, Home Health Care Services
      Barrie
      Volunteers and their dog will visit clients offering comfort, hope and happiness.
      Dress for Success, Barrie
      Barrie

      Board Members 
      Boutique Merchandising 
      Breakfast Club Facilitators 
      Clothing Sorter 
      Committee Members 
      Corporate Volunteers 
      Event/Fundraising 
      Professional Women's Group Facilitators 
      Stylist to help suit clients,  
      IT Tech 
      Professional Women's Group Mentors 
       
      POSITION DESCRIPTION:  
      Clothing Sorter - Sort Clothes, take inventory, and organize the store. 
       
      Stylists- Suit clients for their interviews (experience with Dress For Success may be needed, but will be provided). 
       
      Fundraising Committee- Creating events for fundraising opportunities, or volunteering for an already planned event. 
       
      IT Tech - Someone to create and maintain a social presence online to promote the organization and it's events. 
       
      Hair and Make up Stylists- Help show clients what is appropriate for interviews and work when considering make up and hair. 
       
      Board of Directors- Must be 18+, will sit in on the board meetings and hold an important role within the organization, for more information, contact Linda Reid, Executive Director for Dress For Success Orillia and Barrie.

      Friendly Visitor   Bruce County  Grey County 
      Home & Community Support Services Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Head Office, Heritage Place Mall, Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce
      Owen Sound
      • Provide companionship and friendship to an isolated senior or adult living with a disability by making at-home or over-the-phone visits on a regular basis
      • Assist clients with activities that they are no longer able to do by themselves and which are of interest to the client: reading, writing, playing cards/games
      • Provide a periodic monitoring of the client's well being
      Camphill Communities Ontario, Barrie - Checkley St
      Camphill Nottawasaga near Angus and Camphill Sophia Creek in Barrie

      Two sites: Camphill Nottawasaga, near Angus and Camphill Sophia Creek in Barrie.

      Camphill Sophia Creek (Barrie)

      • work in the mosaic studio
      • help with meal preparation in the Cafe
      • assist with recreational activities, music sessions and cultural outings, Bingo events and other special events such as Fall Fairs

      Camphill Nottawasaga (Angus)

      • help with programs in woodworking, pottery, candlemaking, and bakery/meal preparation
      • can be involved in maple syrup production, working in the vegetable gardens and caring for livestock (Highland cows horses and goats)

      Both locations need volunteers to help with set-up, cash management and take-down at our Farmers Markets

      March of Dimes Canada, Peterborough, Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program, Peterborough
      Northminster United Church, 300 Sunset Boulevard Peterborough, ON K9H 5L3
      Compassionate adults needed for group consultations  
      * Do you have a few hours a week to have meaningful conversations in a fun, lively atmosphere?  
      * Volunteers provide support to adults with communication difficulties by participating in group conversation sessions about current events, music, food, art and much more.
      Animal Caregiver   Bruce County  Grey County 
      Grey Bruce Animal Shelter
      457437 Concession 8 S Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N8
      We are always looking for volunteers to help out around the kennels. We are open every morning 7 days a week from 8AM - noon. We have a shift of volunteers in every morning to look after the cats and dogs: cleaning, feeding, grooming, walking, laundry, vet runs, administering medications and of course putting dogs out in outdoor runs and walking them. We walk the dogs every day, unless the weather is really, really bad (i.e. too cold or just plain dangerous). We also have evening dog walkers who are paired up for safety reasons (don't want people out at the shelter alone) and they walk dogs or put them out for a stretch in outdoor pens, administer any necessary evening medications and/or extra feeds to cats or dogs and clean up any kennels that have messes.  
       
      We do ask volunteers to try and commit to a period of time on a regular basis (e.g. a particular morning/evening every week or every other week) as it makes it easier for scheduling and also keeps the volunteer familiar to the animals they are caring for. With the dogs, this makes a big difference. We have some dogs that are with us for a while before finding a forever home so we try to have them handled by people they know as much as possible.
      Vision Mate   Bruce County  Grey County 
      Vision Loss Rehab Ontario, Bruce / Dufferin / Grey District - Mailing address
      Within clients home or public locations
      Provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted through regular visits. Activities are determined by client need and mutually agreed upon like reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands or outings, support at groups and friendly visiting.
      South East Grey Community Health Centre, Markdale
      Markdale
      Set up tables and chairs, play bingo, board games, pool and socialize. Make coffee/tea.
      Woods Park Care Centre, Long Term Care Home, Barrie

      Special Events and Outing Assistance

      Georgian Heights Health Care Centre
      Georgian Heights Long Term Care 1115 10th Street East Owen Sound
      Visit socially with assigned residents for 10-30 minutes depending on their interests, health, and attention span. Visits may include, but are not limited to chatting, going outside, playing cards, crafts, telling jokes, current events, etc.
      Volunteer   Simcoe County 
      Mill Creek Care Centre, Long Term Care Facility
      286 Hurst Drive, Barrie
      We are looking for volunteers to assist with special events with the programs department, taking residents outside, delivering internal mail and various independent programs with residents.
      Board Member   Grey County 
      South Grey Museum
      South Grey Museum - Flesherton, Grey Highlands
      Attend monthly board meetings (generally 2nd Thursday of the month - 2-4 p.m. at museum) and support community outreach and program events as available.
      Client Care   Simcoe County 
      Woods Park Care Centre, Long Term Care Home, Barrie
      110 Lillian Crescent Barrie

      Assistance with resident In-house appointments

      Spinal Cord Injury Ontario [Central East], Barrie, Barrie Regional Office
      Assisting persons with a new spinal cord injury by offering hope and encouragement through shared personal experiences.
      VON Canada, Beeton, Adult Day Program
      Beeton
      Do you play a musical instrument? Do you have a talent you want to showcase?  
      Contact Lori Waring either by phone or email to set up a time. We are always searching for individuals or groups to come in and provide entertainment to our clients for our adult day program providing social recreational and therapeutic activities for seniors and adults who are frail, cognitively impaired, and/or isolated, and/or physically challenged.
      CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, Barrie - Anne St S, MatureMinds
      Barrie, Orillia, Bradford

      Bench Warmers are friendly people who allow others to engage in conversation in either parks or malls. Studies show that loneliness has the same dire consequences on physical health as smoking a pack a day! Social connection is so needed (and often lost in the shuffle of busyness and technology) and MatureMinds Friendship Bench offers an opportunity for interaction and social engagement. The implementation is simple but the results are deep and  meaningful. Volunteers will receive training in active listening, self care, mental health awareness, and ageism. After successfully completing the training, volunteers become Bench Warmers. They sit on a bench either at a park or in a mall with a sign that says "If you want to talk, I want to listen." Be part of the cure for the loneliness epidemic! Become a Bench Warmer.

      Barrie Public Library, Barrie - 60 Worsley St, Downtown Branch
      Downtown Branch - 60 Worsley Street

      Café volunteers assist with the operation of the Café by providing staffing and services. Responsibilities include:

      1. Serve customers of the Café
      2. Perform opening and closing procedures as required
      3. Record sales using a cash register, handle cash and maintain records
      4. Refill condiment containers and supplies as needed
      5. Conduct inventory and indicate need for replacement as needed
      6. Keep café area clean and clear of debris
      7. Tidy and restock books/DVD's/Cd's as necessary
      Christian Horizons Simcoe
      Barrie
      Roberta Place
      503 Essa Road Barrie (between Ferndale/Mapleton)

      Visiting residents residing in long term care, one-on-one. This can include walking with residents inside and outside the facility.

      Villa Care Centre (The), Villa Retirement Lodge (The)

      One on one visiting with residents 
      Supporting and/or facilitating group activities 
      Reading or playing games with residents 
      Meal assistance  

      CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, Barrie - Anne St S, MatureMinds

      GrandPals are older adults (not necessarily Grandparents) who love children and want to make a difference for generations to come. GrandPals are trained in the stories they have to share over 5 weeks. After training, we connect GrandPals with a classroom where they meet with the same 2-4 students over a period of 8 weeks. The stories that GrandPals share about their own lives become part of the students' curriculum. Students capture the stories presented in written assignments as well as art projects.

      CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, Barrie - Anne St S, MatureMinds
      Barrie

      Be part of a unique intergenerational initiative that connects generations through the power of storytelling. Volunteers will get 5 weeks of training and then will spend 8 weeks in an elementary school classroom sharing stories and building relationships. Volunteers must love children! For more information, a Brunch & Learn will be held on September 26 in Barrie- registration required.

      Canadian Blood Services, Barrie, Blood Donation Centre
      Barrie, ON
        • Welcome donors to hospitality area of clinic
        •  
        • offer refreshments
        •  
        • give information and updates to donors
        •  
        • answer questions, thank donors and give milestone donor recognition items
        •  
        • observe donors and watch for adverse reactions
        •  
        • keep hospitality area in good order

       

      Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
      All communities within Simcoe County

      As part of our vision to see persons with dementia living well and thriving, this program seeks out ways to keep a person engaged within their home, while simlutaneously providing care partners with a little bit of respite.

      Volunteers will conduct 1:1 weekly meaningful and social recreation visits with persons living with dementia.  Volunteers will receive training and support from In-Home Recreation Coordinator as well as an outline of suggested activities.  They will also have flexibilty to plan activities that best meet the client's needs. 

      Weekly visits are 1.5 hours in length and a 6 month committment is appreciated.

      Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
      Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, or Parry Sound.

      This is a volunteer opportunity with the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka for the Minds in Motion® program.

      Minds in Motion® is a community-based social program that incorporates physical and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners.

      • Minds in Motion® is an eight-week program delivered once weekly that combines physical activity with mental stimulation, in a social environment.
      • The program is delivered at Municipal Recreation Centres, Older Adult Centres or similar multi-service centres to help normalize the experience for participants.
      • The program was developed in British Columbia and results indicate improved physical and mental health for both people with dementia and their care partner.
      • Minds in Motion® is not a fitness program, a social recreation program or a drop-in program.

      Tasks/Responsibilities:

      • Help with the set up and clean up of refreshments, games and activities for the program
      • Assist the Minds in Motion® Coordinator to ensure activity participation and socialization. This may include spending one-on-one time with participants who need extra support.
      • Under the direction of the Physical Activity Program Leader, provide one-on-one support to participants during the physical activity component of the program
      • Assist with any other required tasks

      Qualifications:

      • Enjoy working with others, comfortable initiating conversation and including others
      • Patient, friendly and fun; comfortable in a non-competitive, inclusive environment
      • Have some experience communicating with older adults
      • Be physically able to participate in the physical activity component of the program
      • Commit to program at 8 week intervals
      • Organized and pay attention to detail
      • Reliable and able to follow instructions

      Assets:

      • Aware of the aging process
      • Have basic knowledge and experience with dementia – training will be provided
      • Experience working with persons with dementia and their care partners
      • Physical activity or therapeutic recreation background

      Time commitment:

      • Three hours/week for eight-ten weeks:
      • 30 minute set up, 2 hour program, 30 minute take down, clean up and de-brief.
      • Programs run at least three times per year – trained volunteers are encouraged to return to assist with programs held throughout the year.

      Orientation/training:

      Volunteers will receive:

      • Orientation to local Alzheimer Society and volunteer policies and procedures (approximately one hour)
      • Orientation to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (approximately three hours)
      • Orientation to Minds in Motion® and specific role (approximately one hour)
      • Access to Society’s more advanced dementia training (if applicable)

      Supervision:

      There will be on site supervision and de-briefing lead by the Minds in Motion® Coordinator.

      A Police Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening is required for all volunteers. For those under the age of 18, parental or guardian approval is required.

       

      Barrie Public Library, Barrie - 60 Worsley St, Downtown Branch
      60 Worsley Street, 555 Essa Road, 48 Dean Avenue

      Play, Learn, Grow is an opportunity for pre-school children to try out some STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) based learning.

      We are in search of volunteers who can support the Monday morning programs at our Painswick or Holly Branchs, the Tuesday morning program at our Downtown Branch or our Friday morning program at our Holly Branch

      Volunteers will enjoy interacting with children and their families at various activity stations throughout the library spaces. 

      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

      Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
      Midland
      • Help with the set up and clean up of the projects each week.
      • Assist Art Therapist to ensure activity participation and socialization of each participant
      • Under direction of the Art Therapist/Family Support Coordinator, provide one-to-one support to the participants during the creative art process.
      • Assist with any other tasks to ensure the smooth operation of the program.
      • At the end of the Program (June) complete an evaluation form about the volunteer role in the Quest Art School + Gallery Program.
      Muskoka Landing
      Huntsville, Ontario

      Volunteer opportunity for individuals interested in facilitating recreation programs including: arts & crafts, outings, friendly visiting, bingo, exercise programs, computer programs, reading programs, special events and more! 

      RVH Volunteer   Simcoe County 
      Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie - 201 Georgian Dr, Volunteer Resources
      Barrie

      Make a difference in the lives of our patients. Whether you want to volunteer directly with patients or support their care at RVH, we have an opportunity that is right for you.

      To explore the opportunities available to volunteer in at RVH, visit this link: https://www.rvh.on.ca/careers/volunteering/volunteer-opportunities/

      To fill out an application, click this link and select 'Apply to Be a Volunteer Now'. If you are a student looking to join our summer program, please select 'Join Our Summer Program'. 

      Link: https://www.rvh.on.ca/careers/volunteering/

      CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, Barrie - Anne St S, MatureMinds
      20 Anne Street South, Barrie (CFS Counselling + Wellbeing office)

      Are you a wordsmith who loves people? We are looking for older adult volunteers to help newcomers to Canada feel welcome. Help newcomers get socially connected and practice English by playing scrabble! An extensive vocabulary is not necessary (there are dictionaries for that :)) so if you are friendly and want to make a meaningful contribution by helping newcomers, this could be the club for you! Scrabble Club will last four weeks, allowing volutneers to build relationships with newcomers. 

      Victorian Order of Nurses
      Perth County - Stratford, St. Marys, Mitchell, Milverton, Listowel ONTARIO

      Be a walking companion for someone living with dementia. Provide support, friendship during regularly scheduled walks.

      The objective of the program is to provide mobile individuals diagnosed with Dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) who are living independently in the community with activity and companionship.

      Vision Mate 1-1 Volunteer   Muskoka District  Parry Sound District  Simcoe County 
      CNIB Foundation [Central East], Simcoe / Muskoka, Vision Mate Program
      Where clients need help, all over Ontario. We will match people within a close distance.

      Volunteers will be responsable for meeting with a clients weekly or bi-weekly to add enrichment to peoples lives. Clients are blind or have vision loss to some degree, which often requires adpaments to life. Volunteers are required to socialse with them and add normal contact back in their lives after the effects of the pandemic. They can go for walks, visit community gardens, really anything the pair would enjoy. The requirement are up to the two people who are paired. 

      Volunteer   
      Community Living South Huron
      Dashwood

      Support individuals with intellectual impairments by taking them to and from jobs. Monitoring them on a job once they have been trained. Reading with a group of people, assisting on outings swimming etc.

      Senior Wish Association, Mailing Address
      Barrie, Innisfil, Clearview Township area, Muskoka-Gravenhurst , Collingwood, Simcoe County

      Help Senior Wish expand into Simcoe County to ensure that no senior is left isolated, alone and feeling like society has forgotten them. Help is especially needed to prepare for our Christmas Wish program starting in Sept.

      Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario

      The facilitator will:

      • Support the goals of PSSO in local communities with an emphasis on providing
        information and fellowship for people living with Parkinson’s and their families.
      • Attend ongoing training/education and Community of Practice meetings provided
        by PSSO to increase their knowledge about Parkinson’s disease and to enhance
        their skills as a facilitator.
      • Ensure all public notices for the group contain the group information, PSSO logo,
        and a reference to the group being a program of PSSO.
      • Provide PSSO with updated group lists, including names, addresses, telephone
        numbers, and email addresses regularly.
      • Provide an attendance record (First & Last Name of each participant) to PSSO
        immediately following each group session. This will be submitted using the
        volunteer portal “My Impact Page.”
      • Document all hours of volunteering using the volunteer portal “My Impact Page,”
        which should include all time spent each month planning as well as group
        facilitation.
      • Notify PSSO of any important information immediately as it pertains to the overall
        group or specific client participants (questions, resources, health changes, death in
        the family, etc.).

      The facilitator works with the group to:

      • Act in accordance with the Volunteer Code of Conduct (see page 12)
      • Define the role and emphasize that the facilitator is not an expert in all things.
      • Conduct group meetings in a caring, respectful, and compassionate manner.
      • Promote the value of empowerment, encouraging individuals to be involved in
        making decisions about their own care.
      • Establish, with input from group participants, a list of ground rules and goals for the
        group and review the list with the group on a regular basis.
      • Foster an opportunity for people to interact with others dealing with similar health
        concerns and facilitate the sharing of their experience living with Parkinson’s.
      • Encourage group members to participate in PSSO programs, education events, and
        fundraising events.
      • Invite group participants to connect with PSSO staff and programs as necessary.
      • Welcome and introduce new participants to the group, explain group guidelines such as confidentiality and help them connect with other group participants.

      Group Interaction & Communication
      The facilitator will:

      • Ensure group participants are educated about and adhere to the confidentiality
        policy.
      • Moderate the discussions in the group to ensure that all participants have an equal
        opportunity to share if they wish. This may require the facilitator to enhance their
        skills to ensure that participants that are talkative do not monopolize the
        discussion. Gently redirect attention to less vocal participants.
      • Encourage a balance in discussions by encouraging the group to consider
        constructive solutions when negative issues are being addressed. Although there
        will be times when participants need to freely express and share their feelings, even
        if their tone seems negative.
      • Remind the group that the symptoms, treatment, and progression of Parkinson’s
        are unique to each person, so others’ experiences may be different from one’s own.
      • Strive to present information and encourage discussion that is honest while at the
        same time promotes a feeling of optimism.
      • Remind participants to adopt a “consumers beware” approach to any information
        shared in the group and do their own research or speak with a medical professional
        before acting
      Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario

      The facilitator will:

      • Support the goals of PSSO in local communities with an emphasis on providing
        information and fellowship for people living with Parkinson’s and their families.
      • Attend ongoing training/education and Community of Practice meetings provided
        by PSSO to increase their knowledge about Parkinson’s disease and to enhance
        their skills as a facilitator.
      • Ensure all public notices for the group contain the group information, PSSO logo,
        and a reference to the group being a program of PSSO.
      • Provide PSSO with updated group lists, including names, addresses, telephone
        numbers, and email addresses regularly.
      • Provide an attendance record (First & Last Name of each participant) to PSSO
        immediately following each group session. This will be submitted using the
        volunteer portal “My Impact Page.”
      • Document all hours of volunteering using the volunteer portal “My Impact Page,”
        which should include all time spent each month planning as well as group
        facilitation.
      • Notify PSSO of any important information immediately as it pertains to the overall
        group or specific client participants (questions, resources, health changes, death in
        the family, etc.)

      The facilitator works with the group to:

      • Act in accordance with the Volunteer Code of Conduct (see page 12)
      • Define the role and emphasize that the facilitator is not an expert in all things.
      • Conduct group meetings in a caring, respectful, and compassionate manner.
      • Promote the value of empowerment, encouraging individuals to be involved in
        making decisions about their own care.
      • Establish, with input from group participants, a list of ground rules and goals for the
        group and review the list with the group on a regular basis.
      • Foster an opportunity for people to interact with others dealing with similar health
        concerns and facilitate the sharing of their experience living with Parkinson’s.
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      • Encourage group members to participate in PSSO programs, education events, and
        fundraising events.
      • Invite group participants to connect with PSSO staff and programs as necessary.
      • Welcome and introduce new participants to the group, explain group guidelines
        such as confidentiality and help them connect with other group participants.

      Group Interaction & Communication
      The facilitator will: 

      • Ensure group participants are educated about and adhere to the confidentiality
        policy.
      • Moderate the discussions in the group to ensure that all participants have an equal
        opportunity to share if they wish. This may require the facilitator to enhance their
        skills to ensure that participants that are talkative do not monopolize the
        discussion. Gently redirect attention to less vocal participants.
      • Encourage a balance in discussions by encouraging the group to consider
        constructive solutions when negative issues are being addressed. Although there
        will be times when participants need to freely express and share their feelings, even
        if their tone seems negative.
      • Remind the group that the symptoms, treatment, and progression of Parkinson’s
        are unique to each person, so others’ experiences may be different from one’s own.
      • Strive to present information and encourage discussion that is honest while at the
        same time promotes a feeling of optimism.
      • Remind participants to adopt a “consumers beware” approach to any information
        shared in the group and do their own research or speak with a medical professional
        before acting.