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Providing companionship to Individuals with development disabilities. Going for walks/outings, playing games, listening to music, sharing interests.
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
- Various opportunities inculding:
- Friendly visiting
- Activity programming. ie. crafts, coffee socials, inter-generational programs
- Student placements and internships (College/Universities)
- Meal assistance
- Pet visitor
- Music volunteer
- Simcoe Cycling without Age bike program
Volunteers will be involved in the planning, promoting and implementation or the New Horizons Seniors Program.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
- Assists activity coordinator with different activities such as:
- Special events
- Friendly visiting
- Other duties around residence
- In home visiting
- Telephone conservation
- Assisting with client:
- Social events
- Planning crafts
- Serving refreshments
- Tidy up after events
- Assist in running programs
- Help with planning programs
- Sart new programs if required
- 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!
- Cook, bake, gardening
- Activities with residence
- Supporting with activities of daily living
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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 can assist with a variety of activities and programs including:
Recreation programs (games, arts and crafts)
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 and Front Desk Screening
Physiotherapy/ Fitness classes
Mature Adult Volunteers will assist players on the ice, supporting our Qualified, Certified coaching staff and Figure Skating Instructor.
- One on one visiting with residents
- Supporting and/or facilitating group activities
- Reading or playing games with residents
- Meal assistance
- 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).
- 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
- Musical Talent
- Provide companionship
- Assisting in the Culinary Department.
Volunteers can assist with a variety of programs and activities including:
- One-on-One Friendly Visiting
- Holiday Celebrations and Special Events
- Card playing, Bingo and other games
- Hairdressing & Wellness Assistance
- Escorting Residents to in house appointments
- Dining Assistance
Volunteer opportunities for individuals interested in assisiting with recreation programs, outings, friendly visiting, computer programs, reading programs and special events.
- 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
- Support the rider as necessary to balance
- Assist rider to complete skills as needed
- Assist leader with tack and cleanup
- 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
- 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
Breakfast Club Facilitators
Professional Women's Group Facilitators
Stylist to help suit clients,
Professional Women's Group Mentors
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.
Assist clients with activities that they are no longer able to do by themselves and which are of interest to the client: reading, writing, shopping, playing cards/games
Provide a periodic monitoring of the client's well being
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
- 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 and horses)
* 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.
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.
Special Events and Outing Assistance
Assistance with resident In-house appointments
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.
- 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
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
*In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all RVH volunteer services and all volunteer recruitment have been suspended. We are currently not accepting applications at this time. Please check our website (www.rvh.on.ca/careers/volunteering/) in the future for updated information regarding opportunities to volunteer.
Please contact the Volunteer Resources office to discuss a wide variety of opportunities. Some include: Patient Experience, Information & Wayfinding, Retail (Café Royale and Victoria's Gift Shop & Fundraising, Outpatient and Visitor Support, and Administrative Support.
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.