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Friendly Visitor   Bruce County  Grey County 
Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Heritage Place Mall
Owen Sound
Provide companionship and friendship to a senior or adult with a disability who is lonely and in need of a supportive friend by making weekly visits of 2-3 hours in duration. 
 
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 Communities Ontario, Angus, Camphill Nottawasaga
Camphill Nottawasaga near Angus and Camphill Sophia Creek in Barrie
Two sites: Camphill Nottawasaga, near Angus and Camphill Sophia Creek in Barrie.  
 
Camphill Nottawasaga (Angus) offers programs in woodworking, pottery, candlemaking, and bakery/meal preparation. There are also opportunities to be involved in maple syrup production, working in the vegetable gardens and caring for livestock (Highland cows and horses).  
 
Camphill Sophia Creek (Barrie) offers work in the mosaic studio, meal preparation skills in the Cafe, music, recreational activities and cultural outings. Assistance with the retail store in downtown Barrie is also needed (111 Dunlop St E). Help is also needed with Bingo events and other special events such as our fairs.  
 
Both locations need volunteers to help with set-up, cash management and take-down at our Farmers Markets. 
Please email Sandra to place you in an opportunity that best suits your needs!
March of Dimes Canada, Peterborough, Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program
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.
Make-A-Wish Canada, Make-A-Wish Toronto & Central Ontario Division
Simcoe County
Position Summary 
A wish granter will meet with the wish child and family members to help determine the child’s most heartfelt wish while brainstorming and planning special enhancements throughout the wish process. Wish granters work in teams of two alongside Make-A-Wish staff to ensure every eligible child’s wish comes true.  
 
Duties and Responsibilities 
• Partner with at least one other volunteer wish granter to help grant the wishes of children throughout the chapter’s territory.  
• Visit the wish child, with the goal of discerning his/her one true wish, while gaining a clear understanding of the reason behind the child’s most heartfelt wish. 
• Complete and submit wish paperwork in a timely manner according to chapter guidelines.  
• Create a magical wish experience for the wish child by planning and delivering “wish enhancements” – special, creative touches that keep the child excited about the wish throughout the process. 
• Solicit in-kind donations, ensuring Make-A-Wish resources are used wisely.  
• Plan “send-off” party or “presentation” party for each wish, as appropriate. 
• Develop a positive rapport with the wish child and family by serving as a liaison between chapter staff and the wish family, ensuring the family is updated on the status of the wish throughout the wish process. 
• Act as a reliable, communicative and productive member of the “wish team” by working closely with a volunteer partner and Make-A-Wish staff to create the best possible wish experience for the child. 
• Other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate.
Hospice Georgian Triangle
Collingwood, Ontario
Greeting clients, families, staff and members of the community, answering phones, taking messages and transferring calls, assist office staff with light administrative tasks, provide a welcoming atmosphere.
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.
Community Living Association for South Simcoe, Alliston - Dufferin St S
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.
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!
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
Trillium Manor
​12 Grace Avenue, Orillia
One on one visiting with residents, supporting and/or facilitating group activities, reading or playing games with residents, meal assistance
CLH Developmental Support Services
various locations
Help connect a person to local recreation and leisure activities in their community, as well as enriching their social life. Examples: Going for a walk, going to a movie, go to a church service; go for coffee, go to a sporting events or partake in a physical activity such as hiking or skating.
Stayner Care Centre
Stayner, Ontario
Day, evening and Weekend Volunteers needed  
Friendly Visiting, Knitting, Coffee Social, Painting, Crafts, Assisting in the Dining Room, Manicures, Program Set up, Bingo Caller, movie night volunteer, Friendly Reminder Volunteer, Pin Setters for bowling, scrabble players, musical talent, to many to list all
Simcoe County, Corporation of, Sunset Village and Manor, Sunset Manor - Long Term Care Facility
Collingwood
One on one visiting with residents, supporting and/or facilitating group activities, reading or playing games with residents, meal assistance
Vision Mate   Bruce County  Grey County 
CNIB [Central East], Bruce/Dufferin/Grey District, Vision Loss Rehab Ontario
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.
VON Canada, Ontario Branch, Grey Bruce Site, Caregiver Support Circle
Grey and Bruce Counties
The Caregiver Support Circle has many different aspects and needs volunteers to help with the following: 
* Education Series – along with the facilitator, you would help co-lead the 4 week sessions 
* Monthly Support Groups – you would help facilitate the monthly meetings where caregivers can go to share feelings and frustrations 
* One to One Support – you would provide support for the caregiver, either by telephone or in person 
* Caregiver Relief – for example, sitting with someone while the caregiver goes out
Home for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Tracey Lane
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity for people interested in helping out a local, older individual who may be experiencing loneliness.  
 
Volunteers in this role will provide transportation to and from social events in the community, or even just coffee and conversation out in the community, with other Home for Life clients. Volunteers provide companionship throughout the social or programs and can choose your level of commitment - one time, occasional or temporary volunteers are welcome. Sign up for just one social outing and see how it goes! 
 
This role will help ease the burden of social isolation and can help to promote confidence, health and well being, and and provide them with a new friendship. This activity will help expand you social circle, meet new people and make a difference in the live of another person.
Friendly Visitor   Grey County  Simcoe County 
Home for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Tracey Lane
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity for people interested in helping a local, older individual, who may be experiencing loneliness. Volunteers ease the burden of loneliness by providing friendship, company and conversation either in the comfort of the client's home or though short social outings in the community.  
 
Sometimes people sit and chat over a cup of coffee, or they may play board games, watch TV or go out to a cafe. Commitment level is up to the volunteer; one time, occasional and/or temporary volunteers are welcome. 
 
The relationship between the volunteer and client can promote confidence, health and well being, and provide them with a new friendship. This activity will help expand you social circle, meet new people and make a difference in the live of another person.
South West Local Health Integration Network, London Office, Home and Community Care
Bruce County, Grey County, Huron County, Perth County
Peer Leaders are volunteers in the South West Self Management Program, who facilitate the Living a Healthy Life workshop series for individuals with chronic health conditions. The workshop series contains 6 sessions - each 2.5 hours in length. Workshops are offered in a community setting with groups of 6-15 participants. Leaders are required to facilitate 2 workshops per year. Peer leaders receive paid mileage and honorarium for each workshop they facilitate. 
 
Workshops are held in various accessible community spaces, such as community center and family health offices.
Home for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Tracey Lane
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity for people interested in helping out a local, older individual who may no longer be able to go grocery shopping without support. This service can make a big difference to older individuals and can help these residents to remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. 
 
Volunteers in this role will provide grocery shopping assistance at local food stores, which includes providing transportation with or without clients to the local stores, and assisting clients by bringing groceries inside their home for them, on a one time, occasional and temporary basis.
VON Canada, Ontario Branch, Grey Bruce Site, SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) Exercise and Falls Prevention Program
In community centres and retirement homes 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, Grey Bruce Site, Supportive Care Services
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
Georgian Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians (GRACE)
Owen Sound
Volunteer Opportunites:  
Leader responsible for:  
*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 responsible for:  
*support the rider as necessary to balance  
*assist rider to complete skills as needed  
*assist leader with tack and cleanup
South East Grey Community Health Centre, Markdale
Markdale
Set up tables and chairs, play bingo, board games, pool and socialize. Make coffee/tea.
Activity Aid   Simcoe County 
Tudhope Manor Retirement Residence
Tudhope Manor - Orillia
Organize card games, bingo games, be the "caller" at bingo games, read the newspaper and encourage discussion about current events, lead prepared arts and crafts sessions, take a resident for a walk around the block.
SE Health, North Simcoe Muskoka Office, Home Health Care Services
Barrie
Volunteers and their dog will visit clients offering comfort, hope and happiness.
VON Canada, Barrie - Cedar Pointe Dr, SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® Exercise Program
Barrie
Volunteers will lead a gentle functional fitness program designed for community members 55+.  
The purpose of the program is to: 
*Increase and maintain strength, coordination, balance and flexibility 
*Improve health and engery 
*Improve mobility and independence 
*Prevent falls 
*Meet new people and socialize
Roberta Place, Barrie - 503 Essa Rd, Long Term Care
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.
March of Dimes Canada, Head Office - Toronto
Various locations in Simcoe County
The Next Steps Walking Program is seeking Walking Partners! Next Steps serves individuals who have suffered from a stroke & their caregivers by providing them with a safe setting to interact with their peers and engage in physical activity. Next Steps seeks to improve participants’ quality of life. 
 
The Walking Partner is responsible for providing program support to staff and participants. The Walking Partner will assist the coordinator as needed (i.e. set-up and clean-up) in order to ensure the effective delivery of the program. This volunteer will also provide companionship and support to participants by developing positive and encouraging relationships with them, ultimately helping participants to maximize their experience in the program. 
 
If you are interested in joining our Next Steps team, please contact volunteer@marchofdimes.ca with “Next Steps” and your desired location in the subject line for more information.
Woods Park Care Centre, Long Term Care Home
Special Events and Outing Assistance
CNIB Foundation [Central East], Simcoe/Muskoka, Vision Mate Program
in the client's home or other mutually acceptable location (i.e. library, coffee shop, etc.)
Vision Mates share their sight with someone who is blind or partially sighted. Vision Mates provide regular, one-to-one assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted. Matches are made with someone who lives close to your home, school or work. You visit once a week for a couple of hours to assist with four main tasks: reading, errands (like groceries and shopping nearby), going for walks, and socializing (Vision Mates do not drive or provide personal care).
Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie, Orillia, Poverty Relief, Employment
10 Peter St N. Unit 102, Orillia ON, L3V 4Y7
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 
 
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 on line 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.
Leacock Care Centre
25 Museum Drive
Volunteer opportunities for individuals interested in assisiting with recreation programs, outings, friendly visiting, computer programs, reading programs and special events.
Volunteers   Simcoe County 
Leacock Retirement Lodge
298 Forest Ave North
Assist in running programs, help with planning programs, start new programs if required
Champlain Manor Retirement Residence
65 Fittons Rd W
Assists activity coordinator with different activities. Other duties around residence. Call for information. 
 
NOTE! Volunteers under 18 do not require a Criminal Record Check. Volunteers above this age must have one.
Helping Hands, Orillia, Personal Care and Caregiver Relief
Visiting in the home of the client or telephone calling from the home of the volunteer.
In home visiting or telephone conservation with seniors.
Helping Hands, Orillia, Personal Care and Caregiver Relief
off site locations for special events.
Assisting with client social events, planning crafts, serving refreshments and tidy up after events.
Atrium Retirement Residence
Orillia
Provide companionship or reading with residents or doing crafts or assisting in the culinary dept
Grey County, Lee Manor
Owen Sound
•Provide personal companionship and social interaction with a resident 
•Has the ability to carry on a conversation and encourage participation and feedback  
•Be creative with ideas to stimulate interaction  
•Maintain a consistent schedule of weekly visits  
•Documentation at end of visit of residents seen on Activity Pro
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
BDB offices in Collingwood. Golf is at Batteaux Creek and Curling is at the Collingwood Curling Club
Assist staff to deliver various programs such as crafts, bingo, outings and trips to adults with diverse disabilities. This includes set up and clean up for programs. Also, volunteers needed to assist with weekly golf program and weekly curling program.
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.
Visitor   Simcoe County 
Hospice Orillia
169 Front St S, Orillia, ON L3V 4S8
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 volunteers receive 30 hours of professional training from local doctors, nurses, pharmacists, spiritual leaders and social workers. Going into a clients homes. 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. Our volunteers visit in a clients home, long term care facility or hospital.
Grey County, Lee Manor
Owen Sound
• To provide one to one interaction with residents  
• Organizing and maintaining inventory  
• Keep area clean & tidy at all times  
• To assist in portering if required  
• Keep a tally of cash sales & record account purchased items 
• Record refrigerator and freezer temperatures  
• Provide assistance for customers who may have difficulty holding /carrying items to a table especially hot beverages  
• Clear/ Sweep floors for tripping/ slipping hazards in and around Ice Cream Parlour as needed
Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce, Chapman House
Owen Sound
General Kitchen Duties - assisting the cook; preparing meals; baking
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office
Orillia
The role involves making all arrangements for a monthly lunch in local restaurants, communicating with participants and ensuring a safe, welcoming and supportive environment during the lunch.
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Help visitors with rentals of cross country skis and snowshoes. Volunteers will deliver excellent customer service when engaging with visitors. Volunteers will welcome 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. 
We will provide training to selected applicants.
Simcoe County, Corporation of, Sunset Village and Manor, Sunset Manor - Long Term Care Facility
49 Raglan Street Collingwood, ON L9Y4X1
Various opportunities including: Friendly visiting, Activity programming. ie. crafts, coffee socials, inter-generational programs, student placements, administration, Front office volunteer, meal assistance, pet visitor, Student internships (College/Universities), Music volunteer, Simcoe Cycling without Age bike program
Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS) - Ontario - Huronia Region Programs
Help give people of all ages and disabilities a chance to experience skiing.
Muskoka Landing
Visiting with seniors in our long term care home who do not have local family or friends that visit often
Georgian Bay Seniors Lodge
Penetanguishene, serving North Simcoe
Volunteers assist with many aspects of resident care and facility maintenance. Activities may include but are not limited to * friendly visiting with residents * assistance with food service * assisting with recreational activities for residents * assisting with administrative activities.
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Penetanguishene - 500 Church St - Atrium Bldg, Volunteer Resources
Waypoint Centre, 500 Church Street, Penetanguishene, ON
Assist with socialization, integration and reduce stigma at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. 
Opportunities include: recreation assistant * helping with income tax completion * entertainers * one on one socialization * education support * Spiritual Care visiting * fundraising * gift shop clerk, 
 
Bingo Volunteer opportunities available at the Angel Gate Bingo Hall in Penetanguishene.
E3 Community Services, Collingwood - Pretty River Pkwy N
Collingwood
Peer support for Teens who have special needs in activities offered at a Teen drop in night
Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Aid Society, City of Kawartha Lakes
Peterborough, Lindsay
Volunteer Mentors give a few hours a week to share their special skills, interests or hobbies with a child or family.
Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada-Ontario Council
South Barrie
As a volunteer Guider, you'll help girls: 
Experience fun adventures in a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment 
Learn the skills that will help them confidently navigate their world 
Discover they can achieve more than they ever imagined 
Make a difference in the world
Mitchell and Area Community Outreach, Wellness / Exercise program
4118A Rd 164, RR5 Mitchell : Office
Programs and Services Include but not limited to: Entertainment, Dining and Social Programs, Meals on Wheels, Mobility Bus, shopping volunteer, volunteer visiting, Volunteer transportation, Group exercise and falls prevention education classes.
Victorian Order of Nurses, Listowel, Perth-Huron Branch - Adult Day Program
Perth County- Listowel, Stratford, Mitchell, St.Marys
Volunteers are matched with a client who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer Disease or dementia for weekly walks and visits. 
 
Provides caregiver respite for individual close to the client, and a chance for client to enjoy exercise and social time.
Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth, Visiting Hospice Services
Perth County
Duties include: 
companionship and emotional support 
simple comfort measures 
caregiver relief 
bereavement support
Canadian Cancer Society, Huron-Perth Community Office
Perth and Huron Counties
Are you a survivor or caregiver? Would you like to connect with someone who is going 
through a similar cancer journey? A peer support volunteer offers empathetic support from someone who has been there. Our volunteers connect with individuals over the phone or in person. This position requires that you be out of treatment for one year, but no longer than 10 years.
Tower of Port Hope Retirement Residence
Port Hope
Driving shuttle bus, friendly visits, playing bingo, sharing your music talents, playing cards, teaching seniors how to use the computer, reading to seniors, walking, crafts, and much more!
Companion   Northumberland County 
Community Living - West Northumberland, Administration
Varies depending on activity / event.
To spend time with people who are intellectually disabled participating in community activities and events as well as spending time at their support locations engaging in structured and unstructured activities. To assist with the organization and execution of events such as dances, social, recreational and public awareness events that promote the abilities of people with an intellectual disability.
Trillium Lakelands District School Board, Bracebridge, Muskoka Education Centre
58 Brunel Road, Huntsville, ON P1H 2A2
Meal organization, preparation and clean-up
Community Care Northumberland, Cobourg, Community Care Northumberland - Cobourg Office
in clients home.
Volunteers will be providing companionship to individuals to relieve their isolation.
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.
Special Olympics Ontario, Orillia - No Physical Address
Orillia
Volunteers are always needed to help with our current sports being offered: soccer, bowling,track and field,speed skating,swimming, t-ball, softball and floor hockey and golf.Please contact for information.
Board Member   Grey County 
South Grey Museum and Historical Library
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.
South Grey Museum and Historical Library
South Grey Museum - Flesherton (and larger events at Kinplex - Flesherton)
Assist in coordinating events with other volunteers.
Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program
Peterborough and surrounding five counties
Volunteers will assist players on the ice, supporting the coaching staff. We are entering our 7th season of play and are looking for volunteers who may have some experience working with players with physical, emotional and/or neurodevelopmental challenges. Looking for individuals who have taught skating or hockey skills 
 
We can provide training and support if necessary
Community Living Trent Highlands, Peterborough
Peterborough
* Support individuals to participate in the life of the Peterborough City and County Communities 
* In discussion with a person and the supporting staff, support the person is doing activities of their choice, for example:  
* Going with one or two people to Peterborough Pete's games 
* Going out for coffee  
* Going to the Wellness Centre to swim, use exercise equipment 
* Going to the Library 
* Going for a walk 
* A volunteer is not expected to pay for the person. The individual(s) you volunteer with is expected to cover their own transportation costs including gas if you use your car  
 
Community Care Peterborough, Peterborough Office, Administration
Client's Home
Role: To provide social interaction 
Responsibilities Include: 
• work within the parameters of your defined role 
• represent Community Care in a friendly, professional manner, respecting the boundaries of your position 
• report any problems or concerns to a staff member 
• attend meetings and training opportunities 
• report your volunteer hours as requested 
• be familiar with all Community Care services 
• visit on a regular basis, preferably once per week 
• call the client if you expect to be late or are unable to visit 
 
CAUTION 
Volunteers are not to provide personal care to clients, such as: lifting, transferring, toileting, or dispensing medications. See Volunteer Orientation Manual: Scope of Volunteer Involvement
PARD Therapeutic Riding
Located at the Stillbrook Riding Stables, east of Keene, ON
* Volunteers age 16 and up. 
* Assist in offering horseback riding as a therapeutic activity for disabled children and adults by acting as a horse leader or side walker. 
* Program begins on June 1st annually and ends in September.  
* Younger volunteers may be considered - call to inquire.
Visiting   Northumberland County 
Ontario. Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Brookside Youth Centre, Brookside Youth Centre - Volunteer Program
390 King Street East, Cobourg
Volunteers are needed to provide a sense of community to our residents.
Community Care Northumberland, Port Hope, Community Care Northumberland - Port Hope Office
In client homes.
Visit assigned client on a weekly basis or as arranged. 
Report to the Program Coordinator any concerns regarding the well-being of the client. Assist the client to maintain or establish community contacts. To provide friendship and alleviate loneliness through a personal visit with a senior or adult with disability to improve their quality of life and assist them to remain independent. Complete report forms and return them to the office. Be familiar with the policies and procedures of the agency. Maintain confidentiality. Attend training sessions as arranged.
Extendicare, Cobourg - The Landmark Assisted Living, Long Term Care Home
The volunteers will assist in recreation programs geared to residents.
Northumberland Family Respite Services
Northumberland County
To provide support to a family with a child who has special needs.
Legion Village Inc, Legion Village, Branch 133
111 Hibernia Street, Cobourg, ON
Helping with parties; taking residents for walks; visiting residents; playing cards with residents; reading to the visually impaired.
Hope Street Terrace
20 Hope Street South, Port Hope
One on one; special events; music therapy; arts & crafts; ceramics; church services; bible studies; outings; and much more.
Visiting   Northumberland County 
Extendicare, Cobourg - The Landmark Assisted Living, Long Term Care Home
Volunteers will come into Extendicare and The Landmark and visit with the residents. They are always looking for volunteers who are can bring music to the residents, help with outings and special programs. If you have an interest or hobby you would like to share with the residents they'd love you to contact them.
Extendicare, Cobourg - The Landmark Assisted Living, Long Term Care Home
Looking for volunteers who are looking to make a measurable difference in the lives of seniors who live in a dementia unit. This would be through friendly visits, walking buddies, sharing stories and offering friendship.
Christian Horizons, Central East District Office
Relationship building and support during daily activities 
Going for walks in community 
Participating in community events 
Plan activities in consultation with individuals and support team 
Maintain safety of individuals 
Maintain confidentiality
Omni Health Care, Streamway Villa
Help staff with special events such as entertainment, happy hours, birthday parties, outings, etc.
YMCA Northumberland, Cobourg - Elgin Street West
Varies
Various volunteer opportunities within the organization - babysitting service - fitness instructors - cleaning and maintenance - youth and sports programs
Volunteer   Northumberland County 
Golden Plough Lodge Volunteers
Assist residents to activities. Visit with residents. Assist with life enrichment programs. Assist with restorative programs. Share a talent (painting, playing piano, crafts, storytelling,etc.)
Volunteers   Simcoe County 
Victoria Village, Barrie - 78 Ross St, Victoria Village Manor
78 Ross Street
Volunteers can assist in the Recreation, Pastoral/Palliative Care, Laundry & Pysiotherapy Department and the Hair Salon.
Client Care   Simcoe County 
Woods Park Care Centre, Long Term Care Home
110 Lillian Crescent Barrie
Assistance with resident In-house appointments
Fairhaven
* To assist with portering residents to and from activities. To provide assistance during the activity. Examples of activities - baking, bowling, euchre, entertainment, hymn sing, bingo.
Hillcrest Village Care Centre
Midland
Some of our residents enjoy a game of cards after dinner. This position is ideal for someone who enjoys the company of others with a weekly card game.
VON Canada - Peterborough Victoria Haliburton Site, Peterborough - George St N, SMART Program
Client home - throughout Peterborough County
* After successfully completing VON Canada's In-Home Exercise Training Program, volunteers are matched with clients and then visit the client's home on a weekly basis to help them complete the series of 13 exercises. Volunteers may also lead small exercise groups.
Peterborough Manor
Peterborough
Perform musical entertainment for the enjoyment of residents. 
St. Joseph's at Fleming
1) Assist or feed one or two residents who require help at meal time. Provide socialization to the resident(s) during their meal.  
 
2) Also need musicians to provide entertainment for residents.  
 
3) And a volunteer gardener to help maintain flower beds, etc. 
 
4) Social Hour and Bar Volunteer  
 
5) Snack Cart Volunteer
OMNI Health Care, Riverview Manor, OMNI Health Care
1155 Water St, Peterborough, ON
* Assist with portering to dining room 
* Read to residents 
* Assist with recreation programs 
* Assist with outings 
* Assist with special events
Lifetimes Living, Cobourg Retirement Residence
The volunteer will assist with social activites and provide companionship to residents.
Bingo Caller   Peterborough County 
Applewood Retirement Residence
1500 Lansdowne St W
Call bingo to the residents.
Peterborough Manor
Peterborough Manor
Organize resident card games. Guide players and/or play along.
Peterborough Manor
Visiting, walking with, and forming a friendship with one or more residents.
Ontario Senior Games Association, District 28 - Simcoe County
Simcoe County
Assist with planning and organizing of district games 
Assist with registration for the District and Provincial Games 
Assist with running events of interest to the volunteer 
Help promote District #28 Games to residents throughout Simcoe County 
Attend District Meetings
Ontario Senior Games Association, District 28 - Simcoe County
Simcoe County
The Committee Vice-Chairperson shall: 
1. Assist the Chairperson with the operation of the District Committee. 
2. In the absence of the Chairperson, assume all duties of the Chairperson. 
3. Accept "ad hoc" and short- term assignments and other duties as required by the Executive or the Committee
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.
OMNI Health Care, Riverview Manor, OMNI Health Care
1155 Water St N, Peterborough
Assist with group programming, visit and go for walks, assist during meal time, outdoor clean-up with residents raking, cleaning chairs and assist with programs of interest.
Barrie Christian Hospice
Visiting volunteers provide emotional support to people experiencing life threatening illness * support for their caregivers or family includes respite care and counselling.
Golden Plough Lodge Volunteers
Volunteers will assist residents with Sunday church services at 2 p.m. Regular attendance with the residents is required to establish patterns. Volunteers are also needed to help transport residents for our Tuesday afternoon multi-faith services, and for special events. Just two hours a week can make a huge difference in a resident's life.
Hope Street Terrace
Community Nursing Home Port Hope
One to one visitation, trips, shopping, etc. Companion to residents and a connection to the community. Leading small groups in an activity that interests the volunteer.
VON Canada - Peterborough Victoria Haliburton Site, Peterborough - George St N, Peterborough Square Adult Day Centre
Peterborough Square, 360 George St N, Suite 25
* Assist staff with daily routines for clients.  
* Greet clients as they arrive.  
* Engage them in conversation and activities.  
* Assist with the preparation and serving of snacks and meals to clients.  
* Participate with clients in activities such as card games, crafts, table games and exercises.  
* Share experiences and memories or special skills such as music ability.
VON Canada - Peterborough Victoria Haliburton Site, Peterborough - George St N, Peterborough Square Adult Day Centre
Various locations throughout the City and County of Peterborough
After completing the VON Canada training program, volunteers become Senior's Fitness Instructors. As SMART Group Program leaders, volunteers lead groups of seniors through weekly exercise sessions. Volunteers are mentored by the VON Program Coordinator and work in teams of 2-3 to lead the group program.
Summer Buddy   Northumberland County 
Canadian Angelman Syndrome Society
Bewdley
Being a buddy/friend to a local child for the summer. Visiting the child in the home, taking the child out for recreation or special events, etc.
Hillcrest Village Care Centre
Midland
Be a friend to a resident(s) who may not have visitors on a regular basis. Your weekly visit will be appreciated and enjoyed by both you and the resident. Friendly Visiting could include: reading, playing games, going for walks etc.
VON Canada - Hastings Northumberland Prince Edward Site, Cobourg, Northumberland Adult Day Centre
Assist staff working with adult clients who have Alzheimer's or related dementia. Volunteers assist with programming and one to one activities making the clients time at the Adult Day Service as enjoyable and safe as possible. For more information on Adult Day Services and how volunteers enhance client participation, please call Lori.
Community Care Northumberland, Brighton, Community Care Northumberland - Brighton Office
To coordinate relief for caregivers; train and match volunteers with care-recipients in order to give caregivers a break.
Care Giver   Northumberland County 
Canadian Angelman Syndrome Society
The volunteer will act as a buddy to children afflicted with Angelman's Syndrome. There will be some babysitting, fund raising, and assistance given to families.
VON Canada, Beeton, Adult Day Program
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.
Christian Horizons, Simcoe 11
Barrie
Friendly Visitor   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
Métis Nation of Ontario, Midland, Georgian Bay Metis Council - Community Support Services
Midland
Visit elderly clients for social visits in their home or in the communityand telephone clients for security purposes
Canadian Blood Services, Barrie Area Office, Blood Donor 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
Mood Disorders Society of Canada
Collingwood - Organizing location will be arranged by committee members
The 2020 Defeat Depression Walks will take place late May/Early June 2020 
 
The Defeat Depression campaign is a national fundraising campaign designed to allow individuals and organizations to raise funds in support of their local mental health programs and services. The campaign has grown into a national movement bringing much-needed funds, awareness of mental health issues while fighting mental health stigma one event at a time. 
 
Planning and organizing the Walk/Runs takes time, passion and creative thinking. With support from volunteers and Mood Disorders Society of Canada’s staff, you will be a part of something truly extraordinary in your community. Although this is a national campaign, local success depends on volunteers like you. With your community insight, you will raise awareness, encourage participation, and drive fundraising results. 
 
Available Positions: 
Event Chair/Co-Chairs oversees all elements of the event from start to finish, liaises with Mood Disorders Society of Canada, attends host conference calls during the planning process, and explores new ideas and suggestions on how to make the event successful, responsible for financial tracking of the event 
 
Volunteer Coordinator recruit volunteers to help on the day of the event and/or with tasks throughout the planning process, assigns responsibilities as needed, and builds relationships within the community 
 
Local Sponsorship Coordinator – you will recruit build local connections, new sponsors, and strengthen relationships with existing sponsors to offset some event expenses and contribute to the local fundraising revenue. Working with your committee and Defeat Depression Staff, you are responsible for acquiring local cash, and in-kind sponsorships, ensure that sponsor obligations are fulfilled, and each sponsor feels the true value of a partnership with the Defeat Depression Campaign. 
 
Communications/Marketing Coordinator oversees promotion of the event, brainstorms how to attract participants and sponsors, engages local media and hosts media on the day of the event, etc. 
 
Social Media Coordinator oversees the event Facebook page, handles posts and responds to inquiries on social media, engages local stakeholders, helps promote the event through social media, shares pictures post event, directs people to engage with YouTube and Flickr 
 
Logistics Coordinator books the location for the event, plans the walk or run course, obtains all required permits/approvals, plans for tents/water/parking/supplies on the day-of
Ontario Senior Games Association, District 28 - Simcoe County
The Registration Committee Chairperson shall: 
1. Plan and implement all registration procedures (on site registration, pre-registration, collection of funds, etc.). 
2. Ensure that all forms are completed accurately and that all waivers are signed. 
3. Communicate the registration information to the appropriate event convenor and committee chairs as needed. 
4. Have an ongoing up-to-date list of all participants.  
5. Ensure that participant registration information is forwarded to the OSGA in a timely manner. 
6. Present a report of the registration information to the District Coordinator and the District Games Committee at the completion of the Games.
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office
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
RVH Volunteer   Simcoe County 
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie - 201 Georgian Dr
Barrie
Volunteers at RVH assist with a broad range of hospital activities if you are interested contact Volunteer Resources.
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office
Orillia
1. Greet participants upon arrival. Assist with seating if necessary. Provide participants with their name tags. 
2. Assist with assigned tasks such as group discussions, setting up and cleaning up supplies/equipment, providing one-to-one assistance. 
3. Provide encouragement and support to participants during activities. 
4. Ensure safety of participants at all times. 
5. Listen carefully and with respect to the participants.
Vision Mate   Peterborough County 
CNIB [Central East], Peterborough, Vision Loss Rehab Ontario
Peterborough
* Vision mate volunteers help people who are blind or partially sighted to be independent by providing one-on-one sighted assistance with four types of activities: reading/organizing, errands, walks, and social visits. 
* Volunteers will be visiting the client in their home for about 2 hours a week.  
* Boundaries include: no cooking, no cleaning, no personal care, no home repairs, no giving advice, no counseling, no heavy lifting, no driving.  
* Volunteers must not offer advice or recommendations on treatment, health care professionals, or other medical information.
Volunteer   Muskoka District  Simcoe County 
Senior Wish Association, Mailing Address
Barrie, Innisfil, Stayner and Clearview Township area, Muskoka-Gravenhurst
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.
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.