You performed a search for: Areas of Interest: Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering
There are 72 record(s) that match your criteria.
Click on the Position Title to view the full details of the record
The In-Home Recreation Program is seeking fun-loving volunteers to brighten the days of our elders by visiting them in their homes. You'll get to spend quality time with some of the most interesting people around - just be warned, they may not remember your name by the end of the day!
Schedule is very flexible and visits will happen 1/week for 1 hour at client's home.
But don't worry, that just means every visit will feel like a first date. Who doesn't love the excitement of introducing themselves over and over again? Plus, you'll have plenty of opportunities to tell your favorite jokes, play games, or just enjoy a good chat with your new friends.
So if you're ready to put a smile on someone's face and have a few laughs along the way, come join us at the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth. We promise it'll be a memorable experience - for both you and your new companions!
The Board meets at least eight times a year and generally takes the summer months off (as well as December and January, although this fluctuates based on need). Board Members are expected to participate in occasional activities such as fundraisers, board subcommittees (when required), and participation in email discussions (only when in-person or virtual discussion is not possible).
Meetings are held virtually, ensuring accessibility for all Board members located throughout a large region. Board meetings are often not more than one hour in length, given members are expected to have reviewed the Board report beforehand.
Duties & Responsibilities:
· To resolutely uphold the interests of CONTACT Community Services, avoiding conflicts of interest in personal or other business.
· To maintain the confidentiality of restricted Board information.
· To be open to serving as an active member on at least one board appointed committee (if possible).
· To attend Board and committee meetings on a regular and timely basis,with a full understanding of the agenda and accompanying package. All materials are circulated in advance to allow for ample time for member review. The ED encourages any member to reach out for clarification prior to the meeting to help support efficiency at the meetings.
· To conduct Board business in a professional manner.
· To be an active participant in all Board issues, providing a positive influence; open to change and creative problem solving.
· To interact with all other Board members with respect and dignity.
Skills and Abilities of Individual Board Members:
· Experience in the field or lived experience related to the organization’s mission and purpose.
· Knowledge and skills in one or more areas of board governance: policy, finance, programs, legal, personnel, and advocacy.
· Experience with strategic planning and organizational development.
· History and knowledge of one of the South Simcoe communities: Essa, Adjala-Tosorontio, Innisfil, New Tecumseth,Bradford West Gwillimbury.
· Experience with communications, branding and/or philanthropy.
NSVS work along side the First Responders and support anyone that has been effected by crime or tragic circumstances. Non-profit organization that runs 24/7, 365 days a year. As a crisis responder you may be asked to assist the OPP or other first responders to help victims and/or families. Requirements include a valid driver's licenc, vehicle and a cell phone.
Deliver donated food to Individuals and families in South Georgian Bay.
Willingness to build joyful relationships!
The GTHS Food Fairy ensures that all kittens and cats in the building are fed. Other duties include:
- topping up water
- washing food dishes
- record keeping as necessary and following the feeding chart accurately.
Of course, our cats will also appreciate cuddles and play time!
As a Client Support Volunteer, you will assist clients of CONTACT's Housing Services Department to identify, collect and compile various documents and forms they might need to apply for housing services in Simcoe County.
You will connect with them by phone or in-person at the CONTACT Community Services offices in Bradford and Alliston, or in public locations like libraries or a local Tim Horton's.
You will help them identify, photograph and email copies of documents, such as their ID, Rental Agreements, Income Statements and other documents that are needed to access support services.
In some cases, you will assist them to complete forms.
You will be able to connect directly with CONTACT's Housing Staff to get support or answers when you're not sure of next steps.
This role is important because it frees up time for Housing Staff to help clients find and access housing and other support services they might need, by limiting the amout of time spent collecting client documents and completing forms with them.
You will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement and not share or disclose client information to others.
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is a Child Welfare (Simcoe & Muskoka) and Children’s Mental Health (Muskoka only) agency licensed by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. We support children, youth, families and communities with multiple services including fostering for children and youth up to 18 years old.
Our agency has an urgent need for foster parents across Simcoe and Muskoka. We are looking for diverse caregivers who understand children’s needs. Children & Youth lose so much when they have to leave their community. Foster caregivers provide a safe home and a temporary solution for children and youth, while their families make the changes needed for them to come back home.
Would you consider opening your home and heart to providing care to youth and children? Fostering can be challenging, but it’s a very rewarding career. You don’t have to be perfect to make a difference in the life of a child. Fostering can be flexible and fit in with your lifestyle!
We encourage all applicants to apply regardless of sex, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, orientation or religion.
Our application process and training program are very detailed, and may seem daunting, but please don't let that stop you from choosing a career in fostering. We find that all successful foster parents believe that the rewards of fostering, including building strong, loving relationships that last a lifetime, far outweigh the challenges involved.
We look forward to hearing from you! Please share with anyone you think might be interested!
You can make a difference by becoming a Volunteer Driver for children and youth.
Supporting and/or facilitating group activities
Reading or playing games with residents
Supporting our cycling program
The GTHS Animal Hospital contains an Operating Room, Treatment Room, Examination Room, Pharmacy and X-Ray Room and a Hospital Intake/Recovery Area, and provides spay/neuter surgeries for over 1500 homeless pets annually. Having an onsite hospital ensures animals receive timely, thorough and comprehensive care, saves dozens of daily phone calls, reduces trips back and forth to veterinary clinics, dramatically decreases the stress on GTHS animals, and leads to the additional benefit of earlier adoption availability; so these animals find their forever home quickly. The GTHS Animal Hospital also assists local pet owners in need by providing essential vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries for their pets.
- Reporting to the Director of Medicine and Hospital Registered Veterinary Technician, the Hospital Assistant Volunteer will be responsible for:
- Maintaining the Operating Room and Prep Area
- Overseeing the Maintenance and Packing of Surgical Instruments
- Using sterilization & cleaning equipment (including an Autoclave)
The Hospital Discharge Volunteer is responsible for discharging animals to the public after their Hospital appointment / surgery, create kennel tags and preparing for the next day's appointments and overseeing the cleanliness of the small Hospital Intake Room.
- Positions include:
- Shopper/cooks: Develop menu, shop within budget, cook meal - 12 Noon-5:30 pm
- Prep/set-up: Prepare meal and set up hall - 2 pm-3:30 pm
- Servers: Greet community members, serve meal - 4 pm-7 pm
- Clean-up: Clean up after meal - 5:30 pm-7 pm
Please call beforehand to ensure volunteer positions are available
In early spring (typically late April/early May) volunteers are needed to help plant tree seedlings in the Severn Sound watershed.
Site locations vary from year to year.
Smart Serve Certified volunteers needed as bartenders
Volunteers needed to help set up and/or run events including concerts, community dinners, major fundraisers, and other events.
Work may involve setting up chairs and tables, greeting patrons at the door, checking proof of vaccination (according to current government mandates), checking tickets, and offering information about the venue as needed to patrons.
Volunteers are always welcome to stay and watch the show, or leave if they need to. We often are in need of volunteers to help clean up following events.
Duties are geared to ability and you will never be asked to do something you're not comfortable with or haven't received training for.
Volunteers sometimes come in to help with special projects, for example recently we had a great team work on re-organizing some of the storage spaces in the building to support our work.
You can also volunteer as a Board or committee member and assist with the ongoing operations of the Marsh Street Centre in a more hands on way.
- 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.
We are always looking for ambitious, compassionate, committed volunteers to join our team. There are a variety of positions available to fit your talents, gifts and experience.
- Available positions:
- Kitchen Assistant
- Drivers needed to pick-up food donations
Canine Foster Volunteers provide a safe, loving and temporary home for puppies (4-6 puppies at a time), senior dogs and adult dogs with specific needs. You must have the ability to separate the foster animals from any pets in your home by keeping them in a separate room, if necessary. We will provide training and all the supplies you need.
Canine Foster Volunteers are responsible for helping the puppies, seniors and / or adult dogs in their care thrive until they are ready to be adopted (or to be returned to their owner in cases of Emergency Boarding). This will include feeding the animals at least twice a day, possibly more, potty training (for puppies), and exercising and socializing the animals. It may also include bottle feeding and administering oral medications.
We are ideally looking for volunteers who are willing to assist with more than one of the following foster scenarios:
- 4-6 puppies under 4 weeks of age, requiring bottle feeding
- 4-6 puppies over 4 weeks of age
- Dogs with medical or special needs (eg. provide medication, ensure ‘bedrest’ post-surgery)
- Pregnant or nursing moms
- Dogs in need of socialization or with behavioural concerns
- Dogs belonging to pet owners in need of emergency boarding in times of crisis
- One on one visiting with residents
- Supporting and/or facilitating group activities
- Reading or playing games with residents
- Meal assistance
We take information that will help solve any crime that has been, or is about to be, committed such as the whereabouts of wanted persons, stolen property, illegal narcotics and contraband tobacco; wildlife poaching, and animal neglect/cruelty. Information is forwarded with a guarantee of anonymity to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.
Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce is seeking community-minded individuals wishing to volunteer their time on our Board of Directors or to assist at our promotional or fundraising events as Casual Volunteers.
Please consider volunteering with Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce and become part of the solution to unsolved crime!
- 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).
- Provide safe, reliable, professional and courteous transportation service to residents of North Simcoe, using your own vehicle
- Communicate with transportation staff and passengers regarding scheduled rides.
- Ensure adherence to the Community Reach program procedures and policies including confidentiality agreement.
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.
- Volunteers needed to prepare and serve simple meal to students, some schools bring food trays into classrooms.
- Volunteers needed to prepare trays for delivery to classes and also for clean up of kitchen area, help with grocery shopping or fundraising for food.
• Arrive at the Meal Source at the prearranged time.
• Deliver meals in the order they appear on the route sheet/book.
• Converse with client to check on client’s well being.
• Report any problems or concerns encountered in carrying out duties to Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce.
- Provide rides for seniors for the Day Away program and appointments.
- Pick up and drop off clients at a scheduled time
- 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
- Providing long and/or short-distance rides for social purposes and non-emergency medical appointments to clients in Grey-Bruce
Whether you’re an individual, community group, or group of friends, Easter Seals is seeking energetic and dedicated people to join our team of volunteers! In partnership with the Barrie Colts, Easter Seals will be partaking in the 50/50 ticket draw program for all the Barrie Colts home games in 2023-2024
* Volunteers will work 4 hours per shift, arriving 1.5 hours in advance of game time at the Sadlon Arena
* You will help sell tickets until end of second period.
* Once the selling is finished, all volunteers are able to watch the remainder of the game in a designated area.
We are looking for 1/2 hour of music entertainment for our seniors. Weekly or monthly.
Our community based day program is attended by seniors with dementia.
The program goal is for members to develop leadership skills by representing the Barrie Public Library at their schools, in library programs, and at community events. Students will:
- Develop effective communication skills by representing the Barrie Public Library at teen-related outreach events.
- Achieve common goals by assisting in the planning and delivery of teen-related programs and special events.
- Earn volunteer hours by participating in empowering opportunities that develop leadership skills.
- Attend two hour monthly meetings on a regular basis
All members will share the duties of leading the group meetings and recording the meeting notes and action items. Other group members will share the duties of taking attendance, reviewing the previous meeting notes and following up on the action items.
Volunteer hours will be provided to each BPL LIT member for every meeting or activity attended.
Volunteers are required at all 3 Barrie Public Library Branches and opportunities depend on programs offered.
- Provide a friendly, welcoming greeting to children as they join the program.
- Assist children during programs to complete activities.
- Assist with ushering duties during programs, such as crowd control, ticket taking, counting attendance, and admitting latecomers.
- Assist with craft preparation before the program.
- Assist with set up and clean up for the program.
- Work with other volunteers as a team in meeting the needs of each participant.
- Assist Library staff as required.
- Report concerns, needs or incidents to the Coordinator, Volunteer Resources or other appropriate Library staff.
We are looking for an Admin Coordinator to:
Assist with downloading online orders from website and compiling order list on the first Thursday of the month
Assist with emailing box contents list to participants
Assist with emailing reminders to participants before pick-up day
Report to the Barrie Good Food Box Coordinator and work with the Pack Day Leader to ensure a smooth pack day each month
The Pack Day Leader assists the Barrie Good Food Box Coordinator at the Barrie Free Methodist Church on the second Wednesday of every month.
Arrive at the church at 9 am on the second Wednesday of every month
Assit with greeting volunteers and directing them to set up the pack stations
Assit with overseeing the unloading of the truck when it arrives
Assit with overseeing the packing of the food
Help maintain enthusiasm among volunteers
Youth Justice Committee's (YJC) bring together youth 12-17 who have been involved in the criminal justice system, their parent(s), and trained members of the community. In this role:
* you would attend YJC meetings to determine appropriate and meaningful ways for the youth to make amends for their actions.
* ensure that the youth is aware of the purpose of the meeting, and discuss police report information.
* explore perspectives of all parties, including the youth and others represented at t he meeting, such as community members, community agency representatives, and the parent(s).
* present and agree upon appropriate sanctions for the youth.
* provide information and referrals to supportive community agency programs.
* respect the confidentiality of the youth and other YJC members.
We are looking for volunteers to assist with "pack day" on the second Wednesday of the month between 9 am-6 pm at the Barrie Free Methodist Church (284 Cundles Rd E).
Volunteers unload the food from the truck, pack the boxes, greet people and give boxes to participants when they arrive to pick up, and general cleanup duties.
We are also looking for volunteer drivers to deliver food to schools and "pay-it-forward" recipients.
Volunteers would be responsible for stocking shelves, cleaning the store, re-organizing items, aseembling product, and assisting customers. Volunteers who are interested should visit the website to register to volunteer.
Volunteers must wear certified safety shoes, be capable of lifting up to 25lbs, able to stand for extended periods of time and be comfortable with 2-3 step instruction.
Kids Adventure Games Canada is hosting a two day outdoor obstacle race at Blue Mountain Resort on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1. Registered racers will be between 6 and 17 years of age.
There are a variety of positions available to voluneer for, including obstacle help, course marshals, transition area assistants, registration assistant and start/finish help.
Volunteer's Day Overview
Volunteers arrive on-site at 7:00 am for check-in, receive FREE t-shirt and sign waivers. 7:30 am Volunteer meeting and roles assignment.
Youth Racers arrive at 8 am and first wave of racers start at 9:00 am. 15 - 30 minute breaks (snacks provided) between waves (3 waves of competitors).
2:30 - 3:00 Final Finishers/Sweep
3:30 - 5:00 Clean/Tear Down Obstacles
5:00 - 7:00 Volunteer Departure
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." The stories shared inspire </p> <p>Be part of the cure for the loneliness epidemic! Become a Bench Warmer.
Board of Directors Description - Director
Board members are responsible for determining and implementing governance policies and procedures to achieve the mission and mandate of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Role and Responsibilities
Understand and demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and programs;
Be informed about agency policies and programs in order to support adherence to the National Standards as set out by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada;
Possess knowledge and skills in one or more areas of Board governance: policy, finance, programs, personnel, and advocacy;
Contribute skills and knowledge by participating actively in meetings and committee work;
Understand and maintain confidentiality;
Avoid any potential conflicts of interest;
Ensure the organization is complying with all legal and regulatory requirements;
Assist in fostering positive relationships among the Board, staff and community to support fulfillment of organizational mandate.
Serve as an ambassador for the organization;
Prepare for meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation required to actively participate in them;
Attend meetings regularly;
Be an active participant on at least one board committee;
Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect the organization;
Participate in the review of the Board’s structure, approve changes, and assist in bylaw amendments;
Participate in the recruitment of new board members and staff;
Support and participate in the evaluation of the board;
Get to know other committee members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus;
Assist in the recruitment of new volunteers for all positions in the agency;
Participate in fundraising for the organization and any events related thereto;
Participate in orientation, educational and strategic planning sessions;
Understand and monitor the organization’s financial affairs including review and approval of annual budgets;
In 2015, we ran our first ever Butt Blitz — an action-oriented campaign focused on raising public awareness about cigarette litter, while simultaneously removing as much of it from the environment as possible.
Cigarette butts account for 1 in 5 pieces of litter found at our cleanups. These small plastic filters are one of the most common forms of litter globally and when not disposed of properly, they cause negative impacts on local ecosystems, wildlife, and human health.
We’re calling on volunteers from across Canada to pick up cigarette butts in their local communities, then send them to TerraCycle Canada for recycling. The social impact of this event is just as important as the environmental impact, as it helps prevent cigarette butt litter from ending up on the ground in the future!
We are looking for Butt Blitz Volunteers in communities across Canada to join us in picking up butts locally throughout the month of April. Join a local team, or take part wherever you are!
The Butt Blitz will run from April 1st to 30th, 2023. Our goal is to collect and remove 1 million cigarette butts over the course of a month!
As a Butt Blitz Volunteer, you are dedicating your time throughout April to help reduce the amount of cigarette litter in your local community and create a safer, healthier environment.
All you need to participate is a pair of gloves, an up-cycled container (e.g., old yogurt tub) to collect your butts in, and an interest to improve your local environment!
Volunteer Responsibilities: - Review and understand the Butt Blitz Volunteer Information Package - Sign a virtual Liability Waiver - Participate in cigarette litter cleanups to contribute to the overall goal of removing 1 million cigarette butts - Drop off your cigarette butt collection to a local team coordinator (or mail in your own collection if participating independently) - Attend virtual team meetings via Zoom (optional; 3 in total, max 30 minutes in length) - Attend a team Butt Blitz cleanup locally (optional) If this opportunity interests you, please fill out the form below!
All participants must be 19+ (18+ in Alberta or Quebec)
CIBC Run For the Cure Event Day Volunteers
The Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5k or 1k walk or run. It is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause.
This year’s event will be taking place on Sunday, October 1, 2023.
CIBC Run For the Cure Event Day Volunteers are an important part of the success of this event. Whether you will be helping with site set up/tear down, greeting and directing participants, photography or tallying donations, there is a volunteer position for you!
As an Event Day Volunteer, you will be responsible for:
Attend a location during your agreed shift
Variety of duties/tasks that could include:
Greet and engage participants during registration and activities
Set up/tear down of tents, tables/chairs, banners
Route Marshall – directing participants for the 1km and 5km routes
Availability on event day – Sunday, October 1 (once registered, someone from the event committee will be in contact to confirm shift and role)
Shift commitment between 2-6 hours
We welcome people of all backgrounds, abilities and interests. Some roles require you to be at least 19 years of age and may require heavy lifting due to the scope of the role and responsibilities.
Register here: www.cancervolunteer.ca. After completing the application form please make sure to scroll down to hit "sign up" for your run location.
- Provide support to the Day Away staff by socializing with clients, participating in planned activities, and carrying out different recreational activities (ie. a game of cards, arts and crafts, and more!)
- Help with coats and boots during the beginning and end of the day
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.
We are seeking volunteers to assist with cleaning up our City and removing litter in specific areas across Barrie.
Volunteer Guides greet visitors to the museum and help them navigate the various exhibits.
They have the opportunity to select regular or occasional shifts of 3-4 hours and will be accompanied by a paid student or other volunteer.
Guides are needed on weekends in May, June, September and October and all days except Tuesday in June & July.
Students 15 and up are welcome and training is provided for all.
Here are some of the many opportunites for you at the Port Hope Fair and we're ready to match you with your interests.
- Set up/tear down crew - carry and set up display tables, attach skirting, put up temporary barriers, place ticket booths at entrances, place cement barriers on track
- Gates/admission booth - sell tickets, apply wristbands
- Beer tent - sell tickets or serve drinks, stock coolers. Smart serve required to serve only
- Parking attendants - direct cars to available parking
- Assist with childrens events - pedal tractor pull, childrens pet show
- Committee members for Event/Entertainment, Promotion, Sponsorship, Recruitment, Site Planning
- Section Heads and helpers for display area (baking, canning, crafts, photography etc
- Associate Directors
- 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.
Support the preparation and display of donated goods for sale while assisting customers and creating a positive experience in our store. This customer service role enhances the fundraising efforts of the ReUse Centre in support of services to Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and children throughout South Georgian Bay. This Volunteer role will require some light lifting, bending, interaction with public and may (if suitable) include working cooperatively among other Volunteers with differing abilities.
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.
To fulfill speaking engagements in the community on behalf of the Alzheimer Society with the purpose of educating listeners about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, as well as the challenges and needs of caregivers and developments in research into Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
Volunteers will be asked to speak to groups varying in size, from 5 to 250. Volunteers will be assigned to groups sizes in their comfort level.
Mentor girls as they explore new challenges, develop ready-for-anything skills, and take on new challenges, in a safe and supportive atmosphere during weekly meetings and optional outings and camps. A Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is required and provided free of charge. Two references and an interview are part of the screening process.
Join our incredible team of volunteers and help Glowing Hearts Charity disrupt the cycle of poverty by empowering children and youth to realize their full potential. Please fill out the form on the volunteer page on our website.
Board members are concerned community members who are:
Supportive of the Agency’s Vision, Purpose and Values
Team oriented with good decision-making skills
Able to attend and participate in 10 Board meetings each year as well as committee meetings
Age 18 or over and live or work in Simcoe County or the District of Muskoka
While we encourage all interested persons to apply, as a skills-based board, we are highly interested in community members who have lived or professional experience in the following areas:
• French Language Service
• Indigenous Heritage
• Quality Assurance
• Children’s Mental Health
• Communications /PR / Marketing
• Police/Corrections/Youth Justice
Varied skills, experience, capacity and attitude to fulfill expectations of this important role will be considered by the Nominating Committee.
**Confirmation of all prospective Directors shall be conditional on receipt and review of a vulnerable sector / criminal record check, child welfare record check and COVID-19 vaccination.
Board members gain an understanding of the issues facing child welfare, children’s mental health and the process of governance. They also help to raise the visibility of the Agency by communicating our purpose and serving as ambassadors within the community.
Three Committee meetings per year including Annual General Meeting. On-site activities may include spring grounds cleanup, fall decoration service and possible tours for interested parties.
We are looking for Volunteer Drivers to help transport our clients to and from appointments ie. medical appointmens, banking appointments, transportation to the grocery store ect.. We are also looking for Volunteers to provide social outings with our clients. This may include going for a walk, going to the beach where there is a Life Guard on duty, going for coffee ect.
Mileage and Expenses will be reimbursed.
We empower young girls and women to be everything they want to be, and as a volunteer, you will help make that happen! Our volunteers support girls as they build confidence, develop new skills, and become leaders in their communities.
As part of a unit’s leadership team, you’ll facilitate fun and engaging program activities, like scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, outdoor exploration, games, and more. You can choose to work with girls in one of five branches: Sparks (age 5-6), Embers (age 7-8), Guides (age 9-11), Pathfinders (age 12-14), or Rangers (age 15-17).
Volunteers will receive access to a digital program platform stocked with age-appropriate activities and meeting tools, as well as training on delivering activities in ways that will empower and encourage girls.
Units meet on a regular basis, from weekly to monthly, depending on the age of the girls. Volunteers commit to 3 hours per week for unit meetings plus additional hours, when required, for trips and events.
What You’ll Do as A Group Leader:
- Create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for girls!
- Plan regular unit meetings in person, outdoors, and online, during which you’ll facilitate girl-driven programming that is fun and engaging.
- Organize in-person or virtual opportunities beyond unit meetings, including community service activities and camps.
- Support shared leadership and decision-making with girls and other volunteers.
- Promote Girl Guides to girls and women locally.
- Provide ongoing communication to girls and parents/guardians about unit activities.
- Assist with unit administration tasks, such as maintaining girls’ program records and health forms, managing safety protocols, and ordering badges.
- Assist with maintaining unit finances as required by your province.
- Support the semi-annual sales of Girl Guide Cookies.
What You’ll Bring:
- A welcoming, imaginative, and enthusiastic attitude.
- Openness, flexibility, and a willingness to try new things.
- An appreciation of diversity and inclusivity.
- An embrace of the girl-driven approach to Girl Guides.
- Understanding, encouraging, and respecting girls’ ideas and thoughts.
- Resourcefulness, dependability, and creativity.
- A willingness to show your unique talents and skills.
What You Need:
- All volunteers must have reached the age of majority in their province or territory.
- Pass a Police Record Check facilitated by Girl Guides of Canada.
- Complete organizational training components on safety, the role, and administrative duties, as part of the volunteer onboarding process.
To apply please visit www.girlguides.ca/volunteer