Board Member   Simcoe County 
CONTACT Community Services, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E

Board Commitment:

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.

Coach   Simcoe County 
South Simcoe Dufferin Track and Field Club
Simcoe County

Coaching various track and field events:  i.e. sprint/hurdles; mid-distance, jumps

Member, Community Investment Council (CIC)   Muskoka District  Simcoe County 
United Way Simcoe Muskoka

Roles and Responsibilities:
1. Ensure that UWSM community investment goals and priority areas are taken into consideration in all grant- making processes
2. Review application forms and documents’; prepare additional interview questions (if required) to ensure applications meet criteria including:
• Agency capacity to deliver the program
• Program alignment to agency’s mission
• Evidence and need for the program
• Adaptability and client centered
• Alignment to focus area and investment priorities
• Target population and clients serviced
• Impact of the program on clients
• Intended outcomes of the program
3. Conduct Interviews where warranted as part of the application review process with support from UWSM staff.
4. Complete review, assessments and scoring of applications.
5. As a council, form recommendations to the UWSM Community Investment & Engagement Steering Committee on which funding allocations will create a strong network of supports exhibiting diversity in geography, populations served and range of programs/interventions or services. All recommendations are then presented to the United Way Board of Directors for final approval.
6. To provide a safe and confidential environment for sharing information.
7. Ensure a fair, transparent, equitable funds allocation process.
8. Support United Way in our growth and development
9. Provide feedback and recommendations to UWSM on capacity building, advocacy and collaboration
10. Review Annual Reports from funded agencies to inform United Way of accomplishments and gather data on clients impacted by the program, ensure agency accountability and understand circumstances that may influence program impact, making recommendations for support if needed.

New Horizons Senior Program planning committee   Simcoe County 
CONTACT Community Services, Volunteer South Simcoe, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E
Beeton, Alliston, Bradford, Innisfil

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

Various Opportunities   Simcoe County 
Quest Art School + Gallery

Exhibition / Event set up: There’s a lot to learn about hanging an exhibition and the curatorial practices in a professional gallery, which you could learn by assisting our director and the team as they carefully change exhibitions. These happen all year round so get in touch if you’d like to have valuable insight into what goes on behind-the-scenes! You can also help set-up displays for one of our varied fundraisers, which also involves teamwork and an attention to detail. You might also be asked to lift or carry items, depending on the event.

Reception and Greeting: An integral part of events at Quest is the welcoming face our visitors see when they first arrive. If you feel you are a friendly, welcoming person then you could assist us by greeting visitors, taking down their information or assisting with ticketing. This role requires someone well-presented and able to multi-task.

Office / Administrative Support: There’s a lot that goes on behind-the-scenes to organize exhibitions and fundraisers! We are always seeking volunteers to help in the offices at Quest. If you are adept at multi-tasking, are comfortable making phone calls and have an eye for detail then this may be the perfect role!

Workshop / Educational Support: There are many different workshops held at Quest Art School + Gallery, and off-site, to a wide variety of students. We offer classes to children, youth and adults of all skill levels. If you are curious, patient and eager to lend a hand, then you might be perfect assisting one of our instructors as they lead a workshop.

Off-Site Events: Quest Art, as a charitable organization, is often invited to a wide range of events in the Midland-Penetang’, and sometimes wider, region. These vary by season and year, so depending on where you can get to, you could assist at one of these events. Please let us know your preferences as this would be a real asset to us at Quest when seeking location specific volunteers!

Friends of the Centennial Museum Committee Member   Simcoe County 
Friends of Penetanguishene Centennial Museum
Friends of the Centennial Museum is a group of volunteers that meet once a month to discuss and arrange special events, meant to raise funds for the museum's capital projects.  
As a Volunteer, you would attend monthly meetings, help out with special events, and may take on responsibilities for specific duties - ie. advertising, concession stand, etc. 
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities.
Coach, Assistant Soccer Coach, Executive, Referee   Simcoe County 
North Simcoe Soccer Club
Assist the North Simcoe Youth Spring Soccer Association with coaching of soccer teams! Soccer Executives are needed to get the soccer season up and running and to oversee the organizational activities.
Special Events Assistant   Simcoe County 
Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archives, Penetanguishene Centennial Museum
Assist in one or all special events that take place at the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives including: Winterama, Easter Eggstravaganza, Canada Day, Tea & Tarts, Spirit Walk, Doors Open, Halloween Spooktacular and/or Breakfast with Santa.
General Volunteer and/or Board Member   Simcoe County 
Atlantic Challenge Canada, Bay Port Yachting Centre - Midland
Various activities based on skills of Volunteer some duties may include:
  • Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Sailing and rowing instruction
  • Fundraising
  • Boat construction/repair Other opportunities exist depending on interest
  • Board Member   Simcoe County 
    Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
  • Board members are needed to help guide and mentor the organization
  • Board members are required to participate in one standing committee: fundraising, finance, strategic planning and/or governance
  • People 18+ of all abilities welcome to apply
  • There is a Board requirement that a percentage of people with disabilities are members of the Board
  • Board Directors and Casual Volunteers   Bruce County  Grey County 
    Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce
    Chesley / Owen Sound
    Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce is a registered charity that encourages the public to anonymously submit secure Web Tips at, via our P3 Tips mobile app, or by calling our toll free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) line.  
    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!
    Board Director   Simcoe County 
    Imani's Place Foundation

    Integral part of creating awareness in the community of the services that we provide and who we provide them for. They will steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical and legal governance and finance management policies. 
    Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani’s Place Team, the Board Director will work toward the following, as a volunteer: 
    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer)  
    • Various professional backgrounds are welcome 
    • Make sure the organization has adequate resources to fulfill its mission 
    • Attend regular board meetings 
    • Make a commitment to actively participate in board and committee meetings (where applicable) 
    • Stay informed about organizational and committee matters 
    • Participate in fundraising for the organization 
    • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization.  
    • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and values.

    Outreach Volunteers   Simcoe County 
    Empower Simcoe
    Volunteers are a valued part of our team and play a significant role in all areas of Empower Simcoe, developing lasting relationships with people and helping to improve their overall sense of well-being. Our volunteers help empower people to lead a meaningful and inclusive life. With many different skills and experiences, volunteers can give of their time to Empower Simcoe in a variety of ways:
    • Sharing time, interests and hobbies with people who have an developmental disability
    • Committees/Board of Directors
    • Offering transportation
    • Participating in fundraising at Empower Simcoe Foundation Bingos
    • Assisting with fundraising events like our annual Fashion Show and Golf Tournament
    • Becoming a peer through our Youth Programs
    • Helping young children and families at the EarlyON Child and Family Centre
    Timing? We`ll coordinate opportunities to your availability.
    Teen Advisory Group Member   Grey County 
    Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library, Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library
    Owen Sound

    The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) acts as a resource for the Youth Services staff at the Library in areas such as book selection, volunteer support, activity planning and promotion.

    Leader/Sidewalker   Bruce County  Grey County 
    Georgian Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians
    Owen Sound
    • Grooming and tack up of the horse
    • Leading of the horse for warm-up
    • Control of the horse during class
    • Un-tack horse and cleanup of equipment
    • Sidewalker
    • Support the rider as necessary to balance
    • Assist rider to complete skills as needed
    • Assist leader with tack and cleanup
      Board Member   Grey County 
      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce
      Owen Sound
      The board will continuously monitor the organization’s programs and activities to be sure they are aligned with the mission to achieve short-term goals and long-term purpose. They will exercise fiduciary responsibility to obtain and appropriately use resources required to carry out the organization’s mission.
      Volunteer Outreach & Engagement Coordinator   Grey County 
      ALS Canada
      Grey and Bruce Counties
        As the Outreach & Engagement Coordinator, you will work with ALS Canada staff and volunteers to:
      • Promote the event
      • Develop and steward partnerships
      • Encourage community participation
      • Support the virtual event’s overall execution on June 20th, 2021, in celebration of Global ALS Awareness Day.
        Various Opportunities   Bruce County  Grey County 
        United Way of Bruce Grey
        Owen Sound

        United Way of Bruce Grey has over 100 volunteers each year that participate in a variety of volunteer positions. They play an important role in helping us achieve our vision and mission.

          Some of our volunteer positions include the following:
        • Office Administration
        • Board of Directors
        • Special Event Assistants
        Chapter Member   Grey County 
        Autism Ontario [Central East]
        There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. There are four main areas in which you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:  
        Administrative: help with mailings, thank you letters, grant writing, etc. 
        Events: we run events year-round, which require volunteers to keep them running smoothly 
        Committees: we have several ongoing and adhoc committees that meet during the year 
        Chapter Leadership Council (CLC)
        Board & Committee Members   Grey County 
        Community Foundation Grey Bruce
        Board/Committee Members
        Animal Care Committee - Community Member   
        Fleming College, Lindsay - Frost Campus, Frost Campus
        Attending meetings to review Animal Care and use protocol at least three times annually as part of the Animal Care Committee
        Board Member   Simcoe County 
        Boys and Girls Clubs of North Simcoe, Midland - North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre
        North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre

        Great opportunities abound and we need your help to continue, and expand our work to provide amazing places for young people to grow and flourish. BGC North Simcoe is a registered non-profit agency with a mission to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. 
        Board members will attend meetings and take part in the business conducted by the Board of Directors for BGC North Simcoe.

        Gilbert Centre Volunteer   Simcoe County 
        Gilbert Centre for Social and Support Services, Barrie Office

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

        • Special events (World AIDS Day, Fundraisers, Annual campaigns)
        • Bingo
        • Harm Reduction
        • Board of Directors
        Volunteer Management   Simcoe County 
        Midland Cultural Centre, King St, Midland Cultural Centre (MCC)
        Assist the Centre in recruitment, training and coordination/scheduling of MCC Volunteers.
        Event Committee Member and Volunteers   Simcoe County 
        DeafBlind Ontario Services
        We are seeking COMMITTEE MEMBERS who would like to have fun and assist in the coordination of virtual fundraising events;  
        ACTIVITIES - include: assisting with ticket/attendance sales; silent auction prizes; identifying sponsors and/or businesses that could provide gifts or prizes, delivering event kits to guests.
        Board Member   Grey County 
        Grey County., Grey County Housing, Owen Sound - 9th Ave E
        Participate in decision making regarding the running of a small Non Profit Housing unit for Seniors 65+ 
        Occasional research into related issues.
        Board Member   Simcoe County 
        Huronia Community Foundation

        The board of directors steers the direction of the Huronia Community Foundation and provides accountability to the community for the performance of the Foundation. The role of the board member is to:

        • stay informed of the operations of the Foundation by attending monthly meetings (Fourth Tuesday monthly from 8 to 9:30 am) 
        • Commit the time and resources to serve on the board
        • Actively participate in 2 or more board committees
        • Represent the Foundation in the community
        • Attend Foundation events, including the Annual General meeting in September
        Board of Directors   Grey County  Simcoe County 
        Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce

        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;  


        General Duties 

        • 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; 

        Cycle for Sight Event Support   Simcoe County 
        Foundation Fighting Blindness, Simcoe County, Ride for Sight
        Alliston, Ontario

        Cycle for Sight is looking for a variety of volunteers to help with different aspects of the 15th annual event held in June in Alliston (cyclists ride from Alliston to Stayner and back)

        Recruitment Volunteers:

        This role will focus on recruiting, retaining, and renewing participants.

        Helps with:

        1. Marketing and communications

                                                                       i.      Website

                                                                     ii.      Emails

                                                                   iii.      Phone calls

                                                                   iv.      Text messages

                                                                     v.      Social media i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Strava

        2.              Launch and / or VIP parties (in-person or virtual)

        3.              Team Captain VIP program

        4.              Spokespeople i.e. athletes and people affected by vision loss


        Fundraising Volunteers

        This role will focus on making fundraising easier for participants and increasing funds raised by participants.

        Helps with:

        1.              Participant fundraising portal

        2.              Marketing and communications:

                                                                       i.      Emails

                                                                     ii.      Phone calls

                                                                   iii.      Text messages

        3.              Top Fundraiser VIP program

        4.              Fundraising toolkit i.e. tips, email templates

        5.              Incentive prizes and awards

        6.              Sponsorship


        Event Day Logistics

        This role will focus on event day logistics and ensuring that we provide participants with a premier event experience.

        Helps with:

        1.              Venue selection

        2.              Route, rest stops, and rider chip tracking system

        3.              Jersey design

        4.              Volunteers

        5.              Start line experience

        6.              Finish line experience

        7.              Securing auction and gift bag items (if applicable)


        Horticultural Member   Simcoe County 
        Elmvale and District Horticultural Society, Elmvale-John St, Elmavale District Garden Enthusiasts
          Volunteer members:
        • Assist with planting at annual flower shows and flower gardens
        • Maintenance of gardens in various locations
        • Attending meetings
        • Assist with fundraising duties to aid in beautification of the community
        • Act as youth horticulture group leaders
        • Assist with production of annual year book
        • Help keep website up to date
        Port Hope Fair Volunteer   Northumberland County 
        Port Hope and District Agricultural Society
        Port Hope Town Park, 62 McCaul Street, Port Hope L1A 1A2

        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




        Steering Committee Member   Simcoe County 
        Burton Avenue United Church, Various Locations, Listening Post
        1. Maintain a heartfelt connection and engagement with Listening Post values and mission in the community
        2. Attend regularly scheduled meetings
        3. Create opportunities for sustainability and growth
        4. Nuture a relationship with volunteers, community partners, supporters and with the people we listen to
        5. Document and fairly report personal Steering Committee volunteer hours
        6. Continue efforts in the direction of financial stability, community outreach, engagement and resource development, donor relations, organization sustainability, succession planning and pertnership development, volunteer support and development and provide efforts in the direction of the Listening Post goal and vision