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Bruce County Bruce County
Grey County Grey County
Muskoka District Muskoka District
Northumberland County Northumberland County
Parry Sound District Parry Sound District
Peterborough County Peterborough County
Simcoe County Simcoe County
South Georgian Bay South Georgian Bay
South Simcoe South Simcoe
Simcoe County, Corporation of, Sunset Village and Manor, Long Term Care and Seniors Services - Sunset Manor Long Term Care Facility


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


Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank, Cobourg, Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank, Cobourg
Cobourg and Port Hope

Want to make a big difference in Northumberland County by bringing peace of mind, kindness and a big box of nutritious food to Seniors in our community?

As the cost of living continues to rise, food choices for Seniors are being negatively impacted. To address the growing needs of Seniors, Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank is creating the new SOS Program. The SOS Program will provide fresh produce and other essential items to Senior Neighbours twice a month.

Volunteer now to get in on the ground floor of the new SOS Program. The Foodbank is seeking individuals with innovative ideas, happy smiles and a few free hours twice a month to help run this food box program. This unique program will launch in October 2022.

We are currently seeking Volunteers:

  • To brainstorm the new program’s format and implementation 
  • For leadership roles
  • To liaise with the community
  • To pack food boxes
  • To deliver food boxes to Seniors’ homes, or community agencies
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!

VON Canada, Ontario Branch
Grey and Bruce Counties - Various Locations
Make a difference in your community by becoming a VON SMART® Exercise and Falls Prevention program volunteer! 
The goal of VON’s SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® Exercise and Falls Prevention program is to enable adults 55+ to maintain independence, improve quality of life and to ultimately promote healthy aging. This functional exercise program can be found in various communities throughout Grey-Bruce. 
VON SMART and Falls Prevention classes are led by volunteers who VON trains (2 days of practical plus the theory) and certify. Weekly we offer over 50 Level 1 and Level 2 classes in Grey Bruce with over 1,000 participants! We ask for a minimum commitment of 2 hours a week (one class) but have flexible schedules for those who are away for long periods of time. We are looking for volunteer instructors for both levels of classes.
Midland Community Gardens, Midland Community Garden
Volunteers may assist with: watering and weeding, supervising student work bees, researching a variety of gardening practices or plant care information, composting/soil building, participate in group gardening activities, create and maintain garden structures such as display board or plant lattices, administration and fundraising.
Orillia Public Library, Orillia, General Services and Outreach
Orillia and area
Delivering library materials to Retirement/Nursing Homes
Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Love chatting with people, sharing stories and educating all ages about wildlife and cohabitating with them?Consider becoming a tour guide (don’t worry if you don’t know much about wildlife, we provide you with training).  
The public can book guided group tours with us any time of the year. It’s wonderful to see their reactions upon seeing a Moose or bear for the first time!  
Guided tours are a great way for us to educate the public and create awareness of what we do and it’s also a good way to raise funds for our registered charity.
Telecare Distress Line of Greater Simcoe
Telecare of Greater Simcoe is looking for caring and compassionate people to answer our 24 hour distress lines.  
The service is anonymous and confidential and referrals are provided as necessary.  
All that is required is a non judgmental attitude, an empathetic nature and a desire to help.
Gateway Centre for Learning
    To help adults with low literacy skills acquire and/or improve basic reading, writing, math and computer skills needed to function successfully in society.
  • Establish a learning relationship with an assigned student(s) based on mutual respect and a shared commitment to work together to achieve identified goals
  • Plan, prepare and deliver student-centred learning activities and lessons
  • Evaluate and recognize progress towards the student’s learning goals
  • Comply with administrative requirements of the program
  • Contribute to the ongoing improvement of the program
Kawartha World Issues Centre
Be an active member of this working board which meets approx 6-8 times/year and serve on the Executive or one committee: organizational sustainability, program and finance. We're interested to hear from individuals who reflect the beautiful diversity of our community. There a particular need at this time for experience with policies, human resources and/or fundraising.
Community Reach, Transportation
Simcoe North
Volunteers are needed to accompany North Simcoe residents registered with our Transportation programs.
    Volunteers will assist people:
  • Shopping
  • Getting to social activities
  • Help navigate health appointments
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Guardian Angels Conference, Orillia, Food Bank


    • Drive suuplies to people seeking assistance 
    • Sort thourgh inventory 
    • Stock shelves 
    • Cleaning 


Companion   Grey County  Simcoe County 
Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
  • 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.
Orillia District Chamber of Commerce, Orillia - 575 West St S Unit 6

Walk the waterfront 

Interact with tourists 

Recommend restaurants, shops and services 

Take a short survey with those that would participate 

Be visible and be the smiling friendly face of Orillia!

Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
Assist staff to deliver various programs such as crafts, bingo, outings and trips for adults with diverse disabilities. Please note - due to COVID, we have transitioned all in-person programs to virtual activities. When it is safe to do so, we will return to in-person programs at our Centre but at a reduced capacity. We will introduce a hybrid approach that involves in-person and virtual.
    For now, we require volunteers to do:
  • Telephone check-ins with our Consumers
  • Organizational/administrative assistance for our Connecting with Seniors program
  • Opportunity to do crafting or recipe videos for our social media outlets
  • Other opportunities that can be done safely from home.
Hospital Auxiliary   Bruce County  Grey County 
Grey Bruce Health Services, Volunteer Services and Auxiliaries
Bruce County
Volunteers work within areas of hospital as well as at many fundraisers
Grey Bruce Health Services, Volunteer Services and Auxiliaries
Lion's Head
Our volunteers give their time in over 40 different areas. Our wide range of opportunities means we can find a volunteer job to suit most individuals. They assist on:
  • Nursing units
  • Various clinics
  • Operate gift shops
  • Escort patients and visitors and give directions as well as
  • Assist staff in many different departments
  • Grey Bruce Health Services, Volunteer Services and Auxiliaries
    Our volunteers give their time in over 40 different areas. Our wide range of opportunities means we can find a volunteer job to suit most individuals. They assist on:
  • Nursing units
  • Various clinics
  • Operate gift shops
  • Escort patients and visitors and give directions as well as
  • Assist staff in many different departments
  • Grey Bruce Health Services, Volunteer Services and Auxiliaries
    Owen Sound
    Our volunteers give their time in over 40 different areas. Our wide range of opportunities means we can find a volunteer job to suit most individuals. They assist on:
  • Nursing units
  • Various clinics
  • Operate gift shops
  • Escort patients and visitors and give directions as well as
  • Assist staff in many different departments
  • Mentor   Bruce County  Grey County 
    Bruce Grey Mentorship
    Hanover, Walkerton, Chesley, Neustadt, Durham and Ayton
    To be a positive Mentor and friend for children or youth in a variety of group programs, with the potential to match individually with a child as a personal role model.
  • Support and encourage kids as they grow
  • Listen and provide advice when appropriate.
  • Role model appropriate behaviours and reinforce positive social skills.
  • S.H.I.F.T
    • 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).
    Orillia Farmers Market
  • Assist with set-up and take-down of the weekly farmers' market - which includes signage, sandwich boards, sail banners, tables, chairs, benches, barricades, canopies and musical equipment, electrical cords, garbage and recycle receptacles.
  • Assist vendors as requested in loading and unloading merchandise and supplies
  • Collect litter to ensure the Market grounds are clear of garbage and debris before and after the Market.
  • Assist with the organization of volunteers (some with mental or physical challenges)
  • ensure walkways are shoveled & salted in the winter.
  • Arts and crafts assistant
  • Georgian Bay Native Women's Association
    Meal Sharing program as some of our members/participants do not have access to healthy meal options. Volunteers would:
  • Make healthy meals at their house
  • Deliver meals to members/participants
  • Other ways to get involved:
  • Take a seniors out of their house for a nice drive
  • Help organize and move items around our organization
  • Blue Mountains Public Library (The), Craigleith Heritage Depot
    The Blue Mountains
    Marketing/Media Volunteer- We are seeking a Craigleith Heritage Depot Booster to deliver posters/flyers, and to attend outreach events with programme materials. We seek an outgoing person who is comfortable in public settings and representing the site in a welcoming and professional manner. This individual will speak on our behalf to community groups and provide information on our site and its resources. 
    The Marketing/Media Volunteer will help with all or some of these tasks 
    • delivery of flyers/brochures and information throughout the South Georgian Bay Area 
    • research and seek out new venues for our information 
    • attend outreach events as an ambassador for the site 
    • speak to community groups to engage interest and use of our resources 
    The marketing/media volunteer will be provided training on our site and resources. We seek a monthly commitment of a minimum of 2-3 hours any day/evening of the week.
    Peer Mentor (Virtual)   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
    Ontario Caregiver Organization, Online Services/Find Support
    Mentoring is a method of passing on lived experiences to support another caregiver in an empowering and meaningful way. Anyone who has been a caregiver will know that the caregiving role presents many challenges. These challenges will be different for every caregiver and from time to time support will be needed. A Peer Mentor has a wealth of experience and knowledge which can help another caregiver with the challenges of their caregiving situation. Caregivers share a common identity and can create a bond through sharing their experiences. You can easily connect by phone or by online/virtual discussion with your Caregiver Participant without leaving your home. An OCO trained peer mentor will:
  • ‘Just be there’/Listen
  • Provide encouragement, support and acceptance
  • Acknowledge a caregiver’s strengths
  • Share lived experience and give real life examples
  • Discuss a caregiver’s wellbeing
  • Provide support with developing coping strategies
  • Provide relevant information
  • Provide support to set goals the caregiver identifies
  • Celebrate any goals the caregiver achieves
  • Be someone for a caregiver to bounce ideas of
  • The Ontario Caregiver Organization invites caregivers with diverse backgrounds from across Ontario to join our 1:1 Peer Support Program as a Peer Mentor. We are actively recruiting bilingual or multilingual caregivers who are fluent in English and also other languages.
    Imani's Place Foundation

    Integral part of creating awareness in the community of the services that we provide and who we provide them for. Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani’s Place Team, the Community Engagement Lead will work toward the following, as a volunteer: 
    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
    • Have a clear understanding of human trafficking and associated trauma 
    • Oversee each aspect of the solicitation of community involvement and development for Imani’s Place in an effort to increase the visibility of the organization, its programs, and fundraising events, as well as increase the number of active supporters. 
    • Act as a community ambassador for the organization 
    • Be open to delivering presentations in the community 
    • Able to effectively lead and schedule a team of volunteers at community events 
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
    • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking. 
    • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization.  
    • May involve heavy lifting, standing or sitting for extended periods of time 
    • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and values.

    Canadian Musicians Co-operative, No More Starving Artists, Barrie Head Office
    80 Bradford St Suite 601, Barrie, ON L4N 6S7
    Sorting Food: Volunteers and employees sort the food and other items that are provided to us by our partners. They will select the freshest products using the first in, first out method. They must also appropriately dispose of the food that cannot be distributed. Products must be stocked in appropriate categories and designated areas. 
    Packing Orders: Receiving orders via our website, volunteers will pack up individual orders by their designated pick-up time. They must ensure that orders are packed up accurately and in a timely manner.  
    Driving: We need volunteers to drive to local partner stores to pick up donated food then drive it to our location in downtown Barrie (80 Bradford St Suite 601). The majority of the driving will be completed between the hours of 8:00am and 9:00am daily, with some occasional afternoon pick-ups as well. 
    Inventory: Using Shopify, volunteers and employees update the product inventory information. Quantities of items need to be maintained and product photos updated periodically.
    Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
    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.
    Parents for Children's Mental Health, Simcoe County Chapter
    Volunteer must have lived experience raising a child with mental health challenges (parent, guardian, caregiver etc) 
    Direct Support 
    ● Assess the community's needs regarding family peer support  
    ● Ensure the development, communication, and execution of Peer Support within their community 
    ● Flexible availability and use of methods in providing support for families 
    ● Knowledge of mental health supports and services within the community 
    ● Communicate issues or challenges with PCMH as they arise 
    ● Communicate periodically with families through the peer support offered and/or through a distribution list (eg. email, newsletter, or mail) as necessary 
    Chapter Development & Leadership 
    ● Provide support, direction, and leadership to local volunteers  
    ● Participate in Family Engagement initiatives as they relate to advocacy for children and youth with mental health challenges  
    ● Promote PCMH within the community to ensure it is a widely known resource to our target audience 
    ● Recruit a Co-Chapter Leader to ensure the chapter runs without interruptions  
    ● Communicate with PCMH through email, phone, virtual and in-person meetings 
    ● Ensure chapter email and telephone line are checked at a minimum every 4 days  
    ● Attend monthly Town Halls and support resource creation by sharing your experiences and knowledge 
    ● Participate in training opportunities 
    ● Complete quarterly data surveys and respond to requests for information to better inform PCMH programming and support initiatives 
    Core Competencies 
    ● Strong Facilitation Skills 
    ● Team-focused 
    ● Communication Skills 
    ● Planning & Organizing  
    ● Leadership 
    ● Ethics & Integrity 
    ● Compassion & Empathy 
    ● Knowledge of child and youth service systems and sectors, both locally and provincially or a willingness to learn more about this to be effective in your role
    Leacock Care Centre

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

    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.
      Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
      Durham, Walkerton, Meaford/Thornbury, Arran Elderslie, Owen Sound
      • Talk about Coffee Break in their community
      • Deliver Kits to Coffee Break Hosts
      • Collect donations and unused supplies following events
      • Sign up new hosts
      SE Health, North Simcoe Muskoka Office, Home Health Care Services
      Volunteers and their dog will visit clients offering comfort, hope and happiness.
      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
      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.
      Hospice Huronia, Fuller Ave, Tomkins House

      Public speaking to groups of various sizes - giving an overview of Hospice Huronia, our services and our capital campaign to build a residential hospice for the area. Power point presentation is developed and scripted.

      Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich - Napier St
      Care will be taken to match volunteers with areas of skill and interest.
      Osteoporosis Canada [Central East], Simcoe Muskoka - Mailing Address, Simcoe Muskoka Chapter
      Be trained to conduct education sessions on fracture prevention to seniors at seniors centres, retirement homes and active living programs.
      Barrie Public Library, Barrie - 60 Worsley St, Downtown Branch
      Meetings are held at the Downtown Branch, however members may also choose to join via Zoom.
      BPL LIT  
      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.
      Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
      Simcoe County
      * Assist in promoting the programs and services of the Society to the attendees of the Health Fair.  
      * Provide basic information about Alzheimer's disease.  
      * Direct people to appropriate community support services. 
      * Pick up display and brochures at the Society offices or an agreed to location.  
      * Set up the display as per the Procedures listed in the Health Fair Resource Manual.  
      * Answer general questions and distribute information about the programs and services of the Society.  
      * Refer individuals to appropriate community support services.  
      * Take down the display, pack up the brochures and return the display and brochures to the Society offices or an agreed to location.  
      * Complete the Evaluation Form located in the Health Fair Resource Manual
      Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
      Simcoe County
      Volunteers work with Alzheimer Society Family Support Coordinators in 1) a morning Support Group, 2) an afternoon Support Group or 3) an evening Support Group, depending upon the community.
      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
    • Listening Post
      Homeless shelters, drop-in centres, libraries, outdoors.
      Show up to offer a one-on-one accepting, non-judgmental listening presence at various partner sites throughout the community. Shifts are 1.5 - 2 hours long. We have spaces at some of our partner sites such as Painswick Library, Busby Centre, Elizabeth Fry Society, Breakfast to Go with Ryan's Hope, John Howard Society and we are currently looking for volunteers in Innisfil and Orillia area for some new listening sites.
      Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
      Simcoe County
      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.
      Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, Barrie - 91 Patterson Rd, Ontario SPCA - Barrie Animal Centre
      Local Barrie Businesses
      Stand outside local businesses and collect donations
      Volunteer   Simcoe County 
      Glowing Hearts Charity, No Physical Address

      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. 

      Community Living South Muskoka, Bracebridge Office, Head Office
      CLSM is seeking volunteers of all kinds for any area of the organization. Tell us your skill-set and interests and we will create a volunteer position tailored to you.  
      We are also in need of volunteers to assist individuals with a developmental disability in being part of their community. e.g. going to Sports Plex,YMCA, library, and other community locations. You would assist individuals at their volunteer jobs in other non-profit locations.