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Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario

The facilitator will:

  • Support the goals of PSSO in local communities with an emphasis on providing
    information and fellowship for people living with Parkinson’s and their families.
  • Attend ongoing training/education and Community of Practice meetings provided
    by PSSO to increase their knowledge about Parkinson’s disease and to enhance
    their skills as a facilitator.
  • Ensure all public notices for the group contain the group information, PSSO logo,
    and a reference to the group being a program of PSSO.
  • Provide PSSO with updated group lists, including names, addresses, telephone
    numbers, and email addresses regularly.
  • Provide an attendance record (First & Last Name of each participant) to PSSO
    immediately following each group session. This will be submitted using the
    volunteer portal “My Impact Page.”
  • Document all hours of volunteering using the volunteer portal “My Impact Page,”
    which should include all time spent each month planning as well as group
    facilitation.
  • Notify PSSO of any important information immediately as it pertains to the overall
    group or specific client participants (questions, resources, health changes, death in
    the family, etc.).

The facilitator works with the group to:

  • Act in accordance with the Volunteer Code of Conduct (see page 12)
  • Define the role and emphasize that the facilitator is not an expert in all things.
  • Conduct group meetings in a caring, respectful, and compassionate manner.
  • Promote the value of empowerment, encouraging individuals to be involved in
    making decisions about their own care.
  • Establish, with input from group participants, a list of ground rules and goals for the
    group and review the list with the group on a regular basis.
  • Foster an opportunity for people to interact with others dealing with similar health
    concerns and facilitate the sharing of their experience living with Parkinson’s.
  • Encourage group members to participate in PSSO programs, education events, and
    fundraising events.
  • Invite group participants to connect with PSSO staff and programs as necessary.
  • Welcome and introduce new participants to the group, explain group guidelines such as confidentiality and help them connect with other group participants.

Group Interaction & Communication
The facilitator will:

  • Ensure group participants are educated about and adhere to the confidentiality
    policy.
  • Moderate the discussions in the group to ensure that all participants have an equal
    opportunity to share if they wish. This may require the facilitator to enhance their
    skills to ensure that participants that are talkative do not monopolize the
    discussion. Gently redirect attention to less vocal participants.
  • Encourage a balance in discussions by encouraging the group to consider
    constructive solutions when negative issues are being addressed. Although there
    will be times when participants need to freely express and share their feelings, even
    if their tone seems negative.
  • Remind the group that the symptoms, treatment, and progression of Parkinson’s
    are unique to each person, so others’ experiences may be different from one’s own.
  • Strive to present information and encourage discussion that is honest while at the
    same time promotes a feeling of optimism.
  • Remind participants to adopt a “consumers beware” approach to any information
    shared in the group and do their own research or speak with a medical professional
    before actin
Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club (The)
South Georgian Bay

Responsible for promoting the BMBTC as a valuable avenue for advertising local and sometimes farther reaching businesses.

Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka
Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka clubhouse at 10 Quarry Ridge Road, Barrie

Offers a full range of volunteer opportunities including supporting and leading program activities for Members, Gilda's Greeters, Clubhouse-based volunteers for activities, general clubhouse support, Program support, helping with fundraising, special events, and outreach.

Youth volunteers are needed and opportunities are available after school hours. Contact the volunteer coordinator for more info. 

Simcoe County, Corporation of, Sunset Village and Manor, Long Term Care and Seniors Services - Sunset Manor Long Term Care Facility
Collingwood

 

      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
    •  

 

Quest Art School + Gallery
Midland

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.

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!

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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.
Kids Help Phone, Crisis Text Line
Ontario

Kids Help Phone’s texting service is the only free, 24/7 bilingual text line for people in Canada. The service is delivered by trained, volunteer crisis responders who work remotely. 

We are recruiting overnight and or bilingual crisis responders who will answer texts from young people looking for support in both English AND French.

The volunteer position will be remote, meaning that you can participate from anywhere in Canada as long you have a strong, reliable internet connection!  

Our volunteers need to be enthusiastic about helping people!

You can be a professional, student, teacher, retiree, or anybody else with a willingness to learn how to support people over text.  

The role of a crisis responder is to bring texters from a “hot” moment to a cool calm one, and to help them come up with a plan to stay healthy and safe.

Crisis responders are trained to do this using active listening and collaborative problem-solving.

Midland Community Gardens, Midland Community Garden
Midland

Volunteers may assist with:

  • watering and weeding
  • mulching the pathways
  • 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
  • web site development and maintenance also required
Orillia Public Library
Orillia and area
Delivering library materials to Retirement/Nursing Homes
Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Rosseau

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.                                                                                                            Guided tours are outdoor walking events on unpaved paths. One tours take approx. 2 hours.

Telecare Distress Line of Greater Simcoe
Orillia
  • Empathetic listeners who are able to provide inclusive, non-judgmental support to callers representing a variety of ages, identities, and concerns
  • Call centre operates 24/7, and we actively recruit both day and night shifts
  • Day shifts are 4 hours
  • Overnight shifts are 8 hours
Gateway Centre for Learning
Midland
  • Help adults with low literacy skills acquire and/or improve basic reading, writing, math and digital 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
Peterborough
  • Assist with the establishment of long and short term goals, objectives and priorities for KWIC in meeting its charitable mandate
  • Recommend/Implement policies developed by the Board
  • Review as necessary the Board's structure, approve changes and prepare necessary bylaw amendments
  • Participate in KWIC's development and strategic plan of operation as part of an annual review
  • Approve the annual budget
  • Approve the hiring of the Executive Director
  • Approve the Executive Director’s contract based on the recommendations of the Personnel/Executive Committee
  • Participate in the evaluation of KWIC activities and performance of the Executive Director
  • Assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among staff, volunteers, Board committees, education institutions and the community to fulfill the mission of KWIC
  • Report and be answerable to the members
  • Participate in one standing committee & its activities ( currently: HR/Finance, Programs,Fundraising, Communications, Nominations)
  • Lead and/or support KWIC fundraising initiatives, including board fundraising strategy
  • Actively champion KWIC in the communityActively champion KWIC in the community Commitment to the work of the organization
  • Knowledge and skills in one or more area of Board governance: fundraising, financial planning, policy, programs and personnel
  • Willingness to serve on at least one committee
  • Willingness to participate in board fundraising strategy - “Give or Get”
  • Attend all Board meetings and the Annual General meeting (meeting times are collectively established)
  • A time commitment of approximately 6 to 8 hours per month (includes Board preparation, committee and meeting time and financial preparation time)
  • Actively monitor and respond to KWIC email communication
  • Be informed of the services and programs provided by the Kawartha World Issues Centre and publicly support and articulate them
  • Prepare for and participate in the discussions and the deliberations of the Board
  • Foster a positive working relationship with other Board members, KWIC staff and volunteers
  • Be aware of and declare any conflict of interest (see Conflict of Interest Policy)
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
Orillia

 

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

 

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.
Orillia District Chamber of Commerce, Orillia - 575 West St S Unit 6
Orillia

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
Collingwood
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 
Brightshores Health System, Volunteer Services and Auxiliaries
Bruce County

Volunteers work within areas of hospital as well as at many fundraisers.

Brightshores Health System, Volunteer Services and Auxiliaries
Lion's Head
  • Fundraising
Brightshores Health System, Volunteer Services and Auxiliaries
Markdale
  • Nursing units
  • Various clinics
  • Operate Hospital Cafe
  • Escort patients, visitors and give directions
Brightshores Health System, Volunteer Services and Auxiliaries
Owen Sound
  • Nursing units
  • Various clinics
  • Operate gift shop
  • Escort patients and visitors and give directions 
  • 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, Mobile Outreach Program
Alliston
  • 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
Orillia
  • 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
    Midland
    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
    Ontario
    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
    Alliston

    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, Barrie Head Office, No More Starving Artists
    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.
    Leacock Care Centre
    Orillia

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

    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
    Barrie
    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
    Penetanguishene

    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.

    Auxiliary   
    Huron Health System - Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich - Napier St, Alexandra Marine and General Hospital
    Goderich
    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. 
     
    Volunteers: 
    * 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.

    Elizabeth Fry Society Simcoe Muskoka, Volunteer Program
    Simcoe County, including Collingwood, Midland, Penetanguishene and Orillia

    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.

    Gilbert Centre for Social and Support Services, Barrie Office
    Barrie

    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
    Habitat for Humanity Huronia, Barrie, ReStore, Barrie
    Barrie

    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.

    Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
    1 – 239 Manitoba Street Bracebridge ON P1L 1S2

    Purpose of Position: 

    To lend support to the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka in areas of copying, filing, managing documentation, recording program information and reaching out to program participants through reminder calls for upcoming programs. 

    Qualifications:

    • Enthusiastic about the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Excel an asset.
    • Compassion, active listening and patience towards the population we serve
    • Respectful, knowledgeable and sensitive to the populations we serve
    • Sign oath of confidentiality
    • Police check
    • Dementia-friendly                                                                                                                                   
    • Be willing to complete sensitivity training
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Professional presentation is a must

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Answer the phone (ex. “good morning Alzheimer Society of Muskoka *YOUR NAME* speaking” and take messages or transfer to Voicemail if staff is not in or place on Park if another staff is to pick up)
    • Assist with program registration, including registration phone calls and list of participants 
    • Library calls for outstanding books
    • Assist with program outreach through phone calls
    • Shred and empty shredding machine
    • Clean anything that you see needs cleaning
    • Photocopying
    • Filing
    • Restocking brochure rack
    • Nesdatrak receipting and bank deposit preparation
    • Writing thank you cards

    Orientation and Training: 

    • Initial orientation to the office 
    • On the job training provided
    • Additional training workshops are offered as needs and opportunities are identified 

    Time: Varying schedule depending on need. 

    Location: 1 – 239 Manitoba Street Bracebridge ON P1L 1S2

    Commitment: On an as-needed basis. 

    Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
    1 – 239 Manitoba Street Bracebridge ON P1L 1S2

    Purpose of Position: 

    To lend support to the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka in areas of copying, filing, managing documentation, recording program information and reaching out to program participants through reminder calls for upcoming programs. 

    Qualifications:

    • Enthusiastic about the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Excel an asset.
    • Compassion, active listening and patience towards the population we serve
    • Respectful, knowledgeable and sensitive to the populations we serve
    • Sign oath of confidentiality
    • Police check
    • Dementia-friendly                                                                                                                                   
    • Be willing to complete sensitivity training
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Professional presentation is a must

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Answer the phone (ex. “good morning Alzheimer Society of Muskoka *YOUR NAME* speaking” and take messages or transfer to Voicemail if staff is not in or place on Park if another staff is to pick up)
    • Assist with program registration, including registration phone calls and list of participants 
    • Library calls for outstanding books
    • Assist with program outreach through phone calls
    • Shred and empty shredding machine
    • Clean anything that you see needs cleaning
    • Photocopying
    • Filing
    • Restocking brochure rack
    • Nesdatrak receipting and bank deposit preparation
    • Writing thank you cards

    Orientation and Training: 

    • Initial orientation to the office 
    • On the job training provided
    • Additional training workshops are offered as needs and opportunities are identified 

    Time: Varying schedule depending on need. 

    Location: 1 – 239 Manitoba Street Bracebridge ON P1L 1S2

    Commitment: On an as-needed basis. 

    CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, MatureMinds, Barrie - Anne St S
    Barrie, Orillia, Bradford

    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." Be part of the cure for the loneliness epidemic! Become a Bench Warmer.

    Butt Blitz Team Coordinator   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
    A Greener Future

    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 that we find at our cleanups. These small cigarette butts are one of the most common forms of litter and when not disposed of properly, they cause negative impacts on local ecosystems and health.

    Each spring, volunteers from across Canada 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 Coordinators in communities across Canada to join us in expanding our impact by engaging volunteers locally throughout April!

    As a Butt Blitz Coordinator, 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. You will help to spread awareness and connect others within your community to get involved in this initiative to reduce cigarette waste. 

    All you need to participate is a pair of gloves, an up-cycled container (e.g., an old yogurt tub) to collect your butts in, and an interest in improving your local environment!

    Coordinator Responsibilities:

    • Review and understand the Butt Blitz Coordinator Information package

    • Participate in cigarette litter cleanups to contribute to the overall goal of removing 1 million cigarette butts

    • Choose a central and easily accessible location for local volunteers to drop off their collected butts (e.g., your front porch)

    • Engage and support a team of local volunteers throughout April (e.g., answering questions, keeping in contact, hosting small group cleanups)

    •  Mail in the cigarette butt collection to TerraCycle for recycling (shipping label provided by A Greener Future)

    • Attend virtual team meetings via Google Meets (3 in total, max 30 minutes in length)

    • Complete weekly check-ins with A Greener Future staff (via email or virtual call)

    • Speak with the local media about the Butt Blitz should the possibility arrive

    • Sign a virtual Liability Waiver

    Please note: The Butt Blitz is a 19+ event (18+ in Alberta and Quebec) because we are working with hazardous waste.

    To apply for this opportunity, please complete the application below by Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024: https://form-can.keela.co/butt-blitz-spring-2024-coordinator-form

    Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview to ensure that the role is a good fit and we’ll answer any questions you may have about the position.

    Butt Blitz Volunteer   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
    A Greener Future

    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)  

    Apply Here.

    Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer

    For high school students who want to get involved helping raise childhood cancer awareness and/or funds in their schools and communities. 

    If you are a high school student looking to give back to your community and get volunteer hours, we need you for our OPACC Golden Hearts Youth Council! ​ 

    Benefits

    • ​ Get community service volunteer hours from OPACC and OPACC partner organizations 
    • Be notified of new volunteer opportunities in your community 
    • OPACC can promote your fundraiser, project, campaign through our network 
    • Looks great on your resume for work or school/scholarships 
    • References for work/school 
    • Give back to the childhood cancer community and help other kids in a meaningful way 
    • Special thank-you perks for our youth volunteers
    • Option to become an OPACC Board Member at age 18 to continue your involvement more formally 

    Examples of how you can help

    • At community events 
    • With OPACC programs (i.e. Comfy Cases, Million Dollar Smiles, Courage Capes sewing events, Parent Liaisons in hospitals, etc.)
    • Running a childhood cancer awareness campaign at your school and/or in your community, especially in September (Childhood Cancer Awareness Month). Some ideas include: organizing a Flag Raising or Proclamation at City Hall; doing a yellow shirt day at school; or doing morning announcements in September about childhood cancer facts 
    • Doing fundraisers like organizing a Kaps4Kids event at school; selling foods or crafts at school with funds going to OPACC; putting together a fun walk; or doing a third-party fundraiser to benefit OPACC 
    • Creating cards (i.e. Valentines or Christmas cards) or organizing a gift drive to distribute to kids in hospitals 
    • Do chalk drawings with inspiring and/or awareness messages outside of a children's hospital or other local community centre 
    • Doing a social media campaign to raise awareness about OPACC and childhood cancer like making a TikTok video, Instagram post, etc. (subject to approval) ​ 

    Opportunities are available throughout Ontario. There are many ways to help out independently, with friends, teammates, and with classmates through a school club or initiative! ​ Time is flexible depending on what you want to do (self-directed projects), we also try to do monthly virtual drop-in meetings on Zoom to answer questions, brainstorm ideas, and support each other.

    Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
    Muskoka and Parry Sound

    Purpose: To coordinate our weekly Coffee Social Program for caregivers and persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.  We offer this drop-in program for our clients to enjoy a time to engage with others, relax and enjoy refreshments.  If needed, a person with dementia should be accompanied by a caregiver who is responsible for their health and wellbeing.

    Tasks/Responsibilities:

    • Set up table and chairs
    • Make coffee/tea, put out cookies
    • Keep record of adequate supply
    • Keep record of attendance
    • Welcome guests as they arrive
    • Distribute nametags
    • Clean and lock up building

    Qualifications: Reliable, good listener, compassionate, patient, understanding, reactive to client needs. 

    Time commitment: 1 day per week from either 10 am – 12 pm or 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, plus time for set up and clean up (approx. 2.5 hours). Would appreciate a 6 – 12 month commitment.

    Orientation/Training: Volunteers will have the opportunity to shadow the Recreation Support Facilitator at the Coffee Social as often as required by the volunteer to feel comfortable.

    Screening: Application, interview, police check, reference checks, probation, training completion is required.

    Evaluation/Success measures: Success of this program is measured by attendance numbers of the group each week.

    Supervision: Supervision will be by the Recreation Support Facilitator as needed.

    General Topics and Information - Central East, Free Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics Grey Bruce
    Locations vary in different towns

    Volunteer Tax Preparers will help people in Grey Bruce to file their taxes. 

    Grey Bruce Community Volunteer Income Tax Program provides volunteers in locations all across Grey and Bruce County.  Volunteers will be need to be matched (and affiliated) with a local CVITP community organization. 

    Please find the locations for local Grey Bruce CVITP community organizations here: https://brucegrey.cioc.ca/record/GRE0364?Number=0 

    Volunteers may have different roles as Tax Preparers depending on their level of skill and/or interest.  Volunteer tax preparer may volunteer at in-person or virtual clinics; or file individually online.  In some cases, individuals can work from their homes with a Coordinator who drops off and pickups paperwork for filing. 

    For a detailed description of the job description go here: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/cvitp-taxes-volunteers.html

    Or you can speak directly with a local Grey Bruce CVITP community organization to learn more about the work. Each 

    Foundation Fighting Blindness, Simcoe County, Ride for Sight
    Alliston, Ontario

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

    Duties include:

    Marketing and communications:

    • Website
    • Emails
    • Phone calls
    • Text messages
    •  Social media i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Strava

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

    Team Captain VIP program

    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.

    Duties include:

    Participant fundraising portal

    Marketing and communications:

    • Emails
    • Phone calls
    • Text messages

    Top Fundraiser VIP program:

    • Fundraising toolkit i.e. tips, email templates
    • Incentive prizes and awards
    • Sponsorship

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

    Duties include:

    • Venue selection
    • Route, rest stops, and rider chip tracking system
    • Jersey design
    • Volunteers
    • Start line experience
    • Finish line experience
    • Securing auction and gift bag items (if applicable)
    CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, MatureMinds, Barrie - Anne St S

    GrandPals are older adults (not necessarily Grandparents) who love children and want to make a difference for generations to come. GrandPals are trained in the stories they have to share over 5 weeks. After training, we connect GrandPals with a classroom where they meet with the same 2-4 students over a period of 8 weeks. The stories that GrandPals share about their own lives become part of the students' curriculum. Students capture the stories presented in written assignments as well as art projects.

    CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, MatureMinds, Barrie - Anne St S
    Barrie

    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.

    Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Mailing Address, Northern Ontario

    Across the country, the Gutsy Walk is made possible due to the time and talents shared by thousands of volunteers in their communities. With a collective goal to deliver our mission of finding a cure for Crohn's and colitis, we are greatly appreciative and thankful for our volunteers who have continuously led the Gutsy Walk to success each year.

    As a Gutsy Walk Planning Committee Member, you’ll be working closely with a team of other volunteers to plan and promote your local Gutsy Walk. Your efforts in connecting and engaging your community—whatever your volunteer role with Gutsy Walk—will make a big impact in raising awareness about IBD and finding cures.
    In particular, we’re looking for volunteers to support their local Gutsy Walk in the following ways:

    • Community Outreach –inspire people to sign up and participate in the local Gutsy Walk
    • Media Relations –connect with local media outlets to promote the Gutsy Walk
    • Social Media –raise awareness about IBD and the Gutsy Walk through social media
    • Fundraising –organize exciting fundraisers in your community
    • Corporate Sponsorship –engage with local businesses to promote donations of sponsorship and gifts in kind
    • Stewardship –build relationships with Gutsy Walk participants and encourage engagement
    Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services

    Volunteers would be required to provide support to individuals on a helpline or chat service who have experienced sexual trauma, violence and or assault. A 30 hour training course and interview is to be completed before starting on the helpline and chat service. 

    Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
    Memorial Park, Bracebridge and River Mill Park, Huntsville.

    The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's is our biggest fundraising event for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. There are many volunteer opportunities leading up to the event, as well as on the day of.

    Help before the walk: Duties include envelope stuffing for mailout, calling past walkers, walk committee, and poster distribution.

    Help on day of the walk: Duties include set up of tables, set up route signs, registration table, pet area, kid zone, food and beverage table, first aid station, and tear down.

    There are two walks available in Muskoka to participate in: 

    • Memorial Park, Bracebridge- Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • River Mill Park, Huntsville- Sunday, May 26, 2024, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

    For more information, please contact Michelle Dear at 705-645-5621 Ext. 115 or walk@alzheimermuskoka.ca

    Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
    Muskoka and Parry Sound

     

    Objective: To assist the person with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias (ADOD) and their families by providing companionship for the person, delivering client-specific recreation interventions to stimulate memory, confidence, and overall quality of life, and providing relief for the caregiver.

    Time Commitment: A minimum of 2 hours per week for 6 months.

    Skills/Abilities:

    ▪ 19 years of age or older

    ▪ Creative in adapting to the needs of the person with dementia.

    ▪ Caring, compassionate and patient.

    ▪ Good active listening and communication skills.

    ▪ Ability to work independently.

    ▪ Ability to accept direction and to ask for help when needed.

    ▪ Reliable and dependable.

    ▪ Sensitive and non-judgmental.

    ▪ Good health and grooming.

    ▪ Car is helpful, but not required.

    Responsibilities:

    ▪ To complete the Alzheimer Information Series (3 hours) training and the Meaningful Activity In Home (3 hours) training prior to first visit.

    ▪ To complete 3 sessions of Social Recreation programming in AlzSWP office before being matched.

    ▪ To meet individually with the Social Recreation Coordinator to review and learn the personalized intervention plan before first visit with client and family.

    ▪ To visit the person in their home with Social Recreation Coordinator at a prearranged time, convenient to both the family and the volunteer, to introduce self and activities.

    ▪ To be familiar with the background, skills and interests of the person, and the intervention plan prepared by the Social Recreation Coordinator.

    ▪ To provide enriching recreational experiences, using the intervention plan, for the person with dementia, taking into account the needs of that person.

    ▪ To maintain confidentiality of any information learned about the person and their family members, unless safety is a concern.

    ▪ To ensure that the person with dementia is safe and feels as secure and content as possible.  The volunteer should always carry a list of emergency telephone numbers, and the person’s medical information at all times.

    ▪ To complete an In Home Recreation Log after every visit and to send logs to the Manager of Volunteer and Social Recreation Services monthly. 

    ▪ To complete an incident report immediately following an incident of concern.

    ▪ To keep in regular contact with the Manager of Volunteer and Social Recreation Services and the Social Recreation Coordinator and discuss any areas of concern.

    ▪ To respect and adhere to the policies and procedures of the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners.

    ▪ A willingness to update knowledge of ADOD through information available in our Society resource center and professional development workshops.

    Boundaries:

    ▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is not expected to, and should not; undertake any activities involving personal care of the person with dementia, such as lifting, bathing, feeding, dressing, toileting or administration of medication(s).

    ▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is prohibited from giving medical advice.

    ▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is prohibited from becoming involved in the legal and financial affairs of the person with whom they are matched (i.e. banking, Power of Attorney etc.)

    Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
    Muskoka and Parry Sound

     

    Objective: To assist the person with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias (ADOD) and their families by providing companionship for the person, delivering client-specific recreation interventions to stimulate memory, confidence, and overall quality of life, and providing relief for the caregiver.

    Time Commitment: A minimum of 2 hours per week for 6 months.

    Skills/Abilities:

    ▪ 19 years of age or older

    ▪ Creative in adapting to the needs of the person with dementia.

    ▪ Caring, compassionate and patient.

    ▪ Good active listening and communication skills.

    ▪ Ability to work independently.

    ▪ Ability to accept direction and to ask for help when needed.

    ▪ Reliable and dependable.

    ▪ Sensitive and non-judgmental.

    ▪ Good health and grooming.

    ▪ Car is helpful, but not required.

    Responsibilities:

    ▪ To complete the Alzheimer Information Series (3 hours) training and the Meaningful Activity In Home (3 hours) training prior to first visit.

    ▪ To complete 3 sessions of Social Recreation programming in AlzSWP office before being matched.

    ▪ To meet individually with the Social Recreation Coordinator to review and learn the personalized intervention plan before first visit with client and family.

    ▪ To visit the person in their home with Social Recreation Coordinator at a prearranged time, convenient to both the family and the volunteer, to introduce self and activities.

    ▪ To be familiar with the background, skills and interests of the person, and the intervention plan prepared by the Social Recreation Coordinator.

    ▪ To provide enriching recreational experiences, using the intervention plan, for the person with dementia, taking into account the needs of that person.

    ▪ To maintain confidentiality of any information learned about the person and their family members, unless safety is a concern.

    ▪ To ensure that the person with dementia is safe and feels as secure and content as possible.  The volunteer should always carry a list of emergency telephone numbers, and the person’s medical information at all times.

    ▪ To complete an In Home Recreation Log after every visit and to send logs to the Manager of Volunteer and Social Recreation Services monthly. 

    ▪ To complete an incident report immediately following an incident of concern.

    ▪ To keep in regular contact with the Manager of Volunteer and Social Recreation Services and the Social Recreation Coordinator and discuss any areas of concern.

    ▪ To respect and adhere to the policies and procedures of the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners.

    ▪ A willingness to update knowledge of ADOD through information available in our Society resource center and professional development workshops.

    Boundaries:

    ▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is not expected to, and should not; undertake any activities involving personal care of the person with dementia, such as lifting, bathing, feeding, dressing, toileting or administration of medication(s).

    ▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is prohibited from giving medical advice.

    ▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is prohibited from becoming involved in the legal and financial affairs of the person with whom they are matched (i.e. banking, Power of Attorney etc.)

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Bruce North Huron

    We are in need of Mentor and non-Mentor volunteers. Mentors are needed for all of our programs - Community Based (matched 1:1 with a young person); School Based (matched 1:1 with a young person and meet on school property, during the school day, September through June) or Group Mentor (1:3 ratio, locations in Kincardine or Wingham; 2-3 times per month).

    Non-Mentor volunteers include Board Members, FUN Developers or Community Builder volunteer groups. The FUN Developers plan activities and events for our Mentees and Mentors to do (e.g.: The Factory in London, Blue Jays Game, Camp Kintail, museum trips, Christmas and Halloween parties, etc.). The Community Builders help plan and execute our fundraising events, such as Dancing with the Stars, Golf Tournaments, etc. They can also volunteer on the day of the event, for example, with the Christmas Yard Sale, etc. 

    All volunteers must complete the application process which includes a Police Records Check, Vulnerable Sector Check, and training. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and older. 

    National Experience Participant   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
    Katimavik's National Experience
    Across Canada

    Katimavik’s National Experience is an amazing opportunity for any Canadian citizens, permanent residents or landed refugees aged 17 – 25 who are looking for 5.5 months of creative learning, community engagement, Truth and Reconciliation, and self-discovery! Youth will live in a group with up to 10 of their peers in two separate communities throughout the course of the program. During the program they engage in 32 valuable volunteer hours a week, learn how to manage a house, make lifelong friends, and gain confidence that they themselves can make an impactful difference in our country. This is a fully funded opportunity where participants’ travel expenses, living accommodations, food costs, and daily needs are covered. All they will need to bring is their dedication, empathy, and commitment to making a better world!

    Some of the topics and skills that Participants will be challenged to learn about include:

    • The history of Indigenous peoples in Canada and the importance of Truth and Reconciliation;
    • The benefits and impact of civic engagement;
    • Professional work skills in a variety of sectors, depending on volunteer placements;
    • Cooking skills, house maintenance, and practical life skills;
    • Conflict resolution, communication, and how to strive within a team environment;
    • Environmental protection and sustainable development;
    • English or French as an additional language;
    • Leadership, advocacy, and project management skills;
    • Canada’s cultural, geographic, and linguistic diversity.
    CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, MatureMinds, Barrie - Anne St S
    20 Anne Street South, Barrie (CFS Counselling + Wellbeing office)

    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. 

    Volunteer   Simcoe County 
    Glowing Hearts Charity, No Physical Address
    Barrie

    Join our incredible team of volunteers and help Glowing Hearts Charity disrupt the cycle of poverty by providing programs that reduce barriers and support the mental health, growth, and development of school-age children and youth in Simcoe County.

    To apply, please fill out the form on the volunteer page on our website: https://www.glowingheartscharity.org/volunteer

    Parents for Children's Mental Health, Simcoe County Chapter

    Volunteers must have lived experience raising a child with mental health challenges (parent, guardian, caregiver, etc.). 

    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

    Training and support are available to build further skills and competencies. We would look forward to having a further conversation with you if this sounds like a fit for you!

    Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario

    The facilitator will:

    • Support the goals of PSSO in local communities with an emphasis on providing
      information and fellowship for people living with Parkinson’s and their families.
    • Attend ongoing training/education and Community of Practice meetings provided
      by PSSO to increase their knowledge about Parkinson’s disease and to enhance
      their skills as a facilitator.
    • Ensure all public notices for the group contain the group information, PSSO logo,
      and a reference to the group being a program of PSSO.
    • Provide PSSO with updated group lists, including names, addresses, telephone
      numbers, and email addresses regularly.
    • Provide an attendance record (First & Last Name of each participant) to PSSO
      immediately following each group session. This will be submitted using the
      volunteer portal “My Impact Page.”
    • Document all hours of volunteering using the volunteer portal “My Impact Page,”
      which should include all time spent each month planning as well as group
      facilitation.
    • Notify PSSO of any important information immediately as it pertains to the overall
      group or specific client participants (questions, resources, health changes, death in
      the family, etc.).

    The facilitator works with the group to:

    • Act in accordance with the Volunteer Code of Conduct (see page 12)
    • Define the role and emphasize that the facilitator is not an expert in all things.
    • Conduct group meetings in a caring, respectful, and compassionate manner.
    • Promote the value of empowerment, encouraging individuals to be involved in
      making decisions about their own care.
    • Establish, with input from group participants, a list of ground rules and goals for the
      group and review the list with the group on a regular basis.
    • Foster an opportunity for people to interact with others dealing with similar health
      concerns and facilitate the sharing of their experience living with Parkinson’s.
    • Encourage group members to participate in PSSO programs, education events, and
      fundraising events.
    • Invite group participants to connect with PSSO staff and programs as necessary.
    • Welcome and introduce new participants to the group, explain group guidelines such as confidentiality and help them connect with other group participants.

    Group Interaction & Communication
    The facilitator will:

    • Ensure group participants are educated about and adhere to the confidentiality
      policy.
    • Moderate the discussions in the group to ensure that all participants have an equal
      opportunity to share if they wish. This may require the facilitator to enhance their
      skills to ensure that participants that are talkative do not monopolize the
      discussion. Gently redirect attention to less vocal participants.
    • Encourage a balance in discussions by encouraging the group to consider
      constructive solutions when negative issues are being addressed. Although there
      will be times when participants need to freely express and share their feelings, even
      if their tone seems negative.
    • Remind the group that the symptoms, treatment, and progression of Parkinson’s
      are unique to each person, so others’ experiences may be different from one’s own.
    • Strive to present information and encourage discussion that is honest while at the
      same time promotes a feeling of optimism.
    • Remind participants to adopt a “consumers beware” approach to any information
      shared in the group and do their own research or speak with a medical professional
      before acting
    Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario

    The facilitator will:

    • Support the goals of PSSO in local communities with an emphasis on providing
      information and fellowship for people living with Parkinson’s and their families.
    • Attend ongoing training/education and Community of Practice meetings provided
      by PSSO to increase their knowledge about Parkinson’s disease and to enhance
      their skills as a facilitator.
    • Ensure all public notices for the group contain the group information, PSSO logo,
      and a reference to the group being a program of PSSO.
    • Provide PSSO with updated group lists, including names, addresses, telephone
      numbers, and email addresses regularly.
    • Provide an attendance record (First & Last Name of each participant) to PSSO
      immediately following each group session. This will be submitted using the
      volunteer portal “My Impact Page.”
    • Document all hours of volunteering using the volunteer portal “My Impact Page,”
      which should include all time spent each month planning as well as group
      facilitation.
    • Notify PSSO of any important information immediately as it pertains to the overall
      group or specific client participants (questions, resources, health changes, death in
      the family, etc.)

    The facilitator works with the group to:

    • Act in accordance with the Volunteer Code of Conduct (see page 12)
    • Define the role and emphasize that the facilitator is not an expert in all things.
    • Conduct group meetings in a caring, respectful, and compassionate manner.
    • Promote the value of empowerment, encouraging individuals to be involved in
      making decisions about their own care.
    • Establish, with input from group participants, a list of ground rules and goals for the
      group and review the list with the group on a regular basis.
    • Foster an opportunity for people to interact with others dealing with similar health
      concerns and facilitate the sharing of their experience living with Parkinson’s.
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    • Encourage group members to participate in PSSO programs, education events, and
      fundraising events.
    • Invite group participants to connect with PSSO staff and programs as necessary.
    • Welcome and introduce new participants to the group, explain group guidelines
      such as confidentiality and help them connect with other group participants.

    Group Interaction & Communication
    The facilitator will: 

    • Ensure group participants are educated about and adhere to the confidentiality
      policy.
    • Moderate the discussions in the group to ensure that all participants have an equal
      opportunity to share if they wish. This may require the facilitator to enhance their
      skills to ensure that participants that are talkative do not monopolize the
      discussion. Gently redirect attention to less vocal participants.
    • Encourage a balance in discussions by encouraging the group to consider
      constructive solutions when negative issues are being addressed. Although there
      will be times when participants need to freely express and share their feelings, even
      if their tone seems negative.
    • Remind the group that the symptoms, treatment, and progression of Parkinson’s
      are unique to each person, so others’ experiences may be different from one’s own.
    • Strive to present information and encourage discussion that is honest while at the
      same time promotes a feeling of optimism.
    • Remind participants to adopt a “consumers beware” approach to any information
      shared in the group and do their own research or speak with a medical professional
      before acting.
    Volunteer Tutor   Bruce County  Grey County 
    Bruce Grey Child and Family Services, Owen Sound - 640 2nd Ave E

    Help set a child/youth up for sucess at school by providing tutoring assistance.

    Commitment of one to two hours a week tutoring elementary or high school age youth in a variety of subjects. 

    Tutoring will take place in the community or virtually.

     

    Community Living South Muskoka, 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.