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Grey Roots Museum & Archives
Moreston Village and Grey Roots
Spend the summer months and various times throughout the year in period costume while sharing the stories and history of the area with all visitors young and old. Can volunteer in one or two of the six period buildings on site - Log Cabin, Log House, Farm House, School House, Blacksmith, and Garage.  
 
Duties include: 
*Daily demonstrations of historically authentic skills, tasks and activities for visitors - volunteers are encouraged to live the life of the time period they are portraying while in each designated building 
*Respond to questions from the public and tour groups in an informed and friendly manner  
*Provide interpretation and commentary on time period and building/location  
*Protect building(s) and the collections therein  
*Clean and dust the buildings and collections as assigned
Grey Roots Museum & Archives
102599 Grey Rd 18, RR 4 Owen Sound
•Assist in the set up and clean up for crafts and activities 
•Assist in the supervision of either children or adults as the situation warrants 
•Participate in games or activities as required 
•Illustrate how and supervise the construction of crafts 
•Maintain a safe and clean environment for all participating in activities 
•Immediately report any emergencies or injuries to Grey Roots staff so that they make take over the situation 
•Maintain a presence in the galleries to offer assistance and a measure of supervision and security 
•General administrative and clerical support as required
Museum Docent   Grey County 
Grey Roots Museum & Archives
102599 Grey Rd 18, RR 4 Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N6
•Reports promptly and reliably for all scheduled assignments 
•Maintains vigilance for the safety of visitors at all times 
•Maintains vigilance for the safety and protection of museum objects at all times 
•Provides excellent interpretation of the Museum's exhibits  
•Responds in a helpful, friendly and accurate manner to visitor queries
ONE CARE Home & Community Support Services, Clinton, Adult Day Services
Wingham, Goderich, Clinton, Exeter, and Grand Bend
Assisting with programs that support seniors with Dementia or Alzheimers.
Simcoe County, Corporation of, Sunset Village and Manor, Sunset Manor - Long Term Care Facility
49 Raglan Street Collingwood, ON L9Y4X1
Various opportunities including: Friendly visiting 
Activity programming. ie. crafts, coffee socials, inter-generational programs, student placements, administration, Front office volunteer, meal assistance, pet visitor, Student internships (College/Universities), Music volunteer
Grey Bruce Health Services, Lion's Head Hospital
Lion's Head
Our volunteers give their time in over 40 different areas. They assist on nursing units, work in various clinics, operate gift shops, escort patients and visitors and give directions as well as assist staff in many different departments. Our wide range of opportunities means we can find a volunteer job to suit most individuals.
Animal Caregiver   Bruce County  Grey County 
Grey Bruce Animal Shelter
457437 Concession 8 S Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N8
Duties can include cleaning facility, cleaning cages, walking dogs, playing with animals making sure all animals get sufficient exercise.
Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
We are currently looking for volunteers for our Markdale and Southampton programs
Assist the Minds in Motion program coordinator in delivering the program. Minds in Motion® is a community-based social program that incorporates physical activity and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners.
Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
Owen Sound & Hanover
Assist in the planning and execution of our 2017 Walk for Alzheimer's. There are two locations on May 13, 2017, Owen Sound at Kelso Beach, and Hanover at Sulphur Springs Conservation Area. We are also looking for general volunteers for the day of the events.
South West Community Care Access Centre, London Head Office, Community Care Access Centre
Various accessible community spaces, such as community center and family health offices
Peer Leaders are volunteers in the South West Self Management Program, who facilitate the Living a Healthy Life workshop series for individuals with chronic health conditions. The workshop series contains 6 sessions - each 2.5 hours in length. Workshops are offered in a community setting with groups of 6-15 participants. Leaders are required to facilitate 2 workshops per year. Peer leaders receive paid mileage and honorarium for each workshop they facilitate.
Board Member   Simcoe County 
Caring Supporting Participating Mental Health & Addictions Peer Support, Collingwood
41 Elgin St. - Unit 201
* help better educate the general public on the issues of mental health/addictions 
* to develop local support groups 
* assist in the elimination of stigma; and, 
* advocate on behalf of all consumer/survivors.
Grey Bruce Health Services, Volunteer services and Auxiliaries
Bruce County
Volunteers work within areas of hospital as well as at many fundraisers
South West Community Care Access Centre, Seaforth
Workshops will be held within your community
We’re looking for: Friendly, outgoing individuals that are living with any number of chronic diseases including Arthritis, Diabetes, Pain, High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Stroke, Obesity and more. Working with other Peer Leader volunteers you’ll be trained in delivering the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Condition Workshop to others in the community who are also living with a Chronic Condition.  
You will: Empower others to better manage their chronic conditions,
Arthritis Society (The), Owen Sound, Grey Bruce District
Owen Sound - no office provided
A Community in Motion is a local community event run by volunteers. These locations aim to raise $1000 or more! We are looking for Committee Chairs that can bring an event to life through strategy, leadership, logistics and day of coordination, all with the support of materials and tools made available to you by The Society.  
 
You don’t have to do it all alone - recruit some friends or neighbours to help!  
Here are some types of additional committee member positions that will assist in leading your event to ultimate success:  
 Logistics Coordinator  
 Marketing & Communications Coordinator  
 Volunteer Coordinator  
 Fundraising & Sponsorship Coordinator
United Way of Bruce Grey
Office: 380 9th Street East 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
Craigleith Heritage Depot
Various Locations
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.
Mentor   Bruce County  Grey County 
Bruce Grey Mentorship
Hanover, Walkerton, Chesley, Nesutadt, Durham and Ayton
To be a friend and companion for a child or youth in either a group program, individual match or a school match- Take initiative to arrange relevant outings with the Mentee- Listen and provide advice when appropriate- To role model appropriate behaviours and reinforce positive social skills.
Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario
WALK-IT for Parkinson's takes place at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound.
● Participate in monthly meetings to do all planning for the WALK-IT for Parkinson’s. 
● Follow timelines for activities to take place to ensure the success of the Walk. 
● Maintain databases of all sponsors, prize donors, and contributors. 
● Host a follow-up meeting to discuss how the event went and identify opportunities for improvement next year. 
 
Positions available:  
• Sponsorship 
• Promotions 
• Volunteer Recruitment 
• Entertainment and Activities 
• Food and Refreshments 
• Logistics 
• Silent Auction/Prizes
Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale Hospital
Markdale
Our volunteers give their time in over 40 different areas. They assist on nursing units, work in various clinics, operate gift shops, escort patients and visitors and give directions as well as assist staff in many different departments. Our wide range of opportunities means we can find a volunteer job to suit most individuals.
Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound Hospital
Owen Sound
Our volunteers give their time in over 40 different areas. They assist on nursing units, work in various clinics, operate gift shops, escort patients and visitors and give directions as well as assist staff in many different departments
Auxiliary   
Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich - Napier St
120 Napier St Goderich, ON
Care will be taken to match volunteers with areas of skill and interest.
Garden Mentor   Grey County 
South East Grey Community Health Centre
Markdale or Dundalk (choose the location best for you)
 Be available 1-2 hours per week to provide advice and hands-on assistance to garden participants 
 Help participants problem solve for struggling garden plots 
 Assist in spring planting and garden preparation  
 Water and weed gardens periodically to ensure esthetic quality of the garden 
 Provide social support to garden participants
Tax Preparer   Grey County 
South East Grey Community Health Centre
Grey County
 Prepare tax returns for taxpayers 
 Participate in training, provided by the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program  
Follow program policies and procedures 
 Keep track of the number of returns prepared (SEGCHC staff will assist with this)
South East Grey Community Health Centre
Markdale, Dundalk, Chatsworth, Flesherton
 Attend walking program regularly, or as negotiated with staff 
 Open and close the facility 
 Ensure participants complete the appropriate forms and sign-in 
 Address any participants questions and refer to SEGCHC staff, as required 
 Provide guidance in orienting new participants to the program 
 Liaise with SEGCHC on program concerns/challenges/suggestions, as required
Highlands Youth for Christ, Stayner, The Door Youth Centre
Stayner
Bring new ideas, enthusiasm and willingness to work as a team to our monthly committee meetings.Help us run and continue to develop a youth drop in centre (called The Door) in Stayner.
Huron County Health Unit, Clinton
Goderich main beach
We are looking for a group of individuals who are passionate about the environment and who want to keep our community beautiful. We are hosting a beach clean-up and are in need of volunteers. . Gloves, garbage bags, water and a light snack will be provided. This is a great opportunity for youth groups, sports teams and other members of the community to learn something new and make our communities cleaner, healthier places to live and play
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Listowel & District, In-School Mentor Program
Listowel and area
One to one mentoring of children between the ages of 6-16. Community-based mentoring, develop a positive relationship and become a positive role-model for a child.
Canadian Cancer Society, Huron-Perth Community Office
Perth and Huron Counties
Are you a survivor or caregiver? Would you like to connect with someone who is going 
through a similar cancer journey? A peer support volunteer offers empathetic support from someone who has been there. Our volunteers connect with individuals over the phone or in person. This position requires that you be out of treatment for one year, but no longer than 10 years.
Southampton Care Centre
140 Grey St S, Southampton, ON N0H 2L0
• Help with a REC (*Resident Lead Clubs and Events) • Visit with a resident • Give a manicure • Escort residents to programs  
• Read to a resident that can’t see • Administrative Assistant • Make up makeovers• Portering • Craft Programs • Friendly Visiting  
• Special Events • Spa Night • Greeter • Help a resident write a letter • Activation programs• Lead a small activity group based on your interests • Play cards • Sing along • Art program • Reading group • Games night • Hymn sing • Take a resident for a walk  
• Bring individuals to religious service • Be a friend to a resident • Pub night • Help a resident search the internet • Play an instrument or sing • The possibilities are as big as your imagination!!!
Grey Roots Museum & Archives
Grey Roots Museum & Archives
•Set up and clean up materials in the multipurpose room for each program 
•Find and prepare materials for the programs in advance of the event  
•Introduce children to the hands-on portion of the program, including a brief overview of how it relates to the program’s general purpose and learning expectations  
•Lead the group through the exercise, with patient and detailed instructions and demonstrations, assisting the children as required 
•Answer questions from the students and teacher 
•Ensure group has finished activity and cleaned up before they move on to the next part of the program
CARP, South Georgian Bay - Mailing Address, Southern Georgian Bay Chapter 14
Collingwood
Attend Board meetings of 1.5 hours 8 times a year 
Attend some social events
Companion   Grey County  Simcoe County 
Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
Office: 115 Hurontario St, Unit 203 Collingwood
Provide weekly companionship to a disables adult in our region. Meet for conversation, maybe go for an outing and just be a friendly face to someone who may otherwise be isolated.
Golden Town Outreach, Meaford, Food Bank
34 Trowbridge St W, Meaford -Bethany Church of the Nazarene (rear enterance, downstairs)
Serve clients who visit the food bank 
Restock shelves 
Check best-before dates, portioning bulk foods 
Optional: help with community garden, cooking classes 
Pick up food from donation boxes at grocery stores and bring to food bank
E3 Community Services, Collingwood - Pretty River Pkwy N
Collingwood
Peer support for Teens who have special needs in activities offered at a Teen drop in night
Harvest Share, Parry Sound - Miller St, Food Bank
22A Miller St Parry Sound
Special Events Volunteers: We need people to participate in local events throughout the year with the aim of increasing public awareness and involvement while increasing food and fund donations. Events include collecting food donations, raffle ticket sales, car washes, etc. Many of these events occur over the weekend or in the evening. 
Administration/Office Help: Assist us with administrative, computer, and office work at the office. This could include typing, answering phones or greeting the public. 
General Public Food Sorting: There are usually three public sorting events each year centered on three major holidays: Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving. During these holidays, we invite the public to come and help us sort food. To register and help with the sorting please call ahead of time and register your name with us at 774-9111. We also need help with picking up the food during these times. If you have a vehicle and would like to assist us please call at the above number.
Drivers   Simcoe County 
Collingwood. Municipal Office, Collingwood - Hurontario St
Various Locations
Volunteers will be required to chaperone individuals to and from their destinations as scheduled by the Event Staff. These volunteers must provide a valid drivers licence.
Collingwood. Municipal Office, Collingwood - Hurontario St
VARIES BY EVENT
Volunteers will be required to hand out ballets on the main street and to further obtain the ballots when completed. Proper footwear is required. 
ALL JOB DESCRIPTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Collingwood. Municipal Office, Collingwood - Hurontario St
Various locations
This position requires volunteers to answer phones, questions relating to any events, copying and general office duties. These volunteers must have minimal knowledge with computers and phone systems. 
There will be training for the different events and this will be mandatory.
Home for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Campbell St
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity for people interested in helping out a local, older individual who may be experiencing loneliness.  
 
Volunteers in this role will provide transportation to and from social events in the community, or even just coffee and conversation out in the community, with other Home for Life clients. Volunteers provide companionship throughout the social or programs and can choose your level of commitment - one time, occasional or temporary volunteers are welcome. Sign up for just one social outing and see how it goes! 
 
This role will help ease the burden of social isolation and can help to promote confidence, health and well being, and and provide them with a new friendship. This activity will help expand you social circle, meet new people and make a difference in the live of another person.
Driver   Grey County  Simcoe County 
Home for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Campbell St
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity for people interested in helping our a local, older individual who may be experiencing loneliness.  
 
Volunteers in this role will provide transportation to appointments, outings, etc. on a one time, occasional or on-going basis.
Friendly Visitor   Grey County  Simcoe County 
Home for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Campbell St
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity for people interested in helping a local, older individual, who may be experiencing loneliness. Volunteers ease the burden of loneliness by providing friendship, company and conversation either in the comfort of the client's home or though short social outings in the community.  
 
Sometimes people sit and chat over a cup of coffee, or they may play board games, watch TV or go out to a cafe. Commitment level is up to the volunteer; one time, occasional and/or temporary volunteers are welcome. 
 
The relationship between the volunteer and client can promote confidence, health and well being, and provide them with a new friendship. This activity will help expand you social circle, meet new people and make a difference in the live of another person.
VON Canada, Ontario Branch, Grey Bruce Site, Smart Exercise and Falls Prevention Program
In community centres and retirement homes throughout Grey Bruce
VON SMART and Falls Prevention classes are led by volunteers who VON trains (2 days of practical plus the theory) and certify. Weekly we offer over 50 Level 1 and Level 2 classes in Grey Bruce with over 1,000 participants! We ask for a minimum commitment of 2 hours a week (one class) but have flexible schedules for those who are away for long periods of time. We are looking for volunteer instructors for both levels of classes.
Greeters   Simcoe County 
Collingwood. Municipal Office, Collingwood - Hurontario St
The primary duty of a greeter is to greet the people who arrive. They would direct patrons to the Ushers that will show them to their seats. Greeters primary duty is to help guests feel welcome, though they may have other duties that are required during their slotted volunteer term. 
It is a requirement that ushers wear proper attire.
Collingwood. Municipal Office, Collingwood - Hurontario St
Various locations
The duties of the TA Registration is to assist any of the Tribute Artists with registration, signatures, review of individualized arrival package materials and assisting the Tribute Artistes in the locations of registration. 
All Job Descriptions are subject to Change
Ushers   Simcoe County 
Collingwood. Municipal Office, Collingwood - Hurontario St
Ushers are volunteers who provide the primary level of guests assistance in seating areas. These volunteers help guests locate their assigned seats & troubleshoot any ticketing problems to the best of their abilities. This position requires individuals to work directly with patrons and require the volunteers to be customer oriented. 
This position may require individuals to stand for periods of time. It is a requirement that ushers wear proper foot attire.
Collingwood. Municipal Office, Collingwood - Hurontario St
This volunteer position requires volunteers to set up (prior to events) and tear down (end of events) tables and chairs, label chairs or bleachers and arrange event material. Please note that volunteers for this position may be required to be on site early in the morning prior to the event and later in the evening following the events for tear down. There could be some heavy lifting. 
It is required that you wear proper clothing and proper foot attire.
Collingwood. Municipal Office, Collingwood - Hurontario St
Runners will assist in running items that are required to areas within the event boundaries such as (but limited to) water, tables, chairs, food or items that are required to assist in the operations of the event. 
This position may require individuals to stand or sit for long periods of time and may require volunteers to lift cases of water. 
It is recommended that Runners ensure they wear proper foot attire and sunscreen.
Grey Bruce Good Food Box Program, Lucknow - Mailing Address Only, Lucknow and Area Good Food Box
1. Act as local contact and promoter for Lucknow Good Food Box site 
2. Collect orders and cash payment for boxes order sites 
3. Keep accurate records of orders/payments 
4. Coordinate volunteers and lead efforts to pack and deliver food on pick up day.
Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland, Volunteer Association
Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland
Volunteers at GBGH work in various areas of the hospital such as patient services, Coffee Bar, Gift Shop, Information Desk, office, events. To apply complete an application form which is available either on the hospital website, at the information desk or gift shop.
Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
BDB offices in Collingwood. Golf is at Batteaux Creek and Curling is at the Collingwood Curling Club
Assist staff to deliver various programs such as crafts, bingo, outings and trips to adults with diverse disabilities. This includes set up and clean up for programs. Also, volunteers needed to assist with weekly golf program and weekly curling program.
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office
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
South Grey Museum and Historical Library
South Grey Museum - Flesherton (and larger events at Kinplex - Flesherton)
Assist in coordinating events with other volunteers.
Gilbert Centre for Social and Support Services, Barrie Office
80 Bradford St, Unit 555, Barrie
Volunteers assist with:  
* Special events (World AIDS Day, Fundraisers, Annual campaigns) 
* Bingo  
* Harm Reduction 
* Board Directors.
Huronia Restorative Justice Project
FACE Office is at 317 Midland Ave, Midland, ON; various locations (if required)
Trained volunteers facilitate community justice circles between victims and their offenders. The facilitator, along with a co-facilitator, will receive a case referral with all pertinent information. Cases may be referred from youth criminal court or adult criminal court, by the police. Cases may also be referred by a school. A FACE facilitator will then set up an interview time with the victim to discuss the procedures, answer any questions, and find out who they will be bringing for support. The same is done with the offender. A date is set and then the circle is prepared. Everyone attending the circle gives their input into designing an agreement for the offender to follow. A member of the circle offers to track the agreement and its completion. In many cases, if the agreement is fulfilled, the court may decide that criminal charges will be dropped. Victims have a chance to share their feelings and impact of the incident, which is often not possible in court. Offenders hear the impact their choices made firsthand. All parties end up with a better understanding of the incident, and of each other.
Leacock Care Centre
25 Museum Drive
Volunteer opportunities for individuals interested in assisiting with recreation programs, outings, friendly visiting, computer programs, reading programs and special events.
Gateway Centre for Learning
Gateway Centre for Learning and various locations
Help adults improve reading, writing, spelling, math, computer skills and assist with employability upgrading.
Volunteer   Simcoe County 
Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Orillia - Colborne St, Volunteer Resources
Positions available in the following areas: 
 
Coffee Kiosk/Gift Shop 
Porters 
Information Desk 
Hospital Elder Life Program 
Pharmacy 
Day Surgery/Recovery 
Emergency Department 
Out Patient Clinic 
Diabetic House
Anchor Point Church, Alliston - 81 Victoria St W, The Well
The Well
Get your community service hours at a fun place, doing things such as serving pourover coffee * washing dishes * wiping tables * being creative making signs * prepping baked goods * spending time with people in our community * etc.
Camp Counsellor   Muskoka District  Simcoe County 
Camp Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre
Waterford
Volunteers are matched up with families along with our staff as Special Friends and help our families have an unforgettable time. This is a sleepover program, volunteers stay in our counselor accommodations and are asked to arrive the day before camp starts for training and orientation. Room and board are provided.
Arthritis Society's Bluebird Club - Barrie Branch
TBD for meetings
We are currently looking for a few individuals who would like to be party of the planning committee for the Walk to Fight Arthritis happening on June 8th in Collingwood. It is an exciting opportunity for anyone who enjoys planning, voicing their ideas and being part of an energetic event experience!
Epilepsy Ontario, Barrie - Simcoe County Branch
Barrie
Volunteers can assist with fundraising, bingo, special events, information distribution or other activities.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Huron
North Huron
Big Brothers/Big Sisters are men and women who volunteer their time to become a mentor to a young boy or girl who can greatly benefit from having an adult role model to guide them and assist them in facing life's challenges.
MS Society of Canada, Ontario & Nunavut Division, Simcoe Muskoka Chapter - Barrie - Bradford St, Simcoe Muskoka Chapter - Barrie
Barrie
The MS Society has a volunteer opportunity to meet your needs and availability. Whether it’s serving as a director on the board, pitching in as an event volunteer or joining an event, education or fundraising committee, we’ve got an opportunity that’s right for you!  
 
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED: 
 
1. Become a Board Member: Board volunteers provide the vision, organizational skills and connections required to build and maintain effective chapters and units. Volunteer boards of directors oversee all aspects of chapters and units within their communities. Board experience is not a requirement as support and training is available from both the local chapter/unit board and Ontario Division. You may be right for the board of directors if you would like to develop or use your skills in leadership in a role involving the planning and development of an organization. 
 
2. Programs & Services: As a programs & services volunteer you could enable people affected by MS and enhance their quality of life. Here are some of the ways client services volunteers touch the lives of those with MS: 
• being a support group facilitator 
• connecting people with the services they need in their community 
 
3. Fundraising: We depend on our volunteers to help us raise the valuable funds we need to provide our programs and services to those affected by MS and to fund research to find the cure. Here are some of the annual fundraising events that require volunteers:  
 
• Mandarin MS Walk: There are a number of MS Walks in Simcoe/Muskoka County: Barrie, Bracebridge, Collingwood, Midland, Orillia, New Tecumseth (Alliston) - all take place on the first Sunday in May. Those interested could attend as a walker (walk on your own or form a team), join the walk committee (meetings are typically held in the months preceding the walk - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr) or volunteer the day of the event (set up, registration, information table, take down, etc).  
 
• MS Carnation Campaign on the second weekend in May. Interested volunteers could become a committee member (meetings are typically held in the months preceding the campaign - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr) or help sell carnations or volunteer on the day of the event (i.e. delivering flowers, etc).  
 
• Barrie Half Marathon (Heritage Park) scheduled for Sunday June 5, 2016. Volunteer the day of the event with set up, handing out water at designated check points, etc. 
 
• MS Leap of Faith Beach Volleyball Tournament (Tyndale Park, Barrie) on the third Saturday in July. Form a team and compete, become a committee member or volunteer on the day of the event. 
 
4. Social Action: Become active in advocacy efforts by writing letters to different levels of government, and communicating with local politicians to influence policy development. 
 
5. Public Awareness: Share important MS Society messages by talking about the MS Society of Canada at community events, 
working with the local media, distributing public service announcements and other materials to newspapers, television and radio stations. 
 
6. Education: Help people with MS and their families have a better understanding of MS by organizing and facilitating speakers and workshops, promoting events to MS Society clients.