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Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre
Markdale, ON
Leaders: Leaders are in charge of leading our horses during lessons. The leader is focused on the horse and making sure they are both happy and content during lessons. They also get the horse ready before lessons. 
 
Side Walkers: Side Walkers are in charge of the rider and making sure that the rider is safe and secure during their lesson. 
 
Schoolers : Schoolers are in charge of helping us to keep our horses exercised, trained and fit! A schooler should be out regularly to ride and school one or more horses. Schoolers have a procedure to follow and will be in communication with our instructors regarding the horses needs and areas of focus. Of course, we encourage our schoolers to love up their horses and show them all the appreciation and attention they deserve! (It's basically part boarding a horse without having to pay so win- win for everyone!) 
 
Alternate: Alternate volunteers are focused on assisting with the facilitation of activities with our kids. These activities can include sledding, yoga, sports, creative arts, educational hikes etc. 
 
Horse Buddies: Horse buddies are people who help take care of our horses by coming out to groom them, perform a health check and of course, show them affection. 
 
These are just a few of our main activities, however there is a ton of other activities where we could use your help! Gardening, odd jobs, building etc (just to name a few).
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.
Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Midland and District, Domestic Shelter and Adoption Centre
Midland (Lead Agency) but recruiting from Simcoe County and Muskoka District
The Midland Animal Shelter and Adoption Centre is the lead agency for the OSPCA's Support the North Program in the Simcoe County and Muskoka area. Volunteers are needed from anywhere in Simcoe County and Muskoka District to volunteer at the Midland Shelter for the program. Duties include: 
 
Arrivals Team Member 
•Assist DVM/ RVT's or Team Lead with various tasks involved with animal intake 
•Provide food, water and enrichment for the animals as needed 
•Walk dogs as required  
•Follow Ontario SPCA animal protocols at all times 
•Clean and disinfect as required by protocols  
•Perform animal handling as required  
•Transfer animal information to the Shelter Staff as required 
•Assist with unloading supplies/animals as required
Camphill Communities Ontario, Angus, Camphill Nottawasaga
Camphill Nottawasaga near Angus and Camphill Sophia Creek in Barrie
Two sites: Camphill Nottawasaga, near Angus and Camphill Sophia Creek in Barrie.  
Camphill Nottawasaga (Angus) offers programs in woodworking, pottery, candlemaking, bakery and painting. There are also opportunities to be involved in maple syrup production, working in the vegetable gardens and caring for livestock.  
Camphill Sophia Creek (Barrie) offers work in the mosaic studio, meal preparation skills in the Cafe, music, recreational activities and cultural outings. Also need help assisting with the retail store in downtown Barrie. Help needed with Bingo events and other special events such as our fairs.  
Both locations in need of volunteers to help with set-up, cash management and take-down at our Farmers Markets. 
Please email Sandra to place you in an opportunity that best suits your needs!
COPE Service Dogs
Barrie
Purpose of the Position: Join the team to change the lives of people with disabilities and youth who are experiencing challenges by providing a loving home and obedience training to a Service Dog-in-training during its puppyhood. 
 
Responsibilities and Duties: 
 
- Care for the dog’s needs according to guidelines from COPE. 
- Provide consistent structure, rules and boundaries to the dog according to training from COPE. 
- Provide obedience training and socialization to the dog. 
- Transport the dog to and from its training programs: Canines in the Classroom (Innisfil) & Refinement Training (Barrie) Mon, Wed, Fri during regular school year (September - Jan 2020). Multiple pick up/drop off locations in Barrie and Innisfil by COPE van is available. 
- Support from Volunteer Puppy Sitter network is available for vacations or emergencies. 
- Dog food, routine veterinary care, one dog crate, walking harness and leash are provided by COPE. 
 
NOTE: 
The application process takes time and training space is limited, please submit your application now to allow enough time to set up a home interview and ensure a training spot is reserved for you upon the approval of your application.
Wishing Well Sanctuary
2710 Line 10 Bradford ON
Various are available, from cleaning stalls and paddocks to preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner for our animal family. Gardening during our spring,summer and autumn months. Becoming involved with our many programs where skills such as marketing, administration, construction and fundraising are needed and welcomed.
Pegasus Riding Association Nurturing Challenged Equestrians (PRANCE)
Port Elgin
Horse leaders, horse sidewalkers. Leading horses for challenged equestrians. Sidewalking with those clients who may need some extra support. Volunteers also required during summer camps and March break for tasks mentioned and other activities such as crafts.
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
549 Tenth Line, Collingwood
GTHS Cat Care Team Members work to increase the welfare and health of GTHS feline residents.  
 
Volunteering as part of a small team, each shift Cat Care Team Members help maintain high cleanliness standards in our adoption rooms to provide a bright, clean and healthy environment for our cats, volunteers and visitors.  
 
Responsibility: Maintaining clean and organized litter, feeding stations, cages and communal areas in the GTHS cat adoption rooms. This team ensures that the cat rooms are left clean and bright for potential adopters in the afternoon.  
 
(There are multiple roles within the Cat Care Team, check out our website for details of this particular position and others)
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
549 Tenth Line, Collingwood
The role of GTHS Cat Care Technician is integral to ensuring our feline residents receive optimal care during their stay. Concerns surrounding feline welfare are brought to the attention of the Cat Care Coordinator or the Animal Health Technician. 
 
Responsibility: The GTHS Cat Care Technician administers medications and care as needed, following protocol and guidance. Assistance with feline intake and transportation throughout the shelter may also be required. This position ensures  
that the cats in our medical rooms receive thorough and comprehensive care.
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
549 Tenth Line, Collingwood
The GTHS serves a large geographic area and our community transporter helps us with animal transports to and from local veterinary clinics and to assist with transporting cats to and from our satellite adoption locations.
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
549 Tenth Line, Collingwood
Administrative Volunteers help with general administrative tasks in the areas of marketing, communications and donor development.  
 
Responsibility: Administrative Volunteers are responsible for assisting with general administrative tasks to support our volunteer, marketing and donor development programs, including items such as:  
- Data entry into Sumac database  
- Card writing  
- Phone calls  
- Event kit assembly  
- Printing materials
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
549 Tenth Line, Collingwood
Love working with animals and people? There is nothing more rewarding then helping our shelter dogs find their forever homes! Dog Adoption Counselors help facilitate GTHS Dog Meet & Greets and process dog adoption applications. Shifts are 4 hours in length one time per week. Min. 6 month commitment required.
Georgian Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians (GRACE)
Owen Sound
Volunteer Opportunites:  
Leader responsible for:  
*grooming and tack up of the horse  
*leading of the horse for warm-up  
*control of the horse during class  
*un-tack horse and cleanup of equipment  
 
Sidewalker responsible for:  
*support the rider as necessary to balance  
*assist rider to complete skills as needed  
*assist leader with tack and cleanup
Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Orillia
467 West St N
Please visit the website to find out how you can help and fill out the application to apply
SE Health, North Simcoe Muskoka Office, Home Health Care Services
Barrie
Volunteers and their dog will visit clients offering comfort, hope and happiness.
Street Cats Animal Rescue
Barrie
Cleaning Cages, Feeding, and socializing with the cats
Furry Friends Animal Shelter
PetSmart Adoption Centre, 33 Mapleview Drive East, Barrie
Furry Friends Animal Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to providing shelter and love to abandoned, lost or rescued cats and kittens in the Barrie Community. We provide care to almost 1,000 animals and do not euthanize healthy animals for any reason. We are a registered charity funded by generous donors and supporters and operated completely by volunteers. 
 
We are looking for dependable adult animal-lovers (over 18 years of age...younger volunteers must be with a fellow volunteer who is 18+ for the entire shift) to help us match cats and kittens with people who can give them a permanent, loving home. Two weeks per month we adopt cats and kittens out of the PetSmart Adoption Centre (33 Mapleview Drive East, Barrie). 
 
There are three main tasks:  
1. Keep the kitties clean and comfortable - top up food and water, clean cages (litter boxes too!) and pet and play with them! 
2. Interact with the public and potential adopters in a retail environment, giving great customer service.  
3. Assess suitable adopters, complete adoption paperwork and process payments. 
 
For more info and to apply complete and submit the Online Volunteer Application Form and a Furry Friends volunteer will follow-up with you.
Story Dogs of New Tecumseth
New Tecumseth Public Libraries
Reading program with dogs for children with reading challenges * Children read to dogs to become more comfortable with their reading abilities.
Treasurer   Simcoe County 
Procyon Wildlife, Veterinary and Rehabilitation Services
6441 7th Line Beeton, ON. L0G 1W0
Procyon Wildlife Rehab is seeking an individual to join our Board of Directors as Treasurer. If you are an organized person with good attention to detail and the ability to keep accurate records and meet deadlines, we have a great opportunity for you! The duties of this ongoing volunteer position are to receive, record and deposit incoming funds, pay invoices, track expenditures, file annual charity tax returns, prepare financial reports for the Board, maintain books of account with regular bank reconciliations; review and recommend financial policies and attend Board meetings. The requirements for this position are: access to a computer and email, experience using spreadsheet software (Excel), and ability to travel to Procyon’s rehab centre near Beeton, Ontario. Financial management or bookkeeping experience is an asset but not necessary.
Procyon Wildlife, Veterinary and Rehabilitation Services
6441 7th Line, Beeton, Ontario, L0G1A0
This is a wonderful hands-on opportunity to learn about our native wild animals. Procyon Wildlife Rehab counts on volunteer animal caregivers to carry out the essential duties that allow orphaned and injured animals to return to the wild. If you are able to commit 4 or 5 hours once a week, you will find this very rewarding! The duties of this ongoing volunteer position involve preparing food for, and feeding animals of all ages, cleaning cages, observing animal behaviour and condition, and record keeping. The position also involves housekeeping such as laundry, washing dishes, cleaning counters, floors, and equipment, and light yard work. The requirements for this position are: minimum 18 years of age; access to email, ability to travel to Procyon’s rehab centre near Beeton, Ontario, and ability to work your designated shift every week, holidays included. Time commitment: 5 hours per week, every week from April to October.
Accountant   Simcoe County 
Procyon Wildlife, Veterinary and Rehabilitation Services
Beeton, Ontario
Procyon Wildlife Rehab is seeking a qualified individual to volunteer their time for periodic reviews of our financials, and to provide advice on how to manage our records. The requirements for this position are a professional accounting designation (Chartered Professional Accountant). Being knowledgeable about charitable financial management is an asset. Time commitment: Four hours, between one and three times a year.
Friends of the Nancy Island Historic Site and Wasaga Beach Park
Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
Wasaga Beach Provincial Park (WBPP) and Friends of Nancy Island are pleased to announce the return of the Piping Plover; an endangered shorebird who has returned to the shores of WBPP after an extended hiatus. Gearing up for a busy season, we are currently seeking eager volunteers who will join our Piping Plover Guardian Family for the bird’s critical breeding season (June & July).  
 
Responsibilities include: 
• Monitoring the birds while they are nesting and recording important behaviours 
• Monitoring newly hatch Piping Plover chicks and recording important behaviours 
• Sharing updates with the public  
• Showing the public the Piping Plovers through spotting scopes 
• Providing feedback and updates to the Piping Plover Coordinator 
 
You don’t have to be an avid birder to volunteer as training is provided! Training is tentatively scheduled for the end of May.  
 
Please contact Piping Plover Coordinator Patricia Davidson for more information at wasagaploveer@gmail.com or please call park office at 705-429-2641.
PARD Therapeutic Riding
Located at the Stillbrook Riding Stables, east of Keene, ON
* Volunteers age 16 and up. 
* Assist in offering horseback riding as a therapeutic activity for disabled children and adults by acting as a horse leader or side walker. 
* Program begins on June 1st annually and ends in September.  
* Younger volunteers may be considered - call to inquire.
Animal Care   Northumberland County 
Northumberland Humane Society, Port Hope - Ward St, Animal Shelter
371 Ward Street, Port Hope
Volunteers will be working mainly with dogs and cats. They will be cleaning cages, feeding and watering the animals as well as giving the animals exercise. Volunteers will also be doing basic office duties. 
 
Volunteers can also help out with special events (fundraising events that take place throughout the year). These events include Golf Tournament, Animals R Us Festival, Pooch Patrol Walk-a-Thon, Open houses, Dog Baths, Adopt-a-Thons, selling raffle tickets, Make a Pet's Life Glow etc.
St. John Ambulance, Cobourg, Northumberland Service Centre
Northumberland County
Visit regularly with your dog (visits about 1 hour in length) at an assigned seniors' residence, nursing home, or other facility in Northumberland County from Port Hope to Brighton to Campbellford area; meet and greet the public at community events ranging from fairs and festivals to parades and fundraisers
Lakefield Animal Welfare Society
Lakefield
Walking dogs, cleaning cat cages, feeding, spending time with the animals and helping with general tasks.
Animal Rescue Krew
Ontario
* Volunteers are needed to look after the cats in our adoption centre - filling food and water bowls, cleaning the cages, and giving the cats some TLC.  
* ARK also needs temporary foster homes for cats and kittens.  
* Food, litter and all supplies are provided at no cost. 
* ARK has a thrift shop located beside the adoption centre and we could use help in the shop as well.
Peterborough Humane Society, Peterborough - Lansdowne St E
385 Lansdowne St E, Peterborough, ON
Support staff by helping with fundraising tasks such as mailings, coin counting, and similar work. Need for assistance is occasional, not a regularly scheduled volunteer position.
Peterborough Humane Society, Peterborough - Lansdowne St E
Across from Morello's Independent Grocer
Brushing cats, petting cats, generally getting them out of the cage and loving them.
Dog Walker   Peterborough County 
Peterborough Humane Society, Peterborough - Lansdowne St E
385 Lansdowne Street East, Peterborough, ON
* Volunteer duties include walking the dogs that are available for adoption on our property behind the shelter on a lead.  
* Other hands on activities include brushing, socializing with other dogs, and providing basic training such as heel, sit and stay (volunteers will be trained on how to perform these tasks).
North River Riders
Orillia and Area
Offers trail rides, social gathering, BBQ, etc. Holds the DIABETES-RIDE-A-THON each year and participates in the Canada Day and Santa Claus Parades. Horse shows in May,June,July and August as well as the Orillia Fall Fair all held at the Orillia Fairgrounds.Volunteers needed to assist with horse shows and all club activities
North River Riders
ODAS Park, Fairgrounds Road, Orillia (just off Hwy. 12 west)
Volunteers needed at five monthly summer schooling shows. Announcers, course set up and course take down volunteers, registration booth workers, gatekeepers, judge stewards, ribbon runners
St John Ambulance, Barrie Simcoe Muskoka
Various locations throughout Simcoe County and Muskoka
Volunteers visit seniors' centres, hospitals and schools with properly evaluated dogs, no less than 1 year old, providing residents and patients the companionship of a pet.