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E3 Community Services, Collingwood - Pretty River Pkwy N
South Georgian Bay

Deliver donated food to Individuals and families in South Georgian Bay. 
Willingness to build joyful relationships!

Community Living Association for South Simcoe
Alliston or Bradford
CLASS has varied volunteer opportunities! From being a buddy to one of our exceptional individuals to assisting with fundraising events. All volunteer opportunities provide a flexible schedule to always meet your needs and availability.  
 
Excellent source of social services experience for students or adults who wish to enter the developmental field! 
 
Must provide a completed Criminal Reference and Vulnerable Person's Check.
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.
Bradford Valley Care Community
Bradford
Special events, art programming, outings, friendly visiting, gardening, spiritual care, pet therapy visits
Volunteers   Simcoe County 
Georgian Village, Georgian Manor
Penetanguishene
One on one visiting with residents 
Supporting and/or facilitating group activities 
Reading or playing games with residents 
Meal assistance  
Supporting our cycling program
Helping Hands
Orillia
  • In home visiting
  • Telephone conservation
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe
Simcoe North
Run a 7 week program within the North Simcoe Community for youth ages 11-14.
    The program focuses on core themes including:
  • Body image
  • Self-esteem
  • Balanced eating/activities
  • Physical activity
  • Building healthy relationships
Volunteers can run multiple groups throughout the year.
Teen Mentors   Simcoe County 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe
Midland

Teen Mentors commit to spending consistent weekly time with a child (mentee) being a friend, role model, and confident. Teen mentors meet one-to-one with an assigned mentee and participate in games, activities, crafts, conversation, and goal setting. Teen mentors listen to their mentees, provide support and guidance, help them to build communication and social skills, and develop a friendship based on trust, respect and fun. This is a partnership with BGC North Simcoe.

Trillium Manor
Orillia
Volunteers required for assisting at activity programs:
  • Special events
  • Outings
  • Meal assistance
  • Friendly visiting
  • Transporting residents to and from programs
  • Assist with the Mind and Melody program
  • Birchmere Retirement Residence
    Orillia
    • Attending activities, programs, and/or events with residents
    • One-on-one visits with residents; spending time chatting, playing card games, doing puzzles, crafts
    • Accompanying them on walks either within the building or outdoors (weather permitting)
    • Miscellaneous duties as needed
    Hospice Orillia
    Orillia
    Volunteers are matched to clients who are living with a life threatening illness. They support and comfort their client and the clients' circle of support. Be it family or friends.  
    The goal is to be flexible and assist someone on this journey with whatever they might require. It could be physical, but usually it is emotional support and advocacy. Once the match has been made, the client and the volunteer set a time schedule that is good for both. Visiting volunteers provide support to our clients in the comfort of the clients home home, where ever home may be; their house, long term care facility or hospital.
    Big Brother   Simcoe County 
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe
    Simcoe North
    Big Brothers commit to a one-on-one relationship for a minimum period of one-year, 2-4 hours per week on an average basis, doing activities they both enjoy.
    CONTACT Community Services, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E
    Alliston
    The Clothes Line is largely operated by an incredible team of dedicate volunteers. 
    They perform a wide range of duties including: 
    Sorting and Pricing Donations 
    Organizing and Displaying Merchandise 
    Designing Window Displays  
    Assisting Customers
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orillia and District
    Orillia
    The Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Orillia and District provides quality mentoring relationships for young people in our community who would benefit from caring, supportive adult role models. The relationships are fostered through:
  • One-to-One Matching
  • Group Programs
  • School Based Programs
  • Stayner Care Centre
    Stayner
    • Friendly Visiting, Coffee Social 
    • Knitting, Painting, Crafts 
    • Scrabble Players, Bingo Caller, Pin Setters for Bowling 
    • Assisting in the Dining Room and Program Set up 
    • Movie Night Volunteer 
    • Friendly Reminder Volunteer 
    • Manicures 
    • Musical Talent
    Atrium Retirement Residence
    Orillia
    • Provide companionship
    • Reading
    • Crafts
    • Assisting in the Culinary Department.
    Woods Park Care Centre, Long Term Care Home, Barrie
    Woods Park Care Centre, 110 Lillian Cres., Barrie

    Volunteers can assist with a variety of programs and activities including: 

    • One-on-One Friendly Visiting 
    • Gardening 
    • Holiday Celebrations and Special Events 
    • Outings  
    • Card playing, Bingo and other games 
    • Entertainment 
    • Hairdressing & Wellness Assistance 
    • Escorting Residents to in house appointments 
    • Dining Assistance
    Leacock Care Centre
    Orillia

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

    Leader/Sidewalker   Bruce County  Grey County 
    Georgian Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians
    Owen Sound
      Leader
    • Grooming and tack up of the horse
    • Leading of the horse for warm-up
    • Control of the horse during class
    • Un-tack horse and cleanup of equipment
    • Sidewalker
    • Support the rider as necessary to balance
    • Assist rider to complete skills as needed
    • Assist leader with tack and cleanup
      Home & Community Support Services Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Head Office, Heritage Place Mall, Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce

      • Arrive at the Meal Source at the prearranged time.  
      • Deliver meals in the order they appear on the route sheet/book. 
      • Converse with client to check on client’s well being. 
      • Report any problems or concerns encountered in carrying out duties to Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce.

      Home & Community Support Services Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Head Office, Heritage Place Mall, Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce
      Owen Sound
      • Provide rides for seniors for the Day Away program and appointments.
      • Pick up and drop off clients at a scheduled time
      Friendly Visitor   Bruce County  Grey County 
      Home & Community Support Services Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Head Office, Heritage Place Mall, Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce
      Owen Sound
      • Provide companionship and friendship to an isolated senior or adult living with a disability by making at-home or over-the-phone visits on a regular basis
      • Assist clients with activities that they are no longer able to do by themselves and which are of interest to the client: reading, writing, playing cards/games
      • Provide a periodic monitoring of the client's well being
      Camphill Communities Ontario, Barrie - Checkley St
      Camphill Nottawasaga near Angus and Camphill Sophia Creek in Barrie

      Two sites: Camphill Nottawasaga, near Angus and Camphill Sophia Creek in Barrie.

      Camphill Sophia Creek (Barrie)

      • work in the mosaic studio
      • help with meal preparation in the Cafe
      • assist with recreational activities, music sessions and cultural outings, Bingo events and other special events such as Fall Fairs

      Camphill Nottawasaga (Angus)

      • help with programs in woodworking, pottery, candlemaking, and bakery/meal preparation
      • can be involved in maple syrup production, working in the vegetable gardens and caring for livestock (Highland cows horses and goats)

      Both locations need volunteers to help with set-up, cash management and take-down at our Farmers Markets

      March of Dimes Canada, Peterborough, Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program, Peterborough
      Northminster United Church, 300 Sunset Boulevard Peterborough, ON K9H 5L3
      Compassionate adults needed for group consultations  
      * Do you have a few hours a week to have meaningful conversations in a fun, lively atmosphere?  
      * Volunteers provide support to adults with communication difficulties by participating in group conversation sessions about current events, music, food, art and much more.
      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.
      Vision Mate   Bruce County  Grey County 
      Vision Loss Rehab Ontario, Bruce / Dufferin / Grey District - Mailing address
      Within clients home or public locations
      Provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted through regular visits. Activities are determined by client need and mutually agreed upon like reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands or outings, support at groups and friendly visiting.
      South East Grey Community Health Centre, Markdale
      Markdale
      Set up tables and chairs, play bingo, board games, pool and socialize. Make coffee/tea.
      Roberta Place
      503 Essa Road Barrie (between Ferndale/Mapleton)

      Visiting residents residing in long term care, one-on-one. This can include walking with residents inside and outside the facility.

      Georgian Heights Health Care Centre
      Georgian Heights Long Term Care 1115 10th Street East Owen Sound
      Visit socially with assigned residents for 10-30 minutes depending on their interests, health, and attention span. Visits may include, but are not limited to chatting, going outside, playing cards, crafts, telling jokes, current events, etc.
      Volunteer   Simcoe County 
      Mill Creek Care Centre, Long Term Care Facility
      286 Hurst Drive, Barrie
      We are looking for volunteers to assist with special events with the programs department, taking residents outside, delivering internal mail and various independent programs with residents.
      St. John Ambulance, Cobourg, Northumberland Training 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
      Spinal Cord Injury Ontario [Central East], Barrie, Barrie Regional Office
      Assisting persons with a new spinal cord injury by offering hope and encouragement through shared personal experiences.
      VON Canada, Beeton, Adult Day Program
      Beeton
      Do you play a musical instrument? Do you have a talent you want to showcase?  
      Contact Lori Waring either by phone or email to set up a time. We are always searching for individuals or groups to come in and provide entertainment to our clients for our adult day program providing social recreational and therapeutic activities for seniors and adults who are frail, cognitively impaired, and/or isolated, and/or physically challenged.
      CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, Barrie - Anne St S, MatureMinds
      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.

      Bob Rumball Home for the Deaf
      1 Royal Parkside Drive, Barrie, Ontario

      Compassionate care volunteers work one on one with individual clients to assist them with: 
      - eating, social and recreational activities 
      - friendly visiting with individual clients 
      - palliative care visiting to provide social interaction and support for clients approaching end of life.

      Villa Care Centre (The), Villa Retirement Lodge (The)

      One on one visiting with residents 
      Supporting and/or facilitating group activities 
      Reading or playing games with residents 
      Meal assistance  

      Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre
      Midland
      Assist with various programs of the centre such as health and wellness and recreational activities; cleaning and maintenance, annual powwow.
      CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, Barrie - Anne St S, MatureMinds

      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, Barrie - Anne St S, MatureMinds
      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.

      Muskoka Landing
      Huntsville, Ontario

      Volunteer opportunity for individuals interested in facilitating recreation programs including: arts & crafts, outings, friendly visiting, bingo, exercise programs, computer programs, reading programs, special events and more! 

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

      Therapy Dog Handler   Muskoka District  Simcoe County 
      St John Ambulance, Barrie Simcoe Muskoka, First Aid Training
      Simcoe County and Muskoka District - Various Locations

      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.

      Senior Wish Association, Mailing Address
      Barrie, Innisfil, Clearview Township area, Muskoka-Gravenhurst , Collingwood, Simcoe County

      Help Senior Wish expand into Simcoe County to ensure that no senior is left isolated, alone and feeling like society has forgotten them. Help is especially needed to prepare for our Christmas Wish program starting in Sept.