Emergency Overnight Shelter Volunteer   Simcoe County 
  • 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).
  • Organizing Committee Positions for Defeat Depression Annual Fundraising Walk   Simcoe County 
    Mood Disorders Society of Canada
    Collingwood - Organizing location will be arranged by committee members
    Defeat Depression Campaign is Seeking Organizing Committee Members  
    The pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the mental health of Canadians. The organizations we support need your help now more than ever. The 2022 Defeat Depression Walks/Runs will take place the last weekend in May! We are currently looking for dedicated community-minded individuals to join an organizing committee and help organize a Defeat Depression event in your community. Take an active role in helping local mental health programs and join the team!  
    The Defeat Depression campaign is a national fundraising campaign designed to allow individuals and organizations to raise funds in support of their local mental health programs and services. The campaign has grown into a national movement bringing much-needed funds, awareness of mental health issues while fighting mental health stigma one event at a time.  
    Planning and organizing the Walk/Runs takes time, passion and creative thinking. With support from volunteers and Mood Disorders Society of Canada’s staff, you will be a part of something truly extraordinary in your community. Although this is a national campaign, local success depends on volunteers like you. With your community insight, you will raise awareness, encourage participation, and drive fundraising results.  
    Available Positions: 
    Event Chair/Co-Chairs oversees all elements of the event from start to finish, liaises with Mood Disorders Society of Canada, attends host conference calls during the planning process, and explores new ideas and suggestions on how to make the event successful, responsible for financial tracking of the event 
    Volunteer Coordinator recruit volunteers to help on the day of the event and/or with tasks throughout the planning process, assigns responsibilities as needed, and builds relationships within the community 
    Local Sponsorship Coordinator – you will recruit build local connections, new sponsors, and strengthen relationships with existing sponsors to offset some event expenses and contribute to the local fundraising revenue. Working with your committee and Defeat Depression Staff, you are responsible for acquiring local cash, and in-kind sponsorships, ensure that sponsor obligations are fulfilled, and each sponsor feels the true value of a partnership with the Defeat Depression Campaign. 
    Communications/Marketing Coordinator oversees promotion of the event, brainstorms how to attract participants and sponsors, engages local media and hosts media on the day of the event, etc. 
    Social Media Coordinator oversees the event Facebook page, handles posts and responds to inquiries on social media, engages local stakeholders, helps promote the event through social media, shares pictures post event, directs people to engage with YouTube and Flickr 
    Logistics Coordinator books the location for the event, plans the walk or run course, obtains all required permits/approvals, plans for tents/water/parking/supplies on the day of event
    Various Volunteer Opportunities   Grey County 
    Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre
    Markdale, ON
    Horse Handlers  
    Assist a student with grooming and tacking their horse prior to the lesson. Lead the horse at a walk and trot while the rider is mounted  
    Side Walkers  
    Side Walkers are in charge of the rider and making sure that the rider is safe and secure during their lesson. 
    Recreation Aide  
    Assist our Recreational Therapist with various program activities such as arts/crafts, outdoor programs and games, etc. 
    General Maintenance 
    Gardening, odd jobs, building maintenance
    Outreach Volunteer for Orillia Public Library   Simcoe County 
    Orillia Public Library, Orillia, General Services and Outreach
    Delivering library materials to Retirement/Nursing Homes
    Volunteers - Activity Assistants   Simcoe County 
    Birchmere Retirement Residence
    * Attending activities, programs, and/or events with residents 
    * One-on-one visits with residents; spending time chatting, playing card games, doing puzzles, crafts, etc. or accompanying them on walks either within the building or outdoors (weather permitting) 
    * Miscellaneous duties as needed
    Hairsylist Assistant   Simcoe County 
    Trillium Manor
    12 Grace Ave. Orillia
    Bring residents to the hair salon and return them to their home area, assist with tasks such as removing curlers, sweeping and other hair salon type duties.
    Walk Coordinator and Walk Day Volunteers (Mutliple positions available) – PARKINSON SUPERWALK BARRIE, ON   Simcoe County 
    Parkinson Canada, Barrie Support Group
    Parkinson Canada is looking for a Walk Coordinator to oversee the coordination and execution of Parkinson SuperWalk Barrie.  
    • Promote Parkinson SuperWalk within your community through available channels and liaise with appropriate government officials to invite them to walk day.  
    • Work with volunteer committee to assist in planning, promotion and day-of execution. 
    • Attend committee meetings and work with committee volunteers ensure appropriate orientation of day-of volunteer coverage. 
    • Track and report on volunteer hours.  
    • Approach local businesses and organizations for sponsorship dollars and/or prize donations.  
    • Work with volunteers to coordinate services needed for the day-of (which may include: venue, entertainment, food and drink, guest speakers, supplies, etc.).  
    • Collect and report on the funds that were raised.  
    • Ensure necessary inventory is ordered from Parkinson Canada.  
    • Attend monthly (March to June) and bi weekly (July to September) conference calls with all Community Walk Coordinators. Be onsite on the day of the event to facilitate a successful event. Must be available for Parkinson SuperWalk Barrie on September 8th, 2019 at Heritage Park.
    Volunteer SuperWalk Event Support   Simcoe County 
    Parkinson Canada, Barrie Support Group
    Barrie, Collingwood, Newmarket and Orilia. Contact for more information.
    Event registration, Route Marshalls, and various other event tasks as assigned.
    Youth Justice Committee Volunteers   Simcoe County 
    Elizabeth Fry Society Simcoe Muskoka, Volunteer Program
    102 Maple Ave, Barrie
    • Co-facilitate Youth Justice Committee Meetings with 1-2 other volunteers 
    • Help assign meaningful sanctions for the youth to complete as a part of their diversion program 
    • Create and maintain confidentiality 
    • Respect the sensitivity surrounding case information 
    • Report any problems or concerns to the Volunteer Coordinator 
    • Offer commitment to the interests of young people, victims, and the community as a whole 
    • Represent Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe County in a professional manner 
    • Operate within the framework of the Youth Criminal Justice Act and its principles
    Taggers - Man A Donation Box - Barrie   Simcoe County 
    Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, Barrie - 91A Patterson Rd, Marion Vernon Memorial Animal Clinic
    Local Barrie Businesses
    Stand outside local businesses and collect donations
    Volunteer   Muskoka District  Simcoe County 
    Senior Wish Association, Mailing Address
    Barrie, Innisfil, Stayner and Clearview Township area, Muskoka-Gravenhurst
    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.