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Barrie Literacy Council
Volunteer tutors are needed to help adults to improve their basic reading, writing, and math skills. Occasionally we have students who require help getting their GED. 
 
NOTE: We ask potential tutors to commit for one year so that they can come alongside a student for that length of time - once students make the decision to learn to read and to improve this skill, they need a tutor who is willing to work with them to increase not only their knowledge but their confidence and self esteem.
March of Dimes Canada, Barrie - Georgian Mall, Next Steps Walking Program
Peers Fostering Hope seeks volunteers who are stroke survivors or caregivers of stroke survivors, connecting them with new stroke survivors or caregivers in a hospital setting. The peer visitor draws on personal experience with stroke recovery to elicit a positive response in stroke patients. The peer visitor helps patients become more hopeful about their new situation by facilitating informative and emotionally supportive conversations. The peer visitor also acts as positive role model for stroke recovery and resuming life after stroke.
South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Health Care Services
Wasaga Beach
FoodFit is a 12-week program that combines fun, hands-on cooking sessions and food-based activities with take-home recipes, easy-to-understand nutrition information, group exercise, shared meals, self-directed individual and group goal-setting, and reflection and feedback loops that monitor and reinforce individual and group progress. 
 
The ideal volunteer should be comfortable working in a busy kitchen, have some previous exposure to food skills programming and food safety, and have excellent motivational skills. They should be able to commit to the 12 weeks of the program working with the same FoodFit team each week. The volunteer should respect people’s privacy and lived experience and hold no prejudices towards people of different socio-economic backgrounds or cultures from their own. 
 
Duties include: 
• Assisting the facilitator in setting up the kitchen and program space each week  
• Assist the facilitator in preparing a healthy snack for the FoodFit team each week 
• Working with participants in the kitchen: providing assistance reading recipes/converting measurements, supervising food safety and hygiene, supervising knife handling and kitchen safety practices, encouraging all participants to get involved in cooking/preparing food, create a model “healthy plate” for each week’s meals, etc.  
• Assisting the facilitator and participants in kitchen clean up and encouraging all participants to “share the load”  
• Participate in a 30 minute walk and encourage all participants to “get moving” each week 
• Follow all instructions from the FoodFit facilitator and be ready to “pitch in” 
• Motivate participants to achieve success in the program and lead by example 
• May be asked to assist participants in completing pre- and end-program questionnaires (e.g. interviewing participants and recording their answers for them if they have writing/language barriers) or assisting with program participant intakes (measuring waist/height, flexibility tests, blood pressure, pulse/heart rate)
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.
Kinark Child and Family Services, Peterborough - Armour Rd
Supervised Access Vounteers assist Kinark staff in supporting children during supervised access visits with their parents. Volunteers help provide a neutral, safe and child-friendly environment for visits and exchanges.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron
South Huron, Northern Middlesex, Grand Bend and surrounding areas
Big Brother/Big Sister - spending a few hours a week, a one-to-one basis. The goal is to offer friendship and a positive role model to a child in need. 
 
In-School Mentor - spending one hour a week, for the duration of the school year, during school hours with a mentor. This program supports the one-to-one relationship, improving self-esteem and school interest for elementary school aged children who have been identified by school personnel as children who would benefit from the development of a supportive one-to-one relationship. 
 
Big Bunch - a group program for children who are currently on the waiting list for a Big Brother or Big Sister. This program allows children the experience of a cooperative group and a larger community, and uses volunteers who cannot commit to weekly contact and/or long term service. Group meets twice a month, the second and fourth Tuesday.
Peterborough Pregnancy Support Services
473 Aylmer St N
There are many ways to help. If you have gifts of compassion and a good listening ear then you can be a peer counselor (requires about 21 hours of training). If you are good at organizing and/or administration, then you'll be an asset to our organization. We are also offering Dad's Classes and post-abortion support and need trained volunteers or we can train you.
Peterborough Reintegration Services
Peterborough and area - call for more information
* With a group of 3-4 other volunteers you will provide support to a former inmate helping them re-integrate into the community.  
* This will include weekly meetings at the beginning and lest frequently over time.  
* May also include practical support such as going for coffee, help with shopping or providing transportation and moral support for important appointments.  
* 1-2 hours per week to start, decreasing as time passes. 
* Training provided.
Peterborough Public Health, Peterborough - King St, Administration
Various locations in City
Helps group plan cooking session by encouraging members to participate in an exchange of recipes. Assist with multiplication of recipe ingredients (some groups may not need this help). Preparation of shopping list and simple budgeting of grocery money. Assist the group in accounting for $50.00 monthly budget. Other duties vary depending on the group. Facilitator may have to pick-up a cheque and do simple banking for the group or pick-up a key to get into kitchen. Maintain standards of food safety.
Huronia Museum and Huron-Ouendat Village, Day Camp and Holiday Programs
Midland
Help to supervise the children during special activities at the Huronia Museum.
Volunteer   Grey County 
Special Olympics Ontario - Central Ontario, Owen Sound Chapter - Mailing Address, Special Olympics
Owen Sound
Health education, games, data recording, assessment, blood pressure measurement, height measurements, weight measurements, foot measurements