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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.
North Simcoe Soccer Club
Midland
Assist the North Simcoe Youth Spring Soccer Association with coaching of soccer teams! Soccer Executives are needed to get the soccer season up and running and to oversee the organizational activities.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orillia and District
Orillia and area
Match 1:1 with a student in a local elementary or secondary school for one hour a week for the school year.  
Engage in fun activities of mutual interest at school or online and build a friendship with a child who needs a positive role model.
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.
Big Brother   Northumberland County 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland
Northumberland County
Be a mentor to a Little Brother, spend 3-4 hours each week having fun, experiencing life through a child's eyes again, developing a one-to-one friendship with a boy.
Big Sister   Northumberland County 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland
Northumberland County
Befriend a young girl who is facing challenges growing up. Share interests, make a friend for life.
Couple Match   Northumberland County 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland
Northumberland County
Be a mentor to a young boy as a couple and have twice the fun! Spend 3-4 hours a week playing, listening and sharing a child's life.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland
Northumberland County
Be a mentor at the school closest to you or your place of work for 1 hour a week for a child aged 5 to 12 years. Both men and women are welcome to apply. They also welcome co-op placement students and students looking to fulfill their volunteer hours 
This program runs during the day during the school year.
Atlantic Challenge Canada, Bay Port Yachting Centre - Midland
Midland
Various activities based on skills of Volunteer some duties may include: 
  • Marketing 
  • Leadership 
  • Sailing and rowing instruction 
  • Fundraising 
  • Boat construction/repair 
    Other opportunities exist depending on interest
  • 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.
    St Andrews Anglican Church, Alliston
    Alliston
    The Literacy Tutor/Academic Support Volunteer will support the BrainiACTS program.  
    Volunteers will help children with: reading, writing, mathematics and homework completion.
    Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program
    Peterborough and surrounding five counties
    Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program provides girls and boys, teens and adults with physical, emotional and/or neurodevelopmental challenges an opportunity to play hockey. 
     
    Volunteer Duties 
    Mature Adult Volunteers will assist players on the ice, supporting our Qualified, Certified coaching staff and Figure Skating Instructor.
    St John Ambulance, Hanover, Grey Bruce Huron Branch
    Bruce & Grey County
    Make a difference in our community by providing onsite first aid at local community events. 
  • Use your first aid skills 
  • Develop first aid skills with hands-on training 
  • Participate in patient care.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Listowel & District
    Huron & Perth County
    We are looking for Big Brothers for our Traditional Mentoring Program.  
    We currently have 11 Littles on our waiting list who are looking to be matched with a Big.  
    If you have 4 hours within a month to spend with a child, contact us today!
    Mentor   Bruce County  Grey County 
    Bruce Grey Mentorship
    Hanover, Walkerton, Chesley, Neustadt, Durham and Ayton
    To be a positive Mentor and friend for children or youth in a variety of group programs, with the potential to match individually with a child as a personal role model. 
  • Support and encourage kids as they grow 
  • Listen and provide advice when appropriate. 
  • Role model appropriate behaviours and reinforce positive social skills.
  • Junior Achievement of Central Ontario
    South Simcoe & Barrie
    Using our highly interactive education programs you will aid students in developing necessary business and life skills, to enter tomorrows’ workforce. Acting as a resource, facilitator, motivator and role model you will facilitate a Junior Achievement program in the classroom for a day. Please note that, currently, our volunteer experiences are entirely virtual and you would be delivering a modified version of our full-day programs. These modified versions take 90-minutes to present. You and a colleague/friend can sign up together, we can match you with a partner, or you can volunteer on your own. We have multiple programs to choose from, depending on your interests and skills.  
      The following elementary school programs are always in high demand: 
    • More than Money (Grades 3-6)  
      In JA's More than Money program, students are introduced to the intersection of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and social studies learning objectives. Throughout the program students will have the opportunity to think like an entrepreneur and develop business strategy and money-management skills that they can apply to a simulated business. 
    • Our Business World (Grades 5-6)  
      In JA’s Our Business World program, students explore how businesses are created and what makes them thrive. Using games and multimedia, students learn about innovation, start-ups and self-employment 
    • Dollars with Sense (Grade 7)  
      In JA's Dollars With Sense program, students get the vital tools they need to make smart financial decisions, live debt-free and become savvy investors. Students learn personal money management skills that they can apply to their lives, beginning now. 
    • Economics for Success (Grade 8)  
      In JA's Economics for Success program, students take a closer look at the advantages of staying in school, as well as learn what’s needed to succeed in today’s workforce. Volunteers from the local business community partner with classroom teachers to help students see the link between education and achieving their goals.
    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
  • Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston

    Integral part of creating awareness in the community of the services that we provide and who we provide them for. Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani’s Place Team, the Community Engagement Lead will work toward the following, as a volunteer: 
    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
    • Have a clear understanding of human trafficking and associated trauma 
    • Oversee each aspect of the solicitation of community involvement and development for Imani’s Place in an effort to increase the visibility of the organization, its programs, and fundraising events, as well as increase the number of active supporters. 
    • Act as a community ambassador for the organization 
    • Be open to delivering presentations in the community 
    • Able to effectively lead and schedule a team of volunteers at community events 
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
    • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking. 
    • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization.  
    • May involve heavy lifting, standing or sitting for extended periods of time 
    • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and values.

    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston

    Integral part of creating awareness in the community of the services that we provide and who we provide them for. Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani’s Place Team, the Fundraising and Special Events Committee Lead will work toward the following, as a volunteer: 
    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
    • Have a clear understanding of human trafficking and associated trauma 
    • Build a strong committee of volunteers 
    • Design and develop a Signature fundraising event for Imani’s Place 
    • Oversee the planning and execution of the Signature event 
    • Organize additional activities and special events with a goal to increase funds for the organization 
    • Work with Team to prospect and solicit major and corporate donors 
    • Maintain relationships with current donors and funders 
    • Act as a community ambassador for the organization 
    • Able to effectively lead and schedule a team of volunteers  
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
    • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking. 
    • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization.  
    • May involve heavy lifting, standing or sitting for extended periods of time 
    • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and values.

    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston
    Integral part of ensuring that staff and volunteers are looked after in a professional and open way. The HR Specialist will act as a catalyst when handling disputes and ensuring that policies and legislation are being followed. Working collaboratively with other members of the team, the HR Specialist will work toward the following as a volunteer: 
  • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
  • Have a clear understanding of domestic violence, human trafficking and associated trauma 
  • CHRP designate is an asset 
  • Solid understanding of labour legislation and employee recruitment 
  • Maintaining updated employee and volunteer records 
  • Support the staff culture 
  • Working with staff and volunteers to ensure that policy is being interpreted and executed in the manner for which it was intended 
  • Able to manage and implement conflict resolution practices where required 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
  • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking 
  • Deliver to a high standard in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization 
  • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization's mission and values
  • 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
    Couchiching Jubilee House
    Orillia

    Our one-on-one Support Volunteers are paired up with women in our transitional housing to provide support and advice as they work to find steady housing, careers, education, and more. Volunteers in this position meet with the Program Coordinator, the resident, and other volunteers monthly for a Circle of Support meeting to work through the needs of the resident. No particular experience is necessary, but confidentiality and a desire to help others is required! A police check is needed at no cost.

    Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library, Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library
    Owen Sound
    The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) acts as a resource for the Youth Services staff at the Library in areas such as book selection, volunteer support, activity planning and promotion.
    Leader/Sidewalker   Bruce County  Grey County 
    Georgian Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians (GRACE)
    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
      Barrie Literacy Council
      Volunteer tutors are needed to help adults to improve their reading, writing, math and digital skills. We also 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 improve their skills, they need a tutor who is willing to work with them to increase not only their knowledge but their confidence and self esteem.
      Mentor   Grey County 
      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce
      Be a positive adult role model for a child. For as little as one hour per week you can have a profound impact on a child's future.
      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 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 and horses)
      Both locations need volunteers to help with set-up, cash management and take-down at our Farmers Markets

      Program Facilitator   Bruce County  Grey County 
      Junior Achievement of South Western Ontario, Chatham
      Bruce County, Grey County
      Public Speaking / Facilitation
      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: 
       
      - Raise a confident and responsive puppy. 
      - 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) or Refinement Training (Barrie). Multiple pick up/drop off locations in Barrie and Innisfil by COPE van is available. 
      - Support from Puppy Sitter Volunteer 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. 
       
      COVID Protocol: 
      Interviews are done by phone and via web conferencing software. Training are done virtually with in-person portion with dogs in open air locations, no physical contact and keeping proper physical distance when provincial guidelines allow us to do so.
      Orillia Youth Symphony Orchestra
      Orillia Public Library
      Volunteer Board Member to assist with fundraising, grant research, and publicity.
      Elizabeth Fry Society Simcoe Muskoka, Volunteer Program
      Simcoe County, inlcuding Barrie, Midland, Penetanguishene and Orillia
      Youth Justice Committee's (YJC) bring together youth 12-17 who have been involved in the criminal justice system, their parent(s), and trained members of the community. In this role: 
      * you would attend YJC meetings to determine appropriate and meaningful ways for the youth to make amends for their actions.  
      * ensure that the youth is aware of the purpose of the meeting, and discuss police report information. 
      * explore perspectives of all parties, including the youth and others represented at t he meeting, such as community members, community agency representatives, and the parent(s). 
      * present and agree upon appropriate sanctions for the youth. 
      * provide information and referrals to supportive community agency programs. 
      * respect the confidentiality of the youth and other YJC members.
      Midland Cultural Centre Inc
      Midland
      Assist the Centre in recruitment, training and coordination/scheduling of MCC Volunteers.
      Barrie Soccer Club
      Barrie
      • Assist soccer players and teams to enjoy sport and play well 
      • Numerous volunteer positions and types of activity can be seen by accessing the website and using the link Volunteer which will open a page with appropriate links for further information and the volunteer application form 
      • Activities do include assisting at special events such as the Special Olympics 
      • Applications should be submitted prior to March 30th each year
      Huronia Symphony Orchestra
      Barrie
      The volunteer is responsible for:  
      * taking tickets, 
      * distributing programs 
      * responding to questions in reference to what is playing, history of orchestra 
      * be available from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm on day of Concert 
      * helping with beverages at break time 
      * cleaning and or setting up for the concert 
      * re directing people to the appropriate doors for ticket purchases 
      * amongst other duties as assigned by the volunteer coordinator