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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!
Severn Sound Environmental Association
Severn Sound
In early spring (typically late April/early May) volunteers are needed to help plant tree seedlings in the Severn Sound watershed.
Volunteer   Simcoe County 
Essa and District Agricultural Society, Barrie Fair
Working towards the 2019 Barrie Fair. Property clean-up, gardening, local promotional activities.
Orillia Community Gardens, Orillia - High St, High Street Park Community Garden
High Street Park
Weeding, Planting, Tilling, Watering etc. (All Gardening Duties)
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.
Gardener   Grey County  Simcoe County 
Home for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Tracey Lane
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
Do you have a passion for gardening and have a few hours to spare? If so then this flexible volunteer gardener position is for you. This position will help local, older people who want to keep on top of their gardens and/or lawns but need help from the community to do so. 
 
Volunteers gardeners are needed to assist with maintenance of gardens and lawns when they can. This could include: light gardening, weeding, lawn cutting and/or planting on a one time, occasional or temporary basis. 
 
Usually, volunteer gardeners will carry out their tasks alone, but may be with direction from the person needing support.
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, Sweetwater Harvest Festival
Wye Marsh
Assist the Wye Marsh with various aspects of the Sweetwater Festival including Security, Traffic and Parking.
Severn Sound Environmental Association
Various Locations
Groups participate in a marking event to highlight storm drains with yellow fish and distribute brochures to inform residents that anything that goes into the storm sewer system goes directly into local waterways. The Severn Sound Environmental Association has Yellow Fish Road(TM) marking kits available on loan.
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Guide groups throughout the Marsh and help with educational programs in English and/or French. Leading groups in Canoeing/kayaking. Leading groups in Snowshoeing/X Country Skiing. Helping with School groups/badge groups, extra supervision of group without leading. Helping out at special events & Festivals. Administrative assistance also required.
Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
BDB offices in Collingwood. Golf is at Batteaux Creek and Curling is at the Collingwood Curling Club
Assist staff to deliver various programs such as crafts, bingo, outings and trips to adults with diverse disabilities. This includes set up and clean up for programs. Also, volunteers needed to assist with weekly golf program and weekly curling program.
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.
Marine Heritage Society and Propeller Club
Walker House, High St Southampton, the Boathouse, Pioneer Park, Chantry Island
There are various duties that the volunteers perform over the course of the year, see 
www.facebook.com/Marine Heritage Society/
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.
Not Just Gardening   Bruce County  Grey County 
Bruce Botanical Food Gardens
62 Park Street, Ripley
Variety of Projects, based on your interests
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.
Huron County Health Unit, Clinton
Goderich main beach
We are looking for a group of individuals who are passionate about the environment and who want to keep our community beautiful. We are hosting a beach clean-up and are in need of volunteers. . Gloves, garbage bags, water and a light snack will be provided. This is a great opportunity for youth groups, sports teams and other members of the community to learn something new and make our communities cleaner, healthier places to live and play
Tiny Township, Tiny Municipal Office, Recreation Department
Woodland Beach, Jackson Park, Bluewater Beach, Balm Beach, Lafontaine Beach
• To monitor, conserve, and protect the natural resources of Tiny Township  
• Inform users on the history and environmental significance of the beach areas and relevant park/beach by-laws  
• Complete boardwalk and beach maintenance checklist 
• Sweep sand from the boardwalks  
• Report any damage or graffiti 
• Remove any litter  
• Place any filled trash bags at predetermined pick up site (s) for Township removal 
• Stay alert for and avoid hazardous plants (i.e. poison ivy) and stinging insects etc.
GreenUP, Peterborough - Aylmer St N, Administration
378 Aylmer St. North, Peterborough.
* Located in downtown Peterborough, the GreenUP Store & Resource Centre is the gateway to GreenUP. Not only does the store provide free resources to the community on issues ranging from composting to water quality, it also sells equipment and products guaranteed to help individuals reduce their environmental footprint. As the face of our organization, the GreenUP Store & Resource Centre is a vital link between GreenUP and the public.  
 
* The role of the Store & Resource Centre Associate is to support the Store Coordinator in day-to-day operations. Part receptionist, part ambassador, and part sales associate, you’ll be working to ensure that anybody who walks in (or calls!) is helped out in a professional, courteous, and friendly manner. We will provide you with orientation and training to ensure you’re comfortable with our operations before you start.
Board Member   Simcoe County 
Environmental Action Barrie / Living Green, No Physical Address
Reporting to the Chair, board members commit to: 
1. To attend all General Meetings and Board Meetings of EAB; to speak at those meetings; to move or second proposed actions; to vote on motions; and to perform other governance functions of EAB. 
2. To respond promptly to inquiries regarding Board business, whether by mail, telephone or email; or to notify the Chair if I will be incommunicado for an extended period for any reason or unable to attend a Board meeting. 
3. According to Canadian law, I have the following Duties: 
 
a)To be Reasonable, Prudent, and Sagacious (Directors must bear in mind the interests of the Charity and not allow their personal interests or prejudices to affect their conduct and decisions) 
b) To Act Gratuitously (Directors can receive payment out of the charity's property for reasonable and necessary out-of-pocket disbursements; Directors should not benefit, either directly or indirectly, from any transaction within the charity) 
c) To Avoid Conflict-of-Interest Situations (a Director must avoid all potential conflicts of interest and any appearance of a conflict of interest) 
d) To Account (for the Charity's funds and other property, including funds donated for designated purposes; ensuring proper books of accounting are maintained and all invoices required to substantiate their accounts are retained) 
e) To Manage the Charity's Assets (responsibility for the management of the Charity's funds and assets is the Directors' alone) 
 
4. To maintain confidentiality of all Board documents, communications (including email), passwords, etc. and not share any of these with others without the express permission of the Chair 
5. If I feel that I cannot carry out the duties described above, to resign from the board with proper written notification to the Chair. 
 
If interested, apply in confidence via email. 
Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, Port Hope - County Rd 28, Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority - Administration
Ganaraska Forest Centre (County Rd. 9 past Garden Hill)
Forest patrols, trail maintenance, special events and projects
Transition Town Peterborough
Peterborough
There are currently two volunteer administrative aide positions: 
- meeting notes recorder & reporter 
- database set-up & maintenance 
Festival Crew   Peterborough County 
Transition Town Peterborough
Peterborough
Festival Crew positions include: 
- set-up & tear-down grounds crew (6-8 people) 
- 50/50 ticket sellers (6) 
- festival survey interviewers (6) 
- greeters (4) 
- poster pasters (4) 
- mascot costume wearing greeters (3) 
Transition Town Peterborough
Peterborough (city and county)
Call on prospective advertisers as assigned to 'sell' them on advertising in the GreenZine. Must know and understand GreenZine advertising rates, ad sizes, and be able to present ad benefits in a pleasant 'spin'.
Transition Town Peterborough
Peterborough
Write specific small articles as assigned, involving interviewing the story subjects and taking photos for publication. Will also assist with magazine distribution.
General Help   Northumberland County 
Beyond the Blue Box
General clean up of store and property. Organization of donations.
Northumberland Humane Society, Port Hope - Ward St, Animal Shelter
Will be transporting any wild animals brought into the shelter to a licensed wildlife rehabilitation centre.
Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre
Peterborough and other locations across Ontario if volunteers are interested
* KTTC is a non-profit, registered charity that provides medical treatment and rehabilitation to native species of turtles with the goal of releasing them back into their natural habitat. 
* Turtle Outreach volunteers help with presentations to schools and various community groups to educate different groups about Ontario's turtles, the threats facing them, and what can be done to help.
Director   Northumberland County 
Northumberland Land Trust
Northumberland County
Occasional help with tree planting, control of exotic invasive species, and other work (mostly outdoors) associated with stewardship activities on our four properties.
Lang Pioneer Village Museum
Lang Pioneer Village Museum, Keene, Ontario
The Historical Gardener Volunteer supports Lang Pioneer Village Museum by assisting in the creation and maintenance of historically accurate gardens within the village. The Historical Gardener Volunteer also enhances the visitor’s experience by sharing their knowledge and love of gardening with visitors. 
 
Key Responsibilities:  
* Tend to historical gardens by performing gardening tasks such as cultivating soil, planting by seed and seedling, hoeing, and weeding gardens, carrying water, picking berries and vegetables and cutting grass. 
* If tending gardens during hours Lang is open to the public, Historical Gardener Volunteers wear a period costume and provide historical interpretation of gardens to the general public 
* Research 19th-century gardening practices and plant varieties
Turtle Taxi Drivers   Northumberland County  Peterborough County 
Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre
Peterborough, and various other locations across Ontario if willing and available.
Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre (KTTC) is seeking volunteer drivers who are willing to assist with transport of native turtles that have been injured on Ontario's roadways. While many drives are located within the Kawarthas, KTTC is now becoming more widely recognized and we are receiving calls from all over Ontario. We often use a relay system to transport turtles to the centre to receive the emergency medical care that they require. Volunteers are added to a contact list and need only to respond when contacted if they are available to do the drive. 
 
Interested volunteers do not need to have any experience with turtles to apply, but must have access to a vehicle.
Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre
Work can be done from home via email and phone, most events will be held in the Peterborough area.
With the support of the board of directors, the fund-raising committee is responsible for leading the development of fundraising initiatives for the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre. Volunteers are needed to assist with fund-raising projects such as raffles, special events, sales. The centre currently raises funds through special events, online donations, and sales of promotional items. Ability to work with other volunteers is essential. Past experience with not-for-profit organizations, experience in fundraising, marketing, event management and media relations are assets, but enthusiasm for a great cause is paramount.
Georgian Bay Volunteer Search & Rescue
Simcoe County
Once fully trained, you will help us assist the police to search for lost and missing persons. 
Applicants are asked to fill out the application form on our website.
Lang Pioneer Village Museum
Lang Pioneer Village Museum, Keene, ON
Key Responsibilities:  
* Undertake historically accurate repairs on buildings, fences and grounds. 
* Set-up of outdoor equipment, i.e. benches, tables, garbage cans, etc. 
* Grounds maintenance and clean-up including garbage clean-up, grass cutting & trimming. 
* Cutting & splitting firewood. 
* Maintain & repair historic buildings and areas (i.e. by cleaning eaves troughs, cutting down overgrowth, painting, rebuilding fencing). 
* Work with historically accurate building materials. 
* Adhere to safety standards in all work undertaken.
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, Tiffin Centre for Conservation
South Simcoe
Volunteering on conversation sites * one time events * group/corporate volunteering opportunities * tree plants in the spring and fall  
 
See website for volunteer opportunities or call the office to share other ways you would like to volunteer