Event and Meeting Helpers   
Stratford & District Horticultural Society
Army Navy Veterans Hall 151 Lorne Ave East N5A6S4

At monthly get togethers, first Monday evening of the month, any of: organize plant of the month, greet at the door, distribute door prize tickets, coordinate swap table, operate audio visual equipment including zoom.

Program Volunteer   Simcoe County 
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre


    • Join Staff as they lead adult, youth, and school groups on outdoor experiences at the Wye Marsh on foot, snowshoes or cross country skis, or by kayak and canoe.  
    • Assist Staff delivering environmental education programs in English and/or French  
    • Support weekend public programs 
    • Help out with special events


Ski Shed Rental Assistant   Simcoe County 
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

A year round environmental educational centre which is accessible to all. 

  • Help visitors with rentals of cross country skis and snowshoes 
  • Greet Visitors 
  • Take sizes or measurements, and retrieve the appropriate equipment 
  • While not highly physically demanding, some physical activity and ability is required for this position
Sweetwater Program Volunteer   Simcoe County 
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Thousands of people flock to the Wye Marsh every year for our Sweetwater Festival to enjoy the first harvest of the year. 
Everyone has the chance to walk the trails, see different sap collecting systems, visit a modern day working sugar shack, taste fresh roasted bannock, and welcome the sights and sounds of spring. 

      As a Sweetwater Volunteer you may help with: 
  • Selling tickets 
  • Creating take-home craft kits 
  • Sharing our natural history onsite with visitors
Yellow Fish Road (TM) participant   Simcoe County 
Severn Sound Environmental Association
Simcoe North

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.

Conservation Property Steward   Parry Sound District  Simcoe County 
Georgian Bay Land Trust
Various mainland and island properties around eastern Georgian Bay and the North Channel.
Visit one of the Georgian Bay Land Trust's protected properties at least once a year, upload a simple reporting form on the property's condition, and conduct any minor stewardship activities necessary (ex. picking up litter, greeting visitors).
Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Tour Guide   Muskoka District 
Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Love chatting with people, sharing stories and educating all ages about wildlife and cohabitating with them?Consider becoming a tour guide (don’t worry if you don’t know much about wildlife, we provide you with training).  
The public can book guided group tours with us any time of the year. It’s wonderful to see their reactions upon seeing a Moose or bear for the first time!  
Guided tours are a great way for us to educate the public and create awareness of what we do and it’s also a good way to raise funds for our registered charity.
Tree Planting Volunteer   Simcoe County 
Severn Sound Environmental Association

In early spring (typically late April/early May) volunteers are needed to help plant tree seedlings in the Severn Sound watershed.  
Site locations vary from year to year.

KWIC Board Member   Peterborough County 
Kawartha World Issues Centre
Be an active member of this working board which meets approx 6-8 times/year and serve on the Executive or one committee: organizational sustainability, program and finance. We're interested to hear from individuals who reflect the beautiful diversity of our community. There a particular need at this time for experience with policies, human resources and/or fundraising.
Program Volunteer   Simcoe County 
Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
Assist staff to deliver various programs such as crafts, bingo, outings and trips for adults with diverse disabilities. Please note - due to COVID, we have transitioned all in-person programs to virtual activities. When it is safe to do so, we will return to in-person programs at our Centre but at a reduced capacity. We will introduce a hybrid approach that involves in-person and virtual.
    For now, we require volunteers to do:
  • Telephone check-ins with our Consumers
  • Organizational/administrative assistance for our Connecting with Seniors program
  • Opportunity to do crafting or recipe videos for our social media outlets
  • Other opportunities that can be done safely from home.
Friend of the Cobourg Ecology Garden - Adopt a Bed   Northumberland County 
Cobourg Ecology Garden
Be responsible for one garden bed (approved costs for plants are funded by the CEG Committee)
  • Plant
  • Weed
  • Mulch
  • Water
  • Outdoor Volunteer   Simcoe County 
    Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority
    South Simcoe
    Volunteering on tree planting and other environmental restoration sites for one time events. 
    Families, schools, individuals, group/corporate volunteering opportunities welcome.  
    See website for volunteer opportunities or call the office to share other ways you would like to volunteer
    Wildlife Rehabilitation Caregivers   Simcoe County 
    Procyon Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre, Procyon Wildlife

    This is a wonderful hands-on opportunity to learn about our native wild animals. Procyon Wildlife 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 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 
    • Housekeeping such as laundry, washing dishes, cleaning counters, floors, and equipment, and light yard work
    Food Rescue Member   Simcoe County 
    Canadian Musicians Co-operative, Barrie Head Office, No More Starving Artists
    80 Bradford St Suite 601, Barrie, ON L4N 6S7
    Sorting Food: Volunteers and employees sort the food and other items that are provided to us by our partners. They will select the freshest products using the first in, first out method. They must also appropriately dispose of the food that cannot be distributed. Products must be stocked in appropriate categories and designated areas. 
    Packing Orders: Receiving orders via our website, volunteers will pack up individual orders by their designated pick-up time. They must ensure that orders are packed up accurately and in a timely manner.  
    Driving: We need volunteers to drive to local partner stores to pick up donated food then drive it to our location in downtown Barrie (80 Bradford St Suite 601). The majority of the driving will be completed between the hours of 8:00am and 9:00am daily, with some occasional afternoon pick-ups as well. 
    Inventory: Using Shopify, volunteers and employees update the product inventory information. Quantities of items need to be maintained and product photos updated periodically.
    Various Opportunities   Simcoe County 
    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

    Horse leaders, Horse Sidewalkers   Bruce County 
    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.
    Volunteer Ground Searcher for Search and Rescue   Simcoe County 
    Georgian Bay Volunteer Search & Rescue
    Simcoe County

    Once fully trained, you will help us assist the police to search for lost and missing persons, and respond to emergencies in the community (e.g. natural disaster cleanup and support)
    Applicants are asked to fill out the application form on our website.

    Butt Blitz Volunteer   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
    A Greener Future

    In 2015, we ran our first ever Butt Blitz — an action-oriented campaign focused on raising public awareness about cigarette litter, while simultaneously removing as much of it from the environment as possible.   

    Cigarette butts account for 1 in 5 pieces of litter found at our cleanups. These small plastic filters are one of the most common forms of litter globally and when not disposed of properly, they cause negative impacts on local ecosystems, wildlife, and human health.  

    We’re calling on volunteers from across Canada to pick up cigarette butts in their local communities, then send them to TerraCycle Canada for recycling. The social impact of this event is just as important as the environmental impact, as it helps prevent cigarette butt litter from ending up on the ground in the future!   

    We are looking for Butt Blitz Volunteers in communities across Canada to join us in picking up butts locally throughout the month of April. Join a local team, or take part wherever you are!  

    The Butt Blitz will run from April 1st to 30th, 2023. Our goal is to collect and remove 1 million cigarette butts over the course of a month!   

    As a Butt Blitz Volunteer, you are dedicating your time throughout April to help reduce the amount of cigarette litter in your local community and create a safer, healthier environment.   

    All you need to participate is a pair of gloves, an up-cycled container (e.g., old yogurt tub) to collect your butts in, and an interest to improve your local environment!   

    Volunteer Responsibilities: - Review and understand the Butt Blitz Volunteer Information Package - Sign a virtual Liability Waiver - Participate in cigarette litter cleanups to contribute to the overall goal of removing 1 million cigarette butts - Drop off your cigarette butt collection to a local team coordinator (or mail in your own collection if participating independently) - Attend virtual team meetings via Zoom (optional; 3 in total, max 30 minutes in length) - Attend a team Butt Blitz cleanup locally (optional)   If this opportunity interests you, please fill out the form below!   

    All participants must be 19+ (18+ in Alberta or Quebec)  

    Apply Here.

    Community Garden Helper   Simcoe County 
    Environment Network
    Sunset Point and Heritage Park

    The Environment Network has two large community gardens that are used to feed our community.  If you would like to be part of helping manage our gardens please reach out.  We are looking for help from May - October.

    Litter Removal Technicians   Simcoe County 
    Clean Up Barrie!

    We are seeking volunteers to assist with cleaning up our City and removing litter in specific areas across Barrie.

    Special Steps Dementia Visiting   
    Victorian Order of Nurses
    Perth County - Stratford, St. Marys, Mitchell, Milverton, Listowel ONTARIO

    Be a walking companion for someone living with dementia. Provide support, friendship during regularly scheduled walks.

    The objective of the program is to provide mobile individuals diagnosed with Dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) who are living independently in the community with activity and companionship.

    Unit Guider/Leader   Simcoe County 
    Girl Guides of Canada
    Various locations throughout South Simcoe.

    Mentor girls as they explore new challenges, develop ready-for-anything skills, and take on new challenges, in a safe and supportive atmosphere during weekly meetings and optional outings and camps.  A Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is required and provided free of charge.  Two references and an interview are part of the screening process. 

    Various Ruff Mudder June 24 & 25 positions   Simcoe County 
    Ruff Mudder
    Stayner, Ontario

    Volunteer positions at Ruff Mudder which is a Human and canine obstacle course in a forest setting in Stayner, ON on June 24th and June 25th:

    Course Obstacle Monitor, Registration, Gopher, Photographer, Parking Trail prep, In-forest busker.