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CONTACT Community Services, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E
South Simcoe (Essa, New Tecumseth, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Adjala-Tosorontio; Innisfil)

As a Client Support Volunteer, you will assist clients of CONTACT's Housing Services Department to identify, collect and compile various documents and forms they might need to apply for housing services in Simcoe County.

You will connect with them by phone or in-person at the CONTACT Community Services offices in Bradford and Alliston, or in public locations like libraries or a local Tim Horton's.

You will help them identify, photograph and email copies of documents, such as their ID, Rental Agreements, Income Statements and other documents that are needed to access support services.

In some cases, you will assist them to complete forms.

You will be able to connect directly with CONTACT's Housing Staff to get support or answers when you're not sure of next steps.

This role is important because it frees up time for Housing Staff to help clients find and access housing and other support services they might need, by limiting the amout of time spent collecting client documents and completing forms with them.

You will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement and not share or disclose client information to others.

Bradford Valley Care Community
Bradford
  • Special events
  • Art programming
  • Outings
  • Friendly visiting
  • Gardening
  • Spiritual care
  • Pet therapy visits
Birchmere Retirement Residence
Orillia
  • Attending activities, programs, and/or events with residents
  • One-on-one visits with residents; spending time chatting, playing card games, doing puzzles, crafts
  • Accompanying them on walks either within the building or outdoors (weather permitting)
  • Miscellaneous duties as needed
Special Olympics Ontario - Central Ontario
Orillia

Volunteers are always needed to help with our current sports being offered: soccer, bowling, track & field, figure skating, swimming, t-ball, softball, floor hockey and golf. Please contact for information.

Board Member   Simcoe County 
Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
Collingwood
  • Board members are needed to help guide and mentor the organization
  • Board members are required to participate in one standing committee: fundraising, finance, strategic planning and/or governance
  • People 18+ of all abilities welcome to apply
  • There is a Board requirement that a percentage of people with disabilities are members of the Board
  • Companion   Grey County  Simcoe County 
    Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
    Collingwood
    • Provide weekly companionship to client of Breaking Down Barriers.
    • Assist with activities like arts & crafts, cooking, scrapbooking, weaving and Friendship CafĂ©
    • Meet for conversation, maybe go for an outing and just be a friendly face to someone who may otherwise be isolated.
    Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program
    Peterborough and surrounding five counties

    Mature Adult Volunteers will assist players on the ice, supporting our Qualified, Certified coaching staff.

    Special Olympics Ontario - Central Ontario
    Alliston & Angus
      We have three roles to choose from: Coach
    • Assisting in coaching a specific sport to Athletes/Players with intellectual disabilities
    • Team Manager
    • Communicating to participants, registering players & teams for tournaments, equipment coordination
    • Council Administration
    • Leading the community in a variety of tasks (registrar, volunteer coordinator
    Special Olympics Ontario - Central Ontario
    Simcoe North
    Volunteers act as coaches in weekly sport training sessions, working with athletes with an intellectual disability in a variety of sports such as Floor Hockey, 5-Pin Bowling, Curling, Softball, Snowshoeing, Bocce, Pickleball and more! 
     
    Other volunteer positions include administrative roles on community councils (fundraising, secretary, public relations, etc.).
    Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre
    Markdale, ON

    Recreational Therapy Volunteer: Assists our Recreational Therapist with a wide range of hands-on activities including individual and group-based games, art projects, equine learning, life skills and a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Horse interaction will occur as  well as assisting & working alongside participants. No horse experience required. 

    Unmounted Horse Leader: Assists in preparing, grooming and leading the horse at the same time as the participant. You will interact with horses and participants. Horse experience an asset, we will train you.

    Side Walker: Walks beside the horse and participant providing support and stability. Involves a good deal of walking. No horse experience required, we will train you.

    Mounted Horse Leader: Assists the participant in preparing the horse for the lesson & may involve leading the horse during the lesson depending on the participant's ability.  Involves a good deal of walking and at times short bouts of jogging with the horse. Horse experience required.

     

     

    Empower Simcoe
    Orillia
    Volunteers are a valued part of our team and play a significant role in all areas of Empower Simcoe, developing lasting relationships with people and helping to improve their overall sense of well-being. Our volunteers help empower people to lead a meaningful and inclusive life. With many different skills and experiences, volunteers can give of their time to Empower Simcoe in a variety of ways:
    • Sharing time, interests and hobbies with people who have an developmental disability
    • Committees/Board of Directors
    • Offering transportation
    • Participating in fundraising at Empower Simcoe Foundation Bingos
    • Assisting with fundraising events like our annual Fashion Show and Golf Tournament
    • Becoming a peer through our Youth Programs
    • Helping young children and families at the EarlyON Child and Family Centre
    Timing? We`ll coordinate opportunities to your availability.
    Home & Community Support Services Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Head Office, Heritage Place Mall, Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce
    Owen Sound
    • Provide rides for seniors for the Day Away program and appointments.
    • Pick up and drop off clients at a scheduled time
    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

    Autism Ontario [Central East]
    There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. There are four main areas in which you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:  
     
    Administrative: help with mailings, thank you letters, grant writing, etc. 
     
    Events: we run events year-round, which require volunteers to keep them running smoothly 
     
    Committees: we have several ongoing and adhoc committees that meet during the year 
     
    Chapter Leadership Council (CLC)
    Pegasus Riding Association Nurturing Challenged Equestrians (PRANCE)
    Port Elgin
    • 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
    Vision Mate   Bruce County  Grey County 
    Vision Loss Rehab Ontario, Bruce / Dufferin / Grey District - Mailing address
    Within clients home or public locations
    Provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted through regular visits. Activities are determined by client need and mutually agreed upon like reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands or outings, support at groups and friendly visiting.
    Special Olympics Ontario - Central Ontario, Barrie - No Physical Address, Special Olympics Ontario - Barrie Chapter
    Variable

    Volunteers act as coaches in weekly sport training sessions, working with athletes with an intellectual disability in a variety of sports. Other positions include administrative roles on community council (fundraising, secretary, public relations, etc.). If we host competitions, day-of event volunteers are also required. SOO-Barrie offers 14 Olympic-type sports.

    Victorian Order of Nurses - Perth-Huron Branch, Perth-Huron Branch - Adult Day Program, Perth-Huron Branch - Long Dr
    Stratford Ontario

    Our Adult Day Programs (ADPs) provide social, recreational and therapeutic activities for seniors, individuals with a disability, Alzheimer's disease or other dementia in a safe and supervised environment. Activities are designed to be accessible to each participant by focusing on their abilities, not their disabilities. Activities could include exercise classes, cards and games, art and crafts, music and cooking. Program runs Monday to Friday 9am-3pm. Volunteers come in during a planned timeslot to assist with the programs and visit with the clients. 

    Board Member   Bruce County  Grey County 
    REACH Centre Grey Bruce
    Owen Sound, ON
    • We are looking for a motivated person that shares their experience and expertise in a positive and constructive manner.  
    • Join our Board of Directors to provide input on decision making.
    • We are an advisory Board and meet for 1 hour once per quarter.
    Camphill Communities Ontario, Barrie - Checkley St
    7841 4th Line Angus or 78 Toronto St Barrie

    Various Volunteer opportunities to include special events, garden, pottery, fairs ,cafe, mosaic studio 
    various land work and vegetable gardening. 

    Garden Support:

    Our garden plays a crucial role in providing fresh, organic produce for our community. We are seeking volunteers with a passion for and experience in sustainable agriculture to contribute to the success of these essential programs. This program will start back full time in the Spring but is dependent on the weather.


     
    Police records check and a reference will be required.

    Karis Disability Services, Simcoe County
    Barrie
    Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
    Simcoe County

    Assist with participant pre-evaluations and assessments 
    Help with the set up and clean up of refreshments, games and activities 
    Assist Minds in Motion Coordinator to ensure activity participation and socialization 
    Under direction of the Physical Activity Program Leader, provide one-on-one support to participants during physical activity component of the program 
    Assist with any other required task 
    Complete a post evaluation form

    Simcoe Therapeutic & Assisted Riding School (STARS)
    1025 Line 5 North, Oro-Medonte

    All ages and experience levels welcomed. Main activities: 

    • Walking, lots of walking in indoor 60'x120' (20x40m) arena or outdoor (30 x 70m) or wooded trails...up to 2kms/hour
    • Grooming and getting horses ready, we will train on this
    • Leading or walking with a horse with rider onboard, we will train for this
    • Working with riders on the autism spectrum or with a physical disability 
    • Mostly early evening hours; some daytime hours may be available
    • 2 hour commitment 
    Volunteer   
    Community Living South Huron
    Dashwood

    Support individuals with intellectual impairments by taking them to and from jobs. Monitoring them on a job once they have been trained. Reading with a group of people, assisting on outings swimming etc.