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Catulpa Community Support Services, Barrie Office
Barrie, Ontario
Catulpa Community Support Services is seeking individuals residing in the County of Simcoe or the Region of York, with a strong interest in services and programs for those with special needs, to oversee the organization’s governance and future policy within a Volunteer Board of Director role in Barrie, ON. Individuals with disabilities, and those from diverse backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply. 
 
Currently, Catulpa Community Support Services invites volunteer applicants with experience in:  
* Finance experience in or understanding of appropriate financial controls and management practices required to achieve key financial metrics. 
 
Volunteer Board of Directors: Role and Time Commitment 
 
The Catulpa Community Support Services’ Board is responsible for effective governance of the agency through oversight of strategic planning, fiscal review and determination of mission related policy. It is not responsible for fundraising, personnel, programs, services, curricula or budgets. Volunteer Directors provide special skills and knowledge, (finance, law, social services, healthcare, etc.) within the Board setting.  
 
Meetings take place in Barrie, ON six times annually for approximately three hours per meeting. Successful Board of Director applicants are appointed for a term of three years and provided a mentor. 
 
To apply, please visit website and attach your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in serving on the Catulpa Community Support Services’ Board of Directors.
Volunteer   Grey County 
Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre
Markdale, ON
As a volunteer at Hope Haven, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a profound difference in the lives of children and adults with special needs. We are looking for individuals who are interested in working with people with special needs and/ or horses. There are many volunteer positions currently available at Hope Haven including: 
1. Horse Leader - assist in adaptive and therapeutic riding lessons by leading horses. 
2. Side Walking - walk with our riders and assist them during their riding lessons.  
3. Alternate Activity Volunteer - Assist our clients in activities such as horsemanship, yoga, tae kwon doe, art, snow shoeing, sledding, fishing etc.  
4. Handy person/ barn hand - assist Hope Haven in making property improvements (fixing horse gates, painting, building small fixtures etc). Assist with caring for our horse herd.  
 
There is no previous experience required to volunteer at Hope Haven. We will train you. There is no minimum time commitment, whatever time you have to give is sincerely appreciated. Please don't hesitate to call our office at (519) 986 - 1247 if you have any questions.
March of Dimes Canada, Head Office - Toronto
Various locations in Simcoe County
The Next Steps Walking Program is seeking Walking Partners! Next Steps serves individuals who have suffered from a stroke & their caregivers by providing them with a safe setting to interact with their peers and engage in physical activity. Next Steps seeks to improve participants’ quality of life. 
 
The Walking Partner is responsible for providing program support to staff and participants. The Walking Partner will assist the coordinator as needed (i.e. set-up and clean-up) in order to ensure the effective delivery of the program. This volunteer will also provide companionship and support to participants by developing positive and encouraging relationships with them, ultimately helping participants to maximize their experience in the program. 
 
If you are interested in joining our Next Steps team, please contact volunteer@marchofdimes.ca with “Next Steps” and your desired location in the subject line for more information.
CNIB, Simcoe/Muskoka, Main Office
Ambassador meetings: 20 Anne Street South, Barrie. Presentations throughout Simcoe/Muskoka
Ambassador Partners share their sight and help facilitate the CNIB Ambassadors Program. Ambassador Partners drive members of the Ambassador team (volunteer speakers who are blind or partially sighted) to presentations, assisting with set-up/take-down of displays, and educating the public about the role the CNIB plays in improving eye health and improving lives!
Special Olympics Ontario, Barrie - No Physical Address
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 councils (fundraising, secretary, public relations, etc.).
Special Olympics Ontario, Huronia - Mailing Address
Varies
Volunteers act as coaches in weekly sport training sessions, working with athletes with an intellectual disability, in a variety of sports. Other volunteer positions include administrative roles on community councils (fundraising, secretary, public relations, etc.).
Board Member   Simcoe County 
Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
115 Hurontario Street, Suite 203, Collingwood, ON L9Y 2K9
Board members are needed to help guide and mentor the organization. Board members are required to participate in one standing committee: fundraising, 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.
Arthritis Society (The) - Ontario Division
Camp Kodiak (located in McKellar, Ontario)
Volunteer Floater Job Description (Minimum Age of 19) 
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Arthritis Society is recruiting for dedicated, caring and enthusiastic FLOATERS to volunteer at Camp Cambria, a camp for children living with arthritis, from August 19, 2018 to August 25, 2018 inclusive (pre-training required). 
Location: Camp Kodiak (Host Camp) Located North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON 
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: ▪ Supporting the Camp Director and Program Staff in running and implementation of daily activities, lending support, where necessary, in order to deliver high quality programs. ▪ Assist in the organization and supervision of campers within the scheduled activities and throughout the day, providing necessary breaks for our camp counsellors. ▪ Act as a positive role model to staff and campers, participating actively and enthusiastically in all camp activities. ▪ Under the guidance of the Camp Director and Program Staff, Floaters may also be assigned various administrative and program support duties, or provide additional support to transporters and camp counsellors. ▪ Ensure a high standard of health and safety of campers in all activities at camp. 
▪ Promote and support the mission of The Arthritis Society. 
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES: 
▪ Comprehensive understanding of the implications of living with arthritis, gained by living with arthritis and/or working/volunteering with people living with arthritis and / or chronic pain. 
▪ Valid CPR/First aid training certification. 
▪ Satisfactory completion of Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Verification 
▪ Previous experience working with children in a camp and/or education setting 
▪ Passion for working with children of all ages. 
▪ Excellent leadership skills, teamwork and communication skills.
Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS) - Ontario - Huronia Region Programs
Help give people of all ages and disabilities a chance to experience skiing.
Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound and North Grey Area - St Francis Place, Owen Sound
Suite 104, 340 10th St. East, Owen Sound, ON N4K 6P7
Provide rides for seniors for the Day Away program and appointments. Compensation is provided for gas and mileage.
Special Olympics Ontario
Various locations within the community
Volunteer Coach: As a volunteer coach with Special Olympics sports, you would support athletes as they learn new skills in a particular sport and support the athlete and their team during competitions. We are looking for volunteers for each sport team offered in the Owen Sound area. For information on local programs, please contact Barbara King, Sport Developer, SOO-Owen Sound, owensound.sports@specialolympicsontario.ca

Non-Coaching Volunteer Positions: We are also looking for individuals who have an interest in being part of our Council - assisting with fundraising, volunteer recruitment, program/sports development.
Community Living Huronia
Various
Accompany an individual to church. Families wishing to volunteer as a group are welcome.
Vision Mate   Bruce County  Grey County 
CNIB. Ontario Division, Southwest Region Branch
Within clients home or public locations
Provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted through regularl visits. Activities are determined by client need and mutually agreed upon like reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands or outings, and friendly visiting.
Victorian Order of Nurses, Listowel, Perth-Huron Branch - Adult Day Program
Perth County- Listowel, Stratford, Mitchell, St.Marys
Volunteers are matched with a client who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer Disease or dementia for weekly walks and visits. 
 
Provides caregiver respite for individual close to the client, and a chance for client to enjoy exercise and social time.
Special Olympics Ontario, Orillia - No Physical Address
Orillia
Volunteers are always needed to help with our current sports being offered: soccer, bowling,track and field,speed skating,swimming, t-ball, softball and floor hockey and golf.Please contact for information.
Arthritis Society (The) - Ontario Division
Camp Kodiak (located in McKellar, ON)
Volunteer Transporter Job Description (Minimum Age of 19) 
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Arthritis Society is recruiting for dedicated, caring and enthusiastic TRANSPORTERS to volunteer at Camp Cambria, a camp for children living with arthritis, from August 19, 2018 to August 25, 2018 inclusive (pre-training required). 
Location: Camp Kodiak (Host Camp) Located North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON 
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: ▪ Supporting the Camp Director and Program Staff by transporting staff and/or campers by means of golf cart, as required, to daily activities. 
▪ Transport campers and/or staff to medical facilities when additional care is required. 
▪ Responsible for monitoring and distributing hot and cold packs throughout the day, as necessary. ▪ Act as a positive role model to staff and campers. ▪ Under the guidance of the Camp Director and Program Staff, Transporters may be asked to perform various supportive duties, including delivering refreshments to campers and assisting with luggage drop off. ▪ Ensure a high standard of health and safety of campers in all activities at camp, including the proper use of golf carts at all times. 
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES: 
▪ Comprehensive understanding of the implications of living with arthritis, gained by living with arthritis and/or working/volunteering with people living with arthritis and / or chronic pain. 
▪ Valid CPR/First aid training certification. 
▪ All drivers must hold at minimum a G1 driver’s license and have experience driving. 
▪ Satisfactory completion of Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Verification 
▪ Previous experience working with children in a camp and/or education setting 
▪ Excellent leadership skills, teamwork and communication skills.
Camphill Communities Ontario, Angus, Camphill Nottawasaga
7841 4th Line Angus or 78 Toronto St Barrie
Various Volunteer opportunities to include events, garden, pottery, fairs,cafe, mosaic studio 
various land work and vegetable gardening. 
 
Police records check and a reference will be required.
Hillcrest Village Care Centre
Assisting with portering of residents with Wheelchairs and Walkers to and from activities
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office
Minds in Motion programs will be held in various community locations in most communities in 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
Barrie. Recreation Services Department, Allandale Recreation Centre, Allandale 55+ Centre
Barrie
The main role of this volunteer will be to support seniors at the 55+ Centre (Allandale Rec Center), who require additional assistance participating safely and successfully in programs. Other duties may include, but are not limited to:  
- Assist with fine and gross motor tasks  
- Assist participants with integrating themselves with other seniors 
- Encourage participants to engage in activities 
- Assist with transitioning participants safely from one activity to the next
Ontario Track 3 Ski Association for the Disabled
Ski resorts and Ski clubs in the Simcoe County region
With full training, volunteers teach our student athletes how to ski/snowboard. We need recreational skiers and snowboarders who can donate their time to help us deliver quality alpine lessons.
Vision Mate   Simcoe County 
CNIB, Simcoe/Muskoka, Vision Mate Program
Vision Mates meet with the client in the client's home or other suitable environment.
Vision Mate volunteers provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for one or two hours per week for a person who is blind or partially sighted * approved activities: reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands and/or outings, social visiting * volunteers complete an interview, orientation and training * two character references and a police record check with a vulnerable sector check required