Offers a full range of volunteer opportunities including: supporting and leading program activities (Gilda's Greeters, Clubhouse-based volunteers for activities, general clubhouse support, Program support), helping with special events and outreach, and assisting with fundraising in the community.
- To volunteer, contact Cara Dyke, Volunteer Coordinator Volunteer at Gilda's Club
Variety of volunteer positions which focus on patients, visitors and staff. Positions available in ambulatory care reception, Inpatient Units, gift shop, reminder telephoning, diagnostic imaging Xray, CT, Mammography, Bone Density, Surgical Day Care (Post anaesthetic care unit)
This is a remote volunteer position supporting the Guelph-Wellington Community. All shifts and training are completed remotely, therefore, residence in Guelph-Wellington is not a requirement for this position.
Compass is recruiting skilled and compassionate volunteers to join our Telephone Support Team (TSP). Volunteers involved in the TSP will assume the responsibility of providing outbound calls to clients, with the goal of providing emotional support to members of the Guelph-Wellington Community. TSP Volunteers will start in the program by completing social calls, safety/wellness checks, and/or providing medication reminders to isolated and distressed individuals before having the option to gain additional training and supporting our Distress Lines.
Callers on the Distress Line may be in a state of crisis, experiencing suicidal ideation, or have intentions of harming themselves or another individual. They may also be seeking external resources and referrals to agencies or are looking for a safe space to disclose personal struggles. Volunteers will use their discretion to identify how each client should be supported and will have access to staff supervision should any questions or concerns arise.
The Telephone Support team strives to meet the diverse needs of each client allowing opportunities to engage in conversations surrounding daily plans, storytelling, and exploring action plans to prepare for crisis intervention. Each call is made using a strengths-based and solution-focused approach with the common objective of assisting with goal planning, increasing the client’s ability to cope with unique situations, and referrals to community resources.
• Complete inbound and outbound calls with service users
• Complete safety/wellness checks, provide medication reminders, and engage in social conversations with a diverse group of people
• Assist with crisis intervention, when presented
• Engage in conversations with members of the LGBTQ+ community through the texting support line
• Utilize a strengths-based, solution-focused approach
• Provide external resources and referrals to service users
• Complete case documentation of all interactions with service users
Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network provides bereavement support at no cost to families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy at any stage, or the death of their baby, up to 12 months of age. We currently have volunteer opportunities for people who are approximately two years past their bereavement date and are looking for meaningful ways to offer their support to others. We are actively training peer supporters for private online bereavement support groups and one-to-one phone support.
Exhibition / Event set up: There’s a lot to learn about hanging an exhibition and the curatorial practices in a professional gallery, which you could learn by assisting our director and the team as they carefully change exhibitions. These happen all year round so get in touch if you’d like to have valuable insight into what goes on behind-the-scenes! You can also help set-up displays for one of our varied fundraisers, which also involves teamwork and an attention to detail. You might also be asked to lift or carry items, depending on the event.
Reception and Greeting: An integral part of events at Quest is the welcoming face our visitors see when they first arrive. If you feel you are a friendly, welcoming person then you could assist us by greeting visitors, taking down their information or assisting with ticketing. This role requires someone well-presented and able to multi-task.
Office / Administrative Support: There’s a lot that goes on behind-the-scenes to organize exhibitions and fundraisers! We are always seeking volunteers to help in the offices at Quest. If you are adept at multi-tasking, are comfortable making phone calls and have an eye for detail then this may be the perfect role!
Workshop / Educational Support: There are many different workshops held at Quest Art School + Gallery, and off-site, to a wide variety of students. We offer classes to children, youth and adults of all skill levels. If you are curious, patient and eager to lend a hand, then you might be perfect assisting one of our instructors as they lead a workshop.
Off-Site Events: Quest Art, as a charitable organization, is often invited to a wide range of events in the Midland-Penetang’, and sometimes wider, region. These vary by season and year, so depending on where you can get to, you could assist at one of these events. Please let us know your preferences as this would be a real asset to us at Quest when seeking location specific volunteers!
As a Volunteer, you would attend monthly meetings, help out with special events, and may take on responsibilities for specific duties - ie. advertising, concession stand, etc.
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities.
- In home visiting
- Telephone conservation
- Assist in office with general reception duties such as:
- Greeting and welcome clients
- Answer, screen and forward incoming phone calls
- Perform other clerical receptionist duties such as filing, photocopying, faxing
- Answer telephone, transfer calls to appropriate person and direct callers to voicemail
- Greet and screen visitors and clients in a friendly and professional manner
- Perform other office duties as needed
- Duties may include:
- Pre-production planning, such as setting up a potential interview subject
- Technical equipment during productions, such as working camera, audio or the switcher
- Administrative capacity, answering
- Telephones and handling YourTV billboard announcements
- Taking photos for the Billboard or helping with our YourTV website Summary of Essential Job Functions of a YourTV volunteer include:
- Working camera
- Conducting interviews
- Working the audio board
- Working in our Control Room or Mobile Production Unit(s)
- 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.
Variety of Duties Depending on Strengths and Interests of Volunteer. Pre-event tasks may include:
- Answering Phones
- Updating Spreadsheets
- Soliciting and collecting donations and sponsorships from Ramara / Orillia area
Event-day tasks may include:
- Checking in guests
- Distributing water
- Taking in Feedback
- Organizing Guests
- Distributing Gift Bags
- Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer)
- Have a clear understanding of human trafficking and associated trauma
- Development of all communication plan activities and building external relationships with the organizations constituents, including funders and the media
- The creation and distribution of press releases
- Understanding of marketing concepts in a not-for profit setting
- Able to lead and work collaboratively with the Marketing Committee and Social Media Manager
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently and with minimum supervision
- Share our passion and dedication to making a real different 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
- You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization's mission and values
Volunteers needed to help with special events, duties include
- Set up and take downs for events including barriers/ gates/ posters/ signs
- help with registration, security
- assisting with Perch Fest, Boat Festival, Santa Clause Parade, Folk festival and Canada Day
Volunteer duties vary depending on the placement and will be discussed prior to an interview
We do ask volunteers to try and commit to a period of time on a regular basis (e.g. a particular morning/evening every week or every other week) as it makes it easier for scheduling and also keeps the volunteer familiar to the animals they are caring for. With the dogs, this makes a big difference. We have some dogs that are with us for a while before finding a forever home so we try to have them handled by people they know as much as possible.
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)
Cycle for Sight is looking for a variety of volunteers to help with different aspects of the 15th annual event held in June in Alliston (cyclists ride from Alliston to Stayner and back)
This role will focus on recruiting, retaining, and renewing participants.
1. Marketing and communications
iii. Phone calls
iv. Text messages
v. Social media i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Strava
2. Launch and / or VIP parties (in-person or virtual)
3. Team Captain VIP program
4. Spokespeople i.e. athletes and people affected by vision loss
This role will focus on making fundraising easier for participants and increasing funds raised by participants.
1. Participant fundraising portal
2. Marketing and communications:
ii. Phone calls
iii. Text messages
3. Top Fundraiser VIP program
4. Fundraising toolkit i.e. tips, email templates
5. Incentive prizes and awards
Event Day Logistics
This role will focus on event day logistics and ensuring that we provide participants with a premier event experience.
1. Venue selection
2. Route, rest stops, and rider chip tracking system
3. Jersey design
5. Start line experience
6. Finish line experience
7. Securing auction and gift bag items (if applicable)
* assist with client based activities such as arts and crafts, meal times
* assist with special events and programs
* Café assistance serving food, clearing tables etc.
* physical maintenance of the residence and landscape
Volunteers would be required to provide support to individuals on a helpline or chat service who have experienced sexual trauma, violence and or assault. A 30 hour training course and interview is to be completed before starting on the helpline and chat service.
Special Events Volunteers ensure the effective implementation of Special Events Initiatives within the area. Duties include: promoting events, liaising with all community partners, recruit new groups and organizations to carry out activities, locating sponsors, etc.