Education Program Volunteer   Simcoe County 
Junior Achievement of Central Ontario
South Simcoe & Barrie
Using our highly interactive education programs you will aid students in developing necessary business and life skills, to enter tomorrows’ workforce. Acting as a resource, facilitator, motivator and role model you will facilitate a Junior Achievement program in the classroom for a day. Please note that, currently, our volunteer experiences are entirely virtual and you would be delivering a modified version of our full-day programs. These modified versions take 90-minutes to present. You and a colleague/friend can sign up together, we can match you with a partner, or you can volunteer on your own. We have multiple programs to choose from, depending on your interests and skills.  
    The following elementary school programs are always in high demand: 
  • More than Money (Grades 3-6)  
    In JA's More than Money program, students are introduced to the intersection of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and social studies learning objectives. Throughout the program students will have the opportunity to think like an entrepreneur and develop business strategy and money-management skills that they can apply to a simulated business. 
  • Our Business World (Grades 5-6)  
    In JA’s Our Business World program, students explore how businesses are created and what makes them thrive. Using games and multimedia, students learn about innovation, start-ups and self-employment 
  • Dollars with Sense (Grade 7)  
    In JA's Dollars With Sense program, students get the vital tools they need to make smart financial decisions, live debt-free and become savvy investors. Students learn personal money management skills that they can apply to their lives, beginning now. 
  • Economics for Success (Grade 8)  
    In JA's Economics for Success program, students take a closer look at the advantages of staying in school, as well as learn what’s needed to succeed in today’s workforce. Volunteers from the local business community partner with classroom teachers to help students see the link between education and achieving their goals.
English Instructor / Teacher / Speaker for Newcomers / Immigrants   Simcoe County 
Welcome Centre Immigrant Services [Central East], Orillia, Mobile Unit
Virtual
  • Facilitate the English Conversation Circle once a week 
  • Teach English to a group of Newcomers 
  • Help lients integrate to the community
  • Peer Mentor   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
    Ontario Caregiver Organization, Online Services/Find Support
    Virtual
    Mentoring is a method of passing on lived experiences to support another caregiver in an empowering and meaningful way. Anyone who has been a caregiver will know that the caregiving role presents many challenges. These challenges will be different for every caregiver and from time to time support will be needed. 
     
    A Peer Mentor has a wealth of experience and knowledge which can help another caregiver with the challenges of their caregiving situation. Caregivers share a common identity and can create a bond through sharing their experiences. You can easily connect by phone or by online/virtual discussion with your Caregiver Participant without leaving your home. 
     
    An OCO trained peer mentor will: 
  • ‘Just be there’/Listen 
  • Provide encouragement, support and acceptance 
  • Acknowledge a caregiver’s strengths 
  • Share lived experience and give real life examples 
  • Discuss a caregiver’s wellbeing 
  • Provide support with developing coping strategies 
  • Provide relevant information 
  • Provide support to set goals the caregiver identifies 
  • Celebrate any goals the caregiver achieves 
  • Be someone for a caregiver to bounce ideas of
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    The Ontario Caregiver Organization invites caregivers with diverse backgrounds from across Ontario to join our 1:1 Peer Support Program as a Peer Mentor. We are actively recruiting bilingual or multilingual caregivers who are fluent in English and also other languages.
    Bilingual Crisis Responder   Simcoe County 
    Kids Help Phone
    ONLINE
    In partnership with, Crisis Text Line, Kids Help Phone will launch the first ever 24/7, free, nationwide texting service. 
     
    We are now recruiting Bilingual Crisis Responders who will answer texts from young people looking for support in both English AND French. The volunteer position will be remote, meaning that you can participate from anywhere in Canada as long you have a strong, reliable internet connection!  
     
    Our volunteers need to be enthusiastic about helping people! You can be a professional, student, teacher, retiree, or anybody else with an internet connection and a willingness to learn how to support people over text. 
     
    The role of a Crisis Responder is to bring texters from a “hot” moment to a cool calm, and to help them come up with a plan to stay healthy and safe. Crisis Responders are trained to do this using active listening and collaborative problem-solving.
    Volunteer Peer Health Coach - Canadian Cancer Society Better Women Program   Simcoe County 
    Canadian Cancer Society, Simcoe-Muskoka Community Office
    Barrie, Simcoe County and surrounding area
    BETTER Women is a health promotion program that offers women free access to a volunteer peer health coach who is trained to help them reach and maintain their health and cancer screening goals. The goals are created by the participant and a peer health coach will be there along the participant's journey to provide additional motivation and help them stay accountable. Peer health coaches are Canadian Cancer Society volunteers who are responsible for assisting women to meet their heath and screening goals. Peer health coaches act as a vital support network, being there every step of the way to help women feel empowered through their journey to get screened, move more, eat healthier, quit smoking, and/or reduce alcohol intake. 
     
    All peer health coaches will be women between the ages of 40-65 who have lived experiences setting personal health goals i.e. getting active, eating better, quitting smoking, reducing alcohol intake and/or staying up to date on recommended screenings. Peer health coaches will all have completed the BETTER Women peer health coach training program, a 24-hour program in which they will receive a certification.
    Friends of the Centennial Museum Committee Member   Simcoe County 
    Friends of Penetanguishene Centennial Museum
    Penetanguishene Centennial Museum
    Friends of the Centennial Museum is a group of volunteers that meet once a month to discuss and arrange special events, meant to raise funds for the museum's capital projects.  
     
    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.
    Puppy Foster Volunteer   Simcoe County 
    COPE Service Dogs
    Barrie
    Purpose of the Position: Join the team to change the lives of people with disabilities and youth who are experiencing challenges by providing a loving home and obedience training to a Service Dog-in-training during its puppyhood. 
     
    Responsibilities and Duties: 
     
    - Raise a confident and responsive puppy. 
    - Care for the dog’s needs according to guidelines from COPE. 
    - Provide consistent structure, rules and boundaries to the dog according to training from COPE. 
    - Provide obedience training and socialization to the dog. 
    - Transport the dog to and from its training programs: Canines in the Classroom (Innisfil) or Refinement Training (Barrie). Multiple pick up/drop off locations in Barrie and Innisfil by COPE van is available. 
    - Support from Puppy Sitter Volunteer network is available for vacations or emergencies. 
    - Dog food, routine veterinary care, one dog crate, walking harness and leash are provided by COPE. 
     
    NOTE: 
    The application process takes time and training space is limited, please submit your application now to allow enough time to set up a home interview and ensure a training spot is reserved for you upon the approval of your application. 
     
    COVID Protocol: 
    Interviews are done by phone and via web conferencing software. Training are done virtually with in-person portion with dogs in open air locations, no physical contact and keeping proper physical distance when provincial guidelines allow us to do so.
    Volunteer Knitters   Simcoe County 
    Simcoe Knitters for Global Warmth
    Simcoe Funeral Home 38 James St E
    Volunteers needed to assist in making afghans and other knitted items to donate to developing countries as well as for our northern neighbours.
    Grant Researcher   Simcoe County 
    Glowing Hearts Charity, No Physical Address
    Virtual
    Join our incredible team of volunteers and help Glowing Hearts Charity disrupt the cycle of poverty by empowering children and youth to realize their full potential. 
     
    Collaborate with our board of directors and program committees to research grant opportunities.
    Volunteer   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Simcoe County 
    Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Mailing Address, Northern Ontario Chapters
    Local Chapter Volunteer 
    We are seeking individuals who are passionate about making a difference in their community to join our team of dedicated volunteers in the role of Local Chapter Volunteer. 
    As a volunteer, you will collaborate with like-minded individuals to help plan patient support and fundraising events such as monthly peer support meetings, education events, and the Gutsy Walk. 
    We encourage you to apply if you are experienced or interested in the following: 
    • Fundraising 
    • Event planning 
    • Volunteer recruitment 
    • Marketing and communications 
    • Acting as a community liaison 
    • Time commitment: 
    • 2-3 hours per month from September to June 
    • Additional support may be required leading up to events
     
    What you can expect: 
    • A staff partner to provide training and support 
    • The opportunity to apply and grow your skill set 
    • A collaborative team dedicated to making a difference 
    • The chance to connect with people in your local community