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Sistema Huronia Music Academy, Midland
Midland
  • Volunteer to be the 2nd adult along with the music teacher
  • Time slots available are Mon-Thu 3:30 pm-6 pm, Sep-May
Sistema Huronia Music Academy, Midland
Midland

Volunteer to join the board of directors for the Sistema Huronia Music Academy

  • planning
  • marketing
  • promoting events
  • bookkeeping
  • submitting grant requests
  • meet once/month in Midland

Call for more information regarding board member activities and various other ways that you can help.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie and District, Mailing Address
Barrie, Innisfil, Angus, Baxter, Minesing

Run a 7 week program within the elementary schools for kids in grade 6,7 and/or 8. The program focuses on core themes including; body image, self-esteem, healthy eating/activity and building healthy relationship. Volunteers are responsible for a group of 4-8 kids. Its once a week for 90 minutes and its a 7-week program. They run during the school day 9-3pm, Monday-Friday from September-June. Volunteer can run multiple groups during the school year. Location of the program is Barrie, Innisfil, Angus, Baxter and Minesing.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe
Simcoe North

Seven week program within the North Simcoe Community for youth ages 11-14.

Program is led by Male Mentors and focuses on core themes including:

  • Body image
  • Self-esteem
  • Balanced eating/activities
  • Physical activity
  • Building healthy relationships

Volunteers can run multiple groups throughout the year.

Teen Mentors   Simcoe County 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe
Midland

Teen Mentors commit to spending consistent weekly time with a child (mentee) being a friend, role model, and confident. Teen mentors meet one-to-one with an assigned mentee and participate in games, activities, crafts, conversation, and goal setting. Teen mentors listen to their mentees, provide support and guidance, help them to build communication and social skills, and develop a friendship based on trust, respect and fun. This is a partnership with BGC North Simcoe.

Bay Light Orchestra
Penetanguishene / Midland
    Board Members needed! Seeking volunteers with experience in:
  • Grant writing
  • Fundraising
  • Publicity or strategic planning in Education or Arts
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
Big Brother   Simcoe County 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe
Simcoe North

Big Brothers commit to a one-on-one relationship for a minimum period of one-year, 2-4 hours per week on an average basis, doing activities they both enjoy.

Simcoe Village Apartments, Supportive Housing
Beeton
  • One on one visiting with residents
  • Supporting and/or facilitating group activities
  • Reading or playing games with residents
  • Meal assistance
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Listowel & District
Huron & Perth County
We are looking for Big Brothers for our Traditional Mentoring Program.  
We currently have 11 Littles on our waiting list who are looking to be matched with a Big.  
If you have 4 hours within a month to spend with a child, contact us today!
Mentor   Bruce County  Grey County 
Bruce Grey Mentorship
Hanover, Walkerton, Chesley, Neustadt, Durham and Ayton

To be a positive Mentor and friend for children or youth in a variety of group programs, with the potential to match individually with a child as a personal role model.

  • Support and encourage kids as they grow
  • Listen and provide advice when appropriate
  • Role model appropriate behaviours and reinforce positive social skills
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.
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.
Mentor   Grey County 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce
Be a positive adult role model for a child. For as little as one hour per week you can have a profound impact on a child's future.
Easter Seals Ontario, Barrie-Simcoe County Office
Sadlon Areana. 555 Bayview Dr, Ontario ON L4N 8Y2

Whether you’re an individual, community group, or group of friends, Easter Seals is seeking energetic and dedicated people to join our team of volunteers! In partnership with the Barrie Colts, Easter Seals will be partaking in the 50/50 ticket draw program for all the Barrie Colts home games in 2023-2024 
 
* Volunteers will work 4 hours per shift, arriving 1.5 hours in advance of game time at the Sadlon Arena 
* You will help sell tickets until end of second period.  
* Once the selling is finished, all volunteers are able to watch the remainder of the game in a designated area.

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.
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)
Orillia Youth Centre
9 Front St. S. Unit 1
Working in conjunction with the Director and staff. Assist with programming. There are various opportunities for volunteers at the Youth Centre! Volunteers can determine what they would like to do at the centre. Tell us what skills you bring to the table. Create your own volunteer experience!
Barrie Public Library, Barrie - 60 Worsley St, Downtown Branch
Meetings are held at the Downtown Branch, however members may also choose to join via Zoom.

BPL LIT  
 
The program goal is for members to develop leadership skills by representing the Barrie Public Library at their schools, in library programs, and at community events. Students will: 
 
- Develop effective communication skills by representing the Barrie Public Library at teen-related outreach events. 
 
- Achieve common goals by assisting in the planning and delivery of teen-related programs and special events. 
 
- Earn volunteer hours by participating in empowering opportunities that develop leadership skills. 
 
- Attend two hour monthly meetings on a regular basis 
 
All members will share the duties of leading the group meetings and recording the meeting notes and action items. Other group members will share the duties of taking attendance, reviewing the previous meeting notes and following up on the action items. 
 
Volunteer hours will be provided to each BPL LIT member for every meeting or activity attended.

Volunteer Camp Counselor   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
Camp Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre
St. Vincent Park, Barrie

Volunteer as a camp counselor at one of our two sleepover sites in Waterford (Rainbow Lake) or Rosseau (Muskoka) or day camp in Toronto or Ottawa. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes - Haliburton
Community
Help develop and provide activities to a group of up to 8 children for one a day a week during a 7 week period over the summer. You will work closely with the summer student to provide some interactive opportunities to children.
Orillia Youth Symphony Orchestra
Orillia Public Library
Volunteer Board Member to assist with fundraising, grant research, and publicity.
Elizabeth Fry Society Simcoe Muskoka, Volunteer Program
Simcoe County, including Collingwood, Midland, Penetanguishene and Orillia

Youth Justice Committee's (YJC) bring together youth 12-17 who have been involved in the criminal justice system, their parent(s), and trained members of the community. In this role: 
* you would attend YJC meetings to determine appropriate and meaningful ways for the youth to make amends for their actions.  
* ensure that the youth is aware of the purpose of the meeting, and discuss police report information. 
* explore perspectives of all parties, including the youth and others represented at t he meeting, such as community members, community agency representatives, and the parent(s). 
* present and agree upon appropriate sanctions for the youth. 
* provide information and referrals to supportive community agency programs. 
* respect the confidentiality of the youth and other YJC members.

Nankind

*** THIS IS A VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY ***
Please apply by visiting https://nankind.com/volunteer/become-a-volunteer-angel/


How you can help?
* Provide fun, educational, creative, and safe experiences for the children.
* Minimum six-month commitment to ensure support during the duration of a parent’s cancer treatment and recovery.
* Four (4) hours of childcare service per week to the same family in your area.

Make a Difference in a Child's life, Become an In-home Volunteer Angel!

Do you want to support families living with cancer? Are you willing to commit 4 hours of in home support per week to a child in need? Join Nankind as we lessen the impact of cancer on families through our in home support programs.

Nankind offers rewarding volunteer positions for those who are looking to make a difference in the lives of families.

In home Volunteer Angels provide childcare support for parents who have been diagnosed with cancer, for those requiring palliative care, and for families requiring additional relief during the bereavement period to help reduce any stress or anxiety they may be experiencing due to their parent’s illness or death.

By meeting weekly, building trust, and having fun, our Angels help parents gain the confidence and peace of mind to rest or attend medical appointments, knowing their children are cared for and supported by knowledgeable and compassionate volunteers.

Our Angels receive specialized training and the support of NAN’s Child Life Specialist throughout their volunteering time.

How to apply
1. Please apply by visiting https://nankind.com/volunteer/volunteer-programs/

2. Click on "Apply Now".

3. Complete the application then submit. 

Qualifications
* Must be willing to undergo an Enhanced Police Information Check.
* Must have about 1 year of experience providing childcare support (babysitting, teaching, tutoring, etc). Moms, Dads & Grandparents may qualify with family childcare experience.
* Must reside in Ontario.

There's a family in your community waiting for their very own Angel!

CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, MatureMinds, Barrie - Anne St S

GrandPals are older adults (not necessarily Grandparents) who love children and want to make a difference for generations to come. GrandPals are trained in the stories they have to share over 5 weeks. After training, we connect GrandPals with a classroom where they meet with the same 2-4 students over a period of 8 weeks. The stories that GrandPals share about their own lives become part of the students' curriculum. Students capture the stories presented in written assignments as well as art projects.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Bruce North Huron

We are in need of Mentor and non-Mentor volunteers. Mentors are needed for all of our programs - Community Based (matched 1:1 with a young person); School Based (matched 1:1 with a young person and meet on school property, during the school day, September through June) or Group Mentor (1:3 ratio, locations in Kincardine or Wingham; 2-3 times per month).

Non-Mentor volunteers include Board Members, FUN Developers or Community Builder volunteer groups. The FUN Developers plan activities and events for our Mentees and Mentors to do (e.g.: The Factory in London, Blue Jays Game, Camp Kintail, museum trips, Christmas and Halloween parties, etc.). The Community Builders help plan and execute our fundraising events, such as Dancing with the Stars, Golf Tournaments, etc. They can also volunteer on the day of the event, for example, with the Christmas Yard Sale, etc. 

All volunteers must complete the application process which includes a Police Records Check, Vulnerable Sector Check, and training. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and older. 

National Experience Participant   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
Katimavik's National Experience
Across Canada

Katimavik’s National Experience is an amazing opportunity for any Canadian citizens, permanent residents or landed refugees aged 17 – 25 who are looking for 5.5 months of creative learning, community engagement, Truth and Reconciliation, and self-discovery! Youth will live in a group with up to 10 of their peers in two separate communities throughout the course of the program. During the program they engage in 32 valuable volunteer hours a week, learn how to manage a house, make lifelong friends, and gain confidence that they themselves can make an impactful difference in our country. This is a fully funded opportunity where participants’ travel expenses, living accommodations, food costs, and daily needs are covered. All they will need to bring is their dedication, empathy, and commitment to making a better world!

Some of the topics and skills that Participants will be challenged to learn about include:

  • The history of Indigenous peoples in Canada and the importance of Truth and Reconciliation;
  • The benefits and impact of civic engagement;
  • Professional work skills in a variety of sectors, depending on volunteer placements;
  • Cooking skills, house maintenance, and practical life skills;
  • Conflict resolution, communication, and how to strive within a team environment;
  • Environmental protection and sustainable development;
  • English or French as an additional language;
  • Leadership, advocacy, and project management skills;
  • Canada’s cultural, geographic, and linguistic diversity.
Scouts Canada, Shining Waters Council
Collingwood

See https://www.scouts.ca/volunteer/overview.html

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.

Volunteer   Simcoe County 
Kids Help Phone, Crisis Text Line

This is a one day volunteer event on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Volunteers will be needed for approximately 8 hours on the day of the event. A 1 hour mandatory training session before the event will also be required.  Please see below the available volunteer roles. 


Logistics Volunteer: Working alongside Kids Help Phone staff, this role will ensure all site logistics are in place and ready to go. This will include helping with set up and tear down. People helping in this role will still be able to do the Walk if they choose to do so. 
 
Event Experience Volunteer:  Monitor checkpoints along the route and the start and finish line; cheering, entertaining, motivating and providing assistance for Walkers. People helping in this role will not be able to do the Walk. 
 
Food & Beverage Volunteer: Organize onsite food and beverage distribution and ensure all health and safety protocols are being followed. These volunteers will be required to wear gloves and masks when handling food. People helping in this role will not be able to do the Walk. 

Guest Services Volunteer:   This role is a key function at a Walk site. You will collect fundraising monies, review pledge form information, and answer general questions. You will be required to attend a 30-minute training session 3-4 days before the Walk. People helping in this role will still be able to do the Walk if they choose to do so. 

Bruce Grey Child and Family Services, Owen Sound - 640 2nd Ave E
Bruce and Grey County

Volunteer Drivers take kids and youth to school, appointments, family access visits and more.  Volunteers utilize thier own vehicles for this purpose.

Drives are assigned on an as needed basis, according to the volunteers schedule allowing this to be a flexible volunteer opportunity.

Girl Guides of Canada
Varying

We empower young girls and women to be everything they want to be, and as a volunteer, you will help make that happen! Our volunteers support girls as they build confidence, develop new skills, and become leaders in their communities. 
As part of a unit’s leadership team, you’ll facilitate fun and engaging program activities, like scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, outdoor exploration, games, and more. You can choose to work with girls in one of five branches: Sparks (age 5-6), Embers (age 7-8), Guides (age 9-11), Pathfinders (age 12-14), or Rangers (age 15-17).  
Volunteers will receive access to a digital program platform stocked with age-appropriate activities and meeting tools, as well as training on delivering activities in ways that will empower and encourage girls. 
Units meet on a regular basis, from weekly to monthly, depending on the age of the girls. Volunteers commit to 3 hours per week for unit meetings plus additional hours, when required, for trips and events.  

What You’ll Do as A Group Leader: 
- Create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for girls! 
- Plan regular unit meetings in person, outdoors, and online, during which you’ll facilitate girl-driven programming that is fun and engaging. 
- Organize in-person or virtual opportunities beyond unit meetings, including community service activities and camps.  
- Support shared leadership and decision-making with girls and other volunteers.  
- Promote Girl Guides to girls and women locally.  
- Provide ongoing communication to girls and parents/guardians about unit activities.  
- Assist with unit administration tasks, such as maintaining girls’ program records and health forms, managing safety protocols, and ordering badges.  
- Assist with maintaining unit finances as required by your province.  
- Support the semi-annual sales of Girl Guide Cookies.  


What You’ll Bring: 
- A welcoming, imaginative, and enthusiastic attitude. 
- Openness, flexibility, and a willingness to try new things. 
- An appreciation of diversity and inclusivity. 
- An embrace of the girl-driven approach to Girl Guides. 
- Understanding, encouraging, and respecting girls’ ideas and thoughts. 
- Resourcefulness, dependability, and creativity. 
- A willingness to show your unique talents and skills. 
What You Need: 
- All volunteers must have reached the age of majority in their province or territory. 
- Pass a Police Record Check facilitated by Girl Guides of Canada. 
- Complete organizational training components on safety, the role, and administrative duties, as part of the volunteer onboarding process.  
 
To apply please visit www.girlguides.ca/volunteer

Communities Connecting for Children, Matheson Creek Camp
Midhurst - At Matheson Creek Camp on Gill Road

Looking for dedicated enthusiastic people that enjoy the natural environment of our camp. 

Matheson Creek Camp Volunteers can be involved in various activities including :

  • General Labour
  • Trail maintenance
  • Teamwork Days at camp for special projects/events
  • Wood cutting & splitting for sites
  • Site maintenance
  • Fund Raising activities
  • Marketing assistance
  • Working at Bingo as a volunteer 2 hours per month
  • Grass cutting with provided equipment
  • Constuction Projects
  • Site spring Cleaning and fall closing activities
  • Board Member volunteer positions 
  • Students requiring volunteer hours for school welcome