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Empower Simcoe, Barrie Head Office - 39 Fraser Crt
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.
Sistema Huronia Music Academy, Midland
Volunteer to prepare and serve the nutritious snacks to the music academy students. Time slots available are Monday to Thursday, 3:30 to 6:00 September to May.
Sistema Huronia Music Academy, Midland
Volunteer to join the board of directors for the Sistema Huronia Music Academy. We meet once/month in Midland. Call to find out more information regarding board member activities around planning, marketing and promoting events, bookkeeping, submitting grant requests and various other ways that you can help.
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. To role model appropriate behaviours and reinforce positive social skills.
Simcoe County, Corporation of, Sunset Village and Manor, Sunset Manor - Long Term Care Facility
Collingwood
One on one visiting with residents, supporting and/or facilitating group activities, reading or playing games with residents, meal assistance
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, etc. or accompanying them on walks either within the building or outdoors (weather permitting) 
* Miscellaneous duties as needed
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Listowel & District
Various Locations
We are looking for Big Brothers for our Traditional Mentoring Program. We currently have 13 Little Brothers and 6 Little Sisters 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   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.
Make-A-Wish Canada, Toronto and Central Ontario Chapter
Simcoe County
Position Summary 
A wish granter will meet with the wish child and family members to help determine the child’s most heartfelt wish while brainstorming and planning special enhancements throughout the wish process. Wish granters work in teams of two alongside Make-A-Wish staff to ensure every eligible child’s wish comes true.  
 
Duties and Responsibilities 
• Partner with at least one other volunteer wish granter to help grant the wishes of children throughout the chapter’s territory.  
• Visit the wish child, with the goal of discerning his/her one true wish, while gaining a clear understanding of the reason behind the child’s most heartfelt wish. 
• Complete and submit wish paperwork in a timely manner according to chapter guidelines.  
• Create a magical wish experience for the wish child by planning and delivering “wish enhancements” – special, creative touches that keep the child excited about the wish throughout the process. 
• Solicit in-kind donations, ensuring Make-A-Wish resources are used wisely.  
• Plan “send-off” party or “presentation” party for each wish, as appropriate. 
• Develop a positive rapport with the wish child and family by serving as a liaison between chapter staff and the wish family, ensuring the family is updated on the status of the wish throughout the wish process. 
• Act as a reliable, communicative and productive member of the “wish team” by working closely with a volunteer partner and Make-A-Wish staff to create the best possible wish experience for the child. 
• Other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate.
Program Facilitator   Bruce County  Grey County 
Junior Achievement of South Western Ontario, Chatham
Bruce County, Grey County
Public Speaking / Facilitation
Easter Seals Ontario, Barrie-Simcoe County Office
Barrie Molson Centre. 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 2019-2020 
 
* Volunteers will work 4 hours per shift, arriving 1.5 hours in advance of game time at the Barrie Molson Centre  
* 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, Grey Bruce
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)
Home Horizon, Collingwood, Barbara Weider House
Collingwood, ON
To work with and co-ordinate within a pool of volunteers for the house, within a number of duties.
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
Barrie
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 one hour virtual 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.
Kidney Foundation of Canada
St. Vincent Park, Barrie (South end of St. Vincent Street between Blake Street and Kempenfelt Drive)
The 2019 Kidney Walk is taking place in Barrie on Sunday, September 8, 2019 and requires event day volunteers to support the walk in the following areas: 
* registration 
* route marshals 
* parking 
* set-up/take-down 
* food and beverage 
* kid’s activities 
* photography
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie and District
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.
Elizabeth Fry Society Simcoe Muskoka, Volunteer Program
volunteers meet with the youth, their parents/support person and provide meaningful sanctions to the youth * volunteers must provide an up to date criminal record check and attend training
Elizabeth Fry Society Simcoe Muskoka, Youth Justice Committee/ Extra Judicial Sanctions/Restorative Justice Circles
Simcoe County; including Bradford & Alliston
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.
Elizabeth Fry Society Simcoe Muskoka, Youth Justice Committee/ Extra Judicial Sanctions/Restorative Justice Circles
Simcoe County, inlcuding Barrie, 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.
Elizabeth Fry Society Simcoe Muskoka, Volunteer Program
102 Maple Ave, Barrie
• Co-facilitate Youth Justice Committee Meetings with 1-2 other volunteers 
• Help assign meaningful sanctions for the youth to complete as a part of their diversion program 
• Create and maintain confidentiality 
• Respect the sensitivity surrounding case information 
• Report any problems or concerns to the Volunteer Coordinator 
• Offer commitment to the interests of young people, victims, and the community as a whole 
• Represent Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe County in a professional manner 
• Operate within the framework of the Youth Criminal Justice Act and its principles
Douro-Dummer. Municipal Office, Douro - 4th Line, Douro-Dummer Public Library
Douro-Dummer Public Library
To plan and facilitate monthly book clubs at our library. Adult Fiction, Teen Fiction, Non-Fiction, Jr. Fiction. Daytime or evenings-You decide!
Kawartha World Issues Centre
Meetings: Downtown
* Youth 14 to 25 are invited to participate in a youth-led working group to plan and implement an annual local spring youth conference, Global Youth Day (GYD), held in Peterborough.  
* This one-day community-based youth event explores social and environmental justice issues through arts-based and skill building workshops.  
* GYD is held in conjunction with Global Youth Service Days; the world's largest international celebration of youth volunteerism.
Peterborough Museum & Archives, Summer Discovery Day Camp
Peterborough Museum & Archives
Supervising children ages 4 - 11, taking attendance, organizing games, helping with crafts and activities and helping to provide a safe, inclusive and engaging camp environment for the campers. Volunteers must be age 14 or entering Grade 9 in September 2013.
YMCA of Central East Ontario, Peterborough, Balsillie Family Branch
Working with preschool and youth programs. May include Kidskare program, sports programs, craft programs, or camp programs.
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, Barrie Branch
Muskoka Area
SMFC Volunteer Mentors 
Mentors are matched with a child who need extra support and encouragement and benefit from regular one-to-one time. Volunteers take the child out of their home environment and involve them in a community activity/event. There may be occasions when the child and volunteer work on a project in the child’s home. Volunteers may need to transport the child. This position requires the volunteer to spend 2-3 hours weekly with the child/youth.