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Volunteer   Grey County 
Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre
Markdale, ON
Volunteer, Horse Leader, walking/ supporting riders during lessons, supporting people in wheelchairs with horsemanship programs, alternate activities including creative art, yoga, games with clients. etc.
CONTACT Community Services, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E, Volunteer South Simcoe
Tanger Outlet Mall, Cookstown
Gift Wrappers are needed for CONTACT Community Services Fundraiser at Tanger Outlet Mall in Cookstown from Nov 23rd to Dec 24th. Volunteers must attend one training session. Duties include wrapping gifts, communicating with the shoppers in a friendly manner and relaying information about how CONTACT Community Services supports local residents. You will be working in a small group with a team leader.
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.
Women's Centre Grey & Bruce (The)
West side of Owen Sound - email for location details
Put together bunk bends, install closets organizers, put shelves up, hand mirrors, install dimmer switches, patch walls, paint. Lots of "handy" work!
Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie, Outreach Services
Heritage Park, Barrie
Required Positions: 
- Event Set-up Volunteers 
- Cheer & Spirit volunteers 
- Sign-Making Volunteers 
- Event Tear-down Volunteers
Grey County, Lee Manor
Owen Sound
•Provide personal companionship and social interaction with a resident 
•Has the ability to carry on a conversation and encourage participation and feedback  
•Be creative with ideas to stimulate interaction  
•Maintain a consistent schedule of weekly visits  
•Documentation at end of visit of residents seen on Activity Pro
Canadian Blood Services, London Donor Clinic, Blood Donation Services
Multiple locations around Perth,Huron, Grey and Bruce counties
There are 2 main volunteer roles at Canadian Blood Services: 
1. In-Clinic Role – In this role, our volunteers oversee donor safety and satisfaction after they’ve made their donation. The volunteers socialize with donors, provide juice and cookies, and watch for adverse reactions. 
2. In-Community Role – In this role, our volunteers go out into their communities to inform the public about the need for blood. They focus on recruiting new and lapsed donors, booking appointments into upcoming clinics, and giving out information to raise awareness about blood donation. In-Community volunteers with specialized training can be ABO Typers. Typers go to special events where we test individuals’ blood types.
Companion   Grey County  Simcoe County 
Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
Collingwood
Provide weekly companionship to client of Breaking Down Barriers. Meet for conversation, maybe go for an outing and just be a friendly face to someone who may otherwise be isolated.
Georgian Heights Health Care Centre
Georgian Heights Long Term Care 1115 10th Street East Owen Sound
Visit socially with assigned residents for 10-30 minutes depending on their interests, health, and attention span. Visits may include, but are not limited to chatting, going outside, playing cards, crafts, telling jokes, current events, etc.
Mentor   Grey County 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Owen Sound
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.
Georgian Bay Symphony
Owen Sound
5 times per year - help set up concert intermission, help serve, help clean up - free concert ticket included
Grey County, Lee Manor
Owen Sound
• To provide one to one interaction with residents  
• Organizing and maintaining inventory  
• Keep area clean & tidy at all times  
• To assist in portering if required  
• Keep a tally of cash sales & record account purchased items 
• Record refrigerator and freezer temperatures  
• Provide assistance for customers who may have difficulty holding /carrying items to a table especially hot beverages  
• Clear/ Sweep floors for tripping/ slipping hazards in and around Ice Cream Parlour as needed
Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce, Chapman House
Owen Sound
General Kitchen Duties - assisting the cook; preparing meals; baking
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Owen Sound
A Big Brother/Sister spends an hour or 2 per week with their Little Brother/Sister; mentoring them through real life experience. There are opportunities to meet in the Community one to one, in the Community as a group, in the school one to one, or in the school as a group. The 'Big' is another voice in the youth's life and allows them to feel connected to their community and have a friend in a sometimes lonely world.
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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle, Collingwood
Georgian Triangle
Programs include:  
 
Big Brothers Traditional Program - A Big Brother is matched with a Little Brother, ensuring they have similar interests to spend one-to-one time together to talk, play ball, watch a movie or just hang out together.  
 
Big Sisters Traditional Program - A Big Sister is matched with a Little Sister ensuring they have similar interests to spend one-to-one time together, developing a friendship and engage in mutually desired activities.  
 
Couples for Kids - Volunteer with your partner or spouse and be matched to a Little Brother or Little Sister to give the gift of friendship to a child.  
 
In-School Mentoring- The program takes place at the child’s school, during the school year. The mentor spends one hour per week doing a fun activity or just talking with a child who could use a friend. Employers are encouraged to give employees the time during the work day to volunteer. 
 
Boys Club for boys 9-12 years of age - The group meets Tuesday's at 6:30 at Connaught Public School. It includes a wide variety of recreational activities. Call for locations and times. 
 
Cops, Kids and Communities - Officers, Auxiliary Officers and Administrative Staff from Collingwood and the Huronia West OPP detachments have joined forces with BBBS to allow children to spend time doing fun, healthy activities such as bowling, swimming and touring the OPP and fire stations while promoting the basic principles of respect, understanding, healthy eating and an active lifestyle. 
 
Homework Club - Currently operates on Tuesday and Thursday after school in Collingwood. Children in the BBBS program are matched to high school helpers who work one to one under the BBBS staff supervision. Healthy snacks are provided. Call for locations and times. 
 
Summer Camp Programs - Clients who might not otherwise have an opportunity to experience camp life or to travel outside their region are given priority but program is accessible to any client. 
 
Behind the scenes - There are many committee and project roles for volunteers who have different schedules and different assets to bring to the table. Some shorter term projects include arranging our yearly raffle (donations, tickets), working on furthering our endowment fund project, working on furthering our capital project for a larger and owned office space, Bowl for Kids Support to work on planning items for our big bowling event, creation of our signature lifesaver matchbooks. Call us for more details.
Billy Bishop Home: Museum, Archives & National Historic Site
Billy Bishop Home & Museum
Serving on the Special Events committee at Billy Bishop Home & Museum, you will help plan and execute the year's major fundraisers and events. These include, but are not limited to: Fire & Ice; Trivia Night; Veterans Commemoration Day.
Parkinson Canada, Barrie Chapter
Barrie, Collingwood, Newmarket and Orilia. Contact for more information.
Event registration, Route Marshalls, and various other event tasks as assigned.
Grey Roots Museum & Archives
Moreston Village and Grey Roots
Spend the summer months and various times throughout the year in period costume while sharing the stories and history of the area with all visitors young and old. Can volunteer in one or two of the six period buildings on site - Log Cabin, Log House, Farm House, School House, Blacksmith, and Garage.  
 
Duties include: 
*Daily demonstrations of historically authentic skills, tasks and activities for visitors - volunteers are encouraged to live the life of the time period they are portraying while in each designated building 
*Respond to questions from the public and tour groups in an informed and friendly manner  
*Provide interpretation and commentary on time period and building/location  
*Protect building(s) and the collections therein  
*Clean and dust the buildings and collections as assigned
Animal Caregiver   Bruce County  Grey County 
Grey Bruce Animal Shelter
457437 Concession 8 S Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N8
Duties can include cleaning facility, cleaning cages, walking dogs, playing with animals making sure all animals get sufficient exercise.
Spruce Lodge Continuum of Care, Spruce Lodge, Long Term Care Facility
Public areas within Spruce Lodge
Volunteers meet one on one with a senior resident to provide companionship and meaningful activities, in order to encourage socialization and increased physical activity. Conversations, games, and companionship shared with a senior improves health and well-being, as well as brings enjoyment.
Friends of the Nancy Island Historic Site and Wasaga Beach Park
Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
Wasaga Beach Provincial Park (WBPP) and Friends of Nancy Island are pleased to announce the return of the Piping Plover; an endangered shorebird who has returned to the shores of WBPP after an extended hiatus. Gearing up for a busy season, we are currently seeking eager volunteers who will join our Piping Plover Guardian Family for the bird’s critical breeding season (June & July).  
 
Responsibilities include: 
• Monitoring the birds while they are nesting and recording important behaviours 
• Monitoring newly hatch Piping Plover chicks and recording important behaviours 
• Sharing updates with the public  
• Showing the public the Piping Plovers through spotting scopes 
• Providing feedback and updates to the Piping Plover Coordinator 
 
You don’t have to be an avid birder to volunteer as training is provided! Training is tentatively scheduled for the end of May.  
 
Please contact Piping Plover Coordinator Patricia Davidson for more information at wasagaploveer@gmail.com or please call park office at 705-429-2641.
Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
Durham, Walkerton, Meaford/Thornbury, Arran Elderslie, Owen Sound
- Talk about Coffee Break in their community 
- Deliver Kits to Coffee Break Hosts 
- Collect donations and unused supplies following events 
- Sign up new hosts
Canadian Cancer Society, Barrie - Simcoe-Muskoka Community Office
Volunteer a few hours of your time to sell daffodil pins in your community.
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
Canadian Cancer Society, Barrie - Simcoe-Muskoka Community Office
Chappell Farms 617 Penetanguishene Rd, Barrie, ON L4M 4Y8
Assist with the coordination of Relay for Life event day volunteers including; scheduling, training, follow-up and recognition. Relay for Life is being held June 7, 2019.
Simcoe Contemporary Dancers, No Physical Address
Lampman Lane Park
Direct the audience, hand out programs and surveys, collect money.
COPE Service Dogs
- Care for the dog’s need according to guidelines from COPE. 
- Provide consistent structure, rules and boundary 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) & Refinement Training (Barrie) Mon, Wed, Fri during regular school year plus 6 weeks (on Tue & Wed) between July and August 2019. Multiple pick up/drop off locations in Barrie and Innisfil by COPE van is available. 
- Support from Volunteer Puppy Sitter network is available for vacation or emergency. 
- Dog food, routine veterinary care, one dog crate, walking harness and leash are provided by COPE.