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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Midland

 

    • Join Staff as they lead adult, youth, and school groups on outdoor experiences at the Wye Marsh on foot, snowshoes or cross country skis, or by kayak and canoe.  
    • Assist Staff delivering environmental education programs in English and/or French  
    • Support weekend public programs 
    • Help out with special events
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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Midland

A year round environmental educational centre which is accessible to all. 

  • Help visitors with rentals of cross country skis and snowshoes 
  • Greet Visitors 
  • Take sizes or measurements, and retrieve the appropriate equipment 
  • While not highly physically demanding, some physical activity and ability is required for this position
Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, Volunteer Services
Collingwood

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) 

Food Fairy   Grey County  Simcoe County 
Georgian Triangle Humane Society
Collingwood

The GTHS Food Fairy ensures that all kittens and cats in the building are fed. Other duties include: 

  • topping up water 
  • washing food dishes 
  • tidying 
  • record keeping as necessary and following the feeding chart accurately.

 
Of course, our cats will also appreciate cuddles and play time!

CONTACT Community Services, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E
South Simcoe (Essa, New Tecumseth, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Adjala-Tosorontio; Innisfil)

As a Client Support Volunteer, you will assist clients of CONTACT's Housing Services Department to identify, collect and compile various documents and forms they might need to apply for housing services in Simcoe County.

You will connect with them by phone or in-person at the CONTACT Community Services offices in Bradford and Alliston, or in public locations like libraries or a local Tim Horton's.

You will help them identify, photograph and email copies of documents, such as their ID, Rental Agreements, Income Statements and other documents that are needed to access support services.

In some cases, you will assist them to complete forms.

You will be able to connect directly with CONTACT's Housing Staff to get support or answers when you're not sure of next steps.

This role is important because it frees up time for Housing Staff to help clients find and access housing and other support services they might need, by limiting the amout of time spent collecting client documents and completing forms with them.

You will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement and not share or disclose client information to others.

Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation
Orillia

Volunteers needed for fundraising and organizing special events as well as assisting with mailings.  
Students ages 16 and up welcome to volunteer for community service credits. Call for further information.

South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Wasaga Beach, Health Care Services
South Georgian Bay

Provides volunteer opportunities in non-profit healthcare. 
 
Current programs offering volunteer opportunities include:  

  • mental health programs  
  • physical exercise groups  
  • nutrition education  
  • chronic disease management groups  
  • programs for individuals living with chronic pain or chronic health conditions  
  • physiotherapy programs  
  • social support groups, hobbies and crafts groups, and more

EligibilityAge requirement: 16 years and older.Application ProcessE-mail the health centre at volunteer@sgbchc.ca, phone or apply via the website.

Telephone Support   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
Compass Community Services
Virtual - Based out of Guelph

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.

Responsibilities

•    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

 

Volunteer Peer Support Facilitator   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network
Ontario- Virtual

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.

Theatre Usher   Simcoe County 
Gryphon Guild
Georgian Theatre and Five Points Theatre in Barrie

Scan patrons tickets on entry to the theatre.

Assist them in finding their seat(s).

Provide assistance as needed, including lighting by flashlight, when entering or leaving the theatre during a performance.

Put seats up and pick up paper, water bottles etc. after theatre is emptied. Rubber gloves and garbage bags are supplied. 

 

Foster Parents   Muskoka District  Simcoe County 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, Barrie
Multiple Locations in Simcoe County and Muskoka District
Kids in our community need you! Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is looking for Foster Parents! 
 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is a Child Welfare (Simcoe & Muskoka) and Children’s Mental Health (Muskoka only) agency licensed by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. We support children, youth, families and communities with multiple services including fostering for children and youth up to 18 years old.  
 
Our agency has an urgent need for foster parents across Simcoe and Muskoka. We are looking for diverse caregivers who understand children’s needs. Children & Youth lose so much when they have to leave their community. Foster caregivers provide a safe home and a temporary solution for children and youth, while their families make the changes needed for them to come back home. 
 
Would you consider opening your home and heart to providing care to youth and children? Fostering can be challenging, but it’s a very rewarding career. You don’t have to be perfect to make a difference in the life of a child. Fostering can be flexible and fit in with your lifestyle! 
 
We encourage all applicants to apply regardless of sex, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, orientation or religion.  
 
Our application process and training program are very detailed, and may seem daunting, but please don't let that stop you from choosing a career in fostering. We find that all successful foster parents believe that the rewards of fostering, including building strong, loving relationships that last a lifetime, far outweigh the challenges involved. 
 
We look forward to hearing from you! Please share with anyone you think might be interested!
Volunteer   Muskoka District 
Christian Horizons, Christian Horizons North District Office, Christian Horizons North District
Muskoka

Assist with Community Participation Activities, Event Planning, teaching life skills, We will attempt to match your skills and interests,

Parents for Children's Mental Health, Nipissing- Parry Sound
Nipissing- Parry Sound

PEER SUPPORT DUTIES 
Provide direct peer support to families 
Communicate issues or challenges with Family Partnership Program Manager as they arise 
Communicate periodically with families through the peer support offered and/or through a distribution list (eg. email, newsletter, or mail) as necessary 
 
ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES 
Communicate with PCMH through email, phone, virtual and in-person meetings 
Ensure chapter email and telephone line are checked at a minimum every 4 days  
Attend monthly Town Halls and support resource creation by sharing your experiences and knowledge 
Participate in training opportunities 
Complete quarterly data surveys and respond to requests for information to better inform PCMH programming and support initiatives

Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario
Kincardine, Owen Sound, & Meaford

• To act as a representative of Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario 
• To complete Support Group Facilitator orientation and training 
• To adhere to the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario Volunteer Policies and Procedures 
• To participate in educational opportunities that will encourage professional growth and development 
• To facilitate monthly support group, including planning, set-up, refreshments, speakers, and clean-up 
• To report and update Coordinator of Programs and Services on a monthly basis 
• To input volunteer hours after each volunteer occurrence using Volunteer Management System (Volunteer Impact)

Community Living Association for South Simcoe
Alliston or Bradford
CLASS has varied volunteer opportunities! From being a buddy to one of our exceptional individuals to assisting with fundraising events. All volunteer opportunities provide a flexible schedule to always meet your needs and availability.  
 
Excellent source of social services experience for students or adults who wish to enter the developmental field! 
 
Must provide a completed Criminal Reference and Vulnerable Person's Check.
Supportive Care   Bruce County  Grey County 
VON Canada, Ontario Branch
Bruce and Grey Counties
Supportive care volunteers offer social and emotional support to individuals and families living with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness in Grey and Bruce counties (except Bruce Peninsula) * volunteers offer support for approximately 2-3 hours per week depending on need of individual and family and the availability of volunteers and offer respite for family caregivers and companionship to individuals and help facilitate bereavement groups * support provided in the client’s home, long term care homes and/or hospitals
Bridgeway Family Homes, Specialized Foster Care Program
Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward County
With Bridgeway Support Services volunteers play a vital role in providing services to those in need.  
You can make a difference by becoming a Volunteer Driver for children and youth.
Bradford Valley Care Community
Bradford
Special events, art programming, outings, friendly visiting, gardening, spiritual care, pet therapy visits
Sistema Huronia Music Academy, Midland
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.
Alzheimer Society, Peterborough Office, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton
Peterborough

Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Friendly Visiting, the Friendly Visiting Volunteer will: 
• Visit the client regularly, on a mutually agreeable time and day. 
• Call client ahead of time if for any reason a visit time needs to be postponed or rescheduled. 
• Inform assigned supervisor as to any changes in the client’s or volunteer’s situation, which would affect the visiting; this includes address changes, holidays, illness, etc. 
• Report any observations, comments or concerns regarding the client or the match to the assigned supervisor. 
• Volunteers are visitors and as such will limit their duties to socialization and companionship activities only. 
• Report volunteer hours, either through our online form or by direct email to the Coordinator of Volunteer Services.

Georgian Good Food Box (The), South Georgian Bay
South Georgian Bay
Volunteer drivers assist with deliveries of food boxes to distribution sites (Collingwood, Clearview and Wasaga Beach) and/or individuals in the surrounding communities.  
 
Volunteers help with packing fruits and vegetables for monthly good food box orders
Georgian Triangle Humane Society
Collingwood

The Front Desk Volunteer contributes towards the success of our entire organization through the promotion of our programs, services and retail store, and by connecting prospective adopters, pet owners, donors and volunteers with the relevant parties. The Front Desk Volunteer oversees all reception and retail store activities, in-kind and financial donations, as well as Pet Pantry and Adoption supplies and support.  
As a direct result of our Customer Care Team, 440 stray animals were reunited with their owners in 2021. 
This role is designed for someone who loves people and animals, who sees the bigger picture and knows what it takes to engage people in a meaningful way. This role requires a high-level of enthusiasm, organization, hospitality, and a passion for ensuring a great customer experience.

Georgian Triangle Humane Society
Collingwood
The TNR & Transport Volunteer supports our Outreach Programs by assisting with the Trap, Neuter and Return of local feral cats. TNR activities help reduce the number of unwanted feline pregnancies and over-population in our community. 
    This volunteer will: 
  • Work with local cat colony volunteers or the public to trap cats, bring them to our Animal Centre to be spayed or neutered and then return the cat to their ‘home’ environment 
  • Coordinate with the Outreach Coordinator relating to the collection or drop-off of animals or supplies 
  • Assist with the collection and drop-off of animal supplies, to feed animals in our care and local cat colonies 
  • This volunteer will use a GTHS vehicle or their own vehicle for transportation 
  • Volunteers generally assist with collections within the area they are living, but may occasionally be called upon to drive up to one hour away 
  • Applicants should be comfortable handling / interacting with cats, as necessary and liaising with members of the public
Georgian Triangle Humane Society
Collingwood
The GTHS Animal Hospital contains an Operating Room, Treatment Room, Examination Room, Pharmacy and X-Ray Room and a Hospital Intake/Recovery Area, and provides spay/neuter surgeries for over 1500 homeless pets annually. Having an onsite hospital ensures animals receive timely, thorough and comprehensive care, saves dozens of daily phone calls, reduces trips back and forth to veterinary clinics, dramatically decreases the stress on GTHS animals, and leads to the additional benefit of earlier adoption availability; so these animals find their forever home quickly. The GTHS Animal Hospital also assists local pet owners in need by providing essential vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries for their pets. 
    Reporting to the Director of Medicine and Hospital Registered Veterinary Technician, the Hospital Assistant Volunteer will be responsible for: 
  • Maintaining the Operating Room and Prep Area 
  • Overseeing the Maintenance and Packing of Surgical Instruments 
  • Using sterilization & cleaning equipment (including an Autoclave)
Georgian Triangle Humane Society
Collingwood
The GTHS Animal Hospital contains an Operating Room, Treatment Room, Examination Room, Pharmacy, X-Ray Room and a Hospital Intake / Recovery Area, and provides spay/neuter surgeries for over 1500 homeless pets annually. Having an onsite hospital ensures animals receive timely, thorough and comprehensive care, saves dozens of daily phone calls, reduces trips back and forth to veterinary clinics, dramatically decreases the stress on the GTHS animals, and leads to the additional benefit of earlier adoption availability; so these animals find their forever home quickly. 
 
The Hospital Discharge Volunteer is responsible for discharging animals to the public after their Hospital appointment / surgery, create kennel tags and preparing for the next day's appointments and overseeing the cleanliness of the small Hospital Intake Room.
Orillia Public Library, Orillia, General Services and Outreach
Orillia and area
Delivering library materials to Retirement/Nursing Homes
Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Rosseau
Love chatting with people, sharing stories and educating all ages about wildlife and cohabitating with them?Consider becoming a tour guide (don’t worry if you don’t know much about wildlife, we provide you with training).  
The public can book guided group tours with us any time of the year. It’s wonderful to see their reactions upon seeing a Moose or bear for the first time!  
Guided tours are a great way for us to educate the public and create awareness of what we do and it’s also a good way to raise funds for our registered charity.
Bradford West Gwillimbury Community Initiatives, Bradford West Gwilimbury Community Initiative
Bradford
Looking for team members to help once every 6 weeks at Community dinners. Each team is made up of about 10 people. Join a team or create a new one.  
    Positions include: 
  • Shopper/cooks: Develop menu, shop within budget, cook meal - 12 Noon-5:30 pm 
  • Prep/set-up: Prepare meal and set up hall - 2 pm-3:30 pm 
  • Servers: Greet community members, serve meal - 4 pm-7 pm 
  • Clean-up: Clean up after meal - 5:30 pm-7 pm
Telecare Distress Line of Greater Simcoe
Orillia
Telecare of Greater Simcoe is looking for caring and compassionate people to answer our 24 hour distress lines.  
The service is anonymous and confidential and referrals are provided as necessary.  
All that is required is a non judgmental attitude, an empathetic nature and a desire to help.
Champlain Manor Retirement Residence
Orillia
    Assists activity coordinator with different activities such as: 
  • Special events  
  • Outings  
  • Friendly visiting  
  • Other duties around residence
Hospice Orillia
Orillia
  • Help to facilitate 8 week, Grief Support Groups (2.5 hours/week) 
  • Provide a listening ear and a safe space for individuals to work through their grief. 
  • Maintain close contact with the Client Care Coordinator
Helping Hands
Orillia
  • In home visiting  
  • Telephone conservation
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.
Tour Guide   Simcoe County 
Edenvale Aviation Heritage Foundation
Stayner
    Welcome and walk through our visitors as we show and tell the Avro Arrow Full Scale Replica and other historical artifacts.  
  • Our tours are guided but with the help of QR Codes that display specific details of the artifacts.  
  • Give a brief history chat of the Arrow's purpose, expectations and highlights. 
  • Chat with our fellow visitors, bond and make new connections!
Huronia Seniors Volunteer Care Team (HSVCT), Villa Care Centre, Wheels 4 Wheels
Midland
  • Driving a wheelchair accessible vehicle for members of the community who, because of their need for a wheelchair, aren't able to use other transportation.  
  • Pick up clients and their escort at assigned time, deliver to their destination.  
  • Keep a schedule for appointments. 
  • Use provided equipment to ensure driver and client safety. 
  • Drivers are not responsible for clients while at their appointment/destination.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe
Simcoe North
Run a 7 week program within the North Simcoe Community for youth ages 11-14.  
    The program 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.

Gateway Centre for Learning
Midland
    To help adults with low literacy skills acquire and/or improve basic reading, writing, math and computer skills needed to function successfully in society. 
  • Establish a learning relationship with an assigned student(s) based on mutual respect and a shared commitment to work together to achieve identified goals 
  • Plan, prepare and deliver student-centred learning activities and lessons 
  • Evaluate and recognize progress towards the student’s learning goals 
  • Comply with administrative requirements of the program 
  • Contribute to the ongoing improvement of the program
Bay Light Orchestra
Penetanguishene / Midland
    Board Members needed! Seeking volunteers with experience in: 
  • Grant writing 
  • Fundraising 
  • Publicity or strategic planning in Education or Arts
Gateway Centre for Learning
Midland
  • Provide outstanding customer service in a welcoming, clean environment 
  • Receive and process book donations  
  • Organize inventory, stock shelves and highlight in-store promotions  
  • Answer public enquiries, and help customers find the titles they are seeking 
  • Welcome new team members and assist in training provided 
  • Use the communications log and other tools effectively 
  • Follow organization policies and procedures 
  • Complete activities assigned
  • Gateway Centre for Learning
    Midland
    Provide general administrative support, reception coverage and help with office cleaning. 
  • Receive, direct and relay telephone messages, fax messages and email 
  • Greet and direct the general public to the appropriate staff member 
  • Receive, open and distribute mail to appropriate staff member 
  • Operate standard office equipment such as the photocopier and printer 
  • Book room appointments 
  • Tasks to help keep the office tidy 
  • Small projects as assigned
  • Abilities In Motion
    Alliston
      On-site Volunteer at Earl Rowe Provincial Park, Alliston 
    • Help people with disabilities kayak and canoe 
    • Check paperwork, PFDs and other equipment 
    • If volunteer wishes to assist on water we will train canoe or kayak for a small fee, adaptive training is free
    •  
      Off-site Volunteer 
    • Help with office administration including record keeping, spreadsheets, grant writing
    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,/li>
  • Orillia and District Literacy Council
    Orillia
    Tutors will meet with their own student, 1 on 1, twice per week, to assist with reading, writing, numeracy, computers, and essential skills. They are asked to occasionally assist with fundraising.
    Hospice Orillia
    Orillia
    Volunteers are matched to clients who are living with a life threatening illness. They support and comfort their client and the clients' circle of support. Be it family or friends.  
    The goal is to be flexible and assist someone on this journey with whatever they might require. It could be physical, but usually it is emotional support and advocacy. Once the match has been made, the client and the volunteer set a time schedule that is good for both. Visiting volunteers provide support to our clients in the comfort of the clients home home, where ever home may be; their house, long term care facility or hospital.
    Kawartha World Issues Centre
    Peterborough
    Be an active member of this working board which meets approx 6-8 times/year and serve on the Executive or one committee: organizational sustainability, program and finance. We're interested to hear from individuals who reflect the beautiful diversity of our community. There a particular need at this time for experience with policies, human resources and/or fundraising.
    Community Reach, Transportation
    Midland
    • 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
    Community Reach, Transportation
    Simcoe North
    Volunteers are needed to accompany North Simcoe residents registered with our Transportation programs. 
      Volunteers will assist people: 
    • Shopping 
    • Getting to social activities  
    • Help navigate health appointments
    Big Sister   Northumberland County 
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland
    Northumberland County
    Befriend a young girl who is facing challenges growing up. Share interests, make a friend for life.
    Villa Care Centre (The), Villa Retirement Lodge (The)
    Midland
    Retirement Lodge Volunteers assist with activities for our residents such as: 
  • Friendly visiting  
  • Recreation activities  
  • Assisting at meal times  
  • Playing a friendly game of cards
  • YourTV Peterborough Lindsay
    Peterborough
    The primary function of the YourTV volunteer is to be an active member of our television production crew on many levels, whether it be at OHL games, studio shows or a live event, like the Santa Claus Parade. 
      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)
    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.
    Companion   Grey County  Simcoe County 
    Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
    Collingwood
    • Provide weekly companionship to client of Breaking Down Barriers.  
    • Assist with activities like arts & crafts, cooking, scrapbooking, weaving and Friendship Café 
    • Meet for conversation, maybe go for an outing and just be a friendly face to someone who may otherwise be isolated.
    St Andrews Anglican Church, Alliston
    Alliston
    The Literacy Tutor/Academic Support Volunteer will support the BrainiACTS program.  
    Volunteers will help children with: reading, writing, mathematics and homework completion.
    St Andrews Anglican Church, Alliston
    Alliston
    To spend time with children working in small groups to teach them life skills such as: 
  • Cooking 
  • Knitting 
  • Wood working 
  • Painting 
  • Crafts  
  • Any talents that you enjoy
  • Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
    Collingwood
    Assist staff to deliver various programs such as crafts, bingo, outings and trips for adults with diverse disabilities. 
    Please note - due to COVID, we have transitioned all in-person programs to virtual activities. When it is safe to do so, we will return to in-person programs at our Centre but at a reduced capacity. We will introduce a hybrid approach that involves in-person and virtual. 
      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.
    Georgian Triangle Humane Society
    Collingwood

    Canine Foster Volunteers provide a safe, loving and temporary home for puppies (4-6 puppies at a time), senior dogs and adult dogs with specific needs. You must have the ability to separate the foster animals from any pets in your home by keeping them in a separate room, if necessary. We will provide training and all the supplies you need.  
     
    Canine Foster Volunteers are responsible for helping the puppies, seniors and / or adult dogs in their care thrive until they are ready to be adopted (or to be returned to their owner in cases of Emergency Boarding). This will include feeding the animals at least twice a day, possibly more, potty training (for puppies), and exercising and socializing the animals. It may also include bottle feeding and administering oral medications.  
     
    We are ideally looking for volunteers who are willing to assist with more than one of the following foster scenarios:  

    • 4-6 puppies under 4 weeks of age, requiring bottle feeding  
    • 4-6 puppies over 4 weeks of age  
    • Dogs with medical or special needs (eg. provide medication, ensure ‘bedrest’ post-surgery) 
    • Pregnant or nursing moms  
    • Dogs in need of socialization or with behavioural concerns  
    • Dogs belonging to pet owners in need of emergency boarding in times of crisis
    Volunteers   Simcoe County 
    Victoria Village, Barrie - 78 Ross St, Victoria Village Manor
    78 Ross Street

    Volunteers can assist with a variety of activities and programs including:  

    Recreation programs (games, arts and crafts) 
    Small Group Programs (cards, reading, knitting)
    Special events and Entertainment 
    Special Interest Presentations
    Community Bus Outings  
    One to one friendly visits 
    Hair dresser & In home Wellness appointments 
    General office assistance and Front Desk Screening 
    Physiotherapy/ Fitness classes 
    Spiritual Care 
    Palliative Visits 
    Laundry  
    Gardening

     

     

    Muskoka Victim Services, Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario
    Muskoka District
    Volunteer Crisis Responders respond with Emergency Services, such as Police, Fire and EMS, to offer trauma and practical support to victims of crime and tragic circumstance. 
  • Respond immediately to requests from emergency services 
  • Provide short term support and practical assistance to victims of crime or tragic circumstance 
  • Ensure that appropriate options and/or referrals for longer term assistance are provided to victims 
  • Provide emotional support which empowers the victim, answering questions and providing information that will help lessen the impact of the crisis for the victim
  • Blue Mountains Public Library (The), Craigleith Heritage Depot
    Craigleith Heritage Depot, 113 Lakeshore Rd. E. The Blue Moutains, Ontario
    The Craigleith Heritage Depot continuously collects information on ALL aspects of the history of The Blue Mountains. The research volunteer will assist with: 
     
    • the development of our vertical files  
    • research topics for upcoming exhibits  
    • assist visiting researchers with their searches 
     
    The research volunteer will be provided training on the existing resources and how to use databases and on-line resources. We seek a weekly commitment of a minimum of 2-3 hours any day of the week or Wednesday evening.
    Grey Bruce Hospice, Chapman House
    Owen Sound
    General Kitchen Duties 
  • Assisting the cook 
  • Preparing meals 
  • Baking
  • 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
    St John Ambulance, Hanover, Grey Bruce Huron Branch
    Bruce & Grey County
    Make a difference in our community by providing onsite first aid at local community events. 
  • Use your first aid skills 
  • Develop first aid skills with hands-on training 
  • Participate in patient care.
  • Special Olympics Ontario - Central Ontario
    Alliston & Angus
      We have three roles to choose from: 
      Coach  
    • Assisting in coaching a specific sport to Athletes/Players with intellectual disabilities
    •  
      Team Manager 
    • Communicating to participants, registering players & teams for tournaments, equipment coordination
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      Council Administration 
    • Leading the community in a variety of tasks (registrar, volunteer coordinator
    Grey Bruce Hospice, Chapman House
    Owen Sound
  • Providing peer to peer support for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one 
  • This support is offered over the phone, and is arranged by our Spiritual Care Coordinator
  • 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.
  • S.H.I.F.T
    Alliston
    • Participate in the operation of the shelter (shifts - evening, night, breakfast) 
    • Carry out the many tasks required for the seamless functioning of the shift/program. 
    • Interact with guests throughout the duration of the shift (unless it’s quiet/sleep hours).
    Orillia Farmers Market
    Orillia
  • Assist with set-up and take-down of the weekly farmers' market - which includes signage, sandwich boards, sail banners, tables, chairs, benches, barricades, canopies and musical equipment, electrical cords, garbage and recycle receptacles. 
  • Assist vendors as requested in loading and unloading merchandise and supplies 
  • Collect litter to ensure the Market grounds are clear of garbage and debris before and after the Market. 
  • Assist with the organization of volunteers (some with mental or physical challenges) 
  • ensure walkways are shoveled & salted in the winter. 
  • Arts and crafts assistant
  • 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.
    Hospice Huronia, Fuller Ave, Tomkins House
    Penetanguishene

    Volunteers Assist With Reception Duties: 

    • Answering Phone 
    • Greeting Visitors 
    • Processing Mass Mailings 
    • Assisting with Photo Copies 
    • Preparing Support Groups 
    • Training manuals
    Welcome Centre Immigrant Services [Central East], Orillia, Mobile Unit
    Orillia
    • Facilitate the English Conversation Circle once a week 
    • Teach English to a group of Newcomers 
    • Help clients integrate to the community
    Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North, Simcoe North, North Simcoe Chapter
    Midland
    Habitat for Humanity Midland ReStore is a warehouse and retail outlet located in Midland which receives donated construction materials, appliances, furniture and household items and sells them to the public.  
    Volunteer staff are needed for: Stocking shelves, picking up materials locally, completing minor repairs, assisting the public with their purchases and sorting electronic waste recycling.
    Hospice Huronia, Fuller Ave, Tomkins House
    Penetanguishene

    Visiting Volunteers Provide: 

    • Emotional Support  
    • Companionship  
    • Respite to caregivers of clients
    Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, Tiffin Centre for Conservation / Tiffin Conservation Area
    South Simcoe
    Volunteering on tree planting and other environmental restoration sites for one time events. 
    Families, schools, individuals, group/corporate volunteering opportunities welcome.  
     
    See website for volunteer opportunities or call the office to share other ways you would like to volunteer
    CONTACT Community Services, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E
    Alliston
    The Clothes Line is largely operated by an incredible team of dedicate volunteers. 
    They perform a wide range of duties including: 
    Sorting and Pricing Donations 
    Organizing and Displaying Merchandise 
    Designing Window Displays  
    Assisting Customers
    Orillia Museum of Art and History (The)
    Orillia
      The Museum Volunteers Will Report To The Museum Operations Coordinator And Will Support With: 
    • Exhibition Installation 
    • Visitor Experiences/Gallery Greeter 
    • Special Events 
    • Studio Assistant 
    • Docent 
    • Research 
    • Collections
    Peer Mentor (Virtual)   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
    Ontario Caregiver Organization, Online Services/Find Support
    Ontario
    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
  •  
    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.
    Midland Cultural Centre Inc, Midland Cultural Centre (MCC)
    Midland
    Special Events we require the following positions: 
     
    COVID Screeners 
  • Conduct a COVID Screening Questionnaire with guests and check for ID and proof of vaccination upon entry into the building
  •  
    Ticket Takers 
  • Validate tickets
  •  
    Ushers 
  • Guide guests to their seats during special events at the Midland Cultural Centre
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orillia and District
    Orillia
    The Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Orillia and District provides quality mentoring relationships for young people in our community who would benefit from caring, supportive adult role models.  
    The relationships are fostered through: 
  • One-to-One Matching 
  • Group Programs  
  • School Based Programs
  • Community Reach, Transportation
    Simcoe North
    Rides for residents of North Simcoe without access to transportation within North Simcoe for health, shopping and social activities 
    • Provide safe, reliable, professional and courteous transportation service to residents of North Simcoe, using your own vehicle 
    • Communicate with transportation staff and passengers regarding scheduled rides. 
    • Ensure adherence to the Community Reach program procedures and policies including confidentiality agreement.
    Procyon Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre, Procyon Wildlife
    Beeton

    This is a wonderful hands-on opportunity to learn about our native wild animals. Procyon Wildlife counts on volunteer animal caregivers to carry out the essential duties that allow orphaned and injured animals to return to the wild. If you are able to commit 5 hours once a week, you will find this very rewarding! 

        The duties of this ongoing volunteer position involve: 

     

    • Preparing food for, and feeding animals of all ages, cleaning cages 
    • Observing animal behaviour and condition, and record keeping 
    • Housekeeping such as laundry, washing dishes, cleaning counters, floors, and equipment, and light yard work
    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston
         
      • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
      • Have a clear understanding of gender based violence and associated trauma 
      • Listen to clients to assess their needs and recommend resources to meet those needs 
      • Work with Program Manager to ensure the application of effective Program Planning 
      • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC) 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
      •  

     

    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston

    Integral part of promoting the values and mission of the organization in the community and ensuring our operational sustainability. Working toward getting the story of inequality, marginalization and oppression out to the mainstream funders gives a voice to the women who have experienced it and how they are working to overcome these challenges while working with Imani’s Place. Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani’s Place Team, the Grant Researcher/Writer will work toward the following, as a volunteer: 
    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
    • Have a clear understanding of human trafficking and associated trauma 
    • Research, develop, write and submit proposals, letters, reports and other materials as necessary to secure grant support from foundation, corporations and government funding sources to support the organizations operations and programming initiatives. 
    • Compassion, empathy and patience is a must 
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
    • Work cooperatively with the Communications Director and Programming Manager 
    • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference 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.  
    • May involve sitting for extended periods of time 
    • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and values.

    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston
         

     

      • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
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      • Designing, Planning and Implementing the Health Promotion Campaigns within the house and/or community 
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      • Have a clear understanding of the traumatic effects of domestic violence and/or human trafficking on an individual 
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      • Listen to clients to assess their needs and recommend resources to meet those needs 
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      • Assist in monitoring the physical and mental health of the clients 
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      • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
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      • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking 
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      • Deliver to a high standard, in pften challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization 
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      • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization's missions and values
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    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston

    Integral part of ensuring that staff and volunteers are looked after in a professional and open way. The HR Specialist will act as a catalyst when handling disputes and ensuring that policies and legislation are being followed. Working collaboratively with other members of the team, the HR Specialist will work toward the following as a volunteer: 

    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
    • Have a clear understanding of domestic violence, human trafficking and associated trauma 
    • CHRP designate is an asset 
    • Solid understanding of labour legislation and employee recruitment 
    • Maintaining updated employee and volunteer records 
    • Support the staff culture 
    • Working with staff and volunteers to ensure that policy is being interpreted and executed in the manner for which it was intended 
    • Able to manage and implement conflict resolution practices where required 
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
    • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference 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 are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization 
    • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization's mission and values
    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston
         

     

      • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
      • Liaising with local programs, social service agencies and the community when required, to promote the program, exchange information and establish and maintain a cooperative alliance 
      • Have a clear understanding of domestic violence, human trafficking and associated trauma 
      • Liaise with the organization's specialists and coordinators to design programs that meet the needs of the clients 
      • Work with staff and volunteers to ensure the application of effective program planning 
      • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
      • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference 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
      •  

     

    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston

    Integral part of promoting the values and mission of the organization in the community and ensuring that the stories of the women that use our services are told. Working toward getting the story of inequality, marginalization and oppression out to the mainstream gives a voice to the women who have experienced it and how they are working to overcome these challenges while working with Imani’s Place and what social and political changes still need to be made. Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani’s Place Team the Social Justice Writer will work toward the following, as a volunteer: 
    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
    • Have a clear understanding of domestic violence, human trafficking and associated trauma 
    • Research and gather evidence-based content from sources to support content development.  
    • Write interesting and engaging copy for reports, fact sheets, proposals, web-based material, presentations, newsletters and other media.  
    • Contribute to the ongoing reporting and dissemination of data, evidence and policy documents arising from Imani’s Place and network partner activities and initiatives. 
    • Provide general writing support to Imani’s Place staff. 
    • Undertake copy editing and revision of text to ensure it is clear, concise, coherent, and consistent.  
    • Ensure overall compliance with guidelines when developing all content to determine tone, reading level, spelling and grammar rules, protocols for citation, word count and page length and glossary terms.  
    • Liaise with experts, content producers, editors and other communication experts to ensure accuracy of content and quality of information for written products. 
    • Comply with organizational processes for preparing and approving materials. 
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
    • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference 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.  
    • May involve sitting for extended periods of time 
    • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and values.

    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston

    Integral part of the women’s healing journey and helping survivors move forward to a safe, positive and healthy tomorrow. Topics to be considered (but are not limited to) are Finance and Budgeting, Goal Setting, Time Management, Meal Planning on a Budget, Stress Management, and Importance of a Healthy Work/Life Balance. You will be provided with an outline of guidelines. 
     
    Working collaboratively with the Program Manager and Health & Wellness Coordinator, the Workshop Facilitator will work toward the following, as a volunteer: 

    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer)  
    • Various professional backgrounds are welcome 
    • Have internet capabilities to deliver the workshop virtually through Zoom. 
    • When developing workshops you will:  
      • have a heightened awareness and understanding that trauma comes in all forms  
      • Understand that we have all experienced trauma in some form 
      • Be sensitive to the fact that each person experiences trauma differently 
      • Avoid making assumptions about a person’s past experiences 
      • Always consider the ways in which race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, ability, education, language, geographic location, socio-economic status, etc reflect the information and dialogue throughout your presentation
       
    • 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
    Stayner Care Centre
    Stayner
       
    • Friendly Visiting, Coffee Social 
    •  
    • Knitting, Painting, Crafts 
    •  
    • Scrabble Players, Bingo Caller, Pin Setters for Bowling 
    •  
    • Assisting in the Dining Room and Program Set up 
    •  
    • Movie Night Volunteer 
    •  
    • Friendly Reminder Volunteer 
    •  
    • Manicures 
    •  
    • Musical Talent
    •  
    Orillia Community Gardens, Orillia - High St, High Street Park Community Garden
    Orillia
    • Weeding 
    • Planting 
    • Tilling 
    • Watering (All Gardening Duties)
    Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre
    Markdale, ON
    Horse Handlers  
    Assist a student with grooming and tacking their horse prior to the lesson. Lead the horse at a walk and trot while the rider is mounted  
     
    Side Walkers  
    Side Walkers are in charge of the rider and making sure that the rider is safe and secure during their lesson. 
     
    Recreation Aide  
    Assist our Recreational Therapist with various program activities such as arts/crafts, outdoor programs and games, etc. 
     
    General Maintenance 
    Gardening, odd jobs, building maintenance
    Safe 'N Sound
    Owen Sound
  • Help in the kitchen when we start our meal program again 
  • Help in the donation room sorting and hanging up clothes, laundry, cleaning duties, 
  • Collecting data and temperatures at the door 
  • Maintenance in the THSP apartments  
  • Help fund raising
  • Woods Park Care Centre, Long Term Care Home, Barrie
    Barrie

    Assist Residents to Physio appointment in house or assist residents to and from in-house hair salon.

    Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
    Orillia
    The role involves making all arrangements for a monthly lunch in local restaurants, communicating with participants and ensuring a safe, welcoming and supportive environment during the lunch.
    Woods Park Care Centre, Long Term Care Home, Barrie
    Woods Park Care Centre, 110 Lillian Cres., Barrie

    Volunteers can assist with a variety of programs and activities including: 

    • One-on-One Friendly Visiting 
    • Gardening 
    • Holiday Celebrations and Special Events 
    • Outings  
    • Card playing, Bingo and other games 
    • Entertainment 
    • Hairdressing & Wellness Assistance 
    • Escorting Residents to in house appointments 
    • Dining Assistance
    Canadian Blood Services, Barrie Donor Centre, Blood Donor Centre, Barrie Area Office
    Collingwood

    Mobile/Donor Centre Volunteer - Collingwood 
     
    As a volunteer with Canadian Blood Services you help create a positive, safe and welcoming environment and experience for our donors. Greeting donors with a smile, thanking them for their donation and making conversation helps ensure a good donation experience. As one of the last faces donors see on their way out, the care and attention you give plays a critical role in the success of future blood donor clinics. 
     
    Activities and Tasks Associated with the Role - This role has a variety of duties, including, but not limited to the following: 
     
    • Welcome and serve snacks and drinks to donors upon their arrival from the donation area 
    • Oversee the refreshment area which includes displaying and restocking snacks and drinks 
    • Responsible for ensuring the cleaning of tables, chairs and touch points within the refreshment area 
    • Mandatory use of surgical masks, hand sanitizer and gloves provided by CBS when operating within the Mobile/Donor Centre 
    • Observe donors and alert donor centre staff of adverse reactions 
    • Provide donors with organizational updates and information on current CBS initiatives 
    • Regularly review written volunteer duties and centre specific procedures 
    • Adhere to policies, procedures and training requirements 
    • Respond to donor concerns and questions by directing donors to appropriate staff 
     
    Skills, Abilities, Traits 
    • Friendly, compassionate, outgoing and possess good communication skills 
    • Able to work independently as well as in a team environment 
    • Sensitive and respectful of the dignity of all people 
    • Able to relate to different personalities and age groups in a variety of situations 
    • Able to observe and react appropriately to adverse situations 
    • Adhere to CBS dress code (e.g. name tag, vest/ t-shirt and closed toes shoes) 
    • Reliable and punctual 
    • Provide good customer service to donors to ensure they feel both valued and appreciated for their donation

    Canadian Blood Services, Barrie Donor Centre, Blood Donor Centre, Barrie Area Office
    Parry Sound

    Mobile/Donor Centre Volunteer at St. Peter's - Knights of Columbus Hall mobile clinic in Parry Sound 
     
    As a volunteer with Canadian Blood Services you help create a positive, safe and welcoming environment and experience for our donors. Greeting donors with a smile, thanking them for their donation and making conversation helps ensure a good donation experience. As one of the last faces donors see on their way out, the care and attention you give plays a critical role in the success of future blood donor clinics. 
     
    Activities and Tasks Associated with the Role - This role has a variety of duties, including, but not limited to the following: 
     
    • Welcome and serve snacks and drinks to donors upon their arrival from the donation area 
    • Oversee the refreshment area which includes displaying and restocking snacks and drinks 
    • Responsible for ensuring the cleaning of tables, chairs and touch points within the refreshment area 
    • Mandatory use of surgical masks, hand sanitizer and gloves provided by CBS when operating within the Mobile/Donor Centre 
    • Observe donors and alert donor centre staff of adverse reactions 
    • Provide donors with organizational updates and information on current CBS initiatives 
    • Regularly review written volunteer duties and centre specific procedures 
    • Adhere to policies, procedures and training requirements 
    • Respond to donor concerns and questions by directing donors to appropriate staff 
     
    Skills, Abilities, Traits 
    • Friendly, compassionate, outgoing and possess good communication skills 
    • Able to work independently as well as in a team environment 
    • Sensitive and respectful of the dignity of all people 
    • Able to relate to different personalities and age groups in a variety of situations 
    • Able to observe and react appropriately to adverse situations 
    • Adhere to CBS dress code (e.g. name tag, vest/ t-shirt and closed toes shoes) 
    • Reliable and punctual 
    • Provide good customer service to donors to ensure they feel both valued and appreciated for their donation

    Dress for Success, Barrie
    Barrie and Orillia
    Become a member of our volunteer team interested in supporting the vision and mission of Dress for Success. Make a difference and ensure that there is both awareness and funds available to helping disadvantage women return to work.
    Orillia District Chamber of Commerce, Orillia - 575 West St S Unit 6
    Orillia
    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
    Parents for Children's Mental Health, Simcoe County Chapter
    Volunteer must have lived experience raising a child with mental health challenges (parent, guardian, caregiver etc) 
     
    Direct Support 
    ● Assess the community's needs regarding family peer support  
    ● Ensure the development, communication, and execution of Peer Support within their community 
    ● Flexible availability and use of methods in providing support for families 
    ● Knowledge of mental health supports and services within the community 
    ● Communicate issues or challenges with PCMH as they arise 
    ● Communicate periodically with families through the peer support offered and/or through a distribution list (eg. email, newsletter, or mail) as necessary 
     
    Chapter Development & Leadership 
    ● Provide support, direction, and leadership to local volunteers  
    ● Participate in Family Engagement initiatives as they relate to advocacy for children and youth with mental health challenges  
    ● Promote PCMH within the community to ensure it is a widely known resource to our target audience 
    ● Recruit a Co-Chapter Leader to ensure the chapter runs without interruptions  
     
    Administrative 
    ● Communicate with PCMH through email, phone, virtual and in-person meetings 
    ● Ensure chapter email and telephone line are checked at a minimum every 4 days  
    ● Attend monthly Town Halls and support resource creation by sharing your experiences and knowledge 
    ● Participate in training opportunities 
    ● Complete quarterly data surveys and respond to requests for information to better inform PCMH programming and support initiatives 
     
    Core Competencies 
    ● Strong Facilitation Skills 
    ● Team-focused 
    ● Communication Skills 
    ● Planning & Organizing  
    ● Leadership 
    ● Ethics & Integrity 
    ● Compassion & Empathy 
    ● Knowledge of child and youth service systems and sectors, both locally and provincially or a willingness to learn more about this to be effective in your role
    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.
    Leacock Care Centre
    Orillia

    Volunteer opportunities for individuals interested in assisiting with recreation programs, outings, friendly visiting, computer programs, reading programs and special events.

    Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, Barrie
    Purpose: To assist with the transportation needs of children and youth involved with Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions. 
    Responsibilities: 
     Drive the child(ren)/youth in your own vehicle to an appointment/activity, and pick up the child(ren)/youth at an appointed place and time 
     Assist the child(ren)/youth to get in and out of the vehicle safely 
     Escort the child(ren)/youth to and from the appointment activity 
    Requirements 
     18 years of age and older 
     A criminal record check (including vulnerable populations) free of charges or convictions 
     Possess a valid Ontario Driver's license and a safe driving record 
     Attend agency car seat training 
     A clean driver's abstract (obtained from Service Ontario) 
     Have access to a road worthy and safe vehicle 
     Minimum of $1 Million liability insurance 
     Patience and understanding 
     Reliable and punctual 
     Knowledge of the community 
     Able to offer physical support to the child(lifting), youth or adult 
     Trustworthy 
     Access to a computer (mileage submission) 
     Cell phone
    Leader/Sidewalker   Bruce County  Grey County 
    Georgian Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians (GRACE)
    Owen Sound
      Leader 
    • Grooming and tack up of the horse  
    • Leading of the horse for warm-up  
    • Control of the horse during class  
    • Un-tack horse and cleanup of equipment
    •  
      Sidewalker  
    • Support the rider as necessary to balance  
    • Assist rider to complete skills as needed  
    • Assist leader with tack and cleanup
      Board Member   Grey County 
      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce
      Owen Sound
      The board will continuously monitor the organization’s programs and activities to be sure they are aligned with the mission to achieve short-term goals and long-term purpose. They will exercise fiduciary responsibility to obtain and appropriately use resources required to carry out the organization’s mission.
      ALS Canada
      Grey and Bruce Counties
        As the Social Media Coordinator, you will: 
      • Work with ALS Canada staff and volunteers to manage the local walks social media pages promoting the event 
      • Support the event’s overall execution on June 20th, 2021, in celebration of Global ALS Awareness day.
      ALS Canada
      Grey and Bruce Counties
        As the Outreach & Engagement Coordinator, you will work with ALS Canada staff and volunteers to: 
      • Promote the event 
      • Develop and steward partnerships 
      • Encourage community participation 
      • Support the virtual event’s overall execution on June 20th, 2021, in celebration of Global ALS Awareness Day.
        Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch, Christmas Gift Campaign
        Varies: Barrie: Orillia: Midland: Collingwood: Innisfil
        Volunteer duties vary depending on the placement and will be discussed prior to an interview
        Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
        Owen Sound, Hanover, Markdale, Meaford, Southampton
          Support our Social Recreation Coordinator with the delivery of varied programs for people living with dementia. 
        • Ensure that participants are engaged 
        • Some light set up and clean up of the space for each program 
        • Training as appropriate for each course 
        • Volunteers participate in the activities along with the participants - It's fun! 
        • This program may be held virtually during the pandemic. A computer would be a requirement to volunteer in that case
        Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
        Owen Sound, Markdale, Meaford, Hanover, Southampton
        • Help with the set up and clean up of refreshments, games, and activities for the program 
        • Assist the Minds in Motion Coordinator to ensure activity participation and socialization. This may include spending one-on-one time with participants who need extra support 
        • Under the direction of the Physical Activity Program Leader, provide one-on-one support to participants during the physical activity component of the program 
        • Assist with any other required tasks
        SE Health, North Simcoe Muskoka Office, Home Health Care Services
        Barrie
        Volunteers and their dog will visit clients offering comfort, hope and happiness.
        Dress for Success, Barrie
        Barrie
        Board Members 
        Boutique Merchandising 
        Breakfast Club Facilitators 
        Clothing Sorter 
        Committee Members 
        Corporate Volunteers 
        Event/Fundraising 
        Professional Women's Group Facilitators 
        Stylist to help suit clients,  
        IT Tech 
        Professional Women's Group Mentors 
         
        POSITION DESCRIPTION:  
        Clothing Sorter - Sort Clothes, take inventory, and organize the store. 
         
        Stylists- Suit clients for their interviews (experience with Dress For Success may be needed, but will be provided). 
         
        Fundraising Committee- Creating events for fundraising opportunities, or volunteering for an already planned event. 
         
        IT Tech - Someone to create and maintain a social presence online to promote the organization and it's events. 
         
        Hair and Make up Stylists- Help show clients what is appropriate for interviews and work when considering make up and hair. 
         
        Board of Directors- Must be 18+, will sit in on the board meetings and hold an important role within the organization, for more information, contact Linda Reid, Executive Director for Dress For Success Orillia and Barrie.
        Barrie Literacy Council
        Volunteer tutors are needed to help adults to improve their reading, writing, math and digital skills. We also have students who require help getting their GED. 
         
        NOTE: We ask potential tutors to commit for one year so that they can come alongside a student for that length of time - once students make the decision to improve their skills, they need a tutor who is willing to work with them to increase not only their knowledge but their confidence and self esteem.
        Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Heritage Place Mall
        • Arrive at the Meal Source at the prearranged time.  
        • If delivering with another volunteer, meet volunteer and pick up route sheet. 
        • Deliver meals in the order they appear on the route sheet/book. 
        • At the client’s home. Knock loudly and call out “Meals on Wheels”. 
        • Place hot meals on client’s table. If delivering frozen meals, offer to place in freezer. 
        • Retrieve empty tray and previous days’ dishes for return to Meal Source. 
        • Converse with client to check on client’s well being. 
        • Report any problems or concerns encountered in carrying out duties to Home and Community Support Services of Grey Bruce.
        Friendly Visitor   Bruce County  Grey County 
        Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Heritage Place Mall
        Owen Sound
        Provide companionship and friendship to a senior or adult with a disability who is lonely and in need of a supportive friend by making weekly visits of 2-3 hours in duration. 
         
        Assist clients with activities that they are no longer able to do by themselves and which are of interest to the client: reading, writing, shopping, playing cards/games 
         
        Provide a periodic monitoring of the client's well being
        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.
        Volunteer Driver   Bruce County  Grey County 
        Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Heritage Place Mall
        Bruce & Grey County
        To provide rides to eligible clients who are without the resources to provide their own transportation.
        Camphill Communities Ontario, Angus, Camphill Nottawasaga
        Camphill Nottawasaga near Angus and Camphill Sophia Creek in Barrie
        Two sites: Camphill Nottawasaga, near Angus and Camphill Sophia Creek in Barrie.

        Camphill Sophia Creek (Barrie)
        • work in the mosaic studio
        • help with meal preparation in the Cafe
        • assist with recreational activities, music sessions and cultural outings, Bingo events and other special events such as Fall Fairs
        Camphill Nottawasaga (Angus)
        • help with programs in woodworking, pottery, candlemaking, and bakery/meal preparation
        • can be involved in maple syrup production, working in the vegetable gardens and caring for livestock (Highland cows and horses)
        Both locations need volunteers to help with set-up, cash management and take-down at our Farmers Markets

        Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch, Christmas Gift Campaign
        Collingwood
        Volunteer duties include reception desk activities such as: 
        * greeting clients and family members 
        * answering phones 
        * preparing information packages 
        * assisting with the running of discussion groups which could lead to acting as a co-facilitator with a regular staff member
        March of Dimes Canada, Peterborough, Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program
        Northminster United Church, 300 Sunset Boulevard Peterborough, ON K9H 5L3
        Compassionate adults needed for group consultations  
        * Do you have a few hours a week to have meaningful conversations in a fun, lively atmosphere?  
        * Volunteers provide support to adults with communication difficulties by participating in group conversation sessions about current events, music, food, art and much more.
        Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Volunteer Services
        Peterborough
        We're looking for an exceptional volunteer to join our team! Are you passionate about healthcare? Do you have a philanthropic heart, strong administrative, communication and customer service skills, and 4 hours a week to donate to a great cause? If you answered yes, then we want to hear from you!.
        Animal Caregiver   Bruce County  Grey County 
        Grey Bruce Animal Shelter
        457437 Concession 8 S Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N8
        We are always looking for volunteers to help out around the kennels. We are open every morning 7 days a week from 8AM - noon. We have a shift of volunteers in every morning to look after the cats and dogs: cleaning, feeding, grooming, walking, laundry, vet runs, administering medications and of course putting dogs out in outdoor runs and walking them. We walk the dogs every day, unless the weather is really, really bad (i.e. too cold or just plain dangerous). We also have evening dog walkers who are paired up for safety reasons (don't want people out at the shelter alone) and they walk dogs or put them out for a stretch in outdoor pens, administer any necessary evening medications and/or extra feeds to cats or dogs and clean up any kennels that have messes.  
         
        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.
        Hospice Huronia, Fuller Ave, Tomkins House
        Simcoe North

        Provide emotional support to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one to death or palliative diagnosis.  
        1:1 and group support available.

        Auxiliary   
        Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich - Napier St
        Goderich
        Care will be taken to match volunteers with areas of skill and interest.
        Vision Mate   Bruce County  Grey County 
        Vision Loss Rehab Ontario, Bruce / Dufferin / Grey District
        Within clients home or public locations
        Provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted through regular visits. Activities are determined by client need and mutually agreed upon like reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands or outings, support at groups and friendly visiting.
        South East Grey Community Health Centre, Markdale
        Markdale
        Set up tables and chairs, play bingo, board games, pool and socialize. Make coffee/tea.
        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.
        Barrie Public Library, Barrie - 60 Worsley St, Downtown Branch
        Barrie
        - Pick up library materials at the library and deliver to library members as directed by library staff. 
        - Return library materials that the library member has finished with to the library. 
        - Work with library staff and other volunteers as a team in meeting the needs of VLS customers and representing the Library Board. 
        - Report concerns, needs or incidents to the Coordinator, Volunteer Resources or other appropriate library staff.
        Roberta Place
        503 Essa Road Barrie (between Ferndale/Mapleton)
        Visiting residents residing in long term care, one-on-one. This can include walking with residents inside and outside the facility.
        Woods Park Care Centre, Long Term Care Home, Barrie

        Special Events and Outing Assistance

        Victim Services of Simcoe County, Barrie, Victim Crisis Assistance
        Mailing address: 132 Commerce Park Drive, Unit K, Suite 122, Barrie Ontario L4N 0Z7

        Assist victims of crime or tragedy by providing emotional support, practical assistance and community referrals. Support can be on-site or by phone.

        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
        MacLaren Art Centre
        MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, ON and various community event locations
        Greeter: Phone reception, sales transactions, providing general knowledge to patrons regarding exhibitions and programs 
         
        Tour Guide: Providing details to groups of people (school, community organizations) about our exhibitions and building 
         
        Ambassador: Promoting the MacLaren programs and events and assisting in basic educational art projects at community events
        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.
        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.
        Board Member   Simcoe County 
        MADD Canada, Mailing Address, Barrie Simcoe Chapter
        MADD Canada works to stop impaired driving and to support victims/survivors of this violent crime. Through our awareness and education programs, we are trying to change behaviours, and make everyone aware that driving when impaired is a criminal and potentially deadly act. Board members will attend meetings and take part in the business conducted by the Board of Directors for the MADD Simcoe County Chapter.
        Fleming College, Lindsay - Frost Campus, Frost Campus
        Attending meetings to review Animal Care and use protocol at least three times annually as part of the Animal Care Committee
        Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
        Simcoe County
        * Assist in promoting the programs and services of the Society to the attendees of the Health Fair.  
        * Provide basic information about Alzheimer's disease.  
        * Direct people to appropriate community support services. 
         
        Volunteers: 
        * Pick up display and brochures at the Society offices or an agreed to location.  
        * Set up the display as per the Procedures listed in the Health Fair Resource Manual.  
        * Answer general questions and distribute information about the programs and services of the Society.  
        * Refer individuals to appropriate community support services.  
        * Take down the display, pack up the brochures and return the display and brochures to the Society offices or an agreed to location.  
        * Complete the Evaluation Form located in the Health Fair Resource Manual
        Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
        Simcoe County
        Volunteers work with Alzheimer Society Family Support Coordinators in 1) a morning Support Group, 2) an afternoon Support Group or 3) an evening Support Group, depending upon the community.
        Volunteer   Simcoe County 
        Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie - 201 Georgian Dr, Volunteer Resources
        201 Georgian Drive, Barrie, Ontario

        We are currently not accepting NEW volunteer applications at this time. Please check our website (www.rvh.on.ca/careers/volunteering/) in the future for updated information regarding opportunities to volunteer.

        Please contact the Volunteer Resources office to discuss a wide variety of opportunities. Some include: Patient Experience, Information & Wayfinding, Retail (Café Royale and Victoria's Gift Shop & Fundraising, Outpatient and Visitor Support, and Administrative Support

        Huron-Perth Centre for Children and Youth, Stratford
        Stratford Community Store, 1032 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON
        Assisting with maintaining stock, cleaning tasks and assisting customers.
        Volunteer   Simcoe County 
        Mill Creek Care Centre, Long Term Care Facility
        286 Hurst Drive, Barrie
        We are looking for volunteers to assist with special events with the programs department, taking residents outside, delivering internal mail and various independent programs with residents.
        Habitat for Humanity Huronia, Barrie, ReStore
        Barrie
        Volunteers would be responsible for stocking shelves, cleaning the store, re-organizing items, loading purchases into a customers car, and assisting customers. Volunteers who are interested should visit the website to register to volunteer. 
         
        Volunteers must wear certified safety shoes, be capable of lifting up to 25lbs, able to stand for long periods of time and be comfortable with 2-3 step instruction.
        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
        Client Care   Simcoe County 
        Woods Park Care Centre, Long Term Care Home, Barrie
        110 Lillian Crescent Barrie

        Assistance with resident In-house appointments

        St. John Ambulance, Cobourg, Northumberland Training Centre
        Northumberland County
        Visit regularly with your dog (visits about 1 hour in length) at an assigned seniors' residence, nursing home, or other facility in Northumberland County from Port Hope to Brighton to Campbellford area; meet and greet the public at community events ranging from fairs and festivals to parades and fundraisers
        Spinal Cord Injury Ontario [Central East], Barrie, Barrie Regional Office
        Assisting persons with a new spinal cord injury by offering hope and encouragement through shared personal experiences.
        Women Helping Support Women (WHSW)

        Create Go Fund Me type of pages, as well as other methods, etc.

        Bingo Caller   Simcoe County 
        Woods Park Care Centre, Long Term Care Home, Barrie
        110 Lillian Cres, Barrie

        Call numbers for bingo games that are put on for the residents.

        Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, Barrie - 91 Patterson Rd, Ontario SPCA - Barrie Animal Centre
        As a Bingo Volunteer, you are responsible for sharing the mission and values of the Ontario SPCA with participants at the Gaming Centre.  
         
        Responsibilities: 
        Be a positive role model, assist Bingo participants with the navigation of the e-bingo gaming consoles, share the organization's mission and how it benefits from each Bingo event, maintain a professional appearance, attitude and communication when representing the organization.
        Board Member   Simcoe County 
        Huronia Symphony Orchestra
        Barrie, Ontario
        To attend Board of Directors Meetings. Participate in board activities and decision making.
        Board Member   Bruce County  Grey County 
        REACH Centre Grey Bruce
        Owen Sound, ON
        Join our Board of Directors to provide input on decision making. We are an advisory Board and meet for 1 hour once per month.
        Camphill Communities Ontario, Angus, Camphill Nottawasaga
        7841 4th Line Angus or 78 Toronto St Barrie
        Various Volunteer opportunities to include events, garden, pottery, fairs,cafe, mosaic studio 
        various land work and vegetable gardening. 
         
        Police records check and a reference will be required.
        Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
        Simcoe County
        To deliver/pick-up materials from locations throughout Simcoe County.  
        Pick up materials from the Society offices or designated location. 
        Deliver materials to participating locations within a specific time frame. Give the materials to the contact person or their designate. At prescribed time, pick up completed materials from the participating locations. Deliver completed materials to the Society office or designated location. Keep completed materials from participating locations separate from each other. Keep materials organized and in good condition.
        Christian Horizons Simcoe
        Barrie
        Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre
        Midland
        Assist with various programs of the centre such as health and wellness and recreational activities; cleaning and maintenance, annual powwow.
        Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
           
             
           
        1. Meet with the supervisor and reveiw the personalized activity plan before the first visit with the person living with dementia.
        2.  
             
           
        3. Become familiar with the background, skills and interests of the person living with dementia and how the activity plan has been adapted to suit the client's needs and ability.
        4.  
             
           
        5. Learn the Activity Plan and the resources available in the Activity Kit to conduct the activities. Become familiar with all of the resources to enable to you to select the best resources for the client's needs.
        6.  
             
           
        7. With the In-Home Recreation Coordinator, visit the person living with dementia and their care partner in their home to introduce yourself and the activities that will be provided.
        8.  
             
           
        9. As necessary, refresh activities to be used at visits by selecting other activities in the Activity Basket or contacting the In-Home Recreation Coordinator.
        10.  
             
           
        11. communicate regularly with the In-Home Recreation Coordinator to provide updates, discuss issues, situations, etc.
        12.  
             
           
        13. If an incident should occur, complete and incident report as per the Incident Policy and immediately report the incident to the In-Home Recreation Coordinator.
        14.  
             
           
        15. Submit volunteer hours to the In-Home Recreation Coordinator monthly. 
        16.  
        Listening Post
        Homeless shelters, drop-in centres, libraries, outdoors.
        Show up to offer a one-on-one accepting, non-judgmental listening presence at various partner sites throughout the community. Shifts are 1.5 - 2 hours long. We have spaces at some of our partner sites such as Painswick Library, Busby Centre, Elizabeth Fry Society, Breakfast to Go with Ryan's Hope, John Howard Society and we are currently looking for volunteers in Innisfil and Orillia area for some new listening sites.
        St John Ambulance, Barrie Simcoe Muskoka
        Simcoe North
        Providing first Aid support at local community events.
        Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
        Simcoe County and Muskoka District
        Job Summary: 
        The Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster.  
         
        Responsibility 1. Disaster Response 
        Activities: 
        • Conduct client needs assessments to determine immediate, short and long-term needs of clients; 
        • Provide appropriate services based on the Technical Standards and the National Disaster Assistance Guidelines; 
        • Provide referrals to partner agencies and other community based groups; 
        • Communicate and report on progress, as appropriate, to the PDA Supervisor; 
        • Provide comfort to clients; 
        • Complete necessary paperwork (i.e. Goods and Services Vouchers, Client Needs Assessments and others as appropriate); 
        • Communicate complex cases to PDA Supervisor for provision of appropriate case management services; 
        • Participate in operational debriefings and provide suggestions for improvement. 
         
        Responsibility 2. Preparedness Activities 
        Activities: 
        • Actively engage in team preparedness activities including emergency planning and kit preparedness; 
        • Attend meetings as required; 
        • Support PDA Supervisor in materials/inventory management; 
        • Support with supplier agreements, as appropriate; 
        • Support the PDA Supervisor in planning and organizing services.
        Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
        Simcoe County and Muskoka District
        The Personal Disaster Assistance Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster. The PDA supervisor will supervise a team of PDA responders at the local level. The PDA Supervisor will provide, as appropriate, direct aid assessment for delivery of ESS services for relief, referral services, and/or recovery assistance, as well as, be responsible for planning and organizing ongoing preparedness activities. They may be asked to deliver services during a large-scale emergency. The PDA Supervisor may be asked to represent Disaster Management on cross-functional working groups.  
          
        Responsibilities/Activities:  
        Responsibility 1. Disaster Response  
        Activities:  
        • Assess and determine the scope of impact and the necessary resources needed to address the needs (i.e. one time assistance or complex support) and report back to the designated point of contact;  
        • Conduct client needs assessment to determine immediate, short and long-term needs of clients;  
        • Provide referrals to partner agencies and other community based groups;  
        • Liaise with the fire protection services or other local authorities, as appropriate;  
        • Ensure compliance and provide ongoing feedback to PDA Responders during a response based on the Technical Standards and the National Disaster Assistance Guidelines;  
        • Facilitate operational briefings and debriefings during a response;  
        • Communicate, report on progress and evaluate the provision of the services, as appropriate to the designated point of contact;  
        • Provide timely formal and informal performance feedback to volunteers that report directly to the PDA Supervisor;  
        • Complete necessary paperwork (i.e. Goods and Services Vouchers, Client Needs Assessment forms and Response Reports)  
          
        Responsibility 2. Preparedness Activities  
        Activities:  
        • Participate in the recruitment of PDA team members  
        • Participate in PDA team member orientation & scheduling of training  
        • Coordinate team member availability and the team’s on-call schedule  
        • Ensure that supplier agreements are completed and updated annually  
        • Ensure response supplies are properly stocked and available  
        • Prepare and facilitate regular team meetings;  
        • Develop and update the response plan;  
        • Promote and ensure compliance with Red Cross directives and Technical Standards;  
        • Ensure availability of team members for responding 24 hours a day;  
        • Manage response equipment. Candidates under consideration will be contacted. 
        Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
        Simcoe 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
        Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
        Midland
      • Help with the set up and clean up of the projects each week. 
      • Assist Art Therapist to ensure activity participation and socialization of each participant 
      • Under direction of the Art Therapist/Family Support Coordinator, provide one-to-one support to the participants during the creative art process. 
      • Assist with any other tasks to ensure the smooth operation of the program. 
      • At the end of the Program (June) complete an evaluation form about the volunteer role in the Quest Art School + Gallery Program.
      • RVH Volunteer   Simcoe County 
        Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie - 201 Georgian Dr, Volunteer Resources
        Barrie

        *In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all RVH volunteer services and all volunteer recruitment have been suspended. We are currently not accepting applications at this time. Please check our website (www.rvh.on.ca/careers/volunteering/) in the future for updated information regarding opportunities to volunteer.

        Please contact the Volunteer Resources office to discuss a wide variety of opportunities. Some include: Patient Experience, Information & Wayfinding, Retail (Café Royale and Victoria's Gift Shop & Fundraising, Outpatient and Visitor Support, and Administrative Support.

        Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
        Simcoe County
        To fulfill speaking engagements in the community on behalf of the Alzheimer Society with the purpose of educating listeners about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, as well as the challenges and needs of caregivers and developments in research into Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. 
         
        Volunteers will be asked to speak to groups varying in size, from 5 to 250. Volunteers will be assigned to groups sizes in their comfort level.
        Therapy Dog Handler   Muskoka District  Simcoe County 
        St John Ambulance, Barrie Simcoe Muskoka
        Simcoe County and Muskoka District - Various Locations
        Volunteers visit seniors' centres, hospitals and schools with properly evaluated dogs, no less than 1 year old, providing residents and patients the companionship of a pet.
        ALS Canada, Mailing Address, ALS Canada Community Services
        Dorian Parker Centre, Sunnidale Park, Barrie
        The WALK to End ALS is a fun, family friendly event that occurs across the country in more than 90 WALK locations across Canada. Join thousands of Canadians in the fight against ALS. Every dollar you raise as a walker goes to provide equipment, support services, education for the ALS Community, and fund research to find a cure. 
         
        There are a variety of volunteer positions available during this event, please contact the Community Lead for more details.
        Volunteer   
        Community Living South Huron
        Dashwood

        Support individuals with intellectual impairments by taking them to and from jobs. Monitoring them on a job once they have been trained. Reading with a group of people, assisting on outings swimming etc.

        Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, Barrie
        Simcoe County
        Volunteer Drivers 
        Our volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to provide an invaluable service by assisting staff and foster families with the transportation needs of children in the care of SMFC. Volunteer drivers transport children and their families to various appointments such as access visits, medical appointments and schools throughout Muskoka and the Simcoe County region at the request of the Agency. Punctuality and reliability are a necessity for this position. Our drivers are compensated a fair rate per kilometre.
        Huronia Symphony Orchestra
        Barrie
        The volunteer is responsible for:  
        * taking tickets, 
        * distributing programs 
        * responding to questions in reference to what is playing, history of orchestra 
        * be available from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm on day of Concert 
        * helping with beverages at break time 
        * cleaning and or setting up for the concert 
        * re directing people to the appropriate doors for ticket purchases 
        * amongst other duties as assigned by the volunteer coordinator