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Victim Services of Simcoe County, Barrie, Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario
110 Fairview Road, Barrie, Ontario L4N 8X8

Community volunteers are trained to work as part of a team to assist victims of crime or tragedy by providing emotional support, practical assistance and community referrals. Support can be on-site or by phone. Referrals are from police and community agencies.

Volunteer Crisis Responder   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
North Simcoe Victim Services, Orillia, Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

 As a crisis responder you may be asked to assist the OPP or other first responders to help victims and/or families. 

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  
  • Possibly Roast Bannock or tend fire
  • Support weekend public programs 
  • Help out with special events
Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation
Orillia

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

Telephone Support   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
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.

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   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) 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.

Foster Parents   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
Multiple Locations in Simcoe County and Muskoka District

Help us keep kids close to home! Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is looking for Foster Care Providers! 
 
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 care providers 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, training and support will prepare you for your fostering journey. 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 offer a rate of $85/$155 a day per child to help support the cost of raising healthy, happy children and youth. Please inquirer today!
 
We look forward to hearing from you! Please share with anyone you think might be interested!

Kids Help Phone, Crisis Text Line
Ontario

Kids Help Phone’s texting service is the only free, 24/7 bilingual text line for people in Canada. The service is delivered by trained, volunteer crisis responders who work remotely. 

We are recruiting overnight and or bilingual crisis responders who will answer texts from young people looking for support in both English AND French.

The volunteer position will be remote, meaning that you can participate from anywhere in Canada as long you have a strong, reliable internet connection!  

Our volunteers need to be enthusiastic about helping people!

You can be a professional, student, teacher, retiree, or anybody else with a willingness to learn how to support people over text.  

The role of a crisis responder is to bring texters from a “hot” moment to a cool calm one, and to help them come up with a plan to stay healthy and safe.

Crisis responders are trained to do this using active listening and collaborative problem-solving.

Orillia Public Library
Orillia and area
Delivering library materials to Retirement/Nursing Homes
Distress Line Operator   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
Telecare Distress Line of Greater Simcoe
Orillia
  • Empathetic listeners who are able to provide inclusive, non-judgmental support to callers representing a variety of ages, identities, and concerns
  • Call centre operates 24/7, and we actively recruit both day and night shifts
  • Day shifts are 4 hours
  • Overnight shifts are 8 hours
Champlain Manor Retirement Residence
Orillia

Assists activity coordinator with different activities such as:

  • Special events
  • Outings
  • Friendly visiting
  • Other duties around residence
Bereavement Support Volunteer   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Ramara  Severn 
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 Bereavement Services Coordinator
Friendly Visiting/Telephone Assurance   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
Helping Hands
Orillia
  • In home visiting
  • Telephone conservation
Volunteer   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
Paradise Shores by AmandaFritz
Orillia
  • Cook, bake, gardening
  • Activities with residence
  • Supporting with activities of daily living
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
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.

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.
The Lighthouse
Orillia

Available positions:

  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Maintenance
  • Housekeepers
  • Outside maintenance (grounds keeping, etc.)
  • Shelter support
  • Cafeteria support
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
  • Welcome Centre Immigrant Services [Central East], Orillia
    Orillia
    • Facilitate the English Conversation Circle once a week
    • Teach English to a group of Newcomers
    • Help clients integrate to the community
    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)   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
    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.
    Big Brother/Big Sister Volunteer   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
    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
    Special Events   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
    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
    Outreach Volunteers   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
    Empower Simcoe
    Orillia
    Volunteers are a valued part of our team and play a significant role in all areas of Empower Simcoe, developing lasting relationships with people and helping to improve their overall sense of well-being. Our volunteers help empower people to lead a meaningful and inclusive life. With many different skills and experiences, volunteers can give of their time to Empower Simcoe in a variety of ways:
    • Sharing time, interests and hobbies with people who have an developmental disability
    • Committees/Board of Directors
    • Offering transportation
    • Participating in fundraising at Empower Simcoe Foundation Bingos
    • Assisting with fundraising events like our annual Fashion Show and Golf Tournament
    • Becoming a peer through our Youth Programs
    • Helping young children and families at the EarlyON Child and Family Centre
    Timing? We`ll coordinate opportunities to your availability.
    Leacock Care Centre
    Orillia

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

    Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch, Volunteer Program
    Varies: Barrie (currently), Occasional: Orillia. Midland. Collingwood, Innisfil

    Volunteer duties vary depending on the placement and will be discussed prior to an interview

    Camphill Communities Ontario, Barrie - Checkley St
    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 horses and goats)

    Both locations need volunteers to help with set-up, cash management and take-down at our Farmers Markets

    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.

    Volunteer Camp Counselor   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
    Camp Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre
    St. Vincent Park, Barrie

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

    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.

    Youth Justice Committee Volunteer   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
    Elizabeth Fry Society Simcoe Muskoka, Volunteer Program
    Simcoe County, including Collingwood, Midland, Penetanguishene and Orillia

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

    Gilbert Centre for Social and Support Services, Barrie Office
    Barrie

    The Gilbert Centre's volunteer program is on hold due to COVID-19 until further notice. Volunteers assist with:

    • Special events (World AIDS Day, Fundraisers, Annual campaigns)
    • Bingo
    • Harm Reduction
    • Board of Directors
    Habitat ReStore Volunteer   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
    Habitat for Humanity Huronia, Barrie, ReStore, Barrie
    Barrie

    Volunteers would be responsible for stocking shelves, cleaning the store, re-organizing items, aseembling product, 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 extended periods of time and be comfortable with 2-3 step instruction.

    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.
    Georgian Bay Volunteer Search & Rescue
    Simcoe County

    Once fully trained, you will help us assist the police to search for lost and missing persons, and respond to emergencies in the community (e.g. natural disaster cleanup and support)
    Applicants are asked to fill out the application form on our website.

    Bench Warmer- Active Listener   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
    CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, MatureMinds, Barrie - Anne St S
    Barrie, Orillia, Bradford

    Bench Warmers are friendly people who allow others to engage in conversation in either parks or malls. Studies show that loneliness has the same dire consequences on physical health as smoking a pack a day! Social connection is so needed (and often lost in the shuffle of busyness and technology) and MatureMinds Friendship Bench offers an opportunity for interaction and social engagement. The implementation is simple but the results are deep and  meaningful. Volunteers will receive training in active listening, self care, mental health awareness, and ageism. After successfully completing the training, volunteers become Bench Warmers. They sit on a bench either at a park or in a mall with a sign that says "If you want to talk, I want to listen." Be part of the cure for the loneliness epidemic! Become a Bench Warmer.

    Camphill Communities Ontario, Barrie - Checkley St
    7841 4th Line Angus or 78 Toronto St Barrie

    Various Volunteer opportunities to include special events, garden, pottery, fairs ,cafe, mosaic studio 
    various land work and vegetable gardening. 
     
    Police records check and a reference will be required.

    Autism Speaks Canada
    (Centennial Beach) Barrie Lakeshore, 65 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie, Ontario

    Various of Roles to assist with Event Day

    • Set up/tear down
    • Children's activities
    • Food
    • Greeters
    • Registration
    French Language Volunteer   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
    Simcoe County, Corporation of, Administration Services, Midhurst Administration Centre

    As a French language volunteer, you will play a key role in our educational initiatives, providing language support and cultural insights to individuals seeking to improve their French language skills.

    • Conduct group French language tutoring sessions.
    • Assist in developing French language learning materials and activities
    • Participate in cultural exchange to share aspects of French culture
    • Collaborate with our team to create an engaging and supportive online learning environment
    Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
    Barrie, Innisfil, Midland, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst
    • Provide regular visits to assigned older adult clients, offering companionship, conversation & engagement in meaningful activities 
    • Perform regular outbound phone calls to assigned older adult clients  
    • Report any health or safety concerns to the Supervisor 
    • Provide monthly activity reports to Supervisor 
    CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, MatureMinds, Barrie - Anne St S
    Barrie

    Be part of a unique intergenerational initiative that connects generations through the power of storytelling. Volunteers will get 5 weeks of training and then will spend 8 weeks in an elementary school classroom sharing stories and building relationships. Volunteers must love children! For more information, a Brunch & Learn will be held on September 26 in Barrie- registration required.

    Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Mailing Address, Northern Ontario

    Across the country, the Gutsy Walk is made possible due to the time and talents shared by thousands of volunteers in their communities. With a collective goal to deliver our mission of finding a cure for Crohn's and colitis, we are greatly appreciative and thankful for our volunteers who have continuously led the Gutsy Walk to success each year.

    As a Gutsy Walk Planning Committee Member, you’ll be working closely with a team of other volunteers to plan and promote your local Gutsy Walk. Your efforts in connecting and engaging your community—whatever your volunteer role with Gutsy Walk—will make a big impact in raising awareness about IBD and finding cures.
    In particular, we’re looking for volunteers to support their local Gutsy Walk in the following ways:

    • Community Outreach –inspire people to sign up and participate in the local Gutsy Walk
    • Media Relations –connect with local media outlets to promote the Gutsy Walk
    • Social Media –raise awareness about IBD and the Gutsy Walk through social media
    • Fundraising –organize exciting fundraisers in your community
    • Corporate Sponsorship –engage with local businesses to promote donations of sponsorship and gifts in kind
    • Stewardship –build relationships with Gutsy Walk participants and encourage engagement
    St John Ambulance, Barrie Simcoe Muskoka, First Aid Training
    Simcoe North

    Providing first Aid support at local community events.

    Barrie and Area Ontario Health Team, Barrie - no physical address

    All Patient Family Caregiver Advisors are members of the Barrie and Area OHT's Patient Family Caregiver Advisory Council (PFAC). Members of PFAC will be expected to apply your learning, collective experience, and insights to:

    • Provide advice on how to achieve patient-centred health care within the local health system;
    • Provide system-level guidance and recommendations to support the successful planning and implementation of strategic priorities;
    • Act as a resource to and/or work in collaboration with working groups and committees for the BAOHT and beyond;
    • Promote initiatives to increase and sustain meaningful PFAC engagement in the future.
    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. 
    CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, MatureMinds, Barrie - Anne St S
    20 Anne Street South, Barrie (CFS Counselling + Wellbeing office)

    Are you a wordsmith who loves people? We are looking for older adult volunteers to help newcomers to Canada feel welcome. Help newcomers get socially connected and practice English by playing scrabble! An extensive vocabulary is not necessary (there are dictionaries for that :)) so if you are friendly and want to make a meaningful contribution by helping newcomers, this could be the club for you! Scrabble Club will last four weeks, allowing volutneers to build relationships with newcomers. 

    Volunteer   
    Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
    Barrie/Midland

    We are looking for passionate, dedicated volunteers to assist with Creative Arts Programs held in Midland and Barrie. No artistic experience needed! Duties include assisting with set up, conversation and providing guidance during the program.

    Volunteer Driver   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
    Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
    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.

    Senior Wish Association, Mailing Address
    Barrie, Innisfil, Clearview Township area, Muskoka-Gravenhurst , Collingwood, Simcoe County

    Help Senior Wish expand into Simcoe County to ensure that no senior is left isolated, alone and feeling like society has forgotten them. Help is especially needed to prepare for our Christmas Wish program starting in Sept.

    Volunteer Group Leader (Unit Guider)   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
    Girl Guides of Canada
    Varying

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

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


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