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Midland Midland
Penetanguishene Penetanguishene
Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount
Springwater Springwater
Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale
Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene
Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly
Crisis Response Volunteer   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
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.

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. 

Huronia Seniors Volunteer Care Team, Midland, 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.
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
Telephone Support   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
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   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
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   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
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.

Sistema Huronia Music Academy, Midland
Midland

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

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

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

Orillia Public Library
Orillia and area
Delivering library materials to Retirement/Nursing Homes
Distress Line Operator   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
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
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.

Game On Mentors   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe
Simcoe North

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

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

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

Volunteers can run multiple groups throughout the year.

Teen Mentors   Midland 
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
  • Help adults with low literacy skills acquire and/or improve basic reading, writing, math and digital 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
Volunteer   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
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.
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
Volunteer Companion   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
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
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
  • Big Brother   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    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.

    The Lighthouse
    Orillia

    Available positions:

    • Kitchen Assistant
    • Maintenance
    • Housekeepers
    • Outside maintenance (grounds keeping, etc.)
    • Shelter support
    • Cafeteria support
    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
    Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North
    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.
    Visiting Volunteer   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    Hospice Huronia, Fuller Ave, Tomkins House
    Penetanguishene

    Visiting Volunteers Provide: 

    • Emotional Support  
    • Companionship  
    • Respite to caregivers of clients
    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)   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    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, King St, 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
  • Volunteer Driver   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    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.
    Dress for Success, Barrie
    Barrie

    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.

    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: Orillia: Midland: Collingwood: Innisfil

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

    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.

    Bereavement Support   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    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   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    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   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    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.

    Volunteer   
    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.
    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   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    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.

    Peer Support Volunteer   Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    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.
    Volunteer Ground Searcher for Search and Rescue   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    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   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    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.

    Huronia Symphony Orchestra
    Barrie, Ontario
    To attend Board of Directors Meetings. Participate in board activities and decision making.
    Book Club Facilitator (Virtual)   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    E3 Community Services
    South Georgian Bay

    Share your love of reading and comfort with Zoom meetings, by facilitating a small online book club for people with development disabilities.  This role promotes literacy, community interaction and building relationships.  

    As a Book Club Facilitator you will manage the weekly Zoom meetings (admitting members, sharing screens, assigning cohosts etc.) as well as assign Individual readers, plan sessions and read some of the chosen text to/with the group.

    This group usually focusses on one book per season and works slowly through chapters, reading together and discussing.

    This group meets virtually every Tuesday from 6-7 pm, therefore the Facilitator would need to commit about 1.5 hours each Tuesday and perhaps an additional 30 - 60 minutes weekly for planning.

    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.

    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   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    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 
    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.

    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.
    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
    Helpline and Chat Service Volunteer   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services

    Volunteers would be required to provide support to individuals on a helpline or chat service who have experienced sexual trauma, violence and or assault. A 30 hour training course and interview is to be completed before starting on the helpline and chat service. 

    In-Home Recreation Volunteer   Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
    All communities within Simcoe County

    As part of our vision to see persons with dementia living well and thriving, this program seeks out ways to keep a person engaged within their home, while simlutaneously providing care partners with a little bit of respite.

    Volunteers will conduct 1:1 weekly meaningful and social recreation visits with persons living with dementia.  Volunteers will receive training and support from In-Home Recreation Coordinator as well as an outline of suggested activities.  They will also have flexibilty to plan activities that best meet the client's needs. 

    Weekly visits are 1.5 hours in length and a 6 month committment is appreciated.

    Medical First Responder   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    St John Ambulance, Barrie Simcoe Muskoka, First Aid Training
    Simcoe North

    Providing first Aid support at local community events.

    Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Responder   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    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.
    Personal Disaster Assistance Supervisor   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    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.
    Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie - 201 Georgian Dr, Volunteer Resources
    Barrie

    Make a difference in the lives of our patients. Whether you want to volunteer directly with patients or support their care at RVH, we have an opportunity that is right for you.

    To explore the opportunities available to volunteer in at RVH, visit this link: https://www.rvh.on.ca/careers/volunteering/volunteer-opportunities/

    To fill out an application, click this link and select 'Apply to Be a Volunteer Now'. If you are a student looking to join our summer program, please select 'Join Our Summer Program'. 

    Link: https://www.rvh.on.ca/careers/volunteering/

    Therapeutic Riding Horse Leaders & Helpers   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    Simcoe Therapeutic & Assisted Riding School (STARS)
    1025 Line 5 North, Oro-Medonte

    All ages and experience levels welcomed. Main activities: 

    • Walking, lots of walking in indoor 60'x120' (20x40m) arena or outdoor (30 x 70m) or wooded trails...up to 2kms/hour
    • Grooming and getting horses ready, we will train on this
    • Leading or walking with a horse with rider onboard, we will train for this
    • Working with riders on the autism spectrum or with a physical disability 
    • Mostly early evening hours; some daytime hours may be available
    • 2 hour commitment 
    Therapy Dog Handler   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    St John Ambulance, Barrie Simcoe Muskoka, First Aid Training
    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.

    Volunteer   Midland 
    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   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    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)   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    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

    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