In-Home Recreation Volunteer   
Alzheimer Society Huron Perth, In-Home Recreation Program, Betty Cardno Memorial Centre, Clinton
Perth County

The In-Home Recreation Program is seeking fun-loving volunteers to brighten the days of our elders by visiting them in their homes. You'll get to spend quality time with some of the most interesting people around - just be warned, they may not remember your name by the end of the day!

Schedule is very flexible and visits will happen 1/week for 1 hour at client's home. 

But don't worry, that just means every visit will feel like a first date. Who doesn't love the excitement of introducing themselves over and over again? Plus, you'll have plenty of opportunities to tell your favorite jokes, play games, or just enjoy a good chat with your new friends.

So if you're ready to put a smile on someone's face and have a few laughs along the way, come join us at the Alzheimer Society Huron Perth. We promise it'll be a memorable experience - for both you and your new companions!

Music Therapy volunteer   
Alzheimer Society Huron Perth, In-Home Recreation Program, Betty Cardno Memorial Centre, Clinton
Perth County

Looking for talented musicians to join our In Home Recreation program! Our program is dedicated to bringing joy and entertainment to senior citizens in the comfort of their own homes. We are currently seeking volunteers who play instruments such as the guitar, piano, violin, and more to help us provide live music performances for our clients.

Our program offers flexible scheduling, so you can choose a time that works best for you. Whether you can commit to performing once a week or once a month, your contribution will be greatly appreciated. We welcome musicians of all ages and skill levels, as long as you have a passion for music and a desire to make a difference.

Join our team of dedicated volunteers and help us bring joy and music to the lives of our seniors. Contact us today to learn more about how you can get involved. We can't wait to hear from you!

Volunteer Driver   Simcoe County 
Huronia Seniors Volunteer Care Team, Midland, Wheels 4 Wheels
  • 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.
Volunteer Supports That Focus on Patients, Visitors and Staff   Simcoe County 
Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, Volunteer Services

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) 

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.


•    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


Bradford Valley Care Community Volunteer   Simcoe County 
Bradford Valley Care Community
Special events, art programming, outings, friendly visiting, gardening, spiritual care, pet therapy visits
Outreach Volunteer for Orillia Public Library   Simcoe County 
Orillia Public Library
Orillia and area
Delivering library materials to Retirement/Nursing Homes
SMART Volunteer Fitness Instructor   Simcoe County 
VON Canada, Barrie - Lakeshore Dr, SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® Exercise and Fall Prevention Classes
Barrie, Innisfil, Midhurst

Volunteers will lead a gentle functional fitness program designed for community members aged 55+.

    The purpose of the program is to:
  • Increase and maintain strength, coordination, balance and flexibility
  • Improve health and energy
  • Improve mobility and independence
  • Prevent falls and decrease falls risk
  • Meet new people and socialize
Tour Guide   Simcoe County 
Edenvale Aviation Heritage Foundation
    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!
On-Site Volunteers for adaptive paddling sessions and Off-Site Volunteers for Office Administration   Simcoe County 
Abilities In Motion
    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
Volunteers - Activity Assistants   Simcoe County 
Birchmere Retirement Residence
  • 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
VON Exercise Leader   Simcoe County 
VON Canada, Orillia - Front St S, SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® Exercise and Fall Prevention Classes
The goal of VON’s SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® Program is to enable adults 55+ to maintain independence, improve quality of life and to ultimately promote healthy aging. No prior experience is required and full training will be provided.  
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have a keen interest in promoting health and well-being through physical activity. Come find out more about the classes, our training program, and hear directly from some of our volunteers why they love being part of SMART.
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 etc) 
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
Physiotherapy/ Fitness classes 
Spiritual Care 
Palliative Visits 
Gardening (in warmer months)



Volunteer Kitchen Assistant   Grey County 
Grey Bruce Hospice, Chapman House
Owen Sound
General Kitchen Duties
  • Assisting the cook
  • Preparing meals
  • Baking
  • Youth Volunteer   Simcoe County 
    Simcoe Village Apartments, Supportive Housing
    • One on one visiting with residents
    • Supporting and/or facilitating group activities
    • Reading or playing games with residents
    • Meal assistance
    Bereavement Support Volunteer (virtual)   Grey County 
    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
  • Market Assistant   Simcoe County 
    Orillia Farmers Market
  • 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
  • Administrative   Simcoe County 
    Hospice Huronia, Fuller Ave, Tomkins House

    Volunteers Assist With Reception Duties: 

    • Answering Phone 
    • Greeting Visitors 
    • Processing Mass Mailings 
    • Assisting with Photo Copies 
    • Preparing Support Groups 
    • Training manuals
    Visiting Volunteer   Simcoe County 
    Hospice Huronia, Fuller Ave, Tomkins House

    Visiting Volunteers Provide: 

    • Emotional Support  
    • Companionship  
    • Respite to caregivers of clients
    Stayner Care Centre Volunteer Opportunities   Simcoe County 
    Stayner Care Centre
    • 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
    Active Living Program Volunteer   Bruce County  Grey County 
    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
    Minds in Motion Program Volunteer   Grey County 
    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
    Meals on Wheels Driver   Bruce County  Grey County 
    Home & Community Support Services Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Head Office, Heritage Place Mall, Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce

    • Arrive at the Meal Source at the prearranged time.  
    • Deliver meals in the order they appear on the route sheet/book. 
    • 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.

    Volunteer Driver   Bruce County  Grey County 
    Home & Community Support Services Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Head Office, Heritage Place Mall, Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce
    Bruce & Grey County
    • Providing long and/or short-distance rides for social purposes and non-emergency medical appointments to clients in Grey-Bruce 
    Entertainment   Simcoe County 
    VON Canada, Adult Day Program
    4337 Burnside Line. Unit 12, Orillia, L3V 6J3

    We are looking for 1/2 hour of music entertainment for our seniors. Weekly or monthly.  
    Our community based day program is attended by seniors with dementia.

    Huron Health System - Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich - Napier St, Alexandra Marine and General Hospital
    Care will be taken to match volunteers with areas of skill and interest.
    Fracture Prevention Educator - Barrie & Simcoe County   Bruce County  Grey County  Simcoe County 
    Osteoporosis Canada [Central East], Simcoe Muskoka - Mailing Address, Simcoe Muskoka Chapter

    Be trained to conduct education sessions on fracture prevention to seniors at seniors centres, retirement homes and active living programs.

    Friendly Visitor   Simcoe County 
    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.
    Friendly Visitor with Residents   Grey County 
    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.
    Support Group Co-Facilitator - Simcoe County Locations   Simcoe County 
    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 
    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.
    Beeton Adult Day Program   Simcoe County 
    VON Canada, Beeton, Adult Day Program
    Do you play a musical instrument? Do you have a talent you want to showcase?  
    Contact Lori Waring either by phone or email to set up a time. We are always searching for individuals or groups to come in and provide entertainment to our clients for our adult day program providing social recreational and therapeutic activities for seniors and adults who are frail, cognitively impaired, and/or isolated, and/or physically challenged.
    Board Member   Simcoe County 
    Huronia Symphony Orchestra
    Barrie, Ontario
    To attend Board of Directors Meetings. Participate in board activities and decision making.
    Board Member   Grey County 
    Grey County., Grey County Housing, Owen Sound - 9th Ave E
    Participate in decision making regarding the running of a small Non Profit Housing unit for Seniors 65+ 
    Occasional research into related issues.
    Board Member(s)   Simcoe County 
    The Living Wish Foundation, No physical location
    Simcoe County

    Board Member(s)

    The Living Wish Foundation offers an amazing opportunity for community members to join its board. If you have Passion, Imagination, Sensitivity, and Honour, you already embody our organization's values!

    We invite you to check out our organization ( and board of hardworking, dedicated individuals who value the important mission of ensuring that everyone gets the benefit from one last wish. The Living Wish Foundation (est. 2018) is a not-for-profit, national charity that reframes hope by granting end of life wishes for patients in the region who are in their final year of life. We are looking for board members with legal expertise, fundraising & event planning experience, and a passion for making a difference in our community.

    If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please email Lisa Wright at

    Day Away Volunteer   Bruce County  Grey County 
    Home & Community Support Services Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Head Office, Heritage Place Mall, Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce
    • Provide support to the Day Away staff by socializing with clients, participating in planned activities, and carrying out different recreational activities (ie. a game of cards, arts and crafts, and more!)
    • Help with coats and boots during the beginning and end of the day
    Friendly 1 on 1 Visits   Simcoe County 
    Owen Hill Care Community, Barrie, Long Term Care Home
    130 Owen Street, Barrie, L4M3H7

    Be provided names of those who may enjoy visits.

    Knock on the resident’s door and introduce yourself and explain the purpose of your visit. Porter when necessary. (if leaving the room to go to another).

    Visits last as long as the resident wishes 

    Take attendance and give to program staff.

    Possibly could bring reading material, listen to music, offer hand massage, offer a manicure, walk, etc.


    In-Home Recreation Volunteer   Simcoe County 
    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.

    Program Assistant, Minds in Motion   Simcoe County 
    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

    Program Delivery Assistant   Simcoe County 
    Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
    • 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.
    Special Event & Program Assistant   Simcoe County 
    Owen Hill Care Community, Barrie, Long Term Care Home
    130 Owen Street, Barrie, L4M3H7
    • Help Set up the area according to event, ie. Tables and chairs, or just chairs.
    • Decorate room according to the event Ask staff what can be done.
    • Knock on each resident’s door and invite them to the program.
    • Help bring residents to area
    • Help if needed for resident drinks and or snacks
    • Support resident(s) to designated area. Take attendance and give to program staff.
    • Help clean up area and place tables and chairs back to how was before
    Special Steps Dementia Visiting   
    Victorian Order of Nurses
    Perth County - Stratford, St. Marys, Mitchell, Milverton, Listowel ONTARIO

    Be a walking companion for someone living with dementia. Provide support, friendship during regularly scheduled walks.

    The objective of the program is to provide mobile individuals diagnosed with Dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) who are living independently in the community with activity and companionship.

    Vision Mate 1-1 Volunteer   Muskoka District  Parry Sound District  Simcoe County 
    CNIB Foundation [Central East], Simcoe / Muskoka, Vision Mate Program
    Where clients need help, all over Ontario. We will match people within a close distance.

    Volunteers will be responsable for meeting with a clients weekly or bi-weekly to add enrichment to peoples lives. Clients are blind or have vision loss to some degree, which often requires adpaments to life. Volunteers are required to socialse with them and add normal contact back in their lives after the effects of the pandemic. They can go for walks, visit community gardens, really anything the pair would enjoy. The requirement are up to the two people who are paired. 

    Volunteer for our many projects such as Granting Wishes for Seniors, Christmas Bag of Love program, Memory book program, general good deeds for Senior   Simcoe County 
    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 Member   Simcoe County 
    May Court Club of Barrie, Barrie
    54B Maple Ave.

    Volunteer in our retail shop, deliver snacks to schools, singsong and party support at seniors centres and so much more.

    Volunteer Support Group Facilitator   Bruce County 
    Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario

    The facilitator will:

    • Support the goals of PSSO in local communities with an emphasis on providing
      information and fellowship for people living with Parkinson’s and their families.
    • Attend ongoing training/education and Community of Practice meetings provided
      by PSSO to increase their knowledge about Parkinson’s disease and to enhance
      their skills as a facilitator.
    • Ensure all public notices for the group contain the group information, PSSO logo,
      and a reference to the group being a program of PSSO.
    • Provide PSSO with updated group lists, including names, addresses, telephone
      numbers, and email addresses regularly.
    • Provide an attendance record (First & Last Name of each participant) to PSSO
      immediately following each group session. This will be submitted using the
      volunteer portal “My Impact Page.”
    • Document all hours of volunteering using the volunteer portal “My Impact Page,”
      which should include all time spent each month planning as well as group
    • Notify PSSO of any important information immediately as it pertains to the overall
      group or specific client participants (questions, resources, health changes, death in
      the family, etc.).

    The facilitator works with the group to:

    • Act in accordance with the Volunteer Code of Conduct (see page 12)
    • Define the role and emphasize that the facilitator is not an expert in all things.
    • Conduct group meetings in a caring, respectful, and compassionate manner.
    • Promote the value of empowerment, encouraging individuals to be involved in
      making decisions about their own care.
    • Establish, with input from group participants, a list of ground rules and goals for the
      group and review the list with the group on a regular basis.
    • Foster an opportunity for people to interact with others dealing with similar health
      concerns and facilitate the sharing of their experience living with Parkinson’s.
    • Encourage group members to participate in PSSO programs, education events, and
      fundraising events.
    • Invite group participants to connect with PSSO staff and programs as necessary.
    • Welcome and introduce new participants to the group, explain group guidelines such as confidentiality and help them connect with other group participants.

    Group Interaction & Communication
    The facilitator will:

    • Ensure group participants are educated about and adhere to the confidentiality
    • Moderate the discussions in the group to ensure that all participants have an equal
      opportunity to share if they wish. This may require the facilitator to enhance their
      skills to ensure that participants that are talkative do not monopolize the
      discussion. Gently redirect attention to less vocal participants.
    • Encourage a balance in discussions by encouraging the group to consider
      constructive solutions when negative issues are being addressed. Although there
      will be times when participants need to freely express and share their feelings, even
      if their tone seems negative.
    • Remind the group that the symptoms, treatment, and progression of Parkinson’s
      are unique to each person, so others’ experiences may be different from one’s own.
    • Strive to present information and encourage discussion that is honest while at the
      same time promotes a feeling of optimism.
    • Remind participants to adopt a “consumers beware” approach to any information
      shared in the group and do their own research or speak with a medical professional
      before acting