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Severn Severn
Comfie Cat Shelter
Orillia

We are always looking for volunteers in Orillia (112 Norweld location) to help with:

  • Cleaning
  • Fostering cats
  • Fundraising
  • Board members
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.

Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka
Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka clubhouse at 10 Quarry Ridge Road, Barrie

Offers a full range of volunteer opportunities including supporting and leading program activities for Members, Gilda's Greeters, Clubhouse-based volunteers for activities, general clubhouse support, Program support, helping with fundraising, special events, and outreach.

Youth volunteers are needed and opportunities are available after school hours and on weekends. Contact the volunteer coordinator for more info. 

United Way Simcoe Muskoka

Roles and Responsibilities:
1. Ensure that UWSM community investment goals and priority areas are taken into consideration in all grant- making processes
2. Review application forms and documents’; prepare additional interview questions (if required) to ensure applications meet criteria including:
• Agency capacity to deliver the program
• Program alignment to agency’s mission
• Evidence and need for the program
• Adaptability and client centered
• Alignment to focus area and investment priorities
• Target population and clients serviced
• Impact of the program on clients
• Intended outcomes of the program
3. Conduct Interviews where warranted as part of the application review process with support from UWSM staff.
4. Complete review, assessments and scoring of applications.
5. As a council, form recommendations to the UWSM Community Investment & Engagement Steering Committee on which funding allocations will create a strong network of supports exhibiting diversity in geography, populations served and range of programs/interventions or services. All recommendations are then presented to the United Way Board of Directors for final approval.
6. To provide a safe and confidential environment for sharing information.
7. Ensure a fair, transparent, equitable funds allocation process.
8. Support United Way in our growth and development
9. Provide feedback and recommendations to UWSM on capacity building, advocacy and collaboration
10. Review Annual Reports from funded agencies to inform United Way of accomplishments and gather data on clients impacted by the program, ensure agency accountability and understand circumstances that may influence program impact, making recommendations for support if needed.

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   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.

Salvation Army Barrie, Barrie - Lillian Cres, Community Church
The Salvation Army Barrie Church 151 Lillian Cres, Barrie, ON L4N 5H7

Be a team leader to take group of children around to various activities at VBC - half day 9am to 1pm - August 12-16 2024.

Salvation Army Orillia Citadel (The)
Orillia

Duties include supporting two separate locations with:  

  • Food bank operations  
  • Thrift store operations 
  • Loading and unloading of inventory
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
In-School Mentors   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orillia and District
Orillia and area
  • Match 1:1 with a student in a local elementary or secondary school for one hour a week for the school year.  
  • Engage in fun activities of mutual interest at school or online and build a friendship with a child who needs a positive role model.
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
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
Reception Volunteer   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
Helping Hands
Orillia
    Assist in office with general reception duties such as:
  • Greeting and welcome clients
  • Answer, screen and forward incoming phone calls
  • Perform other clerical receptionist duties such as filing, photocopying, faxing
Volunteer Board Member   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
Helping Hands
Orillia
  • Attend monthly board meetings (9 per year)
  • Working with the Board Chair, other board members and Senior Management of the organization to support Helping Hands in fulfilling it mission
  • Responsible for governance functions and oversight of Helping Hands
Trillium Manor
Orillia
Volunteers required for assisting at activity programs:
  • Special events
  • Outings
  • Meal assistance
  • Friendly visiting
  • Transporting residents to and from programs
  • Assist with the Mind and Melody program
  • Trillium Manor
    Orillia
    Assist with weekly tuck shop program, includes:
  • Opening tuck shop
  • Setting up
  • Getting ready for residents
  • Handling cash
  • Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital
    Orillia
      Coffee Kiosk and Gift Shop, duties include:
    • Sales
    • Preparation of coffee & tea
    • Cash handling
    • Providing friendly and efficient service to our patients, physicians, staff, volunteers and visitors
    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.
    VON Canada, Orillia - Front St S, SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® Exercise and Fall Prevention Classes
    Orillia
    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.
    Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Guardian Angels Conference, Orillia, Food Bank
    Orillia

     

      • Drive suuplies to people seeking assistance 
      • Sort thourgh inventory 
      • Stock shelves 
      • Cleaning 
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    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
    Event Volunteer   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
    Ramara Township, Brechin - 2297 Hwy 12, Ramara Chamber of Commerce
    Brechin

    Variety of Duties Depending on Strengths and Interests of Volunteer. Pre-event tasks may include:

    • Answering Phones
    • Updating Spreadsheets
    • Soliciting and collecting donations and sponsorships from Ramara / Orillia area

    Event-day tasks may include:

    • Checking in guests
    • Distributing water
    • Taking in Feedback
    • Organizing Guests
    • Distributing Gift Bags
    • Serving
    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.
    Atrium Retirement Residence
    Orillia
    • Provide companionship
    • Reading
    • Crafts
    • Assisting in the Culinary Department.
    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

    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.

    Orillia Youth Centre
    9 Front St. S. Unit 1
    Working in conjunction with the Director and staff. Assist with programming. There are various opportunities for volunteers at the Youth Centre! Volunteers can determine what they would like to do at the centre. Tell us what skills you bring to the table. Create your own volunteer experience!
    Orillia Youth Symphony Orchestra
    Orillia Public Library
    Volunteer Board Member to assist with fundraising, grant research, and publicity.
    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.

    Age-Friendly Orillia Advisory Committee
    Variable

    Join as a general member of the committee.

    • Advocate for policies, services and structures that enable people of all ages to benefit from an active, independent and meaningful life
    • Learn what makes a community age-friendly
    • Attend monthly meetings, participate in important planning discussions and decision making
    • Potentially: Engage in a sub-group initiative (such as the Annual Expo/Event Planning, Work Plan development or other such projects).
    • This volunteer position is most suitable for someone with knowledge and interest in  local issues and opportunities affecting older adults
    • We welcome skills associated with fundraising, community development, event planning or strategic planning
    • Use your experience, skills and knowledge to make meaningful change happen 
    • Collaborate with community partners to make Orillia age-friendly
    • Learn something new: Age-Friendly is a world-wide movement
    • Participate in stimulating discussions
    VON Canada, Beeton, Adult Day Program
    Beeton
    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.
    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.

    Butt Blitz Team Coordinator   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
    A Greener Future

    In 2015, we ran our first ever Butt Blitz — an action-oriented campaign focused on raising public awareness about cigarette litter, while simultaneously removing as much of it from the environment as possible.

    Cigarette butts account for 1 in 5 pieces of litter that we find at our cleanups. These small cigarette butts are one of the most common forms of litter and when not disposed of properly, they cause negative impacts on local ecosystems and health.

    Each spring, volunteers from across Canada pick up cigarette butts in their local communities, then send them to TerraCycle Canada for recycling. The social impact of this event is just as important as the environmental impact, as it helps prevent cigarette butt litter from ending up on the ground in the future!

    We are looking for Butt Blitz Coordinators in communities across Canada to join us in expanding our impact by engaging volunteers locally throughout April!

    As a Butt Blitz Coordinator, you are dedicating your time throughout April to help reduce the amount of cigarette litter in your local community and create a safer, healthier environment. You will help to spread awareness and connect others within your community to get involved in this initiative to reduce cigarette waste. 

    All you need to participate is a pair of gloves, an up-cycled container (e.g., an old yogurt tub) to collect your butts in, and an interest in improving your local environment!

    Coordinator Responsibilities:

    • Review and understand the Butt Blitz Coordinator Information package

    • Participate in cigarette litter cleanups to contribute to the overall goal of removing 1 million cigarette butts

    • Choose a central and easily accessible location for local volunteers to drop off their collected butts (e.g., your front porch)

    • Engage and support a team of local volunteers throughout April (e.g., answering questions, keeping in contact, hosting small group cleanups)

    •  Mail in the cigarette butt collection to TerraCycle for recycling (shipping label provided by A Greener Future)

    • Attend virtual team meetings via Google Meets (3 in total, max 30 minutes in length)

    • Complete weekly check-ins with A Greener Future staff (via email or virtual call)

    • Speak with the local media about the Butt Blitz should the possibility arrive

    • Sign a virtual Liability Waiver

    Please note: The Butt Blitz is a 19+ event (18+ in Alberta and Quebec) because we are working with hazardous waste.

    To apply for this opportunity, please complete the application below by Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024: https://form-can.keela.co/butt-blitz-spring-2024-coordinator-form

    Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview to ensure that the role is a good fit and we’ll answer any questions you may have about the position.

    Barrie Public Library, Barrie - 60 Worsley St, Downtown Branch
    Downtown Branch - 60 Worsley Street

    Café volunteers assist with the operation of the Café by providing staffing and services. Responsibilities include:

    1. Serve customers of the Café
    2. Perform opening and closing procedures as required
    3. Record sales using a cash register, handle cash and maintain records
    4. Refill condiment containers and supplies as needed
    5. Conduct inventory and indicate need for replacement as needed
    6. Keep café area clean and clear of debris
    7. Tidy and restock books/DVD's/Cd's as necessary
    Nankind

    *** THIS IS A VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY ***
    Please apply by visiting https://nankind.com/volunteer/become-a-volunteer-angel/


    How you can help?
    * Provide fun, educational, creative, and safe experiences for the children.
    * Minimum six-month commitment to ensure support during the duration of a parent’s cancer treatment and recovery.
    * Four (4) hours of childcare service per week to the same family in your area.

    Make a Difference in a Child's life, Become an In-home Volunteer Angel!

    Do you want to support families living with cancer? Are you willing to commit 4 hours of in home support per week to a child in need? Join Nankind as we lessen the impact of cancer on families through our in home support programs.

    Nankind offers rewarding volunteer positions for those who are looking to make a difference in the lives of families.

    In home Volunteer Angels provide childcare support for parents who have been diagnosed with cancer, for those requiring palliative care, and for families requiring additional relief during the bereavement period to help reduce any stress or anxiety they may be experiencing due to their parent’s illness or death.

    By meeting weekly, building trust, and having fun, our Angels help parents gain the confidence and peace of mind to rest or attend medical appointments, knowing their children are cared for and supported by knowledgeable and compassionate volunteers.

    Our Angels receive specialized training and the support of NAN’s Child Life Specialist throughout their volunteering time.

    How to apply
    1. Please apply by visiting https://nankind.com/volunteer/volunteer-programs/

    2. Click on "Apply Now".

    3. Complete the application then submit. 

    Qualifications
    * Must be willing to undergo an Enhanced Police Information Check.
    * Must have about 1 year of experience providing childcare support (babysitting, teaching, tutoring, etc). Moms, Dads & Grandparents may qualify with family childcare experience.
    * Must reside in Ontario.

    There's a family in your community waiting for their very own Angel!

    Childhood Cancer Youth Volunteer   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
    Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer

    For high school students who want to get involved helping raise childhood cancer awareness and/or funds in their schools and communities. 

    If you are a high school student looking to give back to your community and get volunteer hours, we need you for our OPACC Golden Hearts Youth Council! ​ 

    Benefits

    • ​ Get community service volunteer hours from OPACC and OPACC partner organizations 
    • Be notified of new volunteer opportunities in your community 
    • OPACC can promote your fundraiser, project, campaign through our network 
    • Looks great on your resume for work or school/scholarships 
    • References for work/school 
    • Give back to the childhood cancer community and help other kids in a meaningful way 
    • Special thank-you perks for our youth volunteers
    • Option to become an OPACC Board Member at age 18 to continue your involvement more formally 

    Examples of how you can help

    • At community events 
    • With OPACC programs (i.e. Comfy Cases, Million Dollar Smiles, Courage Capes sewing events, Parent Liaisons in hospitals, etc.)
    • Running a childhood cancer awareness campaign at your school and/or in your community, especially in September (Childhood Cancer Awareness Month). Some ideas include: organizing a Flag Raising or Proclamation at City Hall; doing a yellow shirt day at school; or doing morning announcements in September about childhood cancer facts 
    • Doing fundraisers like organizing a Kaps4Kids event at school; selling foods or crafts at school with funds going to OPACC; putting together a fun walk; or doing a third-party fundraiser to benefit OPACC 
    • Creating cards (i.e. Valentines or Christmas cards) or organizing a gift drive to distribute to kids in hospitals 
    • Do chalk drawings with inspiring and/or awareness messages outside of a children's hospital or other local community centre 
    • Doing a social media campaign to raise awareness about OPACC and childhood cancer like making a TikTok video, Instagram post, etc. (subject to approval) ​ 

    Opportunities are available throughout Ontario. There are many ways to help out independently, with friends, teammates, and with classmates through a school club or initiative! ​ Time is flexible depending on what you want to do (self-directed projects), we also try to do monthly virtual drop-in meetings on Zoom to answer questions, brainstorm ideas, and support each other.

    Dog Foster   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
    Hopeful Tails Dog Rescue
    Homes close enough to vets in the Thornbury area or the GTA.

    Main Responsibilites

    -Provide a loving, nurturing environment for the dog.

    -Book and bring the dog to vet appointments.

    -Provide some basic training (e.g. house training, crate training, basic commands, leash walking, etc.).

    -Pick up the dog's supplies.

    -Provide adoption coordinator with regular updates and photos on the dog's progress.

    -Attend meet and greets with potential adopters.

     

    Support

    -There is no financial cost to foster.  All vet and medication expenses and supplies (dog bed, food, crate, leash, collar, toys, pee pads, etc.) are covered by HTDR.

    -HTDR provides continuous support to fosters through their assigned foster, medical and adoption coordinators.

    -HTDR foster community is connected through social media to provide support, suggestions and resources.

    -HTDR works with fosters to match them with dogs that meet their preferences (size, age, temperament, etc.)

    -Accepting a rescue dog is voluntary and fosters determine their availability.

    -If a placement is not working out, an alternate foster will be found as quickly as possible.

    -Assistance with transportation of dog and supplies can sometimes be arranged.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    -Fostering typically lasts 3 to 15 weeks, depending on the needs of the dog.

    -Foster homes can have children and other pets.  Pet vaccinations must be up-to-date.

    -Condos and apartments are welcome as foster homes once it is verified that dogs are allowed in the building.

    -HTDR currently has fosters in Toronto and several regions around the GTA.  Most veterinarian partners are located in Toronto and around the GTA but HTDR has a vet partner in Thornbury as well.

    -Planning to travel?  No problem.  Fostering works around your schedule.

     

    HTDR is a registered charity: 742383003RR0001

    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
    Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, Barrie - 91 Patterson Rd, Ontario SPCA - Barrie Animal Centre
    Multiple regions seeking volunteers

    https://ontariospca.ca/animalsmart/

    As a Humane Education Volunteer Team Member, you would deliver presentations (60-75 minutes in length) primarily to local schools. The content for presentations will cover the Ontario SPCA mission and reflect humane education`s goal to inspire compassion, empathy, and respect for all animals, inspiring a connection with animals.

    AnimalSmart™ presentations take a student-centred approach, aiming to foster meaningful conversations about animals through discussions, videos, and activities with curriculum connections. 

    Previous teaching, presenting or experience working in a school setting would be an asset. 

     -Have good working knowledge of PowerPoint, Google Classroom, and other presentation software.  

    -Ability to clearly communicate instructions to students.   

    -Must provide a clear Criminal and Judicial Matters Check. 

    -A vehicle in good working order will be required for this role.   

    -Must reside within our Animal Centre communities (York, Durham, Barrie, Lennox & Addington, Leeds & Grenville, Midland, Muskoka, Orangeville, Orillia, Renfrew County, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, & Sudbury.  

    -Must be able to provide daytime availability (during school hours). 

    -Must be available to deliver 4 presentations a month.  

    -Access to a personal tech device on a secure Wi-Fi network. 

    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. 

    Special Events Volunteers   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
    Easter Seals Ontario, Barrie-Simcoe County Office
    Various Locations

    Special Events Volunteers ensure the effective implementation of Special Events Initiatives within the area. Duties include: promoting events, liaising with all community partners, recruit new groups and organizations to carry out activities, locating sponsors, etc.

    CNIB Foundation [Central East], Barrie, 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   Orillia  Oro-Medonte  Rama  Ramara  Severn 
    Glowing Hearts Charity, No Physical Address
    Barrie

    Join our incredible team of volunteers and help Glowing Hearts Charity disrupt the cycle of poverty by providing programs that reduce barriers and support the mental health, growth, and development of school-age children and youth in Simcoe County.

    To apply, please fill out the form on the volunteer page on our website: https://www.glowingheartscharity.org/volunteer

    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.

    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.

    Coldwater Museum
    1474 Woodrow Road, Coldwater, Ontario L0K 1E0

    As a Volunteer at the museum for our special events day we ask that you attend the museum the day before the event and the day of.  Example: the day before the event we need help setting up displays, tents, picnic areas

    The day of the event we need volunteers to assist visitors with directions, asssit in event displays, and promoting the museum

    National Association of Federal Retirees, Barrie, National Association of Federal Retirees - Huronia Branch 35

    Members of the National Association of Retirees (or those who wish to join and are eligible) in Barrie and the surrounding communities such as Orillia, Midland, Bracebridge, Parry Sound, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Alliston etc. are invited to volunteer to join the Executive Committee in the positions of Treasurer, Secretary, and Director at Large. Our Branch holds 2 general meetings per year and a few other small events. We need volunteers to help with the planning and execution of these events. We hold monthly committee meetings that involve about one hour of time on ZOOM calls. Depending on the role, a committment of approximately 5 hours per month is required.