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South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Wasaga Beach, Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have a passion for finances and helping people create a budget? Are you interested in learning how to facilitate financial literacy workshops with materials that will be provided to you? If so, please read the workshop description below. 

"Costs keep rising and money doesn’t stretch. People in your communities are struggling to stay housed, are deciding between buying food or paying for vital medicines, and are scared. Speaking with a knowledgeable, empathetic person can help people create a plan to move forward in a positive way. This interactive workshop will help you learn to work through a budget with someone and help them find resources and use various strategies to manage their finances."

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. 

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

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

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

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

Social Media   Simcoe County 
Professional Armwrestling League Canada
Social Media/Marketing  
We need someone to look after Twitter, YouTube, IG, FB, accounts - post and report content.  
Attend tournaments/practices to get the content for Social Media accounts (all the expenses would be paid for) 
 
Audio/Video/Podcast/Broadcast  
Interviews with athletes around the world over podcast/video and posting on social media
Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Rosseau
Love chatting with people, sharing stories and educating all ages about wildlife and cohabitating with them?Consider becoming a tour guide (don’t worry if you don’t know much about wildlife, we provide you with training).  
The public can book guided group tours with us any time of the year. It’s wonderful to see their reactions upon seeing a Moose or bear for the first time!  
Guided tours are a great way for us to educate the public and create awareness of what we do and it’s also a good way to raise funds for our registered charity.
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.

Tay, Township of
Port McNicoll
    Assist the Library with a variety of tasks such as:
  • Shelving
  • Programming
  • Processing books to prepare them for circulation and clean-ups
Tay, Township of
Waubaushene
    Assist the Library with a variety of tasks such as:
  • Shelving
  • Programming
  • Processing books to prepare them for circulation and clean-ups
Tour Guide   Simcoe County 
Edenvale Aviation Heritage Foundation
Stayner
    Welcome and walk through our visitors as we show and tell the Avro Arrow Full Scale Replica and other historical artifacts.
  • Our tours are guided but with the help of QR Codes that display specific details of the artifacts.
  • Give a brief history chat of the Arrow's purpose, expectations and highlights.
  • Chat with our fellow visitors, bond and make new connections!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe
Simcoe North
Run a 7 week program within the North Simcoe Community for youth ages 11-14.
    The program focuses on core themes including:
  • Body image
  • Self-esteem
  • Balanced eating/activities
  • Physical activity
  • Building healthy relationships
Volunteers can run multiple groups throughout the year.
Companion   Grey County  Simcoe County 
Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
Collingwood
  • Provide weekly companionship to client of Breaking Down Barriers.
  • Assist with activities like arts & crafts, cooking, scrapbooking, weaving and Friendship Café
  • Meet for conversation, maybe go for an outing and just be a friendly face to someone who may otherwise be isolated.
Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce
Chesley / Owen Sound
Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce is a registered charity that encourages the public to anonymously submit secure Web Tips at www.cstip.ca, via our P3 Tips mobile app, or by calling our toll free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) line.  
 
We take information that will help solve any crime that has been, or is about to be, committed such as the whereabouts of wanted persons, stolen property, illegal narcotics and contraband tobacco; wildlife poaching, and animal neglect/cruelty. Information is forwarded with a guarantee of anonymity to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.  
 
Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce is seeking community-minded individuals wishing to volunteer their time on our Board of Directors or to assist at our promotional or fundraising events as Casual Volunteers. 
 
Please consider volunteering with Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce and become part of the solution to unsolved crime!
Special Olympics Ontario - Central Ontario
Alliston & Angus
    We have three roles to choose from: Coach
  • Assisting in coaching a specific sport to Athletes/Players with intellectual disabilities
  • Team Manager
  • Communicating to participants, registering players & teams for tournaments, equipment coordination
  • Council Administration
  • Leading the community in a variety of tasks (registrar, volunteer coordinator
Junior Achievement of Central Ontario
South Simcoe & Barrie
Using our highly interactive education programs you will aid students in developing necessary business and life skills, to enter tomorrows’ workforce. Acting as a resource, facilitator, motivator and role model you will facilitate a Junior Achievement program in the classroom for a day. Please note that, currently, our volunteer experiences are entirely virtual and you would be delivering a modified version of our full-day programs. These modified versions take 90-minutes to present. You and a colleague/friend can sign up together, we can match you with a partner, or you can volunteer on your own. We have multiple programs to choose from, depending on your interests and skills.
    The following elementary school programs are always in high demand:
  • More than Money (Grades 3-6) In JA's More than Money program, students are introduced to the intersection of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and social studies learning objectives. Throughout the program students will have the opportunity to think like an entrepreneur and develop business strategy and money-management skills that they can apply to a simulated business.
  • Our Business World (Grades 5-6) In JA’s Our Business World program, students explore how businesses are created and what makes them thrive. Using games and multimedia, students learn about innovation, start-ups and self-employment
  • Dollars with Sense (Grade 7) In JA's Dollars With Sense program, students get the vital tools they need to make smart financial decisions, live debt-free and become savvy investors. Students learn personal money management skills that they can apply to their lives, beginning now.
  • Economics for Success (Grade 8) In JA's Economics for Success program, students take a closer look at the advantages of staying in school, as well as learn what’s needed to succeed in today’s workforce. Volunteers from the local business community partner with classroom teachers to help students see the link between education and achieving their goals.
Hospice Huronia, Fuller Ave, Tomkins House
Penetanguishene

Visiting Volunteers Provide: 

  • Emotional Support  
  • Companionship  
  • Respite to caregivers of clients
Blue Mountains Public Library (The), Craigleith Heritage Depot
The Blue Mountains
Marketing/Media Volunteer- We are seeking a Craigleith Heritage Depot Booster to deliver posters/flyers, and to attend outreach events with programme materials. We seek an outgoing person who is comfortable in public settings and representing the site in a welcoming and professional manner. This individual will speak on our behalf to community groups and provide information on our site and its resources. 
 
The Marketing/Media Volunteer will help with all or some of these tasks 
 
• delivery of flyers/brochures and information throughout the South Georgian Bay Area 
• research and seek out new venues for our information 
• attend outreach events as an ambassador for the site 
• speak to community groups to engage interest and use of our resources 
 
The marketing/media volunteer will be provided training on our site and resources. We seek a monthly commitment of a minimum of 2-3 hours any day/evening of the week.
Imani's Place Foundation
Alliston

Integral part of creating awareness in the community of the services that we provide and who we provide them for. They will steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical and legal governance and finance management policies. 
Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani’s Place Team, the Board Director will work toward the following, as a volunteer: 
• Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer)  
• Various professional backgrounds are welcome 
• Make sure the organization has adequate resources to fulfill its mission 
• Attend regular board meetings 
• Make a commitment to actively participate in board and committee meetings (where applicable) 
• Stay informed about organizational and committee matters 
• Participate in fundraising for the organization 
• Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization.  
• You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and values.

Imani's Place Foundation
Alliston
       
    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
    • Have a clear understanding of human trafficking and associated trauma 
    • Development of all communication plan activities and building external relationships with the organizations constituents, including funders and the media 
    • The creation and distribution of press releases 
    • Understanding of marketing concepts in a not-for profit setting 
    • Able to lead and work collaboratively with the Marketing Committee and Social Media Manager 
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently and with minimum supervision 
    • Share our passion and dedication to making a real different in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking 
    • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization 
    • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization's mission and values
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Imani's Place Foundation
Alliston

Integral part of creating awareness in the community of the services that we provide and who we provide them for. Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani’s Place Team, the Community Engagement Lead will work toward the following, as a volunteer: 
• Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
• Have a clear understanding of human trafficking and associated trauma 
• Oversee each aspect of the solicitation of community involvement and development for Imani’s Place in an effort to increase the visibility of the organization, its programs, and fundraising events, as well as increase the number of active supporters. 
• Act as a community ambassador for the organization 
• Be open to delivering presentations in the community 
• Able to effectively lead and schedule a team of volunteers at community events 
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
• Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking. 
• Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization.  
• May involve heavy lifting, standing or sitting for extended periods of time 
• You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and values.

Imani's Place Foundation
Alliston

Integral part of creating awareness in the community of the services that we provide and who we provide them for. Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani’s Place Team, the Fundraising and Special Events Committee Lead will work toward the following, as a volunteer: 
• Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
• Have a clear understanding of human trafficking and associated trauma 
• Build a strong committee of volunteers 
• Design and develop a Signature fundraising event for Imani’s Place 
• Oversee the planning and execution of the Signature event 
• Organize additional activities and special events with a goal to increase funds for the organization 
• Work with Team to prospect and solicit major and corporate donors 
• Maintain relationships with current donors and funders 
• Act as a community ambassador for the organization 
• Able to effectively lead and schedule a team of volunteers  
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
• Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking. 
• Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization.  
• May involve heavy lifting, standing or sitting for extended periods of time 
• You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and values.

Imani's Place Foundation
Alliston
       

 

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

Integral part of promoting the work that the organization does and ensures that the mediums chosen aligns themselves with the values and mission of the organization. Working to develop a plan that promotes the organization throughout the surrounding community ensures that women that need our services are aware that they exist. Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani's Place Team the Marketing Committee Lead will work toward the following as a volunteer: 

  • Demonstrated experience (paid or volunteer) 
  • Have a clear understanding of marketing concepts in a not-for profit setting 
  • Clear understanding of domestic violence, human trafficking and associated trauma 
  • Able to build and lead a committee of volunteers to design and execute a cohesive marketing plan 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
  • Graphic design skills are an asset 
  • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking 
  • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization 
  • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization's mission and values
Imani's Place Foundation
Alliston
       

 

    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
    • Liaising with local programs, social service agencies and the community when required, to promote the program, exchange information and establish and maintain a cooperative alliance 
    • Have a clear understanding of domestic violence, human trafficking and associated trauma 
    • Liaise with the organization's specialists and coordinators to design programs that meet the needs of the clients 
    • Work with staff and volunteers to ensure the application of effective program planning 
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
    • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking 
    • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization 
    • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization's mission and values
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Imani's Place Foundation
Alliston

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

  • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer)  
  • Various professional backgrounds are welcome 
  • Have internet capabilities to deliver the workshop virtually through Zoom. 
  • When developing workshops you will:  
    • have a heightened awareness and understanding that trauma comes in all forms  
    • Understand that we have all experienced trauma in some form 
    • Be sensitive to the fact that each person experiences trauma differently 
    • Avoid making assumptions about a person’s past experiences 
    • Always consider the ways in which race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, ability, education, language, geographic location, socio-economic status, etc reflect the information and dialogue throughout your presentation
     
  • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization.  
  • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and values
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.

Board Member   Grey County 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce
Owen Sound
The board will continuously monitor the organization’s programs and activities to be sure they are aligned with the mission to achieve short-term goals and long-term purpose. They will exercise fiduciary responsibility to obtain and appropriately use resources required to carry out the organization’s mission.
Animal Caregiver   Bruce County  Grey County 
Grey Bruce Animal Shelter
457437 Concession 8 S Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N8
We are always looking for volunteers to help out around the kennels. We are open every morning 7 days a week from 8AM - noon. We have a shift of volunteers in every morning to look after the cats and dogs: cleaning, feeding, grooming, walking, laundry, vet runs, administering medications and of course putting dogs out in outdoor runs and walking them. We walk the dogs every day, unless the weather is really, really bad (i.e. too cold or just plain dangerous). We also have evening dog walkers who are paired up for safety reasons (don't want people out at the shelter alone) and they walk dogs or put them out for a stretch in outdoor pens, administer any necessary evening medications and/or extra feeds to cats or dogs and clean up any kennels that have messes.  
 
We do ask volunteers to try and commit to a period of time on a regular basis (e.g. a particular morning/evening every week or every other week) as it makes it easier for scheduling and also keeps the volunteer familiar to the animals they are caring for. With the dogs, this makes a big difference. We have some dogs that are with us for a while before finding a forever home so we try to have them handled by people they know as much as possible.
Hospice Huronia, Fuller Ave, Tomkins House
Penetanguishene

Public speaking to groups of various sizes - giving an overview of Hospice Huronia, our services and our capital campaign to build a residential hospice for the area. Power point presentation is developed and scripted.

Autism Ontario [Central East]
There are many opportunities to volunteer with Autism Ontario. Whether you are looking for something casual or something more committed, there is a volunteer role suited to you. There are four main areas in which you can volunteer with Autism Ontario:  
 
Administrative: help with mailings, thank you letters, grant writing, etc. 
 
Events: we run events year-round, which require volunteers to keep them running smoothly 
 
Committees: we have several ongoing and adhoc committees that meet during the year 
 
Chapter Leadership Council (CLC)
Community Foundation Grey Bruce
Board/Committee Members
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.

Barrie Public Library, Barrie - 60 Worsley St, Downtown Branch
Meetings are held at the Downtown Branch, however members may also choose to join via Zoom.

BPL LIT  
 
The program goal is for members to develop leadership skills by representing the Barrie Public Library at their schools, in library programs, and at community events. Students will: 
 
- Develop effective communication skills by representing the Barrie Public Library at teen-related outreach events. 
 
- Achieve common goals by assisting in the planning and delivery of teen-related programs and special events. 
 
- Earn volunteer hours by participating in empowering opportunities that develop leadership skills. 
 
- Attend two hour monthly meetings on a regular basis 
 
All members will share the duties of leading the group meetings and recording the meeting notes and action items. Other group members will share the duties of taking attendance, reviewing the previous meeting notes and following up on the action items. 
 
Volunteer hours will be provided to each BPL LIT member for every meeting or activity attended.

MacLaren Art Centre
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, ON and various community event locations

Tour Guide: Providing details to groups of people (school, community organizations) about our exhibitions and building 
 
Visitor Services: Greeting visitors and providing general knowledge to patrons regarding exhibitions and programs.
 

Board Member   Simcoe County 
Boys and Girls Clubs of North Simcoe, Midland - North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre
North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre

Great opportunities abound and we need your help to continue, and expand our work to provide amazing places for young people to grow and flourish. BGC North Simcoe is a registered non-profit agency with a mission to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. 
 
Board members will attend meetings and take part in the business conducted by the Board of Directors for BGC North Simcoe.

Women Helping Support Women and Men (WHSW&M)

Create Go Fund Me type of pages, as well as other methods, etc. To maintain them Monday - Friday. Except holidays.

Need people to maintain a Facebook page, once it is set up. Required people to set up and maintain a LinkedIn page.

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.
Board Member   Simcoe County 
Huronia Symphony Orchestra
Barrie, Ontario
To attend Board of Directors Meetings. Participate in board activities and decision making.
Board Member   Simcoe County 
Huronia Community Foundation

The board of directors steers the direction of the Huronia Community Foundation and provides accountability to the community for the performance of the Foundation. The role of the board member is to:

  • stay informed of the operations of the Foundation by attending monthly meetings (Fourth Tuesday monthly from 8 to 9:30 am) 
  • Commit the time and resources to serve on the board
  • Actively participate in 2 or more board committees
  • Represent the Foundation in the community
  • Attend Foundation events, including the Annual General meeting in September
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 (www.livingwishfoundation.org) 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 info@livingwishfoundation.org.

Board of Directors   Grey County  Simcoe County 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce

Board of Directors Description - Director 

 

Function 

Board members are responsible for determining and implementing governance policies and procedures to achieve the mission and mandate of Big Brothers Big Sisters.   

 

Role and Responsibilities 

  • Understand and demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and programs; 

  • Be informed about agency policies and programs in order to support adherence to the National Standards as set out by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada; 

  • Possess knowledge and skills in one or more areas of Board governance: policy, finance, programs, personnel, and advocacy; 

  • Contribute skills and knowledge by participating actively in meetings and committee work; 

  • Understand and maintain confidentiality; 

  • Avoid any potential conflicts of interest; 

  • Ensure the organization is complying with all legal and regulatory requirements; 

  • Assist in fostering positive relationships among the Board, staff and community to support fulfillment of organizational mandate. 

  • Serve as an ambassador for the organization;  

 

General Duties 

  • Prepare for meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation required to actively participate in them; 

  • Attend meetings regularly; 

  • Be an active participant on at least one board committee; 

  • Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect the organization; 

  • Participate in the review of the Board’s structure, approve changes, and assist in bylaw amendments; 

  • Participate in the recruitment of new board members and staff; 

  • Support and participate in the evaluation of the board; 

  • Get to know other committee members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus; 

  • Assist in the recruitment of new volunteers for all positions in the agency; 

  • Participate in fundraising for the organization and any events related thereto; 

  • Participate in orientation, educational and strategic planning sessions;  

  • Understand and monitor the organization’s financial affairs including review and approval of annual budgets; 

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.

St John Ambulance, Barrie Simcoe Muskoka, First Aid Training
Simcoe North

Providing first Aid support at local community events.

ALS Canada, Mailing Address, ALS Canada Community Services
Dorian Parker Centre, Sunnidale Park, Barrie

The WALK to End ALS is a fun, family friendly event that occurs across the country in more than 90 WALK locations across Canada. Join thousands of Canadians in the fight against ALS. Every dollar you raise as a walker goes to provide equipment, support services, education for the ALS Community, and fund research to find a cure. 
 
There are a variety of volunteer positions available during this event, please contact the Community Lead for more details.

South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Wasaga Beach, Volunteer Opportunities

The Support Group Facilitator provides a leadership role within a peer support group and ensures a supportive and constructive atmosphere for group participants. We welcome ideas from volunteers on creating a group that would be beneficial for the  community in financial, gardening, social, or health & wellness. 

Therapy Dog Handler   Muskoka District  Simcoe County 
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.

South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Wasaga Beach, Volunteer Opportunities

The Volunteer From Home / Virtual Facilitator provides a leadership role within a peer support group and ensures that a supportive atmosphere is maintained while providing a meaningful workshop through the ZOOM platform for group participants.

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.