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Georgian Triangle Humane Society
Collingwood

The GTHS Animal Hospital contains an Operating Room, Treatment Room, Examination Room, Pharmacy, X-Ray Room and a Hospital Intake / Recovery Area, and provides spay/neuter surgeries for over 1500 homeless pets annually. Having an onsite hospital ensures animals receive timely, thorough and comprehensive care, saves dozens of daily phone calls, reduces trips back and forth to veterinary clinics, dramatically decreases the stress on the GTHS animals, and leads to the additional benefit of earlier adoption availability; so these animals find their forever home quickly. 
 
The Hospital Discharge Volunteer is responsible for discharging animals to the public after their Hospital appointment / surgery, create kennel tags and preparing for the next day's appointments and overseeing the cleanliness of the small Hospital Intake Room.

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
    facilitation.
  • 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
    policy.
  • 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 actin
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
549 Tenth Line, Collingwood L9Y 0W1
  • Consistent and open communication with Adoptions Coordinator
  • Review information on cats available for adoption (name, age, background, medical / special needs, etc.)
  • Spend time with cats to assist with the perfect match
  • Answer visitors’ and potential adopters’ questions about cats available for adoption
  • Use microchip scanner to identify cats
  • Answer basic questions about the organization
  • Seize opportunities during conversation to transition potential adopters into volunteers or donors
  • Outline ‘Adopters Welcome’ process to potential adopters
  • Assist adopters with completion of adoption applications
  • Ensure any behavioural or health related questions specific to the animal are communicated
  • Diligently and thoroughly address concerns raised by adopters to prevent adoption returns
  • Decide on suitability of potential adopter for cat selected
  • Assist Customer Service Coordinators with adoption processing
  • Assist Dog Adoption Counselor during shift, as needed
  • Prepare adoption kits on an as needed basis
  • Attend ad hoc local off-site adoption events, if desired
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
549 Tenth Line, Collingwood ON L9Y 0W1

Dog Care Team Members help to maintain the health and welfare of GTHS dogs by cleaning kennels, providing food, exercise, training, companionship and assist with our canine enrichment program.   Dog Care Team Members interact with the majority of dogs at our Animal Centre, so complete a Dog Care Program in order to handle Green dogs (ie. puppies and seniors who are easy to walk and handle) and Yellow dogs (ie. young, rambunctious, pullers who can be slightly difficult to walk and handle), with the ultimate goal of working with Red dogs (ie. strong pullers with some behavioural issues who are difficult to walk and handle). Scheduled training is required upon joining the Dog Care Team and will be required intermittently to progress through the Dog Care Program.

  • Maintain clean and organized kennels (inside and outside)
  • Disinfect kennels and toys
  • Provide treats, food and clean water as required or instructed
  • Wash up any dirty animal dishes (in Animal Equipment Room)
  • Assist with Animal Centre laundry (washing, drying and folding linens)
  • Dispose of garbage and recyclables
  • Bathing and grooming dogs
  • Interact with dogs for walks, training and socialization
  • Reinforce behaviours that make dogs more adoptable
  • Assist in the maintenance of dogs’ health and welfare
  • Ensure dogs are safe and secure
  • Follow appropriate protocol, policies and procedures
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!

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!

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.

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."

North Simcoe Victim Services, Orillia, Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

NSVS work along side the First Responders and support anyone that has been effected by crime or tragic circumstances.  Non-profit organization that runs 24/7, 365 days a year. As a crisis responder you may be asked to assist the OPP or other first responders to help victims and/or families.  Requirements include a valid driver's licenc, vehicle and a cell phone.

Coach   Simcoe County 
South Simcoe Dufferin Track and Field Club
Simcoe County

Coaching various track and field events:  i.e. sprint/hurdles; mid-distance, jumps

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. 

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  
    • Support weekend public programs 
    • Help out with special events
    •  

 

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Midland

A year round environmental educational centre which is accessible to all. 

  • Help visitors with rentals of cross country skis and snowshoes 
  • Greet Visitors 
  • Take sizes or measurements, and retrieve the appropriate equipment 
  • While not highly physically demanding, some physical activity and ability is required for this position
Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, Volunteer Services
Collingwood

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) 

Food Fairy   Grey County  Simcoe County 
Georgian Triangle Humane Society
Collingwood

The GTHS Food Fairy ensures that all kittens and cats in the building are fed. Other duties include: 

  • topping up water 
  • washing food dishes 
  • tidying 
  • record keeping as necessary and following the feeding chart accurately.

 
Of course, our cats will also appreciate cuddles and play time!

CONTACT Community Services, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E
South Simcoe (Essa, New Tecumseth, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Adjala-Tosorontio; Innisfil)

As a Client Support Volunteer, you will assist clients of CONTACT's Housing Services Department to identify, collect and compile various documents and forms they might need to apply for housing services in Simcoe County.

You will connect with them by phone or in-person at the CONTACT Community Services offices in Bradford and Alliston, or in public locations like libraries or a local Tim Horton's.

You will help them identify, photograph and email copies of documents, such as their ID, Rental Agreements, Income Statements and other documents that are needed to access support services.

In some cases, you will assist them to complete forms.

You will be able to connect directly with CONTACT's Housing Staff to get support or answers when you're not sure of next steps.

This role is important because it frees up time for Housing Staff to help clients find and access housing and other support services they might need, by limiting the amout of time spent collecting client documents and completing forms with them.

You will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement and not share or disclose client information to others.

CONTACT Community Services, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E, Volunteer South Simcoe
Beeton, Alliston, Bradford, Innisfil

Volunteers will be involved in the planning, promoting and implementation or the New Horizons Seniors Program.

Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Foundation
Orillia

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

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.

Volunteer Peer Support Facilitator   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network, No Physical Address
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.

Theatre Usher   Simcoe County 
Gryphon Guild
Georgian Theatre and Five Points Theatre in Barrie

Scan patrons tickets on entry to the theatre.

Assist them in finding their seat(s).

Provide assistance as needed, including lighting by flashlight, when entering or leaving the theatre during a performance.

Put seats up and pick up paper, water bottles etc. after theatre is emptied. Rubber gloves and garbage bags are supplied. 

 

Quest Art School + Gallery
Midland

Exhibition / Event set up: There’s a lot to learn about hanging an exhibition and the curatorial practices in a professional gallery, which you could learn by assisting our director and the team as they carefully change exhibitions. These happen all year round so get in touch if you’d like to have valuable insight into what goes on behind-the-scenes! You can also help set-up displays for one of our varied fundraisers, which also involves teamwork and an attention to detail. You might also be asked to lift or carry items, depending on the event.

Reception and Greeting: An integral part of events at Quest is the welcoming face our visitors see when they first arrive. If you feel you are a friendly, welcoming person then you could assist us by greeting visitors, taking down their information or assisting with ticketing. This role requires someone well-presented and able to multi-task.

Office / Administrative Support: There’s a lot that goes on behind-the-scenes to organize exhibitions and fundraisers! We are always seeking volunteers to help in the offices at Quest. If you are adept at multi-tasking, are comfortable making phone calls and have an eye for detail then this may be the perfect role!

Workshop / Educational Support: There are many different workshops held at Quest Art School + Gallery, and off-site, to a wide variety of students. We offer classes to children, youth and adults of all skill levels. If you are curious, patient and eager to lend a hand, then you might be perfect assisting one of our instructors as they lead a workshop.

Off-Site Events: Quest Art, as a charitable organization, is often invited to a wide range of events in the Midland-Penetang’, and sometimes wider, region. These vary by season and year, so depending on where you can get to, you could assist at one of these events. Please let us know your preferences as this would be a real asset to us at Quest when seeking location specific volunteers!

Foster Parents   Muskoka District  Simcoe County 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
Multiple Locations in Simcoe County and Muskoka District
Kids in our community need you! Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is looking for Foster Parents! 
 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is a Child Welfare (Simcoe & Muskoka) and Children’s Mental Health (Muskoka only) agency licensed by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. We support children, youth, families and communities with multiple services including fostering for children and youth up to 18 years old.  
 
Our agency has an urgent need for foster parents across Simcoe and Muskoka. We are looking for diverse caregivers who understand children’s needs. Children & Youth lose so much when they have to leave their community. Foster caregivers provide a safe home and a temporary solution for children and youth, while their families make the changes needed for them to come back home. 
 
Would you consider opening your home and heart to providing care to youth and children? Fostering can be challenging, but it’s a very rewarding career. You don’t have to be perfect to make a difference in the life of a child. Fostering can be flexible and fit in with your lifestyle! 
 
We encourage all applicants to apply regardless of sex, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, orientation or religion.  
 
Our application process and training program are very detailed, and may seem daunting, but please don't let that stop you from choosing a career in fostering. We find that all successful foster parents believe that the rewards of fostering, including building strong, loving relationships that last a lifetime, far outweigh the challenges involved. 
 
We look forward to hearing from you! Please share with anyone you think might be interested!
Parents for Children's Mental Health, Nipissing- Parry Sound
Nipissing- Parry Sound

PEER SUPPORT DUTIES 
Provide direct peer support to families 
Communicate issues or challenges with Family Partnership Program Manager as they arise 
Communicate periodically with families through the peer support offered and/or through a distribution list (eg. email, newsletter, or mail) as necessary 
 
ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES 
Communicate with PCMH through email, phone, virtual and in-person meetings 
Ensure chapter email and telephone line are checked at a minimum every 4 days  
Attend monthly Town Halls and support resource creation by sharing your experiences and knowledge 
Participate in training opportunities 
Complete quarterly data surveys and respond to requests for information to better inform PCMH programming and support initiatives

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 Noon - August 21-25 2023.

Community Living Association for South Simcoe
Alliston or Bradford
CLASS has varied volunteer opportunities! From being a buddy to one of our exceptional individuals to assisting with fundraising events. All volunteer opportunities provide a flexible schedule to always meet your needs and availability.  
 
Excellent source of social services experience for students or adults who wish to enter the developmental field! 
 
Must provide a completed Criminal Reference and Vulnerable Person's Check.
Bilingual Crisis Responder (Virtual)   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
Kids Help Phone, Crisis Text Line
Ontario

In partnership with, Crisis Text Line, Kids Help Phone will launch the first ever 24/7, free, nationwide texting service. 
 
We are now recruiting 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 an internet connection and 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, 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.

Bradford Valley Care Community
Bradford
Special events, art programming, outings, friendly visiting, gardening, spiritual care, pet therapy visits
Sistema Huronia Music Academy, Midland
Midland
Volunteer to join the board of directors for the Sistema Huronia Music Academy. We meet once/month in Midland. Call to find out more information regarding board member activities around planning, marketing and promoting events, bookkeeping, submitting grant requests and various other ways that you can help.
Georgian Good Food Box (The), South Georgian Bay
South Georgian Bay
Volunteer drivers assist with deliveries of food boxes to distribution sites (Collingwood, Clearview and Wasaga Beach) and/or individuals in the surrounding communities.  
 
Volunteers help with packing fruits and vegetables for monthly good food box orders
Georgian Triangle Humane Society
Collingwood

The GTHS Animal Hospital contains an Operating Room, Treatment Room, Examination Room, Pharmacy and X-Ray Room and a Hospital Intake/Recovery Area, and provides spay/neuter surgeries for over 1500 homeless pets annually. Having an onsite hospital ensures animals receive timely, thorough and comprehensive care, saves dozens of daily phone calls, reduces trips back and forth to veterinary clinics, dramatically decreases the stress on GTHS animals, and leads to the additional benefit of earlier adoption availability; so these animals find their forever home quickly. The GTHS Animal Hospital also assists local pet owners in need by providing essential vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries for their pets.

    Reporting to the Director of Medicine and Hospital Registered Veterinary Technician, the Hospital Assistant Volunteer will be responsible for:
  • Maintaining the Operating Room and Prep Area
  • Overseeing the Maintenance and Packing of Surgical Instruments
  • Using sterilization & cleaning equipment (including an Autoclave)
Orillia Public Library
Orillia and area
Delivering library materials to Retirement/Nursing Homes
Bradford West Gwillimbury Community Initiatives, Bradford West Gwilimbury Community Initiative
Bradford
Looking for team members to help once every 6 weeks at Community dinners. Each team is made up of about 10 people. Join a team or create a new one.
    Positions include:
  • Shopper/cooks: Develop menu, shop within budget, cook meal - 12 Noon-5:30 pm
  • Prep/set-up: Prepare meal and set up hall - 2 pm-3:30 pm
  • Servers: Greet community members, serve meal - 4 pm-7 pm
  • Clean-up: Clean up after meal - 5:30 pm-7 pm
Telecare Distress Line of Greater Simcoe
Orillia
Telecare of Greater Simcoe is looking for caring and compassionate people to answer our 24 hour distress lines.  
The service is anonymous and confidential and referrals are provided as necessary.  
All that is required is a non judgmental attitude, an empathetic nature and a desire to help.
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
Champlain Manor Retirement Residence
Orillia
    Assists activity coordinator with different activities such as:
  • Special events
  • Outings
  • Friendly visiting
  • Other duties around residence
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
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
Victoria Harbour
    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.
Teen Mentors   Simcoe County 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe
Midland

Teen Mentors commit to spending consistent weekly time with a child (mentee) being a friend, role model, and confident. Teen mentors meet one-to-one with an assigned mentee and participate in games, activities, crafts, conversation, and goal setting. Teen mentors listen to their mentees, provide support and guidance, help them to build communication and social skills, and develop a friendship based on trust, respect and fun. This is a partnership with BGC North Simcoe.

Gateway Centre for Learning
Midland
    To help adults with low literacy skills acquire and/or improve basic reading, writing, math and computer skills needed to function successfully in society.
  • Establish a learning relationship with an assigned student(s) based on mutual respect and a shared commitment to work together to achieve identified goals
  • Plan, prepare and deliver student-centred learning activities and lessons
  • Evaluate and recognize progress towards the student’s learning goals
  • Comply with administrative requirements of the program
  • Contribute to the ongoing improvement of the program
Chartwell Tiffin Retirement Residence, Chartwell Tiffin
Midland
Volunteers assist with enriching the lives of our residents by supporting with:
  • Events
  • Snack and library trolleys
  • Companion on a walk
  • Helping them complete a project of their own
  • We are always looking for talented musicians, artist and singers s to entertain our residents.
    Bay Light Orchestra
    Penetanguishene / Midland
      Board Members needed! Seeking volunteers with experience in:
    • Grant writing
    • Fundraising
    • Publicity or strategic planning in Education or Arts
    Gateway Centre for Learning
    Midland
  • Provide outstanding customer service in a welcoming, clean environment
  • Receive and process book donations
  • Organize inventory, stock shelves and highlight in-store promotions
  • Answer public enquiries, and help customers find the titles they are seeking
  • Welcome new team members and assist in training provided
  • Use the communications log and other tools effectively
  • Follow organization policies and procedures
  • Complete activities assigned
  • 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
    Special Olympics Ontario - Central Ontario
    Orillia

    Volunteers are always needed to help with our current sports being offered: soccer, bowling, track & field, figure skating, swimming, t-ball, softball, floor hockey and golf. Please contact for information.

    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. They are asked to occasionally assist with fundraising.
    Community Reach, Transportation
    Midland
    • Answer telephone, transfer calls to appropriate person and direct callers to voicemail
    • Greet and screen visitors and clients in a friendly and professional manner
    • Perform other office duties as needed
    Community Reach, Transportation
    Simcoe North
    Volunteers are needed to accompany North Simcoe residents registered with our Transportation programs.
      Volunteers will assist people:
    • Shopping
    • Getting to social activities
    • Help navigate health appointments
    Big Brother   Northumberland County 
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland
    Northumberland County
    Be a mentor to a Little Brother, spend 3-4 hours each week having fun, experiencing life through a child's eyes again, developing a one-to-one friendship with a boy.
    Villa Care Centre (The), Villa Retirement Lodge (The)
    Midland
    Retirement Lodge Volunteers assist with activities for our residents such as:
  • Friendly visiting
  • Recreation activities
  • Assisting at meal times
  • Playing a friendly game of cards
  • YourTV Peterborough Lindsay
    Peterborough
    The primary function of the YourTV volunteer is to be an active member of our television production crew on many levels, whether it be at OHL games, studio shows or a live event, like the Santa Claus Parade.
      Duties may include:
    • Pre-production planning, such as setting up a potential interview subject
    • Technical equipment during productions, such as working camera, audio or the switcher
    • Administrative capacity, answering
    • Telephones and handling YourTV billboard announcements
    • Taking photos for the Billboard or helping with our YourTV website
    • Summary​ ​of​ ​Essential​ ​Job​ ​Functions of a YourTV volunteer include:
    • Working camera
    • Conducting interviews
    • Working the audio board
    • Working in our Control Room or Mobile Production Unit(s)
    Big Brother   Simcoe County 
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe
    Simcoe North
    Big Brothers commit to a one-on-one relationship for a minimum period of one-year, 2-4 hours per week on an average basis, doing activities they both enjoy.
    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.
    St Andrew Anglican Church, Alliston, Alliston, St Andrews Anglican Church
    Alliston
    The Literacy Tutor/Academic Support Volunteer will support the BrainiACTS program.  
    Volunteers will help children with: reading, writing, mathematics and homework completion.
    Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
    Collingwood
    Assist staff to deliver various programs such as crafts, bingo, outings and trips for adults with diverse disabilities. Please note - due to COVID, we have transitioned all in-person programs to virtual activities. When it is safe to do so, we will return to in-person programs at our Centre but at a reduced capacity. We will introduce a hybrid approach that involves in-person and virtual.
      For now, we require volunteers to do:
    • Telephone check-ins with our Consumers
    • Organizational/administrative assistance for our Connecting with Seniors program
    • Opportunity to do crafting or recipe videos for our social media outlets
    • Other opportunities that can be done safely from home.
    The Lighthouse
    Orillia

    We are always looking for ambitious, compassionate, committed volunteers to join our team. There are a variety of positions available to fit your talents, gifts and experience.

      Available positions:
    • Kitchen Assistant
    • Maintenance
    • Drivers needed to pick-up food donations
    • Mentors
    • Housekeepers
    • Greeters
    Georgian Triangle Humane Society
    Collingwood

    Canine Foster Volunteers provide a safe, loving and temporary home for puppies (4-6 puppies at a time), senior dogs and adult dogs with specific needs. You must have the ability to separate the foster animals from any pets in your home by keeping them in a separate room, if necessary. We will provide training and all the supplies you need.  
     
    Canine Foster Volunteers are responsible for helping the puppies, seniors and / or adult dogs in their care thrive until they are ready to be adopted (or to be returned to their owner in cases of Emergency Boarding). This will include feeding the animals at least twice a day, possibly more, potty training (for puppies), and exercising and socializing the animals. It may also include bottle feeding and administering oral medications.  
     
    We are ideally looking for volunteers who are willing to assist with more than one of the following foster scenarios:  

    • 4-6 puppies under 4 weeks of age, requiring bottle feeding  
    • 4-6 puppies over 4 weeks of age  
    • Dogs with medical or special needs (eg. provide medication, ensure ‘bedrest’ post-surgery) 
    • Pregnant or nursing moms  
    • Dogs in need of socialization or with behavioural concerns  
    • Dogs belonging to pet owners in need of emergency boarding in times of crisis
    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)

     

     

    Muskoka Victim Services, Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario
    Muskoka District
    Volunteer Crisis Responders respond with Emergency Services, such as Police, Fire and EMS, to offer trauma and practical support to victims of crime and tragic circumstance.
  • Respond immediately to requests from emergency services
  • Provide short term support and practical assistance to victims of crime or tragic circumstance
  • Ensure that appropriate options and/or referrals for longer term assistance are provided to victims
  • Provide emotional support which empowers the victim, answering questions and providing information that will help lessen the impact of the crisis for the victim
  • Grey Bruce Hospice, Chapman House
    Owen Sound
    General Kitchen Duties
  • Assisting the cook
  • Preparing meals
  • Baking
  • Simcoe Village Apartments, Supportive Housing
    Beeton
    • One on one visiting with residents
    • Supporting and/or facilitating group activities
    • Reading or playing games with residents
    • Meal assistance
    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
    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
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Listowel & District
    Huron & Perth County
    We are looking for Big Brothers for our Traditional Mentoring Program.  
    We currently have 11 Littles on our waiting list who are looking to be matched with a Big.  
    If you have 4 hours within a month to spend with a child, contact us today!
    Mentor   Bruce County  Grey County 
    Bruce Grey Mentorship
    Hanover, Walkerton, Chesley, Neustadt, Durham and Ayton
    To be a positive Mentor and friend for children or youth in a variety of group programs, with the potential to match individually with a child as a personal role model.
  • Support and encourage kids as they grow
  • Listen and provide advice when appropriate.
  • Role model appropriate behaviours and reinforce positive social skills.
  • S.H.I.F.T, Mobile Outreach Program
    Alliston
    • Participate in the operation of the shelter (shifts - evening, night, breakfast)
    • Carry out the many tasks required for the seamless functioning of the shift/program.
    • Interact with guests throughout the duration of the shift (unless it’s quiet/sleep hours).
    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
  • 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.
    South Simcoe Theatre (The), Cookstown Town Hall
    Cookstown
  • Organizing and selling (supplied) refreshments
  • Taking tickets
  • Seating patrons
  • Distributing programmes to patrons
  • Georgian Bay Native Women's Association
    Midland
    Meal Sharing program as some of our members/participants do not have access to healthy meal options. Volunteers would:
  • Make healthy meals at their house
  • Deliver meals to members/participants
  • Other ways to get involved:
  • Take a seniors out of their house for a nice drive
  • Help organize and move items around our organization
  • Hospice Huronia, Fuller Ave, Tomkins House
    Penetanguishene

    Volunteers Assist With Reception Duties: 

    • Answering Phone 
    • Greeting Visitors 
    • Processing Mass Mailings 
    • Assisting with Photo Copies 
    • Preparing Support Groups 
    • Training manuals
    Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North
    Midland
    Habitat for Humanity Midland ReStore is a warehouse and retail outlet located in Midland which receives donated construction materials, appliances, furniture and household items and sells them to the public.  
    Volunteer staff are needed for: Stocking shelves, picking up materials locally, completing minor repairs, assisting the public with their purchases and sorting electronic waste recycling.
    Hospice Huronia, Fuller Ave, Tomkins House
    Penetanguishene

    Visiting Volunteers Provide: 

    • Emotional Support  
    • Companionship  
    • Respite to caregivers of clients
    Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority
    South Simcoe
    Volunteering on tree planting and other environmental restoration sites for one time events. 
    Families, schools, individuals, group/corporate volunteering opportunities welcome.  
     
    See website for volunteer opportunities or call the office to share other ways you would like to volunteer
    CONTACT Community Services, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E
    Alliston
    The Clothes Line is largely operated by an incredible team of dedicate volunteers. 
    They perform a wide range of duties including: 
    Sorting and Pricing Donations 
    Organizing and Displaying Merchandise 
    Designing Window Displays  
    Assisting Customers
    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
    Midland Cultural Centre, King St, Midland Cultural Centre (MCC)
    Midland
    Special Events we require the following positions: COVID Screeners
  • Conduct a COVID Screening Questionnaire with guests and check for ID and proof of vaccination upon entry into the building
  • Ticket Takers
  • Validate tickets
  • Ushers
  • Guide guests to their seats during special events at the Midland Cultural Centre
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orillia and District
    Orillia
    The Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Orillia and District provides quality mentoring relationships for young people in our community who would benefit from caring, supportive adult role models. The relationships are fostered through:
  • One-to-One Matching
  • Group Programs
  • School Based Programs
  • Special Olympics Ontario - Central Ontario
    Simcoe North
    Volunteers act as coaches in weekly sport training sessions, working with athletes with an intellectual disability in a variety of sports such as Floor Hockey, 5-Pin Bowling, Curling, Softball, Snowshoeing, Bocce, Pickleball and more! 
     
    Other volunteer positions include administrative roles on community councils (fundraising, secretary, public relations, etc.).
    Procyon Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre, Procyon Wildlife
    Beeton

    This is a wonderful hands-on opportunity to learn about our native wild animals. Procyon Wildlife counts on volunteer animal caregivers to carry out the essential duties that allow orphaned and injured animals to return to the wild. If you are able to commit 5 hours once a week, you will find this very rewarding! 

        The duties of this ongoing volunteer position involve: 

     

    • Preparing food for, and feeding animals of all ages, cleaning cages 
    • Observing animal behaviour and condition, and record keeping 
    • Housekeeping such as laundry, washing dishes, cleaning counters, floors, and equipment, and light yard work
    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston

    Integral part of promoting the values and mission of the organization in the community and ensuring our operational sustainability. Working toward getting the story of inequality, marginalization and oppression out to the mainstream funders gives a voice to the women who have experienced it and how they are working to overcome these challenges while working with Imani’s Place. Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani’s Place Team, the Grant Researcher/Writer will work toward the following, as a volunteer: 
    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
    • Have a clear understanding of human trafficking and associated trauma 
    • Research, develop, write and submit proposals, letters, reports and other materials as necessary to secure grant support from foundation, corporations and government funding sources to support the organizations operations and programming initiatives. 
    • Compassion, empathy and patience is a must 
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
    • Work cooperatively with the Communications Director and Programming Manager 
    • 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 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 ensuring that staff and volunteers are looked after in a professional and open way. The HR Specialist will act as a catalyst when handling disputes and ensuring that policies and legislation are being followed. Working collaboratively with other members of the team, the HR Specialist will work toward the following as a volunteer: 

    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
    • Have a clear understanding of domestic violence, human trafficking and associated trauma 
    • CHRP designate is an asset 
    • Solid understanding of labour legislation and employee recruitment 
    • Maintaining updated employee and volunteer records 
    • Support the staff culture 
    • Working with staff and volunteers to ensure that policy is being interpreted and executed in the manner for which it was intended 
    • Able to manage and implement conflict resolution practices where required 
    • 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 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) 
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      • Liaising with local programs, police social service agencies and the community when required, to promote the program, exchange information to build and maintain a cooperative alliance 
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      • Have a clear understanding of human trafficking and associated trauma 
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      • Listen to clients to assess their needs and recommend resources that meet those needs 
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      • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
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      • Work with the Program Manager to ensure the application of effective Programming 
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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 often 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 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
    Stayner Care Centre
    Stayner
    • 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
    Atrium Retirement Residence
    Orillia
    • Provide companionship
    • Reading
    • Crafts
    • Assisting in the Culinary Department.
    Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre
    Markdale, ON

    Recreational Therapy Volunteer: Assists our Recreational Therapist with a wide range of hands-on activities including individual and group-based games, art projects, equine learning, life skills and a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Horse interaction will occur as  well as assisting & working alongside participants. No horse experience required. 

    Unmounted Horse Leader: Assists in preparing, grooming and leading the horse at the same time as the participant. You will interact with horses and participants. Horse experience an asset, we will train you.

    Side Walker: Walks beside the horse and participant providing support and stability. Involves a good deal of walking. No horse experience required, we will train you.

    Mounted Horse Leader: Assists the participant in preparing the horse for the lesson & may involve leading the horse during the lesson depending on the participant's ability.  Involves a good deal of walking and at times short bouts of jogging with the horse. Horse experience required.

     

     

    Safe 'N Sound
    Owen Sound
  • Help in the kitchen when we start our meal program again
  • Help in the donation room sorting and hanging up clothes, laundry, cleaning duties,
  • Collecting data and temperatures at the door
  • Maintenance in the THSP apartments
  • Help fund raising
  • Woods Park Care Centre, Long Term Care Home, Barrie
    Woods Park Care Centre, 110 Lillian Cres., Barrie

    Volunteers can assist with a variety of programs and activities including: 

    • One-on-One Friendly Visiting 
    • Gardening 
    • Holiday Celebrations and Special Events 
    • Outings  
    • Card playing, Bingo and other games 
    • Entertainment 
    • Hairdressing & Wellness Assistance 
    • Escorting Residents to in house appointments 
    • Dining Assistance
    Adult Tutor   Simcoe County 
    NEXT STEP
    Alliston
    Tutor one-to-one with adults needing help with reading, writing, math or computers.
    Canadian Blood Services, Barrie, Blood Donation Centre
    Collingwood

    Mobile/Donor Centre Volunteer - Collingwood 
     
    As a volunteer with Canadian Blood Services you help create a positive, safe and welcoming environment and experience for our donors. Greeting donors with a smile, thanking them for their donation and making conversation helps ensure a good donation experience. As one of the last faces donors see on their way out, the care and attention you give plays a critical role in the success of future blood donor clinics. 
     
    Activities and Tasks Associated with the Role - This role has a variety of duties, including, but not limited to the following: 
     
    • Welcome and serve snacks and drinks to donors upon their arrival from the donation area 
    • Oversee the refreshment area which includes displaying and restocking snacks and drinks 
    • Responsible for ensuring the cleaning of tables, chairs and touch points within the refreshment area 
    • Mandatory use of surgical masks, hand sanitizer and gloves provided by CBS when operating within the Mobile/Donor Centre 
    • Observe donors and alert donor centre staff of adverse reactions 
    • Provide donors with organizational updates and information on current CBS initiatives 
    • Regularly review written volunteer duties and centre specific procedures 
    • Adhere to policies, procedures and training requirements 
    • Respond to donor concerns and questions by directing donors to appropriate staff 
     
    Skills, Abilities, Traits 
    • Friendly, compassionate, outgoing and possess good communication skills 
    • Able to work independently as well as in a team environment 
    • Sensitive and respectful of the dignity of all people 
    • Able to relate to different personalities and age groups in a variety of situations 
    • Able to observe and react appropriately to adverse situations 
    • Adhere to CBS dress code (e.g. name tag, vest/ t-shirt and closed toes shoes) 
    • Reliable and punctual 
    • Provide good customer service to donors to ensure they feel both valued and appreciated for their donation

    Canadian Blood Services, Barrie, Blood Donation Centre
    Parry Sound

    Mobile/Donor Centre Volunteer at St. Peter's - Knights of Columbus Hall mobile clinic in Parry Sound 
     
    As a volunteer with Canadian Blood Services you help create a positive, safe and welcoming environment and experience for our donors. Greeting donors with a smile, thanking them for their donation and making conversation helps ensure a good donation experience. As one of the last faces donors see on their way out, the care and attention you give plays a critical role in the success of future blood donor clinics. 
     
    Activities and Tasks Associated with the Role - This role has a variety of duties, including, but not limited to the following: 
     
    • Welcome and serve snacks and drinks to donors upon their arrival from the donation area 
    • Oversee the refreshment area which includes displaying and restocking snacks and drinks 
    • Responsible for ensuring the cleaning of tables, chairs and touch points within the refreshment area 
    • Mandatory use of surgical masks, hand sanitizer and gloves provided by CBS when operating within the Mobile/Donor Centre 
    • Observe donors and alert donor centre staff of adverse reactions 
    • Provide donors with organizational updates and information on current CBS initiatives 
    • Regularly review written volunteer duties and centre specific procedures 
    • Adhere to policies, procedures and training requirements 
    • Respond to donor concerns and questions by directing donors to appropriate staff 
     
    Skills, Abilities, Traits 
    • Friendly, compassionate, outgoing and possess good communication skills 
    • Able to work independently as well as in a team environment 
    • Sensitive and respectful of the dignity of all people 
    • Able to relate to different personalities and age groups in a variety of situations 
    • Able to observe and react appropriately to adverse situations 
    • Adhere to CBS dress code (e.g. name tag, vest/ t-shirt and closed toes shoes) 
    • Reliable and punctual 
    • Provide good customer service to donors to ensure they feel both valued and appreciated for their donation

    Dress for Success, Barrie
    Barrie

    Become a member of our volunteer team interested in supporting the vision and mission of Dress for Success. Make a difference and ensure that there is both awareness and funds available to helping disadvantage women return to work.

    Empower Simcoe
    Orillia
    Volunteers are a valued part of our team and play a significant role in all areas of Empower Simcoe, developing lasting relationships with people and helping to improve their overall sense of well-being. Our volunteers help empower people to lead a meaningful and inclusive life. With many different skills and experiences, volunteers can give of their time to Empower Simcoe in a variety of ways:
    • Sharing time, interests and hobbies with people who have an developmental disability
    • Committees/Board of Directors
    • Offering transportation
    • Participating in fundraising at Empower Simcoe Foundation Bingos
    • Assisting with fundraising events like our annual Fashion Show and Golf Tournament
    • Becoming a peer through our Youth Programs
    • Helping young children and families at the EarlyON Child and Family Centre
    Timing? We`ll coordinate opportunities to your availability.
    Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
    Purpose: To assist with the transportation needs of children and youth involved with Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions. 
    Responsibilities: 
     Drive the child(ren)/youth in your own vehicle to an appointment/activity, and pick up the child(ren)/youth at an appointed place and time 
     Assist the child(ren)/youth to get in and out of the vehicle safely 
     Escort the child(ren)/youth to and from the appointment activity 
    Requirements 
     18 years of age and older 
     A criminal record check (including vulnerable populations) free of charges or convictions 
     Possess a valid Ontario Driver's license and a safe driving record 
     Attend agency car seat training 
     A clean driver's abstract (obtained from Service Ontario) 
     Have access to a road worthy and safe vehicle 
     Minimum of $1 Million liability insurance 
     Patience and understanding 
     Reliable and punctual 
     Knowledge of the community 
     Able to offer physical support to the child(lifting), youth or adult 
     Trustworthy 
     Access to a computer (mileage submission) 
     Cell phone
    Leader/Sidewalker   Bruce County  Grey County 
    Georgian Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians
    Owen Sound
      Leader
    • Grooming and tack up of the horse
    • Leading of the horse for warm-up
    • Control of the horse during class
    • Un-tack horse and cleanup of equipment
    • Sidewalker
    • Support the rider as necessary to balance
    • Assist rider to complete skills as needed
    • Assist leader with tack and cleanup
      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.
      Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch, Volunteer Program
      Varies: Barrie: Orillia: Midland: Collingwood: Innisfil

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

      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
      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
      Dress for Success, Barrie
      Barrie

      Board Members 
      Boutique Merchandising 
      Breakfast Club Facilitators 
      Clothing Sorter 
      Committee Members 
      Corporate Volunteers 
      Event/Fundraising 
      Professional Women's Group Facilitators 
      Stylist to help suit clients,  
      IT Tech 
      Professional Women's Group Mentors 
       
      POSITION DESCRIPTION:  
      Clothing Sorter - Sort Clothes, take inventory, and organize the store. 
       
      Stylists- Suit clients for their interviews (experience with Dress For Success may be needed, but will be provided). 
       
      Fundraising Committee- Creating events for fundraising opportunities, or volunteering for an already planned event. 
       
      IT Tech - Someone to create and maintain a social presence online to promote the organization and it's events. 
       
      Hair and Make up Stylists- Help show clients what is appropriate for interviews and work when considering make up and hair. 
       
      Board of Directors- Must be 18+, will sit in on the board meetings and hold an important role within the organization, for more information, contact Linda Reid, Executive Director for Dress For Success Orillia and Barrie.

      Barrie Literacy Council

      Volunteer tutors are needed to help adults to improve their reading, writing, math and digital skills. 
       
      NOTE: We ask potential tutors to commit for one year so that they can come alongside a student for that length of time - once students make the decision to improve their skills, they need a tutor who is willing to work with them to increase not only their knowledge but their confidence and self esteem.

      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.

      Home & Community Support Services Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Head Office, Heritage Place Mall, Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce
      Owen Sound
      • Provide rides for seniors for the Day Away program and appointments.
      • Pick up and drop off clients at a scheduled time
      Friendly Visitor   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
      Owen Sound
      • Provide companionship and friendship to an isolated senior or adult living with a disability by making at-home or over-the-phone visits on a regular basis
      • Assist clients with activities that they are no longer able to do by themselves and which are of interest to the client: reading, writing, playing cards/games
      • Provide a periodic monitoring of the client's well being
      Mentor   Grey County 
      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce
      Be a positive adult role model for a child. For as little as one hour per week you can have a profound impact on a child's future.
      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

      Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Volunteer Services
      Peterborough
      We're looking for an exceptional volunteer to join our team! Are you passionate about healthcare? Do you have a philanthropic heart, strong administrative, communication and customer service skills, and 4 hours a week to donate to a great cause? If you answered yes, then we want to hear from you!.
      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.
      Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre
      Penetanguishene ON
      Volunteers assist with general office duties, assist members and program support.
      Easter Seals Ontario, Barrie-Simcoe County Office
      Sadlon Areana. 555 Bayview Dr, Ontario ON L4N 8Y2

      Whether you’re an individual, community group, or group of friends, Easter Seals is seeking energetic and dedicated people to join our team of volunteers! In partnership with the Barrie Colts, Easter Seals will be partaking in the 50/50 ticket draw program for all the Barrie Colts home games in 2023-2024 
       
      * Volunteers will work 4 hours per shift, arriving 1.5 hours in advance of game time at the Sadlon Arena 
      * You will help sell tickets until end of second period.  
      * Once the selling is finished, all volunteers are able to watch the remainder of the game in a designated area.

      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.

      Auxiliary   
      Huron Health System - Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, Goderich - Napier St, Alexandra Marine and General Hospital
      Goderich
      Care will be taken to match volunteers with areas of skill and interest.
      Vision Mate   Bruce County  Grey County 
      Vision Loss Rehab Ontario, Bruce / Dufferin / Grey District - Mailing address
      Within clients home or public locations
      Provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted through regular visits. Activities are determined by client need and mutually agreed upon like reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands or outings, support at groups and friendly visiting.
      South East Grey Community Health Centre, Markdale
      Markdale
      Set up tables and chairs, play bingo, board games, pool and socialize. Make coffee/tea.
      South East Grey Community Health Centre, Markdale
      Markdale
    • Create a “Penny Pinching” Board for the SEGCHC waiting room for patrons to access
    • Maintain the board ensuring coupons are plentiful via printing out coupons for highly sought after products to help patients decrease their household expenses
    • Discarding expired coupons
    • Liaise with SEGCHC on program concerns/challenges/suggestions, as required
    • Training by Registered Dietitian is provided
    • Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Orillia
      467 West St N

      Please visit the website to find out how you can help and fill out the application to apply

      Volunteer Camp Counselor   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
      Camp Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre
      St. Vincent Park, Barrie

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

      Special Olympics Ontario - Central Ontario, Barrie - No Physical Address, Special Olympics Ontario - Barrie Chapter
      Variable

      Volunteers act as coaches in weekly sport training sessions, working with athletes with an intellectual disability in a variety of sports. Other positions include administrative roles on community council (fundraising, secretary, public relations, etc.). If we host competitions, day-of event volunteers are also required. SOO-Barrie offers 14 Olympic-type sports.

      Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch, Barrie - 128 Anne St S, Urban Pantry Program - Barrie Good Food Box

      We are looking for an Admin Coordinator to: 
       
      Assist with downloading online orders from website and compiling order list on the first Thursday of the month 
      Assist with emailing box contents list to participants  
      Assist with emailing reminders to participants before pick-up day 
      Report to the Barrie Good Food Box Coordinator and work with the Pack Day Leader to ensure a smooth pack day each month 

      Barrie Food Bank
      42 Anne St S, Unit 2 Barrie, ON

      Various opportunities available such as board member, warehouse roles, client intake and cart preparation. Click here to see details and to sign up: https://www.barriefoodbank.org/get-involved/

      Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch, Barrie - 128 Anne St S, Urban Pantry Program - Barrie Good Food Box
      Work from home, drive to order sites and pickup sites

      The Pack Day Leader assists the Barrie Good Food Box Coordinator at the Barrie Free Methodist Church on the second Wednesday of every month. 
       
      Arrive at the church at 9 am on the second Wednesday of every month 
      Assit with greeting volunteers and directing them to set up the pack stations 
      Assit with overseeing the unloading of the truck when it arrives 
      Assit with overseeing the packing of the food
      Help maintain enthusiasm among volunteers

      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.
       

      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes - Haliburton
      Community
      Help develop and provide activities to a group of up to 8 children for one a day a week during a 7 week period over the summer. You will work closely with the summer student to provide some interactive opportunities to children.
      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.
      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.

      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.
      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
      Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch, Barrie - 128 Anne St S, Urban Pantry Program - Barrie Good Food Box
      Main location Barrie Free Methodist Church , 284 Cundles Road

      We are looking for volunteers to assist with "pack day" on the second Wednesday of the month between 9 am-6 pm at the Barrie Free Methodist Church (284 Cundles Rd E). 
      Volunteers unload the food from the truck, pack the boxes, greet people and give boxes to participants when they arrive to pick up, and general cleanup duties. 
      We are also looking for volunteer drivers to deliver food to schools and "pay-it-forward" recipients.

      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.

      Client Care   Simcoe County 
      Woods Park Care Centre, Long Term Care Home, Barrie
      110 Lillian Crescent Barrie

      Assistance with resident In-house appointments

      St. John Ambulance, Cobourg, Northumberland Training Centre
      Northumberland County
      Visit regularly with your dog (visits about 1 hour in length) at an assigned seniors' residence, nursing home, or other facility in Northumberland County from Port Hope to Brighton to Campbellford area; meet and greet the public at community events ranging from fairs and festivals to parades and fundraisers
      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.

      Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
      1 – 239 Manitoba Street Bracebridge ON P1L 1S2

      Purpose of Position: 

      To lend support to the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka in areas of copying, filing, managing documentation, recording program information and reaching out to program participants through reminder calls for upcoming programs. 

      Qualifications:

      • Enthusiastic about the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
      • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Excel an asset.
      • Compassion, active listening and patience towards the population we serve
      • Respectful, knowledgeable and sensitive to the populations we serve
      • Sign oath of confidentiality
      • Police check
      • Dementia-friendly                                                                                                                                   
      • Be willing to complete sensitivity training
      • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
      • Professional presentation is a must

      Roles and Responsibilities:

      • Answer the phone (ex. “good morning Alzheimer Society of Muskoka *YOUR NAME* speaking” and take messages or transfer to Voicemail if staff is not in or place on Park if another staff is to pick up)
      • Assist with program registration, including registration phone calls and list of participants 
      • Library calls for outstanding books
      • Assist with program outreach through phone calls
      • Shred and empty shredding machine
      • Clean anything that you see needs cleaning
      • Photocopying
      • Filing
      • Restocking brochure rack
      • Nesdatrak receipting and bank deposit preparation
      • Writing thank you cards

      Orientation and Training: 

      • Initial orientation to the office 
      • On the job training provided
      • Additional training workshops are offered as needs and opportunities are identified 

      Time: Varying schedule depending on need. 

      Location: 1 – 239 Manitoba Street Bracebridge ON P1L 1S2

      Commitment: On an as-needed basis. 

      Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
      1 – 239 Manitoba Street Bracebridge ON P1L 1S2

      Purpose of Position: 

      To lend support to the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka in areas of copying, filing, managing documentation, recording program information and reaching out to program participants through reminder calls for upcoming programs. 

      Qualifications:

      • Enthusiastic about the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
      • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Excel an asset.
      • Compassion, active listening and patience towards the population we serve
      • Respectful, knowledgeable and sensitive to the populations we serve
      • Sign oath of confidentiality
      • Police check
      • Dementia-friendly                                                                                                                                   
      • Be willing to complete sensitivity training
      • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
      • Professional presentation is a must

      Roles and Responsibilities:

      • Answer the phone (ex. “good morning Alzheimer Society of Muskoka *YOUR NAME* speaking” and take messages or transfer to Voicemail if staff is not in or place on Park if another staff is to pick up)
      • Assist with program registration, including registration phone calls and list of participants 
      • Library calls for outstanding books
      • Assist with program outreach through phone calls
      • Shred and empty shredding machine
      • Clean anything that you see needs cleaning
      • Photocopying
      • Filing
      • Restocking brochure rack
      • Nesdatrak receipting and bank deposit preparation
      • Writing thank you cards

      Orientation and Training: 

      • Initial orientation to the office 
      • On the job training provided
      • Additional training workshops are offered as needs and opportunities are identified 

      Time: Varying schedule depending on need. 

      Location: 1 – 239 Manitoba Street Bracebridge ON P1L 1S2

      Commitment: On an as-needed basis. 

      Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
      Pick-up/drop-off: 549 Tenth Line, Collingwood ON L9Y 3A8

      The Adoption Team Transport Volunteer is responsible for safely transporting adoptable GTHS cats and kittens to pet stores, to attract adopters in that community. On occasion, any remaining cats or kittens will be collected and returned to the GTHS Animal Centre.

      • Maintain clean and tidy GTHS van (inside and outside), if used
      • Replenish fuel in GTHS van, if used
      • Ensure any appropriate documentation is available for the Adoption Partner
      • Liaise with staff at the GTHS Animal Centre and at the Adoption Partner’s location upon drop-off/collection
      • Bring completed adoption paperwork and cash, if any, back to the Animal Centre
      • Load/unload animals in carriers
      • Ensure animals are safe and secure
      • Follow appropriate protocol, policies and procedures
      • Ensure photocopy of valid/most recent version of G2 driver’s license is retained by GTHS
      Victorian Order of Nurses, Perth-Huron Branch - Adult Day Program, Stratford - Long Dr
      Stratford Ontario

      Our Adult Day Programs (ADPs) provide social, recreational and therapeutic activities for seniors, individuals with a disability, Alzheimer's disease or other dementia in a safe and supervised environment. Activities are designed to be accessible to each participant by focusing on their abilities, not their disabilities. Activities could include exercise classes, cards and games, art and crafts, music and cooking. Program runs Monday to Friday 9am-3pm. Volunteers come in during a planned timeslot to assist with the programs and visit with the clients. 

      CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, Barrie - Anne St S, MatureMinds
      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.

      Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, Barrie - 91 Patterson Rd, Ontario SPCA - Barrie Animal Centre

      As a Bingo Volunteer, you are responsible for sharing the mission and values of the Ontario SPCA with participants at the Gaming Centre.  
       
      Responsibilities: 
      Be a positive role model, assist Bingo participants with the navigation of the e-bingo gaming consoles, share the organization's mission and how it benefits from each Bingo event, maintain a professional appearance, attitude and communication when representing the organization.

      Board Member   Bruce County  Grey County 
      REACH Centre Grey Bruce
      Owen Sound, ON
      Join our Board of Directors to provide input on decision making. We are an advisory Board and meet for 1 hour once per month.
      Board Member   Simcoe County 
      Huronia Symphony Orchestra
      Barrie, Ontario
      To attend Board of Directors Meetings. Participate in board activities and decision making.
      E3 Community Services
      South Georgian Bay

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

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

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

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

      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

      “My Nankind Angel volunteer helped alleviate some of the burdens by giving me a couple of hours to spend focusing on myself and what I needed to do to get better. I could rest assured and focus on my wellness and appointments knowing my kids were in safe hands.”

      Nankind Mom

      Imagine a world where every family with cancer receives the care needed for their children – so they have enough time to care for themselves. Now, also imagine a world where every child receives the support they need to cope with their parent’s illness or death.

      Nankind (Formerly, Nanny Angel Network) offers rewarding volunteer positions for skilled childcare providers who are looking to make a difference in the lives of families. 

      By visiting weekly, building trust, and having fun, Nankind Angels helps parents gain confidence and peace of mind, knowing their children are cared for and supported by knowledgeable and compassionate volunteers while they get the time to rest or attend appointments. 

      Nankind volunteers receive specialized training including grief and bereavement and receive the support of NAN’s Child Life Specialist throughout their volunteering time. 

      Make a Difference in a child's life, Become a Volunteer Angel  

       

      How can you help? 

      • Provide fun, educational, creative, and safe experiences for the children. 

      • 4 hours of childcare service per week to the same family. 

      • Minimum six-month commitment to ensure support during the duration of a parent’s cancer treatment and recovery. 

      How to apply 

      Our service areas are The Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton, Kingston, and Barrie. 

       

      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!

      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.

      * Two (2) hours of childcare service per week to the same family.

      Make a Difference in a Child's life, Become a Virtual Volunteer Angel!

      Do you want to support families living with cancer? Are you willing to commit 2 hours of virtual support per week to a child in need? Join Nankind as we lessen the impact of cancer on families through our virtual support programs.

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

      Virtual 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 100 hours of experience providing childcare support (babysitting, teaching, tutoring, etc). Moms, Dads & Grandparents may qualify with family childcare experience.

      * Must reside in Canada.

       

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

      Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
      549 Tenth Line, Collingwood L9Y 3A8
      Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
      549 10th Line, Collingwood ON L9Y 0W1

      The Shelter Aide reports to the Cat Care Coordinator and liaises with their counterpart to share the afternoon routine and duties. Shelter Aides ensure our Animal Kitchen is clean, organized and regularly stocked with food, litter and supplies, and replenish items for the Intake and Quarantine / Isolation Rooms to provide our cats and kittens with the supplies they need. Other duties include dishes, laundry and ensuring our Adoption Rooms, Medical Intake Room and communal areas are clean, tidy and well maintained. The Shelter Aide also spends time with our feline residents to provide mental and physical stimulation. These enrichment activities allow our cats to continue to express normal feline behaviour despite being in a ‘shelter’ environment.

      • Coordinate with fellow Shelter Aide to share the afternoon’s routine and duties, including oversight of the ‘front’ or ‘back’ areas of the Animal Centre
      • Perform laundry tasks (washing, drying and folding linens)
      • Stock trolleys
      • Clean dirty animal dishes and litter pans
      • Disinfect cat carriers and / or kennels, if appropriate
      • Remove contents of empty kennels for adopted cats, if appropriate
      • Dispose of garbage and recyclables
      • Tidy, clean and disinfect surfaces and floors in Animal Kitchen, Medical Intake Room and communal areas
      • Feed kittens and other cats (if needed)
      • Top up water and dry food (if needed)
      • Scoop litter boxes in Main Adoption Rooms
      • Assist Cat Care Coordinator (if needed)
      Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
      549 Tenth Line, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 0W1
      • Maintain clean and organized litter, kennels, counter tops and communal areas (shelving, windows, etc.) in the assigned room(s)
      • Disinfect toys (loose and in kennels), scratching posts, wooden boxes, climbing apparatus, etc. in the assigned room
      • Feed cats / kittens wet food (as appropriate), provide fresh water and maintain feeding stations
      • Wash up any dirty animal dishes
      • Perform laundry tasks (gathering dirty laundry in sacks if assigned to Room 3, and all Team Members assist with washing, drying and folding linens)
      • Dispose of garbage and recyclables
      • Wipe all surfaces after use
      • Tasks specific to the room assigned include:
        • Wiping surfaces and floors in the Animal Kitchen, as necessary
        • Placing cats ready for ‘moving up’ into carriers
        • Carrying cats in carriers to the appropriate Adoptions Room / kennel
        • Weighing cats (if specified on Kennel Cards), with assistance from the Cat Care Coordinator as required
      • Interact with cats for socialization and enrichment purposes
        • Adapt activities based on cats being interacted with
        • Stimulate and interact with cats (includes grooming, play and snuggles)
        • Reduce cat stress and improve their overall wellness
        • Provide cognitive stimulation and encourage curiosity
        • Provide places for cats to hide and perch, as appropriate
        • Stimulate cats’ hunting instinct
        • Make enrichment items (food puzzles, cat cabins…)
      • Identify and report any behavioural concerns
      • Follow appropriate protocol, policies and procedures
      Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
      Muskoka and Parry Sound

      Purpose: To coordinate our weekly Coffee Social Program for caregivers and persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.  We offer this drop-in program for our clients to enjoy a time to engage with others, relax and enjoy refreshments.  If needed, a person with dementia should be accompanied by a caregiver who is responsible for their health and wellbeing.

      Tasks/Responsibilities:

      • Set up table and chairs
      • Make coffee/tea, put out cookies
      • Keep record of adequate supply
      • Keep record of attendance
      • Welcome guests as they arrive
      • Distribute nametags
      • Clean and lock up building

      Qualifications: Reliable, good listener, compassionate, patient, understanding, reactive to client needs. 

      Time commitment: 1 day per week from either 10 am – 12 pm or 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, plus time for set up and clean up (approx. 2.5 hours). Would appreciate a 6 – 12 month commitment.

      Orientation/Training: Volunteers will have the opportunity to shadow the Recreation Support Facilitator at the Coffee Social as often as required by the volunteer to feel comfortable.

      Screening: Application, interview, police check, reference checks, probation, training completion is required.

      Evaluation/Success measures: Success of this program is measured by attendance numbers of the group each week.

      Supervision: Supervision will be by the Recreation Support Facilitator as needed.

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

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

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

      Teaching about cultural cooking and traditions around the world, such as Indigenous, Italian, Greek, Persian, Asian, and East Indian.

      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
      Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
      Simcoe County

      To deliver/pick-up materials from locations throughout Simcoe County.  
      Pick up materials from the Society offices or designated location. 
      Deliver materials to participating locations within a specific time frame. Give the materials to the contact person or their designate. At prescribed time, pick up completed materials from the participating locations. Deliver completed materials to the Society office or designated location. Keep completed materials from participating locations separate from each other. Keep materials organized and in good condition.

      Christian Horizons Simcoe
      Barrie
      Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
      549 Tenth Line, Collingwood ON L9Y 0W1

      Dog Care Enrichment Volunteers participate in our Canine Enrichment Program to provide mental and physical stimuli to the dogs in our care. Dog Care Volunteers interact with the majority of dogs at our Animal Centre, so complete a Dog Care Program in order to interact with Green dogs (ie. puppies and seniors who are easy to walk and handle) and Yellow dogs (ie. young, rambunctious, pullers who can be slightly difficult to walk and handle), with the ultimate goal of working with Red dogs (ie. strong pullers with some behavioural issues who are difficult to walk and handle). Training is required upon joining the Dog Care Team and will be required intermittently to progress through the Dog Care Program.

      • Create treats / food puzzles
      • Provide food and clean water as required or instructed
      • Assist in the maintenance of dogs’ physical and mental well-being
      • Interact with dogs for walks, training and socialization
      • Bathe / groom dogs
      • Reinforce behaviours that make dogs more adoptable
      • Ensure dogs are safe and secure
      • Follow appropriate protocol, policies and procedures
      • Wash up dirty dog dishes and assist with laundry (washing, drying and folding linens), based on Enrichment activities undertaken
      • Clean up after dogs (stoop and scoop) in the kennel area and outdoors, as appropriate
      Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
      549 Tenth Line, Collingwood L9Y 0W1

      Donor Engagement Volunteers report to the Senior Manager of Philanthropy, Donor Relations Specialist, and/or the Annual Giving Manager to gain guidance in fostering positive relationships with donors. by contacting them upon becoming a regular donor or after donating to a ‘signature’ event or campaign. These volunteers will contact identified regular donors or signature event donors and may participate in regular Donor Relations Team meetings to collaborate on ideas that will enhance the relationships that leadership and legacy donors have with the GTHS, to inspire higher levels of giving. This is a remote volunteer position (with occasional onsite activities) and volunteers will utilize their own computer or tablet, telephone and internet.

      • Participation in monthly Donor Relations Team meeting with the Senior Manager of Philanthropy, Donor Relations Specialist, and/or Annual Giving Manager – virtual or in-person
      • Independent conversations with donor contacts via email, in person, and / or telephone
      • Performs independent research on subject matter when required
      • May be asked to participate in donor engagement activities such as donor tours of the Animal Centre
      • Networking and relationship building
      • Acquiring a solid knowledge of the GTHS and fundraising best practices
      Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
      Volunteer from home and/or assist at 549 Tenth Line, Collingwood ON L9Y 3A8

      Donor Stewardship Volunteers report to the Fundraising Administrator and foster positive relationships with donors by thanking them (by telephone, email, letter or greeting card) for their in-kind support of GTHS programs and services. These volunteers are invited to collaborate on ideas that will enhance the relationship donors have with the GTHS, to inspire giving.

      This is a hybrid volunteer position. Depending on tasks undertaken, volunteers will be home-based and utilize their own computer or tablet, telephone and internet (with occasional onsite activities), or may assist with written communications before, during or after a scheduled shift at the Animal Centre (time and space permitting) and continue any remaining tasks at home.

      • Acquiring a solid knowledge of the GTHS
      • Independent conversations with donor contacts via email* and / or telephone*
      • ‘Thank you’ card writing*
      • Occasional assistance with mailings, for example:
        • Placing correspondence in envelopes
        • Adding address labels to envelopes
        • Adding stamps to envelopes
      • Collaborating with the Fundraising Administrator on ideas to improve communications with donors
      E3 Community Services
      Collingwood

      Working with Children and Families, the EarlyON Assistant will help with childcare and meeting/greeting of families at our Collingwood site.  Assist with innovative childcare programming and professionals while supporting families.

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

      Leading and facilitating groups on how to prepare taxes and how to budget.

      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
      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.

       

      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.

      Villa Care Centre (The), Villa Retirement Lodge (The)

      One on one visiting with residents 
      Supporting and/or facilitating group activities 
      Reading or playing games with residents 
      Meal assistance  

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

      Facilitating groups on how to start seedlings, container gardening, herbs and their uses along with seed saving.

      Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Volunteer Resources, Penetanguishene - 500 Church St - Atrium Bldg

      Gift Shop Clerk (Volunteer)

      To provide friendly support and service to customers, patients, visitors and staff visiting the hospital Gift Shop. Proceeds from the gift shop help raise funds for hospital patient programs. This position is a great opportunity to work in a fun healthcare team environment.

      Duties:

      • Greet and assist customers, patients, visitors and staff
      • Support, listen and interact with customers visiting the shop
      • Provide excellent customer service
      • Operate cash register (credit card, debit, cash sales)
      • Balance the cash at the end of the shift
      • Stock shelves, organize and tidy shop
      • Pricing of inventory
      • Adhere to Waypoint policies and procedures

      Qualifications:

      • Basic understanding and attentiveness to mental illness
      • Interested in and enjoys relating to people
      • Confiential
      • Flexible, friendly, patient and optimistic
      • Excellent listening, interpersonal and communication skills
      • Friendly, self-motivated and outgoing
      • Reliable, punctual and able to work independently or in a team
      • Able to follow detailed directions and procedures
      • Courteous, mature, empathetic and the ability to suspend judgment
      • Respect for cultural, racial, and religious diversity
      • Cash-handling experience

      Training: on the job training, general orientation and on-going annual participation in mandatory education.

      Gift Shop is open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

      CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, Barrie - Anne St S, MatureMinds

      GrandPals are older adults (not necessarily Grandparents) who love children and want to make a difference for generations to come. GrandPals are trained in the stories they have to share over 5 weeks. After training, we connect GrandPals with a classroom where they meet with the same 2-4 students over a period of 8 weeks. The stories that GrandPals share about their own lives become part of the students' curriculum. Students capture the stories presented in written assignments as well as art projects.

      CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, Barrie - Anne St S, MatureMinds
      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
      South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Wasaga Beach, Volunteer Opportunities

      To facilitate support groups on osteoporosis, cancer, dental, vision, foot care and other related health awareness groups. To bring life experience to the support groups.

      Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
      Muskoka and Parry Sound area.

      Help the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka manage an information booth at various Health Fairs in Muskoka and Parry Sound. Your help is greatly appreciated in our endeavours to provide useful information to individuals and their families.

      Duties:

      • Arrive 15 minutes before the health fair begins.
      • Pick up the donation box from the box office.
      • Display the brochures and donation box on the table provided.
      • Return the donation box to the box office.
      • Give brochures to anyone who asks for them.  If any viewers have questions about the information or about Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, explain you are a volunteer and encourage them to phone the office at the number provided in the pamphlet.

      Qualifications

      • Excellent communication skills
      • Dependable and punctual
      • Enjoy meeting people
      • Outgoing, personable
      • Dementia-friendly  

      Time Commitment

      • Number of events to be determined.
      • Event (s) may be during the week or occasionally on weekends.
      • Approximately 4 hours spent at each event
      • Ongoing position depending on desire to continue.

      You will be provided with all materials needed for the event (s).

      E3 Community Services
      South Georgian Bay

      Supporting the personal goals of Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities residing in group homes to be active participating members of the community.  The may include playing games, crafts, baking, entertainment (movie watching/listening to and/or playing music) within a congregate residence.  There may be opportunity to participate in day outings or special events.

      Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
      Collingwood

      The GTHS Animal Hospital contains an Operating Room, Treatment Room, Examination Room, Pharmacy and X-Ray Room and a Hospital Intake/Recovery Area, and provides spay/neuter surgeries for over 1500 homeless pets annually. Having an onsite hospital ensures animals receive timely, thorough and comprehensive care, saves dozens of daily phone calls, reduces trips back and forth to veterinary clinics, dramatically decreases the stress on GTHS animals, and leads to the additional benefit of earlier adoption availability; so these animals find their forever home quickly. The GTHS Animal Hospital also assists local pet owners in need by providing essential vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries for their pets.

      Reporting to the Director of Medicine and Hospital Registered Veterinary Technician, the Hospital Recovery Volunteer will be responsible for maintaining an orderly Recovery Room, assisting with recovering patients and the movement of animals.

      • Set up the Recovery Room for the day
        • This includes making sure kennels have towels and a floor recovery space is set up for large dogs
      • Assist with transporting animals into and out of the hospital
      • Assist post-surgery
        • Handle, restrain and care for animals
        • Monitor animals’ recovery post-surgery (vital signs)
        • Report any abnormalities in recovery to the Veterinary Technician
        • Help administer vaccines / medications / microchips, under direction
        • Help ensure all animals treated in the hospital have records that are maintained accurately
      • Assist post-recovery
        • Return recovered animals to the appropriate location (onsite at the animal centre or for pick-up
      • Maintain an orderly Recovery Room
        • Store vaccines / medications / microchips appropriately
        • Disinfect / sanitize monitoring equipment
        • Clean and disinfect cages, floors, surfaces and surrounding areas
        • Dispose of garbage and recyclables
        • Wash any dishes used
      • Assist hospital staff as required
      • Follow appropriate protocol, legislation and regulations
      Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
      Memorial Park, Bracebridge and River Mill Park, Huntsville.

      The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's is our biggest fundraising event for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. There are many volunteer opportunities leading up to the event, as well as on the day of.

      Help before the walk: Duties include envelope stuffing for mailout, calling past walkers, walk committee, and poster distribution.

      Help on day of the walk: Duties include set up of tables, set up route signs, registration table, pet area, kid zone, food and beverage table, first aid station, and tear down.

      There are two walks available in Muskoka to participate in: 

      • Memorial Park, Bracebridge- Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
      • River Mill Park, Huntsville- Sunday, May 26, 2024, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

      For more information, please contact Michelle Dear at 705-645-5621 Ext. 115 or walk@alzheimermuskoka.ca

      Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
      Muskoka and Parry Sound

       

      Objective: To assist the person with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias (ADOD) and their families by providing companionship for the person, delivering client-specific recreation interventions to stimulate memory, confidence, and overall quality of life, and providing relief for the caregiver.

      Time Commitment: A minimum of 2 hours per week for 6 months.

      Skills/Abilities:

      ▪ 19 years of age or older

      ▪ Creative in adapting to the needs of the person with dementia.

      ▪ Caring, compassionate and patient.

      ▪ Good active listening and communication skills.

      ▪ Ability to work independently.

      ▪ Ability to accept direction and to ask for help when needed.

      ▪ Reliable and dependable.

      ▪ Sensitive and non-judgmental.

      ▪ Good health and grooming.

      ▪ Car is helpful, but not required.

      Responsibilities:

      ▪ To complete the Alzheimer Information Series (3 hours) training and the Meaningful Activity In Home (3 hours) training prior to first visit.

      ▪ To complete 3 sessions of Social Recreation programming in AlzSWP office before being matched.

      ▪ To meet individually with the Social Recreation Coordinator to review and learn the personalized intervention plan before first visit with client and family.

      ▪ To visit the person in their home with Social Recreation Coordinator at a prearranged time, convenient to both the family and the volunteer, to introduce self and activities.

      ▪ To be familiar with the background, skills and interests of the person, and the intervention plan prepared by the Social Recreation Coordinator.

      ▪ To provide enriching recreational experiences, using the intervention plan, for the person with dementia, taking into account the needs of that person.

      ▪ To maintain confidentiality of any information learned about the person and their family members, unless safety is a concern.

      ▪ To ensure that the person with dementia is safe and feels as secure and content as possible.  The volunteer should always carry a list of emergency telephone numbers, and the person’s medical information at all times.

      ▪ To complete an In Home Recreation Log after every visit and to send logs to the Manager of Volunteer and Social Recreation Services monthly. 

      ▪ To complete an incident report immediately following an incident of concern.

      ▪ To keep in regular contact with the Manager of Volunteer and Social Recreation Services and the Social Recreation Coordinator and discuss any areas of concern.

      ▪ To respect and adhere to the policies and procedures of the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners.

      ▪ A willingness to update knowledge of ADOD through information available in our Society resource center and professional development workshops.

      Boundaries:

      ▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is not expected to, and should not; undertake any activities involving personal care of the person with dementia, such as lifting, bathing, feeding, dressing, toileting or administration of medication(s).

      ▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is prohibited from giving medical advice.

      ▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is prohibited from becoming involved in the legal and financial affairs of the person with whom they are matched (i.e. banking, Power of Attorney etc.)

      Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
      Muskoka and Parry Sound

       

      Objective: To assist the person with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias (ADOD) and their families by providing companionship for the person, delivering client-specific recreation interventions to stimulate memory, confidence, and overall quality of life, and providing relief for the caregiver.

      Time Commitment: A minimum of 2 hours per week for 6 months.

      Skills/Abilities:

      ▪ 19 years of age or older

      ▪ Creative in adapting to the needs of the person with dementia.

      ▪ Caring, compassionate and patient.

      ▪ Good active listening and communication skills.

      ▪ Ability to work independently.

      ▪ Ability to accept direction and to ask for help when needed.

      ▪ Reliable and dependable.

      ▪ Sensitive and non-judgmental.

      ▪ Good health and grooming.

      ▪ Car is helpful, but not required.

      Responsibilities:

      ▪ To complete the Alzheimer Information Series (3 hours) training and the Meaningful Activity In Home (3 hours) training prior to first visit.

      ▪ To complete 3 sessions of Social Recreation programming in AlzSWP office before being matched.

      ▪ To meet individually with the Social Recreation Coordinator to review and learn the personalized intervention plan before first visit with client and family.

      ▪ To visit the person in their home with Social Recreation Coordinator at a prearranged time, convenient to both the family and the volunteer, to introduce self and activities.

      ▪ To be familiar with the background, skills and interests of the person, and the intervention plan prepared by the Social Recreation Coordinator.

      ▪ To provide enriching recreational experiences, using the intervention plan, for the person with dementia, taking into account the needs of that person.

      ▪ To maintain confidentiality of any information learned about the person and their family members, unless safety is a concern.

      ▪ To ensure that the person with dementia is safe and feels as secure and content as possible.  The volunteer should always carry a list of emergency telephone numbers, and the person’s medical information at all times.

      ▪ To complete an In Home Recreation Log after every visit and to send logs to the Manager of Volunteer and Social Recreation Services monthly. 

      ▪ To complete an incident report immediately following an incident of concern.

      ▪ To keep in regular contact with the Manager of Volunteer and Social Recreation Services and the Social Recreation Coordinator and discuss any areas of concern.

      ▪ To respect and adhere to the policies and procedures of the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners.

      ▪ A willingness to update knowledge of ADOD through information available in our Society resource center and professional development workshops.

      Boundaries:

      ▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is not expected to, and should not; undertake any activities involving personal care of the person with dementia, such as lifting, bathing, feeding, dressing, toileting or administration of medication(s).

      ▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is prohibited from giving medical advice.

      ▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is prohibited from becoming involved in the legal and financial affairs of the person with whom they are matched (i.e. banking, Power of Attorney etc.)

      Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
      186 Hurontario Street or team members' homes

      Our Jewellery Team is looking for help washing and handling incoming jewellery donations. If you can spare a few hours a week, volunteering from home (other than local pick-up/drop-off), please apply.

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

      Providing first Aid support at local community events.

      Furry Friends Animal Shelter, Barrie
      25 Hart Drive Unit 15 Barrie
      • Follow regiments and medical chart instructions for each cat in the medroom.  This may include giving medications, syringe feeding, giving sub-q fluids, giving insulin, general cleaning of cats eyes, noses ect 
      • Check off that treatments have been done and document any changes in cats condition
      • Clean and refill water bowls
      • Cleaning and filling food bowls, taking note if any cats that require a special type of food
      • Keeping the cats cages clean, change any dirty or soiled linens, wipe down cages
      • Scoop litter boxes and clean them as needed 
      • Ensure Med Room is kept clean. Weep and mop floors, put clean linens away, remove garbage.
      • Socialize with the cats and kittens; play, brush, pet ect
      South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Wasaga Beach, Volunteer Opportunities

      Providing a leadership role within a peer support group and ensuring a supportive and constructive atmosphere for group participants in mindfulness, breathwork, self-care, vision boards, journalling and grief support.

      Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
      Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, or Parry Sound.

      This is a volunteer opportunity with the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka for the Minds in Motion® program.

      Minds in Motion® is a community-based social program that incorporates physical and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners.

      • Minds in Motion® is an eight-week program delivered once weekly that combines physical activity with mental stimulation, in a social environment.
      • The program is delivered at Municipal Recreation Centres, Older Adult Centres or similar multi-service centres to help normalize the experience for participants.
      • The program was developed in British Columbia and results indicate improved physical and mental health for both people with dementia and their care partner.
      • Minds in Motion® is not a fitness program, a social recreation program or a drop-in program.

      Tasks/Responsibilities:

      • 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

      Qualifications:

      • Enjoy working with others, comfortable initiating conversation and including others
      • Patient, friendly and fun; comfortable in a non-competitive, inclusive environment
      • Have some experience communicating with older adults
      • Be physically able to participate in the physical activity component of the program
      • Commit to program at 8 week intervals
      • Organized and pay attention to detail
      • Reliable and able to follow instructions

      Assets:

      • Aware of the aging process
      • Have basic knowledge and experience with dementia – training will be provided
      • Experience working with persons with dementia and their care partners
      • Physical activity or therapeutic recreation background

      Time commitment:

      • Three hours/week for eight-ten weeks:
      • 30 minute set up, 2 hour program, 30 minute take down, clean up and de-brief.
      • Programs run at least three times per year – trained volunteers are encouraged to return to assist with programs held throughout the year.

      Orientation/training:

      Volunteers will receive:

      • Orientation to local Alzheimer Society and volunteer policies and procedures (approximately one hour)
      • Orientation to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (approximately three hours)
      • Orientation to Minds in Motion® and specific role (approximately one hour)
      • Access to Society’s more advanced dementia training (if applicable)

      Supervision:

      There will be on site supervision and de-briefing lead by the Minds in Motion® Coordinator.

      A Police Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening is required for all volunteers. For those under the age of 18, parental or guardian approval is required.

       

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

      The Nutrition Education Facilitator provides a leadership role within a peer support group while maintaining a supportive atmosphere for group participants in canning, breadmaking, meal planning, freezer meals, cooking-for-one and budget meal workshops.

      Northumberland Bulldogs, Special Needs Hockey Program
        • Helping with hockey skills development including - skating, passing, shooting and all hockey related skills
        • Assisting with putting on hockey equipment before game and removing after game
        • Without extra support these hockey players with special needs would not be able to learn to play or participate in hockey
      E3 Community Services

      Support the independent social/community activities of Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities through outings, walks, game-playing, conversation or interaction with other community programs.  This Volunteer role encourages engagement and joy through relationship building and recreational activities.

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

      The Physical Fitness & Exercise Facilitator will provide a leadership role within a peer support group ensuring a supportive atmosphere for group participants while offering a gentle fitness program that promotes:

      • improved energy and health
      • improved mobility and independence
      • decrease in fall risks
      • contributing to your community
      • maintaining strength and coordination
      Barrie Public Library, Barrie - 60 Worsley St, Downtown Branch
      60 Worsley Street, 555 Essa Road, 48 Dean Avenue

      Play, Learn, Grow is an opportunity for pre-school children to try out some STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) based learning.

      We are in search of volunteers who can support the Monday morning programs at our Painswick or Holly Branchs, the Tuesday morning program at our Downtown Branch or our Friday morning program at our Holly Branch

      Volunteers will enjoy interacting with children and their families at various activity stations throughout the library spaces. 

      Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
      Simcoe County

      Assist with participant pre-evaluations and assessments 
      Help with the set up and clean up of refreshments, games and activities 
      Assist Minds in Motion Coordinator to ensure activity participation and socialization 
      Under direction of the Physical Activity Program Leader, provide one-on-one support to participants during physical activity component of the program 
      Assist with any other required task 
      Complete a post evaluation form

      Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
      Midland
      • Help with the set up and clean up of the projects each week.
      • Assist Art Therapist to ensure activity participation and socialization of each participant
      • Under direction of the Art Therapist/Family Support Coordinator, provide one-to-one support to the participants during the creative art process.
      • Assist with any other tasks to ensure the smooth operation of the program.
      • At the end of the Program (June) complete an evaluation form about the volunteer role in the Quest Art School + Gallery Program.
      God's Solution Sanctuary
      Barrie

      Volunteers needed within various aspects of assisting children and adults with special needs to participate

      RVH Volunteer   Simcoe County 
      Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie - 201 Georgian Dr, Volunteer Resources
      Barrie

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

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

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

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

      CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, Barrie - Anne St S, MatureMinds
      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. 

      Nature League, Collingwood - Mailing Address
      Collingwood

      Able to follow discussions and summarize them succinctly

      Able to attend board meetings

      Interested in being "in the know" on Nature League doings while not necessary to share Board decisions

      Interested in helping out on your own schedule. (Apart from attending the board meetings, and getting out minutes within a few days), there is no rigid timetable for when you actually work on setting up and finishing the minutes.

      Comfortable with standard grammar, spelling and punctuation.

      Formatting the minutes is pretty standard, following an agenda the President prepares and shares in advance.  Board members can be asked to help the recording secretary by clarifying issues and next actions.

      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
      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.

      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.

      Collingwood United Soccer Club
      Work Remotely At Home; Monthly Board Meetings In Person When Scheduled in Collingwood

      Collingwood United Soccer Club is seeking a member for its Board of Directors in the role of Treasurer.   Familiarity with the soccer community is an asset; however not necessarily required.   Critical requirements include bookkeeping experience and sound knowledge of Simply Accounting.    This is a community service role with much responsiblity as it keeps the club running smoothly and enables us to offer cost-effective, quality adult and youth soccer programming.   ...An ideal role for a someone retired, or as a sideline to assist a community non-profit organization.   

      Girl Guides of Canada
      Various locations throughout South Simcoe.

      Mentor girls as they explore new challenges, develop ready-for-anything skills, and take on new challenges, in a safe and supportive atmosphere during weekly meetings and optional outings and camps.  A Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is required and provided free of charge.  Two references and an interview are part of the screening process. 

      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   Simcoe County 
      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.

      Parents for Children's Mental Health, Simcoe County Chapter

      Volunteers must have lived experience raising a child with mental health challenges (parent, guardian, caregiver, etc.). 

      Core Competencies 
      ● Strong Facilitation Skills 
      ● Team-focused 
      ● Communication Skills 
      ● Planning & Organizing  
      ● Leadership 
      ● Ethics & Integrity 
      ● Compassion & Empathy 
      ● Knowledge of child and youth service systems and sectors, both locally and provincially or a willingness to learn more about this to be effective in your role

      Training and support are available to build further skills and competencies. We would look forward to having a further conversation with you if this sounds like a fit for you!

      Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
      Simcoe County

      Volunteer Drivers 
      Our volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to provide an invaluable service by assisting staff and foster families with the transportation needs of children in the care of SMFC. Volunteer drivers transport children and their families to various appointments such as access visits, medical appointments and schools throughout Muskoka and the Simcoe County region at the request of the Agency. Punctuality and reliability are a necessity for this position. Our drivers are compensated a fair rate per kilometre.

      Volunteer Driver   Bruce County  Grey County 
      Family Services Perth-Huron, Listowel, Familyhome Program
      Various locations within Huron, Perth, Grey and Bruce

      The Familyhome Program is looking for caring individuals to provide transportation for adults with developmental disabiltities who reside in Grey, Bruce, Huron and Perth counties.  Daytime, evening and weekend trip are available.  References and police check will be required.  Mileage per km from your home will be reimbursed.  

      Bruce Grey Child and Family Services, Owen Sound - 640 2nd Ave E
      Bruce and Grey County

      Volunteer Drivers take kids and youth to school, appointments, family access visits and more.  Volunteers utilize thier own vehicles for this purpose.

      Drives are assigned on an as needed basis, according to the volunteers schedule allowing this to be a flexible volunteer opportunity.

      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.

      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.

      Girl Guides of Canada
      Varying

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

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


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

      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.

      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
        facilitation.
      • 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
        policy.
      • 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
      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
        facilitation.
      • 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.
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      • 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
        policy.
      • 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.
      Volunteer Tutor   Bruce County  Grey County 
      Bruce Grey Child and Family Services, Owen Sound - 640 2nd Ave E

      Help set a child/youth up for sucess at school by providing tutoring assistance.

      Commitment of one to two hours a week tutoring elementary or high school age youth in a variety of subjects. 

      Tutoring will take place in the community or virtually.

       

      Huronia Symphony Orchestra
      Barrie
      The volunteer is responsible for:  
      * taking tickets, 
      * distributing programs 
      * responding to questions in reference to what is playing, history of orchestra 
      * be available from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm on day of Concert 
      * helping with beverages at break time 
      * cleaning and or setting up for the concert 
      * re directing people to the appropriate doors for ticket purchases 
      * amongst other duties as assigned by the volunteer coordinator
      Community Living South Muskoka, Bracebridge Office, Head Office
      CLSM is seeking volunteers of all kinds for any area of the organization. Tell us your skill-set and interests and we will create a volunteer position tailored to you.  
      We are also in need of volunteers to assist individuals with a developmental disability in being part of their community. e.g. going to Sports Plex,YMCA, library, and other community locations. You would assist individuals at their volunteer jobs in other non-profit locations.