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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.

Stratford & District Horticultural Society
Army Navy Veterans Hall 151 Lorne Ave East N5A6S4

At monthly get togethers, first Monday evening of the month, any of: organize plant of the month, greet at the door, distribute door prize tickets, coordinate swap table, operate audio visual equipment including zoom.

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!

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

 As a crisis responder you may be asked to assist the OPP or other first responders to help victims and/or families. 

YWCA Muskoka
Gravenhurst

Would you like to join a community that is helping individuals to leave poverty behind?

Led by YWCA Muskoka, Circles® Muskoka is a community collaborative committed to the reduction of poverty by harnessing the power of relationships. Circles® Muskoka helps families and individuals (Circle Leaders) living on lower income and in poverty by assisting them to increase their resources; reasons and relationships to move from surviving to thriving in their lives.

Benefits

Growing your professional network
Feeling like you are making a difference
A sense of meaning and purpose
Supporting others to reach their goals
Participating in personal development workshops
Strengthening your interpersonal and communication skills
Becoming part of a community and sharing a meal 3 evenings a month
Making new friends and having fun!

Responsibilities 

  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Be an active listener and offer support and encouragement when appropriate
  • Provide encouragement towards meeting goals
  • Build meaningful relationships with Leaders
  • Share life experiences and advice when asked

Role requirements

  • Attend at least one Circles meeting per month
  • Pass a police background check
  • Attend a Bridges out of Poverty’ workshop and Ally training session
  • Being open to building friendships across economic lines
Huronia Seniors Volunteer Care Team, Midland, Wheels 4 Wheels
Midland
  • Driving a wheelchair accessible vehicle for members of the community who, because of their need for a wheelchair, aren't able to use other transportation.
  • Pick up clients and their escort at assigned time, deliver to their destination.
  • Keep a schedule for appointments.
  • Use provided equipment to ensure driver and client safety.
  • Drivers are not responsible for clients while at their appointment/destination.
Buddy   Simcoe County 
E3 Community Services, Collingwood - Pretty River Pkwy N
Collingwood

Providing companionship to Individuals with development disabilities. Going for walks/outings, playing games, listening to music, sharing interests.

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

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

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

United Way Simcoe Muskoka

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

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Midland
  • Join Staff as they lead adult, youth, and school groups on outdoor experiences at the Wye Marsh on foot, snowshoes or cross country skis, or by kayak and canoe.  
  • Assist Staff delivering environmental education programs in English and/or French  
  • Possibly Roast Bannock or tend fire
  • Support weekend public programs 
  • Help out with special events
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) 

Simcoe County, Corporation of, Sunset Village and Manor, Long Term Care and Seniors Services - Sunset Manor Long Term Care Facility
Collingwood

 

      Various opportunities inculding:
    • Friendly visiting 
    • Activity programming. ie. crafts, coffee socials, inter-generational programs 
    • Student placements and internships (College/Universities) 
    • Administration 
    • Meal assistance 
    • Pet visitor 
    • Music volunteer 
    • Simcoe Cycling without Age bike program
    •  

 

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, Volunteer South Simcoe, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E
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

Eligibility: 16 years and older

Application Process: E-mail the health centre at volunteer@sgbchc.ca, phone or apply via the website.

Telephone Support   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
Compass Community Services
Virtual - Based out of Guelph

This is a remote volunteer position supporting the Guelph-Wellington Community. All shifts and training are completed remotely, therefore, residence in Guelph-Wellington is not a requirement for this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete inbound and outbound calls with service users
  • Complete safety/wellness checks, provide medication reminders, and engage in social conversations with a diverse group of people
  • Assist with crisis intervention, when presented
  • Engage in conversations with members of the LGBTQ+ community through the texting support line
  • Utilize a strengths-based, solution-focused approach
  • Provide external resources and referrals to service users 
  • Complete case documentation of all interactions with service users
Volunteer Peer Support Facilitator   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network
Ontario- Virtual

Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network provides bereavement support at no cost to families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy at any stage, or the death of their baby, up to 12 months of age. We currently have volunteer opportunities for people who are approximately two years past their bereavement date and are looking for meaningful ways to offer their support to others. We are actively training peer supporters for private online bereavement support groups and one-to-one phone support.

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.

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!

Bingo

Foster Parents   Muskoka District  Simcoe County 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
Multiple Locations in Simcoe County and Muskoka District

Help us keep kids close to home! Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is looking for Foster Care Providers! 
 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is a Child Welfare (Simcoe & Muskoka) and Children’s Mental Health (Muskoka only) agency licensed by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. We support children, youth, families and communities with multiple services including fostering for children and youth up to 18 years old.  
 
Our agency has an urgent need for foster care providers across Simcoe and Muskoka. We are looking for diverse caregivers who understand children’s needs. Children & Youth lose so much when they have to leave their community. Foster caregivers provide a safe home and a temporary solution for children and youth, while their families make the changes needed for them to come back home. 
 
Would you consider opening your home and heart to providing care to youth and children? Fostering can be challenging, but it’s a very rewarding career. You don’t have to be perfect to make a difference in the life of a child. Fostering can be flexible and fit in with your lifestyle! 
 
We encourage all applicants to apply regardless of sex, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, orientation or religion.  
 
Our application process, training and support will prepare you for your fostering journey. We find that all successful foster parents believe that the rewards of fostering, including building strong, loving relationships that last a lifetime, far outweigh the challenges involved. We offer a rate of $85/$155 a day per child to help support the cost of raising healthy, happy children and youth. Please inquirer today!
 
We look forward to hearing from you! Please share with anyone you think might be interested!

Peer Support Chapter Leader   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
Parents for Children's Mental Health, Nipissing- Parry Sound
To be determined

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 monthly data surveys, and respond to requests for information to inform PCMH programming and support initiatives better
Huntsville Festival of the Arts
Huntsville

Art in the open air- it doesn’t get much better than that! Similar to the Backstage Volunteer, this is a chance to help create some magic, plus enjoy the outdoors! We need energetic, team players to help install and break down our outdoor events- this is an all-access pass to summer festival fun.

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

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

Volunteer Piano Player   Bruce County  Grey County  Simcoe County 
Stayner Care Centre
Stayner

play piano for residents, social interactions with residents.

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.
Kids Help Phone, Crisis Text Line
Ontario

Kids Help Phone’s texting service is the only free, 24/7 bilingual text line for people in Canada. The service is delivered by trained, volunteer crisis responders who work remotely. 

We are recruiting overnight and or bilingual crisis responders who will answer texts from young people looking for support in both English AND French.

The volunteer position will be remote, meaning that you can participate from anywhere in Canada as long you have a strong, reliable internet connection!  

Our volunteers need to be enthusiastic about helping people!

You can be a professional, student, teacher, retiree, or anybody else with a willingness to learn how to support people over text.  

The role of a crisis responder is to bring texters from a “hot” moment to a cool calm one, and to help them come up with a plan to stay healthy and safe.

Crisis responders are trained to do this using active listening and collaborative problem-solving.

March of Dimes Canada
Barrie
March of Dimes partners with Delta Bingo to raise funds for our programs. Volunteers are needed to represent March of Dimes at the site, performing some duties and sharing information about our organization to the guests. You will not be asked to handle cash or conduct any games.
    Duties Include:
  • Help customers with questions about the Bingo Program and tidy up around bingo machines in between games
  • Direct customers to the appropriate person to answer their questions
  • Assist with any duties the bingo hall asks
  • Adhere to March of Dimes policies and Delta Bingo Dress Code
  • Training and shadowing with another experienced volunteer
Bridgeway Family Homes, Specialized Foster Care Program
Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward County

With Bridgeway Support Services volunteers play a vital role in providing services to those in need.  
You can make a difference by becoming a Volunteer Driver for children and youth.

Bradford Valley Care Community
Bradford
  • Special events
  • Art programming
  • Outings
  • Friendly visiting
  • Gardening
  • Spiritual care
  • Pet therapy visits
Professional Armwrestling League Canada
You will recruit build local connections, new sponsors, and strengthen relationships with existing sponsors to offset some event expenses and contribute to the local fundraising revenue. 
That would involve getting in touch with relevant corporations to get sponsorships (energy drinks, supplement stores, local businesses) This will be a ticketed event, so selling tickets to organization and clients.
Sistema Huronia Music Academy, Midland
Midland

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

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

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

Social Media   Simcoe County 
Professional Armwrestling League Canada
Social Media/Marketing  
We need someone to look after Twitter, YouTube, IG, FB, accounts - post and report content.  
Attend tournaments/practices to get the content for Social Media accounts (all the expenses would be paid for) 
 
Audio/Video/Podcast/Broadcast  
Interviews with athletes around the world over podcast/video and posting on social media
Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archives, Penetanguishene Centennial Museum
Penetanguishene
Responsible for sales, promoting, inventory, tourist information and museum tours.
Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archives, Penetanguishene Centennial Museum
Penetanguishene
Assist in one or all special events that take place at the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives including: Winterama, Easter Eggstravaganza, Canada Day, Tea & Tarts, Spirit Walk, Doors Open, Halloween Spooktacular and/or Breakfast with Santa.
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
Volunteers   Simcoe County 
Georgian Village, Georgian Manor
Penetanguishene
One on one visiting with residents 
Supporting and/or facilitating group activities 
Reading or playing games with residents 
Meal assistance  
Supporting our cycling program
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
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orillia and District
Orillia and area
  • Match 1:1 with a student in a local elementary or secondary school for one hour a week for the school year.  
  • Engage in fun activities of mutual interest at school or online and build a friendship with a child who needs a positive role model.
Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Rosseau

Love chatting with people, sharing stories and educating all ages about wildlife and cohabitating with them? Consider becoming a tour guide (don’t worry if you don’t know much about wildlife, we provide you with training).  
The public can book guided group tours with us any time of the year. It’s wonderful to see their reactions upon seeing a Moose or bear for the first time!  
Guided tours are a great way for us to educate the public and create awareness of what we do and it’s also a good way to raise funds for our registered charity.                                                                                                            Guided tours are outdoor walking events on unpaved paths. One tours take approx. 2 hours.

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
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
Helping Hands
Orillia
  • In home visiting
  • Telephone conservation
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie and District, Mailing Address
Barrie, Innisfil, Angus, Baxter, Minesing

Run a 7 week program within the elementary schools for kids in grade 6,7 and/or 8. The program focuses on core themes including; body image, self-esteem, healthy eating/activity and building healthy relationship. Volunteers are responsible for a group of 4-8 kids. Its once a week for 90 minutes and its a 7-week program. They run during the school day 9-3pm, Monday-Friday from September-June. Volunteer can run multiple groups during the school year. Location of the program is Barrie, Innisfil, Angus, Baxter and Minesing.

Orillia and Area Good Food Box, The
Orillia

Volunteers are needed to pack Good Food Boxes the 3rd Tuesday of every month in the Church Hall at Guardian Angels Church, from 8 am to 10 am.  
Volunteers are also needed from 10 am to 12 noon to assist individuals that are picking up their Good Food Boxes.

Helping Hands
Orillia and surrounding townships of Oro-Medonte, Severn and Ramara.
  • Pick up prepared hot meals
  • Deliver the designated meal to client’s homes on a pre-determined schedule
  • Provide professional customer service when delivering meals
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
Helping Hands
Orillia
    Assist in office with general reception duties such as:
  • Greeting and welcome clients
  • Answer, screen and forward incoming phone calls
  • Perform other clerical receptionist duties such as filing, photocopying, faxing
Helping Hands
Orillia
    Assisting with client:
  • Social events
  • Planning crafts
  • Serving refreshments
  • Tidy up after events
Helping Hands
Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Ramara, Severn Townships
  • Assist clients, door to door to medical, shopping and social appointments both locally as well as out of town destinations for medical appointments.
  • For those volunteers interested in wheelchair transportation additional training provided and agency wheelchair vehicles available.
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
Leacock Retirement Lodge
Orillia
  • Running art or music programs 
  • Assistance with organizing the set up and tear down of recreation activities
  • Technology assistance for seniors 
  • Information or educational seminars for seniors 
  • Organizing tea and talk socials and word games 
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

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

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

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

Volunteers can run multiple groups throughout the year.

Teen Mentors   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
  • Help adults with low literacy skills acquire and/or improve basic reading, writing, math and digital skills needed to function successfully in society
  • Establish a learning relationship with an assigned student(s) based on mutual respect and a shared commitment to work together to achieve identified goals
  • Plan, prepare and deliver student-centred learning activities and lessons
  • Evaluate and recognize progress towards the student’s learning goals
  • Comply with administrative requirements of the program
  • Contribute to the ongoing improvement of the program
Trillium Manor
Orillia
  • Bring residents to the hair salon and return them to their home area
  • Assist with tasks such as removing curlers
  • Sweeping and other hair salon type duties
  • 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.
    Trillium Manor
    Orillia
    Assist with weekly tuck shop program, includes:
  • Opening tuck shop
  • Setting up
  • Getting ready for residents
  • Handling cash
  • 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
    Gateway Centre for Learning
    Midland

    Provide general administrative support, reception coverage and help with office cleaning.

    • Receive, direct and relay telephone messages, fax messages and email
    • Greet and direct the general public to the appropriate staff member
    • Receive, open and distribute mail to appropriate staff member
    • Operate standard office equipment such as the photocopier and printer
    • Book room appointments
    • Tasks to help keep the office tidy
    • Small projects as assigned
    Abilities In Motion
    Alliston
      On-site Volunteer at Earl Rowe Provincial Park, Alliston
    • Help people with disabilities kayak and canoe
    • Check paperwork, PFDs and other equipment
    • If volunteer wishes to assist on water we will train canoe or kayak for a small fee, adaptive training is free
    • Off-site Volunteer
    • Help with office administration including record keeping, spreadsheets, grant writing
    Volunteer   Simcoe County 
    Paradise Shores by AmandaFritz
    Orillia
    • Cook, bake, gardening
    • Activities with residence
    • Supporting with activities of daily living
    Birchmere Retirement Residence
    Orillia
    • Attending activities, programs, and/or events with residents
    • One-on-one visits with residents; spending time chatting, playing card games, doing puzzles, crafts
    • Accompanying them on walks either within the building or outdoors (weather permitting)
    • Miscellaneous duties as needed
    Orillia and District Literacy Council
    Orillia

    Tutors will meet with their own student, 1 on 1, twice per week, to assist with reading, writing, numeracy, computers, and essential skills.

    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
    Couple Match   Northumberland County 
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland
    Northumberland County
    • Be a mentor to a young boy as a couple and have twice the fun
    • Spend 2-4 hours a week playing, listening and sharing a child's life
    Volunteer   Muskoka District 
    Muskoka Arts and Crafts, Chapel Gallery, The Chapel Gallery
    Bracebridge
    Anything & Everything
    VON Canada, Orillia - Front St S, SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® Exercise and Fall Prevention Classes
    Orillia
    The goal of VON’s SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® Program is to enable adults 55+ to maintain independence, improve quality of life and to ultimately promote healthy aging. No prior experience is required and full training will be provided.  
    We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have a keen interest in promoting health and well-being through physical activity. Come find out more about the classes, our training program, and hear directly from some of our volunteers why they love being part of SMART.
    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)
    Bingo Monitor   Simcoe County 
    We are the Villagers, Midland
    Penetanguishene
    Volunteers are to attend once a month for a few hours and represent our charity at the bingo hall walking about during games.
    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

    Available positions:

    • Kitchen Assistant
    • Maintenance
    • Housekeepers
    • Outside maintenance (grounds keeping, etc.)
    • Shelter support
    • Cafeteria support
    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 resources 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 (if caring for orphaned or struggling puppies) 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  
    • Senior dogs who don't tend to fare well in a 'shelter' environment
    • 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)
    Cards games (Euchre & Crib)
    Special events and Entertainment 
    Special Interest Presentations
    Community Bus Outings  
    One to one friendly visits 
    Hair dresser & In home Wellness appointments 
    General office assistance
    Spiritual Care 
    Palliative Visits 
    Gardening (in warmer months)

     

     

    Blue Mountains Public Library (The), Craigleith Heritage Depot
    Craigleith Heritage Depot, 113 Lakeshore Rd. E. The Blue Moutains, Ontario
    The Craigleith Heritage Depot continuously collects information on ALL aspects of the history of The Blue Mountains. The research volunteer will assist with: 
     
    • the development of our vertical files  
    • research topics for upcoming exhibits  
    • assist visiting researchers with their searches 
     
    The research volunteer will be provided training on the existing resources and how to use databases and on-line resources. We seek a weekly commitment of a minimum of 2-3 hours any day of the week or Wednesday evening.
    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
    Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce
    Monthly Board meetings in Saugeen Shores / Owen Sound on a rotating basis, in-person and online.

    Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce is seeking community-minded individuals wishing to volunteer their time as Board of Directors Members or to assist at our promotional or fundraising events as Volunteer Members. 

    St John Ambulance, Hanover Training Centre, Grey Bruce Huron Branch
    Bruce & Grey County
    Make a difference in our community by providing onsite first aid at local community events.
  • Use your first aid skills
  • Develop first aid skills with hands-on training
  • Participate in patient care.
  • 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
    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.
    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
    Welcome Centre Immigrant Services [Central East], Orillia
    Orillia
    • Facilitate the English Conversation Circle once a week
    • Teach English to a group of Newcomers
    • Help clients integrate to the community
    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.
    Ramara Township, Brechin - 2297 Hwy 12, Ramara Chamber of Commerce
    Brechin

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

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

    Event-day tasks may include:

    • Checking in guests
    • Distributing water
    • Taking in Feedback
    • Organizing Guests
    • Distributing Gift Bags
    • Serving
    Blue Mountains Public Library (The), Craigleith Heritage Depot
    The Blue Mountains
    Marketing/Media Volunteer- We are seeking a Craigleith Heritage Depot Booster to deliver posters/flyers, and to attend outreach events with programme materials. We seek an outgoing person who is comfortable in public settings and representing the site in a welcoming and professional manner. This individual will speak on our behalf to community groups and provide information on our site and its resources. 
     
    The Marketing/Media Volunteer will help with all or some of these tasks 
     
    • delivery of flyers/brochures and information throughout the South Georgian Bay Area 
    • research and seek out new venues for our information 
    • attend outreach events as an ambassador for the site 
    • speak to community groups to engage interest and use of our resources 
     
    The marketing/media volunteer will be provided training on our site and resources. We seek a monthly commitment of a minimum of 2-3 hours any day/evening of the week.
    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
    Community Reach, Transportation
    Penetanguishene
    Community Reach partners with Angel Gate Bingo to raise funds for our programs. Volunteers are needed to represent Community Reach at the site, performing some duties and sharing information about our organization to the guests. You will not be asked to handle cash or conduct any games. Duties include:
  • Help customers with questions about the Bingo program or
  • Direct customers to the appropriate person to answer their questions.
  • Set up Community Reach information booth and share information about our programs with customers and guests of Angel Gate Bingo
  • Assist with tasks in the TapTix lounge
  • Adhere to Community Reach policies and Angel Gate dress Code
  • A requirement of the partnership with Angel Gate Bingo is that all Volunteers are engaged with Community Reach directly, in addition to their Bingo assignment. These duties will include general duties as assigned and in accordance with the Volunteer's interests and abilities.
    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 creating awareness in the community of the services that we provide and who we provide them for. Working collaboratively with other members of the Imani’s Place Team, the Community Engagement Lead will work toward the following, as a volunteer: 
    • Demonstrated experience required (paid or volunteer) 
    • Have a clear understanding of human trafficking and associated trauma 
    • Oversee each aspect of the solicitation of community involvement and development for Imani’s Place in an effort to increase the visibility of the organization, its programs, and fundraising events, as well as increase the number of active supporters. 
    • Act as a community ambassador for the organization 
    • Be open to delivering presentations in the community 
    • Able to effectively lead and schedule a team of volunteers at community events 
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and efficiently with minimal supervision 
    • Share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the lives of women (particularly BIPOC women) who have experienced trauma through domestic violence and/or human trafficking. 
    • Deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally and are able to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse organization.  
    • May involve heavy lifting, standing or sitting for extended periods of time 
    • You will demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and values.

    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston

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

    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston
         

     

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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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    Imani's Place Foundation
    Alliston

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

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

    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
    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.

    Orillia District Chamber of Commerce, Orillia - 575 West St S Unit 6
    Orillia

    Volunteers needed to help with special events, duties include

    • Set up and take downs for events including barriers/ gates/ posters/ signs
    • help with registration, security
    • assisting with Perch Fest, Boat Festival, Santa Clause Parade, Folk festival and Canada Day
    Empower Simcoe
    Orillia
    Volunteers are a valued part of our team and play a significant role in all areas of Empower Simcoe, developing lasting relationships with people and helping to improve their overall sense of well-being. Our volunteers help empower people to lead a meaningful and inclusive life. With many different skills and experiences, volunteers can give of their time to Empower Simcoe in a variety of ways:
    • Sharing time, interests and hobbies with people who have an developmental disability
    • Committees/Board of Directors
    • Offering transportation
    • Participating in fundraising at Empower Simcoe Foundation Bingos
    • Assisting with fundraising events like our annual Fashion Show and Golf Tournament
    • Becoming a peer through our Youth Programs
    • Helping young children and families at the EarlyON Child and Family Centre
    Timing? We`ll coordinate opportunities to your availability.
    Leacock Care Centre
    Orillia

    Volunteer opportunities for individuals interested in assisiting with recreation programs, outings, friendly visiting, computer programs, reading programs and special events.

    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
    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

    ONE CARE Home & Community Support Services, Meals on Wheels, Clinton
    Seaforth
    Mileage is paid to pick up hot meals in Clinton around 11:30. Then the volunteer would deliver meals to seniors in Seaforth. delivery takes approx. an hour.
    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
    SE Health, North Simcoe Muskoka Office, Home Health Care Services
    Barrie
    Volunteers and their dog will visit clients offering comfort, hope and happiness.
    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.

    Ontario Student Nutrition Program Grey Bruce, Mailing Address
    Various Locations
    • Volunteers needed to prepare and serve simple meal to students, some schools bring food trays into classrooms.
    • Volunteers needed to prepare trays for delivery to classes and also for clean up of kitchen area, help with grocery shopping or fundraising for food.
    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
    Georgian Bay Native Women's Association
    Midland
    To assist with preparation of meals for community kitchen activities.
    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.

    Hospice Huronia, Fuller Ave, Tomkins House
    Simcoe North

    Provide emotional support to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one to death or palliative diagnosis.  
    1:1 and group support available.

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

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

    Woods Park Care Centre, Barrie, Long Term Care Home

    Special Events and Outing Assistance

    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. 

    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 

    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.
    Orillia Youth Symphony Orchestra
    Orillia Public Library
    Volunteer Board Member to assist with fundraising, grant research, and publicity.
    Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
    Simcoe County

    * Assist in promoting the programs and services of the Society to the attendees of the Health Fair.  
    * Provide basic information about Alzheimer's disease.  
    * Direct people to appropriate community support services. 
     
    Volunteers: 
    * Pick up display and brochures at the Society offices or an agreed to location.  
    * Set up the display as per the Procedures listed in the Health Fair Resource Manual.  
    * Answer general questions and distribute information about the programs and services of the Society.  
    * Refer individuals to appropriate community support services.  
    * Take down the display, pack up the brochures and return the display and brochures to the Society offices or an agreed to location.  
    * Complete the Evaluation Form located in the Health Fair Resource Manual

    Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
    Simcoe County

    Volunteers work with Alzheimer Society Family Support Coordinators in 1) a morning Support Group, 2) an afternoon Support Group or 3) an evening Support Group, depending upon the community.

    Elizabeth Fry Society Simcoe Muskoka, Volunteer Program
    Simcoe County, including Collingwood, Midland, Penetanguishene and Orillia

    Youth Justice Committee's (YJC) bring together youth 12-17 who have been involved in the criminal justice system, their parent(s), and trained members of the community. In this role: 
    * you would attend YJC meetings to determine appropriate and meaningful ways for the youth to make amends for their actions.  
    * ensure that the youth is aware of the purpose of the meeting, and discuss police report information. 
    * explore perspectives of all parties, including the youth and others represented at t he meeting, such as community members, community agency representatives, and the parent(s). 
    * present and agree upon appropriate sanctions for the youth. 
    * provide information and referrals to supportive community agency programs. 
    * respect the confidentiality of the youth and other YJC members.

    Huron-Perth Centre for Children and Youth, Stratford
    Stratford Community Store, 1032 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON
    Assisting with maintaining stock, cleaning tasks and assisting customers.
    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.

    Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough, King St - Peterborough, Community Intervention Services
    Delta Bingo Peterborough (formerly Kawartha Club Bingo), 1019 Clonsilla Ave, Peterborough
    • Assist bingo players
    • Clear tables
    Client Care   Simcoe County 
    Woods Park Care Centre, Barrie, Long Term Care Home
    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.
    Women Helping Support Women and Men (WHSW&M)

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

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

    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
    VON Canada, Beeton, Adult Day Program
    Beeton
    Do you play a musical instrument? Do you have a talent you want to showcase?  
    Contact Lori Waring either by phone or email to set up a time. We are always searching for individuals or groups to come in and provide entertainment to our clients for our adult day program providing social recreational and therapeutic activities for seniors and adults who are frail, cognitively impaired, and/or isolated, and/or physically challenged.
    CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, MatureMinds, Barrie - Anne St S
    Barrie, Orillia, Bradford

    Bench Warmers are friendly people who allow others to engage in conversation in either parks or malls. Studies show that loneliness has the same dire consequences on physical health as smoking a pack a day! Social connection is so needed (and often lost in the shuffle of busyness and technology) and MatureMinds Friendship Bench offers an opportunity for interaction and social engagement. The implementation is simple but the results are deep and  meaningful. Volunteers will receive training in active listening, self care, mental health awareness, and ageism. After successfully completing the training, volunteers become Bench Warmers. They sit on a bench either at a park or in a mall with a sign that says "If you want to talk, I want to listen." Be part of the cure for the loneliness epidemic! Become a Bench Warmer.

    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   Simcoe County 
    Huronia Symphony Orchestra
    Barrie, Ontario
    To attend Board of Directors Meetings. Participate in board activities and decision making.
    Board Member   Bruce County  Grey County 
    REACH Centre Grey Bruce
    Owen Sound, ON
    • We are looking for a motivated person that shares their experience and expertise in a positive and constructive manner.  
    • Join our Board of Directors to provide input on decision making.
    • We are an advisory Board and meet for 1 hour once per quarter.
    The Living Wish Foundation, No physical location
    Simcoe County

    Board Member(s)

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

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

    If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please email Lisa Wright at info@livingwishfoundation.org.

    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!

    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.

    Foundation Fighting Blindness, Simcoe County, Ride for Sight
    Alliston, Ontario

    Recruitment Volunteers  This role will focus on recruiting, retaining, and renewing participants.

    Duties include:

    Marketing and communications:

    • Website
    • Emails
    • Phone calls
    • Text messages
    •  Social media i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Strava

    Launch and / or VIP parties (in-person or virtual)

    Team Captain VIP program

    Spokespeople i.e. athletes and people affected by vision loss

    Fundraising Volunteers This role will focus on making fundraising easier for participants and increasing funds raised by participants.

    Duties include:

    Participant fundraising portal

    Marketing and communications:

    • Emails
    • Phone calls
    • Text messages

    Top Fundraiser VIP program:

    • Fundraising toolkit i.e. tips, email templates
    • Incentive prizes and awards
    • Sponsorship

    Event Day Logistics This role will focus on event day logistics and ensuring that we provide participants with a premier event experience.

    Duties include:

    • Venue selection
    • Route, rest stops, and rider chip tracking system
    • Jersey design
    • Volunteers
    • Start line experience
    • Finish line experience
    • Securing auction and gift bag items (if applicable)
    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
    Seasons Centre for Grieving Children
    Barrie, ON

    Seasons Centre is currently in need of volunteers who are available on alternating Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. This opportunity would be perfect for a retiree who is looking to give back to the community in a meaningful way. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Hailey Pride at hailey@grievingchildren.com or submit a volunteer interest form on our website.


    Volunteers are the essence of Seasons Centre, register here: https://www.grievingchildren.com/volunteer/volunteer-interest-form/

    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.

    Autism Speaks Canada
    (Centennial Beach) Barrie Lakeshore, 65 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie, Ontario

    Various of Roles to assist with Event Day

    • Set up/tear down
    • Children's activities
    • Food
    • Greeters
    • Registration
    Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club (The)
    Collingwood Area, Blue Mountains section of the Bruce Trail and surrounding area

    The Events and Fundraising Director will initiate and manage the Club's events.

    Essential Elements:

    • Plan, organize and run events inlcuding AGM & Christmas Potlock, End 2 End weekend, trivia nights, Travel adventures, Christmas tree sales, galas, garage sales and online auctions etc
    • Liase with the Volunteer Coordinator to build your team and organize volunteer appreciation events
    • Liase with the Communications Team to publicize events
    • Work with Club Treasurer to report results to the Board
    • Connect with the BTC fundraising team and it's peers at sister clubs to exchange ideas/learn best practices

    Other:

    • Review the Volunteer Orientation Handbook including the Volunteer Pledge, sign BTC Confidentiality Agreement
    • Take advantage of the Fundraising Toolkit, avaialble on BTC website

    It is helpful to have:

    • Some experience in event planning and/or fundraising
    • People, organizational, computer and communication skills
    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.

     

    Friendly Visitor   Muskoka District  Simcoe County 
    Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
    Barrie, Innisfil, Midland, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst
    • Provide regular visits to assigned older adult clients, offering companionship, conversation & engagement in meaningful activities 
    • Perform regular outbound phone calls to assigned older adult clients  
    • Report any health or safety concerns to the Supervisor 
    • Provide monthly activity reports to Supervisor 
    Roberta Place
    503 Essa Road Barrie (between Ferndale/Mapleton)

    Visiting residents residing in long term care, one-on-one. This can include walking with residents inside and outside the facility.

    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

    Barrie Community Health Centre, Barrie - Huronia Rd, GLA:D Canada
    • Supportive of exercise being part of one's lifestyle

    • Familiar with osteoarthritis of the hip and/or knee

    • Be able to bend and squat repeatedly

    • Be able to lift exercise equipment (pedal bikes, risers, chairs)

    • Mon and Wed 1:15 to 3:45 pm and/or

    • Mon and Fri morning 8:45 to 11:15 am

    • Additional time may be helpful to assist those in need of computer registration with GLA:D Canada at BCHC

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

    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, MatureMinds, Barrie - Anne St S
    Barrie

    Be part of a unique intergenerational initiative that connects generations through the power of storytelling. Volunteers will get 5 weeks of training and then will spend 8 weeks in an elementary school classroom sharing stories and building relationships. Volunteers must love children! For more information, a Brunch & Learn will be held on September 26 in Barrie- registration required.

    Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Mailing Address, Northern Ontario

    Across the country, the Gutsy Walk is made possible due to the time and talents shared by thousands of volunteers in their communities. With a collective goal to deliver our mission of finding a cure for Crohn's and colitis, we are greatly appreciative and thankful for our volunteers who have continuously led the Gutsy Walk to success each year.

    As a Gutsy Walk Planning Committee Member, you’ll be working closely with a team of other volunteers to plan and promote your local Gutsy Walk. Your efforts in connecting and engaging your community—whatever your volunteer role with Gutsy Walk—will make a big impact in raising awareness about IBD and finding cures.
    In particular, we’re looking for volunteers to support their local Gutsy Walk in the following ways:

    • Community Outreach –inspire people to sign up and participate in the local Gutsy Walk
    • Media Relations –connect with local media outlets to promote the Gutsy Walk
    • Social Media –raise awareness about IBD and the Gutsy Walk through social media
    • Fundraising –organize exciting fundraisers in your community
    • Corporate Sponsorship –engage with local businesses to promote donations of sponsorship and gifts in kind
    • Stewardship –build relationships with Gutsy Walk participants and encourage engagement
    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
    Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, Barrie - 91 Patterson Rd, Ontario SPCA - Barrie Animal Centre
    Multiple regions seeking volunteers

    https://ontariospca.ca/animalsmart/

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

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

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

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

    -Ability to clearly communicate instructions to students.   

    -Must provide a clear Criminal and Judicial Matters Check. 

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

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

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

    -Must be available to deliver 4 presentations a month.  

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

    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

    Canadian Blood Services, Barrie, Blood Donation Centre
    Barrie, ON
      • Welcome donors to hospitality area of clinic
      •  
      • offer refreshments
      •  
      • give information and updates to donors
      •  
      • answer questions, thank donors and give milestone donor recognition items
      •  
      • observe donors and watch for adverse reactions
      •  
      • keep hospitality area in good order

     

    Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
    All communities within Simcoe County

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

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

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

    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 mental health groups, all while ensuring a supportive and constructive atmosphere for group participants.

    Group topics include, but are not limited to:

    • mindfulness
    • breathwork
    • self-care
    • vision boarding
    • journalling 
    • grief support
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Bruce North Huron

    We are in need of Mentor and non-Mentor volunteers. Mentors are needed for all of our programs - Community Based (matched 1:1 with a young person); School Based (matched 1:1 with a young person and meet on school property, during the school day, September through June) or Group Mentor (1:3 ratio, locations in Kincardine or Wingham; 2-3 times per month).

    Non-Mentor volunteers include Board Members, FUN Developers or Community Builder volunteer groups. The FUN Developers plan activities and events for our Mentees and Mentors to do (e.g.: The Factory in London, Blue Jays Game, Camp Kintail, museum trips, Christmas and Halloween parties, etc.). The Community Builders help plan and execute our fundraising events, such as Dancing with the Stars, Golf Tournaments, etc. They can also volunteer on the day of the event, for example, with the Christmas Yard Sale, etc. 

    All volunteers must complete the application process which includes a Police Records Check, Vulnerable Sector Check, and training. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and older. 

    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 Facilitator provides a leadership and supportive role within group setting while maintaining a supportive atmosphere for group participants. Topics can include, but are not limited to: canning, breadmaking, meal planning, freezer meals, label reading, cooking-for-one, grocery store tours, and more.

    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
    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
    Port Hope and District Agricultural Society
    Port Hope Town Park, 62 McCaul Street, Port Hope L1A 1A2

    Here are some of the many opportunites for you at the Port Hope Fair and we're ready to match you with your interests. 

    • Set up/tear down volunteer - carry and set up display tables, attach skirting, put up temporary barriers, place ticket booths at entrances, place cement barriers on track
    • Gates/admission booth volunteer - sell tickets, apply wristbands
    • Beer tent volunteer- sell tickets or serve drinks, stock coolers.  Smart serve required. 
    • Parking attendants volunteer - direct cars to available parking
    • Childrens events volunteer- pedal tractor pull, childrens pet show
    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.
    Muskoka Landing
    Huntsville, Ontario

    Volunteer opportunity for individuals interested in facilitating recreation programs including: arts & crafts, outings, friendly visiting, bingo, exercise programs, computer programs, reading programs, special events and more! 

    God's Solution Sanctuary
    Barrie

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

    Leacock Retirement Lodge
    • Assist with setting up program area, including gathering supplies, rearranging tables and chairs
    • Assist with program area clean up, as directed by the Recreation Coordinator
    • Help complete art programs
    • Choir practice assistance
    • Technology help
    • Tea and talks 
    • Call on participating residents (list provided by Recreation Coordinator) to encourage and escort residents to programs as necessary
    E3 Community Services
    Collingwood

    Support the preparation and display of donated goods for sale while assisting customers and creating a positive experience in our store.  This customer service role enhances the fundraising efforts of the ReUse Centre in support of services to Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and children throughout South Georgian Bay.  This Volunteer role will require some light lifting, bending, interaction with public and may (if suitable) include working cooperatively among other Volunteers with differing abilities.  

    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, MatureMinds, Barrie - Anne St S
    20 Anne Street South, Barrie (CFS Counselling + Wellbeing office)

    Are you a wordsmith who loves people? We are looking for older adult volunteers to help newcomers to Canada feel welcome. Help newcomers get socially connected and practice English by playing scrabble! An extensive vocabulary is not necessary (there are dictionaries for that :)) so if you are friendly and want to make a meaningful contribution by helping newcomers, this could be the club for you! Scrabble Club will last four weeks, allowing volutneers to build relationships with newcomers. 

    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.

    Scouts Canada, Shining Waters Council
    Collingwood

    See https://www.scouts.ca/volunteer/overview.html

    Furry Friends Animal Shelter, Barrie

    Shelter volunteers are required from 9AM to 12PM and 6PM to 8PM (5PM to 7PM on Saturdays and Sundays) daily to complete tasks including feeding, refreshing water bowls, scooping and changing litter boxes, cleaning cages, and  changing linens for the cats at the shelter.  

    Other volunteer opportunities include cat socializing, fundraising, adoption volunteers, vet runners, admin - calling potential adopters and conducting follow up calls.  

     

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

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

    Easter Seals Ontario, Barrie-Simcoe County Office
    Various Locations

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

    Harrison Park Senior Centre
    Harrison Park, Owen Sound
    • volunteer to lead a Tai Chi class for seniors at Harrison Park
    • one morning a week
    • no need to be a professional instructor
    Harrison Park Senior Centre
    Harrison Park, Owen Sound

    Harrison Park Seniors Centre is looking for a Volunteer to teach Tia Chi to seniors one morning a week.  There is no need to be a professional instructor.  If you enjoy Tai Chi and would like to share this gentle form of exercise with seniors, this is for you!

    Harrison Park Seniors Centre is an all inclusive community in Owen Sound where like minded people ages 55+ come together to socialize.

    If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact me to discuss this opportunity.

    Simcoe Therapeutic & Assisted Riding School (STARS)
    1025 Line 5 North, Oro-Medonte

    All ages and experience levels welcomed. Main activities: 

    • Walking, lots of walking in indoor 60'x120' (20x40m) arena or outdoor (30 x 70m) or wooded trails...up to 2kms/hour
    • Grooming and getting horses ready, we will train on this
    • Leading or walking with a horse with rider onboard, we will train for this
    • Working with riders on the autism spectrum or with a physical disability 
    • Mostly early evening hours; some daytime hours may be available
    • 2 hour commitment 
    Therapy Dog Handler   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.

    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. 

    Ruff Mudder
    Stayner, Ontario

    Volunteer positions at Ruff Mudder which is a Human and canine obstacle course in a forest setting in Stayner, ON on June 24th and June 25th:

    Course Obstacle Monitor, Registration, Gopher, Photographer, Parking Trail prep, In-forest busker.  

     

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

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

    Volunteer   Simcoe County 
    Essa and District Agricultural Society, Essa Agriplex, Barrie Fair

    Working towards the 2024 Barrie Fair. Property clean-up, gardening, local promotional activities. Fair setup and takedown.

    Volunteer   Simcoe County 
    Glowing Hearts Charity, No Physical Address
    Barrie

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

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

    Volunteer   
    Community Living South Huron
    Dashwood

    Support individuals with intellectual impairments by taking them to and from jobs. Monitoring them on a job once they have been trained. Reading with a group of people, assisting on outings swimming etc.

    Old Durham Road Black Pioneer Cemetery
    Most meetings are virtual. Site activities are in rural Grey Highlands.

    Three Committee meetings per year including Annual General Meeting. On-site activities may include spring grounds cleanup, fall decoration service and possible tours for interested parties.

    United Way of Bruce Grey
    Chesley and Teeswater Good Food Box
    • Manage customer inquiries
    • Submit order to supplier- 1 week in advance by text message with location and number of boxes
    • Ensure only boxes that have been paid for or a token has been received are ordered
    • Remind customers of order deadlines 1 week prior to pick up date and pick-up date and time
    • Coordinate volunteer packers for delivery day
    • Manage the set up of tables to sort and pack produce into boxes, clean up the host site, and disposal of cardboard
    • Greet customers and record as boxes are picked up, take any pre-orders for the following month, and record accordingly
    • Complete monthly reports and bank deposit/cheque-send report, bank deposit receipt or cheque, any tokens received, and a copy of supplier invoice to United Way by both mail and send a copy/photo by email to food@unitedwaybg.com
    • Keep records of orders, pre-orders, and token use
    • Promote the program within the community (social media, word of mouth)
    • Availability to be on site for delivery day
    • Some lifting may be required of produce on delivery day to unload the truck
    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.

    Canadian Mental Health Association, Muskoka-Parry Sound, Parry Sound Office, General Services - Parry Sound

    We are looking for Volunteer Drivers to help transport our clients to and from appointments ie. medical appointmens, banking appointments, transportation to the grocery store ect.. We are also looking for Volunteers to provide social outings with our clients. This may include going for a walk, going to the beach where there is a Life Guard on duty, going for coffee ect.

    Mileage and Expenses will be reimbursed. 

    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.

    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

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

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

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

    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.

    Talk is Free Theatre
    Barrie

    Various volunteer opportunities, including ushering, bingo, set up and tear down of sets, data entry, assist with administrative duties and assisting with inventory of costumes and props. There are also opportunities to help with one time special events.

    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, 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.