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Kids Help Phone
ONLINE
In partnership with, Crisis Text Line, Kids Help Phone will launch the first ever 24/7, free, nationwide texting service. 
 
We are now recruiting Bilingual Crisis Responders who will answer texts from young people looking for support in both English AND French. The volunteer position will be remote, meaning that you can participate from anywhere in Canada as long you have a strong, reliable internet connection!  
 
Our volunteers need to be enthusiastic about helping people! You can be a professional, student, teacher, retiree, or anybody else with an internet connection and a willingness to learn how to support people over text. 
 
The role of a Crisis Responder is to bring texters from a “hot” moment to a cool calm, and to help them come up with a plan to stay healthy and safe. Crisis Responders are trained to do this using active listening and collaborative problem-solving.
Barrie and Area Victim Crisis Assistance and Referral Service, Barrie, Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario
Mailing address: 132 Commerce Park Drive, Unit K, Suite 122, Barrie Ontario L4N 0Z7
Assist victims of crime or tragedy by providing emotional support, practical assistance and community referrals. Support can be on-site or by phone.
Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, Orillia, Mobile Unit
Orillia Public Library Program Room 1
* Facilitate the English Conversation Circle once a week 
* Teach English to a group of newcomers 
* Help clients integrate to the community
Camp Counsellor   Muskoka District  Simcoe County 
Camp Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre
Waterford
Volunteers are matched up with families along with our staff as Special Friends and help our families have an unforgettable time. This is a sleepover program, volunteers stay in our counselor accommodations and are asked to arrive the day before camp starts for training and orientation. Room and board are provided.
Companion   Grey County  Simcoe County 
Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
Collingwood
Provide weekly companionship to client of Breaking Down Barriers. Meet for conversation, maybe go for an outing and just be a friendly face to someone who may otherwise be isolated.
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.
The Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and Shelter, Orillia, Lighthouse Christian Ministries
48 Peter Street South Orillia, ON L3V 5B1
Volunteers needed for kitchen help, cooking, maintenance. Volunteer drivers needed to pick-up food donations. Call for further information.
Visitor   Simcoe County 
Hospice Orillia
169 Front St S, Orillia, ON L3V 4S8
Volunteers are matched to clients who are living with a life threatening illness. They support and comfort their client and the clients' circle of support. Be it family or friends. The volunteers receive 30 hours of professional training from local doctors, nurses, pharmacists, spiritual leaders and social workers. Going into a clients homes. The goal is to be flexible and assist someone on this journey with whatever they might require. It could be physical, but usually it is emotional support and advocacy. Once the match has been made, the client and the volunteer set a time schedule that is good for both. Our volunteers visit in a clients home, long term care facility or hospital.
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office
Orillia
The role involves making all arrangements for a monthly lunch in local restaurants, communicating to participants and ensuring a safe, welcoming and supportive environment during the lunch.
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office
Barrie
Volunteers work with Alzheimer Society Family Support Coordinators in 1) a morning Support Group, 2) an evening Support Group
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Owen Sound
A Big Brother/Sister spends an hour or 2 per week with their Little Brother/Sister; mentoring them through real life experience. There are opportunities to meet in the Community one to one, in the Community as a group, in the school one to one, or in the school as a group. The 'Big' is another voice in the youth's life and allows them to feel connected to their community and have a friend in a sometimes lonely world.
Arthritis Society (The) - Ontario Division
Camp Kodiak (located in McKellar, Ontario)
Volunteer Floater Job Description (Minimum Age of 19) 
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Arthritis Society is recruiting for dedicated, caring and enthusiastic FLOATERS to volunteer at Camp Cambria, a camp for children living with arthritis, from August 19, 2018 to August 25, 2018 inclusive (pre-training required). 
Location: Camp Kodiak (Host Camp) Located North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON 
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: ▪ Supporting the Camp Director and Program Staff in running and implementation of daily activities, lending support, where necessary, in order to deliver high quality programs. ▪ Assist in the organization and supervision of campers within the scheduled activities and throughout the day, providing necessary breaks for our camp counsellors. ▪ Act as a positive role model to staff and campers, participating actively and enthusiastically in all camp activities. ▪ Under the guidance of the Camp Director and Program Staff, Floaters may also be assigned various administrative and program support duties, or provide additional support to transporters and camp counsellors. ▪ Ensure a high standard of health and safety of campers in all activities at camp. 
▪ Promote and support the mission of The Arthritis Society. 
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES: 
▪ Comprehensive understanding of the implications of living with arthritis, gained by living with arthritis and/or working/volunteering with people living with arthritis and / or chronic pain. 
▪ Valid CPR/First aid training certification. 
▪ Satisfactory completion of Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Verification 
▪ Previous experience working with children in a camp and/or education setting 
▪ Passion for working with children of all ages. 
▪ Excellent leadership skills, teamwork and communication skills.
Parkinson Canada, Huntsville Area, North Muskoka (Huntsville Area)
Huntsville
POSITION SUMMARY: 
 
To provide education and support at monthly group meetings to persons with Parkinson’s disease, members of their families, and/or their caregivers in dealing with the challenges of living with the condition. To encourage group members to share experiences, ideas and feelings, address challenges, develop supportive friendships and receive current information about Parkinson’s disease.  
 
Duties include: facilitate monthly support group, including planning, set-up, refreshments and speakers.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle, Collingwood
Georgian Triangle
Programs include:  
 
Big Brothers Traditional Program - A Big Brother is matched with a Little Brother, ensuring they have similar interests to spend one-to-one time together to talk, play ball, watch a movie or just hang out together.  
 
Big Sisters Traditional Program - A Big Sister is matched with a Little Sister ensuring they have similar interests to spend one-to-one time together, developing a friendship and engage in mutually desired activities.  
 
Couples for Kids - Volunteer with your partner or spouse and be matched to a Little Brother or Little Sister to give the gift of friendship to a child.  
 
In-School Mentoring- The program takes place at the child’s school, during the school year. The mentor spends one hour per week doing a fun activity or just talking with a child who could use a friend. Employers are encouraged to give employees the time during the work day to volunteer. 
 
Boys Club for boys 9-12 years of age - The group meets Tuesday's at 6:30 at Connaught Public School. It includes a wide variety of recreational activities. Call for locations and times. 
 
Cops, Kids and Communities - Officers, Auxiliary Officers and Administrative Staff from Collingwood and the Huronia West OPP detachments have joined forces with BBBS to allow children to spend time doing fun, healthy activities such as bowling, swimming and touring the OPP and fire stations while promoting the basic principles of respect, understanding, healthy eating and an active lifestyle. 
 
Homework Club - Currently operates on Tuesday and Thursday after school in Collingwood. Children in the BBBS program are matched to high school helpers who work one to one under the BBBS staff supervision. Healthy snacks are provided. Call for locations and times. 
 
Summer Camp Programs - Clients who might not otherwise have an opportunity to experience camp life or to travel outside their region are given priority but program is accessible to any client. 
 
Behind the scenes - There are many committee and project roles for volunteers who have different schedules and different assets to bring to the table. Some shorter term projects include arranging our yearly raffle (donations, tickets), working on furthering our endowment fund project, working on furthering our capital project for a larger and owned office space, Bowl for Kids Support to work on planning items for our big bowling event, creation of our signature lifesaver matchbooks. Call us for more details.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron
South Huron, Northern Middlesex, Grand Bend and surrounding areas
Big Brother/Big Sister - spending a few hours a week, a one-to-one basis. The goal is to offer friendship and a positive role model to a child in need. 
 
In-School Mentor - spending one hour a week, for the duration of the school year, during school hours with a mentor. This program supports the one-to-one relationship, improving self-esteem and school interest for elementary school aged children who have been identified by school personnel as children who would benefit from the development of a supportive one-to-one relationship. 
 
Big Bunch - a group program for children who are currently on the waiting list for a Big Brother or Big Sister. This program allows children the experience of a cooperative group and a larger community, and uses volunteers who cannot commit to weekly contact and/or long term service. Group meets twice a month, the second and fourth Tuesday.
Family Services Perth-Huron, Stratford, Hospice Services
Perth County
Duties include: 
companionship and emotional support 
simple comfort measures 
caregiver relief 
bereavement support
Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North, Simcoe North, North Simcoe Chapter
Various
Require volunteers to help on various committees.
Canadian Cancer Society, Barrie - Simcoe-Muskoka Community Office
various
Volunteer drivers will transport cancer patients from their home to their medical appointment and back. It is a shared ride service, so picking up multiple patients may occur. Looking for drivers who are willing to travel to Toronto.
North Simcoe Victim Services, Orillia
66 Peter St S., Orillia
Assist the Police and other emergency services in meeting the needs of victims of crime and other tragic circumstances. Victims can expect well trained, empathetic, non-judgemental, supportive volunteers.
Barrie Christian Hospice
Visiting volunteers provide emotional support to people experiencing life threatening illness * support for their caregivers or family includes respite care and counselling.
Huronia Museum and Huron-Ouendat Village, Day Camp and Holiday Programs
Midland
Help to supervise the children during special activities at the Huronia Museum.
Bereavement   Simcoe County 
Hospice Huronia
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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Owen Sound
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.
Bradford West Gwillimbury Community Initiatives, Bradford West Gwilimbury Community Initiative
Looking for team members to help once every 6 weeks at Community dinners. Each team is made up of about 10 people. Join a team or create a new one.  
 
Positions include: 
Shopper/cooks: Develop menu, shop within budget, cook meal * 12 Noon-5:30 pm 
Prep/set-up: Prepare meal and set up hall * 2 pm-3:30 pm 
Servers: Greet community members, serve meal * 4 pm-7 pm 
Clean-up: Clean up after meal * 5:30 pm-7 pm
Telecare Distress Line of Greater Simcoe, Orillia
170 Colborne St W Orillia
Telecare of Greater Simcoe is looking for caring and compassionate people to answer our 24 hour distress lines.  
The service is anonymous and confidential and referrals are provided as necessary.  
Training is provided.  
All that is required is a non judgmental attitude, an empathetic nature and a desire to help.
Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
Owen Sound and Markdale
- 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
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office
1. Greet participants upon arrival. Assist with seating if necessary. Provide participants with their name tags. 
2. Assist with assigned tasks such as group discussions, setting up and cleaning up supplies/equipment, providing one-to-one assistance. 
3. Provide encouragement and support to participants during activities. 
4. Ensure safety of participants at all times. 
5. Listen carefully and with respect to the participants.
Hospice Huronia
25 Jeffery St., Penetanguishene
Visiting volunteers provide emotional support and companionship to clients experiencing life threatening illness * also provide respite to caregivers of clients.