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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.
Volunteer Peer Support Facilitator   Bruce County  Grey County  Muskoka District  Northumberland County  Parry Sound District  Peterborough County  Simcoe County 
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network
Locations throughout Ontario
Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network provides free bereavement support 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 bereavement groups and events, phone support, and for private online support groups.
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.
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.
Hospice Huronia
Penetanguishene
Visiting volunteers provide emotional support and companionship to clients experiencing life threatening illness * also provide respite to caregivers of clients.
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
Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
Bruce County and Grey County Communities
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
Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North, Simcoe North, North Simcoe Chapter
Various
Require volunteers to help on various committees.
Canadian Cancer Society, Simcoe-Muskoka Community Office
Alliston, Barrie
CIBC Run for the Cure (Barrie/Orillia) and (Alliston) - Oct 6, 2019 
 
Local Sponsorship Lead 
 
Strengthening relationships with existing sponsors and attracting new sponsors to offset some event expenses and contribute to the CIBC Run for the Cure revenue will be your skill set. Working with your committee, you are responsible for understanding the sponsorship grid at a national, regional, and local level to acquire local cash, and in-kind sponsorships. Understanding sponsor benefits and obligations are fulfilled and each sponsor feels the true value of a partnership with the CIBC Run for the Cure is a key component of this role.
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 * 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 Wednesday after school in Collingwood * children are able to attend these sessions on a drop-in basis * 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
Crisis Responder   Bruce County  Grey County 
Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth, Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario
Owen Sound
The role of the crisis support volunteer is to respond to a crisis situation, with your team partner, and provide: 
* Emotional support to those in crisis 
* Practical assistance to clients 
* Information and resources 
* Referrals to the agencies available in the community for long-term support 
* Safety planning
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 [Central East], 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
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.
Georgian Heights Health Care Centre
Georgian Heights Long Term Care 1115 10th Street East Owen Sound
Visit socially with assigned residents for 10-30 minutes depending on their interests, health, and attention span. Visits may include, but are not limited to chatting, going outside, playing cards, crafts, telling jokes, current events, etc.
Alzheimer Society, Peterborough Office, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton Chapter
Northumberland County/Peterborough
Board members will act in an ethical and business-like manner. This includes appropriate behaviour and use of authority when acting as Director.  
 
Board Directors are accountable to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of their office honestly and in good faith. Directors shall exercise the degree of care, diligence, and skill that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in comparable circumstances.  
 
Governance Commitment: 
The purpose of Governance is that the Board, on behalf of the members, ensures accountability of the ASPKLNH by assuring that it achieves its mission. 
 Attend and participate at Board meetings and at the Annual General Meeting 
 Come to meetings prepared to listen, question, debate under Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised. 
 Be prepared to act in the best interest of the Society, not just for a special interest, geographical segment or individual cause. 
 Once a vote is taken and a decision is reached, act as a spokesperson on behalf of the Board to explain and defend the Board’s position. 
 Stay informed about issues related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, their treatment(s) and management support efforts to enhance the Board’s effectiveness. 
 Participate in the work of committees and other planned events. 
 Participate in Board Orientation and Strategic Planning sessions.  
 Work toward the achievement of ASPKLNH’s mission and strategic goals. 
Fiduciary and Legal Duties: 
 Comply with and formulate the by-laws and board policy according to the laws of the Province of Ontario. 
 Avoid situations of conflict of interest or personal gain. 
 Operate in the best interests of the Society. 
 Select from among the Directors, the Officers of the Corporation. 
 Nominate Auditors and Counsel. 
 Employ Executive Director. 
 Regularly monitor and when necessary invest funds received for use toward furtherance of the mission of ASPKLNH. 
 Monitor expenditures of the Corporation. 
 Approve annual budget to support operation. 
 Set standards of accountability.  
 
Accountability of the Executive Director:  
The ED is the Board’s link to operational achievement and conduct. 
 All Board authority delegated to staff is delegated through the ED. 
 The Board will evaluate the ED performance based on job performance relative to the job description, policy compliance and the organizational accomplishments of the Society’s Strategic Plan. 
 
Liaise with the Community to Promote Improved Dementia Care: 
 Convey a positive image of ASPKLNH through contacts, promotion, committee and advocacy work. 
 Ensure local representation at Alzheimer Society of Ontario board related meetings and on board related issues. 
 Promote local advocacy for improved dementia care.
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 with participants and ensuring a safe, welcoming and supportive environment during the lunch.
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office
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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce, 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.
Parkinson Canada [Central East], 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 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.
Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth, Visiting Hospice Services
Perth County
Duties include: 
companionship and emotional support 
simple comfort measures 
caregiver relief 
bereavement support
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.
Morton House
Barrie
The responsibilities of the Board of Directors include: establishing agency policies, approving yearly budgets, monitoring management control systems and finances, contributing to the organization’s strategic direction and approving its strategic plan, attending and participating in 9 board meetings per year. Generally, monthly meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month. All meetings are held in Barrie starting at 5 pm and running for approximately 90 minutes. French speaking is not mandatory; however preference will be given to bilingual candidates.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce, 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.
Royal City Summer Soccer Camp, Barrie
Barrie
Summer Camp - Volunteers are frequently our former campers but volunteering is open to virtually anyone. Being a volunteer is often the first step towards becoming a staff member at the Royal Soccer Club. Volunteers are treated like staff and expected to help with soccer drills, camp games, managing participants, and maintaining a good work ethic by assisting staff on-site and providing a fun and safe learning atmosphere for campers. Volunteers should be energetic, enthusiastic, responsible and team players. 
 
** We will need volunteers to apply for summer 2020 beginning in April 2020.