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Christian Island Christian Island
Midland Midland
Penetanguishene Penetanguishene
Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount
Springwater Springwater
Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale
Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene
Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly
Crisis Response Volunteer   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
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.

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. 

Telephone Support   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
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   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
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.

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.

Orillia Public Library
Orillia and area
Delivering library materials to Retirement/Nursing Homes
Distress Line Operator   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
Telecare Distress Line of Greater Simcoe
Orillia
  • Empathetic listeners who are able to provide inclusive, non-judgmental support to callers representing a variety of ages, identities, and concerns
  • Call centre operates 24/7, and we actively recruit both day and night shifts
  • Day shifts are 4 hours
  • Overnight shifts are 8 hours
Hospice Orillia
Orillia
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 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. Visiting volunteers provide support to our clients in the comfort of the clients home home, where ever home may be; their house, long term care facility or hospital.
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
Visiting Volunteer   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
Hospice Huronia, Fuller Ave, Tomkins House
Penetanguishene

Visiting Volunteers Provide: 

  • Emotional Support  
  • Companionship  
  • Respite to caregivers of clients
Peer Mentor (Virtual)   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
Ontario Caregiver Organization, Online Services/Find Support
Ontario
Mentoring is a method of passing on lived experiences to support another caregiver in an empowering and meaningful way. Anyone who has been a caregiver will know that the caregiving role presents many challenges. These challenges will be different for every caregiver and from time to time support will be needed. A Peer Mentor has a wealth of experience and knowledge which can help another caregiver with the challenges of their caregiving situation. Caregivers share a common identity and can create a bond through sharing their experiences. You can easily connect by phone or by online/virtual discussion with your Caregiver Participant without leaving your home. An OCO trained peer mentor will:
  • ‘Just be there’/Listen
  • Provide encouragement, support and acceptance
  • Acknowledge a caregiver’s strengths
  • Share lived experience and give real life examples
  • Discuss a caregiver’s wellbeing
  • Provide support with developing coping strategies
  • Provide relevant information
  • Provide support to set goals the caregiver identifies
  • Celebrate any goals the caregiver achieves
  • Be someone for a caregiver to bounce ideas of
  • The Ontario Caregiver Organization invites caregivers with diverse backgrounds from across Ontario to join our 1:1 Peer Support Program as a Peer Mentor. We are actively recruiting bilingual or multilingual caregivers who are fluent in English and also other languages.
    Bereavement Support   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    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.

    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.

    Book Club Facilitator (Virtual)   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    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.

    Helpline and Chat Service Volunteer   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services

    Volunteers would be required to provide support to individuals on a helpline or chat service who have experienced sexual trauma, violence and or assault. A 30 hour training course and interview is to be completed before starting on the helpline and chat service. 

    Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Responder   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
    Simcoe County and Muskoka District
    Job Summary: 
    The Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster.  
     
    Responsibility 1. Disaster Response 
    Activities: 
    • Conduct client needs assessments to determine immediate, short and long-term needs of clients; 
    • Provide appropriate services based on the Technical Standards and the National Disaster Assistance Guidelines; 
    • Provide referrals to partner agencies and other community based groups; 
    • Communicate and report on progress, as appropriate, to the PDA Supervisor; 
    • Provide comfort to clients; 
    • Complete necessary paperwork (i.e. Goods and Services Vouchers, Client Needs Assessments and others as appropriate); 
    • Communicate complex cases to PDA Supervisor for provision of appropriate case management services; 
    • Participate in operational debriefings and provide suggestions for improvement. 
     
    Responsibility 2. Preparedness Activities 
    Activities: 
    • Actively engage in team preparedness activities including emergency planning and kit preparedness; 
    • Attend meetings as required; 
    • Support PDA Supervisor in materials/inventory management; 
    • Support with supplier agreements, as appropriate; 
    • Support the PDA Supervisor in planning and organizing services.
    Personal Disaster Assistance Supervisor   Christian Island  Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale  Tay Township including Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene  Tiny Township inc. Perkinsfield, Lafontaine, Wyebridge, Wyevale, Waverly 
    Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
    Simcoe County and Muskoka District
    The Personal Disaster Assistance Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster. The PDA supervisor will supervise a team of PDA responders at the local level. The PDA Supervisor will provide, as appropriate, direct aid assessment for delivery of ESS services for relief, referral services, and/or recovery assistance, as well as, be responsible for planning and organizing ongoing preparedness activities. They may be asked to deliver services during a large-scale emergency. The PDA Supervisor may be asked to represent Disaster Management on cross-functional working groups.  
      
    Responsibilities/Activities:  
    Responsibility 1. Disaster Response  
    Activities:  
    • Assess and determine the scope of impact and the necessary resources needed to address the needs (i.e. one time assistance or complex support) and report back to the designated point of contact;  
    • Conduct client needs assessment to determine immediate, short and long-term needs of clients;  
    • Provide referrals to partner agencies and other community based groups;  
    • Liaise with the fire protection services or other local authorities, as appropriate;  
    • Ensure compliance and provide ongoing feedback to PDA Responders during a response based on the Technical Standards and the National Disaster Assistance Guidelines;  
    • Facilitate operational briefings and debriefings during a response;  
    • Communicate, report on progress and evaluate the provision of the services, as appropriate to the designated point of contact;  
    • Provide timely formal and informal performance feedback to volunteers that report directly to the PDA Supervisor;  
    • Complete necessary paperwork (i.e. Goods and Services Vouchers, Client Needs Assessment forms and Response Reports)  
      
    Responsibility 2. Preparedness Activities  
    Activities:  
    • Participate in the recruitment of PDA team members  
    • Participate in PDA team member orientation & scheduling of training  
    • Coordinate team member availability and the team’s on-call schedule  
    • Ensure that supplier agreements are completed and updated annually  
    • Ensure response supplies are properly stocked and available  
    • Prepare and facilitate regular team meetings;  
    • Develop and update the response plan;  
    • Promote and ensure compliance with Red Cross directives and Technical Standards;  
    • Ensure availability of team members for responding 24 hours a day;  
    • Manage response equipment. Candidates under consideration will be contacted. 
    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.