Volunteer Crisis Responder - Bilingual / Overnight (Virtual)   Alnwick/Haldimand  Brighton (Municipality of)  Cramahe  Hamilton Township  Port Hope (Municipality of)  Trent Hills 
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.

Couple Match   Alnwick/Haldimand  Brighton (Municipality of)  Cramahe  Hamilton Township  Port Hope (Municipality of)  Trent Hills 
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
Friend of the Cobourg Ecology Garden - Adopt a Bed   
Cobourg Ecology Garden
Cobourg
Be responsible for one garden bed (approved costs for plants are funded by the CEG Committee)
  • Plant
  • Weed
  • Mulch
  • Water
  • Peer Mentor (Virtual)   Alnwick/Haldimand  Brighton (Municipality of)  Cramahe  Hamilton Township  Port Hope (Municipality of)  Trent Hills 
    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.
    Volunteer Camp Counselor   Alnwick/Haldimand  Brighton (Municipality of)  Cramahe  Hamilton Township  Port Hope (Municipality of)  Trent Hills 
    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. 

    On Ice Hockey Assistant   Alnwick/Haldimand  Brighton (Municipality of)  Cramahe  Hamilton Township  Port Hope (Municipality of)  Trent Hills 
    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
    Port Hope Fair Volunteer   Alnwick/Haldimand  Brighton (Municipality of)  Cramahe  Hamilton Township  Port Hope (Municipality of)  Trent Hills 
    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
    Volunteer Group Leader (Unit Guider)   
    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