Telephone Support   Alnwick/Haldimand  Brighton (Municipality of)  Cramahe  Hamilton Township  Port Hope (Municipality of)  Trent Hills 
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   Alnwick/Haldimand  Brighton (Municipality of)  Cramahe  Hamilton Township  Port Hope (Municipality of)  Trent Hills 
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.

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.

Volunteer Driver   Alnwick/Haldimand  Brighton (Municipality of)  Cramahe  Hamilton Township  Port Hope (Municipality of)  Trent Hills 
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.

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
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. 

Therapy Dog Unit Member   Alnwick/Haldimand  Brighton (Municipality of)  Cramahe  Hamilton Township  Port Hope (Municipality of)  Trent Hills 
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
Cancer Support - In-home Childcare Volunteer   
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!

Humane Education Volunteer Team Member   
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. 

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