Volunteer Crisis 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 
North Simcoe Victim Services, Orillia, Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

NSVS work along side the First Responders and support anyone that has been effected by crime or tragic circumstances.  Non-profit organization that runs 24/7, 365 days a year. As a crisis responder you may be asked to assist the OPP or other first responders to help victims and/or families.  Requirements include a valid driver's licenc, vehicle and a cell phone.

Foster Parents   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 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
Multiple Locations in Simcoe County and Muskoka District
Kids in our community need you! Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is looking for Foster Parents! 
 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is a Child Welfare (Simcoe & Muskoka) and Children’s Mental Health (Muskoka only) agency licensed by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. We support children, youth, families and communities with multiple services including fostering for children and youth up to 18 years old.  
 
Our agency has an urgent need for foster parents across Simcoe and Muskoka. We are looking for diverse caregivers who understand children’s needs. Children & Youth lose so much when they have to leave their community. Foster caregivers provide a safe home and a temporary solution for children and youth, while their families make the changes needed for them to come back home. 
 
Would you consider opening your home and heart to providing care to youth and children? Fostering can be challenging, but it’s a very rewarding career. You don’t have to be perfect to make a difference in the life of a child. Fostering can be flexible and fit in with your lifestyle! 
 
We encourage all applicants to apply regardless of sex, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, orientation or religion.  
 
Our application process and training program are very detailed, and may seem daunting, but please don't let that stop you from choosing a career in fostering. We find that all successful foster parents believe that the rewards of fostering, including building strong, loving relationships that last a lifetime, far outweigh the challenges involved. 
 
We look forward to hearing from you! Please share with anyone you think might be interested!
Volunteers   Penetanguishene 
Georgian Village, Georgian Manor
Penetanguishene
One on one visiting with residents 
Supporting and/or facilitating group activities 
Reading or playing games with residents 
Meal assistance  
Supporting our cycling program
Volunteers - Activity Assistants   
Birchmere Retirement Residence
Orillia
  • Attending activities, programs, and/or events with residents
  • One-on-one visits with residents; spending time chatting, playing card games, doing puzzles, crafts
  • Accompanying them on walks either within the building or outdoors (weather permitting)
  • Miscellaneous duties as needed
Tree Planting 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 
Severn Sound Environmental Association

In early spring (typically late April/early May) volunteers are needed to help plant tree seedlings in the Severn Sound watershed.  
Site locations vary from year to year.

Shelter Support Volunteer   
The Lighthouse
Orillia

We are always looking for ambitious, compassionate, committed volunteers to join our team. There are a variety of positions available to fit your talents, gifts and experience.

    Available positions:
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Maintenance
  • Drivers needed to pick-up food donations
  • Mentors
  • Housekeepers
  • Greeters
Special Events - COVID Screener, Usher, Ticket Taker   Midland 
Midland Cultural Centre, King St, Midland Cultural Centre (MCC)
Midland
Special Events we require the following positions: COVID Screeners
  • Conduct a COVID Screening Questionnaire with guests and check for ID and proof of vaccination upon entry into the building
  • Ticket Takers
  • Validate tickets
  • Ushers
  • Guide guests to their seats during special events at the Midland Cultural Centre
  • Volunteer Driver   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 
    Community Reach, Transportation
    Simcoe North
    Rides for residents of North Simcoe without access to transportation within North Simcoe for health, shopping and social activities
    • Provide safe, reliable, professional and courteous transportation service to residents of North Simcoe, using your own vehicle
    • Communicate with transportation staff and passengers regarding scheduled rides.
    • Ensure adherence to the Community Reach program procedures and policies including confidentiality agreement.
    Dress For Success Orillia and Barrie - Volunteer   
    Dress for Success, Barrie
    Barrie

    Board Members 
    Boutique Merchandising 
    Breakfast Club Facilitators 
    Clothing Sorter 
    Committee Members 
    Corporate Volunteers 
    Event/Fundraising 
    Professional Women's Group Facilitators 
    Stylist to help suit clients,  
    IT Tech 
    Professional Women's Group Mentors 
     
    POSITION DESCRIPTION:  
    Clothing Sorter - Sort Clothes, take inventory, and organize the store. 
     
    Stylists- Suit clients for their interviews (experience with Dress For Success may be needed, but will be provided). 
     
    Fundraising Committee- Creating events for fundraising opportunities, or volunteering for an already planned event. 
     
    IT Tech - Someone to create and maintain a social presence online to promote the organization and it's events. 
     
    Hair and Make up Stylists- Help show clients what is appropriate for interviews and work when considering make up and hair. 
     
    Board of Directors- Must be 18+, will sit in on the board meetings and hold an important role within the organization, for more information, contact Linda Reid, Executive Director for Dress For Success Orillia and Barrie.

    GBCSC Volunteer   Penetanguishene 
    Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre
    Penetanguishene ON
    Volunteers assist with general office duties, assist members and program support.
    Assistant Coordinator   
    Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch, Barrie - 128 Anne St S, Urban Pantry Program - Barrie Good Food Box

    We are looking for an Admin Coordinator to: 
     
    Assist with downloading online orders from website and compiling order list on the first Thursday of the month 
    Assist with emailing box contents list to participants  
    Assist with emailing reminders to participants before pick-up day 
    Report to the Barrie Good Food Box Coordinator and work with the Pack Day Leader to ensure a smooth pack day each month 

    Pack Day Leader   
    Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch, Barrie - 128 Anne St S, Urban Pantry Program - Barrie Good Food Box
    Work from home, drive to order sites and pickup sites

    The Pack Day Leader assists the Barrie Good Food Box Coordinator at the Barrie Free Methodist Church on the second Wednesday of every month. 
     
    Arrive at the church at 9 am on the second Wednesday of every month 
    Assit with greeting volunteers and directing them to set up the pack stations 
    Assit with overseeing the unloading of the truck when it arrives 
    Assit with overseeing the packing of the food
    Help maintain enthusiasm among volunteers

    Youth Justice Committee 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 
    Elizabeth Fry Society Simcoe Muskoka, Volunteer Program
    Simcoe County, including Collingwood, Midland, Penetanguishene and Orillia

    Youth Justice Committee's (YJC) bring together youth 12-17 who have been involved in the criminal justice system, their parent(s), and trained members of the community. In this role: 
    * you would attend YJC meetings to determine appropriate and meaningful ways for the youth to make amends for their actions.  
    * ensure that the youth is aware of the purpose of the meeting, and discuss police report information. 
    * explore perspectives of all parties, including the youth and others represented at t he meeting, such as community members, community agency representatives, and the parent(s). 
    * present and agree upon appropriate sanctions for the youth. 
    * provide information and referrals to supportive community agency programs. 
    * respect the confidentiality of the youth and other YJC members.

    Pick up/Packing Assistant   
    Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch, Barrie - 128 Anne St S, Urban Pantry Program - Barrie Good Food Box
    Main location Barrie Free Methodist Church , 284 Cundles Road

    We are looking for volunteers to assist with "pack day" on the second Wednesday of the month between 9 am-6 pm at the Barrie Free Methodist Church (284 Cundles Rd E). 
    Volunteers unload the food from the truck, pack the boxes, greet people and give boxes to participants when they arrive to pick up, and general cleanup duties. 
    We are also looking for volunteer drivers to deliver food to schools and "pay-it-forward" recipients.

    Habitat ReStore 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 
    Habitat for Humanity Huronia, Barrie, ReStore, Barrie
    Barrie

    Volunteers would be responsible for stocking shelves, cleaning the store, re-organizing items, aseembling product, and assisting customers. Volunteers who are interested should visit the website to register to volunteer. 
     
    Volunteers must wear certified safety shoes, be capable of lifting up to 25lbs, able to stand for extended periods of time and be comfortable with 2-3 step instruction.

    Bench Warmer- Active Listener   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 
    CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, Barrie - Anne St S, MatureMinds
    Barrie, Orillia, Bradford

    Bench Warmers are friendly people who allow others to engage in conversation in either parks or malls. Studies show that loneliness has the same dire consequences on physical health as smoking a pack a day! Social connection is so needed (and often lost in the shuffle of busyness and technology) and MatureMinds Friendship Bench offers an opportunity for interaction and social engagement. The implementation is simple but the results are deep and  meaningful. Volunteers will receive training in active listening, self care, mental health awareness, and ageism. After successfully completing the training, volunteers become Bench Warmers. They sit on a bench either at a park or in a mall with a sign that says "If you want to talk, I want to listen." Be part of the cure for the loneliness epidemic! Become a Bench Warmer.

    Butt Blitz 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 
    A Greener Future

    In 2015, we ran our first ever Butt Blitz — an action-oriented campaign focused on raising public awareness about cigarette litter, while simultaneously removing as much of it from the environment as possible.   

    Cigarette butts account for 1 in 5 pieces of litter found at our cleanups. These small plastic filters are one of the most common forms of litter globally and when not disposed of properly, they cause negative impacts on local ecosystems, wildlife, and human health.  

    We’re calling on volunteers from across Canada to pick up cigarette butts in their local communities, then send them to TerraCycle Canada for recycling. The social impact of this event is just as important as the environmental impact, as it helps prevent cigarette butt litter from ending up on the ground in the future!   

    We are looking for Butt Blitz Volunteers in communities across Canada to join us in picking up butts locally throughout the month of April. Join a local team, or take part wherever you are!  

    The Butt Blitz will run from April 1st to 30th, 2023. Our goal is to collect and remove 1 million cigarette butts over the course of a month!   

    As a Butt Blitz Volunteer, you are dedicating your time throughout April to help reduce the amount of cigarette litter in your local community and create a safer, healthier environment.   

    All you need to participate is a pair of gloves, an up-cycled container (e.g., old yogurt tub) to collect your butts in, and an interest to improve your local environment!   

    Volunteer Responsibilities: - Review and understand the Butt Blitz Volunteer Information Package - Sign a virtual Liability Waiver - Participate in cigarette litter cleanups to contribute to the overall goal of removing 1 million cigarette butts - Drop off your cigarette butt collection to a local team coordinator (or mail in your own collection if participating independently) - Attend virtual team meetings via Zoom (optional; 3 in total, max 30 minutes in length) - Attend a team Butt Blitz cleanup locally (optional)   If this opportunity interests you, please fill out the form below!   

    All participants must be 19+ (18+ in Alberta or Quebec)  

    Apply Here.

    Gutsy Walk Planning Committee Member   
    Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Mailing Address, Northern Ontario

    Across the country, the Gutsy Walk is made possible due to the time and talents shared by thousands of volunteers in their communities. With a collective goal to deliver our mission of finding a cure for Crohn's and colitis, we are greatly appreciative and thankful for our volunteers who have continuously led the Gutsy Walk to success each year.

    As a Gutsy Walk Planning Committee Member, you’ll be working closely with a team of other volunteers to plan and promote your local Gutsy Walk. Your efforts in connecting and engaging your community—whatever your volunteer role with Gutsy Walk—will make a big impact in raising awareness about IBD and finding cures.
    In particular, we’re looking for volunteers to support their local Gutsy Walk in the following ways:

    • Community Outreach –inspire people to sign up and participate in the local Gutsy Walk
    • Media Relations –connect with local media outlets to promote the Gutsy Walk
    • Social Media –raise awareness about IBD and the Gutsy Walk through social media
    • Fundraising –organize exciting fundraisers in your community
    • Corporate Sponsorship –engage with local businesses to promote donations of sponsorship and gifts in kind
    • Stewardship –build relationships with Gutsy Walk participants and encourage engagement
    Program Delivery Assistant   Midland 
    Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
    Midland
    • Help with the set up and clean up of the projects each week.
    • Assist Art Therapist to ensure activity participation and socialization of each participant
    • Under direction of the Art Therapist/Family Support Coordinator, provide one-to-one support to the participants during the creative art process.
    • Assist with any other tasks to ensure the smooth operation of the program.
    • At the end of the Program (June) complete an evaluation form about the volunteer role in the Quest Art School + Gallery Program.
    Volunteer   Midland  Penetanguishene  Severn Township - Coldwater, Washago, Marchmount  Springwater Township inc. Elmvale, Midhurst, Hillsdale 
    Glowing Hearts Charity, No Physical Address
    Barrie

    Join our incredible team of volunteers and help Glowing Hearts Charity disrupt the cycle of poverty by empowering children and youth to realize their full potential. Please fill out the form on the volunteer page on our website.

    Volunteer Group Leader (Unit Guider)   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 
    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