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Telecare Distress Line of Greater Simcoe
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.  
All that is required is a non judgmental attitude, an empathetic nature and a desire to help.
Companion   Blue Mountains  Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
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.
Simcoe County, Corporation of, Sunset Village and Manor, Sunset Manor - Long Term Care Facility
Collingwood
    Various opportunities including:  
  • Friendly visiting 
  • Activity programming. ie. crafts, coffee socials, inter-generational programs 
  • Student placements and internships (College/Universities) 
  • Administration 
  • Meal assistance 
  • Pet visitor 
  • Music volunteer 
  • Simcoe Cycling without Age bike program
Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
Collingwood
Assist staff to deliver various programs such as crafts, bingo, outings and trips for adults with diverse disabilities. 
Please note - due to COVID, we have transitioned all in-person programs to virtual activities. When it is safe to do so, we will return to in-person programs at our Centre but at a reduced capacity. We will introduce a hybrid approach that involves in-person and virtual. 
    For now, we require volunteers to do: 
  • Telephone check-ins with our Consumers 
  • Organizational/administrative assistance for our Connecting with Seniors program 
  • Opportunity to do crafting or recipe videos for our social media outlets  
  • Other opportunities that can be done safely from home.
Blue Mountains Public Library (The), Craigleith Heritage Depot
The Blue Mountains
Marketing/Media Volunteer- We are seeking a Craigleith Heritage Depot Booster to deliver posters/flyers, and to attend outreach events with programme materials. We seek an outgoing person who is comfortable in public settings and representing the site in a welcoming and professional manner. This individual will speak on our behalf to community groups and provide information on our site and its resources. 
 
The Marketing/Media Volunteer will help with all or some of these tasks 
 
• delivery of flyers/brochures and information throughout the South Georgian Bay Area 
• research and seek out new venues for our information 
• attend outreach events as an ambassador for the site 
• speak to community groups to engage interest and use of our resources 
 
The marketing/media volunteer will be provided training on our site and resources. We seek a monthly commitment of a minimum of 2-3 hours any day/evening of the week.
Peer Mentor (Virtual)   Blue Mountains  Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
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
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    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.
    Mood Disorders Society of Canada
    Collingwood - Organizing location will be arranged by committee members
    Defeat Depression Campaign is Seeking Organizing Committee Members  
     
    The pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the mental health of Canadians. The organizations we support need your help now more than ever. The 2022 Defeat Depression Walks/Runs will take place the last weekend in May! We are currently looking for dedicated community-minded individuals to join an organizing committee and help organize a Defeat Depression event in your community. Take an active role in helping local mental health programs and join the team!  
     
    The Defeat Depression campaign is a national fundraising campaign designed to allow individuals and organizations to raise funds in support of their local mental health programs and services. The campaign has grown into a national movement bringing much-needed funds, awareness of mental health issues while fighting mental health stigma one event at a time.  
     
    Planning and organizing the Walk/Runs takes time, passion and creative thinking. With support from volunteers and Mood Disorders Society of Canada’s staff, you will be a part of something truly extraordinary in your community. Although this is a national campaign, local success depends on volunteers like you. With your community insight, you will raise awareness, encourage participation, and drive fundraising results.  
     
    Available Positions: 
    Event Chair/Co-Chairs oversees all elements of the event from start to finish, liaises with Mood Disorders Society of Canada, attends host conference calls during the planning process, and explores new ideas and suggestions on how to make the event successful, responsible for financial tracking of the event 
     
    Volunteer Coordinator recruit volunteers to help on the day of the event and/or with tasks throughout the planning process, assigns responsibilities as needed, and builds relationships within the community 
     
    Local Sponsorship Coordinator – you will recruit build local connections, new sponsors, and strengthen relationships with existing sponsors to offset some event expenses and contribute to the local fundraising revenue. Working with your committee and Defeat Depression Staff, you are responsible for acquiring local cash, and in-kind sponsorships, ensure that sponsor obligations are fulfilled, and each sponsor feels the true value of a partnership with the Defeat Depression Campaign. 
     
    Communications/Marketing Coordinator oversees promotion of the event, brainstorms how to attract participants and sponsors, engages local media and hosts media on the day of the event, etc. 
     
    Social Media Coordinator oversees the event Facebook page, handles posts and responds to inquiries on social media, engages local stakeholders, helps promote the event through social media, shares pictures post event, directs people to engage with YouTube and Flickr 
     
    Logistics Coordinator books the location for the event, plans the walk or run course, obtains all required permits/approvals, plans for tents/water/parking/supplies on the day of event
    Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
    Durham, Walkerton, Meaford/Thornbury, Arran Elderslie, Owen Sound
    • Talk about Coffee Break in their community 
    • Deliver Kits to Coffee Break Hosts 
    • Collect donations and unused supplies following events 
    • Sign up new hosts
    Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
    Simcoe County
    * Assist in promoting the programs and services of the Society to the attendees of the Health Fair.  
    * Provide basic information about Alzheimer's disease.  
    * Direct people to appropriate community support services. 
     
    Volunteers: 
    * Pick up display and brochures at the Society offices or an agreed to location.  
    * Set up the display as per the Procedures listed in the Health Fair Resource Manual.  
    * Answer general questions and distribute information about the programs and services of the Society.  
    * Refer individuals to appropriate community support services.  
    * Take down the display, pack up the brochures and return the display and brochures to the Society offices or an agreed to location.  
    * Complete the Evaluation Form located in the Health Fair Resource Manual
    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.
    Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
    Simcoe County
    To fulfill speaking engagements in the community on behalf of the Alzheimer Society with the purpose of educating listeners about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, as well as the challenges and needs of caregivers and developments in research into Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. 
     
    Volunteers will be asked to speak to groups varying in size, from 5 to 250. Volunteers will be assigned to groups sizes in their comfort level.