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March of Dimes Canada, Head Office - Toronto
Various locations in Simcoe County
The Next Steps Walking Program is seeking Walking Partners! Next Steps serves individuals who have suffered from a stroke & their caregivers by providing them with a safe setting to interact with their peers and engage in physical activity. Next Steps seeks to improve participants’ quality of life. 
 
The Walking Partner is responsible for providing program support to staff and participants. The Walking Partner will assist the coordinator as needed (i.e. set-up and clean-up) in order to ensure the effective delivery of the program. This volunteer will also provide companionship and support to participants by developing positive and encouraging relationships with them, ultimately helping participants to maximize their experience in the program. 
 
If you are interested in joining our Next Steps team, please contact volunteer@marchofdimes.ca with “Next Steps” and your desired location in the subject line for more information.
Wasaga Beach Municipal Office, Wasaga Beach, Seniors Active Living Centre
Wasaga Beach
Seeking motivated volunteers to help our older adult population at the Senior Active Living Centre.  
Technology helpers, Social companions to play games, assist with crafts, provide community information. Facilitate programs for special interests and fundraising and community lunch programs. Pole Walking facilitators, On ice rink Marshalls, Pickleball clinic instructors.
MS Society of Canada, Ontario & Nunavut Division, Simcoe Muskoka Chapter
Duties include helping to plan and execute the 2020 Collingwood MS Walk held May 3, 2020. The planning portion of the position requires one hour a month where you participate (either in person or via phone) in a planning meeting where we discuss logistics, sponsorship, recruitment, and entertainment for the event. The execution portion requires helping for two hours on Saturday May 2nd to set up before the event as well as helping on Sunday May 3rd from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Heavy lifting not required.
Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Midland and District, Domestic Shelter and Adoption Centre
Midland (Lead Agency) but recruiting from Simcoe County and Muskoka District
The Midland Animal Shelter and Adoption Centre is the lead agency for the OSPCA's Support the North Program in the Simcoe County and Muskoka area. Volunteers are needed from anywhere in Simcoe County and Muskoka District to volunteer at the Midland Shelter for the program. Duties include: 
 
Arrivals Team Member 
•Assist DVM/ RVT's or Team Lead with various tasks involved with animal intake 
•Provide food, water and enrichment for the animals as needed 
•Walk dogs as required  
•Follow Ontario SPCA animal protocols at all times 
•Clean and disinfect as required by protocols  
•Perform animal handling as required  
•Transfer animal information to the Shelter Staff as required 
•Assist with unloading supplies/animals as required
Canadian Cancer Society, Bluewater Community Office - Owen Sound
Pigs of Hope, Nov 12 - Dec 21, 2019 (Adoption Site Lead) 
 
Pigs of Hope is an annual fundraising campaign where supporters "adopt" a piggy bank to take home, or to their business, and collect donations for the Canadian Cancer Society Wheels of Hope Transportation program. The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for lead volunteers to help organize and oversee adoption sites in Collingwood, Kincardine, Saugeen Shores, and South Bruce Peninsula. The 2019 Pigs of Hope campaign will launch November 12th and run until December 31st.  
 
Planning and organizing the Pigs of Hope Adoption Site takes time, passion and creative thinking. As the adoption site lead you will work closely with your local staff partner to secure and manage a high traffic adoption site in your community for four days (two days for adoption and two days for returns). You will be responsible for the set-up and take-down of the adoption location as well as securing volunteers as needed to help oversee the four days. You will also ensure that information about the importance of the Pigs of Hope campaign is shared with the adopters and you will track the distribution and return of the pigs.  
 
With support from volunteers and the organization’s staff, you will be a part of something truly extraordinary in your community. Success depends on volunteers like you. With your community insight, you will raise awareness, encourage participation, and drive fundraising results. 
 
The ideal Pigs of Hope Adoption Site Lead has: 
• Strong organizational and time management skills 
• Great customer service 
• Exceptional communication skills 
• Access to a computer with Internet 
• Passion for the cancer cause
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
Daffodil Community Convenors   Blue Mountains  Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
Canadian Cancer Society, Bluewater Community Office - Owen Sound
Kincardine, Hanover, Wiarton, Collingwood, Port Elgin, Owen Sound, Town of South Bruce Peninsula
With direct support from staff, manage a Daffodil Campaign in your community! Logistics, volunteer recruitment, scheduling of volunteer shifts and volunteers.
Stayner Care Centre
Stayner, Ontario
Day, evening and Weekend Volunteers needed  
Friendly Visiting, Knitting, Coffee Social, Painting, Crafts, Assisting in the Dining Room, Manicures, Program Set up, Bingo Caller, movie night volunteer, Friendly Reminder Volunteer, Pin Setters for bowling, scrabble players, musical talent, to many to list all
Big Brothers and Big Sisters   Blue Mountains  Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle, Collingwood
Georgian Triangle
Programs include:  
 
Big Brothers Traditional Program - A Big Brother is matched with a Little Brother, ensuring they have similar interests to spend one-to-one time together to talk, play ball, watch a movie or just hang out together  
 
Big Sisters Traditional Program - A Big Sister is matched with a Little Sister ensuring they have similar interests to spend one-to-one time together, developing a friendship and engage in mutually desired activities  
 
Couples for Kids - Volunteer with your partner or spouse and be matched to a Little Brother or Little Sister to give the gift of friendship to a child  
 
In-School Mentoring- The program takes place at the child’s school, during the school year. The mentor spends one hour per week doing a fun activity or just talking with a child who could use a friend * employers are encouraged to give employees the time during the work day to volunteer 
 
Boys Club for boys 9-12 years of age - The group meets Tuesday's at 6:30 at Connaught Public School * includes a wide variety of recreational activities, call for locations and times 
 
Cops, Kids and Communities - Officers, Auxiliary Officers and Administrative Staff from Collingwood and the Huronia West OPP detachments have joined forces with BBBS to allow children to spend time doing fun, healthy activities such as bowling, swimming and touring the OPP and fire stations while promoting the basic principles of respect, understanding, healthy eating and an active lifestyle 
 
Homework Club - Currently operates on Wednesday after school in Collingwood * children are able to attend these sessions on a drop-in basis * healthy snacks are provided, call for locations and times 
 
Summer Camp Programs - Clients who might not otherwise have an opportunity to experience camp life or to travel outside their region are given priority but program is accessible to any client 
 
Behind the scenes - There are many committee and project roles for volunteers who have different schedules and different assets to bring to the table * some shorter term projects include arranging our yearly raffle (donations, tickets), working on furthering our endowment fund project, working on furthering our capital project for a larger and owned office space, Bowl for Kids Support to work on planning items for our big bowling event, creation of our signature lifesaver matchbooks * call us for more details
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.
Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
Simcoe County, Bracebridge
Help to deliver meals to residents in your community for the meals on wheels program.
Canadian Cancer Society, Simcoe-Muskoka Community Office
Simcoe County, Muskoka District
Daffodil Pin Sales - Simcoe County and Muskoka District 
 
Volunteer a few hours of your time to sell daffodil pins in your community.
Mood Disorders Society of Canada
Collingwood - Organizing location will be arranged by committee members
The 2020 Defeat Depression Walks will take place late May/Early June 2020 
 
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