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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.
Georgian Good Food Box (The), South Georgian Bay
Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner
Volunteer drivers assist with deliveries of food boxes to distribution sites and/or individuals in the surrounding communities.  
 
Volunteers help with packing fruits and vegetables for monthly good food box orders
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
MS Society of Canada, Ontario & Nunavut Division, Simcoe Muskoka Chapter
Alliston, Barrie, Midland, Orillia
The Simcoe Muskoka Multiple Sclerosis Society is looking for volunteers to assist with the annual Mandarin MS Walk that is held in Midland, Barrie, Orillia, New Tecumseth (Alliston) & Collingwood each year the first Sunday in May.  
 
This event requires volunteers for one day only, to set up and then take down tables, distribute refreshments,food prep and serving, man pit stops and register walkers.
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
Youth Volunteer   Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
Simcoe County, Corporation of, Sunset Village and Manor, Sunset Manor - Long Term Care Facility
Collingwood
One on one visiting with residents, supporting and/or facilitating group activities, reading or playing games with residents, meal assistance
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
Golden Town Outreach, Meaford, Food Bank
34 Trowbridge St W, Meaford -Bethany Church of the Nazarene (rear enterance, downstairs)
Serve clients who visit the food bank 
Restock shelves 
Check best-before dates, portioning bulk foods 
Optional: help with community garden, cooking classes 
Pick up food from donation boxes at grocery stores and bring to food bank
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.
Program Volunteer   Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
BDB offices in Collingwood. Golf is at Batteaux Creek and Curling is at the Collingwood Curling Club
Assist staff to deliver various programs such as crafts, bingo, outings and trips to adults with diverse disabilities. This includes set up and clean up for programs. Also, volunteers needed to assist with weekly golf program and weekly curling program.
Parkinson Canada, Barrie Chapter
Barrie, Collingwood, Newmarket and Orilia. Contact for more information.
Event registration, Route Marshalls, and various other event tasks as assigned.
Piping Plover Guardians   Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
Friends of the Nancy Island Historic Site and Wasaga Beach Park
Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
Wasaga Beach Provincial Park (WBPP) and Friends of Nancy Island are pleased to announce the return of the Piping Plover; an endangered shorebird who has returned to the shores of WBPP after an extended hiatus. Gearing up for a busy season, we are currently seeking eager volunteers who will join our Piping Plover Guardian Family for the bird’s critical breeding season (June & July).  
 
Responsibilities include: 
• Monitoring the birds while they are nesting and recording important behaviours 
• Monitoring newly hatch Piping Plover chicks and recording important behaviours 
• Sharing updates with the public  
• Showing the public the Piping Plovers through spotting scopes 
• Providing feedback and updates to the Piping Plover Coordinator 
 
You don’t have to be an avid birder to volunteer as training is provided! Training is tentatively scheduled for the end of May.  
 
Please contact Piping Plover Coordinator Patricia Davidson for more information at wasagaploveer@gmail.com or please call park office at 705-429-2641.
Magic of Children in the Arts
Collingwood Market
Assist at the Collingwood Market booth on Saturdays between 7am and 1:30pm. We will be holding free childrens art activities and selling lemonade. Volunteers can assist with the art activities and will sell lemoande.
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.