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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network
Locations throughout Ontario
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 in Eastern Ontario 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.
Cat Adoption Counselor   Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
Collingwood, ON
COVID-19 Update 
 
Regular Volunteer Opportunity 
The Virtual Cat Adoption Counselor assists the public with adoption by matching pet and person 
- includes, but is not limited to, answering any and all questions about cat ownership, the cat or kitten they might be interested in 
- adopting and the GTHS adoption process 
- facilitating the actual adoption, as well as providing other information to set the adopter and their new pet up for success once they are home.  
- role is integral to matching the right cat (personality type, energy level, special home requirements, etc.) with the right adopter
Georgian Good Food Box (The), South Georgian Bay
Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner
Volunteer drivers assist with deliveries of food boxes to distribution sites (Collingwood, Clearview and Wasaga Beach) and/or individuals in the surrounding communities.  
 
Volunteers help with packing fruits and vegetables for monthly good food box orders
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.
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
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.
ElderDog Canada, Collingwood Pawd
Collingwood
Walking dogs as required, deliver dog food, driving owners and dog to the Vet or Groomers
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
Collingwood
COVID-19 Update 
 
Regular Volunteer Opportunity 
The Humane Education Volunteer 
 
-Teacher is responsible for delivery of the classes required for the Junior / Senior Animal Welfare Certification Program in our local schools. 
- Content for assigned classes / workshops and all the resources required will be provided, in addition to training by the Humane Education Coordinator to be an effective Humane Education Volunteer – Teacher. 
- Volunteers will also assist in the planning, coordination and execution of new initiatives within the Humane Education Program
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
Collingwood
COVID-19 Update 
 
Regular Volunteer Opportunity 
Humane Education Volunteers 
- Extracurricular Programs are responsible for supervising youth enrolled in GTHS after-school and / or summer programs (such as our Pet Sitters Course, the Junior Volunteer Program and Big Brothers Big Sisters visits). 
- Duties include assisting with running programs at the direction of the Humane Education Coordinator or Humane Education Assistant, working with children to direct their activities, ensuring the animals are being handled compassionately, answering questions that arise and helping to create a fun, encouraging learning environment. 
- Content for assigned classes / workshops and all the resources required will be provided, in addition to training to be an effective Humane Education Volunteer
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.
Special Events Volunteers   Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
My Friend's House, Domestic Violence Shelter
Collingwood
Special Events Volunteers
Make-A-Wish Canada, Toronto and Central Ontario Chapter
Simcoe County
Position Summary 
A wish granter will meet with the wish child and family members to help determine the child’s most heartfelt wish while brainstorming and planning special enhancements throughout the wish process. Wish granters work in teams of two alongside Make-A-Wish staff to ensure every eligible child’s wish comes true.  
 
Duties and Responsibilities 
• Partner with at least one other volunteer wish granter to help grant the wishes of children throughout the chapter’s territory.  
• Visit the wish child, with the goal of discerning his/her one true wish, while gaining a clear understanding of the reason behind the child’s most heartfelt wish. 
• Complete and submit wish paperwork in a timely manner according to chapter guidelines.  
• Create a magical wish experience for the wish child by planning and delivering “wish enhancements” – special, creative touches that keep the child excited about the wish throughout the process. 
• Solicit in-kind donations, ensuring Make-A-Wish resources are used wisely.  
• Plan “send-off” party or “presentation” party for each wish, as appropriate. 
• Develop a positive rapport with the wish child and family by serving as a liaison between chapter staff and the wish family, ensuring the family is updated on the status of the wish throughout the wish process. 
• Act as a reliable, communicative and productive member of the “wish team” by working closely with a volunteer partner and Make-A-Wish staff to create the best possible wish experience for the child. 
• Other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate.
Board Member   Collingwood 
Simcoe Peer Support for Mental Health and Addictions, Collingwood
Collingwood
Simcoe Peer Support (SPS) is currently seeking applications for the volunteer Board of Directors  
 
We are seeking individuals 19+ yrs of age with some knowledge of Board Governance in the Not For Profit sector, additional knowledge of health system and small business finance would be an asset. Preference will be given to individuals or family members living with mental health and/or addictions.  
 
Our Board meets bi-monthly (6 per year). Board meetings are scheduled to develop policies and procedure, future programming, review financials, and to address and support any concerns staff members may have.  
 
Simcoe Peer Support is a self-help, peer support and resource centre for individuals and families experiencing mental health and/or addiction concerns. Our mission is to provide and promote wellness and recovery. SPS accomplishes this through peer support, advocacy, self help, education and building partnerships within the community.
Hospice Georgian Triangle
Collingwood, Ontario
Greeting clients, families, staff and members of the community, answering phones, taking messages and transferring calls, assist office staff with light administrative tasks, provide a welcoming atmosphere.
South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Wasaga Beach, Health Care Services
Collingwood and Wasaga Beach YMCA
Helping to supervise/assist participants as they perform different balance/strengthening exercises (under supervision of a physiotherapist)
Home Horizon, Collingwood, Barbara Weider House
Collingwood, ON
To work with and co-ordinate within a pool of volunteers for the house, within a number of duties.
Woods Park Care Centre, Long Term Care Home
Special Events and Outing Assistance
Blue Mountains Public Library (The), Craigleith Heritage Depot
Craigleith Heritage Depot, 113 Lakeshore Rd. E. The Blue Moutains, Ontario
The Craigleith Heritage Depot continuously collects information on ALL aspects of the history of The Blue Mountains. The research volunteer will assist with: 
 
• the development of our vertical files  
• research topics for upcoming exhibits  
• assist visiting researchers with their searches 
 
The research volunteer will be provided training on the existing resources and how to use databases and on-line resources. We seek a weekly commitment of a minimum of 2-3 hours any day of the week or Wednesday evening.
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.
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie - Anne St S
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 - Anne St S
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.
Parkinson Canada, Barrie Chapter
Barrie, Collingwood, Newmarket and Orilia. Contact for more information.
Event registration, Route Marshalls, and various other event tasks as assigned.
Canadian Red Cross, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
Central West Simcoe County
To transport clients of the Canadian Red Cross to and from medical appointments. Drives are booked with you on Fridays for the following week, and are based on your availability and distance preferences.
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie - Anne St S
Simcoe County
To deliver/pick-up materials from locations throughout Simcoe County.  
Pick up materials from the Society offices or designated location. 
Deliver materials to participating locations within a specific time frame. Give the materials to the contact person or their designate. At prescribed time, pick up completed materials from the participating locations. Deliver completed materials to the Society office or designated location. Keep completed materials from participating locations separate from each other. Keep materials organized and in good condition.
Telecare Distress Line of Greater Simcoe, Orillia
170 Colborne St W 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.  
Training is provided.  
All that is required is a non judgmental attitude, an empathetic nature and a desire to help.
365 Sports
Blue Moutnains
Volunteers positions include: Admin/Waiver Floaters * Athlete Lounge Floater * * Course Monitors and much more. 
-Course Monitors  
and much more
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie - Anne St S
Meetings will likely take place in Barrie.
1. Collaborate with the Events Coordinator and Walk Planning Team to create a plan for the next IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's. 
2. Select one of 14 areas of responsibility on which to focus your time and energy and plan. 
3. Implement plan in a timely manner. 
4. Attend regular planning meetings of the Planning Team to share progress and brainstorm solutions to challenges. 
5. Develop and maintain accurate records and responses to efforts for future events. 
6. Participate on Walk Day and evaluation of Walk Day.
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie - Anne St S
Simcoe County
Assist with participant pre-evaluations and assessments 
Help with the set up and clean up of refreshments, games and activities 
Assist Minds in Motion Coordinator to ensure activity participation and socialization 
Under direction of the Physical Activity Program Leader, provide one-on-one support to participants during physical activity component of the program 
Assist with any other required task 
Complete a post evaluation form
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie - Anne St S
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.