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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
Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch, Barrie - 128 Anne St S
Collingwood , ON
Volunteer duties include: reception desk activities such * as greeting clients and family members * answering phones * preparing information packages * assisting with the running of discussion groups which could lead to acting as a co-facilitator with a regular staff member
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.
Canadian Cancer Society, Bluewater Community Office - Owen Sound
Blue Mountains, Collingwood
CIBC Run for the Cure (Blue Mountains/Collingwood) - Oct 6, 2019 
 
As the Committee Liaison, you will be charged with keeping the committee organized. You will book meeting space, build meeting agendas, keep minutes and follow-up on task lists (critical paths). You will be the committee budget holder, which means you will oversee submission of expense claims and receipts, and consult with Run Staff to update your site’s budget each month. You will also create and maintain your committee list and record committee hours to be submitted to staff.
Canadian Cancer Society, Bluewater Community Office - Owen Sound
Owen Sound
CIBC Run for the Cure (Blue Mountains/Collingwood - Oct 6, 2019 
 
As the Community Outreach Lead, identifying and implementing opportunities to promote the CIBC Run for the Cure in your community (festivals and events, speaking engagements, clubs) is your skill. You have a great ability to encourage participation in the Run by connecting with the community and sharing the importance of the cause and impact of funds raised. Along with the support of your Volunteer Run Directors and Communications Lead you will coordinate the committee in the execution of pre-Run promotional events, ensuring logistics and volunteer resources are managed in a timely fashion throughout the summer and fall
Canadian Cancer Society, Bluewater Community Office - Owen Sound
Grey County
Volunteer a few hours of your time to sell daffodil pins in your community.
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
Girl Guide Leaders   Blue Mountains  Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada, Ontario Council
Volunteering with Girl Guides is a very rewarding and hands-on way to help girls and young women develop the best in themselves. 
 
Volunteer opportunities with Girl Guides of Canada are tailored to fit your schedule, your skills and your interests. Whether you want to offer an hour or two every few months or make a regular weekly commitment, there are lots of ways to volunteer and help Girl Guides of Canada put girls in the lead.  
 
Through Guiding, you can develop skills that are highly valued in the workplace, such as communications, event planning, risk management, program delivery, training and more.  
 
Your time, your life, your volunteer experience. Share your skills, your talents and yourself as a Girl Guide volunteer.
Make-A-Wish Canada, Make-A-Wish Toronto & Central Ontario Division
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.
Canadian Cancer Society, Bluewater Community Office - Owen Sound
* Based on local recruitment plans and needs, identify high potential events/locations/ people to connect with who would be a great fit as Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) volunteers  
* Be active within the community promoting CCS as a place to volunteer (attending networking events, volunteer fairs etc.) 
* Engage in elements of the volunteer cycle as new volunteers are on-boarded (reference checks, entering online postings, etc.) 
* Work closely with staff partner to coordinate recruitment activities and track results
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.
Canadian Cancer Society, Bluewater Community Office - Owen Sound
Drive patients from your neighbourhood to their cancer treatments and home when treatment is finished. Choose the day and times that you want and which hospitals you can drive to. Help make someone's cancer journey a little brighter! URGENT need for drivers who are able to travel long distances.
Canadian Cancer Society, Simcoe-Muskoka Community Office
Wasaga Beach
Drive patients from your neighbourhood to their cancer treatments and home when treatment is finished. Choose the day and times that you want and which hospitals you can drive to. Help make someone's cancer journey a little brighter! URGENT need for drivers who are able to travel long distances.
Special Events Volunteers   Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
My Friend's House, Domestic Violence Shelter
Special Events Volunteers
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.
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, Barrie Branch
Simcoe County, Muskoka and outlining areas
Volunteer Drivers use their own vehicle to drive children/youth to appointments and activities. Children are assisted in and out of the vehicle safely. Volunteers escort the child(ren) or youth to and from the appointment or activity.
South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, 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)
South Georgian Bay (SGB) SubRegion Alliance
South Georgian Bay
The South Georgian Bay Sub Region Alliance (SGBA) is seeking members to participate on the newly founded Community Advisory Council. The volunteer must be someone who has had (themselves or a family member) interaction with community health or wellness organizations in the South Georgian Bay region within the last 1-2 years. 
 
Volunteer members would be expected to:
     
  • provide feedback on the ideas for initiatives and programs to promote and enhance the wellness of the community 
  • be a collaborative, positive and rational force for the enhancement of high quality services 
  • attend quarterly (4x/year) meetings (can attend via teleconference but minimum of 2 in-person meetings per year is required)
South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Health Care Services
Wasaga Beach
FoodFit is a 12-week program that combines fun, hands-on cooking sessions and food-based activities with take-home recipes, easy-to-understand nutrition information, group exercise, shared meals, self-directed individual and group goal-setting, and reflection and feedback loops that monitor and reinforce individual and group progress. 
 
The ideal volunteer should be comfortable working in a busy kitchen, have some previous exposure to food skills programming and food safety, and have excellent motivational skills. They should be able to commit to the 12 weeks of the program working with the same FoodFit team each week. The volunteer should respect people’s privacy and lived experience and hold no prejudices towards people of different socio-economic backgrounds or cultures from their own. 
 
Duties include: 
• Assisting the facilitator in setting up the kitchen and program space each week  
• Assist the facilitator in preparing a healthy snack for the FoodFit team each week 
• Working with participants in the kitchen: providing assistance reading recipes/converting measurements, supervising food safety and hygiene, supervising knife handling and kitchen safety practices, encouraging all participants to get involved in cooking/preparing food, create a model “healthy plate” for each week’s meals, etc.  
• Assisting the facilitator and participants in kitchen clean up and encouraging all participants to “share the load”  
• Participate in a 30 minute walk and encourage all participants to “get moving” each week 
• Follow all instructions from the FoodFit facilitator and be ready to “pitch in” 
• Motivate participants to achieve success in the program and lead by example 
• May be asked to assist participants in completing pre- and end-program questionnaires (e.g. interviewing participants and recording their answers for them if they have writing/language barriers) or assisting with program participant intakes (measuring waist/height, flexibility tests, blood pressure, pulse/heart rate)
Companion   Blue Mountains  Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
Collingwood
Provide weekly companionship to client of Breaking Down Barriers. 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.
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office
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 Office
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.
Grant Review Team Member   Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
Ontario Trillium Foundation, Toronto
Locally, join 1 of 16 Grant Review Teams across the province
Volunteering for impact. OTF volunteers help build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario. 
 
OTF volunteers review and recommend projects for funding in Ontario’s communities. Over 200 volunteers bring diverse perspectives and knowledge from regions across the province. As public appointees, OTF volunteers are stewards of public funds and work to ensure a broad range of perspectives are represented in the 16 Grant Review Teams that inform grant-making decisions.
E3 Community Services, Collingwood - Pretty River Pkwy N
Collingwood
Peer support for Teens who have special needs in activities offered at a Teen drop in night
Parkinson Canada, Barrie Chapter
Barrie, Collingwood, Newmarket and Orilia. Contact for more information.
Event registration, Route Marshalls, and various other event tasks as assigned.
Georgian Good Food Box (The), South Georgian Bay
250 Erie St, Suite 104 Collingwood
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
Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Simcoe Muskoka Branch
Simcoe County
• Create content for weekly internal newsletter  
• Research, write and edit stories for Red Weekly that highlight regional achievements  
• Interview volunteers, employees and clients for the purposes of creating profiles for Red Weekly 
• Works with staff on creating content for annual or one-time projects 
• Researches and writes content for projects that promote the Red Cross. This could include editorial content that accompanies an advertisement, social media content, program brochures, local communications messaging, etc.  
• Provide input on recruitment materials (e.g. posters, displays, brochures)  
• Supports the Communications Department during emergencies and fundraising appeals 
• Works alongside Communications staff members to create/edit content to support the Philanthropy and Communications Departments when on appeal  
• Assists in creating copy that positions the Red Cross as the charity of choice during fundraising appeals  
• Contributes to a healthy and safe working environment 
• Performs other duties, as required
Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Simcoe Muskoka Branch
Barrie
• Act as a spokesperson in times of disaster and/or respond to local media inquiries  
• Uses provided key messaging to respond in a timely manner to media inquiries as a spokesperson on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross (this may be in times of a large disaster, smaller scale Personal Disaster Assistance responses, proactive media campaigns or other media requests) 
• Positions the Canadian Red Cross as the charity of choice during fundraising appeals 
• When appropriate, connects media with other spokespeople who are content experts within the organization  
• Provides guidance and coaching to other spokespeople on key messaging 
• Supports the Communications Department with media training  
• Proactively pitches story ideas to the media to promote Red Cross services and programs  
• Working with Communications staff for direction, creates proactive media pitches based on activities in the communications calendar and participate in garnering media coverage for Red Cross programs in their region 
• Has a good understanding of the local media environment and topics of interest 
• Contributes to a healthy and safe working environment 
• Performs other duties, as required
Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka Branch, 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.
Canadian Cancer Society, Bluewater Community Office - Owen Sound
Working collaboratively with your Canadian Cancer Society staff partner and the CCS volunteers, providing leadership support and guidance in planning and implementing Daffodil Day Pin Sales at key locations in your community. 
* Recruit, train and coordinate Daffodil Days volunteers 
* Provide support and resources to volunteers as appropriate
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office
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.
365 Sports
Blue Moutnains
Volunteers positions include: Admin/Waiver Floaters * Athlete Lounge Floater * * Course Monitors and much more. 
-Course Monitors  
and much more
Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Disaster Management
Simcoe and Muskoka
The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Responder for Disaster Management (DM). Reporting to the PDA Supervisor, the PDA Responder will be responsible to fill various on-call shifts on a 24/7 schedule that includes weekends, holidays and evenings. When called on to respond, the PDA Responder will be required to provide relief directly to clients in need of assistance.  
 
Job Summary:  
The Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster. The incumbent of this position is responsible for conducting a needs assessment to determine the needs of the clients. The PDA Responder will provide, as appropriate to agreements with the local authorities, Emergency Social Services (ESS) for relief, referral services and direct assistance for recovery, as well as, works with the PDA Supervisor to plan and organize ongoing preparedness activities. They may be asked to deliver services during a large-scale emergency response in their community.  
 
Working Conditions:  
• Potential for responding in disaster areas, as well as difficult and unstable conditions (environmental, physical, social, etc.) and uncomfortable conditions (noise, odours, smoke, humidity, vulnerable clients). These environments have the potential to affect the overall wellbeing of the responders on site.  
• The incumbent may need to stand for several hours.  
• The incumbent may need to lift up to 20 kg of relief supplies during preparedness activities and during response.  
• Ability to respond during non-traditional hours (i.e. late night or weekends) and long hours of work in a demanding context.  
• Ability to be on-call when scheduled, as required. 
 
For the full role description, requirements and application instructions, see "More Info Link" below.
Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Disaster Management
Barrie
The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Supervisor for Disaster Management (DM). The PDA Supervisor will be responsible to supervise a team of PDA Responders in addition to filling various on-call shifts on a 24/7 schedule that includes weekends, holidays and evenings. When called on to respond, the PDA Supervisor will be required to provide relief directly to clients in need of assistance. 
 
Job Summary: 
The Personal Disaster Assistance Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster. The PDA supervisor will supervise a team of PDA responders at the local level. The PDA Supervisor will provide, as appropriate, direct aid assessment for delivery of ESS services for relief, referral services, and/or recovery assistance, as well as, be responsible for planning and organizing ongoing preparedness activities. They may be asked to deliver services during a large-scale emergency. The PDA Supervisor may be asked to represent Disaster Management on cross-functional working groups. 
 
Working Conditions: 
• Potential for responding in disaster areas, as well as difficult and unstable conditions (environmental, physical, social, etc.) and uncomfortable conditions (noise, odours, smoke, humidity, vulnerable clients). These environments have the potential to affect the overall wellbeing of the responders on site. 
• The incumbent may need to stand for several hours. 
• The incumbent may need to lift up to 20 kg of relief supplies during preparedness activities and during response. 
• Ability to respond during non-traditional hours (i.e. late night or weekends) and long hours of work in a demanding context. 
• Ability to be on-call when scheduled, as required. 
 
For the full role description, requirements and application instructions, see "More Info Link" below.
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office
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 Office
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 Office
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.
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office
Orillia
1. Greet participants upon arrival. Assist with seating if necessary. Provide participants with their name tags. 
2. Assist with assigned tasks such as group discussions, setting up and cleaning up supplies/equipment, providing one-to-one assistance. 
3. Provide encouragement and support to participants during activities. 
4. Ensure safety of participants at all times. 
5. Listen carefully and with respect to the participants.