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Buddy   Collingwood 
E3 Community Services, Collingwood - Pretty River Pkwy N
Collingwood

Providing companionship to Individuals with development disabilities. Going for walks/outings, playing games, listening to music, sharing interests.

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, Volunteer Services
Collingwood

Variety of volunteer positions which focus on patients, visitors and staff. Positions available in ambulatory care reception, Inpatient Units, gift shop, reminder telephoning, diagnostic imaging Xray, CT, Mammography, Bone Density, Surgical Day Care (Post anaesthetic care unit) 

Health Centre Volunteer   Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Wasaga Beach, Health Care Services
South Georgian Bay

Provides volunteer opportunities in non-profit healthcare. 
 
Current programs offering volunteer opportunities include:  

  • mental health programs  
  • physical exercise groups  
  • nutrition education  
  • chronic disease management groups  
  • programs for individuals living with chronic pain or chronic health conditions  
  • physiotherapy programs  
  • social support groups, hobbies and crafts groups, and more

EligibilityAge requirement: 16 years and older.Application ProcessE-mail the health centre at volunteer@sgbchc.ca, phone or apply via the website.

Telephone Support   Blue Mountains  Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
Compass Community Services
Virtual - Based out of Guelph

This is a remote volunteer position supporting the Guelph-Wellington Community. All shifts and training are completed remotely, therefore, residence in Guelph-Wellington is not a requirement for this position.
 
Compass is recruiting skilled and compassionate volunteers to join our Telephone Support Team (TSP). Volunteers involved in the TSP will assume the responsibility of providing outbound calls to clients, with the goal of providing emotional support to members of the Guelph-Wellington Community. TSP Volunteers will start in the program by completing social calls, safety/wellness checks, and/or providing medication reminders to isolated and distressed individuals before having the option to gain additional training and supporting our Distress Lines.

Callers on the Distress Line may be in a state of crisis, experiencing suicidal ideation, or have intentions of harming themselves or another individual. They may also be seeking external resources and referrals to agencies or are looking for a safe space to disclose personal struggles. Volunteers will use their discretion to identify how each client should be supported and will have access to staff supervision should any questions or concerns arise.

The Telephone Support team strives to meet the diverse needs of each client allowing opportunities to engage in conversations surrounding daily plans, storytelling, and exploring action plans to prepare for crisis intervention. Each call is made using a strengths-based and solution-focused approach with the common objective of assisting with goal planning, increasing the client’s ability to cope with unique situations, and referrals to community resources.

Responsibilities

•    Complete inbound and outbound calls with service users
•    Complete safety/wellness checks, provide medication reminders, and engage in social conversations with a diverse group of people
•    Assist with crisis intervention, when presented
•    Engage in conversations with members of the LGBTQ+ community through the texting support line
•    Utilize a strengths-based, solution-focused approach
•    Provide external resources and referrals to service users 
•    Complete case documentation of all interactions with service users

 

Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network
Ontario- Virtual

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 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.

Foster Parents   Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, Barrie
Multiple Locations in Simcoe County and Muskoka District
Kids in our community need you! Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is looking for Foster Parents! 
 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is a Child Welfare (Simcoe & Muskoka) and Children’s Mental Health (Muskoka only) agency licensed by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. We support children, youth, families and communities with multiple services including fostering for children and youth up to 18 years old.  
 
Our agency has an urgent need for foster parents across Simcoe and Muskoka. We are looking for diverse caregivers who understand children’s needs. Children & Youth lose so much when they have to leave their community. Foster caregivers provide a safe home and a temporary solution for children and youth, while their families make the changes needed for them to come back home. 
 
Would you consider opening your home and heart to providing care to youth and children? Fostering can be challenging, but it’s a very rewarding career. You don’t have to be perfect to make a difference in the life of a child. Fostering can be flexible and fit in with your lifestyle! 
 
We encourage all applicants to apply regardless of sex, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, orientation or religion.  
 
Our application process and training program are very detailed, and may seem daunting, but please don't let that stop you from choosing a career in fostering. We find that all successful foster parents believe that the rewards of fostering, including building strong, loving relationships that last a lifetime, far outweigh the challenges involved. 
 
We look forward to hearing from you! Please share with anyone you think might be interested!
Georgian Good Food Box (The), South Georgian Bay
South Georgian Bay
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
Georgian Triangle Humane Society
Collingwood
The TNR & Transport Volunteer supports our Outreach Programs by assisting with the Trap, Neuter and Return of local feral cats. TNR activities help reduce the number of unwanted feline pregnancies and over-population in our community.
    This volunteer will:
  • Work with local cat colony volunteers or the public to trap cats, bring them to our Animal Centre to be spayed or neutered and then return the cat to their ‘home’ environment
  • Coordinate with the Outreach Coordinator relating to the collection or drop-off of animals or supplies
  • Assist with the collection and drop-off of animal supplies, to feed animals in our care and local cat colonies
  • This volunteer will use a GTHS vehicle or their own vehicle for transportation
  • Volunteers generally assist with collections within the area they are living, but may occasionally be called upon to drive up to one hour away
  • Applicants should be comfortable handling / interacting with cats, as necessary and liaising with members of the public
Georgian Triangle Humane Society
Collingwood
The GTHS Animal Hospital contains an Operating Room, Treatment Room, Examination Room, Pharmacy and X-Ray Room and a Hospital Intake/Recovery Area, and provides spay/neuter surgeries for over 1500 homeless pets annually. Having an onsite hospital ensures animals receive timely, thorough and comprehensive care, saves dozens of daily phone calls, reduces trips back and forth to veterinary clinics, dramatically decreases the stress on GTHS animals, and leads to the additional benefit of earlier adoption availability; so these animals find their forever home quickly. The GTHS Animal Hospital also assists local pet owners in need by providing essential vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries for their pets.
    Reporting to the Director of Medicine and Hospital Registered Veterinary Technician, the Hospital Assistant Volunteer will be responsible for:
  • Maintaining the Operating Room and Prep Area
  • Overseeing the Maintenance and Packing of Surgical Instruments
  • Using sterilization & cleaning equipment (including an Autoclave)
Georgian Triangle Humane Society
Collingwood
The GTHS Animal Hospital contains an Operating Room, Treatment Room, Examination Room, Pharmacy, X-Ray Room and a Hospital Intake / Recovery Area, and provides spay/neuter surgeries for over 1500 homeless pets annually. Having an onsite hospital ensures animals receive timely, thorough and comprehensive care, saves dozens of daily phone calls, reduces trips back and forth to veterinary clinics, dramatically decreases the stress on the GTHS animals, and leads to the additional benefit of earlier adoption availability; so these animals find their forever home quickly. 
 
The Hospital Discharge Volunteer is responsible for discharging animals to the public after their Hospital appointment / surgery, create kennel tags and preparing for the next day's appointments and overseeing the cleanliness of the small Hospital Intake Room.
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.
Tour Guide   Clearview 
Edenvale Aviation Heritage Foundation
Stayner
    Welcome and walk through our visitors as we show and tell the Avro Arrow Full Scale Replica and other historical artifacts.
  • Our tours are guided but with the help of QR Codes that display specific details of the artifacts.
  • Give a brief history chat of the Arrow's purpose, expectations and highlights.
  • Chat with our fellow visitors, bond and make new connections!
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.
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.
Canine Foster Volunteer   Blue Mountains  Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
Georgian Triangle Humane Society
Collingwood

Canine Foster Volunteers provide a safe, loving and temporary home for puppies (4-6 puppies at a time), senior dogs and adult dogs with specific needs. You must have the ability to separate the foster animals from any pets in your home by keeping them in a separate room, if necessary. We will provide training and all the supplies you need.  
 
Canine Foster Volunteers are responsible for helping the puppies, seniors and / or adult dogs in their care thrive until they are ready to be adopted (or to be returned to their owner in cases of Emergency Boarding). This will include feeding the animals at least twice a day, possibly more, potty training (for puppies), and exercising and socializing the animals. It may also include bottle feeding and administering oral medications.  
 
We are ideally looking for volunteers who are willing to assist with more than one of the following foster scenarios:  

  • 4-6 puppies under 4 weeks of age, requiring bottle feeding  
  • 4-6 puppies over 4 weeks of age  
  • Dogs with medical or special needs (eg. provide medication, ensure ‘bedrest’ post-surgery) 
  • Pregnant or nursing moms  
  • Dogs in need of socialization or with behavioural concerns  
  • Dogs belonging to pet owners in need of emergency boarding in times of crisis
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.
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
  • 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.
    Stayner Care Centre
    Stayner
    • Friendly Visiting, Coffee Social 
    • Knitting, Painting, Crafts 
    • Scrabble Players, Bingo Caller, Pin Setters for Bowling 
    • Assisting in the Dining Room and Program Set up 
    • Movie Night Volunteer 
    • Friendly Reminder Volunteer 
    • Manicures 
    • Musical Talent
    Canadian Blood Services, Barrie Donor Centre, Blood Donor Centre, Barrie Area Office
    Collingwood

    Mobile/Donor Centre Volunteer - Collingwood 
     
    As a volunteer with Canadian Blood Services you help create a positive, safe and welcoming environment and experience for our donors. Greeting donors with a smile, thanking them for their donation and making conversation helps ensure a good donation experience. As one of the last faces donors see on their way out, the care and attention you give plays a critical role in the success of future blood donor clinics. 
     
    Activities and Tasks Associated with the Role - This role has a variety of duties, including, but not limited to the following: 
     
    • Welcome and serve snacks and drinks to donors upon their arrival from the donation area 
    • Oversee the refreshment area which includes displaying and restocking snacks and drinks 
    • Responsible for ensuring the cleaning of tables, chairs and touch points within the refreshment area 
    • Mandatory use of surgical masks, hand sanitizer and gloves provided by CBS when operating within the Mobile/Donor Centre 
    • Observe donors and alert donor centre staff of adverse reactions 
    • Provide donors with organizational updates and information on current CBS initiatives 
    • Regularly review written volunteer duties and centre specific procedures 
    • Adhere to policies, procedures and training requirements 
    • Respond to donor concerns and questions by directing donors to appropriate staff 
     
    Skills, Abilities, Traits 
    • Friendly, compassionate, outgoing and possess good communication skills 
    • Able to work independently as well as in a team environment 
    • Sensitive and respectful of the dignity of all people 
    • Able to relate to different personalities and age groups in a variety of situations 
    • Able to observe and react appropriately to adverse situations 
    • Adhere to CBS dress code (e.g. name tag, vest/ t-shirt and closed toes shoes) 
    • Reliable and punctual 
    • Provide good customer service to donors to ensure they feel both valued and appreciated for their donation

    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 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.
    Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
    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
    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.
    Therapy Dog Handler   Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
    St John Ambulance, Barrie Simcoe Muskoka
    Simcoe County and Muskoka District - Various Locations
    Volunteers visit seniors' centres, hospitals and schools with properly evaluated dogs, no less than 1 year old, providing residents and patients the companionship of a pet.