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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
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.
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.
Volunteer   Blue Mountains 
Marsh Street Centre
Staging for major events including concerts, community dinners, major fundraisers, and other events.
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
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network
Locations throughout Ontario
Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network provides free bereavement support 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 bereavement groups and events, phone support, and for private online support groups.
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)
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, Barrie Branch
Simcoe County and Muskoka
Our drivers provide an invaluable service by assisting staff and foster families with the transportation needs of children to various appointments and visits. Volunteer drivers transport children and their families to specified locations around Simcoe County and Muskoka at the request of the Agency. You will need to provide supervision and appropriate behaviour management of the children in your care. Punctuality and reliability are a necessity for this position. Our drivers are compensated at .52¢/km. Drivers transport children/youth using their own vehicle.
Board Member   Collingwood 
Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
Collingwood
Board members are needed to help guide and mentor the organization. Board members are required to participate in one standing committee: fundraising, finance, strategic planning and/or governance. People 18+ of all abilities welcome to apply. There is a Board requirement that a percentage of people with disabilities are members of the Board.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Craigleith Heritage Depot
Museum Volunteer- Our museum collection continues to grow and The Craigleith Heritage Depot requires assistance in maintaining and researching artifacts. This volunteer would assist in photography, organization, research and creating finding aids.  
 
The collections volunteer will assist with all or some of these tasks 
• creating on a computer finding aids for subjects  
• photographing or scanning artifacts  
• working on special programmes related to research/geneology/history 
• researching artifacts 
 
The collections volunteer will be provided training on the existing resources and how to use databases and on-line resources. We seek a bi-weekly or weekly commitment of a minimum of 2-3 hours Wednesday afternoon/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.
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.
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 Ski Patrol - Central Zone
Providing Advanced First Aid at events throughout the year, as well as at a designated ski resorts during the winter months.
Georgian Bay Volunteer Search & Rescue
Simcoe County
Once fully trained, you will help us assist the police to search for lost and missing persons. 
Applicants are asked to fill out the application form on our website.
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.
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.
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
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
Ontario Track 3 Ski Association for the Disabled
Ski resorts and Ski clubs in the Simcoe County region
With full training, volunteers teach our student athletes how to ski/snowboard. We need recreational skiers and snowboarders who can donate their time to help us deliver quality alpine lessons.
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.