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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
- gardening program
- social support groups, hobbies and crafts groups, and more
EligibilityAge requirement: 16 years and older.Application ProcessE-mail the health centre at email@example.com, phone or apply via the website.
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.
• 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 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.
Volunteers help with packing fruits and vegetables for monthly good food box orders
- 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
- 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)
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.
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.
- 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!
Smart Serve Certified volunteers needed as bartenders
Volunteers needed to help set up and/or run events including concerts, community dinners, major fundraisers, and other events.
Work may involve setting up chairs and tables, greeting patrons at the door, checking proof of vaccination (according to current government mandates), checking tickets, and offering information about the venue as needed to patrons.
Volunteers are always welcome to stay and watch the show, or leave if they need to. We often are in need of volunteers to help clean up following events.
Duties are geared to ability and you will never be asked to do something you're not comfortable with or haven't received training for.
Volunteers sometimes come in to help with special projects, for example recently we had a great team work on re-organizing some of the storage spaces in the building to support our work.
You can also volunteer as a Board or committee member and assist with the ongoing operations of the Marsh Street Centre in a more hands on way.
- 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.
- 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 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
• 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.
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.
- 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
- Musical Talent
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
- Talk about Coffee Break in their community
- Deliver Kits to Coffee Break Hosts
- Collect donations and unused supplies following events
- Sign up new hosts
* Provide basic information about Alzheimer's disease.
* Direct people to appropriate community support services.
* 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
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.
In particular, we’re looking for volunteers to support their local Gutsy Walk in the following
• Community Outreach –inspire people to sign-up and participate in our Gutsy
• Media Relations –connect with local media outlets to promote the Gutsy Walk
• Social Media –raise awareness about IBD and the Gutsy Walk through social media
• Fundraising –organize exciting fundraisers in your community
• Corporate Sponsorship –engage with local businesses to promote donations of
sponsorship and gifts in kind
• Stewardship –build relationships with Gutsy Walk participants and encourage
• Approximately 4-8 hours a month, with flexibility around your schedule
• Attending a virtual monthly evening committee meeting by teleconference or online.
With additional meetings leading up to event day and a post-event wrap up meeting,
depending on the role requirements
• This role requires a commitment until post-event wrap up in June/July
We’re looking for people who are eager to use their skills to help make our Gusty Walk the
best it can be. Talk to us about your skills and interests! We’d love to explore how you can
best get involved. This may include:
• A sense of creativity and interest in exploring the best ways to make your local Gutsy
Walk a success
• An ability to connect with new people over email or the phone
• Community connections and an interest in inspiring people to take part in Gutsy Walk
• Comfortable approaching businesses and local media to secure partnerships,
sponsorships and coverage
• Familiarity with social media and online promotion
• A team player attitude and a willingness to work collaboratively with others
Please note as of March 1, 2022 all volunteers with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada whose
responsibilities involve in-person interactions must be fully vaccinated. Agreement to our
Volunteer Code of Conduct is mandatory for this role, and proof of vaccination must be
submitted in advance if volunteering in-person.
Providing a leadership role within a peer support group and ensuring a supportive and constructive atmosphere for group participants in mindfulness, breathwork, self-care, vision boards, journalling and grief support.
The Nutrition Education Facilitator provides a leadership role within a peer support group while maintaining a supportive atmosphere for group participants in canning, breadmaking, meal planning, freezer meals, cooking-for-one and budget meal workshops.
The Physical Fitness & Exercise Facilitator will provide a leadership role within a peer support group ensuring a supportive atmosphere for group participants while offering a gentle fitness program that promotes:
- improves energy and health
- improves mobility and independence
- decreases fall risks
- contribute to your communitymaintains strength and coordination
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
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.
The Support Group Facilitator provides a leadership role within a peer support group and ensures a supportive and constructive atmosphere for group participants. We welcome ideas from volunteers on creating a group that would be beneficial for the community in financial, gardening, social, or health & wellness.
The Volunteer From Home / Virtual Facilitator providesa leadership role within a peer support group and ensures a supportive and constructive atmosphere is maintained by the group participants.