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Home for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Campbell St
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity for people interested in helping out a local, older individual who may be experiencing loneliness.  
 
Volunteers in this role will provide transportation to and from social events in the community, or even just coffee and conversation out in the community, with other Home for Life clients. Volunteers provide companionship throughout the social or programs and can choose your level of commitment - one time, occasional or temporary volunteers are welcome. Sign up for just one social outing and see how it goes! 
 
This role will help ease the burden of social isolation and can help to promote confidence, health and well being, and and provide them with a new friendship. This activity will help expand you social circle, meet new people and make a difference in the live of another person.
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
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, Emergency Department waiting room, gift shop, information desk, patient satisfaction surveys, telephoning, diagnostic imaging transport, cardiac rehab, office assistance, surgical services (endoscopy), Friendly Visiting, Patients in Motion, Volunteer Ambassador for new inpatients, Meal Assistance for inpatients, Dialysis
Canine Foster Volunteer   Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
Collingwood
COVID-19 Update 
 
Regular Volunteer Opportunity 
Canine Foster Volunteers provide a safe, loving and temporary home for puppies and senior dogs. You must have the ability to separate the foster animals from any pets in your home, if necessary. GTHS will provide training, support and all the supplies you need.  
 
Canine Foster Volunteers are responsible for helping the puppies, adult or senior dog in their care thrive until they are ready to be adopted. This will include feeding the animals at least twice a day (possibly more), potty training (for puppies), enrichment, exercising and socializing the animals and, in some cases, tracking / documenting habits / behaviours, etc. as laid out by GTHS staff. Fostering may also required bottle feeding and administering oral or topical medications
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.
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.
Mood Disorders Society of Canada
Collingwood - Organizing location will be arranged by committee members
Defeat Depression Campaign is Seeking Organizing Committee Members  
 
2020 has had a significant impact on the mental health of Canadians. The organizations we support need your help now more than ever. The 2021 Defeat Depression Walks/Runs will take place the last weekend in May! We are currently looking for dedicated community-minded individuals to join an organizing committee and help organize a Defeat Depression event in your community. Take an active role in helping local mental health programs and join the team!  
 
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 event
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.
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.
Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
Durham, Walkerton, Meaford/Thornbury, Arran Elderslie, Owen Sound
- Talk about Coffee Break in their community 
- Deliver Kits to Coffee Break Hosts 
- Collect donations and unused supplies following events 
- Sign up new hosts
ElderDog Canada, Collingwood Pawd
Collingwood
Walking dogs as required, deliver dog food, driving owners and dog to the Vet or Groomers
Driver   Blue Mountains  Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
Home for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Campbell St
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity for people interested in helping our a local, older individual who may be experiencing loneliness.  
 
Volunteers in this role will provide transportation to appointments, outings, etc. on a one time, occasional or on-going basis.
Gardener   Blue Mountains  Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
Home for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Campbell St
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
Do you have a passion for gardening and have a few hours to spare? If so then this flexible volunteer gardener position is for you. This position will help local, older people who want to keep on top of their gardens and/or lawns but need help from the community to do so. 
 
Volunteers gardeners are needed to assist with maintenance of gardens and lawns when they can. This could include: light gardening, weeding, lawn cutting and/or planting on a one time, occasional or temporary basis. 
 
Usually, volunteer gardeners will carry out their tasks alone, but may be with direction from the person needing support.
Youth Volunteer   Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
Simcoe County, Corporation of, Sunset Village and Manor, Sunset Manor - Long Term Care Facility
Collingwood
One on one visiting with residents, supporting and/or facilitating group activities, reading or playing games with residents, meal assistance
Friendly Visitor   Blue Mountains  Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
Home for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Campbell St
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity for people interested in helping a local, older individual, who may be experiencing loneliness. Volunteers ease the burden of loneliness by providing friendship, company and conversation either in the comfort of the client's home or though short social outings in the community.  
 
Sometimes people sit and chat over a cup of coffee, or they may play board games, watch TV or go out to a cafe. Commitment level is up to the volunteer; one time, occasional and/or temporary volunteers are welcome. 
 
The relationship between the volunteer and client can promote confidence, health and well being, and provide them with a new friendship. This activity will help expand you social circle, meet new people and make a difference in the live of another person.
Shopper/Grocery Assistance   Blue Mountains  Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
Home for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Campbell St
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity for people interested in helping out a local, older individual who may no longer be able to go grocery shopping without support. This service can make a big difference to older individuals and can help these residents to remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. 
 
Volunteers in this role will provide grocery shopping assistance at local food stores, which includes providing transportation with or without clients to the local stores, and assisting clients by bringing groceries inside their home for them, on a one time, occasional and temporary basis.
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.
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
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)
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.
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.
Various opportunities   Clearview  Collingwood  Wasaga Beach 
Simcoe County, Corporation of, Sunset Village and Manor, Sunset Manor - Long Term Care Facility
Various opportunities including: Friendly visiting, Activity programming. ie. crafts, coffee socials, inter-generational programs, student placements, administration, Front office volunteer, meal assistance, pet visitor, Student internships (College/Universities), Music volunteer, Simcoe Cycling without Age bike program. Remove virtual volunteering available.
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.
Canadian Red Cross, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
Simcoe County, Bracebridge
Help to deliver meals to residents in your community for the meals on wheels program.
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.
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.
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie - Anne St S
Various approved locations within Simcoe County (see Seasons for communities)
To accept donations from the public at an assigned location for the duration of the mutually agreed shift. 
Report to an appointed location to receive Tag tray, coin box, supplies, permission letter. Tag at the selected location for the duration of the mutually agreed shift. Return the Tag tray, coin box, supplies, permission letter to the appointed location. Volunteers must wear the Identity Badge supplied by the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County while tagging. The Badge must be returned with the coin box at the end of the shift.