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Providing companionship to Individuals with development disabilities. Going for walks/outings, playing games, listening to music, sharing interests.
Deliver donated food to Individuals and families in South Georgian Bay.
Willingness to build joyful relationships!
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)
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 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
As a Wheels of Hope driver, you will be responsible for:
• Responding to requests for client rides from the Transportation Coordinator, ideally via email, and wherever possible being flexible with your schedule as busy days/times/periods change
• Confirm travel arrangements with client(s) by phone
• Offer minimal assistance to get clients in and out of the car (no lifting permitted)
Put client safety first by following safe driving procedures and keeping your license and insurance details updated
• Adhere to all Canadian Cancer Society policies, procedures, standards and guidelines including client confidentiality, role boundaries and our 100% smoke free policy
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!
In partnership with, Crisis Text Line, Kids Help Phone will launch the first ever 24/7, free, nationwide texting service.
We are now recruiting Bilingual Crisis Responders who will answer texts from young people looking for support in both English AND French. The volunteer position will be remote, meaning that you can participate from anywhere in Canada as long you have a strong, reliable internet connection!
Our volunteers need to be enthusiastic about helping people! You can be a professional, student, teacher, retiree, or anybody else with an internet connection and a willingness to learn how to support people over text.
The role of a Crisis Responder is to bring texters from a “hot” moment to a cool calm, and to help them come up with a plan to stay healthy and safe. Crisis Responders are trained to do this using active listening and collaborative problem-solving.
- 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.
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.
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
* 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
Applicants are asked to fill out the application form on our website.
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.
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.