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- Duties Include:
- Help customers with questions about the Bingo Program and tidy up around bingo machines in between games
- Direct customers to the appropriate person to answer their questions
- Assist with any duties the bingo hall asks
- Adhere to March of Dimes policies and Delta Bingo Dress Code
- Training and shadowing with another experienced volunteer
Volunteers will lead a gentle functional fitness program designed for community members aged 55+.
- The purpose of the program is to:
- Increase and maintain strength, coordination, balance and flexibility
- Improve health and energy
- Improve mobility and independence
- Prevent falls and decrease falls risk
- Meet new people and socialize
Volunteers can assist with a variety of activities and programs including:
Recreation programs (games, arts and crafts etc)
Small Group Programs (cards, reading, knitting)
Special events and Entertainment
Special Interest Presentations
Community Bus Outings
One to one friendly visits
Hair dresser & In home Wellness appointments
General office assistance
Physiotherapy/ Fitness classes
Gardening (in warmer months)
Volunteers can assist with a variety of programs and activities including:
- One-on-One Friendly Visiting
- Holiday Celebrations and Special Events
- Card playing, Bingo and other games
- Hairdressing & Wellness Assistance
- Escorting Residents to in house appointments
- Dining Assistance
Breakfast Club Facilitators
Professional Women's Group Facilitators
Stylist to help suit clients,
Professional Women's Group Mentors
Clothing Sorter - Sort Clothes, take inventory, and organize the store.
Stylists- Suit clients for their interviews (experience with Dress For Success may be needed, but will be provided).
Fundraising Committee- Creating events for fundraising opportunities, or volunteering for an already planned event.
IT Tech - Someone to create and maintain a social presence online to promote the organization and it's events.
Hair and Make up Stylists- Help show clients what is appropriate for interviews and work when considering make up and hair.
Board of Directors- Must be 18+, will sit in on the board meetings and hold an important role within the organization, for more information, contact Linda Reid, Executive Director for Dress For Success Orillia and Barrie.
Two sites: Camphill Nottawasaga, near Angus and Camphill Sophia Creek in Barrie.
Camphill Sophia Creek (Barrie)
- work in the mosaic studio
- help with meal preparation in the Cafe
- assist with recreational activities, music sessions and cultural outings, Bingo events and other special events such as Fall Fairs
Camphill Nottawasaga (Angus)
- help with programs in woodworking, pottery, candlemaking, and bakery/meal preparation
- can be involved in maple syrup production, working in the vegetable gardens and caring for livestock (Highland cows horses and goats)
Both locations need volunteers to help with set-up, cash management and take-down at our Farmers Markets
Special Events and Outing Assistance
Assistance with resident In-house appointments
Bench Warmers are friendly people who allow others to engage in conversation in either parks or malls. Studies show that loneliness has the same dire consequences on physical health as smoking a pack a day! Social connection is so needed (and often lost in the shuffle of busyness and technology) and MatureMinds Friendship Bench offers an opportunity for interaction and social engagement. The implementation is simple but the results are deep and meaningful. Volunteers will receive training in active listening, self care, mental health awareness, and ageism. After successfully completing the training, volunteers become Bench Warmers. They sit on a bench either at a park or in a mall with a sign that says "If you want to talk, I want to listen." Be part of the cure for the loneliness epidemic! Become a Bench Warmer.
Café volunteers assist with the operation of the Café by providing staffing and services. Responsibilities include:
- Serve customers of the Café
- Perform opening and closing procedures as required
- Record sales using a cash register, handle cash and maintain records
- Refill condiment containers and supplies as needed
- Conduct inventory and indicate need for replacement as needed
- Keep café area clean and clear of debris
- Tidy and restock books/DVD's/Cd's as necessary
GrandPals are older adults (not necessarily Grandparents) who love children and want to make a difference for generations to come. GrandPals are trained in the stories they have to share over 5 weeks. After training, we connect GrandPals with a classroom where they meet with the same 2-4 students over a period of 8 weeks. The stories that GrandPals share about their own lives become part of the students' curriculum. Students capture the stories presented in written assignments as well as art projects.
Be part of a unique intergenerational initiative that connects generations through the power of storytelling. Volunteers will get 5 weeks of training and then will spend 8 weeks in an elementary school classroom sharing stories and building relationships. Volunteers must love children! For more information, a Brunch & Learn will be held on September 26 in Barrie- registration required.
- Welcome donors to hospitality area of clinic
- offer refreshments
- give information and updates to donors
- answer questions, thank donors and give milestone donor recognition items
- observe donors and watch for adverse reactions
- keep hospitality area in good order
As part of our vision to see persons with dementia living well and thriving, this program seeks out ways to keep a person engaged within their home, while simlutaneously providing care partners with a little bit of respite.
Volunteers will conduct 1:1 weekly meaningful and social recreation visits with persons living with dementia. Volunteers will receive training and support from In-Home Recreation Coordinator as well as an outline of suggested activities. They will also have flexibilty to plan activities that best meet the client's needs.
Weekly visits are 1.5 hours in length and a 6 month committment is appreciated.
Play, Learn, Grow is an opportunity for pre-school children to try out some STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) based learning.
We are in search of volunteers who can support the Monday morning programs at our Painswick or Holly Branchs, the Tuesday morning program at our Downtown Branch or our Friday morning program at our Holly Branch
Volunteers will enjoy interacting with children and their families at various activity stations throughout the library spaces.
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
- Help with the set up and clean up of the projects each week.
- Assist Art Therapist to ensure activity participation and socialization of each participant
- Under direction of the Art Therapist/Family Support Coordinator, provide one-to-one support to the participants during the creative art process.
- Assist with any other tasks to ensure the smooth operation of the program.
- At the end of the Program (June) complete an evaluation form about the volunteer role in the Quest Art School + Gallery Program.
We are now accepting adult and student volunteer applications. Please check our website (www.rvh.on.ca/careers/volunteering/) to complete the electronic application form to become a volunteer.
You may also contact the Volunteer Coordinator within the Volunteer Resources office to discuss a wide variety of opportunities.
Some opportunities include: Patient Experience, Information & Wayfinding, Retail (Café Royale and Victoria's Gift Shop & Fundraising), Outpatient and Visitor Support, and Administrative Support.
Are you a wordsmith who loves people? We are looking for older adult volunteers to help newcomers to Canada feel welcome. Help newcomers get socially connected and practice English by playing scrabble! An extensive vocabulary is not necessary (there are dictionaries for that :)) so if you are friendly and want to make a meaningful contribution by helping newcomers, this could be the club for you! Scrabble Club will last four weeks, allowing volutneers to build relationships with newcomers.
Volunteers will be responsable for meeting with a clients weekly or bi-weekly to add enrichment to peoples lives. Clients are blind or have vision loss to some degree, which often requires adpaments to life. Volunteers are required to socialse with them and add normal contact back in their lives after the effects of the pandemic. They can go for walks, visit community gardens, really anything the pair would enjoy. The requirement are up to the two people who are paired.
Help Senior Wish expand into Simcoe County to ensure that no senior is left isolated, alone and feeling like society has forgotten them. Help is especially needed to prepare for our Christmas Wish program starting in Sept.