Offers a full range of volunteer opportunities including supporting and leading program activities for Members, Gilda's Greeters, Clubhouse-based volunteers for activities, general clubhouse support, Program support, helping with fundraising, special events, and outreach.
Youth volunteers are needed and opportunities are available after school hours and on weekends. Contact the volunteer coordinator for more info.
- To volunteer, contact Cara Dyke, Volunteer Coordinator Volunteer at Gilda's Club
Roles and Responsibilities:
1. Ensure that UWSM community investment goals and priority areas are taken into consideration in all grant- making processes
2. Review application forms and documents’; prepare additional interview questions (if required) to ensure applications meet criteria including:
• Agency capacity to deliver the program
• Program alignment to agency’s mission
• Evidence and need for the program
• Adaptability and client centered
• Alignment to focus area and investment priorities
• Target population and clients serviced
• Impact of the program on clients
• Intended outcomes of the program
3. Conduct Interviews where warranted as part of the application review process with support from UWSM staff.
4. Complete review, assessments and scoring of applications.
5. As a council, form recommendations to the UWSM Community Investment & Engagement Steering Committee on which funding allocations will create a strong network of supports exhibiting diversity in geography, populations served and range of programs/interventions or services. All recommendations are then presented to the United Way Board of Directors for final approval.
6. To provide a safe and confidential environment for sharing information.
7. Ensure a fair, transparent, equitable funds allocation process.
8. Support United Way in our growth and development
9. Provide feedback and recommendations to UWSM on capacity building, advocacy and collaboration
10. Review Annual Reports from funded agencies to inform United Way of accomplishments and gather data on clients impacted by the program, ensure agency accountability and understand circumstances that may influence program impact, making recommendations for support if needed.
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)
Volunteer duties vary depending on the placement and will be discussed prior to an interview
* 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.
* 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
Various Volunteer opportunities to include special events, garden, pottery, fairs ,cafe, mosaic studio
various land work and vegetable gardening.
Police records check and a reference will be required.
Make a difference in the lives of our patients. Whether you want to volunteer directly with patients or support their care at RVH, we have an opportunity that is right for you.
To explore the opportunities available to volunteer in at RVH, visit this link: https://www.rvh.on.ca/careers/volunteering/volunteer-opportunities/
To fill out an application, click this link and select 'Apply to Be a Volunteer Now'. If you are a student looking to join our summer program, please select 'Join Our Summer Program'.
Special Events Volunteers ensure the effective implementation of Special Events Initiatives within the area. Duties include: promoting events, liaising with all community partners, recruit new groups and organizations to carry out activities, locating sponsors, etc.
Various volunteer opportunities, including ushering, bingo, set up and tear down of sets, data entry, assist with administrative duties and assisting with inventory of costumes and props. There are also opportunities to help with one time special events.