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Barrie Barrie
Community Connection

You can help reduce social isolation in the community by helping to maintain a calendar of activities for older adults. All you need is a phone, a computer with internet access and a little time. 

What you will be doing:

  • Monitoring websites and social media accounts of community centres, senior centres and libraries for public activities appropriate for older adults. 
  • Ocassionally calling organizations that offer social activities for older adults to get accurate information about their offerings.
  • Entering these events on a Google calendar that is posted on our website for public viewing.

Click here to see an example of a similar calendar that we maintain for South Georgian Bay. 

Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka
Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka clubhouse at 10 Quarry Ridge Road, Barrie

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. 

Kids Help Phone, Crisis Text Line
Ontario

Kids Help Phone’s texting service is the only free, 24/7 bilingual text line for people in Canada. The service is delivered by trained, volunteer crisis responders who work remotely. 

We are recruiting overnight and or 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 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 one, 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.

Junior Achievement of Central Ontario
South Simcoe & Barrie
Using our highly interactive education programs you will aid students in developing necessary business and life skills, to enter tomorrows’ workforce. Acting as a resource, facilitator, motivator and role model you will facilitate a Junior Achievement program in the classroom for a day. Please note that, currently, our volunteer experiences are entirely virtual and you would be delivering a modified version of our full-day programs. These modified versions take 90-minutes to present. You and a colleague/friend can sign up together, we can match you with a partner, or you can volunteer on your own. We have multiple programs to choose from, depending on your interests and skills.
    The following elementary school programs are always in high demand:
  • More than Money (Grades 3-6) In JA's More than Money program, students are introduced to the intersection of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and social studies learning objectives. Throughout the program students will have the opportunity to think like an entrepreneur and develop business strategy and money-management skills that they can apply to a simulated business.
  • Our Business World (Grades 5-6) In JA’s Our Business World program, students explore how businesses are created and what makes them thrive. Using games and multimedia, students learn about innovation, start-ups and self-employment
  • Dollars with Sense (Grade 7) In JA's Dollars With Sense program, students get the vital tools they need to make smart financial decisions, live debt-free and become savvy investors. Students learn personal money management skills that they can apply to their lives, beginning now.
  • Economics for Success (Grade 8) In JA's Economics for Success program, students take a closer look at the advantages of staying in school, as well as learn what’s needed to succeed in today’s workforce. Volunteers from the local business community partner with classroom teachers to help students see the link between education and achieving their goals.
Dress for Success, Barrie
Barrie

Become a member of our volunteer team interested in supporting the vision and mission of Dress for Success. Make a difference and ensure that there is both awareness and funds available to helping disadvantage women return to work.

Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
Purpose: To assist with the transportation needs of children and youth involved with Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions. 
Responsibilities: 
 Drive the child(ren)/youth in your own vehicle to an appointment/activity, and pick up the child(ren)/youth at an appointed place and time 
 Assist the child(ren)/youth to get in and out of the vehicle safely 
 Escort the child(ren)/youth to and from the appointment activity 
Requirements 
 18 years of age and older 
 A criminal record check (including vulnerable populations) free of charges or convictions 
 Possess a valid Ontario Driver's license and a safe driving record 
 Attend agency car seat training 
 A clean driver's abstract (obtained from Service Ontario) 
 Have access to a road worthy and safe vehicle 
 Minimum of $1 Million liability insurance 
 Patience and understanding 
 Reliable and punctual 
 Knowledge of the community 
 Able to offer physical support to the child(lifting), youth or adult 
 Trustworthy 
 Access to a computer (mileage submission) 
 Cell phone
Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch, Volunteer Program
Varies: Barrie: Orillia: Midland: Collingwood: Innisfil

Volunteer duties vary depending on the placement and will be discussed prior to an interview

Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch, Barrie - 128 Anne St S, Urban Pantry Program - Barrie Good Food Box

We are looking for an Admin Coordinator to: 
 
Assist with downloading online orders from website and compiling order list on the first Thursday of the month 
Assist with emailing box contents list to participants  
Assist with emailing reminders to participants before pick-up day 
Report to the Barrie Good Food Box Coordinator and work with the Pack Day Leader to ensure a smooth pack day each month 

MacLaren Art Centre
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie, ON and various community event locations

Tour Guide: Providing details to groups of people (school, community organizations) about our exhibitions and building 
 
Visitor Services: Greeting visitors and providing general knowledge to patrons regarding exhibitions and programs.
 

Women Helping Support Women and Men (WHSW&M)

Create Go Fund Me type of pages, as well as other methods, etc. To maintain them Monday - Friday. Except holidays.

Need people to maintain a Facebook page, once it is set up. Required people to set up and maintain a LinkedIn page.

Board Member   Barrie 
Huronia Symphony Orchestra
Barrie, Ontario
To attend Board of Directors Meetings. Participate in board activities and decision making.
Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer

For high school students who want to get involved helping raise childhood cancer awareness and/or funds in their schools and communities. 

If you are a high school student looking to give back to your community and get volunteer hours, we need you for our OPACC Golden Hearts Youth Council! ​ 

Benefits

  • ​ Get community service volunteer hours from OPACC and OPACC partner organizations 
  • Be notified of new volunteer opportunities in your community 
  • OPACC can promote your fundraiser, project, campaign through our network 
  • Looks great on your resume for work or school/scholarships 
  • References for work/school 
  • Give back to the childhood cancer community and help other kids in a meaningful way 
  • Special thank-you perks for our youth volunteers
  • Option to become an OPACC Board Member at age 18 to continue your involvement more formally 

Examples of how you can help

  • At community events 
  • With OPACC programs (i.e. Comfy Cases, Million Dollar Smiles, Courage Capes sewing events, Parent Liaisons in hospitals, etc.)
  • Running a childhood cancer awareness campaign at your school and/or in your community, especially in September (Childhood Cancer Awareness Month). Some ideas include: organizing a Flag Raising or Proclamation at City Hall; doing a yellow shirt day at school; or doing morning announcements in September about childhood cancer facts 
  • Doing fundraisers like organizing a Kaps4Kids event at school; selling foods or crafts at school with funds going to OPACC; putting together a fun walk; or doing a third-party fundraiser to benefit OPACC 
  • Creating cards (i.e. Valentines or Christmas cards) or organizing a gift drive to distribute to kids in hospitals 
  • Do chalk drawings with inspiring and/or awareness messages outside of a children's hospital or other local community centre 
  • Doing a social media campaign to raise awareness about OPACC and childhood cancer like making a TikTok video, Instagram post, etc. (subject to approval) ​ 

Opportunities are available throughout Ontario. There are many ways to help out independently, with friends, teammates, and with classmates through a school club or initiative! ​ Time is flexible depending on what you want to do (self-directed projects), we also try to do monthly virtual drop-in meetings on Zoom to answer questions, brainstorm ideas, and support each other.

Canadian Cancer Society, Mailing Address only, Cancer Information and Transportation Service
Blue Mountains

The Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5k or 1k walk or run. It is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause. This year’s event will be taking place on Sunday, October 6, 2024.

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is seeking leadership volunteers to help plan and execute Run for the Cure. When you become a committee member, you will be honouring the tens of thousands of women and men diagnosed with breast cancer each year in Canada and directly contributing to breast health awareness and breast cancer research.

Along with the other volunteer committee members, you will work collaboratively with CCS staff to ensure that the systems, national procedures and standards for the Run for the Cure are implemented and that the goals of the event are met.

Join the CIBC Run for the Cure today and help make a real difference for all Canadians impacted by breast cancer.

Must be 18+ to apply and complete the Canadian Cancer Society code of conduct.

Register here: https://support.cancer.ca/site/SPageServer/?pagename=RFTC_NW_volunteer

Ontario Senior Games Association
Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Mailing Address, Northern Ontario

Across the country, the Gutsy Walk is made possible due to the time and talents shared by thousands of volunteers in their communities. With a collective goal to deliver our mission of finding a cure for Crohn's and colitis, we are greatly appreciative and thankful for our volunteers who have continuously led the Gutsy Walk to success each year.

As a Gutsy Walk Planning Committee Member, you’ll be working closely with a team of other volunteers to plan and promote your local Gutsy Walk. Your efforts in connecting and engaging your community—whatever your volunteer role with Gutsy Walk—will make a big impact in raising awareness about IBD and finding cures.
In particular, we’re looking for volunteers to support their local Gutsy Walk in the following ways:

  • Community Outreach –inspire people to sign up and participate in the local Gutsy Walk
  • 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 engagement
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, Barrie - 91 Patterson Rd, Ontario SPCA - Barrie Animal Centre
Multiple regions seeking volunteers

https://ontariospca.ca/animalsmart/

As a Humane Education Volunteer Team Member, you would deliver presentations (60-75 minutes in length) primarily to local schools. The content for presentations will cover the Ontario SPCA mission and reflect humane education`s goal to inspire compassion, empathy, and respect for all animals, inspiring a connection with animals.

AnimalSmart™ presentations take a student-centred approach, aiming to foster meaningful conversations about animals through discussions, videos, and activities with curriculum connections. 

Previous teaching, presenting or experience working in a school setting would be an asset. 

 -Have good working knowledge of PowerPoint, Google Classroom, and other presentation software.  

-Ability to clearly communicate instructions to students.   

-Must provide a clear Criminal and Judicial Matters Check. 

-A vehicle in good working order will be required for this role.   

-Must reside within our Animal Centre communities (York, Durham, Barrie, Lennox & Addington, Leeds & Grenville, Midland, Muskoka, Orangeville, Orillia, Renfrew County, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, & Sudbury.  

-Must be able to provide daytime availability (during school hours). 

-Must be available to deliver 4 presentations a month.  

-Access to a personal tech device on a secure Wi-Fi network. 

Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
Simcoe County and Muskoka District
Job Summary: 
The Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster.  
 
Responsibility 1. Disaster Response 
Activities: 
• Conduct client needs assessments to determine immediate, short and long-term needs of clients; 
• Provide appropriate services based on the Technical Standards and the National Disaster Assistance Guidelines; 
• Provide referrals to partner agencies and other community based groups; 
• Communicate and report on progress, as appropriate, to the PDA Supervisor; 
• Provide comfort to clients; 
• Complete necessary paperwork (i.e. Goods and Services Vouchers, Client Needs Assessments and others as appropriate); 
• Communicate complex cases to PDA Supervisor for provision of appropriate case management services; 
• Participate in operational debriefings and provide suggestions for improvement. 
 
Responsibility 2. Preparedness Activities 
Activities: 
• Actively engage in team preparedness activities including emergency planning and kit preparedness; 
• Attend meetings as required; 
• Support PDA Supervisor in materials/inventory management; 
• Support with supplier agreements, as appropriate; 
• Support the PDA Supervisor in planning and organizing services.
Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
Simcoe County and Muskoka District
The Personal Disaster Assistance Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster. The PDA supervisor will supervise a team of PDA responders at the local level. The PDA Supervisor will provide, as appropriate, direct aid assessment for delivery of ESS services for relief, referral services, and/or recovery assistance, as well as, be responsible for planning and organizing ongoing preparedness activities. They may be asked to deliver services during a large-scale emergency. The PDA Supervisor may be asked to represent Disaster Management on cross-functional working groups.  
  
Responsibilities/Activities:  
Responsibility 1. Disaster Response  
Activities:  
• Assess and determine the scope of impact and the necessary resources needed to address the needs (i.e. one time assistance or complex support) and report back to the designated point of contact;  
• Conduct client needs assessment to determine immediate, short and long-term needs of clients;  
• Provide referrals to partner agencies and other community based groups;  
• Liaise with the fire protection services or other local authorities, as appropriate;  
• Ensure compliance and provide ongoing feedback to PDA Responders during a response based on the Technical Standards and the National Disaster Assistance Guidelines;  
• Facilitate operational briefings and debriefings during a response;  
• Communicate, report on progress and evaluate the provision of the services, as appropriate to the designated point of contact;  
• Provide timely formal and informal performance feedback to volunteers that report directly to the PDA Supervisor;  
• Complete necessary paperwork (i.e. Goods and Services Vouchers, Client Needs Assessment forms and Response Reports)  
  
Responsibility 2. Preparedness Activities  
Activities:  
• Participate in the recruitment of PDA team members  
• Participate in PDA team member orientation & scheduling of training  
• Coordinate team member availability and the team’s on-call schedule  
• Ensure that supplier agreements are completed and updated annually  
• Ensure response supplies are properly stocked and available  
• Prepare and facilitate regular team meetings;  
• Develop and update the response plan;  
• Promote and ensure compliance with Red Cross directives and Technical Standards;  
• Ensure availability of team members for responding 24 hours a day;  
• Manage response equipment. Candidates under consideration will be contacted. 
RVH Volunteer   Barrie 
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie - 201 Georgian Dr, Volunteer Resources
Barrie

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'. 

Link: https://www.rvh.on.ca/careers/volunteering/

Treasurer   Barrie 
Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario
Office is located at 10 Four Seasons Place, Suite 1000, Toronto, M9B 6H7 (work from home)

a)    Is a signing officer of the Board of Directors. Signs all contracts, documents, cheques, or instruments in writing that require the Treasurer’s signature.

b)    Attends as a member of the Executive Committee and Finance Committee meetings called for the purpose.

c)    Oversee the collection of all monies in whatever form, including membership fees;

d)    Ensures that funds are deposited in a timely manner.

e)    Oversee payment of all expenditures and ensure that these are in conformity with annual budget adopted and related Financial Policies and Procedures.

f)      Subject to any provisions of any resolutions by the Board of Directors, oversee the care and custody of all funds and securities of the corporation in such bank(s) as the Board may direct

g)    Render to the Board of Directors at each regular meeting, or as required/requested accounts of all transactions of the Corporation.

h)    Assists the members of the Finance Committee to formulate financial policies and procedures related to the submission of invoices, expense accounts, cash advances etc. for approval by the Board of Directors.

i)      With the Finance committee, receives and reviews, all committee budget submissions

j)      Supervises the preparation of annual budget.

k)    Prepares the working papers for the annual financial review process.

l)      Recommend to the board of Directors the appointment of the financial reviewer for the TTNO year-end financial review.

m)  Prepares and presents the year end financial report to the Annual Meeting of the corporation.

Tasks:

Review and Prepare monthly Financial Reports from Quickbooks for Finance Committee meetings.

 Attend monthly Finance Committee meeting and monthly Board meeting

 Prepare Annual Budget in Quickbooks

 Make payments by eTransfer or PayPal to various vendors and members as required

 Process payroll for Office Manager monthly through Ceridian payroll service

Annual review of financial activity and preparation of year end financial statements with adjusting entries to be submitted to Accountant for preparation of tax return.

Volunteer   Barrie 
Glowing Hearts Charity, No Physical Address
Barrie

Join our incredible team of volunteers and help Glowing Hearts Charity disrupt the cycle of poverty by providing programs that reduce barriers and support the mental health, growth, and development of school-age children and youth in Simcoe County.

To apply, please fill out the form on the volunteer page on our website: https://www.glowingheartscharity.org/volunteer

Bridget's Bunnies Pregnancy and Infant Loss Foundation, Barrie, Comfort Kit Program
Barrie, ON
  • Reconciling ledgers and bank accounts
  • Preparing and filing government remittances
  • Maintaining all company records in electronic accounting software (incl. posting general journals and bank reconciliations)
  • Production of period end financial statements, including bank info, cash flow, profit and loss statements, and balance sheets
  • Preparation of year-end packages for accountants, i.e. preparing trial balance, adjusting entries, reconciling accounts
  • Reconcile the accounts receivable ledger to ensure all payments are accounted for and properly posted
  • Facilitate payment of invoices due by sending bill reminders and contacting clients
  • Generate reports detailing accounts receivable status and aging report
Parents for Children's Mental Health, Simcoe County Chapter

Volunteers must have lived experience raising a child with mental health challenges (parent, guardian, caregiver, etc.). 

Core Competencies 
● Strong Facilitation Skills 
● Team-focused 
● Communication Skills 
● Planning & Organizing  
● Leadership 
● Ethics & Integrity 
● Compassion & Empathy 
● Knowledge of child and youth service systems and sectors, both locally and provincially or a willingness to learn more about this to be effective in your role

Training and support are available to build further skills and competencies. We would look forward to having a further conversation with you if this sounds like a fit for you!

Senior Wish Association, Mailing Address
Barrie, Innisfil, Clearview Township area, Muskoka-Gravenhurst , Collingwood, Simcoe County

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.

May Court Club of Barrie, Barrie
54B Maple Ave.

Volunteer in our retail shop, deliver snacks to schools, singsong and party support at seniors centres and so much more.

Huronia Symphony Orchestra
Barrie
The volunteer is responsible for:  
* taking tickets, 
* distributing programs 
* responding to questions in reference to what is playing, history of orchestra 
* be available from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm on day of Concert 
* helping with beverages at break time 
* cleaning and or setting up for the concert 
* re directing people to the appropriate doors for ticket purchases 
* amongst other duties as assigned by the volunteer coordinator
National Association of Federal Retirees, Barrie, National Association of Federal Retirees - Huronia Branch 35

Members of the National Association of Retirees (or those who wish to join and are eligible) in Barrie and the surrounding communities such as Orillia, Midland, Bracebridge, Parry Sound, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Alliston etc. are invited to volunteer to join the Executive Committee in the positions of Treasurer, Secretary, and Director at Large. Our Branch holds 2 general meetings per year and a few other small events. We need volunteers to help with the planning and execution of these events. We hold monthly committee meetings that involve about one hour of time on ZOOM calls. Depending on the role, a committment of approximately 5 hours per month is required.