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Barrie Barrie
Victim Services of Simcoe County, Barrie, Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario
110 Fairview Road, Barrie, Ontario L4N 8X8

Community volunteers are trained to work as part of a team to assist victims of crime or tragedy by providing emotional support, practical assistance and community referrals. Support can be on-site or by phone. Referrals are from police and community agencies.

Coach   Barrie 
South Simcoe Dufferin Track and Field Club
Simcoe County

Coaching various track and field events:  i.e. sprint/hurdles; mid-distance, jumps

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. 

United Way Simcoe Muskoka

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.

Compass Community Services
Virtual - Based out of Guelph

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.

Responsibilities

•    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

 

Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network, No Physical Address
Ontario- Virtual

Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network provides bereavement support at no cost to families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy at any stage, or the death of their baby, up to 12 months of age. We currently have volunteer opportunities for people who are approximately two years past their bereavement date and are looking for meaningful ways to offer their support to others. We are actively training peer supporters for private online bereavement support groups and one-to-one phone support.

Theatre Usher   Barrie 
Gryphon Guild
Georgian Theatre and Five Points Theatre in Barrie

Scan patrons tickets on entry to the theatre.

Assist them in finding their seat(s).

Provide assistance as needed, including lighting by flashlight, when entering or leaving the theatre during a performance.

Put seats up and pick up paper, water bottles etc. after theatre is emptied. Rubber gloves and garbage bags are supplied. 

 

Salvation Army Barrie, Barrie - Lillian Cres, Community Church
The Salvation Army Barrie Church 151 Lillian Cres, Barrie, ON L4N 5H7

Be a team leader to take group of children around to various activities at VBC - half day 9am to Noon - August 21-25 2023.

Kids Help Phone, Crisis Text Line
Ontario

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.

March of Dimes Canada
Barrie
March of Dimes partners with Delta Bingo to raise funds for our programs. Volunteers are needed to represent March of Dimes at the site, performing some duties and sharing information about our organization to the guests. You will not be asked to handle cash or conduct any games.
    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
VON Canada, Barrie - Lakeshore Dr, SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® Exercise and Fall Prevention Classes
Barrie, Innisfil, Midhurst

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   Barrie 
Victoria Village, Barrie - 78 Ross St, Victoria Village Manor
78 Ross Street

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 
Spiritual Care 
Palliative Visits 
Gardening (in warmer months)

 

 

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.
Canadian Musicians Co-operative, Barrie Head Office, No More Starving Artists
80 Bradford St Suite 601, Barrie, ON L4N 6S7
Sorting Food: Volunteers and employees sort the food and other items that are provided to us by our partners. They will select the freshest products using the first in, first out method. They must also appropriately dispose of the food that cannot be distributed. Products must be stocked in appropriate categories and designated areas. 
 
Packing Orders: Receiving orders via our website, volunteers will pack up individual orders by their designated pick-up time. They must ensure that orders are packed up accurately and in a timely manner.  
 
Driving: We need volunteers to drive to local partner stores to pick up donated food then drive it to our location in downtown Barrie (80 Bradford St Suite 601). The majority of the driving will be completed between the hours of 8:00am and 9:00am daily, with some occasional afternoon pick-ups as well. 
 
Inventory: Using Shopify, volunteers and employees update the product inventory information. Quantities of items need to be maintained and product photos updated periodically.
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.

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

SE Health, North Simcoe Muskoka Office, Home Health Care Services
Barrie
Volunteers and their dog will visit clients offering comfort, hope and happiness.
Barrie Literacy Council

Volunteer tutors are needed to help adults to improve their reading, writing, math and digital skills. 
 
NOTE: We ask potential tutors to commit for one year so that they can come alongside a student for that length of time - once students make the decision to improve their skills, they need a tutor who is willing to work with them to increase not only their knowledge but their confidence and self esteem.

Camphill Communities Ontario, Barrie - Checkley St
Camphill Nottawasaga near Angus and Camphill Sophia Creek in 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

Easter Seals Ontario, Barrie-Simcoe County Office
Sadlon Areana. 555 Bayview Dr, Ontario ON L4N 8Y2

Whether you’re an individual, community group, or group of friends, Easter Seals is seeking energetic and dedicated people to join our team of volunteers! In partnership with the Barrie Colts, Easter Seals will be partaking in the 50/50 ticket draw program for all the Barrie Colts home games in 2023-2024 
 
* Volunteers will work 4 hours per shift, arriving 1.5 hours in advance of game time at the Sadlon Arena 
* You will help sell tickets until end of second period.  
* Once the selling is finished, all volunteers are able to watch the remainder of the game in a designated area.

Osteoporosis Canada [Central East], Simcoe Muskoka - Mailing Address, Simcoe Muskoka Chapter

Be trained to conduct education sessions on fracture prevention to seniors at seniors centres, retirement homes and active living programs.

Barrie Public Library, Barrie - 60 Worsley St, Downtown Branch
Meetings are held at the Downtown Branch, however members may also choose to join via Zoom.

BPL LIT  
 
The program goal is for members to develop leadership skills by representing the Barrie Public Library at their schools, in library programs, and at community events. Students will: 
 
- Develop effective communication skills by representing the Barrie Public Library at teen-related outreach events. 
 
- Achieve common goals by assisting in the planning and delivery of teen-related programs and special events. 
 
- Earn volunteer hours by participating in empowering opportunities that develop leadership skills. 
 
- Attend two hour monthly meetings on a regular basis 
 
All members will share the duties of leading the group meetings and recording the meeting notes and action items. Other group members will share the duties of taking attendance, reviewing the previous meeting notes and following up on the action items. 
 
Volunteer hours will be provided to each BPL LIT member for every meeting or activity attended.

Woods Park Care Centre, Long Term Care Home, Barrie

Special Events and Outing Assistance

Special Olympics Ontario - Central Ontario, Barrie - No Physical Address, Special Olympics Ontario - Barrie Chapter
Variable

Volunteers act as coaches in weekly sport training sessions, working with athletes with an intellectual disability in a variety of sports. Other positions include administrative roles on community council (fundraising, secretary, public relations, etc.). If we host competitions, day-of event volunteers are also required. SOO-Barrie offers 14 Olympic-type sports.

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 

Barrie Food Bank
42 Anne St S, Unit 2 Barrie, ON

Various opportunities available such as board member, warehouse roles, client intake and cart preparation. Click here to see details and to sign up: https://www.barriefoodbank.org/get-involved/

Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch, Barrie - 128 Anne St S, Urban Pantry Program - Barrie Good Food Box
Work from home, drive to order sites and pickup sites

The Pack Day Leader assists the Barrie Good Food Box Coordinator at the Barrie Free Methodist Church on the second Wednesday of every month. 
 
Arrive at the church at 9 am on the second Wednesday of every month 
Assit with greeting volunteers and directing them to set up the pack stations 
Assit with overseeing the unloading of the truck when it arrives 
Assit with overseeing the packing of the food
Help maintain enthusiasm among volunteers

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.
 

Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
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
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.

Elizabeth Fry Society Simcoe Muskoka, Volunteer Program
Simcoe County, including Collingwood, Midland, Penetanguishene and Orillia

Youth Justice Committee's (YJC) bring together youth 12-17 who have been involved in the criminal justice system, their parent(s), and trained members of the community. In this role: 
* you would attend YJC meetings to determine appropriate and meaningful ways for the youth to make amends for their actions.  
* ensure that the youth is aware of the purpose of the meeting, and discuss police report information. 
* explore perspectives of all parties, including the youth and others represented at t he meeting, such as community members, community agency representatives, and the parent(s). 
* present and agree upon appropriate sanctions for the youth. 
* provide information and referrals to supportive community agency programs. 
* respect the confidentiality of the youth and other YJC members.

Volunteer   Barrie 
Mill Creek Care Centre, Long Term Care Facility
286 Hurst Drive, Barrie
We are looking for volunteers to assist with special events with the programs department, taking residents outside, delivering internal mail and various independent programs with residents.
Gilbert Centre for Social and Support Services, Barrie Office
Barrie

The Gilbert Centre's volunteer program is on hold due to COVID-19 until further notice. Volunteers assist with:

  • Special events (World AIDS Day, Fundraisers, Annual campaigns)
  • Bingo
  • Harm Reduction
  • Board of Directors
Habitat for Humanity Huronia, Barrie, ReStore, Barrie
Barrie

Volunteers would be responsible for stocking shelves, cleaning the store, re-organizing items, aseembling product, and assisting customers. Volunteers who are interested should visit the website to register to volunteer. 
 
Volunteers must wear certified safety shoes, be capable of lifting up to 25lbs, able to stand for extended periods of time and be comfortable with 2-3 step instruction.

DeafBlind Ontario Services
Newmarket
We are seeking COMMITTEE MEMBERS who would like to have fun and assist in the coordination of virtual fundraising events;  
 
ACTIVITIES - include: assisting with ticket/attendance sales; silent auction prizes; identifying sponsors and/or businesses that could provide gifts or prizes, delivering event kits to guests.
Spinal Cord Injury Ontario [Central East], Barrie, Barrie Regional Office
Assisting persons with a new spinal cord injury by offering hope and encouragement through shared personal experiences.
Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
Barrie, Innisfil, Midland, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst

Help to deliver meals to residents in your community for the meals on wheels program.

Georgian Bay Volunteer Search & Rescue
Simcoe County

Once fully trained, you will help us assist the police to search for lost and missing persons, and respond to emergencies in the community (e.g. natural disaster cleanup and support)
Applicants are asked to fill out the application form on our website.

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.

CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, Barrie - Anne St S, MatureMinds
Barrie, Orillia, Bradford

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.

Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, Barrie - 91 Patterson Rd, Ontario SPCA - Barrie Animal Centre

As a Bingo Volunteer, you are responsible for sharing the mission and values of the Ontario SPCA with participants at the Gaming Centre.  
 
Responsibilities: 
Be a positive role model, assist Bingo participants with the navigation of the e-bingo gaming consoles, share the organization's mission and how it benefits from each Bingo event, maintain a professional appearance, attitude and communication when representing the organization.

Board Member   Barrie 
Huronia Symphony Orchestra
Barrie, Ontario
To attend Board of Directors Meetings. Participate in board activities and decision making.
Barrie Food Bank
42 Anne Street South, Barrie, Ontario

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD MEMBER(S)

 Below are key accountabilities of Board Members:

·         Familiarity with the organization’s mandate, vision, mission, and values; 

·         Review and provide input on policies and by-laws;

·         Provide input on the strategic plan for the organization;  

·         Attend and engage in Board and Committee meetings and contribute to the discussion; 

·         Represent the organization in public and private forums;

·         Help the organization grow by fostering relationships among our stakeholders, suppliers, funders, and public officials; 

·          Respect and treat all matters related to Barrie Food Bank with confidentiality and sensitivity;

·         Support fundraising activities as required.

A Greener Future

In 2015, we ran our first ever Butt Blitz — an action-oriented campaign focused on raising public awareness about cigarette litter, while simultaneously removing as much of it from the environment as possible.

Cigarette butts account for 1 in 5 pieces of litter that we find at our cleanups. These small cigarette butts are one of the most common forms of litter and when not disposed of properly, they cause negative impacts on local ecosystems and health.

Each spring, volunteers from across Canada pick up cigarette butts in their local communities, then send them to TerraCycle Canada for recycling. The social impact of this event is just as important as the environmental impact, as it helps prevent cigarette butt litter from ending up on the ground in the future!

We are looking for Butt Blitz Coordinators in communities across Canada to join us in expanding our impact by engaging volunteers locally throughout April!

As a Butt Blitz Coordinator, you are dedicating your time throughout April to help reduce the amount of cigarette litter in your local community and create a safer, healthier environment. You will help to spread awareness and connect others within your community to get involved in this initiative to reduce cigarette waste. 

All you need to participate is a pair of gloves, an up-cycled container (e.g., an old yogurt tub) to collect your butts in, and an interest in improving your local environment!

Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Review and understand the Butt Blitz Coordinator Information package

  • Participate in cigarette litter cleanups to contribute to the overall goal of removing 1 million cigarette butts

  • Choose a central and easily accessible location for local volunteers to drop off their collected butts (e.g., your front porch)

  • Engage and support a team of local volunteers throughout April (e.g., answering questions, keeping in contact, hosting small group cleanups)

  •  Mail in the cigarette butt collection to TerraCycle for recycling (shipping label provided by A Greener Future)

  • Attend virtual team meetings via Google Meets (3 in total, max 30 minutes in length)

  • Complete weekly check-ins with A Greener Future staff (via email or virtual call)

  • Speak with the local media about the Butt Blitz should the possibility arrive

  • Sign a virtual Liability Waiver

Please note: The Butt Blitz is a 19+ event (18+ in Alberta and Quebec) because we are working with hazardous waste.

To apply for this opportunity, please complete the application below by Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024: https://form-can.keela.co/butt-blitz-spring-2024-coordinator-form

Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview to ensure that the role is a good fit and we’ll answer any questions you may have about the position.

Barrie Public Library, Barrie - 60 Worsley St, Downtown Branch
Downtown Branch - 60 Worsley Street

Café volunteers assist with the operation of the Café by providing staffing and services. Responsibilities include:

  1. Serve customers of the Café
  2. Perform opening and closing procedures as required
  3. Record sales using a cash register, handle cash and maintain records
  4. Refill condiment containers and supplies as needed
  5. Conduct inventory and indicate need for replacement as needed
  6. Keep café area clean and clear of debris
  7. Tidy and restock books/DVD's/Cd's as necessary
Nankind

*** THIS IS A VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY ***
Please apply by visiting https://nankind.com/volunteer/become-a-volunteer-angel/


How you can help?
* Provide fun, educational, creative, and safe experiences for the children.
* Minimum six-month commitment to ensure support during the duration of a parent’s cancer treatment and recovery.
* Four (4) hours of childcare service per week to the same family in your area.

Make a Difference in a Child's life, Become an In-home Volunteer Angel!

Do you want to support families living with cancer? Are you willing to commit 4 hours of in home support per week to a child in need? Join Nankind as we lessen the impact of cancer on families through our in home support programs.

Nankind offers rewarding volunteer positions for those who are looking to make a difference in the lives of families.

In home Volunteer Angels provide childcare support for parents who have been diagnosed with cancer, for those requiring palliative care, and for families requiring additional relief during the bereavement period to help reduce any stress or anxiety they may be experiencing due to their parent’s illness or death.

By meeting weekly, building trust, and having fun, our Angels help parents gain the confidence and peace of mind to rest or attend medical appointments, knowing their children are cared for and supported by knowledgeable and compassionate volunteers.

Our Angels receive specialized training and the support of NAN’s Child Life Specialist throughout their volunteering time.

How to apply
1. Please apply by visiting https://nankind.com/volunteer/volunteer-programs/

2. Click on "Apply Now".

3. Complete the application then submit. 

Qualifications
* Must be willing to undergo an Enhanced Police Information Check.
* Must have about 1 year of experience providing childcare support (babysitting, teaching, tutoring, etc). Moms, Dads & Grandparents may qualify with family childcare experience.
* Must reside in Ontario.

There's a family in your community waiting for their very own Angel!

Nankind

*** THIS IS A VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY ***

Please apply by visiting https://nankind.com/volunteer/become-a-volunteer-angel/

How you can help?

* Provide fun, educational, creative, and safe experiences for the children.

* Minimum six-month commitment to ensure support during the duration of a parent’s cancer treatment and recovery.

* Two (2) hours of childcare service per week to the same family.

Make a Difference in a Child's life, Become a Virtual Volunteer Angel!

Do you want to support families living with cancer? Are you willing to commit 2 hours of virtual support per week to a child in need? Join Nankind as we lessen the impact of cancer on families through our virtual support programs.

Nankind offers rewarding volunteer positions for those who are looking to make a difference in the lives of families.

Virtual Volunteer Angels provide childcare support for parents who have been diagnosed with cancer, for those requiring palliative care, and for families requiring additional relief during the bereavement period to help reduce any stress or anxiety they may be experiencing due to their parent’s illness or death.

By meeting weekly, building trust, and having fun, our Angels help parents gain the confidence and peace of mind to rest or attend medical appointments, knowing their children are cared for and supported by knowledgeable and compassionate volunteers.

Our Angels receive specialized training and the support of NAN’s Child Life Specialist throughout their volunteering time.

How to apply

1. Please apply by visiting https://nankind.com/volunteer/volunteer-programs/

2. Click on "Apply Now".

3. Complete the application then submit. 

Qualifications

* Must be willing to undergo an Enhanced Police Information Check.

* Must have about 100 hours of experience providing childcare support (babysitting, teaching, tutoring, etc). Moms, Dads & Grandparents may qualify with family childcare experience.

* Must reside in Canada.

 

There's a family in your community waiting for their very own Angel!

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

Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
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.

Christian Horizons Simcoe
Barrie
Dog Foster   Barrie 
Hopeful Tails Dog Rescue
Homes close enough to vets in the Thornbury area or the GTA.

Main Responsibilites

-Provide a loving, nurturing environment for the dog.

-Book and bring the dog to vet appointments.

-Provide some basic training (e.g. house training, crate training, basic commands, leash walking, etc.).

-Pick up the dog's supplies.

-Provide adoption coordinator with regular updates and photos on the dog's progress.

-Attend meet and greets with potential adopters.

 

Support

-There is no financial cost to foster.  All vet and medication expenses and supplies (dog bed, food, crate, leash, collar, toys, pee pads, etc.) are covered by HTDR.

-HTDR provides continuous support to fosters through their assigned foster, medical and adoption coordinators.

-HTDR foster community is connected through social media to provide support, suggestions and resources.

-HTDR works with fosters to match them with dogs that meet their preferences (size, age, temperament, etc.)

-Accepting a rescue dog is voluntary and fosters determine their availability.

-If a placement is not working out, an alternate foster will be found as quickly as possible.

-Assistance with transportation of dog and supplies can sometimes be arranged.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

-Fostering typically lasts 3 to 15 weeks, depending on the needs of the dog.

-Foster homes can have children and other pets.  Pet vaccinations must be up-to-date.

-Condos and apartments are welcome as foster homes once it is verified that dogs are allowed in the building.

-HTDR currently has fosters in Toronto and several regions around the GTA.  Most veterinarian partners are located in Toronto and around the GTA but HTDR has a vet partner in Thornbury as well.

-Planning to travel?  No problem.  Fostering works around your schedule.

 

HTDR is a registered charity: 742383003RR0001

Simcoe County, Corporation of, Administration Services, Midhurst Administration Centre

As a French language volunteer, you will play a key role in our educational initiatives, providing language support and cultural insights to individuals seeking to improve their French language skills.

  • Conduct group French language tutoring sessions.
  • Assist in developing French language learning materials and activities
  • Participate in cultural exchange to share aspects of French culture
  • Collaborate with our team to create an engaging and supportive online learning environment
CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, Barrie - Anne St S, MatureMinds

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.

CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, Barrie - Anne St S, MatureMinds
Barrie

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.

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
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
All communities within Simcoe County

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.

Burton Avenue United Church, Various Locations, Listening Post
Homeless shelters, drop-in centres, libraries, outdoors, seniors residences.

Your role is to offer one-on-one accepting, non-judgmental listening presence at one of our partner sites throughout the community. Shifts are 1.5 - 2 hours long. We have spaces at some of our partner sites such as Downtown Library, Painswick Library, Busby Centre, Elizabeth Fry Society, Breakfast to Go, Lucy's Place, CMHA, or seniors residences.

St John Ambulance, Barrie Simcoe Muskoka, First Aid Training
Simcoe North

Providing first Aid support at local community events.

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. 
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
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
Midland
  • 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.
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/

CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, Barrie - Anne St S, MatureMinds
20 Anne Street South, Barrie (CFS Counselling + Wellbeing office)

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. 

Easter Seals Ontario, Barrie-Simcoe County Office
Various Locations

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.

Bridget's Bunnies Pregnancy and Infant Loss Foundation, Barrie, Comfort Kit Program

Bridget’s Run is an annual 1km/5km fun run/walk in recognition of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month and in support of Bridget's Bunnies and our community partners. Bridget’s Run takes place each year on the Saturday following Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day (October 15th). 
 
We are looking for volunteers to join our sponsorship committee to engage and connect with past and potential sponsors to help us reach our fundraising goal for our 2022 Bridget’s Run.  
 
If you’re the type of person that loves connecting with people, you’re driven by results, and know how to get someone motivated this is the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! This committee is integral to the continued improvement and growth of the impact Bridget’s Bunnies is creating in the community.  
 
Does this make you squeamish? Don’t worry, there are also lots of responsibilities behind the scenes that don’t require connecting with business owners! 
 
Responsibilities  
> acquiring local monetary and in-kind sponsorship, 
recruiting and building relationships with new sponsors 
> ensuring sponsor obligations are fulfilled 
> ensuring sponsors feel a sense of partnership with Bridget's Bunnies 
> Check in with and re-engage with sponsorship leads on a regular basis 
> Track and update all sponsorship requests 
> Respond to questions about the run 
> Have conversations, learn about our sponsors, and leave them with an amazing experience so they feel seen and appreciated 
> Pitch downsell/upgrade packages as appropriate 
 
Ultimately we will train you on the details of what we do here at Bridget’s Bunnies, but you’ll already be equipped with a positive attitude and a true passion for supporting families!  
 
What it looks like to volunteer with us: 
 
Your volunteer commitment is flexible and will be tailored to match the commitment that you are personally able to provide to the sponsorship committee. Volunteers are required to attend regular committee meetings (held virtually) every 3-4 weeks in addition to the time required to fulfill agreed upon commitments.

Simcoe Therapeutic & Assisted Riding School (STARS)
1025 Line 5 North, Oro-Medonte

All ages and experience levels welcomed. Main activities: 

  • Walking, lots of walking in indoor 60'x120' (20x40m) arena or outdoor (30 x 70m) or wooded trails...up to 2kms/hour
  • Grooming and getting horses ready, we will train on this
  • Leading or walking with a horse with rider onboard, we will train for this
  • Working with riders on the autism spectrum or with a physical disability 
  • Mostly early evening hours; some daytime hours may be available
  • 2 hour commitment 
St John Ambulance, Barrie Simcoe Muskoka, First Aid Training
Simcoe County and Muskoka District - Various Locations

Volunteers visit seniors' centres, hospitals and schools with properly evaluated dogs, no less than 1 year old, providing residents and patients the companionship of a pet.

Girl Guides of Canada
Various locations throughout South Simcoe.

Mentor girls as they explore new challenges, develop ready-for-anything skills, and take on new challenges, in a safe and supportive atmosphere during weekly meetings and optional outings and camps.  A Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is required and provided free of charge.  Two references and an interview are part of the screening process. 

CNIB Foundation [Central East], Simcoe / Muskoka, Vision Mate Program
Where clients need help, all over Ontario. We will match people within a close distance.

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. 

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 empowering children and youth to realize their full potential. Please fill out the form on the volunteer page on our website.

Volunteer   Barrie 
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
Barrie/Midland

We are looking for passionate, dedicated volunteers to assist with Creative Arts Programs held in Midland and Barrie. No artistic experience needed! Duties include assisting with set up, conversation and providing guidance during the program.

Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
Virtual and in-person meetings

Board members are concerned community members who are: 
 
Supportive of the Agency’s Vision, Purpose and Values 
Team oriented with good decision-making skills 
Able to attend and participate in 10 Board meetings each year as well as committee meetings  
Age 18 or over and live or work in Simcoe County or the District of Muskoka 
While we encourage all interested persons to apply, as a skills-based board, we are highly interested in community members who have lived or professional experience in the following areas: 
 
• French Language Service  
 
• Indigenous Heritage 
 
• Law/Legislation/Regulation  
 
• Research/Academic 
 
• Quality Assurance 
 
• Children’s Mental Health 
 
• Education 
 
• Communications /PR / Marketing 
 
• Police/Corrections/Youth Justice 
 
Varied skills, experience, capacity and attitude to fulfill expectations of this important role will be considered by the Nominating Committee. 
 
**Confirmation of all prospective Directors shall be conditional on receipt and review of a vulnerable sector / criminal record check, child welfare record check and COVID-19 vaccination. 
 
Board members gain an understanding of the issues facing child welfare, children’s mental health and the process of governance. They also help to raise the visibility of the Agency by communicating our purpose and serving as ambassadors within the community.

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.

Talk is Free Theatre
Barrie

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.

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