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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. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie and District, Mailing Address
Barrie, Innisfil, Angus, Baxter, Minesing

Run a 7 week program within the elementary schools for kids in grade 6,7 and/or 8. The program focuses on core themes including; body image, self-esteem, healthy eating/activity and building healthy relationship. Volunteers are responsible for a group of 4-8 kids. Its once a week for 90 minutes and its a 7-week program. They run during the school day 9-3pm, Monday-Friday from September-June. Volunteer can run multiple groups during the school year. Location of the program is Barrie, Innisfil, Angus, Baxter and Minesing.

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.

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.

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.

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

Providing first Aid support at local community events.

ALS Canada, Mailing Address, ALS Canada Community Services
Dorian Parker Centre, Sunnidale Park, Barrie

The WALK to End ALS is a fun, family friendly event that occurs across the country in more than 90 WALK locations across Canada. Join thousands of Canadians in the fight against ALS. Every dollar you raise as a walker goes to provide equipment, support services, education for the ALS Community, and fund research to find a cure. 
 
There are a variety of volunteer positions available during this event, please contact the Community Lead for more details.

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.

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.