Crisis Response Volunteer   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.

Volunteer Crisis Responder   
North Simcoe Victim Services, Orillia, Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario

 As a crisis responder you may be asked to assist the OPP or other first responders to help victims and/or families. 

Coach   Barrie 
South Simcoe Dufferin Track and Field Club
Simcoe County

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

Telephone Support   Barrie 
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.

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
Volunteer Peer Support Facilitator   Barrie 
Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network
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.

Foster Parents   Barrie 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
Multiple Locations in Simcoe County and Muskoka District

Help us keep kids close to home! Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is looking for Foster Care Providers! 
 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is a Child Welfare (Simcoe & Muskoka) and Children’s Mental Health (Muskoka only) agency licensed by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. We support children, youth, families and communities with multiple services including fostering for children and youth up to 18 years old.  
 
Our agency has an urgent need for foster care providers across Simcoe and Muskoka. We are looking for diverse caregivers who understand children’s needs. Children & Youth lose so much when they have to leave their community. Foster caregivers provide a safe home and a temporary solution for children and youth, while their families make the changes needed for them to come back home. 
 
Would you consider opening your home and heart to providing care to youth and children? Fostering can be challenging, but it’s a very rewarding career. You don’t have to be perfect to make a difference in the life of a child. Fostering can be flexible and fit in with your lifestyle! 
 
We encourage all applicants to apply regardless of sex, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, orientation or religion.  
 
Our application process, training and support will prepare you for your fostering journey. We find that all successful foster parents believe that the rewards of fostering, including building strong, loving relationships that last a lifetime, far outweigh the challenges involved. We offer a rate of $85/$155 a day per child to help support the cost of raising healthy, happy children and youth. Please inquirer today!
 
We look forward to hearing from you! Please share with anyone you think might be interested!

Volunteer Staff to help with kids Vacation Bible Camp (VBC) - half day camp for children registered in Grade 1-6 as of Sept. 2024   Barrie 
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 1pm - August 12-16 2024.

Volunteer Crisis Responder - Bilingual / Overnight (Virtual)   Barrie 
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.

Charity Bingo Volunteer   Barrie 
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
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)
Cards games (Euchre & Crib)
Special events and Entertainment 
Special Interest Presentations
Community Bus Outings  
One to one friendly visits 
Hair dresser & In home Wellness appointments 
General office assistance
Spiritual Care 
Palliative Visits 
Gardening (in warmer months)

 

 

Education Program Volunteer   Barrie 
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.
Food Rescue Member   Barrie 
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.
Woods Park Care Centre Volunteer   Barrie 
Woods Park Care Centre, Barrie, Long Term Care Home
Woods Park Care Centre, 110 Lillian Cres., Barrie

Volunteers can assist with a variety of programs and activities including: 

  • One-on-One Friendly Visiting 
  • Gardening 
  • Holiday Celebrations and Special Events 
  • Outings  
  • Card playing, Bingo and other games 
  • Entertainment 
  • Hairdressing & Wellness Assistance 
  • Escorting Residents to in house appointments 
  • Dining Assistance
Fundraising and Event Committee, Clothing Stylist   Barrie 
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.

Volunteer Driver   Barrie 
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
Volunteer Opportunities at Canadian Mental Health Association - Simcoe County Branch   Barrie 
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

Dress For Success Orillia and Barrie - Volunteer   Barrie 
Dress for Success, Barrie
Barrie

Board Members 
Boutique Merchandising 
Breakfast Club Facilitators 
Clothing Sorter 
Committee Members 
Corporate Volunteers 
Event/Fundraising 
Professional Women's Group Facilitators 
Stylist to help suit clients,  
IT Tech 
Professional Women's Group Mentors 
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION:  
Clothing Sorter - Sort Clothes, take inventory, and organize the store. 
 
Stylists- Suit clients for their interviews (experience with Dress For Success may be needed, but will be provided). 
 
Fundraising Committee- Creating events for fundraising opportunities, or volunteering for an already planned event. 
 
IT Tech - Someone to create and maintain a social presence online to promote the organization and it's events. 
 
Hair and Make up Stylists- Help show clients what is appropriate for interviews and work when considering make up and hair. 
 
Board of Directors- Must be 18+, will sit in on the board meetings and hold an important role within the organization, for more information, contact Linda Reid, Executive Director for Dress For Success Orillia and Barrie.

Fracture Prevention Educator - Barrie & Simcoe County   Barrie 
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.

BPL LIT (Leaders & Innovative Teens)   Barrie 
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.

Volunteer Camp Counselor   Barrie 
Camp Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre
St. Vincent Park, Barrie

Volunteer as a camp counselor at one of our two sleepover sites in Waterford (Rainbow Lake) or Rosseau (Muskoka) or day camp in Toronto or Ottawa. 

Assistant Coordinator   Barrie 
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 

Food Bank Volunteer   Barrie 
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/

Pack Day Leader   Barrie 
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

Volunteer - Tour Guide, Visitor Services   Barrie 
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.
 

Health Fairs, Community Displays-Simcoe County Locations   Barrie 
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

Support Group Co-Facilitator - Simcoe County Locations   Barrie 
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.

Youth Justice Committee Volunteer   Barrie 
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 Volunteer   Barrie 
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
Pick up/Packing Assistant   Barrie 
Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch, Barrie - 128 Anne St S, Urban Pantry Program - Barrie Good Food Box
Main location Barrie Free Methodist Church , 284 Cundles Road

We are looking for volunteers to assist with "pack day" on the second Wednesday of the month between 9 am-6 pm at the Barrie Free Methodist Church (284 Cundles Rd E). 
Volunteers unload the food from the truck, pack the boxes, greet people and give boxes to participants when they arrive to pick up, and general cleanup duties. 
We are also looking for volunteer drivers to deliver food to schools and "pay-it-forward" recipients.

Habitat ReStore Volunteer   Barrie 
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.

Event Committee Member and Volunteers   Barrie 
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.
Volunteer Ground Searcher for Search and Rescue   Barrie 
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.

Administration   Barrie 
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.

Bingo Volunteer   Barrie 
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.
Butt Blitz Team Coordinator   Barrie 
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.

Deliveries and Pick-ups-Simcoe County Locations   Barrie 
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.

Direct Support/Companion   Barrie 
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

Event Day Support Staff   Barrie 
Autism Speaks Canada
(Centennial Beach) Barrie Lakeshore, 65 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie, Ontario

Various of Roles to assist with Event Day

  • Set up/tear down
  • Children's activities
  • Food
  • Greeters
  • Registration
GLA:D Program Assistants   Barrie 
Barrie Community Health Centre, Barrie - Huronia Rd, GLA:D Canada
  • Supportive of exercise being part of one's lifestyle

  • Familiar with osteoarthritis of the hip and/or knee

  • Be able to bend and squat repeatedly

  • Be able to lift exercise equipment (pedal bikes, risers, chairs)

  • Mon and Wed 1:15 to 3:45 pm and/or

  • Mon and Fri morning 8:45 to 11:15 am

  • Additional time may be helpful to assist those in need of computer registration with GLA:D Canada at BCHC

GrandPal- Intergenerational Story Teller   Barrie 
CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, MatureMinds, Barrie - Anne St S

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.

Gutsy Walk Planning Committee Member   Barrie 
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
Listening Post Barrie Community Listening Volunteer   Barrie 
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.

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

Providing first Aid support at local community events.

Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Responder   Barrie 
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.
Personal Disaster Assistance Supervisor   Barrie 
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. 
Program Assistant, Minds in Motion   Barrie 
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

Program Delivery Assistant   Barrie 
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/

Scrabble Club Social Connector   Barrie 
CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, MatureMinds, Barrie - Anne St S
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. 

Shelter Volunteers   Barrie 
Furry Friends Animal Shelter, Barrie

Shelter volunteers are required from 9AM to 12PM and 6PM to 8PM (5PM to 7PM on Saturdays and Sundays) daily to complete tasks including feeding, refreshing water bowls, scooping and changing litter boxes, cleaning cages, and  changing linens for the cats at the shelter.  

Other volunteer opportunities include cat socializing, fundraising, adoption volunteers, vet runners, admin - calling potential adopters and conducting follow up calls.  

 

Simcoe County Walk to End ALS Event Day Volunteer   Barrie 
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.

Special Event & Program Assistant   Barrie 
Owen Hill Care Community, Barrie, Long Term Care Home
130 Owen Street, Barrie, L4M3H7
  • Help Set up the area according to event, ie. Tables and chairs, or just chairs.
  • Decorate room according to the event Ask staff what can be done.
  • Knock on each resident’s door and invite them to the program.
  • Help bring residents to area
  • Help if needed for resident drinks and or snacks
  • Support resident(s) to designated area. Take attendance and give to program staff.
  • Help clean up area and place tables and chairs back to how was before
Special Events Volunteers   Barrie 
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.

Therapeutic Riding Horse Leaders & Helpers   Barrie 
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 
Therapy Dog Handler   Barrie 
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.

Unit Guider/Leader   Barrie 
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. 

Volunteer   Barrie 
Essa and District Agricultural Society, Essa Agriplex, Barrie Fair

Working towards the 2024 Barrie Fair. Property clean-up, gardening, local promotional activities. Fair setup and takedown.

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

Volunteer Board of Directors   Barrie 
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.

Volunteer Chapter Leader & Family Peer Supporter   Barrie 
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!

Volunteer Driver   Barrie 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
Simcoe County

Volunteer Drivers 
Our volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to provide an invaluable service by assisting staff and foster families with the transportation needs of children in the care of SMFC. Volunteer drivers transport children and their families to various appointments such as access visits, medical appointments and schools throughout Muskoka and the Simcoe County region at the request of the Agency. Punctuality and reliability are a necessity for this position. Our drivers are compensated a fair rate per kilometre.

Volunteer for our many projects such as Granting Wishes for Seniors, Christmas Bag of Love program, Memory book program, general good deeds for Senior   Barrie 
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.

Volunteer Group Leader (Unit Guider)   Barrie 
Girl Guides of Canada
Varying

We empower young girls and women to be everything they want to be, and as a volunteer, you will help make that happen! Our volunteers support girls as they build confidence, develop new skills, and become leaders in their communities. 
As part of a unit’s leadership team, you’ll facilitate fun and engaging program activities, like scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, outdoor exploration, games, and more. You can choose to work with girls in one of five branches: Sparks (age 5-6), Embers (age 7-8), Guides (age 9-11), Pathfinders (age 12-14), or Rangers (age 15-17).  
Volunteers will receive access to a digital program platform stocked with age-appropriate activities and meeting tools, as well as training on delivering activities in ways that will empower and encourage girls. 
Units meet on a regular basis, from weekly to monthly, depending on the age of the girls. Volunteers commit to 3 hours per week for unit meetings plus additional hours, when required, for trips and events.  

What You’ll Do as A Group Leader: 
- Create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for girls! 
- Plan regular unit meetings in person, outdoors, and online, during which you’ll facilitate girl-driven programming that is fun and engaging. 
- Organize in-person or virtual opportunities beyond unit meetings, including community service activities and camps.  
- Support shared leadership and decision-making with girls and other volunteers.  
- Promote Girl Guides to girls and women locally.  
- Provide ongoing communication to girls and parents/guardians about unit activities.  
- Assist with unit administration tasks, such as maintaining girls’ program records and health forms, managing safety protocols, and ordering badges.  
- Assist with maintaining unit finances as required by your province.  
- Support the semi-annual sales of Girl Guide Cookies.  


What You’ll Bring: 
- A welcoming, imaginative, and enthusiastic attitude. 
- Openness, flexibility, and a willingness to try new things. 
- An appreciation of diversity and inclusivity. 
- An embrace of the girl-driven approach to Girl Guides. 
- Understanding, encouraging, and respecting girls’ ideas and thoughts. 
- Resourcefulness, dependability, and creativity. 
- A willingness to show your unique talents and skills. 
What You Need: 
- All volunteers must have reached the age of majority in their province or territory. 
- Pass a Police Record Check facilitated by Girl Guides of Canada. 
- Complete organizational training components on safety, the role, and administrative duties, as part of the volunteer onboarding process.  
 
To apply please visit www.girlguides.ca/volunteer

Volunteer Member   Barrie 
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.

Volunteer/Front of House Volunteers   Barrie 
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
Volunteers on Executive Committee   Barrie 
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.