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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.

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.

Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
Multiple Locations in Simcoe County and Muskoka District
Kids in our community need you! Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is looking for Foster Parents! 
 
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 parents 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 and training program are very detailed, and may seem daunting, but please don't let that stop you from choosing a career in fostering. 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 look forward to hearing from you! Please share with anyone you think might be interested!
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
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.

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.
Dress for Success, Barrie
Barrie

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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. 

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 

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.

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.

Client Care   Barrie 
Woods Park Care Centre, Long Term Care Home, Barrie
110 Lillian Crescent Barrie

Assistance with resident In-house appointments

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.
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 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!

Seasons Centre for Grieving Children
Barrie, ON

Seasons Centre is currently in need of volunteers who are available on alternating Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. This opportunity would be perfect for a retiree who is looking to give back to the community in a meaningful way. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Hailey Pride at hailey@grievingchildren.com or submit a volunteer interest form on our website.


Volunteers are the essence of Seasons Centre, register here: https://www.grievingchildren.com/volunteer/volunteer-interest-form/

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
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
Owen Hill Care Community, Barrie, Long Term Care Home
130 Owen Street, Barrie, L4M3H7

Be provided names of those who may enjoy visits.

Knock on the resident’s door and introduce yourself and explain the purpose of your visit. Porter when necessary. (if leaving the room to go to another).

Visits last as long as the resident wishes 

Take attendance and give to program staff.

Possibly could bring reading material, listen to music, offer hand massage, offer a manicure, walk, etc.

 

Roberta Place
503 Essa Road Barrie (between Ferndale/Mapleton)

Visiting residents residing in long term care, one-on-one. This can include walking with residents inside and outside the facility.

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
Canadian Blood Services, Barrie, Blood Donation Centre
Barrie, ON
    • Welcome donors to hospitality area of clinic
    •  
    • offer refreshments
    •  
    • give information and updates to donors
    •  
    • answer questions, thank donors and give milestone donor recognition items
    •  
    • observe donors and watch for adverse reactions
    •  
    • keep hospitality area in good order

 

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.

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

Providing first Aid support at local community events.

Furry Friends Animal Shelter, Barrie
25 Hart Drive Unit 15 Barrie
  • Follow regiments and medical chart instructions for each cat in the medroom.  This may include giving medications, syringe feeding, giving sub-q fluids, giving insulin, general cleaning of cats eyes, noses ect 
  • Check off that treatments have been done and document any changes in cats condition
  • Clean and refill water bowls
  • Cleaning and filling food bowls, taking note if any cats that require a special type of food
  • Keeping the cats cages clean, change any dirty or soiled linens, wipe down cages
  • Scoop litter boxes and clean them as needed 
  • Ensure Med Room is kept clean. Weep and mop floors, put clean linens away, remove garbage.
  • Socialize with the cats and kittens; play, brush, pet ect
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.
God's Solution Sanctuary
Barrie

Volunteers needed within various aspects of assisting children and adults with special needs to participate

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. 

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.  

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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