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Barrie Barrie
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. 

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)

 

 

Woods Park Care Centre, Long Term Care Home, Barrie
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
Dress for Success, Barrie
Barrie

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

Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch, Volunteer Program
Varies: Barrie: Orillia: Midland: Collingwood: Innisfil

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

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.

Barrie Literacy Council

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

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

Two sites: Camphill Nottawasaga, near Angus and Camphill Sophia Creek in Barrie.

Camphill Sophia Creek (Barrie)

  • work in the mosaic studio
  • help with meal preparation in the Cafe
  • assist with recreational activities, music sessions and cultural outings, Bingo events and other special events such as Fall Fairs

Camphill Nottawasaga (Angus)

  • help with programs in woodworking, pottery, candlemaking, and bakery/meal preparation
  • can be involved in maple syrup production, working in the vegetable gardens and caring for livestock (Highland cows horses and goats)

Both locations need volunteers to help with set-up, cash management and take-down at our Farmers Markets

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.

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. 

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.
 

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.

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.
Board Member   Barrie 
Huronia Symphony Orchestra
Barrie, Ontario
To attend Board of Directors Meetings. Participate in board activities and decision making.
Canadian Cancer Society, Mailing Address only, Cancer Information and Transportation Service
Blue Mountains

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

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

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

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

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

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

Camphill Communities Ontario, Barrie - Checkley St
7841 4th Line Angus or 78 Toronto St Barrie

Various Volunteer opportunities to include special events, garden, pottery, fairs ,cafe, mosaic studio 
various land work and vegetable gardening. 
 
Police records check and a reference will be required.

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.

 

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
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    • offer refreshments
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    • give information and updates to donors
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    • answer questions, thank donors and give milestone donor recognition items
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    • observe donors and watch for adverse reactions
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    • 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.

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

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
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 
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 
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie
Barrie/Midland

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

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.

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

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.