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Hospice Georgian Triangle
Collingwood, Ontario
Greeting clients, families, staff and members of the community, answering phones, taking messages and transferring calls, assist office staff with light administrative tasks, provide a welcoming atmosphere.
CONTACT Community Services, Alliston - 55 Victoria St W, Clothes Line (The)
55 Victoria Street West
Did you know that The Clothes Line is largely operated by an incredible team of dedicate volunteers? They perform a wide range of duties including sorting and pricing donations, organizing and displaying merchandise, designing window displays and assisting customers.Volunteers at The Clothes Line also have the opportunity to gain valuable retail experience and learn new skills including inventory control, money management and customer service.
Various Opportunities   Barrie area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe 
Camphill Communities Ontario, Angus, Camphill Nottawasaga
Camphill Nottawasaga near Angus and Camphill Sophia Creek in Barrie
Two sites: Camphill Nottawasaga, near Angus and Camphill Sophia Creek in Barrie.  
Camphill Nottawasaga (Angus) offers programs in woodworking, pottery, candlemaking, bakery and painting. There are also opportunities to be involved in maple syrup production, working in the vegetable gardens and caring for livestock.  
Camphill Sophia Creek (Barrie) offers work in the mosaic studio, meal preparation skills in the Cafe, music, recreational activities and cultural outings. Also need help assisting with the retail store in downtown Barrie. Help needed with Bingo events and other special events such as our fairs.  
Both locations in need of volunteers to help with set-up, cash management and take-down at our Farmers Markets. 
Please email Sandra to place you in an opportunity that best suits your needs!
CLASS Volunteer   Simcoe County  South Simcoe 
Community Living Association for South Simcoe, Alliston - Dufferin St S
Alliston or Bradford
CLASS has varied volunteer opportunities! From being a buddy to one of our exceptional individuals to assisting with fundraising events. All volunteer opportunities provide a flexible schedule to always meet your needs and availability.  
 
Excellent source of social services experience for students or adults who wish to enter the developmental field! 
 
Must provide a completed Criminal Reference and Vulnerable Person's Check.
Camp Counsellor   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Camp Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre
Waterford
Volunteers are matched up with families along with our staff as Special Friends and help our families have an unforgettable time. This is a sleepover program, volunteers stay in our counselor accommodations and are asked to arrive the day before camp starts for training and orientation. Room and board are provided.
March of Dimes Canada, Barrie - Georgian Mall, Next Steps Walking Program
Peers Fostering Hope seeks volunteers who are stroke survivors or caregivers of stroke survivors, connecting them with new stroke survivors or caregivers in a hospital setting. The peer visitor draws on personal experience with stroke recovery to elicit a positive response in stroke patients. The peer visitor helps patients become more hopeful about their new situation by facilitating informative and emotionally supportive conversations. The peer visitor also acts as positive role model for stroke recovery and resuming life after stroke.
CLH Developmental Support Services
various locations
Help connect a person to local recreation and leisure activities in their community, as well as enriching their social life. Examples: Going for a walk, going to a movie, go to a church service; go for coffee, go to a sporting events or partake in a physical activity such as hiking or skating.
CLH Developmental Support Services
Various
Accompany an individual to church. Families wishing to volunteer as a group are welcome.
Stayner Care Center Volunteer Opportunities   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Stayner Care Centre
Stayner, Ontario
Day, evening and Weekend Volunteers needed  
Friendly Visiting, Knitting, Coffee Social, Painting, Crafts, Assisting in the Dining Room, Manicures, Program Set up, Bingo Caller, movie night volunteer, Friendly Reminder Volunteer, Pin Setters for bowling, scrabble players, musical talent, to many to list all
Youth Volunteer   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Simcoe County, Corporation of, Sunset Village and Manor, Sunset Manor - Long Term Care Facility
Collingwood
One on one visiting with residents, supporting and/or facilitating group activities, reading or playing games with residents, meal assistance
Big Brothers and Big Sisters   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle, Collingwood
Georgian Triangle
Programs include:  
 
Big Brothers Traditional Program - A Big Brother is matched with a Little Brother, ensuring they have similar interests to spend one-to-one time together to talk, play ball, watch a movie or just hang out together  
 
Big Sisters Traditional Program - A Big Sister is matched with a Little Sister ensuring they have similar interests to spend one-to-one time together, developing a friendship and engage in mutually desired activities  
 
Couples for Kids - Volunteer with your partner or spouse and be matched to a Little Brother or Little Sister to give the gift of friendship to a child  
 
In-School Mentoring- The program takes place at the child’s school, during the school year. The mentor spends one hour per week doing a fun activity or just talking with a child who could use a friend * employers are encouraged to give employees the time during the work day to volunteer 
 
Boys Club for boys 9-12 years of age - The group meets Tuesday's at 6:30 at Connaught Public School * includes a wide variety of recreational activities, call for locations and times 
 
Cops, Kids and Communities - Officers, Auxiliary Officers and Administrative Staff from Collingwood and the Huronia West OPP detachments have joined forces with BBBS to allow children to spend time doing fun, healthy activities such as bowling, swimming and touring the OPP and fire stations while promoting the basic principles of respect, understanding, healthy eating and an active lifestyle 
 
Homework Club - Currently operates on Wednesday after school in Collingwood * children are able to attend these sessions on a drop-in basis * healthy snacks are provided, call for locations and times 
 
Summer Camp Programs - Clients who might not otherwise have an opportunity to experience camp life or to travel outside their region are given priority but program is accessible to any client 
 
Behind the scenes - There are many committee and project roles for volunteers who have different schedules and different assets to bring to the table * some shorter term projects include arranging our yearly raffle (donations, tickets), working on furthering our endowment fund project, working on furthering our capital project for a larger and owned office space, Bowl for Kids Support to work on planning items for our big bowling event, creation of our signature lifesaver matchbooks * call us for more details
Friendly Visitor   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Home for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Tracey Lane
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity for people interested in helping a local, older individual, who may be experiencing loneliness. Volunteers ease the burden of loneliness by providing friendship, company and conversation either in the comfort of the client's home or though short social outings in the community.  
 
Sometimes people sit and chat over a cup of coffee, or they may play board games, watch TV or go out to a cafe. Commitment level is up to the volunteer; one time, occasional and/or temporary volunteers are welcome. 
 
The relationship between the volunteer and client can promote confidence, health and well being, and provide them with a new friendship. This activity will help expand you social circle, meet new people and make a difference in the live of another person.
Cat Care Team Member   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
549 Tenth Line, Collingwood
GTHS Cat Care Team Members work to increase the welfare and health of GTHS feline residents.  
 
Volunteering as part of a small team, each shift Cat Care Team Members help maintain high cleanliness standards in our adoption rooms to provide a bright, clean and healthy environment for our cats, volunteers and visitors.  
 
Responsibility: Maintaining clean and organized litter, feeding stations, cages and communal areas in the GTHS cat adoption rooms. This team ensures that the cat rooms are left clean and bright for potential adopters in the afternoon.  
 
(There are multiple roles within the Cat Care Team, check out our website for details of this particular position and others)
Leader/Sidewalker/ Special Events   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Georgian Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians (GRACE)
Owen Sound
Volunteer Opportunites:  
Leader responsible for:  
*grooming and tack up of the horse  
*leading of the horse for warm-up  
*control of the horse during class  
*un-tack horse and cleanup of equipment  
 
Sidewalker responsible for:  
*support the rider as necessary to balance  
*assist rider to complete skills as needed  
*assist leader with tack and cleanup
Wish Granter - Simcoe County   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Make-A-Wish Canada, Make-A-Wish Toronto & Central Ontario Division
Simcoe County
Position Summary 
A wish granter will meet with the wish child and family members to help determine the child’s most heartfelt wish while brainstorming and planning special enhancements throughout the wish process. Wish granters work in teams of two alongside Make-A-Wish staff to ensure every eligible child’s wish comes true.  
 
Duties and Responsibilities 
• Partner with at least one other volunteer wish granter to help grant the wishes of children throughout the chapter’s territory.  
• Visit the wish child, with the goal of discerning his/her one true wish, while gaining a clear understanding of the reason behind the child’s most heartfelt wish. 
• Complete and submit wish paperwork in a timely manner according to chapter guidelines.  
• Create a magical wish experience for the wish child by planning and delivering “wish enhancements” – special, creative touches that keep the child excited about the wish throughout the process. 
• Solicit in-kind donations, ensuring Make-A-Wish resources are used wisely.  
• Plan “send-off” party or “presentation” party for each wish, as appropriate. 
• Develop a positive rapport with the wish child and family by serving as a liaison between chapter staff and the wish family, ensuring the family is updated on the status of the wish throughout the wish process. 
• Act as a reliable, communicative and productive member of the “wish team” by working closely with a volunteer partner and Make-A-Wish staff to create the best possible wish experience for the child. 
• Other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate.
Activity Aid   Orillia area  Simcoe County 
Tudhope Manor Retirement Residence
Tudhope Manor - Orillia
Organize card games, bingo games, be the "caller" at bingo games, read the newspaper and encourage discussion about current events, lead prepared arts and crafts sessions, take a resident for a walk around the block.
Volunteer   Orillia area  Simcoe County 
Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Orillia - Colborne St, Volunteer Resources
Positions available in the following areas: 
 
Coffee Kiosk/Gift Shop 
Porters 
Information Desk 
Day Surgery/Recovery 
Emergency Department 
Out Patient Clinic 
Diagnostic Imaging 
Dialysis  
Friendly Faces
Friendly Visitor   Barrie area  Simcoe County 
Roberta Place, Barrie - 503 Essa Rd, Long Term Care
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.
The Guesthouse Shelter, The Guesthouse Shelter and Community Hub
Midland
Breakfast shift duties include preparing healthy breakfasts. Serving and cleaning up after meal. Socializing with guests, staff and other volunteers.
The Guesthouse Shelter, The Guesthouse Shelter and Community Hub
Elizabeth Street, Midland
Evening shift duties include greeting guests, socializing with guests and other volunteers, occasionally provide snacks and left-overs to late-arrivals, and light cleaning up.
Woods Park Care Centre, Long Term Care Home
Woods Park Care Centre, 110 Lillian Cres., Barrie
Activities in many areas including: * One-on-One Friendly Visiting * Bingo * Gardening * Program Assistance * Holiday Celebrations * Special Events * Outings * Card playing * Entertainment * Hairdressing & Wellness Assistance * Escorting Residents to in house appointments * Dining Assistance, etc.
CNIB [Central East], Simcoe/Muskoka, Vision Mate Program
in the client's home or other mutually acceptable location (i.e. library, coffee shop, etc.)
Vision Mates share their sight with someone who is blind or partially sighted. Vision Mates provide regular, one-to-one assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted. Matches are made with someone who lives close to your home, school or work. You visit once a week for a couple of hours to assist with four main tasks: reading, errands (like groceries and shopping nearby), going for walks, and socializing (Vision Mates do not drive or provide personal care).
Leacock Care Centre
25 Museum Drive
Volunteer opportunities for individuals interested in assisiting with recreation programs, outings, friendly visiting, computer programs, reading programs and special events.
Animal Attendant   Orillia area  Simcoe County 
Comfie Cat Shelter
Orillia
We are always looking for volunteers in Orillia (112 Norweld location) to help with cleaning, fostering cats, fundraising and board members.  
 
Receptionist needed at the Norweld location Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  
(PLEASE CONTACT FOR MORE INFO)
Helping Hands, Orillia, Personal Care and Caregiver Relief
Visiting in the home of the client or telephone calling from the home of the volunteer.
In home visiting or telephone conservation with seniors.
Helping Hands, Orillia, Personal Care and Caregiver Relief
City of Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn townships. May include out of town destinations.
Escort transportation clients to medical/shopping appointments. Escort from vehicle to destination and assist client while at destination. As requested assistance with companionship, note taking, personal shopping or transfer of groceries.
Atrium Retirement Residence
Orillia
Provide companionship or reading with residents or doing crafts or assisting in the culinary dept
Trillium Manor
12 Grace Ave
Volunteers required for assisting at activity programs, special events, outings, meal assistance, friendly visiting and transporting residents to and from programs. Assist with the Mind and Melody program. Please call for more information regarding volunteer opportunities.
Visitor   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Hospice Orillia
169 Front St S, Orillia, ON L3V 4S8
Volunteers are matched to clients who are living with a life threatening illness. They support and comfort their client and the clients' circle of support. Be it family or friends. The volunteers receive 30 hours of professional training from local doctors, nurses, pharmacists, spiritual leaders and social workers. Going into a clients homes. The goal is to be flexible and assist someone on this journey with whatever they might require. It could be physical, but usually it is emotional support and advocacy. Once the match has been made, the client and the volunteer set a time schedule that is good for both. Our volunteers visit in a clients home, long term care facility or hospital.
Georgian Bay Seniors Lodge, Lakeridge Seniors Residence
Penetanguishene, serving North Simcoe
Volunteers assist with many aspects of resident care and facility maintenance. Activities may include but are not limited to * friendly visiting with residents * assistance with food service * assisting with recreational activities for residents * assisting with administrative activities.
Peer Support/Mentor- Teen Program   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
E3 Community Services, Collingwood - Pretty River Pkwy N
Collingwood
Peer support for Teens who have special needs in activities offered at a Teen drop in night
Volunteer   Barrie area  Simcoe County 
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.
Peer Support Volunteer   Barrie area  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County 
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.
Christian Hospice Visiting Volunteer   Barrie area  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County 
Barrie Christian Hospice
Visiting volunteers provide emotional support to people experiencing life threatening illness * support for their caregivers or family includes respite care and counselling.
Volunteer Program Facilitator   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
CNIB [Central East], Lake Joseph Centre
MacTier
Assist with land and water based activities * take an active role in all dining room duties * sign on for week long assignments with provided room and board at Lake Joseph or commit to one session per week for the summer.
Friendly Visiting   Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Simcoe County 
Hillcrest Village Care Centre
Midland
Be a friend to a resident(s) who may not have visitors on a regular basis. Your weekly visit will be appreciated and enjoyed by both you and the resident. Friendly Visiting could include: reading, playing games, going for walks etc.
Friendly Visitor   Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Simcoe County 
Sara Vista Nursing Centre. Elmvale
Sara Vista Nursing Home
Assisting seniors with outings such as shopping, reading to them and providing room upkeep.
Beeton Adult Day Program   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
VON Canada, Beeton, Adult Day Program
Do you play a musical instrument? Do you have a talent you want to showcase?  
Contact Lori Waring either by phone or email to set up a time. We are always searching for individuals or groups to come in and provide entertainment to our clients for our adult day program providing social recreational and therapeutic activities for seniors and adults who are frail, cognitively impaired, and/or isolated, and/or physically challenged.
Big Brother   Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe
Simcoe North
Big Brothers commit to a one-on-one relationship for a minimum period of one-year, 2-4 hours per week on an average basis, doing activities they both enjoy. Children are aged 6-18.
Big Sister   Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe
Big Sisters commit to a one-on-one relationship for a minimum one-year commitment, 2-4 hours per week on an average basis, doing activities they both enjoy. Children are aged 6-18.
Bob Rumball Home for the Deaf
1 Royal Parkside Drive, Barrie, Ontario
Compassionate care volunteers work one on one with individual clients to assist them with: 
- eating, social and recreational activities 
- friendly visiting with individual clients 
- palliative care visiting to provide social interaction and support for clients approaching end of life.
Friendly Visitor   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Métis Nation of Ontario, Midland, Georgian Bay Metis Council - Community Support Services
Midland
Visit elderly clients for social visits in their home or in the communityand telephone clients for security purposes
Friendly Visitor - Barrie and North Simcoe Area   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
various
To support and provide companionship to isolated, lonely people who are unable to socialize in their community. Through regular contact a formation of friendship can lead to care relationships based on mutual interests, activities and conversations.
GBNFC Volunteer   Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Simcoe County 
Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre
Midland
Assist with various programs of the centre such as health and wellness and recreational activities; cleaning and maintenance, annual powwow.
In School Mentor   Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Simcoe County 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe
In-school Mentors commit to a one-on-one relationship for the school year.Children are aged 6-13.They meet the Little school buddies one hour a week during the school year on school premises; doing activities the little school buddies enjoys.
Therapy Dog Handler   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
St John Ambulance, Barrie Simcoe Muskoka
Various locations throughout Simcoe County and Muskoka
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.
CNIB [Central East], Simcoe/Muskoka, Vision Mate Program
Vision Mates meet with the client in the client's home or other suitable environment.
Vision Mate volunteers provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for one or two hours per week for a person who is blind or partially sighted * approved activities: reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands and/or outings, social visiting * volunteers complete an interview, orientation and training * two character references and a police record check with a vulnerable sector check required
Volunteer   Barrie area  Clearview  Simcoe County  South Simcoe 
Senior Wish Association Simcoe Muskoka, Mailing Address
Barrie, Innisfil, Stayner and Clearview Township area, Muskoka-Gravenhurst
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.