Volunteer Literacy Tutor for adult students   Barrie area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe 
Barrie Literacy Council
Volunteer tutors are needed to help adults to improve their reading, writing, and math skills. We also have students who require help getting their GED. 
 
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.
Peers Fostering Hope Volunteer - Barrie   Barrie area  Simcoe County 
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.
FoodFit Program Volunteer   Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Simcoe County  Wasaga Beach 
South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre, Health Care Services
Wasaga Beach
FoodFit is a 12-week program that combines fun, hands-on cooking sessions and food-based activities with take-home recipes, easy-to-understand nutrition information, group exercise, shared meals, self-directed individual and group goal-setting, and reflection and feedback loops that monitor and reinforce individual and group progress. 
 
The ideal volunteer should be comfortable working in a busy kitchen, have some previous exposure to food skills programming and food safety, and have excellent motivational skills. They should be able to commit to the 12 weeks of the program working with the same FoodFit team each week. The volunteer should respect people’s privacy and lived experience and hold no prejudices towards people of different socio-economic backgrounds or cultures from their own. 
 
Duties include: 
• Assisting the facilitator in setting up the kitchen and program space each week  
• Assist the facilitator in preparing a healthy snack for the FoodFit team each week 
• Working with participants in the kitchen: providing assistance reading recipes/converting measurements, supervising food safety and hygiene, supervising knife handling and kitchen safety practices, encouraging all participants to get involved in cooking/preparing food, create a model “healthy plate” for each week’s meals, etc.  
• Assisting the facilitator and participants in kitchen clean up and encouraging all participants to “share the load”  
• Participate in a 30 minute walk and encourage all participants to “get moving” each week 
• Follow all instructions from the FoodFit facilitator and be ready to “pitch in” 
• Motivate participants to achieve success in the program and lead by example 
• May be asked to assist participants in completing pre- and end-program questionnaires (e.g. interviewing participants and recording their answers for them if they have writing/language barriers) or assisting with program participant intakes (measuring waist/height, flexibility tests, blood pressure, pulse/heart rate)
Children Supervision Volunteer   Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Simcoe County 
Huronia Museum and Huron-Ouendat Village, Day Camp and Holiday Programs
Midland
Help to supervise the children during special activities at the Huronia Museum.