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Walking Partner for Next Steps Walking Program   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
March of Dimes Canada, Head Office - Toronto
Various locations in Simcoe County
The Next Steps Walking Program is seeking Walking Partners! Next Steps serves individuals who have suffered from a stroke & their caregivers by providing them with a safe setting to interact with their peers and engage in physical activity. Next Steps seeks to improve participants’ quality of life. 
 
The Walking Partner is responsible for providing program support to staff and participants. The Walking Partner will assist the coordinator as needed (i.e. set-up and clean-up) in order to ensure the effective delivery of the program. This volunteer will also provide companionship and support to participants by developing positive and encouraging relationships with them, ultimately helping participants to maximize their experience in the program. 
 
If you are interested in joining our Next Steps team, please contact volunteer@marchofdimes.ca with “Next Steps” and your desired location in the subject line for more information.
Parkinson Canada, Collingwood, Collingwood Support Group
Collingwood
The PD SAFEx Volunteer: 
● Greets participants on arrival and helps them set up.  
● Guides and assists the participants during the exercise sessions.  
● Encourages the participants to “try their best” to complete the exercises as demonstrated. 
● Collaborates with the other PD SAFEx Volunteers and the Personal Trainers delivering the program.
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.
VON Canada, Ontario Branch, Grey Bruce Site, Caregiver Support Circle
Grey and Bruce Counties
The Caregiver Support Circle has many different aspects and needs volunteers to help with the following: 
* Education Series – along with the facilitator, you would help co-lead the 4 week sessions 
* Monthly Support Groups – you would help facilitate the monthly meetings where caregivers can go to share feelings and frustrations 
* One to One Support – you would provide support for the caregiver, either by telephone or in person 
* Caregiver Relief – for example, sitting with someone while the caregiver goes out
Cafe Helper   Barrie area  Simcoe County 
Woods Park Care Centre, Long Term Care Home
Assist Residents to Physio appointment in house or assist residents to and from in-house hair salon.