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Collingwood. Municipal Office, Collingwood - Hurontario St
Town of Collingwood
Have you ever wanted to be a part of making Collingwood a great place to Live, Work and Play?  
 
You can help your community by applying for one of the following committees: 
 
Accessibility Advisory Committee 
Collingwood Heritage Committee 
Museum Advisory Committee 
Trails Advisory Committee 
 
• All members appointed to committees/boards must reside, own or rent property within Collingwood, be a Canadian citizen, and over the age of eighteen. 
 
• The Committee member positions are on a volunteer basis. 
 
• Meeting dates and times are flexible and subject to the availability of the majority of committee members. Advance notice of meetings is provided. The Town of Collingwood now permits electronic participation in committee meetings making it easier/more accessible for committee members to be included in discussion if they cannot make it to a scheduled meeting however electronic participation does not count towards quorum. 
 
The application form is available for download below or in hard copy at Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street. 
 
Applications must be submitted no later than: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to the undersigned. 
 
Attn: Christa Carter, Coordinator, Clerk Services, Town of Collingwood 
97 Hurontario Street, PO Box 157, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 3Z5 
clerk@collingwood.ca
Simcoe County Homelessness Enumeration Volunteers   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
David Busby Centre
Simcoe County, Orillia, Barrie, North Simcoe, South Simcoe, South Georgian Bay
Roles/duties include:  
1. Administering surveys to individuals on the street, in shelters, and at service locations 
2. Administrative support and general assistance at volunteer headquarters 
3. Entering survey data into a database in preparation for analysis and reporting
CONTACT Community Services, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E, Volunteer South Simcoe
Volunteers needed to help set up craft workshops in Beeton and Alliston seniors apartment housing. Other duties include socializing with seniors, helping seniors make a craft, serving food and drink, and cleaning up the workshops. Must have access to transportation to get to workshop locations. Workshops take place every other Thursday afternoon from 1-3 pm. Arriving early and leaving late is expected due to set up and clean up.
Treasurer   Simcoe County  South Simcoe 
Procyon Wildlife, Veterinary and Rehabilitation Services
6441 7th Line Beeton, ON. L0G 1W0
Procyon Wildlife Rehab is seeking an individual to join our Board of Directors as Treasurer. If you are an organized person with good attention to detail and the ability to keep accurate records and meet deadlines, we have a great opportunity for you! The duties of this ongoing volunteer position are to receive, record and deposit incoming funds, pay invoices, track expenditures, file annual charity tax returns, prepare financial reports for the Board, maintain books of account with regular bank reconciliations; review and recommend financial policies and attend Board meetings. The requirements for this position are: access to a computer and email, experience using spreadsheet software (Excel), and ability to travel to Procyon’s rehab centre near Beeton, Ontario. Financial management or bookkeeping experience is an asset but not necessary.
Tutor   Simcoe County  South Simcoe 
NEXT STEP Literacy Council of South Simcoe
16 Victoria St. E Alliston
Tutor one-to-one or in small groups to adults needing help with reading, writing, math or computers.
Tax Filer   Simcoe County  South Simcoe 
CONTACT Community Services, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E, Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
Electronically file simple tax returns for clients as part of the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) * sit one-on-one with clients * training on UFile system offered by the CRA * interact with clients * required to communicate with the CRA if needed * confidentiality of client information * some paper filing may be required
Community Transporter   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
The GTHS serves a large geographic area and our community transporter helps us to reach out to our neighbouring municipalities. Duties includes promo material drop offs, animal transports, coin box pickups and special events tasks. The community 
transporter will also be asked to assist with transporting to and from our satellite adoption locations.
Events Team Volunteer   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
Events volunteers are responsible for assisting in the planning, coordination and execution of minor and major events. They are also responsible for assisting in securing event sponsors and donors.
GTHS Administrative Volunteer   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
Resource Development Administrative volunteers help with general administrative tasks in the areas of marketing, communications and donor development.  
 
Responsibility: Resource Development Administrative volunteers are responsible for assisting with general administrative tasks to support our marketing and resource development programs, including items such as:  
- Data entry into Sumac database  
- Card writing  
- Phone calls  
- Event kit assembly  
- Printing materials
GTHS Dog Adoption Counselor   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
Love working with animals and people? There is nothing more rewarding then helping our shelter dogs find their forever homes! Dog Adoption Counselors help facilitate GTHS Dog Meet & Greets and process dog adoption applications. Shifts are 4 hours in length one time per week. Min. 6 month commitment required.
GTHS Dog Walker   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 Dog Care volunteers help to maintain the health and welfare of GTHS dogs by providing exercise, training and companionship. The purpose of a dog care volunteer is to give a GTHS dog a 'break' from the kennel, while reinforcing behaviours that help make the dog more adoptable. Dog Care Volunteers also help with general work around the shelter such as dishes, laundry, shoveling and kennel cleaning.  
 
Responsibility: GTHS Dog Care Volunteers are responsible for ensuring their dog remain safe and secure in their care. They must follow GTHS policies and procedures.
GTHS Receptionist   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 Receptionists are the welcoming ambassadors for the GTHS animal shelter. Our receptionists maintain friendly and welcoming relationships with our visiting guests. Receptionists assist the public and help with administrative activities as needed.
Cat Care Technician   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
The GTHS Cat Care Technician administers medications and prescribed care to GTHS cats. This role is integral to ensuring our feline residents receive optimal care during their stay. Concerns surrounding feline welfare are brought to the attention of the  
Shelter Manager.  
 
Responsibility: The GTHS Cat Care Technician follows the medication charts and feline record binders administering medications and care as needed. Assistance with feline intake and transportation throughout the shelter is also required. This position ensures  
that the cats in our quarantine rooms receive thorough and comprehensive care.
CHATS - Community & Home Assistance to Seniors, Bradford West Gwillimbury
Bradford for meal pick up and throughout New Tecumseth
Pick up meals at Bradford location and distribute weekly to approximately 6 clients in South Simcoe and New Tecumseth.
Companions for Coffee Socials and Programs   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 - Campbell St
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity for people interested in helping out a local, older individual who may be experiencing loneliness.  
 
Volunteers in this role will provide transportation to and from social events in the community, or even just coffee and conversation out in the community, with other Home for Life clients. Volunteers provide companionship throughout the social or programs and can choose your level of commitment - one time, occasional or temporary volunteers are welcome. Sign up for just one social outing and see how it goes! 
 
This role will help ease the burden of social isolation and can help to promote confidence, health and well being, and 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.
Driver   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 - Campbell St
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity for people interested in helping our a local, older individual who may be experiencing loneliness.  
 
Volunteers in this role will provide transportation to appointments, outings, etc. on a one time, occasional or on-going basis.
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 - Campbell St
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.
Gardener   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 - Campbell St
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
Do you have a passion for gardening and have a few hours to spare? If so then this flexible volunteer gardener position is for you. This position will help local, older people who want to keep on top of their gardens and/or lawns but need help from the community to do so. 
 
Volunteers gardeners are needed to assist with maintenance of gardens and lawns when they can. This could include: light gardening, weeding, lawn cutting and/or planting on a one time, occasional or temporary basis. 
 
Usually, volunteer gardeners will carry out their tasks alone, but may be with direction from the person needing support.
Shopper/Grocery Assistance   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 - Campbell St
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity for people interested in helping out a local, older individual who may no longer be able to go grocery shopping without support. This service can make a big difference to older individuals and can help these residents to remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. 
 
Volunteers in this role will provide grocery shopping assistance at local food stores, which includes providing transportation with or without clients to the local stores, and assisting clients by bringing groceries inside their home for them, on a one time, occasional and temporary basis.
Waterside Retirement Lodge Volunteer Oppurtunities   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Waterside Retirement Lodge
Wasaga Beach
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
Coach   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
South Simcoe Dufferin Track and Field Club
Various locations in Barrie during Fall/Winter/Summer and a location in Midland during Spring/Summer
Volunteer coaches needed for weekly sport training sessions, working with athletes from the age of 8 to high school level. Various coaches in the following areas needed: Middle distance, long/triple jump as well as high jump.
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. It 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 Tuesday and Thursday after school in Collingwood. Children in the BBBS program are matched to high school helpers who work one to one under the BBBS staff supervision. 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.
Girl Guides of Canada, Ontario Council
South Barrie
As a volunteer Guider, you'll help girls: 
Experience fun adventures in a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment 
Learn the skills that will help them confidently navigate their world 
Discover they can achieve more than they ever imagined 
Make a difference in the world
Girl Guide Leaders   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada, Ontario Council
Volunteering with Girl Guides is a very rewarding and hands-on way to help girls and young women develop the best in themselves. 
 
Volunteer opportunities with Girl Guides of Canada are tailored to fit your schedule, your skills and your interests. Whether you want to offer an hour or two every few months or make a regular weekly commitment, there are lots of ways to volunteer and help Girl Guides of Canada put girls in the lead.  
 
Through Guiding, you can develop skills that are highly valued in the workplace, such as communications, event planning, risk management, program delivery, training and more.  
 
Your time, your life, your volunteer experience. Share your skills, your talents and yourself as a Girl Guide volunteer.
Procyon Wildlife, Veterinary and Rehabilitation Services
6441 7th Line, Beeton, Ontario, L0G1A0
This is a wonderful hands-on opportunity to learn about our native wild animals. Procyon Wildlife Rehab counts on volunteer animal caregivers to carry out the essential duties that allow orphaned and injured animals to return to the wild. If you are able to commit 4 or 5 hours once a week, you will find this very rewarding! The duties of this ongoing volunteer position involve preparing food for, and feeding animals of all ages, cleaning cages, observing animal behaviour and condition, and record keeping. The position also involves housekeeping such as laundry, washing dishes, cleaning counters, floors, and equipment, and light yard work. The requirements for this position are: minimum 18 years of age; access to email, ability to travel to Procyon’s rehab centre near Beeton, Ontario, and ability to work your designated shift every week, holidays included. Time commitment: 5 hours per week, every week from April to October.
Accountant   Simcoe County  South Simcoe 
Procyon Wildlife, Veterinary and Rehabilitation Services
Beeton, Ontario
Procyon Wildlife Rehab is seeking a qualified individual to volunteer their time for periodic reviews of our financials, and to provide advice on how to manage our records. The requirements for this position are a professional accounting designation (Chartered Professional Accountant). Being knowledgeable about charitable financial management is an asset. Time commitment: Four hours, between one and three times a year.
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. 
* Healing and Wellness – if you do you a healing modality (like Reiki or Therapeutic Touch) or gentle movement (like Tai Chi or yoga), we could use your talents for the 4 week sessions. 
* 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.
VON Canada, Ontario Branch, Grey Bruce Site, Supportive Care Services
Bruce and Grey Counties
Supportive care volunteers are special people who offer social and emotional support to individuals and families living with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness in Grey and Bruce counties (except Bruce Peninsula).  
* We provide support in the client’s home, long term care homes and/or hospitals. 
* Volunteers offer support for approximately 2-3 hours per week depending on need of individual and family and the availability of volunteers and offer respite for family caregivers and companionship to individuals.
Vision Mates   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
CNIB, Simcoe/Muskoka, Main Office
Within client's home or other suitable environment
Vision Mates are sighted volunteers who are matched one-on-one with a client who is blind or partially sighted, in the client's home. Vision Mates share their sight and assist with reading, organizing, shopping, errands, walking and friendly visiting.
Cafe Volunteer   Simcoe County  South Simcoe 
Gibson Centre for Community, Arts & Culture (The)
The Gibson Centre
The Gibson Centre is looking for dedicated volunteers to help out in the Cafe a couple of hours a week. Our cafe is open from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm ever Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Bradford West Gwillimbury Community Initiatives, Bradford West Gwilimbury Community Initiative
Looking for team members to help once every 6 weeks at Community dinners. Each team is made up of about 10 people. Join a team or create a new one.  
 
Positions include: 
Shopper/cooks: Develop menu, shop within budget, cook meal * 12 Noon-5:30 pm 
Prep/set-up: Prepare meal and set up hall * 2 pm-3:30 pm 
Servers: Greet community members, serve meal * 4 pm-7 pm 
Clean-up: Clean up after meal * 5:30 pm-7 pm
Outreach Volunteers   Orillia area  Simcoe County 
Simcoe Community Services, Barrie Head Office - 39 Fraser Crt
35 West Street North, Orillia ON L3V 5B8
Volunteers are a valued part of our team and play a significant role in all areas of Simcoe Community Services, developing lasting relationships with people and helping to improve their overall sense of well-being. Our volunteers help spark the unlimited potential of all people. 
 
With many different skills and experiences, volunteers can give of their time to Simcoe Community Services in a variety of ways: 
 
Sharing time, interests and hobbies with people who have an intellectual disability 
Committees/Board of Directors 
Offering transportation 
Participating in fundraising at SCS Foundation Bingos 
Becoming a peer through our Youth Programs 
Helping young children and families at the EarlyON Child and Family Centre 
Providing support for grandparents parenting again in Simcoe County 
 
Timing? We`ll coordinate opportunities to your availability.
Program Assistant, Minds in Motion   Barrie area  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie Office
Minds in Motion programs will be held in various community locations in most communities in 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
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.