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Parents for Children's Mental Health, Simcoe County Chapter
Volunteer must have lived experience raising a child with mental health challenges (parent, guardian, caregiver etc) 
 
Direct Support 
● Assess the community's needs regarding family peer support  
● Ensure the development, communication, and execution of Peer Support within their community 
● Flexible availability and use of methods in providing support for families 
● Knowledge of mental health supports and services within the community 
● Communicate issues or challenges with PCMH as they arise 
● Communicate periodically with families through the peer support offered and/or through a distribution list (eg. email, newsletter, or mail) as necessary 
 
Chapter Development & Leadership 
● Provide support, direction, and leadership to local volunteers  
● Participate in Family Engagement initiatives as they relate to advocacy for children and youth with mental health challenges  
● Promote PCMH within the community to ensure it is a widely known resource to our target audience 
● Recruit a Co-Chapter Leader to ensure the chapter runs without interruptions  
 
Administrative 
● Communicate with PCMH through email, phone, virtual and in-person meetings 
● Ensure chapter email and telephone line are checked at a minimum every 4 days  
● Attend monthly Town Halls and support resource creation by sharing your experiences and knowledge 
● Participate in training opportunities 
● Complete quarterly data surveys and respond to requests for information to better inform PCMH programming and support initiatives 
 
Core Competencies 
● Strong Facilitation Skills 
● Team-focused 
● Communication Skills 
● Planning & Organizing  
● Leadership 
● Ethics & Integrity 
● Compassion & Empathy 
● Knowledge of child and youth service systems and sectors, both locally and provincially or a willingness to learn more about this to be effective in your role
Leacock Care Centre
Orillia
Volunteer opportunities for individuals interested in assisiting with recreation programs, outings, friendly visiting, computer programs, reading programs and special events.
Canine Foster 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
Collingwood
COVID-19 Update 
 
Regular Volunteer Opportunity 
Canine Foster Volunteers provide a safe, loving and temporary home for puppies and senior dogs. You must have the ability to separate the foster animals from any pets in your home, if necessary. GTHS will provide training, support and all the supplies you need.  
 
Canine Foster Volunteers are responsible for helping the puppies, adult or senior dog in their care thrive until they are ready to be adopted. This will include feeding the animals at least twice a day (possibly more), potty training (for puppies), enrichment, exercising and socializing the animals and, in some cases, tracking / documenting habits / behaviours, etc. as laid out by GTHS staff. Fostering may also required bottle feeding and administering oral or topical medications
Good Food Box Program, Orillia - West St
Guardian Angels Church, West Street, Orillia
Volunteers are needed to pack Good Food Boxes the 3rd Tuesday of every month in the Church Hall at Guardian Angels Church, from 8 am to 10 am. Volunteers are also needed from 10 am to 12 noon to assist individuals that are picking up their Good Food Boxes.
The Georgian Good Food Box Packers and Drivers   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Georgian Good Food Box (The), South Georgian Bay
Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner
Volunteer drivers assist with deliveries of food boxes to distribution sites (Collingwood, Clearview and Wasaga Beach) and/or individuals in the surrounding communities.  
 
Volunteers help with packing fruits and vegetables for monthly good food box orders
Severn Sound Environmental Association
Various Locations in North Simcoe
Groups participate in a marking event to highlight storm drains with yellow fish and distribute brochures to inform residents that anything that goes into the storm sewer system goes directly into local waterways. The Severn Sound Environmental Association has Yellow Fish Road(TM) marking kits available on loan.
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.
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.
Exhibit Designer   Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Simcoe County 
Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archives, Penetanguishene Centennial Museum
Penetanguishene
Tear down and re-arrange exhibits. Design, build, research and install new and existing exhibits in coordination with the Museum Curator.
Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archives, Penetanguishene Centennial Museum
Penetanguishene
Assist in one or all special events that take place at the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives including: Winterama, Easter Eggstravaganza, Canada Day, Tea & Tarts, Spirit Walk, Doors Open, Halloween Spooktacular and/or Breakfast with Santa.
Special Olympics Ontario, Huronia - Mailing Address
North Simcoe
Volunteers act as coaches in weekly sport training sessions, working with athletes with an intellectual disability, in a variety of sports. Other volunteer positions include administrative roles on community councils (fundraising, secretary, public relations, etc.).
Tree Planting Volunteer   Barrie area  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County 
Severn Sound Environmental Association
Severn Sound
In early spring (typically late April/early May) volunteers are needed to help plant tree seedlings in the Severn Sound watershed.
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
Stayner Care Centre 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
Program Volunteer   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
BDB offices in Collingwood. Golf is at Batteaux Creek and Curling is at the Collingwood Curling Club
Assist staff to deliver various programs such as crafts, bingo, outings and trips to adults with diverse disabilities. This includes set up and clean up for programs. Also, volunteers needed to assist with weekly golf program and weekly curling program.
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
The Lighthouse, Orillia, The Lighthouse Shelter and meal programs
Orillia
Morning Coffee Break & Community Meal Helper preps, serves and cleans up. We serve 50+ people Monday-Saturday. Interested in cooking, prepping, dishwashing, serving, sweeping, mopping, cleaning, coffee bar and duties as assigned.
Atrium Retirement Residence
Orillia
Provide companionship, reading, doing crafts with residents or assisting in the culinary department.
Kitchen Helper   Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Simcoe County 
Georgian Bay Native Women's Association
To assist with preparation of meals for community kitchen activities.
Volunteer   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Essa & District Agricultural Society, Barrie Fair
Working towards the 2019 Barrie Fair. Property clean-up, gardening, local promotional activities.
Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Simcoe County Chapter - Mailing Address
St. Vincent Park St., Vincent St. & Blake Street, Barrie, Ontario
Currently, we are scheduling walk-day volunteers for a variety of roles including: 
• Greeters 
• Registration  
• Kids Area 
• Walk Route 
• Entertainment  
• Food Station 
• Tear Down 
• Set-up
Orillia Community Gardens, Orillia - High St, High Street Park Community Garden
High Street Park
Weeding, Planting, Tilling, Watering etc. (All Gardening Duties)
Volunteer   Barrie area  Simcoe County 
Easter Seals Ontario, Barrie-Simcoe County Office
Barrie
Assisting with events
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.
Paradise Shores by AmandaFritz
115 Matchedash St N
- cook, bake, gardening 
- activities with residence 
- activities of daily living
Musician   Orillia area  Simcoe County 
Tudhope Manor Retirement Residence
Tudhope Manor - Orillia
Play piano in foyer (or bring your own instrument of choice).
Orillia Native Women's Group
110 Matchedash St. N
Volunteers are required to help with programs and making sure office duites are kept up to date and looked after. Always looking for First Nations mentors.
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.
Special Olympics Ontario - Barrie, Barrie - No Physical Address
Variable
Volunteers act as coaches in weekly sport training sessions, working with athletes with an intellectual disability in a variety of sports. Other positions include administrative roles on community council (fundraising, secretary, public relations, etc.). If we host competitions, day-of event volunteers are also required. SOO-Barrie offers 14 Olympic-type sports.
Volunteer Knitters   Orillia area  Simcoe County 
Simcoe Knitters for Global Warmth
Simcoe Funeral Home 38 James St E
Volunteers needed to assist in making afghans and other knitted items to donate to developing countries as well as for our northern neighbours.
Kidney Foundation of Canada, Ontario Branch
St. Vincent Park, Barrie (South end of St. Vincent Street between Blake Street and Kempenfelt Drive)
The 2019 Kidney Walk is taking place in Barrie on Sunday, September 8, 2019 and requires event day volunteers to support the walk in the following areas: 
* registration 
* route marshals 
* parking 
* set-up/take-down 
* food and beverage 
* kid’s activities 
* photography
Food Bank Volunteer   Barrie area  Simcoe County 
Barrie Food Bank
42 Anne St S, Unit 2 Barrie, ON
COVID-19 Update Barrie Food Bank is currently not accepting new volunteers 
 
 
Available when Pandemic is over: 
A variety of positions are available including sorting, stocking shelves and packing items for client of the food bank. 
 
We need volunteers year round but require many volunteers during food drives in October, November and December especially. Volunteers for these food drives must be scheduled in advance, (recommend contacting Barrie Food Bank in September to volunteer for these food drives). Please call the number provided and leave a call back number where we can reach you or leave a message.
General Volunteer   Barrie area  Simcoe County 
Epilepsy Ontario [Central East], Barrie, Simcoe County Branch
Barrie
Volunteers can assist with fundraising, bingo, special events, information distribution or other activities.
Parkinson Canada, Barrie Chapter
Barrie
Parkinson Canada is looking for a Walk Coordinator to oversee the coordination and execution of Parkinson SuperWalk Barrie.  
Responsibilities:  
• Promote Parkinson SuperWalk within your community through available channels and liaise with appropriate government officials to invite them to walk day.  
• Work with volunteer committee to assist in planning, promotion and day-of execution. 
• Attend committee meetings and work with committee volunteers ensure appropriate orientation of day-of volunteer coverage. 
• Track and report on volunteer hours.  
• Approach local businesses and organizations for sponsorship dollars and/or prize donations.  
• Work with volunteers to coordinate services needed for the day-of (which may include: venue, entertainment, food and drink, guest speakers, supplies, etc.).  
• Collect and report on the funds that were raised.  
• Ensure necessary inventory is ordered from Parkinson Canada.  
• Attend monthly (March to June) and bi weekly (July to September) conference calls with all Community Walk Coordinators. Be onsite on the day of the event to facilitate a successful event. Must be available for Parkinson SuperWalk Barrie on September 8th, 2019 at Heritage Park.
Companion   Clearview  Collingwood  Simcoe County  Wasaga Beach 
Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
Collingwood
Provide weekly companionship to client of Breaking Down Barriers. Assist with activities like arts & crafts, cooking, scrapbooking, weaving and Friendship Café. Meet for conversation, maybe go for an outing and just be a friendly face to someone who may otherwise be isolated.
Salvation Army Orillia Citadel (The), Orillia Corps
Foodbank-157 Coldwater Rd W/Thrift Shop-55 Wyandotte St
Duties include helping with food bank operations as well as thrift store operations. Two separate locations. Loading and unloading of inventory at both locations. Contact for further information. Also opportunities available seasonal and year round. Call for details.
Canadian Blood Services, Barrie Donor Centre, Blood Donor Centre, Barrie Area Office
Barrie, ON
Assist with set-up and tear down of the promotional booth and equipment * provide information about Canadian Blood Services programs and initiatives * provide courteous and responsive service to prospective donors * assist with management of participant records and event documentation
Parkinson Canada, Barrie Chapter
Barrie, Collingwood, Newmarket and Orilia. Contact for more information.
Event registration, Route Marshalls, and various other event tasks as assigned.
Cafe Volunteer   Simcoe County  South Simcoe 
The Well, Alliston - 81 Victoria St W
The Well
Get your community service hours at a fun place, doing things such as serving pourover coffee * washing dishes * wiping tables * being creative making signs * prepping baked goods * spending time with people in our community * etc.
Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Simcoe County Chapter - Mailing Address
Are you looking to volunteer and make a difference in your community? Crohn’s and Colitis Canada needs your help! Come join other coast-to-coast volunteers (in partnership with staff) and help make a difference in the lives of children and adults living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Interested, but need more info? Email Laura at lmalone@crohnsandcolitis.ca or visit our website for more information!
Barrie Soccer Club
Barrie
  • Assist soccer players and teams to enjoy sport and play well 
  • Numerous volunteer positions and types of activity can be seen by accessing the website and using the link Volunteer which will open a page with appropriate links for further information and the volunteer application form 
  • Activities do include assisting at special events such as the Special Olympics 
  • Applications should be submitted prior to March 30th each year
Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North, Simcoe North, North Simcoe Chapter
Simcoe North
Helps build houses.
In Clinic Volunteer   Barrie area  Simcoe County 
Canadian Blood Services, Barrie Donor Centre, Blood Donor Centre, Barrie Area Office
Barrie, ON
Welcome donors to hospitality area of clinic * offer refreshments * give information and updates to donors * answer questions, thank donors and give milestone donor recognition items * observe donors and watch for adverse reactions * keep hospitality area in good order
Respite Care/ Relief Worker   Barrie area  Clearview  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
God's Solution Sanctuary
Unity Christian High School, 25 Burton Avenue, Barrie Ontario
Volunteers needed within various aspects of assisting children and adults with special needs to participate
Tag Days Volunteer-Simcoe County Locations   Barrie area  Collingwood  Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay, Tiny, Springwater, Christian Island  Orillia area  Simcoe County  South Simcoe  Wasaga Beach 
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County, Barrie - Anne St S
Various approved locations within Simcoe County (see Seasons for communities)
To accept donations from the public at an assigned location for the duration of the mutually agreed shift. 
Report to an appointed location to receive Tag tray, coin box, supplies, permission letter. Tag at the selected location for the duration of the mutually agreed shift. Return the Tag tray, coin box, supplies, permission letter to the appointed location. Volunteers must wear the Identity Badge supplied by the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County while tagging. The Badge must be returned with the coin box at the end of the shift.
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, Barrie - 91A Patterson Rd, Marion Vernon Memorial Animal Clinic
Local Barrie Businesses
Stand outside local businesses and collect donations
ALS Canada, Mailing Address, ALS Canada Support Services - North Simcoe Muskoka
The WALK for ALS is a fun, family friendly event that occurs across the country in more than 90 WALK locations across Canada. Join thousands of Canadians in the fight against ALS. Every dollar you raise as a walker goes to provide equipment, support services, education for the ALS Community, and fund research to find a cure. 
 
There are a variety of volunteer positions available during this event, please contact the Regional Manager for more details.
Parkinson Canada, Barrie Chapter
Heritage Park, 5 Simcoe Street, Barrie
WALK DAY VOLUNTEER – PARKINSON SUPERWALK-BARRIE 
 
About Parkinson Canada:  
Parkinson Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease. From diagnosis to discovery, we guide the way for Canadians to live well with Parkinson’s disease through education, advocacy and support services. Our National Research Program funds innovative research to search for better treatments and a cure. A national registered charity, Parkinson Canada fulfils its mission through the generosity of donors and is an accredited organization under the Imagine Canada Standards Program. 
 
What We Need: 
Have you, your family, or friends been touched by Parkinson’s disease? Are you interested in meeting new people, working as a team and spreading the awareness of Parkinson’s disease? Then we’re looking for you! Parkinson Canada is looking for Day-of Volunteers to assist with the execution of Parkinson SuperWalk, Barrie.  
 
Responsibilities:  
• Attend and/or review registration and banking training session (if applicable). 
• Work with volunteers to coordinate services needed for the day-of (which may include: registration, food and drink, guest speakers, t-shirt distribution, route marshals, etc.).  
• Be onsite on the day of the event to facilitate a successful event. Must be available for Parkinson SuperWalk Barrie on Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at Heritage Park.  
 
Qualifications: 
• Possess exceptional leadership capabilities and enjoy working as part of a team. 
• Excellent organizational skills. 
• Excellent interpersonal skills. 
• Be available for the time commitment needed to ensure the success of the event. 
• Mature, responsible and dependable. 
• Ability to meet deadlines.  
• Must have a volunteer police check. 
 
Our SuperWalk volunteer positions are available to all ages and include flexible time commitments, mentorship for new members, education and training, and excellent leadership experience. 
 
If you like an opportunity to be a part of something that supports a great cause, this is the position for you.  
 
 
Please submit your resume to volunteer@parkinson.ca referencing PCSWBARRIE-19 
 
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.