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Bracebridge Bracebridge
Georgian Bay Township Georgian Bay Township
Gravenhurst Gravenhurst
Huntsville Huntsville
Lake of Bays Township Lake of Bays Township
Moose Deer Point First Nation Moose Deer Point First Nation
Muskoka District Muskoka District
Muskoka Lakes Township Muskoka Lakes Township
Whata Mohawk First Nation Whata Mohawk First Nation
Minds in Motion Volunteer   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, or Parry Sound.

This is a volunteer opportunity with the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka for the Minds in Motion® program.

Minds in Motion® is a community-based social program that incorporates physical and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners.

  • Minds in Motion® is an eight-week program delivered once weekly that combines physical activity with mental stimulation, in a social environment.
  • The program is delivered at Municipal Recreation Centres, Older Adult Centres or similar multi-service centres to help normalize the experience for participants.
  • The program was developed in British Columbia and results indicate improved physical and mental health for both people with dementia and their care partner.
  • Minds in Motion® is not a fitness program, a social recreation program or a drop-in program.


  • Help with the set up and clean up of refreshments, games and activities for the program
  • Assist the Minds in Motion® Coordinator to ensure activity participation and socialization. This may include spending one-on-one time with participants who need extra support.
  • Under the direction of the Physical Activity Program Leader, provide one-on-one support to participants during the physical activity component of the program
  • Assist with any other required tasks


  • Enjoy working with others, comfortable initiating conversation and including others
  • Patient, friendly and fun; comfortable in a non-competitive, inclusive environment
  • Have some experience communicating with older adults
  • Be physically able to participate in the physical activity component of the program
  • Commit to program at 8 week intervals
  • Organized and pay attention to detail
  • Reliable and able to follow instructions


  • Aware of the aging process
  • Have basic knowledge and experience with dementia – training will be provided
  • Experience working with persons with dementia and their care partners
  • Physical activity or therapeutic recreation background

Time commitment:

  • Three hours/week for eight-ten weeks:
  • 30 minute set up, 2 hour program, 30 minute take down, clean up and de-brief.
  • Programs run at least three times per year – trained volunteers are encouraged to return to assist with programs held throughout the year.


Volunteers will receive:

  • Orientation to local Alzheimer Society and volunteer policies and procedures (approximately one hour)
  • Orientation to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (approximately three hours)
  • Orientation to Minds in Motion® and specific role (approximately one hour)
  • Access to Society’s more advanced dementia training (if applicable)


There will be on site supervision and de-briefing lead by the Minds in Motion® Coordinator.

A Police Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening is required for all volunteers. For those under the age of 18, parental or guardian approval is required.


Friendly Visitor   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
Barrie, Innisfil, Midland, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst
  • Provide regular visits to assigned older adult clients, offering companionship, conversation & engagement in meaningful activities 
  • Perform regular outbound phone calls to assigned older adult clients  
  • Report any health or safety concerns to the Supervisor 
  • Provide monthly activity reports to Supervisor 
Vision Mate 1-1 Volunteer   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
CNIB Foundation [Central East], Barrie, Vision Mate Program
Where clients need help, all over Ontario. We will match people within a close distance.

Volunteers will be responsable for meeting with a clients weekly or bi-weekly to add enrichment to peoples lives. Clients are blind or have vision loss to some degree, which often requires adpaments to life. Volunteers are required to socialse with them and add normal contact back in their lives after the effects of the pandemic. They can go for walks, visit community gardens, really anything the pair would enjoy. The requirement are up to the two people who are paired. 

Kids Help Phone, Crisis Text Line

Kids Help Phone’s texting service is the only free, 24/7 bilingual text line for people in Canada. The service is delivered by trained, volunteer crisis responders who work remotely. 

We are recruiting overnight and or bilingual crisis responders who will answer texts from young people looking for support in both English AND French.

The volunteer position will be remote, meaning that you can participate from anywhere in Canada as long you have a strong, reliable internet connection!  

Our volunteers need to be enthusiastic about helping people!

You can be a professional, student, teacher, retiree, or anybody else with a willingness to learn how to support people over text.  

The role of a crisis responder is to bring texters from a “hot” moment to a cool calm one, and to help them come up with a plan to stay healthy and safe.

Crisis responders are trained to do this using active listening and collaborative problem-solving.

Recreation Volunteer   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
Muskoka Landing
Huntsville, Ontario

Volunteer opportunity for individuals interested in facilitating recreation programs including: arts & crafts, outings, friendly visiting, bingo, exercise programs, computer programs, reading programs, special events and more! 

Senior Wish Association, Mailing Address
Barrie, Innisfil, Clearview Township area, Muskoka-Gravenhurst , Collingwood, Simcoe County

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.

Ally Volunteer   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
YWCA Muskoka

Would you like to join a community that is helping individuals to leave poverty behind?

Led by YWCA Muskoka, Circles® Muskoka is a community collaborative committed to the reduction of poverty by harnessing the power of relationships. Circles® Muskoka helps families and individuals (Circle Leaders) living on lower income and in poverty by assisting them to increase their resources; reasons and relationships to move from surviving to thriving in their lives.


Growing your professional network
Feeling like you are making a difference
A sense of meaning and purpose
Supporting others to reach their goals
Participating in personal development workshops
Strengthening your interpersonal and communication skills
Becoming part of a community and sharing a meal 3 evenings a month
Making new friends and having fun!


  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Be an active listener and offer support and encouragement when appropriate
  • Provide encouragement towards meeting goals
  • Build meaningful relationships with Leaders
  • Share life experiences and advice when asked

Role requirements

  • Attend at least one Circles meeting per month
  • Pass a police background check
  • Attend a Bridges out of Poverty’ workshop and Ally training session
  • Being open to building friendships across economic lines