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The public can book guided group tours with us any time of the year. It’s wonderful to see their reactions upon seeing a Moose or bear for the first time!
Guided tours are a great way for us to educate the public and create awareness of what we do and it’s also a good way to raise funds for our registered charity.
BETTER Women is a research program that goes beyond cancer to help women aged 40-68 reduce their risk of chronic disease by creating and achieving health goals. Activities such as getting screened, moving more, healthy eating, quitting smoking and, reducing alcohol intake can reduce a person’s risk of getting cancer and other chronic diseases. Volunteer peer health coaches will provide regular support to women so they can reach and maintain their health goals.
To become a volunteer peer health coach, you will complete a virtual 24-hour online training program that will be delivered over the course of 5 weeks.
As a volunteer peer health coach, you will join the BETTER Women program to virtually (you can reside anywhere in Ontario) support women aged 40-68 achieve personal health goals that can help reduce their risk of chronic disease.
You will be matched with a patient and connect with them by phone, text, email, or video conference for short 10–15-minute sessions per week to coach them to reach their goals.
The program is currently being offered by three sites: Summerville Family Health Team, Barrie and Community Family Health Team: Family Medicine Teaching Unit and Women’s College Hospital Family Practice Health Centre.
Peer health coaches can relate to the group of women being supported through BETTER Women because of their own lived experiences and backgrounds.
Skills and Qualifications
· Have had success in meeting their own health goals including healthier eating, exercising, quitting smoking or reducing alcohol consumption
· Are non-judgmental and empathetic
· Can communicate effectively and through a variety of platforms (phone, email, text or video conference)
· Basic computer skills
· Can connect well with a variety of people, strong listening skills
· Flexible in adapting to different people and situations
· Strong organizational skills
· Strong commitment to confidentiality and can maintain high ethical standards and professionalism
Training & Support
We will provide you with:
· Comprehensive training to become a BETTER Women peer health coach
· Online resources and a peer health coach toolkit
· A designated CCS staff member who will provide ongoing support
· Regular meetings with other peer health coaches to build a strong community of practice
· A 1-2-year commitment of 3-4 hours per week
· You have a willingness to be a part of a research study, contributing to project evaluation
· Ongoing level of commitment which will include regular supervision check-ins and involvement within a community of practice
To apply for this opportunity, please submit an application.
Disclaimer: Peer health coaching is not counselling. Peer health coaches are not medical professionals and cannot diagnose or prescribe nutrition or physical fitness regimens. Peer health coaches are volunteers who are trained in motivational interviewing and work with participants to uncover their own goals and motivation for change.
Help to deliver meals to residents in your community for the meals on wheels program.
The Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster.
Responsibility 1. Disaster Response
• Conduct client needs assessments to determine immediate, short and long-term needs of clients;
• Provide appropriate services based on the Technical Standards and the National Disaster Assistance Guidelines;
• Provide referrals to partner agencies and other community based groups;
• Communicate and report on progress, as appropriate, to the PDA Supervisor;
• Provide comfort to clients;
• Complete necessary paperwork (i.e. Goods and Services Vouchers, Client Needs Assessments and others as appropriate);
• Communicate complex cases to PDA Supervisor for provision of appropriate case management services;
• Participate in operational debriefings and provide suggestions for improvement.
Responsibility 2. Preparedness Activities
• Actively engage in team preparedness activities including emergency planning and kit preparedness;
• Attend meetings as required;
• Support PDA Supervisor in materials/inventory management;
• Support with supplier agreements, as appropriate;
• Support the PDA Supervisor in planning and organizing services.
Responsibility 1. Disaster Response
• Assess and determine the scope of impact and the necessary resources needed to address the needs (i.e. one time assistance or complex support) and report back to the designated point of contact;
• Conduct client needs assessment to determine immediate, short and long-term needs of clients;
• Provide referrals to partner agencies and other community based groups;
• Liaise with the fire protection services or other local authorities, as appropriate;
• Ensure compliance and provide ongoing feedback to PDA Responders during a response based on the Technical Standards and the National Disaster Assistance Guidelines;
• Facilitate operational briefings and debriefings during a response;
• Communicate, report on progress and evaluate the provision of the services, as appropriate to the designated point of contact;
• Provide timely formal and informal performance feedback to volunteers that report directly to the PDA Supervisor;
• Complete necessary paperwork (i.e. Goods and Services Vouchers, Client Needs Assessment forms and Response Reports)
Responsibility 2. Preparedness Activities
• Participate in the recruitment of PDA team members
• Participate in PDA team member orientation & scheduling of training
• Coordinate team member availability and the team’s on-call schedule
• Ensure that supplier agreements are completed and updated annually
• Ensure response supplies are properly stocked and available
• Prepare and facilitate regular team meetings;
• Develop and update the response plan;
• Promote and ensure compliance with Red Cross directives and Technical Standards;
• Ensure availability of team members for responding 24 hours a day;
• Manage response equipment. Candidates under consideration will be contacted.
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.
This is a remote volunteer position supporting the Guelph-Wellington Community. All shifts and training are completed remotely, therefore, residence in Guelph-Wellington is not a requirement for this position.
Compass is recruiting skilled and compassionate volunteers to join our Telephone Support Team (TSP). Volunteers involved in the TSP will assume the responsibility of providing outbound calls to clients, with the goal of providing emotional support to members of the Guelph-Wellington Community. TSP Volunteers will start in the program by completing social calls, safety/wellness checks, and/or providing medication reminders to isolated and distressed individuals before having the option to gain additional training and supporting our Distress Lines.
Callers on the Distress Line may be in a state of crisis, experiencing suicidal ideation, or have intentions of harming themselves or another individual. They may also be seeking external resources and referrals to agencies or are looking for a safe space to disclose personal struggles. Volunteers will use their discretion to identify how each client should be supported and will have access to staff supervision should any questions or concerns arise.
The Telephone Support team strives to meet the diverse needs of each client allowing opportunities to engage in conversations surrounding daily plans, storytelling, and exploring action plans to prepare for crisis intervention. Each call is made using a strengths-based and solution-focused approach with the common objective of assisting with goal planning, increasing the client’s ability to cope with unique situations, and referrals to community resources.
• Complete inbound and outbound calls with service users
• Complete safety/wellness checks, provide medication reminders, and engage in social conversations with a diverse group of people
• Assist with crisis intervention, when presented
• Engage in conversations with members of the LGBTQ+ community through the texting support line
• Utilize a strengths-based, solution-focused approach
• Provide external resources and referrals to service users
• Complete case documentation of all interactions with service users
Job Type: Volunteer
Job Title: Volunteer Digital Content Producer
Journey to Diversity Workplaces is both an experiment and a project. Haven't you ever wished you could work somewhere better? Somewhere where they went out of their way to not only appreciate you, but treat you right, and pay you fairly? We want a different kind of workplace where diversity is championed and so is the worker.
At J2DW, our employees are our members. Period!
Respecting differences ethically, morally, and legally.
As a Volunteer Digital Content Producer, your role will be to oversee and coordinate the content submitted by other volunteers for our organization's website blog. You will work closely with a team of volunteers, ensuring that the content meets our standards and effectively communicates our message to the audience. This position requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and a passion for coordinating and curating engaging digital content.
Content Coordination: Collaborate with volunteers to collect, review, and curate content submissions for the website blog. Ensure that the content aligns with our organization's goals, values, and Canadian English language standards.
Quality Control: Conduct thorough content reviews to ensure accuracy, clarity, and adherence to our style guide and editorial guidelines. Provide constructive feedback and guidance to volunteers to enhance the quality of their submissions.
Editing and Proofreading: Edit and proofread content submissions for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and overall readability. Ensure that the content is error-free and maintains a consistent tone and voice.
Content Scheduling: Create and maintain an editorial calendar to organize and schedule the publication of blog posts. Coordinate with volunteers to establish deadlines and ensure a steady flow of content.
Collaboration and Communication: Maintain effective communication with volunteers, providing them with timely feedback and guidance. Collaborate with other team members, such as designers and social media coordinators, to align content publication and promotion.
SEO Optimization: Optimize content for search engine visibility by incorporating relevant keywords and metadata. Familiarize yourself with SEO best practices to maximize the impact and reach of the blog posts.
Performance Tracking: Monitor the performance of published blog posts using analytics tools. Analyze engagement metrics and user feedback to identify trends and opportunities for improvement.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Canadian English.
Strong attention to detail, grammar, and punctuation.
Familiarity with WordPress.
Basic knowledge of SEO principles and best practices.
Ability to provide constructive feedback and guidance to volunteers.
Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a volunteer team environment.
Prior experience in content coordination, editing, or a related field is desirable but not required.
Please note that this is a volunteer position, and compensation will be in the form of valuable experience, skill development, and the satisfaction of contributing to a meaningful cause.
If you are passionate about coordinating and curating digital content, ensuring quality and consistency, and making a positive impact through your work, we invite you to join our team as a Volunteer Digital Content Producer.
Apply in confidence with your LinkedIn URL or other online resume URL at https://j2dw.co/3rLQreD
If you require accommodations for the application process, please email us! https://j2dw.co/3Q6t3CI
In partnership with, Crisis Text Line, Kids Help Phone will launch the first ever 24/7, free, nationwide texting service.
We are now recruiting 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 an internet connection and 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, 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.
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!
Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network provides bereavement support at no cost to families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy at any stage, or the death of their baby, up to 12 months of age. We currently have volunteer opportunities for people who are approximately two years past their bereavement date and are looking for meaningful ways to offer their support to others. We are actively training peer supporters for private online bereavement support groups and one-to-one phone support.
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.
Volunteers visit seniors' centres, hospitals and schools with properly evaluated dogs, no less than 1 year old, providing residents and patients the companionship of a pet.
Roles and Responsibilities:
1. Ensure that UWSM community investment goals and priority areas are taken into consideration in all grant- making processes
2. Review application forms and documents’; prepare additional interview questions (if required) to ensure applications meet criteria including:
• Agency capacity to deliver the program
• Program alignment to agency’s mission
• Evidence and need for the program
• Adaptability and client centered
• Alignment to focus area and investment priorities
• Target population and clients serviced
• Impact of the program on clients
• Intended outcomes of the program
3. Conduct Interviews where warranted as part of the application review process with support from UWSM staff.
4. Complete review, assessments and scoring of applications.
5. As a council, form recommendations to the UWSM Community Investment & Engagement Steering Committee on which funding allocations will create a strong network of supports exhibiting diversity in geography, populations served and range of programs/interventions or services. All recommendations are then presented to the United Way Board of Directors for final approval.
6. To provide a safe and confidential environment for sharing information.
7. Ensure a fair, transparent, equitable funds allocation process.
8. Support United Way in our growth and development
9. Provide feedback and recommendations to UWSM on capacity building, advocacy and collaboration
10. Review Annual Reports from funded agencies to inform United Way of accomplishments and gather data on clients impacted by the program, ensure agency accountability and understand circumstances that may influence program impact, making recommendations for support if needed.
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
- 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