Administration Assistant 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
1 – 239 Manitoba Street Bracebridge ON P1L 1S2

Purpose of Position: 

To lend support to the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka in areas of copying, filing, managing documentation, recording program information and reaching out to program participants through reminder calls for upcoming programs. 

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiastic about the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Excel an asset.
  • Compassion, active listening and patience towards the population we serve
  • Respectful, knowledgeable and sensitive to the populations we serve
  • Sign oath of confidentiality
  • Police check
  • Dementia-friendly                                                                                                                                   
  • Be willing to complete sensitivity training
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Professional presentation is a must

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Answer the phone (ex. “good morning Alzheimer Society of Muskoka *YOUR NAME* speaking” and take messages or transfer to Voicemail if staff is not in or place on Park if another staff is to pick up)
  • Assist with program registration, including registration phone calls and list of participants 
  • Library calls for outstanding books
  • Assist with program outreach through phone calls
  • Shred and empty shredding machine
  • Clean anything that you see needs cleaning
  • Photocopying
  • Filing
  • Restocking brochure rack
  • Nesdatrak receipting and bank deposit preparation
  • Writing thank you cards

Orientation and Training: 

  • Initial orientation to the office 
  • On the job training provided
  • Additional training workshops are offered as needs and opportunities are identified 

Time: Varying schedule depending on need. 

Location: 1 – 239 Manitoba Street Bracebridge ON P1L 1S2

Commitment: On an as-needed basis. 

Coffee Social 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
Muskoka and Parry Sound

Purpose: To coordinate our weekly Coffee Social Program for caregivers and persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.  We offer this drop-in program for our clients to enjoy a time to engage with others, relax and enjoy refreshments.  If needed, a person with dementia should be accompanied by a caregiver who is responsible for their health and wellbeing.

Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Set up table and chairs
  • Make coffee/tea, put out cookies
  • Keep record of adequate supply
  • Keep record of attendance
  • Welcome guests as they arrive
  • Distribute nametags
  • Clean and lock up building

Qualifications: Reliable, good listener, compassionate, patient, understanding, reactive to client needs. 

Time commitment: 1 day per week from either 10 am – 12 pm or 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, plus time for set up and clean up (approx. 2.5 hours). Would appreciate a 6 – 12 month commitment.

Orientation/Training: Volunteers will have the opportunity to shadow the Recreation Support Facilitator at the Coffee Social as often as required by the volunteer to feel comfortable.

Screening: Application, interview, police check, reference checks, probation, training completion is required.

Evaluation/Success measures: Success of this program is measured by attendance numbers of the group each week.

Supervision: Supervision will be by the Recreation Support Facilitator as needed.

Health Fair 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
Muskoka and Parry Sound area.

Help the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka manage an information booth at various Health Fairs in Muskoka and Parry Sound. Your help is greatly appreciated in our endeavours to provide useful information to individuals and their families.

Duties:

  • Arrive 15 minutes before the health fair begins.
  • Pick up the donation box from the box office.
  • Display the brochures and donation box on the table provided.
  • Return the donation box to the box office.
  • Give brochures to anyone who asks for them.  If any viewers have questions about the information or about Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, explain you are a volunteer and encourage them to phone the office at the number provided in the pamphlet.

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Enjoy meeting people
  • Outgoing, personable
  • Dementia-friendly  

Time Commitment

  • Number of events to be determined.
  • Event (s) may be during the week or occasionally on weekends.
  • Approximately 4 hours spent at each event
  • Ongoing position depending on desire to continue.

You will be provided with all materials needed for the event (s).

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's 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
Memorial Park, Bracebridge and River Mill Park, Huntsville.

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's is our biggest fundraising event for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. There are many volunteer opportunities leading up to the event, as well as on the day of.

Help before the walk: Duties include envelope stuffing for mailout, calling past walkers, walk committee, and poster distribution.

Help on day of the walk: Duties include set up of tables, set up route signs, registration table, pet area, kid zone, food and beverage table, first aid station, and tear down.

There are two walks available in Muskoka to participate in: 

  • Memorial Park, Bracebridge- Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • River Mill Park, Huntsville- Sunday, May 26, 2024, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

For more information, please contact Michelle Dear at 705-645-5621 Ext. 115 or walk@alzheimermuskoka.ca

In-Home Recreation 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
Muskoka and Parry Sound

 

Objective: To assist the person with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias (ADOD) and their families by providing companionship for the person, delivering client-specific recreation interventions to stimulate memory, confidence, and overall quality of life, and providing relief for the caregiver.

Time Commitment: A minimum of 2 hours per week for 6 months.

Skills/Abilities:

▪ 19 years of age or older

▪ Creative in adapting to the needs of the person with dementia.

▪ Caring, compassionate and patient.

▪ Good active listening and communication skills.

▪ Ability to work independently.

▪ Ability to accept direction and to ask for help when needed.

▪ Reliable and dependable.

▪ Sensitive and non-judgmental.

▪ Good health and grooming.

▪ Car is helpful, but not required.

Responsibilities:

▪ To complete the Alzheimer Information Series (3 hours) training and the Meaningful Activity In Home (3 hours) training prior to first visit.

▪ To complete 3 sessions of Social Recreation programming in AlzSWP office before being matched.

▪ To meet individually with the Social Recreation Coordinator to review and learn the personalized intervention plan before first visit with client and family.

▪ To visit the person in their home with Social Recreation Coordinator at a prearranged time, convenient to both the family and the volunteer, to introduce self and activities.

▪ To be familiar with the background, skills and interests of the person, and the intervention plan prepared by the Social Recreation Coordinator.

▪ To provide enriching recreational experiences, using the intervention plan, for the person with dementia, taking into account the needs of that person.

▪ To maintain confidentiality of any information learned about the person and their family members, unless safety is a concern.

▪ To ensure that the person with dementia is safe and feels as secure and content as possible.  The volunteer should always carry a list of emergency telephone numbers, and the person’s medical information at all times.

▪ To complete an In Home Recreation Log after every visit and to send logs to the Manager of Volunteer and Social Recreation Services monthly. 

▪ To complete an incident report immediately following an incident of concern.

▪ To keep in regular contact with the Manager of Volunteer and Social Recreation Services and the Social Recreation Coordinator and discuss any areas of concern.

▪ To respect and adhere to the policies and procedures of the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners.

▪ A willingness to update knowledge of ADOD through information available in our Society resource center and professional development workshops.

Boundaries:

▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is not expected to, and should not; undertake any activities involving personal care of the person with dementia, such as lifting, bathing, feeding, dressing, toileting or administration of medication(s).

▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is prohibited from giving medical advice.

▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is prohibited from becoming involved in the legal and financial affairs of the person with whom they are matched (i.e. banking, Power of Attorney etc.)

In-Home Recreation 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
Muskoka and Parry Sound

 

Objective: To assist the person with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias (ADOD) and their families by providing companionship for the person, delivering client-specific recreation interventions to stimulate memory, confidence, and overall quality of life, and providing relief for the caregiver.

Time Commitment: A minimum of 2 hours per week for 6 months.

Skills/Abilities:

▪ 19 years of age or older

▪ Creative in adapting to the needs of the person with dementia.

▪ Caring, compassionate and patient.

▪ Good active listening and communication skills.

▪ Ability to work independently.

▪ Ability to accept direction and to ask for help when needed.

▪ Reliable and dependable.

▪ Sensitive and non-judgmental.

▪ Good health and grooming.

▪ Car is helpful, but not required.

Responsibilities:

▪ To complete the Alzheimer Information Series (3 hours) training and the Meaningful Activity In Home (3 hours) training prior to first visit.

▪ To complete 3 sessions of Social Recreation programming in AlzSWP office before being matched.

▪ To meet individually with the Social Recreation Coordinator to review and learn the personalized intervention plan before first visit with client and family.

▪ To visit the person in their home with Social Recreation Coordinator at a prearranged time, convenient to both the family and the volunteer, to introduce self and activities.

▪ To be familiar with the background, skills and interests of the person, and the intervention plan prepared by the Social Recreation Coordinator.

▪ To provide enriching recreational experiences, using the intervention plan, for the person with dementia, taking into account the needs of that person.

▪ To maintain confidentiality of any information learned about the person and their family members, unless safety is a concern.

▪ To ensure that the person with dementia is safe and feels as secure and content as possible.  The volunteer should always carry a list of emergency telephone numbers, and the person’s medical information at all times.

▪ To complete an In Home Recreation Log after every visit and to send logs to the Manager of Volunteer and Social Recreation Services monthly. 

▪ To complete an incident report immediately following an incident of concern.

▪ To keep in regular contact with the Manager of Volunteer and Social Recreation Services and the Social Recreation Coordinator and discuss any areas of concern.

▪ To respect and adhere to the policies and procedures of the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners.

▪ A willingness to update knowledge of ADOD through information available in our Society resource center and professional development workshops.

Boundaries:

▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is not expected to, and should not; undertake any activities involving personal care of the person with dementia, such as lifting, bathing, feeding, dressing, toileting or administration of medication(s).

▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is prohibited from giving medical advice.

▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is prohibited from becoming involved in the legal and financial affairs of the person with whom they are matched (i.e. banking, Power of Attorney etc.)

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.

Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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

Assets:

  • 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.

Orientation/training:

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)

Supervision:

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.

 

Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Tour Guide   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Rosseau
Love chatting with people, sharing stories and educating all ages about wildlife and cohabitating with them?Consider becoming a tour guide (don’t worry if you don’t know much about wildlife, we provide you with training).  
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.
Volunteer Camp Counselor   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
Camp Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre
St. Vincent Park, Barrie

Volunteer as a camp counselor at one of our two sleepover sites in Waterford (Rainbow Lake) or Rosseau (Muskoka) or day camp in Toronto or Ottawa. 

Volunteer Driver/Volunteer for Social Outings   
Canadian Mental Health Association, Muskoka-Parry Sound, General Services - Parry Sound, Parry Sound Office

We are looking for Volunteer Drivers to help transport our clients to and from appointments ie. medical appointmens, banking appointments, transportation to the grocery store ect.. We are also looking for Volunteers to provide social outings with our clients. This may include going for a walk, going to the beach where there is a Life Guard on duty, going for coffee ect.

Mileage and Expenses will be reimbursed. 

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], Simcoe / Muskoka, 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. 

Volunteers of all Kinds! Community Support   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
Community Living South Muskoka, Bracebridge Office, Head Office
CLSM is seeking volunteers of all kinds for any area of the organization. Tell us your skill-set and interests and we will create a volunteer position tailored to you.  
We are also in need of volunteers to assist individuals with a developmental disability in being part of their community. e.g. going to Sports Plex,YMCA, library, and other community locations. You would assist individuals at their volunteer jobs in other non-profit locations.
Telephone Support   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
Compass Community Services
Virtual - Based out of Guelph

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.

Responsibilities

•    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

 

Gutsy Walk Planning Committee Member   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Mailing Address, Northern Ontario

Across the country, the Gutsy Walk is made possible due to the time and talents shared by thousands of volunteers in their communities. With a collective goal to deliver our mission of finding a cure for Crohn's and colitis, we are greatly appreciative and thankful for our volunteers who have continuously led the Gutsy Walk to success each year.

As a Gutsy Walk Planning Committee Member, you’ll be working closely with a team of other volunteers to plan and promote your local Gutsy Walk. Your efforts in connecting and engaging your community—whatever your volunteer role with Gutsy Walk—will make a big impact in raising awareness about IBD and finding cures.
In particular, we’re looking for volunteers to support their local Gutsy Walk in the following ways:

  • Community Outreach –inspire people to sign up and participate in the local Gutsy Walk
  • Media Relations –connect with local media outlets to promote the Gutsy Walk
  • Social Media –raise awareness about IBD and the Gutsy Walk through social media
  • Fundraising –organize exciting fundraisers in your community
  • Corporate Sponsorship –engage with local businesses to promote donations of sponsorship and gifts in kind
  • Stewardship –build relationships with Gutsy Walk participants and encourage engagement
Volunteer Group Leader (Unit Guider)   
Girl Guides of Canada
Varying

We empower young girls and women to be everything they want to be, and as a volunteer, you will help make that happen! Our volunteers support girls as they build confidence, develop new skills, and become leaders in their communities. 
As part of a unit’s leadership team, you’ll facilitate fun and engaging program activities, like scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, outdoor exploration, games, and more. You can choose to work with girls in one of five branches: Sparks (age 5-6), Embers (age 7-8), Guides (age 9-11), Pathfinders (age 12-14), or Rangers (age 15-17).  
Volunteers will receive access to a digital program platform stocked with age-appropriate activities and meeting tools, as well as training on delivering activities in ways that will empower and encourage girls. 
Units meet on a regular basis, from weekly to monthly, depending on the age of the girls. Volunteers commit to 3 hours per week for unit meetings plus additional hours, when required, for trips and events.  

What You’ll Do as A Group Leader: 
- Create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for girls! 
- Plan regular unit meetings in person, outdoors, and online, during which you’ll facilitate girl-driven programming that is fun and engaging. 
- Organize in-person or virtual opportunities beyond unit meetings, including community service activities and camps.  
- Support shared leadership and decision-making with girls and other volunteers.  
- Promote Girl Guides to girls and women locally.  
- Provide ongoing communication to girls and parents/guardians about unit activities.  
- Assist with unit administration tasks, such as maintaining girls’ program records and health forms, managing safety protocols, and ordering badges.  
- Assist with maintaining unit finances as required by your province.  
- Support the semi-annual sales of Girl Guide Cookies.  


What You’ll Bring: 
- A welcoming, imaginative, and enthusiastic attitude. 
- Openness, flexibility, and a willingness to try new things. 
- An appreciation of diversity and inclusivity. 
- An embrace of the girl-driven approach to Girl Guides. 
- Understanding, encouraging, and respecting girls’ ideas and thoughts. 
- Resourcefulness, dependability, and creativity. 
- A willingness to show your unique talents and skills. 
What You Need: 
- All volunteers must have reached the age of majority in their province or territory. 
- Pass a Police Record Check facilitated by Girl Guides of Canada. 
- Complete organizational training components on safety, the role, and administrative duties, as part of the volunteer onboarding process.  
 
To apply please visit www.girlguides.ca/volunteer

Outdoor Event Support Volunteers   Huntsville  Muskoka District 
Huntsville Festival of the Arts
Huntsville

Art in the open air- it doesn’t get much better than that! Similar to the Backstage Volunteer, this is a chance to help create some magic, plus enjoy the outdoors! We need energetic, team players to help install and break down our outdoor events- this is an all-access pass to summer festival fun.

Bilingual Crisis Responder (Virtual)   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
Kids Help Phone, Crisis Text Line
Ontario

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   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
Muskoka Arts and Crafts, Chapel Gallery, The Chapel Gallery
Bracebridge
Anything & Everything
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! 

Cancer Support - In-home Childcare Volunteer   
Nankind

*** THIS IS A VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY ***
Please apply by visiting https://nankind.com/volunteer/become-a-volunteer-angel/


How you can help?
* Provide fun, educational, creative, and safe experiences for the children.
* Minimum six-month commitment to ensure support during the duration of a parent’s cancer treatment and recovery.
* Four (4) hours of childcare service per week to the same family in your area.

Make a Difference in a Child's life, Become an In-home Volunteer Angel!

Do you want to support families living with cancer? Are you willing to commit 4 hours of in home support per week to a child in need? Join Nankind as we lessen the impact of cancer on families through our in home support programs.

Nankind offers rewarding volunteer positions for those who are looking to make a difference in the lives of families.

In home Volunteer Angels provide childcare support for parents who have been diagnosed with cancer, for those requiring palliative care, and for families requiring additional relief during the bereavement period to help reduce any stress or anxiety they may be experiencing due to their parent’s illness or death.

By meeting weekly, building trust, and having fun, our Angels help parents gain the confidence and peace of mind to rest or attend medical appointments, knowing their children are cared for and supported by knowledgeable and compassionate volunteers.

Our Angels receive specialized training and the support of NAN’s Child Life Specialist throughout their volunteering time.

How to apply
1. Please apply by visiting https://nankind.com/volunteer/volunteer-programs/

2. Click on "Apply Now".

3. Complete the application then submit. 

Qualifications
* Must be willing to undergo an Enhanced Police Information Check.
* Must have about 1 year of experience providing childcare support (babysitting, teaching, tutoring, etc). Moms, Dads & Grandparents may qualify with family childcare experience.
* Must reside in Ontario.

There's a family in your community waiting for their very own Angel!

Cancer Support - Virtual Childcare Volunteer   
Nankind

*** THIS IS A VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY ***

Please apply by visiting https://nankind.com/volunteer/become-a-volunteer-angel/

How you can help?

* Provide fun, educational, creative, and safe experiences for the children.

* Minimum six-month commitment to ensure support during the duration of a parent’s cancer treatment and recovery.

* Two (2) hours of childcare service per week to the same family.

Make a Difference in a Child's life, Become a Virtual Volunteer Angel!

Do you want to support families living with cancer? Are you willing to commit 2 hours of virtual support per week to a child in need? Join Nankind as we lessen the impact of cancer on families through our virtual support programs.

Nankind offers rewarding volunteer positions for those who are looking to make a difference in the lives of families.

Virtual Volunteer Angels provide childcare support for parents who have been diagnosed with cancer, for those requiring palliative care, and for families requiring additional relief during the bereavement period to help reduce any stress or anxiety they may be experiencing due to their parent’s illness or death.

By meeting weekly, building trust, and having fun, our Angels help parents gain the confidence and peace of mind to rest or attend medical appointments, knowing their children are cared for and supported by knowledgeable and compassionate volunteers.

Our Angels receive specialized training and the support of NAN’s Child Life Specialist throughout their volunteering time.

How to apply

1. Please apply by visiting https://nankind.com/volunteer/volunteer-programs/

2. Click on "Apply Now".

3. Complete the application then submit. 

Qualifications

* Must be willing to undergo an Enhanced Police Information Check.

* Must have about 100 hours of experience providing childcare support (babysitting, teaching, tutoring, etc). Moms, Dads & Grandparents may qualify with family childcare experience.

* Must reside in Canada.

 

There's a family in your community waiting for their very own Angel!

Volunteer Peer Support Facilitator   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network, No Physical Address
Ontario- Virtual

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.

Volunteer for our many projects such as Granting Wishes for Seniors, Christmas Bag of Love program, Memory book program, general good deeds for Senior   
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.

Foster Parents   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions
Multiple Locations in Simcoe County and Muskoka District
Kids in our community need you! Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is looking for Foster Parents! 
 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is a Child Welfare (Simcoe & Muskoka) and Children’s Mental Health (Muskoka only) agency licensed by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. We support children, youth, families and communities with multiple services including fostering for children and youth up to 18 years old.  
 
Our agency has an urgent need for foster parents across Simcoe and Muskoka. We are looking for diverse caregivers who understand children’s needs. Children & Youth lose so much when they have to leave their community. Foster caregivers provide a safe home and a temporary solution for children and youth, while their families make the changes needed for them to come back home. 
 
Would you consider opening your home and heart to providing care to youth and children? Fostering can be challenging, but it’s a very rewarding career. You don’t have to be perfect to make a difference in the life of a child. Fostering can be flexible and fit in with your lifestyle! 
 
We encourage all applicants to apply regardless of sex, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, orientation or religion.  
 
Our application process and training program are very detailed, and may seem daunting, but please don't let that stop you from choosing a career in fostering. We find that all successful foster parents believe that the rewards of fostering, including building strong, loving relationships that last a lifetime, far outweigh the challenges involved. 
 
We look forward to hearing from you! Please share with anyone you think might be interested!
Therapy Dog Handler   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
St John Ambulance, Barrie Simcoe Muskoka, First Aid Training
Simcoe County and Muskoka District - Various Locations

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.

Member, Community Investment Council (CIC)   Bracebridge  Georgian Bay Township  Gravenhurst  Huntsville  Lake of Bays Township  Moose Deer Point First Nation  Muskoka District  Muskoka Lakes Township 
United Way Simcoe Muskoka

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.

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

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.

Benefits

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!

Responsibilities 

  • 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