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BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association
Online and various indoor/outdoor locations in Burlington.

By sharing ideas, resources, successes and by working together on school and community eco-projects, we can have a greater impact with a louder voice. After all, it is OUR collective future. 

Join us monthly as we learn about eco-issues and campaigns, plan educational / empowering eco-action activities for the community, discuss the latest eco-news, and connect with like-minded people. Everyone within the age range is welcome! 

We offer a mix of in-person events as well as the opportunity to volunteer online through our Social Media Subcommittee. 

Outdoor events occur on different days of the week and could be anything from hikes, litter clean-ups, plantings, invasive plant removals, event greening, and opportunities to connect and care for nature. Watch our Instagram for updates or contact us to join our Youth Network mailing list.

Drop in online meetings are once a month throughout the winter months IDecember to March), usually on a Monday @ 4:30 pm. Message us on Instagram or send an email for the meeting link.  

If you have something you would like to add to the agenda, please let us know when you join the meeting or get the invite.

Note: Our Social Media Subcommittee develops content for  BurlingtonGreen’s social platforms. Opportunities include graphic design, writing and research.

 

 

Acclaim Health, Community Support Services
Burlington, Oakville or Mississauga

As a volunteer you will be co-facilitating recreational programs and activities with older adults who have cognitive, physical or mental impairments in a group setting.  This might be playing games or completing puzzles, assisting with art or music sessions, or simply having a quiet conversation with a client.  

Tremaine Market Volunteer   Burlington  Milton  Oakville 
Food for Life Canada, Food Collection and Distribution
Country Heritage Park, 8560 Tremaine Rd

Grocer: Sorting and stocking food for the market, helping neighbours

Checkout (18+): Assisting neighbours with the checkout process after their shop

Greeter (18+): Welcoming neighbours to the market, helping them as they shop

Meat/Cake Counter: Assisting neighbours with their selection of meats and baked goods while they shop

Social Media/Outreach Assistant   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
Sahaja Yoga Meditation Network

For the last 18 years, Sahaja Yoga Meditation Network has been offering free meditation classes in the Halton region and beyond. We have had the joy of touching individuals and families across Halton by offering thousands of self-realization and meditation workshops in community centers, corporations, small businesses, senior homes, schools, and youth support organizations. 

We are looking for volunteers to help grow our social media presence, as well to spread and strengthen our outreach in the community. 

Network Expansion: Actively reaching out to organizations and individuals to expand our non-profit's presence and build strategic partnerships (strategy and approach will be provided and will be a collaborative exercise with the other team members).
Content Creation: Crafting engaging content for social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Community Calendars) to reflect our mission.
Create & Organize Resources: Manage participants and build a repository of community contacts
Collaborative Strategy and Analytics: Work with our team to implement social media strategies, analyzing performance metrics for continuous improvement.
Marketing and Promotion: Actively promoting events and programs. Can include sharing posters with interested organizations and businesses in person. 

Links2Care, Oakville, Care at Home for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities
Georgetown, Acton
  • Keeps a record of names and addresses of clients to be transported to the selected location. The Coordinator will call to provide this list before the event. 
  • Transports clients in your own vehicle, escorting the client from their door into the vehicle, and helps as necessary.  Transports client’s home after the event, escorting the client to their door as necessary. 

  • Drive to event and dine with clients, (or return at designated time). 

  • Uses sanitization practices such as recommended hand washing and food handling guidelines. 

  • Maintains contact with Coordinator, providing input on client needs or concerns. 

  • Maintains calmness in emergencies, with an ability to assist in a crisis. 

  • Participates in annual volunteer survey. 

  • Interacts professionally in accordance with Links2Care Code of Conduct and Human Rights Act. 

  • Maintains complete confidentiality of client information in accordance with Links2Care confidentiality/privacy policy. 

  • Maintains a safe and healthy work environment. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Links2Care, Oakville, Care at Home for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities
Georgetown and Acton

We are currently seeking Congregate Dining Assistant volunteers to serve food and beverages to a group of seniors to encourage nutrition, socialization, and enjoyment of the group activity. The role includes setting up tables, serving food and beverages to anywhere from 8-30 seniors at a time, clearing and cleaning the tables, washing the dishes and conversing with the seniors in a friendly manner.  

  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Set tables, serves food and beverages.
  • Clear and clean tables.
  • Converse in a friendly manner, listen and socialize while serving.
  • Use sanitization practices such as recommended hand washing and food serving guidelines.
  • Follow recommended tableware washing guidelines.
  • Occasionally deliver a meal within the building if client is unable to attend.
  • Report any problems or concerns to Links2Care staff.
  • Maintain calmness in emergencies, with an ability to assist in a crisis.
  • Participate in annual volunteer survey.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
     
    The Congregate Dining program takes place twice a month at several different buildings across Halton Hills (Georgetown and Acton).  The typical time commitment is 2-3 hours per shift, during the weekdays at lunch hours

 

 

Friendly Visiting Volunteer   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
Links2Care, Georgetown Community Hub, Care at Home for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities
Halton Hills
  • To provide companionship services to isolated seniors and adults with disabilities by going on outings, walks in the community, playing games, or having conversations in an indoor setting. 
    • By volunteering, you will be helping to increase an older adult's connection(s) in their community
    • By volunteering, you may able be providing the primary caregiver with a 'bit of a break' 
  • Engage in friendly conversation and leisure activities that both parties enjoy, such as playing 
    cards or sharing a hobby as per client interests, in order to develop a respectful, friendly, caring 
    relationship.
  • Maintain contact with the Coordinator, informing them of any concerns and receiving 
    instructions to meet client and Links2Care goals.
  • Maintain communication with the client in the event of any schedule changes.
  • Complete and submit a monthly volunteer time record.
  • Maintain calmness in emergencies, with an ability to assist in a crisis.
  • Participate in annual volunteer survey.
  • Interact professionally in accordance with Links2Care Code of Conduct and Human Rights Act.
  • Maintain complete confidentiality of client information in accordance with Links2Care 
    confidentiality/privacy policy.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Visit or call client on a consistent, weekly basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Time Commitment of 1-2 hours per week.

Adult Learning Centre, Georgetown - Head Office, Essential Skills for Employment

Conduct lessons using course resources provided; small group tutoring for basic computer skills, 8 weeks per session. Communicate with staff and attend mandatory training workshop.

Tutors meet with learners for a minimum of three hours per week. Tutoring schedules depend on volunteer and learner availability.   Volunteers are matched with learners based on availability, subject area and location. 

Currently looking for Oakville and Burlington tutors for daytime classes (930AM-1230PM).  

BeFriending Volunteer   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
March of Dimes Canada, West Central Regional Office, After Stroke Program

● Maintain regular communication with consumer(s): at minimum once a week via email or phone, one in-person 
social event per month
● Establish a trusting and supportive relationship with client(s)
● Record and report volunteer hours on the volunteer time log on a monthly basis - include time spent calling, emailing, and visiting client
● Communicate any changes, issues, or inconsistent communication patterns to staff liaison in an effective and timely manner

Stride, Milton - Head Office
STRIDE offices - Milton

The Board of Directors meet 8 times a year. A two year commitment is needed. Volunteers should have an interest in assisting Stride and help provide direction in the services provided by the agency.

Victorian Order of Nurses, Peel Region, Meals On Wheels
Delivering meals to Oakville or Mississauga

a) Pick up and deliver meals to clients, including: 
 
• Reporting to the designated depot at the assigned time (Mississauga near Oakville border) 
• Picking up route list, and meals, etc. 
• Delivering meals to assigned clients, dropping off notices etc. within expected time frames 
• Ensuring that meals are received by the client at the time of delivery or following previously made arrangements or procedures 
• Talking with the client to observe that they are safe and all is well 
• Returning containers and any money collected to the designated depot 
• Returning any undelivered meals to the designated depot 
 
b) Maintain confidentiality of route sheets 
c) Submission of expense claim form as required 
d) Use “MOW” car sign to facilitate parking and to increase community awareness of the program 
e) Report to the supervisor any concerns regarding the well-being of the clients 
f) Attend in-service training as arranged by the branch, including initial orientation

Halton Food for Thought, Student Nutrition Programs
Various schools around Oakville

- Shopping for food for our programs.  
- Online ordering of food for our programs.  
- Preparing meals and snacks for students to eat; most programs do not involve cooking, but most have some cutting of fresh fruits and vegetables and minimal preparation of other food items.  
- Setting up for food service which can include setting up chairs and tables, cleaning the eating and food preparation surfaces and putting out dishes and food. 
- Preparing bins with food items to be served.
- Post-program cleanup; this can include doing dishes, putting food away, cleaning tables and putting away chairs.
- Monthly reporting and financial tracking; this involves working with school staff to obtain account balances and submitting totals to HFFT each month.

Friendly Visiting Volunteer   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
Acclaim Health, Community Support Services
Client's home in Halton

Volunteers are always needed for lonely, isolated older adults.  One visit per week can bring a lonely older adult a huge sense of worth and happiness. Those who are isolated, often find their recall of daily details is frosted over. A little social contact can melt that ice and bring warmth to you both. 

Visits are weekly for as little as one-hour time commitment for an in-home visit or a couple of hours if you care to take them to an activity in which you share an interest such as coffee, shopping, attending an art show, live music, or even go for a walk by the lake.  By volunteering, you may also be providing some much-needed support to a caregiver or family member simply by visiting one of our wonderful clients. 

Your visit helps maintain and encourage the client's confidence and independence.

Acclaim Health, Community Support Services
Client's home, apartment, supported living or retirement home (Oakville, Burlington, North Halton)

Clients in the Memory Visiting Program are in need of someone to remind them that they do matter, and to remind them of why they matter. Ask about their interests and their abilities and then use this week after week to guide your conversations and activities.  
 
You’ll provide a friendly social connection outside of the client’s normal social sphere and engage the client in activities or conversations that appeal to the client’s unique interests and abilities. This may involve looking at family photos, going out for a walk, or simply sharing coffee and conversation. 
 
You’ll also be giving the family caregiver(s) a short break – a very important part of the support you’re providing. 
 
Training is available to assist you in supporting your client. The training includes suggested activities and strategies you can use to engage your client. Plus, our Care Managers are always available to support you and your client. 

Wellness Service Volunteer   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
Acclaim Health, Community Support Services
Client's home in Halton, our head office in Oakville and/or virtually via Zoom!

Help reduce pain, stress, and anxiety for people with life-limiting illnesses, dementia, or caregivers experiencing high stress. Help improve a client's quality of life and well-being through the use of Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, or Emotional Freedom Tapping (EFT). If you are trained in any of these modalities, can do in-person, virtual Zoom distance Reiki, or use our Reiki room based at our head office in Oakville to help clients, and have an hour or more to spare per week, then we would love to have you volunteer for us! 

Halton Food for Thought, Student Nutrition Programs
Various schools in Burlington

- Shopping for food for our programs.  
- Online ordering of food for our programs.  
- Preparing meals and snacks for students to eat; most programs do not involve cooking, but most have some cutting of fresh fruits and vegetables and minimal preparation of other food items.  
- Setting up for food service which can include setting up chairs and tables, cleaning the eating and food preparation surfaces and putting out dishes and food.   
- Preparing bins with food items to be served.
- Post-program cleanup; this can include doing dishes, putting food away, cleaning tables and putting away chairs.  - Monthly reporting and financial tracking; this involves working with school staff to obtain account balances and submitting totals to HFFT each month.

St Jude's Anglican Church
Oakville

Volunteers needed in the following Community Outreach Programs: 


Neighbourhood Care Network (ongoing, work with individuals or families to identify and access needed resources).*

Grocery Delivery Program (weekly on Wednesday mornings, to an Oakville Halton Community Housing neighbourhood).*

Community BBQ program (Summer only, weekly on Thursday afternoons, at Oakville Halton Community Housing neighbourhood).

Dinner at your Door (Thursday mid day - year round delivering hot prepared meals to home-bound local persons).* 

Lyon’s Lane vegetable garden plot (Spring and summer Tuesday mornings - growing and harvesting produce for donation to local food outreach programs).

St. Simon’s and St. Jude’s Pantry program (monthly, prepare and package 60 - 75 individual meals for local meal outreach programs).

* indicates that Police Criminal Background check with Vulnerable Sector Screening required (available online through Halton Police Services). 

Bronte Historical Society
Sovereign House- 7 West River Street, Bronte

The Social Media Director will be responsible for posting Historical content on our Facebook page, Instagram and our YouTube channel. This will include our weekly "History Monday" posts, upcoming event posters and other community events. You will also be posting any videos to our YouTube channel from any guest speaker events and other events  at Sovereign House. 

Links2Care, Oakville, Care at Home for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities
Visits are currently socially distanced, outside. Location of clients vary by community.
  • Interact professionally in accordance with Links2Care Code of Conduct and Human Rights Act.
    • Maintain complete confidentiality of client information in accordance with Links2Care 
    confidentiality/privacy policy.
    • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
    • Visit or call client on a consistent, weekly basis.
    • Engage in friendly conversation and leisure activities that both parties enjoy, such as playing 
    cards or sharing a hobby as per client interests, in order to develop a respectful, friendly, caring 
    relationship.
    • Maintain contact with the Coordinator, informing them of any concerns and receiving 
    instructions to meet client and Links2Care goals.
    • Maintain communication with the client in the event of any schedule changes.
    • Complete and submit a monthly volunteer time record.
    • Maintain calmness in emergencies, with an ability to assist in a crisis.
    • Participate in annual volunteer survey.
    • Perform other duties as assigned. 

    Time Commitment of 1-2 hours per week. 

     
    Currently looking for English, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, German speaking men and women in Halton. Other languages as needed.
Crisis Line Volunteer   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton (SAVIS)
Offsite - from home

24 Hour Crisis Line Volunteer with a commitment of at least 6 hours per month (minimum of 1 - 4 hour shift per week). 
 
- Support survivors of sexual assault and violence (and their support people) on the SAVIS 24 hour crisis line using an anti- 
racist/anti-oppression feminist framework 
- Complete SAVIS crisis line training and evaluation  
- Agree to work a minimum of 16 hours per month on the crisis line  
- Must attend monthly volunteer meetings - 2 hours in length maximum - in addition to crisis line shift 
- Schedule shifts with Crisis Line Coordinator 
- Submit call logs after each shift

Bingo Volunteers   Burlington  Milton  Oakville 
Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton (SAVIS)
Halton

Attend scheduled Bingo session- 2 hour commitment

  • Saturday evenings 
    Meet and greet players
  • call back bingo wins 
  • Assist staff 
    Training provided
Group Leaders/Facilitators   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
Summit Housing & Outreach Programs, Oakville, Mental Health Supportive Housing and Outreach Programs

Group leaders and facilitators are required to help run online and in-person groups for our clients. Activities may include a variety of topics and can be based on your interests and skills!

Halton Baby-Friendly Initiative
In person meetings take place in Oakville, 1151 Bronte Road

- Support the vision, mission and goals of HBFI  
- Attend monthly in person or virtual meetings as able  
- Participate in meetings and workgroups as able (workgroups may be related to social media, printed resources, planning and hosting events, celebrating Canadian or World Breastfeeding Week, etc.)

Re-Imagine Ontario, Oakville, Community Support Services for Children, Youth and Seniors

Social Media Manager (Volunteer Role)

Summary

The Social Media Manager will create and update content across social media platforms to drive awareness of the organization and its programs. We are looking for a strong creative candidate with very deep knowledge of how to navigate the various social media platforms very well, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and others.

Description

Re-Imagine Ontario is a registered charitable organization whose mission is to improve the health, education and employment of vulnerable people, with a particular focus on Black and Indigenous populations, by fostering strong community support networks. We offer youth and seniors support programs in mental health and education/mentoring.

The Role:

Re-Imagine Ontario is seeking a very strong candidate to help us expand our efforts across Halton-Peel, by creating and developing our presence on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter/TikTok/ Blogging and others. This is an opportunity to use your social media savvy to help a small organization grow and to gain valuable experience as well.

What you will be responsible for:

·         Create and post engaging content for our audience through social posts, imagery, and others.

·         Working with our team to create and maintain a social media programming calendar.

·         Help to develop, execute, and optimize online campaigns when required.

·         Weekly monitoring and interacting with our audience on your assigned social channels.

·         Actively monitor, analyze, and report on social performance.

·         Research: stay up to date on changing tools in digital and social media, including but not limited to measurement and analytic tools, industry and global trends, competitor tracking daily.

·         Work with marketing to plan and implement digital marketing campaigns.

·         Help develop a newsletter.

·         Designing and creating shareable content (that meets our mission/brand guidelines).

·         You’re comfortable on camera, if necessary, for creating great social content.

·         Discovering opportunities to make our channels stand out and gain exposure.

·         Generating, editing and sharing content multiple times a month (e.g., copy, photos, videos and news).

·         Nice to Haves - Some experience with Websites & SEO; Designing /creating email campaigns.

What You’ll Bring: 

·         A degree, college diploma or equivalent certification or commensurate experience in social media, graphic                 design, digital marketing communications, or a related subject area.

·         Minimum 2 years of work experience in social media, content creation, digital marketing.

·         Proficient in various applications like Canva, Microsoft Office 365 and others.

·         Experience writing copy, captions, design, and video editing skills is an asset.

·         Creativity and consistency and a willingness to learn.

·         Sound judgment and resourcefulness to solve problems independently.

·         Stay up to date with new & upcoming marketing rules, regulations, trends, tools, and applications.

·         Ability to identify and communicate issues when they arise.

If you are creative, organized and have social media skills, this would be a great role for you! The work is entirely virtual, and anticipated workload is approx. 2-3hrs/week. While not mandatory, providing a sample of your work would be an asset.

Please send your resume to careers@reimagineontario.ca if you're interested or want to learn more.

Please put " Social Media Manager (Volunteer)" in the subject line.

Re-Imagine Ontario strives to build an inclusive workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the communities in which we live and serve. All qualified applicants may apply. We strongly encourage applications from persons with lived experience in the communities we serve, including Black and Indigenous people, and persons with disabilities.  

Community Living Oakville
Oakville

Are you interested in helping others and improving your community? 

Are you a part of a workplace, school, community, or corporate group, a group of friends or a family interested in community service?

The Kind Neighbours Project may have a role exactly for you. We are looking for groups to help with a variety of projects, including:

  • Creating/building a garden
  • Yard tidying/spring cleaning
  • Raking leaves/shoveling snow/mowing a lawn
  • Home maintenance/simple repairs/painting
  • Hosting a recreation & leisure activity
  • Hosting a special event/fundraiser

If you have a new idea for CLO, we would love to hear from you.

Results Canada Fellowship Program   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
Results Canada, Ottawa

Join the next cohort of the Results Canada Education and Advocacy Fellowship Program! It is a 11-month hands-on advocacy and leadership training program for volunteers that will develop their skills in generating the political will to end extreme poverty in low- and middle-income countries. It is open to individuals aged 18 years and older who are based in Canada. Learn more: https://resultscanada.ca/fellowship/ 

The Fellowship provides training and support to speak powerfully, engage with the media, speak directly with parliamentarians, and mobilize your community to make change.  

Commitment: dedicate 4-6 hours per week, including homework and a 90-minute call on the first Tuesday of each month throughout 2024.
Deadline: October 31, 2023. Early applications are strongly encouraged as space is limited and applicants are interviewed on a rolling basis.

Apply here: https://resultscanada.ca/fellowship/ 
 
*** Please note that you can volunteer with Results Canada as a group volunteer not involved in the fellowship program. This means you will take advocacy action with a group without following the 12-month curriculum and volunteer 1-2 hours per week on average. https://resultscanada.ca/join-us/  

Virtual or In-Person Mentor   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
Halton Children's Aid Society, Burlington Office
Halton community

Are you interested in making a positive impact in the Halton community? Do your friends and family tell you that you're great with children and youth? Why not consider sharing your spare time, skills and laughter with a child or youth in need in your community? Our volunteers act as positive role models to children and youth of all ages throughout Halton. In as little as a few hours a month, you can make a significant difference in the life of a child or youth.  
 
The Halton CAS is dedicated to developing mentorship relationships that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, and we encourage applications from diverse groups including from Black, 2SLGBTQ, First Nations, Inuit and Metis persons.  
 
Physical distancing does not have to mean social disconnection – we have adjusted and adapted to ensure mentors and mentees continue their relationships while they may be separated due to Coronavirus COVID-19.

Halton Hills. Recreation & Parks
Halton Hills Cultural Centre - 9 Church Street (located in Downtown Georgetown)
- attend and actively participate in ongoing docent trainings 
- engage visitors in conversations and dialogues regarding the museum's collections and temporary exhibitions 
- ensure memorable and positive visits, including ensuring comfort and safety of visitors while fostering educational growth 
- participate in specialized programs that may be developed (i.e. Docents in the Schools, Speakers Bureau, Drawing in Galleries, Family Tour etc.)  
- seek clarification and guidance from Cultural Centre staff when needed
Volunteer Advocate (Results Canada)   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
Results Canada, Ottawa
Hybrid
  • attend and actively participate in your group’s monthly education and action (E&A) meeting
  • take action alongside fellow group volunteers that includes (but is not limited to):
    • engaging with parliamentarians by writing or meeting with them (in person or virtually)
    • writing letters to the editor (LTE) or op-eds
    • organizing events
    • being active on social media
    • fundraising
    • tabling at an event to talk about Results Canada
  • keep a record of the actions you take on a monthly basis