Nanny Angel Network
Nanny Angels provide free, specialized in-home relief childcare support for mothers who have been diagnosed with cancer, for those requiring palliative care and for families requiring additional relief during the bereavement period. All of our Nanny Angels have two important things in common: their love of children and their commitment to providing excellent, dependable childcare for mothers with cancer.
Become a Nanny Angel! How you can help:
• Provide fun, educational, creative and safe experiences for the children
• Minimum 6 months of commitment to ensure support during the duration of a mom’s cancer treatment and recovery
• 4 hours of childcare service per week to the same family
• Volunteers are matched with families based on compatibility and location within the Greater Toronto Area: Halton, Peel, York, Durham Regions and the City of Toronto.
The role is not that of a babysitter, housekeeper or personal assistant – Nanny Angels are there to engage and support the children
Distress Centre Halton, North Halton Office, Distress Centre
All of our volunteers receive specialized training. They will befriend, listen without judgment and provide support. No problem is too big or too small.
Acclaim Health, Community Support Services
Milton, Georgetown, Acton, Halton Hills, Calendonia
Provide emotional and social support to adults and their families with a life limiting / terminal diagnosis.
Volunteers provide an opportunity for the client to be more than a diagnosis; creating a safe place for clients and their families to share the physical, emotional and spiritual changes they are experiencing. A visit might include legacy work, sharing histories, talking of gardening, or sitting quietly.
Visits usually take place once a week for about 1-2 hours in the client’s home. At times the volunteer may provide respite for the caregiver. Dependent on the client’s ability may take the client out for a walk or a drive as well.
Bereaved Families of Ontario, Halton-Peel
Halton & Peel regions (Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills, Brampton, Caledon)
Our goal is to work with individuals who are over the age of 18 and who have suffered loss themselves or who feel they are capable of using their own experiences with grief to provide peer support within a facilitation role in our grief support group.
- Two open grief support groups: closed and drop-in. The open group sessions are held weekly or biweekly.
- Individuals to fill the Facilitator volunteer positions are needed for both groups.
Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton, Oakville - Head Office
1515 Rebecca St, Oakville
24 Hour Crisis Line Volunteer with a commitment of 20 hours per month.
- 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 20 hours per month on the crisis line
- Must attend monthly volunteer meetings (6:30pm-8:30pm)
- Schedule shifts with Coordinator
- Submit monthly statistics reports
Distress Centre Halton, Oakville Office, Distress Centre
Volunteers provide an empathetic, confidential, and non-judgmental telephone support service to callers in accordance with policies and guidelines learned in the training course.
We do not give advice. Volunteers befriend and listen to callers, provide crisis prevention/intervention and help callers explore alternatives so they may find a solution to their particular situation.
Women's Centre of Halton (The), Oakville
1515 Rebecca Street, Suite 229, Oakville
The Women's Centre is looking for volunteers in our Oakville and Milton locations. If you would like to help other women through difficult times, we will provide the training and support so that you can truly make a difference! Peer Supporters provide clients with a safe, supportive environment in which they can explore their options and receive the information and support they need to make positive changes in their lives.
We are especially looking for volunteers for our Milton location to better serve the women of North Halton.
Acclaim Health, Community Support Services
Office: 2370 Speers Road, Oakville. Volunteering: Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Georgetown, Acton
Offer the support needed to those struggling to cope with the death of a loved one. Wonderful training in one-on-one bereavement support is provided at no cost. After training, our Bereavement Coordinator will match you with a client to visit for 1-2 hours a week for a period of 3 to 12 months (depending on the client's needs), making all the difference in their journey through grief.
Ontario Provincial Police, Burlington Detachment, Highway Safety Division
As required in Halton region (i.e Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville).
Provide practical assistance as needed. Identify longer-term needs by responding to victim's concerns. Supply the victim with appropriate options and referrals to services in the community. Volunteers are on call to the Burlington OPP 24 hours a day. Volunteers are specially trained to provide short term emotional and practical support to victims of tragic circumstances, fatalities, serious personal injury, crime and road trauma.
Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children
Facilitation of open-ended peer support groups for bereaved children, teens, adults.
Halton. Social and Community Services, Creek Way Village Long-Term Care Home
Creek Way Village LTCH
- Visit palliative care patients as directed.
- As time allows, visit with non-palliative patients.
- Offer activities such as: reading, playing games, walks outside, listening to music, writing
cards/letters, make a cup of tea or coffee.