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Special Olympics Ontario, Burlington Community - Mailing Address
Burlington
We are looking for volunteers for 5-pin bowling, softball, and soccer for our summer sports, to help coach our Special Olympians.
Hospice Visiting Volunteer   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
Acclaim Health, Community Support Services
Halton
Provide emotional and social support to adults facing life-threatening illnesses. Only a few hours a week can make all the difference! 
- Offer support and companionship 
- Provide much-needed respite for a caregiver 
- Help clients with daily activities, like reading and writing 
- Support those struggling to cope with the loss of their loved one
Memory Visiting Volunteer   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
Acclaim Health, Community Support Services
Client's home apartment, supported living or retirement home (Oakville, Burlington, North Halton)
You can provide sunshine by making a new friend with a client who is still very social, friendly and happy to see you but is experiencing challenges with their memory. Many are still very physically able. 
 
Visits can be weekly or every 2 weeks for as little as one hour total 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 (coffee & shopping, an art show, live music, shopping, bowling or even 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.
Acclaim Health, Community Support Services
The comfort of your own home.
Volunteers call clients by pre-arranged schedule to provide reassuring telephone contact to isolated older adults who seek friendly conversation, security, or reassurance. 
Good communication skills, good listening skills, friendly telephone manner, sensitivity towards isolated older adults. Confidentiality and reliability are a must. Second languages urgently required: Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Kashmiri, Arabic, Italian and Portuguese.
Autism Ontario Volunteer   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
Autism Ontario
Autism Ontario-Central West Region offers programming and events for children, youth, and adults on the autism spectrum and their families. We are seeking new and past volunteers of all abilities to join our growing Autism Ontario volunteer community. There are multiple ways you can get involved at Autism Ontario. Below you will find a list of the ways you can get involved!  
 
We are seeking volunteers to join:  
• Sub-Committees 
• Program and Event Support  
• Outreach and Advocacy  
• Language Supports  
• Fundraising initiatives
Adults in Motion, Oakville, Day Program for Adults with Developmental DisABILITIES
141 Bronte Road, Oakville, L6L 3C3
Adults in Motion - A day program for adults with developmental disABILITIES! Volunteer with our amazing team!  
 
Assisting individuals with a developmental disABILITY in a fun, friendly atmosphere! Helping out with crafts, activities and community outings. Sharing your talent of cooking, music, singing, crafts, dancing, fitness, drama, sports or anything else you love!  
 
We accept half day, full day volunteers AND co-op students!  
 
You are welcome to join on a regular or casual basis!
Darling Home for Kids
Spending 1:1 time with children with medical complexities. 
Planning and engaging in recreational activities.  
Other duties as assigned by Care Team.
Darling Home for Kids
5657 15th Side Road, Milton ON L9E 0C8
- Spend quality time with medically complex children 
- Engage in recreational activities, crafts and games with children in care 
- Plan and execute recreational activities 
- Assist with feeding children, and minor household tasks such as laundry, kitchen cleaning, and toy tidy up
Darling Home for Kids
5657 15th Side Road, Milton (The Darling Home for Kids). Milton Community Outreach
Be an active participant in all facets of the event from planning and developing the ride and the event day logistics, outreach and procurement of sponsorship and event prizing. Assist with the individual rider and corporate rider team sales. On event day help prepare and set-up. Committee volunteers play a role in our success in raising funds to support children with complex medical needs. 
We understand and appreciated that each volunteer's skill may not fit with every task.
Darling Home for Kids
Milton
The Companionship Volunteer works alongside the professional care team and provides companionship to enhance the quality of life for our children during their stay at The Darling Home for Kids. Companion volunteers are involved in our residential and respite programs.  
 
Our Companionship volunteers are with the children at the bedside, during activities, within the Snoezelen area, enjoying arts and crafts, spending time outside, and generally are there to support the child and staff with whatever activities are going on around the Home.  
 
Companionship volunteers must be at least 20 years of age.
Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton
-Work one-on-one with a child, developing and implementing fun, hands-on activities and games that explicitly teach and reinforce skills in phonics, sight words, and fluency based on the needs of the child  
-Develop a unique and creative poster board based on the interests of the child where the child’s successes are emphasized by graphing their success in the three central program areas (phonics, sight words, fluency) after every night of the program  
-Conduct informal literacy assessment on the first day of program (pre-assessment) as well as on the last day of program (post-assessment) to determine where children need the most support, and to measure their gains in the program 
-Provide a positive and safe learning environment  
-Provide regular positive feedback on the student’s progress to instill self‐motivation and self‐confidence in their academic development  
-Fill out session reports after the tutoring sessions to track the children’s progress  
-Communicate with the child's parents on their progress and goals  
-Attend required training sessions as necessary  
-Where applicable, transport poster boards to and from the program  
-Responsible for own transportation to and from program location  
-Assist the program facilitator if needed
Joy of Learning Centre
Oakville
Challenger baseball is a division of Little League for players with cognitive or physical disabilities to enjoy the full benefits of participation in baseball at a level structured to their abilities. 
 
Coaching duties include:  
- Organizing/coming up with practice drills 
- Executing drills  
- Helping players on the field 
- Coordinating games
Joy of Learning Centre
Saturdays: Sixteen Mile Creek, Sundays: Milton Sports Centre
Milton Skating and Hockey Skills: assist players on the ice with fundamentals of skating and hockey. Encourage participation. 
Oakville Rangers Hockey: organize and run practice drills, assist players on the ice, assist players in the dressing room, encourage participation, coordinate games
Links2Care, Oakville, Community Social Services Programs
Visits are in client homes. Location of client's homes varies by community.
To provide companionship services to isolated seniors and adults with disabilities in their homes or to go on outings in the community.  
Visits may include conversation, games, activities of interest and /or outings in the local community. 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.
Halton. Social and Community Services, Creek Way Village Long-Term Care Home
Creek Way Village, 5200 Corporate Drive, Burlington
Assist staff and residents with bingo games. Assist staff to prepare space for game. Assist residents by helping them to play the numbers and letter announced by the caller.
Friendly Visitor   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
Acclaim Health, Community Support Services
Client's home in Halton
Visit a socially isolated Senior in their own home. You can provide sunshine by making a new friend with a client who is still very social, friendly and happy to see you but is experiencing challenges with their memory. Many are still very physically able.  
 
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, attend an art show, live music, even 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.  
We have a long list of non-English speaking clients waiting for company.
Community Living Oakville
301 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville
Helping the staff with the various programs pertaining to our Social Media group and Theatre Group. 
We are looking for volunteers who would like to work with our Social Media team (interviewing, editing, video and photo) and to work with our Theatre group (writing play scripts, rehearsing lines, setting up final stage presentation) 
 
In The Loop Media (Mondays and/or Wednesdays 9-3).  
Theatre group (Fridays 9-3).
Friendly Visitor   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Hamilton-Halton Chapter
The visits will be taking place in the Long-Term Care Home that your match resides in.
A Friendly Visitor is someone who will visit weekly/bi-weekly to spend time with the individual they are matched with. This is a social and recreational visit, talking, reading a book together, playing games/cards, grabbing a coffee/drink and sitting outside or even just watching tv or a movie together.  
 
Often times living in a Long Term Care (LTC) can be lonely, many of the individuals living with MS in LTC can often be more isolated because of the age difference and interests compared to the other residents.  
 
If you have a spare few hours a month, you can really make a difference in someone's life.  
Must be over 18 years old to complete Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Check screening requirements
Acclaim Health, Community Support Services
Throughout Halton
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.
Links2Care, Georgetown, Community Social Services Programs
Visits are in client homes.
To provide companionship services to isolated seniors and adults with disabilities in their homes or to go on outings in the community.  
Visits may include conversation, games, activities of interest and /or outings in the local community. Time Commitment of 1-2 hours per week.
S.E.N.A.C.A. Seniors Day Program, Oakville (Central), Adult Day Program
53 Bond St. (Kerr & Rebecca corner) Oakville, and 2521 Dundas St. West, Oakville
Help to clean up the kitchen and set tables for lunch. Assist with serving clients lunch. Assist with cleanup, loading dishwasher. Start the laundry after lunch.
Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre, Community Social Services Programs
Oakville
We are looking to conduct 20 inclusive and creative ‘Exploring Dreams’ interview experiences with consenting adults who identify as having a developmental disability and volunteers (research assistants). Research assistants will engage participants through a variety of accessible and creative interview activities that will be designed and led by Inclusive Community Engagement Researcher, Heryka Miranda. The interview process will be experiential in nature and will include individual and group art-making activities using visual arts, movement and dance, and visualization/breathing exercises. Light snacks and refreshments will also be provided.  
 
Each of the 20 interview experiences will include five different participants from the developmental disabilities community and five volunteers/research assistants. The duration of the interview experiences will be 2.5 hours and will run from January to August, 2019 (one-to-three interview experiences will be held each month).  
 
We are looking for volunteers who are:  
• Committed to the rights of people with disabilities to live dignified lives  
• Not related to participating adult with disability 
• Creative, and open-minded 
• Patient, flexible and understanding 
• Supportive and compassionate 
• Responsible and maintains confidentiality 
• Excellent listeners and creative communicators 
• Artistic or have an appreciation for the arts 
• Able to work as part of a team 
• MUST attend mandatory volunteer training - January 26 
• Available for first interview experience on Monday, January 28, 4pm to 7pm.
S.E.N.A.C.A. Seniors Day Program, Oakville (Central), Adult Day Program
Oakville Central: 53 Bond St | Oakville North: 2521 Dundas St. West (Palermo United Church)
Assisting staff with group activities such as: bowling, shuffleboard, golf, boccee ball, cards, tea parties, dancing, baking, crafts, music, serving lunches, serving snacks, drama, gardening,discussion groups, helping with laundry, dishes, etc. 
Provide one to one conversations with clients, give manicures, read stories, reminisce, play cards,etc. 
Bring your own special skills and perhaps start a new interest group.
Receptionist   Oakville 
S.E.N.A.C.A. Seniors Day Program, Oakville (Central), Adult Day Program
53 Bond St., Oakville, ON L6K1L8
Greet visitors as they enter the building. Give directions to the public. 
Answer the phones.Communicate messages to the staff. 
Assist the public by giving out information about the agency. 
Help with filing and general office work.
S.E.N.A.C.A. Seniors Day Program, Oakville (Central), Adult Day Program
Volunteer at 53 Bond St, Oakville or 2521 Dundas St. (Palermo site) Oakville
There are many volunteer opportunities for students such as: 
1. help with computer work 
2. assist staff with one to one activities such as reading, talking, doing manicures, puzzles, crafts, cards 
3. assist staff with program activities such as carpet bowling, shuffle board, horseshoes, trivia 
4. assist by helping with the day to day organizational chores such as set up, clean up, laundry, tidying, crafts, bulletin boards  
5. help with special events such as Christmas party, garage sale, fundraising events.
S.E.N.A.C.A. Seniors Day Program, Oakville (Central), Adult Day Program
2 Locations in Oakville: Central: 53 Bond St and 2521 Dundas St. West (Palermo)
- Help out with activities in the program such as crafts, ceramics, baking, carpet bowling, bingo, sing-alongs, group discussions, one on one reminiscing, shuffleboard, bocce ball, word games, drama, exercise classes, current affairs, trivia, manicures, board games 
- Help out with various everyday tasks such as setting up for lunch, cleaning up after lunch
Community Living Burlington
3057 Mainway, Burlington
Volunteer with individuals both one to one and in groups. May include reading books, assisting with computer or reading skills, etc. May assist employees while attending events or activities in the community such as; going to the movies, shopping, walks in the community etc.