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Nankind GTA, North York Office, Nankind [formerly Nanny Angel Network]

*** 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! 

Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre, Oakville - Sawgrass Dr

Bake Sale Coordinator will organize the donations the week before the event into bags/trays and complete pricing and signage. On September 7th will set up the bake sale table and stay for part of the fair. There will be other volunteers to do shifts from 11am to 5pm. This opportunity works well for a single volunteer or a family.

Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin
DEPARTURE SITE - TBD, but either Burlington (1800 Appleby Line) or Mississauga (4500 Dixie Road).

Responsibilities:

  • Transportation of Donated Goods: Drive the donations truck to scheduled pick-up locations to collect donated items such as furniture, appliances, and household goods.

  • Loading and Unloading: Safely load donated items onto the truck, ensuring proper securing and organization to prevent damage during transit. Assist with unloading items at designated drop-off points.

  • Safety Compliance: Adhere to all traffic laws and safety regulations while driving the donations truck. Conduct pre-trip and post-trip inspections to ensure the vehicle is in safe operating condition.

  • Customer Service: Provide friendly and courteous service to donors, representing Habitat for Humanity positively at all times. Communicate effectively with donors to coordinate pick-up times and address any questions or concerns.

  • Team Collaboration: Work closely with Habitat for Humanity staff and fellow volunteers to coordinate donation pick-ups and deliveries.

  • Record Keeping: Maintain accurate records of donation pick-ups and deliveries, including documenting donor information and item descriptions. Provide necessary documentation to donors and Habitat for Humanity staff as needed.

  • Vehicle Maintenance: Report any mechanical issues or maintenance needs to Habitat for Humanity staff promptly. Keep the donations truck clean and well-maintained both inside and out.

Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre, Oakville - Sawgrass Dr

Weed gardens, tend plants, harvest weekly for food bank. This is a team effort with existing volunteers. Looking for people who can manage one day a week. 

Women's Centre of Halton (The), Oakville Office, Women's Support Services

The Women's Centre of Halton is looking for peer support volunteers available during the daytime on weekdays.

Peer support shifts in Oakville are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 10 am - 12:30 pm & 12:30 pm-3 pm.
Remote Peer Support Shifts are Tuesday and Friday 10 am - 12:30 pm & 12:30 - 3 pm.

The Oakville Office is located at 1515 Rebecca Street, Suite 229, Oakville

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 Supporter Volunteers 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. 

 

Allendale Volunteers
Allendale LTC, 185 Ontario St. South Milton

Assisting staff to serve the clients of the Adult Day Program their lunch Monday-Friday (3 days a week )

Allendale Volunteers
Allendale LTC, 185 Ontario St. South Milton

Tech savy volunteer to spend time weekly with a male resident with physical and communication barriers.  Resident requires asssitance with his technical devices to look things up, communicate with others and for company.  Resident has requested an Adult volunteer.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton, Halton Office, Mentoring Programs for Young People
Selected elementary schools in Oakville and Milton

Enrolling volunteers for the 2024-25 SCHOOL YEAR in Oakville and Milton. At this time we are not offering a Burlington location for the 2024-25 school year, please check back closer to Fall 2024.

Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year ramps up in April/May 2024 and continues all through the end of the school year and into the summer months. Spots are usually (almost) full by the time school starts up in September.

High school students will mentor a child once a week after school in a one-to-one relationship, with an elementary school student. Involves assisting a child in grades 3-8 with their homework, playing educational games, and developing organizational skills. Homework Club takes place at a number of elementary schools across the Halton region. For the 2024-25 school year, Homework Club will only run in-person (we will no longer offer virtual spots).

Please only apply if you are interested in mentoring IN PERSON at a specific school (in Oakville or Milton).

*Interviews and training are all done on Zoom*

Port Nelson United Church
Port Nelson United Church, 3132 South Dr, Burlington ON L7N 1H7

Meals of Hope has opportunities for volunteers to work as dishwashers on Saturdays.  Using a commercial dishwasher, volunteers work in teams of two (2) on Saturdays from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.  

This is a physical role and volunteers need to be able to lift, stand, and move dishes through the process during each shift.

 

Adult Learning Centre, Literacy and Basic Skills

Volunteer tutors are matched 1:1 with an adult learner for a 2-3 hour lesson, once per week at a designated LNH learning site.   Sessions run in 12-week blocks from September to June.   Intake is continuous.  The volunteer tutor plans and delivers lesson activities based on the learning plan and resources provided.

Opportunities are available for tutoring reading & writing and/or basic math.

Volunteers can select the hours they are available within the program schedule, understanding they must be available at least one of:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning 
  • Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoon
  • Tuesday evening

 

Kerr Street Mission, Community Social Services
  • Seeking a volunteer aged 18+ who can help us transport donated food items from donor locations to KSM.  Volunteers can use their own large vehicle or utilize the KSM van (if criteria is met).
  • Shifts are weekly on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays between 12 and 230pm.    Suitable for volunteers who have a clean driving record and can lift up to 50 pounds.
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.

 

 

Board Member   Milton 
Family Place (The), Milton - Bishop Reding High School, Licensed Child Care Centre

Do you have a background in finance or human resources? Are you looking for a way to contribute your expertise to a non-profit organization? The Family Place Child Care Centre is looking for new board members with expertise in child care. Since 1982, The Family Place Child Care has been providing non-profit child care to children in Milton and Oakville.  
 
We are currently looking for an individual with a background in finance or human resources who can contribute to the ongoing success of our organization. Our board meets bi-monthly on Wednesdays via Zoom and you would be required to commit to a two-year term. 
 
If you would like more information on this opportunity, please contact Allison McLean, President, Board of Directors at familyplace.bod@gmail.com. We thank everyone for their interest!

Event Coordinator   Burlington  Oakville 
Oakville Festivals of Film and Art

The Volunteer Event Coordinator will assist with setting up for OFFA events, and  hand out pamphlets and other information, and be able to assist with our Name That Movie Game. Some familiarity with laptops, social media and digital marketing would be useful. Previous event coordination experience required. These events could be evenings and weekends or weeknights.

Community Living Oakville
Oakville

We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Human Resources volunteer to join our team. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in various HR functions, including recruitment, employee engagement, and administarive support. This role offers valubale exposure to the dynamic field of Human Resources. The ideal candidate shouls have excellent communication skills, attention to detail and a passion for learning and contributing to HR inititiatives.

Food for Life Canada, Food Collection and Distribution
2258 Mountainside Dr, Burlington

Packing and sorting fresh food into crates that will be distributed to our community partners and neighbours in need. Some heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs) required; participating in a temperature controlled Pack Room. Closed-toe shoes required.

Mountainside Market Volunteer   Burlington  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
Food for Life Canada, Food Collection and Distribution
2258 Mountainside Drive, Burlington

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

Checkout (18+)/Check-out Assistant: Assisting neighbours with the checkout process after their shop

Greeter (18+): Welcoming neighbors to the market, checking them in for their appointment. Assisting new neighbours signing up for their FFL membership

Meat/Cake Counter: Helping neighbours with their selection of meats and baked goods

*Some positions require volunteers to be 18 years or older

Shift times are:

Tuesdays & Thursdays - 9:30am-12:30pm, 12:45-4:00pm; 4:00-6:30pm

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

North Central Community Association

NCCA Sports is looking for dynamic and dedicated community minded people to assume critical positions on our volunteer Board to continue to offer not-for-profit recreational sports programs to both youth and adults. Ideally a 2 - 5 year commitment would be preferred as well as previous board experience. The Board is primarily responsible for the operations of the association and meet monthly (3rd Wednesday) via zoom to discuss current agenda items. NCCA has a long history of offering affordable programs in Burlington, operating since the 1970s. Please visit our website http://www.nccasports.ca for more information or email us at nccabranthills@gmail.com if you have additional questions. Please only serious inquires. Thank you. 

Prime Earth, Youth Empowerment & Environmental Conservation Organization

Are you eager to make a positive impact on the world? We're on the lookout for passionate volunteers like you to be our beta testers and help shape the future of our exciting new personal growth  program, PowerSeekers. The program is designed to help young adults who care about the fragile state of our planet build confidence and develop personal skills for success while strengthening their connection to nature. PowerSeekers prioritizes personal growth, environmental conservation, and social justice to create a more compassionate world. We focus on 4 key issues: (1) how we treat nature, (2) how we treat animals, (3) how we treat ourselves, and (4) how we treat each other. We create opportunities for our members to become active agents of positive social and environmental change in their communities turning their passion into action. Volunteer BETA Testers will be on the forefront of change blazing the trail to help bring this exciting new program to life in Canada.  

Please sign up on our website: https://www.prime-earth.org/powerseekers-volunteers

Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Work through self-guided educational material each week over the course of 30 days.

  • Provide a review of our materials each week by filling out a short feedback form.

  • Attend weekly feedback meetings with our team to discuss your experience as a BETA tester. 

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. 

North Central Community Association

Looking for friendly coodinator (18+yrs) to assist with running Monday night youth badminton program.

North Central Community Association

NCCA is looking for sports minded adult volunteer to run programs - Sept to April. 

North Central Community Association
BRANT HILLS COMMUNITY CENTRE

Coaching weekly basketball games. Running drills and games with youth. 

North Central Community Association

Coordinate and run mixed sports activities on Thursday evenings for 6-8 year olds. Mixed sports can included soccer, mini basketball, or other sports as requested by the particpants.   

Allendale Volunteers
Milton - Allendale LTC 185 Ontario St. South, Milton

Daytime Hair Salon Volunteer will assist the hair salon operator in bringing residents down to the salon for their hair appointment. Light duties in the salon include:

  • Taking rollers out of residents' hair.
  • Tidying up the salon.
  • Communicating with front line staff about which residents have an appointment and returning them to their room after the appointment.

The days would be Tuesday - Friday from 9am - 3pm (each day).

Community Living Oakville
Various sites across Oakville

Role Overview: As a one to one buddy and companionship volunteer with CLO, you will have the unique opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities. This role is centered around building meaningful connections and friendships while providing support through friendly visiting and engaging activities. Our program offers people with developmental disabilities to participate in experiences that most of us take for granted. Your companionship will help foster social inclusion and enhance the quality of life of people we support, their family, and CLO to ensure a positive and safe experience. 

Responsibilities:

·        Spend quality 1:1 time with a  person supported

·        Engage in various activities based on mutual interest, including but not limited to:

·        Reading a book together

·        Playing a game

·        Sharing a coffee or meal

·        Going to the gym for a workout

·        Attending a church service

·        Shopping

·        Theatre or a movie

·        Attending sports games or events

·        Foster a friendly and supportive environment to encourage social interaction

·        Be a dependable and trustworthy presence in someone’s life

·        Maintain open communication with the person supported, their family, and CLO to ensure a positive and safe experience

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 workshops.  

These are introductory-level courses. 
Computer Skills for Work 1: Introduction to Windows, Microsoft Word, file management, Internet and email basics, and business communications for the workplace
Computer Skills for Work 2:
Introduction to Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, review of Microsoft Word and file management, and business numeracy for the workplace.

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. 

The next intake and training session will be in Fall 2024.  We will be looking for volunteers in Georgetown, Milton, Oakville and Burlington.  

Gift Shop Volunteer   Burlington  Hamilton (City of) 
Joseph Brant Hospital

Volunteers provide: customer service through sales, re-stock merchandise, open/close gift shop, perform cash and credit transactions ; sell lottery tickets

 

Country Heritage Park, Food and Farm Education, Field Trip Venue, Private Tours, Heritage Venue, Event Venue and Operational Farm
8560 Tremaine Road, Milton (near Kelso Conservation Area & 401)

Seeking Volunteers! Whether you love the great outdoors, have a knack for heritage preservation, enjoy sewing, are handy with tools, or have unique interests or any multitude of different activities, we have a place for you! Join our dynamic team and make real impact. Help us maintain natural beauty, preserve history, mend textiles, tackle maintenance tasks, whip up culinary delights, or share your special skills. Your passion matters. Be part of something meaningful. Contact us today to volunteer your time and talents. Together, we will create lasting memories and strengthen our community #VolunteerOpportunity #MakeADifference

Director (Board of Directors)   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton 
Burlington Symphony Orchestra
Online

The Burlington Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Board of Directors is actively recruiting dynamic community members who are passionate about supporting the arts. Our team of dedicated volunteer Directors works together to support interesting, exciting orchestral and small ensemble performances that engage and inspire large and diverse audiences in the local area.

To complement the existing slate of Directors, the BSO is looking for individuals with experience in donor relations and fundraising. Previous governance experience is an asset.

The Board meets virtually on the third Wednesday of every month from 7-9 pm. Directors are encouraged to attend BSO concerts whenever possible.

BOARD DIRECTORS   Burlington  Milton  Oakville 
Re-Imagine Ontario, Oakville, Community Support Services for Children, Youth and Seniors

Summary of Position:

Re-Imagine Ontario is seeking Board Directors, with executive or professional experience in at least one of the following key areas:

  • Law
  • Fundraising and Programs Development,
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Finance

Candidates should have a strong sense of volunteerism, a strong network, and are passionately committed to contributing to community. You will have the important responsibility for the governance of Re-Imagine Ontario. Re-Imagine Ontario is committed to ensuring that our Board is reflective of the communities we serve, including diverse perspectives in our Board decisions. This is an unpaid volunteer role where quarterly board meetings are now being conducted remotely but should be able to attend in person if the need arises. Ideal candidates must be very responsive to emails and any ad hoc meetings that may be convened.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the organization’s leadership to develop the best strategy for the organization. This includes working with any outside consultants & experts, who may seek direct board participation in completing strategic projects.
  • Understand and demonstrate commitment to our vision, mission, and values.
  • Leverage knowledge, expertise, connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve our mission, vision, and goals.
  • Know and understand all programs/services being offered
  • Understand and monitor our financial affairs
  • Actively prepare for and participate at Board meetings quarterly
  • Make inquiries when clarification or more information is needed
  • Ensure our organization is complying with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Understand and maintain confidentiality
  • Avoid any conflicts of interest
  • Works with other Board members in achieving the objectives of the sub- committee to which you may be assigned.
  • Actively promote Re-Imagine Ontario and use Board members’ influence to positively contribute to advancing our reputation and brand.
  • Actively and constantly fundraising for the organization.

Qualifications:

  • A degree in a relevant field or equivalent certification and/or training/experience in any of the areas listed, or in governance, organizational development, or not-for-profit management.
  • Prior board experience a huge asset though not mandatory.
  • Minimum 5 years leadership experience working or volunteering in any of the following key areas: working with the elderly, youth (especially diverse populations), is an asset
  • Understanding of not-for-profit structure, policies, and governance an asset.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work with, and message to, diverse audiences, including government and community organizations, people with lived experience and the general population is an asset.
  • Experience in collaborating, maintaining confidentiality, providing recommendations, influencing decisions, and looking at “the big picture” at the leadership level.
  • Ability to problem solve, plan, and manage change.
  • Experience in using Microsoft O365 is an asset.
  • Offers will be conditional upon the receipt of a clear vulnerable sector check (VSC) and the successful verification of your references.

Why volunteer at Re-imagine Ontario? 

  • Be part of a collaborative team that prioritizes community development
  • Partner with professionals in the non-profit sector
  • Gain valuable work experience and develop new skills.

How to Apply:

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, Youth and Seniors. Candidates living in the Halton-Peel areas will be given priority.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@reimagineontario.ca with the subject line, “Board of Director Members + Your Area of Specialty”. We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about Re-Imagine, please visit our website at www.reimagineontario.ca

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

Job Summary:

Tutors will provide academic support, guidance, and mentorship to vulnerable youth in the Halton-Mississauga areas, with a focus on improving their knowledge and understanding of Reading, Science, Mathematics, and others. This will be online.

Responsibilities:

  •  Provide one-on-one or small group tutoring sessions to students aged 10-19 years primarily in STEM subjects, reading and others.
  • Assist students in understanding and completing their homework assignments, projects, and preparing for tests and exams.
  • Create a positive and inclusive learning environment that encourages active participation and engagement from students.
  •   Identify individual student learning needs and tailor tutoring strategies accordingly.
  • Develop and implement personalized learning plans based on students' strengths, weaknesses, and goals.
  • Encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity among students through hands-on activities and real-life applications of STEM concepts and reading.
  • Foster a supportive and respectful relationship with students, promoting their confidence and self-esteem in their academic abilities.
  • Collaborate with other tutors, staff, and volunteers to share best practices, resources, and ideas for enhancing the tutoring program.
  • Maintain accurate records of tutoring sessions, including student progress, challenges, and areas for improvement.
  • Attend periodic training sessions and staff meetings to enhance tutoring skills and stay updated on program policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to the organization's guidelines, code of conduct, and safeguarding policies to ensure the safety and well-being of the students.
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.

Oakville Public Library, Friends of the Oakville Public Library
Oakville Public Library, Central Branch
  • Actively participates in all monthly FOL Committee meetings, whether conducted virtually or in person 
  • Assumes the leadership role in FOL fundraising activities, including book sales, pop-ups, and book donation events
  • Leads and guides a team of volunteers, with valuable support from the Chair and the committee. This includes creating volunteer schedules and providing orientations for book sales
  • Provides support to all Shift Leaders during book sales
  • Collaborates with the Chair and FOL Committee to compile reports on fundraising results, along with valuable recommendations, to OPL
  • Proactively seeks methods to enhance the efficiency and success of book sales, offering recommendations and updating work plans for fundraising initiatives, thus contributing to the planning of future events
Oakville Public Library, Friends of the Oakville Public Library
Oakville Public Library, Central Branch
  • Establishes the monthly meeting schedule and chairs the meeting, whether conducted virtually or in-person
  • Collaborates with the secretary to set the agenda for all scheduled meetings, preparing and distributing meeting minutes and agendas incorporating input from the committee and OPL Management
  • Provides guidance and support to committee leads to ensure the successful planning and execution of fundraising activities
  • Takes an active leadership role in recruiting committee members, including the Chair, and identifying suitable committee leads
  • Offers support to the Book Sale Lead, Communications Lead, and Sorting Room Lead within the committee
  • Collaborates closely with the Book Sale Lead to plan and run book sales, volunteers and other pop-up fundraising activities
  • Compiles reports on fundraising results and offers recommendations to the Manager, Community Development & Engagement for consideration
  • Contributes content for promotion in the OPL Newsletter and Social Media platforms
  • Represents FOL within the community and with OPL staff
  • May assume additional responsibilities as needed, based on individual capabilities and capacity
Board of Directors   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
Darling Home for Kids

-Enhance your professional profile

-Make a difference in the lives of children and families in your community

-Gain expereince working with a not-for-profit board

-Network

-Shareyour skills and expertise

-Increase visibility in your community

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). 

Family Place (The), Milton - Bishop Reding High School, Licensed Child Care Centre

Are you a lawyer, specializing in employment law and looking to give back to a non-profit organization in Halton Region? The Family Place Child Care Centre is looking for an individual to join our Board of Directors as a Board Member.

Since 1982, The Family Place has been providing quality child care for children in Halton Region. A non-profit organization, run by a Board of Directors, The Family Place has two child care centres, one based in Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School in Milton and one in Heritage Glen Public School in Oakville.

Licensed by the Ministry of Education, we meet and exceed the licensing standards laid out by the Child Care Early Year Act annually at both our centres. We are proud that we offer a positive, nurturing, learning environment for all our children.

Roles and Responsibilities of Board Member
As a Board Member of The Family Place, you will provide guidance to centre management in accordance to document and legal requirements.

You will also:

·       Work directly with the Executive Director and staff on legal (particularly employment law) matters.

·      Provide input on legal matters the organization.

·       Ensure that policies and procedures are up-to-date.

·       Commit to a two-year term and attend bi-monthly Board of Director meetings. Meetings are currently held via Zoom. 

·       Assist the Executive Director and Board of Directors including developing, approving, and overseeing the policies and procedures.

How do you apply?

If you are interested joining the Board of Directors for The Family Place, please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Allison McLean, Past President, Board of Directors at familyplace.bod@gmail.com. We thank everyone for their interest! 

 

 

Upper Oakville Shopping Centre, Blueberry Fields Community Garden
Upper Oakville Shopping Centre, 1011 Upper Middle Rd E ( Located at the northeast corner of Upper Mi

Community garden volunteers help with general maintenance of the garden (weeding the beds, spreading compost/woodchips) and with planting and harvesting vegetables and herbs to be donated to a food bank.

General Volunteer   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
Centre for Diverse Learners

 

  1. Program Oversight:

    • Collaborate with CDL staff to ensure the smooth execution of programs.
    • Monitor and report on program outcomes and participant feedback.
    • Work closely with program facilitators to maintain safe staff-to-child ratios during activities and events.
    • Help implement safety protocols and emergency procedures as needed.
  2. Community Outreach:

    • Act as an ambassador for CDL by attending events and engaging with the community to promote our programs and essential services.
    • Share information about CDL's mission and impact with potential participants, donors, and partners.
Board of Directors   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
Support House, Housing Services
Support House 201-165 Cross Ave Oakville

The Support House Board of Directors is composed of volunteers who work and/or live in Halton and surrounding communities. The Board is responsible for effective governance and leadership for the organization.

The time commitment required for a director of the Board is approximately 60–70 hours per year. Meetings are held monthly on the last Monday of a month, in the evening, at the Oakville office or virtually.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with any of the following:

·        Fundraising and Capital Campaigns

·        Legal services

·        Healthcare (clinical and/or administrative)

·        Community affiliation/access

·        Lived experience/caregiver of those with mental health and/or addiction

·        Policy Development

·        Grant Writing

·        Finance and Accounting

·        Risk management

·        Performance measurement

·        Government relations

·        Strategic planning

·        Marketing/PR/Communications

·        Voluntary management

·        Human resources

 

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.
Oakville Meals on Wheels
Start at Mo's Family Restaurant, 467 Speers Road - Deliveries throughout Oakville

To deliver hot and/or frozen meals to individuals in their homes in Oakville on a regular or substitute basis. 
Monday to Friday 11:15 am to 1:00 pm (hot meal delivery) or  
Wednesdays 9:00 am to 11:00 am (frozen meal delivery)

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

Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton, Halton Office

Volunteers are matched with a person living with dementia based on location and common interests such as music preference, leisure activities and lifelong roles. The matches meet weekly for 90 minutes to ease social isolation and improve engagement of the person living with dementia while providing a short respite for the care partner.

Kidney Foundation of Canada, Ontario Branch
2316 Fairview St, Burlington On L7R 2E4
  •  To provide great customer service and be a customer ambassador.
  • Welcome customers at the main entrance and thank them for supporting your charity and assist with doors
  •  Provide information on games, programs, and promotions, answer questions etc. 
  • Circulate in Cabinet Game area ‐ chat with customers when appropriate.
  • If requested by the operator ‐ assist with promotions –‐ e.g., handing out ballots, prizes.
  • Support approved charity awareness initiatives from your charity ‐ e.g., displays, 
    brochures, giveaways, or gifts. 
  • May also assist with delivery of food and non‐alcoholic beverages return food trays to 
    kitchen area, assist with clean‐up (used bingo paper, etc.) – and assist with call-backs of 
    bingo winners (you will be shown how if this is required).
Kidney Foundation of Canada, Ontario Branch
Confederation Park, Willow Cove Pavilion

We are currently seeking volunteers to help support our upcoming Kidney Walk on Sunday, September 24th 2023.  Volunteer postions will include the following - event day set up, registration, walk route support, hydration station, parking asssistant, event break down and clean up.

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
BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association
BurlingtonGreen Eco Hub,1094 Lakeshore Road, Burlington (the historic Pump House at Burlington Beach

If you enjoy speaking with the community, working outdoors, and helping out with a variety of tasks then this may be the perfect volunteer opportunity you’ve been looking for! 

We are looking for a small diverse team to accompany our team members providing information, resources and educational, hands-on activities at our Burlington Beach Eco Hub and other locations, primarily in late Spring, Summer, and early Fall.

This opportunity is suitable for adults of all ages, and for post-secondary and older high school students with communication skills, lots of energy, reliability, passion for the environment, responsibility and a willingness to learn. Formal related experience or education is not required.

If you are selected for this opportunity, we will ask you to commit to a schedule of weekday and/or weekend shifts for a two month period. Training will be provided.

Duties may include:

  • Set up and take down of outreach table/supplies and eco-activity materials

  • Being a friendly and helpful ambassador for BurlingtonGreen, providing awareness and eco-action information to members of the public

  • Leading and/or co-leading eco-actions with diverse community member of all ages

  • Referring questions to staff members or other volunteers as needed

  • Maintain confidentiality as needed

  • Other duties as needed

For more information, please contact Sue at volunteer@burlingtongreen.org. 

Please use our volunteer application form to share your interests, passions and related experience/skills. Information sessions and interviews will be available.

All volunteers must have a completed waiver and release on file with BurlingtonGreen before participating.

All volunteers are required to review our Accessible Customer Service Handbook and complete this form to confirm completion.

Re-Imagine Ontario, Oakville, Community Support Services for Children, Youth and Seniors
Virtual; In-Home

Job Description:

·         Meet with your senior match virtually or in their home, at least 1 one-hour visit on a weekly basis.

·         Engage in friendly conversation and leisure activities (e.g., playing board games or sharing a hobby) & provide support through friendship

·         Offer social companionship and even take walks/outings in the community, depending on  the interest and ability of your senior match

·         Follow Re-Imagine Ontario’s policies and procedguidelines.re to the rights of the service-recipients and follow program specific guidelines

·         Record and submit monthly hours/activities and report any incidences, accidents or concerns to the Program Director

·         Participate in meetings and community events if scheduled

·         Act as an ambassador for Re-Imagine Ontario

Qualifications:

·         Sensitivity to the needs and challenges faced by older adults living in the community.

·         Patience, compassion. with a desire to help older adults living isolated, some on a low income

·         Ability to work with people in a professional, empathetic manner

·         Effective verbal and listening communication skills.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and build strong working relationships

·         Proficient computer/digital skills including but not limited to Zoom. Word and Excel are assets.

·         A team player who enjoys working in cross-functional teams with a willingness to learn

·         Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with diverse communities and stakeholders

·         Other languages spoken, an asset.

Other Requirements:

·         18 years or older, however, 55 years or older is our most in demand age group. If you’re in this group, we want to hear from you

·         Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information.

·         You will be required to do a Vulnerable Sector Check-(VSC) check and reference check for this role.

 

Time Commitment:

·         At least 1 one hour Zoom or Phone or In-home visits to the client assigned per week

·         Length of volunteering engagement: six -twelve months

 

How to Apply:

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 within Halton-Peel, including Black and Indigenous people, youth and seniors.

Please send your resume to careers@reimagineontario.ca if you are interested or want to learn more, noting “Friendly Visiting Ambassador” in the subject line.

Ian Anderson House, Residential Hospice
430 Winston Churchill Blvd., Oakville

Volunteers needed daily: 
- To assist with answer phone, transfer calls, take messages, as well as answering door, welcoming visitors, escorting visitors to residents rooms 
- Taking, coffee, tea, snacks to residents rooms 
- Light housekeeping 
- Offering support to residents and families

Ian Anderson House, Residential Hospice
430 Winston Churchill Blvd., Oakville

Looking for weekend volunteers to help out the hospice by answering phone and doors, taking messages, greeting visitors, escorting visitors to rooms, making tea and coffee for visitors and providing support and a listening ear to families going through a difficult time.

Career Mentors   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
HMC Connections, Community Connections Program
Halton

You will be paired with someone who has immigrated to the GTA and has experience and/or training in their industry, but who may not understand the Canadian context of their profession, workplace culture, or know how to translate their skill sets. 
 
As a mentor, you may help your mentee by doing the following: 
• Giving practical advice on how to navigate a job search in the GTA 
• Supporting them to grow their professional networks, connecting them to your contacts where appropriate 
• Advising on recommended training and career development 
• Helping them deal with questions and issues that may arise in the early stages of employment.

Treasurer   Burlington  Hamilton (City of)  Oakville 
St Aidan's Anglican Church

Church Treasurer – Volunteer job description

The church treasurer is responsible for the overall administration of the financial assets of the church, as directed by the Corporation.

The treasurer should have good financial management and organizational skills and a working knowledge of QuickBooks online software.

Monitors:  All church finances-receipts & disbursements, and works with the Priest-in-Charge and Wardens (the Corporation), and the parish administrator, as required

 Responsibilities:

·      Maintain/supervise the church financial records, ensuring that policies are followed and that overall financial assets are appropriately managed/administered

·      Ensure that clear policies, internal controls and proper accounting practices are maintained that govern the collection, handling, recording, receipting and use and reporting of funds within the church

·      Ensure that the policies, internal controls and proper accounting practices are followed to maintain the church’s charitable status

·      Ensure that clear, accurate and adequate records with supporting documents are kept of all church receipts and expenditures using QuickBooks online software

·      Ensure the timely payment of accounts payable 

·      To provide current financial reports regularly to the Corporation and at the Annual Vestry meeting

·      Prepare and file the annual financial documents to the Diocese of Niagara 

·      Prepare the annual budget in consultation with the Corporation 

·      File documents with Canada Revenue Agency (i.e., Charity report, GST/HST receivable etc.)

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.)

Programming Assistant   Burlington  Milton  Oakville 
Adults in Motion, Day Program
141 Bronte Road. Oakville ON L6L 3C3

Looking for a rewarding way to give back to your community? Interested in making a difference in the lives of others and gaining some experience? Well, look no further!

We are looking for a compassionate, positive, creative, and quick thinking individuals to help assist with programming. You will have opportunities to assist with our regular programming, as well as small group and 1:1 opportunities. OR do you have a special skill you'd like to share with us? We love trying new (and old!) things. Let us know! Experience with persons with disabilities is an asset, but not required.

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.  

Board Member   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Oakville 
Willow Park Ecology Centre
Halton Hills

Our volunteer board of directors meets monthly in Georgetown or Acton (Halton Hills), with additional meetings as deemed necessary for committees and project-oriented activities. Participation at meetings is in-person or through online conferencing when appropriate. Responsibilities of Directors include attending monthly meetings well-prepared to discuss agenda items that are meant to facilitate board decisions about the organization and its operations. Directors are asked to devote an average of 4-8 hours per month to respond to communication, participate at in-park events, participate in the activities of at least one subcommittee and actively extend help to other Directors as and when needed.

Reading Tutor   Burlington  Hamilton (City of)  Oakville 
Neighbour to Neighbour Centre, Hamilton, Deban Brunette Reading Program

Position Overview

  • Tutors will read with children in Grades 1- 4

Activities/Tasks:

·  Tutors set up their tutoring location with materials and pick up their student at the classroom or learning area.

·  Supported by the tutor, students will read to the tutor from a selected levelled text. The tutor may read to the student and use various manipulatives to further engage the students in reading strategies and techniques.

· Tutors will use before, during and after reading strategies as outlined in their training.

·   Tutors keep a simple log of student activities.

·   Tutors will follow up on any questions or concerns with their partner, Team Leader or Educational Consultant.

 Duties/Responsibilities: Provide a clear Vulnerable Sector Check check prior to acceptance into the program. Attend all training and orientation sessions, including meetings and workshops. Follow program policies and procedures and instructions specified by the Educational Consultants. Tutors are required to complete program evaluations, maintain confidentiality, and participate in year-end Success Celebrations. Additional duties may be included as assigned by the Director of Educational Programming

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/  

Sunday school leader   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
St Aidan's Anglican Church

Leading children in Sunday school, providing care. and learning opportunities.

Newcomer Youth Music Teacher   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
HMC Connections, Community Connections Program
TBD

Looking for a volunteer to help teach music to newcomer youth 

Re-Imagine Ontario, Oakville, Community Support Services for Children, Youth and Seniors
Mainly Virtual. (If required & volunteer is willing. In-person visits assessed on a case basis)

The Volunteer Friendly Visiting Ambassador duties include making contact with an isolated senior for at least 1 hour weekly. This includes contact by phone, Zoom or in-person and include conversations and social activities, and may assist with basic support as companionship to seniors. The goal of FV is to make contact remotely and in-person to encourage seniors to stay active, healthy, and socially engaged within their local communities. See detailed duties in the link below.

Volunteer Mentor - Bigs Program   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton, Halton Office, Mentoring Programs for Young People

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Big Brothers Big Sisters enables life-changing mentoring relationships. Our vision is that all young people realize their full potential. 

Our mentoring programs are interventions, helping empower young people to realize their potential. 80% of the young people involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters are experiencing 3-5 Adverse Childhood Experiences, which are forms of social, emotional or economic challenges. With the support of volunteer mentors and our community, we are able to provide 1,200 young people and their families with mentoring services each year.  

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Big Brothers Big Sisters is now recruiting Volunteer Mentors for 1:1 and Group Programs. 

While time commitments vary by program type, we typically require a minimum voluntary investment of two hours per week. We understand that everyone has their own commitments, and try our best to accommodate student and volunteers schedules.

Our program portfolio continues to grow to reflect the needs of the communities we serve. Programs take place in one-to-one or group settings, during school hours or outside of them. 

1:1 PROGRAM:  BIGS COMMUNITY MATCHING
The Bigs Community Mentoring Program provides young people (Littles) an adult mentor (Bigs).  

Bigs help provide developmental relationships to our young people. This means, they express care, challenge growth, provide support, share power and expand opportunities. 

Bigs and Littles meet for community outings once a week for two hours or more. Matches are made based on the Big and Little's interests, personalities and geographical location.  "

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton, Halton Office, Mentoring Programs for Young People

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Big Brothers Big Sisters enables life-changing mentoring relationships. Our vision is that all young people realize their full potential. 

Our mentoring programs are interventions, helping empower young people to realize their potential. 80% of the young people involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters are experiencing 3-5 Adverse Childhood Experiences, which are forms of social, emotional or economic challenges. With the support of volunteer mentors and our community, we are able to provide 1,200 young people and their families with mentoring services each year.  

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Big Brothers Big Sisters is now recruiting Volunteer Mentors for 1:1 and Group Programs. 

While time commitments vary by program type, we typically require a minimum voluntary investment of two hours per week. We understand that everyone has their own commitments, and try our best to accommodate student and volunteers schedules.

Our program portfolio continues to grow to reflect the needs of the communities we serve. Programs take place in one-to-one or group settings, during school hours or outside of them. 

1:1 PROGRAMMING (IN-SCHOOL MENTORING)
The In-School Mentoring Program provides elementary-aged youth with a role model and friend to talk to and share experiences with on school grounds. Mentors meet with their mentee each week to engage in various activities such as crafts, games, or just hanging out on school grounds.  

Mentors will meet 1:1 with a child one hour a week (same day and time each week) for the duration of the school year (September-June). Matches are made based on the child's interests, personality, and proximity to school. Mentors must be 18-years-of-age or older. 

Student Considerations: Note that we rely heavily on post-secondary student volunteers, and accommodate individuals who reside in our catchment area during the post-secondary academic year (typically September to April) "

Volunteer Mentors - Group Program   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton, Halton Office, Mentoring Programs for Young People

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Big Brothers Big Sisters enables life-changing mentoring relationships. Our vision is that all young people realize their full potential. 

Our mentoring programs are interventions, helping empower young people to realize their potential. 80% of the young people involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters are experiencing 3-5 Adverse Childhood Experiences, which are forms of social, emotional or economic challenges. With the support of volunteer mentors and our community, we are able to provide 1,200 young people and their families with mentoring services each year.  

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Big Brothers Big Sisters is now recruiting Volunteer Mentors for 1:1 and Group Programs. 

While time commitments vary by program type, we typically require a minimum voluntary investment of two hours per week. We understand that everyone has their own commitments, and try our best to accommodate student and volunteers schedules.

Our program portfolio continues to grow to reflect the needs of the communities we serve. Programs take place in one-to-one or group settings, during school hours or outside of them. 

GROUP PROGRAMMING OVERVIEW
Group programs focus on mentorship for elementary-aged youth. Programs take place on school property, during school hours, in 99 schools within our Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton communities. 

Programs focus on: 
- Promoting healthy lifestyle including physical activity, balanced eating, self-esteem;
- Empowerment, leadership development, building communications skills;
- Building self-esteem and helping participants feel confident in all aspects of their identity;
- Celebrating cultural identities

Student Considerations: Note that we rely heavily on post-secondary student volunteers, and accommodate individuals who reside in our catchment area during the post-secondary academic year (typically September to April) "

Halton. Halton Region Public Health, Early Years Health
Work is done from volunteer's own home
Contact expectant and new parents who have signed up for support. Contact as necessary until parent feels confident and connected with other supports. Share own breastfeeding experience when appropriate to assist new parent in feeling comfortable. Volunteers can seek out advice and support as needed from their Volunteer Coordinator, Public Health Nurses and other breastfeeding resources in the community. All work is done from the volunteer's own home.
HMC Connections, Community Connections Program
Virtual
- Prior EFL/ESL/TOEFL/IELTS teaching experience.  
- Experience working with multicultural and multilingual classrooms.  
- Self-motivated, organized, professional, and adaptable, with strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
- Be able to help high school students prepare and successfully pass English assessments for admission in university/college.
Lighthouse for Grieving Children and Families, Grief and Bereavement Support Services
Oakville
Facilitation of open-ended peer support groups, in-person and online, for bereaved children, youth and their adult parents/caregivers
Oakville Strokers
Glen Abbey Community Centre, 1415 Third Line, Oakville, ON L6M 3G2
Assist stroke survivors in the swimming pool and in the pool change rooms. 
This volunteer opportunity may appeal to individuals who are familiar with stroke because of an experience in the family.  
It would also appeal to volunteers 30+ or students needing related experience.
Maple Villa Long Term Care Centre, Long Term Care Home
441 Maple Ave, Burlington
~ Provide social, physical, spiritual or intellectual stimulation on a one-on-one basis  
~ Visit residents as assigned by Life Enrichment staff to provide companionship and conversation
Halton Hills. Halton Hills Cultural Centre and Library, Helson Gallery
Town of Halton Hills Cultural Centre, 9 Church Street Georgetown ON
Volunteer docents staff the Helson Gallery during public hours and engage visitors through discussion and interaction.
Maple Villa Long Term Care Centre, Long Term Care Home
441 Maple Ave, Burlington
~Assist with recreational programs with residents in a long-term care home. Programs such as bingo, music, trivia, manicures and crafts 
~Assist residents to get to and from the program area and help them during the activity is needed
Maple Villa Long Term Care Centre, Long Term Care Home
441 Maple Ave, Burlington
Assist residents who are not able to feed themselves with their meal and beverages
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
Halton Hills. Recreation & Parks
Georgetown
Special Needs Baseball 
Softball specially designed for teens and adults with special needs. The focus is on participation and getting active, no experience is necessary. Volunteers will assist staff in facilitating the games, engaging and encouraging participants. Participants vary in age from youth to adult. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. 
 
Special Needs Soccer 
Soccer specially designed for teens and adults with special needs. The focus is on participation and getting active. Volunteers will assist staff in facilitating the games, engaging and encouraging participants. Participants vary in age from youth to adult. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.
Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre, Oakville - Sawgrass Dr
Churchill Neighbourhood Centre, 125 North Service Rd East Oakville
We are looking for adults, who are comfortable working with vulnerable populations, including homeless populations, sex trade workers, and those struggling with addictions and mental health. 
Support providing food at our food program 
Setting up tea & coffee 
Chatting with clients 
Organizing stock 
All supported by staff 
 
Also we're looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to organize schedule
Victim Assistance Volunteer Program
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.
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