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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.
Twice a month pick up market vegetables.
This position requires moderate lifting and access to a vehicle
• Computer survey of visitors
• Assist with raffle tickets
• Assist with keeping premises clean, recycling program
• Monitor bike corral in Westwood Park
• Stage production assistance: set up/take down stage (move, haul, lift, assemble)
• Listen to others’ views, advocate their own, identify common interests and alternatives, and be open to compromise
• Support governance decisions once made
• Participate in the review of the HPRT’s mission and objectives and in the development of an evolving strategic plan
• Help the board to monitor the performance of the HPRT in relation to its mission, objectives, core values, and reputation
• Abide by the by-laws, code of conduct, conflict of interest and other polices that apply to the board
• Participate in the approval of the annual budget and monitor the financial performance of the HPRT in relation to it
• Help establish, review and monitor operational polices
• Participate in the hiring of, and if required, the releasing of, the Director/Executive Director
• Participate in the evaluation of the Director/Executive Director
• Identify prospective board members and possibly help recruit them
• Participate in the evaluation of the board itself (annual board self-evaluation)
• Contribute to the work of board as a member of a board committee
• Attend and participate in the Annual General Meeting
• Be an ambassador for the HPRT – ensure ones involvement is known within their own network of friends and contacts.
• Keep informed about community issues relevant to the mission and objectives of the HPRT
This will include setting up tables & chairs, putting tablecloths and centrepieces on the tables, making cutlery bundles with napkins, picking up debris and afterwards sorting waste. You will be given a t-shirt and disposable gloves and you will also be given lunch.
Thursday Aug. 31st, you will report to the Supervisor in the large white tent at the West side of the park and then help with setting up the Waste Stations throughout the park. You might also be helping to clean up the park of debris.
Saturday, Sunday and Monday, you will report to the Main Waste Recycling Station. If there is nobody there, you'll grab gloves and a blue bin, then start picking up debris off the ground in the park. If a Supervisor is available, they may assign other related tasks. Once all garbage/debris is picked up, all volunteers will help with sorting.
You will be provided with a t-shirt and disposable gloves.
Preferred minimum age is 13 years, but those younger than 13 may volunteer, provided that they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also volunteering with you.
Volunteer Driver required on Mondays: 9:00AM to 11:30AM, starting July 10 and ending August 14th.
This position requires the volunteer to use their own personal vehicle and it must be a large vehicle (full-sized SUV, mini-van, or equivalent/larger) or the ability to drive a G-class 16 foot straight truck. Mileage will be expensed if personal vehicle is used.
- Play/read to toddlers and young children
- Assist with set-up/tidying of room
- Learn the teachers/classroom rules & philosophy
- Help with interactive stations, kids programs and crafts
- Lead tours
- Assist with theme specific activities
- Take pictures for the Willow Park records and online postings
Events may include a drum circle, crafts for families, scavenger hunts, weather-related activities. Volunteers are encouraged to present ideas for crafts or other programs that can be done outdoors. Volunteers needed in the planning stages and to help on the day of the event. Yearly events are: Maple Syrup Day, Earth Day, Wildlife Day, Nature in the fall with Pumpkins, Birds of Hungry Hollow.
Kids Nature Mornings in July and August Wild Canada Summer of discovery consists of themed discovery of local animals and plants. Activities may include nature walks and park exploration, handicrafts, caring for nature - stewardship, games.
Summer camp days in July and August give volunteers the opportunity to learn about local ecology and nature interpretation, engage children in outdoor nature exploration and nature crafts.
Assisting with loading and unloading of merchandise from donor locations to ReStore receiving docks
Assisting with moving merchandise onto the sales floor
Assisting with the training of new Volunteer Driver Assistants and Drivers when required
Assisting with documenting and verifying items picked-up
• Commitment to creating safe environments for girls, both emotionally and physically
• Communicate with parents/guardians
• Adhere to the Girl Guide Code of Conduct and Safe Guide
• Have fun
When you join Girl Guides as an adult volunteer, you’re embarking on an exciting journey. Each year from September to May, you’ll have the opportunity to help shape the next generation of girls through weekly activities, fun outings and programming that’s girl-centric, fun and engaging. There are so many possibilities! Your unit could go on an outdoor scavenger hunt, have a sleepover at a science museum or plant a tree. Our dynamic programming offers plenty of opportunities for you and your fellow Guiders to be creative and ignite the minds of girls.
• Ensure the merchandise is presented in a tidy, clean and organized manner to encourage sales
• Responsible to know what merchandise is currently on the shelves
• Be able to respond to customer inquiries regarding merchandise when needed
• Assist with loading and unloading donated merchandise from/to customers’ vehicles
• Actively approach customers to help them find items they are looking for
• Be courteous, respectful and professional to both the customer and your fellow volunteers
• Train and provide support to all new volunteers as required
• Ensure work area is clean, tidy and safe at all times
• Assist in providing information on Habitat for Humanity and making referrals when appropriate
• Other duties as required.
Provide customer service
Help with general housekeeping tasks
Assist with pick ups
Repair damaged items and assembles products to sell in the ReStore
Based on your background, expertise & special interest, you could help with various organizational initiatives such as marketing, communication, social media, event management & coordination, youth & community engagement, fundraising, donations, program support, administrative support, coaching, recreation, program activities, teaching assistance, education support, general assistance, transportation, food prep, kitchen work, meal preparation, usher, server, games, sports etc.
Several special events are organized each year where volunteers are needed to assist with organizing and running the event. Events such as: golf tournaments, diversity day events, racquet club events, dragon boat races and most importantly our annual fundraising Stardust gala.
The funds raised at these events goes towards providing programs for children in care such as bursaries, camps, educational programs and seasonal gifts through the Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton.
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.
Volunteers must have completed grade 8.
• People able to water, weed and harvest
• Fundraisers and a treasurer
• Communications volunteer to be a liaison with the local paper
• Provide courteous and responsive service to prospective donors
• Provide information about Canadian Blood Services programs and initiatives
• Assist with management of participant records and event documentation
• Deliver professional presentations on behalf of Canadian Blood Services about programs (including stem cell registry, as appropriate), the importance of blood donation and the need to recruit new blood donors for Canada’s blood system
• Complete all required forms on time and bring forward requests for additional information and post-presentation feedback to Volunteer Resources
Perfect for social butterflies with a good sense of humour, social work students, sports or gaming enthusiasts, martial arts, yoga or holistic health nuts.
Training is provided and all expenses are covered. You are welcome to join our activities. Make some new friends, get some exercise, commune with nature or stretch your artistic talents, all while giving back to your community.
Shifts are flexible and are offered throughout the region.
Lived mental health experience considered an asset.
This is a free neighbourhood event for older adults. A hot lunch, time to socialize and play cards, games and shoot pool afterwards.
I.e., office assistance, friendly visiting, assisting in activities, escorts to appointments, reading, library, computer, etc. Assignments will be based on volunteer skills and interests and department need.
Assist staff with the organization of resource materials.
-Shopping for 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.
-Post-program clean up; 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.
Visits could include conversation, games, activities of interest and /or outings in the local community. Time Commitment of 1-2 hours per week.
Visits may include conversation, games, activities of interest and /or outings in the local community. Time Commitment of 1-2 hours per week.
Suitable for Adults and Seniors who have a good driving record.
If you are skilled haircutter you would cut hair as well
Are you friendly, team worker, and have experience handling cash or in the food service business..then we want you!
Areas of opportunities are as follows:
THE BISTRO CAFE..daily food service
Breakfast @ the Bistro..Saturday monthly event
Volunteers pack unsold bread at Cobs Bread (Lakeshore Rd. & Thomas St. in downtown Oakville or at the new Upper Middle/8th line location) and deliver it to our storage facility located at Kerr Street Ministries (Kerr and Speers)
The running group will be targeted to our youth in care between the ages of 12-18.
The youth will learn to run 5kms and complete a 5km run
The group will also have an educational component with weekly presentations on key health issues.
Each youth will be set up with a mentor to run alongside.
- Electronic equipment
- Lighting and fixtures
- Seasonal items
Other duties as required.
• Responsible to coordinate tools required for the day’s activity and return tools to the Tool Crib Attendant.
• Ensure safety onsite at all times.
• Maintain a clean and orderly work site at all time.
• Maintain quality build standards in collaboration with the Site Foreperson and Construction Manager.
• May be required to load and unload delivery vehicles
• Must bring a cooperative and enthusiastic attitude to the construction site
• Able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs and possess reasonable agility to do necessary physical labour.
• Willingness and ability to learn new skills.
- Participate in fulfilling the HFH Halton volunteer department goals as set out in the Strategic Plan
- Schedule and Chair “Recognition Planning” meetings as required
- Lead the Volunteer Relations Committee in post-event debriefings
- Develop and recommend an affiliate recognition program (BBQ, internal awards etc.)
- Develop an Annual Events Calendar
- Plan, execute and assume the lead role in recognition events (theme, décor, location, food & beverage, supplies, etc. 350+ volunteers & guests)
- Work closely with HFH Halton-Mississauga Staff and Volunteers as required
- Strong interest in the environment, community history and citizen action; able to engage in an informal group structure. We are looking for diverse members as well as students/young people for summer event activity &/or other activities of youth interest.
- Engaging in discussion, planning, advising, brainstorming and assisting in support of this year's projects as follows: planning a reunion event; proceeding with development of a documentary film; contributing ideas and material for our social media Communications Group; maintaining and advancing our records of several hundred participants in the 1970s & early 1980s; Archiving our historical materials; and creating an Interview Library of interviews with many early participants in the initiation of recycling (started in Burlington) - plus current fund-raising initiatives.
• Learn how and help measure and ID trees
• Maintain vital trails system for the park
• Identify and remove invasive plants
courteous and professional service.
- Answer questions or direct to the correct staff person if necessary to appropriately answer.
- To respond to and handle house disturbances.
- To assist anyone who requires assistance or special seating arrangements.
- Other duties as assigned
Those who step forward to help with gardening learn about water efficiency, and what plants are habitat or food for which wildlife and important insect species. And very importantly, what plants are invaders that overrun our local natural spaces if not kept in check through removal and replacement plantings. Of course the learning occurs while engaged in hands-on projects that may include getting your hands dirty, while digging, planting, weeding, watering. Then, take a walk in the park and watch your work “grow! The Park is a great place to meet others while enjoying the outdoors!