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* On-route Course Marshal
* Sweep Pacer - we are seeking two individuals, one Sweep Pacer will be assigned to the 10K Race, the other to the Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon. -- the role of the Sweep Pacer is to follow each race and aid any runners seeking assistance, update the event staff via radio, and to advise the team when the last participant crosses the finish line.
* Bus Volunteer - if you are 18 or older
* Runner’s Expo Volunteer Assistant
* Photographer Volunteer
We have a wide variety of options for you to choose from. If you are an Ontario high school student looking to get an early start on your community service hours, look no further!
Non-students, Oakville residents and beyond are all welcome to join the fun of Race Weekend. Sign up here today: www.oakvillehalfmarathon.com/volunteers/
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email us at email@example.com or call (905)-949-1910 ext. 235.
We are currently in search of many more Course Marshals to be stationed along the route on the Sunday. The shift time would be from 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM and will change slightly depending on your assigned location. All Course Marshals are required to attend a mandatory training session which they will be notified about via email closer to Race Weekend. We could also use assistance at our Runner’s Expo and start/finish area both taking place in Coronation Park, Oakville.
If you have a group of 10 or more and are able to assist with an aid station, cheer station or other areas please contact us directly at 905-949-1910 ext. 235. ‘Cheer Stations’ will be located between aid stations so if you have a group with lots of spirit and energy that want to be an official ‘Cheer Station’, let us know! Groups can include friends, family, a team, cheerleading squad, a group of office friends, etc.
Interested groups should email directly firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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)
You will work out of one of many Waste Stations throughout Spencer Smith Park and help us to keep the event green and clean.
You will be provided with a t-shirt and disposable gloves.
Most shifts last 4 hours with a break.
You will work as part of a team of two (2) or more in the small stations and a team of three (3) or more in the large waste stations
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 on the same shift for the Recycling Team.
You will be sent an email with links to the Volunteer Manual and the Accessibility Guide in August.
You will be asked to attend a Volunteer Orientation event on the evening of Thursday August 31st at Spencer Smith Park - you will be sent an email with more details in August.
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.
There are a variety of event components and duties to choose from that may include: serving refreshments, conducting tours, reception/admission duties, gift shop sales, assisting in the children’s activity area or set-up of equipment for the event (some heavy lifting may be required).
- 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.
• 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.
• 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
This is a free neighbourhood event for older adults. A hot lunch, time to socialize and play cards, games and shoot pool afterwards.
- Encourage guests and participants to bring a donation for the Infant Food Bank - diapers, formula, cereal and/or jars and pouches of baby food
-Volunteers work with the Infant Food Bank Facilitator to provide a plan for their event which includes methods of gathering donations, outline of product or fundraising goal and identification of event timeline.
- MCRC will provide posters and information about the Infant Food Bank and, if you like, an Infant Food Bank container for your guests to fill
Note: You can drop off your collected donations to MCRC at 410 Bronte Street South, Milton or we can arrange to pick them up.
Students: earn up to 4 hours of volunteer time for organizing and hosting your own Infant Food Bank event
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.
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
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.
• Learn how and help measure and ID trees
• Maintain vital trails system for the park
• Identify and remove invasive plants
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!