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~Assist residents to get to and from the program area and help them during the activity is needed
* Transportation & Driving
* Community Resources
* Health Services
* Housing Options
* Volunteer opportunities
* Congregate Dining
* Social Activities
* Wellness Programs
* Other relevant information
Attend information meetings as needed. Willing to commit to 4-6 hours a month in the community.
- Support survivors of sexual assault and violence (and their support people) on the SAVIS 24 hour crisis line using an anti-
racist/anti-oppression feminist framework
- Complete SAVIS crisis line training and evaluation
- Agree to work 20 hours per month on the crisis line
- Must attend monthly volunteer meetings (6:30pm-8:30pm)
- Schedule shifts with Coordinator
- Submit monthly statistics reports
- Bread collection from Cobbs Bread on Tuesday & Thursdays at 8:00 pm
- Emptying 6 clothing bins all over Burlington during food collection routes
- Transporting food to partnering organizations for families in need when and where needed (sporadic and not daily)
- We are looking for a dedicated and reliable volunteer who feels comfortable lifting and also is able to walk back and forth to help us do recyclables, garbage etc.
- Be available one weekday each week - currently, our need is for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
- Call to the client the night before a drive and confirm details of pick-up
Perfect for social butterflies with a good sense of humour, social work students, sports or gaming enthusiasts, martial arts, or holistic health nuts.
- Handling donor acknowledgements and thank-you letters
- Identify donor prospects and research donor prospects
- Data entry and maintenance of the database
- Development of donor materials, presentations, and mailings
- Serves as an ambassador for the organization and promotes a positive image
(Please note this list is not exhaustive, nor do we require one volunteer to fulfill all roles. Volunteers will be assessed for suitability and job tasked accordingly.)
We are seeking dynamic and energetic individuals to volunteer working with other team members to identify and solicit donations from potential donors and sponsors in our community. Secured donations which highlight businesses will be showcased at our annual 2020 Stardust Gala (April 2020).
- Connect with your neighbours, members of the community, businesses, family and friends (online or in person) with a donation/sponsorship kit.
- Seek donations, as well as share information about the work of the Children's Aid Foundation of Halton.
The funds raised at the Stardust Gala will benefit children and youth in care with programs such as bursaries, camps, supplemental educational programs and seasonal gifts. With your help children and youth are put on the path to success. You’re the ONE making a difference and we thank you!
Our program is designed to meet the needs of our students in a learning environment that provides opportunities for blended learning activities with access to both hands-on and interactive materials.
Volunteers are required to assist in supervising individual groups and for general logistics of arrival/departure of the students who attend. This program has proven to be very successful, not only in raising the students’ school averages, but in allowing them to gain confidence and self-respect.
- Offer support and companionship
- Provide much-needed respite for a caregiver
- Help clients with daily activities, like reading and writing
- Support those struggling to cope with the loss of their loved one
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.
The time you spend during your weekly visit can be putting together a scrapbook, playing card games, or coming up with a creative and fun activity to do with your client over a 6 month period.
Provide social support for clients who are experiencing challenges with their memory, but still look forward to social and friendly visits.
Good communication skills, good listening skills, friendly telephone manner, sensitivity towards isolated older adults. Confidentiality and reliability are a must. Second languages urgently required: Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Kashmiri, Arabic, Italian and Portuguese.
Our volunteers act as positive role models to children of all ages throughout Halton. Individuals are matched with a child/youth in need and spend time doing recreational or social outings in the community. In as little as a few hours a month you can make a significant difference in the life of a child.
Expanding to include hand/arm massage and music therapy.
We are seeking volunteers to join:
• Program and Event Support
• Outreach and Advocacy
• Language Supports
• Fundraising initiatives
2. Continually check the shared calendar of events in order to sign up for outreach opportunities based on availability.
3. Maintain and monitor community profiles and contact sheets in collaboration with YAY (Youth Aiding Youth) Program Coordinator.
4. Liaise with community agencies and secondary schools in Halton.
5. Display an organized and appealing visual presentation. Host tables at various events such as community wellness/volunteer fairs and volunteer recruitment drives at secondary schools.
6. Participate in on-going training in order to develop and maintain a thorough understanding of ROCK services, specifically the Youth Aiding Youth program and other youth engagement initiatives.
7. Effectively engage attendees while discussing/presenting information regarding ROCK services, particularly volunteer opportunities at Youth Aiding Youth.
8. Distribute volunteer recruitment posters in the community and within secondary schools.
9. Engage community agencies and secondary schools through YAY’s social media accounts while at community events.
10. Debrief with YAY Program Coordinator at the end of each event.
Coordinate event day volunteers (upwards of 50 volunteers).
Input all shifts and manage Volunteer Hub- general computer skills required.
Lead all aspects of volunteer needs.
Work with all committee members to ensure all volunteer needs are fulfilled.
- Registration - Friday, June 5, 2020 - shifts from 10 - 6 pm and Saturday - June 6th shifts from 9 am- 8 pm (20 spots)
- Security (21+), General (10 spots), Finish Line (10 spots)
This is a fun night in downtown Burlington on Saturday, June 6, 2020
o Sort donations into the established categories and store in the appropriate location as directed by the Food Logistics Lead
o Check for damaged/expired food and manage according to KSMs procedures
o Restock the market shelves as needed
o Organize food in refrigeration units
o Follow KSM’s inventory management procedures
o Maintain supply of empty boxes, recycling as necessary
o Keep sorting area clean and tidy
o Maintain a courteous and professional manner with staff and other volunteers
Planning and engaging in recreational activities.
Other duties as assigned by Care Team.
- Engage in recreational activities, crafts and games with children in care
- Plan and execute recreational activities
- Assist with feeding children, and minor household tasks such as laundry, kitchen cleaning, and toy tidy up
You will work with the Event Chairs and other committee leads for warm leads on cash sponsorship.
You will seek businesses for in-kind contributions to help cut expenses, i.e. food, seek out donations for fundraisers, silent auction, etc. and seek out donations for the survivor tent.
Approach companies promoting Relay For Life as a team building experience and work with them to fundraise within their workplace.
Create content for LinkedIn that is specific for corporations.
- Fundraising tips
- Thank you's to sponsors, large donors, etc.
- Milestone recognition
- Corporate group involvement
Coordinate distribution of posters to local hubs with the Participant Recruitment and Retention Lead
Research community events to attend for the promotion for the Canadian Cancer Society and Relay For Life and recruitment of participants.
Seek out support from local media.
• Find opportunities to share the Canadian Cancer Society’s mission and activities before, during and after the event.
• Develop activities or other ways to share these messages.
• Implement all the mission activities suggested by the Canadian Cancer Society in your Relay
• Respond to questions from participants about the Canadian Cancer Society’s programs and investments.
• Always put the mission and impact at the centre of activities offered to participants.
We understand and appreciated that each volunteer's skill may not fit with every task.
Our Companionship volunteers are with the children at the bedside, during activities, within the Snoezelen area, enjoying arts and crafts, spending time outside, and generally are there to support the child and staff with whatever activities are going on around the Home.
Companionship volunteers must be at least 20 years of age.
-Develop a unique and creative poster board based on the interests of the child where the child’s successes are emphasized by graphing their success in the three central program areas (phonics, sight words, fluency) after every night of the program
-Conduct informal literacy assessment on the first day of program (pre-assessment) as well as on the last day of program (post-assessment) to determine where children need the most support, and to measure their gains in the program
-Provide a positive and safe learning environment
-Provide regular positive feedback on the student’s progress to instill self‐motivation and self‐confidence in their academic development
-Fill out session reports after the tutoring sessions to track the children’s progress
-Communicate with the child's parents on their progress and goals
-Attend required training sessions as necessary
-Where applicable, transport poster boards to and from the program
-Responsible for own transportation to and from program location
-Assist the program facilitator if needed
-We need volunteers to sell warm and trendy toques to commuters at two Burlington GO stations. (Burlington GO and Appleby GO).
-Early morning before school or work from 5:30-8:30am.
-Singers, musicians and volunteers willing to wear colorful clothing will help to attract sleepy commuters.
-Teams of 8-10 volunteers who are bubbly, outgoing, and who wish to have fun by using noisemakers, playing music or wearing bright clothing in order to get the attention of sleepy commuters, would be fantastic!
-You will wear Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton vests to help you identify as a volunteer.
-Debit/credit machines (POS) will be available to complete transactions.
This is a fun, high-energy event that you and/or your youth will really enjoy!
Become a Nanny Angel! How you can help:
• Provide fun, educational, creative and safe experiences for the children
• Minimum 6 months of commitment to ensure support during the duration of a mom’s cancer treatment and recovery
• 4 hours of childcare service per week to the same family
• Volunteers are matched with families based on compatibility and location within the Greater Toronto Area: Halton, Peel, York, Durham Regions and the City of Toronto.
The role is not that of a babysitter, housekeeper or personal assistant – Nanny Angels are there to engage and support the children.
Help staff to receive drop off items from our donors.
-Assist with the completion of client applications as needed
-Review and verify client application information by phone
-Request income verification as required
-Schedule in-home assessments and renovation work
-Assistance in the preparation and completion of program documentation
•understanding the Canadian context of their profession and workplace culture
•gathering information on their occupation and industry
•improving job search strategies and networks
Greet and assist with customer purchases, handle money transactions, merchandise products.
An overview of our women's service organization and the available volunteer opportunities that we offer will be presented. All volunteer positions require you to become a member of The May Court Club of Oakville. We are dedicated to creating a volunteer experience that can meet the active demands of today's lifestyle.
The Board of Directors manages every facet of the club. Terms are a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years in the same role. Job descriptions are available and can be requested from the Membership Director. Board Orientation is available.
Our fiscal year runs from September 1st to June 30th. The club does not operate throughout the summer months, although the club audit is conducted in the summer.
The Outreach Coordinator will help get our records organized and keep track of new contacts effectively:
- reconnect with previous contacts
- connect with Citizens' Committee for Pollution Control (CCPC) participants to add to our newsletter distribution
- prepare invitations for the celebration of our 50th anniversary of City-Wide Recycling (initiated in May of 1970)
We are open to some guidance and training in better organizing of information and details.also, you likely will be working with a collaborator. We find that it is important to have each person ready and able to stand in for the other, in circumstances of the other person being absent.
Visits may include conversation, games, activities of interest and /or outings in the local community. Time Commitment of 1-2 hours per week.
Currently looking for English, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, German speaking men and women in Halton. Other languages as needed.
Suitable for Adults and Seniors who have a good driving record.
-Utilize expertise in a professional field and provide counsel and advise to support the successful governance of the organization
-Support and provide guidance to the Executive Director in accordance with the Board of Directors By-laws
-Ensure Board By-laws remain current and relevant
-Provide expertise and advice in the development of the overall strategic direction of the organization
-Support and assist in the development of philanthropic resources and fundraising efforts; attend MCRC fundraising events
-Understand and influence, where necessary, public policies that affect MCRC
-Network within the community and advocate on behalf of the organization
-Report to the community and stakeholders at the Annual General Meeting
-Monitor and evaluate the Executive Director's performance
-Participate on Board sub-committees and attend monthly Board meetings
MCRC is especially interested in applicants from diverse backgrounds with expertise in not-for-profit operations and in Law and/or Human Resources.
Please forward your cover letter and resumé to Becky Andrade, Associate Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- Help develop, plan & organize special events and support our organizational fundraising activities.
- Work with other team members to identify, solicit & connect with potential donors, prospects and sponsors.
- Assist create communications, mailing lists, promotional and marketing materials.
- Support other initiatives like annual gala, anniversary celebrations, event programming, volunteer & alumni relations, PR and special campaigns, as needed and assigned.
- Manage highly sensitive financial and other personal information with confidentiality.
- Willingness and ability to travel and meet deadlines is required.
Prior relevant experience in a similar role especially working with non-profit organizations/charities/charitable foundations/schools is preferred but not necessary. Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and computer proficiency. Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail and sense of urgency. Superb in negotiation and relationship cultivation. Creative-thinker, self-starter with ability to work independently and within a team.
• Reporting to the designated depot at the assigned time (Mississauga near Oakville border)
• Picking up route list, and meals, etc.
• Delivering meals to assigned clients, dropping off notices etc. within expected time frames
• Ensuring that meals are received by the client at the time of delivery or following previously made arrangements or procedures
• Talking with the client to observe that they are safe and all is well
• Returning containers and any money collected to the designated depot
• Returning any undelivered meals to the designated depot
b) Maintain confidentiality of route sheets
c) Submission of expense claim form as required
d) Use “MOW” car sign to facilitate parking and to increase community awareness of the program
e) Report to the supervisor any concerns regarding the well-being of the clients
f) Attend in-service training as arranged by the branch, including initial orientation
- Update volunteer files
- Assist with documentation of completed hours
- Provide assistance in creating and updating volunteer orientation and training modules
- Assist with updating volunteer literature (position description and manuals)
- Assist with the creation and updating of policies and procedures
- Help with administrative duties as required (photocopying, faxing, etc.)
- Assist with the planning and execution of volunteer recognition programs and events
Visits are weekly for as little as one-hour time commitment for an in-home visit or a couple of hours if you care to take them to an activity in which you share an interest such as coffee, shopping, attend an art show, live music, even for a walk by the lake. By volunteering, you may also be providing some much-needed support to a caregiver or family member simply by visiting one of our wonderful clients.
Your visit helps maintain and encourage the client's confidence and independence.
We have a long list of non-English speaking clients waiting for company.
We are currently looking to fill in 10 positions (at least 3 for French; 5 for Math and 1 each for Chemistry and English) for a volunteer tutor who will be able to help a newcomer students.
Our volunteer opportunities are vast and varied.
A companion does not require personal experience with the justice system. Companion’s become an ally by providing support to program participants as they reintegrate into the community.
2. PEER MENTOR
A peer mentor is someone who has lived experience with the justice system and wishes to use that experiential knowledge to provide peer support to program participants.
Peers and companions will meet with program participants in the community once a week for a minimum of an hour. There will be "check-ins" and "check-outs" with the volunteer coordinator. There will be a monthly meeting for volunteers to get together and debrief their volunteer experience.
Peers and companions support program participants with their reintegration goals and do not perform counselling or case management duties. Peers and companions will support clients to be independent and provide guidance when a program participant is struggling. The only difference between the two roles is a peer has experiential knowledge and a companion does not have that lived experience. Therefore, the dynamic of the relationship will be slightly different. However, both roles are equally important to help program participants reintegrate back into the community and reduce the barriers of oppression.
Maintain a database of donors, interact with donors including donor institutions as required, oversee communications with donors, as well as relations with local media.
This position is suitable for female adults with a strong understanding of diversity & inclusion.
Weekly visit one of our wonderful clients' in their home. During your visit you can chat over coffee, play a game of cards, visit the library or museum, run some errands together - like grocery shopping...these are just a few ideas.
You'll be helping keep seniors and psychically challenged adults active, independent and happy.
We are governed by a Policy Board made up of a maximum of 11 volunteers, a mixture of parents and community members. Our board meets approximately 11 times per year (once per month, usually the 3rd Wednesday), in the evening. In addition to the board meetings, all board members have the opportunity to participate in one or more committees, which meet every 2 to 4 months. The average time commitment for our board members is about 3 to 4 hours per month. Each Board Member commits to a two-year term, during which they are to attend all Board meetings, vote on issues, sit on committees and form the governance direction of the organization.
We are currently accepting applications from interested and committed community members for the position of general Board Member. If you have a friend or neighbour in the community who you believe may be interested, please feel free to forward this posting to them.
If you are self-directed, currently reside in Halton, and are interested in giving back to your community, we would love to hear from you. We are a group of like-minded people who can have fun while still recognizing the important task our childcare centres must do.
Are you interested in learning more or applying? Please send by email a letter of interest to our Board President, Allison McLean at email@example.com with the subject heading: Board Member.
All communication will be kept confidential, and you will be contacted immediately with more information regarding the open positions. Please note that we ask for a minimum volunteer commitment of 2 years.
Duties may include the following items depending on the current project:
• Youth insights and feedback on various projects
• Learning about community resources and sharing them with your friends and other youth you know
• Planning, organizing and participating in projects and events
• Advocacy around project deliverables that have an impact on youth in our community
*PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is intended for youth residing in Oakville, Ontario. We are specifically seeking youth volunteers from the following schools in our North Oakville neighbourhood, but would be open to any youth living in Oakville who want to apply:
*Secondary Schools (All grades)
-Holy Trinity S.S.
-White Oaks S.S.
*Elementary Schools (Grades 7-8)
-St. Michael's Elementary
-St. Andrew's Elementary
-Our Lady Peace Elementary
- Physical activity: Volunteers lead warm up, running workouts, and other fitness activities while cheering them on and providing encouragement.
- Snack: Volunteers help to distribute snack to the students after the physical activity component.
- Word of the Day: Volunteers have the opportunity to explain a "Word of the Day” for the whole group. They will share the word selected for that week (as provided in the Director’s Manual) and ask for feedback from the students regarding the definition and how they can use it at some point in their lives.
- Journal: Volunteers assist children to record their accomplishments in both running and reading each week.
- Reading: Volunteers supervise as children read silently, read one-on-one with children or lead group reading, listen to them read and providing help and encouragement.
- A volunteer with Real Estate or Property Management experience is urgently required.
- Someone with a Legal background would be a great addition to our Board of Directors.
- A Director with Fundraising experience is urgently required.
Regularly attend and participate in board monthly meetings. Read, review materials that involve the corporation, especially board minutes, reports, and any literature that involves the corporation. Exercise a fiduciary responsibility for the assets, finances and investments of the corporation and exercise due diligence, care and caution as if handling one’s own personal finances.
If you have a few hours to spare a week, enjoy driving and love children then this is the volunteer role for you. Volunteer drivers take children and on occasion parents, to various appointments: therapy sessions, family visits, counselling sessions, court dates, support groups, and other important meetings.
Drivers are currently needed during day time hours. Some do a specific drive or two each week, others are called upon on a daily basis and yet others do once a month. We are always in need of reliable, readily available volunteer drivers.
Youth are divided into teams to work together and meet the challenges set out each day. It will be up to the youth to problem solve to win the RACE. The race is part of the whole camp experience and each day youth have the opportunity to win points and prizes as they complete each task and get closer to the final challenge.
The race includes trip to Toronto, Hamilton and Burlington. Volunteers join our specially trained counsellors and assist in all areas of the camp program. Energy, patience, and a keen sense of humour are the key qualifications for this role. This position is especially rewarding for students who are thinking of a career in social work or teaching.
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.
- assisting audience members to their seats
- ensuring the safety of the audience members at events, under the supervision of the Theatre staff
- checking tickets at ticketed events
- providing information to patrons about events at the theatre
- maintaining the basic tidiness of the theatre seating area and lobby
- assisting with Coat Check when needed
Attend and participate in monthly planning meetings (2 hrs per month).
Participate in work groups to create/edit resources, plan and host community events for families.
• 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
Assist staff with the organization of resource materials.
We are looking for volunteers who would like to work with our Social Media team (interviewing, editing, video and photo) and to work with our Theatre group (writing play scripts, rehearsing lines, setting up final stage presentation)
In The Loop Media (Mondays and/or Wednesdays 9-3).
Theatre group (Fridays 9-3).
Often times living in a Long Term Care (LTC) can be lonely, many of the individuals living with MS in LTC can often be more isolated because of the age difference and interests compared to the other residents.
If you have a spare few hours a month, you can really make a difference in someone's life.
Must be over 18 years old to complete Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Check screening requirements
Volunteers provide an opportunity for the client to be more than a diagnosis; creating a safe place for clients and their families to share the physical, emotional and spiritual changes they are experiencing. A visit might include legacy work, sharing histories, talking of gardening, or sitting quietly.
Visits usually take place once a week for about 1-2 hours in the client’s home. At times the volunteer may provide respite for the caregiver. Dependent on the client’s ability may take the client out for a walk or a drive as well.
- 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
Visits may include conversation, games, activities of interest and /or outings in the local community. Time Commitment of 1-2 hours per week.
Expand the awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse in your communities.
- Help in organizing training, info sessions, workshops and events to celebrate seniors in your communities
- Support and encourage social participation and inclusion of seniors
- Participate in the creation of flyers, calendars and other promotional materials for the purpose of the SEEN project
- Assist with the production and distribution of promotional materials
- Perform outreach activities and other related duties as required
2. Emptying, cleaning out and restocking the store room
3. Answering telephones/taking messages in the office
As a Game On! Facilitator your role is to lead a group of 10-12 grade 6 to 8 boys in a 10 week program focusing on active living, balanced eating and feeling positive about themselves.
Twice a month pick up market vegetables.
This position requires moderate lifting and access to a vehicle
We do not give advice. Volunteers befriend and listen to callers, provide crisis prevention/intervention and help callers explore alternatives so they may find a solution to their particular situation.
Event day: Set-up, clean-up, registration, raffle ticket sales, silent auction navigation.