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Center Host   Durham Region  Oshawa 
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Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario

The Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario is looking for volunteers to support the seafarers when they arrive in our ports here in Oshawa.  Volunteers are needed to support seafarers in our centre by ensuring that we are open, coffee and snacks are available, assist seafarers in their needs and be a friendly face to those that are far from home.  We are also looking for volunteers to visit the ships to connect with the seafarers there and ensure that their welfare and needs are looked after.

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Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario

Nature of the Position

This position offers practical and emotional support to Seafarers.

​Outline of Responsibilities

  • Welcome seafarers to the Port of Oshawa

  • Respond to emergency calls for assistance

  • Offer practical, emotional support to seafarers

  • Engage in conversation with and be a friendly ear to people far from home and family

  • Journal visits

  • Bring a “presence and welcome” to ship-bound seafarers

  • Provide practical support to crews

  • Requires CSA rated safety boots/shoes, to be provided by volunteer

  • Requires proper personal protective wear, to be provided by MTSSO

  • Attend volunteer meetings and training events as required

Virtual Programming Course Instructor   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Kurius

Do you have a passion for coding and a desire to share your knowledge and skills? Do you want to make a difference in the world by helping others to learn how to code?

If your answer is yes, then we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Kurius is a non-profit coding education organization that aims to provide free and accessible programming courses to anyone who wants to learn. We teach the fundamental concepts of various popular programming languages.

We are looking for volunteer instructors to help us run our online courses. As an instructor, you will be responsible for:

  • Preparing and delivering engaging lessons based on a curriculum aligned with your knowledge and strengths
  • Providing feedback and support to students during the course
  • Collaborating with other instructors and staff members to ensure the quality and consistency of our courses

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer instructor, please fill out this form by May 27, and we will get back to you soon. 

https://forms.gle/aywuQ8FcBTHSuPov5

Thank you for your interest and support!

For more information about us, check out our website, or join our Discord server.

 

Adoption Centre Team Member   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Action Volunteers for Animals

We are seeking volunteers to help out at the adoption centre in Pickering at Petsmart .  Duties include:

  • cleaning cat cages, litter pans, ensuring cats have fresh food and water
  • keeping centre clean
  • brushing, socializing and playing with cats 
  • Spending time interacting and socializing shyer cats
  • talking to public about cats, and potential adopters about adoptable cats 
  • assisting with the adoption process for cats approved for adoption 
  • communicating with fellow volunteers about any information needed and arranging coverage for any absences

 

Art Studio Assistant   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Robert McLaughlin Gallery (The)
72 Queen St, Oshawa, ON

Help our renowned Learning and Engagement Department deliver a variety of educational programming including children's art classes, March Break camp, Summer Camp OPG Sunday and more! Assisting the Learning and Engagement Department is an excellent way to learn about a range of artistic techniques and practices, as well as gain valuable practical experience working with children of all ages. Please inquire if you have any questions about this role!

Cancer Support - In-home Childcare Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Nankind, 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.

There's a family in your community waiting for their very own Angel!

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Oshawa Museum
Oshawa

ABOUT THE OSHAWA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Oshawa Historical Society is a not-for-profit charitable institution, founded in 1957 and is an affiliate of the Ontario Historical Society. The purpose of the Oshawa Historical Society is to bring together those individuals interested in the diverse historical aspects of Oshawa and to research, record, retain, preserve, and present historical information pertaining to the Oshawa area.

The Society also operates the Oshawa Museum, which celebrates Oshawa’s history with engaging events, inspiring exhibits, and an immense collection of archival materials. Nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario in beautiful Lakeview Park, the Oshawa Museum tells the story of Oshawa from Indigenous inhabitants to present day.

The Oshawa Museum is situated on the traditional territory and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. Our work on these lands acknowledges the signatory communities of the Williams Treaties, as well as the Mississauga Nation and other members of the broader Indigenous community, for their resilience, and their longstanding contributions to the area now known as the Durham region.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Oshawa Historical Society (managing the Oshawa Museum) is currently accepting applications for appointment to its Board of Directors. Each volunteer Board member will serve until the next Annual General Meeting, where they may be elected to the Board for the following year.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Board will:

-          Provide strategic leadership
-          Manage resources effectively
-          Set future goals
-          Determine and monitor the OHS’ programs and services
-          Enhance the public image of the OHS

Board members are expected to:

-          Understand and demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and programs
-          Attend meetings on a regular basis
-          Prepare for meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation required to actively participate in them
-          Contribute skills and knowledge by participating actively in meetings and committee work
-          Avoid any potential conflicts of interest
-          Understand and maintain confidentiality
-          Ensure the organization is complying with all legal and regulatory requirements
-          Support Board decisions and policies outside of board meetings

The Oshawa Historical Society is responsible to Board members in the following ways:

-          Monthly financial reports and an update of organizational activities will be sent to board members that allow them to meet their fiduciary duties as board members.
-          Opportunities will be offered for board members to discuss with the executive director and the board president the organization's programs, goals, activities, and status; additionally, such opportunities can be requested.
-          The OHS will keep board members informed about issues in the field  and provide opportunities for professional development as a board member.
-          Board members and staff will respond in a timely, straightforward manner to inquiries that  are necessary to carry out  fiscal, legal, and moral responsibilities to the OHS.  Board members and staff will work in good faith with one another toward achievement of organizational goals.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

-          Knowledge or an interest in aspects of the history of Oshawa
-          Post-secondary or work experience in a relevant field
-          At this time, the Board of Directors is especially interested in recruiting members with working knowledge and education in the following areas: project management, fundraising, human resources.

Human Resources Assistant   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Murray McKinnon House
downtown Oshawa

Volunteer will be expected to:

·         Assist HR Generalist with follow-up in obtaining any missing documents.

·         Once obtained, place missing documents in file and update checklist.

·         Attend two of our downtown Oshawa locations to complete the project at each location (located beside each other).

·         Carefully review each personnel file (approximately 65 total) to ensure all required documentation is present.

·         Attach a checklist document to each file indicating what is present and/or missing.

·         Maintain confidentiality of personnel files.

·         Commit to project completion.

Volunteer must:

  • Be willing to work from each of our two downtown Oshawa locations
  • Provide a current Vulnerable Sector Screening Reference check prior to starting the project.
  • Be able to communicate (read/write) proficiently in English.
BOARD MEMBER - Volunteer!   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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The Cultural Empowerment Project

As a board member, you will be required to:
- Be an advocate for the organization.
- Attend quarterly board meetings – please note that currently most of the meetings are held online and when in person, they are held in the Oshawa area.
- Actively serve on at least one Board committee and support committee initiatives.
- Attend and support fundraising and project initiatives when possible.

We are particularly interested in board members with the following:
- Experience in finance and accounting; a licensed Chartered Public Accountant is an asset.
- Expertise and experience in Human Resources.
- Legal expertise, particularly in non-profit law.
- Fundraising experience and expertise.
- Lived experience that aligns with our mission, i.e., cultural education, community empowerment, and social justice.
- Any experience or expertise in DEIA is considered an asset.

Writer, editer for health articles   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Myasthenia Gravis Society of Canada
from home location, virtual

MG Canada requires a volunteer help our project lead with editing and writing short health related arcticles for our website. MG Canada is a registered charity that promotes awareness for myasthenis gravis patients and caregivers in Canada.. The volunteer would work virtually with our projecte lead, approx 2-3 hours a week on articles that they are comfortable with editing and re-writing, as we have archived articles that wefreshing.

Bingo Volunteers - Red Barn Oshawa   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Animal Guardian Society [The]
Red Barn Oshawa

BINGO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Help out our animals in a fun & social way by helping us out at charity bingo! Bingo happens in the afternoons at the Red Barn in Oshawa. Duties include counting bingo card inventory, handling cash and selling bingo cards.

Treasurer, Board of Directors   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Simcoe Hall Community Programs & Food Bank
387 Simcoe St. S. Oshawa

Simcoe Hall, Board of Directors, Treasurer

BACKGROUND

Simcoe Hall Settlement House was established in 1935 by the Women’s Welfare League, in response to human and health conditions created by the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Over the 85-year history of Simcoe Hall, this non-profit organization has helped tens of thousands of at-risk individuals, living, and working in our community.

Simcoe Hall currently offers the following:
·       A ministry-funded After-School program that provides a safe place for almost 50 children and youth ages 7-13 to participate in active play, receive homework support, and allow access to proper nutrition.  Daily, each child receives a snack and dinner.
·       A Food Bank, one of the largest in Durham Region, addressing the challenge of food security by providing non-perishables and fresh produce to over three thousand individuals a month.  
·       A Senior Program called the Sassy Seniors Club for adults 55 +.  The weekly program offers a variety of activities including bingo, as well as snacks, coffee, and a hot lunch prepared by our cook.  The program gives those attend the opportunity to socialize, spend time with their friends and stay connected. 
·       Seasonal programs such as: New backpacks full of supplies are made available to children, youth, and teens starting school; Provision of food hampers to close to one thousand families and toys to children at Christmas.

OUR MISSION AND VISION

To provide wellness opportunities through our foodbank and programs that serve children, individuals and families who experience financial and social challenges. Our vision is to be part of a community that will allow children, individuals, and families to experience and lead healthy, meaningful, and socially responsible lives.

SUMMARY

Simcoe Hall is searching for an enthusiastic, driven individual with financial experience to join our volunteer Board of Directors. The Director will have oversight responsibilities for the maintenance of the agency’s financial records following legislation and GAP. This individual will work directly with the board, Executive Director, bookkeeper, and the agency’s auditor. The range of the agency’s operating budget is $800,000 - $1,000,000.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·       Ensure that effective financial measures, procedures, and controls are in place that are appropriate for the agency to comply and adhere to all regulatory requirements for non-profit organizations.
·      Participate in the development of a draft annual budget and present to the board for approval.
·       Present monthly financial statements to the Board for approval.
·       Monitor the monthly reporting and projected financial statements and advise board of financial related issues.
·       Coordinate with agency’s Auditors regarding preparation of the audited financial statements. Provide oversight to address auditors’ concerns, identify issues and deficiencies.
·       Interact with Executive Director and Bookkeeper regarding monthly financial statements, annual budget, and auditors’ reports.
·       On-going monitoring of financial Policies and Procedures and review with the Board.
·       Serve as a co-signer of cheques with at least one other signing Officer.

Interested parties should send resume to info@simcoehall.com

Christian Faith Outreach Centre HUB Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Christian Faith Outreach Centre
158 Harwood Ave S Ajax, ON

Join us as a Volunteer at the Christian Faith Outreach Centre's low barrier "one stop shop" HUB in Ajax, ON. Your role will be pivotal in providing support and assistance to individuals seeking a wide range of services in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Your dedication and compassion will help make a significant impact on the lives of those we serve.

Key Responsibilities:

- Greet and assist patrons with a friendly and non-judgmental approach, offering guidance on available services.

- Collaborate with referral partners to connect individuals with needed services and resources.

- Distribute basic necessities such as food, hygiene products, and clothing.

- Support resource organization and maintenance in the HUB, including restocking and cleanliness.

- Empower and advocate for patrons, encouraging self-advocacy and steps towards improvement.

- Maintain a safe and inclusive atmosphere, following established guidelines and protocols.

Qualifications:

- Essential qualities include compassion, empathy, and a nonjudgmental attitude.

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

- Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect privacy.

- Flexibility and adaptability to a dynamic environment.

Training and Support:

Receive thorough training covering de-escalation techniques, trauma-informed care, and HUB services. Ongoing support and supervision provided.

Event Committee Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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BGC Durham

Plan and produce specific events held throughout the Region of Durham.

A one (1) year commitment is asked for as a minimum

Current Event Committee opportunities include:  Golf Tournaments, Galas, Awards Ceremonies, Seasonal events, and other special events

Specific Job Duties:

  • Attend Committee meetings and actively participate.
  • Have experience with event planning
  • Accept assignments and tasks that ensure the committee's objectives are met.
  • Gather/share information about potential donors, guests, and sponsors, and build the list through personal and professional networks.
  • Assess current attendee and sponsor lists and identify gaps in various networks.
  • Create an ongoing list of attendee and sponsor prospects that fit the previously identified gaps.
  • Support the organization to achieve the fundraising goals by securing corporate sponsorships and in-kind donations for the silent/live auction.
  • Invites individuals and prospects to attend.
  • Attend events and help by welcoming and networking with guests.
  • Additional duties may be requested by the Committee Chair.

You are expected to stay informed, ask questions, and participate in discussion, decision-making, and implementation of committee activities.

Golf Fore Kids Golf Event Volunteer- Monday, June 24th, 2024   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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BGC Durham

Help with the day of events of a golf tournament. Various positions. This tournament will be at the Oshawa Golf & Curling Club at  160 Alexandra St., Oshawa, ON, on Monday, June 24th, 2024.

Swim with a Buddy   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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BGC Durham

Swim with a Buddy Volunteers will help young children become comfortable in the water. 

Swim with a Buddy takes place every Friday evening at our Eastview location -- 433 Eulalie Ave., Oshawa.

Volunteers must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 14 years of age
  • Provide 2 references (neither can be from family members)
  • Able to swim and comfortable in the water
  • Commit to a schedule based on volunteer's availability
  • Volunteers over 18 years old require a Vulnerable Sector check
Swim with a Buddy- Summer Camp   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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BGC Durham
Eastview location -- 433 Eulalie Ave., Oshawa.

Swim with a Buddy Volunteers will help young children become comfortable in the water. 

Swim with a Buddy takes place Monday- Friday during summer camp at our Eastview location -- 433 Eulalie Ave., Oshawa.

Volunteers must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 14 years of age and going into grade 9
  • Provide 2 references (neither can be from family members)
  • Able to swim and comfortable in the water
  • Commit to a schedule based on volunteer's availability
  • Volunteers over 18 years old require a Vulnerable Sector check
Swimming Lesson Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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BGC Durham
BGC Durham- 433 Eulalie Ave, Oshawa
  • Assist the swim instructor with children during a swimming lesson as needed
  • Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.
  • Provide 2 references (not family)
  • Have or be working towards Bronze Medallion
  • Commit to a set schedule for the length of a 10-week session
  • The schedule will depend on availability. 
  • A Vulnerable Sector check is required of those over 18 years of age.

 

Swimming Lesson Volunteer- Summer Camp   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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BGC Durham
BGC Durham- 433 Eulalie Ave, Oshawa
  • Assist the swim instructor with children during a swimming lesson as needed
  • Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and entering grade 9.
  • Provide 2 references (not family)
  • Have or be working towards Bronze Medallion
  • Commit to a set schedule for the length of a 8-week session
  • The schedule will depend on availability. 
  • A Vulnerable Sector check is required of those over 18 years of age.
Front Entrance/Welcome Table Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Uxbridge Farmers' Market
Uxbridge

Volunteers attending the Uxbridge Farmers' Market front entrance are responsible for:

  • welcoming guests to the market
  • tracking # of entrants (using handheld counter device)
  • handing out raffle tickets
  • informing guests of any special events/demos taking place
  • assisting with basic setup/cleanup

The Uxbridge Farmers' Market runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday rain or shine - volunteers must dress for the weather as the market is outdoors. 

Kids' Zone Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Uxbridge Farmers' Market

The Uxbridge Farmers' Market offers a variety of interactive programming for kids to enjoy while their families shop at the market. These include but are not limited to sensory play tables, colouring sheets, scavenger hunts, and simple arts and crafts. Volunteers attending the Kids' Zone are responsible for:

  • hyping up the Kids' Zone area
  • welcoming kids and families over
  • encouraging kids to participate
  • offering simple instruction and low-level support for kids' activities 
  • assisting with basic setup/cleanup

The Uxbridge Farmers' Market runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday rain or shine - volunteers must dress for the weather as the market is outdoors. 

The Kids' Zone is NOT a daycare service and children are not to be left in the care of the Kids' Zone Volunteer.

Marshals, Timers, scanners, tailwalkers.   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Parkrun Canada

Our weekly event requires:  A Marshall - to help direct the runners at turnpoionts

A Timer - will need a smartphone and be able to download the timing app which will be used to time the prticipants for their 5K wlak/run/jog

A scanner - will need a smartphone to use the app to scan barcodes at the end of the event

A tailwalker - will be walking the course, following the last participant. Will act as course 'sweep' as well as pick up signage.

VOLUNTEERS FOR SAMAC   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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The Wynfield, Long Term Care Residence
Agecare Samac LTC

Looking for long-term Volunteers (minimum of 6 months, required to attend 2 hours minimum per week) to assist with every day programs, events, outings, entertainment and much MORE!

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Community Living Ajax-Pickering & Whitby

General Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

The Board is responsible for the governance and the overall performance of the Corporation.  The responsbilities of the Board shall inlcude all things required by the Board pursuant to Non-Profit Corporatons Act, and other applicable laws, including without limitation:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial oversight including appointment of an Auditor
  • Governance
  • Appoint and supervise the Executive Director
  • Montoring of organizational risk and mitigation strategies
  • Ensure mechanisms are in place to provide high quality of care to people with intellectual disabilities
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Girls Inc. of Durham

Volunteer one to two hours of your time to help out young moms in the Durham religion by delivering free food bags.

Food delivery days are every Tuesday, where our volunteers meet up at our Ajax office around 12:00 pm to pick up the food bags. They then deliver the bags to pregnant/new moms, and their families in Durham.

Girls Inc. of Durham Board of Director   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Girls Inc. of Durham

The Board of Directors represents the leaders of our agency and serves as a working board that oversees the long term strategic vision and overall health of the organization. Directors approve the organization’s philosophy and continually review the management’s performance while working toward agency goals. The Board of Directors will also annually review and approve plans for funding in view of organizational goals. Board members have a list of responsibilities that they renew every year during the annual election at our Annual General Meeting.

Woodwright   Durham Region  Pickering 
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Pickering Museum Village
Pickering Museum Village, 2365 Concession Rd 6, Greenwood

Demonstrate daily activities of museum woodwork shop * create items for sale in gift shop * use skills to repair and restore existing village buildings

Seeking volunteer mentors for youth   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Affiliation For Inspiring Youth Upliftment (AFIYU)
Durham

Seeking volunteer male mentors for boys ages 9 - 16. Must be 21+ and preferably identifies as representing the Afro-Canadian Black community. If you are empathetic, kind and caring, we would love to connect you with a youth in need of support and guidance. Position is hybrid (both in person and virtual), and commit to at least 6 months. Please contact us for more details.

Heritage Gardener   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Pickering Museum Village
Pickering Museum Village, 2365 6th Concession Rd, Greenbank

Be a part of a team of museum village gardeners * assist in the research, planning, planting, and maintenance of the heritage gardens

Volunteer Tour Guide   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Canadian Automotive Museum
  • Conduct guided tours for visitor groups of all ages, sharing stories and insights about our exhibits.

  • Conduct gallery interpretation and interact with visitors during public events, including March Break and Doors Open Oshawa. Engage with visitors, provide interpretation on the collection, and answer questions to enhance their museum experience.

  • Interact with tour groups, school classes, car clubs,  and individual visitors, tailoring your communication to suit different age ranges and backgrounds.

  • Be on-call to be onsite at minimum 2 hours a week, spending time circulating in the galleries when not giving tours. Work with museum staff to ensure a welcoming and informative environment for all visitors.

In-School Mentor   Clarington  Durham Region 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington
Clarington schools

Provide positive one-on-one attention, guidance, and support to a child while at school; play sports, games, crafts, promote importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers 

Camp Volunteer Support   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Sunrise Developmental Support Services
Camp Wabikon, 2430 T234 Lake Temagami, Temagami, ON P0H 2H0

You will be responsible for ensuring the well-being of our members while supporting an incredible experience with them at camp. Volunteers in cabins are balanced between newer and more experienced volunteers, all of whom attend a 2-day mandatory training. You will ensure the daily support for our members including but not limited to:

  • ensuring they are brought to the nurses cabin to receive their meds
  • bringing members to various activities throughout camp
  • act in a friend-like support for members where rapport building means creating friendships, while role-modeling healthy social/life skills
  • ensure our members are cared for in their daily routines and hygiene depending on the level of  support. 
  • attend daily activities and programs with members, encourage participation and provide an unforgettable experience for and with them!

Luggage Drop Off & Departure

The day before departure, all members and volunteers will bring their luggage to the Sunrise main building to pack up. Please note that we recommend soft luggage such as hockey bags to avoid potential damages. All materials brought to camp from food items, luggage, first aid and activity supplies are placed in a Penske truck. If you take any medications whether prescribed, non-prescription (i.e. supplements), or as-needed (PRN), you will need to provide the medication along with documentation at luggage drop off. From there, you will review your medications and documentation with one of the camp nurses - volunteers under the age of 18 yo will need a parent or guardian to accompany and sign off on documentation. Medication documentation will be sent to you via email by our Recreation Manager Carly. 

We will meet at Sunrise and take a bus up to Camp. Please find dates for orientation and camp below! You will be requested to bring a "brown bag lunch" meaning nothing that requires heating up or refrigeration. Food is catered throughout the week including the drive back from camp. Volunteers are welcome to bring snacks of their own but are asked to enjoy them away from members during off hours. 

Training & Mixer

Volunteers will receive a 2-day training that will help prepare them for the adventurous week at camp. Please note, all new volunteers will also be asked to attend some of our monthly events including a mandatory Cabin Retreat (we have ones in May and June, please see mandatory dates below for details).  This will help newer volunteers grasp the routines of getting up with members and get to know some of the wonderful people who will be attending camp. We will also be hosting a Wabi Mixer (dates below) where members and volunteers can mingle with who is in their cabin before camp!

Mandatory Dates 

  1. Wabikon Training Day 1 - Sunday July 28th from 10am-3pm
  2. Wabikon Training Day 2 - Saturday August 10th from 10am-3pm
  3. Wabikon Mixer - Thursday August 15th from 6-9pm
  4. Wabikon Luggage & Medication Drop Off - Saturday August 18th from 1-4pm
  5. Camp Departure - Monday August 19th at 7:30am (leave at 8am) at our main building.
  6. Camp Return - Sunday August 25th between 4-5pm 

Please select these on the booking site in addition to Camp if attending Volunteer Mixer August 17th 6pm - 9pm Volunteer Orientation & Training Weekend Chose ONE selection on the booking site in addition to Camp July 29th + 30th OR August 12th + 13th Luggage & Medication Drop Off August 19th 12pm - 3pm Camp Departure Monday August 7:30am - Bus leaves at 8am Camp Return Sunday August 27th - Bus returns at approximately 5pm

Fundraising Administrative Support   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Community Care Durham

Reporting to the Fund Development Team, assist in managing various administrative tasks related to our fundraising efforts.

  • Prepare thank-you letters and cards to donors to express appreciation for their contributions
  • Conduct research to create potential donor request lists
  • Ensure timely and accurate delivery of acknowledgment materials to donors
  • Track donor acknowledgements and contacts in donor management system
  • Assist in maintaining a donor management system
  • Assist the FD Team in day-to-day activities
Fundraising Campaign Support   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Community Care Durham
Work remotely from home with occasional visits to the Whitby Hub

Reporting to the Fund Development Team, assist in reaching out to potential donors, sponsors and partners via email and/or phone to support fundraising campaigns.   

  • research into potential donors, partners and sponsors for financial and/or in-kind donations
  • initiate and maintain communication through email and phone
  • effectively convey CCD's mission, values adn fundraising goals
  • provide information and encourage participation
  • provide the FD Team regular updates on outreach activities and progress
  • report any feedback, concerns or opportunities for improvement to campaign strategies
Write friendly letters in Italian - Volunteer from Home   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Letters Against Isolation

Write friendly, personal letters in Italian to senior citizens in aged care homes and programs. Spread joy to someone in their native language!

  • Demonstrate empathy and kindness, connect with elders and help them realize that they are special and appreciated.
  • Supply your own stationery and ensure adequate postage to mail your letters, or arrange to hand-deliver them.
  • Your words will be read and cherished by elders who likely won’t have the physical ability or resources to respond to you.

  • This is a remote opportunity. You’ll volunteer from home on your own schedule as your own pace.

Get started whenever you're ready by registering on our website as an individual, student, or group. We offer a program for students and student clubs requesting verification of their letters for community service credit.

Community Food Box – Delivery Person/Packer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Community Care Durham
Pick up food boxes from Oshawa/Whitby Community Hub

Deliver food boxes on Fridays to clients' homes.  Food boxes contain a variety of healthy food essentials, locally made or grown.

Packers assemble food items, organize and fill food boxes on Thursdays.

Meals on Wheels - Driver / Packer / Cleaning Bags   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Community Care Durham
Durham Region

Deliver meals along an assigned route usually designed to be completed in 1-1.5hrs * Deliver meals to the clients' door.  Have a few minutes for a brief chat.  Pick-up around 11am.

Pack meals in MOW bags in the morning hours

Clean out and sanitize returning MOW bags in the afternoon 
 

Delta Bingo Host Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Durham Youth Services, Ajax

We need volunteers work in pairs for a 2-hour shift * you can choose as many or as few shifts as you like * all Charity Bingo Volunteers receive a comprehensive one-hour orientation which is done online at a time convenient for you.

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Letters Against Isolation

Letters Against Isolation volunteers send friendly, handwritten letters to senior citizens in aged care homes and programs. Join us in writing thoughtful, unique letters and cards to seniors in care facilities in Canada and worldwide:

  • This is a remote opportunity. You’ll volunteer from home on your own schedule as your own pace.
  • Craft each letter with sincere wishes, a personal message, and a considerate question.
  • Demonstrate empathy and kindness, connect with elders and help them realize that they are special and appreciated.
  • The most meaningful part of the letter is where the you write about yourself - this is what makes each message unique and special.
  • Avoid topics like politics, religion, and holidays to ensure a positive impact.
  • We strictly protect the privacy of our writers and our seniors.
  • Letters should be uplifting and addressed to a “friend” rather than a specific person.
  • Your words will be read and cherished by elders who likely won’t have the physical ability or resources to respond to you.
  • We offer numerous blogposts with ideas about what to write and how to decorate your letters.
  • You’ll need to supply your own stationery and ensure adequate postage to mail your letters to our partner facilities, which are currently located in Canada, the US, the UK and Australia. 
  • We welcome employers, teachers, students, foreign language students, clubs, organizations, and writers of all ages.

To get started, register as an individual, student or group on our website. You will receive our weekly newsletter and gain access to our web portal, where you’ll sign up to mail letters to any of our designated partner facilities.

We are seeking letter writers who will participate year-round, individually or as a group, in English or one of 30 different languages, across the US or globally. Just one letter makes a difference!

Retail Mission Thrift Store Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Mission Thrift Store - Central Region, Oshawa
1300 Simcoe St., N., Oshawa, ON L1G 4X4

Volunteers needed to exercise their expertise in the following areas:

  • receive and sort donations
  • greet and help assist customers 
  • cashier duties
  • electronics/small appliance fixer and tester
  • put together creative, pleasing displays
  • handyman around the building 
  • clean and price items for the following departments:  housewares, books, jewellery, sports, furniture, clothing, shoes, linens, purses and luggage, toys, electronics and high-end collectables/sports memorabelia
Volunteer   Durham Region  Oshawa 
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Back Door Mission for the Relief of Poverty, Oshawa

General volunteers do a variety of tasks including food service * dispensing pantry goods * monitoring washrooms * coat check * and various other odd jobs.

Bingo Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Girls Inc. of Durham

Girls Inc. of Durham is currently looking for Bingo volunteers!   Volunteers are needed for a 2-hour shift once a week at Delta Bingo and Gaming in Pickering. In exchange for volunteering, Delta generously supports Girls Inc. programs.   A single volunteer shift can raise enough funds to sponsor a girl to attend a life-changing Girls Inc. camp for FREE!   We are looking for individuals who are: -19+ -have two doses of their vaccine -available during the day 

Chef   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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The Cultural Empowerment Project

TCEP is all about GOOD food, so we depend on the culinary skills of Durham area chefs to help make sure all our food programs are as delicious as possible. Volunteer Chefs may support cooking classes, feature at a dinner event, or support event food.

 We believe that food has the power to bring people together!

We will provide more information on specifics regarding how often you’ll be needed including dates and times. 

The links below will provide more information on our organization:

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/theculturalempowermentproject?utm_source=qr&igshid=MzNlNGNkZWQ4Mg%3D%3D

 

Content Creator   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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The Cultural Empowerment Project
  • Promoting our programs and workshops on social networks and monitor engagement (e.g. comments and shares)
  • Creating and distributing marketing copy to advertise our projects
  • Writing blog posts about our inititatives and events 
  • Ultimately, you will help us reach our target audience by delivering both useful and appealing online information regarding our events, workshops and programs.
  • Identify community needs and recomend new topics

Requirements:

  • A student involved in the above areas of study, seeking to get hands on experience

   Or:

  • Anyone with experience and a willingness to get involved with community work.

The links below will provide more information on our organization:

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/theculturalempowermentproject?utm_source=qr&igshid=MzNlNGNkZWQ4Mg%3D%3D

Event Support   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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The Cultural Empowerment Project

TCEP hosts both public and private special events including receptions and seated dinners. Event Support volunteers will assist with event preparation including cleaning the facility, decorating, setting tables/​moving furniture, and promoting (if applicable). Skilled Event Support volunteers may also assist at an event to either host, serve tables, do dishes, or tend the juice bar – depending on volunteer training and event requirements.

We believe that food has the power to bring people together!

The links below will provide more information on our organization:

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/theculturalempowermentproject?utm_source=qr&igshid=MzNlNGNkZWQ4Mg%3D%3D

Food Educator   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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The Cultural Empowerment Project

Volunteer Food Educators support the TCEP staff team in delivering food literacy programs at our food education center and around the community. Food educators may supervise and assist in cooking activities, lead group discussions, and participate in all other aspects of program delivery from set-up to clean-up. Volunteer food educators are also welcome to contribute to program planning to ensure our curriculum contains exciting activities, and promote food system sustainability.

 We believe that food has the power to bring people together!

The links below will provide more information on our organization:

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/theculturalempowermentproject?utm_source=qr&igshid=MzNlNGNkZWQ4Mg%3D%3D

 

Fundraising Committee Member   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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The Cultural Empowerment Project

Committee members take ownership of fundraising and contribute significantly to TCEP corporate sponsorship, personal giving, fundraising events and other campaigns. They leverage personal or professional networks, practice event planning skills, and help get people excited about healthy wholesome food! The committee convenes once every 4 to 6 weeks, and members are expected to attend at least 75% of those meetings.

 We believe that food has the power to bring people together!

The links below will provide more information on our organization:

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/theculturalempowermentproject?utm_source=qr&igshid=MzNlNGNkZWQ4Mg%3D%3D

 

Garden Support   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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The Cultural Empowerment Project

TCEP is looking for an enthusiastic person to provide support with organizing and starting a garden including helping with ongoing garden maintenance. As well as offer educational programs in the garden. Our aim is to offer quality fresh foods to the community whenever possible.

We believe that food has the power to bring people together!

The links below will provide more information on our organization:

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/theculturalempowermentproject?utm_source=qr&igshid=MzNlNGNkZWQ4Mg%3D%3D

 

Multilingual or Bilingual Skills   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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The Cultural Empowerment Project

If you speak more than one language we would love to have you become part of this exciting venture!  

·         If you’re interested in volunteering for any position and you have other language skills that’s wonderful!

·         However, we would still need your language abilities even if you’re not volunteering for another position.

So, please reach out to us!

We believe that food has the power to bring people together!

The links below will provide more information on our organization:

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/theculturalempowermentproject?utm_source=qr&igshid=MzNlNGNkZWQ4Mg%3D%3D

 

Volunteer Board Member   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Spay Neuter Initiatives Association

We are looking for interested and committed Board Members to work with us to help bring a low-cost, Spay/Neuter Clinic to Durham Region.

Edible Garden Project Volunteers   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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We Grow Food
multiple locations throughout Durham Region

Looking for volunteers to assist with the workshops and edible garden installations at schools

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Sunshine Therapy Dogs

Sunshine Therapy dogs is a group of dog lovers sharing a concern for those suffering from emotional and mental illnesss and a belief that the company of dogs can help.

Volunteers will visit community agencies, schools and other ogranizations that would benefit from our visits.

Youth Justice Committee Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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BGC Durham
BGC Durham's Eastview unit- located on 433 Eulalie Ave., Oshawa

The Youth Justice Committee is a youth diversion program established under the Youth Criminal Justice Act as an alternative to the formal court system to handle low-risk offenses committed by young persons between their 12th and 18th birthdays in the Durham Region. A youth and their parent(s) or guardian will meet with a committee of community volunteers and the victim. Together they will negotiate meaningful ways or “sanctions” for the youth to repair the harm caused.

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WindReach Farm
WindReach Farm, 312 Townline Rd, Ashburn, ON

Help coordinator develop tasks * evaluate client success * assist with daily life skills * initial training of new individuals * promote client independence and socialization

Other Special Interest   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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The Cultural Empowerment Project

If you have a special volunteer interest, please specify

The links below will provide more information on our organization:

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/theculturalempowermentproject?utm_source=qr&igshid=MzNlNGNkZWQ4Mg%3D%3D

 

Peer Support   Durham Region  Oshawa 
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March of Dimes Canada, Durham Region, Oshawa - Mary St, Supportive Housing, Oshawa - Mary St
Oshawa Hospital

Connect with new stroke survivors and/or caregivers in the local hospital setting.  Must be a stroke survivor/caregiver. Lived experience with the effects of a stroke and utilze their experience to provide hope, encouragement, eduation and emotional support to people who are beginning the recovery process.  

Volunteer Crisis Responder   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Victim Services of Durham Region
Region of Durham

Our Crisis Response Volunteers assist our Crisis Intervention Counsellors on-site when they respond to police requests for victim assistance * Crisis responders provide emotional support and community referrals to victims of violent crime, and those impacted by sudden tragedy like the death of a loved one * We provide crisis assistance to victims, their families and witnesses.

Board Member   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Durham Association for Family Resources and Support
Durham Association for Family Resources and Support, 850 King St W, Unit 20, Oshawa

Community board member * effective governance of the organization which provides Family Support (supports, resources, connections with other families and other types of assistance)

Peer Mentor   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Ontario Caregiver Organization

To participate in the Ontario Caregiver Organization’s 1:1 Peer Support Program as a Peer Mentor, delivering emotional support to other caregivers as they navigate their caregiving journey * be familiar with OCO’s mission, vision and programs and supports * facilitate peer support programs in a confidential, non-judgmental and friendly atmosphere * expertly guide conversations that allow caregivers to meet others with similar and dissimilar caregiving experiences * offer support and guidance on matters that help caregivers in their journey * provide feedback on OCO’s programs and resources that can help shape the ongoing delivery of OCO’s support and resources for caregivers * maintain confidentiality on sensitive issues as per OCO’s confidentiality agreement * communicate in a timely matter any concerns or issues to OCO staff liaison * follow all policies and procedures outlined in OCO’s volunteer handbook * understand and accept the roles and responsibilities of the peer support program * successfully complete all peer mentor training

Retail Volunteer   Ajax  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Scugog 
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Lakeridge Health
Oshawa, Ajax, Bowmanville, Port Perry

In this role, you will: work with other volunteers to support Auxiliary fundraising goals through customer service and sales from the various operations roles are available in gift shops, cafes, and second-hand clothing stores * roles available at Ajax Pickering (hospital and long term care facility), Bowmanville (in-hospital and off-site), Oshawa, Port Perry (in-hospital and off-site)

Animal Care Provider   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Pegasus Animal Sanctuary
Port Perry, Ontario

Animal care * lead animals to pasture, feeding, watering * groom animals * keep all buckets and dishes clean 
 
Barn work * muck out stalls, replace straw, dump wheelbarrows * keep equipment clean and sweep barn floors 
 
Administration * maintain daily logs and animal care records * communicate with Barn Manager about concerns * advocate for Pegasus to attract sponsors and volunteers

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Habitat for Humanity, Greater Toronto Area

·       Interacting with the public while providing great customer service. Merchandising and staging of furniture donations.

·       eCommerce: product research for price and key selling points, measure dimensions, photography, and minor touch up of items to support our new online platform.

·       Tasks may include customer service, product display, pricing, assembly, and repair

  • Due to the physical nature of some of the tasks required, ReStore volunteers may be asked to lift heavy objects (bathroom fixtures, windows, doors, etc.)
  • Assembling furniture and some restoration of various donations.
  • Able to lift 10-20 pounds and be on your feet for several hours at a time.
  • Volunteers are required to wear CSA approved green label safety shoes, some at store to borrow for volunteer shift

·       Come with a willingness to learn from experienced volunteers and staff and to work as part of a team. A positive attitude, enthusiasm, flexibility, and a sense of humour is always key! Tasks are not always glamorous, so be prepared to do a variety of things.

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Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary
Sunderland/Cannington Ontario

Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary is the only monkey sanctuary in Canada. Volunteer tasks include indoor and outdoor enclosure cleaning * preparing dinners,  food enrichment and treats for the moneys *  If skilled, carpentry projects, such as building monkey sleep boxes, creating structural enrichment and assisting with facilities maintenance * If you are unable to join us on-site, there are other volunteer opportunities to assist with fundraising and campaigns. Retirees welcomed! 
 
  
 
Safety Note: As a sanctuary, physical contact with the monkeys is extremely limited. We respect their space and only interact with them on their terms through their enclosures to provide enrichment, support and comfort." 
 
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Chartwell Ballycliffe Long-Term Care, Ajax
Ballycliffe Lodge, 70 Station St, Ajax

Porter resident to and from activity * assist with board and card games * encourage conversation between residents

Brain Wave Cafe Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Alzheimer Society of Durham Region
Bowmanville at Bowmanville Older Adults As - 26 Beech Ave and Ajax Public Library - 55 Harwood Av

Brain Waves Cafe is a monthly social gathering for people living with dementia and their care partners * Volunteers welcome participants to the cafe provideing them with a safe and welcoming environment to stimulate socialization and participation *  Volunteers present the program/agenda and facilitate converstaion and discussion *  Promote a fun, safe and inclusive social environment conducive to group cohesion and relationship building

Feeding Assistant   Ajax  Durham Region 
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Chartwell Ballycliffe Long-Term Care, Ajax
Ballycliffe Lodge, 70 Station St, Ajax

With supervision, assist residents with meal

Friendly Visitor   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Chartwell Ballycliffe Long-Term Care, Ajax
Ballycliffe Lodge, 70 Station St, Ajax

One-on-one visit with senior * play games, assist with puzzles * read aloud

Handy Person   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Durham Youth Services, Ajax

Required for odd jobs around and within the three properties (Ajax and Whitby) * own vehicle and tools needed * any materials needed will be supplied * available to carry out jobs during daytime hours * general contractor experience is desired.

Circle of Support   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Mennonite Central Committee Ontario
Durham region, GTA

Assist individuals as they transition back to community after being incarcerated for sexual offending * meet individuals at a circle of support and accountability * safer, healthier communities is an underlying goal

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Habitat for Humanity, Greater Toronto Area
485 Normandy Street Oshawa

Attend all necessary Habitat GTA training sessions, provide on the job training and supervision for semi-skilled and unskilled volunteers * lead a group of volunteers, including homeowners, in the construction of simple, decent, affordable homes while upholding standards of safety, quality, and fun * assist in providing a safe and healthy working environment such as: use of equipment, personal protective equipment for volunteers, delegating work, maintaining a suitable working environment including preparing for weather, cleaning, tasks, etc. * ensure necessary tools are on the site for specific tasks and supervision of clean up, returning of tools and excess materials * have an understanding of the construction process; work in various phases of construction including framing, roofing, dry walling, etc. * have an understanding of the construction process; work in various phases of construction including framing, roofing, etc. * crew members perform tasks that require a level of skill and need to have the ability to quickly assess the abilities of volunteers. The Crew must be able to teach crew members proper construction techniques, answer their questions, show patience.

Emergency Response Responder   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Ontario Community Emergency Assistance Program, Incident Response Team

Be trained to provide ground search and rescue services for emergency situations * assist where needed at evacuation centre or emergency operations centre throughout Northumberland County * provide community support to Port Hope Police Service and Cobourg Police Service

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Bethesda House, Bowmanville Mail Address, Shelter and Community Outreach Services
25 King St. West, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 1R2

Assist shoppers purchase new and gently-used womens, mens and childrens clothing * ensure tidiness of store * set up and take down displays * handle cash * sort clothing donations * promote, be able to talk to customers about Bethesda House

Social Companion/Friendly Visitor   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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ThorntonView, Long Term Care Residence
ThorntonView Long Term Care, 186 Thornton Rd S, Oshawa

Actively recruiting volunteers 
 
Engage a resident in activities and conversation, one to one * participate in activities of personal interest and ability

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Habitat for Humanity, Greater Toronto Area
Build Site Locations: • 485 Normandy Street, Oshawa

Able to learn to use construction tools and equipment with training and supervision * ability to lift 20-30lbs * aAssist in providing a safe and healthy working environment * come with a willingness to learn from experienced volunteers and staff and to work as part of a team * positive attitude, enthusiasm, flexibility and a sense of humour is always key! Tasks are not always glamourous, so be prepared to do a variety of things.

Food Bank Assistant   Clarington  Durham Region 
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Salvation Army, Bowmanville, Food Bank - Bowmanville
Salvation Army Bowmanville, 75 Liberty St S, Bowmanville

Assist at food bank * sort food donations and pack food bags for clients * gather and pack frozen meat, produce and dairy bags for clients.

Katimavik's National Experience   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Katimavik
Across Canada

Katimavik’s National Experience is an opportunity for any Canadian citizens, permanent residents or landed refugees aged 17 – 25 who are looking for 5.5 months of creative learning, community engagement, Truth and Reconciliation, and self-discovery * participants will live in a group setting with up to 10 of their peers in two separate communities throughout the course of the program * during the program they engage in 32 hours of valuable volunteer work a week, learn how to manage a house, make lifelong friends, and gain confidence that they themselves can make an impactful difference in our country.  
 
This is a fully funded opportunity where participants’ travel expenses, living accommodations, food costs, and daily needs are covered * participants will need to bring is their dedication, empathy, and commitment to making a better world * Katimavik aims to help young folks become engaged, caring citizens and capable contributors and leaders for a better Canada through the development of 21st century skills, experiential learning, and civic engagement.

Program cohorts start every January and July of each year.

Recreation Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Sunrise Developmental Support Services
Sunrise Youth Group 1621 McEwen Dr, Unit 6, Whitby * trips and events in the community

Supporting members throughout a variety of events including:

  • Art Workshops
  • Dances
  • Cooking Classes
  • Weekend Cabin Retreats - at Camp Samac
  • Bowling Nights 
  • Dinner & Movie Nights

Duties during events include

  • engaging with members during their friends in a friendly socializing role
  • promote appropriate life and social skills
  • encourage members to participate in events through positive energy 
  • assisting members to ensure they're included in programs i.e., holding knife while member places hand over top of yours to assist with cutting food items
  • supporting staff in set up and clean up of events including: whiping down tables/counters, dishes, decorating, moving furniture, changing garbages etc. 
Volunteer Camp Counsellor Support   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Sunrise Developmental Support Services
Camp Wabikon, 2430 T234 Lake Temagami, Temagami, ON P0H 2H0 -Bus Transportation Provided from Whitby

Attending a mandatory intake meeting with the Recreation Manager along with a 2-day training sometime in July. 

Support adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities in a Camp setting, bringing them to activities around camp, ensuring to attend to their emotional needs, acting as a support "friend-like" role.

Assist with daily routines including but not limited to: clothing changing, teeth brushing, showering, supporting toileting (whiping, accidents causing clothing changes from soiling).

Report any issues, concerns, behaviours etc. to a staff or the recreation manager. 

Attend daily volunteer meetings to discuss days' events, things to note of or check ins/debriefs.

Ensure members are brought to meal times (9am, 1pm & 6pm)

Ensure members who have medications receive them whether in the dining hall during meal times to brought to the nurse's cabin. Ensuring member's health is mantained and brought to the nurses for any potential concerns i.e., cuts, falls, heat exhaustion, pain, etc.

VOLUNTEER BOARD MEMBERS WELCOME   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, Pickering Office, Autism Respite and Support Services
Currently meeetings are held via Zoom

Volunteer Board Members Welcome

FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism is a nonprofit registered charity serving Durham Region. We offer respite and recreational programs for families with children and youth on the autism spectrum.  We are currently growing from a Steering Committee to a Governance Board, and looking for new members to join our Board.

We need Board members in the following areas: Marketing, Communications, Fund Development, Finance and Secretary. For a 2-year commitment.

Board meetings are held once-a-month in Whitby. We have a virtual option as well. Members can choose roles in Marketing & Communications, Fund Development, Finance, Human Resources and ad-hoc Project sub-committees.

These roles can be rewarding to anyone from lawyers, insurance agents, marketing and advertising to accountants, fundraisers, administration, and community minded people, to name a few.  

Interested in volunteering?  We would love to hear from you.  Please send resume to:

chair@footprints4autism.org

Have questions?  Call Sandra at 905-420-0388   ext. 1

 

JA Community In-Person/Virtual Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Junior Achievement [Durham Region], Central Ontario

JA Central Ontario is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to support students through JA learning experiences* JA engages volunteers from the local business communities to add value to the student experience by sharing industry insights and expertise* Using our highly interactive education programs you will aid students in developing necessary business and life skills, to enter tomorrows’ workforce* Acting as a resource, facilitator, motivator, and role model you will facilitate a JA learning experience in the classroom for a half a full day.

Palliative and/or Grief & Bereavement Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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VON Durham, Hospice Services
In- Person (Community, Long Term Care, Hospital) and Virtual (Telephone and Zoom)

one-to-one or group volunteer opportunities available

  • Palliative Care Volunteer
  • Grief & Bereavement Volunteer
  • Fundraising Initiatives, Events and Community Awareness Volunteer
  • Administrative Support Volunteer
  • VON DHS Community Corporation (VON CC)
FOOTPRINTS Volunteer   Durham Region  Pickering  Whitby 
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FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, Pickering Office, Autism Respite and Support Services
Dunbarton Fairport United Church,1066 Dunbarton Rd * St. Mark's United Church, 201 Centre St, Whitby

We have current openings for Child/Youth Volunteers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) children 4-13 yrs. old)

2 shifts per month (approx. 8 hr. commitment)

Saturday Only.  Mornings- 8:45 am-12:45 pm and afternoons- 1:15pm to 5:15pm

What would your typical day look like?

·         set up area prior to children arriving

·         Provide one on one supervision – a volunteer with one ASD child.

·         Helping the child choose their activities and develop socialization skills through fun learning.

·         After the session: Clean up and sanitize toys, debrief.

Ideal for high school students interested in working with ASD or adults with ASD children or have an interest in working with ASD, gaining experience for post-secondary students including ECE, Social Work/Service, Psychology students, Teachers for example.

What can I expect from being a FOOTPRINTS Volunteer?

Volunteering with ASD children is a contribution to the community and one of the most rewarding experiences. 

** We provide complete training to our volunteers including Level C CPR/First Aid.

You bring a sense of happiness to an autistic child and real-life experience working with ASD children, while gaining team building and leadership skills.  If you are a high school student going into post-secondary or a college or university student, volunteering with FOOTPRINTS builds industry recognized experience on your resume.  As an adult volunteer your impact on an ASD child’s life is immeasurable.

Email Michele at volunteer@footprints4autism.org today!

Visit us at footprints4autism.org

Volunteer Driver   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Durham Children's Aid Foundation

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS provide safe, reliable transportation for children, youth and families to/from
appointments , family visits, school and camp.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide local and long distance transportation for children.
• Abide by the rules of the road and all driving/automobile related laws.
• Properly use child restraints, according to current standards.
• Follow all policies and procedures related to volunteer driving as outlined in Volunteer Services.


QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENT
• Driver’s abstract must be submitted prior to commencing as a Volunteer Driver and will be completed
on an annual basis.
• Must have and maintain a mechanically sound and safe vehicle at all times
• Must have, and maintain, a minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance.
• Adherence to mandatory seatbelt and child restraint regulations.
• Experience with children an asset.
•Reliability, flexibility, patience and confidentiality are all required.
•Must have a good driving record, acceptable police check and driver’s abstract.
•Must have a valid G driver’s license at all times

VOLUNTEER SECREENING
To become an approved volunteer with the Society, all applicants must complete the
screening process. Acceptance will be based on the results of this process.

• Volunteers must be 18 years or older.
• Volunteers must live or work in the Durham Region.
• Applicants will attend an information session in a group or individually.
• Applicants will complete an application form.
• An internal Society records check will be completed to determine any Society involvement.
• A provincial records check will be completed within the Child Protection Information Network (CPIN)
• Applicants will provide the names of three references and references will be deemed favourable. Manager, Communications & Community Relations has the discretion to approve an applicant with 2 references completed and deemed favourable.
• Applicants will provide a Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector screening
• Applicants will provide proof of a valid driver’s license and a favorable driver’s abstract from the Ministry of Transportation when an assignment involves transporting children, youth and families.
• Applicants will be interviewed by the Coordinator of Volunteer Services to determine their suitability as a volunteer.
• Applicants will provide a Release of Information to contact other Children’s Aid Societies when there has been involvement or if they have resided outside of the Region for the last 10 years.
• Applicants will attend and complete New Volunteer Training
• Applicants must sign an Oath of Confidentiality
• Applicants will sign the Volunteer Agreement
• The applicant will be notified when they have been either approved or denied.

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Oshawa (City of). Oshawa Senior Community Centres 55+, Oshawa
John St, Northview Branch, Delpark Branch, Conant Branch

Get involved at one of the locations of Oshawa Senior Community Centres 55+ * many volunteer opportunities to choose from * administration, committee member * support services, education, community relations * recreation, special projects, fundraising, virtual volunteering 
 
Click here to fill in an OSCC Volunteer Application Form

Guider Program Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is looking for volunteers in the Durham region, to help with our donation dog program. You would be responsible for placing new donations dogs in businesses, making the collections and deposits, sending reports, and generally ensuring the donation dogs are kept tidy. This position is great for retirees and those looking to volunteer a few hours a month, with a flexible schedule. If you are interested in joining this national fundraising effort, email Jeff at events@guidedogs.ca.

Volunteer Board of Directors   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Community Living Oshawa Clarington

VOLUNTEER BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Community Living Oshawa/Clarington is an accredited, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the achievement of personal outcomes for people with developmental disabilities.  We are currently accepting applications and nominations for members of the Board of Directors and committees of the Board.

 

PURPOSE:

To guide the organization, in partnership with the Executive Director and Senior Management Team, through the implementation of the organizational strategic plan.

 

ROLE/RESPONSIBILITIES:

-            Attend monthly Board meetings

-            Participate on one other standing committee of the Board

-            Support and attend agency events when possible

 

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

-            Advocacy

-            Culture and Diversity

-            Non-profit organizations

-            Health

-            Finance

-            Information Technology (IT)

-            Law and/or community policing

-            Real Estate

-            Social Services

 

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

-            Board or committee experience

-            Understanding of Roberts Rules of Order 

-            Strategic planning skills

 

TIME COMMITMENT:    4 – 10 hours per month

 

LOCATION:                         39 Wellington Ave. East, Oshawa - (Event locations may vary and virtual attendance is optional)

 

SUPPORT FOR SUCCESS:

-            Initial orientation and Board Orientation Manual

-            Board orientation visits

-            Mentoring

-            Ongoing training sessions

 

BENEFITS:

-            Assist in bringing new opportunities and experiences to individuals with a developmental disability, and the fulfillment of knowing that you are making a difference in someone’s life! 

-            Exposure to non-profit and governance model which may be applied into future professional goals.

-            Leadership experience.

-            Strategic and facilitation skills.

 

For an application, nomination form, or further information, please contact Wendy Shaw, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors at wshaw@communitylivingoc.ca , or by phone at 905-576-3011 ext. 330.

Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Winbourne Park

Become a Volunteer today!

 Revera, we’re so thankful to have dedicated volunteers working in our retirement communities. Whether our volunteers are supporting recreation activities, helping out at a special event, or offering companionship to a resident, these acts of volunteerism and kindness make a big difference in the lives of the people who call Revera home. Inquire today about how you can get involved.

• Assist with recreation activities & events
• Support with meals & dining experience
• Participate in organized programs & clubs
• Develop relationships & visit with seniors
• 1-2 hours per week or spend a day with the rec staff 

Youth Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Pickering Museum Village
Pickering Museum, 2365 6th Concession Rd Village, Greenwood

 Support the visitors' program experience by assisting with crafts and activities, way finding, building interpretation, setup/take down.  

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Whitby Courthouse Theatre
Centennial Building, 416 Centre St S, Whitby

Provide excellent customer service to all Whitby Courthouse Theatre patrons in roles such as ushering, concessions sales, ticket scanners, etc.

Male Group Mentor   Brock  Durham Region  Scugog  Uxbridge 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham
Schools in North Durham

Facilitate Game On,program for young men 12 to 14 * promote Literacy program, self-esteem and sports activities * provide guidance, attention, praise and advice * promote importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers

Youth Mentor   Brock  Durham Region  Scugog  Uxbridge 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham
Brock, Uxbridge or Scugog

One-on-one mentor to child aged 6-16 * meet, plan weekly outing * provide guidance, attention, praise and advice * promote importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers

Welcome Centre Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Grandview Children's Centre
Grandview Children's Centre (Oshawa), Grandview West (Ajax), Paul Dwyer, Bowmanville Health Centre

Complete health screening with clients, families and visitors to the centre * provide a friendly welcome and provide answers to general inquiries in a courteous professional manner

Events Committee Member   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Girls Inc. of Durham
Girls Inc Durham, 398 Bayly St W - Unit 1, Ajax

Assist with special event fundraisers * sponsorship recruitment * donor relations, stewardship * marketing, communications 
 
During the Covid-19 pandemic, though we have fewer volunteer opportunities than usual, we are still accepting full volunteer applications

Friendly Visits   Durham Region  Pickering 
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Livita Parkway Retirement Residence
Pikering Parkway, Pickering
Having coffee, tea with residents, going on short walks
Cat Foster Home and Care   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Action Volunteers for Animals
Animal fosters at your home in Durham Region
Provide a temporary, warm, clean indoor environment for a cat or kittens * ensure fresh water and food (provided by agency), and clean litter box * play and socialize * transport to vet visits and adoption events
In-School Mentor   Brock  Durham Region  Scugog  Uxbridge 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham
Schools in North Durham
Role model to child in in-school program * provide guidance, attention, praise and advice * promote importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers
Pleasurable Dining Assistant   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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ThorntonView, Long Term Care Residence
ThorntonView Long Term Care, 186 Thornton Rd S, Oshawa

Actively recruiting volunteers 
 
Support residents at meal time * assist residents to eat their meals, use safe feeding techniques, monitor residents eating/drinking while observing dietary requirements * encourage interaction and conversation with those at table

Blood Donor Clinic Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Canadian Blood Services, Oshawa, Blood Donor Event
Blood Donor Clinic locations in Durham Region
Welcome donors to hospitality area of clinic * offer refreshments * give information and updates to donors about Canadian Blood Services programs and initiatives * answer questions, thank donors and give milestone donor recognition items * observe donors and watch for adverse reactions * communicates with clinic staff, provide updates on clinic issues or problems * keep hospitality area in good order
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Salvation Army [Durham Region Thrift Stores]
Salvation Army Thrift Store, 35 Division St, Bowmanville

Sort donations * ensure tidiness of store * duties as assigned

COPE Mental Health Program   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Community Care Durham
Throughout Durham Region
Become a facilitator in recreation and support groups for those with emotional or mental health concerns * groups take place virtually during the week * telephone support also provided * extensive training required
Foot Care Assistant   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Community Care Durham
*assist nurse with administrative support at Foot Care Clinic * provide COVID-19 screening to clients
Friendly Visiting   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Community Care Durham
At the client's home
Weekly visits to a client's home to share activities, friendship and laughter 
 
**Due to COVID-19, these are face to face outdoor visits in a mutually agreed upon space. Have a porch visit. Go for a walk. 
Social distancing must be followed with COVID-19 protocols in place
Luncheon Out Support   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Community Care Durham
Event specific, at locations throughout Durham Region
Help with transporting clients to the venue * Assist with the in-person and/or virtual luncheons. 
 
Duties could be related to serving, engaging with clients, administrative support, entertainment/activities
Telephone Reassurance Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Community Care Durham
Call a list of clients as a friendly chat * provide social contact and prevent isolation
Transportation - Driver   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Community Care Durham
Every municipality in Durham Region
Drive clients to medical appointments, shopping, errands, etc. * support CCD services by driving clients to Luncheon Out and Adult Day Program sites
Volunteer Program   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Central Lake Ontario Conservation
Durham Region

Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) has volunteer and non-paid work experience opportunities for a variety of volunteers such as secondary and post-secondary students,  corporate opportunities,  festival events (Durham Children's Watershed Festival and Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival) and the Conservation Area Trail Stewards (CATS) program. 

Crew Leader Volunteer - Oshawa Build Site   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Habitat for Humanity, Greater Toronto Area

What you need to know about becoming a Crew Leader:

Volunteers are not required to have prior building experience.

·      Onsite training is provided by our skilled Site Supervisor

·      All necessary Personal Protective Equipment is available for volunteers.

·      We build 12 months a year, Monday to Friday, shifts are 8 hours, from 8:00 am – 4:00pm Shifts are self-scheduled via online registration.

·       Time Commitment:  We request a commitment of two shifts per month as part of the Crew program.

 

Build Site Locations:

·     423 Old Weston Road, Etobicoke

·     485 Normandy Street Oshawa

·     25 William Street, Brampton – Start date Spring 2023

Position:

·      Have an interest in the different phases of the construction process that include framing, dry walling, landscaping, insulating, flooring, etc.

·      Lead a group of up to 5 volunteers with different levels of construction skillsets, including homeowners, in the construction of simple, decent, affordable homes while upholding standards of safety, quality, and fun.

·      Attend our health, safety, and construction training sessions.

·      Assist in providing a safe and healthy working environment such as: use of equipment, personal protective equipment for volunteers, delegating tasks, maintaining a suitable working environment including preparing for weather, cleaning, tasks, etc.

Lifeguard   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Durham Warm Water Aquatic Program

Lifeguard for a warm water arthritis friendly program

Volunteer Coordinator/Admin   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Action Volunteers for Animals

*Ensure new adoption centre volunteer applications are responded to*schedule orientations for potential new volunteers as well as shadow shifts*ensure new volunteers are given appropriate training materials*add volunteers to our volunteer chat or google groups*send volunteer information to administrator for database*schedule volunteers as appropriate*send out emails as appropriate and needed to volunteer group, new policies, open shifts*outline expectations for adoption centre volunteers* liase with adoption coordinator at location re issues

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Habitat for Humanity, Greater Toronto Area

Position Details:

·      Have an interest in the different phases of the construction process that include framing, dry walling, landscaping, insulating, flooring, etc.

·      Ability to lift 10 to 20 lbs

·      Lead a group of up to 5 volunteers with different levels of construction skillsets, including homeowners, in the construction of simple, decent, affordable homes while upholding standards of safety, quality, and fun.

  ·     Attend our health, safety, and construction training sessions.

·      Assist in providing a safe and healthy working environment such as: use of equipment, personal protective equipment for volunteers, delegating tasks, maintaining a suitable working environment including preparing for weather, cleaning, tasks, etc.

·      Come with a willingness to learn from experienced staff and volunteers. A positive attitude, enthusiasm, flexibility and a sense of humour is always key! Tasks are not always glamourous, so be prepared to do a variety of things.

·      Enthusiasm to learn how to use construction tools with supervision.


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