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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
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The Board is responsible for the governance and overall performance of the organization. The responsibilites of the Board shall include:
-comply with provisions of applicabile legislation, regulaions, and common law
-appoint and supervise the Executive Director and delegate responsiblity and appropriate authority to carry out the responsibilities while ensuring accountability to the board
-support, direct, evaluate and if necessary terminate the Executive Director
-assume responsibility for succession planning for the Executive Director and the Board
-ensure auditors are appointed annually by the members
-examine and consider the report of the Auditors and the financial statements of the organization
-establish and review the mission statement and the strategic plan
-monitor risk, ensure implementation of systems to mitigate risk
-ensure mechanisms are in place to provide high quality care to people with intellectual disabilites served by the organization
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.
To guide the organization, in partnership with the Executive Director and Senior Management Team, through the implementation of the organizational strategic plan.
- Attend monthly Board meetings
- Participate on one other standing committee of the Board
- Support and attend agency events when possible
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
- Culture and Diversity
- Non-profit organizations
- Information Technology (IT)
- Law and/or community policing
- Real Estate
- Social Services
- 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
- Ongoing training sessions
- 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 email@example.com , or by phone at 905-576-3011 ext. 330.
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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
Be a part of a team of museum village gardeners * assist in the research, planning, planting, and maintenance of the heritage gardens
You will have the opportunity to Plant the garden* maintain it and harvest some ogranically grown food that is shared
Support the visitors' program experience by assisting with crafts and activities, way finding, building interpretation, setup/take down.
If you have a special volunteer interest, please specify
Provide excellent customer service to all Whitby Courthouse Theatre patrons in roles such as ushering, concessions sales, ticket scanners, etc.
Instruct clients on life skills * sew, cook, shop, budget * safety skills * music, art * computers * mentor social awareness skills * develop trust * accompany into community to engage in social activities
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.
Facilitate Go Girls, program for girls 10-14 to learn about food and nutrition * provide guidance, attention, praise, and advice to instill trust and self-confidence * promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers
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
Assist at food bank * sort food donations and pack food bags for clients * gather and pack frozen meat, produce and dairy bags for clients.
Assist staff with excerise and falls prevention classes in specific locations in Durham Region * Provide information to clients * Assist with Equipment cleaning * Assist with setting up and taking down excerise area
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)
Once a month, they create a confidential and welcoming virtual space, where people living with Parkinson’s and/or their care partners can share their experiences and develop supportive relationships in a group setting * 3 – 5 hours per month * One support group meeting per month (1-1.5 hours per month), plus 3-5 hours monthly for administrative and organizational tasks * Stability is essential for Support Groups so a commitment of at least one year is appreciated *
Manage the finances for the Carion Fenn Foundation * Perform internal audit as needed for the finances of the foundation * Record expenses, payments and other expenditures * Create and consolidate financial statements at the year-end (March 31st) * Manage the budget for the Carion Fenn Foundation * Keep track of charitable donations * Be prepared to explain the finances of the foundation as required *
Record payments, invoices and expenses * responsible for accounts and bank reconciliations * prepare financial internal reports * prepare HST and CRA remittances * prepare annual financial statements * maintain financial records, including books of account, necessary for the foundation * receive and keep track of receipts for expenses * issue income tax receipts for donations * maintain a receivable and payable list * record all transactions * prepare budget for grants * prepare annual budget * prepare annual financial statements * prepare information return for Revenue Canada * keep track of charitable donations and receipts and report annually to the CRA * attend monthly meetings in person or online when needed
Provide support at events or online when needed * attend board meetings * provide support to board and executive team if needed * must have the Board of Directors' approval prior to responding to any internal or external communications
The Director at Large is appointed by the Board of Directors to serve for a mandatory three-year term.
Lead the communications team * monitor current affairs and keep the President informed of that has a direct impact on our community * create, edit and maintain award applications, speeches, event text and website content with management approval * oversee marketing campaigns, media relations and external and internal communications * maintain updated Letter head, Company documents, email signatures and LOGO yearly review with President * Facebook: Maintain and edit the profile bio with President approval (Carion Fenn, Carion Fenn Network, Carion Fenn Foundation) – Monitor and update * Carion Fenn Network - Create blogs to encourage conversations * website editing: content (www.carionfenn.org, www.carionfenn.com, www.toegtherwearestronger.org, www.rarediseasexpo.com) * Hootsuite & Social Media Accounts (Create and Pre-program monthly tweets) * Press Release (Release press releases on what we are doing as required) * Newsletter and E-News (Create newsletter as required) * media (Tv &Newspaper: liaison with media set up interviews with Carion Fenn) * events (Present at events to greet and help Media) * marketing events (Post Events on Media Websites, Carion Fenn Network, Facebook, Eventbrite) * content creation (Create Event Text for all programs, REQUESTED CONTENTS AS REQUIRED) * TV Show: Health 180 with Carion Fenn * create and edit content for Volunteer Ad Post * implement strategies to promote the work of the organization * promote events, activities and awareness online * must have management approval prior to responding to all internal or external communications * create and maintain marketing material with management approval. Flyers, Brochures, Banners etc.
Administrative support to the foundation team * file, telephone, documents, photocopy * monitor social media and provide support * communicate with volunteers, maintain and update email * coordinate Flag raising, proclamation and delegation requests and grant and funding lists * maintain and update award lists, complete award applications * attend Community and Program Events * help maintain office * recruit, schedule and track volunteer hours with monthly reports to the foundation * manage membership and sponsor lists * coordinate community events (adopt the park) and other projects * human resources and other administrative duties
Grant writer * develop and write grant proposals and make funding applications to foundations and other grant-making organizations * organize and submit grant requests, establish and maintain foundation contacts * maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines * research grants/funding opportunities * make donation requests to banks, social clubs and organizations
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
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington (BBBSC), is actively seeking applications for volunteers to join our Task Forces, which are sub-committee groups of the Board of Directors as related to specific tasks and duties. Dedicated and enthusiastic individuals are encouraged to apply.
Task force categories include: Board and Resource Development (HR), Finance and Fund Development, Strategic Planning, and Governance & Ethics + Risk Assessment.
Task Force members are expected to participate in meetings as scheduled to complete various committee-related tasks and support the agency’s fundraising activities and initiatives where possible * provide expertise and assistance to the Board of Directors, based on initiatives related to the specific Task Force.
A community based program that provides both mental and physical stimulation for persons with early to mid-stage dementia who are accompanied by their care partners * Minds in Motion focuses on improving physical and cognitive functioning while reducing feelings of isolation by offering recreational activities designed to be socially engaging * under the direction of the Exercise Facilitator the volunteer will monitor participants during the 60 minute exercise session * contibute to planning, coordination and leading of a 60 minute mentally/socially stimulating activity designed to meet the needs of older adults and person with dementia and their care partners * assist with room and activity preparation, including set up/take down and sanitization * promote a fun, safe and inclusive social enviornment conducive to group cohesion and relationship building * promote social interaction and participation by providing positive verbal support and encouragment
We are inviting applications from passionate professionals seeking to volunteer their time and expertise on our Board of Directors.
To provide day-of-event virtual support to participants and speakers during CNIB’s virtual Connecting the Dots conference welcome and introduce session speakers, presenters and panelists at CNIB’s virtual Connecting the Dots conference support speakers conducting Q&A sessions session timekeeper summarize and communicate key themes and trends that the group has proposed * support the presenter to effectively create closure.
In this role, you will: support patients and families waiting in the Emergency Department * answer questions * provide activities and comfort items (colouring, word searches, teddy bears, etc) * call transportation (taxi) * assist with wayfinding, directions, or escorting patients to different departments.
Volunteers must be at least 18 yrs of age * volunteers will be provided with personal safety supplies and an orientation * all applicants to provide a criminal record check
Learn and apply supportive communication techniques * with guidance and support from Speech-Language Pathologists and Communicative Disorders Assistants, volunteers provide clients with opportunities to engage in conversation of mutual interest and themed activites that may increase participation and enjoyment
NOTE: Due to a high response, applications for High School hours are currently closed.
Completing online modules * quizzes and at-home projects for our virtual sessions
Also have opportunities to do in-person events, which include invasive species pulls * tree plantings * litter clean-ups and other outdoor opportunities
Seeking candidates who are excellent communicators and forward strategic thinkers that enjoy collaborative teamwork * and have experience/skill sets in the following categories: knowledge of the Autism community and/or lived experience, Human Resources, Finance, Legal and or Fund Development
Optional Roles: Optional roles are those with operator agreement and at the discretion of the volunteer (not mandated but greatly appreciated) * for food handling and clean‐up, proper local protocols are established (e.g., hand washing /disinfectant after certain tasks) * assist with delivery of food and non‐alcoholic beverages * offer water to customers * return food trays to kitchen area * assist with clean‐up (used bingo paper, etc.) this frees up staff to sell * assist with callback’s of bingo winners (if approved by operator).
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
AUTHORITY AND POWER: Directors may exercise the Corporation’s power on its behalf * the Corporation’s power is that which it may exercise under the Act, the Letters Patent and Supplementary Letters Patent.
STANDARD OF CARE: Each Director in exercising their duties, shall act honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the Corporation, and shall exercise care, diligence and skill that a person with similar skills and knowledge of a Director would exercise in comparable circumstances.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The Board shall be responsible for the governance and the overall performance of the Corporation * the responsibilities of the Board shall include all things required of the Board pursuant to the Act and other applicable law, including without limitation to: comply with provision of applicable legislation and regulations and common law * appoint and supervise the Executive Director and delegate responsibility and appropriate authority to carry out the responsibilities while ensuring accountability to the board * support, direct, evaluate and if necessary terminate the Executive Director * assume responsibility for succession planning for the Executive Director and Board * ensure auditors are appointed annually by the members * examine and consider the report of the Auditors and the financial statements of the organization * establish and review the mission statement and the strategic plan * monitor risk, ensure implementation of systems to mitigate risk * ensure mechanisms are in place to provide high quality care to people with intellectual disabilities served by the organization
What You’ll Do as A Group Leader: create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for girls * plan regular unit meetings in person, outdoors and online, during which you’ll facilitate girl-driven programming that is fun and engaging * organize in-person or virtual opportunities beyond unit meetings, including community service activities and camps * support shared leadership and decision-making with girls and other volunteers * promote Girl Guides to girls and women locally * provide ongoing communication to girls and parents/guardians about unit activities * assist with unit administration tasks, such as maintaining girls’ program records and health forms, managing safety protocols, and ordering badges * assist with maintaining unit finances as required by your province * support the semi-annual sales of Girl Guide Cookies.
Organize and deliver tours at WindReach Farm * wagon ride, farm and/or stable tour * sensory trail, wool demonstrations and more
Greeting the client, offering a quick friendly chat and observing clients well-being is not permitted at this time
Previous initiatives One Voice did include a collection of sexual health and identity writings and art called "I is a powerful pronoun", planning events such as the Black Love QTBIPOC Valentine's event on Feb 12, and building and planting the One Voice community garden to support HIV-positive members of the ACDR community.
COVID-19 considerations: Social distancing * frequent sanitization * Masks required
Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) has volunteer and non-paid work experience opportunities for secondary and post-secondary students * corporate opportunities * events Durham Children's Watershed Festival and Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival
- Help paint wooden word murals with students
- Help build raised garden beds
- help plant garden beds
- assist with workshops on seed saving
- assist with followup visits to gardens throughout the season
Fundraising Cabinet Members
Community Living Oshawa/Clarington(CLOC) is looking for new members to join it’s Fundraising Cabinet – a fun group of volunteers who steer the annual fundraising plan for CLOC, from ideas to implementation. Not only will CLOC be moving into the 4th year of it’s five-year, $500 thousand-dollar fundraising campaign ‘My Life. My Community. My Way.’ in 2023, but we will also be celebrating the organization’s 70th anniversary. The Cabinet is looking for a few new members to help CLOC to further connect with the community and raise awareness and support for people who have developmental disabilities and their families.
The ideal Fundraising Cabinet candidate will be:
· Connected to our mission (to offer opportunities for personal growth, community inclusion and empowerment to people with developmental disabilities, and their families)
· Community-minded and community-connected
· A team player
· Creative & Innovative
· An all-round awesome individual!
· Represent the organization and convey the importance of its Mission & Vision to the greater community in a positive manner
· Work in a collaborative manner with the other members of the Fundraising Cabinet & CLOC employees
· Provide your personal expertise to planning of fundraising initiatives & awareness events
· Provide feedback and present original ideas to the Cabinet
· Assistance with and attendance at in-person fundraising initiatives (as meets with your schedule)
· Fundraising Cabinet meets virtually once per month for 1 hour (excluding July & August)
· Addition time to assist with fundraising initiatives (maximum of 1 – 3 hours per month). Currently, fundraising initiatives are done online.
· Preference for people who can commit a minimum of 1 – 2 years to the Cabinet and its work
More information about Community Living Oshawa/Clarington can be found at www.communitylivingoc.ca.
For questions, or to apply for a position on the Fundraising Cabinet (include a current resume and letter outlining your interest in the role), please contact Marnie Salonius, Manager – Resource Development & Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-576-3011 x304.
*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
· 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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