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VOLUNTEER DRIVERS provide safe, reliable transportation for children, youth and families to/from
appointments , family visits, school and camp.
• 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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , or by phone at 905-576-3011 ext. 330.
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
At Revera, we’re so thankful to have dedicated volunteers working in our 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
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 offences committed by young persons between their 12th and 18th birthdays in the Durham Region. Volunteers will meet with young people alleged to have committed a low-risk offence and possibly the person(s) harmed, to discuss what happened and how the young person is going to make amends. Due to current social distancing requirements, meetings with youth will be conducted via zoom until such time that in-person meetings are permitted.
- Excellent listening and communication skills
- A willingness to work with youth
- Facilitate conferences with the youth and person(s) harmed
- Maintain confidentiality
- Respect fellow facilitators as well as the youth, person(s) harmed, and other participants
- Be committed to the interests of young people, person(s) harmed and the community as a whole
- Bilingualism is an asset
- Minimum age of 21
- Clear Criminal Reference Check
- Complete required Ministry training provided by BGC Durham
- Take an Oath of Confidentiality
- Attend Youth Justice Committee meetings as arranged
- Attend all other training and workshops that enhance your role as a volunteer
- Be available evenings during the week
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
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 day*
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.
Support adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities in a Camp setting
Provide first aid support to campers and staff/volunteers when required * administer medications to campers and staff/volunteers during the week of Camp.
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
Assist at food bank * sort food donations and pack food bags for clients * gather and pack frozen meat, produce and dairy bags for clients.
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
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 *
Watch our clients' children while their parents attend onsite programs.
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
Researches and identify Funding opportunities * seeks sponsorship/donations * build relationships: raise funds through fundraising and sponsorship.
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
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.
Provide grounding, check-ins, community resources and appropriate information to clients * connect with Volunteer Coordinator for support or debriefing * attend monthly volunteer meetings * complete a 6 session volunteer training
Calls will be made from your personal phone (cell phone or home phone) while blocking your number * minimum 1 year commitment to the centre
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.
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.
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).
Engage a resident in activities and conversation, one to one * participate in activities of personal interest and ability
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
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."
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
Sell bingo books * distribute game pay-outs * maintain hall cleanliness
Interested Volunteers need to connect with an community agency that is collaborating with CVITP such as the Oshawa Public Library, the Salvation Army Oshawa or search the directory found here: https://apps.cra-arc.gc.ca/ebci/oecv/external/prot/cli_srch_01_ld.action
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
Dedicated to reflecting Canada's rich diversity on and off stage, Driftwood encourages applicants of all backgrounds regardless of age, disability, ethno-cultural identity or gender
The board currently meets approximately six times per year, primarily via video conference * interest from anywhere in the province is welcome * Term begins annually in January.
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
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 email@example.com 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
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