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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

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

 

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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.

Paperwork Assistance   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Salvation Army

Assist an individual with a brain injury and literacy struggles to read and complete legal paperwork and forms.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

Grant Writer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Affiliation For Inspiring Youth Upliftment (AFIYU)

Seeking a volunteer with  grant writing experience to assist non-profit in finding funding opportunities and writing effective proposals. 

Duties include:

- Researching and identifying potential eligible grant opportunities.

- Assist President in drafting well-structured proposals and creating supporting documents based on the organization’s funding requirements.

- Submitting proposals to grantors for approval.

 

 

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 

Summer Camp Counselor Assistant   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Great Big Theatre Company, Whitby Location, Summer & March Break Theatre Arts Camps, Whitby Location
Whitby Curling Club

Counselor Assistant will assist with helping the camp staff lead children and youth in Theatre Arts activities such as creating plays, dance, visual art, drama games.  Secondary Co-op students as well as high school volunteers will obtain credit for volunteer time.  

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

Marketing/Advertising Assistant   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Affiliation For Inspiring Youth Upliftment (AFIYU)

We are seeking a volunteer to help us with marketing and promoting all upcoming programs and events. 

Duties:

Work closely with  Program Coordinator to help to promote AFIYU programs and events.

Assist with the planning and executing promotional marketing campaigns

Assist with the design and placement of  social media ads, traditional media ads (radio),and email blasts.

Reviewing the progress and success of ongoing campaigns.

Making adjustments or proposing new ideas as necessary

Hours and terms of postion to negotiated based on volunteer's availability

 

 

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Afiwi Groove School

•        Assist with establishing, monitoring, coordinating and implementing the organization’s administrative policies for Afiwi Groove School.
•        Track and monitor student absences.
•        E-mail/telephone correspondence with parents, schools and community organizations and answering basic inquiries (i.e. registrations, performances/bookings)
•        Maintain overall contact lists for staff & board member
•        Filing & Photocopying
•        Issue thank-you letters/ cards to donors, schools and festivals and event planners.  
•        Manage calendar and schedule meetings (ie. workshops, executive board meetings, department meeting)
•        Preparing all required documentation for
•        Attend Board and Instructor meetings on an as needed basis
•        Mailings
•        Scanning and backing up documents
•        Other duties as assigned by Management.
•        Print attendance sheet for teachers and administer their hours
•        Administer dance studio database. Charge accounts of parents who are late with payments
•        Update parents and student profiles.
•        Generating mailing lists for new student campaigns, mailings, newsletters, event and concert invitations
•        Ensure digital and print materials are available for distribution.
•        Generate contracts for  printing and  mailing
•        managing correspondences and invoices through Quick Books
•         Processing debit/credit card payments at the studio
•        Upload receipts and expense into Quick Books or send to the accountant.

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Afiwi Groove School

With direction and support from the Artistic Director and Program Coordinator

•        Develop timelines to effectively deliver programs including travel and logistics

•        With the Artistic Director draft calendar of events and performances as a template for the year

•        Track and monitor student absences including the performance team and teachers

•        Scheduling in school workshops and team performances.

•        Coordinate and Order T shirts, merchandise and uniforms for students

•        Order marketing materials

•        Help plan and coordinate field trips and fundraising events

Program Outreach   Ajax  Durham Region  Pickering 
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Afiwi Groove School

With direction and support from the Community Outreach Staff:

•        Develop timelines to effectively deliver programs including travel and logistics

•        Update and upload Potential Contacts and clients into Mailchimp

•        Update and contact potential partners and sponsors

Community Access Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Community Living Ajax-Pickering & Whitby
Durham Region
  • support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities get active in their community
  • support staff with creative activities that engage participation
  • work from home - virtual activities
  • work from home - virtual meet ups to chat, share music, play games
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.

Friendly Visitor/Mentor   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Community Living Ajax-Pickering & Whitby
Durham Region

Looking for new connections? We are looking for volunteers to support individuals 21+ with a developmental disability with various activities. This could be in-person or virtual. In-person you will suppost staff with a small group head out into the community for vaious activities and events. Virtually you will meet with a small group or individual to chat, play games etc.

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.

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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.

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.

Crisis and Support Line Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Durham Rape Crisis Centre, Confidential
At your home

Actively listen to survivors of sexual violence who are struggling. Provide grounding, check-ins, community resources and appropriate information to clients * connect with staff for support or debriefing * attend monthly volunteer meetings * Submit call logs * complete a 6 session (18 hour) 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

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Autism Home Base
132 church St, Bowmanville ,On

Looking for: Peer mentors with adults with Autism * Hub Hosts (welcoming members and doing games ,crafts, etc with them) * volunteers with a special talent who would like to share with our members running a program * volunteer teams needed for helping at the red Barn Bingo Hall monthly or bi-weekly.

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

Friendly Visitor   Durham Region  Whitby 
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Fairview Lodge, Whitby
Fairview Lodge, 632 Dundas St W, Whitby

Visit one-on-one with a resident * listen, chat and enjoy some time together

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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

Office Hero   Durham Region  Whitby 
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Alzheimer Society of Durham Region
1600 Stellar Dr. Suite 202, Whitby ON L1N 9B2

Act as the first point of contact for visitors and guests to the office * perform clerical tasks including reception, answering phones, greeting clients and visitors to the the office, and assist with financial data entry.

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.

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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.

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

 

Childminding   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Rose of Durham Young Parents Support Services
707 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa

Watch our clients' children while their parents attend onsite programs.

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

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 

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

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

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

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Salvation Army [Oshawa], Oshawa, Thrift Store, Oshawa
Salvation Army Thrift Store, 45 King St E, Oshawa
Organize racks and shelves * ensure overall tidiness of store * assist customers
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Rose of Durham Young Parents Support Services
Rose of Durham, 707 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa

Receive and sort baby clothes, baby gear, food, maternity clothes, etc. that is donated to us from our community * help young parents with their share and care room appointments and assist them while "shopping" by helping with their children and helping them find things, etc. 

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
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
Peer Support Facilitator   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network
Durham Region and throughout Ontario
Volunteer opportunities for people who are approximately two years past their bereavement date and are looking for meaningful ways to offer their support to others * be trained to offer peer support for bereavement groups and events, by phone and private online support groups * in person support groups are suspended for the time being
Gutsy Walk General Committee Members   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Durham Region Chapter
Gutsy Walk, Heydenshore Pavilion, 589 Water St, Whitby

Act as a community liaison and collaborate with like-minded individuals to raise awareness * plan education events * plan fundraising events such as the Gutsy Walk

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
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. 

Feral Cat Trapper   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Action Volunteers for Animals
Durham Region
Learn how to trap feral and or community cats in Durham region so they can be spayed or neutered, vaccinated and returned to their colonies * kittens, tame cats removed for adoption
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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