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Kids Help Phone, Crisis Text Line
Ontario

Kids Help Phone’s texting service is the only free, 24/7 bilingual text line for people in Canada. The service is delivered by trained, volunteer crisis responders who work remotely. 

We are recruiting overnight and or bilingual crisis responders who will answer texts from young people looking for support in both English AND French.

The volunteer position will be remote, meaning that you can participate from anywhere in Canada as long you have a strong, reliable internet connection!  

Our volunteers need to be enthusiastic about helping people!

You can be a professional, student, teacher, retiree, or anybody else with a willingness to learn how to support people over text.  

The role of a crisis responder is to bring texters from a “hot” moment to a cool calm one, and to help them come up with a plan to stay healthy and safe.

Crisis responders are trained to do this using active listening and collaborative problem-solving.

Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
1 – 239 Manitoba Street Bracebridge ON P1L 1S2

Purpose of Position: 

To lend support to the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka in areas of copying, filing, managing documentation, recording program information and reaching out to program participants through reminder calls for upcoming programs. 

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiastic about the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Excel an asset.
  • Compassion, active listening and patience towards the population we serve
  • Respectful, knowledgeable and sensitive to the populations we serve
  • Sign oath of confidentiality
  • Police check
  • Dementia-friendly                                                                                                                                   
  • Be willing to complete sensitivity training
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Professional presentation is a must

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Answer the phone (ex. “good morning Alzheimer Society of Muskoka *YOUR NAME* speaking” and take messages or transfer to Voicemail if staff is not in or place on Park if another staff is to pick up)
  • Assist with program registration, including registration phone calls and list of participants 
  • Library calls for outstanding books
  • Assist with program outreach through phone calls
  • Shred and empty shredding machine
  • Clean anything that you see needs cleaning
  • Photocopying
  • Filing
  • Restocking brochure rack
  • Nesdatrak receipting and bank deposit preparation
  • Writing thank you cards

Orientation and Training: 

  • Initial orientation to the office 
  • On the job training provided
  • Additional training workshops are offered as needs and opportunities are identified 

Time: Varying schedule depending on need. 

Location: 1 – 239 Manitoba Street Bracebridge ON P1L 1S2

Commitment: On an as-needed basis. 

Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
1 – 239 Manitoba Street Bracebridge ON P1L 1S2

Purpose of Position: 

To lend support to the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka in areas of copying, filing, managing documentation, recording program information and reaching out to program participants through reminder calls for upcoming programs. 

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiastic about the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Excel an asset.
  • Compassion, active listening and patience towards the population we serve
  • Respectful, knowledgeable and sensitive to the populations we serve
  • Sign oath of confidentiality
  • Police check
  • Dementia-friendly                                                                                                                                   
  • Be willing to complete sensitivity training
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Professional presentation is a must

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Answer the phone (ex. “good morning Alzheimer Society of Muskoka *YOUR NAME* speaking” and take messages or transfer to Voicemail if staff is not in or place on Park if another staff is to pick up)
  • Assist with program registration, including registration phone calls and list of participants 
  • Library calls for outstanding books
  • Assist with program outreach through phone calls
  • Shred and empty shredding machine
  • Clean anything that you see needs cleaning
  • Photocopying
  • Filing
  • Restocking brochure rack
  • Nesdatrak receipting and bank deposit preparation
  • Writing thank you cards

Orientation and Training: 

  • Initial orientation to the office 
  • On the job training provided
  • Additional training workshops are offered as needs and opportunities are identified 

Time: Varying schedule depending on need. 

Location: 1 – 239 Manitoba Street Bracebridge ON P1L 1S2

Commitment: On an as-needed basis. 

A Greener Future

In 2015, we ran our first ever Butt Blitz — an action-oriented campaign focused on raising public awareness about cigarette litter, while simultaneously removing as much of it from the environment as possible.

Cigarette butts account for 1 in 5 pieces of litter that we find at our cleanups. These small cigarette butts are one of the most common forms of litter and when not disposed of properly, they cause negative impacts on local ecosystems and health.

Each spring, volunteers from across Canada pick up cigarette butts in their local communities, then send them to TerraCycle Canada for recycling. The social impact of this event is just as important as the environmental impact, as it helps prevent cigarette butt litter from ending up on the ground in the future!

We are looking for Butt Blitz Coordinators in communities across Canada to join us in expanding our impact by engaging volunteers locally throughout April!

As a Butt Blitz Coordinator, you are dedicating your time throughout April to help reduce the amount of cigarette litter in your local community and create a safer, healthier environment. You will help to spread awareness and connect others within your community to get involved in this initiative to reduce cigarette waste. 

All you need to participate is a pair of gloves, an up-cycled container (e.g., an old yogurt tub) to collect your butts in, and an interest in improving your local environment!

Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Review and understand the Butt Blitz Coordinator Information package

  • Participate in cigarette litter cleanups to contribute to the overall goal of removing 1 million cigarette butts

  • Choose a central and easily accessible location for local volunteers to drop off their collected butts (e.g., your front porch)

  • Engage and support a team of local volunteers throughout April (e.g., answering questions, keeping in contact, hosting small group cleanups)

  •  Mail in the cigarette butt collection to TerraCycle for recycling (shipping label provided by A Greener Future)

  • Attend virtual team meetings via Google Meets (3 in total, max 30 minutes in length)

  • Complete weekly check-ins with A Greener Future staff (via email or virtual call)

  • Speak with the local media about the Butt Blitz should the possibility arrive

  • Sign a virtual Liability Waiver

Please note: The Butt Blitz is a 19+ event (18+ in Alberta and Quebec) because we are working with hazardous waste.

To apply for this opportunity, please complete the application below by Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024: https://form-can.keela.co/butt-blitz-spring-2024-coordinator-form

Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview to ensure that the role is a good fit and we’ll answer any questions you may have about the position.

A Greener Future

In 2015, we ran our first ever Butt Blitz — an action-oriented campaign focused on raising public awareness about cigarette litter, while simultaneously removing as much of it from the environment as possible.   

Cigarette butts account for 1 in 5 pieces of litter found at our cleanups. These small plastic filters are one of the most common forms of litter globally and when not disposed of properly, they cause negative impacts on local ecosystems, wildlife, and human health.  

We’re calling on volunteers from across Canada to pick up cigarette butts in their local communities, then send them to TerraCycle Canada for recycling. The social impact of this event is just as important as the environmental impact, as it helps prevent cigarette butt litter from ending up on the ground in the future!   

We are looking for Butt Blitz Volunteers in communities across Canada to join us in picking up butts locally throughout the month of April. Join a local team, or take part wherever you are!  

The Butt Blitz will run from April 1st to 30th, 2023. Our goal is to collect and remove 1 million cigarette butts over the course of a month!   

As a Butt Blitz Volunteer, you are dedicating your time throughout April to help reduce the amount of cigarette litter in your local community and create a safer, healthier environment.   

All you need to participate is a pair of gloves, an up-cycled container (e.g., old yogurt tub) to collect your butts in, and an interest to improve your local environment!   

Volunteer Responsibilities: - Review and understand the Butt Blitz Volunteer Information Package - Sign a virtual Liability Waiver - Participate in cigarette litter cleanups to contribute to the overall goal of removing 1 million cigarette butts - Drop off your cigarette butt collection to a local team coordinator (or mail in your own collection if participating independently) - Attend virtual team meetings via Zoom (optional; 3 in total, max 30 minutes in length) - Attend a team Butt Blitz cleanup locally (optional)   If this opportunity interests you, please fill out the form below!   

All participants must be 19+ (18+ in Alberta or Quebec)  

Apply Here.

Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
Muskoka and Parry Sound

Purpose: To coordinate our weekly Coffee Social Program for caregivers and persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.  We offer this drop-in program for our clients to enjoy a time to engage with others, relax and enjoy refreshments.  If needed, a person with dementia should be accompanied by a caregiver who is responsible for their health and wellbeing.

Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Set up table and chairs
  • Make coffee/tea, put out cookies
  • Keep record of adequate supply
  • Keep record of attendance
  • Welcome guests as they arrive
  • Distribute nametags
  • Clean and lock up building

Qualifications: Reliable, good listener, compassionate, patient, understanding, reactive to client needs. 

Time commitment: 1 day per week from either 10 am – 12 pm or 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, plus time for set up and clean up (approx. 2.5 hours). Would appreciate a 6 – 12 month commitment.

Orientation/Training: Volunteers will have the opportunity to shadow the Recreation Support Facilitator at the Coffee Social as often as required by the volunteer to feel comfortable.

Screening: Application, interview, police check, reference checks, probation, training completion is required.

Evaluation/Success measures: Success of this program is measured by attendance numbers of the group each week.

Supervision: Supervision will be by the Recreation Support Facilitator as needed.

Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
Muskoka and Parry Sound area.

Help the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka manage an information booth at various Health Fairs in Muskoka and Parry Sound. Your help is greatly appreciated in our endeavours to provide useful information to individuals and their families.

Duties:

  • Arrive 15 minutes before the health fair begins.
  • Pick up the donation box from the box office.
  • Display the brochures and donation box on the table provided.
  • Return the donation box to the box office.
  • Give brochures to anyone who asks for them.  If any viewers have questions about the information or about Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, explain you are a volunteer and encourage them to phone the office at the number provided in the pamphlet.

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Enjoy meeting people
  • Outgoing, personable
  • Dementia-friendly  

Time Commitment

  • Number of events to be determined.
  • Event (s) may be during the week or occasionally on weekends.
  • Approximately 4 hours spent at each event
  • Ongoing position depending on desire to continue.

You will be provided with all materials needed for the event (s).

Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
Memorial Park, Bracebridge and River Mill Park, Huntsville.

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's is our biggest fundraising event for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. There are many volunteer opportunities leading up to the event, as well as on the day of.

Help before the walk: Duties include envelope stuffing for mailout, calling past walkers, walk committee, and poster distribution.

Help on day of the walk: Duties include set up of tables, set up route signs, registration table, pet area, kid zone, food and beverage table, first aid station, and tear down.

There are two walks available in Muskoka to participate in: 

  • Memorial Park, Bracebridge- Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • River Mill Park, Huntsville- Sunday, May 26, 2024, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

For more information, please contact Michelle Dear at 705-645-5621 Ext. 115 or walk@alzheimermuskoka.ca

Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
Muskoka and Parry Sound

 

Objective: To assist the person with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias (ADOD) and their families by providing companionship for the person, delivering client-specific recreation interventions to stimulate memory, confidence, and overall quality of life, and providing relief for the caregiver.

Time Commitment: A minimum of 2 hours per week for 6 months.

Skills/Abilities:

▪ 19 years of age or older

▪ Creative in adapting to the needs of the person with dementia.

▪ Caring, compassionate and patient.

▪ Good active listening and communication skills.

▪ Ability to work independently.

▪ Ability to accept direction and to ask for help when needed.

▪ Reliable and dependable.

▪ Sensitive and non-judgmental.

▪ Good health and grooming.

▪ Car is helpful, but not required.

Responsibilities:

▪ To complete the Alzheimer Information Series (3 hours) training and the Meaningful Activity In Home (3 hours) training prior to first visit.

▪ To complete 3 sessions of Social Recreation programming in AlzSWP office before being matched.

▪ To meet individually with the Social Recreation Coordinator to review and learn the personalized intervention plan before first visit with client and family.

▪ To visit the person in their home with Social Recreation Coordinator at a prearranged time, convenient to both the family and the volunteer, to introduce self and activities.

▪ To be familiar with the background, skills and interests of the person, and the intervention plan prepared by the Social Recreation Coordinator.

▪ To provide enriching recreational experiences, using the intervention plan, for the person with dementia, taking into account the needs of that person.

▪ To maintain confidentiality of any information learned about the person and their family members, unless safety is a concern.

▪ To ensure that the person with dementia is safe and feels as secure and content as possible.  The volunteer should always carry a list of emergency telephone numbers, and the person’s medical information at all times.

▪ To complete an In Home Recreation Log after every visit and to send logs to the Manager of Volunteer and Social Recreation Services monthly. 

▪ To complete an incident report immediately following an incident of concern.

▪ To keep in regular contact with the Manager of Volunteer and Social Recreation Services and the Social Recreation Coordinator and discuss any areas of concern.

▪ To respect and adhere to the policies and procedures of the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners.

▪ A willingness to update knowledge of ADOD through information available in our Society resource center and professional development workshops.

Boundaries:

▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is not expected to, and should not; undertake any activities involving personal care of the person with dementia, such as lifting, bathing, feeding, dressing, toileting or administration of medication(s).

▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is prohibited from giving medical advice.

▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is prohibited from becoming involved in the legal and financial affairs of the person with whom they are matched (i.e. banking, Power of Attorney etc.)

Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
Muskoka and Parry Sound

 

Objective: To assist the person with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias (ADOD) and their families by providing companionship for the person, delivering client-specific recreation interventions to stimulate memory, confidence, and overall quality of life, and providing relief for the caregiver.

Time Commitment: A minimum of 2 hours per week for 6 months.

Skills/Abilities:

▪ 19 years of age or older

▪ Creative in adapting to the needs of the person with dementia.

▪ Caring, compassionate and patient.

▪ Good active listening and communication skills.

▪ Ability to work independently.

▪ Ability to accept direction and to ask for help when needed.

▪ Reliable and dependable.

▪ Sensitive and non-judgmental.

▪ Good health and grooming.

▪ Car is helpful, but not required.

Responsibilities:

▪ To complete the Alzheimer Information Series (3 hours) training and the Meaningful Activity In Home (3 hours) training prior to first visit.

▪ To complete 3 sessions of Social Recreation programming in AlzSWP office before being matched.

▪ To meet individually with the Social Recreation Coordinator to review and learn the personalized intervention plan before first visit with client and family.

▪ To visit the person in their home with Social Recreation Coordinator at a prearranged time, convenient to both the family and the volunteer, to introduce self and activities.

▪ To be familiar with the background, skills and interests of the person, and the intervention plan prepared by the Social Recreation Coordinator.

▪ To provide enriching recreational experiences, using the intervention plan, for the person with dementia, taking into account the needs of that person.

▪ To maintain confidentiality of any information learned about the person and their family members, unless safety is a concern.

▪ To ensure that the person with dementia is safe and feels as secure and content as possible.  The volunteer should always carry a list of emergency telephone numbers, and the person’s medical information at all times.

▪ To complete an In Home Recreation Log after every visit and to send logs to the Manager of Volunteer and Social Recreation Services monthly. 

▪ To complete an incident report immediately following an incident of concern.

▪ To keep in regular contact with the Manager of Volunteer and Social Recreation Services and the Social Recreation Coordinator and discuss any areas of concern.

▪ To respect and adhere to the policies and procedures of the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners.

▪ A willingness to update knowledge of ADOD through information available in our Society resource center and professional development workshops.

Boundaries:

▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is not expected to, and should not; undertake any activities involving personal care of the person with dementia, such as lifting, bathing, feeding, dressing, toileting or administration of medication(s).

▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is prohibited from giving medical advice.

▪ The In Home Recreation volunteer is prohibited from becoming involved in the legal and financial affairs of the person with whom they are matched (i.e. banking, Power of Attorney etc.)

Alzheimer Society of Muskoka
Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, or Parry Sound.

This is a volunteer opportunity with the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka for the Minds in Motion® program.

Minds in Motion® is a community-based social program that incorporates physical and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners.

  • Minds in Motion® is an eight-week program delivered once weekly that combines physical activity with mental stimulation, in a social environment.
  • The program is delivered at Municipal Recreation Centres, Older Adult Centres or similar multi-service centres to help normalize the experience for participants.
  • The program was developed in British Columbia and results indicate improved physical and mental health for both people with dementia and their care partner.
  • Minds in Motion® is not a fitness program, a social recreation program or a drop-in program.

Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Help with the set up and clean up of refreshments, games and activities for the program
  • Assist the Minds in Motion® Coordinator to ensure activity participation and socialization. This may include spending one-on-one time with participants who need extra support.
  • Under the direction of the Physical Activity Program Leader, provide one-on-one support to participants during the physical activity component of the program
  • Assist with any other required tasks

Qualifications:

  • Enjoy working with others, comfortable initiating conversation and including others
  • Patient, friendly and fun; comfortable in a non-competitive, inclusive environment
  • Have some experience communicating with older adults
  • Be physically able to participate in the physical activity component of the program
  • Commit to program at 8 week intervals
  • Organized and pay attention to detail
  • Reliable and able to follow instructions

Assets:

  • Aware of the aging process
  • Have basic knowledge and experience with dementia – training will be provided
  • Experience working with persons with dementia and their care partners
  • Physical activity or therapeutic recreation background

Time commitment:

  • Three hours/week for eight-ten weeks:
  • 30 minute set up, 2 hour program, 30 minute take down, clean up and de-brief.
  • Programs run at least three times per year – trained volunteers are encouraged to return to assist with programs held throughout the year.

Orientation/training:

Volunteers will receive:

  • Orientation to local Alzheimer Society and volunteer policies and procedures (approximately one hour)
  • Orientation to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (approximately three hours)
  • Orientation to Minds in Motion® and specific role (approximately one hour)
  • Access to Society’s more advanced dementia training (if applicable)

Supervision:

There will be on site supervision and de-briefing lead by the Minds in Motion® Coordinator.

A Police Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening is required for all volunteers. For those under the age of 18, parental or guardian approval is required.

 

Canadian Mental Health Association, Muskoka-Parry Sound, Parry Sound Office, General Services - Parry Sound

We are looking for Volunteer Drivers to help transport our clients to and from appointments ie. medical appointmens, banking appointments, transportation to the grocery store ect.. We are also looking for Volunteers to provide social outings with our clients. This may include going for a walk, going to the beach where there is a Life Guard on duty, going for coffee ect.

Mileage and Expenses will be reimbursed. 

Girl Guides of Canada
Varying

We empower young girls and women to be everything they want to be, and as a volunteer, you will help make that happen! Our volunteers support girls as they build confidence, develop new skills, and become leaders in their communities. 
As part of a unit’s leadership team, you’ll facilitate fun and engaging program activities, like scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, outdoor exploration, games, and more. You can choose to work with girls in one of five branches: Sparks (age 5-6), Embers (age 7-8), Guides (age 9-11), Pathfinders (age 12-14), or Rangers (age 15-17).  
Volunteers will receive access to a digital program platform stocked with age-appropriate activities and meeting tools, as well as training on delivering activities in ways that will empower and encourage girls. 
Units meet on a regular basis, from weekly to monthly, depending on the age of the girls. Volunteers commit to 3 hours per week for unit meetings plus additional hours, when required, for trips and events.  

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.  


What You’ll Bring: 
- A welcoming, imaginative, and enthusiastic attitude. 
- Openness, flexibility, and a willingness to try new things. 
- An appreciation of diversity and inclusivity. 
- An embrace of the girl-driven approach to Girl Guides. 
- Understanding, encouraging, and respecting girls’ ideas and thoughts. 
- Resourcefulness, dependability, and creativity. 
- A willingness to show your unique talents and skills. 
What You Need: 
- All volunteers must have reached the age of majority in their province or territory. 
- Pass a Police Record Check facilitated by Girl Guides of Canada. 
- Complete organizational training components on safety, the role, and administrative duties, as part of the volunteer onboarding process.  
 
To apply please visit www.girlguides.ca/volunteer