Archived Opportunities

These volunteer opportunities have been archived based on an expiry date set by the originator (i.e. nonprofit organization). Please note that these opportunities are only presented for interest – to give volunteers and site visitors an opportunity to see the types of positions offered by organizations.

Simcoe County Home Builders Association Ice Fishing Tournament volunteers

Organization: DeafBlind Ontario Services
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: The Simcoe County Home Builders’ Association is holding its 11th Annual Ice Fishing Tournament on Kempenfelt Bay, Barrie, on February 18, 2017.  DeafBlind Ontario Services as its charity of choice for this tournament, and we are looking for volunteers to assist with the tournament.  There are a number of jobs and daytime shifts available.  This is a great opportunity for high school students to get their community service hours!

Children and Youth Volunteer - Chess Assitant

Organization: Barrie Public Library
Category: Children & Youth
Description: Program Description: Have you ever wanted to learn chess? Children and teens ages 8-16 years of age are invited to join local student Jake for a fun filled summer afternoon of chess and learning.  Participants will learn the basic concepts of chess such as basic information on the chess pieces,  how to get to checkmate, how to play a fun or competitive game, and how to solve chess puzzles.  This program is also for children and teens who already know how to play chess and want to expand their knowledge of this extraordinary game. Volunteer Responsibilities: BPL is looking for volunteers to assist children and teens learn the rules of the game and help them participate. MUST KNOW HOW TO PLAY CHESS. Must be comfortable taking direction from Jake who is the student lead on this program.

Everest Cemetery Barries biggest home haunt

Organization: Everest Cemetery
Category: Fundraising & Sponsorship
Description: erest Cemetery. Barries biggest halloween home haunt https://www.facebook.com/everestcemetery/ Halloweens coming and were still looking for a few more volenteer actor/actresses. To help us put on our display. Depending on what school you go to students can earm there community hours with us. Looking for people for The cemetery. The carnevil. Someone to help with the front door and the donations. And a few extra people to help where needed. Must have own costume and makeup and own transportation. Food from papa johns will be provided. If you can help 1 day or all 4 please send us a message. Our hours are Oct 28-30 5:30-9 Oct 31 5:30-10 Ways to contact us. Through facebook https://www.facebook.com/everestcemetery/

Volunteer with CNIB at Barrie Waterfront Marathon

Organization: CNIB
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: CNIB is seeking the assistance of some dedicated to volunteers to help at the finish line during the Barrie Waterfront Marathon. Time will run from 7:45 AM- 11:30 AM. If interested in joining us please let us know by May 5th, 2018!

Golf Tournament Volunteer

Organization: Canadian Junior Golf Association
Category: Sports and Recreation
Description: The CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship is the culminating event on the CJGA’s schedule, bringing together the top junior golfers representing every province across Canada in an esteemed four day competition. This event was developed to provide elite junior golfers with an opportunity to compete in a high profile national championship event as well as build their golf resumes.

Wish Granter

Organization: Make-A-Wish® Canada
Category: Children & Youth
Description:   Position Summary A wish granter will meet with the wish child and family members to help determine the child’s most heartfelt wish while brainstorming and planning special enhancements throughout the wish process. Wish granters work in teams of two alongside Make-A-Wish staff to ensure every eligible child’s wish comes true. Duties and Responsibilities Partner with at least one other volunteer wish granter to help grant the wishes of children throughout the chapter’s territory. Visit the wish child, with the goal of discerning his/her one true wish, while gaining a clear understanding of the reason behind the child’s most heartfelt wish. Complete and submit wish paperwork in a timely manner according to chapter guidelines. Create a magical wish experience for the wish child by planning and delivering “wish enhancements” – special, creative touches that keep the child excited about the wish throughout the process. Solicit in-kind donations, ensuring Make-A-Wish resources are used wisely. Plan “send-off” party or “presentation” party for each wish, as appropriate. Develop a positive rapport with the wish child and family by serving as a liaison between chapter staff and the wish family, ensuring the family is updated on the status of the wish throughout the wish process. Act as a reliable, communicative and productive member of the “wish team” by working closely with a volunteer partner and Make-A-Wish staff to create the best possible wish experience for the child. Other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate. Desired Qualifications Passion for children and high comfort level with interacting with children ages 3 to 17. Creative thinker with drive to make each wish unique and magical. Excellent people skills with the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, especially children with critical illnesses. Highly organized and detail-oriented. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Resourceful and self-motivated with a willingness to solicit in-kind donations. Flexible schedule and willingness to drive up to one hour to visit with wish child and family. Bilingual abilities in written and spoken form a plus.   Location of Opportunity Meetings may take place at the wish family’s home or at a neutral location, such as a restaurant or hospital. Typically, wish meetings are scheduled for weekday evenings or weekends based upon the schedules of the wish team and wish family. Departure parties may be planned for the wish family’s home or a nearby venue/restaurant. Volunteer Commitment The average wish requires between 20-25 hours of volunteer work over a span of about six months to a year. Each wish can vary greatly in the time it takes to grant depending on the requested wish and wish family circumstances. Agree to work on a minimum of two wishes per year. Ensure all photos and communications from the wish family before, during and after the wish are passed along to the office. Complete official Make-A-Wish Wish Granter training. Attend continuing education courses, as offered by Make-A-Wish chapter staff. Provide and receive ongoing performance evaluation feedback from chapter staff.   Join Our Team of Inspired People Transforming Lives We are more than a great place to volunteer - our work is life changing. We are an inclusive and diverse group of people who, through a mosaic of backgrounds, thoughts and experiences are united in purposeful work. We are fueled and guided by our values - values that are represented in the inspired people we work with and the transformational work we do every day.

Barrie Dragon Boat Festival- Volunteers Needed!

Organization: Barrie Public Library
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: The 17th annual Barrie Dragon Boat Festival is looking for: 15 site set-up volunteers on Friday, August 23, 2019 Various festival support volunteers on Saturday, August 24, 2019 10 Site tear down volunteers on Sunday Augst 25, 2019 Supporting Barrie's largest on-water festival is a great way to get involved in a major community event, earn credited community involvement hours and enjoy the high-energy races and beautiful waterfront. Volunteers will be provided with a volunteer t-shirt and lunch on Friday and Saturday. For further details and an application form, please visit-http://barriedragonboatfestival.ca/volunteers/

Volunteer-Parkinson SuperWalk Barrie- Day Of Volunteer- Sat Sep 7

Organization: Parkinson Canada
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: WALK DAY VOLUNTEER – PARKINSON SUPERWALK-BARRIE   About Parkinson Canada: Parkinson Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease. From diagnosis to discovery, we guide the way for Canadians to live well with Parkinson’s disease through education, advocacy and support services. Our National Research Program funds innovative research to search for better treatments and a cure. A national registered charity, Parkinson Canada fulfils its mission through the generosity of donors and is an accredited organization under the Imagine Canada Standards Program.   What We Need: Have you, your family, or friends been touched by Parkinson’s disease? Are you interested in meeting new people, working as a team and spreading the awareness of Parkinson’s disease? Then we’re looking for you! Parkinson Canada is looking for Day-of Volunteers to assist with the execution of Parkinson SuperWalk, Barrie.   Responsibilities: Attend and/or review registration and banking training session (if applicable). Work with volunteers to coordinate services needed for the day-of (which may include: registration, food and drink, guest speakers, t-shirt distribution, route marshals, etc.). Be onsite on the day of the event to facilitate a successful event. Must be available for Parkinson SuperWalk Barrie on Sat, Sep 7 at Heritage Park. Qualifications: Possess exceptional leadership capabilities and enjoy working as part of a team. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Be available for the time commitment needed to ensure the success of the event. Mature, responsible and dependable. Ability to meet deadlines. Must have a volunteer police check.Our SuperWalk volunteer positions are available to all ages and include flexible time commitments, mentorship for new members, education and training, and excellent leadership experience.If you like an opportunity to be a part of something that supports a great cause, this is the position for you. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Please submit your resume to volunteer@parkinson.ca referencing PCSWBARRIE-19

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