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Friendly Visitor   Bruce - Central (incl Arran-Elderslie & Saugeen Shores Twnshps; Sa 1st Nation,  P. Elgin Southampton  Bruce - North (incl. North and South Bruce Peninsula Townships; Tobermory, Lion's Head)  Bruce - South (incl. Huron-Kinloss, Kincardine Brockton & South Bruce Twnshps; Walkerton, Teeswater)  Bruce County  Grey - Central (incl. Chatsworth and Grey Highlands Townships; Feversham, Markdale)  Grey - North (incl. Georgian Bluffs,  Meaford and Blue Mountains Townships; Owen Sound, Thornbury)  Grey - South (incl West Grey and Southgate Townships; Hanover, Neustadt, Dundalk)  Grey County 
Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce, Owen Sound - Heritage Place Mall
Owen Sound
Provide companionship and friendship to a senior or adult with a disability who is lonely and in need of a supportive friend by making weekly visits of 2-3 hours in duration. 
 
Assist clients with activities that they are no longer able to do by themselves and which are of interest to the client: reading, writing, shopping, playing cards/games 
 
Provide a periodic monitoring of the client's well being
Animal Caregiver   Bruce - Central (incl Arran-Elderslie & Saugeen Shores Twnshps; Sa 1st Nation,  P. Elgin Southampton  Bruce - North (incl. North and South Bruce Peninsula Townships; Tobermory, Lion's Head)  Bruce - South (incl. Huron-Kinloss, Kincardine Brockton & South Bruce Twnshps; Walkerton, Teeswater)  Bruce County  Grey - Central (incl. Chatsworth and Grey Highlands Townships; Feversham, Markdale)  Grey - North (incl. Georgian Bluffs,  Meaford and Blue Mountains Townships; Owen Sound, Thornbury)  Grey - South (incl West Grey and Southgate Townships; Hanover, Neustadt, Dundalk)  Grey County 
Grey Bruce Animal Shelter
457437 Concession 8 S Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N8
We are always looking for volunteers to help out around the kennels. We are open every morning 7 days a week from 8AM - noon. We have a shift of volunteers in every morning to look after the cats and dogs: cleaning, feeding, grooming, walking, laundry, vet runs, administering medications and of course putting dogs out in outdoor runs and walking them. We walk the dogs every day, unless the weather is really, really bad (i.e. too cold or just plain dangerous). We also have evening dog walkers who are paired up for safety reasons (don't want people out at the shelter alone) and they walk dogs or put them out for a stretch in outdoor pens, administer any necessary evening medications and/or extra feeds to cats or dogs and clean up any kennels that have messes.  
 
We do ask volunteers to try and commit to a period of time on a regular basis (e.g. a particular morning/evening every week or every other week) as it makes it easier for scheduling and also keeps the volunteer familiar to the animals they are caring for. With the dogs, this makes a big difference. We have some dogs that are with us for a while before finding a forever home so we try to have them handled by people they know as much as possible.
Active Living Program Volunteer   Bruce - Central (incl Arran-Elderslie & Saugeen Shores Twnshps; Sa 1st Nation,  P. Elgin Southampton  Bruce - North (incl. North and South Bruce Peninsula Townships; Tobermory, Lion's Head)  Bruce - South (incl. Huron-Kinloss, Kincardine Brockton & South Bruce Twnshps; Walkerton, Teeswater)  Bruce County  Grey - Central (incl. Chatsworth and Grey Highlands Townships; Feversham, Markdale)  Grey - North (incl. Georgian Bluffs,  Meaford and Blue Mountains Townships; Owen Sound, Thornbury)  Grey - South (incl West Grey and Southgate Townships; Hanover, Neustadt, Dundalk)  Grey County 
Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
Owen Sound, Hanover, Markdale, Meaford, Southampton
Support our Social Recreation Coordinator with the delivery of varied programs for people living with dementia. 
- ensure that participants are engaged 
- some light set up and clean up of the space for each program 
- training as appropriate for each course 
- volunteers participate in the activities along with the participants - It's fun!
Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce
Owen Sound, Markdale, Meaford, Hanover, Southampton
- 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
Vision Mate   Bruce - Central (incl Arran-Elderslie & Saugeen Shores Twnshps; Sa 1st Nation,  P. Elgin Southampton  Bruce - North (incl. North and South Bruce Peninsula Townships; Tobermory, Lion's Head)  Bruce - South (incl. Huron-Kinloss, Kincardine Brockton & South Bruce Twnshps; Walkerton, Teeswater)  Bruce County  Grey - Central (incl. Chatsworth and Grey Highlands Townships; Feversham, Markdale)  Grey - North (incl. Georgian Bluffs,  Meaford and Blue Mountains Townships; Owen Sound, Thornbury)  Grey - South (incl West Grey and Southgate Townships; Hanover, Neustadt, Dundalk)  Grey County 
CNIB [Central East], Bruce/Dufferin/Grey District, Vision Loss Rehab Ontario
Within clients home or public locations
Provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted through regular visits. Activities are determined by client need and mutually agreed upon like reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands or outings, support at groups and friendly visiting.
Caregiver Support Volunteer   Bruce - Central (incl Arran-Elderslie & Saugeen Shores Twnshps; Sa 1st Nation,  P. Elgin Southampton  Bruce - North (incl. North and South Bruce Peninsula Townships; Tobermory, Lion's Head)  Bruce - South (incl. Huron-Kinloss, Kincardine Brockton & South Bruce Twnshps; Walkerton, Teeswater)  Bruce County  Grey - Central (incl. Chatsworth and Grey Highlands Townships; Feversham, Markdale)  Grey - North (incl. Georgian Bluffs,  Meaford and Blue Mountains Townships; Owen Sound, Thornbury)  Grey - South (incl West Grey and Southgate Townships; Hanover, Neustadt, Dundalk)  Grey County 
VON Canada, Ontario Branch, Grey Bruce Site, Caregiver Support Circle
Grey and Bruce Counties
The Caregiver Support Circle has many different aspects and needs volunteers to help with the following: 
* Education Series – along with the facilitator, you would help co-lead the 4 week sessions 
* Monthly Support Groups – you would help facilitate the monthly meetings where caregivers can go to share feelings and frustrations 
* One to One Support – you would provide support for the caregiver, either by telephone or in person 
* Caregiver Relief – for example, sitting with someone while the caregiver goes out
Home for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Tracey Lane
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity for people interested in helping out a local, older individual who may be experiencing loneliness.  
 
Volunteers in this role will provide transportation to and from social events in the community, or even just coffee and conversation out in the community, with other Home for Life clients. Volunteers provide companionship throughout the social or programs and can choose your level of commitment - one time, occasional or temporary volunteers are welcome. Sign up for just one social outing and see how it goes! 
 
This role will help ease the burden of social isolation and can help to promote confidence, health and well being, and and provide them with a new friendship. This activity will help expand you social circle, meet new people and make a difference in the live of another person.
Friendly Visitor   Grey - Central (incl. Chatsworth and Grey Highlands Townships; Feversham, Markdale)  Grey - North (incl. Georgian Bluffs,  Meaford and Blue Mountains Townships; Owen Sound, Thornbury)  Grey - South (incl West Grey and Southgate Townships; Hanover, Neustadt, Dundalk)  Grey County 
Home for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Tracey Lane
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity for people interested in helping a local, older individual, who may be experiencing loneliness. Volunteers ease the burden of loneliness by providing friendship, company and conversation either in the comfort of the client's home or though short social outings in the community.  
 
Sometimes people sit and chat over a cup of coffee, or they may play board games, watch TV or go out to a cafe. Commitment level is up to the volunteer; one time, occasional and/or temporary volunteers are welcome. 
 
The relationship between the volunteer and client can promote confidence, health and well being, and provide them with a new friendship. This activity will help expand you social circle, meet new people and make a difference in the live of another person.
Peer Leader- Healthy Living Program   Bruce - Central (incl Arran-Elderslie & Saugeen Shores Twnshps; Sa 1st Nation,  P. Elgin Southampton  Bruce - North (incl. North and South Bruce Peninsula Townships; Tobermory, Lion's Head)  Bruce - South (incl. Huron-Kinloss, Kincardine Brockton & South Bruce Twnshps; Walkerton, Teeswater)  Bruce County  Grey - Central (incl. Chatsworth and Grey Highlands Townships; Feversham, Markdale)  Grey - North (incl. Georgian Bluffs,  Meaford and Blue Mountains Townships; Owen Sound, Thornbury)  Grey - South (incl West Grey and Southgate Townships; Hanover, Neustadt, Dundalk)  Grey County 
South West Local Health Integration Network, London Office, Home and Community Care
Bruce County, Grey County, Huron County, Perth County
Peer Leaders are volunteers in the South West Self Management Program, who facilitate the Living a Healthy Life workshop series for individuals with chronic health conditions. The workshop series contains 6 sessions - each 2.5 hours in length. Workshops are offered in a community setting with groups of 6-15 participants. Leaders are required to facilitate 2 workshops per year. Peer leaders receive paid mileage and honorarium for each workshop they facilitate. 
 
Workshops are held in various accessible community spaces, such as community center and family health offices.
Shopper/Grocery Assistance   Grey - Central (incl. Chatsworth and Grey Highlands Townships; Feversham, Markdale)  Grey - North (incl. Georgian Bluffs,  Meaford and Blue Mountains Townships; Owen Sound, Thornbury)  Grey - South (incl West Grey and Southgate Townships; Hanover, Neustadt, Dundalk)  Grey County 
Home for Life South Georgian Bay, Collingwood - Tracey Lane
Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Nottawa and Creemore
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity for people interested in helping out a local, older individual who may no longer be able to go grocery shopping without support. This service can make a big difference to older individuals and can help these residents to remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. 
 
Volunteers in this role will provide grocery shopping assistance at local food stores, which includes providing transportation with or without clients to the local stores, and assisting clients by bringing groceries inside their home for them, on a one time, occasional and temporary basis.
SMART Fitness Leaders in Grey Bruce   Bruce - Central (incl Arran-Elderslie & Saugeen Shores Twnshps; Sa 1st Nation,  P. Elgin Southampton  Bruce - North (incl. North and South Bruce Peninsula Townships; Tobermory, Lion's Head)  Bruce - South (incl. Huron-Kinloss, Kincardine Brockton & South Bruce Twnshps; Walkerton, Teeswater)  Bruce County  Grey - Central (incl. Chatsworth and Grey Highlands Townships; Feversham, Markdale)  Grey - North (incl. Georgian Bluffs,  Meaford and Blue Mountains Townships; Owen Sound, Thornbury)  Grey - South (incl West Grey and Southgate Townships; Hanover, Neustadt, Dundalk)  Grey County 
VON Canada, Ontario Branch, Grey Bruce Site, SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) Exercise and Falls Prevention Program
In community centres and retirement homes throughout Grey Bruce
VON SMART and Falls Prevention classes are led by volunteers who VON trains (2 days of practical plus the theory) and certify. Weekly we offer over 50 Level 1 and Level 2 classes in Grey Bruce with over 1,000 participants! We ask for a minimum commitment of 2 hours a week (one class) but have flexible schedules for those who are away for long periods of time. We are looking for volunteer instructors for both levels of classes.
Supportive Care   Bruce - Central (incl Arran-Elderslie & Saugeen Shores Twnshps; Sa 1st Nation,  P. Elgin Southampton  Bruce - North (incl. North and South Bruce Peninsula Townships; Tobermory, Lion's Head)  Bruce - South (incl. Huron-Kinloss, Kincardine Brockton & South Bruce Twnshps; Walkerton, Teeswater)  Bruce County  Grey - Central (incl. Chatsworth and Grey Highlands Townships; Feversham, Markdale)  Grey - North (incl. Georgian Bluffs,  Meaford and Blue Mountains Townships; Owen Sound, Thornbury)  Grey - South (incl West Grey and Southgate Townships; Hanover, Neustadt, Dundalk)  Grey County 
VON Canada, Ontario Branch, Grey Bruce Site, Supportive Care Services
Bruce and Grey Counties
Supportive care volunteers offer social and emotional support to individuals and families living with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness in Grey and Bruce counties (except Bruce Peninsula) * volunteers offer support for approximately 2-3 hours per week depending on need of individual and family and the availability of volunteers and offer respite for family caregivers and companionship to individuals and help facilitate bereavement groups * support provided in the client’s home, long term care homes and/or hospitals
Leader/Sidewalker/ Special Events   Bruce - Central (incl Arran-Elderslie & Saugeen Shores Twnshps; Sa 1st Nation,  P. Elgin Southampton  Bruce - North (incl. North and South Bruce Peninsula Townships; Tobermory, Lion's Head)  Bruce - South (incl. Huron-Kinloss, Kincardine Brockton & South Bruce Twnshps; Walkerton, Teeswater)  Bruce County  Grey - Central (incl. Chatsworth and Grey Highlands Townships; Feversham, Markdale)  Grey - North (incl. Georgian Bluffs,  Meaford and Blue Mountains Townships; Owen Sound, Thornbury)  Grey - South (incl West Grey and Southgate Townships; Hanover, Neustadt, Dundalk)  Grey County 
Georgian Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians (GRACE)
Owen Sound
Volunteer Opportunites:  
Leader responsible for:  
*grooming and tack up of the horse  
*leading of the horse for warm-up  
*control of the horse during class  
*un-tack horse and cleanup of equipment  
 
Sidewalker responsible for:  
*support the rider as necessary to balance  
*assist rider to complete skills as needed  
*assist leader with tack and cleanup
Drop-In Leader   Grey - Central (incl. Chatsworth and Grey Highlands Townships; Feversham, Markdale)  Grey - North (incl. Georgian Bluffs,  Meaford and Blue Mountains Townships; Owen Sound, Thornbury)  Grey - South (incl West Grey and Southgate Townships; Hanover, Neustadt, Dundalk)  Grey County 
South East Grey Community Health Centre, Markdale
Markdale
Set up tables and chairs, play bingo, board games, pool and socialize. Make coffee/tea.
Friendly Visitor   Grey - Central (incl. Chatsworth and Grey Highlands Townships; Feversham, Markdale)  Grey - North (incl. Georgian Bluffs,  Meaford and Blue Mountains Townships; Owen Sound, Thornbury)  Grey - South (incl West Grey and Southgate Townships; Hanover, Neustadt, Dundalk)  Grey County 
Grey County, Lee Manor
Owen Sound
•Provide personal companionship and social interaction with a resident 
•Has the ability to carry on a conversation and encourage participation and feedback  
•Be creative with ideas to stimulate interaction  
•Maintain a consistent schedule of weekly visits  
•Documentation at end of visit of residents seen on Activity Pro
Companion   Grey - Central (incl. Chatsworth and Grey Highlands Townships; Feversham, Markdale)  Grey - North (incl. Georgian Bluffs,  Meaford and Blue Mountains Townships; Owen Sound, Thornbury)  Grey - South (incl West Grey and Southgate Townships; Hanover, Neustadt, Dundalk)  Grey County 
Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
Collingwood
Provide weekly companionship to client of Breaking Down Barriers. Assist with activities like arts & crafts, cooking, scrapbooking, weaving and Friendship Café. Meet for conversation, maybe go for an outing and just be a friendly face to someone who may otherwise be isolated.
Friendly Visitor with Residents   Grey - Central (incl. Chatsworth and Grey Highlands Townships; Feversham, Markdale)  Grey - North (incl. Georgian Bluffs,  Meaford and Blue Mountains Townships; Owen Sound, Thornbury)  Grey - South (incl West Grey and Southgate Townships; Hanover, Neustadt, Dundalk)  Grey County 
Georgian Heights Health Care Centre
Georgian Heights Long Term Care 1115 10th Street East Owen Sound
Visit socially with assigned residents for 10-30 minutes depending on their interests, health, and attention span. Visits may include, but are not limited to chatting, going outside, playing cards, crafts, telling jokes, current events, etc.
Grey County, Lee Manor
Owen Sound
• To provide one to one interaction with residents  
• Organizing and maintaining inventory  
• Keep area clean & tidy at all times  
• To assist in portering if required  
• Keep a tally of cash sales & record account purchased items 
• Record refrigerator and freezer temperatures  
• Provide assistance for customers who may have difficulty holding /carrying items to a table especially hot beverages  
• Clear/ Sweep floors for tripping/ slipping hazards in and around Ice Cream Parlour as needed
Volunteer Kitchen Assistant   Grey - Central (incl. Chatsworth and Grey Highlands Townships; Feversham, Markdale)  Grey - North (incl. Georgian Bluffs,  Meaford and Blue Mountains Townships; Owen Sound, Thornbury)  Grey - South (incl West Grey and Southgate Townships; Hanover, Neustadt, Dundalk)  Grey County 
Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce, Chapman House
Owen Sound
General Kitchen Duties - assisting the cook; preparing meals; baking