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Bruce - Central (incl Arran-Elderslie & Saugeen Shores Twnshps; Sa 1st Nation,  P. Elgin Southampton 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 - 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 - South (incl. Huron-Kinloss, Kincardine Brockton & South Bruce Twnshps; Walkerton, Teeswater)
Bruce County Bruce County
Grey - Central (incl. Chatsworth and Grey Highlands Townships; Feversham, Markdale) Grey - Central (incl. Chatsworth and Grey Highlands Townships; Feversham, Markdale)
Grey - North (incl. Georgian Bluffs,  Meaford and Blue Mountains Townships; Owen Sound, Thornbury) 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 - South (incl West Grey and Southgate Townships; Hanover, Neustadt, Dundalk)
Grey County Grey County
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 and Bruce Counties - Various Locations
Make a difference in your community by becoming a VON SMART® Exercise and Falls Prevention program volunteer! 
The goal of VON’s SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® Exercise and Falls Prevention program is to enable adults 55+ to maintain independence, improve quality of life and to ultimately promote healthy aging. This functional exercise program can be found in various communities 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.
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.
Hospital Auxiliary   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 
Brightshores Health System, Volunteer Services and Auxiliaries
Bruce County
Volunteers work within areas of hospital as well as at many fundraisers
Lion's Head Hospital   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 
Brightshores Health System, Volunteer Services and Auxiliaries
Lion's Head
Our volunteers give their time in over 40 different areas. Our wide range of opportunities means we can find a volunteer job to suit most individuals. They assist on:
  • Nursing units
  • Various clinics
  • Operate gift shops
  • Escort patients and visitors and give directions as well as
  • Assist staff in many different departments
  • Markdale Hospital Volunteer   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 
    Brightshores Health System, Volunteer Services and Auxiliaries
    Markdale
    Our volunteers give their time in over 40 different areas. Our wide range of opportunities means we can find a volunteer job to suit most individuals. They assist on:
  • Nursing units
  • Various clinics
  • Operate gift shops
  • Escort patients and visitors and give directions as well as
  • Assist staff in many different departments
  • Owen Sound Hospital Volunteer   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 
    Brightshores Health System, Volunteer Services and Auxiliaries
    Owen Sound
    Our volunteers give their time in over 40 different areas. Our wide range of opportunities means we can find a volunteer job to suit most individuals. They assist on:
  • Nursing units
  • Various clinics
  • Operate gift shops
  • Escort patients and visitors and give directions as well as
  • Assist staff in many different departments
  • Mentor   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 
    Bruce Grey Mentorship
    Hanover, Walkerton, Chesley, Neustadt, Durham and Ayton
    To be a positive Mentor and friend for children or youth in a variety of group programs, with the potential to match individually with a child as a personal role model.
  • Support and encourage kids as they grow
  • Listen and provide advice when appropriate.
  • Role model appropriate behaviours and reinforce positive social skills.
  • Marketing/Media Volunteer   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 
    Blue Mountains Public Library (The), Craigleith Heritage Depot
    The Blue Mountains
    Marketing/Media Volunteer- We are seeking a Craigleith Heritage Depot Booster to deliver posters/flyers, and to attend outreach events with programme materials. We seek an outgoing person who is comfortable in public settings and representing the site in a welcoming and professional manner. This individual will speak on our behalf to community groups and provide information on our site and its resources. 
     
    The Marketing/Media Volunteer will help with all or some of these tasks 
     
    • delivery of flyers/brochures and information throughout the South Georgian Bay Area 
    • research and seek out new venues for our information 
    • attend outreach events as an ambassador for the site 
    • speak to community groups to engage interest and use of our resources 
     
    The marketing/media volunteer will be provided training on our site and resources. We seek a monthly commitment of a minimum of 2-3 hours any day/evening of the week.
    Peer Mentor (Virtual)   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 
    Ontario Caregiver Organization, Online Services/Find Support
    Ontario
    Mentoring is a method of passing on lived experiences to support another caregiver in an empowering and meaningful way. Anyone who has been a caregiver will know that the caregiving role presents many challenges. These challenges will be different for every caregiver and from time to time support will be needed. A Peer Mentor has a wealth of experience and knowledge which can help another caregiver with the challenges of their caregiving situation. Caregivers share a common identity and can create a bond through sharing their experiences. You can easily connect by phone or by online/virtual discussion with your Caregiver Participant without leaving your home. An OCO trained peer mentor will:
  • ‘Just be there’/Listen
  • Provide encouragement, support and acceptance
  • Acknowledge a caregiver’s strengths
  • Share lived experience and give real life examples
  • Discuss a caregiver’s wellbeing
  • Provide support with developing coping strategies
  • Provide relevant information
  • Provide support to set goals the caregiver identifies
  • Celebrate any goals the caregiver achieves
  • Be someone for a caregiver to bounce ideas of
  • The Ontario Caregiver Organization invites caregivers with diverse backgrounds from across Ontario to join our 1:1 Peer Support Program as a Peer Mentor. We are actively recruiting bilingual or multilingual caregivers who are fluent in English and also other languages.
    ALS Canada
    Grey and Bruce Counties
      As the Outreach & Engagement Coordinator, you will work with ALS Canada staff and volunteers to:
    • Promote the event
    • Develop and steward partnerships
    • Encourage community participation
    • Support the virtual event’s overall execution on June 20th, 2021, in celebration of Global ALS Awareness Day.
      Coffee Break Ambassador   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
      Durham, Walkerton, Meaford/Thornbury, Arran Elderslie, Owen Sound
      • Talk about Coffee Break in their community
      • Deliver Kits to Coffee Break Hosts
      • Collect donations and unused supplies following events
      • Sign up new hosts
      Various Opportunities   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 
      United Way of Bruce Grey
      Owen Sound

      United Way of Bruce Grey has over 100 volunteers each year that participate in a variety of volunteer positions. They play an important role in helping us achieve our vision and mission.

        Some of our volunteer positions include the following:
      • Office Administration
      • Board of Directors
      • Special Event Assistants
      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.
      Fracture Prevention Educator - Barrie & Simcoe County   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 
      Osteoporosis Canada [Central East], Simcoe Muskoka - Mailing Address, Simcoe Muskoka Chapter

      Be trained to conduct education sessions on fracture prevention to seniors at seniors centres, retirement homes and active living programs.

      Butt Blitz 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 
      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.

      General Topics and Information - Central East, Free Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics Grey Bruce
      Locations vary in different towns

      Volunteer Tax Preparers will help people in Grey Bruce to file their taxes. 

      Grey Bruce Community Volunteer Income Tax Program provides volunteers in locations all across Grey and Bruce County.  Volunteers will be need to be matched (and affiliated) with a local CVITP community organization. 

      Please find the locations for local Grey Bruce CVITP community organizations here: https://brucegrey.cioc.ca/record/GRE0364?Number=0 

      Volunteers may have different roles as Tax Preparers depending on their level of skill and/or interest.  Volunteer tax preparer may volunteer at in-person or virtual clinics; or file individually online.  In some cases, individuals can work from their homes with a Coordinator who drops off and pickups paperwork for filing. 

      For a detailed description of the job description go here: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/cvitp-taxes-volunteers.html

      Or you can speak directly with a local Grey Bruce CVITP community organization to learn more about the work. Each 

      Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Mailing Address, Northern Ontario

      Across the country, the Gutsy Walk is made possible due to the time and talents shared by thousands of volunteers in their communities. With a collective goal to deliver our mission of finding a cure for Crohn's and colitis, we are greatly appreciative and thankful for our volunteers who have continuously led the Gutsy Walk to success each year.

      As a Gutsy Walk Planning Committee Member, you’ll be working closely with a team of other volunteers to plan and promote your local Gutsy Walk. Your efforts in connecting and engaging your community—whatever your volunteer role with Gutsy Walk—will make a big impact in raising awareness about IBD and finding cures.
      In particular, we’re looking for volunteers to support their local Gutsy Walk in the following ways:

      • Community Outreach –inspire people to sign up and participate in the local Gutsy Walk
      • Media Relations –connect with local media outlets to promote the Gutsy Walk
      • Social Media –raise awareness about IBD and the Gutsy Walk through social media
      • Fundraising –organize exciting fundraisers in your community
      • Corporate Sponsorship –engage with local businesses to promote donations of sponsorship and gifts in kind
      • Stewardship –build relationships with Gutsy Walk participants and encourage engagement
      National Experience Participant   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 
      Katimavik's National Experience
      Across Canada

      Katimavik’s National Experience is an amazing opportunity for any Canadian citizens, permanent residents or landed refugees aged 17 – 25 who are looking for 5.5 months of creative learning, community engagement, Truth and Reconciliation, and self-discovery! Youth will live in a group with up to 10 of their peers in two separate communities throughout the course of the program. During the program they engage in 32 valuable volunteer hours a week, learn how to manage a house, make lifelong friends, and gain confidence that they themselves can make an impactful difference in our country. This is a fully funded opportunity where participants’ travel expenses, living accommodations, food costs, and daily needs are covered. All they will need to bring is their dedication, empathy, and commitment to making a better world!

      Some of the topics and skills that Participants will be challenged to learn about include:

      • The history of Indigenous peoples in Canada and the importance of Truth and Reconciliation;
      • The benefits and impact of civic engagement;
      • Professional work skills in a variety of sectors, depending on volunteer placements;
      • Cooking skills, house maintenance, and practical life skills;
      • Conflict resolution, communication, and how to strive within a team environment;
      • Environmental protection and sustainable development;
      • English or French as an additional language;
      • Leadership, advocacy, and project management skills;
      • Canada’s cultural, geographic, and linguistic diversity.
      Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario

      The facilitator will:

      • Support the goals of PSSO in local communities with an emphasis on providing
        information and fellowship for people living with Parkinson’s and their families.
      • Attend ongoing training/education and Community of Practice meetings provided
        by PSSO to increase their knowledge about Parkinson’s disease and to enhance
        their skills as a facilitator.
      • Ensure all public notices for the group contain the group information, PSSO logo,
        and a reference to the group being a program of PSSO.
      • Provide PSSO with updated group lists, including names, addresses, telephone
        numbers, and email addresses regularly.
      • Provide an attendance record (First & Last Name of each participant) to PSSO
        immediately following each group session. This will be submitted using the
        volunteer portal “My Impact Page.”
      • Document all hours of volunteering using the volunteer portal “My Impact Page,”
        which should include all time spent each month planning as well as group
        facilitation.
      • Notify PSSO of any important information immediately as it pertains to the overall
        group or specific client participants (questions, resources, health changes, death in
        the family, etc.).

      The facilitator works with the group to:

      • Act in accordance with the Volunteer Code of Conduct (see page 12)
      • Define the role and emphasize that the facilitator is not an expert in all things.
      • Conduct group meetings in a caring, respectful, and compassionate manner.
      • Promote the value of empowerment, encouraging individuals to be involved in
        making decisions about their own care.
      • Establish, with input from group participants, a list of ground rules and goals for the
        group and review the list with the group on a regular basis.
      • Foster an opportunity for people to interact with others dealing with similar health
        concerns and facilitate the sharing of their experience living with Parkinson’s.
      • Encourage group members to participate in PSSO programs, education events, and
        fundraising events.
      • Invite group participants to connect with PSSO staff and programs as necessary.
      • Welcome and introduce new participants to the group, explain group guidelines such as confidentiality and help them connect with other group participants.

      Group Interaction & Communication
      The facilitator will:

      • Ensure group participants are educated about and adhere to the confidentiality
        policy.
      • Moderate the discussions in the group to ensure that all participants have an equal
        opportunity to share if they wish. This may require the facilitator to enhance their
        skills to ensure that participants that are talkative do not monopolize the
        discussion. Gently redirect attention to less vocal participants.
      • Encourage a balance in discussions by encouraging the group to consider
        constructive solutions when negative issues are being addressed. Although there
        will be times when participants need to freely express and share their feelings, even
        if their tone seems negative.
      • Remind the group that the symptoms, treatment, and progression of Parkinson’s
        are unique to each person, so others’ experiences may be different from one’s own.
      • Strive to present information and encourage discussion that is honest while at the
        same time promotes a feeling of optimism.
      • Remind participants to adopt a “consumers beware” approach to any information
        shared in the group and do their own research or speak with a medical professional
        before acting
      Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario

      The facilitator will:

      • Support the goals of PSSO in local communities with an emphasis on providing
        information and fellowship for people living with Parkinson’s and their families.
      • Attend ongoing training/education and Community of Practice meetings provided
        by PSSO to increase their knowledge about Parkinson’s disease and to enhance
        their skills as a facilitator.
      • Ensure all public notices for the group contain the group information, PSSO logo,
        and a reference to the group being a program of PSSO.
      • Provide PSSO with updated group lists, including names, addresses, telephone
        numbers, and email addresses regularly.
      • Provide an attendance record (First & Last Name of each participant) to PSSO
        immediately following each group session. This will be submitted using the
        volunteer portal “My Impact Page.”
      • Document all hours of volunteering using the volunteer portal “My Impact Page,”
        which should include all time spent each month planning as well as group
        facilitation.
      • Notify PSSO of any important information immediately as it pertains to the overall
        group or specific client participants (questions, resources, health changes, death in
        the family, etc.)

      The facilitator works with the group to:

      • Act in accordance with the Volunteer Code of Conduct (see page 12)
      • Define the role and emphasize that the facilitator is not an expert in all things.
      • Conduct group meetings in a caring, respectful, and compassionate manner.
      • Promote the value of empowerment, encouraging individuals to be involved in
        making decisions about their own care.
      • Establish, with input from group participants, a list of ground rules and goals for the
        group and review the list with the group on a regular basis.
      • Foster an opportunity for people to interact with others dealing with similar health
        concerns and facilitate the sharing of their experience living with Parkinson’s.
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      • Encourage group members to participate in PSSO programs, education events, and
        fundraising events.
      • Invite group participants to connect with PSSO staff and programs as necessary.
      • Welcome and introduce new participants to the group, explain group guidelines
        such as confidentiality and help them connect with other group participants.

      Group Interaction & Communication
      The facilitator will: 

      • Ensure group participants are educated about and adhere to the confidentiality
        policy.
      • Moderate the discussions in the group to ensure that all participants have an equal
        opportunity to share if they wish. This may require the facilitator to enhance their
        skills to ensure that participants that are talkative do not monopolize the
        discussion. Gently redirect attention to less vocal participants.
      • Encourage a balance in discussions by encouraging the group to consider
        constructive solutions when negative issues are being addressed. Although there
        will be times when participants need to freely express and share their feelings, even
        if their tone seems negative.
      • Remind the group that the symptoms, treatment, and progression of Parkinson’s
        are unique to each person, so others’ experiences may be different from one’s own.
      • Strive to present information and encourage discussion that is honest while at the
        same time promotes a feeling of optimism.
      • Remind participants to adopt a “consumers beware” approach to any information
        shared in the group and do their own research or speak with a medical professional
        before acting.
      Volunteer Tutor   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 
      Bruce Grey Child and Family Services, Owen Sound - 640 2nd Ave E

      Help set a child/youth up for sucess at school by providing tutoring assistance.

      Commitment of one to two hours a week tutoring elementary or high school age youth in a variety of subjects. 

      Tutoring will take place in the community or virtually.