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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 
Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre
Markdale, ON
As a volunteer at Hope Haven, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a profound difference in the lives of children and adults with special needs. We are looking for individuals who are interested in working with people with special needs and/ or horses. There are many volunteer positions currently available at Hope Haven including: 
1. Horse Leader - assist in adaptive and therapeutic riding lessons by leading horses. 
2. Side Walking - walk with our riders and assist them during their riding lessons.  
3. Alternate Activity Volunteer - Assist our clients in activities such as horsemanship, yoga, tae kwon doe, art, snow shoeing, sledding, fishing etc.  
4. Handy person/ barn hand - assist Hope Haven in making property improvements (fixing horse gates, painting, building small fixtures etc). Assist with caring for our horse herd.  
 
There is no previous experience required to volunteer at Hope Haven. We will train you. There is no minimum time commitment, whatever time you have to give is sincerely appreciated. Please don't hesitate to call our office at (519) 986 - 1247 if you have any questions.
Afterglow 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 
Georgian Bay Symphony
Owen Sound
5 times per year - help set up concert intermission, help serve, help clean up - free concert ticket included
Big Brother/Sister   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 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grey Bruce, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Owen Sound
A Big Brother/Sister spends an hour or 2 per week with their Little Brother/Sister; mentoring them through real life experience. There are opportunities to meet in the Community one to one, in the Community as a group, in the school one to one, or in the school as a group. The 'Big' is another voice in the youth's life and allows them to feel connected to their community and have a friend in a sometimes lonely world.
Heritage Village Demonstrator   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 Roots Museum & Archives
Moreston Village and Grey Roots
Spend the summer months and various times throughout the year in period costume while sharing the stories and history of the area with all visitors young and old. Can volunteer in one or two of the six period buildings on site - Log Cabin, Log House, Farm House, School House, Blacksmith, and Garage.  
 
Duties include: 
*Daily demonstrations of historically authentic skills, tasks and activities for visitors - volunteers are encouraged to live the life of the time period they are portraying while in each designated building 
*Respond to questions from the public and tour groups in an informed and friendly manner  
*Provide interpretation and commentary on time period and building/location  
*Protect building(s) and the collections therein  
*Clean and dust the buildings and collections as assigned