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Community Involvement Hour Opportunities

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Remember to listen to announcements and check your school email account on a regular basis!

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Below please find a calendar of events being held at the Legion Crest Complex for senior citizens.  If you would like to help out at any of these events or find out other ways you can earn community involvement hours there, please call 705-326-8433 or email info@legioncrest.ca.

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They are looking for people to help on October 14, 2018 at the 5 km/half marathon run at the OPP Headquarters in Orillia.  All money raised is donated to Special Olympics.

 

See the attached and if you are interested in this fun volunteer day, please go to www.guardianshalfmarathon.com

Volunteers Needed.pdf

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Orillia Shriners.jpgThe Shriners are having a fundraising dinner on Saturday, November 24th and they need two people to help with serving and cleaning up.  They can offer about five hours of community involvement.  The dinner is at the Masonic Hall, 24 James St. in Orillia.

Please call 705-330-6984 or email 1966tt@gmail.com if you are interested.



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Dress for Success is looking for individuals or groups to wrap gifts for their 3rd annual Fundraiser being held at the Orillia Square Mall.  See the PDF and picture below for more information.

 

Gift Wrapping 2018.jpgGift Wrap Training will be held Saturday, November 24th from 1pm to 3 pm.

 

Gift-wrapping sessions will be held each Saturday and Sunday in December (mall hours) and Friday, December 14th through Monday, December 24th (mall hours).  Shifts are three hours long.

 

Duties include:

● Wrapping and tagging presents

● Collection of monetary payment

 

Contact kim@dfsorilliabarrie.org or call 705-252-9200 to sign up for a shift!


Gift Wrapping.pdf


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Legion Crest Complex is looking for volunteers for the month of June for the following:

Every Wednesday 1-3pm (2 volunteers)

Every Thursday 1-3pm (2 volunteers)

Every Friday 1-3pm (2 volunteers)

Just remember a couple of items from the list of ineligible activities from the SCDSB:

An ineligible activity is an activity that:

5.1.2  takes place during the time allotted for the instructional program on a school day; however, an activity that takes place during the student’s lunch break or spare period(s) is permissible;

5.1.6  would normally be performed for wages by a person in the workplace;

Therefore, you won’t be able to work the 1-3 pm timeslots unless you have a spare at the end of the day!

Saturday June 23rd 7am-3pm (4 volunteers)

Thursday June 28 3-6pm (2 volunteers)

Saturday in August 10am-3pm (date to be announced)

Please contact Pauline Reilly at 705-326-8433 if you are interested in volunteering.





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If you are artistic and would like to help decorating the John Howard Society of Simcoe & Muskoka's office, please call 705-325-6561 for more information, or stop by their office at 109-7 Colborne Street East, Orillia:

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Diabetes Canada is looking for students to help with an upcoming event.  Rushmount Equine Sports is hosting the 33rd annual Ride for Hayden Mccahon in support of D-camps in Ontario.  The goal is to send 10 children from Orillia and the surrounding area to D-camp.

There is a community fund raiser coming up with proceeds going toward Diabetes Canada.  The event takes place June 3, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

See the poster below for more details:


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Community Involvement Hours – Opportunity for high school students who speak an International Language

Do you speak Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Ukrainian, Urdu or Vietnamese? The SCDSB is currently looking for high school student volunteers to help support the Saturday morning international language classes for students in Grades 1 - 8.  The classes run from 9 to 11:30 a.m., starting Sept. 15, at the Barrie Learning Centre (Bayfield Mall) and the Bradford Learning Centre (157 Holland St. E., Suite 200).  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the program coordinator, Amanda Hickling, at ahickling@scdsb.on.ca

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The staff at Trillium Manor is really hoping to recruit youth in order to have more youth volunteers engaged with the residents and activities at their facility.  Volunteering at Trillium Manor is a great opportunity for students to complete their mandatory volunteer hours while learning and building new skills.

They are looking for volunteers to assist with:

- Coffee and Tuck Shop on Friday mornings  (if you have a spare!)

- Assisting residents to and from events, church, outings

- Arts and crafts

- Story writers to create resident’s (or residents’) life history

- Meal assistance

- Individual visiting

See the poster below for more information:


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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities - What

 

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Re-introducing the Volunteer Newsletter! This brief newsletter highlights various volunteer opportunities happening in your community. Click the links (titles) for more information!

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FIND MORE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ONLINE DATABASE

Want to get involved or have a volunteer opportunity you'd like promoted?

 

Ethan Mask

Volunteer and Youth Engagement Services    

emask@informationorillia.org 

- 705 326 7743 -

 

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Volunteer Opportunities...  

 

Language Instructor (English) - Welcome Centre Immigrant Services

 

Volunteer Companionship - Atrium Retirement 

 

Outreach Volunteers - Simcoe Community Services

 

Animal Attendant - Comfy Cat Shelter

 

Lighthouse Shelter Volunteer - Various Tasks

 

Sharing Place Food Bank Volunteer - Various Tasks

 

Helping Hands Transportation Volunteer - Other Duties Available

 

Big Brother Big Sister Volunteer - Ongoing (Applicants must be at least 18yrs)


Find More Opportunities via our Volunteer Database: http://orillia.cioc.ca/volunteer/

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If you are interested in working one-on-one with a Senior Citizen and teaching them how to use an iPad, please see the poster below:

Cyber Seniors 2017.jpgCyber Seniors PDF.pdf

 


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See poster below for an on-going opportunity at the Moose Lodge:

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Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital is in need of volunteers, particularly in the Coffee / Gift Shop.  If you are interested in earning some hours there, Volunteer Application Forms are available in Guidance or at this website

 


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Visit the Ontario Volunteer Gateway and find new pathways to volunteering.

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St. Paul’s Centre (at the United Church) is looking for students to volunteer there.  If you are interested, then please see your Guidance counsellor or drop by Guidance for contact information.

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Need volunteer hours but want to have fun at the same time?  Join the "Youth Involvement" program as a Peer Volunteer with Simcoe Community Services!

From September to June, high school-aged youth from all over Orillia come to attend "Orillia Ultimate Thursday" events.  Youth participate in bowling, craft and games nights, dance classes, movie nights and have the chance to connect with friends.

All volunteers are required to submit a Criminal Reference Check and complete a volunteer orientation.

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Volunteer, please contact:  Jamie Hall, Stakeholder Relations Manager, 705-726-9082, extension 5280


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We are recruiting VOLUNTEERS!!

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Couchiching Jubiliee House is a non-profit that works with women and children nearing homelessness.  We are looking for a variety of volunteers to help out with our team!


 

If you are interested email info@jubileehouse.ca or check us out at www.jubileehouse.ca

CJH HS Volunteer Poster.pdf

 

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WANTED

Clothes Rack.pngEnergetic youth available some Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the summer to help out with our thrift shop (Penny Wise). Open three days a week from 1:15 pm – 3:45 pm you would not be required to work everyday just looking to fill some gaps in the group schedule.  There would be on site job training and some money handling very basic math would be involved.  The hours spent in the shop would count towards the school required hours.  The shop is located as St James' Anglican Church 58 Peter St. N.

 

If you are interested, please contact Mary Oakley at 705-325-2742 or stjamescvolunteers@gmail.com.  


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The Orillia Fairgrounds Market is in need of a few students who would like to volunteer their time to help at the Market.

 

They need one or two students who would like to run their Junior Farmers’ booth, where you would be interacting with children and encouraging them to do activities.Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers' Market.png

 

They are also looking for help with the Market set-up and/or tear-down.  This requires some lifting.  An OSS student started as a volunteer and has been hired there because of his hard work and dedication!!

 

The ideal scenario would be that the volunteers stay with the Market for the duration of the outdoor season (now until the end of October).  Remember to send a resume.

 

For contact information, check your school email account or drop by Guidance Services.


 

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Find Opportunities via the Information Orillia Volunteer Database: http://orillia.cioc.ca/volunteer/



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The Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH) hosts its Youth Arts Council every Friday from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Volunteers get to work on art projects, decide on future art initiatives put on by OMAH, eat pizza, and hang out.  Not a bad way to get those hours!  If you are interested, contact Ninette at executivedirector@orilliamuseum.org and/or 705 326 2159.

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If you are looking for Community Involvement Hours, why not give the Orillia District Snowmobile Club a call?  The club has a number of Fall projects where extra hands are needed.  Call 705-558-1247 or visit their website.

The club accepts both male and female volunteers.  No snowmobiling experience is necessary.

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