Volunteering

Do you need community service hours for school, or do you need work experience? Do you want to volunteer in your community and feel a sense of accomplishment and pride? Through volunteering, you can meet new people, work in an area that interests you, and gain valuable experience that looks great on resumes and post-secondary applications. Not to mention you will be making a difference for people in your community.

Victorian Order of Nurses
http://www.von.ca/en/site/perth

Volunteer Drivers deliver hot or frozen meals to the home.
* Hot meals are delivered around 12 noon, Monday to Friday
* Frozen meals are delivered once a week or can be picked up at the office
* Special diets available

West Perth Forestry Committee
http://www.westperth.com

A volunteer organization committeed to providing an awareness of the benefits of a healthy, sustainable and diverse community forest.

Town of St. Marys Home Support Services

Shopping Service – Volunteers transport and offer assistance for people to shop locally and complete in-town errands * destinations include local groceries stores and downtown St Marys * Advance notice is required

Wednesday Morning Shopping Shuttle – You will be picked up from your home around 9:30 am and travel to the Independent grocery store from 10am to 11am. Then bus will then travel downtown and park near the post office while you run your errands. Afterwards, the bus will deliver you back to your home * Easy Ride is in partnership with Home Support Services for this service

Stratford and London Shopping shuttles are also offered throughout the year, call for more information.

Stratford Public Library
http://www.stratford.library.on.ca/events/reading-buddies-0

A one-to-one reading program giving school aged children the opportunity to read and play games with a trained volunteer. Spots are available in English and French Reading. Registration is required. Limited spots available. * Caregivers must stay in the library during the program

Stratford Community Players
http://www.stratfordcommunityplayers.com/

Entirely volunteer driven community theatre group * production every year in Spring

Stratford and District Leisure Activity Council
http://www.yourlac.ca

Volunteer association of organizations and individuals * offer and/or support leisure, recreational and educational activities/programs * goals of the Council are: To inform the community of events planned, individually and collaboratively, by its members; To provide a forum for its members to share program information and explore areas of mutual interest; To provide resources for the community in the planning of special events; and To promote the concept that active living is a way of life, in which physical activity is valued and integrated into daily life

ONE CARE Home & Community Support Services
http://www.onecaresupport.ca

Hot meals and frozen meal home delivery food program * dinners prepared daily from a dietetic menu and delivered by community volunteers * hot meals delivered Monday to Friday by community volunteers * frozen dinners ordered in advance and delivered every second week

North Huron Museum
http://www.northhuron.ca/visitors.php?area=THINGS

Museum * volunteers are welcome, call for details

New Horizons Rehabilitation Services Inc.
http://www.newhorizonsrehab.com

Physiotherapy * Acupuncture * Occupational Therapy * Counselling * Kinesiology (including hydrotherapy) * Rehab Therapy provided for adults, youth and children *
Therapy provided to orthopaedic injuries, sports injuries and neurological conditions (including strokes and brain injury) * Treatment for individuals recovering from motor vehicle accidents, farm injuries, sprains and strains

Student Volunteers from High School, College or University Co-Ops only.

Municipality of North Perth
https://www.northperth.ca/en/municipal-services/volunteering.aspx#

Assists individuals interested in volunteering * assists agencies that use volunteers

Mitchell and Area Community Outreach

Volunteer drivers provide transportation to clients for out-of-town medical appointments * volunteers are reimbursed for fuel by the client, based on a set mileage rate

Mitchell and Area Community Outreach
http://www.ritzlutheranvilla.com/maco/home.html

Home delivery food program * for seniors living independently in their own homes and individuals recovering from illness, accident or surgery * prepared nutritious meals * delivered around noon by community volunteers * clients can choose to have meals delivered 1, 2, or 3 days a week * various dietary needs can be accommodated * frozen meal options also available

Maitland Valley Conservation Authority
http://www.mvca.on.ca

Volunteer group working to improve water quality and stream flow * MMRC is also working to improve the health of the river for aquatic life * Naturalization and water quality projects

Volunteers should visit the website for details.

Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation
http://lakehuron.ca

An independent, science-based organization that works with local communities to protect beaches, control invasive species and recover damaged ecosystems. Also provides:
* educational workshops and conferences
* youth education
* outreach initiatives
* projects and outreach initiatives along the shorelines of Lake Huron from Sarnia up to Georgian Bay and Manitoulin Island

Volunteers are always welcome.

Heart and Stroke
http://www.heartandstroke.ca

Volunteer based organization * leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living, and advocacy * Heart Burn Day * Jump Rope for Heart * Hoops for Heart * Big Bike * Volunteer initiated events

Habitat for Humanity Huron County
http://www.habitathuroncounty.ca

Build new homes in partnership with volunteers, donors, sponsors and the homeowners * improve lives of economically disadvantaged persons through home ownership to provide the basic human need of decent, affordable housing

Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario
http://www.habitat4home.ca/restore

The ReStore sells new and gently used building materials and household supplies.

DeConstruction: Habitat has a team of experienced volunteers that will dimsantle homes, buildings, or parts of buildings for the purpose of salvaging supplies – ie. kitchens, bathrooms, bricks, beams, trim, etc.

E-waste Collection: bring in your old and used electronics for FREE disposal. Will recycle all electronics which helps to raise funds for Habitat such as lights, fans, computers, fans, clocks, and so on (items with refidgerant are not accepted).

Charitable donation receipts are offered for donations valued at over $100.

Volunteers needed to help with the ReStore as without volunteers the ReStore would not be possible * positions are ideal for retired adults or students looking for their 40 hours of volunteer time * everyone welcome * cashiers always needed * contact Volunteer Coordinator to apply

CBEAC – Civic Beautification and Environmental Awareness Committee

Volunteers that co-ordinate efforts among other community organizations to educate, enhance community spirit, promote environmental awareness and assist in the beautification of Stratford.

Events and activities include: Green Week activities * School children – planting of gardens, Educational forums * River lights * Swan Release * Communities in Bloom * Stratford in Bloom * Winterfest – Pancake Breakfast * Stratford Winter Lights Judging * Pumpkin Parade *

Canadian Red Cross
http://www.redcross.ca/in-your-community/ontario/ontario-find-a-branch/stratford-branch

Services in the Branch are:

* Injury prevention: First Aid – courses offered through training partners

* Disaster Management * provide immediate assistance to families affected by small scale disasters, such as house fires, gas leaks or evacuations * respond to larger scale disasters requiring shelter for affected populations

Volunteers needed for Branch office, Outreach and for Disaster Response – North Perth and North Huron * time commitment varies depending on each volunteer’s personal interest

ONE CARE Home & Community Support Services
http://www.onecaresupport.ca

A transportation service shared by community support agencies across Huron and Perth Counties * offers frequent and flexible door-to-door service * includes taxis, vans, volunteers and mobility (wheelchair) vehicles

ONE CARE Home & Community Support Services
http://www.onecaresupport.ca

Volunteers assisting seniors in helping to alleviate the loneliness and improving their health and quality of their lives through the following services:

Telephone reassurance – volunteers will make a regular phone call on weekday mornings to people living alone to ensure all is well

Visiting – regular visits between a volunteer and client are provided for conversations, activities and companionship

Lifeline – easy-to-use personal response service that lets you summon help any time of the day or night, even if you can’t speak * help is obtained quickly from a trained associate by pressing a button, worn on a wristband or pendant

Knollcrest Lodge
http://www.knollcrestlodge.com

Schedules, coordinates, and provides accessible transportation throughout Perth East & area in our accessible vehicles and with volunteer drivers to:

* medical appointments locally and out of area
* adult day program in Listowel
* social, errands

Charter/group trips can be arranged through our office. After hours charters can be arranged.

Knollcrest Lodge
http://www.knollcrestlodge.com

Home delivery meal program * for older adults or adults of any age recovering from illness or surgery * nutritious meals delivered to your door by one of our friendly volunteers

Hot Meals and Frozen Meals available – special diets are available

Frozen meal: clients choose from a menu, individual meals or frozen meal packages available; special diets are available;soups, desserts & entree’s

Ask us about our ‘Welcome Home Program” * Gift Cards available

Perth District Health Unit
http://www.pdhu.on.ca

Offers an opportunity for the volunteer to learn more about public health and to share skills, interests and time, enhancing the programs and services offered by the Perth District Health Unit.

Volunteer tasks include: assist at community events, health fairs, flu clinics * emergency response volunteers * prepare and distribute information packages * participate in school support groups and workshops with teens * assist with office tasks and distribute information throughout the community

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron
http://www.shbbbs.on.ca

Provides a safe forum where children in need can form meaningful, positive relationships through mentoring programs with caring adults.

* Big/Little Traditional Mentoring – match screened and trained adults, 18 years of age and older with children in need, 6-16 years of age
* Big/Little Cross Gender Mentoring – cross gender matching of female volunteers to male children
* In-School Mentoring (ISM) – one-to-one relationship to improve self-esteem and school interest for elementary school aged children who would benefit from the development of a supportive one-to-one relationship. Volunteers meet with a child one hour per week within the school setting for the duration of the school year
* In-School Mentoring Co-op
* Big Bunch Program – A group program for children in the agency, meet two evenings a month
* Couples for Kids Program – put volunteers with a partner or spouse that are matched with a Little Brother or Little Sister. This is a great way for both of you to give the gift of friendship to a child

Applications are accepted from single and dual parent families * Volunteer training and support provided * member agency of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Huron
http://www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/northhuron

Big Brothers/Big Sisters are men and women who volunteer their time to become a mentor to a young boy or girl who can greatly benefit from having an adult role model to guide them and assist them in facing life’s challenges.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Listowel & District
http://www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/listowel

Traditional Mentoring Program – Big Brother, Big Sister Program:

Matches boys and girls with a mentor for a unique one-to-one friendship that can help to broaden the life of a child and provide acceptance, guidance and support. Agency strives to match each child with a mentor whose needs correspond with the child’s abilities, interests and preferences. Caseworker keeps in touch throughout to offer on-going support and guidance

I Volunteer Perth Huron
http://ivolunteerperthhuron.ca

I-Volunteer Perth-Huron is an online resource that connects those in Perth and Huron that want to volunteer, with non-profits and charities in our area that are looking for volunteers. The website helps youth achieve their community service hours, and helps anyone to find short or long term volunteer opportunities in the location and area of their choice. Volunteering is an excellent opportunity to meet people, gain experience and to give back to your community.

Local Community Food Centre
http://www.thelocalcfc.org

A community kitchen to prepare community meals and to teach others how to prepare wholesome meals at home. Also provides The Storehouse – accepts large-scale donations from industry and agricultural sector to distribute to not-for-profit agencies, food banks and school nutrition programs throughout Perth County.

For our current programming schedule see our calendar of events at https://www.thelocalcfc.org/calendar

Volunteers in Perth Association
http://www.volunteersinperth.org

An association for managers and coordinators of volunteer resources in volunteer supported organizations primarily in Perth County.

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