As a volunteer with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, the impact of your efforts will be felt by the millions of Canadians affected by Crohn's or colitis today, and for years to come. We encourage you to apply and join our team.
We are looking to engage eager individuals to encourage patient support and fundraising events within the local area, in any of the following areas:
• event organization
• volunteer recruitment
• marketing and communications
• donations and sponsorship's
• has community contacts
Commitment is a few hours every month, with the possibility of more hours leading up to events, these include, but are not limited to:
• Monthly peer support meetings (September 2018-June 2019)
• Chapter events (ongoing)
• Gutsy Walk (June 2019)
If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us via e-mail or through our website.
The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking the following.
Emergency Response Team (ERT) Responder for Disaster Management (DM)
The Emergency Response Team (ERT) is activated for responses that exceed Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) capacity. The incumbent of this position will be assigned to deliver a specific service on site during a response, however, must know how to deliver all services at the ERT level. During non-response times, the ERT Responder may resume duties as a PDA Responder.
Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Responder for Disaster Management (DM)
The Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster. The incumbent of this position is responsible for conducting a needs assessment to determine the needs of the clients. The PDA Responder will provide, as appropriate to agreements with the local authorities, Emergency Social Services (ESS) for relief, referral services and direct assistance for recovery, as well as, works with the PDA Supervisor to plan and organize ongoing preparedness activities. They may be asked to deliver services during a large-scale emergency response in their community.
Emergency Response Team (ERT) Supervisor
The Emergency Response Team (ERT) is activated for a response that exceeds Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Team capacity. The ERT Supervisor supervises a team of ERT Responders at the local level. The ERT Supervisor will organize and set up and manage a specific service during a response. The incumbent of this position supervises the work of the responders placed under their responsibility. There may be several services on the site. the ERT Supervisor will be responsible for various emergency shelter and reception centre response activities in addition to other responsibilities related to emergency preparedness. The ERT Supervisor will also perform supervisory duties for a team of ERT Responders.
Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Supervisor
The PDA Supervisor will be responsible to supervise a team of PDA Responders in addition to filling various on-call shifts on a 24/7 schedule that includes weekends, holidays and evenings. When called on to respond, the PDA Supervisor will be required to provide relief directly to clients in need of assistance. The Personal Disaster Assistance Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster. The PDA supervisor will supervise a team of PDA responders at the local level. The PDA Supervisor will provide, as appropriate, direct aid assessment for delivery of ESS services for relief, referral services, and/or recovery assistance, as well as, be responsible for planning and organizing ongoing preparedness activities. They may be asked to deliver services during a large-scale emergency. The PDA Supervisor may be asked to represent Disaster Management on cross-functional working groups.
Administrative Assistant Volunteer for Volunteer Resource Services
Reporting to the Volunteer Resources Coordinator, this position provides the volunteer based transactional support services of the Canadian Red Cross. Volunteer Resources strives to assist all programs with recruitment, selection, placement and orientation of volunteer candidates.
Mapping volunteers will support a variety of GIS needs and activities. Reporting to the GIS Coordinator, the Mapping Volunteers will be responsible for supporting and hosting mapathons in support of the Missing Maps project, improving the quality of crowd-sourced geographic data, and may be asked to create basic mapping products to support emergency response activities when necessary. During emergency operations, volunteers may be embedded into provincial response structures and report to the Information Management Supervisor. Volunteers who do not wish to deploy in person or remotely may be requested to back fill other operational information management staff as required.
The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, They are seeking volunteers for the Community Health and Wellness Tapestry Program.
Reporting to the Volunteer Coordinator, the Community Connector Volunteer will work to help people stay healthier for longer in the places where they live. The Community Connector Volunteer will work in this adaptable model of health care to connect senior clients with their primary health care team and their community, through the support of technology.
Neighbour to Neighbour is looking for Kitchen Volunteers to assist with many different tasks in our community kitchen.
The kitchen volunteer will support the community chef in preparing foods for various programs at the centre including community meals.
Responsibilities of the kitchen volunteer include helping prepare healthy, delicious meals for service to community members, various tasks in handling, preparation, cooking, service and storage of food, work within a scheduled time frame, work within a set plan and focus on specific tasks, ensure proper safe handling, labeling and storage of foods, keep kitchen clean and organized, and share the responsibility of washing dishes and sweeping and mopping floors.
Estimated Time Commitment
For more information please contact Hannah Armstrong
Student Life is looking for volunteers to assist with the Mohawk College Walksmart Program.
Walksmart Volunteers promote a safe environment for our campus community by providing safe walks for students, staff and faculty to their cars, bus stop or house in the surrounding area of the campus.
Volunteers must be able to commit to regular shifts per week to ensure consistency in service and to the individuals they walk.
For more information please contact email@example.com
They YWCA is looking for volunteers to assist with their Good Beginnings program which is available for mothers in Hamilton and the surrounding area with infants younger than six months of age.
The program provides free in-home support for mothers to help them cope with the challenges of having a new baby and/or for women who are at risk of postpartum depression. The program involves weekly in-home visits from a trained volunteer
Volunteers must have medical clearance and show proof of immunizations (MMR, 1 step TB test within six months, Tetanus within 10 years)
Minimum Age: 18 years old
For More information please contact the YWCA
The YWCA is seeking individuals to get involved, whom are able to make a time commitment of 1-5 hours
The various opportunities they currently have available are as follows.
Administrative Volunteer - Various shifts available
Daycare Assistant - Various shifts available
Children's Program Assistant - Various shifts available
STEM Girls Program Assistant - Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 3:30 - 5:30
Resource Center Assistant - 2-4 hour shifts (weekly or biweekly), Monday to Friday, 9:00-4:00pm
Event/Committee Volunteer - As needed, depending on the event
BINGO Volunteer - (Friday 9:00pm-12:00am or Sunday afternoon/evening)
A 6 month commitment is requested, and some positions do require a Vulnerable Sector Police Check and/or Medical clearance.
For additional information please contact the YWCA
The Student Life department is looking for volunteers who would be interested in assisting the Children's International Learning Center with cataloguing over 5000 artifacts.
This process involves handling and evaluating artifacts and recording the information into an online cataloguing system.
If you enjoy working independently, have a high attention to detain and an interest in museums or library/information sciences this may be the opportunity for you.
This is a very flexible position, but does require a weekly or biweekly commitment.
We are looking for volunteers to assist King's Way through various opportunities in their Outreach Centre.
Various Opportunities Include:
Food Bank Volunteer - Assisting clientele in shopping for groceries
Warehouse Volunteer - Ensure that donated food items are immediately accessible in the Food Bank, that items are organized/labelled, meets guidelines, and that the warehouse is tidy, and organized
Kitchen Volunteer - Assist in creating daily hot meals
Serving Volunteer - Responsible for serving our clientele their daily meals and desserts, or working at our coffee bar
Clothing Volunteer - Assisting our clientele in shopping for clothing
Events Volunteer - Assist in our community outreach events, which involve Holiday Dinners, and more (These dates are very specific)
Social Media and Graphics - Assist in creating posters/flyers for classes and events, and help in the distribution of them online, throughout the community and on social media.
Communications Volunteer - Responsible for keeping our clients company, engaging in conversation, providing a listening ear (Please keep in mind that our clients may have mental health illnesses, physical or mental disabilities, and more)
Skills and abilities Required:
- Dependable, reliable, honest
- Ability and willingness to work effectively as a team member
- Committed to the needs of the individuals accessing the outreach centre
Must sit-down with management to discuss hours/availability/area of interest
When: Multiple shifts available / Can commit to as low as 2 hrs/week
Monday - Thursday (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Fridays starting in October (5:30pm-9:00pm)
Special needs children enjoy a one on one match with a carefully screened Big Buddy volunteer. Together you participate in regular outings each month, which may be planned by you (Big Buddy volunteer), or join our regular scheduled group events. The goal is to form a friendship while involving the child in the life of the community.
Big Buddy volunteers commit to spending a minimum of 8 hours a month with their buddy, and are focused on building a long term relationship with the child, resulting in many rewards for both the child and volunteer.