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Leisure Buddy   Aurora 
Aurora. Town of, The Loft Youth Lounge
The Town of Aurora welcomes and encourages all children with exceptionalities to participate in any of our recreation programs. To facilitate that participation, the Leisure Buddy program was created! This program pairs an enthusiastic and compassionate volunteer with each child who requires additional support.  
 
Volunteers for the Leisure Buddy program can be anyone over the age of 14 with a desire to assist others. Typically the Town looks for individuals who enjoy working with children and have time to volunteer in our seasonal and camp programs.  
 
We are looking for individuals who enjoy working with children and are enthusiastic and compassionate.
Beyond Abilities Centre
BAC offers programs and services to individuals with disabilities. We are looking for volunteers with skills and experience that can help improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. 
 
Directors attend BAC meetings, usually 5-6 meetings a year, as well as other fundraising events. 
 
Committee members attend meetings the second Tuesday of every month, most of them are via-teleconference and usually 3-4 meetings per year are at the BAC office at 6:00 p.m.  
 
Individuals will also be expected to volunteer in events held by BAC: workshops, golf tournaments, fundraising events and open houses to promote our programs and services.
Beyond Abilities Centre
2495 Lloydtown Aurora Road, Aurora
We are looking for volunteers that are comfortable around horses. Our program sessions consist of meeting, grooming, leading, riding, playing games with our horses along with teaching riders barn rules, tacking up, mounting etc. 
 
If you have patience to assist our riders as a side walker or lead for this unique program, please apply today.
Beyond Abilities Centre
Richmond Hill Budokan - 10 Newkirk Rd, Unit 7, Richmond Hill
Assisting with Integrated Martial Arts for individuals with physical disabilities.
Beyond Abilities Centre
BAC offers programs and services to individuals with disabilities. We are looking for volunteers with skills and experience that can help improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. 
 
The Volunteer Coordinator would assist in screening potential volunteers, interviewing, setting up individual files for volunteers, and delegating a matched position of their interest.
Chartwell Aurora Long Term Care Residence, Convalescent Care Program
32 Mill St. Aurora ,ON L4G 2R9
1-1 assistance with feeding is an enjoyable and rewarding social experience without a large time commitment. Residents and staff much appreciate this as it can often get so busy and difficult to provide the necessary interaction to make mealtime feel pleasurable for those who need help. Perfect for those who can spare 1/2 hr. for either breakfast ,lunch or dinner.
Community Living Central York
195 Harry Walker Parkway Newmarket, ON L3Y 7B3
Volunteers are needed to assist adults who have a developmental disability to participate in fun, interactive and social nights. Volunteers will assist in creating a fun environment by supporting and encouraging participants. With staff, the volunteers will assist with set up/ clean up and implementation of the games and activities.  
 
Sessions run: April 2 - July 9, 2019; August 20 - November 26, 2019 and January 7 - March 31, 2020.
Volunteer   Markham  Vaughan 
Community Living York South, Community Living York South Markham
Markham
Are you looking for volunteer hours and/or unique volunteer experiences? 
Girls on the Go is looking for female volunteers for our nonprofit program.  
 
This program is open to girls (15+) who are living with intellectual disabilities. Each week, we come together and participate in a variety of fun activities, such as: cooking, crafts, movies, local excursions, and more.  
 
This ongoing position is ideal for individuals who are committed, responsible, and patient. 
 
Benefits of volunteering with us:  
- The opportunity to form new and unique friendships 
- The ability to share your skills and expertise to impact the others 
- The chance to develop important skills such as team work, collaboration, communication and leadership
French Speaking Volunteer   Markham  Richmond Hill  Vaughan  Whitchurch Stouffville 
Community Living York South, Respite (Summer and March Break Programs)
Interested in inspiring the lives of youth/adults with an intellectual disability? Join us - be a volunteer today! 
CLYS is looking for individuals who are fluent in French to volunteer at our Summer Camp across 4 locations: (Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill and Stouffville) March and Summer Break Evenings and Weekends. If you are interested and would like more information, please contact us.
Jewish Family & Child, Richmond Hill Site, Family Resource Centre and Clothing Cupboard
To provide children and youth, grades 4 and up, with homework help. 
To help children and youth with their homework and projects 
To help children and youth prepare/study for tests/exams 
To help several children and youth during the duration of the club 
To provide ongoing meaningful feedback to the children and youth, and to the Homework Club Coordinator and staff 
To engage children and youth in educational activities and games when their homework is completed 
To be responsible and consistent with meeting times of the Homework Club
Kinark Child and Family Services, Head Office and Kinark Foundation
York Region
Would you like to become a mentor by volunteering to be a positive role model for a child with social and/or emotional problems? Volunteers are matched with a specific child to share weekly activities in the community and provide the child with a positive role model. An average of 3-4 hours a week is required. Male and culturally diverse volunteers are especially needed. Mileage and some expenses are reimbursed. 
 
We also recruit volunteers for group support. Mostly evening time frames, one night a week for a couple of hours.
Participation House, Cedarcrest Manor
Frances DiCarlo House 113 Henderson Avenue
Spend time visiting, doing puzzles, crafts, making greeting cards, listening to music, reading and accompanying "their" resident on staff supervised outings.
Participation House, Cedarcrest Manor
9 Butternut Lane, Markham
Spend time visiting, doing puzzles, crafts, making greeting cards, listening to music, reading and accompanying "their" resident on staff supervised outings.
Participation House, Cedarcrest Manor
9 Butternut Lane, Markham ON
One to one volunteer to play monopoly board game once a week with person who is a monopoly whiz, as well as different board & card games
Reena, Toby and Henry Battle Developmental Centre
Reena, 927 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill, ON
For our Outreach programs we look for energetic, outgoing, and confident young adults, as the role is a very social one. Other pre-requisites are maturity, dependability, responsibility and empathy. The volunteer will socialize with the participants, encourage and help them with a variety of recreational activities, cheer them on, and generally assist staff as needed.
Safehaven Project for Community Living
We are looking for outgoing and friendly volunteers to provide recreation and leisure opportunities for our participants and/or provide general support to the day-day operations.
Southlake Residential Care Village
640 Grace Street, Newmarket
Physically assisting Life Enrichment Staff with all duties related to running a successful activity or program within the facility. (Example: Setting up for activity, transporting residents, assisting with activity and tear down of activity)
Southlake Residential Care Village
640 Grace Street, Newmarket
Physically assisting Life Enrichment Staff with all duties related to running a successful activity or program within the facility. (Example: Setting up for activity, transporting residents, assisting with activity and tear down of activity)
Special Olympics Ontario.[York Region], Special Olympics Ontario Newmarket and Area
We are looking for Assistant Coaches to assist with Floor Hockey (Monday evenings at Stonehaven PS), Swimming (Sunday afternoons at St. Andrew's College) and Basketball (Wednesday evenings at Fairwood PS).
Board Members   Newmarket 
Special Olympics Ontario.[York Region], Special Olympics Ontario Newmarket and Area
We are looking for board members to support and bring new ideas to the local Special Olympics Community. We are looking for people to fill the following vacancies: Webmaster, Public Relations, Volunteer Registration, and Community at Large Members.
Vaughan. City of, City Hall
The Leisure Buddy program matches campers with mild special needs to individuals interested in providing the necessary support ensuring successful recreation and leisure experiences. The volunteers are not required to provide support such as toileting or feeding, the support simply involves the volunteer acting as a friend for the camper. Volunteers are always supported by summer camp staff and directors and will never be left alone with their camper.
Vision Mate   Aurora  Georgina  Markham  Newmarket  Richmond Hill  Vaughan  Whitchurch Stouffville 
Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario
Various locations in York Region
Supervisor: Program Lead, Home Based Support (GTA) 
 
Objective: Provide community-based support: provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted. 
 
Responsibilities & Tasks: 
• Regularly visit a client in his/her home or other suitable environment at a mutually convenient time 
• Activities are determined by client need and mutually agreed upon 
• Approved activities are: reading, organizing, walking, assisting with errands or outings, and friendly visiting 
• All outings are on foot, by public transportation or taxi 
• Notify the client in advance if you will miss a visit; notify your supervisor if you will miss more than two in a row 
• When a client needs more support, service, counseling or information then you are able to give, refer them to staff 
• Track and report volunteer hours as directed 
 
Boundaries: 
• Do not cook, clean, provide personal care, do home repairs, give advice, provide counseling, or do heavy lifting 
• Do not drive clients 
• Do not offer advice or recommendations on treatment, health care professionals, or any medical information

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