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Volunteer Opportunities in Haliburton County

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SIRCH Community Services

August, 2013 - SIRCH Community Services is looking for you! Contact SIRCH today and become a part of a phenomenal group of Hospice volunteers. SIRCH's Hospice program has provided support to people and their families living with a serious illness, Alzheimers Disease or related dementia for the past 19 years in the Haliburton Highlands. As a Hospice volunteer you can also provide bereavement support to family members who just need a caring neighbor. All SIRCH Hospice Volunteers are provided extensive training and ongoing coordination and support from their highly qualified and experienced staff. Whether your volunteering takes place in the client's home or at the hospital, you make the difference in someone's life by taking the time to listen, support and care. The next training session begins in October of 2013. Call SIRCH tod<ul>ay. Our friends and neighbours need you.

Phone: 705-457-1742 ext. 22

Peterborough/Haliburton Red Cross

July, 2013 - The Peterborough/Haliburton Red Cross is recruiting in the Haliburton area for Disaster Management Response Team volunteers. We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic, and compassionate volunteers to join our team.

As a Red Cross volunteer you will:

  • provide assistance to victims of personal disasters such as house fires
  • respond and provide for people's immediate need when larger emergencies occur
  • educate people about disaster preparedness through presentations and workshops

For more info please email or call 705-745-8222.

Community Care Haliburton County

September, 2011 - See below for volunteer and brokered worker opportunities with Community Care. For more information, email or call 705-457-2941.

Volunteer Drivers
Do you have some extra time in your week to give a helping hand? We are looking for volunteer drivers to help transport seniors and adults with disabilites to medical appointments both locally and to bigger centres like Lindsay and Peterborough. You will be compensated for out of pocket expenses with a .40cent/km remuneration rate.

Brokered Workers
Community Care Haliburton County is putting the call out for Home Helpers from all over the county. Are you interested in making a few extra dollars? We are looking for home helpers to do some light housekeeping for seniors and adults with disabilities. Rate of compensation is $15/hr with a minimum of 2hrs work.

Community Care Haliburton County is putting the call out for Home Maintenance workers throughout Haliburton County. Are you interested in making a few extra dollars? We are looking for home maintenance Brokered Workers to do home maintenance jobs for seniors and adults with disabilities. Rate of compensation is $15/hr with a minimum of 2hrs work.

Friendly Visiting Volunteers
Do you have some extra time in your week to share with someone else? We are looking for volunteers to help out with our Friendly Visiting program. You will be working with seniors and adults with disabilities.

Office Volunteers
Community Care Haliburton County is putting the call out for volunteers to help us here at the Haliburton office. Do you have some extra time in your week to spend in a fun office environment, helping seniors and adults with disabilities? We can certainly use a helping hand with many tasks around the office including reception and answering phones, packing frozen Meals on Wheels, helping with book keeping, filing and computer tasks.

For more information on volunteering for Community Care Haliburton County, please email or call 705-457-2941.

Y's Archie Gently Used Boutique

September, 2011 - Y's Archie Gently Used Boutique, a second hand clothing store located inside Archie Stouffer Elementary School, is seeking Store Volunteers. All proceeds of the sale of items are split between the school and YWCA Women's Centre, Haliburton County. Shifts are 2 hours long-as often as the volunteer wishes. The store is currently open Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 1pm, but the need is great in Minden for inexpensive clothing, so we will open more days as the volunteer base grows. This is a very rewarding volunteer experience!

Interested? Click here for the position description. Please email Sarah Adams at, or call 705-457-0260 to find out how to get started!

Kawartha/Haliburton Victim Services

May 20, 2011 - Kawartha/Haliburton Victim Services is currently seeking individuals who are interested in assisting victims of crime and/or tragic circumstance. We provide emotional and practical support to victims in partnership with the Haliburton Highlands OPP, City of Kawartha Lakes OPP and City of Kawartha Lakes Police Services.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, are over 18 years of age and can commit to three shifts per month please contact us at 1-800-574-4401 or or visit our website at

Children's Water Festival

The Haliburton-Muskoka Children's Water Festival is an annual event that motivates students to become water stewards in their homes, classroom and community. By combining hands-on interactive activities with messages relevant to their daily lives, students 'soak up' knowledge on the properties, uses, connections and importance of water. With this knowledge, students become aware of the value of conserving and protecting water.

Through a series of 35-40 interactive activity centres, students in grades 4 to 6 will explore the concepts of water conservation, water attitudes, water technology, water protection, water science, and the water cycle.

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Haliburton Highlands Field Naturalists (HHFN)

Are you interested in sharing your skills in and knowledge about nature with a keen group of enthusiasts in Haliburton Highlands? We are looking for members to lead outings year round to places in Haliburton County that may be known by few. Outings are short, one hour to two maximum in duration, and followed by coffee in a local shop nearby. Please contact us via our website at

Volunteer Required to Assist with Shopping/Delivery

November 1, 2010 - A volunteer is needed to assist a woman living outside of Minden in an unheated cabin with no water. The volunteer should understand severe chemical sensitivity and be willing to shop for and deliver food and other items. Please email for more information.

Haliburton County Folk Society

February, 2009 - The Haliburton County Folk Society (HCFS) is looking for more committee members to help support, promote, and celebrate live music in the Haliburton Highlands. We are working on some interesting projects including a very unique Winter Folk Camp, a very successful open stage, and a very cool concert series. We are looking to develop new partnerships to bring live music to other parts of the County. This committee has a lot of fun - members are Sean Pennylegion, Kris Kadwell, Laurel McCauley, Nancy Cook, Eric Lilius, Stacy Kirkbride and Barrie Martin. The HCFS is a project of the Haliburton County Community Cooperative. If you are interested in joining, please contact Barrie Martin by email. For more info see

The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust

February, 2009 - The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust does very important work in its mission to protect the natural heritage of Haliburton County for future generations. It does this through land acquisition, conservation easements and other means. It currently owns and manages Norah?s Island in Kennesis Lake and is in the process of acquiring a couple of other very significant properties. The HHLT also hosts a gala and Enviro Heroes awards. Sheila Ziman, Ian Daniel, Jeanne Anthon, Thom Lambert, Neil Campbell, Alan King, Shirley McCormick and Barrie Martin would welcome your participation. Please consider joining our Board or one of our committees. If you are interested in joining please contact Sheila Ziman at (705) 754-2532 or by email. For more information see

Summer Camp Volunteers Needed

March, 2006 - Know someone who has to do community hours for high school or college? Or an adult who loves children and/or teens? CANGRANDS is looking for three volunteers for the 5th annual CANGRANDS NATIONAL KINSHIP Conference and Camp (July 31 to August 4, 2006) in Sutton, Ontario (just south of Lake Simcoe). We need two volunteers to do a Children's Program for children 6 and under and one person to do a Teen Program for teens 13 and up. These volunteers would work for 2 1/2 hours each morning and afternoon plus 1 1/2 hours in the evening. Evening is 'sitting' in cabins while the wee ones are sleeping so their kinship caregivers can have some 'unwind and social evening' time. There is plenty of free time to enjoy yourself and the awesome site. We would provide you with a cabin and all meals. In between those times, you would be free to do your own thing and/or socialize with the kinship families. You may join us during other activites such as meals, camp fires, swim/beach time, etc. See our website for more details on the kinship conference and camp,, or contact Betty Cornelius, Founder of CANGRANDS NATIONAL KINSHIP SUPPORT, 2580 Hartsmere Road, McArthurs Mills, ON Canada K0L 2M0, 613-474-0035 or

Cottage Dreams

November, 2005 - Can you spare some time to make a cancer survivor's dream come true? Cottage Dreams is a cottage lending program that provides time away in a natural setting to help families recover, reconnect and rebuild after cancer treatment. We presently have the following volunteer opportunities available:

The Cottage Visitor (2 positions available) - Work with our Volunteer Coordinator to arrange visits with Cottage Donors at their cottage to gather information about the cottage and to provide information about Cottage Dreams and our goals, mandate and program. Other necessary tasks essential to our goals. The time commitment for this position would be one full day per month. The Cottage Visitor requires a Drivers License and access to a vehicle as travel is necessary.

If you are interested in working with a great team of people, and helping make cottage dreams come true, please contact Pam Weiss, Volunteer Development Coordinator at 705-457-9100.

Cottage Dreams
The Heritage Building
33A Pine Ave, P.O. Box 1300
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
(p) 705-457-9100
(f) 705-457-9188

Haliburton County Food for Kids

Looking for a meaningful volunteer experience? Enjoy working with children and preparing food? Well, Haliburton County Food for Kids needs volunteers to help with snack and breakfast programmes across the county. For just 1-2 hours per week or even every other week, you can help nourish the minds, hearts and stomachs of our children. Give Karen a call at the HKPR - 705-457-1391. The children will thank you with their smiles.

Rails End Gallery

The Rails End Gallery is on the move. Hop on board and help shape the future of your new community arts centre. The Rails End Gallery is currently looking for Board members and volunteers. If you feel you would like to make a difference and have some spare time please call 705-457-2330 and leave a message for Donna.

Palliative Care

Hyland Crest Long-Term Care Home in Minden requires volunteers for a palliative care team. This involves sitting with patients who are terminally ill. No nursing care is involved. The volunteer may talk to the patient or read to them, play music on the radio or CD, or just sit quietly in the room. Many of the residents do not have family who stay locally, or if they do, then the family members often need a spell off from the stress of providing care to their relative. This is where volunteers come in, to offer their continuing support. There are no fees charged for this service. Training and refresher courses are available throughout the year as needs are determined. The time involved is not excessive and is arranged to suit the caregiver. Anyone interested should contact Nancy at Hyland Crest 705-286-2140 or Corinne at 705-489-3330.