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Volunteer Opportunities in Haliburton County

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Note - many of these listings are old but these organizations probably still need volunteers, so please contact them if you are interested!

Haliburton Highlands Health Services

January, 2017 - Volunteering for the Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS) is a fun and rewarding experience. We have over 400 dedicated volunteers who generously contribute their time, talents and skills to deliver programs, participate in activities, and provide services and funding to our patients, residents and clients in Haliburton County. We greatly appreciate each and every one of our volunteers.

Volunteers are essential partners and play an important role in all levels of the organization. We try to ensure that volunteers experience fulfilling volunteer work with all the challenges and experiences they are seeking.

There are numerous opportunities at HHHS to share your passion, your skills and your kind hearts. Let us help you find your perfect volunteer opportunities.

Our volunteers have found that contributing their time to HHHS has:

  • taught them new skills
  • given them great satisfaction by knowing they are helping people and building a stronger health care system for the Haliburton Highlands
  • let them meet new and interesting people in the community

We have a variety of volunteering opportunities and invite you to explore the possibilities. When you volunteer with HHHS you choose how much you can help and we will work with you to create a mutually beneficial arrangement.

If you would like to become a volunteer, please contact our office or fill out the volunteer sign-up form and we will connect with you. Together we can continue to make the Haliburton Highlands a great place to live and retire. Call us at 705-457-1392 x2927.

For more information, please visit our website at


Katie's Run for Epilepsy

January, 2017 - This annual Haliburton summer event features a 10K run, 5K run and a 2.5K walk/run. It is a fundraiser for epilepsy research. Volunteers are needed for:

  • registration
  • water stations
  • timing
  • course marshalls (guide/cheer along the routes)
  • post-race food
  • first aid
  • signage (the day before)
  • photography, videography

For more information about volunteering, please email us at Or visit our website at

Rails End Gallery

November, 2016 - The Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre is looking for volunteers. We host numerous community based events including Trash & Treasures Community Yard Sale, the three day Arts & Craft Festival, Art Heaven, artist demonstrations, exhibition openings and the Halibana Drum Festival. Please contact Michelle St. Pierre at 705-457-2330 or access the volunteer link on our website, Or email us at

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.

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

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.