Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, Orillia
Family and Child Services
Volunteer Drivers – Our volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to provide an invaluable service by assisting staff and foster families with the transportation needs of children in the care of SMFC. Volunteer drivers transport children and sometimes their families to various appointments such as access visits, medical appointments and school throughout Muskoka and the Simcoe County region at the request of the Agency. Punctuality and reliability are a necessity for this position. Our drivers are compensated at .63¢/km
Volunteer Mentors – Mentors are matched with a child who need extra support and encouragement and benefit from regular one-to-one time. Volunteers take the child out of their home environment and involve them in a community activity/event. There may be occasions when the child and volunteer work on a project in the child’s home. Volunteers may need to transport the child. This position requires the volunteer to spend 2-3 hours weekly with the child/youth.
Volunteer Parent-Assists – Parent Assist Volunteers are partnered with a parent/guardian to provide on-going weekly support and guidance, emotional support and practical skills (i.e. budgeting, cooking, household organization). This position requires the volunteer to spend 2-3 hours weekly with the parent/guardian.
Volunteer Tutors/Homework Assistance – Volunteer Tutors provide children in our care assistance with their homework. Volunteers can provide face-to-face support in the child’s home or they can assist in a virtual capacity. The volunteer is required to spend 1-2 hours weekly with the child/youth.