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Volunteer Programs

The County of Simcoe would like to send a heartfelt 

Thank You!

to all of our amazing Volunteers

The National Volunteer Week theme for 2022, Volunteering Is Empathy In Action, affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy. This profoundly human connection is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities.

Empathy is a quality that can help people relate to others and build awareness around different experiences. It connects people in ideas and actions and helps create bonds forged in common goals and aspirations. 

Volunteering can help us develop empathy, to see the world through the eyes of others. It can connect people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, expanding our views. It can build our capacity to work collectively and contribute to a vibrant, inclusive society. 

From coast to coast to coast in formal and informal settings, volunteers create caring, collaborative, and compassionate communities. During National Volunteer Week 2022, we celebrate the contributions of Canada's millions of volunteers: their actions, their understanding, and their genuine concern for the world around them. 

Volunteering, putting empathy into action, can build communities where people feel happier, healthier, and more welcome – creating a stronger, more connected Canada.

Volunteer Canada Website

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"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."   ~ Winston Churchill

Volunteers are important contributors to the care and socialization of the residents and play an intricate role in maintaining a comfortable environment. Volunteers should be caring individuals with an interest in making a difference in someone's life. 

The many benefits of volunteering include:

  • meet new people and make new friends
  • create a meaningful opportunity
  • to enrich another’s life
  • enjoy new challenges and gain new skills
  • experience a strong sense of joy and fulfillment​

This is how to join our team

Application Form - click on a link below to open either the Online Application Form and click on Submit, or the Application Form in Word and forward your printed form to the corresponding address.

Georgian Village and Manor Volunteer Page 

Georgian Village & Manor Volunteer Application - Online Form
Georgian Village & Manor Volunteer Application Form - for Print
Address:  Georgian Manor, 101 Thompsons Rd., Penetanguishene

Simcoe Village and Manor Volunteer Page

Simcoe Village & Manor Volunteer Application - Online Form
Simcoe Village Community Programs Volunteer Application Form
Address:  Simcoe Village, 5988 Main Street East, P.O. Box 100, Beeton

Sunset Village and Manor Volunteer Page

Sunset Village & Manor Volunteer Application - Online Form
Sunset Village & Manor Volunteer Application Form - for Print
Address:  Sunset Manor, 49 Raglan Street, Collingwood

Trillium Manor Volunteer Page

Trillium Manor Volunteer Application - Online Form
Trillium Manor Volunteer Application Form - for Print
Address:  Trillium Manor, 12 Grace Avenue, Orillia

A​​dult Day Program Information Page

Adult Day Program Volunteer Application - Online Form
Adult Day Program Volunteer Application Form - For Print

Addresses: 
Elmvale Location:   23 Young Street, Elmvale
Penetanguishene Location:   Georgian Village, 101 Thompsons Road, Penetanguishene

Next steps

  1. Two Step TB Test
  2. Criminal reference check with vulnerable sector check
  3. Attend orientation
  4. Complete training and paperwork
  5. Start making a difference

Volunteer Pages

Volunteers are asked to wear the Simcoe Strong Buttons while volunteering at our Homes to distinguish themselves as Simcoe Strong Volunteers. 

Georgian Village and Manor Volunteer Page 

Simcoe Village and Manor Volunteer Page

Sunset Village and Manor Volunteer Page

Trillium Manor Volunteer Page

Adult Day Program​ Information Page

​​VicNet Online Volunteer Portal

Volunteers may sign in to the online Volunteer Portal by clicking on the link below.  You will be asked for your email address and your password.  

Log in here:  https://www.volgistics.com/vicnet/229131/login​​

Are you a new Volunteer Please use the personal email you provided during the application process, and use the temporary password that was given to you. You will be prompted to make a new password.  Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator if you require us to reset your link through email. ​​​


​​COVID-19 Updates ​​

Please click on the following links to your Home webpages for important updates in our Long-Term Care and Seniors Services Facilities:

​​Volunteers needed

‘‘The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” 
~ Oscar Wilde

Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Weekend Programs, Summer Programs and Special Holidays.  Our Home hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 7 days per week.

Dress Code for Volunteers - pants, golf shirts, running shoes,  with ankle socks, closed shoes

How can a volunteer help? 

Click on this link for your Opportunity Directory.   Scroll down on the left of the directory page for your desired Home/area.

Volunteers help in so many ways

  • 1:1 Assistance during programs
  • administrative Duties: filing, organizing, decorating, mail delivery
  • assisting at meal times
  • bringing generations together
  • developing presentations
  • escorting Residents to programs
  • friendly visiting
  • fundraising
  • library
  • manicure and spa treatments
  • pet care
  • running the computer lab
  • sharing knowledge about interests and current events
  • Simcoe Cycling without Age
Becoming a student volunteer

‘‘You will find as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love .’’
~ Henry Drummond

  • how can a student volunteer help? 
  • bringing generations together
  • friendly visiting
  • escorting Residents to programs
  • assisting at meal times
  • 1:1 Assistance during programs
  • running the computer lab
  • sharing knowledge about sports, current events & technology
  • administrative duties: filing, organizing, decorating, mail delivery, developing presentations
  • pet care
  • manicure and spa treatments
  • library services
  • special events

The many benefits of becoming a student volunteer include:

  • explore career options by working in a different setting, with various professionals
  • strengthen your resume, by adding new skills and experiences
  • develop leadership skills by working on special projects
  • meet new people and make new friends
  • enjoy new challenges, and have fun!
Reference for a Volunteer

Click on this link to open a fillable form.  If you have any questions, please contact:

  • Simcoe Strong - all sites, Rachel Jennings, ​ Volunteer Coordinator Rachel.Jennings@simcoe.ca  705-705-790-3915 
  • Georgian Manor, Penetanguishene - Christina Thorpe, Program and Support Services Supervisor, Christina.Thorpe@simcoe.ca  705-549-3166 ext. 3080
  • Simcoe Manor, Beeton - Rosa Athanassoulis, Program and Support Services Supervisor, Rosa.Athanassoulis@simcoe.ca  905-729-2267 ext. 5080
  • Sunset Manor, Collingwood - Kaitlyn Donaldson, Program and Support Services Supervisor, Kaitlyn.Donaldson@simcoe.ca​ 705-445-4499 ext. 6080
  • Trillium Manor, Orillia - Crystal Rosewell, Program and Support Services Supervisor, Crystal.Rosewell@simcoe.ca  705-325-1504 ext. 4080

Adult Day Programs:

  • Georgian Village, Simcoe Village, Sunset Suites and Adult Day Programs - Tracy Hill, Program and Support  Services, Seniors Services Supervisor, Tracy.Hill@simcoe.ca
    705-549-3166 ext. 3127  
  • Georgian Village and Sunset Suites - Senior Services - Peter Verduin, Seniors Services Supervisor, Peter.Verdiun@simcoe.ca​  905-729-2267 ext. 5131