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When you volunteer in Cochrane you contribute to programming and events that inspire and foster community. Volunteering is a great way to get involved and make a difference in our community. Whether it’s to meet new people, explore a career path, gain experience, donate time to a passion, create change, or try something new, we want to help you every way we can when it comes to volunteering.

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Flexible Volunteer Opportunities

Cleaner

When: Weekly Where: 1st Cochrane Scout Group (Scouts Canada), Cochrane, Ontario P0L1C0 Open Volunteer Spots: 1

Looking for person or persons to clean the Scout Hall on a weekly basis. Duties include: sweeping floor, mopping floor, vacuuming, emptying garbage, cleaning washrooms (toilets, sinks/counters & floors) High School Students welcomed to apply for this opportunity. We are willing to work out a schedule and sign off on volunteer hours.…Find Out More

Group Fundraiser Coordinator

When: Variable Where: 1st Cochrane Scout Group (Scouts Canada), Cochrane, Ontario P0L1C0 Open Volunteer Spots: 1

Time required: 4- 6 hours per month (on average) Act as the Coordinator for all fundraisers. Help Section and Group members develop fundraisers to reach their financial goals to support the youth and their programming. Encourages and supports participation in all of Scouts Canada’s official fundraisers. In conjunction with Group Committee members, ensure financial compliance…Find Out More

Group Treasurer

When: Variable Where: 1st Cochrane Scouts Group (Scouts Canada), Cochrane, Ontario P0L1C0 Open Volunteer Spots: 1

Time required: 4- 6 hours per month (on average) Encourages and supports participation in all of Scouts Canada’s official fundraisers. In conjunction with Group Committee members, ensure financial compliance with Scouts Canada’s Policies and Procedures. Effectively record, maintain, plan and explain all financial matters pertaining to the Group. Prepare, in conjunction with the Group Committee,…Find Out More

Scouter (Scout Leader)

When: Variable Where: 1st Cochrane Scouts Group (Scouts Canada), Cochrane, Ontario P0L1C0 Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Seeking adult volunteers to act as a Scouter (scout leader) with the following age groups: Beaver Scouts age 5-6-7, Cub Scouts age 8-9-10, Scouts age 11-12-13-14, Venturers 15-16-17 Time Required: 10-12 hours per month for planning and meetings, plus one weekend outing every two months. Additional time may be required for training, sharing sessions, Group…Find Out More

Bear Diet Preparation

When: Flexible & regular; mutually agreed upon schedule Where: Polar Bear Habitat, 1 Drury Park Road, Cochrane, Ontario P0L1C0 Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

This role is hands on and quite frankly a little stinky. But what better way to help out the Polar Bear Habitat than helping prepare food for the bears? Responsibilities include chopping and portioning meat (mackerel, moose meat, and seal meat) and fresh produce according to each bear’s needs. We’ll also ask you to get…Find Out More

Henry’s Garden Maintenance

The Polar Bear Habitat, along with the Cochrane Horticultural Society, is reimagining the former Healing Garden on Second St. to create a community garden that aims to supply food to both the local soup kitchen as well as to our resident polar bears. Work required includes planting, weeding, watering, garden bed repair, and more. We…Find Out More

One-Time Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer of the Month

The Volunteer of the Month for June 2019 is Aline Tousignant for her dedication in volunteering at the boutique at the Lady Minto Hospital for 65 years.

Past Volunteers of the Month

MAY 2019

Suzanne Parton
Dudley-Hewitt Cup

APRIL 2019

Marnie Woods
Polar Bear Habitat

MARCH 2019

Les Filles D’Isabelle
Daughters of Isabella

See all past Volunteer of the Month award recipients.

Nominations for Volunteer Appreciation

Has a volunteer for your event or organization gone above and beyond? Nominate them to be recognized as a Volunteer of the Month. Submit the form below or pick up a hard copy of the form at Town Hall.

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