Info Display at COSTCO in Barrie

Info Display at COSTCO in Barrie

MADD Barrie/Simcoe Chapter offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. We hope that you will find your involvement with MADD Canada to be as rewarding and fulfilling as other volunteers have already experienced.

There are several ways of becoming involved with our Chapter. You could become a volunteer and come out to events or you could become involved even further and take on a role within our Board of Directors.

Normally before we get too involved with all of that we first need to know a little more about yourself and where your interests are with regard to impaired driving. Are you still in the school system? Have you ever been affected by impaired driving, perhaps losing someone or suffering injuries? One very important question we must ask up front is whether you have ever been charged with and/or convicted on impaired related charges?

When you have a moment please contact us and if you are interested in going further with this we would be glad to send you out an information package. The next step would be to invite you to come as a guest to one of our monthly meetings and we can go from there. We also ask all new Members to complete a Police background check as we deal with some of the most vulnerable, youth and families that are grieving.

The following volunteer opportunities may be or are available within our chapter.

All volunteer opportunities are only available to MEMBERS of the Chapter and only after the appropriate training or voting etc takes place, We also ask that you be a member, in good standing,  for a minimum 3 months prior to taking on a Board position.  Thank you for your interest.

Chapter Board of Directors
Becoming a Chapter Board member.

Public Policy
Informing local politicians and the media of MADD Canada’s initiatives either in person or through regular correspondence.

Victim Support Volunteer
An individual who offers emotional support to victims/survivors of impaired driving crashes, guidance through the criminal justice system, and referral for other needs related to the crash. Training provided by MADD Canada’s Victim/Survivor Services.

Court Monitoring
Individuals attend court and keep track of impaired charges and how they are handled. This is done to encourage the justice system to recognize the seriousness of the crime and to sentence offenders accordingly.

Public Education and Awareness
Raising awareness in local communities about the dangers of drinking and driving through mall displays, parades, fairs, literature, etc. MADD Canada provides materials to support individuals in this capacity.

Public Speaking
Not only educate others through presentations about this senseless tragedy but also give alternatives to drinking and driving. MADD Canada provides materials to support individuals in this capacity.

Fundraising
Raise money through local sponsorship, donations, memberships, special events, etc.

Media Relations
Be available to speak to the media especially around local and national initiatives.

MADD Canada has over two million supporters coast to coast. Every day, volunteers of MADD Canada must deal with the senseless loss of lives and human carnage that result from impaired driving. The sad reality is the tragic results of alcohol-related crashes are 100% preventable.

We welcome volunteers who are committed to carrying out our mission – making our streets and communities a safer place to live.  Please contact us at maddbarriesimcoe@rogers.com  for more information or call 1-866-466-5310.