(Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office)

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Position ID: V-GUE0071 Last Modified: 19 Apr 2021 Last Full Update: 19 Apr 2021
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementSupport, Engage & Empower a Child
ContactTracy Thorne, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington; Phone: 519-824-2410 ext 4438; Fax: 519-763-9628; Email:
DutiesA mentor spends one-on-one time with a child ages 5-12 and is a positive role-model and provides support, guidance and a listening ear. This position is also responsible to plan weekly activities and engage in positive recreational and enriching activities in the community. The volunteer provides the child with opportunities that the child would otherwise not have access to.
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BenefitsBuild a relationship with a child 
Make a positive impact in the life of a child 
Meet others in our community 
Training and Orientation on child safety/welfare and working with families in care 
Gain experience
ClientsChildren from ages 5-12 who are clients of Family and Childrens' Services and require a positive and caring mentor.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestChild & Family Services ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Mentoring & Training ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Empathy, reliability, sensitivity to children, appropriate role model.  
Ability to listen and empower without judgement.
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) - minimum 8 months commitment ; Require a commitment of 3-4 hours a week for 8 months or longer
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesDays and times are flexible based on child's and volunteers availability
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFamily and Children's Services offices are accessible. Can not guarantee other locations are accessible.
LocationIn family home, in the community, at events
Number of PositionsArthur: 3 individual(s) ; Fergus: 3 individual(s) ; Guelph: 6 individual(s) ; Mount Forest: 3 individual(s) 
15 individual(s) needed in total. 
Volunteers also needed for surrounding areas.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Initial and on-going monthly training provided. Supervision and support provided when needed.
TransportationSome opportunities may be on a bus route, other may not. Access to a car would be an asset.
CostReimbursement of expenses and mileage based on program budget and policy.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsRecruitment: Application form; Phone Interview; Interview, References; Criminal Reference Check; Internal Agency Record check. 
If using vehicle, Driver Abstract plus proof of insurance/proof of Drivers License
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Display Until08 Mar 2022
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Organization NameFamily and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
Office Phone519-824-2410
Toll Free Phone1-800-265-8300
Fax519-763-9628 ; Shelldale 519-766-4537
Address & Map
Family and Children's Services Head Office
275 Eramosa Rd
Guelph, ON N1E 2M7
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Mailing AddressBox 1088 
Guelph, ON N1H 6N3