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Youth Volunteers   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  North Wellington 
Integrated Youth Services Network
The Grove Hubs - Fergus, The Grove Hubs - Palmerston, The Grove Hubs - Erin
• Start conversations, share resources, guide to appropriate staff 
• Develop and maintain knowledge of available services within hub, and community at large 
• Share feedback with Youth Ambassadors and the Ambassador Lead 
• Represent and promote The Grove Hubs at school/with peers – share resources, upcoming programs and  
events 
• Attend programming and assist where required 
• Must be able to ensure confidentiality, works with sensitive and private information daily 
• Other duties as assigned by the Youth Ambassador Lead or Youth Wellness Coordinator 
• Comply with policies and procedures of The Grove Hubs
Guelph & Area Right to Life
We are currently looking for a volunteer coordinator to help us with our Caring Hearts, Sharing Hearts program. This initiative of Guelph & Area Right to Life connects local elementary school students with seniors in their area, with the goal of helping to show students and seniors the dignity, worth and value of human life at all stages.  
 
As we are currently unable to visit retirement homes due to the pandemic, we have temporarily shifted the program to a pen-pal program, in which students and seniors write back and forth throughout the school year. Prior to the pandemic, the program involved in-person visits of elementary school classes to local retirement homes. The volunteer coordinator is responsible for connecting nursing, retirement and group homes with local elementary school partners.
Team Member-YouthTALK Program   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Canadian Mental Health Association - Waterloo Wellington, Guelph - Waterloo Ave, Administrative Office
Online
YouthTALK is a program FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH that promotes positive mental health and wellness, and educates peers about resiliency building, positive coping, and stigma reduction through youth engagement and leadership opportunities. This is a significant volunteer role wherein team members are trained on important youth issues, and work to address these issues as they relate to mental health. We do this by engaging in peer-led projects, activities, delivering educational presentations (large and small), planning annual youth wellness events, providing information and resources, and more awareness pieces. 
 
All activities, presentations, and educational learning will be done virtually this year. There is something for everything at YouthTALK. This year we are hoping to create and deliver presentations, create social media posts, develop school lesson plans with videos, announcements, and classroom activities included, participate in community events, and more.  
 
Youth are empowered to use their voices to create meaningful change. Team members are able to help deliver an important message to their peers in the efforts of creating a world where all people have hope and never feel alone.  
 
If you want to make a difference for other youth in your community, become a YouthTALK Regional Team member! Learn more at https://www.youthtalkgwd.ca/ or email youthtalk@cmhaww.ca
Youth Mentor-YouthTALK Program   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Canadian Mental Health Association - Waterloo Wellington, Guelph - Waterloo Ave, Administrative Office
Online
YouthTALK is a group of youth across Guelph-Wellington-Dufferin who work to address youth issues as they relate to mental health. YouthTALK is a program FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH that promotes positive mental health and wellness, and educates peers about resiliency building, positive coping, and stigma reduction through youth engagement and leadership opportunities. We do this by engaging in peer-led projects, activities, delivering educational presentations (large and small) to other youth, planning annual youth wellness events, providing information and resources, and more awareness pieces. We also partner with several community agencies to put on and participate in a variety of events throughout the year. 
 
As a YouthTALK mentor you will help in the running of the weekly VIRTUAL YouthTALK team meetings and provide support at various community events and presentations, and 1-1 mentoring with the youth (training provided). Tasks include planning and facilitating the meetings, communicating information with the youth via Facebook and email, small and large group facilitation, and supporting the facilitator with program development (lesson plans, meeting minutes, website and social media content, research and information sheets, and more). All this can be done virtually at this time. We will reassess in the new year if we can meet in person.  
 
Reply to this post or contact youthtalk@cmhaww.ca or jschumacher@cmhaww.ca for the application form.
Homewood Health Centre
Volunteers work closely with Recreation Therapy staff to assist with Homewood patient craft sessions. The volunteer will provide a creative and social environment for the development of skills and to enhance a sense of well-being using ceramics. This position requires a regular weekly commitment.
Homewood Health Centre
Under the supervision of the Recreation Therapy staff, volunteers assist in organizing and participating in recreational activities to contribute to patient well-being. Activities may include, volleyball, shuffleboard, pickle ball or group board games. Volunteer are required to provide a supportive environment and encourage patients to take part in the activities. This position requires a regular weekly commitment.
Compass Community Services, Guelph - Main Location
20 Shelldale Crescent, Guelph
Compass Community Services is an integral part of the community and provides mental health and social services to a growing number of individuals, families, and children. These services guide people through life’s challenges, whether emotional, developmental or professional. The programs provided by Compass Community Services deeply impact people’s lives.  
 
We are currently recruiting new members to serve on our Board of Directors. Specifically, we are seeking to fill the role of Board Treasurer, as well as 1 – 2 general Board vacancies. These are volunteer positions serving Guelph and Wellington County and surrounding areas. Serving on our Board of Directors will provide you the opportunity to play a critical role in ensuring that our vision, mission and values continue to meet the needs of our community. 
 
Key Commitments 
• Minimum 3-year term 
• Average of 2 - 4 hrs per month to: 
o Review Board meeting materials 
o Attend Board / Committee meetings 
o Attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) 
o Occasionally attend agency or community events 
• Participation in at least one Board Committee (e.g. Marketing & Communications, Governance, etc.) 
Board meetings occur bi-monthly on weekday evenings from fall through spring. Committee meetings generally occur between Board meetings and the AGM typically occurs in September. 
 
In addition to the above, the Treasurer role also includes the following responsibilities, which generally require an additional commitment of roughly 4 hours per month (on occasion, more time will be required, for example, during the annual budgeting exercise and preparing for the AGM): 
 
• Oversight of financial operations of the organization 
• Quarterly review of financial position and operations relative to established measures and benchmarks 
• In-depth review of budget with staff for monthly, quarterly and annual budgeting exercise 
• Oversight of organization investments and reserves 
• Board Executive decision making (as required by the Board President) 
 
Desired Qualifications 
• Previous Board experience, ideally in a not-for-profit community services agency 
• Knowledge / expertise in one or more of the following areas: finance, regulatory compliance, IT management, not-for-profit governance, areas of Compass Community Services' activities  
• Knowledge and understanding of community services and their functions is ideal 
• Availability to attend Board & Committee meetings, AGM and occasional agency or community events 
• Treasurer candidates should also be skilled at financial analysis, with the abilities to read and interpret financial statements – CPA designation is ideal, as is knowledge in taxation / investment / internal controls
Compass Community Services, Telephone Support
*To be disclosed upon acceptance into the program
• Using a solution-focused practice, you will be required to engage with community members through our telephone services and provide them with emotional support, assist them with goal or safety planning, and refer them to resources that promote their well-being.  
• Complete relevant respondent documentation/profiles  
• Consistently demonstrate key social service skills such as: Active Listening, Empathy, Etc. 
• Act in accordance with ministry and agency regulations 
• Ensure a holistic, quality approach to client care consistent with CCS’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan
Up and Running Guelph
Up and Running delivers inclusive, friendly running and walking walking programs to support women who are looking to improve their mental health and well-being. 
 
Our mentors walk along with our program participants, encouraging, motivating and making connections with them during our group program.  
 
We plan to offer a distanced walking program this Summer (2021) with small groups walking at a safe distance from one other along the trails in Royal City Park.
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
Physical distancing is helping to flatten the curve, but created more isolation. Note of Hope is an initiative to help clients & volunteer feel more connected to the community and the Guelph CHC. Volunteers are making it a special day by writing positive messages that are being sent to clients or included in Groceries from The SEED and Food Access deliveries.  
 
Help us by creating artwork or kind notes of encouragement and hope. Keep your messages general and avoid including personal information.  
 
Some examples:  
We hope this note find you well & brings you a smile  
Sending you good thoughts, Take Care 
We hope you are doing well, have a wonderful day 
Sending you good thoughts & a big smile 
We are thinking about you & hope you are well 
Have a Wonderful Day! 
 
Volunteers are encouraged to use plain card stock and art supplies, to get creative and decorate with markers, coloured pencils and/or stickers. In other words, unleash their compassion and creativity in an 1/4 page size. 
 
 
Please note: By returning artwork & notes to GCHC volunteers are releasing for GCHC use & may be photocopied or posted on Social Media
Lakeside HOPE House
HOPE House Guelph, Downtown at 10 Cork Street East. Accessibility entrance 7 Church Lane
- Follow COVID safety protocols (must wear a mask & visor, wash hands sanitize frequently, clean surfaces, etc.) 
- Answer phones in a friendly fashion 
- Manage and book appointments 
- Connect community members with the resources they need 
- Answer questions regarding HOPE House and other programs 
- Enter information into a computer database 
- Assist Community Members make grocery orders - Language skills an assest 
- Answer general email, return phone calls 
- Other duties as assigned
Lakeside HOPE House
HOPE House Clothing Market, 10 Cork St. E., accessibility entrance 7 Church Lane
- Prepare approx 40 take- away breakfasts based on written instructions left by Coordinator (may include heating items in oven) 
- Maintain Food Safety 
- Package breakfasts 
- Set table up outside to serve packaged brown paper bag breakfasts 
- Keep track of numbers of breakfasts made & served 
- Serve breakfast with a smile! 
- Follow COVID safety protocols (must wear a mask & visor, wash hands sanitize frequently) 
- Clean up at end of service
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth
Centre Wellington
Meet every other week for a minimum of one year. Share information, resources, job shadowing opportunities, Post-Secondary planning, goal setting, and help a youth reach their full potential.
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
Guelph Public Library - Downtown Library
WE Breastfeed & Chestfeed program supports parents feeding human milk in any way, in any amount. Parents can receive support in two ways. One-to-one telephone support with trained and experienced parent-volunteers or weekly drop-in Breastfeeding & Chestfeed Cafes. Cafe is offered in an online format and is a great place for parents to socialize with other breastfeeding / chestfeeding families and get support with challenges. 
 
Become trained to offer support and lead group sessions providing feeding & parenting support to other parents. Keep logs of supporting, track hours, remain in good communication with the program coordinator. 
 
 
IMPORTANT Information:  
 
Volunteers in this role are required to have had breastfeed or chestfeeding experience. Please consider joining this program as an administrative support or in a health promotion role if you do not have breast or chest feeding experience.  
 
Guelph CHC acknowledges the importance of Peer-led work and offers 20 hours of training for this position but also ask for a minimum 6 month commitment. 
 
One of our strategic aims to build capacity in our community. Volunteers in this role must have a connection to Guelph.