Connecting Circles: Virtual Conversations   Guelph 
10C Shared Space
Virtual program
10C Connecting Circles will create safe opportunities for older adults and seniors to virtually connect with people in their community. These personal connections and content-based dialogues will reduce social isolation, and increase engagement, positively affecting the daily lives of senior (and intergenerational) participants. 
 
Connecting Circles will run 3 days a week for 16 weeks: Mondays from 7pm-8pm, Wednesdays from 1pm-2pm and Thursday from 7pm-8pm. Each session is run as an individual event - We do not require you to be available for all 3 weekly sessions or for all 16 weeks, please indicate which days you are available.  
 
We need volunteers to participate in weekly Connecting Circles, to encourage discussion and ensure every voice is being heard. Our weekly topics will range from gardening, cooking, volunteering, arts and culture, physical activity and much more! 
 
Specifically we would love to have at least one volunteer present in all of our ‘breakout rooms’. This would involve acting as ‘host’, encouraging people to make connections and keeping the group on track (and aware of the time remaining). 
 
The activities in each session's breakout room will differ, some may include a challenge, an open discussion, story/recipe sharing or even a collaboration. The volunteers’ job will be to keep the group on track, be the program facilitators main point of contact within the breakout room and most importantly try and make sure the breakout room is an inclusive positive experience for participants.  
 
We want our volunteers to be active participants, share your ideas, make connections and take advantage of this intergenerational learning experience!!!
Workplace Wellness & Readiness Training Facilitator - Volunteer   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Career Education Council Guelph Wellington Dufferin
Virtual
- Assist with the development of new workshop content. 
- Review virtual workshop modules and provide feedback. 
- Learn workshop content by attending workshops and watching training videos. 
- Attend virtual workshops as a co-facilitator. 
- Develop understanding of most popular workshops and become a trained facilitator. 
- Host and deliver training workshops for youth, employees and volunteers.
Connecting Circles: Virtual Conversations   Guelph 
10C Shared Space
Virtual program
10C Connecting Circles will create safe opportunities for older adults and seniors to virtually connect with people in their community. These personal connections and content-based dialogues will reduce social isolation, and increase engagement, positively affecting the daily lives of senior (and intergenerational) participants. 
 
Connecting Circles will run 3 days a week for 16 weeks: Mondays from 7pm-8pm, Wednesdays from 1pm-2pm and Thursday from 7pm-8pm. Each session is run as an individual event - We do not require you to be available for all 3 weekly sessions or for all 16 weeks, please indicate which days you are available.  
 
We need volunteers to participate in weekly Connecting Circles, to encourage discussion and ensure every voice is being heard. Our weekly topics will range from gardening, cooking, volunteering, arts and culture, physical activity and much more! 
 
Specifically we would love to have at least one volunteer present in all of our ‘breakout rooms’. This would involve acting as ‘host’, encouraging people to make connections and keeping the group on track (and aware of the time remaining). 
 
The activities in each session's breakout room will differ, some may include a challenge, an open discussion, story/recipe sharing or even a collaboration. The volunteers’ job will be to keep the group on track, be the program facilitators main point of contact within the breakout room and most importantly try and make sure the breakout room is an inclusive positive experience for participants.  
 
We want our volunteers to be active participants, share your ideas, make connections and take advantage of this intergenerational learning experience!!!
Notes of Hope Volunteer   Guelph 
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 SEED Emergency Food hampers 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
Member-At-Large Board Position - Homewood Volunteer Association   Guelph 
Homewood Health Centre
150 Delhi Street, Guelph
The Homewood Volunteer Association (HVA) is a registered charitable organization. It provides a range of services to enhance patient experience at the Homewood Health Centre. Homewood Health Centre is a mental health and addiction centre in Guelph, Ontario. The Member-at-Large assists with the management of the Association affairs and its governance and strategic direction. 
 
Member-at-Large attends monthly Board meetings as well as the annual general meeting; Commits to learn the Association and its functions and responsibilities within the Hospital structure; Directs organizational operations, including policy development; Assists with fund raising projects as needed; Commits to moving up into a suitable Board position as vacancies occur; Performs other Board tasks, as required.
Distress Line Volunteer   Guelph 
Family Counselling and Support Services for Guelph-Wellington, Distress Line Program
*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 FCSSGW’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan
Career Mentoring Volunteers Needed   Centre Wellington 
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.
WE Breastfeed & Chestfeed Program Peer Support Volunteer   Guelph 
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.