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Guelph Nonprofit Housing Corporation
138 Wyndham St N, Guelph ON
As a member of a Board of 9 community volunteers, the Board member will attend monthly Board meetings that take place on the last Thursday of each month, as well as attend the Annual General Meeting which takes place in December of each year. 
The Board of Directors is made up of 7 members who manage the affairs of the Corporation and are responsible for fundamental decisions concerning the development and management of social housing projects. Directors are appointed because of a demonstrated interest in the welfare of their fellow citizens and their community. Once appointed, the Director must act at all times in the interest of the Corporation and not in their personal interest or in the interests of a group with which they are associated.  
Board Members will be responsible to: 
- establish, evaluate and carry out the organization’s mission and strategic plan 
- oversee and ensure the financial health of the organization 
- ensure the organization has competent staff/management to carry out the day to day operations to meet the requirements of tenants, funders and legislation 
- direct organizational operations, including policy development and risk management 
- maintain effective relations with funders and the community at large. 
 
We are currently accepting applications from individuals with experience in the legal field.
Guelph Nonprofit Housing Corporation
138 Wyndham St N, Guelph, ON
As a member of a Board of 9 community volunteers, the Board member will attend monthly Board meetings that take place on the last Thursday of each month, as well as attend the Annual General Meeting which takes place in December of each year. 
 
The Board of Directors is made up of 9 members who manage the affairs of the Corporation and are responsible for fundamental decisions concerning the development and management of social housing projects. The Directors hold office until the third annual meeting following their appointment or until a successor is appointed; Directors are appointed because of a demonstrated interest in the welfare of their fellow citizens and their community. Once appointed the director must act at all times in the interest of the Corporation and not in their personal interest or in the interests of a group with which they are associated.  
 
Board Members will be responsible to: 
- establish, evaluate and carry out the organization’s mission and strategic plan 
- oversee and ensure the financial health of the organization 
- ensure the organization has competent staff/management to carry out the day to day operations to meet the requirements of tenants, funders and legislation 
- direct organizational operations, including policy development and risk management 
- maintain effective relations with funders and the community at large.
Chalmers Community Services Centre
To purchase, weigh and stock groceries for Chalmers Downtown and Chalmers West food pantries.
Compass Community Services, Telephone Support
*Remote
• Engage in a variety of phone calls (social calls, safety checks, wellness checks, medication reminders, and distress/crisis calls) to support community members experiencing isolation and/or distress 
• Provide emotional support and referrals to community services as needed 
• Use a strength-based and solution-focused practice  
• Write notes summarizing completed phone calls 
 
Interested? Visit http://bttr.im/85gjv to apply directly to volunteer application portal
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
EarlyON Admin Volunteer work in-person at the Early ON Child and Family Centre in the Stone Road Mall and support staff with a variety of administrative tasks.  
 
Based on skills, interest and need, this role may include:  
 
• Monitor and respond to emails messages in an appropriate manner 
• Data entry and other administrative tasks 
• Assist with mass mailouts and donor thank-yous.  
• Laminating, printing and /or organizing outreach materials for EarlyON 
• Monitoring office supplies and creating an order as needed. 
• Phone call reminders to clients, program participants or customer check in calls 
• Acting as a greeter and create a welcoming environment  
 
GCHC Staff will work with volunteers and re-visit task list, working hours, working location regularly to ensure this is a meaningful and helpful role for both volunteers and staff. Based on Public Health requirements changes may need to be made on a short notice. Volunteers will be notified ASAP when these changes occur.  
 
Volunteers are asked to Review and abide by Guelph CHC’s policies, including COVID Vaccination policy and Pandemic requirements for screening and stay home if unwell.
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
Early ON Programs Volunteer work in-person at the Early ON Child and Family Centre in the Stone Road Mall directly with children and families. They assist in providing parents, caregivers and their children an opportunity to interact together in a fun and educational environment and provide resources or activities for participants. 
 
Based on skills, interest and need, this role may include:  
• Greet and welcome children and their parents/caregivers with dignity and respect 
• Assist program staff with set-up, running of program and clean-up 
• Interact with children in their play and/or parents in a warm friendly manner 
• Observe children’s play and assist with documentation 
• Assist parents and children as needed during the program 
• Notify program supervisors immediately if any problems or unusual situations occur 
• Attend training sessions and participate in volunteer meetings.  
 
GCHC Staff will work with volunteers and re-visit task list, working hours, working location regularly to ensure this is a meaningful and helpful role for both volunteers and staff. Based on Public Health requirements changes may need to be made on a short notice. Volunteers will be notified ASAP when these changes occur.  
 
Volunteers are asked to Review and abide by Guelph CHC’s policy on PLACE, Pandemic requirements for screening and stay home if unwell.
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
GCHC Shelldale Clinic Greeter role are the welcomers'. They greet, confirm appointments and redirect as needed. This would be a great fit for someone with a background or interest in medical secretary work. Task list, working hours, working location will be reviewed regularly to ensure this is a meaningful and helpful role for both volunteers, clients and staff. Based on Public Health requirements changes may need to be made on short notice. Volunteers will be notified ASAP when these changes occur.  
 
Based on volunteer interest and staff need, this role may include:  
 
• Greet and welcome visitors and clients in a friendly manner  
• Confirm clients appointment, ensure appointment is to be in person and not virtual  
• Screen everyone coming in, asking clients COVID screening questions, take temperature  
• Confirm we have the correct phone number for clients and up to date health card number and version code  
• Assess visitors’ and clients’ needs and connect them with appropriate CHC and community supports  
• Assist with forms, applications, etc.  
• Accompany clients to the recommended service within the CHC (ie let them know to go to reception for their appointment check-in)  
• Stay informed of current community resources  
• Communicate with staff for support if needed  
• Attend volunteer meetings, required training and orientation  
• Follow all record-keeping and evaluation processes, as required  
• Assist with collection of health services surveys  
• Assist main reception with client related needs (handing out referrals, giving directions, doing reminder phone calls etc)  
 
Volunteers are asked to Review and abide by Guelph CHC’s policies, Pandemic requirements for screening and stay home if unwell.
Guelph Food Bank, Guelph - 100 Crimea St
100 Crimea Street, Guelph, ON, N1H 2Y6
Volunteers are needed in the mornings Monday to Friday from 8:45 am to 12 pm to help service our clients via our emergency food support hamper program. Those interested will be a part of a vibrant team of dedicated individuals committed to ensuring those in our community seeking assistance receive such in a positive manner.
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
SEED Fresh Food Warehouse - Guelph Location
Program expanding! SEED Delivery Team and Warehouse Crew volunteers needed. 
 
The SEED is a not-for-profit food project at the Guelph Community Health Centre that was 
created by a coalition to work towards a community with no barriers to healthy food. The SEED delivers programs and operates a social enterprise that address the causes and effects of food security.  
 
Groceries from the SEED is a pay-what-you-can online grocery store with a purpose! When you shop at Groceries from the SEED you help people in your community afford good food. It takes a community to feed a community. Find more information here https://theseedguelph.ca Everyone is welcome to sign up! 
 
Packing and Warehouse Crew volunteers work together as a team (physically distance) to accurately pick and pack fresh food and frozen meals into customized baskets for home delivery. This role is a great fit for someone looking for an in-person role, working with other volunteers and doesn't mind wearing a mask for the duration of their shift.  
 
Please note: There is a physical element to this role. Some of the produce is heavy or awkward. For example: a full cabbage, bag of potatoes and the full food baskets. 
 
Packing and Warehouse Crew works on Tuesday and Friday 11-3pm.  
 
*** We do not have evening or weekend shifts. *** 
 
*** The SEED is a Guelph Community Health Centre program. We have implemented a COVID vaccination policy.
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
Online Program
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. 
 
** This is currently an online program.**
Wyndham House, Guelph - 106 Woolwich St, Administrative Office
Work from home
To assist and help produce creative artwork for print and digital applications; brochures, posters, enewsletters, fundraising, community awareness stories etc.
Results Canada
Results is an advocacy nonprofit that believes in mobilizing everyday people (our volunteers) to generate the political will to end extreme poverty in low-and middle-income countries. We focus our work on global health, access to quality education and economic opportunities.  
 
We direct our energy and efforts at government decision makers like party leaders, Members of Parliament and senators because they have the power to improve policies and make the monetary investments needed to end extreme poverty. We also raise awareness by writing letters to the editor (LTEs) and op-eds, using social media, fundraising and more.  
 
Oftentimes the first step is putting these issues on the radar — and keeping the pressure on. It might seem like a small step, but it all adds up into impact.  
 
Commitment: 1 year minimum, 1-2 hours per week on average  
 
Support structure: Volunteers (virtually) meet in local groups on a monthly basis and rely on their group leader(s) for guidance. Attending other virtual calls and webinars led by Results staff is recommended.  
 
If you’re ready to learn about advocacy, causes and solutions to extreme poverty and committed to taking action every month, join us!  
 
Go to https://bit.ly/ResultsCanadaJoinUs and click on “sign up to volunteer” to get started.  
 
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FRANÇAIS  
 
Nous sommes un organisme de plaidoyer qui mobilise les gens du quotidien (nos bénévoles) pour générer la volonté politique pour mettre fin à l’extrême pauvreté dans les pays à faible et moyen revenu. Nous concentrons notre travail sur la santé mondiale, l’accès à une éducation de qualité et l’inclusion économique.  
 
Nous concentrons notre énergie et nos efforts à mobiliser les décideurs et décideuses politiques comme les chef.fe.s de partis, député.es, sénateurs et sénatrices, car ils et elles détiennent le pouvoir d’améliorer les politiques et de faire les investissements requis pour éradiquer l’extrême pauvreté. Nous faisons aussi de la sensibilisation en écrivant des lettres ouvertes aux journaux, en utilisant les médias sociaux, en collectant des fonds et bien plus.  
 
Souvent, la première étape est d’attirer l’attention sur ces enjeux et de les faire connaître — et de maintenir la pression. Cela peut sembler être un petit pas, mais les actions s’accumulent et ont ainsi de l’impact.  
 
engagement : 1 an minimum, 1-2 heures par semaine en moyenne  
 
structure de soutien : Les bénévoles se réunissent (virtuellement) en groupes locaux tous les mois et comptent sur leur.s leader.s de groupe pour obtenir des conseils. Il est aussi recommandé d’assister à d’autres appels virtuels et webinaires dirigés par les employées de Résultats.  
 
Vous êtes prêt.e à apprendre ce que signifie faire du plaidoyer, en apprendre plus sur les causes et solutions à l’extrême pauvreté, puis vous vous engagez à passer à l’action à chaque mois? Joignez-vous à nous!  
 
Allez au https://bit.ly/SeJoindreANous et cliquez sur “inscrivez-vous en tant que bénévole”.  
 
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HOPE House
10 Cork St. East. Accessibility entrance 7 Church Lane. Downtown Guelph.
- Follow COVID safety protocols (must wear PPE, wash hands, sanitize frequently, clean surfaces, etc.) 
- Sort & organize clothing donations  
- Stock the Clothing Market 
- Rotate out un-needed seasonal clothing from Market 
- Serve Community Members with a friendly non-judgmental approach 
- Assist Community Members in making clothing selections  
- Track points and record keeping  
- Be in communication with Reception
HOPE House
10 Cork St. East. Accessibility entrance 7 Church Lane. Downtown Guelph.
- Follow COVID safety protocols (must wear PPE, wash hands, sanitize frequently, clean surfaces, etc.) 
- Go through Food Market to see what items are running low on stock 
- With supervision, bring up additional food items from basement 
- Stock Shelves & move shelved product to the front of shelves 
- Portion items such as: 
- Bag toilet paper 
- Fill produce baskets with produce bags to make them ready for restocking 
- Bag rice or dry beans 
- Sort eggs in the walk-in cooler and put into empty half containers to put in Food Market for selection 
- Break down boxes 
- Do community members' shopping 
- Pack perishables and non-perishables for deliveries 
- Maintain tidy and organized work space 
- Assist with taking grocery orders as needed - language skills an asset 
- Follow health & safety protocols 
- Other duties as required, as in support the Breakfast Program
HOPE House
Within the City of Guelph
- Follow COVID safety protocols (must wear PPE, wash hands, sanitize frequently, clean surfaces, etc.) 
- Pick-up grocery orders and route at HOPE House 
- Deliver groceries according to procedural instructions 
- Return to HOPE House with crates and any un-delivered groceries 
- Communicate with Volunteer & Placement Coordinator and Reception  
- Maintain good vehicle maintenance and cleanliness 
- Track Volunteer hours and uphold Volunteer duties 
*High responsibility/trust role
HOPE House
10 Cork St. East. Accessibility entrance 7 Church Lane. Downtown Guelph.
- Follow COVID safety protocols (must wear a mask & visor, wash hands sanitize frequently, clean surfaces, etc.) 
- Answer phones in a friendly fashion, take messages, redirect calls 
- Manage and book appointments 
- Connect Community Members with resources 
- Answer questions regarding HOPE House and other programs 
- Enter information into a computer database 
- Answer email, return phone calls 
- Other duties as assigned, as in support other volunteer teams and/or admin tasks 
- Language skills an asset 
*High responsibility/trust role
HOPE House
10 Cork St. East. Accessibility entrance 7 Church Lane. Downtown Guelph.
- Follow COVID safety protocols (must wear PPE, wash hands, sanitize frequently, clean surfaces, etc.) 
- Prepare approx 50 take- away breakfasts based on written instructions left by Chef (may include basic cooking) 
- 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! *You will be outside 10-11 am serving - dress appropriately! 
- Clean up at end of service 
- Prep for the next day 
- Assist Chef as needed
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.  
 
People that received the cards say things like: 
 
"Last order I had delivered came with a "hope you are doing well" type card and it was perfect timing as my sister passed away the day before. Thank you so much for that card. I appreciate this service so much, thank you!" or "thanks for the cute little cards. I keep them on my fridge. " 
 
Read about this project, visit the Guelph Today article. https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/sharing-notes-of-hope-during-time-of-isolation-4773110  
 
Help us by creating artwork or kind notes of encouragement and hope. Keep your messages general.  
 
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
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
Guelph
Accessing food at this time can be challenging for those most deeply affected by COVID-19. Vulnerable seniors, people with low-income, families with children and people with health challenges may have barriers to getting to, accessing (not able to bring children into facility) or getting their food home from emergency food providers.  
 
Food Access Volunteers play a very important role by linking community members to the food they need. This in-person role includes pick-up of hampers/boxes from emergency food providers, food cupboards or food banks and delivery the food to Guelph CHC clients.  
 
Pick-ups and deliveries are made within the the City of Guelph. Deliveries are to the door only, volunteers are not required to enter homes.  
 
This position requires volunteers to have access to a vehicle and be able to lift 20 to 30 lbs. Mileage fees are provided. 
 
This role is immensely helpful for both clients and staff. At this time GCHC Staff are helping with this need. Having volunteers means that our staff can better focus on connecting clients with other needs they may have.
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
Volunteer Office Assistant provides an in-person opportunity for volunteers to support the work of the GCHC, The SEED and staff. GCHC Staff will work with volunteers and re-visit task list, working hours, working location regularly to ensure this is a meaningful and helpful role for both volunteers and staff. Based on Public Health requirements changes may need to be made on a short notice. Volunteers will be notified ASAP when these changes occur.  
 
Volunteers are asked to Review and abide by Guelph CHC’s COVID vaccination policy, Pandemic requirements for screening and stay home if unwell. 
 
 
Based on volunteer interest and staff need, this role may include:  
 
• Monitor and respond to emails messages in an appropriate manner 
• Assist with mass mailouts and donor thank-yous.  
• Laminating, printing and /or organizing outreach materials for The SEED 
• Monitoring office supplies and creating an order as needed. 
• Supporting access to the Pet Food Pantry and tracking inventory 
• Assisting staff with PPE inventory tracking (6-8 week cycle) 
• Assisting staff with Get Connected program (testing phones, preparing kits) 
• Preparing Harm Reduction Kits, PPE Kits or Notes or Hope kits. 
• Phone call reminders to clients, program participants or customer check in calls 
• Data entry and other administrative tasks
ReStore Assistant   Centre Wellington  Guelph 
Habitat for Humanity Guelph Wellington, Guelph
300-104 Dawson Rd., Guelph; 927 – 900 Tower St., Fergus
ReStore Assistants work with ReStore staff and other volunteers to run the day-to-day operations of the store. Volunteers put together product, merchandise product, clean and organize sections of the store, help customers in finding products that suit their needs and carrying and loading purchases into their vehicles, receive donations at the warehouse entrance, and test donated products before they go on the sales floor.  
 
For those who are interested in helping to promote the ReStore and our products online, you can support our online retail initiatives.  
 
You may also be asked to consider receiving training on driving our trucks in order to support our donation pick-up team. Having a roster of trained and insured drivers is vital to ensure our Donation Pick-Up Service can be provided to our community.  
 
Individuals who complete a minimum number of hours in the store and who have an acceptable police records check completed are eligible to receive training on the cash register. This is a great opportunity to develop/utilize your customer service skills! 
 
Please visit our website for more information and to register your application: habitatgw.ca/volunteer
Guelph Food Bank, Guelph - 100 Crimea St
100 Crimea Street, Guelph, ON, N1H 2Y6
Help is needed stocking shelves, sorting food donations, making food hampers, breaking down product, portioning and general cleanup.