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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
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
online
Many of our peer supported programs like Yoga, Zumba and Mindfulness have moved to a virtual platform! Volunteers are needed to assist staff and program leaders with providing online programs or assist clients with one-to-one support in getting connected. This role may include: offering basic tech support, assist with creating email address, software support or loading platforms.  
 
Volunteers in this role are required to have a good understanding of online meetings and tech problem solving skills. Tech training is not provided. Agency orientation and support are provided.  
 
Volunteers must have access to a computer and internet.
Guelph Nonprofit Housing Corporation
138 Wyndham St N, Guelph, ON
As a member of a board of 7 community volunteers, the board member will attend monthly Board meetings that take place on the last Tuesday 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. 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.
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.
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, The SEED
SEED Fresh Food Warehouse - Guelph Location
*** Currently Recruiting for January start date *** 
 
The SEED is a not-for-profit food project at the Guelph Community Health Centre that was 
created to work towards a community with no barriers to healthy food. The Emergency Food Delivery Program is a response to Covid-19. This program supports 10,000 community members how are most deeply affected by the COVID-19 situation. For example: seniors, people with low-income, people with health challenges. 
 
Basket Packing and Warehouse Crew work together as a team (physically distance) picking and packing fresh and frozen meals into Emergency Food Basket at the packing warehouse. 
 
Basket Packing runs during the week during the day.  
 
Important Information: The warehouse is a large building with ample space for physical distancing and masks are required while on-site. 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. 
 
*** Note: Due to the high number of applications and limited spaces open, we are not able to place everyone that applies. While we appreciate everyone who shows interest and applies, volunteers are offered roles based on best fit.
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, The SEED
*** Currently Recruiting for January start date *** 
 
The SEED is a not-for-profit food project at the Guelph Community Health Centre that was 
created to work towards a community with no barriers to healthy food. The Emergency Food Delivery Program is a response to Covid-19. This program supports 10,000 community members how are most deeply affected by the COVID-19 situation. For example: seniors, people with low-income, people with health challenges. 
 
Kitchen Crew works together as a team (physically distance) preparing meals to be frozen and delivered. Volunteers assist with food prep, proper packaging and labeling. 
 
Current shift times are Monday 10:30-4 pm and Tuesday to Thursday 8-4 pm. 
 
*** Note: Due to the high number of applications and limited spaces open, we are not able to place everyone that applies. While we appreciate everyone who shows interest and applies, volunteers are offered roles based on best fit.
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 modified servicing model that has been created to safely support the community while operating in line with all Public Health recommendations and requirements surrounding the ever evolving pandemic. 
Lakeside HOPE House
Clothing Market, 10 Cork St. E., accessibility entrance 7 Church Lane
Check the communications sheet located in the program binder 
Begin the daily task list and complete throughout shift 
Ensure sufficient clothing for shift 
Call reception (extension 21) to indicate ability to receive a shopper 
Give community member a white basket located by the Clothing Bureau door 
If community member has children with them, ensure children are supervised for their safety  
Allow community members(s) to shop on own for clothing 
Check in every few minutes to see if community member needs help 
Fill out and tally the points for clothing selected 
Help bag up selected clothing 
Place completed form on clipboard 
Call down to reception to indicate readiness to accept additional shoppers (2 max at a time) 
Follow health & safety protocols 
At end of day staple clothing sheets together and put in bottom drawer at reception 
Other duties as assigned
Lakeside HOPE House
Food Market, HOPE House 10 Cork St. E. accessibility entrance 7 Church Lane
Go through Food Market to see what items are running low on stock 
With supervision, bring up additional food items from basement 
Stock Shelves 
As product is selected, move shelved product to the front of shelves 
Bag up toilet paper 
Fill produce baskets with produce bags to make them ready for restocking 
Bag rice or navy beans 
Sort eggs in the walk-in cooler and put into empty half containers to put in Food Market for selection 
Break down boxes 
Take community members shopping 
Pack perishables and non-perishables for daily deliveries 
Maintain tidy and organized work space 
Follow health & safety protocols 
Other duties as required
Guelph Food Bank, Guelph - 100 Crimea St
You will be helping stock our shopping area after servicing to ensure there are enough products on the shelves for the next day of servicing. You will also be helping sort food in receiving (canned goods vs. dry goods etc.).
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
Downtown Guelph Community Health Centre - 176 Wyndham Street North
Guelph CHC's program, WE Breastfeed and Chestfeed 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 online Breastfeeding Cafes. 
 
Administrative support volunteers work with the program coordinator and support data collection, scheduling volunteers, program evaluation entry, assist with digital marketing plan development and distribution of promotional material. 
 
This would be a great role for someone who is interested in learning more about breast or chestfeeding, program coordination and promotion or needs to get their 40 OSSD hours.  
 
IMPORTANT information: Volunteers in this role do not need breast or chestfeeding experience. They do need to have an enthusiastic and positive attitude towards breast or chestfeeding and human milk.
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, and people with health challenges may have barriers to getting to or getting their food home from emergency food providers.  
 
Food Access Delivery Volunteers play a very important role by linking community members to the food they need. This includes pick-up of hampers/boxes from emergency food providers, food cupboards or food banks and delivery the hamper/boxes 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 fee are provided.
Salvation Army (The), Guelph - 210 Victoria Rd S, Community and Family Services
Duties will include prepping bread, produce and other items for our opening hours. Stocking the pantry, general cleaning, serving clients during opening hours
Salvation Army (The), Guelph - 210 Victoria Rd S, Community and Family Services
Stocking our free clothing room.  
Duties would include sorting, folding, and hanging clothing.  
General tidying of the clothing room.
Board Member   Guelph 
Victor Davis Memorial Court Non Profit Homes
Victor Davis Non-Profit Homes has a 114 unit non-profit apartment building with family and accessible units near downtown Guelph.  
 
Board members are community minded and key contributors to our organization.  
Victor Davis Board Members: 
• Establish, evaluate, and carry out our 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, Meet the requirements of tenants, funders and legislation, Direct operations, including policy development and risk management 
• Maintain effective relations with funders and the community, acting on committees with fellow board and community members. 
• Meet every two months (Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov), on the last Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. electronically or in person at the building. 
 
Our recent strategic plan and Board skills matrix highlighted a need for board members with either legal, property management or maintenance skills who wants to make a difference in our community.  
 
The Board of Directors is made up of 8 members who use creativity and critical thinking skills to manage the affairs of the Corporation and have a commitment to social housing and our community, and act in the interest of the organization at all times, and not in personal or other group interest. The organization carries $5 million dollars Directors and Officers Liability insurance.
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.
ReStore Assistant   Centre Wellington  Guelph 
Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph, Guelph
300-104 Dawson Rd., Guelph
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 receive 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!
Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph, Guelph
City of Guelph, County of Wellington, Dufferin County. Locations change daily.
Having a roster of trained and insured drivers is vital to ensure our Donation Pick-Up Service can be provided to our community. By volunteering as a driver and ambassador for Habitat for Humanity, you will be asked to support our ReStore team in providing an excellent Donation Pick-Up Service experience for our donors. Full orientation and training on our vehicles is provided, and is required to be completed successfully. Previous experience driving 16 ft/20 ft straight trucks is highly valued but not a prerequisite. Ability to lift heavy items is also valued, in order to assist the Pick-Up Team with receiving donations. 
 
As a valuable member of our driver roster, you are not limited to driving the truck, but in fact have the opportunity to receive training on many different roles within the ReStore, growing your skills and experience in this fast-paced and exciting industry.
Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington, Guelph - Waterloo Ave, Food & Friends Student Nutrition Program
Many locations available including those listed above.
Food Packaging Volunteers: Will attend our food packaging site and assist CFGW staff with preparing Food & Friends at home snacks for delivery to the students home.  
 
Food Delivery Drivers: Will attend the packing site to pick up boxes that will then be delivered to the students at home.  
 
Food & Friends at Home Site Lead: Will assist with leading the packing site, communicating with parents, communicating, training and scheduling and recognition of volunteers. 
 
Administrators: Will support the program paper work, track local sale prices on specified food items, assist with budgeting and fundraising.