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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
Male Mentor   Guelph 
Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
Guelph (in family home)
Volunteers mentor children ages 5-12 and youth ages 13 and older by providing support, guidance and a listening ear. Volunteers assist with; spending one on one time with the special friend, taking them on community outings, helping them with homework, and providing them with a safe place to talk about personal issues. 
 
Male volunteers needed to provide one-to-one support and mentoring to boys who require a positive relationship with a positive male role-model.
Mentor   Centre Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington 
Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
In family home, in the community, at events
A 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.
Parent Aide   Guelph 
Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
In family home, in the community, at events
Volunteers provide one to one support, guidance and a listening ear to a parent/guardian. Provide compassion and emotional support and assist the parent with developing skills in dealing with daily activities. Assist parent to enhance and develop parenting skills.
Volunteer Driver   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington 
Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
Guelph, Wellington County
Provide transportation services in Guelph and/or Rurual areas, for children, youth and families of the agency, to various appointments which could include court ordered supervised access visits with a parent, community service agency visits, to and from school and after school care, legal appointments. Reimbursement for mileage provided.
Youth Mentor   Centre Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington 
Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
In the youth's home, in the community, at events
Youth Mentors provide one-to-one support to youth (ages 13 and older) with everyday life issues and conflicts and stresses (school, peers, family etc) by spending one-on-one time with them and providing guidance, a listening ear, advocacy and care. The youth might require support with school, advocacy with housing and agency's etc.
Reading Rocks Tutor   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, Wellington County Chapter
Online
This one-on-one literacy program is designed to motivate and help children aged 6-12 gain confidence and academic success in reading. It is also designed to help volunteers gain knowledge and experience in working with children who experience difficulties learning essential literacy skills. For the foreseeable future the program will run in an online format. Visit www.ldawc.ca/volunteer-reading-rocks.html for more information and to apply.
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.
Virtual Boys Group Leader   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth
Guelph and Wellington County
An Online Group Leader will be a positive role model and mentor to a small group of youth in grades 5-8. Two volunteers will work together to facilitate a variety of planned group games involving social skills and physical skills, which are provided to the volunteers in advance. Volunteers provide youth who are in need of support with a positive social environment, and build relationships with youth in order to express care and provide guidance.
Hopewell Children's Homes
Guelph/Virtually when required
- Approve Hopewell’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities; 
 
- Serve as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director as s/he develops and implements Hopewell’s strategic plan; 
 
- Review outcomes and metrics created by Hopewell for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings; 
 
- Stay informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports; 
 
- Partner with the Executive Director and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out; 
 
- Serve on committees or work groups and taking on special assignments; 
 
- Represent Hopewell to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization, including supporting all fundraising efforts; 
 
- Ensure Hopewell’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the community Hopewell serves; 
 
- Contribute to the annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director.
Guelph & Area Right to Life
Various locations in Guelph and surrounding area
Guelph and Area Right to Life is currently looking for helpline volunteers who would be responsible for receiving calls over a week-long period every month.  
 
Calls are typically from women in crisis pregnancy situations seeking information and support.  
 
Interested individuals should be empathetic, have a willingness to learn about the resources of Guelph and the surrounding areas and should demonstrate compassion.
Virtual Big Brother   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth
Guelph & Wellington County
As an online Big Brother, you will be a positive role model and mentor to a young person.  
 
Volunteers have visits with their "Little" on a consistent basis, usually once a week.  
 
Volunteers invest time and attention into a child who faces adversity, build a friendship with them, and develop trust and respect. This could mean playing online games with them, engaging in a conversation about what's on their mind, doing virtual workouts together, cooking, or any other type of activity that will engage a child and draw out their personality and interests.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth
Guelph and Wellington County
A volunteer Big Brother will be a positive role model and mentor to a child (Little Brother). Volunteers will see their Little Brother on a consistent basis, usually once a week. The volunteer and child will participate in fun activities such as sports, biking, games, watching movies, building models, etc. Volunteers and children are matched based on interests, location and age preference.
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.