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Community of Hearts Lifelong Learning Centre
We are looking for passionate volunteers who are able to facilitate and support our Boxes of Hearts Social Enterprise Program! 
-Support individuals with developmental disabilities to gain job skills in a workplace setting 
-Provide instructions on task completion  
-Assure production is meeting Health and Safety standards 
-Provide support to individuals as needed 
-Encourage participation creating the product, packaging and during clean-up 
-Ensure clean up is completed at the end of the evening/lock up 
-Attend beginning, mid, and end semester meeting to discuss progress/support/successes of participants 
-Attend events and sales opportunities and assisting with sales of product  
-Monitor inventory
Ignatius Jesuit Centre, Guelph
5420 Hwy 6 N, Guelph, ON
Front Desk Volunteers help to create a welcoming space at Reception by greeting visitors in a professional and courteous manner. 
 
Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:  
• Answering phone and redirecting calls  
• Redirecting email inquiries  
• Greeting visitors  
• Distributing mail  
• Handling payments of retreat registration and book sales 
• Filing 
• Accepting deliveries and arranging for courier pick-up 
• Other office duties as assigned
Guelph and District Multicultural Festival
Help organize a world class, multicultural festival that offers Guelph & surrounding communities an affordable & accessible multi-faceted cultural experience.  
 
The Guelph and District Multicultural Festival had its beginnings as a small downtown event in 1978. It has since moved to Riverside Park, attendance has increased from 2,000 to 25,000 people and generates cultural awareness and funding for local community groups, as well as foster economic development in Guelph and beyond.  
 
The Guelph & District Multicultural Festival relies heavily on an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Due to Covid-19, our organization has evolved beyond just a 3-day Festival. We now have several different positions that focus on ensuring our ethnic communities and youth group are engaged. We strongly believe it is through these engagements we can create a culturally diverse and inclusive community.  
 
Info Tent Volunteers provide general information to visitors, performers, and volunteers about 
Festival programming, including schedules, location, activities, etc. 
Knowledge of the Festival is an asset but not required. The volunteer should 
be comfortable engaging verbally with the visitors and have good 
communication and interpersonal skills. Training will be provided for this 
position. 
 
GDMF is committed Inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility are all values that we hold dear. We seek to provide an environment that allows all participants to thrive. We encourage applications from people of all races, ethnicities, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Children's Reading Room
210 Silvercreek Pkwy N Guelph Ontario N1H 7P8
Up and Running Guelph
Guelph
Up and Running delivers friendly, supportive running and walking programs that share the mental health benefits of exercise, nature and social connections with women looking to improve their mental health and well-being. 
 
Running mentors are responsible for participating in our group running programs, supporting the coaching staff, encouraging and making connections with participants, and providing feedback to coaches re: the program.  
 
Mentors support programs for women with mental health challenges (such as mild to moderate anxiety and depression) and are expected to be sensitive to these challenges, and adhere to Up and Running’s confidentiality agreement. 
 
All of our programs are delivered outside on trails in a downtown park (and on sidewalks for our evening winter programs) to enable participants to enjoy the benefits of nature in a safe, community space. We celebrate our participants getting outside and moving, rather than going faster and further, and adhere to the principle: "No one left behind".
Up and Running Guelph
Up and Running delivers friendly, supportive running and walking programs that share the mental health benefits of exercise, nature and social connections with women looking to improve their mental health and well-being. 
 
Walking mentors are responsible for participating in our walking programs, supporting the coaching staff, encouraging and making connections with participants, and providing feedback to coaches re: the program.  
 
Mentors support programs for women with mental health challenges (such as mild to moderate anxiety and depression) and are expected to be sensitive to these challenges, and adhere to Up and Running’s confidentiality agreement. 
 
All of our programs are delivered outside on trails in a downtown park (and on sidewalks for our evening winter programs) to enable participants to enjoy the benefits of nature in a safe, community space. We celebrate our participants getting outside and moving, rather than going faster and further, and adhere to the principle: "No one left behind".
Children's Reading Room
210 Silvercreek Pkwy N Guelph Ontario N1H 7P8 (located at the back of All Saints Church)
Visiting schools, childcare centers and other local businesses and organizations to inform the community about CRR's programs and services.
University of Guelph, Arboretum
Event set-up (tables, chairs, activities, etc.), providing information to visitors, assisting with activities/booths, event clean-up.
Guelph Enabling Garden (The)
Distance Work / Remote
Social media is a critical part of the way we communicate with clients, volunteers, and all visitors to the Garden. We’re looking for an individual who is familiar with creating social media content. You’ll be helping the Communications Coordinator represent the Guelph Enabling Garden online by creating interesting posts. 
 
This role will include generating social media post ideas, researching science/garden facts, writing the captions and/or creating the graphics in Canva. The primary responsibility will be to promote the weekly “Tea ‘n’ Tales” storytelling events throughout the summer, but there may be opportunities to do other tasks if you are interested in contributing more hours or staying on long term. 
 
As a social media volunteer, you will have the opportunity to: 
 
Work with the Communications Coordinator to create social media content and/or graphics, primarily promoting “Tea ‘n’ Tales” and other summer programming 
Practice your social media content creation skills 
Contribute to and learn from a local Guelph-based registered charity 
Advance the GEG’s mission in creating an inclusive garden space
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
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Virtual - The sessions will be conducted via Zoom.
• Welcome the group and facilitate the session  
• Select an appropriate workout routine that does not require any equipment 
• Provide a suitable sound system for music to be audible for participants through online meeting tools 
• Select the music and dance routine in advance 
• Ensure that participants are able to follow the moves 
• Demonstrate simple steps that can be easily followed 
• Maintain a warm and welcoming environment where the conversation partner is treated with dignity and respect 
• Record the time spent volunteering and preparing for the session that will include practicing and the actual session.  
• Communicate any concerns or challenges to the program coordinator
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Virtual - The sessions will be conducted via Zoom.
• Welcome the group and facilitate the session  
• Select an appropriate workout routine that does not require any equipment 
• Provide a suitable sound system for music to be audible for participants through online meeting tools 
• Ensure that participants are able to follow the moves 
• Demonstrate simple steps that can be easily followed 
• Record the time spent volunteering and preparing for the session that will include practicing and the actual session.  
• Maintain a warm and welcoming environment where the participants are treated with dignity and respect 
• Communicate any concerns or challenges to the program coordinator
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Online via Zoom
• Welcome the group and facilitate the session  
• Initiate conversations based on a pre-determined topic with a small group of newcomers 
• Engage and encourage all participants to speak English 
• Explain unfamiliar concepts and words when needed 
• Collaborate with other Conversation Circle Leads to determine topics 
• Record the time spent volunteering and preparing for the session  
• Maintain a warm and welcoming environment where each participant is treated with dignity and respect
Up and Running Guelph
"Pick up the Pace for mental health" is our annual walk/run fundraiser, and this year, for the first time ever, we are launching an in-person event. We are looking for a passionate, dedicated volunteer to work with our event planning committee to perform key tasks in preparation for the event, such as procuring sponsorships, marketing, designing race kits, connecting with local media and businesses etc.
Community of Hearts Lifelong Learning Centre
Community of Hearts, 55 Wyndham St North, Guelph, ON
We are looking for passionate volunteers to facilitate and support our Social Club programming!  
-Supporting individuals with developmental disabilities take part in social activities in an inclusive, safe and accessible manner 
-Help promote engagement and support participants socializing with one another  
-Lead a social based activity  
-Set up for social activities in our Centre space  
-Tear down/lock up after social activities
Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group
470 Auden Rd. (Auden at Eastview) - Guelph
• Offer welcoming, exemplary customer service in this front-facing role 
• Prepare Food Cupboard for opening/clean and secure building at end of shift 
• Complete necessary paperwork and screening 
• Help with shopping and tallying allotted items  
• Assist with inventory management (stocking shelves, updating records) during down time 
• Participate in occasional meetings and training sessions
10C Shared Space
42 Carden St. Guelph ON N1H 3A2
Animate front host desk at 10C Shared Space at main entrance, help to greet and direct members of the public and 10C members that are in the space. Maintain public notice board. Answer phone and answer general questions about 10C.
Guelph Tool Library
Help the Guelph Tool Library with Grant Writing and Fundraising Activities. We meet once a month and work collaboratively online. 
 
Projects that we are currently working on and planning: 
 
Free to Read - now until April 23, 2022. We are collecting comic books for a project that supports literacy programs in local provincial jails. 
 
Re:Purpose Fest - Saturday May 28, 2022. This free community recycling event and barbeque is taking place at the Habitat for Humanity Restore. Attendees at Re:Purpose Fest will be able to recycle many items that normally end up in the landfill or learn about unique ways to repurpose items.  
 
Guelph Largest Clothing Swap - Sunday October 23 at the Old Quebec Street Shoppes. This event is part of the City of Guelph's Waste Reduction Week.
Guelph Food Bank, Guelph - 100 Crimea St
100 Crimea St.
Representing the Guelph Food Bank in public with our various donors and supporters by picking up food and other donations in the community. Dropping off food orders to member agencies. Delivering / retrieving food collection bins as needed.
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.**
Support Group Volunteer   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Parkinson Society South Western Ontario, Parkinson Support Group
1. facilitate Zoom and in-person (when allowed) support group meetings for people with Parkinson's (PWP) and their caregivers 2. Help PWP find local resources 3. Network with community to find guest speakers 4. Advocate for the needs of PWP in the community
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.
Guelph Arts Council
Guelph, ON
The Board of Directors provides leadership and oversight to the activities of Guelph Arts Council. They support Guelph's creative community by advocating for the arts in Guelph-Wellington, inspiring positive transformation in our community, and sharing diverse perspectives on the arts.  
 
Expectations of Board members include: attending monthly Board meetings, reviewing reports in advance, and chairing or serving on at least one Board Committee.  
 
While a specific range of skill sets is valuable, we welcome all applicants who are committed, enthusiastic, and open to learning. Specifically, we are looking for new Board members to serve as Board Secretary and Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Guelph Arts Council
Guelph, ON
Work with a volunteer team to plan, promote, and implement Guelph Arts Council's signature online fundraising auction, Collector's Dilemma.  
 
The event is planned for May 2022. Collaborate with Fund Development Committee volunteers on Guelph Arts Council's fundraising event strategy.
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.
Chalmers Community Services Centre
a) Update our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts on a regular basis 
b) Make a monthly social media plan (our former Social Media Mavens would make a loose plan for each month of what they would post on our social media accounts) 
c) Keep up to date on what's happening at Chalmers 
d) Answer questions posed by social media users to our accounts
Guelph Tool Library
The Marketing and Sales Committee is seeking volunteers who have an interest in promoting the Guelph Tool Library in the community, from membership drives to sponsorship acquisition to increasing our social media presence.
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.
Harcourt Memorial United Church
87 Dean Avenue, Guelph ON
Operate one of three roles: 1. Powerpoint slide operator 2. Sound board *3. Cameras  
*Cameras will be on a per-need basis while Powerpoint and Sound board coverage are required weekly
Up and Running Guelph
Support the Up and Running's Marketing Committee in developing effective marketing and communications strategies and tools to enable us to broaden our reach, and enhance our impact.  
The Committee has the following goals:  
Work to develop a comprehensive marketing plan for Up and Running to enable us to reach out to potential participants, volunteers, and community partners  
Develop and implement a plan for our social media communications 
Develop marketing materials such as posters and brochures, and a plan for their distribution, enlisting Board members where needed 
Update our website to ensure it is aligned with our goals, relevant, and effectively reaching our target audience 
Maintain and build relationships with local businesses, organizations, health care professionals and media to enhance our presence in the community 
Evaluate effectiveness of marketing initiatives/tools and make appropriate changes 
Conduct community outreach and develop partnerships (e.g. partner with community events, other organizations)
JOE - Jobs. Opportunities. Enterprise.
Provide support for adults with developmental disabilities in one of J.O.E.'s streams:  
 
1. The Community Helpers Program (provides opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities for community outreach)  
2. Training Grounds (Volunteers needed to facilitate with online mentorship)