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.
1 on 1 Conversation Practice Partner   Guelph 
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Guelph
• Encourage the conversation partner to speak and practice English through informal conversation 
• Initiate conversations based on appropriate topics  
• Demonstrate active listening during meetings with conversation partner 
• Explain unfamiliar concepts and words when needed 
• Maintain a warm and welcoming environment where the conversation partner is treated with dignity and respect 
• Regularly and consistently track meetings, including date, time, duration, meeting platform and content of meeting using the hours tracking software 
• Plan meetings and gather resources to support the conversation partner’s language needs 
• Communicate any concerns or challenges to the program coordinator
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 Groceries from The SEED 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
Big Brother Volunteer - Match Program   Guelph 
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.
Visiting   Guelph 
St Joseph's Health Centre Guelph, Guelph - Westmount Rd
100 Westmount Road, Guelph
*Note Covid-19 update: We look forward to having you volunteer with us. Volunteers are not permitted to be at the Health Centre at this time; however we appreciate your interest in volunteering. Please submit your application and we will keep you up to date regarding when we can welcome our volunteers back with us.* 
The nice weather has arrived. Spend some time with a resident or patient at the Health Centre to enjoy the fresh air. You may walk together around the garden area, or sit to share a coffee quietly.