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PIN Network provides connections and leadership in Guelph and Wellington County to support development of individuals and organizations. We provide a hub for volunteer opportunities and engagement.
Volunteers will work with PIN Networks' Volunteerism Ambassador and assist at events, pop-ups, resource development, campaigns and presentations. Tasks are flexible to the needs of the program and volunteers' interests, skills or learning goals. These may include: supporting in-person events (volunteer fairs, pop-up tables), preparing for presentations (research, script writing, slide development, speaking), assisting with digital media (type, infographic), campaign development and implantation or other tasks as interest, skill and program needs arise.
Shift times and schedule may vary from week to week based on availability and program needs.
This is a hybrid role with both in-person and online components.
This role is a great fit for someone who is passionate about volunteerism, would like to learn more about community services or would like to gain experience working in an outreach role.
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
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.
● Meet with the potential client (online or by phone) to complete the client intake form and to explore specific areas of interest
● Match client with programs of interest and/or other services offered by the centre
● Follow up with the client at intervals outlined in the client intake form and potentially accompany him/her to a program (e.g., online, by phone and/or in person)
● Ongoing contact with the centre designate about the project and participant needs and interests
• 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
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.
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.
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.**