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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.
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
Cooking Around the World - Volunteer   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Through Online tools
• Welcome the group and facilitate the session using a device - phone, laptop, tablet etc.  
• Select an appropriate recipe  
• Provide a list of ingredients and cooking instructions at least 4 days prior to the session  
• Lead the cooking lesson 
• Provide for vegetarian options to be inclusive to as many participants as possible 
• Demonstrate active listening during the session 
• Explain unfamiliar words or ingredients when needed 
• If you are cooking an authentic dish from your country, explain some traditions associated with it 
• Record the time spend volunteering and preparing for the session that will include shopping, preparing and the actual session.  
• Maintain a warm and welcoming environment where the conversation all participants are treated with dignity and respect 
• 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 
• 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
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
GCHC Shelldale Clinic Greeter role are the welcomers'. They greet, confirm appointments and redirect as needed. This would be a great fit for someone with a background or interest in medical secretary work. Task list, working hours, working location will be reviewed regularly to ensure this is a meaningful and helpful role for both volunteers, clients and staff. Based on Public Health requirements changes may need to be made on short notice. Volunteers will be notified ASAP when these changes occur.  
 
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.
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
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
HOPE House
10 Cork St. East. Accessibility entrance 7 Church Lane. Downtown Guelph.
- Follow COVID safety protocols (must wear PPE, wash hands, sanitize frequently, clean surfaces, etc.) 
- Go through Food Market to see what items are running low on stock 
- With supervision, bring up additional food items from basement 
- Stock Shelves & move shelved product to the front of shelves 
- Portion items such as: 
- Bag toilet paper 
- Fill produce baskets with produce bags to make them ready for restocking 
- Bag rice or dry beans 
- Sort eggs in the walk-in cooler and put into empty half containers to put in Food Market for selection 
- Break down boxes 
- Do community members' shopping 
- Pack perishables and non-perishables for deliveries 
- Maintain tidy and organized work space 
- Assist with taking grocery orders as needed - language skills an asset 
- Follow health & safety protocols 
- Other duties as required, as in support the Breakfast Program
HOPE House
10 Cork St. East. Accessibility entrance 7 Church Lane. Downtown Guelph.
- Follow COVID safety protocols (must wear a mask & visor, wash hands sanitize frequently, clean surfaces, etc.) 
- Answer phones in a friendly fashion, take messages, redirect calls 
- Manage and book appointments 
- Connect Community Members with resources 
- Answer questions regarding HOPE House and other programs 
- Enter information into a computer database 
- Answer email, return phone calls 
- Other duties as assigned, as in support other volunteer teams and/or admin tasks 
- Language skills an asset 
*High responsibility/trust role