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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.
Based on skills, interest and need, this role may include:
• Monitor and respond to emails messages in an appropriate manner
• Data entry and other administrative tasks
• Assist with mass mailouts and donor thank-yous.
• Laminating, printing and /or organizing outreach materials for EarlyON
• Monitoring office supplies and creating an order as needed.
• Phone call reminders to clients, program participants or customer check in calls
• Acting as a greeter and create a welcoming environment
GCHC Staff will work with volunteers and re-visit task list, working hours, working location regularly to ensure this is a meaningful and helpful role for both volunteers and staff. Based on Public Health requirements changes may need to be made on a short notice. Volunteers will be notified ASAP when these changes occur.
Volunteers are asked to Review and abide by Guelph CHC’s policies, including COVID Vaccination policy and Pandemic requirements for screening and stay home if unwell.
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.