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
Exercise Volunteer - Dance/Yoga   Guelph 
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
Exercise/Tai Chi Volunteer for Seniors Program (on-line)   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
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
Online Computer Club Volunteer   Guelph 
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Online via Zoom
• Teach program participants basic computer and digital technology skills such as: 
o Using and setting up an email account 
o Using Google docs, sheets etc.  
o Using internet search engines to find information 
o Accessing audio-visual content on websites such as Youtube 
o Safety over the internet  
• Assist program participants one on one with practicing computer/digital technology skills as per their needs 
• Deliver short presentations on computer skills and applications to program participants 
• Informally assess participants’ learning needs and goals through one to one interaction 
• Suggest appropriate techniques and resources to participants that align with their learning needs 
• 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 
• Work closely with Program staff to incorporate the needs of the program 
• Refer to Program staff any concerns, questions, and challenges
Storytelling Festival Working Group Virtual Volunteer   Guelph 
St Joseph's Health Centre Guelph, Guelph - Westmount Rd
Working independently in home environment. Connecting virtually with other team members as needed
The working group is seeking volunteers experienced in event planning, digital design, writing/journalism, creative thinking, or other related skills.  
 
Volunteers will be tech savvy and Zoom accessible.
WE Breastfeed & Chestfeed Program Peer Support Volunteer   Guelph 
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.**
Reading Rock Volunteer   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, Wellington County Chapter
online- MS teams
The Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County is looking for positive role models for our Reading Rocks program. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in working with children as a career goal or who is already working with children. 
 
In this volunteer role you will be matched with a child aged 6-12 who has a learning disability or who is a struggling reader, helping them with reading skills. Training will be provided, along with lots of fun and interactive materials to help you engage your student. We will provide proof of volunteers hours as requested.
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.
Virtual Boys Group Leader   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth
Guelph and Wellington County
An Online Group Leader will be a positive role model and mentor to a small group of youth in grades 5-8. Two volunteers will work together to facilitate a variety of planned group games involving social skills and physical skills, which are provided to the volunteers in advance. Volunteers provide youth who are in need of support with a positive social environment, and build relationships with youth in order to express care and provide guidance.
Telephone Support Volunteer   Guelph 
Compass Community Services, Telephone Support
*To be disclosed upon acceptance into the program
• 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
Telephone Support Volunteer - LGBTQ+ Support Line   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Compass Community Services, Telephone Support
Remote
Call to Action: We are looking to recruit people with lived experience and allies of the LGBTQ+ Community to volunteer on our new LGBTQ+ Support Line. Volunteers in the program may also choose to volunteer for our other lines as well. 
 
Duties of the role include: 
 
• Write notes summarizing completed phone calls Engage in a variety of phone calls (social calls, safety checks, wellness checks, medication reminders, and distress line 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
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.  
 
People that received the cards say things like: 
 
"Last order I had delivered came with a "hope you are doing well" type card and it was perfect timing as my sister passed away the day before. Thank you so much for that card. I appreciate this service so much, thank you!" or "thanks for the cute little cards. I keep them on my fridge. " 
 
Read about this project, visit the Guelph Today article. https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/sharing-notes-of-hope-during-time-of-isolation-4773110  
 
Help us by creating artwork or kind notes of encouragement and hope. Keep your messages general.  
 
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
Social Media Volunteer   Guelph 
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
Seniors Offering Support Telephone Line   Guelph 
Guelph Wellington Seniors Association
Over the phone
Help brighten another senior's day by making a friendly telephone visiting call from your home to theirs. Scheduling and time commitment are flexible according to your availability.  
 
We are looking for men and women volunteers as well as those who speak additional languages. Full training will be provided. Your commitment can be as little as 1 hour per week or more if you wish.
Running & Reading Club Coach   Guelph 
Start2Finish, Guelph, Running & Reading Club
Virtual Coaches: 
- 30-40 minute sessions 2x/week in small virtual “hubs” afterschool between 4-5:30pm, Tuesdays-Thursdays 
- October to May 
- 8-10 participants; 2-4 volunteer coaches 
- Sessions include fitness, literacy & mentoring activities, with emphasis on Social Emotional Learning 
- Use an easy-to-use virtual platform to facilitate programming 
- Take attendance and follow up with club director weekly 
 
In-Person Coaches:  
- 2 hours once a week for 32 weeks, at the school (Oct-Jun) - start dependent on when schools allow in-person programming to resume 
- Physical activity (running, aerobics, games) 
- “Word of the Day” Social Emotional Learning component 
- Reading/literacy support individually and in small groups 
 
If you are interested, please apply on our volunteer portal:  
https://timecounts.org/start2finish/forms/35311
Volunteer Mentors - Rhyze Ventures Program   Guelph 
Innovation Guelph, Business Support Services
Volunteer Mentors: Every client in the Rhyze Ventures program is matched with a volunteer mentor.  
 
The Rhyze Ventures program is currently looking for women business leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs to volunteer as mentors in our upcoming cohort of women entrepreneurs.  
 
Each volunteer mentor is paired with two carefully matched mentees (Rhyze Ventures clients) that considers their program stream, business stage, industry, goals, learning styles, and personality factors.  
 
If anyone in your network is interested in this volunteer opportunity, please connect them with the Rhyze Ventures team at rhyzeventures@innovationguelph.ca and we would be happy to have a call with them to discuss this in more detail.
Guelph Barrier Free Committee Member(s)   Guelph 
Guelph (City of). City Hall, Guelph - Carden St - City Hall, Accessibility Services
Currently virtual, with post-pandemic in-person meetings at Guelph City Hall.
We seek interested candidates who understand the value of relationship building through a positive and respectful approach and who identify with any of the following experience: 
• Understanding and identifying methods to remove barriers that increase universal accessibility, 
• Advising from a public education perspective methods of identifying and removing barriers, 
• Familiarity with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 
• Advising on accessible website development and accessible graphic design; can be an understanding of the WCAG 2.0 Level AA from the designer perspective or the user experience (UX), 
• Advising on education methods/effective idea sharing, 
• Identify within the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) community and have an understanding of barriers experienced by people with disabilities, 
• Advocating and/or speaking in support of an idea or course of action from an ally perspective; and/or 
• Thinking from an inclusive lens.  
 
Representation from all areas of Guelph is desired. The Guelph Barrier Free Committee is committed to ensuring our members and Board reflects the community we serve. Our recruitment processes strive to ensure a diversity of backgrounds and experiences are represented.