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Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
SEED Fresh Food Warehouse - Guelph Location
The SEED is a not-for-profit food project at the Guelph Community Health Centre that was 
created by a coalition to work towards a community with no barriers to healthy food. The SEED delivers programs and operates a social enterprise that address the causes and effects of food security.  
 
Groceries from the SEED is a pay-what-you-can online grocery store with a purpose! When you shop at Groceries from the SEED you help people in your community afford good food. It takes a community to feed a community. Find more information and link to sign up here https://theseedguelph.ca/sign-up/  
 
Packing and Warehouse Crew volunteers work together as a team (physically distance) to accurately pick and pack fresh food and frozen meals into customized baskets for home delivery.  
 
Please note: There is a physical element to this role. Some of the produce is heavy or awkward. For example: a full cabbage, bag of potatoes and the full food baskets. 
 
Packing and Warehouse Crew works on Tuesday and Friday 11-3pm.  
 
*** We do not have evening or weekend shifts. *** 
 
*** Note: Due to the high number of applications and limited spaces open, we are not able to place everyone that applies. While we appreciate everyone who shows interest and applies, volunteers are offered roles based on best fit. 
 
*** The SEED is a Guelph Community Health Centre program. We have implemented a COVID vaccination policy.
Homewood Health Centre
150 Delhi Street, Guelph
The volunteer will greet and serve patients, visitors and other customers in a friendly manner. You will also handle cash sales and count the float before and after your shift. In addition, you will ensure all food and drink products are stocked and tidy, and record complaints, concerns and compliments that require follow up from the Manager. Occasionally assisting with other duties as assigned.
Homewood Health Centre
150 Delhi St., Guelph
Volunteers will greet patients, visitors and other customers in a friendly manner and suggest gift ideas and offer assistance. You will process sales (cash, credit card, debit), check the card display to ensure everything is in appropriate spaces and restock it when necessary. You will also count the float and cash at the beginning and end of your shift and record complaints, concerns and compliments that require follow up from the Manager. Occasionally assisting with other duties, such as inventory, to keep the gift shop running efficiently.
PIN - The People and Information Network
Purpose of Position: To assist PIN team in the development on the Youth Summit; an initiative to provide opportunities for youth to gain Community Involvement hours, gain an understanding of volunteerism and its value and to connect with community in a meaningful way.  
 
Primary Responsibilities:  
 
• Work with peers and PIN team to brainstorm, create, guide and lead the Youth Summit including topics and speakers 
• Assist in outreach; creation of new YE roles with PIN.  
• Assist in outreach via social media, word of mouth, schools, clubs, etc.  
• Provide feedback, support and evaluation for Fall 2021 virtual summit.  
 
Secondary Responsibilities:  
 
Assist PIN team in administrative tasks that support the Youth Summit Project. This may include: mailing, photocopying, filing. Volunteers may be asked to participate in PIN promotion initiatives.
Team Member-YouthTALK Program   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Canadian Mental Health Association - Waterloo Wellington, Guelph - Waterloo Ave, Administrative Office
Online
YouthTALK is a program FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH that promotes positive mental health and wellness, and educates peers about resiliency building, positive coping, and stigma reduction through youth engagement and leadership opportunities. This is a significant volunteer role wherein team members are trained on important youth issues, and work to address these issues as they relate to mental health. We do this by engaging in peer-led projects, activities, delivering educational presentations (large and small), planning annual youth wellness events, providing information and resources, and more awareness pieces. 
 
All activities, presentations, and educational learning will be done virtually this year. There is something for everything at YouthTALK. This year we are hoping to create and deliver presentations, create social media posts, develop school lesson plans with videos, announcements, and classroom activities included, participate in community events, and more.  
 
Youth are empowered to use their voices to create meaningful change. Team members are able to help deliver an important message to their peers in the efforts of creating a world where all people have hope and never feel alone.  
 
If you want to make a difference for other youth in your community, become a YouthTALK Regional Team member! Learn more at https://www.youthtalkgwd.ca/ or email youthtalk@cmhaww.ca
Homewood Health Centre
150 Delhi St., Guelph
Volunteers will assist patients in locating and signing out materials and organization of the library.
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
Reading Rocks Tutor   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, Wellington County Chapter
Online
This one-on-one literacy program is designed to motivate and help children aged 6-12 gain confidence and academic success in reading. It is also designed to help volunteers gain knowledge and experience in working with children who experience difficulties learning essential literacy skills. For the foreseeable future the program will run in an online format. Visit www.ldawc.ca/volunteer-reading-rocks.html for more information and to apply.
Scouts Canada, Wellington Area
Assist the existing leadership team in conducting a weekly meeting
Chalmers Community Services Centre
Work with other members of the volunteer team to prepare the food pantry, greet guests and help them access the food they need.
Habitat for Humanity Wellington Guelph, Guelph
Guelph, Wellington County
The Kitchen Salvage Service crew (also known as the deconstruction crew) helps remove kitchen components from local homes and businesses, and loads it onto the ReStore truck, so that the kitchen can be donated to the Habitat ReStore. When the ReStore sells these kitchens, the funds support Habitat for Humanity's mission of building affordable homes in our community.  
 
Kitchen Salvage Service Crew members are ambassadors of the ReStore and Habitat for Humanity. They will be trained on proper processes, including safety measures. Crew members agree that the donor's home/business and donation is to be treated with care and respect. 
 
Please visit our website for more information and to register your application: habitatgw.ca/volunteer
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
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
Guelph Food Bank, Guelph - 100 Crimea St
100 Crimea Street, Guelph, ON, N1H 2Y6
Help is needed stocking shelves, sorting food donations, making food hampers, breaking down product, portioning and general cleanup.
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Phone and/or online via zoom/WhatsApp
Understand the hardware and software requirements clients need to have in place in order to perform their Language Assessment 
 
Connect virtually or by phone with clients prior to their scheduled Language Assessment  
 
Determine their readiness for their Assessment  
 
Assist the client with meeting the Language Assessment requirements, such as:  
 
Ensuring the client understands they need the proper device on which to take the assessment  
 
Helping the client install Zoom  
 
Helping the client access email  
 
Maintain a warm and welcoming environment where clients are treated with dignity and respect  
 
Relay any concerns or questions to IS-GW staff
Youth Volunteers   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  North Wellington 
The Grove Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario
The Grove Hubs - Fergus, The Grove Hubs - Palmerston, The Grove Hubs - Erin
• Start conversations, share resources, guide to appropriate staff 
• Develop and maintain knowledge of available services within hub, and community at large 
• Share feedback with Youth Ambassadors and the Ambassador Lead 
• Represent and promote The Grove Hubs at school/with peers – share resources, upcoming programs and  
events 
• Attend programming and assist where required 
• Must be able to ensure confidentiality, works with sensitive and private information daily 
• Other duties as assigned by the Youth Ambassador Lead or Youth Wellness Coordinator 
• Comply with policies and procedures of The Grove Hubs
PIN - The People and Information Network
To assist PIN to spread the word about youth volunteerism as part of the Youth Engagement (YE) Project funded through the City of Guelph; an initiative to provide opportunities for youth to gain Community Involvement hours, gain an understanding of volunteerism and its value and to connect with community in a meaningful way.  
 
Primary Responsibilities:  
 
• Work with peers and PIN team to plan strategy.  
• Develop listing of key local social media platforms, hashtags.  
• Recommend themes to enhance local reach.  
• Follow PIN on social media.  
• Re-gram, share, like, comment, tag local schools and youth groups to promote the project, volunteer opportunities and stories of youth volunteers.  
• As an ambassador, you will be required to sign an agreement form committing to appropriate use of social media and acting in the best interest of PIN.  
• Volunteers understand that PIN reserves the right to have final decision on all social media strategy and engagement.
PIN - The People and Information Network
To gather and tell the stories of youth volunteers in the City of Guelph as part of the Youth Engagement (YE) Project; an initiative to provide opportunities for youth to gain Community Involvement hours, gain an understanding of volunteerism and its value and to connect with community in a meaningful way.  
 
Primary Responsibilities:  
 
• Work with peers and PIN team to gather stories of impact.  
• Explain the purpose of the project, provide consent form to featured youth.  
• Interview and/or receive written content from featured youth.  
• Weave content into a written story that highlights the spirit and impact of youth volunteers. 
• Provide draft story to youth and PIN team for feedback.  
• Submit final story to PIN team for inclusion onto PIN website and social media.
PIN - The People and Information Network
To assist PIN to engage audiences with video and animation around youth volunteerism as part of the Youth Engagement (YE) Project funded through the City of Guelph; an initiative to provide opportunities for youth to gain Community Involvement hours, gain an understanding of volunteerism and its value and to connect with community in a meaningful way.  
 
Primary Responsibilities:  
 
• Work with peers and PIN team to plan strategy.  
• Utilize platforms such as iMovie, Powtoon to create bite-size engaging content for social media on topics such as: 
o where do I start? 
o how to find a volunteer opportunity 
o why volunteer? Why does it matter? 
 
Volunteers understand that PIN reserves the right to have final decision on all strategy and engagement.
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
Results Canada
We are a grassroots advocacy organization that believes in mobilizing everyday people to use their voices to generate the political will to end extreme poverty in low- and middle-income countries. 
 
We combine the voices of our volunteers with strategic areas of focus to leverage resources for programs and improved policies that give people living in poverty the health, education and opportunity they need to thrive. Whether it’s writing letters to the editor (LTEs), using social media or engaging with parliamentarians, our passionate volunteers positively impact people living in low-and middle income countries.  
 
If you’re ready to learn about advocacy and committed to taking action every month, join us!  
 
*** To volunteer: sign up here: https://resultscanada.ca/join-us/ ***
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
East Wellington Community Services, Rockwood - 143 Dennis St, New To You Shop
143 Dennis Street, Unit B Rockwood
Volunteers assist in fundraising efforts, through the sale of items in our retail clothing or book store. Volunteers accept and sort through incoming donations. Assist customers with locating items in the store; use cash register; open or close store; help promote the agency to the public specifically to our retail customers. Help maintain a friendly, welcoming environment. We follow all CoVid public health and safety guidelines.
East Wellington Community Services, Erin - 45 Main St
45 Main Street, Erin
Volunteers assist in fundraising efforts, through the sale of items in our retail clothing or book store. Volunteers accept and sort through incoming donations. Assist customers with locating items in the store; use cash register; open or close store; help promote the agency to the public specifically to our retail customers. Help maintain a friendly, welcoming environment. We follow all CoVid public health and safety guidelines.
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.
Lakeside HOPE House
HOPE House Clothing Market, 10 Cork St. E., accessibility entrance 7 Church Lane
- Create welcoming environment - language skills an asset 
- Follow COVID safety protocols (must wear a mask & visor, wash hands sanitize frequently, clean surfaces, etc.) 
- Check the communications sheet 
- Begin the daily task list and complete throughout shift 
- Ensure sufficient clothing for shift 
- Call reception to indicate ability to receive a shopper 
- Give community member a white basket located by the Clothing Bureau door 
- If community member has children with them, ensure children are supervised for their safety  
- Allow community members to shop on own for clothing 
- Check in every few minutes to see if community member needs help 
- Fill out and tally the points for clothing selected 
- Help bag up selected clothing 
- Place completed form on clipboard 
- Call reception to indicate readiness to accept additional shoppers (1 max at a time) 
- Follow health & safety protocols 
- At end of day staple clothing sheets together and put in bottom drawer at reception 
- Other duties as assigned
Lakeside HOPE House
HOPE House Clothing Market, 10 Cork St. E., accessibility entrance 7 Church Lane
- Sort & organize clothing donations  
- Stock the Clothing Market 
- Rotate out un-needed seasonal clothing from Market
Lakeside HOPE House
Food Market, HOPE House 10 Cork St. E. accessibility entrance 7 Church Lane
- Follow COVID safety protocols (must wear a mask & visor, 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 
- 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
Lakeside HOPE House
HOPE House Guelph, Downtown at 10 Cork Street East. Accessibility entrance 7 Church Lane
- Follow COVID safety protocols (must wear a mask & visor, wash hands sanitize frequently, clean surfaces, etc.) 
- Answer phones in a friendly fashion 
- Manage and book appointments 
- Connect community members with the resources they need 
- Answer questions regarding HOPE House and other programs 
- Enter information into a computer database 
- Assist Community Members make grocery orders - Language skills an assest 
- Answer general email, return phone calls 
- Other duties as assigned
Wyndham House, Guelph - 106 Woolwich St, Administrative Office
Your own home
We are looking for volunteers willing to bake a tasty treat for Wyndham House youth residents and clients.
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
Guelph Public Library - Downtown Library
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.
Up and Running Guelph
Support the Up and Running's Marketing Committee in developing effective marketing and communications strategies and tools to enable us to broaden our reach, and enhance our impact.  
The Committee has the following goals:  
Work to develop a comprehensive marketing plan for Up and Running to enable us to reach out to potential participants, volunteers, and community partners  
Develop and implement a plan for our social media communications 
Develop marketing materials such as posters and brochures, and a plan for their distribution, enlisting Board members where needed 
Update our website to ensure it is aligned with our goals, relevant, and effectively reaching our target audience 
Maintain and build relationships with local businesses, organizations, health care professionals and media to enhance our presence in the community 
Evaluate effectiveness of marketing initiatives/tools and make appropriate changes 
Conduct community outreach and develop partnerships (e.g. partner with community events, other organizations)
JOE - Jobs. Opportunities. Enterprise.
Provide support for adults with developmental disabilities in one of J.O.E.'s streams:  
 
1. The Community Helpers Program (provides opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities for community outreach)  
2. Training Grounds (Volunteers needed to facilitate with online mentorship)
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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth
Work with one other volunteer with small groups of boys or girls for one hour per week for 7 weeks. Each week has a topic and suggested games and activities to do with the children. Topics support healthy lifestyle choices, self compassion, nutrition, active living and much more.
Guelph (City of). Public Services, Guelph - Watson Rd, Guelph Transit - Mobility Services
What is the Travel Training program? 
• The Travel Training Program works to pair volunteers with adults living with disabilities looking to use the conventional transit system  
• All sessions are held in Guelph and are accessible by public transit 
 
What are the responsibilities of a Volunteer? 
• Volunteers will assist program participants in taking the conventional transit system. This includes boarding and exiting the bus, using transfers and creating a safe and supportive travel environment 
• Volunteers will ride a specific, pre-designated transit route with the program participant on a designated day of the week. (Stone Road Mall, grocery store etc.)  
• By providing your volunteer efforts, adults living with disabilities in the community are presented with an opportunity to increase their independence and confidence in a community engaged environment
Guelph and District Multicultural Festival
Deliver letters to local businesses on behalf of the the Guelph Multicultural Festival.