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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.
Assist staff during the program with set-up and clean-up of the computer room
• Teach program participants one to one or in small groups basic computer and digital technology skills such as:
o Internet browsing
o Using the mouse and keyboard
o Using and setting up email accounts
o Using and setting up Skype accounts
o Using internet search engines to find information
o Word Processing
o Accessing audio-visual content on websites such as You tube
o Using and setting up Facebook accounts
o Accessing language-specific information (i.e.: newspapers, news sites) online
o Safe web browsing and internet use
• Assist program participants one on one with practicing computer/digital technology skills as per their needs
• Assist staff to 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
• Refer to staff for any concerns, questions, and challenges
Become trained to offer telephone 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. Help Childcare Allies with set-up and tear-down of program space.
gastropub street festival taking place on Cork Street and the MacDonnell parking lot in
gorgeous downtown Guelph!
It will be an amazing night of local food, beverages, and
live music with all proceeds benefiting Lakeside HOPE House.
Our amazing volunteers are so important for the success of this event. We have various roles available for all different skill sets!
Whether it's helping us with collecting donations, to interacting in our new children's area, we have something for everyone!
Please reach out via email to sign up, and we will be in touch shortly!
Skilled/experienced individuals with a background in construction, renovations and power tool use are very much welcome to apply! We are also qualified and happy to teach any unskilled individuals who have a desire to help and learn on the go!
For groups of individuals or employees looking to arrange a private "team build day", please contact us for more information. A Team Build Day is a great way to get out of your day-to-day routine and try something new and different, while supporting your community.
Groups or Single Volunteers are needed to provide musical entertainment in our atrium throughout the week. This is an open opportunity to practice or perform our atrium. The sound in this space is amazing and resonates through the whole building.
Volunteers create a warm and welcoming environment for parents or caregivers and their children in the lobby area of the EarlyON centre. This is a great position for someone that loves working with children and learning about programs or services in our community.
Tasks include: providing program information, providing orientation to visitors new to the centre, monitoring visitor numbers and posting when program is full, ensure the welcome area is tidy and presentable and working with staff to ensure program concerns are attended to.
Volunteers in this role are provided an agency orientation, on the job training and special training opportunities throughout the year.
Ideally this is done with 2 people but volunteers will be trained to do it on their own. 9:45-10:15 am: Food & beverage preparation, gathering toys, dishes, etc., transport supplies -walking from Guelph CHC to Guelph Public Library with a wagon. 10:25-11 am: set-up program space, welcoming participants & assisting with sign-in. 11 am - 12:15 pm: Engaging young children and assisting with infants so parents & peers may participate. 12:15-1 pm clean-up program space and assist parents leaving. 1-1:45 pm walk back to GCHC and wash dishes & toys, put supplies away. Keep track of your hours, stay in good communication.
• Maintain a warm and welcoming environment where participants are treated with dignity and respect
• Help set up (board) room before the session
• Help set up any equipment required for presentation (laptop, projector)
• Assist staff to prepare materials- photocopying, cutting, sorting
• Arrange promotional materials for display
• Prepare coffee, tea, and refreshments
• Distribute and gather participants’ surveys (if needed)
• Assist staff during the event with set-up and clean-up
• 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
Helpers: are involved with food prep, menu planning, program attendance, serving and clean up.
Grocery shoppers: compile lists depending on the planned menu, buy and store the food appropriately and ensure that all receipts go to the Administrators.
Administrators: are involved with the program paper work, they track receipts and do budgeting and fundraising.
Management of volunteers: recruitment, training, scheduling and recognition