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Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington, Guelph - Waterloo Ave, Food & Friends Student Nutrition Program
Guelph, Wellington, Dufferin - volunteers will be placed in the region of their choosing.
Food Packaging Volunteers: Will attend our food packaging site and assist CFGW staff with preparing Food & Friends at home snacks for delivery to the students home.  
 
Food Delivery Drivers: Will attend the packing site to pick up boxes that will then be delivered to the students at home.  
 
Food & Friends at Home Emergency Drivers: Will attend the packing site to pick up boxes that will then be delivered to the students at home on an as needed basis.  
 
Please note we will contact you as we have shifts available.
East Wellington Community Services, Erin - 45 Main St
East Wellington, GTA, Waterloo/Wellington
Volunteer Drivers are essential members of the Transportation team, providing rides to eligible adults 16 years of age and older.  
 
Drivers receive detailed ride information from the Transportation Coordinator and carry out rides to medical and social service appointments within the local area, the GTA and Waterloo/Wellington region. 
 
Clean/sanitize vehicle after each ride; wear mask while on duty.
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.
Parkwood Gardens Neighbourhood Group
Planting, weeding, watering, filling the rain barrels, controlling bugs and pests, cutting the grass, weed whacking, picking vegetables, weighing the vegetables, laying down cardboard to kill weeds, communicating with and helping out members of our garden who pay for a plot, drop veggies off for donation, keep our new fence clean / clear of weeds, attend monthly garden meetings and even potentially saving seeds for future seasons.
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
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.
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.
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
To receive, weigh and put away donations of produce when delivered by organizations or farms. To pick-up food donations from gardeners or companies.
East Wellington Community Services, Erin - 45 Main St
Help to provide a comfortable, safe ride to/from our Adult Day Program, in Erin. Board the bus at Centre 2000, 14 Boland Drive, Erin. Greet clients, ask screening questions, offer hand sanitizer, ensure clients are seated safely. Walk them to/from the bus to the front door.
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
Eden Mills Writers' Festival
Eden Mills (12 km east of Guelph)
The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival is seeking a candidate with fundraising experience to serve on its Board of Directors.  
 
The board member will oversee a committee responsible for the development and implementation of fundraising campaigns and events in support of the Festival’s mission. This is an opportunity for a people-focused creative thinker with strong communication skills and an appreciation for the arts.  
 
The festival is governed by a nine-person board responsible for strategic and succession planning, financial management, fundraising and human resource management. Our paid staff consists of a Festival Manager and an Artistic Director, supported by a seasonal Festival Assistant (May to Sept).
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
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 to be launched in the Fall of 2021. 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
Shelldale Family Gateway
Attend monthly board meetings; prepare by reading through supplied documentation including financials and programming reports
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
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/  
 
Delivery Crew Volunteers are critical to the success of this program. Delivery Crew Volunteers pick up Groceries from the SEED baskets at the packing warehouse and delivery them to community members homes. Volunteers are required to drop groceries off at the door and do not enter homes.  
 
Use of personal vehicle and cell phone are required for this role. Mileage compensation of use of personal vehicle is $6 per delivery route (6-10 stops) and paid quarterly. Self-scheduling with online spreadsheet is required.  
 
 
IMPORTANT Information: This role can be done in pairs with people from the same household OR willingness to ride along with another driver in The SEED's cargo van.  
 
*** 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.
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
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
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
Volunteers are needed in the mornings Monday to Friday from 8:45 am to 12 pm to help service our clients via our modified servicing model that has been created to safely support the community while operating in line with all Public Health recommendations and requirements surrounding the ever evolving pandemic. 
Guelph & Area Right to Life
Various locations in Guelph and surrounding area
Guelph and Area Right to Life is currently looking for helpline volunteers who would be responsible for receiving calls over a week-long period every month.  
 
Calls are typically from women in crisis pregnancy situations seeking information and support.  
 
Interested individuals should be empathetic, have a willingness to learn about the resources of Guelph and the surrounding areas and should demonstrate compassion.
GWSA Board of Directors   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Guelph Wellington Seniors Association
Remote / Evergreen Seniors Community Centre
The Board is looking to recruit up to four (4) new members. Experience in law, fundraising and HR are an asset.  
 
The Board meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 9:30 virtually (min of 8 meetings per year). Duties include: being an active member on the board and assisting where needed on committees; provide reports and updates to all members; review monthly financial statements; report Board issues to the Committee and report the Committee’s issues to the Board; participate in self-development training, where and when appropriate
GWSA Human Resources Committee   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Guelph Wellington Seniors Association
Qualified Volunteers are needed to assist on a quarterly or as needed basis to implement the GWSA HR Policy for GWSA staff which includes anyone who receives payment for services.  
 
Duties also include: implementing Board decisions based on the GWSA Human Resources; ensure that actions of the committee are aligned with the GWSA strategic plan.  
 
We would greatly benefit from someone with Human Resources background.
GWSA Special Events Committee   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Guelph Wellington Seniors Association
Remote / Evergreen Seniors Community Centre
The GWSA is looking or energetic individuals to lead the special events committee when initiated.  
 
Duties include: responsibility for the Friday afternoon Dances (every two months) and other significant events throughout the year (Mental Health Symposium). The Committee sees the overall organization of the event, maintaining communication with the Board and the City of Guelph staff; promotes the event in the Sentinel, website and other avenues with support from the M&M committee.
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
Shelldale Family Gateway
help create annual budget - review and discuss with staff; Chair of Finance sub-committee; review monthly financial statements as provided by staff; present monthly Financial Statements to the Board with discussion on variance to budget. Review yearly audit with staff prior to AGM.
Focus on Nature, Guelph Wellington Branch - Mailing Address
The Focus on Nature Board of Directors is seeking candidates to replace three members who must step away by September, 2021. Could one of them be you? 
 
We seek community board members from Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton and Halton to fill board positions. This rare opportunity offers one of three candidates to be mentored into executive leadership in the role of Vice-President or President. 
 
Our board meets monthly. Board members participate in various board committee such as: Program, Budget, Strategic Planning, Fundraising. Responsibilities include: support of our Executive Director and staff; ensuring compliance with Ontario legislation; and support of policy direction and evaluation. 
 
We are a non-profit charity expanding across southwestern Ontario, dedicated to improving children’s well-being, expanding their vital connections to nature through photography. 
 
Go to www.focusonnature.ca for more information, and do email us if you would like to apply!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth
In Elora
Attend event committee meetings and take on tasks as needed.
Victor Davis Memorial Court Non Profit Homes
87 Neeve Street, Guelph and meetings virtually at this time
Board members are community minded and key contributors to our organization. Our recent strategic plan and Board skills matrix highlighted a need for board members with energy management skills who wants to make a difference.  
 
Our Board is made up of 8 volunteer Directors who use creativity and critical thinking skills to manage the affairs of the Corporation and have a commitment to social housing, our community and act as stewards of the organization at all times, and not in a personal or other group interest. We carry $5 million dollars Directors and Officers Liability insurance. 
 
Board Members establish, evaluate and carry out our mission and strategic plan, oversee and ensure the financial health of the organization, ensure the organization has competent staff/management to carry out the day to day operations to meet the requirements of tenants, funders and legislation, direct operations, including policy development and risk management , maintain effective relations with funders and the community, acting on committees with fellow board and community members.
Board of Directors   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Child Witness Centre
111 Duke Street East, Kitchener
The Child Witness Centre envisions a community where children and youth are safe, valued and heard, empowering them toward strong futures. Now in our 40th year, we provide support, education and advocacy for children and youth who are or may become victims or witnesses of abuse or crime through the investigation and then through the court process when charges are laid. We are a team of caring, compassionate professionals who walk with young people and their families on their journey through the criminal justice process, helping them have a voice and fostering healing, hope and wellbeing. 
 
We believe that: 
● Children and youth have the right to be safe, valued, heard and supported. 
● Every child and youth have unique needs that deserve tailored support. 
● More can be achieved by working with our community partners. 
● Integrity, trust and respect are the foundation for lasting relationships. 
 
OVERVIEW 
Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer experience, one in which you could make a difference every year in the lives of more than 1500 children, or youth and their families in Waterloo Region, Guelph and Wellington County?  
We are looking for Board Members who have financial, legal, small business, human resources, marketing or fundraising background or expertise. As a small agency, each Board Member is expected to reach out to their contacts in support of our events and funding initiatives. We estimate a time commitment of 8-10 hours/month. 
 
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES 
● Regularly attend and participate in Board meetings: 10 per year, in addition to the AGM (generally two-hour meetings). Board meetings are currently held on the first Monday of the month. 
● Participate in at least one Board committee: Board committees currently include Finance, Audit and Investment; Governance; Human Resources and Nominations. 
● Support our fundraising efforts, agency events and make an annual donation to the agency. 
● Provide assistance as requested by the ED: Requests are generally based on the subject matter and the expertise of the board member (i.e., policing, legal, fundraising). 
● Participate in an ad hoc committee as needed. 
 
Are you passionate about helping children, youth and families in your community? 
Children and youth are 20% of our community and 100% of our future! Volunteering as a Board Member with the Child Witness Centre is making an investment in our future!
Membership and Marketing Committee   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Guelph Wellington Seniors Association
Evergreen Seniors Community Centre and virtually
The Membership and Marketing Committee currently has nine members and could benefit from up to three more. This Committee is responsible to the Board for all membership and marketing initiatives, focusing on the maximum interest of members and advancement of the Board’s Strategic Plan.  
 
The M&M Committee monitors membership satisfaction and develops plans to improve member recruitment and retention. Marketing responsibilities include arranging for media coverage, creating advertisements; developing promotional material and arranging special events such as Open House and New Members’ Welcome - either virtually or in-person as appropriate.  
 
The Committee provides content and messaging advice to the webmaster for the website and social media accounts and prepares monthly GWSA Email Updates. Marketing and recruitment experience would definitely be assets, but are not required.
Governance Committee   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Guelph Wellington Seniors Association
Evergreen Seniors Community Centre - Remotely at this time
The Governance Committee assists the Board of Directors with the development and review of bylaws, policies, and procedures for the Association.  
This Committee holds morning meetings during a few months each year. Experience in governance with a not-for-profit organization, knowledge of legislative requirements, or a keen interest in document research, development, and review would be helpful.  
We also need someone with a laptop and computer skills willing to take minutes at meetings and update documents as needed.
Victorian Order of Nurses, Waterloo Wellington Dufferin, VON - Mount Forest
Fergus/Elora
Delivering contactless meals to seniors or adults living with a physical disability in the community. Serving/plating hot meals at our Wellington Terrace meal station
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/ ***
Knitting Circle Volunteer   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Through Online tools namely Zoom
• Welcome the group and facilitate the session  
• Teach knitting skills and lead the conversation circle  
• Ensure that participants are able to follow the steps 
• Demonstrate using simple language the 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
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 on the shared google doc 
• 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
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.
Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group
Physical meeting location: 525 Grange Rd. (Community Room, Ken Danby School)
• Keep up-to-date books and printed records for the Neighbourhood Group 
• Update, with assistance, a set of Treasury Procedures 
• Present a financial report, at minimum, every other month at Leadership Team meetings.  
• Act as a co-signee of all outgoing cheques; help ensure prompt fund reimbursement  
• Work with the Chair/Co-Chair and other interested Leadership Team Members in applying for the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition annual allocation.  
• Work with Leadership Team members and committees to set yearly budgets.  
• Maintain petty cash  
• Deposit any revenue into the GHENG account within 10 business days, or as appropriate.  
• Submit yearly financial records to the office for storage
Salvation Army (The), Guelph - 210 Victoria Rd S, Community and Family Services
Board Member   Guelph 
Guelph Independent Living
207-255 Woodlawn Road West, Guelph, ON N1H 8J1
“Committed to our clients living with dignity by delivering quality programs, housing and supportive services.: 
 
GIL is a community-based organization “committed to our clients living with dignity by delivering quality programs, housing and supportive services.” Listen to our clients share their “I AM GIL” stories here: I am GIL - YouTube  
 
If you have experience or or an interest in Board work, housing and/or community support services including persons with disabilities and seniors, GIL would like to hear from you.  
 
To explore this volunteer opportunity, please outline your experience via email to our Executive Director, Janet Redman, at janet@guelphindependentliving.org or contact 519-836-1812, ext. 230 for more information. We welcome all interested inquiries.
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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth
Guelph (various locations)
Our current need is for MALE volunteers for our groups.  
 
A Big Bunch Volunteer will be a positive role model and mentor to a group of children. Volunteers will work together to plan and implement outings for the group. They will meet with the group on a consistent basis, usually 2 times per month and will transport the children to and from the event. The volunteers and children will participate in fun activities such as crafts, games, sports, watching movies, etc. Volunteers and children are matched based on age preference and needs of the group.
Mentor   Centre Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington 
Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
In family home, in the community, at events
A mentor spends one-on-one time with a child ages 5-12 and is a positive role-model and provides support, guidance and a listening ear. This position is also responsible to plan weekly activities and engage in positive recreational and enriching activities in the community. The volunteer provides the child with opportunities that the child would otherwise not have access to.
Wellington Early Learning Centres
WELC is located inside Taylor Evans Public School, but meetings are currently being held via zoom
Our Board of Directors is a mix of parents with children in the program, and community members. Board meetings are once per month, and we try to keep them informal and friendly. If you have been to meetings for other boards, with unions, etc. they would have been of a much more formal nature, but as we are focused on the good of the children, it allows us to have a more relaxed atmosphere in our meetings.  
 
The role of the board is to govern and assist with policy and overall direction of the centre. Some responsibilities may include, assisting with financials, assisting with advertising, fundraising, policy review. We do not, as a rule, get involved with the day to day operation of the centre. We are, however, available to the supervisor as a resource for consultation and advice. All of our meetings are currently being held via Zoom.
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
Lakeside HOPE House
Within the City of Guelph
- Pick-up grocery orders and route at HOPE House 
- Deliver groceries according to procedural instructions 
- Return to HOPE House with crates and any un-delivered groceries 
- Communicate with Volunteer & Placement Coordinator 
- Maintain good vehicle maintenance and cleanliness 
- Track Volunteer hours and uphold Volunteer duties
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.
Up and Running Guelph
Up and Running Guelph is currently recruiting community members for our volunteer Board of Directors. If you have a passion for our cause, and expertise or interest in fundraising, event planning, marketing and communications, financial management, and/or human resources, we would love to hear from you!  
 
Since 2016 Up and Running Guelph has worked to improve mental health and well-being in Guelph through nature-based walking and running programs. Our programs harness the proven benefits of green exercise and social connections to provide participants with a new tool for managing their mental health. A university-led research study of Up and Running showed participants had reduced symptoms of depression, and improved reported self esteem and sense of belonging after participating in our running program.  
 
In recent strategic planning processes, we identified growth as a key priority for the next 3 years, and hope to broaden our impact by increasing participation in current programs, and adding new program offerings, such as a program for men.  
 
If you have expertise in fundraising, marketing and communications, financial management and/or human resources, as well as an interest in advancing our mission, we would love to involve you in this next phase of our development.  
 
Additional opportunities are available to contribute to our Board committees who are actively engaged in our Fund Development, Marketing/Communications, Program Development and Program Evaluation. 
 
Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until all positions are filled, and the positions will commence at our Annual Meeting on May 18, 2021 (online this year).  
 
All Board members are asked to commit to 6-8 hours/month including 10 meetings per year. Our meetings take place on the 3rd Monday of each month (at 7:15pm) unless it is a holiday Monday (in which case we meet the following week.) 
 
If you feel you have something to offer, and would like to be part of a successful growing organization, please complete this online application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PNw8N1rFGUR9cQoZdNMuwJZhKc80f9jzlNdRuLuc6Y0/edit
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth
Guelph and Wellington County
A volunteer Big Brother will be a positive role model and mentor to a child (Little Brother). Volunteers will see their Little Brother on a consistent basis, usually once a week. The volunteer and child will participate in fun activities such as sports, biking, games, watching movies, building models, etc. Volunteers and children are matched based on interests, location and age preference.
Action Read Community Literacy Centre
8 Cork Street East, Guelph, ON N1H 2W8
Help someone learn literacy and Essential Skills for work, learning and life! After orientation and training, you will be matched with a learner to work together regularly (probably once a week) towards their goals. Action Read will help you identify learning strategies and resources and evaluate progress. 
 
NOTE: Due to COVID learning pairs are working remotely. Please check our website for further information and updates on are programs.
Guelph Nonprofit Housing Corporation
138 Wyndham St N, Guelph, ON
As a member of a board of 7 community volunteers, the board member will attend monthly Board meetings that take place on the last Tuesday of each month, as well as attend the Annual General Meeting which takes place in December of each year. 
 
The Board of Directors is made up of 7 members who manage the affairs of the Corporation and are responsible for fundamental decisions concerning the development and management of social housing projects. The Directors hold office until the third annual meeting following their appointment or until a successor is appointed; Directors are appointed because of a demonstrated interest in the welfare of their fellow citizens and their community. Once appointed the director must act at all times in the interest of the Corporation and not in their personal interest or in the interests of a group with which they are associated.  
 
Board Members will be responsible to: 
- establish, evaluate and carry out the organization’s mission and strategic plan 
- oversee and ensure the financial health of the organization 
- ensure the organization has competent staff/management to carry out the day to day operations to meet the requirements of tenants, funders and legislation 
- direct organizational operations, including policy development and risk management 
- maintain effective relations with funders and the community at large.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth
Centre Wellington
Meet every other week for a minimum of one year. Share information, resources, job shadowing opportunities, Post-Secondary planning, goal setting, and help a youth reach their full potential.
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.
Guelph Food Bank, Guelph - 100 Crimea St
100 Crimea St.
Representing the Guelph Food Bank in public with our various donors and supporters by picking up food and other donations in the community. Dropping off food orders to member agencies. Delivering / retrieving food collection bins as needed.
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)
Guelph and District Multicultural Festival
Trafalgar Building 123 Woolwich St. 2nd Floor Guelph ON N1H 3V1
Serves on the Board of Directors & Executive Committee. Manages finances of the organization.
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.
Pet Foster   Guelph 
Pet Protect Guelph, Guelph - 42 Carden St
Duties include caring for a cat or dog (you can choose which animal you would like to foster, and when), providing daily exercise and enrichment, taking pets to their vet appointments.
Board Member   Guelph 
JOE - Jobs. Opportunities. Enterprise.
Guelph
We are searching for board members with expertise in the following areas: Accounting & Finance; Marketing and PR;Customer Service; IT and app development; Law
Guelph Community Foundation (The)
The Guelph Community Foundation (GCF) is currently seeking up to four (4) candidates to join our Board of Directors. GCF is seeking creative and team-minded individuals who can bring their leadership, collaborative skills, and vision to further build the Foundation as we look to update our strategic plan in 2021.  
 
Each position would commence at our AGM (on April 15, 2021) for a three-year term, with the option of renewing for an additional three years. Expected commitment is approximately 10-12 hours per month. 
 
The Board of Directors of GCF provides strategic leadership, governance, establishes policy, oversees the setting of operational and financial performance KPI’s and assesses the Board’s own effectiveness. Participation on the Board is voluntary and there is no remuneration for service. 
 
With a skills-based policy Board that balances experience, knowledge, and professional expertise we are seeking candidates who live and/or work in Guelph and Wellington County. The Guelph Community Foundation is particularly interested in candidates with the following knowledge and expertise: 
• Human Resources 
• Fundraising, Development & Sponsorship 
• Digital Media / Communications / Marketing 
• Accounting / Financial Oversight 
• Social Innovation / Social Enterprise
Guelph and District Multicultural Festival
Deliver letters to local businesses on behalf of the the Guelph Multicultural Festival.