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Guelph Wellington Seniors Association
apartment locations in City of Guelph
Volunteers will lead weekly exercise classes for older adults in the community.
PIN - The People and Information Network
Old Quebec Street Shoppes, 55 Wyndham Street, North, Suite 4A Guelph ON, N1H 7T8
To contact local organizations to update a database of community groups. The volunteer will be required to make contact by phone and then enter information into a database. The collection of this information will assist in the development of a written community resource, as well as the development of new records.
Eden Mills Writers' Festival
Eden Mills, Ontario
The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival has been hosting a literary picnic on the idyllic banks of the Eramosa River for over 30 years. The Festival is a nationally acclaimed literary event, treasured by book lovers and authors, and widely respected by Canada’s literary community. On the day of the festival volunteers are needed in the following roles:  
 
- Welcome Gate - The entrance gates are the first point of contact for all visitors coming to the Festival.  
- Golf Cart Jockey - A Golf Cart Jockey helps transport visitors to and from different areas of the Festival.  
- Audience Engagement - For anyone that likes talking to people!  
- Operations Support - Be apart of the operations team and help with set-up and/or take down of the Festival on Saturday, September 7 and/or Sunday morning. 
- More opportunities - just call or email!
Board Member   Guelph 
Victor Davis Memorial Court Non Profit Homes
87 Neeve Street, Guelph, ON N1E 6Z5
The Board of Directors is a governance Board of non-resident members who bring with them a broad range of knowledge and skills from governance, to housing, to finance and more. Your role will be to help oversee the operation of a 114 unit non-profit housing building. Please apply directly to Victor Davis Memorial Court Non-Profit Homes Inc. with resume and letter of interest
St Joseph's Health Centre Guelph, Guelph - Westmount Rd
100 Westmount Rd.
Volunteers will assist the residents whom live at the Health Centre to attend various recreation programs, which are planned and lead by the Recreation staff. Volunteers will assist residents to the program space, engage with the residents through conversation and motivating them to participate or enjoy the environment. Volunteers are the extra support for the staff and can provide 1:1 attention with the residents.
Visiting   Guelph 
St Joseph's Health Centre Guelph, Guelph - Westmount Rd
100 Westmount Road, Guelph
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.
PIN - The People and Information Network
Old Quebec Street Shoppes, 55 Wyndham Street, North, Suite 4A Guelph ON, N1H 7T8
To help members of the public by providing information about volunteer opportunities, community services, resources and events.
KidsAbility Centre for Child Development, Guelph Hub, Therapy Services
St. Joseph’s Catholic School, 10 Guelph St. Guelph, ON
Active Start provides fundamental movement skills and fundamental sports skills to children with special needs, ages 3.5 - 7. Active Start targets skills such as running, jumping, catching, throwing, kicking, striking, balancing and body awareness. Volunteers provide one-to-one support to better enable the participants to succeed! This is a wonderful program to give clients the opportunity to gain valuable skills in movement and group settings.
Homewood Health Centre
Volunteers work closely with Recreation Therapy staff to assist with Homewood patient craft sessions. The volunteer will provide a creative and social environment for the development of skills and to enhance a sense of well-being using ceramics. This position requires a regular weekly commitment.
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.
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Family and Community Health Services
176 Wyndham Street N and Shelldale Centre
Volunteers are needed to restock the supply cupboard, prepare exam rooms and provide clerical support to staff as needed. Tasks may include making reminder calls to clients. Shift times/date can be flexible to your schedule.
Parkwood Gardens Neighbourhood Group
Elliott Community (The)
Sitting in as a member of the Fundraising Committee you will be attending quarterly meeting (Thursday evenings but date can fluctuate) You will be providing fundraising initiatives to other board members. You will help seek community donations and community support and you will participate in planning of fundraising and donor programs, events and grant projects.
Elliott Community (The)
The Elliott Community, 170 Metcalfe Street, Guelph
Fitness Room Supervisors will open the small fitness room and supervise residents while they use the machines. Volunteers are not expected to offer fitness advice, but are there to encourage residents, assist with machine settings and call for help if needed.
Elliott Community (The)
The Elliott Community, 170 Metcalfe St, Guelph
Volunteers will provide one-to-one visits to individual residents in Long-Term Care and/or Retirement Living, which could involve visiting, reminiscing or walking in the gardens of the Elliott Community.
Elliott Community (The)
• Assisting the Fundraising Coordinator in planning annual fundraising event(s) 
• Organizing and helping with traditional fundraising activities such as sponsored or promotional events, mailings. 
• Approaching individuals, schools, universities, local authorities, shops and commercial organizations for sponsorship and donations 
• Helping with the development of new fundraising ideas and events 
• Attending events as required 
• Other duties as assigned
Elliott Community (The)
The Elliott Community
Gift Shop Volunteers will provide customer service in The Elliot Community's gift shop, allowing residents and visitors to purchase items such as greeting cards, small gifts, and snacks. Duties include assisting residents with purchases, using the point of sale software, restocking inventory, and tidying shelves.
Elliott Community (The)
The Elliott Community, 170 Metcalfe St, Guelph
Musician volunteers will provide musical entertainment for groups of residents, or offer one-to-one opportunities for residents to experience the joy and peace that music can bring.
Elliott Community (The)
The Elliott Community
Pet Visitor Volunteers will provide one-to-one or small group visits with their pet (dog, cat, bunny, etc) to enrich the resident's quality of life through interaction with pets and their owners. Pets must qualify for this program with behaviour and temperament.
Elliott Community (The)
The Elliott Community
Volunteers will work closely with Recreation Staff to assist with various recreation programs. Programs may include, but are not limited to: Bingo, Trivia, Crafts, Sing-alongs, Games, Art etc. Volunteer will have the opportunity to visit with residents before and after programs.
East Wellington Community Services, Erin - 45 Main St
Centre 2000, Older Adult Room, 14 Boland Drive, Erin ON
Volunteers will assist with aspects of the Adult Day Program including room set up; welcoming clients; providing a safe, inclusive program; encouraging participation; carrying out activities and assisting during meals. Assist program staff in providing a positive and encouraging experience for participants.
Chalmers Community Services Centre
Assist guests in finding correct sizes and type of clothing they are searching for. Maintain organization and cleanliness of clothing and household items area.
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Locations vary. Mainly: 104 Dawson Rd., Unit 102, Guelph, ON N1H 1A6 Bus Route #11. Free parking.
• Welcome participants, help them to sign up and guide them to the appropriate location 
• 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
Canadian Blood Services, Guelph, Blood Donor Clinic
Guelph - 130 Silvercreek Pkwy N
In the Post-Donation Hospitality Area, volunteers will ensure that the hospitality area is inviting, orderly and welcoming for all donors, welcome donors to hospitality area and ensure they are offered refreshment items; observe donors and immediately alert clinic staff of adverse reactions; provide donors with organizational updates and information on Canadian Blood Services’ programs and activities; respond to donor concerns by addressing their questions or complaints or directing to the appropriate staff and invite donors to complete the donor feedback card; thank donors before they leave and invite them to book their next appointment if they have not already done so; provide donors achieving milestones with appropriate donor recognition item;
Canadian Blood Services, Guelph, Blood Donor Clinic
Set-up and tear-down of the promotional booth and other equipment; Provide information on Canadian Blood Services programs and initiatives; Management of participant records and event documentation; Complete required forms on time and return to staff contact; Maintain privacy of participant information
Mentor Family   Guelph 
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Guelph
• Determine the kind of support to be offered to the client family based on their needs.  
• Provide ongoing support through friendship, guidance and advice. For example, accompany the family to outings, events, cooking, shopping etc.  
• Plan a fun activity together. For example, hiking, ice-skating, or the likes.  
• Work with the partner family to set goals with them.  
• Communicate with the Family Program Coordinator to monitor progress, provide information and make referrals if needed.  
• Link families to the required resources such as schools, doctors, etc, as needed and being mindful of the unique needs of each family.  
• Support the partner family with informal language training 
• Provide the meeting report to the Program Coordinator after each meeting.
Board Members   Guelph 
Hopewell Children's Homes, Ariss
Guelph/Ariss, ON
• Approves Hopewell’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities;  
• Serving as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director as s/he develops and implements Hopewell’s strategic plan; 
• Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by Hopewell for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings;  
• Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports; 
• Partnering with the Executive Director and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out; 
• Serving on committees or work groups and taking on special assignments; 
• Representing Hopewell to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization, including supporting all fundraising efforts; 
• Ensuring Hopewell’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the community Hopewell serves; and 
• Contribute to an annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director.
Lakeside HOPE House
Supervise Volunteer groups cooking, serving and cleaning up breakfast for 75-150 people everyday Wednesday morning from 8:15am - 11:30am. Breakfast consists of Pancakes, Eggs, Toast and Sausages.
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
Homewood Health Centre, 150 Delhi St.
Volunteers observe and monitor Eating Disorders Program patients during and post mealtimes to contribute to the patient well being. Follow guidelines as established by the Eating Disorders Program staff. Contribute to a helping supportive atmosphere for patients. Report patients' intake. Socialize with patient group during post meal supervision based on therapeutic principles. This position requires a regular weekly commitment.
Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph, Guelph
300-104 Dawson Rd., Guelph
ReStore Assistant: 
 
Work with ReStore staff and other volunteers to assist customers and donors.  
 
Assemble products, merchandise products, clean and organize sections of the store 
 
Aid customers in carrying and loading purchases into their vehicles 
 
Test electronics and appliances. 
 
Warehouse Assistant: 
 
Provide customer service and gratitude to donors.  
 
Assist with the acceptance and unloading of donations.  
 
Clean and price new items before placing in appropriate sales floor department.  
 
Keep warehouse storage areas clean, organized and safe.
TorchLight, Distress Line
Woodlawn Road and Hanlon Parkway
Volunteers train to respond to calls on the Distress Lines and register for shifts from 8:00 AM to 10 PM. Volunteers commit to one 4 Hour shift per week, or two 2 hour shifts per week and 192 hours or one year, whichever comes first.
Volunteer with Autism Ontario   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Autism Ontario, Wellington County
Autism Ontario-Central West Region offers programming and events for children, youth, and adults on the autism spectrum and their families. We are seeking new and past volunteers of all abilities to join our growing Autism Ontario volunteer community. There are multiple ways you can get involved at Autism Ontario. Below you will find a list of the ways you can get involved!  
 
We are seeking volunteers to join:  
• Events and Programming Sub-Committees 
• Assist with programs/events 
• Fundraising initiatives 
 
Time commitments vary depending on your involvement. Flexible volunteer opportunities available.
Bereaved Families of Ontario - Midwestern Region
Training will take place at Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 2723 Victoria Street N., Breslau, ON
All our grief support programs are facilitated by volunteers who are themselves bereaved, and offer a unique compassion and empathetic understanding of grief and grief support to our program members. Individuals will complete our facilitator training with a strong understanding of peer support, and gain the skills and confidence required to facilitate individuals in a group setting. 
 
We have an urgent need for facilitators for our programs for parents grieving the death of an infant, Living with Loss for adults grieving a death by substance use and our Guelph and Cambridge Living with Loss groups.
Autism Connections Guelph
Our Summer Program takes us to local parks and splash pads where we provide inclusive and fun social opportunities for play and friendship building. This is NOT a drop-off program so Parents are required to stay on-site, but volunteers are required to assist with setting up, as well as interacting with and supporting youth as needed.
Homewood Health Centre
150 Delhi St., Guelph
Volunteers will assist patients in locating and signing out materials and organization of the library.
Guelph Dance
River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St, Guelph, ON and Guelph Youth Dance Studios 42 Quebec Street, Guelph
Volunteers will assist instructors during dance, music, theatre and visual arts classes, and provide supervision and assistance to campers during the lunch break.
Chalmers Community Services Centre
Purchase, weigh and stock groceries ready for the Thursday morning food pantries. Shopping takes approximately 2-3 hours and is done on Wednesdays by 5 pm. Schedule will vary, but will typically be done once every 4 weeks.
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Family and Community Health Services
Downtown - Guelph CHC, 176 Wyndham Street North
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.
Onward Willow Neighbourhood Group
15 Willow Road , Unit#: K45
Greeting community members, answering the phone, accepting donations, putting away donations, housekeeping duties (vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping) and helping out where needed.
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Family and Community Health Services
Downtown - Guelph CHC, 176 Wyndham Street North
Volunteers are needed to welcome and engage with visitors and clients at the GuelphCHC. Duties include: Connecting community members with health/social resources; Coordinate with staff & other volunteers to maintain accurate database. Answering phones or in person requests and helping visitors get the resources they need.
Village of Riverside Glen
The Village of Riverside Glen
Open General Store to the village community. Keep accurate record of daily sales, assist residents with purchases, make change and balance sales record and cash. Put away new inventory, restock, tidy and straighten shelves. Interact and visit with the residents who come into the shop.
Village of Riverside Glen
60 Woodlawn Rd East, Guelph
Volunteers are needed to assist and encourage residents during mealtimes. Duties include escort/porter residents to and from dining area, provide supervision and verbal cueing for residents requiring direction, provide hand-over-hand assistance for residents requiring physical assistance, offer nourishment to residents requiring feeding, promote social involvement and self-confidence, clean up after resident and offer resident a hot cloth for the hands and face, and record resident’s intake on the nutrition form as required.
Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
Any of Family & Children's Services 3 locations.
Volunteers are responsible to assist with the maintenance of the Family Visit Rooms; clean the rooms; wipe down and disinfect toys, put toys away, tidy the rooms, vacuum if needed and clean off tables.
Male Mentor   Guelph 
Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
Guelph (in family home)
Volunteers mentor children ages 5-12 and youth ages 13 and older by providing support, guidance and a listening ear. Volunteers assist with; spending one on one time with the special friend, taking them on community outings, helping them with homework, and providing them with a safe place to talk about personal issues. 
 
Male volunteers needed to provide one-to-one support and mentoring to boys who require a positive relationship with a positive male role-model.
Parent Aide   Guelph 
Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
In family home, in the community, at events
Volunteers provide one to one support, guidance and a listening ear to a parent/guardian. Provide compassion and emotional support and assist the parent with developing skills in dealing with daily activities. Assist parent to enhance and develop parenting skills.
Parent Aide - Sign Language   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
In family home, in the community, at events
Provide one to one support, guidance and a listening ear to a parent/guardian who is deaf. Provide compassion and emotional support and assist the parent with developing skills in dealing with daily activities. Assist parent to enhance and develop parenting skills.
Volunteer Driver   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington 
Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
Guelph, Wellington County
Provide transportation services in Guelph and/or Rurual areas, for children, youth and families of the agency, to various appointments which could include court ordered supervised access visits with a parent, community service agency visits, to and from school and after school care, legal appointments. Reimbursement for mileage provided.
Youth Mentor   Centre Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington 
Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
In the youth's home, in the community, at events
Youth Mentors provide one-to-one support to youth (ages 13 and older) with everyday life issues and conflicts and stresses (school, peers, family etc) by spending one-on-one time with them and providing guidance, a listening ear, advocacy and care. The youth might require support with school, advocacy with housing and agency's etc.
Kitchen Salvage Crew   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph, Guelph
Guelph, Wellington County, Dufferin County
The Kitchen Salvage Crew will help remove kitchen components from private homes and businesses, thereby increasing the number of kitchens available for sale in the ReStore. By selling more kitchens, Habitat will increase their revenues and overall funding to Habitat's mission. Salvage Crew members will be trained on proper processes, and once they have assisted in the tear-out of the kitchen, will help load it onto the ReStore truck for shipment.
NOB - Board Members   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Facilitation Wellington Dufferin
Guelph, Ontario
Facilitation Wellington Dufferin is devoted to the view that all people have the desire, ability and right to be participating, contributing members of society and to make important life choices for themselves. We train and employ independent facilitators who help people with developmental disabilities to plan for the future, build relationships and access opportunities in the community, make good decisions, and take more control over their own lives. 
 
FWD is a community-based, non-profit charitable organization incorporated in 2014, and is run by an all-volunteer board of directors. We strive for a board that includes people with disabilities or members of their families, to make sure that the services we offer line up with what people really need. Due to recent funding changes by the provincial government, we are redesigning the way we carry out or activities. We are currently seeking candidates who share our vision and values as we embrace change and build towards a strong future for FWD and the people we serve.
Guelph Food Bank, Guelph - 100 Crimea St
100 Crimea St., Guelph, Ont.
Volunteers in this position will support the fundraising and awareness activities of the Guelph Food Bank by putting up flyers in the community to promote our Garage Sales and other events. Volunteers may also be asked to help with events on and off site in support of the Guelph Food Bank.
Adult In-School Mentor   East Wellington  Guelph  South Wellington 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph
Elementary Schools - Guelph & Wellington County
Mentors are matched with a child that they meet with for one hour each week through the school year. This meeting takes place during the school day and on school property. The mentor and child mentee will participate in fun activities together such as arts & crafts, cooking, reading, sports, games and talking.
Canadian Cancer Society, Waterloo-Wellington Community Office
Meetings will take place in Guelph, event takes place at Cox Creek Cellars
Be hands on designing, building and placing obstacles on course. 
Assist with both set-up and tear-down of obstacles. 
Be available on build days to direct and assist other volunteers. 
Attend monthly meetings. 
It would be an asset if you have connections to other individuals who can assist with the build.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph
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.
Guelph General Hospital
Guelph General Hospital
Provide meal support to patients (ie: cut food, unwrap items)  
Provide social interaction with patients and visitors on the medical and surgical units  
Inform them that you are there to make their visit as comfortable as possible.  
Sit with patients or family members who may be alone. 
Take family to different floors as needed to be with the patient 
Water flowers/plants
Guelph General Hospital
o When family/friend arrives to pick up patient, you may escort patient to their cars (push wheelchair, steady chair as patient gets in and out, put brakes on, open car door). Do not assist patient getting in or out of the chair. A nurse or the family member/friend may do so. 
o Monitor supply of wheelchairs in the Level 3 wheelchair storage area. If there are less than 3 wheel chairs available, obtain a wheel chair from the Level 1 entrance or Emergency. 
o Fold booklets – Day Surgery and Same Day Admission (SDA) 
o Ensure patient bedside tables have appropriate items  
o Make up patient gown bags 
o Fill the warming closet with blankets 
o Put together charts at request of staff 
o Ensure there is a supply of wheelchairs at the day surgery level 3 entrance 
o Provide a beverage to each patient at the request of staff 
o Make sure fridge is stocked
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Guelph
* 1 on 1 Conversation Practice partners help newcomers and new immigrants integrate into the community at large through conversation practice and community participation.  
* Volunteers will meet their Conversation Practice Partner in the community at agreed times and locations and provide opportunities for community engagement and conversation practice.  
* Activities should be reflective of the needs of the newcomer but can include: discussing and touring major points of interest in the city, participating in community life and events (shopping at market, skating, meet for coffee), talking about daily living (transportation, daycare, accessing community services), meeting at a local library branch to discuss interesting current events, look at newspaper articles together and use library resources.  
* In addition, 1-on-1 Conversation Practice requires volunteers to fill out a short tracking sheet for submission after each meeting.
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
104 Dawson Rd, Unit 102, Guelph, ON N1H 1A6
• Plan ahead of time the various tasks involved in the event/workshop 
• Assign tasks to the Event Volunteers  
• Maintain a warm and welcoming environment where participants and volunteers are treated with dignity and respect  
• Ensure the smooth running of the event 
• Assist the event facilitator/speaker with any needs 
• Assist the set-up of any equipment required for presentation (laptop, projector) 
• Ensure that the Evaluation Forms are filled and collected (if needed) 
• Assist staff with other duties as needed before or during the event
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Guelph
• 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 
• Assist staff during the program with set-up and clean-up of the computer room
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Three Willow United Church:577 Willow Rd, Guelph, ON N1H 7H3; Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group,
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed volunteer to:  
• Lead a group of 12 – 15 participants 
• Plan weekly topics and prepare resources for the group  
• Provide ISGW staff with regular group updates 
• Utilize other volunteers for assistance
Wyndham House, Guelph - 106 Woolwich St, Administrative Office
Wyndham House Administration Office, Dtn Guelph
We’re looking for community-minded, skilled collaborators who are passionate about assisting Wyndham house in our work to prevent, reduce and end youth homelessness. We invite anyone interested to apply but the following backgrounds will be considered an asset: Financial expertise, lived experience, fund raising experience, or a mental health or social services background.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph
Guelph (various locations)
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.
Board Members   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Community Living Guelph Wellington, Guelph - Royal Rd
We are looking for new board members! 
 
Are you interested in getting involved with a progressive dynamic organization that seeks to make a real difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities? Would you like to share your previous board experience with us, or gain new experience as a board member and share your talents while contributing to improved developmental services?  
Community Living Guelph Wellington (CLGW) is inviting applications for new Board Members to serve a minimum two year term. CLGW is a large community-based agency, providing a broad range of developmental programs and services for Guelph and Wellington County residents.  
Skills 
 
We’re looking for board members who are excited by what we do and have a desire to actively contribute to CLGWs’ future. Nominations are invited from individuals with any of the following areas of expertise: 
 
• Fund Development (eg fundraising, alternate funding sources) 
• Marketing & Communication 
• Property Management 
• Strategic Planning & Visioning  
• Leadership  
• Change Management 
• Knowledge of Broader Health & Social Services Sector  
• Experience with Diverse Populations 
• Parent, sibling or guardian of a person we currently support or could potentially support in the future 
• Entrepreneur 
 
Who can get involved? 
 
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, live or work within Guelph and Wellington County and possess skills, experience and areas of expertise as identified above. 
How to get involved? 
 
You can find the application form posted in the Get Involved section on our website at www.clgw.ca . 
 
Or you may contact Beverley Lee via e-mail at beverleylee@clgw.ca or at 226-314-0829 
Thank you for your interest! Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, Wellington County Chapter
participate in monthly board meetings to assist in guiding association's future direction including programming for children, annual conference for parents
St Joseph's Health Centre Guelph, Guelph - Westmount Rd
St. Joseph's Health Centre Guelph; 100 Westmount Rd. Guelph
Entering health care facilities can be overwhelming. As a greeter to the organization, you will prove a warm and pleasant welcome to the Health Centre. During your shift you may;  
o Encourage use of sanitizer/wash hands 
o Offer directional assistance to the location of inpatient, outpatient hospital programs and LTC neighbourhoods. 
o Direct resident/patient specific information inquiries to the Information Booth  
o Circulate in the lobby providing assistance as needed 
o Locate wheelchairs when necessary
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Guelph, Thrift Store
Volunteers will count the float at the beginning of the shift and put the cash into the cash register.  
Volunteers will then open the store and greet all customers in a friendly and courteous way. When customers come to the front counter, volunteers will process sales with debit or cash then bag items for them.  
At times, we receive clothing vouchers to be filled and volunteers will record the necessary information on the vouchers.  
Volunteers answer the phone, direct calls as required and take messages for the Manager.  
Volunteers will ensure the front area is welcoming; neat and tidy and dust, sweep and vacuum when necessary.
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Guelph, Thrift Store
74 Elizabeth Street Guelph
As a volunteer, you will carry bags of clothing to and from the recycle area.  
At times, volunteers will answer door and receive donations.  
Clothes and bedding will be checked and put out on the floor in the correct area.  
As a volunteer, you will check the racks on the floor and recycle items when needed as well as ensuring the clothing area and bedding areas are tidy.  
Volunteers will tidy and sweep the sorting area before the end of their shift and may be asked to help in other areas of the store when needed.
Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington, Guelph - Waterloo Ave, Food & Friends Student Nutrition Program
Many locations available including those listed above.
Coordinators: are involved in running the program and they perform tasks such as ordering the food.  
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
Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home
474 Wellington Road 18, Fergus, ON
Volunteers are sought after to provide musical entertainment for our residents in small and large groups.
Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home
474 Wellington Road 18, Fergus, ON
Volunteers are needed to assist our Recreation Therapists (or in some cases lead the activities independently) with various games such as bingo, bowling and cards
Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home
Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home
Volunteers are asked to help residents from their rooms to the in-house hair salon and return to rooms following their appointments. Volunteers will offer socialization and any assistance the hair dresser may require such as sweeping the salon, taking out curlers and other simple tasks. No hair dressing experience is necessary.
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.
Tutor Support   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
Guelph, Wellington County
Volunteers support a child/youth with homework, working on a school project, assistance with test and exam preparation, ongoing support with curriculum and review the child's assignments. Volunteers might assist the child/youth with reading and writing.  
Subjects: all areas of study are required but the following are most in need; Math, Science, English, French
Community Justice Initiatives, Mediation Guelph-Wellington
Guelph and Kitchener
StrideMen provides community based support for men who are in correctional facilities or community treatment. With the support of community volunteers, the goal is to build meaningful relationships with the residents through weekly activities such as: educational groups, games night, circle conversations, arts and sports. Once the men are to be released into the community and start their reintegration process, volunteers can provide ongoing support in the community in the form of a circle.  
Program provides an opportunity to learn more about incarcerated men and to better understand community reintegration. Apply to become a volunteer and start making an impact in your community today.
March of Dimes Canada
Guelph
The co-chairperson supports the delivery of group meetings by assisting the executive committee to establish structured discussions, and create open and supportive environments that members feel comfortable to share personal stories, advice, resources, and/or ideas about recovery. This individual is responsible for stepping up and taking on the responsibilities of the chairperson when assistance is required. The co-chairperson is a part of the executive committee, thus is elected by group members to represent the goals of group, and acts as a liaison with the executive committee.
St Joseph's Health Centre Guelph, Guelph - Westmount Rd
100 Westmount Road, Guelph
The Silver Maple Coffee and Gift shop is a casual and fun environment. Volunteers provide professional and friendly customer service to all who enter the shop. Customer Service includes engaging with and providing assistance to residents, patients, and clients of the Health Centre, as well as family members and other guests. The shop sells snack items, baked goods, beverages, and beautiful gift items such as jewelry, shawls and much more.
March of Dimes Canada
Guelph
The chairperson supports the delivery of group meetings by leading structured discussions and creating an open and supportive environment in which people feel comfortable to share personal stories, advice, and/or ideas about recovery. The chairperson is part of the executive committee, and thus is elected by the group members to represent all participants and act as a liaison with MODC. The chairperson makes ethically sound decisions based on through understanding of the goals for each meetings, the stroke support group, and the organization.
March of Dimes Canada
The secretary provides administrative support to the lead facilitator, the executive committee, and members of the peer support group. The secretary is part of the executive committee, and thus is elected by the group members. The secretary makes ethically sound decisions based on a through understanding of the goals of each meeting, the stroke support group, and the organization.
March of Dimes Canada
Wellington County Health Care Centres
Are you a stroke survivor or caregiver? Our hospital peer visitors visit new stroke survivors within the hospital environment providing help with recovery by providing hope, hands-on-tangible knowledge to manage the emotional and physical stages of stroke using hope, optimism and encouragement. We are currently recruiting for Grand River Hospital-KW Site, Grand River Hospital-Freeport Site, Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Guelph General Hospital and St. Joseph's Health Centre Guelph.
Pet Foster   Guelph 
Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition, Guelph - 42 Carden St, Pet Protect Guelph
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.
JOE - Jobs, Opportunities, Enterprise
Support J.O.E. staff as they prepare and serve Planet Bean coffee and treats. Mentor staff about great customer service. For J.O.E. that means serving up caring, conversation and connection with every cup of Planet Bean Coffee. Coffee Nooks run on weekday mornings.
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.
Guelph Food Bank, Guelph - 100 Crimea St
100 Crimea Street, Guelph, ON, N1H 2Y6
Adult volunteers are needed to stock shelves, serve clients and sort / put away incoming food donations. Volunteers will also assemble Member Agency Orders, rotate stock and complete some general maintenance duties.
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.
Mission Thrift Store, Guelph
Monitoring items going into change room. Hanging clothes back up and putting back on racks
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 & Area Right to Life
Various locations in Guelph and surrounding area
May include 24/7 pregnancy helpline, mentors, community outreach volunteers, transportation volunteers,
Guelph General Hospital
Guelph General Hospital
• Visit with patients prior to and after scan, especially if they are alone. 
• Receive each patient by name (if possible) in a welcoming manner.  
Take their information sheets from them and usher them to waiting room. 
• Give the consent form to the patient to read  
• Inform patients where they can keep their clothing during the scan 
• Make sure patient is dressed properly for their scan (ie: proper clothing/jewellery removed)  
• Check to see if a patient who is waiting in a gown for any length of time is cold and get a warm blanket if necessary. 
• Keep waiting room, change cubicles, stretchers tidy.  
• Keep ample supply of gowns, pens, paper, etc., at request of staff 
• Answer general questions
Guelph General Hospital
Guelph General Hospital
• Acknowledge everyone who comes into the Emergency Department  
• Escort family member to and from patient area during tests. 
• Sit with patients or family members who may be alone. 
• Answer directional questions (ie: where is cafeteria?) 
• Hand out resources to patients/visitors (non-medical forms) 
• Take companion phone to a patient/family member who needs to contact someone 
• Fill up ice packs and distribute ice packs at request of nursing staff
Guelph General Hospital
• Greet all patients & visitors as they enter the hospital  
• Encourage them to use the hand sanitizer  
• Offer directions to other areas of the hospital.  
Escort patients/visitors directly to their destination if that will ease their stress  
• Circulate in the main lobby and Ambulatory Care to provide assistance to patients and visitors 
• Monitor supply of wheelchairs in the Level 1 wheelchair storage area.  
• Communicate any questions you are unable to answer to appropriate staff members  
Assist patients and visitors using the parking kiosk  
Guelph General Hospital
* using a tablet device, ask patients pre-set questions about their hospital experience in order to collect real time data 
* record the responses on the tablet 
* provide card for patients who would like to provide more detailed information
Warehouse Support   Centre Wellington  Guelph 
Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph, Guelph
Provide customer service and gratitude to donors. 
 
Assist with the acceptance and unloading of donations. 
 
Clean and price new items before placing in appropriate sales floor department. 
 
Keep warehouse storage areas clean, organized and safe.
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 18 years of age and older. Drivers receive detailed ride information from EWCS' Transportation Coordinator and carry out rides to medical and social service appointments within the local area, the GTA and Waterloo/Wellington region.
March of Dimes Canada
March of Dimes Canada is looking for stroke survivors and caregivers for their After Stroke programs and services. Linking Survivors with Survivors is a hospital visitation program where peer mentors visit stroke survivor patients providing knowledge, hope and community resources.  
 
Current positions available at all stroke units of St Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph and Guelph General Hospital. This volunteer position fits with your rehabilitation and family schedule. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity why not continue your rehabilitation while visiting and helping other survivors.
Peer Support Group Volunteer   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
March of Dimes Canada
March of Dimes Canada is looking for stroke survivors, caregivers and community minded individuals for their After Stroke programs and services. Waterloo Wellington After Stroke program is recruiting volunteers that would support survivors and their families by providing monthly and yearly activities which encourages shared knowledge and guide stroke survives to re-engage back into community activities.
Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home
Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Facility
Volunteers are needed to assist staff in bringing residents to the dining room, socialize with residents and inform them of the drink and meal choices. Volunteers will also offer physical, hands-on assistance as needed for those who are no longer able to feed themselves independently.
Telephone Reassurance Volunteer   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Victorian Order of Nurses, Waterloo Wellington Dufferin, Mount Forest Office
Volunteer from Home
Connect with an isolated senior or adult with disability by phone (from once a week to daily calls, according to the client's needs) and bring some light into someone's day! We are currently looking for people to make friendly phone calls to some of our clients who would benefit from a safety check-in and chat!
Scouts Canada, Wellington Area
Assist the other Cub Leaders in running an educational meeting for Cub Scouts on Wednesday evenings.
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.
Lakeside HOPE House
Shop one on one with clients and help clients think of different ways to cook with their groceries. 
Ensure clients are shopping within their point requirements and making positive choices. 
Product intake 
Shelving and organizing food 
*Must be able to do simple math*
Receptionist   Guelph 
Lakeside HOPE House
Answer phones in a friendly fashion. 
Manage and book Food Market and HOPE Stylin’ appointments 
Connect clients with the resources they need. 
Answer questions regarding HOPE House and other programming. 
Utilize a computer data management system.
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Stone Road Mall Site, EarlyON Child and Family Centre Guelph
Stone Road Mall/Guelph Civic Museum/Puslinch Community Centre
1. Plans, prepares and implements program activities and learning areas 
2. Ensures the rooms are properly set up for each session 
3. Ensure documentation is completed including: attendance record, sign-in sheets, registration forms, privacy forms 
5. Maintains a safe, positive enriching environment for children through play and age-appropriate activities  
6. Role models positive child-adult interactions during group sessions 
7. Communicates with parents as needed about issues relevant to their child (i.e. behaviors, information about resources, referring to other services, etc.) 
8. Ensures program space is cleaned up after each session, and that mouthed toys are disinfected 
10. Communicates with the supervisor re Program issues, families needing referrals, concerns
Guelph and District Multicultural Festival
Deliver letters to local businesses on behalf of the the Guelph Multicultural Festival.