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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.
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.
Reading Rocks Tutor   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, Wellington County Chapter
Online
This one-on-one literacy program is designed to motivate and help children aged 6-12 gain confidence and academic success in reading. It is also designed to help volunteers gain knowledge and experience in working with children who experience difficulties learning essential literacy skills. For the foreseeable future the program will run in an online format. Visit www.ldawc.ca/volunteer-reading-rocks.html for more information and to apply.
Scouts Canada, Wellington Area
Assist the existing leadership team in conducting a weekly meeting
Chalmers Community Services Centre
Work with other members of the volunteer team to prepare the food pantry, greet guests and help them access the food they need.
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.
Chalmers Community Services Centre
To purchase, weigh and stock groceries for Chalmers Downtown and Chalmers West food pantries.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guelph and District Multicultural Festival
Deliver letters to local businesses on behalf of the the Guelph Multicultural Festival.