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Guelph Tool Library
We are seeking someone who is good with numbers and can help out with some small tasks.  
We meet once a month by Zoom and go over the financials, fundraising, and create the budget.  
This volunteer would also be asked to go to the bank to make deposits and to check on mail.
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
Volunteer Office Assistant provides an in-person opportunity for volunteers to support the work of the GCHC, The SEED and staff. GCHC Staff will work with volunteers and re-visit task list, working hours, working location regularly to ensure this is a meaningful and helpful role for both volunteers and staff. Based on Public Health requirements changes may need to be made on a short notice. Volunteers will be notified ASAP when these changes occur.  
 
Volunteers are asked to Review and abide by Guelph CHC’s COVID vaccination policy, Pandemic requirements for screening and stay home if unwell. 
 
 
Based on volunteer interest and staff need, this role may include:  
 
• Monitor and respond to emails messages in an appropriate manner 
• Assist with mass mailouts and donor thank-yous.  
• Laminating, printing and /or organizing outreach materials for The SEED 
• Monitoring office supplies and creating an order as needed. 
• Supporting access to the Pet Food Pantry and tracking inventory 
• Assisting staff with PPE inventory tracking (6-8 week cycle) 
• Assisting staff with Get Connected program (testing phones, preparing kits) 
• Preparing Harm Reduction Kits, PPE Kits or Notes or Hope kits. 
• Phone call reminders to clients, program participants or customer check in calls 
• Data entry and other administrative tasks
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 
 
Interested? Visit http://bttr.im/85gjv to apply directly to volunteer application portal
Yorklands Green Hub
Help restructure our approach to volunteer recruitment and management.  
Build community on volunteer team through better communication, management and appreciation tools.
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.  
 
Specifically:  
• Guelph: need drivers! Tuesday’s between 10-2 and Thursdays between 2-6.  
• Wellington (Elora): Back-up/emergency food packers – 1pm-4:30pm and back-up/emergency delivery drivers – pick up anytime between 3-4:45pm
Livestreamer   Guelph 
St George's Church, Guelph
St. George's Anglican Church, 99 Woolwich Street, Guelph
Assist in our weekly livestreaming ministry. This involves the use of several cameras and an ATEM switcher system, while broadcasting to YouTube Live. Training will be provided - it's easier than you'd think and a perfect opportunity for a student needing volunteer hours, or anyone interested in broadcasting or livestreaming.
Guelph Tool Library
131 Ontario Street, Guelph
Treasurer of the Board for the Guelph Tool Library - The Guelph Tool Library is looking for a person with professional training that can act as Treasurer for our Board. The Treasurer of the Board works with the Finance Committee and Treasurer for the Steering Committee to complete the following tasks: 
* Deliver reports from the Financial Committee at Board meetings 
* Work with Financial Committees on types of reports to create 
* Arrange for year end financial review 
* Deliver financial reports at AGM 
* Provide guidance and oversight to any financial campaigns or capital funding projects 
* assist the Guelph Tool Library as it seeks to obtain Charitable Status.
Wyndham House, Guelph - 106 Woolwich St, Administrative Office
Socks can be picked up our Wyndham House Admin Office Guelph, or drop offs arranged
To work together to launch and promote our annual Socks for Shelter Campaign. Socks are $10 a pair. No commitment. 100% of the proceeds support youth who reside in our three residential housing programs.
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.
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.
Virtual Boys Group Leader   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth
Guelph and Wellington County
An Online Group Leader will be a positive role model and mentor to a small group of youth in grades 5-8. Two volunteers will work together to facilitate a variety of planned group games involving social skills and physical skills, which are provided to the volunteers in advance. Volunteers provide youth who are in need of support with a positive social environment, and build relationships with youth in order to express care and provide guidance.
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
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
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 & 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.
Youth Volunteers   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  North Wellington 
The Grove Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario
The Grove Hubs - Fergus, The Grove Hubs - Palmerston, The Grove Hubs - Erin
• Start conversations, share resources, guide to appropriate staff 
• Develop and maintain knowledge of available services within hub, and community at large 
• Share feedback with Youth Ambassadors and the Ambassador Lead 
• Represent and promote The Grove Hubs at school/with peers – share resources, upcoming programs and  
events 
• Attend programming and assist where required 
• Must be able to ensure confidentiality, works with sensitive and private information daily 
• Other duties as assigned by the Youth Ambassador Lead or Youth Wellness Coordinator 
• Comply with policies and procedures of The Grove Hubs
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!
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
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.
Professional Advisory Committee   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Bereaved Families of Ontario - Midwestern Region
All meetings are currently held virtually.
The Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) is a volunteer committee of professionals who have experience and knowledge in the areas of grief and bereavement. PAC’s primary role is to ensure all programs operate within the BFO-MR mission, mandate, goals, beliefs and values. It strives to identify areas of opportunity where improvement and development of programming can be found to ensure BFO-MR is evolving to meet the needs of the bereaved community. 
 
PAC members represent fields such as health care, social work, spirituality, funeral services and education. 
 
We are committed to having our Professional Advisory Committee represent our community. We welcome and encourage the broad range of experiences, skills and knowledge that applicants with diverse abilities, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ethnicity bring. 
 
DIVERSITY AND EQUITY COMMITMENT: BFO-MR’s Board of Directors, Professional Advisory Committee, leadership and staff are committed to diversity and equity work. We have started this work internally and know that in order to best serve the diversity of people who live in our communities, this work must be intentional and ongoing. 
 
OBJECTIVES: 
 
Monitor, assess and evaluate existing BFO-MR programming to ensure the needs of the bereaved are met in the community 
Identify programming and resource gaps in the Waterloo Region and Guelph & Wellington communities 
Advise on the creation of new programming where gaps exist 
Screen, evaluate and support appropriate research in the field of grief and bereavement in order to aid in improving BFO-MR’s services 
Advise on relevant topics/areas of exploration related to grief and bereavement to guide the BFO-MR Conference Committee 
Report to the Executive Director about current issues and future directions related to the programming components of BFO-MR. 
Advise on professional development opportunities for staff and volunteer facilitators
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
- Sort & organize clothing donations  
- Stock the Clothing Market 
- Rotate out un-needed seasonal clothing from Market
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
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
Guelph Public Library - Downtown Library
WE Breastfeed & Chestfeed program supports parents feeding human milk in any way, in any amount. Parents can receive support in two ways. One-to-one telephone support with trained and experienced parent-volunteers or weekly drop-in Breastfeeding & Chestfeed Cafes. Cafe is offered in an online format and is a great place for parents to socialize with other breastfeeding / chestfeeding families and get support with challenges. 
 
Become trained to offer support and lead group sessions providing feeding & parenting support to other parents. Keep logs of supporting, track hours, remain in good communication with the program coordinator. 
 
 
IMPORTANT Information:  
 
Volunteers in this role are required to have had breastfeed or chestfeeding experience. Please consider joining this program as an administrative support or in a health promotion role if you do not have breast or chest feeding experience.  
 
Guelph CHC acknowledges the importance of Peer-led work and offers 20 hours of training for this position but also ask for a minimum 6 month commitment. 
 
One of our strategic aims to build capacity in our community. Volunteers in this role must have a connection to Guelph.
Up and Running Guelph
Support the Up and Running's Marketing Committee in developing effective marketing and communications strategies and tools to enable us to broaden our reach, and enhance our impact.  
The Committee has the following goals:  
Work to develop a comprehensive marketing plan for Up and Running to enable us to reach out to potential participants, volunteers, and community partners  
Develop and implement a plan for our social media communications 
Develop marketing materials such as posters and brochures, and a plan for their distribution, enlisting Board members where needed 
Update our website to ensure it is aligned with our goals, relevant, and effectively reaching our target audience 
Maintain and build relationships with local businesses, organizations, health care professionals and media to enhance our presence in the community 
Evaluate effectiveness of marketing initiatives/tools and make appropriate changes 
Conduct community outreach and develop partnerships (e.g. partner with community events, other organizations)
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 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