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University of Guelph, University Centre - Main Level, Off-Campus Living
Off-Campus Living, Main Floor, University Centre, University of Guelph
Volunteers will pack resource kits for the University of Guelph's Right Foot Forward program. Resource bags include garbage bags, information on the cart system, sorting guides, tenant handbooks, athletic schedules, and wellness information. This is a short-term volunteer opportunity with a minimum commitment of 2 hours. If you bring a friend along, it is a great chance to learn about Off-Campus Living services and UofG, while getting to hang out and chat. 
 
Right Foot Forward, an initiative of Off-Campus Living with the University of Guelph, takes place each fall as the community welcomes off-campus University of Guelph students into the community and provides them with information about life in the City of Guelph. Teams visit students living in the community to deliver resource packages and to answer questions about living in the City of Guelph.
University of Guelph, University Centre - Main Level, Off-Campus Living
University of Guelph is the starting point
Right Foot Forward, an initiative of Off-Campus Living with the University of Guelph, will take place during the day on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Right Foot Forward is an opportunity to begin September on a positive note by welcoming off-campus University of Guelph students into the Guelph community and providing them with information about life in the City of Guelph. 
 
Volunteers will visit students living in the community to deliver resource packages and to answer questions about living in the City of Guelph. As a volunteer, you will get a chance to connect with local residents who may have questions about living in a community with students. The volunteer team includes City of Guelph staff, Guelph Police, Guelph Fire Fighters, neighbourhood residents, students, and University representatives.Registering is as easy as emailing khofer@uoguelph.ca with your first and last name, with an indication that you would like to volunteer with Right Foot Forward. Thank you and save the date - Saturday September 16th!
East Wellington Community Services, Erin - 45 Main St, Bookends
45 Main Street, Erin, Ontario
Program Overview: 
East Wellington Community Services (EWCS) operates four retail stores including two gently used clothing stores, an online bookstore, and Bookends Retail Store located at 45 Main Street, Erin. Our store accepts donations of gently used books from the community and sells them at reasonable, affordable prices. Revenue generated from these sales goes towards funding EWCS many programs and services. 
Position Purpose: 
To assist in fundraising efforts, through the sales of items in our stores. Volunteers are ambassadors of EWCS and help to promote our agency to the public and specifically to customers. To promote the visibility of EWCS and Bookends.  
 
• Open or close the store including putting out signs/turn on lights, counting float/sales 
• Greet customers when they enter the store. Mention any sales/promotions. 
• Operate cash register. Process sales transactions and package/bag items purchased. 
• Accept, sort, and arrange books in store for sale in proper location. Thank donors for generosity. 
• Keep shelves and displays neat and tidy. 
• Preliminary research/screening for potential online books as required.  
• Placement of unsellable books in green bin located beside building.  
• Maintain confidentiality and non-discrimination polices at all times. 
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge and awareness of EWCS programs, functions and events. 
• Perform other duties as required.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph
Storefronts in the Guelph area
Looking for volunteers of all ages to help collect donations outside of store fronts for our Little Change for Big Change Campaign! If you are a student in need of community service hours or simply looking to get involved in your community, join us for our Tag Days on Saturday August 12th, Sunday August 13th and/or Saturday August 19th and Sunday August 20th!
Guelph Hiking Trail Club
Trail runs from Guelph to Limehouse.Section responsibility negotiable.
Reports to Radial Line Trail Coordinator. 
Responsible for one of 8 sections of the Radial Line Trail. 
Duties include spring and autumn inspection of trail and submission of a one page trail status report. 
Light maintenance activities to ensure trail is passable and hiker friendly. 
Spring meeting with other section leaders to assess what support is necessary for trail improvement. 
Access to equipment and additional support through coordinator.
Community Living Guelph Wellington, Guelph Administrative Office - Royal Rd
Guelph West end.
Male volunteer preferred: To be a mentor to individual. Community outings, attend sporting events, coffee or lunch out, walks in parks.
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
Career Education Council Guelph Wellington Dufferin
• Community Career Speakers (CCS) are volunteers who are called upon to share insights while visiting local classrooms or attending school career events.  
• Community Career Speakers share insights that students might not otherwise be exposed to about different pathways available and how they can start to explore and piece together their own journeys to future employment and fulfilling careers. 
• Participation means that you are in our database and will be informed of upcoming opportunities and event bookings. Your involvement in specific events is based on your own schedule and availability.
Club Leader   Guelph 
Start2Finish, Guelph, Running & Reading Club
32 weeks Fitness & Literacy Plan 
 
Circuit training and active games to develop overall fitness 
Running in preparation for a 5 km challenge at the end of the program year 
“Word of the Day” character-building component 
Journaling - mentorship 
Reading one-on-one and in small groups  
Nutritious, protein-packed snack and fruit juice 
Take home fitness program
Ontario Public Interest Research Group, Guelph
Riverside Park south of Woodlawn Road and Hadati Creek Grange Road Guelph
Community Tree Planting Volunteers are needed for the Fall Speed River Project. Tasks include planting trees, shrubs and doing general park maintenance along our urban river lands with the Speed River Project, ‘Speed and Eramosa Riparian Enhancement Project', in partnership with the City of Guelph River System Advisory Committee funding by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change(Great Lake Guardian Community Fund GLGCF). There are two roles: Tree Planting Guide and General Tree Planting Volunteer.  
 
The main role of Planting Volunteer is to assist General Planting Volunteers with planting trees in your section. You can expect to: sign-in, participate in group introduction, assist with unloading tools, mulch and trees, and participate in a planting demo. You will be assigned a planting section, given a list of trees and map for your section. Keep in mind that your role is to ensure that all trees for your section end up in the ground. Volunteers with some planting experience are an asset.  
 
The role of the General Tree Planting Volunteer will be to register upon arrival, receive a planting demonstration, choose a planting section, ask the Planting Guide in your section where to begin, and start planting. General planting volunteers are encouraged to register in advance, but it’s not a requirement. General Planting Volunteers are welcome to “come and go” anytime. 
 
Please contact OPIRG with the title of the position that interests you in the subject of your email. Please include how many people will be coming (one or more). Designate a main contact person and provide their full name and email address and/or phone number. Email is preferred.
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Family and Community Health Services
Guelph
Volunteers are needed to drive (or ride along) the Guelph Community Health Centre's agency van to and from food provider locations within the City of Guelph. This involves volunteers working in pairs to pick up and deliver client food boxes from food banks or food cupboards and providing transportation for clients to access the North End Market. Alternatively, there is also the opportunity to deliver Garden Fresh Boxes directly to people that are unable to pick up their box from a host site. 
 
Volunteer work in teams of two for this position. One drives while the other navigates any passenger needs, reads maps or completes paperwork needed.
Rotary Club of Guelph
Riverside Park, Guelph
12 volunteer roles to choose from! 
Set-up, tear-down, collections, selling glow sticks and 50/50 tickets, and many more tasks
Aberfoyle Farmers' Market
23 Brock Road South, Aberfoyle, ON
Join our team of Market Day Helpers and bring the Saturday market to life! Our first shift, from 7am-10:30am, sets up the market and helps the Manager run the market smoothly. Our second shift, from 10:30am-2pm, also helps the Manager and takes down at the end of market. Other duties may involve customer surveys, designing chalkboard signs, customer counts, assisting customers with purchases, and more. A great way to have fun and fill volunteer hours for school.
Aberfoyle Farmers' Market
Book Exchange volunteers are needed on Saturdays from 8am to noon to attend the Free Books stand at the Aberfoyle Farmers' Market. Volunteers will invite market attendees to take home free books, engage shoppers in friendly conversation and request more donated books for future market days. The volunteers will also set up and store nearby our fold-up table, our sign and our crates of books, using a provided wheeled cart. Only a friendly, warm personality and enthusiasm are required. Having multiple volunteers to share the season of Saturdays will permit us to offer the Free Books stand every Saturday yet accommodate volunteers' vacations. It's fun!
Sunrise Therapeutic Riding and Learning Centre
6920 Concession 1, Puslinch. 20 minutes by car from Guelph and Cambridge. No public transportation
Volunteer Leaders are responsible for leading the horse during therapy lessons and following the directions of the Instructor. Leaders arrive 30 minutes prior to the lesson start time to tack up the horse and remain approximately 30 minutes afterwards to untack and take the horse to a paddock or stall.  
 
Volunteer Side Walkers provide physical and emotional support to the therapy rider. Depending on the rider's needs, and according to the Instructor's direction, the Volunteer Side Walker places an arm along the rider's leg to give support. Side Walkers form a rapport with the rider to boost confidence and morale while enforcing the Instructor's directions.
Canadian Cancer Society, Waterloo-Wellington Community Office
Various locations throughout Waterloo Region and Wellington County
This April by volunteering a few hours of your time selling daffodil pins in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Campaign, you will be saving lives and helping people who are living with cancer. In this role, you will be volunteering to sell daffodil pins in various locations throughout Waterloo Region and Wellington County.
Guelph Humane Society
Guelph Humane Society
Planning stages, day of and closing of events support. It's an ambitious undertaking each year to raise the necessary funds to operate our Humane Society!
Guelph Humane Society
Guelph Humane Society and surrounding rescues
A vital role for the sick, injured or orphaned wildlife that enter our doors each year, Wildlife Rescue Drivers are crucial in transporting animals to and from the different accredited rehabilitation centres! 
 
There is no set time commitment with volunteer driving, aside from a minimum 4 month commitment. When an animal is in need and the GHS needs a driver, an email will be sent out to everyone on the list. This is a quick way for us to get in touch with a mass of people instead of calling one by one, although if phone calls are the preferred method of contact, we can certainly make those calls happen!
Lakeside HOPE House
Supervise Volunteer groups cooking, serving and cleaning up breakfast for 75-150 people everyday Wednesday morning from 8:45am - 11:30am. Breakfast consists of Pancakes, Eggs, Toast and Sausages.
Spiritwind Christian Centre, Guelph - 100 Crimea St, Guelph Food Bank
100 Crimea Street, Guelph, ON, N1H 2Y6
Volunteers will accept and process incoming donations, tidy clothing that is hanging, and stock racks and shelves. Volunteers will also box off season clothing and assist shoppers with exchanges and donations.
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.
Spiritwind Christian Centre, Guelph - 100 Crimea St, Guelph Food Bank
100 Crimea Street, Guelph, ON, N1H 2Y6
Sorting and boxing food products, stocking shelves, creating food hampers, general maintenance, unloading product delivered, breakdown and portioning products.
Nature Canada, Guelph, Cats and Birds in Guelph
• Staff community outreach tables at the Farmer's Market, Stone Road Mall and events 
• Distribute literature to neighbours and in local businesses, animal shelters, pet stores, etc 
• Encourage organizations (local conservation clubs, wildlife rehab centres, animal shelters & rescue organizations) to join our campaign as partners; 
• Pitch your paper to do an article about cats and birds
Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph, Guelph
286 Main Street S., Mount Forest
ReStore Assistants are needed to work with ReStore staff and other volunteers to assist customers and donors. You will also put together products, merchandise products, clean and organize sections of the store, aid customers in carrying and loading purchases into their vehicles, receive donation, and test electronics and appliances. For those who are interested in computers, please let staff know. You can become involved in the online retail initiatives. 
 
Are you interested in becoming a cashier? Let Habitat know! Volunteers who have completed a minimum number of hours in the store, and have interviewed with the Director of ReStores and returned a police records check may be invited to train at the cash desk.
Bracelet of Hope
12 Yarmouth St, Guelph, ON N1H 4G3
Bracelet of Hope is looking for Event Volunteers to assist with festivals, events and functions during the upcoming summer months and beyond. Responsibilities include set up and tear down of the organization's display, merchandising any products (handmade African items), selling handmade bracelets and other African crafts, promoting the monthly donor and other contribution opportunities, as well as informing community members about the vision and mission of Bracelet of Hope.