Up and Running Guelph
Participate in our Moms outdoor walking program, encouraging and making connections with participants, acting as a "walking buddy" for them, supporting and providing feedback to our coaching staff. Our walking programs bring together Moms who are experiencing depression and/or anxiety to walk with their babies (in strollers) along beautiful park trails for improved mental well-being.
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
Start2Finish, Guelph, Running & Reading Club
The mentor's role includes:
- Physical activity: Volunteers supervise and encourage the children through the physical activity component of the program. They lead warm up, running workouts, and other fitness activities while cheering them on and providing encouragement.
- Snack: Volunteers help to distribute snack to the students after the physical activity component.
- Word of the Day: Each volunteer has the opportunity to explain a "Word of the Day” for the whole group. They will share the word selected for that week (as provided in the weekly program manual) and engage feedback from the students regarding the definition and how they have exemplified it at some point in their lives.
- Journal: Volunteers assist children to record their accomplishments in both running and reading each week.
- Reading: Volunteers supervise as children read silently, read one-on-one with children or lead group reading, listen to them read and providing help and encouragement.
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.
375 College Ave. W.
Provide simple teaching points to help your players learn.
Encourage skill development through games and activities.
Provide lots of activity to help contribute to an active lifestyle.
Set goals that are challenging but realistic.
Offer encouragement and support to help your players be the best they can.
Instill the importance of being a good sport and playing fairly.
Listen to your players concerns and deal with them the best you can.
Make a sport positive and fun.
Offer words of encouragement.
Community Justice Initiatives, Mediation Guelph-Wellington
1575 Homer Watson Blvd. Kitchener, ON N2P 2C5
Building relationships with incarcerated women through recreational and leisure activities. Activities can include, crafts, sports, conversation, board games etc.
30 Edinburgh Rd North Guelph ON
Provide leadership and support to participants in a vocational setting.
Assist Torchlight Program staff in the delivery of various day option programs.
Scouts Canada, Wellington Area
Assist the other Cub Leaders in running an educational meeting for Cub Scouts on Wednesday evenings.
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.
Strong Start to Reading
Schools in the Wellington Catholic District School Board
The Letter, Sounds and Words program is a reading skills program designed to be implemented by volunteers who do not need to have related experience. It is used in schools, and is a 10-week program for 5 – 7 year-old children. It uses short games/activities to provide repetition to help young children recognize letters, a sound each one represents, how to learn words by sight and how to learn a word by using the sounds of its letters. Volunteer Coaches work with one child at a time and follow prescribed activities using the materials provided.
Community of Hearts Lifelong Learning Centre
This is currently a working board that is working towards becoming a governance board. Board members will oversee the organization to ensure it adheres to the mission statement of the organization. Board members are asked to sit on one of the various committees in order to grow and strengthen the organization. Potential committee members will work directly or indirectly with the population served by the organization