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PIN - The People and Information Network
Volunteers are needed to help build enthusiasm for volunteerism in Guelph and bring awareness to the needs of community agencies.  
 
PIN Network provides connections and leadership in Guelph and Wellington County to support development of individuals and organizations. We provide a hub for volunteer opportunities and engagement.  
 
Volunteers will work with PIN Networks' Volunteerism Ambassador and assist at events, pop-ups, resource development, campaigns and presentations. Tasks are flexible to the needs of the program and volunteers' interests, skills or learning goals. These may include: supporting in-person events (volunteer fairs, pop-up tables), preparing for presentations (research, script writing, slide development, speaking), assisting with digital media (type, infographic), campaign development and implantation or other tasks as interest, skill and program needs arise.  
 
Shift times and schedule may vary from week to week based on availability and program needs.  
 
This is a hybrid role with both in-person and online components.  
 
This role is a great fit for someone who is passionate about volunteerism, would like to learn more about community services or would like to gain experience working in an outreach role.
Guelph and District Multicultural Festival
Help organize a world class, multicultural festival that offers Guelph & surrounding communities an affordable & accessible multi-faceted cultural experience.  
 
 
The Guelph and District Multicultural Festival had its beginnings as a small downtown event in 1978. It has since moved to Riverside Park, attendance has increased from 2,000 to 25,000 people and generates cultural awareness and funding for local community groups, as well as foster economic development in Guelph and beyond.  
 
The Guelph & District Multicultural Festival relies heavily on an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Due to Covid-19, our organization has evolved beyond just a 3-day Festival. We now have several different positions that focus on ensuring our ethnic communities and youth group are engaged. We strongly believe it is through these engagements we can create a culturally diverse and inclusive community.  
 
Volunteer Fundraising Coordinators set up and manage donation drives during the 
Festival. Coordinate before, during, and after the Festival and through social 
media. If you are interested in fundraising, marketing & promotions, social 
media and event coordination, this role is for you. We want to fill this 
volunteer position with an individual who is creative, organized and likes to 
engage with the general public. 
 
GDMF is committed Inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility are all values that we hold dear. We seek to provide an environment that allows all participants to thrive. We encourage applications from people of all races, ethnicities, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Guelph and District Multicultural Festival
Help organize a world class, multicultural festival that offers Guelph & surrounding communities an affordable & accessible multi-faceted cultural experience.  
 
The Guelph and District Multicultural Festival had its beginnings as a small downtown event in 1978. It has since moved to Riverside Park, attendance has increased from 2,000 to 25,000 people and generates cultural awareness and funding for local community groups, as well as foster economic development in Guelph and beyond.  
 
The Guelph & District Multicultural Festival relies heavily on an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Due to Covid-19, our organization has evolved beyond just a 3-day Festival. We now have several different positions that focus on ensuring our ethnic communities and youth group are engaged. We strongly believe it is through these engagements we can create a culturally diverse and inclusive community.  
 
GDMF is committed Inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility are all values that we hold dear. We seek to provide an environment that allows all participants to thrive. We encourage applications from people of all races, ethnicities, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Children's Reading Room
210 Silvercreek Pkwy N Guelph Ontario N1H 7P8
Treasurer   Guelph 
Guelph Wellington Seniors Association
1. Be a Signing Officer for the GWSA accounts and contracts. 
2. Attend the Finance Committee meetings. 
3. Provide leadership to the Financial Administrator, reporting to the Human Resources Committee as necessary. 
4. Take leadership role in the Finance Committee’s preparation of the annual budget for approval by the Board. 
5. Serve as a liaison to auditors for the GWSA. 
6. Consult the IT Coordinator to make recommendations to the Finance Committee regarding updates to computer hardware and financial software. 
7. Report financial results to the membership at the Annual General Meeting. 
8. Attend or arrange a designate to attend monthly meetings of the Board of Directors to present monthly financial reports and provide guidance for the financial management of the organization 
9. Review most recent Board minutes upon receipt and take any action assigned. 
10. Participate in self-development training, where appropriate. 
11. Perform other duties as may be from time to time, assigned by the Board or President. 
12. Update and maintain the GWSA Accounting and Budget Procedures document.  
13. Maintain the GWSA charitable registration. Ensure that the government information return (together with  
financial statements and required attachments) is filed no later than six months after the end of the GWSA's fiscal period. 
14. Adhere to code of confidentiality
Guelph Wellington Seniors Association
Evergreen Seniors Community Centre
● Meet with the centre’s designated employee/volunteer to understand who the client will be and his/her interests in being part of the centre. 
● Meet with the potential client (online or by phone) to complete the client intake form and to explore specific areas of interest 
● Match client with programs of interest and/or other services offered by the centre 
● Follow up with the client at intervals outlined in the client intake form and potentially accompany him/her to a program (e.g., online, by phone and/or in person) 
● Ongoing contact with the centre designate about the project and participant needs and interests
Compass Community Services, Telephone Support
This opportunity is remote but the volunteer must reside within Canada
Senior Volunteers are asked to contact Senior Community Members once a week to check in on their wellbeing and complete a social call. Some case documentation is required per call made.  
 
Please send an email to Colten Ura at cura@compasscs.org to apply.
Community of Hearts Lifelong Learning Centre
Attend monthly board meetings (virtual at this time)  
Support the organization’s vision, mission, and purpose. 
Provide legal and financial oversight.  
Support the creation or follow through of the organizations strategic plan.  
Strengthen the organization’s programs and services.  
Participate in working groups, committees or events as needed.  
 
Community of Hearts is looking for new members to join our Board of Directors! 
Get involved with a group of passionate, caring individuals and an organization seeking to build a more inclusive community for the People We Support and all people with developmental disabilities in our community!  
Share your expertise with us, or gain new experience as a board member all while helping to improve developmental services in Guelph and the surrounding areas.  
Looking forward to hearing from you!  
For more information please contact info@communityofhearts.ca
Guelph Enabling Garden (The)
Distance Work / Remote
Social media is a critical part of the way we communicate with clients, volunteers, and all visitors to the Garden. We’re looking for an individual who is familiar with creating social media content. You’ll be helping the Communications Coordinator represent the Guelph Enabling Garden online by creating interesting posts. 
 
This role will include generating social media post ideas, researching science/garden facts, writing the captions and/or creating the graphics in Canva. The primary responsibility will be to promote the weekly “Tea ‘n’ Tales” storytelling events throughout the summer, but there may be opportunities to do other tasks if you are interested in contributing more hours or staying on long term. 
 
As a social media volunteer, you will have the opportunity to: 
 
Work with the Communications Coordinator to create social media content and/or graphics, primarily promoting “Tea ‘n’ Tales” and other summer programming 
Practice your social media content creation skills 
Contribute to and learn from a local Guelph-based registered charity 
Advance the GEG’s mission in creating an inclusive garden space
Compass Community Services, Telephone Support
*Remote
• 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
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. 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
Kindness Pledge - Website Manager   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
PIN - The People and Information Network
PIN is pleased to partner with the Kindness Pledge to outreach to our communities in support of this initiative. 
 
Primary Responsibilities: 
Work with team members of the kindness pledge to update and upkeep the website 
Opportunity to create creative content for the website 
Work to create our website interviews
Guelph Tool Library
The Steering Committee runs the day to day operations of the Guelph Tool Library and is responsible for creating and administering sub-committees as the needs of the Guelph Tool Library requires. The Steering Committee works by consensus and each member of the Steering Committee has an equal say in the operation of the Guelph Tool Library.  
 
We are seeking a volunteer who is able to : 
-provide expert input to the ongoing development of the Guelph Tool Library 
-provide Human Resources expertise, to assist us in our charitable status application 
-identify and monitor priorities, risks, timelines and quality of Guelph Tool Library projects 
-provide support, guidance, decision-making and oversight of progress to Guelph Tool Library projects 
-help balance conflicting priorities and resources 
-foster positive communication
PIN - The People and Information Network
PIN is pleased to partner with the Kindness Pledge to outreach to our communities in support of this initiative.  
 
Primary Responsibilities with the Kindness Pledge: 
Work with team members of the kindness pledge to create educational posts for the instagram and facebook 
Engage with our social media audience in a positive way. 
Create content that both inspires and educates out community
Wyndham House, Guelph - 106 Woolwich St, Administrative Office
Wyndham House Administration Office, Dtn Guelph
Currently, Wyndham House is seeking to recruit three (3) Board Members. 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.  
 
Interested applicants should have leadership and governance experience. Candidates with a range of skills and backgrounds are encouraged to apply and in particular in the areas of IT, Social media communication, Social services background and/or advocacy.
Wyndham House, Guelph - 106 Woolwich St, Administrative Office
The committee's responsibilities include developing fundraising programs, event planning and execution, recruiting sponsors and volunteers, communication and writing skills and encouraging support through planned promotional yearly activities.
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. 
 
Guelph Wellington Seniors Association membership required.
Guelph Wellington Seniors Association
Evergreen Seniors Centre
The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association is one of the largest seniors organizations of its kind in Canada, providing diverse programs, activities, and services to Guelph and Wellington County. 
 
We are a not-for-profit corporation and a registered charity, managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, with support from GWSA staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. 
 
The GWSA partners with the City of Guelph in the operation of the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, a state-of-the-art recreation facility. We also operate in other locations, including the West End Community Centre and elsewhere, depending on interest and resources. 
 
GWSA’s Community Support Services (CSS) provide additional specialized services for many vulnerable seniors in the community. 
 
We are committed to a future that is progressive, accountable, and innovative in providing services to the older adult community. 
 
The GWSA is looking for volunteers with broad based life or work experience that will contribute to the operation of a large seniors organization. The organization is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and accessible environment that is reflective of our community. The Evergreen Seniors Centre is fully accessible and easily reached by public transit. 
 
Board duties include: Supporting programs and services for seniors, acting in the best interests of the organization and its members, familiarity with the organization’s bylaws, procedures, and strategic plan. 
 
Guelph Wellington Seniors Association current membership is required.
Support Group Volunteer   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Parkinson Society South Western Ontario, Parkinson Support Group
1. facilitate Zoom and in-person (when allowed) support group meetings for people with Parkinson's (PWP) and their caregivers 2. Help PWP find local resources 3. Network with community to find guest speakers 4. Advocate for the needs of PWP in the community
Wyndham House, Guelph - 106 Woolwich St, Administrative Office
Work from home
To assist and help produce creative artwork for print and digital applications; brochures, posters, enewsletters, fundraising, community awareness stories etc.
Results Canada
Results is an advocacy nonprofit that believes in mobilizing everyday people (our volunteers) to generate the political will to end extreme poverty in low-and middle-income countries. We focus our work on global health, access to quality education and economic opportunities.  
 
We direct our energy and efforts at government decision makers like party leaders, Members of Parliament and senators because they have the power to improve policies and make the monetary investments needed to end extreme poverty. We also raise awareness by writing letters to the editor (LTEs) and op-eds, using social media, fundraising and more.  
 
Oftentimes the first step is putting these issues on the radar — and keeping the pressure on. It might seem like a small step, but it all adds up into impact.  
 
Commitment: 1 year minimum, 1-2 hours per week on average  
 
Support structure: Volunteers (virtually) meet in local groups on a monthly basis and rely on their group leader(s) for guidance. Attending other virtual calls and webinars led by Results staff is recommended.  
 
If you’re ready to learn about advocacy, causes and solutions to extreme poverty and committed to taking action every month, join us!  
 
Go to https://bit.ly/ResultsCanadaJoinUs and click on “sign up to volunteer” to get started.  
 
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FRANÇAIS  
 
Nous sommes un organisme de plaidoyer qui mobilise les gens du quotidien (nos bénévoles) pour générer la volonté politique pour mettre fin à l’extrême pauvreté dans les pays à faible et moyen revenu. Nous concentrons notre travail sur la santé mondiale, l’accès à une éducation de qualité et l’inclusion économique.  
 
Nous concentrons notre énergie et nos efforts à mobiliser les décideurs et décideuses politiques comme les chef.fe.s de partis, député.es, sénateurs et sénatrices, car ils et elles détiennent le pouvoir d’améliorer les politiques et de faire les investissements requis pour éradiquer l’extrême pauvreté. Nous faisons aussi de la sensibilisation en écrivant des lettres ouvertes aux journaux, en utilisant les médias sociaux, en collectant des fonds et bien plus.  
 
Souvent, la première étape est d’attirer l’attention sur ces enjeux et de les faire connaître — et de maintenir la pression. Cela peut sembler être un petit pas, mais les actions s’accumulent et ont ainsi de l’impact.  
 
engagement : 1 an minimum, 1-2 heures par semaine en moyenne  
 
structure de soutien : Les bénévoles se réunissent (virtuellement) en groupes locaux tous les mois et comptent sur leur.s leader.s de groupe pour obtenir des conseils. Il est aussi recommandé d’assister à d’autres appels virtuels et webinaires dirigés par les employées de Résultats.  
 
Vous êtes prêt.e à apprendre ce que signifie faire du plaidoyer, en apprendre plus sur les causes et solutions à l’extrême pauvreté, puis vous vous engagez à passer à l’action à chaque mois? Joignez-vous à nous!  
 
Allez au https://bit.ly/SeJoindreANous et cliquez sur “inscrivez-vous en tant que bénévole”.  
 
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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.
Guelph Dance
Guelph Dance is currently recruiting community minded individuals for our Board of Directors. The board is currently seeking applications for positions commencing in January 2022 for a minimum two-year term.  
 
Guelph Dance delivers a wide range of programs including the annual Guelph Dance Festival, co-productions with other local festivals, workshops in schools, community engagement initiatives and multi-disciplinary arts camps for children and youth. The Board of Directors is made up of committed volunteers who have a demonstrated interest in Guelph Dance, with their diverse skills in leadership, knowledge, and experience applied in support of the Guelph arts community. We encourage applications from all interested candidates. 
 
Guelph Dance board members provide guidance by contributing to our organization’s culture, strategic focus, effectiveness, and financial sustainability, as well as serving as ambassadors and advocates.
Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living
Physical distancing is helping to flatten the curve, but created more isolation. Note of Hope is an initiative to help clients & volunteer feel more connected to the community and the Guelph CHC. Volunteers are making it a special day by writing positive messages that are being sent to clients or included in Groceries from The SEED and Food Access deliveries.  
 
People that received the cards say things like: 
 
"Last order I had delivered came with a "hope you are doing well" type card and it was perfect timing as my sister passed away the day before. Thank you so much for that card. I appreciate this service so much, thank you!" or "thanks for the cute little cards. I keep them on my fridge. " 
 
Read about this project, visit the Guelph Today article. https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/sharing-notes-of-hope-during-time-of-isolation-4773110  
 
Help us by creating artwork or kind notes of encouragement and hope. Keep your messages general.  
 
Some examples:  
We hope this note find you well & brings you a smile  
Sending you good thoughts, Take Care 
We hope you are doing well, have a wonderful day 
Sending you good thoughts & a big smile 
We are thinking about you & hope you are well 
Have a Wonderful Day! 
 
Volunteers are encouraged to use plain card stock and art supplies, to get creative and decorate with markers, coloured pencils and/or stickers. In other words, unleash their compassion and creativity in an 1/4 page size. 
 
Please note: By returning artwork & notes to GCHC volunteers are releasing for GCHC use & may be photocopied or posted on Social Media
Chalmers Community Services Centre
a) Update our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts on a regular basis 
b) Make a monthly social media plan (our former Social Media Mavens would make a loose plan for each month of what they would post on our social media accounts) 
c) Keep up to date on what's happening at Chalmers 
d) Answer questions posed by social media users to our accounts
Guelph Tool Library
The Marketing and Sales Committee is seeking volunteers who have an interest in promoting the Guelph Tool Library in the community, from membership drives to sponsorship acquisition to increasing our social media presence.
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
ReStore Assistant   Centre Wellington  Guelph 
Habitat for Humanity Guelph Wellington, Guelph
300-104 Dawson Rd., Guelph; 927 – 900 Tower St., Fergus
ReStore Assistants work with ReStore staff and other volunteers to run the day-to-day operations of the store. Volunteers put together product, merchandise product, clean and organize sections of the store, help customers in finding products that suit their needs and carrying and loading purchases into their vehicles, receive donations at the warehouse entrance, and test donated products before they go on the sales floor.  
 
For those who are interested in helping to promote the ReStore and our products online, you can support our online retail initiatives.  
 
You may also be asked to consider receiving training on driving our trucks in order to support our donation pick-up team. Having a roster of trained and insured drivers is vital to ensure our Donation Pick-Up Service can be provided to our community.  
 
Individuals who complete a minimum number of hours in the store and who have an acceptable police records check completed are eligible to receive training on the cash register. This is a great opportunity to develop/utilize your customer service skills! 
 
Please visit our website for more information and to register your application: habitatgw.ca/volunteer
Pet Protect Guelph, Guelph - 42 Carden St
You would help plan events, coordinate pet intakes, interview potential fosters, and help spread the word about PPG. You would need to be available for our monthly meetings, and help out during our events, but other duties can be flexible and done virtually. The application can be found on our website
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth
✅ Event-planning 
✅ Creative marketing and promotions 
✅ Participant recruitment and engagement 
✅ Sponsor and community partner recruitment 
✅ ...and more!
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 Centre Wellington, Mentoring Services for Children and Youth
Centre Wellington
Meet every other week for a minimum of one year. Share information, resources, job shadowing opportunities, Post-Secondary planning, goal setting, and help a youth reach their full potential.
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)
Up and Running Guelph
Work with Up and Running's Fundraising Committee - a committee of our Board of Directors - to review our financial needs, develop a fundraising strategy, and research and develop fundraising initiatives for Up and Running Guelph.  
 
These may include grant writing, sponsorships, organizing special events or individual donation campaigns. We are looking for people who love working as part of team, know the community well and can help develop partnerships, enjoy researching and writing grants, and are creative thinkers.