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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.
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.
The Board of Directors is made up of 7 members who manage the affairs of the Corporation and are responsible for fundamental decisions concerning the development and management of social housing projects. Directors are appointed because of a demonstrated interest in the welfare of their fellow citizens and their community. Once appointed, the Director must act at all times in the interest of the Corporation and not in their personal interest or in the interests of a group with which they are associated.
Board Members will be responsible to:
- establish, evaluate and carry out the organization’s mission and strategic plan
- oversee and ensure the financial health of the organization
- ensure the organization has competent staff/management to carry out the day to day operations to meet the requirements of tenants, funders and legislation
- direct organizational operations, including policy development and risk management
- maintain effective relations with funders and the community at large.
We are currently accepting applications from individuals with experience in the legal field.
• 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
Based on volunteer interest and staff need, this role may include:
• Greet and welcome visitors and clients in a friendly manner
• Confirm clients appointment, ensure appointment is to be in person and not virtual
• Screen everyone coming in, asking clients COVID screening questions, take temperature
• Confirm we have the correct phone number for clients and up to date health card number and version code
• Assess visitors’ and clients’ needs and connect them with appropriate CHC and community supports
• Assist with forms, applications, etc.
• Accompany clients to the recommended service within the CHC (ie let them know to go to reception for their appointment check-in)
• Stay informed of current community resources
• Communicate with staff for support if needed
• Attend volunteer meetings, required training and orientation
• Follow all record-keeping and evaluation processes, as required
• Assist with collection of health services surveys
• Assist main reception with client related needs (handing out referrals, giving directions, doing reminder phone calls etc)
Volunteers are asked to Review and abide by Guelph CHC’s policies, Pandemic requirements for screening and stay home if unwell.
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.
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.
** This is currently an online program.**
Our mission is to open green doors to the future by promoting sustainable conservation, environmental education and public enjoyment at the former Guelph Correctional Centre lands. We are seeking to fill 2 positions: 2 Members-at-Large. Terms are for 2 or 3 years by choice of nominee.
Nominations will be accepted with a review of the skills we are in need of, followed by an interview.
Our Board is made up of 8 volunteer Directors who use creativity and critical thinking skills to manage the affairs of the Corporation and have a commitment to social housing, our community and act as stewards of the organization at all times, and not in a personal or other group interest. We carry $5 million dollars Directors and Officers Liability insurance.
Board Members establish, evaluate and carry out our mission and strategic plan, oversee and ensure the financial health of the organization, ensure the organization has competent staff/management to carry out the day to day operations to meet the requirements of tenants, funders and legislation, direct operations, including policy development and risk management , maintain effective relations with funders and the community, acting on committees with fellow board and community members.
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.
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 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.
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
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.