Running Mentor   Guelph 
Up and Running Guelph
Up and Running delivers friendly, supportive running and walking programs that share the mental health benefits of exercise, nature and social connections with women looking to improve their mental health and well-being. 
 
Running mentors are responsible for participating in our group running programs, supporting the coaching staff, encouraging and making connections with participants, and providing feedback to coaches re: the program.  
 
Mentors support programs for women with mental health challenges (such as mild to moderate anxiety and depression) and are expected to be sensitive to these challenges, and adhere to Up and Running’s confidentiality agreement. 
 
All of our programs are delivered outside on trails in a downtown park (and on sidewalks for our evening winter programs) to enable participants to enjoy the benefits of nature in a safe, community space. We celebrate our participants getting outside and moving, rather than going faster and further, and adhere to the principle: "No one left behind".
Walking Mentor   Guelph 
Up and Running Guelph
Up and Running delivers friendly, supportive running and walking programs that share the mental health benefits of exercise, nature and social connections with women looking to improve their mental health and well-being. 
 
Walking mentors are responsible for participating in our walking programs, supporting the coaching staff, encouraging and making connections with participants, and providing feedback to coaches re: the program.  
 
Mentors support programs for women with mental health challenges (such as mild to moderate anxiety and depression) and are expected to be sensitive to these challenges, and adhere to Up and Running’s confidentiality agreement. 
 
All of our programs are delivered outside on trails in a downtown park (and on sidewalks for our evening winter programs) to enable participants to enjoy the benefits of nature in a safe, community space. We celebrate our participants getting outside and moving, rather than going faster and further, and adhere to the principle: "No one left behind".
Volunteer Advocate - Ending extreme poverty   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
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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1 on 1 Conversation Practice Partner   Guelph 
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Guelph
• Encourage the conversation partner to speak and practice English through informal conversation 
• Initiate conversations based on appropriate topics  
• Demonstrate active listening during meetings with conversation partner 
• Explain unfamiliar concepts and words when needed 
• Maintain a warm and welcoming environment where the conversation partner is treated with dignity and respect 
• Regularly and consistently track meetings, including date, time, duration, meeting platform and content of meeting using the hours tracking software 
• Plan meetings and gather resources to support the conversation partner’s language needs 
• Communicate any concerns or challenges to the program coordinator
Cooking Around the World - Volunteer   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Through Online tools
• Welcome the group and facilitate the session using a device - phone, laptop, tablet etc.  
• Select an appropriate recipe  
• Provide a list of ingredients and cooking instructions at least 4 days prior to the session  
• Lead the cooking lesson 
• Provide for vegetarian options to be inclusive to as many participants as possible 
• Demonstrate active listening during the session 
• Explain unfamiliar words or ingredients when needed 
• If you are cooking an authentic dish from your country, explain some traditions associated with it 
• Record the time spend volunteering and preparing for the session that will include shopping, preparing and the actual session.  
• Maintain a warm and welcoming environment where the conversation all participants are treated with dignity and respect 
• Communicate any concerns or challenges to the program coordinator
Exercise Volunteer - Dance/Yoga   Guelph 
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Virtual - The sessions will be conducted via Zoom.
• Welcome the group and facilitate the session  
• Select an appropriate workout routine that does not require any equipment 
• Provide a suitable sound system for music to be audible for participants through online meeting tools 
• Select the music and dance routine in advance 
• Ensure that participants are able to follow the moves 
• Demonstrate simple steps that can be easily followed 
• Maintain a warm and welcoming environment where the conversation partner is treated with dignity and respect 
• Record the time spent volunteering and preparing for the session that will include practicing and the actual session.  
• Communicate any concerns or challenges to the program coordinator
Exercise/Tai Chi Volunteer for Seniors Program (on-line)   Centre Wellington  East Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington  South Wellington 
Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Virtual - The sessions will be conducted via Zoom.
• Welcome the group and facilitate the session  
• Select an appropriate workout routine that does not require any equipment 
• Provide a suitable sound system for music to be audible for participants through online meeting tools 
• Ensure that participants are able to follow the moves 
• Demonstrate simple 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
Mealtime Supervisor   Guelph 
Homewood Health Centre
Homewood Health Centre, 150 Delhi St.
Volunteers observe and monitor Eating Disorders Program patients during and post mealtimes to contribute to the patient well being. Follow guidelines as established by the Eating Disorders Program staff. Contribute to a helping supportive atmosphere for patients. Report patients' intake. Socialize with patient group during post meal supervision based on therapeutic principles. This position requires a regular weekly commitment.
Online Computer Club Volunteer   Guelph 
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
Patient Library Volunteer   Guelph 
Homewood Health Centre
150 Delhi St., Guelph
Volunteers will assist patients in locating and signing out materials and organization of the library.
Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life - University of Guelph Event Volunteers   Guelph 
University of Guelph, Guelph - 50 Stone Rd E
University of Guelph - 50 Stone Rd East N1G 2W1
Relay for Life is back at the University of Guelph and coming soon on March 12th, 2022! We are in the process of planning the relay event for next year, which will hopefully be running in-person this year. But for this event to happen, we need lots of volunteers! 
 
Volunteers help with the set up and take down of the event (ex: decorations), hand out food/drinks, lead/run a variety of activities during the event, register people, etc. However, there is loads of time for volunteers to enjoy the event and the activities! This is a great opportunity to get involved in such a meaningful event!
Volunteer 2 Employment (V2E) Youth Series   Guelph 
PIN - The People and Information Network
Virtual
With thanks to the City of Guelph, PIN is pleased to offer an enhanced initiative called V2E (Volunteer to Employment) for youth 14 – 24 years of age.  
Cohort #1 begins Wed, Feb 2nd at 4:00pm-5:15pm.  
 
A 6-part training series encompasses core knowledge in addition to opportunities to obtain Community Involvement hours. 
 
This initiative aims to support individuals who identify as youth, Indigenous, Metis, Inuit, Black, Persons of Colour, LGBTQS+, living with disability and/or who may be living in poverty to learn about the value of volunteering, its pathway to skills building and creating transferrable skills to support civic action and future employment.
Cafe Volunteer   Guelph 
Homewood Health Centre
150 Delhi Street, Guelph
The volunteer will greet and serve patients, visitors and other customers in a friendly manner. You will also handle cash sales and count the float before and after your shift. In addition, you will ensure all food and drink products are stocked and tidy, and record complaints, concerns and compliments that require follow up from the Manager. Occasionally assisting with other duties as assigned.
Gift Shop Volunteer   Guelph 
Homewood Health Centre
150 Delhi St., Guelph
Volunteers will greet patients, visitors and other customers in a friendly manner and suggest gift ideas and offer assistance. You will process sales (cash, credit card, debit), check the card display to ensure everything is in appropriate spaces and restock it when necessary. You will also count the float and cash at the beginning and end of your shift and record complaints, concerns and compliments that require follow up from the Manager. Occasionally assisting with other duties, such as inventory, to keep the gift shop running efficiently.
Board of Directors   Guelph 
Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation, Guelph
Guelph
The Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation (GCAT) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the quantity, quality and safety of active transportation (walking, biking, etc.,) in the City of Guelph. 
 
GCAT is seeking a qualified individual to stand for election to its volunteer Board of Directors. Directors are elected at the Annual General Meeting usually scheduled in February. 
 
Directors are expected to prepare for and attend Board meetings as well as contribute to GCAT’s public events, advocacy work and administration.