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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!
Aberfoyle Farmers' Market
Live music plays a central role in creating the friendly market atmosphere that our vendors and visitors have come to enjoy each season. This makes the Busker Coordinator a valued member of our market team of volunteers. By reaching out to new and returning Buskers you will have the ability to provide local artists a safe and friendly environment to promote themselves, sell CD’s and attract new students. As Busker Coordinator, you will also maintain a Busker information sheet, support Buskers through the application process, and communicate regularly with the Market Manager to keep up to date on available dates and times.
Aberfoyle Farmers' Market
Each week our market makes one stall available, free of charge, to other local community benefit groups. Our Community Group Coordinator reaches out to invite new and returning groups to make use of this free opportunity to promote themselves and the works that they do. We value the role that these groups play in creating a vibrant community and your ability to promote this space to both new and returning groups will have beneficial effects beyond the market. The Community Group Coordinator also supports groups through the application process, develops and maintains a Community Group information sheet, and communicates regularly with the Market Manager about available dates.
Aberfoyle Farmers' Market
Our Social Media Specialist uses Twitter and Facebook to connect our farmers with our local community. The Social Media Specialist has previous experience creating social media campaigns and valuable content, as well as tracking and measuring results. They will communicate regularly with the Market Manager, Marketing Coordinator, and Special Event Planner to keep up to date on the market season and event information. The Social Media Specialist will attend approximately two Saturday markets per month through the market season (May to October) to catch the essence of the market, connect with vendors, and send out live postings. By creating timely and meaningful content that reflects the friendly nature of our market, the social media specialist will play a key role in attracting new visitors to our market.
Aberfoyle Farmers' Market
The Vendor Coordinator is responsible for seeking out new vendors to join our market family as well as inviting previous vendors to return each season. In this role you will become familiar with the online application process and be able to guide both new and returning participants to the appropriate application. You will develop and maintain a vendor pitch sheet and vendor on-board packaging. You will also be familiar with the provisions of the Market Handbook, the expectations of the local Health Inspector and communicate regularly with the Market Manager & Board of Directors in order to identify product and vendor gaps in the market. You will be a key player in ensuring that the market is full with a variety of interesting local vendors (farmers, crafters, prepared foods etc).) that will be able to enhance the friendly Market atmosphere.
Parkwood Gardens Neighbourhood Group
West End Community Centre - Hastings Room
Volunteers will engage children with fun and safe activities while parents participate in Conversation Circle.
Homewood Health Centre
150 Delhi St., Guelph, On
Volunteers will work closely with Recreation Therapy staff to assist patients during craft sessions. The volunteer will help cultivate a creative and social environment to enhance the patients' sense of well-being using crafts such as ceramics, leather work and mosaics. This position requires a regular weekly commitment.
Village of Riverside Glen
City Recreation facility
Volunteer assistance is needed with a program which helps residents improve their mobility. Duties will include assisting and/or supervising residents while in the pool and change room; encouraging residents to use proper swimming techniques; helping to dress those unable to do so themselves; and providing physical and verbal support as needed.
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 Guides main role 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.
Arthritis Society, Guelph Arthritis Bluebird Club
181 Janefield Ave, Guelph, ON N1G 1V2
We are looking for fun, energetic individuals for a variety of roles for the day of our event including: setup, registration, finance, cheer teams, giveaways, cleanup and more!
Village of Riverside Glen
60 Woodlawn Rd East, Guelph
Volunteers are needed to assist and encourage residents during mealtimes. Duties include escort/porter residents to and from dining area, provide supervision and verbal cueing for residents requiring direction, provide hand-over-hand assistance for residents requiring physical assistance, offer nourishment to residents requiring feeding, promote social involvement and self-confidence, clean up after resident and offer resident a hot cloth for the hands and face, and record resident’s intake on the nutrition form as required.
Homewood Health Centre
Volunteer circulates the book cart to patient units, filling book and magazine requests according to library policies.
Parkwood Gardens Neighbourhood Group
West End Community Centre - Hastings Room
Provide interpretation between Syrian Women and community partners.
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.
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.
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.
Homewood Health Centre
150 Delhi St., Guelph
Volunteers will assist patients in locating and signing out materials and organization of the library.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph
Volunteer will greet and help with registration of the bowling teams scheduled during certain time slots.
Parent Aide   Guelph 
Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
In family home, in the community, at events
Volunteers provide one to one support, guidance and a listening ear to a parent/guardian. Provide compassion and emotional support and assist the parent with developing skills in dealing with daily activities. Assist parent to enhance and develop parenting skills.
Special Friend   Centre Wellington  Guelph  North Wellington 
Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
In family home, in the community, at events
A Special Friend mentors children ages 5-12 by providing support, guidance and a listening ear. Volunteers assist with; spending one on one time with the special friend, take them on community outings, help them with homework, and provide them with a safe place to talk about personal issues.
KidsAbility Centre for Child Development, Guelph - Imperial Rd S, General Services
Exhibition Park, Guelph ON
varies with position--note that bike marshals need to be able to transport their bike to the park and use their own bike for this role
Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
Provide one-to-one support to a Vietnamese-English speaking child (5-12) or a youth (ages 13 and older) with everyday life issues and conflicts and stresses (school, peers, family etc) by spending one-on-one time with them and engaging them in activities in the community. Provide guidance, a listening ear, advocacy and care. The child/youth might require support with school, advocacy with housing and agency's etc. The volunteer must speak Vietnamese in order to have communication with the parent(s).
Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
In family home, in the community, at events.
A Parent Aide provides one to one support, guidance and a listening ear to a parent/guardian who speaks Vietnamese. Provide compassion and emotional support and assist the parent with developing skills in dealing with daily activities. Assist parent to enhance and develop parenting skills.
Out on the Shelf
10 Carden Street, Guelph
Our organization has a Marketing & Communications Committee that handles all promotions and community outreach, including poster design and distribution, writing the quarterly newsletter, managing the website and social media accounts, and developing branding. There are several volunteers on this committee (e.g., social media coordinator, graphic designer), and the Marketing & Communications Chair oversees these volunteers. The chair also manages timelines for promotional materials and ensures that promotional materials are in line with our mission and mandate, attends monthly board meetings and relays information back to their committee's volunteers, and holds monthly meetings for their committee's volunteers to maintain engagement and to keep everyone up to date on the organization's needs.