Volunteer Stories

Sylvia’s passion is rooted in family history

“To be a great volunteer you have to be passionate about what you do,” says Sylvia Quinn. For Sylvia, her passion and volunteering motivations are rooted in family history. Sylvia has a special need’s son. That’s why she volunteers with organizations like Community Living and ARC Industries. “It’s a rewarding experience. It helps handicap people…

Glenna found a whole new world

Volunteering opened up a whole new world for me by providing me with a creative and inspiring outlet when I was working in a career in which I was uninspired. I met people with many different perspectives, backgrounds, and great personalities who have become close friends. I learned things about myself, and developed and discovered…

Murray

Murray discovered how special his community is

When my wife, Jessica, and I moved to Guelph in 2001, it didn’t take long for us to realize that our community is special. With a wonderful blend of old and new, urban and rural, warm friendly people of all cultures, great restaurants and craft breweries, an amazing arts culture, and a leading edge university…

stroke recovery

Stroke Recovery is Oct’s Volunteer of the Month

The Guelph Wellington Stroke Recovery Chapter started in 1985. Today, it is a thriving group that is totally volunteer run and has twelve dedicated executive members who not only provide leadership, but also help deliver programs and fundraise too! They do an impressive amount of work in the community to rebuild lives changed forever by…