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Congratulations to the 2017 Winegard Award Winners

The Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Awards are named for William Winegard, former University of Guelph president and former Guelph MP who served as Canada’s first minister of science and as parliamentary secretary to the minister of international trade. This year, during the March 29 ceremony at the University of Guelph Athletics Centre the awards…

Funding Announcement

Thank you to our local MPP, the Honourable Liz Sandals, for visiting the Volunteer Centre to announce an exciting opportunity. The Volunteer Centre of Guelph-Wellington is proud to be the administrative lead on this project, along with project partners the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network, Volunteer Canada, Volunteer Toronto and Volunteer Mississauga Brampton Caledon. ‘Volunteers are an…

Nicholas Holden is Volunteer of the Month!

As a University of Guelph Sociology student wanting to build his resume and gain life experience, Nicholas Holden has been a Friendly Visiting Volunteer at The Village of Riverside Glen since July 2016 as a dedicated volunteer visiting residents who are isolated. Nicholas was inspired by his Grandpa who volunteered at a retirement home in…

Snow Angel Families – Volunteers of the Month

“It’s good for families; so kids see you give back as well as doing good work as a family to help people” says Khaleed Khalfan about his family’s Snow Angels volunteer experience. In partnership with the City of Guelph, the Volunteer Centre leads a unique service for eligible seniors and persons with physical disabilities by…

Volunteer Centre is Hiring

Communications & Program Coordinator You will be responsible for the Volunteer Centre’s membership services – recruiting and supporting our members. You will also be responsible for engaging specific audiences through volunteer initiatives and campaigns such as National Volunteer Week and the Ontario Volunteer Youth Challenge. You will help coordinate education and training initiatives of the…

United Way Campaign Kick-Off

We will be joining the United Way for their 76th campaign kick-off! It all goes down on September 8th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at St. George’s Square, Downtown Guelph. Because it’s over the lunch hour there will be options for you to grab a bite to eat at one of Guelph’s finest food trucks, including Sweet Temptations,…

Register for the Volunteer Managers Network

The 2016-2017 Volunteer Managers Network lineup is now available for you to check out and registration is open! This year the network will be focusing on trends in volunteering, mental health awareness, presentation practice and much more. View The Lineup The network meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.…

2016 Annual Report

Our Annual General Meeting was held on June 23, 2016 at Skyline. The corresponding annual report features highlights from all five programs run by the Volunteer Centre. Some highlights include: 50 volunteers helped shovel snow for 130+ seniors and persons with disabilities 1,400,000+ information records for essential human services were accessed by community members via…

Vote on the Oak Tree Project and Strengthen Volunteerism

You can make a non-profit’s dream of strengthening volunteerism in our community come true by voting for their project, helping them get one step closer to winning this year’s Oak Tree Project grand prize of $5,000. Holy smokes! The Oak Tree Project is one of Guelph-Wellington’s premiere charitable giving initiatives. The Mactaggart Family and their…