What’s Happening

New Volunteer Opportunities

Did you know new volunteer opportunities are added to our database weekly? Here’s a quick snapshot of our local nonprofits’ current needs. Can you lend a hand? [ciocvolunteer url=”http://communitylinks.cioc.ca” key=”7BF9B287-3EB8-4E34-908E-376EBFF64895″ type=”newest” ln=”en-CA” duties=”on” location=”on” style_me=”on” has_fa=”on”]

The Canadian Volunteer Landscape

Paula Speevak joined Volunteer Canada after serving as the Managing Director of Carleton University’s Centre for Voluntary Sector Research and Development. Prior to her time at Carleton, Paula enjoyed a 24-year career as a practitioner and senior manager in the nonprofit and voluntary sector. She has been principle investigator and writer of many national resources…

Say YES to family volunteering!

Family volunteering is becoming more popular as people are eager to explore the world together and do something different. Everyone loves games night, or your standard vacation, but volunteering can offer hands-on teachable moments and a life changing experience that you share together. So what does your local community have to offer? Lots! On our Volunteer…

Snow Angels Volunteers Needed

We’ve had a rather mild winter so far, but in the event of a significant snow fall we’re going to need your help. Become a volunteer Snow Angel and assist a senior or a person with a physical disability clear their drive way. It is a great way to get involved in Guelph and help…

Strengthening volunteerism in Ontario

Volunteers are the heart of Ontario communities and play an important role in contributing to the quality and vibrancy of life in Ontario. Everyone benefits from volunteering, but the number of Ontarians who volunteer is decreasing. As a result, Ontario is taking action. Through Ontario’s Volunteer Action Plan, the provincial government, nonprofit and corporate sectors…

Supporting the Red Scarf Project

This year AIDS Awareness Week is from November 24 – December 1 and getting involved to show support for people living with HIV/AIDS in our community is easy! Take a photo of yourself or with others wearing a red scarf and post it to social media. While you are at it, why not nominate others (friends,…

Holiday Opportunities

‘Tis the season to spread joy! What better way to do that than to volunteer and give to our community. Our 2015 Holiday Guide will help spark some ideas of where you can direct your efforts. “The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life…

2015 Annual Report

Our Annual General Meeting was held on June 24, 2015 at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre. 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 1,000,000+ information records for essential human services were accessed…