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Student Summer Job Posting

We are looking for an Outreach and Communications Coordinator. Please see below for details and consider joining our dynamic team! The Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington is a community benefit organization with a mission to provide resources and leadership to enable the development of people and organizations. We require a detail oriented and self-motivated individual to…

Job Posting: Information and Referral Administrator

We are looking for an Information and Referral Administrator. Please see below for details and consider joining our dynamic team! The Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington is a community benefit organization with a mission to provide resources and leadership to enable the development of people and organizations. We run a variety of programs including an Information…

Youth Week Activities

National Youth Week is May 1 – 7 every year, it is a week dedicated to the celebration of youth and their active participation in their community. So… starting May 1st we are celebrating YOUth! It’s also a chance for our community to host events that support the principles of intentional youth development. Check out…

Volunteer Awards in Guelph & Wellington County

With National Volunteer Week underway, recognizing volunteers is at the forefront of our minds. What better way to celebrate a volunteer’s accomplishments than to nominate them for a local award? On that note, we complied a short list of opportunities for you to consider. 2016 Mayor’s Awards Mayor Cam Guthrie encourages Guelphites to nominate outstanding volunteers…

On the Record Workshop

On the Record is a public education workshop that aims to give employers and volunteer organizations an overview of the best practices around the use of police record checks in hiring. Topics covered include: The Police Record Checks Reform Act, a new piece of legislation passed by the Ontario legislature in December 2015 The predictive value…

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…

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,…