Volunteer Stories

Rotary in Guelph and Wellington County Celebrates their Volunteers and Community Agencies

The Rotary Clubs of Guelph, Fergus and Elora are proud to celebrate the amazing volunteers and the organizations they serve during this incredible year. To help celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Guelph, and in keeping with Rotary’s commitment to Service above Self, the Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium recognized 100 volunteers who contributed their…

Meghan is making an impact.

“Meghan came to Up and Running Guelph as a volunteer in 2017 and immediately wowed me with her passion for the cause, her kindness and genuinely caring nature, her commitment to our participants, and her absolute dedication to helping our organization grow and sustain its impact in the community.” says Shirley Hunt, Executive Director, Co-Founder,…

Roblin is an exemplary community builder

            Roblin May has been involved with Focus on Nature for 7 years.  She lives down the street from one of its founders and one day while walking their dogs they discussed a possible future at Focus on Nature. Looking for something new after 25 years of volunteering, Roblin started…

Thank you Yee Family!

Feeling the need to support their community during COVID 19 and a well time tweet, rallied our Volunteers of the Month to become Snow Angels. In partnership with the City of Guelph PIN offers a volunteer snow removal service for eligible seniors and persons with physical disabilities. During a significant snow event, after the residential…

Judy is Dedicated to Helping People

Judy Rouse has been volunteering for five years with HOPE House. Stacy, HOPE House Volunteer Coordinator, has noted that Judy has been a reliable and consistent volunteer even through COVID and appreciates her hard work and support. Judy’s volunteer journey with HOPE House started shortly after she retired from working as an HR manager for…

Your efforts are an inspiration!

Volunteers are a powerful human resource. Volunteer Canada research indicates that 44% of the population in Canada volunteers. 12 million Canadians, in Ontario alone there are 5 million volunteers. In Guelph Wellington? That could be upwards of 100,000 individuals volunteering! From supporting new parents with breast feeding and chest feeding to programs for toddlers, helping…

‘My volunteer experience has been so rewarding’

‘My volunteer experience has been so rewarding.  I enjoy knowing that I can make a difference in people’s lives.  That I can help them to avert a crisis by providing information, empathy or simply listening.’ says Clair Bowman Clair Bowmen was among the first group of volunteers to join the new Distress Line Program when…

Jane Volunteers With Grace and Pleasure

 ‘I believe the arts make a place special and help us understand our lives.  I love seeing the community embrace the arts because of our work. Whether it’s by attending events, buying creative work or donating money, seeing creative workers get recognition and remuneration for their work is so gratifying.’ says Jane Litchfield.  Jane is…

“We are deeply grateful”

“If you are wondering if the people who live here in Guelph have the strength to build up our community during a global pandemic, look no further than the beautiful example that volunteers at Chalmers Community Services Centre (CCSC) have shown these last few months.” says Sarah Dermer, CCSC’s Program & Volunteer Coordinator. “We are…

Marlene is a tireless force!

‘Marlene Allen is a tireless force.  She never stops moving and will do anything for anyone.’ says Brendan Johnson, Executive Director, Guelph Neighborhood Support Coalition (GNSC). Marlene Allen has been a key volunteer at the North End Harvest Market (NEHM) for the over 5 years.  The Market is a free fresh produce market for those…