Volunteer By Interest

Your hobby will tell us your ideal volunteer opportunity!

Who says volunteering can’t be fun?  At PIN, we match potential volunteers based on the right fit, which includes a recognition of your hobbies and interests.  Volunteering is a fabulous way to try something new, gain interesting skills and even develop your hobbies.  Identify your interest below, and we’ll tell you some great opportunities to complement this!

About you: You have excellent taste, literally and figuratively! You have a love of new and exciting food, and can channel this passion into your role as a volunteer.  You know the importance of quality food, and the difference food security could make in someone’s life.  Chopping, preparing, seasoning and tasting will all play a role in your ideal volunteer opportunity!

Positions you’ll love:

Food Market Volunteer – Lakeside Hope House

SEED Souper Hero: Sales  – The Seed, Guelph Community Health Centre

Dining Room Assistant – Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home

About you: You spend your free time outdoors, so why wouldn’t it be the same when it comes to volunteering?  Because you love to spend time outside, you recognize the importance of protecting our environment and developing an appreciation of nature in others.  Perfect positions for you include the fresh air, and invoking a passion for the outdoors.

Positions you’ll love:

Volunteer Tree Planter – The Rotary Club of Guelph

School Workshop Assistant – Focus on Nature

Walking Mentor – Up and Running Guelph

About you: Age is just a number! You put the “care-free” in free-time, and love unleashing your creative side when you get the chance.  You’re not afraid to get your hands dirty, and are up for trying something new.  Your ideal volunteer opportunity will allow you to get a bit silly, and help others have a great time!

Positions you’ll love:

Cub Scouts Leader – Scouts Canada

Craft (Creative Arts) Volunteer – Homewood Health

Recreation Program Assistant – The Elliott Community

About you: You have a keen eye for the next bestseller, and never fail to find the happy ending in your life.  Because of your love of reading, you recognize the importance of developing literacy skills for life.  Your perfect volunteer opportunity will channel your love of reading to help others develop the life long skills needed for success!

Positions you’ll love:

Adult Literacy Tutor – Action Read

Voluntary Coach for Reading Skills – Strong Start to Reading

Conversation Circle Facilitator/Assistant – Immigrant Services

About you: You have a love for meeting new people and learning about experiences different than your own.  You have a keen skill for listening and engaging, and turn “small talk” into “big talk”.  Your ideal volunteer opportunity would put you directly one-on-one with clients, and allow you to see the impact of your time!

Positions you’ll love:

Campus Friends Program Assistant – Community Living Guelph/Wellington

Friendly Visitor – Village of Riverside Glen

Male Mentor – Family and Children’s Services  

This is part of an ongoing blog series to celebrate National Volunteer Week from April 7 – 13, 2019.

This series is generously sponsored by the Old Quebec Street Shoppes.  Located in the scenic heart of downtown Guelph, Old Quebec Street occupies a unique role in the history of the city—a role which continues to evolve with time. Part shopping centre, part office space, Old Quebec Street provides a charming and memorable experience to visitors; an experience that is intimately tied to its history.

Posted on April 10, 2019