Volunteer of the Month

Read about the incredible work of volunteers in our community. 

Thank you to the thousands of volunteers who have a profound impact in the arts and culture, recreation, faith, health and well-being and so much more. 

Volunteering is active citizenship. Every time you volunteer you are choosing the kind of community you want to live, work and play in. Whether formal or informal, your volunteer involvement makes a difference. 

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Kim Timmerman

Kim Timmerman has been a dedicated volunteer with Family & Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County (F&CS) since 2002. Kim started at the agency supporting parents and families as a Parent Aide. Her role was to engage the parent and provide support to families identified as being “high risk.” As time went on, Kim…

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Evelyn Herron

It is with great sadness that we say good-bye to a cherished friend and volunteer, Evelyn Herron, who passed away this summer on Friday, July 8th. Evelyn was an avid volunteer with many organizations including the Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington and the Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination. At the Volunteer Centre of…


Bill, Doreen and Vera

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph has been a staple of the Guelph community since its origin in 1861. Its values of compassion, accountability, respect and excellence are no better demonstrated than through its dedicated volunteer base. Included in these volunteers are Bill and Doreen Keogh and Vera Forraro, who have volunteered with St. Joseph’s Health…


Betty Wilson-McGhee

Betty Wilson-McGhee has been volunteering with Chalmers Community Service Centre for close to five years and is currently the registration volunteer at the West location. When new guests walk through the doors, Betty is the first person they encounter. She welcomes each and every guest, gives them the scoop on how to access food and…


Handel Callender

Volunteer hosts are the heart and soul of 10 Carden as they enable the organization to maintain its day-to-day operations consistently. Handel is certainly one of those volunteers! Handel has been fully committed to volunteering since the day he walked in. Not only does he carry out the daily tasks of being a Volunteer Host,…


Habitat’s ReStore Volunteers

Volunteers are the heart of Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. The active team of 75 vary from retirees to high school students, but they all share a passion for helping others and are often ReStore patrons themselves! The Guelph team can be counted on to carry out a lot of the daily operations in the warehouse…


Sara Sayyed

Sara Sayyed has been an active member with the Muslim Society of Guelph for a number of years. But, when the society was approached this fall to help coordinate efforts to bring Syrian Refugees to Guelph, her involvement reached a whole new level as she took on the role of Director of Volunteers with the…

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Snow Angels

Volunteers are the heart of the community and they are definitely the heart of the Snow Angels Program.  When a big storm hits this dedicated team of 50 volunteers shovel for people in need. The service ensures that seniors and persons with disabilities are able to stay in their homes, are able to do everyday…


Ralph Macartney

“Little did we know that when Ralph Macartney responded to an advertisement, placed on the Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington’s website, we had chanced upon a genuine gem,” says the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Volunteer Coordinator, Beth Kerr. When Ralph first submitted his application to volunteer, he applied to a receipt writer position, but did this…

Eileen Vanderstam and Inge Schulenburg

For over 15 years Eileen and Inge have been volunteering together at East Wellington Community Services’ New To You thrift store. Each Tuesday afternoon they arrive together and spend the afternoon as a team helping customers find incredible deals in the little shop, which is the only clothing store in Rockwood. Eileen, a retired nurse,…