The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA) is recruiting Volunteers:

The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA) which is a not-for-profit, charitable organization is run by volunteers serving approximately 2,600 members in the Guelph-Wellington area. The following areas are recruiting volunteers to join the dynamic teams in supporting the many different activities, programs and services offered by the GWSA.

To apply and to learn more about our programs, services and values, please visit the Volunteer Page on the GWSA Website.

GWSA  Board of Directors:

The GWSA wants YOU to join our dynamic Board of Directors. Bring your enthusiasm and leadership strengths and join us in advocating for all SENIORS.  We are a ‘volunteer’ led Board who genuinely love giving back. The opportunities are endless for you and we’ll design a ‘time’ commitment that suits your personal “Freedom after 55” lifestyle. Learn more . . .

GWSA Community Support Services:

❃Volunteer Drivers:
Help make a difference to support seniors who have trouble getting out on their own. The Outreach Program needs volunteers who are willing to use their own car to drive participants between their home and the Program. The commitment is one half day per month.

❃Seniors Offering Support Telephone Visiting Volunteers:
Help brighten another senior’s day by making a telephone visiting call from your home to theirs. Scheduling and time commitment are flexible according to your availability.
Please contact Maryanne Wilford at 519-837-5665 for more information about these CSS volunteer opportunities.

2018 Variety Show:

The Variety Show Committee is looking for volunteers who are interested in a joining a fabulous team of volunteers.

Travel Committee:

❃Committee Members:
The Travel Club is looking for new members to assist on the committee with organizing, booking and hosting monthly trips for the GWSA members.
Do you enjoy taking minutes? The Travel Club is looking for an individual to assist the club with the secretarial work, taking minutes at the meeting and distributing them to the committee members.

Golf Group:

The Golf Activity Group is looking for 10 Greeters to volunteer their time once a week in the 2018 season for a few hours (8:00-10:30 am). Please contact Becky in the main office for more information.

Governance Committee:

The GWSA is looking for 2-3 new members to join the Governance Committee. If you enjoy reviewing policies and procedures, have an HR background with attention to detail while viewing the larger picture, have 4 hours per month to give back and like to work with other volunteers, this committee is for you.

Membership & Marketing Committee:

M&M is looking for 2 GWSA members to join the creative team for a 2-3 year commitment. If you have good communication skills (written and verbal), enjoy marketing and promotion and being a part of an active team that meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month in the morning, please speak to Becky for more information.

Please speak to Becky in the main office for information on any of the volunteer opportunities shown above. You can reach Becky at 519-823-1291 X 2096. In addition, you can send an email to Becky with any questions about these opportunities using the following contact form. In your message, please indicate which opportunity you are interested in and why.

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Other Volunteer Opportunities Outside of the GWSA

Age Friendly Guelph:

By 2031, Guelph’s population is projected to be 175,000 with 57,000 people over the age of 55. The City’s Age Friendly Guelph (AFG) is recruiting volunteers in the following areas:
– Marketing
– Communications
– Community Outreach
Working Group members are being recruited to assist with the implementation and hands on guiding of the working groups.

Pet Protect Guelph:

Pet Protect Guelph is a pet fostering program to help families staying in a shelter; women exiting domestic violence, or individuals recovering from a medical procedure. The Pet Protect team works to provide a temporary, safe home for pets.

Pet Protect is currently seeking foster homes for pets of all kinds (but especially dogs) as well as volunteers who can help with a wide variety of support services for the organization. For more information about volunteering with Pet Protect Guelph, please visit their website where you can read position descriptions, fill out a volunteer application form and/or donate.

Pet Protect Guelph’s partners include the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition and Taylor Canines. The project was funded in part by a grant from the Guelph Community Foundation.

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