Volunteer Recruitment is suspended

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Guelph and the GWSA are not actively recruiting volunteers. Please check back in the new year to see if the suspension has been lifted.

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 2,700 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.

Membership & Marketing Committee:

❃Committee MembersM&M is looking for two 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.

❃GWSA Variety Show

The Variety Show Committee is looking for organized, energetic individuals who like to work as a team and have an interest in theatre. The following positions are needing volunteers:


–          Coordinate all room bookings to accommodate the needs of rehearsals and performance time and dates

–          Coordinate and arrange all rental equipment required

–          Determine the theme of the show

–          Locate and schedule all auditions


–          Attend committee meetings

–          Work with the Producer and Establish an annual budget and work with the budget

–          Coordinate different positions within the committee

–          Ensure accuracy of all information appearing in the Program

–          Attend all follow up meetings to analyze production and provide a written report

Stage Manager:

–          Attends pre-show committee meeting

–          Coordinates with the Producer (show cues for the acts, their requirements and technical directions)

–          Works with lighting and sound personnel for the show

–          Coordinates stage crew

–          Runs the show, cues cast caller for the acts

Volunteer Coordinator:

–          Attend committee meetings providing updates on the volunteer tasks

–          Organize all volunteers for the day of the show (ushers, ticket takers, program distribution)

–          Organize the snack tables with volunteers to sell the items

–          Organize volunteers to assist with directing traffic in the parking lot

For more information on any of the positions outlined for the Variety Show or to apply, Please speak to Becky MacDonald (519-823-1291 x 2096) or becky.macdonald@guelph.ca for more information.

❃Computer Mentors — PC/Windows

The GWSA is looking for individuals who are computer literate to assist members with basic questions and to help with specific computer problems specific to Android/Phones/tablets

– Help with basic operation of Windows products

– Help with email and browsing the internet

– MS Word and handling digital photographs

Computer Mentors – Apple Products:

The GWSA is looking for individuals who are computer literate to assist members with basic questions and to help with specific computer problems specific to iPads/iPhones/Macbooks.


– Help with basic operation of Apple products

– Help with email and browsing the internet

– MS Word and handling digital photographs

– Assistance with iPads/ iPhones/ Macbooks

Art in the Hall: A curator is needed as well as new committee members to assist with the overall organization of the fantastic art work which is displayed in the main hallway outside the Book Nook. The curator position is vacant and looking for someone who is interested in keeping the position going.

❃Coffee Volunteers: Two days are available for a coffee volunteer. Every Monday and every other Friday from 8:45-1:15.

If you like a slower pace and working as a team and providing great customer service, this is for you! Tasks: assist the customers with the hot beverages; keep the dinging room clean and tidy; assist with small tasks assigned by the chef. Training is provided.

❃Kitchen Assistance: If you like to work in a team environment, socialize with other volunteers and provide customer service, this might be for you! Assistance is needed in the kitchen to assist with food preparation, serving and assisting with odd jobs from 8:45-1:15 on specific days during the week. For more information, please speak to Chef Jocelynn and complete a volunteer application and return to the Front Desk at the Evergreen.

❃Dishwasher Volunteer: We are currently seeking 2 dishwasher volunteers to help keep the kitchen tidy and clean after meals. These positions would start in April 2019. We are looking for volunteers on Monday’s and Tuesday’s from 9-1:30. Full training will be provided. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator if you are interested.  Please speak to Becky MacDonald (519-823-1291 x 2096) or becky.macdonald@guelph.ca for more information.

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.

❃Feeling Better Move Well: A fitness minded Senior Volunteer who enjoys physical activity is needed to co-lead a group gentle exercise program.  If you are looking for a new challenge, you will deliver a one-hour class once a week at the Salvation Army Citadel on Gordon Street.   A free of charge, full training and orientation program will be provided.

Here are the sites for which we are currently recruiting volunteers:
  • Salvation Army Citadel (Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:30)

Please contact Cheri Herdman at 519-837-5665 for more information about any of these volunteer opportunities with Community Support Services (CSS)

Travel Committee:  Travel Club is looking for new members to assist on the committee with organizing, booking and hosting monthly trips for the GWSA members. .

Please speak to Becky MacDonald  (519-822-1291 x 2096) for information on any of the volunteer opportunities shown above. 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

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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