GWSA Volunteers needed

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.


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

Click HERE to download an Volunteer Application Form (.pdf)

and HERE in a .doc format.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

The following areas are recruiting volunteers to join the dynamic teams in supporting the many different activities, programs and services offered by the GWSA.

GWSA Board Members

The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA) is a Registered Charity and a Not-For-Profit Corporation. Our Tagline: Be Active, Get Involved, Make Friends. Our many activities which take place for the most part at The Evergreen Seniors Community Centre are led by a Volunteer Board of Directors. Our members are older adults 55 years and older living in the Guelph-Wellington Area. Please visit our website (http://gwsa-guelph.ca) for complete information about the GWSA.

The GWSA invites enthusiastic and dedicated older adults to join our forward-thinking team to serve as our Board of Directors. We are looking for candidates who have leadership skills in the areas of board operation, community service, board governance, fund raising and volunteer management.

As a GWSA Board Member you will be expected to:

  • Attend a minimum of eight (8) Board meetings per year
  • Attend the GWSA Annual Meeting
  • Encouraged to attend GWSA events
  • Represent the Board on assigned committee(s)
  • Participate in self-development training, where appropriate
  • Perform other such duties as may be from time to time

Interested older adults should contact Becky MacDonald, Manager of Volunteer Services at becky.macdonald@guelph.ca or telephone 519-823-1291 x 2096 with any questions or to connect with the Past President to discuss the Board of Director Position.

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

Assistant Webmaster

The GWSA Webmaster is looking for an assistant for up to 4 hours per week. If you have knowledge of website management, familiar with content management system specifically WordPress, able to use webpage editing tools.

GWSA Dance Committee

Event Organizers

The Dance Committee is looking for volunteers to assist with the overall organization of the dances. Planning, organizing, promoting and work with a great team of volunteers the day of setting up for highly attended GWSA dances.

The GWSA 2017 Christmas Variety Show

Hospitality Coordinator

A volunteer is needed to organize and set up the refreshments for the show attendees for the cast during the three show days. Work with a team of volunteers and provide assistance to where required and guidance with the selling of the refreshments during the intermission.  

Decorating Coordinator

The committee is looking for an energetic, creative volunteer to oversees the decorations for the Variety Show. Maintain the inventory of the decorations, organize the display of the decorations in the auditorium with assistance from the Director/Producer and committee members. Organize the take down of the decorations following the show and store them in their proper locations for safe keeping.

Parking Attendees

A team of volunteers is required to assist in the parking lot for all three show days with directing traffic and assisting patrons at the door. Warm clothing and comfortable footwear are a must.

GWSA Community Support Services

❃Seniors Offering Support (SOS) – Telephone Visiting Volunteer

Volunteers with SOS visit on the phone with other seniors living in the community.  Local calls are placed from home and the commitment can be as little as once a month or more frequently according to your availability.  This is a wonderful opportunity to provide support to others who are more isolated in our community.

❃Feeling Better Move Well Program

We all know regular physical activity contributes to healthy aging by reducing your risk of disease and helping you feel better and live longer.   If you are looking for a new challenge and would like to help other seniors maintain their physical wellbeing, please consider volunteering with the Feeling Better Move Well Program.  Once a week, volunteers facilitate gentle group exercise once a week in various locations throughout Guelph.   As little as one hour per week is all that is required.

If you would like more information about either of these opportunities, please contact Maryanne Wilford either at: mwilford.gwsa@gmail.com or call 519-837-5665.

Age Friendly Guelph Leadership Team (AFGLT) – Working Groups

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 three main areas:

  1. AFG Leadership Team Members
  2. AFG Supporting Roles
  3. AFG Operations

Three areas:

❃The AFG Leadership Team is recruiting members with experience and expertise to lead, uphold and advocate for the achievement of vision and goal of the Older Adult Strategy, by coordinating the implementation of the Strategy’s prioritized recommendations.

AFG Supporting roles:

Working Group members are being recruited to assist with the implementation and hands on guiding of the 8 domain working groups (outdoor spaces and buildings, transportation, housing, social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication and information, community support and health support).

We are also seeking AFG Ambassadors willing to support targeted projects and share specific expertise to sustain the Strategy.

❃AFG Operations:

To help support the work of Age Friendly Guelph, we are recruiting in the following key operations volunteer roles to help sustain this movement; Event Logistics Organizer(s), Volunteer Resources, Administrative Resources, Marketing & Promotions Organizer(s), and Photographer will guide, support and work with the AFG Leadership Team and Working Groups.

For more information on how to become a volunteer with Age Friendly Guelph or any of the current roles with the committees, please speak to Becky in the main office.

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.

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Please speak to Becky in the main office for information on any of these  volunteer opportunities.  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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