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.


❃Computer Mentors: Computer Mentors are needed to assist someone with computer requests. Basic requirements include answering questions and assisting with specific computer problems. Assist with Windows operating system, basic operations of a computer (emailing, browsing the internet, MS Word and handling digital photographs, tablets and smartphones). Volunteers are required for mentoring on Monday’s from 1:00-3:00 in the computer lab at the Evergreen Seniors Centre.


❃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.

❃Sentinel Drivers Needed: If you enjoy volunteering once a month and like to drive, the Sentinel team is recruiting volunteer drivers to assist with the Monthly Newsletter delivery. A set route will be provided to you for your delivery at the end of the month.


❃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.


❃Garden Fresh Box: A volunteer is needed to assist with the Garden Fresh box pickup day on 3rd Wednesday each month from 11:30-2:30. Work alongside another volunteer and assist community members with gathering their fresh goods.


Variety Show:

The GSWA Variety Show committee is looking for Volunteers for our three Performances Thursday, November 21st, 1:30 PM, Friday November 22, 1:30 PM and Friday evening November 22nd at 7 PM.  There will be no Saturday Performance this year.  These positions include:  Ushers, Ticket takers, programs, refreshment tables, Boardroom for cast and crew at intermission,  Dining Room for cast and crew party Friday afternoon,  Hall Decorations, Parking Attendants, and Clean up Saturday morning.

  • 4 volunteers are needed for the snack tables for each performance during intermission.
  • 2 volunteers with food handling safety certificate are needed for Friday to cook finger foods between the shows.

Please  contact Doreen Muir for more information by using the Contact Us page or leave your name at the front desk with contact information to the attention of the Variety Show Committee.


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 Maryanne Wilford at 519-837-5665 for more information about any of these volunteer opportunities with Community Support Services (CSS)


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.




Membership & Marketing Committee:

❃Committee Members:

M&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.


Please speak to Samantha Ferrier  (519-822-1291 x 2096) for information on any of the volunteer opportunities shown above. In addition, you can send an email to Samantha 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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