Current Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNTIES

The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization 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.

Please speak to Becky MacDonald (519-822-1260 X 2096) OR  [email protected] for information on any of the volunteer opportunities listed below.

EVERGREEN RESTAURANT

Dining Room Coffee Volunteer:

Volunteers are needed to assist in the dining room throughout the week in the morning or afternoon, serving hot beverages, clearing tables and assisting patrons when needed.

Dining Room Cash Volunteer:

Volunteers are needed to assist in the dining room on the cash register throughout the week in the morning or afternoon.

 Grocery Shoppers Needed:

Assist the chef with grocery shopping at the local No Frills on Friday’s. A rotating schedule will be developed so you might only shop once a month

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Qualified Volunteers are needed to assist on a quarterly or as needed basis to implement the GWSA HR Policy for GWSA staff which includes anyone who receives payment for services. Duties also include: implementing Board decisions based on the GWSA Human Resources; ensure that actions of the committee are aligned with the GWSA strategic plan. We would greatly benefit from someone with Human Resources background.   

GWSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board is looking to recruit up to four (4) new members. Previous not-for-profit board experience is helpful, as is a keen interest in contributing time and talent from work and life experience to the organization.  Board duties include a commitment to actively supporting programs and services for seniors, and always acting in the best interests of the organization and its members. Directors are expected to attend Board meetings regularly, and arrive prepared for meeting discussions by reviewing the agenda and advance information. Some committee work may be required and a willingness to be familiar with the organization’s bylaws, policies and procedures, and strategic plan.

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

The GWSA is looking for up to three (3) additional members. The Governance Committee assists the Board of Directors with the development and review of bylaws, policies, and procedures for the Association. Morning meetings 4-6 times per year.

Experience in governance with a not-for-profit organization, and comfort working with documents or willingness to learn would be assets.

MEMBERSHIP & MARKETING

Three (3) more committee members needed to join the team. Meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am. The committee reports to the Board for all membership and marketing initiatives, focusing on the maximum interest of members and advancement of the Board’s Strategic Plan. The Committee provides content and messaging advice to the webmaster for the website and social media accounts and prepares monthly GWSA Email Updates. Marketing and recruitment experience would definitely be assets, but are not required.

  • Monitors membership satisfaction
  • Develops plans to improve member recruitment and retention
  • Marketing responsibilities include arranging for media coverage and creating advertisements
  • Developing promotional material
  • Arranging special events such as Open House and New Members’ Welcome – either virtually or in-person as appropriate.

MEMBERSHIP & MARKETING EMAIL EDITOR

Attend regular M&M meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am.

  • Distribute publications once per month or as needed
  • Solicit, investigate and assemble items
  • Maintain the list of subscribers

TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Our Committee Chair is building a group of technically savvy and interested members to prioritize a list of needed projects and advise the Board.

Production support:

We have needs for people to oversee the lighting and sound elements for assemblies and performances, to ensure equipment is in excellent working order, and arrange any necessary upgrades. This could be developed as a small team. Experience in: production, electrician, sound and lighting tech, would be useful.

IT (Information Technology):

We need someone with computer and IT experience to help oversee our network and computer hardware/software, develop a plan to address needs, and provide guidance regarding the technical aspects of the website.  Background and interest in IT including wireless network management would be assets.

Livestreaming Video-recording Studio:

We need several lead people to help our committees use the new livestreaming, video-recording studio, including the new suite of tabletop camera stations for tabletop demonstrations.  Learn something new and exciting and share with others!

TRIPS, TRAVEL, AND TOURS COMMITTEE

Our committee leader needs members who want to join others in the group to help brainstorm, organize, plan and  possibly escort trips, travel, and tours for those seniors who love to go places!  Come join in, meet new friends, and have fun!

VARIETY SHOW COMMITTEE

The Committee is looking for enthusiastic, dedicated individuals who like to work as a team and have an interest in theatre to lead in the following areas for the 2023 show:

 Producer:  Produce and Direct the Variety show. Locate and secure acts, overall organization of the show.

Retirement Homes Coordinator:  Coordinate with the retirement homes for ticket sales

Stage Manager:

– Attends pre-show committee meetings

– Coordinates with Producer on programme. Makes show cue sheet for acts, their requirements and technical directions

– Works with Lighting and Sound personnel for the show

– Responsible for getting stage crew

– Runs the show using cue sheet schedule. Makes sure cast caller has acts ready to go on stage ahead of time.

Secretary:   The Secretary assists with preparing the agenda for the meeting and taking notes and distributing to all committee members in a timely fashion

Hospitality and House: Make sure everything is ready for the day of the Variety Show and organize the event to run smoothly.

 

Please speak to Becky MacDonald (519-822-1260 X 2096) OR  [email protected] for information on any of the volunteer opportunities shown above.

 

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