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.

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 (5) new members. Previous not-for-profit board experience is helpful, as is a keen interest in contributing time and talent to the organization. Experience in governance, technology, law, fundraising, or human resources are helpful. The Board meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 9:30 (min of 8 meetings per year). Board duties include: being an active member on the board and assisting where needed on committees; provide reports and updates to all members; review monthly financial statements; report Board issues to the Committee and report the Committee’s issues to the Board; participate in self-development training, where and when appropriate.

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 would be assets.

SECRETARY

The Governance Committee is looking for someone with a laptop and who is interested in taking minutes at the meeting and updating any documents as needed.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The GWSA is looking or energetic individuals to lead the special events committee when initiated. Duties include: responsibility for the Friday afternoon Dances (every two months) and other significant events throughout the year (Mental Health Symposium). The Committee sees the overall organization of the event, maintaining communication with the Board and the City of Guelph staff; promotes the event in the Sentinel, website and other avenues with support from the M&M committee.

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 COMMITTEE (NEW!)

We need a group of technically savvy and interested members to prioritize a list of needed projects and advise the Board.

Production support: 

We have immediate need for a lead person 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.

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 this year virtual 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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