Volunteer with Us

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Children's Foundation! To help us find the best fit for you as a volunteer, please fill out and submit our volunteer application form.

You can submit by mail, fax or email:

The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington
87 Waterloo Avenue
Guelph, ON
N1H 3H6

Email: volunteer@childrensfoundation.org

Fax: 519-766-4870

If you are interested in a current volunteer opportunity listed below, please indicate that when filling out the application form.

Volunteers will receive an email inviting them to schedule a volunteer interview with us. At this interview, we can discuss specific interest, skills, and time availability. 

If you have any questions about volunteering, contact the Foundation's volunteer coordinator, Brenda Walsh at brenda@childrensfoundation.org or by calling 519-826-9551 ext 21.

We are grateful for your help and support. Together, we are building brighter futures. Thank you!

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Adopt-A-Family Volunteers


The Adopt-A-Family volunteers are vital to the success of this program, helping in the preparation and running of the holiday support program. There are many volunteer tasks from working in the office processing family referrals, to greeting our donors when they drop off their donations, to wrapping gifts, to inputting information into our donor database. Volunteer work takes place primarily from October to December, depending on the role. 


Food & Friends Program Volunteers



With Food & Friends, your efforts make a difference in the lives of local children. As a volunteer, there are many opportunities for training and growth. Volunteers are currently needed in the following areas:

  • Guelph
  • Fergus
  • Mount Forest
  • Orangville

Management of volunteers: recruitment, training, scheduling and recognition

Administration: records and files, budgeting and fundraising

Food supply and service: menu planning, grocery shopping, food preparation


Office Support Volunteers 

Office volunteers


Another opportunity for training and growth is our Office Support volunteer position.  Use your current administartive skills and learn new skills by becoming involved in the behind the scenes work at the Childrens Foundation.  

General office administration: answering phones, greeting guests, taking messages, assisting with mail outs, and office organization.

Use of basic computer skills: data entry, use of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.

Event preparation:  preparation for Children's Foundation and 3rd party events.  Decor, tracking and facilitation tools, and any last minute odd jobs.