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 information form. If you are interested in a current volunteer opportunity as listed below, please follow the instructions for that specific posting.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:


Canda Day Kids Area Volunteers

Canada Day


Join us at Riverside Park on July 1st first to help celebrate Canda's 150th birthday.

An Event Day Volunteer works closely with the Foundation’s Volunteer Coordinator, Brenda Walsh, to aid in the preparation and facilitation of this awesome event. Volunteers are vital to the success of this event and the Volunteer Coordinator is dedicated to providing administrative and strategic support to all of the volunteers.

This Event will have three Volunteer areas:

  • The Children's Area.
  • The Colouring Contest.
  •  The Day After Site Clean Up.

To Sign Up:

The Children's Area  (Shifts): 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and 2:00 - 6:30pm

  • Volunteers will assist with: 
    • Running various games in the kids area.
    • Having each child fill out a ballot to win a new bike.
    • Set up.
    • Tear down.

The Colouring Contest (Shifts): 10:00 am- 2:00 pm and 2:00 to 6:30 pm

  • Volunteers will assist with: 
    • Providing materials to kids taking part in the colouring contest.
    • Displaying colouring contest artwork.
    • Judging the contest at the end of the day.

The Day after Site Clean Up  (Shift): begins at 9:00 am

  • Helping a team of volunteers tidy Riverside park after the big event.

Volunteers will recieve an email prior to the Event to go over day-of details and receive important instructions. 

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


Food & Friends Program Volunteers


Volunteer Application Form (PDF)  

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

To volunteer for Food & Friends please fill in our Volunteer Form and 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


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.

To volunteer for The Children's Foundation please fill in our Volunteer form and submit by mail, fax or email:

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

Email: brenda@childrensfoundation.org

Fax: 519-766-4870