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:

 

Food & Friends Program VolunteersF&F

Volunteer Application Form (PDF)  

With Food and 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 and 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

 

Committee Volunteers Needed

Golf CommitteeFore our Kids Golf Tournament

 

Golf Committee Position Description

The annual Children’s Foundation “Fore Our Kids” Golf Tournament, now in its 22nd year, is one of the Foundation’s longest-running fundraising events with a 2017 fundraising goal of $30,000.

A Volunteer Golf Committee works closely with the Foundation’s Events Manager, Kasia Rusiniak, to generate fundraising revenue and help plan logistics. The committee is vital to the success of the event and the Events Manager is dedicated to providing administrative and strategic support.

Revenue is generated through three (3) primary streams:

  • Event sponsorship;
  • Player registration fees;
  • Prize donations for event auction.

With the support of the Events Manager, committee members increase fundraising efforts through:

Sponsorship:

  • Identifying potential cash sponsors for the tournament:
    • Business colleagues or partners;
    • Business clients or business providers;
    • Personal friends or acquaintances.
  • Introducing the Children’s Foundation to potential sponsors:
    • What the Children’s Foundation’s main goal and mandate is;
    • The increased and continuing need in our community for corporate philanthropy;
    • How sponsorship dollars positively impact the lives of local children in need.
  • Making the ask for sponsorship OR introducing Kasia to make the ask:
    • Kasia will provide sponsorship packages outlining the ask and sponsor benefits.

Prize Donations:

  • Identifying potential prize donors (through acquaintances or cold-asks) for the tournament:
    • Prizes will be bid on in a silent auction OR included in the event raffle;
    • Prize donations may be material/product, service OR cash.
  • Making the ask for donations OR introducing Kasia to make the ask:
    • Prize donors of material/product or cash are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.

The Committee will meet at regularly scheduled, pre-determined times to review progress, identify opportunities and address concerns. Kasia is committed to the committee! Questions, concerns, thoughts and feelings are welcome and encouraged. We are grateful for your help and support. Together, we are building brighter futures. Thank you!

Gala CommitteeGala

Gala Committee Position Description

The Children’s Foundation “Around the World” Gala is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event.

A Volunteer Gala Committee works closely with the Foundation’s Events Manager, Kasia Rusiniak, to generate fundraising revenue and help plan logistics. The committee is vital to the success of the event and the Events Manager is dedicated to providing administrative and strategic support.

The Committee will assist with theme development and appropriate décor concepts. The Committee is asked to help spread the word about the gala and encourage peer attendance.

With the support of the Events Manager, committee members increase fundraising efforts through:

Sponsorship:

  • Identifying potential cash sponsors for the gala:
    • Business colleagues or partners;
    • Business clients or business providers;
    • Personal friends or acquaintances.
  • Introducing the Children’s Foundation to potential sponsors:
    • What the Children’s Foundation’s main goal and mandate is;
    • The increased and continuing need in our community for corporate philanthropy;
    • How sponsorship dollars positively impact the lives of local children in need.
  • Making the ask for sponsorship OR introducing Kasia to make the ask:
    • Kasia will provide sponsorship packages outlining the ask and sponsor benefits.

Prize Donations:

  • Identifying potential prize donors (through acquaintances or cold-asks) for the gala:
    • Prizes will be bid on in a silent auction OR in a live auction;
    • Prize donations may be material/product, service OR cash.
  • Making the ask for donations OR introducing Kasia to make the ask:
    • Prize donors of material/product or cash are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.

Dinner Game:

  • Helping develop an appropriate dinner game to generate additional fundraising revenue.

The Committee will meet at regularly scheduled, pre-determined times to review progress, identify opportunities and address concerns. Kasia is committed to the committee! Questions, concerns, thoughts and feelings are welcome and encouraged. We are grateful for your help and support. Together, we are building brighter futures. Thank you!

 

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