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:

  

Fore Our Kids Golf Tournament Volunteers

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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.

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.

The Event has four primary focuses:

  • Preparation 
  • The golf tournament
  • Dinner, Silent Auction and Raffle Sales
  • Closing out the event

Preparation:

  • Volunteers will provide in-office support for any administative tasks prior to the event
  • Volunteers will assist with on-site set-up the day before and/or morning of the event 

The Golf Tournament (Day Shift): 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

  • Volunteers will assist with: 
    • Providing the best possible customer service to Fore Our Kids golfers
    • Golfer registration
    • Organization and facilitation of golfing games throughout the day
    • Selling raffle tickets
    • Answering any questions, providing customer service to golfers

Dinner, Silent Auction and Raffle Sales (Evening Shift): 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Volunteers will assist with: 
    • Selling Raffle tickets
    • Monitoring the Silent Auction
    • Answering any questions

Closing out the event (Evening Shift): 7:00 pm - 9:00pm

  • Closing the Raffle and Silent Auction
  • Handing out thank you gifts and prizes
  • Cleaning up at end of evening

Volunteers will meet at least once prior to the Event to go over day-of details and receive important instructions. All volunteers will be provided with a meal during their volunteer shift as our way of saying. Tournament Day volunteers will receive lunch; Evening volunteers will recieve dinner.

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!

 

Food & Friends Program Volunteers

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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 

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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

 

Golf Committee Volunteers Needed

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 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!