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We love our volunteers!

Volunteers are essential to the work done by the Children's Foundation and they're part of what makes our community so great. We admire the many volunteers who step forward in a caring and supportive way and come together to invest their time, skills, and enthusiasm by helping in so many ways. The support offered by many event, office, and project volunteers makes it possible for the Children's Foundation to empower children and youth, build hope and help create lifelong change.

We are currently limited with our hands-on and event-based volunteer opportunities due to COVID-19. Please see our current opportunities below:

Current Opportunities


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Food & Friends Student Nutrition Program 

The Food & Friends Program oversees breakfast, morning meal, snack, and lunch programs offered in over 100 locations throughout Dufferin, Wellington, and Guelph. Most opportunities are before or during school hours.

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Why volunteer? 

  • increases self-confidence
  • provides vital help to people in need
  • makes you happier, reduces stress, combats depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provides a sense of purpose
  • helps you meet new people with similar interests and become a valuable member of a team
  • builds your experience and develops new skills
  • allows you to explore career choices and enhance your resume
  • helps you contribute to your community 

Why does volunteering matter?

  • It’s vital for strong, inclusive, and resilient communities
  • It assists an organization in reaching their goals
  • It builds relationships
  • It’s a key component to a healthy, happy society

What can I do?

First, ask yourself if there is something specific you want to do. 

The best way to start volunteering is to match your personality and interests with a role that is right for you. Answering these questions will help you narrow that down.

Do I want… 
…to make life better where I live? 
…to meet people who are different from me? 
…to try something new? 
…to do something with my spare time? 
…to see a different way of life? 
…to experience the work I might want to do as a full-time job? 
…to do activities that line up with my interests and hobbies?       

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Ribfest Volunteers


More Information

For more information about our volunteer program, opportunities, or anything else volunteer related please contact Jodi Carreiro, Volunteer & Events Coordinator at jodi@childrensfoundation.org.