Have you been looking for a way to support the charities in your community while working alongside other local trailblazers? Come volunteer with us!

The Guelph Community Foundation (GCF) is a volunteer-driven charitable foundation that aims to strengthen and support our community through philanthropic leadership. We inspire philanthropy as a trusted connection between people and causes and offer a unique way to empower people and causes through evidence-based granting. We are excited to invite individuals who enjoy making a difference and being part of a team to join us – we guarantee there will never be a dull moment!

GFC is an equal opportunity organization committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. We welcome all people from our community, including Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and persons of any gender identity. We believe everyone can have input and add value, and we appreciate input from a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds. Please email [email protected] if you encounter barriers at any time in the volunteer application process. We are happy to accommodate and learn.

Call for new board members apply online by April 30

Are you an enthusiastic changemaker looking to give back and to support the charities in your community? Do you know a community-minded individual who enjoys collaborative work and would be interested in joining a local volunteer board? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

We are seeking creative and team-minded individuals who can bring their leadership and collaborative skills to help build GCF further as we continue to grow and build our endowment for impact in the community. Each position would commence in May with a variety of term end-dates available. The expected commitment is approximately 6-12 hours per month. The Board of GCF provides strategic leadership to the organization, governs, establishes policy, oversees the setting of operational and financial performance, measures and assesses the Board’s own effectiveness.

Seeking candidates who live and/or work in Guelph and Wellington County to join our Board of Directors which balances lived experience, knowledge, and professional expertise. We are particularly interested in candidates with knowledge and expertise in:

  • Fundraising, Development & Sponsorship
  • Digital Media / Communications / Marketing
  • Chartered Investment Management or equivalent
  • Social Innovation
  • Lived experience

Board members are expected to attend four board meetings a year, to join at least one committee or working group, and to be able to commit their time and resources to serve on the board for the full two-year term.

Apply to join our board by emailing [email protected] with your resume and a letter of introduction by April 30, 2023.

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We are looking for volunteers to join our dynamic volunteer groups:

Investment Committee:

Responsible for monitoring and electing the advisor managing the foundation’s investments. The committee meets quarterly to monitor the advisor, ensuring they are adhering to the policy and guidelines set out by the committee. This committee reports to the Board of Directors.

Stewardship Working Group:

Connects with fundholders and donors at the Foundation to make sure these supporters are kept up to date with Foundation news, community impact and other important information. This working group meets quarterly and members of this group interact with 5 – 10 individuals per year.

Our volunteer groups include many community leaders who share your interests in supporting the charitable needs of our community. Group members are expected to attend scheduled meetings which are currently held through Zoom or as hybrid meetings held in our office. Participation is voluntary and with no remuneration for service. Don’t feel that you’re a good fit for these groups? Email us and we’ll see if there’s a more appropriate fit for your interests and skills in our many volunteer groups!

Apply to join us by emailing [email protected] with your area of interest, a bit about yourself, and your phone number.

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