Become a volunteer and have a positive impact in the lives of the people in your community. From event-related opportunities to administrative help, we need you.

Since 1940, United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin has been serving our community. Thanks to the generosity of thousands of volunteers, we have improved the lives of children, youth, adults, families, and seniors living in Guelph and Wellington and Dufferin County.

Volunteers Make A Difference

Now more than ever, we must show our belief in our community and work together to make incredible things possible.

  • We can provide support for vulnerable people experiencing food insecurity or homelessness.
  • We can build strong, safe, and cohesive communities.
  • We can support services to individuals and their families when they are facing personal struggles and challenges.
  • We can ensure residents have access to the equipment and services they need to live healthy lives.
  • We can help seniors participate fully in community life.
  • We can give families the tools they need to give children a good start.

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you want to build community, give back, meet new friends or develop new skills?

Volunteering builds and fosters community, belonging and inclusion.  Through civic action, you are making a choice about the kind of community you want to live and work in.  No matter how much time you have, we believe everyone can contribute in a way that is meaningful to them.

Here’s a few ways you can find a volunteer opportunity for you:

Guelph-Wellington’s Volunteer Portal has re-launched!  Many organizations across our community have opportunities to assist, including activities like board members, event volunteers, volunteer drivers, mentors and lots more!  You can find something that matches your time and talents!  To find out more, click the link below!

United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin has a variety of volunteer opportunities available during the annual campaign, ranging from event-related opportunities to administrative help.  To learn more, fill out the form below and someone will be in touch with you!

Volunteer Dufferin has many opportunities to give back in Dufferin County!  Find something that interests you at the link below!


Day of Caring

United Way’s Day of Caring™ seeks teams of employees to take time from their workday to volunteer at local charities. They paint rooms in shelters, stock shelves at food pantries, and create community gardens. Over the years, Sleeman, Linamar, GE Water, OMAFRA, and TransAlta have all participated with their employees to make our community a better place!

If your workplace would be interested in volunteering, please contact Emily McDonald, at 519-821-0571 or click below to get in touch.