General Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in learning more about volunteering with Family & Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County (FCSGW). Being a part of the FCSGW team is a great way to contribute to our community, children and families.


Please note the following about our applications and recruitment process:


  • Due to the nature of the work and the onboarding process, we ask a commitment of at least 8 months.
    • This helps with relationship building and provides a consistent person for the family or child. 
  • Volunteers are required to attend training prior to starting as a volunteer. Training is typically  held 3 times per year.  In the past on Saturdays but subject to change depending on scheduling and volunteer availability. 
  • We accept volunteers 16 years of age and older as Tutors or over 18 as Mentors, Parent-aids and Drivers.
  • A suitable placement and match will be determined by the volunteer (you) together with the Coordinator of Volunteer Services


Next steps:

  • Visit our website for more information about FCSGW. 
  • Complete the Application to get started. 
  • Log into your new profile and explore to familiarize yourself with the platform
    • Upload your resume (or email it when requested)
    • Complete the e-learning modules available to you
    • Discover where to log your hours  

Thank you again for your interest in volunteering with FCSGW.


I look forward to meeting you,


Hannah Senitt (she/her pronouns)

Coordinator of Volunteer Services


Family & Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County

519-824-2410, Ext. 4438