New Volunteers

EASY as 1 2 3

First, read the paragraphs below to see some of the many ways that EWCS volunteers are involved in strengthening the community. THEN follow the steps below.

Step 1

Click the Orientation Tab. There you will find 3 items that we'd like you to become familiar with before volunteering:

  • Orientation video

  • Volunteer Handbook

  • History of EWCS

Step 2

Click the Training Tab. There you will find our

  • Accessibility Training

  • Health and Safety Training. 

Step 3

Finally, Click the Position Description tab and find yours.

Feel free to print it or simply refer back to it here at any time. 

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Meaningful Work. Unforgettable Experiences.

What We Do

Staff and volunteers work together to strengthen the communities of East Wellington. At EWCS we strive to provide quality care and service.  We work on many exciting initiatives to improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the work we do. Learn about our exciting programs, and what we are working on every day in order to promote change.

Listed below are the different areas at EWCS that have volunteer positions available! Head over to our Position Descriptions tab to find out more about our volunteer positions. 

 
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Community Support & Outreach Programs

East Wellington Community Services offers the following services as part of our community support and outreach program:

  • Monthly food support for families in need with choice and variety of food based on Canada’s Food Guide, each client’s nutritional requirements, and availability

  • Holiday/Christmas Hampers and School Back Pack Programs

  • A variety of welcoming and engaging workshops to support families and individuals as well as one-on-one support and advocacy

  • Referrals to other programs and services offered in East Wellington and surrounding areas

  • Free Internet workstations to access government forms and employment opportunities, as well as printing, photocopying, faxing, and laminating services

  • Assistance with income tax preparation; access to Legal Clinics

  • Main Place Youth Centre and youth programming

Consider volunteering on the FRONT DESK; in the FOOD BANK; or organize a FOOD DRIVE.

Old and Young

Older Adult Programs

By attending and participating in our programs, older adults in the Town of Erin and Guelph-Eramosa Township will be provided with the assistance they need to live as happy, healthy, contributors to our vibrant community.


Our Adult Day Program (ADP) promotes wellness and dignity for adults with physical, cognitive, social, medical and mental health issues through the provision of activities, socialization, nutrition and quality care; while providing respite support for caregivers of older adults. Our Community PSW program provides care to our clients in their home.

We aim to provide client centered care with a focus on community integration and intergenerational programming.

For active adults aged 55 and over, we offer planned social and recreational programs that allow our rural community opportunities to stay active, healthy and socially connected with people their own age.


We offer  warm and welcoming spaces for adults to socialize and take part in meaningful activities in Erin/Hillsburgh and Rockwood communities.

Consider volunteering in the ADULT DAY PROGRAM or as a BUS VOLUNTEER.

Clothing Store

Stores

New To You

At our New To You store, you can find fabulous, affordable, gently used brand name clothing with labels that include Danier, Laura, Jones New York, Wrangler, Levi’s, the GAP, Banana Republic, Northern Reflections, Ralph Lauren and more!

100% of all proceeds from our stores go back into the programs and services we have been offering to the community for over 37 years.


Visit us at one of our two locations:


Erin
45 Main Street
Erin, ON
(519) 833-9696

Hours of operation:
Monday – Saturday
10:00am – 4:00pm


Rockwood
143 Dennis Street, Unit B
Rockwood, ON
(519) 856-2113

Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday
10:00 am – 4:00pm

Donations are always welcome!

We welcome donations of clean and gently used clothing that can be dropped off at our stores in Erin and Rockwood during office hours.

Unfortunately, we do not accept the following items for donation at our stores:

  • bedding

  • furniture

  • electronics

  • house wares

  • toys

Consider becoming a RETAIL VOLUNTEER !

Driving

Transportation Program

For eligible adults 18 years of age and older, we offer friendly, reliable, door-to-door accessible transportation services from Monday to Friday to and from medical and other essential appointments within East Wellington and throughout the GTA, Hamilton, Orangeville, Georgetown and the Waterloo Wellington region.

Transportation services are provided by either a wheelchair accessible van/bus, a passenger van, or by car in the company of one of our many friendly and dedicated volunteers.

Consider becoming a VOLUNTEER DRIVER!

Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the heart & soul of East Wellington Community Services and volunteering is a great way to help the community, meet new people and learn new skills.

We have volunteer opportunities for everyone! From high school students looking to complete their volunteer hours, to larger groups looking to volunteer together or individuals looking for a way to connect and give back to their community.

To view our many volunteer opportunities, visit our Position Descriptions page.