There are many rewarding opportunities to get involved with the Foundation and support Guelph General Hospital. Currently, we are accepting applications for new board numbers and looking for event volunteers. Scroll down to see more.
Join our Board
At The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital, we say we save lives and improve health, together with our community. We do this by working with donors to inspire donations to fund every piece of patient-care equipment at Guelph General Hospital. Equipment as essential as IV pumps, surgical scopes and diagnostic scanners are available only because of generous financial gifts from within the community.
The Foundation is recruiting candidates to join our volunteer Board of Directors.
We are seeking results oriented leaders from a broad range of backgrounds who can help us meet our primary mission of raising funds. Applications are welcome from all interested candidates, and we particularly welcome applications from those with the following attributes:
- legal expertise
- governance experience (Chartered Director designation)
- networking and fundraising experience.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Foundation Board: makes planning and policy decisions; provides financial stewardship related to budget, investments and granting; becomes active in the fundraising process of identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors and volunteers; and approves and monitors implementation of the strategic and annual plans. Board members serve as enthusiastic, positive, knowledgeable advocates for Guelph General Hospital and The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital.
Board members hold a three-year term, renewable once. During that time, board members are expected to:
- Prepare for and attend bi-monthly board meetings and participate fully in all discussions. Meetings are currently the third Monday of every other month at 8am.
- Participate on at least one Foundation Committee or Task Force
- Attend special events and fundraisers and represent the Foundation at community events.
- Make an annual financial commitment commensurate with financial means.
The total time commitment is approximately 4-6 hours a month
We welcome and encourage the broad range of experiences, skills and knowledge that applicants with diverse abilities, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ethnicity bring.
Learn more about the Foundation and our work here. Interested candidates are asked to complete the application form which can be found below. Those who have questions may contact the Foundation’s CEO, Julie Byczynski, at 519-837-6440 x2350 or [email protected].
Event Day Volunteer
We have a number of fundraising events throughout the year and each and every one of them relies on our ability to attract dedicated volunteers to help out on the day of the event. Our primary events include Black Tie Bingo and Tour de Guelph, each of which relies on close to 100 volunteers to ensure their success.
If you’re interested in joining our team of event-day volunteers, please email [email protected].