Volunteer Spotlight

“Volunteers aren’t paid. Not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.”

Volunteer Spotlight: Black Tie Bingo Committee

Black Tie Bingo, our annual fundraising gala in support of Guelph General Hospital, is brought to life anew each year with a fresh theme by a skilled and dedicated team of Guelph General Hospital supporters. The gala has been evolving for 26 years with the help of countless, vital volunteers who help create memorable evenings… Continue Reading Volunteer Spotlight: Black Tie Bingo Committee

Volunteer Spotlight- Carolyn Widdowson

Carolyn Widdowson made her way to Guelph from Brighton, Ontario to be closer to her mother. Seventeen years later, she continues to love living in Guelph and helping our community. With many volunteer commitments, Carolyn says since retirement she is busier than ever! For 25 years, Carolyn taught Junior and Senior Kindergarten and Grade One… Continue Reading Volunteer Spotlight- Carolyn Widdowson

Paul Osborne at Together, We Care Public Launch Announcments

Volunteer Spotlight – Paul Osborne

Paul Osborne joined the volunteer Foundation board in 2016 and has been a strong advocate for the Foundation and the Hospital since then. Continue Reading Volunteer Spotlight – Paul Osborne

Karen Evered

Karen Evered

Karen has been a Guelphite for more than 38 years ago. She started volunteering at GGH in 2011 when she retired from 60-hour weeks working as a director in her family-run funeral home. When she first began to volunteer, Karen took on a job at the hospital’s coffee shop. And she served a term as… Continue Reading Karen Evered

Volunteer Spotlight – Janet Trowbridge

The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital Volunteer Janet Trowbridge retired from her nursing career in 2016. But she still celebrates National Nurses Week (May 6-12, 2020) as a reminder of the importance of nursing to the many health challenges we are all facing today. Janet’s been a Guelphite for more than thirty-eight years, coming to… Continue Reading Volunteer Spotlight – Janet Trowbridge

Volunteer Spotlight – Rotary Clubs of Guelph South and Guelph Trillium

Almost six years ago now, GGH Foundation Board member Terry Manning undertook a 50-day cycling trip that raised $33,000 for the Hospital. It was an amazing personal initiative. Guelph Rotarian David Parr was much inspired by Terry’s idea, and working with him, proposed the concept of a large-scale local cycling event for the Foundation. Along… Continue Reading Volunteer Spotlight – Rotary Clubs of Guelph South and Guelph Trillium

Volunteer Spotlight – Dorothy Adlington

The year that Dorothy Adlington first walked into the General Hospital to volunteer, Guelph’s population had just topped 70,000. That was 1980, thirty-nine years ago! Dorothy and her husband Murray moved to Guelph in 1962, and she worked as a secretary in the insurance industry and school system while their two children were young. As… Continue Reading Volunteer Spotlight – Dorothy Adlington

Volunteer Spotlight – John and Donna Core

John and Donna Core share ready smiles and a passion for giving back to the community they have called home for seventeen years. Originally a dairy farmer, John, a graduate of the University of Guelph, was CEO of the Canadian Dairy Commission before retiring in 2012.   He is a member of the board of Agricorp,… Continue Reading Volunteer Spotlight – John and Donna Core