Volunteer Spotlight

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

The value our volunteers contribute is more than money can ever measure. Volunteers work in our office to help administer our fundraising programs. They are essential to the success of our fundraising events, including Black Tie Bingo and Tour de Guelph. Our volunteer Board of Directors and members on committees like Campaign Cabinet provide leadership, governance, and fundraising savvy. We are thankful for each one of our volunteers for their gift of time, and for their passion of contributing to patient care excellence at Guelph General Hospital.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…