Volunteer Spotlight – Steve Pierce

Posted November 4, 2019 by

At Chalmers Community Services Centre, we run on the power of volunteers. You’ve probably met a lot of them if you’ve walked into either of our locations when we’re open to the community during the week. However, there are a lot of volunteers you may never see, because they are busy working behind-the-scenes. For instance, […]

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Creating a Welcoming Place

Posted October 15, 2019 by

Here at Chalmers Community Services Centre (CCSC), we work really hard to ensure both our locations are welcoming and safe places for all. We prioritize a dignified approach and our volunteers and staff are tasked with treating everyone who walks through our doors with respect. In practice, though, respectfully welcoming every single person can be […]

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Games! Knitting! English Conversation!

Posted October 8, 2019 by

In partnership with Immigrant Services, we will be offering a social group at our Chalmers West location on Thursdays between 9 and 10 am, where we’ll be knitting and playing games together. Fun, right? So, we are seeking donations of yarn, needles, scissors, beads, string. As well, donations of games like chess, backgammon and decks […]

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Chalmers Feeds the Soul

Posted September 10, 2019 by

“Chalmers feeds the soul as well as the body” is a quote from one of our supporters when talking about the service that Chalmers provides. Several years ago when CCSC conducted a guest survey to find out what we could do better or more, the #1 response we received was “more social time”. Out of […]

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Volunteer Spotlight – Families

Posted September 5, 2019 by

We have over 90 volunteers who do all the things here at Chalmers Community Services Centre (CCSC). That’s really a lot of people. Sometimes I wonder if that’s right. Like, NINETY? Sheesh. But, yes. Ninety. What’s neat is that a lot of those people are related to each other. Some folks, they start volunteering together […]

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Volunteer Spotlight – Pauline Zeijlstra

Posted August 8, 2019 by

If you have been to our Chalmers West location, you have probably met Pauline, as she has been volunteering in the portable at 577 Willow Road for over 10 years. We’re not sure what time she arrives on a Thursday morning, but it’s probably dark and you were probably still sleeping. She portions skim milk […]

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Meet Barb Anderson: Donor Management Clerk Extraordinaire

Posted August 8, 2019 by

Since arriving in Guelph in 2001, I have been aware of the vital work that Chalmers Community Services has been doing, initially out of Chalmers United Church, then on Baker Street and now in the new surroundings on Macdonell. And as a donor, I have always been impressed with how welcoming and friendly all of […]

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A Note from Peter Gill

Posted July 4, 2019 by

In April 2017 my term as board chair of Chalmers Community Services Centre came to an end. During that term the organization had seen some major changes – the “Serving Families” initiative which meant that we were including all family members in our food program, the purchase of our downtown location and the start of […]

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Volunteering at Chalmers

Posted July 2, 2019 by

Have you been thinking about volunteering at Chalmers Community Services Centre (CCSC), but aren’t really sure if it’s, well, for you? Do you think it’s too time consuming to volunteer here? Or that we don’t need you? Or that you don’t have the skills we’re seeking?  The thing is, there are all kinds of ways […]

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