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Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
The Heart & Stroke Big Bike is a fun outdoor event, enjoying it's 26th season in Ottawa. If you are not familiar with Big Bike, please take two minutes to watch this YouTube video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozCqPqDxA9Q

We are seeking office/administration support for one to three individuals open to coming into our offices, once or twice a week.

Tasks include working with coordinator to:
- research prospective companies
- compile information
- communicate with team members
- enter and manage relevant data
- administration support as required


We are looking for confident individuals who can take approved leads, and by communicating clearly, and make qualifying phone calls to create opportunities to grow our event. You will be working as part of the Big Bike Team and will receive direction from the Area Coordinator.
Bilingualism is an asset. We need you and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Location: 110 - 1525 Carling Ave
Ottawa ON
K1Z 8R9
Deadline: Mar 27, 2017
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Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Volunteer Ottawa (VO) is leading a nation-wide movement in partnership with Volunteer Centres across the country called the Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge. The goal is to have Canadians give 150 hours of volunteer time in 2017 in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge will engage tens of thousands in making a difference in the lives of Canadians.
VO is looking for a Volunteer to coordinate and promote this initiative both in Ottawa and with Volunteer Centres across the country. Responsibilities would include:
- Develop and implement marketing strategies and tools to promote participation in Ottawa and across the country
- Develop social media messaging and conduct outreach to traditional media sources
- Providing advice and support on the volunteer tracking platform being used to track hours and stories
- Providing statistics on participation
- Securing corporate participation
- Recruiting sponsors for the campaign
- Liaison with Volunteer Centres across the country
This would require a minimum of two full days a week from start date to January 2018.
Qualifications:
- Experience in communications, marketing and/or fundraising role in a non-profit organization
- Proficient in social media
- Experience working with the media and in media relations
- Knowledge of and experience with the volunteer sector
Location: 363 Coventry Road
Deadline: Feb 24, 2017
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Organization: Centre d'éducation financière EBO
Accueillir le client;
Remplir un formulaire d'accueil & de sondage;
Collecter les documents du client;
Remettre les documents au client.


Location: 2-300, rue Olmstead
Ottawa, ON
K1L 7K1
Deadline: May 16, 2017
Organization: Carlington Community Health Centre
Location: Main site, 900 Merivale Road Team: Parent-Child Days and Time: One day per week, flexible (coordinated with the team Administrative Assistant) Commitment: Three months or more. Description of Volunteer Role: --Provide administrative assistance to the team. --Contact families about appointments and reminders, e.g., bus cancellations, etc. --Duties may include: working with Excel templates, creating program and survey evaluation summaries, organizing files and program materials, pamphlet folding, organizing staff directories, cutting materials for programs, etc. --Assist staff with other duties upon request. Qualifications: --Ability to work in a challenging and high-energy environment with a team --Experience with administrative tasks, excellent organizational skills, able to work independently --Ability to use scissors to cut items for playgroups. --Good communication skills, ability to speak in English (other languages, such as Somali, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, an asset) --Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Excel, Publisher, *Word, and ability to quickly learn new software. --Punctual, non-judgmental --Sensitive to multicultural issues --Sensitive to issues facing low-income population. --Ability to maintain client confidentiality. --Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check. For more information about this position, and to receive the application materials, please contact the Coordinator of Volunteers at 613-722-4000 or volunteering@carlington.ochc.org
Location: 900 Merivale Road, Ottawa ON
Deadline: Mar 31, 2017
Organization: Carlington Community Health Centre
Days: Fridays
Time: 2 hours, time depends on room availability
Minimum commitment: Three months
Volunteer will report to: Site Superintendent


Description of Volunteer Role:
• Maintain cleanliness and tidiness of the community kitchen.
• Do a weekly inspection of the kitchen for health and safety issues and report them to the site superintendent
• Return items that do not below in the community kitchen to the staff kitchen and return items that should be in the community kitchen to the cupboards and drawers.
• Inspect the refrigerator for non-labeled items and discard them.
• Document the temperature of the refrigerator.
• Wash and put away any dishes left in the sink and on counters.
• Clean inside of the microwaves and oven, wash the stovetop and counters, wash the bottom of the refrigerator.
• Once a year: conducts an inventory of all items in the kitchen and submits list to site supervisor.

Qualifications:
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Punctual, reliable, and dependable.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to obtain an appropriate Criminal Reference Check.

Jours : Vendredi
Horaire : 2 heures, l’heure dépend de la disponibilité de la salle
Engagement minimal : Trois mois
La ou le bénévole relève de : Surintendante ou surintendant de l’emplacement


Description du rôle de la ou du bénévole :
• S’assurer que la cuisine communautaire est propre et ordonnée.
• Inspecter chaque semaine la cuisine afin de détecter les problèmes de santé et de sécurité et les signaler à la superviseure ou au superviseur de l’emplacement.
• Remettre au personnel de la cuisine les articles qui n’appartiennent pas à la cuisine communautaire et replacer dans les armoires et les tiroirs les articles qui devraient se trouver dans la cuisine.
• S’assurer qu’il n’y a aucun aliment non étiqueté dans le réfrigérateur.
• Consigner la température du réfrigérateur.
• Laver et ranger la vaisselle laissée dans l’évier et sur les comptoirs.
• Nettoyer l’intérieur des fours à micro-ondes et des fours, laver le dessus de la cuisinière et des comptoirs et laver le bas du réfrigérateur.
• Une fois par année : faire l’inventaire de tous les articles qui se trouvent dans la cuisine et remettre la liste à la surintendante ou au surintendant de l’emplacement.

Compétences requises :
• Capacité de travailler de façon autonome avec une surveillance minimale.
• Ponctualité et fiabilité.
• Capacité de respecter la confidentialité.
• Capacité d’obtenir une vérification appropriée du casier judiciaire.


Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Mar 31, 2017
Organization: Carlington Community Health Centre
Volunteer Position: Volunteer Choir Director
Team: Health Promotion and Counseling Team
Day & Time: <5 hours per week
Number of Volunteers Needed: 1
Volunteer will report to: Seniors Health Promoter
Goal: Our choir is a unique combination of singing and skits with a progressive approach to helping Seniors break isolation and improve mental wellness.
Qualifications: Ability and 1 to 2 years experience leading a choir or singing group.
Knowledge of needs specific to Seniors, Flexibility and patience, Keyboard or piano accompaniment, Excellent verbal communication, Leadership qualities Safety/Security Issues, Confidentiality of information, Police records check required
Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Mar 31, 2017
Organization: Carlington Community Health Centre
Days: Fridays, from September 23 to December 2, 2016
Time: 10:00-1:30
Minimum commitment: 2 months
Volunteer will report to: Team Administrative Assistant, Nahla Lahleh

Goal:
The Beyond the Basic Program is a CAS mandated group for parents of children, aged from birth to 6 years old. Parents are given the opportunity to share issues, strengths, challenges and strategies, on a wide-range of parenting topics. Meals and childcare is included for participants.

Description of Volunteer Role:
• The volunteer will assist with preparing lunch for program participants by preparing food trays, setting food on the table, setting out cutlery and dishes, and monitoring the warming up of food for group participants.
• Working with a team of childcare providers, the volunteer will assist with engaging children in play while their parents attend program when needed.

Qualifications:
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Demonstrated genuine interest in children and children’s activities
• Good communication skills, ability to speak in English (other languages, such as Somali, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, an asset)
• Caring, patient, non-judgmental, and understanding of children and children’s needs
• Punctual, reliable, and dependable.
• Sensitive to multicultural issues
• Sensitive to issues facing low-income population.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.

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Jours : Vendredis, du 23 septembre au 2 décembre
Heures : 10 h à 13 h 30
Engagement minimum: Deux mois
Le bénévole relève de : Adjointe Administrative de l’équipe Parent-enfant, Nahla Lahleh

Objectif du programme :
Le programme «Beyond the Basics» est un groupe d’éducation pour les parents qui ont des enfants de six ans ou moins. Les parents sont encouragés à discuter les problèmes, les points forts, les défis et les stratégies à propos d’une foule de sujets liés au rôle parental. Les repas et services de garde sont inclus pour les participant(e)s du programme.

Description du rôle du bénévole :
• Le bénévole aidera à préparer le dîner pour les participants au programme : préparer des plateaux de nourriture, mettre la nourriture sur les tables, sortir les ustensiles et la vaisselle et surveiller le réchauffage de la nourriture pour les participants.
• Le bénévole aidera l’équipe des éducatrices à organiser des jeux pour les enfants, au besoin, pendant que les parents participent au programme.

Qualités requises :
• Capacité de travailler de manière autonome, avec la supervision minimale
• Intérêt démontré pour le travail et les activités avec des enfants
• Bonnes capacités de communication, maîtrise de l’anglais (la connaissance d’autres langues, comme le français, le somali, l’espagnol, l’arabe, le chinois, constitue un atout)
• Attentif, patient, ouvert et compréhensif vis-à-vis des enfants et de leurs besoins
• Ponctuel, fiable et digne de confiance
• Sensible aux questions multiculturelles
• Sensible aux problèmes auxquels est confrontée la population à faible revenu
• Capacité de préserver la confidentialité
• Capacité d’obtenir une attestation de vérification de casier judiciaire appropriée

Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Mar 31, 2017
Organization: Carlington Community Health Centre
Team: Parent-Child
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Minimum commitment: Three months
Volunteer will report to: Maria Cuburu


Description of Volunteer Role:
• Assist with the physical set up of room and any activities.
• Promote reading among participants.
• Prepare snacks and clean up after preparation.
• Assist with cleaning and putting away items after the sessions, including toys, dishes, floors, surfaces.
• Promote safety during the playgroup.

Qualifications:
• Ability to work in a challenging environment
• Demonstrated genuine interest in children and children’s activities
• Good communication skills, ability to speak in English (other languages, such as Somali, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, an asset)
• Caring, patient, non-judgmental, and understanding of children and children’s needs
• Punctual, reliable, and dependable.
• Sensitive to multicultural issues
• Sensitive to issues facing low-income population.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.



Équipe : Parent-enfant
Jours : Mardis et jeudis
Heures : 12 h 30 à 3 h 30
Engagement minimum: Trois mois
Le bénévole relève de : Maria Cuburu, Travailleuse de développement de la petite enfance



Description du rôle du bénévole :
• Aider à la préparation physique de la salle et des activités
• Promouvoir la lecture auprès des participants
• Préparer des collations et nettoyer après la préparation des aliments
• Aider au nettoyage de la salle et au rangement des articles après les séances de jeu, incluant les jouets, la vaisselle, les planchers et les surfaces
• Promouvoir la sécurité durant les activités du groupe de jeu

Qualités requises :
• Capacité de travailler dans un environnement exigeant
• Intérêt démontré pour le travail et les activités avec des enfants
• Bonnes capacités de communication, maîtrise de l’anglais (la connaissance d’autres langues, comme le français, le somali, l’espagnol, l’arabe, le chinois, constitue un atout)
• Attentif, patient, ouvert et compréhensif vis-à-vis des enfants et de leurs besoins
• Ponctuel, fiable et digne de confiance
• Sensible aux questions multiculturelles
• Sensible aux problèmes auxquels est confrontée la population à faible revenu
• Capacité de préserver la confidentialité
• Capacité d’obtenir une attestation de vérification de casier judiciaire appropriée



Location: 900 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Mar 31, 2017
Organization: Carlington Community Health Centre
Team: Parent-Child
Days: Wednesdays and Fridays
Time: 8:30 am to 12 noon
Minimum commitment: Three months
Volunteer will report to: Anisa Bakar


Description of Volunteer Role:
• Assist with the physical set up of room and any activities.
• Promote reading among participants.
• Prepare snacks and clean up after preparation.
• Assist with cleaning and putting away items after the sessions, including toys, dishes, floors, surfaces.
• Promote safety during the playgroup.

Qualifications:
• Ability to work in a challenging environment
• Demonstrated genuine interest in children and children’s activities
• Good communication skills, ability to speak in English (other languages, such as Somali, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, an asset)
• Caring, patient, non-judgmental, and understanding of children and children’s needs
• Punctual, reliable, and dependable.
• Sensitive to multicultural issues
• Sensitive to issues facing low-income population.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.


Endroit : Club des garçons et filles d'Ottawa, 1463 promenade Prince of Wales
Équipe : Parent-enfant
Jours : Mecredis et vendredis
Heures : 8 h 30 à 12 h
Engagement minimum: Trois mois
Le bénévole relève de : Anisa Bakar, Travailleuse de développement de la petite enfance



Description du rôle du bénévole :
• Aider à la préparation physique de la salle et des activités
• Promouvoir la lecture auprès des participants
• Préparer des collations et nettoyer après la préparation des aliments
• Aider au nettoyage de la salle et au rangement des articles après les séances de jeu, incluant les jouets, la vaisselle, les planchers et les surfaces
• Promouvoir la sécurité durant les activités du groupe de jeu

Qualités requises :
• Capacité de travailler dans un environnement exigeant
• Intérêt démontré pour le travail et les activités avec des enfants
• Bonnes capacités de communication, maîtrise de l’anglais (la connaissance d’autres langues, comme le français, le somali, l’espagnol, l’arabe, le chinois, constitue un atout)
• Attentif, patient, ouvert et compréhensif vis-à-vis des enfants et de leurs besoins
• Ponctuel, fiable et digne de confiance
• Sensible aux questions multiculturelles
• Sensible aux problèmes auxquels est confrontée la population à faible revenu
• Capacité de préserver la confidentialité
• Capacité d’obtenir une attestation de vérification de casier judiciaire appropriée
Location: Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa, 1463 Prince of Wales
Deadline: Mar 31, 2017
Organization: Carlington Community Health Centre
Le CSCC est à la recherche de personnes passionnées et dévouées pour faire partie de son conseil d’administration bénévole.
Le Centre de santé communautaire Carlington (CSCC) offre un large éventail de services sociaux, de services de santé et d’activités communautaires. Le CSCC axe son action sur les principaux déterminants de la santé, en particulier l’accès aux soins de santé primaires et les facteurs sociaux qui influencent la santé des personnes, des familles et des collectivités. Le CSSC applique le Modèle de santé et de bien-être et est l’un des six centres de santé communautaires à Ottawa qui font partie du Réseau local d’intégration des services de santé (RLISS) de Champlain.
Location: 900, rue Merivale
Deadline: Mar 31, 2017
Organization: Carlington Community Health Centre
Carlington is seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to join its volunteer Board of Directors.
The Carlington Community Health Centre provides a wide range of health, social and community services. Carlington focuses on the broad determinants of health, including primary health care and social factors that influence the health of individuals, families and communities. Carlington employs a Model of Health and Wellbeing and is one of six community health centres in Ottawa, located within the Champlain LHIN (Local Health Integrated Network). The Board will be working with Ottawa’s other CHCs on a joint strategic plan to set new priorities.
Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Mar 31, 2017
Organization: Special Olympics Ontario-Ottawa District
Indulge Ottawa is a new and exciting signature fundraising event in support of Special Olympics Ontario – Greater Ottawa! All-inclusive sampling, live entertainment, silent and live auctions will take place through the evening. We are looking for set up, tear down and event day volunteers.
*Volunteers may be required to lift up to 30pds. Suggested shifts of 5-6 hours. Volunteers must be 19 years old or older, with the exception of coat check roles.
Event day tasks include: Registration; greeting; coat check; auction coordination; scheduling; and liaising with vendors.
Location: Sala San Marco, 215 Preston St., Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Feb 24, 2017
Organization: The YMCA-YWCA, National Capital Region
Youth Night enjoys a diverse volunteer team willing to share their stories and talents. We often encourage volunteers to run interactive workshops around something they are interested in.
Location: 180 Argyle Ave, Ottawa, ON K2P 1B7
Deadline: Mar 1, 2017
Organization: Ottawa Freedom Centre
Addictions worker to do counselling with clients
With Education or Experience
Location: 265 Montreal Rd
Deadline: Mar 3, 2017
Organization: Ottawa Freedom Centre
Social service worker needed to do counselling, support and/or community services for clients.
With education or experience.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd
Deadline: Mar 3, 2017
Organization: Ancoura
The Visiting Volunteer provides companionship to Ancoura's residents in their townhomes and will spend time with them in the community and on outings. The volunteer will help to reduce their loneliness and isolation as well as build community amongst the residents. The duties of the position include visiting the townhome where the residents reside, engaging in friendly conversation, daily tasks and leisure activities as well as attending monthly volunteer meetings and meeting with the Ancoura coordinator to advise on resident's needs.
Location: Our office is at 30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa ON K2A 4A1 and five of our townhomes are located in the west end of Ottawa and one is in the east.
Deadline: Apr 28, 2017
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Organization: Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Mental Health Services , the Front Desk Receptionist provides administrative, reception and data entry support to the programs delivered in Mental Health Services in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Bureau.

Principal Duties:
• Answer telephones, provide information on services, and direct callers to the appropriate person
• Greet visitors and direct as appropriate
• Coordinate courier services, sort mail
• Provide assistance to Administrative Assistant and DSDI coordinator as required
• Word processing documents as required
• Maintain office supply inventory, order as required
• Make photocopies as required
• Prepare information packages or other packages for mailing
• Follow safe work practices as established by the Bureau

Job Specifications/Qualifications:
• Fluently bilingual (English & French)
• Able to communicate in a positive, polite and respectful manner
• Able to communicate effectively with different cultural groups
• Excellent telephone manner
• Able to use a multi-line telephone
• Able to use a computer for data entry, word processing and internet search
• Punctual and reliable in coming in for scheduled shifts, or phoning in advance if unavailable or sick.
• Able to work well both independently and as part of a team
• Able to accept supervision and direction
• Able to maintain confidentiality
• Knowledge of the needs, interests and concerns of marginalized youth
• Non-judgmental and accepting of diversity

Time Commitment:
Volunteers are asked to select a minimum of one 4 hour shift per week from 4 – 8 pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays, for a minimum period of three months. Volunteers wishing to work less than a 4 hour shift may be considered at the discretion of the supervisor.

Screening:
• Volunteer Application
• Interview with Human Resources and the Assistant Director of Mental Health Services
• References (2)
• Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector
• TB Test

Information/Training Provided:
• General orientation with Human Resources staff for Volunteer Policy Manual review
• Specific on-site orientation with the Assistant Director of Mental Health Services
• Periodic training and development opportunities

Disclaimer:
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the volunteer. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities required. Volunteers may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Location: 2301 Carling Ave.
Deadline: May 16, 2017
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Organization: Blair Court Community House
Volunteer Bollywood dance coach/instructor needed to help facilitate a program for children and youth of the Blair Court community in Spring 2017 on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-7:30pm. Volunteer must have extensive dance experience as well as experience coaching, choreographing, and working with children. Experience working with diverse populations is an asset. The program will run one evening per week at the community house.
Location: 1566 Station Blvd, Ottawa ON, K1G 0M1
Deadline: Mar 24, 2017
Organization: Canadian Federation of Humane Societies
The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies is seeking new volunteer Board Members interested in building a humane Canada. Our organization is the national voice for animal welfare representing SPCAs and Humane Societies across the country. Our collective mission is to end animal cruelty, improve animal protection and promote the humane treatment of all animals. By joining the CFHS Board, you will gain a first-hand perspective on animal welfare at the national level. You will also be involved in strengthening the national animal welfare community and you will have an opportunity to help shape the CFHS Strategic Plan for the future.

We are looking for interested candidates who can offer experience and expertise from among a variety of areas including, but not limited to: governance, resource development, social enterprise and law.

Directors can serve up to two three-year terms.

The CFHS Board holds its regular meetings by teleconference every second month at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time for approximately two hours.

We also get together in person once a year for all-day meetings. The regularly scheduled in-person meeting takes place at the CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference in the spring.

The CFHS Board has several committees on which Directors serve including: Executive Committee; Governance and Nominations; Membership; Finance; Strategic Planning; and the Resource Development Committee. The Board is also well represented on the Conference Planning Committee for the national animal welfare conference. These committees meet by teleconference, on average, once a month for one to two hours.

Interested individuals should send both a Letter of Intent and CV to Barbara Cartwright, CEO at Barbara@cfhs.ca by February 24, 2017.

Successful candidates will be presented as part of a slate at our 2017 AGM on April 8th in Ottawa, ON.
Location: 30 Concourse Gate Suite 102
Deadline: Feb 24, 2017
Organization: Centretown Community Health Centre
Cooking with the Good Food Box:
*We are looking for someone that feels confident in the kitchen and is able to cook independently if given a recipe. We are looking for a volunteer who can help out with the Good Food Box cooking the third Monday of every month. You would be working with one other volunteer, so the ability to work well in a team is key.
Location: 420 Cooper St, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Mar 31, 2017
Organization: The Lung Association - Ottawa, Renfrew County, Cornwall and Area
Join our Tulip Day Team on Wednesday, March 1st as a Volunteer Driver, delivering gorgeous pre-ordered tulips and ferns to our Workplace Champions throughout Ottawa. Vehicles must be smoke-free. Your time, and effort to deliver tulips & ferns is very much appreciated and will make our annual fundraising campaign a huge success!
Location: Various in the city of Ottawa
Deadline: Feb 23, 2017
Organization: Ottawa Freedom Centre
Criminal Justice worker position is now available.
The primary goal is to meet with clients and assist them with any legal issues they may have within the criminal justice system. etc.
With education or experience.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd
Deadline: Mar 3, 2017
Organization: Ottawa Freedom Centre
Social service worker needed to do counselling, support and/or community services for clients
With education or experience
Location: 265 Montreal Rd
Deadline: Mar 3, 2017
Organization: Ottawa Freedom Centre
Addicions worker to do couselling with clients
Location: 65 Montreal Rd
Deadline: Mar 3, 2017
Organization: Ottawa Freedom Centre
In need of a public relations/ community outreach worker to represent our company out in the community 2 to 3 times a week
With Experience or education
Location: 265 Montreal RD
Deadline: Mar 3, 2017
Organization: Ottawa Freedom Centre
Need actors to do a video tour of our facilites as well as a few weekly videos
Location: 265 Montreal Rd
Deadline: Mar 10, 2017
Organization: Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
New Orchard Lodge is currently seeking volunteers who will share the gift of music with our residents on a one to one basis or in a group setting. This opportunity has flexible hours and times.
Location: 99 New Orchard Ave, Ottawa ON
Deadline: Mar 23, 2017
Organization: Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
We are currently seeking a pianist to play during wine and cheese program from 2-3 on Saturdays.
Location: 99 New Orchard Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Mar 23, 2017
Organization: Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
Volunteers benefit from this program because it is a quiet time alone with a Resident giving them time to interact meaningfully through conversation. The Residents sense of self benefits by providing this special grooming service. Manicures are done Sunday afternoons.
Location: 99 New Orchard Avenue
Deadline: Mar 23, 2017
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Organization: Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre
In-TAC, a Division of the Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre, would like to invite you to join our Mentorship Program. The goal is to train volunteers, who have several years of professional or human resources related experience, to help Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP) pursue their career advancement in Canada.
We meet for 5 consecutive Wednesdays from 6:00 - to 9:00 p.m. on 240 Catherine Street to practice some particular strategist for a social aproach to the job search. Then you organize your time to work with your mentee at your own convenience.

Volunteer Mentors are asked to make a commitment to complete the training and assist one IEP for at least 1 hour per week for up to 4 months.
Location: 2000 - 400 Cooper Street
Ottawa. ON
K2P2H8
Deadline: Mar 31, 2017
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Organization: Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre
As part of the festivities for Canada's 150th Anniversary, this initiative will match Canadian volunteers to Syrian Newcomers with similar interests. Volunteers will become friends with newcomers helping them to understand and adjust to the new culture easily and smoothly. They can visit each other, go shopping or for a cup of coffee, explore the city's landmarks and gathering points an do many other activities together.
Location: 2000-400 Cooper Street
Ottawa, ON
K2P2H8
Deadline: Mar 31, 2017
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Organization: Christie Lake Kids
Become a mentor and positive role model for youth ages 13-16. The Christie Lake Kids Leaders in Training (LIT) program motivates youth to pursue self confidence through opportunities for team building and personal growth. Mature volunteers are needed for on-site supervision and engagement, to offer support and guidance. We have three groups that meet weekly: We are in need of 1 leader at the Dempsey Community Centre (1895 Russell Road) on a weekly basis to work with our LIT SR (age 16) on Thursdays, from 5:00-8:00 pm. We also need 1 or 2 leaders for our LIT Jr. group who meet at the Rosemont Branch of the Somerset West CHC (30 Rosemont ave.). Interested volunteers must choose one group to work with, and be available to attend consistently on a weekly basis. Some experience with strengths-based youth work is preferred but not necessary; we welcome anyone with enthusiasm for making a positive and direct contribution to our mission.
Location: 1895 Russell Road, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Mar 10, 2017
Organization: Ottawa Safety Council
We are a vibrant, $2.9 million charitable, not-for-profit organization established in 1957. Help us get ready to celebrate our 60th birthday in 2017 as we chart a new direction as a road safety (no matter how traveled) organization.

Programs include our flagship Adult Crossing Guard program (189 intersections throughout Ottawa), our history-rich motorcycle training program, providing the leaders for OSTA’s walking school bus, the Best Fit Car Seat program, and more. Every day our dedicated staff and volunteers encourage folks to make smart choices about their individual safety and the safety of their families.
The board's role is to ensure that the OSC builds and maintains the trust of the community by being clear in our mission, prudent and ethical in our activities, accountable for our actions, and fulfilling our duty of foresight. Our meetings focus on planning, policy-making, and assessing our progress.
Location: The Ottawa Safety Council (OSC) has opened its annual nominations process and is looking for energetic and experienced professionals to assume positions on its Board of Directors.
Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
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Organization: inStride Event Management
Sporting Life 10k

The Sporting Life 10k Ottawa is a running/walking event that encourages individuals to come out and participate in support of the CHEO Foundation’s work for children and youth with cancer.

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Location: Lansdowne Park
Deadline: May 5, 2017
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Organization: inStride Event Management
Manotick Miler is Race Weekend

The event started with 250 people and has grown to 1500 participants in the last 6 years. The beautiful and scenic country side of the Manotick village makes for an amazing run. In 2013, the Manotick Road Race hosted a 10K, 5K and 2K. In 2014 it was rebranded to become the Manotick Miler which now hosts a 10 Miler, 5 Miler, 3 Miler and 1 Miler Family run.
Location: Manotick Village
Deadline: Apr 30, 2017
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Organization: Circles of Support and Accountability - Ottawa
One-hour Information Session for interested Volunteers (offered twice): Sat, April 22, 10-11AM OR Mon, April 24, 5:30-6:30PM. Basic Training follows (16 hrs) - visit www.cosa-ottawa.ca/training for details & dates.
Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) is a Canada-wide community-based reintegration program that assists individuals who have been incarcerated for committing sexual offences, and seek our help voluntarily, in their effort to develop a meaningful, crime-free life in the community. Volunteers meet as a group and individually with a 'core member' to assist with the reintegration process. We are looking for mature, enthusiastic individuals of all ages (min. 21 years old), from all backgrounds and lifestyles, in particular, recently or soon-to-be retired, who are non-judgmental, resourceful and have approx. 2 hours/week, and can commit to being involved for at least one year.
Location: 240 Catherine St, Ottawa, ON, Unit 204
Deadline: Apr 15, 2017
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Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Volunteer Ottawa (VO) is looking for a volunteer to help update the promotional material for a youth project called ChangeTheWorld.

Looking for someone with experience with Photoshop or Canva. This is an Ideal project for youth looking to gain experience.
Location: Remote position.
Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Organization: Kiwanis Music Festival - National Capital Region
The primary role of the Coordinator of Venue Volunteers for the Kiwanis Music Festival is to ensure that all venues participating in the Kiwanis Music Festival are fully staffed with volunteers during the month long event. This involves recruiting site supervisors from various Kiwanis Clubs and others and ensuring these supervisors are aware of the duties of their volunteers at the venues during their selected times.

The Coordinator of Venue Volunteers will work with the Festival Director in preparing, amending and distributing documentation pertinent to the efficient overseeing of each venue. He/she will also help in making sure festival wrist bands are allotted and distributed to supervisors prior to the beginning of the festival.

The Coordinator of Venue Volunteers will be available throughout the festival to answer questions from venue supervisors and to be the liaison between those supervisors and the festival staff. He/she will also be available to arrange replacement volunteers if necessary in cooperation with venue supervisors.

The Coordinator of Venue Volunteers works closely with festival staff to ensure sites are supplied with required documentation and supplies, and arranges for replenishing these items if required.

The Coordinator of Venue Volunteers will promote through contact with the public, both the Kiwanis Music Festival event and Highlights Concert in May.
Location: Various churches in the Alta Vista area
Deadline: Mar 11, 2017
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Organization: Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Downtown Services and Drop-In, the Food Cupboard & Clothing Donation Sorter ensures that the Downtown Services and Drop-In food cupboard and donation closet is stocked, organized and ready for distribution of food items and clothing to youth who access our services.

Principal Duties:
• Help unload boxes from the Food Bank vehicle upon its arrival
• Prepare food cupboard area - sort and stack items in an orderly manner on the shelves
• Ensure product quality of food through proper sorting techniques
• Scan the shelves and discard expired food
• Clean refrigerators and freezers in food cupboard room as needed
• Check each donated item of clothing to ensure that it is suitable for youth and in good condition (checking each item for tears or stains and ensuring that zippers, buttons, and pockets are functional)
• Make decisions about what clothing items should be kept at the Drop-In, passed on, or thrown away
• Using Drop-In laundry room, wash ALL clothing donations before placing them in the donation closet
• Store seasonal clothing items in the correct location until the proper seasons arrives
• Hang clothes and keep donation closet organized
• Checking voicemail, returning calls and arranging for donation deliveries
• Maintain donation inventory, informing coordinator, as required, of items “in need”
• Consult with DSDI staff if unsure about the suitability of an item
• Ensure room and all storage space is clean and tidy at the end of the shift
• Ensure the sorting area is safe – maintain clear walkways and exits
• Use correct body mechanics while lifting heavy items
• Follow safe work practices as established by the Bureau

Job Specifications/Qualifications:
• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Basic understanding of English language
• Ability to lift up to 20 lbs of weight several times during the shift
• Good mobility required for bending and reaching etc.
• Able to distinguish items that are in good condition from items that are not
• Able to pay close attention to detail
• Able to stay highly organized
• Punctual and reliable in coming in for scheduled shifts, or phoning in advance if unavailable or sick
• Able to work well both independently and as part of a team
• Able to accept supervision and direction
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Knowledge of the needs, interests and concerns of marginalized youth
• Non-judgmental and accepting of diversity

Time Commitment:
Volunteers are required to work every Thursday for a 4-6 hour shift beginning no later than 10 am for a minimum period of three months.

Screening:
• Volunteer Application
• Interview with Human Resources and DSDI Coordinator
• References (2)
• Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector
• TB Test

Information/Training Provided:
• General orientation with Human Resources staff for Volunteer Orientation Manual review
• Specific on-site orientation with DSDI Coordinator
• Periodic training and development opportunities

Disclaimer:
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the volunteer. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities required. Volunteers may be asked to perform other duties as required.
Location: 147 Besserer St.
Deadline: May 1, 2017
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Organization: Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Downtown Services and Drop-In, the Lunch Server is responsible for receiving meals from the Ottawa Mission, serving food to youth who access our services, and maintaining a clean and tidy kitchen.

Principal Duties:
• Receive delivery of hot lunch from the Ottawa Mission
• Portion and serve food to youth who attend the Downtown Services and Drop-In
• Serve food that is the correct serving temperature and quality. Any substandard quality food must be brought to the attention of the Coordinator and properly discarded
• Put away leftovers , record date and keep records of the portions served
• Clean kitchen including serving area before and after the lunch hour
• Clean dishes using the sanitizer machine, ensuring to thoroughly rinse dishes beforehand
• Sweep and mop kitchen floor at the end of the shift
• Follow safe food handling practices
• Follow safe work practices as established by the Bureau

Job Specifications/Qualifications:
(The qualifications are appended to the job description and are not intended to be part of the job description)
• Excellent customer service skills
• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Good mobility required for bending and reaching etc.
• Ability to remain standing for the entire length of the shift
• Food Handlers Certificate
• Punctual and reliable in coming in for scheduled shifts, or phoning in advance if unavailable or sick
• Able to work well both independently and as part of a team
• Able to accept supervision and direction
• Able to maintain confidentiality
• Knowledge of the needs, interests and concerns of marginalized youth
• Non-judgmental and accepting of diversity

Time Commitment:
Volunteer shifts are available Monday-Friday from 12-2 pm or Saturday & Sunday from 1-3 pm. Volunteers are asked to select a minimum of one 2 hour shift per week for a minimum period of three months.

Screening:
• Volunteer Application
• Interview with Human Resources and DSDI Coordinator
• References (2)
• Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector
• TB Test

Information/Training Provided:
• General orientation with Human Resources staff for Volunteer Orientation Manual review
• Specific on-site orientation with DSDI Coordinator
• Periodic training and development opportunities

Disclaimer:
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the volunteer. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities required. Volunteers may be asked to perform other duties as required.
Location: 147 Besserer St.
Deadline: May 1, 2017
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Organization: Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Downtown Services and Drop-In, the Front Desk Receptionist provides administrative, reception and data entry support to the programs delivered in Community Programs in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Bureau.

Principal Duties:
• Answer telephones, provide information on services, and direct callers to the appropriate person
• Greet visitors and direct as appropriate
• Coordinate courier services, sort mail
• Provide assistance to Administrative Assistant and DSDI coordinator as required
• Word processing documents as required
• Maintain office supply inventory, order as required
• Make photocopies as required
• Prepare information packages or other packages for mailing
• Follow safe work practices as established by the Bureau

Job Specifications/Qualifications:
• Fluently bilingual (English & French)
• Able to communicate in a positive, polite and respectful manner
• Able to communicate effectively with different cultural groups
• Excellent telephone manner
• Able to use a multi-line telephone
• Able to use a computer for data entry, word processing and internet search
• Punctual and reliable in coming in for scheduled shifts, or phoning in advance if unavailable or sick.
• Able to work well both independently and as part of a team
• Able to accept supervision and direction
• Able to maintain confidentiality
• Knowledge of the needs, interests and concerns of marginalized youth
• Non-judgmental and accepting of diversity

Time Commitment:
Volunteers are asked to select a minimum of one 6 hour shift per week (Monday-Friday) from 10am to 4pm, with the highest need on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for a minimum period of three months. Volunteers wishing to work less than a 6 hour shift may be considered at the discretion of the supervisor.

Screening:
• Volunteer Application
• Interview with Human Resources and DSDI Coordinator
• References (2)
• Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector
• TB Test

Information/Training Provided:
• General orientation with Human Resources staff for Volunteer Policy Manual review
• Specific on-site orientation with DSDI Coordinator
• Periodic training and development opportunities

Disclaimer:
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the volunteer. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities required. Volunteers may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Location: 147 Besserer St.
Deadline: May 1, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Yves lives in the Ridgemont area and loves playing darts. He is looking for a volunteer advocate who shares his passion for darts and other sports to spend time with him each week. Yves has

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 2597 Alta Vista Dr, Ottawa, ON K1V 7T3
Deadline: Apr 28, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
We have over 300 people with disabilities in Ottawa who are feeling isolated and alone, wishing they had a volunteer friend and advocate through our organization. Most of them will have to wait two and a half years to be matched. Will you help one person to get off of our waiting list?

Being a volunteer advocate is convenient, flexible, and rewarding. We match people one-on-one, who live in locations convenient to each other, and with similar interests and shared activities. You spend time with your match, with the possibility of also including your family and friends. You get together three or four times a month at your convenience, and do what friends do: go for coffee, take a walk, or get out to an event. This can have a huge impact in the life of someone with a disability who is feeling isolated and alone.

As a volunteer you need to be over the age of 18 and make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org OR 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Apr 28, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
À Ottawa, plus de 300 personnes isolées à cause de leurs handicaps souhaiteraient être jumelées à travers notre organisation avec un ami et défenseur bénévole. La plupart attendront 2 ans et demi avant d’être jumelées. Aimeriez-vous aider une de ces personnes à être rayée de nos listes d’attente?

Si vous aimez passer du temps avec les gens et vous êtes disponible pendant une ou deux heures par semaine, nous vous invitons à communiquer avec nous. Un bénévole doit avoir 18 ans ou plus et être prêt à s’engager pour un jumelage de 12 mois. L’encadrement et le soutien continu sont fournis aux bénévoles.

Vous pouvez avoir un profond impact dans la vie d’une personne ayant un handicap de plusieurs façons: en diminuant sa solitude, en l’aidant à réaliser ses rêves, en développant son réseau personnel, en diminuant sa vulnérabilité, en augmentant son estime de soi et en contribuant à améliorer sa santé physique et mentale.

COMMUNIQUEZ AVEC NOUS: mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org OU 613-761-9522 poste 222
Location: Ottawa, On
Deadline: Apr 28, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Chris has a number of disabilities that affect her mobility and mood and as a result she finds herself lonely and isolated. She would really enjoy meeting with a volunteer advocate each week to shop, hang out, chat or for the occasional meal.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 100 Braemar St, Ottawa, ON K1K 3C9
Deadline: Apr 28, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Dave, is in his mid-60s and has recently retired from a job with the federal government. He has been lonely ever since his wife died four years ago. He is looking for a volunteer Advocate who he can meet up with each week. Dave likes to go out to the mall, walk his dog, get a coffee and watch movies and TV. He also likes to play golf and attend both the Senators and Redblacks games when he can.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 50 Bayshore Dr, Nepean, ON
Deadline: Apr 28, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Lowell is in his early 20s and lives with complex disabilities. He is non-verbal and uses a wheelchair. Lowell s passion is music. His ideal volunteer advocate will have experience working with people living with a disability and be someone who enjoys singing and/or playing music. This is a rewarding volunteer experience for the right person, an experience where you will be able to see the profound difference you can have on someone s life. As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health. Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship  someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role. Preparation and ongoing support are provided. People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 4 The Pkwy, Kanata, ON K2K 2B6
Deadline: Apr 28, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
John is a kind and quiet man in his 30s living in the Barrhaven area. Everyone who meets him enjoys spending time with him, appreciating his great listening ability, his expressiveness, his gentle nature and his good heart. John's happiest when he is spending his time doing his favourite activities: swimming and going for walks. John has a disability so he needs support to do these activities. He would love to have a friend to take him to swim at one of the local recreation centres or for walks in the area when the weather is nice.

Timing and dates are flexible, but a firm commitment to spend time each week with John doing his favourite activities is required.

INTERSTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org OR 613-761-9522 EXT. 222
Location: 100 Malvern Dr, Nepean, ON K2J 2G5
Deadline: Apr 28, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Ron is in his early 30s and he has a wide variety of interests. He is a kind and talkative man but he needs a reason to get out of the house. Do you have an hour or two a week to spend with Ron? He is open to any experience that is fun including tennis, biking, visiting the library or the mall.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role. Preparation and ongoing support are provided. People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 676 Lakeridge Dr, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Apr 28, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Alistair is 20 years old and lives with a developmental disability. He enjoys cars, video games, watching sports and movies. His ideal volunteer Advocate is someone with similar interests who would enjoy getting together once a week to share them with Alistair.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role. Preparation and ongoing support are provided. People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT: mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: K1C 1G4
Deadline: Apr 28, 2017
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