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Find a good cause and go for it! Whether it’s your first time volunteering or you are a seasoned veteran, we've got you covered. What type of non-profit organization do you want to volunteer for? What kind of volunteering do you want to do? Who do you want to help? You can search below for these and other preferences. If you aren’t sure exactly what you are looking for, start a wide search then narrow it down.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Organization: Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
This position supports the team in the administration of ASORC's education program. The responsibilities are:
-Schedule training sessions
-Update flyers
-Prepare reports ( must be strong in Excel )
-Conduct Surveys
-Assist in the coordination of the administration of Dementia Basics course
Location: 1750 Russell Rd. Suite 1742
Deadline: Apr 28, 2017
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Organization: Christie Lake Kids
Christie Lake Kids Requires a team of trained individuals to provide NLS and First Aid care/support for our event June 3rd.

Location: Mooney's Bay
Deadline: Apr 13, 2017
Organization: Mothercraft Ottawa
Come celebrate our 10th Anniversary and help
make this year our best yet! All proceeds going to
Mothercraft Ottawa’s Birth and Parent Companion Program.
A program committed to changing the lives of at risk families in our community by providing prenatal, labour and delivery, postpartum and parenting support.
There are many different opportunities for this event: Set up, tear down, crafts, concessions, gate control, runners, etc.
Location: Lincoln Fields Mall
2525 Carling Avenue, Ottawa ON
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Organization: Living Healthy Champlain
Peer Leader Training is four 8-hour days. This training will consist of two days the first week (November 20 & 21, 2017) and two the following week (November 27 & 28, 2017). Training will be held in English.

Workshop Leaders are dedicated community volunteers who empower participants to better manage their chronic conditions and to live a healthy life. Leaders typically have first-hand experience with a chronic condition themselves. They apply and model self-management skills in their own lives. Leaders may be lay people or health care professionals. Regardless, they act as peers when leading the workshop, not as health experts. Two Peer Leaders always work together to deliver the workshops.
Location: 43 Bruyere st. Ottawa, On. K1N5C8
Deadline: Jun 19, 2017
Organization: Living Healthy Champlain
Chronic Pain Peer Leader Training is four 8-hour days. This training will consist of two days the first week (September 11 & 12) and two days the following week (September 18 & 19). The training will be held in English. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided. There is no fee to attend the training. Leaders are individuals interested in teaching and empowering others to better manage their chronic pain and to live a healthy life. As a leader, you will have the satisfying task of integrating the contents of the program and learning group facilitation skills that can be transferred to other areas of your life. Most importantly, you will watch people affected by chronic conditions successfully manage their health conditions by using the skills and tools that you have shared with them. Leaders may be lay people or health care professionals. Regardless, they act as peers when leading the workshop, not as health experts. Two Peer Leaders always work together to deliver the workshops. It is preferred that the leaders themselves live with chronic pain. *Living Healthy Champlain will contact all registrants as part of the screening process.
Location: 43 Bruyere Street, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jun 19, 2017
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Organization: Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
Woodworker needed to support resident craft activities, weekday daytime. Machines in the shop include bandsaws, table saw, mitre saw, drill press, 601D sander, router, planer, jointer and many hand tools Candidate needs to be proficient on the safe use of above machinery. We need a candidate who works well with others, is able to follow shop procedures and rules, and likes production work. You should also enjoy working with others and possess a sense of humour. Come and be part of our team
Location: 1750 Russell Road, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jun 15, 2017
Organization: The Council on Aging of Ottawa
Our committee members play an important role in guiding the actions of both our issues committees and our administrative committees. We are always seeking seniors, professionals and community members who are passionate about seniors’ issues and desiring change.

Administrative Committee Members – Our administrative committees deal with specific issues in the growth and development the organization. We are currently seeking individuals with skills in the areas of Communications, Membership, Sponsorship and Resources & Development.

Issues Committees – Our issues committees include housing, transportation, health and more. At this time, we are particularly seeking individuals to take on leadership roles within our Education Committee. Please do contact us if any of our committees are of interest to you!
Location: 1247 Kilborn Place
Deadline: Apr 14, 2017
Organization: The Council on Aging of Ottawa
Our committee members play an important role in guiding the actions of both our issues committees and our administrative committees. We are always seeking seniors, professionals and community members who are passionate about seniors’ issues and desiring change.

Issues Committees – Our issues committees include housing, transportation, health and more. At this time, we are particularly seeking individuals to take on leadership roles within our Education Committee. Please do contact us if any of our committees are of interest to you!

Administrative Committee Members – Our administrative committees deal with specific issues in the growth and development the organization. We are currently seeking individuals with skills in the areas of Communications, Membership, Sponsorship and Resources & Development.
Location: 1247 Kilborn Place
Deadline: Apr 14, 2017
Organization: The Council on Aging of Ottawa
Event Volunteers – Led by our Volunteer Coordinator, our event volunteers take care of all the details! Opportunities include greeting people, registration, setting up the coffee, and preparing handouts. These volunteers ensure that everyone is well taken care of at our events. We have an amazing team already but we are currently looking for others to join this team. There are normally no events in the summer.
Location: 1247 Kilborn Place
Deadline: Apr 28, 2017
Organization: The Council on Aging of Ottawa
Our Volunteer Coordinator will familiarize themselves with the interests and abilities of the volunteers, respond to expressions of interest, and assign volunteers for specific events. The ideal volunteer would have excellent leadership and people skills and would enjoy working with others. We currently hold about 15 events each year requiring volunteers and we recruit on an ongoing basis..
Location: 1247 Kilborn Place
Deadline: Apr 14, 2017
Organization: The Council on Aging of Ottawa
The Chair of our Transportation Committee will work with the Executive Director, the Board and a very active committee to provide leadership in addressing the transportation needs of seniors in Ottawa. There are sub-committees with Chairs as well.
Location: 1247 Kilborn Place
Deadline: Apr 14, 2017
Organization: The Council on Aging of Ottawa
The Chair of our Education Committee will work with the Executive Director, the Board, and an active committee to provide leadership to our educational programming on issues that are important to seniors.
Location: 1247 Kilborn Place
Deadline: Apr 7, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Charmaine has a unique ability to explore areas and find quiet, hidden gems. She would benefit from an intentional friendship from someone who enjoys walking, learning new things and chatting one-on-one over a cup of coffee.

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!

This short video will give you a flavour of what to expect from an intentional friendship - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-Ejl-16pzs

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222


Location: K1N 5Z6
Deadline: May 29, 2017
Organization: Fletcher Wildlife Garden
The Fletcher Wildlife Garden is a 6.5-hectare property that includes a pond that we have begun to rejuvenate due to the build up of silt. The pond was dredged last fall and we want to replant the surroundings this spring/summer. Preparation, planting, watering, and tending the new flowers will require a large number of people who visit the garden regularly. Work on this project will mean getting your hands dirty as you transfer a wide variety of potted plants to locations around the pond. Watering and weeding will then be the activities that ensure the new plants establish, grow, and survive their first summer. Volunteers will need to commit to regularly visiting the pond to ensure an adequate watering schedule, particularly in the hot days of summer. No experience is required to get involved.
Location: Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 13, 2017
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Organization: TROtt - Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton
The Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton (TROtt) has been providing therapeutic riding lessons for children and adults with primarily physical, developmental and learning disabilities for over 40 years. TROtt supports the Canadian standardization of therapeutic riding instruction and has CanTRA and Equine Canada certified instructors. We are very fortunate to have a terrific team of over 100 volunteers who, cumulatively, donated over 6000 hours of their time last year! Our dedicated group assists with grooming, tacking up, as well as ‘horse-handling’ and side-walking during the lessons.

No ‘horse’ experience? No problem. We offer extensive training to all new volunteers.

Basic requirements:

14 years of age or older. We welcome any high school students looking to complete hours for their curriculum.
Reasonable level of fitness (e.g. be able to run alongside a trotting horse for 40 to 80 M)
Able to commit to one two-hour time slot per week (or more if you wish). There are 3 sessions of 6 to 15 weeks per year and we ask volunteers to commit to at least one full session.

Location: TROtt
6362-1 Bank St
Greely
ON K4P 1J4
Deadline: Jun 22, 2017
Organization: Fletcher Wildlife Garden
Many people would like to help at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, but do not want to be tied down to a particular day and time to help out in one of our work groups. We have created a strategy that we call “work nodes” that allows you to work on your own, at your own pace. Under the guidance of one of our long-time volunteers, you will be helped to find a small area of the garden that you would like to adopt. It will then be your responsibility to take care of your node, which may require removal and control of invasive species, planting native plants / shrubs / trees, mulching to discourage unwanted plants, etc., for the entire growing season. Time commitment can vary from one afternoon a month to weekly chores — it’s up to you! Tools, instructions, advice, and feedback will be provided to assist you as you work on your node.
Location: Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 13, 2017
Organization: Carlington Community Health Centre
Description of Volunteer Role:
• Promote healthy activity and positive social interaction
• Establish a rapport with an individual living with mental health issues (as a one-to-one volunteer, or with a volunteer partner)
• Encourage independence
• Help to encourage participants toward optimal physical health and decrease social isolation
• Establish activity plan/social schedule with client
Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Apr 30, 2017
Organization: Carlington Community Health Centre
The community kitchen aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment where community members can come together and share a meal.
Location: 29 Van Lang Private
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Organization: Carlington Community Health Centre
School’s Cool is a learning readiness course designed to help children get ready to start kindergarten. The children who participate are between the ages of 3-5 years old.
Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Apr 15, 2017
Organization: Fletcher Wildlife Garden

Interested in local plants and wildlife? Enjoy working outdoors? Fletcher Wildlife Garden is looking for volunteers to plant, weed, and remove invasive species, particularly in our “Back Yard Garden.” The BYG is intended as a demonstration site to show gardeners in Ottawa what local plants can be used to attract and support butterflies, pollinators, and birds. Work in our “Butterfly Garden” involves planting and maintaining a variety of plants that attract and sustain butterflies and other pollinators.
Enjoy working in the outdoors with friendly people starting in May. Willingness to work with a team trumps lack of experience.
All activities start at our Interpretation Centre. Volunteers should dress for the weather and the work and bring their own water. The FWG is best reached by car or bicycle, as public transit is no longer available.
Just come on out, or check our website (http://www.ofnc.ca/fletcher.php) for further information. Messages can be left at 613-234-6767 and we can be reached by email at fletcher@ofnc.ca, but please give us at least a week to reply. NOTE: The gravel road to Fletcher Wildlife Garden is located off Prince of Wales Drive, south of the Arboretum. Look for the FWG sign opposite the parking lot for the Agriculture Museum. Currently there is no bus service along Prince of Wales.
Location: Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 13, 2017
Organization: Fletcher Wildlife Garden
The Fletcher Garden is a project of the Ottawa Field Naturalists that involves a team of volunteers who plan, maintain gardens, paths, ponds and bush property, and also organize tours and events that show to the local community which indigenous flowers, bushes, and trees can be used to attract, shelter, and nourish insects, butterflies, pollinators and small animals. We are looking for a person who can help us recruit, organize, and train our volunteer team in the following ways:
1. Recruit volunteers and ensure they are appropriately matched and trained for a position.
2. Ensure there is appropriate support and training for volunteers.
3. Promote volunteering (internally and externally) through recruitment and publicity strategies and campaigns.
4. Monitor, support, motivate volunteers and their work; offer advice and information to volunteers through face-to-face, telephone and email contact.
5. Attend FWG Management Committee meetings as needed.

As our volunteer co-ordinator, you will use your people skills to interact with people who are interested in possibly joining our volunteer team. You will provide information about what we do and the jobs we need help with. You will then use the volunteer’s interest, experience, and availability to help find a useful and meaningful activity to participate in at the FWG. You will assist in the orientation and training of volunteers, and provide support, encouragement, and feedback to ensure a positive volunteer experience that will lead to a long term commitment to the Garden.
NOTE: The gravel road to Fletcher Wildlife Garden is located off Prince of Wales Drive, south of the Arboretum. Look for the FWG sign opposite the parking lot for the Agriculture Museum. Currently there is no bus service along Prince of Wales.
Location: Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 13, 2017
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Organization: A.P.P.L.E.
Whom ever wishes to volunteer for this particular job will be;
Coming into the drop-in to assist one of our senior workers with The A.P.P.L.E Tree Thrift Shop & some light day-to-day details of the drop-in center. We are in need of volunteers during the week from (Mon,Tue,Wed & Fri) from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Thursday From 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: 211 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1R6H5
Deadline: Apr 30, 2017
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Organization: A.P.P.L.E.
Whom ever wishes to volunteer for this particular job will be;
Coming into the drop-in to assist one of our senior workers with The A.P.P.L.E Tree Thrift Shop & some light day-to-day details of the drop-in center. We are in need of volunteers during the week from (Mon,Tue,Wed & Fri) from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Thursday From 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: 211 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1R6H5
Deadline: Apr 30, 2017
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Organization: A.P.P.L.E.
we accept men & woman, anyone over the age of 18 with mental health issues or disabilities with-in our Drop-in.
Location: 211 Bronson Avenue
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Organization: Ancoura
The Visiting Volunteer provides companionship to Ancoura's residents in their townhomes. The volunteer will help to reduce the loneliness and isolation of the residents. The duties of the position include visiting the townhome where the residents reside, engaging in friendly conversation, daily tasks and leisure activities such ash sharing a meal, watching a hockey game together or going on outings in the community. The visiting volunteer attends monthly volunteer meetings with the other volunteers in the house and with the Ancoura Coordinator to share information about the residents' progress and to plan activities.
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
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
Organization: Ancoura
Ancoura is recruiting new board members. Board members meet ten times a year to provide leadership and direction to the organization. Commitments include attending an annual planning day, participation in fundraising activities and in committee work. They carry out work between meetings and engage with the Ancoura community at the AGM, Annual Christmas Dinner and other events. Work is carried out in a friendly, collegial and professional manner. Board members act as ambassadors for Ancoura in relationships with outside organizations. They assist the Board Chair and Nominating Committee to identify and recruit other board members.
Location: 30 Cleary Aveue, Ottawa ON K2A 4A1
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Organization: Fletcher Wildlife Garden
On our 6.5 hectare site we have sheds, gardens, pathways, ponds and bush  area. Planting native plants, bushes and trees make up a large part of our work, but at the same time there is always other odd jobs that need to be done. Cutting grass, removing invasive bushes, maintaining the pathways , weeding the pond, pruning bushes and trees, scything new growth areas, putting up fencing, maintain the benches & The list of jobs that comes up during the summer is never ending. We have projects that are best done by a team and other smaller things that can be done by individuals. Several groups at the Garden have a weekly work schedule, but others come and go at their convenience. We have two large sheds with a wide variety of tools that can be used to get the work done. Check our website (http://www.ofnc.ca/fletcher.php) to get a better idea of what we are doing. For more information phone messages can be left at 613-234-6767 and we can be reached by email at fletcher@ofnc.ca, but please give us at least a week to reply. NOTE: The gravel road to Fletcher Wildlife Garden is located off Prince of Wales Drive, south of the Arboretum. Look for the FWG sign opposite the parking lot for the Agriculture Museum. Currently there is no bus service along Prince of Wales.
Location: Prince of Wales Drive
Deadline: Jun 13, 2017
Organization: City of Ottawa - Museums & Heritage Programs
The City of Ottawa is proud to present Doors Open Ottawa (DOO), a free annual event that celebrates our community’s built heritage. During the first full weekend in June, over 120 of the city’s historically, culturally, and functionally significant buildings will open their doors for the public’s viewing pleasure.

Where: City-wide event, from Carp to Cumberland

When: June 3 and 4, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm
Building/Site Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteers assist building/site staff with the following tasks:
• Greet and welcome visitors;
• Hand out event material;
• Track the number of visitors arriving on site;
• Act as a building guide and provide building information;
• Ensure line-ups and large groups remain organized;
• Invite visitors to complete a Doors Open Ottawa Visitor Survey.
Volunteer Schedule:
Morning and afternoon shifts are available during Doors Open Ottawa. The schedule is designed to give volunteers an opportunity to visit other buildings before/after the shift is complete. However, if desired, volunteers are welcome to volunteer for all four shifts. Shift times are as follows:
a. Morning shift: 9:45 am to 12:45 pm
b. Afternoon shift: 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Volunteer Requirements:
• Volunteers must be a minimum of 14 years old to participate.
• Volunteers 14 to 17 years old require parents’ signatures on a parental consent form as well as on a photo consent form.
• Volunteers must complete an online application.
• Volunteers must complete provincially mandated online accessibility training (AODA) in order to volunteer with the City of Ottawa. Email confirmation of training completed required.
• Volunteers must wear the DOO 2017 t-shirt during their volunteer shifts
Get Involved:
If you would like to get involved, DOO 2017 will be hosting information sessions for new volunteers on:
• 15 May from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 1A at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, and
• 18 May from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Councillors’ Lounge at City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West.
Contact Information:
For more information please contact Daniele Hamonic at 613-580-2424, ext. 19042, or heritage.volunteering@ottawa.ca.

La Ville d’Ottawa est fière de présenter Portes ouvertes Ottawa (POO), activité annuelle gratuite qui met en valeur le patrimoine bâti de notre collectivité. Pendant la première fin de semaine de juin, plus de 120 édifices de la ville d’importance historique, culturelle et fonctionnelle ouvriront leurs portes pour le plaisir des visiteurs.

Où : Activité qui se tient à la grandeur de la ville, de Carp à Cumberland

Quand : Les 3 et 4 juin 2017, de 10 h à 16 h
Bénévoles pour les sites/édifices
Les bénévoles aident les employés de l’édifice ou sur place à assumer les tâches suivantes :
• Accueillir les visiteurs et leur souhaiter la bienvenue;
• Distribuer les documents de l’activité;
• Comptabiliser le nombre de visiteurs arrivant sur place;
• Faire office de guide de l’édifice et fournir de l’information à son sujet;
• Veiller à ce que les files et les grands groupes demeurent organisés;
• Inviter les visiteurs à répondre au sondage de Portes ouvertes Ottawa.
Horaire des bénévoles :
Des quarts de matin et d’après-midi sont offerts pendant l’activité Portes ouvertes Ottawa. L’horaire vise à donner la possibilité aux bénévoles de visiter d’autres édifices avant ou après leur quart. Toutefois, les bénévoles qui le souhaitent peuvent se porter volontaires pour les quatre quarts. Les heures des quarts sont les suivantes :
a. Quart du matin : de 9 h 45 à 12 h 45
b. Quart de l’après-midi : de 12 h 30 à 16 h
Exigences concernant les bénévoles
• Les bénévoles doivent avoir au moins 14 ans.
• Les personnes âgées de 14 à 17 ans, la signature des parents est requise sur le formulaire de consentement parental ainsi que sur le formulaire de consentement à la divulgation et à l’utilisation de renseignements personnels. Cela peut se faire à la session d'information.
• Les personnes intéressées doivent avoir rempli la demande en ligne de faire du bénévolat avec POO
• Les personnes intéressées doivent suivre un cours de formation obligatoire en ligne sur l’accessibilité (comme l’exige la Loi sur l’accessibilité pour les personnes handicapées de l’Ontario) afin de pouvoir faire du bénévolat pour la Ville d’Ottawa.
• Les bénévoles doivent porter le t-shirt de POO 2017 durant leur quart de bénévolat.
Être bénévole :
Si vous souhaitez être bénévole, POO 2017 organisera des séances d’information à l’intention des nouveaux bénévoles :
• le 15 mai, de 18 h à 20 h, à la salle 1A de la Place-Ben-Franklin, située au 101, promenade Centrepointe;
• le 18 mai, de 18 h à 20 h, au salon des conseillers de l’hôtel de ville, situé au 110, avenue Laurier Ouest.
Coordonnées :
Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec Danièle Hamonic par téléphone au 613-580-2424, poste 19042, ou par courriel à benevolespatrimoine@ottawa.ca.
Location: Various City sites
Deadline: May 21, 2017
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Organization: Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
Recognized as North America's largest dragon boating festival, the four day celebration offers free admission to multiple stages with world class programming, marquee concerts, amusement attractions, sports demonstrations, a variety of artisans, exhibitors, delicious culinary treats, beach-side bar, children s area and non-stop racing. Every year many volunteers help make the Dragon Boat Festival the success that it is. Without the hard work and dedication of the volunteer team this event would not happen. In its 24th year, this festival continues to grow, and it is volunteers like you that help make it a fun and successful event.

YSB's volunteers have been assigned to the Silent Auction Tent. Duties include overseeing prizes and helping visitors with bidding. No cash is handled.

Thursday, June 22nd: 12-4 pm, 4-8 pm or 6-10 pm
Friday, June 23rd: 12-4 pm, 4-8 pm or 6-10 pm
Saturday, June 24th: 7-10 am, 10 am-1pm, 5-8pm or 6-10 pm
Sunday, June 25th: 8 am - 12 pm, 10am-2 pm or 12-4 pm
Location: 2960 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 8N6
Deadline: Apr 27, 2017
Organization: The Kidney Foundation of Canada
We are looking for an Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Leader who will be responsible for and assisting with the Eastern Ontario Chapter.
Provide leadership and support to the Eastern Ontario Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Event Committee as The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s lead volunteer; assist in managing and developing new initiatives and sharing event ideas; liaise with foundation staff to support committee’s goals

Location: 1790 Courtwood Crescent
Deadline: Apr 28, 2017
Organization: Around the Campfire
Around the Campfire is a socialization group for children and youth with special needs. Everyone is welcome! The focus of the group is to empower young people by helping them develop social skills and building and maintaining friendships. Each night participants have the opportunity to sing, move, dance, listen, share, play and have FUN!!
Around the Campfire runs weekly from 6:00pm-7:30pm. There are 2 different locations: Central (Hintonburg Community Centre) and West (Kanata Recreation Complex). Note that there is parking for both sites.
Location: 135 Walnut Court
Deadline: Apr 30, 2017
Organization: Around the Campfire
Around the Campfire is a socialization group for children and youth with special needs. Everyone is welcome! The focus of the group is to empower young people by helping them develop social skills and building and maintaining friendships. Each night participants have the opportunity to sing, move, dance, listen, share, play and have FUN!!
Location: 135 Walnut Court
Deadline: Apr 30, 2017
Organization: Salvation Army Ottawa Grace Manor (The)
We are looking for a volunteer to work at our reception desk 2-3 times per month on Saturday and/or Sunday mornings. Shifts start at 8am till 11am. Volunteer must be reliable, friendly, have good communication skills and are able to multitask. Training will be provided. Grace Manor is home to a vulnerable population, we require a police reference check.
Location: 1156 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Apr 14, 2017
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Organization: Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
Lead Role: Parking Barricade Coordinator

Saturday, May 13, 2017 (Mother’s Day weekend) at Tunney’s Pasture, Ottawa

Summary

In collaboration with the Walk Committee, reporting to the Logistics Coordinator, the Parking/Barricade Coordinators are responsible to lead a team of Parking/Barricade Marshals in setting up, monitoring, and taking down the barricades.


Responsibilities and Duties

• Attend Committee meetings as required.
• Supervise prompt set up of ALL barricades early morning the day of the walk.
• Create roster and schedule for all parking and barricade volunteers.
• Ensure marshals are monitoring the barricades in the route area to be sure it is clear and safe for the Walk for Alzheimer’s participants as well as cheering them on as they walk by.
• Ensure barricade monitors are guarding barricades to ensure no unauthorized persons or vehicles enter the Walk area.
• Help direct Walk for Alzheimer’s participants to parking areas and traffic control in parking areas.
• Ensure traffic control to parking lots and into parking spaces and direct any vehicles that require accessible parking.
• Ensure areas are kept neat and free of all litter.
• Ensure monitors are providing a high level of customer service in dealing with Walkers, volunteers, staff and sponsors.

Requirements, Qualifications and Skills

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Able to work independently and as part of a team.
• Organized and detail-oriented.
Location: 1742-1750 Russell Rd
Ottawa, ON

Walk Location: Tunney's Pasture
Deadline: Apr 15, 2017
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Organization: Centre de services à la famille, Région de la capitale nationale
Le Centre de services à la famille cherche des bénévoles qui aimeraient accompagner un enfant en lecture dans le programme Grands-parents à l'écoute. Nous invitons tout adulte de 18 ans et plus à devenir bénévole. Lors d'une rencontre hebdomadaire d'une heure, vous aiderez un enfant entre 7 et 12 ans à améliorer ses compétences en lecture ainsi qu'à augmenter sa confiance. Le programme est offert le jour jusqu'à la mi-mai dans huit écoles de la région. Joignez-vous à nous, un enfant vous attend. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec Roxanne au 613-854-7010.
Location: École Marius-Barbeau - 1345, av. Nottinghill Ottawa ON K1V 6T3; 1B1;
École Gabrielle-Roy - 3395, avenue Daoust, Gloucester (Ontario) K1T 4A8
Deadline: Apr 17, 2017
Organization: Parkinson Canada (Ottawa office)
Parkinson Canada is the voice of people living with Parkinson's disease and their families in Canada. We are committed to being the voice of people living with Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson Canada has an arsenal of educational modules that covers specific topics related to Parkinson's disease or general education on PD such as PD101.

As such, we are looking for volunteers, french and/or english, to deliver its education programs to a variety of groups, senior, high school students, health care professionals as requested throughout the year. The volunteer may also be asked to participate in health fairs on request.
Location: Various
Deadline: Apr 30, 2017
Organization: Habitat for Humanity - Greater Ottawa
Purpose

The Family Selection Committee (FSC) is composed of volunteers and the Family Services Manager. The mandate of the committee is to review applications of potential homeowners. Applications are reviewed regarding the families need for housing as well as their financial stability to ensure successful homeownership.

The mandate for the committee is to ensure a positive and prosperous outcome from the program, all in accordance with Habitat GO’s Family Selection policies.

Once the committee process has been accomplished, the FSC then presents qualifying families to the Board of Directors for final approval and acceptance into the homeownership program. Through collaborative measures the FSC members play a critical and rewarding role in helping Habitat GO choose its future homeowners.

Duties of Members

The basic duties of the Family Selection Committee members are as follows:
- To review and screen applications for financial stability and greatest need;
- To confirm that all potential families understand the application process, selection process and selection criteria;
- To ensure the selection process follows the law and uses objective, legal and non-discriminatory selection criteria;
- To participate in the final selection of partner families;
- To report on the status of potential candidates to the Board of Directors;

Time Commitment

All FSC members are required to commit to attending the monthly meetings. The FSC takes a recess for the summer and does not meet in July and August.

In addition to the monthly meetings, FSC members are required to conduct home visits of applicants accompanied by the Family Services Manager of applicants, averaging 2 visits a year.

Strengths for Committee Members

A good sound knowledge of diversification, personal finances, creativity, and empathy.

Length of Service

FSC members should commit to a minimum term of 1 year, and are encouraged to serve on the committee for a maximum of 4 years if they choose to continue

If you are interested in a position on the Family Selection Committee please send a resume to volunteer@habitatgo.com
Location: 768 Belfast Rd
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Organization: Parkinson Canada (Ottawa office)
Support Group Facilitator
POSITION REPORTS TO:
Community Development Coordinator / Community Engagement Coordinator
PURPOSE:
To provide education and support at monthly group meetings to persons with Parkinson’s, members of their families, and/or their caregivers in dealing with the challenges of living with the condition. To encourage group members to share experiences, ideas and feelings, address challenges, develop supportive friendships and receive current information about Parkinson’s disease.
QUALIFICATIONS:
 Experience in facilitation of support groups or meetings an asset
 Comfort level in carrying out appropriate group interventions
 Ability to discern personal boundaries and limitations so as to maximize client empowerment
 Ability to seek guidance as appropriate
 Openness to feedback as opportunities for professional and personal growth
 Comfort and ability to discuss issues regarding Parkinson’s
 Active listening and communication skills
 Sensitivity and compassion
 Ability to model respect for diversity
 Background in nursing, social work, physiotherapy, speech language pathology, and/or other medical aspect of Parkinson’s disease an asset
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 To complete Support Group Facilitator training program and continue to pursue further learning & education throughout volunteer experience
 To inform the Community Development Coordinator in a timely manner if unable to fulfill duties
 To adhere to the Parkinson Canada Policies and Procedures
 To maintain a clear vision of the volunteer role with clients
 To sign a Volunteer Service Agreement
DUTIES:
 Facilitate monthly support group, including planning, set-up, refreshments and speakers.
 Report on regular basis to Community Development Coordinator.
 Attend district meetings every four months with Community Development Coordinator.
SUPPORTS FOR SUCCESS:
 Volunteer facilitator training program, district meetings, and individual support from program staff.
TIME COMMITMENT:
 3-5 hours per month, on weekdays (includes two hour meeting and one hour preparation time) for a minimum of one year.

Multiple positions are available throughout Eastern Ontario for either French or English support groups.
Interested candidates should submit their résumé with a letter indicated why they are interested in
facilitating a Parkinson support group to margaux.wolfe@parkinson.ca
Location: Orleans, Ontario
Deadline: Apr 30, 2017
Organization: Canadian Diabetes Association
On behalf of Diabetes Canada & Team Diabetes, I am pleased to invite you to join our amazing Water Station Team, supporting Team Diabetes (www.teamdiabetes.ca) at the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, May 27 & 28, 2017!

On Sunday, May 28th over 20,000 runners depend on Nuun electrolytes, water, gels, sponges and your encouragement to make it through the half and full marathon events.

Our Water Station team will greet the runners and walkers and will help hydrate and motivate with lots of encouragement and cheers as they go by.
Location: Colonel By, near Main Street
Deadline: May 20, 2017
Organization: Canadian Diabetes Association
On behalf of Diabetes Canada & Team Diabetes, I am pleased to invite you to join our amazing Water Station Team, supporting Team Diabetes (www.teamdiabetes.ca) at the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, May 27 & 28, 2017!
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On Saturday, May 27th of Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, water stations will help over 17,000 runners meet their goal in completing the 5 and 10K races.

Our Water Station team will greet the runners and walkers and will help hydrate and motivate with lots of encouragement and cheers as they go by.
Location: Queen Elizabeth Driveway, near Argyle Street
Deadline: May 20, 2017
Organization: Centretown Community Health Centre
***Required: Has taken the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program or has participated regularly in the M&M program or has equivalent experience***

Date: May 3rd – June 21st, 2017
Hours of work: 9:30 – 11:30
Days of volunteering: Wednesdays (ad hoc)


Staff offer an eight-week Meditation and Movement twice a year, in the spring and the fall. We then offer the Meditation and Movement peer-led group, as a follow up to allow participants to continue to practice what they have learned. Meditation and Movement introduces mindfulness-based meditation and simple yoga-based movements in seated position and standing. It is based on Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction programming as promoted by Jon Kabat-Zinn. This program differs from the staff led program in that:

- The sessions are not advertised and are only open to people who have previously participated in the regular M&M program.
- Participants are aware that the program is being led by a volunteer and will be asked to sign a waver re: movement portion.
- The meditations and the movement will be guided by using scripts, CDs, DVDs or, dependent on the background/ training of the facilitator.

Major Responsibilities of the Facilitator:
- Arrives early to get the equipment out and to set up the room
- Checks the room for safety hazards, i.e., obstacles that someone could trip over such as empty chair holders.
- Greets participants as they arrive.
- Ensures that first time participants sign a waver form.
- Keeps attendance records.
- Leads the group through a series of meditations and gentle movement exercises for 1 hour, using CDs, DVDs or scripts provided by supervisor.
- Each session will remind participants to go at their own pace and to work within their own limits.
- May choose a theme for each session and do “readings” related to the theme. Supervisor will discuss guidelines re: kind of readings that are appropriate.
- Responsible to ensure that equipment and chairs are put away.

Qualifications:

Essential
- Responsible person with good judgement
- Has taken the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program or has participated regularly in the M&M program or has equivalent experience
- Good understanding of mindfulness
- Able to create positive class environment
- Respectful of program participants
- Facilitation skills

Desirable
- Experience/training in leading yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong or other gentle movement is an asset.
- Experience/background in leading meditations is an asset.
- Able to lift and move chairs around.
Location: 420 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Apr 7, 2017
Organization: WESTERN OTTAWA COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE
• Provide Clients with hot, nutritious meals for lunch
• Provide Clients with frozen, nutritional meals.
• Assists clients to remain in their own homes
• Provides a daily check- in for clients.
Location: 3865 Old Richmond Road
Deadline: May 1, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Erica is in her early 40s but because of the care she needs due to multiple sclerosis she lives in a seniors’ residence. She would love to spend time with someone who can meet her outside of the home for conversation, coffee and the occasional movie.

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: 70 Aird Pl, Kanata, ON K2L 4C9
Deadline: May 15, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Stewart is in his late 20s, lives in Nepean and is looking for a volunteer advocate to spend time with him. He has Down’s Syndrome, limited verbal skills and autism and really enjoys video games, tv, books - being read to, movies, swimming, music, karaoke, going for a drive or for food & coffee.

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: 1650 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON K2G 4A1
Deadline: May 15, 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: May 15, 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: May 15, 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: May 15, 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: May 15, 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: May 15, 2017
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