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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.

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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: Sep 20, 2017
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Organization: Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
Gift Shop Volunteers assist residents, family members and staff to enjoy a shopping experience in the comfort of our Seniors' Village. We have a current openings for Wednesday afternoons, 12:30 - 4:30. Other days available on an on-call basis. Must be comfortable handling cash,operating a cash register and helping the elderly with their purchases. Minimimum time for this position is 6 months. Please apply online at: https://www.perleyrideau.ca/article/volunteers-119.asp
Location: 1750 Russell Rd., Ottawa. ON
Deadline: Sep 15, 2017
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Organization: Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
The 27th Annual Ottawa Lebanese Festival is here and the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is looking for fantastic volunteers like YOU to make this event a success! Join us on July 19 to July 23 to help sell raffle tickets all while celebrating five days of marvelous Middle Eastern food, entertainment and genuine tradition.

Anyone interested is asked to please contact Sam at sdevries@ottawacancer.ca OR 613-247-3527 ext.215 and include your name, age, email and which date and time you are available.
Location: St. Elias Cathedral (750 Ridgewood Ave, Ottawa, ON K1V 6N1)
Deadline: Jul 17, 2017
Organization: Bytown Museum
This is a wonderful opportunity to volunteer during the BYTOWN MUSEUM's 100th Anniversary programming week, July 2 to 8, 2017. As a valued volunteer, you will be helping with the special event throughout the week: meet and greet, setting up the sitting around the stage, helping with lemonade making, ice cream sales, the photo booth, the time capsule, the children's crafts and activities, information booth, assisting our visitors and helping to take down the chairs and close the stage at night. You will be working with staff, other volunteers and our amazing visitors.
Location: 1 Canal Lane (at the Ottawa Locks on the Rideau Canal)
Deadline: Aug 31, 2017
Organization: Around the Campfire
In Partnership with Around the Campfire,( a socialization Group for children with special needs) Just For Kicks offers children with special needs an opportunity to develop social skills and soccer skills. Children have the opportunity to be on a team and play a game each week.
What is Just for Kicks?
Children ages 5-18 with developmental disabilities can get active and have fun while learning soccer-related skills. Activities are tailored to suit the intellectual and physical abilities of each child. No athletic experience required. Watch from the sidelines while your child makes friends and participates in a lively summer pastime.

Volunteer
This program runs entirely on volunteer power. Please spread the word to others who may be interested in lending a hand. We strive to give our players 1:1 support out on the field. There is no need to sign up in advance, simply show up as your schedule permits. Volunteers of any age or ability are welcome. High school students can receive volunteer hours toward their diploma (Grade 8 grads as well). Several of our players can benefit from strong athletic and/or experienced volunteers, so please consider donating some tome if you fit the bill.

If you or someone you know would like to be involved in this worthwhile program, please contact Shannon Mallen at JustforKicks@OttawaCitySoccer.com to receive email updates.
Location: 135 Walnut Court
Deadline: Jul 16, 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!!

Summer session if for the month of July. We meet every Wednesday from 6-7:30pm at the Hintonburg Community Centre.
Location: 135 Walnut Court
Deadline: Jul 4, 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.
Summer session is for the month of July.
Location: 135 Walnut Court
Deadline: Jul 4, 2017
Organization: Onyx Community Services
Must have organizational skills, experience in mental health counselling
Location: 265 Montreal Rd.
Deadline: Jul 31, 2017
Organization: Onyx Community Services
Life Coach and or MSW for one on one counselling, flexible hours,. areas include, addictions, stress Management, Anger Management, general Counselling,Life Skills
Location: 265 Montreal road Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jul 31, 2017
Organization: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Our office requires a volunteer to be able to support the front desk, receive and welcome people; to answer the phone, transfer calls and support the administration team.
Location: 1525 Carling Ave, Suite 110
Deadline: Jul 31, 2017
Organization: Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
The Youth Mental Health Program Assistant will work with community health centre staff to develop and implement youth mental health workshops in schools.
The volunteer will:
-identify key issues facing youth in schools
-develop a workshop or workshop series to address key issues
-assist community health team staff to implement program (according to volunteer's availability)

Requirements/Skills:
-Understanding and awareness of youth mental health issues
-Knowledge of mental health, strategies, and information relevant to youth
-Interest in interacting with youth
-Able to get to and from the program site in Barrhaven
Location: 4100 Strandherd Dr., Nepean, ON K2J 0V2
Deadline: Jul 13, 2017
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Organization: Roger Neilson House
Position Objective:
Welcome, screen, and direct visitors to Roger Neilson House.

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Welcome visitors by greeting them in a friendly and courteous manner
• Direct visitors to the appropriate area, informing the department and giving clear directions
• Be aware of safety procedures and carry through as required (i.e be present in the main foyer at all times)
• Maintain the security of the house by following the necessary recording procedures
• Aware of all parking regulations to inform guests, visitors and volunteers of the appropriate process
• Maintain a clean and organized desk
• Receive and record deliveries made
• Be a caring presence for family members and guests
• Assist with office related duties such as: photocopying
• Telephone work as required: calling volunteers for scheduling duties
• Ensure confidentiality of material and information related to the house and its members
• Record hours worked
• Perform other related duties, as required

Skills:
• Excellent communication skills, ability to speak English and/or French (Other language an asset)
• Excellent Customer Service Skills
• Excellent understanding of pediatric palliative care
• Ability to solve problems
• Good listening and interpersonal skills
• Ability to be discreet
• Ability to work independently and as a team member
• Good organizational skills
• Tact and diplomacy in dealing with people

Volunteer Reports to: Coordinator of Volunteer Services
Senior Administrative Assistant – Volunteer Services
Training Required: • Volunteer Information Session (2 hours)
• Volunteer Orientation, Health & Safety tour of Roger Neilson House(2 hours)
• Buddy Training (4 hours)
Training (Optional): • Palliative Care Training (5 weeks x 3 hours)
• Workshops
• Volunteer Meetings
Time Required: 4 hour shifts/minimum 8 hours per month
Position Length: Minimum 1 year
Support Provided: Support and training opportunities
About Roger Neilson House
Roger Neilson House is an eight-bed pediatric residential hospice that welcomes families with children/youth who are living with a life limiting illness that results in increased pain and symptoms and a progressive decline of health.
Location: 399 Smyth Road
Ottawa ON K1H 8L2
Deadline: Aug 31, 2017
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Organization: Roger Neilson House
PLAY AND LEARN
Position Objective:
Assist professional care team with direct guest care as to enhance the quality of life for the child and his/her family during their stay at Roger Neilson House.

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Learn of guests’ admissions and needs upon arrival
• Communicate with Recreational Therapists and nursing staff upon arrival and after shift
• Interact with guests, siblings, and family members
• Be present in the capacity that families require
• Accompany guests and entertain by the bedside, in the playroom and or Snoezelen Room or as required
• Support families as needed
• Ensure confidentiality of materials and information related to the house and it’s guests
• Record hours worked
• Perform other related duties, as required

Skills:
• Demonstrated genuine interest in children and families
• Experience interacting with people with special needs
• Excellent understanding of pediatric palliative care
• Good communication skills, bilingualism an asset (Other language an asset)
• Excellent listening and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently and as a team member
• Good organizational skills
• Tact and diplomacy in dealing with people
• Flexible and sensitive to the needs of guests, siblings and parents

Volunteer Reports to: Coordinator of Volunteer Services
Nursing Staff, Recreational Therapists and
Training Required: • Volunteer Information Session (2 hrs)
• Volunteer Orientation, Health & Safety tour of Roger Neilson House (2 hrs)
• Palliative Care Training (5 weeks x 3 hrs), within 1st year of volunteering
• Buddy Training (4 hrs)
Training (Optional): • Workshops
• Volunteer Meetings
Time Required: 4 hour shifts, weekdays and weekends
Position Length: A commitment of 1 year, 8 hours a month
Support Provided: • Support and training opportunities
• Access to Resource Library
• Gaining experience
About Roger Neilson House
Roger Neilson House is an eight-bed pediatric residential hospice that welcomes families with children/youth who are living with a life limiting illness that results in increased pain and symptoms and a progressive decline of health.
Location: 399 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L2
Deadline: Aug 31, 2017
Organization: Centre 454
Centre 454 is a day program serving people who are precariously housed or homeless.
We are committed to serving those who require assistance in the form of support services, social recreation, and essential needs. We provide meaningful and engaging programming for our participants. We have identified a need for yoga programming - a service not usually accessible to those living in poverty.

The Centre is looking for a certified yoga instructor to teach a group class on Wednesday mornings to participants interested in learning yoga.

This is a great way to build hours for a newly certified instructor.

***The successful applicant will be required to complete a Police Records Check for working with the Vulnerable Sector***

Requirements:
To be comfortable engaging with participants in a compassionate and non-judgmental fashion
To have proof of Yoga Teacher Certification
To be able to maintain strong personal boundaries
To be reliable and dependable
Location: 454 King Edward Ave
Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
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Organization: Carefor Health and Community Services
Join Team Carefor for our 8th annual run/walk and help us make a difference in their lives of seniors living with dementia in our community!

We need your help!

Friday Sept. 1 (12 to 7 pm) at Mooney's Bay Terry Fox Facility Race Kit Assembly You will assemble race kits for 1200 participants. Kits include race literature, sponsor advertisements, nutrition bars and much more! Free Parking / Easy bus access. Pre- Registration The first person athletes will see race weekend as they come for pre-registration and race kit pick up. Your friendliness, helpfulness, and patience will form the important first impression of the event and of Carefor.

Saturday September 3 (6 am to 12 pm) - Event Day at Mooney's Bay Terry Fox Facility On your mark, get set, Go! It s race day and this is where the action is. Help with registration, race kit distribution, timing chip anklets distribution, water station crew, & finish line greeters etc.
Location: 2960 Riverside Drive, Ottawa ON
Deadline: Aug 16, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Provide first-aid care to volunteers and visitors in case of injury or weakness
 Notify Security Services, as required
 Any other related tasks as assigned by the Team Lead
Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Collaborate with the person in charge of communications and public relations
Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Support the volunteer team in any manner as requested by the Team Lead
 Support volunteer rotations
 Be available for last-minute requirements
 Manage volunteer parking (as required)
 Any other related tasks as assigned by the Team Lead
Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Responsible for on-site field sales of souvenir album and bottles of water
 Support the kiosk attendant (as required)

Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Responsible for kiosk sales of souvenir album, beverages, snacks, etc.
 Responsible for cash from sales
Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Answer visitor questions about the exhibition site
 Support sales of the souvenir album on site
 Support visitor welcome hosts (as required), by providing information and entertainment to the people waiting in line
 Animate visitor activities on site (as required)
 Support the first aid attendants (as required)
 Provide support for lost children (as required)

Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Recruit new volunteers at the information desk
 Support the volunteer welcome host (as required)

Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Welcome and register volunteers (arrivals and departures)
 Provide volunteers with equipment/clothing
 Update the volunteer database accordingly
 Provide support to tour guides with bus groups (as required)
Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Welcome and guide visitors at the main entrance (train station)
 Provide each visitor with a site plan and remind them of the site rules and regulations
 Control the number of visitors on site (entrances and exits)
 Answer questions from visitors
 Conduct visitor satisfaction surveys
 Apply sticker tattoos on children
 Ask visitors to open theirs bags to check for illegal objects (contact Security Services in case of doubt)
Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Sell guided tours at the tour desk
 Validate online tour reservations
 Support the person responsible for bus management (as required)
Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Provide guided tours on the site
 Welcome, inform, and guide groups arriving by bus
 Support the volunteer team (between guided tours)
Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Prodiguer les premiers soins (aux bénévoles et visiteurs) en cas de blessures ou faiblesses
 Aviser les agents de sécurité, au besoin
 Toutes autres tâches connexes assignées par le chef d’équipe
Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Collaborer avec le responsable des communications et relations publiques
Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Supporter l’équipe des bénévoles selon les instructions du chef d’équipe
 Supporter la rotation des bénévoles
 Répondre aux besoins de dernière minute
 Supporter la gestion du stationnement des bénévoles (au besoin)
 Toutes autres tâches connexes assignées par le chef d’équipe
Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Responsable de la vente de l’album-souvenir et des bouteilles d’eau
 Supporter les ventes au kiosque (au besoin)
Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Responsable du kiosque au niveau de la vente de l’album-souvenir, breuvages, collations, etc.
 Responsable de la gestion des revenus des ventes

Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Faire le recrutement de nouveaux bénévoles à la tente d’information
 Supporter l’hôte d’accueil des bénévoles (au besoin)

Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Accueillir et inscrire les bénévoles (arrivées et départs)
 Remettre l’équipement/vêtements aux bénévoles
 Ajourner la base de données des bénévoles en conséquence
 Supporter les guides animateurs de parcours avec les groupes arrivant en autocars (au besoin)

Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Organization: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is looking for Volunteer Callers to join our team in preparation for Heart Month 2017! We are seeking individuals to make simple follow-up phone calls to existing volunteers, thanking them for their support this past February and ensuring they are back on board for February 2018. Time Commitment: We're seeking volunteer callers to do calls during weekdays and one or two evening blitz calling (TBD). The callers will be required to come into the local area office during business hours (Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm). Volunteer callers must be able to commit to 3-6 hours per week on a flexible time schedule. We would ideally like the callers to commit for the months of July to August 2017. Responsibilities: The volunteers must have strong oral communication skills, be comfortable talking on the phone and have a pleasant telephone personality. This position is ideal for students wishing to fulfill volunteer service hours. This is a great volunteer opportunity for friends to work together or for you to put a small group together OR you as an individual will be very welcome!
Location: 110 - 1525 Carling Avenue
Deadline: Jul 10, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Accueillir et orienter les visiteurs à l’entrée principale (gare de train)
 Remettre un plan du site à chaque visiteur et leur rappeler les règlements du site de l’exposition
 Contrôler le nombre de visiteurs (entrées et sorties) sur le site de l’exposition
 Répondre aux questions des visiteurs
 Conduire des enquêtes de satisfaction des visiteurs
 Apposer des tatouages (temporaires) sur les enfants
 Demander aux visiteurs d’ouvrir leurs sacs afin de vérifier la présence de tout objet illicite (contacter la sécurité en cas de doute)
Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Vendre des tours guidés au guichet
 Valider les réservations faites en ligne
 Supporter la personne responsable de la gestion des autocars (au besoin)
Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
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Organization: Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
Want FREE REGISTARTION for the 2017 Colour Run? Volunteer for a shift the day before and you can! Hand out race packets to excited runners on July 14 and race for free on July 15 at Rideau Carleton Raceway.

Choose between a 10:30am- 3:30pm OR 3:00pm- 7:30pm shift helping with check in and earn free registration into the race the next day! For every volunteer that signs up on our behalf, the Colour Run will donate $40 per volunteer to help support the Cancer Foundation.

If you are interested, please email Sam DeVries and include your name, phone number, email and preferred shift.
Location: Rideau Carleton Raceway. (4837 Albion Rd, Gloucester, ON K1X 1A3)
Deadline: Jul 5, 2017
Organization: Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
 Répondre aux questions des visiteurs sur le site de l’exposition
 Supporter la vente de l’album-souvenir sur le site de l’exposition
 Supporter l’accueil des visiteurs (au besoin), en informant/animant les personnes dans la ligne d’attente
 Animer des activités pour le divertissement des visiteurs sur le site de l’exposition (au besoin)
 Supporter les premiers soins (au besoin)
 Collaborer au support des enfants perdus (au besoin)

Location: 285 Laurier St, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W9
Deadline: Sep 1, 2017
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Organization: Meals on Wheels Ottawa - La Popote roulante
Do you have your own vehicle and 2 hours to help on Friday mornings from 9-11 am in the Alta Vista area?

Delivering meals is a simple and rewarding way to help seniors and adults with disabilities in need of a weekly delivery of frozen food and a friendly face.

Frozen routes are delivered between 9-11 am on Fridays. Pick up of routes is at our office at 670 Albert Street (in the Good Companions Building) .

Please note that if you are under 18 years of age you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on delivery routes
Location: 670 Albert St.
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 6L2
Deadline: Aug 31, 2017
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Organization: Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region
The Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region provides a free and confidential telephone service offering suicide prevention, crisis intervention, psychological stabilization, emotional support, information and referrals to individuals of all ages. We help people in varying degrees of distress or crisis who are experiencing a wide range of problems including suicidal thoughts, abuse or violence, mental or physical illness, bereavement, addictions, sexuality and interpersonal problems, youth-related issues, unemployment and more. Our volunteer Crisis Line Responders are trained in active listening techniques, communication skills, crisis intervention and suicide prevention techniques. They help our clients assess their own situations, to establish goals and priorities, and they can link the callers to appropriate resources in the community if needed.

If interested, please visit www.dcottawa.on.ca to fill out an application!
Location: Confidential. Located within the Ottawa area.
Deadline: Jul 31, 2017
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Organization: Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region
The Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region provides a free and confidential telephone service offering suicide prevention, crisis intervention, psychological stabilization, emotional support, information and referrals to individuals of all ages. We help people in varying degrees of distress or crisis who are experiencing a wide range of problems including suicidal thoughts, abuse or violence, mental or physical illness, bereavement, addictions, sexuality and interpersonal problems, youth-related issues, unemployment and more. Our volunteer Crisis Line Responders are trained in active listening techniques, communication skills, crisis intervention and suicide prevention techniques. They help our clients assess their own situations, to establish goals and priorities, and they can link the callers to appropriate resources in the community if needed.

If interested, please visit www.dcottawa.on.ca to fill out an application!
Location: Confidential. Located within the Ottawa area.
Deadline: Jul 31, 2017
Organization: Canadian Federation of Humane Societies
The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies is seeking an individual to fulfill an important and meaningful role as we pursue foundation and corporate funding to support our events. The individual will provide essential research for the development of our funding applications.

Responsibilities:
• Research, retrieval and assembly of background material for funding opportunities with foundations and corporations.
• Assist in the development of prospect lists / lead generation of potential foundations or corporations. This includes web research.
• Data entry of foundation and corporate funding status, as needed.
• Other related administrative tasks.

Requirements:
• A three-month commitment, at least 10 hours per week (hours negotiable).
• Goal driven undergraduate or graduate students preferably with non-profit or other volunteer experience, or a desire to gain such experience.
• Strong time-management, organizational and internet research skills a must.
• Ability to self-motivate, stay on task and work independently.
• Ability to provide own personal laptop an asset. Wireless internet connection will be provided.
Location: Canadian Federation of Humane Societies
102 - 30 Concourse Gate
Deadline: Jul 4, 2017
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Organization: Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
The EPIC WALK is a walk of epic proportions. Each participant commits to raising $1000 or more and then walks an astounding distance of 25+ KM through Ottawa in just one day, completing their walk at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Cancer Survivorship Centre.

Therefore, we are looking for outstanding volunteers like YOU to help out with our event and help make a difference. All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and will have the opportunity to chose their preferred role. Available roles are: Volunteer Tent, Registration, Epic Elf, Greeters, Activity Participants, Tea making and coat check, Route Marshal, Bike Marshal, Parking Marshal, Finish line decoration and Event tear down.

Volunteer with a friend or family member! We can try our best to assign you and your friend/family member to the same position!

Shift times and locations may vary. It's first come first serve!

Day of event: Saturday, September 16th 2017
Location: MapleSoft Center - 1500 Alta Vista dr. Ottawa, ON, K1G 3Y9 or
Accora Village - 98 Woodridge Cr. Nepean, ON, K2B 7S9
Deadline: Aug 18, 2017
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Organization: Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
The EPIC WALK is a walk of epic proportions. Each participant commits to raising $1000 or more and then walks an astounding distance of 25+ KM through Ottawa in just one day, completing their walk at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Cancer Survivorship Centre.

Therefore, we are looking for outstanding volunteers like YOU to help out with our event and help make a difference. All volunteers for receive a free t-shirt and will have the opportunity to chose their preferred role. Available roles are: Volunteer Tent, Registration, Epic Elf, Greeters, Activity Participants, Tea making and coat check, Route Marshal, Bike Marshal, Parking Marshal, Finish line decoration and Event tear down.

Volunteer with a friend or family member! We can try our best to assign you and your friend/family member to the same position!

Shift times and locations may vary. It's first come first serve!
Location: MapleSoft Center - 1500 Alta Vista dr. Ottawa, ON, K1G 3Y9 or
Accora Village - 98 Woodridge Cr. Nepean, ON, K2B 7S9
Deadline: Aug 18, 2017
Organization: Odyssey Theatre
Looking for something to do this summer? Get involved with Odyssey Theatre, Ottawa’s premier summer masked theatre company, for our outdoor production of The Amorous Servant! It’s a fast-paced, boisterous comedy of love, honour, and self-sacrifice.

Odyssey is looking for mature, committed, out-going individuals to help with Front of House (FOH), who are willing to work outdoors in the magical environment of open-air theatre!

FOH volunteers are the patron’s first impression of the company, and play an important role in ensuring a satisfying experience for our guests. FOH volunteers are charged with essential tasks, such as working concessions, box office, ushering, general set-up, and customer service.

Performances take place between July 20th and August 20th, Tuesday through Sunday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. Shifts are in 4-hour increments: evenings from 6:30pm to 10:30pm, afternoons from 12:30 to 4:30pm. We could also use help for these other shifts: August 15th and 16th from 9:00am to 12:00pm for our Family Matinee Performances, July 9th and 10th for our Set Up Day, and August 21st for our Strike Day.

We ask volunteers for a minimum of 4 guaranteed shifts – however, we are flexible, so any help is welcome. Those who complete four shifts can receive a complimentary ticket to the show! (Pending availability)

Bring your spirit, enthusiasm, and love of the arts to help a great team in bringing outdoor theatre to Ottawa audiences!

If interested, please call us at 613-232-8407 or email Matthew at foh@odysseytheatre.ca
Location: Strathcona Park, 25 Range Rd, Ottawa, ON K1N 8J3
Deadline: Jul 10, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Sally is looking for a kind, pleasant and patient person to spend time with her each week. She enjoys walks, movies, crafts and Chinese food.

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: 195 Clearview Ave, K1Z 6S1
Deadline: Aug 25, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Fred is in his early 60s and has a gentle personality. He is easy to talk to and has a good sense of humour. He would like a friend who is willing to spend time with him at the weekend. His interests are varied – going out for coffee/meals, watching movies and just spending time with people.

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: 1880 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A 1E7
Deadline: Aug 25, 2017
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Tina is a shy 19-year-old Taylor Swift fan. She would like a volunteer Advocate who could spend time with her going to mall, shopping, watching concerts and playing board and card games.

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: 1660 Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa, ON K2C 1P4
Deadline: Aug 25, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Daniel enjoys getting out into the community - walking, skating and going to the movies. He would like a friend who shares some of his interests, likes to talk, has a good sense of humour and willing to spend a couple of hours, one evening or at the weekend, with him.

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: 1315 Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2
Deadline: Aug 25, 2017
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Ginny has been waiting seven years for a volunteer Advocate who can spend an hour or two with her each week. Ginny likes doing arts and crafts, watching movies, visiting museums and doing crossword puzzles.

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: Regina St, Ottawa, ON K2B 8B6
Deadline: Aug 25, 2017
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