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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

Organization: H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everywhere) Ottawa-Carleton Inc.
We here at HOPE need 1 Reliable Dedicated, individual to be a part of the HOPE planning team in 1 main area. We need 1 team member to join our planning team on the Score Keeper Committee, we have 3 individuals now however we need a 4th person. Someone to manage train and work with our day of volunteers on the score keeping committee. Experience needed would be, a strong leader who can work with other volunteers. You are someone who can handle pressure and a long event day. When you are on the planning team you must come to the remaining planning team meetings that are held on Wednesday June 7th, and Wednesday June 28th, and Wednesday July 19th. you also must be available on event day Friday July 14th and Saturday July 15th. if you fit this job description please get in contact with us. thank you.
Location: 739A Ridgewood Ave Ottawa Ont., K1Y 6M8
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Organization: Unitarian House of Ottawa
Unitarian House of Ottawa is a not-for-profit residence for seniors that offers an affordable home like environment for residents living independently or for those looking for services.

Volunteers are needed to help at our Front Desk Reception. Duties would include answering and transferring calls, greeting guests, ensuring visitors sign in and out, handing out parking passes and answering basic questions about Unitarian House. Training will be provided.
Location: 20 Cleary Ave
Ottawa, ON
K2A 3Z9
Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Organization: Unitarian House of Ottawa
Unitarian House of Ottawa is a not-for-profit residence for seniors that offers an affordable home like environment for residents living independently or for those looking for services.

Volunteers are needed to help with activities for our retirement residents. Activities may include but are not limited to group leaders, individual and group neighbourhood walks, book club, discussion groups, self lead entertainment, one on one visits or facilitators for evening television programs. We welcome suggestions and special interest groups!
Location: 20 Cleary Ave
Ottawa ON
K2A 3Z9
Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
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Organization: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Ottawa Chapter
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Ottawa Chapter, is gearing up for our 2017 MS Bike, to be held Saturday, July 15th & Sunday, July 16th. The MS Bike raises funds to support individuals and their families living with multiple sclerosis. There are over 700 cyclists who participate in this event.

In partnership with the MS Society Cornwall & District Chapter, this years event will start at the Metcalfe Arena, 2785 8th Line Road. (20 minutes outside downtown Ottawa). Cyclists will wind through Eastern Ontario to Ingleside, enjoying a relaxing lunch at Woodlawn Park, nestled on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. From there, cyclists will ride along scenic, paved bike paths which follow the river through the Long Sault Parkway to the NAV Centre in Cornwall.

Students! You could get your volunteer hours!

There are a variety of volunteer positions available and we need your help! We are looking for individuals for:
Pre-Event Prep - June 26 to July 14 Ottawa - Location to be determined 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bike Storage Set Up - Thursday, July 13 NAV Center Cornwall 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Site Set Up - Friday, July 14 - Metcalfe Arena - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Event weekend help - July 15 & 16 Metcalfe Arena, various rest stops & NAV Center in Cornwall - Positions include: Cheering, Greeters, Garbage Patrol, Luggage, Parking, and others
Post-event help - Monday, July 17 & Tuesday July 18

For complete positions descriptions, dates, times and locations please visit http://bit.ly/2017VolunteerMSBike
If you would like to volunteer for the MS Bike, please complete the Volunteer Application https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KLR6BYM

MS is an unpredictable and at times disabling disease of the central nervous system. MS can occur at any age. It is usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, when people are finishing school, building careers and establishing families. It has been diagnosed in children as young as three. Over 1,500 people in Ottawa live with MS every day. With an estimated 55,000 to 75,000 Canadians living with the disease and three more diagnosed each day. Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world.
Location: Metcalfe Arena, 2785 8th Line Road
NAV Centre Cornwall
Deadline: Jul 14, 2017
Organization: Unitarian House of Ottawa
Unitarian House of Ottawa is a not-for-profit residence for seniors that offers an affordable home like environment for residents living independently or for those looking for services.

Volunteers are needed to help with event planning and fundraising. Volunteers will be responsible for but not limited to planning and executing fundraising efforts including collecting donations, planning special events, creating direct mail programs and planned giving programs. S/he will develop and nurture corporate and community partners for the purpose of fundraising and to elevate the profile of Unitarian House of Ottawa. Please join our “Circle of Friends” and help make a difference in the lives of our senior community.
Location: 20 Cleary Ave
Ottawa ON
K2A 3Z9
Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Organization: Ottawa Fringe Festival
VOLUNTEER AT THE OTTAWA FRINGE FESTIVAL Ottawa's largest theatre festival doesn't happen without volunteers. Volunteering with the Fringe has its perks. Join us to meet awesome people, see great shows (for free!), gain valuable experience and, most importantly, enjoy the Festival! Visit ottawafringe.com/volunteer for more information and to register today. Some roles are specific to your interests and experiences while just as many opportunities exist to try something new. Helpful hands and thoughtful people are needed to contribute to everything from the Festival's box offices to audience research, selling raffle tickets to courtyard greeter & info station attendants. Volunteers will need to be available for an orientation session in late May/early June and for several shifts during the Festival June 8 -18, 2017. Prospective new volunteers are invited to attend our Volunteer Open House on March 6 (11 AM - 1 PM) at Arts Court (2 Daly Ave.) in the Studio (Floor 2 - Elevator B). This is a casual drop in event and a good opportunity to meet the staff, grab a snack and see what the festival is all about in person!For more information email Chantal, volunteer@ottawafringe.com.
Location: 2 Daly Ave. Ottawa ON
Deadline: Jun 14, 2017
Organization: Canadian Ultimate Championship 2017
Les championnats canadiens d'ultimate (CCU) 2017 auront lieu à Ottawa, en Ontario, du 13 au 20 août 2017. Les divisions de compétition comprendront Junior Femmes, Junior Hommes, Femmes, Hommes, Femmes Maîtres et Hommes Maîtres. Nous recherchons des bénévoles tout au long de la semaine pour des quarts de travail le matin, de l'après-midi et le soir. Les tâches comprennent la préparation des terrains, gérer le kiosque d'information, bénévole au stationnement, photographe, etc. Pour manifester votre intérêt, To indicate your interest, please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/NY69SMP448jZUWHy2
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Aug 16, 2017
Organization: Canadian Ultimate Championship 2017
The Canadian Ultimate Championships (CUC) 2017 will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, from August 13 to 20, 2017. Divisions of competition will include Junior Women, Junior Open, Women, Open, Women’s Masters and Open Masters. We are looking for volunteers throughout the week for morning, afternoon and evening shifts. Duties include field set up, greeter and information provider, parking volunteer, photographer, etc. To indicate your interest, please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/NY69SMP448jZUWHy2
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Aug 16, 2017
Organization: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
-20 Volunteers needed for FUN event in July 2017.
-1 training session provided, 1 week prior to event.
-1 time event- 8:30-4:30pm
-City Chase will donate to Heart and Stroke Foundation in exchange for your time.
-Lunch and T-Shirt Provided

Location: Heart and Stroke Foundation
110-1525 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline: Jun 9, 2017
Organization: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
-Juggle day to day tasks in the execution in community events.
-Correspond and communicate with event organizers and community sponsors.
-Solicit prizes.
-Execute silent auction, fundraising initiatives.
-Good communication and organization skills.
-Experience with spreadsheets.
-Fundraising experience an asset.
-Start Immediately.
-Approx 10-14 hours/week- May 15- August 2017
Location: Heart and Stroke Foundation
110-1525 Carling Ave, Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline: Jun 9, 2017
Organization: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
-Develop online newsletter promoting Heart and Stroke Foundation mission and the upcoming events.
-Collect/Add email addresses. Maintain a Database.
-Organization, communication skills and Bilingual and asset.
Location: Heart and Stroke Foundation
110-1525 Carling Ave, Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline: Jun 9, 2017
Organization: Centretown Community Health Centre
CCHC Healthy Snacks program prepares alternatives to store bought products for in-house meetings and programming. For accessibility, and to build community capacity, a volunteer is needed to support the participation of another volunteer with a developmental disability in volunteering with the program.

Major Responsibilities:

• Coordinate the healthy snacks program – grocery shop, choose from a list of recipe suggestions, communicate with dietician about food needs, package snacks for freezer
• Support a volunteer to participate in weekly or bi-weekly shifts in the CCHC Community Kitchen making the snacks
• Call the volunteer 1 hour prior to shift
• Delineate appropriate tasks based on skills and interest. For example: stirring, mixing, preparing food to be added to a recipe, cleaning up.
• Communicate tasks clearly, walk through tasks as needed
• Teach new skills as appropriate
• Check-in frequently with volunteer about how things are going




Qualifications:
Essential

• Able to commit to the planning and purchasing necessary to prepare food
• Ability to respectfully work with a volunteer with different abilities and literacy level, facilitating their successful participation in the program
• Reliable, responsible to handle CCHC Hartman’s Account Card
• Experience multi-tasking in a kitchen environment
• Patience, flexibility
Location: 420 Cooper
Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Organization: AIDS Committee of Ottawa
Role Description:
To deliver outreach programming at events and venues external to the AIDS Committee of Ottawa. This includes bars, parties, special events, and info fairs. Other opportunities might come up.

Responsibilities:
• Support development of new outreach strategies for communities impacted by HIV.
• Set up displays with information and safer sex supplies.
• Ability to meet scheduled commitments or to inform the Men’s Outreach Coordinator when unable with reasonable notice.
• Mingle with people at events in a friendly, professional manner.
• Keep track of statistics. There will be statistical tracking sheets in the supply bag.
• Answer questions from community members around sex and sexuality, risk reduction, condom use, and other elements of sexual health promotion and prevention work.
• Advocate for sex positivity, harm reduction, anti-oppressive approaches, and the rights of People with HIV/AIDS to make choices in accordance with their own values.
• Provide feedback regarding effectiveness, nature of questions asked at venues, demand for outreach.
• Check in with the Men’s Outreach Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator around successes, challenges, and changes regarding outreach.

Recommended Qualities and Skills:
• Friendly, respectful, and sex-positive.
• Between 18 and 35 years of age
• Strong research skills regarding safer sex approaches, HIV/AIDS news, and outreach strategies.
• Able to contribute to outreach program design.
• Able to maintain appropriate boundaries at outreach venues.
• Comfort talking openly and frankly about all aspects of sexuality
• Engaging


Training session happening soon!
Location: 19 Main Street
Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Organization: Centretown Community Health Centre
In partnership with community-based organizations, chronic disease partners, community leaders, and others, SCREEN provides chronic disease risk assessment screening, education about the Canadian health care system, and referrals for people who are at high risk of chronic disease. SCREEN also provides training for health care providers about culturally sensitive care. For more information about SCREEN, please visit www.champlainscreen.ca

A team of volunteers is needed to support SCREEN’s community organizing, network building and chronic disease screening work. The ideal candidates will be able to commit to approximately 40 hours of work, spread over a year period. The minimum commitment is 3-4 events per month over the course of the year. There is flexibility in the dates and times of the work.

The position is designed to offer hands-on experience in the diverse field of community health. The role will offer volunteers an opportunity to try out new work roles and interact with people from a diversity of cultures and professions in different community locations.

Major Responsibilities:
• The Core volunteers will assist SCREEN at the screening events in one or more of following tasks:
o Registration
o Help clients complete the CANRISK questionnaire
o Interpretation
o Refer high risk clients to appropriate services and program (forms and resources provided)
o Workshop delivery (volunteers with a medical background, PowerPoint slides provided)
o Hand out and collect the evaluation forms
o Prepare and serve refreshments
o Set up and cleanup of the event venue
• Take a leadership role in assigned station(s) and ensure the quality and accuracy at screening events.
• Assist in the promotion of events and the SCREEN Program among various communities by recruiting event volunteers and distributing brochures and flyers.
• Volunteers can also sign up to attend various community events such as Community Heath Fair and community celebrations to promote SCREEN
• Volunteers may be asked to be involved in the health care provider training about culturally sensitive care if required
Qualifications:
• Demonstrated experience in community development and engagement.
• Experience working with high risk and immigrant populations.
• Experience in delivering presentation/workshop to multicultural communities
• Knowledge and experience working in community settings
• Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
• Attend the volunteer trainings
• English, written and spoken
• The ability to communicate in one of these languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Somali, Nepali, Punjabi) a definite asset.
Location: 420 Cooper St., Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline: Jul 31, 2017
Organization: Centretown Community Health Centre
The Centretown Community Health Centre's Welcome Baby Program requires a volunteer to provide a welcoming environment for expecting mothers, babies and parents attending the pre-natal nutrition program.

Major Responsibilities:
- To greet and welcome expecting mothers and families (parents and babies) upon their arrival.
- Help the staff members and group participants as needed (e.g. preparing meals or snacks, cleaning fruits and vegetables, providing program flyers and resources).
- Help parents as needed (e.g. hold a baby).
- Assist with setting up the room for the program and for cleaning up at the end of the program.

TUESDAYS 9:30AM - 12:30PM

Qualifications:
Essential
- Friendly and outgoing
- Comfortable working in a kitchen and cooking meals
- Comfortable and interested in working with parents and babies
- Comfortable and interested in working with parents with diverse needs; single parents, isolated individuals, newcomers, women fleeing abuse, people with addictions
- Comfortable working in a group setting
- Respectful and non-judgmental to program participants
- Comfortable working with a team

Desirable
- Knowledge of health services an asset
- Knowledge of nutrition an asset
- Knowledgeable about Early Years and CCHC programs
- Knowledgeable about other cultures
- Experience working with families with young children
Location: 420 Cooper Street, Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Organization: Centretown Community Health Centre
Volunteers are required for the Well-Baby and Parenting Support Drop-In to provide a welcoming environment for babies and parents attending the program.

MONDAYS FROM 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Major Responsibilities
• To assist with room set-up and clean up.
• To welcome and greet parents and babies.
• To assist staff as needed (e.g. providing program flyers and resources).
• To help parents as needed (e.g. holding a baby).

Qualifications:
• Friendly and outgoing.
• Comfortable and interested in working with parents and babies.
• Comfortable working in large group.
• Respectful to program participants.
• Comfortable working with a team.
• Knowledge of parenting resources.
• Knowledge of other cultures
• Interest in multicultural diversity.

Desirable
• Experience working with families (babies and parents).
• Knowledge of community resources.
• Knowledge of maternal child health.
• Experience working in diverse multicultural setting.
Location: 420 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Organization: Centretown Community Health Centre
Do you want to accompany families to museums two days this summer?

In this role you would: Greet and welcome families upon their arrival, explain the activity for the day. Provide families with one-on-one and group assistance during the family outing (i.e. push carriage, help on the bus,etc.) Assist staff as needed (i.e. hand out water, help with attendance.) You are: Comfortable working within a large group. Comfortable working with children. Experienced working with children and families. Comfortable with a lot of walking and carrying items. Friendly and outgoing.

The two dates are the following:
Thursday, July 20th: Museum of Agriculture from 9:30am- 2:20pm
Thursday, August 17th: Museum of Nature from 3:30-7:00 pm
Location: 420 Cooper St.
Deadline: Jul 6, 2017
Organization: Centretown Community Health Centre
Be a part of engaging kids and parents in family activities in the Summer Park Program and attending Family Outings! As a Summer Park volunteer you:
-Greet and welcome participants upon their arrival at the park
-Initiate informal sports activities with children (basketball, soccer)
-Assist children and parents with other play options (i.e. arts and crafts, reading books).
-Assist staff with organizing Summer Park resources
-Help with set-up and clean-up

Great if you are:
-comfortable and interested in working with families
-active, willing to get kids involved in games
-comfortable in planning family activities
-comfortable walking, moving around, playing
-friendly and outgoing -have a knowledge of other cultures

Facilitated play groups in the park: 9am-12:15pm
Monday, July 10
Monday, July 17th
Monday, July 24th
Monday, July 31st

Monday, August 14th
Monday August 21st
Monday August 28th
Location: 420 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Andrew is a senior with limited/no vision who lives on his own. He would like to be matched with a volunteer Advocate who likes listening to music, attending live music, enjoys walking and catching up over a cup of coffee. He’d also appreciate some help with some practical things such as reading mail and taking him to medical appointments.

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: 2599 Regina St, Ottawa, ON K2B 8A5
Deadline: Jul 14, 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: Jul 14, 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: Jul 14, 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: Jul 14, 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: Jul 14, 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: Jul 14, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Joanne is 35 years old. She is friendly, outgoing and has a great sense of humour. She would love a friend to go out with to the local bar, for shopping trips (she loves fashion) and to do hair, nails and make up together.

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: 2498 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1V 8S2
Deadline: Jul 14, 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: Jul 14, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Len is in his 40s and needs a friend, someone who enjoys some of the same activities. Len likes bowling, walking, outdoor activities, movies and watching hockey games. One-two hours a week is all it takes to make a difference in Len’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: 900 Canterbury Ave, Ottawa, ON K1G 3C3
Deadline: Jul 14, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Walter has a visually impairment but he doesn’t let this stop him enjoying the gym, swimming, having a beer and watching hockey. He would like a friend who shares some of his interests, is patient 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: Meadowlands Dr, Nepean, ON K2E 7E8
Deadline: Jul 14, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
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: Jul 14, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Jarrod, 26 years old, is fascinated by the future, physics, nanoscience and science fiction. Attending Comiccon each year is one of his favourite things. He would love to spend time with someone who shares some of his interests and who can get him out of the house.

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: 3866 Albion Road, Ottawa, ON K1T 1B3
Deadline: Jul 14, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Miles is a very sociable person. He would like a friend who is patient and listens to what he says. Someone with whom he can go to the movies, swimming, try new activities and may be eat out at restaurants.

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: 911 Watters Rd, Orléans, ON K4A 3K5
Deadline: Jul 14, 2017
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Organization: Matthew House Ottawa: Refugee Services & Furniture Bank
Position Overview:
The role of the Resettlement Intern is to assist in the planning and execution of programs at Refugee Services’ residence. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of volunteers in order to deliver programs according to plan. The Resettlement Intern must adhere to the vision, mission and values of Matthew House Ottawa.

Essential Job Functions (including but not limited to):

 Assisting the Program Director, Refugee Services with programming
 Leading new residents through the intake process
 Assisting new residents to connect with various community agencies
 Assisting in the coordination of volunteer schedules
 Effectively communicating project expectations to volunteers in a timely and clear fashion
 Delegating tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel
 Assisting with practical day to day operations of the residence (eg. banking, liaising with tradespeople etc)
 Attending to other administrative/resettlement tasks as required

Essential Requirements

Certification:
 Clear Police Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search (MHO: RS can provide successful applicant with a letter to present to Ottawa Police Service)

Education:
 Full-time enrolment (or proof of) in a related post-secondary program for the coming academic year (e.g. Social Services Worker, International Development, Conflict Studies etc.)
Proof of enrollment in an academic program for the previous academic year

Skills:
 Organization, effective communication, time management, computer literacy (MS Microsoft Office and google docs) and cultural sensitivity. High level of fluency in English (written and spoken) essential.

Highly Desirable

Certification:
 Valid “G” driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Skills:
 Fluency in multiple languages an asset (especially French), ability to deal with emotional stress of residents

Experience:
 Administrative duties, experience working with marginalised population groups, experience with resettlement

Other

Working Conditions:
 Fluid work environment, some irregular hours

Please send a cover letter addressing all essential requirements, CV and 3 current references (please include telephone number and email of contact) to Kailee Brennan, Program Director of Refugee Services at kbrennan@matthewhouseottawa.org.

Closing date for applications is 31 May, 2017. Successful candidates should not expect to hear back from MHO: RS regarding an interview until after this date.
Location: 380 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa, ON
K2G 6A1
Deadline: May 31, 2017
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Organization: Matthew House Ottawa: Refugee Services & Furniture Bank
The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, screening, scheduling and training volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator will gain valuable human resources experience while providing an important service to Matthew House Ottawa: Furniture Bank. This volunteer role has flexible hours but some daytime availability is required to meet with potential volunteers and to complete orientation and training sessions. Regular hours of operation are Mondays 10am to 4pm, Wednesdays 12pm to 4pm, Fridays 12pm to 4pm and every 2nd Saturday of the month 10am to 2pm. Much of the work can be done from home; however, interviewing, orientation and training must be completed at the warehouse during regular hours of operation.

A computer and internet access is required. Knowledge of Google Applications would be beneficial; however, intermediate knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing software and email and calendar applications is a must. This role requires someone with intermediate English reading, writing, speaking and comprehension capabilities. French or any other languages would be an asset. This role requires someone who is dedicated, hard working and personable. Someone who has a few hours a day to dedicate to this role would be ideal.

The Volunteer Coordinator role includes but is not limited to:

● Conducting all volunteer recruiting, orientations and scheduling;
● Contacting volunteers to confirm their availability or remind them of upcoming shifts or meetings;
● Creating monthly schedules through use of a spreadsheet and inputting information into Google Calendar;
● Maintaining volunteerfb@matthewhouseottawa.org email box;
● Sending out emails when requested by the Program Director;
● Advising the Program Director of any absentee volunteers;
● Maintaining the Volunteer2 database, the Active Volunteer Contact List spreadsheet and the MHO: FB Orientation Manual;
● Promoting volunteering with MHO: FB within the community at job fairs, schools, community centers, etc.
● Keeping up to date with legislation and policy related to volunteering and making any necessary recommendations and modifications to accommodate changes; and
● Advertising and managing volunteer postings through on-line recruiting tools e.g. Kijiji, Volunteer Ottawa, etc.
Location: 340 Legget Drive, Door 53, Kanata, ON, K2K 1Y6
Deadline: Jun 16, 2017
Organization: The Good Companions
The Good Companions Adult Day Support Program is a therapeutic, social, and recreational service for seniors who require minimal assistance with day-to-day activities. The Program Leader will help with making announcements, coordinating volunteers, helping members participate in scheduled activities and program planning, as requested. Day Program Weekly Shifts: Thursday shifts available 9:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: 670 Albert St, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Organization: AIDS Committee of Ottawa
Objective:
• To help in creating accessibility to our services by offering free childcare for service users when required

Responsibilities:
• Engage children and facilitate safe and age appropriate recreational activities, games and group activities
• Help with serving food to children
• Encourage cooperation and sharing among children
• Help keep children’s’ space tidy and clean
• Flexibility to pick up other tasks as they come up
• Childcare volunteers are not responsible for feeding, toileting, or disciplining children. We ask that you connect with parents for support around these issues.

Required Qualities and Skills:
• Comfort and ability to work with children ages 5 to 15
• Ability to form relationships with and engage children in play or other activities
• Friendly personality
• French language skills an asset

Other Requirements:
• Police/Vulnerable sector record check (we can provide a form and reference to wave the fees if you don’t already have one)

Time Commitment and Place:
• 4 hour weekend shifts (2-6pm, third Saturday of each month), at least once every 3 months, with possibilities of additional shifts at other times i.e. special events, Women’s Socials etc.
• Living Room (Drop-in Centre at 19 Main St) or various locations for outings

Training and Orientation:
• HIV 101

Evaluation and Follow-up:
• On-going discussions and support as required

Location: 19 Main Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1A9
Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Organization: AIDS Committee of Ottawa
The AIDS Committee of Ottawa’s Mission:
To provide support, prevention, education and outreach services from an integrated anti-racism anti-oppression social justice framework that promotes the holistic wellbeing of those living with, affected by, impacted by and at risk of HIV/AIDS in Ottawa. Volunteers are a vital part of the AIDS Committee of Ottawa; volunteers aid us in achieving our goals.

Objective:
• Assisting The Board of Directors with minute taking

Responsibilities:
• Attend monthly Board of Directors meetings
• Take accurate and thorough minutes
• Type up draft minutes promptly after the meeting and circulate to all relevant stakeholders
• Promptly verify and clarify any information you are unsure of within the minutes

Required Qualities and Skills:
• Over 18 years of age
• Experience in taking minutes accurately & quickly
• Reliable and punctual
• Strong listening skills
• Strong grammar and typing skills
• General skills in problem solving, critical decision making are required
• Specific skills and experience in communications and strategic planning are needed
• Energetic, enthusiastic and flexible
• HIV knowledge and activist experience is desirable

Time Commitment and Place:
• Monthly 2 hour board meetings
• The second Wednesday of the month from 6pm- 8pm
• Meetings held at the AIDS Committee of Ottawa, 19 Main Street

Training and Orientation:
• Orientation to HIV/AIDS and AIDS Committee of Ottawa
• Orientation to Board processes, bylaws, and committee structure

Location: 19 Main Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1A9
Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Organization: Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
Volunteers who become Friendly Visitors will be introduced to Residents who have little family or community contact. Volunteers benefit by knowing you are making a difference in someone's life by developing a relationship over time. Residents benefit enormously from the sense of belonging they feel from being a part of the relationship.
Location: 99 New Orchard Avenue
Deadline: Jun 28, 2017
Organization: Extendicare New Orchard Lodge
Exercise group runs every Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:30am until 11:30am. Volunteers should expect to feel a great sense of accomplishment because the assistance that they are providing to the Residents have significant short and long term affects on the Residents, many of which allow Residents to maintain or even improve their independence and quality of life. The Volunteer will help with range of motion techniques, cueing, placement of leg weights, and handing out arm weights, all with the assistance of the Restoritive Care staff member.
Location: New Orchard lodge
99 New Orchard Ave., Ottawa K2B 5E6
Deadline: Jun 28, 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 Wednesday evenings.
Location: 99 New Orchard Avenue
Deadline: Jun 28, 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: Jun 29, 2017
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Organization: Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy
The Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy (OYOA) provides youth in the Ottawa region with a continuum of high-quality orchestral and ensemble training and performance opportunities at an affordable cost in a supportive musical environment.

"OYOA is the most unique and rewarding orchestra experience for young musicians in the city."—Najla Fasih, parent

The OYOA is looking for one individual interested in supporting the academy as Treasurer. Prior directorial experience is not essential although candidates must have prior experience in financial administration.

Commitment:
• Regular attendance at monthly Board meetings (alternatingly held on Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings)
• Availability for consultation between Board meetings

Attendance at concerts and other OYOA events is encouraged. Admission to regular OYOA concerts is free to Directors.

"I cannot thank you enough for making this experience so amazing."—Rachel Tormann, alumnus

For more information, please visit www.oyoa-aojo.ca

Join the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy’s Board of Directors!

"I will continue to play for as long as I live."—Janice Wong, alumnus
Location: 2450 Lancaster Road, Unit 38, Ottawa, Ontario K1B 5N3
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485 Donald St, Ottawa, ON K1K 1L7
Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
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Organization: Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy
The Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy (OYOA) provides youth in the Ottawa region with a continuum of high-quality orchestral and ensemble training and performance opportunities at an affordable cost in a supportive musical environment.

"OYOA is the most unique and rewarding orchestra experience for young musicians in the city."—Najla Fasih, parent

The OYOA is looking for individuals interested in supporting the academy as volunteer directors. Prior directorial experience is not essential although candidates must have prior management experience in one or more areas such as: communications, community outreach, fundraising, financial administration, information management (particularly website management and design), event co-ordination, human resource management, or volunteer management.

Commitment:
• Regular attendance at monthly Board meetings (alternatingly held on Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings)
• Availability for consultation between Board meetings

Attendance at concerts and other OYOA events is encouraged. Admission to regular OYOA concerts is free to Directors.

"I cannot thank you enough for making this experience so amazing."—Rachel Tormann, alumnus

For more information, please visit www.oyoa-aojo.ca

Join the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy’s Board of Directors!

"I will continue to play for as long as I live."—Janice Wong, alumnus
Location: 2450 Lancaster Road, Unit 38, Ottawa, Ontario K1B 5N3
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485 Donald St, Ottawa, ON K1K 1L7
Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Organization: The Good Companions
The Facility Volunteer would assistant the Facility coordinator with light tasks. The duties would include light dusting, washing windows, sweeping, mopping and other duties that are assigned from the Facility coordinator.
Location: 670 Albert St, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
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Organization: Miracle League of Ottawa
Assists Head Coach and Team Helper with team activities
Verifies that each player has an assigned buddy
Arrives at field 30 minutes prior to the game
Demonstrates enthusiasm, love and concern for each player and family
Demonstrates high morals and integrity on and off the field
Location: 3659 Navan Road, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jun 15, 2017
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Organization: Miracle League of Ottawa
A base buddy is responsible for promoting for protecting the Miracle League player at all times.
Base buddies assist the player by holding their hand, pushing their wheelchair or leading them in a power chair
When hard hitters are hitting the ball, "buddies" are to stand in front of the player for protection to catch or redirect the ball on the field. (the balls used to play Miracle League Baseball are soft "mush" balls and bigger than a standard baseball)
Buddies always allow the player as much freedom to play his/her own game as possible.
Buddies are responsible for assisting the player to get the ball and directing them to where they need to throw it.
Assists players according to their needs.
Buddies will assist the player to make a hit, circle the bases and score a run each inning.
Buddies ensure the players have fun!
Buddies have a good spirit, enthusiasm, love, attitude and concern in motivating players and their families; gives players lots of encouragement by clapping and cheering.
Buddies become a friend to the player and gets to know the player and their family where possible.
Buddies are expected to focus on the players at all times.
Buddies are expected to arrive at the field 30 minutes prior to game time.
Buddies are expected to be properly dressed to be active and wear the provided vest/shirt.
Buddies demonstrate high morals and integrity on and off the field.
Location: 3659 Navan Road, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jun 15, 2017
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Organization: Miracle League of Ottawa
Game Announcer/Scorekeeper Responsibilities
The relationship between the announcer and the players takes the game of baseball to another level and makes it more exciting!
• Introduction of the teams before the game.
• Call out the name (or nickname, if provided) and a fun fact about each player when they come up to bat (ie. favorite hobby, food
• Turn on the electronic scoreboard and keep the score up to date throughout the game.
• Play music using supplied pre-recorded music before and during the game.
Location: 3659 Navan Road, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jun 15, 2017
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Organization: Miracle League of Ottawa
Canteen Worker Responsibilities
• Greet and interact with customers in a professional and friendly manner at all times.
• Assist customers with orders and suggest drinks and side orders.
• Collect payment from the customer and give correct change.
• Keep a balanced till and ensure proper handling of all money collected.
• Assemble orders correctly.
• Clean and sanitize counter/work area.
• Stock and organize counter/work area.
• Work in accordance with safety guidelines. • Complete all required reports and logs.
Asset Qualifications and Skills
• Food handling certification (For more information, click here)
• Food services experience
• Customer service experience
• Good math skills, good problem solving skills and the ability to keep a balanced till.
• Bilingual (English and French)
Location: 3659 Navan Road, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jun 15, 2017
Organization: Friends of the Central Experimental Farm
The Friends of the Farm require a Coordinator for a fundraising event, Art on the Farm.This event takes place in August, at the Arboretum. The coordinator is responsible for planning and delivering the event. Duties include reviewing and selecting vendor applications, planning the event and scheduling volunteers. This position requires good communication and organizational skills and ability to work well with other volunteers. Please submit your resume to: volunteer@friendsofthefarm.ca
Location: Central Experimental Farm, Building 72, Floor 2, 960 Carling Ave, Ottawa, On K1A 0C6
Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Organization: Capital Ukrainian Festival
WE'RE OPEN!
We are excited to let everyone know that our volunteer registration is open!

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER ONLINE:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclNOQeeoz0bcZtyRdMcm2LInWy3R1LVJl-eR22Vt5nYWoDoQ/viewform

ABOUT US:
Now in its third year, the Capital Ukrainian Festival is Eastern Ontario’s largest Ukrainian summer festival and the most prestigious.

From July 21-23, 2017, top performers and ensembles from across North America and around the world dance, sing and play modern and traditional favorites. Those in attendance prepare their taste buds for a menu chock-full of Ukrainian soul-food-classics prepared from fresh, local, and simple ingredients. Workshops vary from year to year but generally include pysanky, vinok making, ritual bread braiding weaving, and kolomeyjka!

HIGHLIGHTS:
• Singing, dancing and live music
• Ukrainian food village and beer garden
• Marketplace
• Entertainment and nightlife
• “Korchma” after-parties (19+)
• Workshops and cultural demonstrations
• Church tours and sacred music
• Children’s activities and petting zoo
• Free admission and parking

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
- Selling food and beverage tickets
- Helping people with special needs
- Helping set up, keep clean and take down the Festival site
- Green team and Clean-up Crew
- Helping visitors participate in different activities
- Serving traditional Ukrainian food and beverages
- Greeting people, distributing Festival booklets and providing information
- Helping check in volunteers, performers and assisting the stage manager
- Welcome and parking assistance

All volunteers must commit to a minimum of 4.5 hour shifts. Contact Kim for more information, or check out our website at http://www.capitalukrainianfestival.com

We can’t wait for you to join the Capital Ukrainian Festival Family!
Location: 952 Green Valley Crescent
Deadline: Jul 14, 2017
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Organization: You and Me International Foundation
You and Me International Foundation is a newly formed non-profit organization in Ottawa, ON. We are looking for a talented individual to help develop and kick start our French language program for adults/newcomers.

Responsibilities:
• creating a lesson plan
• preparing teaching materials
• checking and assessing student’s progress
• helping students improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skill
• participating in events for the language program
• basic administration, such as keeping student registers and attendance records.

Requirements:
• Teaching experience or background in education.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Bilingual.
• Good listening skills.
• Able to work independently.
• Planning and organisational skills.
• Patience.

We ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months; 5 - 10 hours per week;

To apply for this volunteer opportunity: Please email us (hr@youandmeif.org) your qualifications (resume), your availabilities to teach and tell us why you are interested in this opportunity.

We thank all applicants for applying however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Location: 405– 168 Charlotte Street, Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 16, 2017
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