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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

STRIDE Assistance for the Disabled, Inc., a registered, non-profit, charitable organization operated solely by a dedicated team of volunteers consisting of retired Engineers, former Health Care Professionals, persons with disabilities, family members of a person with a disability, etc. Our mission is to help individuals maintain their independence and improve their quality of life by providing refurbished health care equipment in excellent condition at affordable prices while at the same time saving it from going to landfills.

As part of our revitalization plan, STRIDE is seeking to create a Business Committee to provide expert guidance in the operation of the business. The mandate of the Business Committee is to:
1. Implement the revitalization work plan
2. Provide business management guidance
3. Set business objectives
4. Monitor finances and develop a business reserve from the increased income
5. Provide direct support and oversight to the operation of the Depot
6. Prepare a report on business highlights and recommendations for monthly board meetings

Committee Chair Skills Required

· Experience in managing a business, preferably in the health care community.
· Ability to provide guidance to the Committee regarding management.
· Ability to network with other stakeholders.
· Experience in producing regular reports to the board.
· Experience managing and working with volunteers.
· Ability to read and understand financial statements.
· Understanding of current rules and regulations of running a charity.
· Experience in setting and implementing business plans.

Working Conditions
· The Committee will meet at least once a month. Other tasks will be assigned as required.
· This is a new position being created to provide business guidance to STRIDE.
Location: 43 Grenfell Cresc, #7
Nepean, ON
Deadline: Nov 15, 2019
The Grant Writer is responsible for preparing and writing grant and funding proposals for the Italian Week Festival Ottawa. Please contact us for more details.
Location: 337 James Street
Unit 1
Deadline: Dec 31, 2019
Organization: Foodsharing Ottawa
Foodsharing Ottawa is seeking an Executive Director (ED) to join our team. This is the most senior position in the organization, directing all operations, managing the core leadership team, and working with our partners. The ED is accountable to the Foodsharing board of directors.

We seek those who work well in a team setting and have excellent communication and listening skills. Previous experience with charities and/or non-profit in similar positions is helpful, but not required. Proficiency in English is required, bilingualism is an asset. Diversity of backgrounds and experience is valued.

If you are interested please submit your CV and a cover letter stating your previous experience. Show us who you really are, why you are applying for this position and where you see Foodsharing in 5 years under your leadership.

Eligibility Requirements for Directorships
Individuals must be of age 18 or older and must not be family-members of current board members.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Dec 31, 2019
Organization: GleeCeptional
Volunteers assist the Coach with weekly practices. This may include singing, dancing and leading the group in games and conversation. You may be asked to help with date nights and performances other than the usual Wednesday night practice time.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Nov 7, 2019
Organization: AFP Ottawa Chapter
Looking for 2 amazing people to join the Ottawa Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) External Relations Committee.
1. Social Media Manager- oversee the creation and deployment of social media posts, create and schedule posts, support analytics tracking and other duties.
2. Website Manager - oversee and perform updates / maintenance of the Chapter website on a weekly basis, contribute to the creation of the e-newsletter, support analytics tracking and other duties.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Nov 8, 2019
Want a rewarding position! Imagine how you feel when you just had your hair done! Our Residents feel the same! We are looking for volunteers that will help escort Residents to and from their hair appointments within the Home. Volunteer opportunities available on Thursday morning/afternoon and Friday morning. What a great opportunity to make someone feel good!
Location: 200 IslandLodge Rd
Ottawa,On. K1N 5M2
Deadline: Oct 25, 2019
We are looking for volunteers that will help escort and porter Residents to and from the physio room on Tuesdays the morning. The physio room is located within the home. Come and be surrounded by extremely vibrant and positive individuals. It is a great places to volunteer! Join our energetic volunteer team here at Garry J. Armstrong. Orientation/training opportunities will be provided
Location: 200 Island Lodge Road
Ottawa, On. K1N 5M2
Deadline: Oct 25, 2019
We are looking for volunteers that will help escort and porter Residents to and from the physio room on Tuesdays the morning. The physio room is located within the home. Come and be surrounded by extremely vibrant and positive individuals. It is a great places to volunteer! Join our energetic volunteer team here at Garry J. Armstrong. Orientation/training opportunities will be provided
Location: 200 Island Lodge Road
Ottawa, On. K1N 5M2
Deadline: Oct 25, 2019
Board Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month beginning at 5:30 pm. There are no Board Meetings in July and August. For our governance model, we're a modified collective and a 'working board'. Board and Staff members work together on various committees.
Location: 488 Wilbrod St., Ottawa, ON K1N 6M8
Deadline: Oct 31, 2019
Organization: Ancoura
Ancoura's Fundraising Committee is currently looking for the support of a grant writer who can assist with and, whenever possible, lead the development of proposals for submission to foundations and government funding programs. Candidates should have strong writing skills and an aptitude for collaboration. Ideally, candidates will have had experience and success developing grant proposals for organizations in the non-for-profit sector.
Location: Our office is at 30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa ON K2A 4A1 and six of our townhomes are in the west end of Ottawa and one is in the east.
Deadline: Nov 30, 2019
Hours: Volunteer are present Monday to Friday between 11AM-2:30PM. Volunteer schedule will be determined with store manager.

The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations of their used bookstore at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations of their used bookstore at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

Volunteers in this role will be primarily responsible for providing excellent customer service to FOPLA’s customers, including answering customer questions, helping customers to locate books, selling books, making change, and light administrative tasks. Volunteers may also be required to interact with library staff as needed, and potentially re-stock shelves as needed.

Required Skills: Must be friendly and courteous with the public; previous customer service experience will be considered an asset; knowledge of books and book genres will be considered an asset; must have the ability to follow instructions and work effectively under pressure; must have good organizational skills.

Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation to their volunteer location.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Location: 120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2
Deadline: Dec 15, 2019
Organization: Ottawa JazzWorks
Ottawa JazzWorks is seeking a social media coordinator to assist with event organization, administrative tasks and social media management (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Applicants must be available daytimes on a regular, part-time weekly basis, and must have a love of jazz music. This position is ideal for students or graduates interested in learning about the music business, or anyone looking to get more involved in the Ottawa jazz community.

JazzWorks is an Ottawa-based Canadian not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of jazz musicianship in players of all ages. To achieve its mandate and goals, JazzWorks carries out a wide range of activities including the summer Jazz Camp, monthly jam sessions, and concerts throughout the year.

Location: Pinecrest Road,
Ottawa
Deadline: Oct 18, 2019
About Parkinson Canada:

Parkinson Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease. From diagnosis to discovery, we guide the way for Canadians to live well with Parkinson’s disease through education, advocacy and support services. Our National Research Program funds innovative research to search for better treatments and a cure. A national registered charity, Parkinson Canada fulfills its mission through the generosity of donors and is an accredited organization under the Imagine Canada Standards Program.

We are looking for a volunteer to co-facilitate the monthly support group for people living with Parkinson's and their care partners in Ottawa West. Our support groups meet once a month for two hours and the date and time varies based on location.

POSITION SUMMARY:

To help provide education and support at monthly group meetings to persons with Parkinson’s, members of their families, and/or their caregivers in dealing with the challenges of living with the condition. To encourage group members to share experiences, ideas and feelings, address challenges, develop supportive friendships and receive current information about Parkinson’s disease.
Duties include: co-facilitate monthly support group, including planning, set-up, refreshments and speakers.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience in facilitation of support groups or meetings an asset
• Comfort and ability to discuss issues regarding Parkinson’s
• Active listening and communication skills
• Sensitivity and compassion
• Ability to model respect for diversity
• Background in nursing, social work, physiotherapy, speech language pathology, and/or other medical aspect of Parkinson’s disease an asset

TIME COMMITMENT:
• 3-5 hours per month, (includes two hour meeting and one hour preparation time) for a minimum of one year
• Training will be provided

Active seniors are welcome! If you are interested in joining a team that makes a tremendous difference in the lives of Canadians living with Parkinson’s, please contact Krista Duncan at krista.duncan@parkinson.ca

Location: 200 Colonnade Rd
Deadline: Nov 1, 2019
We are presently recruiting volunteers to provide customer service assistance in our coffee shops and clothing boutique. No experience necessary- we will provide you with all the training you need. Responsibilities include customer service, food and beverage service and cash operations. If you enjoy working with people and providing excellent customer service is important to you, join our team and help us raise funds that support patient care at The Royal!
Location: The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
1145 Carling Ave.
Deadline: Dec 31, 2019
- Respond to inquiries/responses via phone, walk-in etc...
-Conduct inventory, prepare mailings/kits preparation
-Document inquiries and follow up with responses as needed
- Welcome guests to the office
- Must be fluent in English & French
- Works well independently as well as part of a team
- Excellent organizations, written and verbal skills
- Light data entry using Excel, Google Docs and our internal program
Location: 1525 Carling Ave S#110
Deadline: Oct 31, 2019
Overview of the role:
The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living, and advocacy.

As a Customer Service and Administrative Support Volunteer, you will provide customer service and administrative support to the Community Engagement Central Team. In particular, you will ensure an excellent donor experience through supporting the success of Jump Rope for Heart, Big Bike, Person-to-Person Canvass, My Own Fundraiser and our Direct mailing team.

Some activities associated with this role include:
• Email inbox response management using templated responses
o Assisting donors and supporters with website navigation and fundraising communication tools
o Assisting with direct mailing pieces
o Responding to and troubleshooting tax receipt inquiries/requests
o Supporting donors with redirecting funds to specific participants
o Issuing
• Utilizing information from abovementioned email templates to complete phone calls in a professional manner to donors and supporters who require additional support or do not have access to email
• Documenting donor suppression requests in 2-3 separate databases
• General administrative support/data entry

Qualifications:
• Completion of secondary school, age 18+.
• Detail oriented, organized, and focused.
• Able to work independently and as part of a team.
• Comfortable on the computer (PC environment): familiar with web browsers, web forms, MS Outlook, MS Excel and MS Word.
• Patient and accommodating; professional, volunteer, or personal experience with talent to explain investigation results in simplified terms is a strong asset.
• Exceptional phone manner and an excellent command of spoken and written English.
• Able to follow written and spoken English instructions accurately.
• Enjoy interaction with other team members.
• Ability to communicate in French is an asset.
Orientation and training:
• Orientation to the office, team, and position from your staff partner.
• Detailed written descriptions of tasks.
• One-on-one training (where relevant) with staff partner.
• Ongoing training and mentorship.

Time commitment:
Flexible, but ideally 15-20 hours per week: 2-4 shifts per week, 5-6 hours per shift

Shifts will occur between the hours of 8:30am-4:00pm, Monday- Friday.

Volunteers may choose to exceed 20 hours of work per week.
This position is a 3-month term commitment with possibility for renewal.
Location: 110-1525 Carling Ave
Deadline: Dec 2, 2019
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC) is currently seeking a volunteer to assist with hosting our upcoming Supporting Dementia Lecture Series.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

• Work closely with DSORC staff to secure all logistical details as needed
o appropriate educational materials, name tags, refreshments, etc.
• Work with DSORC staff to successfully deliver two Supporting Dementia sessions
o Thursday December 5th and Thursday December 12th 2019
• Responsible for the set up/ take down of tables and chairs, and general clean up
• Greet and welcome participants at the door and provide any relevant materials
o e.g. name tag, handouts
• Engage in conversation with participants as appropriate
• Provide general housekeeping guidance

Qualifications and Skills:

• Bilingualism in English and French is preferred
• Compassion, understanding and awareness of dementia
• Professionalism and a positive disposition
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Reliability and punctuality
• Maintain a positive, supportive, and welcome environment learning
• Maintain confidentiality of all participants
• Basic knowledge of DSORC programs and services (training provided)
• Accommodate participants with health and mobility challenges (as able)

Screening:

Successful applicants will submit a volunteer application form and provide a valid Criminal Police Record check. An interview and reference checks will be conducted as part of the application process with the Volunteer Coordinator.

Successful applicants will be provided with Orientation Training in addition to role-specific training from their supervisor.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter describing their interest to volunteer@dsorc.org.
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Suite 1742
Deadline: Nov 13, 2019
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC) is currently seeking 1-2 volunteers to support Let’s Get Moving Orleans. Let’s Get Moving volunteers assist with setup for the program in addition to active participation with the group.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

• Assist with the set up and clean-up of fitness equipment, refreshments and activities for the program.
• Administrative support during sessions
o take attendance, collect registration forms, collect evaluations, etc.
• Provide one-on-one support to participants
• Participate in the physical activity with enthusiasm
• Assist with cleanup following the session

Qualifications and Skills:

• Enjoy working with others, comfortable initiating conversation and including others
• Experience working with persons with dementia and their care partners
• Professionalism and a positive disposition with excellent interpersonal skills
• Compassion, understanding and awareness of dementia
• Maintain a positive, supportive, and welcome environment learning
• Maintain confidentiality of all participants
• Reliability and punctuality
• Bilingualism in English and French is preferred
• Basic knowledge of DSORC programs and services (training provided)
• Accommodate participants with health and mobility challenges (as able)

Screening:

Successful applicants will submit a volunteer application form and provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Police Record check. An interview and reference checks will be conducted as part of the application process with the Volunteer Coordinator.

Successful applicants will be provided with Orientation Training in addition to role-specific training from their supervisor.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter describing their interest to volunteer@dsorc.org.
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Suite 1742
Deadline: Oct 23, 2019
The suitable candidate will receive 10 weeks of crisis line training based on a feminist framework. The training will enable the counselor to provide support on issues related to recent sexual assault, Childhood sexual assault, feminist counseling, court accompaniment, suicide intervention and coping strategies.
Location: Our address is confidential but will be provided when candidate contacts us
Deadline: Oct 17, 2019
Organization: SchoolBOX Inc
SchoolBOX is looking for a motivated and creative individual with a positive attitude to volunteer as a grant writer and fundraiser. The candidate must have strong research and written communication skills to help us with grant applications. The volunteer will be responsible for researching and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, and work directly with the Executive Director or the Marketing Manager.

The role is a volunteer position, and will have flexible hours depending on the person's schedule. The roles and responsibilities include:

- research potential grant opportunities from organizations that align with the mission, vision, and values of SchoolBOX
- assemble and submit grant applications twhich can include (but are not limited to) reference letters, proposals, budgets, etc. in a timely manner
- connect with grant-making foundations and organizations to solicit feedback and establish positive working relationships
- report directly to the Executive Director of SchoolBOX to update on the status of pending grant proposals

A successful candidate must possess these attributes:

- a proven track record of successfully securing grants/donations for other non-profit organizations
- excellent organization and time management skills as meeting deadlines will be an integral part of the process
- excellent written, analytical and research skills
- be highly self-motivated and detail-oriented
Location: Work at home
Deadline: Oct 29, 2019
Cat Fosters Needed!

What you need: A loving home, lots of patience, and commitment to animals!

Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue (OSCatR) will cover approved medical costs at our veterinary partners and fosters will cover cost of food (except veterinary food), litter, toys, etc. (except when donations allow us to provide these).

For more info and to apply, please go to https://www.oscatr.ca/foster.

Because there is never a shortage of cats, OSCatR is always in need of foster homes. Foster home volunteers are an integral part of the Adoption and Trap & Release (TNR) programs. Without foster homes, OSCatR would be limited in the help they could provide to cats who are referred to the Adoption and TNR programs.

Two types of fosters: Adoption (socializing/providing an enriching environment to cats who will be adopted out, allowing potential adopters to visit cats in your home) and TNR (providing a safe space for community cats to recover from neuter/spay before returning to their colonies).
Location: Various locatiions across Ottawa
Deadline: Jan 6, 2020
Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue is looking to find volunteers who are able to provide nail trims for pets at our store events. Volunteers MUST be pet groomers, veterinary technicians, or veterinary assistants. Store events happen most weekends, and where possible, we'd like to offer nail trims in order to encourage more people to come out the events and raise more money for the rescue. The hours are flexible, and we are happy to accept any time you are willing and able to donate. Please apply by filling out a volunteer application at www.helpcats.ca/volunteer.

Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue (OSCatR) is a non-profit charitable organization which is dedicated to getting adoptable cats off the streets and into homes in and around the National Capital Region, as well as managing feral cat colonies in this area. For more information about the rescue, please visit helpcats.ca.
Location: Various locations across the Ottawa area
Deadline: Jan 6, 2020
Do you love animals? Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue is looking for volunteers to help with fundraising initiatives, events, driving, donations, baking, crafting, and much more! You can help as little or as much as you are available!

For more info, please visit helpcats.ca and fill out a volunteer application. PLEASE APPLY ON OUR WEBSITE AND NOT ON VOLUNTEER OTTAWA.
Location: Various locations across the Ottawa area
Deadline: Jan 6, 2020
Professional writing abilities needed
Public speaking
Wordsmith
Location: 265 Montreal Rd, Vanier, ON K1L 6C4
Deadline: Dec 31, 2019
Looking for a volunteer to promote our services by attending functions, and connecting in person with the community
-long term(at least 6 months)
-Bilingual asset
Location: 265 Montreal Rd. Vanier
Deadline: Oct 31, 2019
We are looking for dedicated volunteers to rejuvenate the LGBTQ+ program within ONYX Community Services - create events and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.


Location: 265 Montreal Rd Vanier
Deadline: Dec 31, 2019
We are looking for volunteers for the ONYX Women's Circle to plan, assist and contribute to our weekly events and activities. For this position, you need to be a people-person, open-minded and willing to help coordinate the events.
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Nous sommes présentement à la recherche de bénévoles pour assurer plusieurs postes au sein d’ONYX, autant au sein du programme des femmes, LGBTQ+. La contribution de nos bénévoles peut prendre plusieurs formes, tels que communications, collecte de fonds, finances et travail social (comme du conseil) - même en venant aux réunions elles-mêmes. C'est un excellent moyen de construire son CV et de contribuer aux groupes vulnérables de la communauté. Bien que nos services sont offerts principalement en anglais, nous aimerions avoir des bénévoles qui puissent les offrir en français.
Location: 265 Montreal Road, Ottawa Vanier
Deadline: Dec 31, 2019
Cashiers for the snack bar will handle cash & credit cards, computerized customer ordering, filling orders from customers (popcorn, beverages, candy, etc.) and balance at the end of each movie.
Cashiers for Box Office will handle cash or credit cards, computerized ticket sales and membership sales as well as balancing at the end of the movie.
You must be over 18, available for 3 consecutive movie days for training purposes and then a commitment of at least 3 movies per month.Interested volunteers are asked to contact www.familycinema.ca and complete registration form under My Account.
Location: 710 Broadview Ave Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jan 4, 2020
Ottawa Family Cinema is a non-profit registered charity run by volunteers for more than 40 years. The Cinema is open from mid-September until the beginning of May, excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter weekends. Shows are on every Saturday at 2:00 pm, plus selected Friday evenings at 7:00 pm (usually at least twice per month).
We are looking for an assistant to the manager of the Snack Bar, which offers popcorn, hot dogs, coffee, hot chocolate, chocolate bars, etc. All supplies for the snack bar need to be purchased from our suppliers and delivered to the cinema Friday evenings and or Saturdays in which we are operating. Training will be provided to suitable candidates. Below are the major responsibilities and qualifications for this position. If you would like to know more details about this exciting opportunity, please feel free to contact the Volunteer Coordinator at vc@familycinema.ca.
Major Responsibilities
• Purchasing and delivering inventory for each item offered at snack bar based on Manager's assessment.
• Effectively communicate with OFC manager about any issues or concerns in regard to the Snack bar and help plan corrective action
Qualifications
• Organized, self-directed, with strong communication skills
• Physically able to handle inventory...some lifting required, help available at the cinema to unload
• Vehicle is required
• Giving all receipts of purchases to Accounts Manager
• Sense of humour
Location: 710 Broadview Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A 2M3
Deadline: Jan 4, 2020
Are you a movie lover? Do you want to learn more about the operation of a cinema? Are you looking for opportunities to complete community hours? Do not miss the chance to volunteer with Ottawa Family Cinema!

Who we are?

The Ottawa Family Cinema is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers. We are celebrating more than 40 years of quality entertainment at low cost to the community as well as assistance to those who are economically challenged. For more information, please go to our website: https://www.familycinema.ca

Who we are looking for?

Currently, we are looking for volunteers for different positions, including snack bar cashiers, popcorn makers, ushers, birthday party coordinators, etc. There are many ways to help. You can greet and seat the audience, help with the set-up and take-down, turn a school hall way and auditorium into a fully fledged cinema with a snack bar and box offices. You could also get involve in stage activities, take care of the donation table, and so much more.

If you do not have any relevant experiences, no problem at all! We will provide training. As long as you are punctual, reliable, and friendly, you are the one we are looking for!

If interested, please contact us via coordinator@familycinema.ca.
Location: 710 Broadview Ave Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Dec 31, 2019
The Statistics and Data Assistant is accountable for gathering, analysing, and reporting data related to the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network's requirements.
This position would ensure that data is collected in a clear and concise way. This role will be responsible for collecting data both internally and externally for Canadian Cancer Survivor Network.
The position will also be responsible for ensuring new tools are implemented into the data collection process. Further this individual is responsible for ensuring data is presented in a clear and actionable manner to assist Managers’ with their decision-making processes.
Requirements:
Experience and/or education related to data collection and analysis.
Knowledge of data collection software, especially Insightly.
Available during office hours.
Location: 1750 Courtwood Crescent, Suite 210, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Oct 18, 2019
There is an endless amount of things to be done and with your help we can only get better at fighting poverty. Students are welcome to volunteer to fulfill their High School credit requirements.

We need your help every day, all the time and there is a place for everyone. You can help us with our retail operations at one of our thrift stores in the Ottawa area. You can help us by writing, picturing or videoing (Google says it’s a word) for our social media. Looking for subtle ways to help? Please check in when you visit our stores and leave a kind word. There are families out there that can’t make ends meet and individuals that need a kind hand to reach out. If you think that you can be one of those people, and if you think that you can help make a difference when others are desperate, please don’t hesitate!

We are looking to meet volunteers would like the opportunity to use their backgrounds, work experiences, strengths, and interests to volunteer at our thrift shop. We definitely need help with assisting customers, assisting the cashiers bagging, sorting donated items, tidying and organizing our stores, and many other things that we would like to talk about with you in person.
Location: 1273 Wellington Street West
1620 Merivale Road
Deadline: Dec 31, 2019
We are looking for motivated tutors/mentors to join our Tutoring team for the 2019/2020 school year. We are looking for French, English and Somali speaking individuals and members of the ACB (African Caribbean Black) community to better support the students we represent.
We are looking for individuals that can support our students with core high school subjects, ie. Literacy and numeracy skills, sciences, history, geography, accounting, ESL and FSL, etc. Successful volunteers for this position will be passionate about teaching and creating positive relationships with underprivileged youth.
Location: 1365 Richmond Rd
Deadline: Oct 31, 2019
Organization: Ethiopiaid Canada
On November 23rd, 2019, the first inaugural Sister to Sister: Kehit Lehit Women’s Empowerment Brunch in support of Ethiopiaid Canada will be taking place at the Glebe Community Centre from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We are looking for volunteers between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to assist in the smooth execution of this event.

Duties include, but are not limited to: event set-up and tear down, registration, assisting with the silent auction, greeting guests and showing them to their seats.

Ethiopiaid Canada is a charitable international development organization dedicated to empowering women and girls in Ethiopia to live healthy and productive lives. We seek lasting change by supporting interventions driven by local partners.

Sister to Sister: Kehit Lehit is a project that was launched to generate awareness and provide education about a variety of women’s issues in Ethiopia, mobilize the diaspora community in Canada, identify important issues related to women’s empowerment and to address ways to provide positive support through grassroots initiatives, including fundraising events, speaking engagements and networking. It seeks to facilitate an active and sustained engagement by the Ethiopian Diaspora in directly supporting women in Ethiopia and to share and promote Ethiopian culture and the role of Ethiopian women.

The Women’s Empowerment Brunch is Sister to Sister: Kehit Lehit’s first event, giving us the opportunity to introduce Sister to Sister: Kehit Lehit to the Ottawa community, and raise much needed funds to support women’s empowerment projects in Ethiopia.
Location: Glebe Community Centre - Scotton Hall
175 Third Avenue, Ottawa ON K1S 2K2
Deadline: Nov 20, 2019
Job purpose

Typically, the broad range of duties assigned to a law clerk includes conducting legal research, preparing bench memos, drafting orders and opinions, proofreading the judge's orders and opinions, verifying citations, communicating with counsel regarding case management and procedural requirements, and assisting during courtroom proceedings.
Location: 265 Montreal Road, Ottawa Ontario K1L 6C4
Deadline: Oct 31, 2019
Position Responsibilities:

As a Guest Services Volunteer, you will work under the direction of a City of Ottawa staff member.

Shifts will vary from 2 hours to 7 hours in length.
Your role may consist of any of the following activities:

• Assisting with event set up
• Assist with arts / crafts activities
• Assist with games and activities
• Assist with Pumpkin Races
• Assist with concessions and Trick or Treat
• Refer guests to relevant City of Ottawa staff as appropriate
• Respectful of guests’ time and expectations
• Maintain positive community relations with all guests
• Other duties as required
• Refer all media inquiries to staff

**Note: If the responsibilities of this volunteer position involve authority over or the trust of persons who are vulnerable members of society (such as children, seniors, or persons with special needs), a police records check may be required before the commencement of the volunteer work. By applying, I agree to provide any such checks if requested by the City.

Qualifications:
• Ability to communicate effectively
• Bilingualism considered an asset
• Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
• Comfortable working with a large number of people at once
• Dependability
• Must be free of criminal record
• Enthusiastic, motivated and willing to learn
• First Aid/CPR considered an asset
• Must be minimum 16 years of age

Training Requirements:
• AODA CSR
• AODA IASR

Screening Requirements:
• 2 References (non-family members)

Special Requirements

What to Wear and Bring:
• Costumes are encouraged, but not mandatory (not too scary)
• Lock for locker

Please note that parking is limited at this location, and public transit is recommended. Please visit the OC Transpo website to plan your route:
http://www.octranspo1.com/travelplanner/travelplanner

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Responsabilités liées au poste :
En tant que préposé à l’accueil bénévole, vous travaillerez sous la direction d'un employé de la Ville d’Ottawa.
Les quarts de travail dureront de 2 à 7 heures.

Vos tâches pourront consister à :
• aider à installer l’équipement lors d’événements;
• aider lors des activités artistiques et artisanales;
• aider dans l’organisation des jeux et activités;
• aider dans l’organisation des courses de citrouilles;
• aider à tenir les kiosques de services alimentaires et à organiser la tournée de cueillette de friandises;
• diriger les visiteurs vers des membres appropriés du personnel de la Ville d’Ottawa, au besoin;
• être sensible au temps dont disposent les visiteurs et à leurs attentes;
• entretenir des relations cordiales avec le public et avec tous les visiteurs;
• effectuer d’autres tâches, au besoin;
• diriger toutes les demandes des médias vers le personnel.

**Remarque : Une vérification des dossiers de police ou du casier judiciaire peut être exigée avant le début du bénévolat si les fonctions du bénévole l’amènent à exercer un pouvoir sur des membres vulnérables de la société (comme des enfants, des aînés ou des personnes ayant des besoins spéciaux) ou à gagner leur confiance. En posant ma candidature, j’accepte de fournir cette vérification à la Ville si elle en fait la demande.

Qualités requises :
• Communiquer efficacement.
• Le bilinguisme est un atout.
• Être à l’aise dans un environnement de travail dynamique.
• Être à l’aise quand il faut travailler avec de nombreuses personnes à la fois.
• Être fiable.
• Avoir un casier judiciaire vierge.
• Faire preuve d’enthousiasme, de motivation et d’une volonté d’apprendre.
• L’acquisition d’une formation en premiers soins/RCR est un atout.
• Être âgé d’au moins 16 ans.

Formations exigées :
• Formation sur la LAPHO et les normes d’accessibilité pour les services à la clientèle.
• Formation sur la LAPHO et le RNAI.

Critère de sélection :
• Deux références (de personnes avec qui vous n’avez pas de liens de parenté).

Exigences particulières

Ce que vous devez porter et apporter:
• On vous encourage à porter un déguisement (pas trop terrifiant), mais cela n’est pas obligatoire.
• Un cadenas pour le casier.

Veuillez noter que les places de stationnement sont limitées à cet endroit. Nous vous recommandons donc de prendre le transport en commun. Consultez le site Web d’OC Transpo pour planifier votre trajet : https://plan.octranspo.com/plan.
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Location: parc Lansdowne Park
1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Oct 18, 2019
Organization: Frontier College
WHAT DO OUR VOLUNTEERS DO?

Frontier College's Homework Club Program offers homework and reading support for children and youth across Canada. In partnership with the Rosemount Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, Frontier College is offering a Homework Club at the Great Canadian Theatre Company starting this fall. As a volunteer at the Great Canadian Theatre Company, you will help children and youth grades 1 to 6 to develop their reading and writing skills in English. Based on your own competencies, you may also help them develop skills in mathematics, science, and French.

Volunteering with the Homework Club Program is an excellent way to gain experience in early childhood education or literacy tutoring! It is also an ideal environment in which to contribute meaningfully to your community. We require no prior teaching experience and provide you with all of the training and materials you need. Just bring your communication skills, patience, enthusiasm and love of learning!


WHEN AND WHERE DO OUR ACTIVITIES TAKE PLACE?

The Homework Club program at Great Canadian Theatre Company runs from Autumn 2019 to June 2020. The program will take place on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Volunteers are encouraged to participate weekly, but scheduling is flexible and can accommodate your availabilities. Note also that our other Homework Club across the city are always looking for volunteers!

HOW CAN YOU APPLY?

Contact phoyeck@frontiercollege.ca
Candidates aged 18 or over will be required to provide a vulnerable sector Police Check (free of charge). All candidates will be required to provide three references upon request.

We look forward to meeting you!
Location: 1233 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 0G7
Deadline: Dec 11, 2019
What is Leisure Buddies? Leisure Buddies is about creating friendships between people who may not otherwise have had the chance to meet. Contact between individuals in the community and persons with developmental disabilities seldom occurs spontaneously. The Leisure Buddy program facilitates friendships by pairing individuals in one-to-one relationships. A Leisure Buddy friendship helps to break down barriers to inclusion and provides opportunities for shared experience, laughter and support. What is an intellectual disability? A developmental disability, also referred to as an intellectual disability, is a term used to describe any condition that includes a lifelong impairment to a person's ability to learn or to adapt to their environment. People with a developmental disability do not necessarily have a recognizable condition. Some examples of diagnosed conditions are autism, Down Syndrome and Williams Syndrome. The degree of disability varies greatly from person to person. Developmental disabilities may or may not be accompanied by physical disabilities. Most individuals live in a group home or on their own with support and may have limited contact with the larger community. The Leisure Buddy program provides a safe and caring way for our individuals to become more independent, and to enjoy the benefits of a special friendship which extends beyond their family members and paid care providers. What type of commitment do I need to make to be a Leisure Buddy Companion? The most important part of the Leisure Buddy program is friendship. Buddies make contact with each other once a week by telephone. It is expected that one-to-one outings will happen twice per month.
Location: This varies depending on who your are matched with.
Deadline: Dec 30, 2019
Our Volunteer Ambassador program ensures that patients feel welcome as they are greeted at admission within our hospital. Ambassadors make a difference in the lives of patients by providing basic information upon arrival and ensuring their questions are answered. A tour of the facility and general areas are also provided to patients and/or families.
This opportunity is ideal for someone who is a leader, has great interpersonal skills and is independent. Join our volunteer ambassador team by committing to 1-2 shifts per week and make a difference in someone’s life from the start!
Location: 60, Cambridge street North
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Dec 2, 2019
Supporting the faith life and practice of our patients is extremely important. Receiving communion is one way that our Roman Catholic patients live out their faith and strengthen their spirit. If you are Roman Catholic and wish to offer pastoral care, consider joining our team of Eucharistic Ministers.
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Soutenir la foi et les pratiques de nos patients est extrêmement important. Recevoir la communion est une façon que nos patients catholiques vivent leur foi et renforcent leur esprit. Si vous êtes catholique et souhaitez offrir un service de pastorale, joignez notre équipe de ministres eucharistiques et aidez à partager l'amour de Dieu en apportant la communion aux patients 1 fois par semaine ou plus fréquemment si votre temps le permet.
Location: Hôpital Saint-Vincent Hospital
60, Cambridge street North
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
or
Hôpital Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital
43 Bruyère St.
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5C8
Deadline: Dec 2, 2019
Our arts and crafts studio operates primarily on a “drop-in” basis. Patients are able to drop by Monday and/or Wednesday afternoons to colour, paint or simply be “artsy”. This is an ongoing program and we need someone who is comfortable assisting patients with their projects in small groups, is creative and energetic. Ideally, this position is suitable for someone with an arts background or has a general interest in arts and crafts and is available and willing to take the lead.
Location: Hôpital Saint-Vincent Hospital
60, Cambridge street north
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Dec 2, 2019
Our classical music program takes place every Monday from 1-3 pm. Patients have the opportunity to temporarily escape as you take them through a musical journey of YouTube videos talking about musical pieces, and bring into context key elements you wish to discuss such as history, the author, instruments etc. As a leader of the program, you would be responsible for downloading musical content on our tablet, planning your weekly session, portering patients etc.
This is suited for someone who shares a passion for music, notably classical. It is also great for someone who is energetic, independent and reliable and who can take on initiative.
Location: 60, Cambridge street North
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Dec 2, 2019
Our classical music program takes place every Monday from 1-3 pm. Patients have the opportunity to temporarily escape as you take them through a musical journey of YouTube videos talking about musical pieces, and bring into context key elements you wish to discuss such as history, the author, instruments etc. As a leader of the program, you would be responsible for downloading musical content on our tablet, planning your weekly session, portering patients etc.
This is suited for someone who shares a passion for music, notably classical. It is also great for someone who is energetic, independent and reliable and who can take on initiative.
Location: 60, Cambridge street North
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Dec 2, 2019
Mealtime Assistant on the unit: - Porter residents who are in wheelchairs to dining room, - Serve food to residents along with other related tasks, - Assist and encourage residents who need help during mealtime, - Porter residents back to their rooms. Therapeutic Recreation activities helper: Arts and crafts, musical activity, if you play an instrument, concerts, movie, knitting club, men's club, playing cards, reading, horticulture, walking/outdoors club, concerts, and many more! - Porter residents in wheelchairs to the activity and back, - Assist residents who need help and actively engage with them, - Assist the recreation staff with other related tasks. Wednesday evening bingo activity (bilingual) - Porter residents who are in wheelchairs from their room to the auditorium, - Assist residents who need help when playing bingo, - Actively engage with residents during the activity, - Distribute cards, collect money and distribute prize money to winners.
Location: 879 chemin Hiawatha Park Rd.
Deadline: Dec 2, 2019
As a unit model volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team helping patients in a variety of settings. You assist with the implementation of activities; bring patients to their appointments (internally); make friendly visits and multi-task with other small duties as they may arise. The following shifts are available: 9-noon, 10-1pm, 1-4pm 3-6pm and 5-8pm.

If you like to take initiative, are flexible and reliable this opportunity is for you!
Location: 60, Cambridge Street North
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Dec 2, 2019
We need your help to talk to our patients about their opinions of our care and services. We are looking for volunteers who enjoy talking to patients and who are interested in reading survey questions to them and writing down their answers. We will train you so you will feel comfortable doing this (in about 45 minutes). Our surveys are done in all our programs so we need people who are available at different times of the year, during the day and evenings, and at our three locations (Bruyère Hospital, St.Vincent Hospital and Saint Louis Residence).
Location: 43, Bruyère street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5C8
Deadline: Dec 2, 2019
Bruyere Continuing Care is looking for volunteers with big hearts for the following: 1-Catholic Mass Service - facilitate patient access to mass by helping them to and from their rooms. Needs are many:
Location: 879 chemin Hiawatha Park
Orleans, ONT, K1C 2Z6
Deadline: Dec 2, 2019
We are looking for volunteers to assist on a weekly basis with this popular game. Bocci is played every Tuesday afternoon from 1-3 pm.
Volunteers would assist with portering patients to and from the activity, assisting with the implementation of the game, setting-up the equipment and writing the points on the board.

This would be a great opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic and energetic as you would be encouraging patient s' participation in a social setting.
Location: Saint-Vincent Hospital
60, Cambridge street north
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Dec 2, 2019
Volunteers are needed to assist with bingo on a regular basis, each monday from 1-3 pm. This entails portering patients to and from the activity and assisting some patients play the game.
This is a fun and social event as you are part of a group setting with patients and other volunteers.
Location: 60, Cambridge street north
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Dec 2, 2019
The Saint-Louis Residence Volunteer Resources team is recognized for excellence in providing people with an enriching volunteer experience by giving them the opportunity to use their skills and develop relationships while engaging in meaningful activities for our residents. Positions to be filled: In order to meet your needs and those of our residents, several positions are available:  Facilitating group activities  Welcoming visitors at the information desk  Escorting residents (beauty salon, stroll, etc.)  Escorting residents to religious services (mass, sacrement of reconciliation, sacrement of the sick, etc.)  Helping residents during activities (social, recreational, artistic, etc.)  Assisting residents with meals  Volunteer within the interprofessional team  Helping with organizing activities and events (concerts, BBQs, birthdays, bingos, etc.)  Supporting Day program participants  Cognitive stimulation of residents (memory games, board and table games, etc.)  Administrative tasks  Pastoral visits to residents  Friendly visits to lonely residents (reading, music, etc.)  Other interesting positions: animal therapy, snoezelen (multisensory stimulation), music therapy, etc. If you have skills or interests other than those previously mentioned and ideas for the creation of new volunteer positions, please let us know.
Location: 879 Chemin Hiawatha Park
Orléans, ON, K1C 2Z6
Deadline: Dec 2, 2019
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