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Volunteer Opportunities

General Member; Secretary, Board of Directors
Board Members act in a position of trust for the community and are responsible for the effective governance of the organization.
CCSN is looking for knowledge, expertise and skills in one or more areas of not for profit Board work: governance and policy development, fundraising, strategy and business planning, and human resources. Requires commitment to the work of the organization, attendance at events and reading of material to remain current, attendance at monthly Board meetings, active participation in discussions and deliberations of the Board, participation on a committee monthly.
Board members act at all times in the best interest of the organization and are aware of and abstain from conflicts of interest. Ethical participation and collaborative and positive approach required.
The secretary position has wide-ranging responsibilities. He or she is an active conduit for communication by giving proper notice of any meetings and timely distribution of material such as agendas, information relating to agenda items, and meeting minutes.
The secretary manages the organization’s records and related materials, providing advice and resources to the board on topics such as governance issues, regulatory body amendments, information that will assist them in fulfilling their fiduciary duties. As the custodian of the organization’s records, the secretary is responsible for maintaining accurate documentation and meeting any legal requirements such as periodic and annual filing deadlines. The secretary is responsible for reviewing and updating documents as necessary and ensuring all documents are safely stored and readily accessible.
Organizations are required by law and by custom to maintain certain records for several purposes, including: • accurate recollection of decisions; • determination of eligibility to vote; • continuity of policies and practices; and • accountability of directors and officers. The Secretary is responsible for ensuring that accurate and sufficient documentation exists to meet legal requirements, and to enable authorized persons to determine when, how, and by whom the board's business was conducted.
Location: 1750 Courtwood Crescent, Suite 210
Ottawa K2C 2B5
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
We are looking for a volunteer to work at our reception desk one day per week either on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Shifts start at 8:30am till 12:00pm.. Volunteer must be reliable, friendly, have good communication skills and are able to multitask. Training will be provided. Grace Manor is home to a vulnerable population, we require a police reference check.
Location: 1156 Wellington Street
Deadline: Jul 24, 2019
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC) is currently seeking a volunteer to place telephone calls to donors thanking them for having made a donation.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

• Place telephone calls to donors thanking them for having made a donation
• Be familiar with the Dementia Society programs and services, able to engage donors in conversation about what their donation is supporting
• Maintain organized notes and donor files
• Comply with data integrity and confidentiality policies at all times
• Additional administrative duties as necessary

Qualifications and Skills:

• Bilingualism in English and French
• Excellent interpersonal skills with active listening abilities
• Excellent conversationalist and customer service skills
• Comfort using basic office technology and with speaking on the phone
• Reliability, punctuality, and a positive disposition
• Knowledge of DSORC programs and services (training provided)
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: Aug 16, 2019
We are all volunteers and there are many ways to help from ushers who greet and seat the audience, to help with set-up and take-down of posters, signs and tables...to help turn a school hall way and auditorium into a full fledged cinema including snack bar and box office. Volunteers occasionally assist with childrens' birthday party celebrations, on stage activities, helping at the donation table and so much more. We are in need of mature volunteers with life skills who are committed to helping us help the community. Interested volunteers are asked to complete the application form found at www.familycinema.ca under Account Info...Volunteer login/Registration...click on Registration...references required.
Location: 710 Broadview Ave Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
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 a Manager for the Snack Bar, which offers popcorn, hot dogs, coffee, hot chocolate, chocolate bars, etc. 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
• Schedule staff for each show confirming that all positions have enough trained volunteers in the role to provide efficient customer service
• Arrange that all new volunteers in Snack bar are adequately trained for each position in the Snack bar
• Ensure that all health and safety requirements are enforced
• Maintain required levels of inventory for each item offered at snack bar
• Respond to customer queries in a timely manner
• Effectively communicate with OFC manager about any issues or concerns in regard to the Snack bar and help plan corrective action
 
Qualifications
• Customer service experience (experience with supervising others is a plus)
• Strong people skills - ability to motivate, lead, train, and be part of a team
• Organized, self-directed, with strong communication skills
• Sense of humour
Location: 710 Broadview Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A 2M3
Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Organization: Mothercraft Ottawa
Mothercraft Ottawa's award winning Birth and Parent Companion Program is seeking volunteer Birth Companions for the Spring 2019 training.
This program recruits, screens, trains and matches volunteers to provide prenatal, labour/delivery, postpartum and parenting support to at risk families in Ottawa. Please note that Birth Companions do not perform medical tasks and are there solely for emotional, social, and sometimes physical support for the family. In addition, they are responsible for helping the family get connected to other support services in the city.
Applicants must be female and over the age of 18 to apply.
Those who speak multiple languages are considered an asset. We are actively seeking Arabic speakers, but all languages are welcome.
Location: 475 Evered Ave. Ottawa ON K1Z 5K9
Deadline: Sep 6, 2019
We are seeking a volunteer with graphic design experience to create a tree identification sheet for a local park where we are working with a community group to provide education programs to the community. We will provide you with a list of tree species found there, we also have access to a few existing guides from which you can copy / paste images or there are plenty from the internet we could use (Pinterest, etc). Your job would be to ensure it has a uniform and professional look. We would like the document to be very visual, with photos of the leaf, seed/cone and bark of each tree species - the only text would be the name of the tree in English and French. Ideally, we would like this document to be about 2 pages, ideally one sheet back to back that we can laminate for groups to use. We would like this to be done within the next 2-3 weeks if possible.
Location: 15 Taschereau Street, Suite 240, Gatineau
Deadline: Jul 21, 2019
Art in the Park is a celebration of those who struggle with mental illness and those who care for them. Local artists and artisans show their wares and we provide a BBQ lunch.

City regulations require that we provide First Aid capability.
Location: Strathcona Park
Sandy Hill, Ottawa
Deadline: Jul 31, 2019
Organization: Foodsharing Ottawa
Drivers Needed!! Can you start now?! We require a commitment of once a month or up to weekly. Valid Driver's License and own vehicle is a must. We have arrangements with restaurants, bakeries, farmers, and stores to put aside what they can't sell (ie. fresh bread at the end of the day, produce,..) - instead of putting it in the trash. We send drivers on missions to pick it up, take what they can use for themselves, and deliver the remainder to a charity of your choice.
Location: Various locations around Ottawa.
Deadline: Jul 27, 2019
Organization: Harmer House
A Day Away:
Harmer House's Adult Day Program provides clients with Alzheimer's disease and/or other impairments with a day of stimulating activities.
Required are volunteers that are compassionate, honest and provide true leadership through companionship, encouragement and guidance to assigned client(s) throughout the activities of the day, and assist with program operations.

If you have patience and dependability; a sense of humour, respect and passion for making a difference please apply!

Availablity:
Program Hours are Monday to Friday 9:30am to 2:30pm

Available daily shifts:
9am to 1pm
or
12pm to 2:30pm
or
9am to 2:30pm

Experience working with seniors or assisting with cognitive impairments is an asset.

Education in a related field is also an asset.
Location: 100 Forestview Crescent, Nepean
Deadline: Jul 26, 2019
The bus driver is responsible for the safe transporting of senior Residents and participants to various events and activities coordinated by the Perley Rideau. Must possess a valid and applicable class of driver’s license, with a clean driving record; ON – Class F
Location: 1750 Russell Rd.
Deadline: Oct 4, 2019
Help raise funds to support our residents' needs! The Perley & Rideau Veterans' Health Centre Foundation is participating in the exciting, weekly "Catch the Ace" lottery. Daytime ticket sellers are needed, any day of the week. Must be 19 or older and love engaging with the public.
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Volunteers assist physiotherapy staff to deliver group and one-to-one exercise sessions to residents in our long-term care home, including convalescent and sub-acute units. Weekday mornings. Please apply online at: https://www.perleyrideau.ca/volunteers
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Volunteers needed to help porter elderly residents (walking alongside or pushing wheelchairs) to weekly Ecumenical Service. Volunteers may also help to set up the chapel and provide companionship during the service. This service is open to all residents of our Seniors' Village and is officiated by a number of different Protestant and Baptist ministers. Volunteers needed from 1:30 - 3:30 PM Tuesdays, starting June 4, 2019.
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Gift Boutique Volunteers assist residents, family members and staff to enjoy an affordable shopping experience in the comfort of our Seniors' Village. Starting September 2019, year-round opportunities will be available for Thursdays or Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:30 PM. Must be comfortable handling cash,operating a cash register (training provided) and helping the elderly with their purchases. Please apply online at: www.perleyrideau.ca/volunteers
Location: 1750 Russell Rd., Ottawa. ON
Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Organization: Frontier College
QUE FONT NOS BÉNÉVOLES ?

Le programme Club de devoirs du Collège Frontière offre un soutient aux enfants et aux jeunes partout au Canada. En tant que bénévole à la succursale Ruth E. Dickinson de la bibliothèque publique, vous aiderez les enfants et les jeunes de la 1ère à la 6ème année dans leur apprentissage de la lecture et de l’écriture en français. Vous pourrez également les aider avec les mathématiques, les sciences et l’anglais selon vos propres compétences.

Être bénévole au Club de devoirs est une excellente façon d'acquérir de l'expérience en éducation de la petite enfance et en tutorat en littératie! C’est aussi un environnement idéal pour contribuer aux mieux-être de votre communauté. Nous n'exigeons aucune expérience préalable en éducation et nous vous fournirons la formation et les matériaux nécessaires. Vous n'avez qu'à apporter vos compétences en communication, votre patience, votre enthousiasme, et votre amour de l'apprentissage!


OÙ ET QUAND SE DÉROULENT NOS ACTIVITÉS ?

Le plus nouveau Club de devoirs du Collège Frontière à Ottawa se tiendra à la succursale Ruth E. Dickinson de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa de septembre 2019 à juin 2020. Le programme se déroulera les lundis de 18h à 19h30. La participation hebdomadaire est encouragée de la part des bénévoles; toutefois, l’horaire est flexible et peut accommoder vos disponibilités. Veuillez noter aussi que nos autres Clubs de devoirs à Ottawa recherchent toujours de nouveaux bénévoles !


COMMENT POSER SA CANDIDATURE?

Veuillez contacter sbrydges@frontiercollege.ca
Les candidats âgés de 18 ans et plus devront se soumettre à une vérification des antécédents pour travail auprès de personnes vulnérables (offerte gratuitement). Tous les candidats devront également fournir trois références sur demande.

Au plaisir de vous rencontrer!

https://www.frontiercollege.ca/
Location: 100 Malvern Dr, Nepean, ON K2J 2G5
Deadline: Sep 30, 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. As a volunteer with the Homework Club Program at Ruth E. Dickinson Library, 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?

Frontier College’s newest Homework Club program in Ottawa will be held at Ruth E. Dickinson Public Library from September 2019 to June 2020. The program will run on Mondays from 6:00 to 7:30 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 sbrydges@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!

https://www.frontiercollege.ca/
Location: 100 Malvern Dr, Nepean, ON K2J 2G5
Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Organization: Volunteer Canada
Volunteer Canada provides national leadership and expertise on volunteer engagement to increase the participation, quality, and diversity of volunteer experiences. We work with with volunteer centres, businesses, non-profit organizations, government and educational institutions to promote and broaden volunteering. Our programs, research, training, tools, resources and national initiatives provide leadership on issues and trends in Canada’s volunteer landscape.

Volunteer Canada is looking for graphic designers to work with our commuications and membership team to enhance the consistency and professionalism of our resources, promotional materials and online presence.

Projects may include design and layout of print and electronic resources such as our annual report, brochures, research reports and summaries, infographics, web banners and blog images.

This is a flexible position, with hours based on individual project scope and timelines. The role is undertaken from home, with calls and team meetings as required, remotely or in-pereson based on the candidate's interests.

The ideal candidate has
• Training and experience in graphic design, layout/publishing
• Interest in volunteerism and experience in the voluntary sector
• Priority management and problem solving skills
• Self-motivated and able to work within sometimes tight deadlines
• A team-player, comfort in brainstorming creative ideas


Location: 309 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
Monday Morning - 10 am - 1pm Only.
PLEASE go to http://www.pqchc.com/volunteers-students/volunteer-application/ to complete our volunteer application!
Supporting the volunteer group who coordinate the food bank located at the Pinecrest Terrace Community, the food bank volunteer will assist with receiving food deliveries, unpacking and organizing food and basic needs items. In addition, the volunteer will welcome residents and create a safe environment (when residents are in the community house)
Location: 1365 Richmond Rd.
Deadline: Sep 28, 2019
Veuillez enregistrer sur notre site:
http://www.pqchc.com/fr/benevoles-et-etudiants/benevoles-processus-de-demande/

À la recherche des bénévoles et mentors motives à travailler avec des adolescents.
De lundi à jeudi 19h30 pour une période de 2 à 3 heures
Horaire de service : de 15h30 à 19h30
Emplacements : site principal de Passeport (1365 chemin Richmond) et au “Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa” (2825 avenue Dumaurier).
Venez aider des jeunes à réussir l’école secondaire et à envisager des études au niveau postsecondaire.
Location: 1365 Richmond Rd.
Deadline: Oct 1, 2019
Please note: To apply for this position, you must complete a separate application form. You can find our application form here:

http://www.pqchc.com/volunteers-students/volunteer-application/

If you enjoy working with young children (age two months to 6 years), families/caregivers or would like to gain experience working with families from a diverse populations. We have a number of volunteer opportunities for you!! We are looking for volunteer assistants to help program staff to plan and deliver a variety of developmentally appropriate activities (art, music, circle time, puzzles, games, sensory activities, etc.) for young children, in a variety of on-site and off-site settings. Some basis office administrative support required, such as photocopying, preparing activities etc. Opportunities to support our toy lending library for families. If you have the ability to speak French, Somali or Arabic this would be considered an asset. A variety of daytime, weekend and early evening opportunities to fit your needs. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and work within a community health and social service environment. Opportunities to develop work place language skills and new strategies and techniques working with children and families. Ongoing training and workshops will be provided throughout the volunteer placement. In order to best match your skills and interest with the volunteer opportunity available, you will be required to: -Complete an application form. -Attend a personal interview. -Submit names and contact information for 2 references. -Undergo a police record check before starting your volunteer placement. -Participate in training and orientation session. After receiving your application, Volunteer Services will contact you within three (3) weeks for an interview. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Location: 1365 Richmond Road, 2nd Floor, Ottawa, ON
and other locations
Deadline: Sep 1, 2019
Application must be submitted electronically by linking to the following: https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/9a4a39a8-7765-419c-9425-5c40913e8c7c/1


Adults (ages 18+) from the African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) community who are willing to be Mentors to African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) youth ages 12-18.
The Together We Can Mentorship Program focus is to increase a sense of belonging amongst low-income black youth by: (1) building strong cultural identities through exposure to and work with black mentors and; (2) increasing their civic engagement through developing advocacy skills.

Role of Mentor
• Serve as a positive role model and friend.
• Build a kind, considerate, and empathetic relationship with youth
• Attend 3 hour, bi-weekly (total 6 hours a month) group mentorship meetings.
• Mentor a youth for 9 months (September-June).
• Strive for mutual respect.
• Build the self-esteem and confidence of ACB youth.
• Help youth set goals and encourage them to work toward accomplishing them.
• Participating in interactive workshops, trainings and leading sessions.
• Communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities.
• To be a kind, considerate and empathetic adult in the lives of ACB youth.

Our approach and values
• Maintain a professional and respectful relationship with mentee.
• Be comfortable and able to establish appropriate boundaries.
• Work in a manner that incorporates overall health and recognizes all the areas of a healthy lifestyle.
• Respect and value the diversity of communities and individuals.


Les adultes (âgés de 18 ans et plus) de la communauté Africaine, Caribéenne et Noire (ACB) qui souhaitent devenir mentors de jeunes Africains, Caribéens et Noirs (ACB) âgés de 12 à 18 ans. Le programme de mentorat Together We Can vise à renforcer le sentiment d’appartenance chez les jeunes Noirs à faible revenu en: (1) établissant des identités culturelles solides en s’exposant à des mentors noirs et en travaillant avec eux; (2) en augmentant leur engagement civique en développant des compétences de plaidoyer.

Rôle du mentor
• Servir de modèle et d’ami positif.
• Établissez une relation gentille, attentionnée et empathique avec les jeunes
• Assister à des réunions de trois heures par semaine (total de six heures par mois).
• Mentor un jeune pendant 9 mois (septembre-juin).
• Respect mutuelle.
• Renforcer l’estime de soi et la confiance des jeunes ACB.
• Aidez les jeunes à se fixer des objectifs et encouragez-les à travailler pour les atteindre.
• Participer à des ateliers interactifs, à des formations et à des sessions dirigeantes.
• Communiquer régulièrement avec le personnel du programme, soumettre des informations sur les activités et recueillir des commentaires constructifs concernant les activités de mentorat.
• Être un adulte gentil et empathique dans la vie des jeunes ACB.

Notre approche et nos valeurs

• Maintenir une relation professionnelle et respectueuse avec le mentoré.
• Soyez à l'aise et capable d'établir des limites appropriées.
• Travailler d'une manière qui intègre la santé globale et reconnaît tous les domaines d'un mode de vie sain.
• Respecter et valoriser la diversité des communautés et des individus.

Location: Pinecrest Queensway CHC
1365 Richmond Rd
Deadline: Sep 1, 2019
Application must be submitted electronically by linking to the following: https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/9a4a39a8-7765-419c-9425-5c40913e8c7c/1


Adults (ages 18+) from the African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) community who are willing to be Mentors to African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) youth ages 12-18.
The Together We Can Mentorship Program focus is to increase a sense of belonging amongst low-income black youth by: (1) building strong cultural identities through exposure to and work with black mentors and; (2) increasing their civic engagement through developing advocacy skills.

Role of Mentor
• Serve as a positive role model and friend.
• Build a kind, considerate, and empathetic relationship with youth
• Attend 3 hour, bi-weekly (total 6 hours a month) group mentorship meetings.
• Mentor a youth for 9 months (September-June).
• Strive for mutual respect.
• Build the self-esteem and confidence of ACB youth.
• Help youth set goals and encourage them to work toward accomplishing them.
• Participating in interactive workshops, trainings and leading sessions.
• Communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities.
• To be a kind, considerate and empathetic adult in the lives of ACB youth.

Our approach and values
• Maintain a professional and respectful relationship with mentee.
• Be comfortable and able to establish appropriate boundaries.
• Work in a manner that incorporates overall health and recognizes all the areas of a healthy lifestyle.
• Respect and value the diversity of communities and individuals.


Les adultes (âgés de 18 ans et plus) de la communauté Africaine, Caribéenne et Noire (ACB) qui souhaitent devenir mentors de jeunes Africains, Caribéens et Noirs (ACB) âgés de 12 à 18 ans. Le programme de mentorat Together We Can vise à renforcer le sentiment d’appartenance chez les jeunes Noirs à faible revenu en: (1) établissant des identités culturelles solides en s’exposant à des mentors noirs et en travaillant avec eux; (2) en augmentant leur engagement civique en développant des compétences de plaidoyer.

Rôle du mentor
• Servir de modèle et d’ami positif.
• Établissez une relation gentille, attentionnée et empathique avec les jeunes
• Assister à des réunions de trois heures par semaine (total de six heures par mois).
• Mentor un jeune pendant 9 mois (septembre-juin).
• Respect mutuelle.
• Renforcer l’estime de soi et la confiance des jeunes ACB.
• Aidez les jeunes à se fixer des objectifs et encouragez-les à travailler pour les atteindre.
• Participer à des ateliers interactifs, à des formations et à des sessions dirigeantes.
• Communiquer régulièrement avec le personnel du programme, soumettre des informations sur les activités et recueillir des commentaires constructifs concernant les activités de mentorat.
• Être un adulte gentil et empathique dans la vie des jeunes ACB.

Notre approche et nos valeurs

• Maintenir une relation professionnelle et respectueuse avec le mentoré.
• Soyez à l'aise et capable d'établir des limites appropriées.
• Travailler d'une manière qui intègre la santé globale et reconnaît tous les domaines d'un mode de vie sain.
• Respecter et valoriser la diversité des communautés et des individus.

Location: Pinecrest Queensway CHC
1365 Richmond Rd
Deadline: Sep 1, 2019
Looking for awesome Tutors and Motivated Mentors. Medium to long term commitment - 6 - 12 months.
one evening per week roughly 5-8PM - Monday to Thursday.
Come in and connect with high school aged youth - academic support, organizational and time management skills. stay with us, and see what this program is changing the way our community operates.
Location: 1365 Richmond Rd
Deadline: Sep 1, 2019
Pathways to Education™ is a program that supports young people from low income communities to complete high school and move onto post-secondary education.
We are currently seeking a friendly and experienced individual with background in teaching and/or lesson planning.
Ability to use a developmental approach to teach reading, writing and spelling, and numeracy with an emphasis on reading accuracy, to help the student develop self-confidence and build phonological and phonemic awareness. Ability to guide and teach youth with mild to moderate intellectual disability. Strong preference for Somali background.
If you are interested, please contact Alejandra at a.calderonruiz@pqchc.com
Location: 1365 Richmond Rd
Deadline: Sep 1, 2019
In order to be considered for this position you must visit our website and complete an application: http://www.pqchc.com/volunteers-students/volunteer-application/


School's Cool is a 6-week outcome-oriented school readiness program for children ages 3 to 5 years that uses a play-based curriculum to enhance children’s skills in 4 areas: language, reasoning, socialization and self-help.

Program volunteers provide program support so that facilitators can complete required assessments. Responsibilities include: greeting children warmly; assisting children with transitioning into the program; assisting children with the learning of routines and transitions; supporting facilitators by monitoring and interacting (playing) with children; helping to prepare snack for the children; helping children develop self-help skills (e.g. teach children to put on coats by themselves); use positive redirection to help children manage behaviour.

Applicants should have: previous experience working with children 3 to 5 years old; positive behaviour management skills; ability to work in a fast-paced setting; and good physical health and mobility.

The program starts in January 2019, it runs for 6 weeks at different times during the year. Hours are 8:30am-12:30pm Monday-Thursday.It Takes place at a school in the Carlington area. At least one volunteer is needed for each day.
Location: 1365 Richmond Road, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Aug 1, 2019
The First Words Communication Checkup is an online screening tool for preschool children. The tool identifies developmental milestones that are not being met and refers the family to the appropriate services for their child’s development in Ottawa. We are seeking an individual to review currently translated material (Simplified Chinese) and compare with the current English text. This individual will also be required to test the content of the tool to ensure accuracy. Some translation will be required.

• Compare currently translated text (Simplified Chinese) with the English text provided.
• Identify script that does not match in both languages.
• Identify translation that is not correct or culturally appropriate.
• Provide translation in Simplified Chinese when possible.
• Review punctuation, spacing, content in Simplified Chinese.
• Testing of the tool to ensure correct messaging is appearing on screen.
• Fluent in Simplied Chinese and English
• Excellent writing skills in Simplified Chinese and English
• Some knowledge of child’s development
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel
• Attention to detail
• Works independently /self motivated
• Ability to seek support from First Words when needed
Location: 1365 Richmond Rd
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
Organization: Christie Lake Kids
Become a mentor and positive role model for youth ages 13-17. The Christie Lake Kids Leaders in Training (LIT) program motivates youth to pursue self confidence through opportunities for team building and personal growth. Mature volunteers are needed for on-site supervision and engagement, to offer support and guidance. We have three groups that meet weekly: We are in need of volunteers for our Rosemont Branch of the Somerset West CHC (30 Rosemont ave.). Interested volunteers must choose one group to work with, Monday Grade 9, Tuesday Grade 10 and Wednesday Grade 11 (Subject to change) and be available to attend 1 night a week consistently on a weekly basis. Some experience with strengths-based youth work is preferred but not necessary; we welcome anyone with enthusiasm for making a positive and direct contribution to our mission.
Location: 30 Rosemont Ave. Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Sep 7, 2019
Organization: Christie Lake Kids
Building Skills and Transforming Lives, it’s what we do. Are you passionate about helping kids from economically disadvantaged communities leap over barriers and learn new skills? Do you lead with energy and enthusiasm? Do you have any cooking and/or instructor experience? Do you have experience in education or leadership? Do you want to pass on your passion?

If so we are adding to our Program Volunteer Intake for Christie Lake Kids STAR (Skills through Arts and Recreation) and LIT (Leaders in Training) programs for our Fall 2019 community! To learn more visit our website www.christielakekids.com or email volunteer@chrsitielakekids.com to enquire today.
Location: 400 Coventry Rd
Deadline: Sep 7, 2019
Organization: Christie Lake Kids
Building Skills and Transforming Lives, it’s what we do. Are you passionate about helping kids from economically disadvantaged communities leap over barriers and learn new skills? Do you lead with energy and enthusiasm? Do you have any soccer and/or coaching experience? Do you have experience in education or leadership? Do you want to pass on your passion?

If so we are adding to our Program Volunteer Intake for Christie Lake Kids STAR (Skills through Arts and Recreation) and LIT (Leaders in Training) programs for our Fall 2019 community! To learn more visit our website www.christielakekids.com or email volunteer@chrsitielakekids.com to enquire today.
Location: 400 Coventry Rd
Deadline: Sep 7, 2019
Organization: Christie Lake Kids
Building Skills and Transforming Lives, it’s what we do. Are you passionate about helping kids from economically disadvantaged communities leap over barriers and learn new skills? Do you lead with energy and enthusiasm? Do you have any basketball and/or coaching experience? Do you have experience in education or leadership? Do you want to pass on your passion?

If so we are adding to our Program Volunteer Intake for Christie Lake Kids STAR (Skills through Arts and Recreation) and LIT (Leaders in Training) programs for our Fall 2019 community! To learn more visit our website www.christielakekids.com or email volunteer@chrsitielakekids.com to enquire today.
Location: 400 Coventry Rd
Deadline: Sep 7, 2019
Organization: Christie Lake Kids
Building Skills and Transforming Lives, it’s what we do. Are you passionate about helping kids from economically disadvantaged communities leap over barriers and learn new skills? Do you lead with energy and enthusiasm? Do you have any hip hop experience and/or coaching experience? Do you have experience in education or leadership? Do you want to pass on your passion?

If so we are adding to our Program Volunteer Intake for Christie Lake Kids STAR (Skills through Arts and Recreation) and LIT (Leaders in Training) programs for our Fall 2019 community! To learn more visit our website www.christielakekids.com or email volunteer@chrsitielakekids.com to enquire today.
Location: 400 Coventry Rd
Deadline: Sep 7, 2019
Organization: Christie Lake Kids
Building Skills and Transforming Lives, it’s what we do. Are you passionate about helping kids from economically disadvantaged communities leap over barriers and learn new skills? Do you lead with energy and enthusiasm? Do you practice a sport or art and want to spend more time sharing it? Do you have experience in education or leadership? Do you want to pass on your passion?

If so we adding to our Program Volunteer Intake for Christie Lake Kids STAR (Skills through Arts and Recreation) and LIT (Leaders in Training) programs for our Fall 2019 community! To learn more visit our website www.christielakekids.com or email volunteer@chrsitielakekids.com to inquire today.
Location: 400 Coventry Rd
Deadline: Sep 7, 2019
Organization: Christie Lake Kids
Building Skills and Transforming Lives, it’s what we do. Are you passionate about helping kids from economically disadvantaged communities leap over barriers and learn new skills? Do you lead with energy and enthusiasm? Do you have any skating or hockey experience and/or coaching experience? Do you have experience in education or leadership? Do you want to pass on your passion?

If so we are adding to our Program Volunteer Intake for Christie Lake Kids STAR (Skills through Arts and Recreation) and LIT (Leaders in Training) programs for our Fall 2019 community! To learn more visit our website www.christielakekids.com or email volunteer@chrsitielakekids.com to enquire today.
Location: 400 Coventry Rd
Deadline: Sep 7, 2019
Organization: OTTAWA CHAMBERFEST
You can play a vital role in one of the world’s largest chamber music festivals. With the help of dedicated volunteers, Ottawa Chamberfest offers audiences an impressive variety of concerts and events featuring artists from across Canada and around the world.

Our production/stage crew volunteer:
*Sets up and dismantles stage elements prior to and after the concert
*Contributes to the efficient movement and placement of chairs, music stands and other stage equipment at the various concert venues
*Assists with all venue logistics and pageantry
*Carries out set changes
*Loads and unloads trucks and vans, as required
*Reports to Head of Production

Skills and tools required:
*Must be a team player and be able to follow complex, detailed instructions
*Must be in good health and willing and able to perform physical tasks including moving equipment and loading and unloading of trucks, and heavy lifting, if required
*Accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment
*Must be able to attend dress rehearsals and set-up for them in order to become familiar with the duties related to the concert/event
*Previous stage experience an asset
*Production Crew volunteers will provide their own steel-toe boots to adhere to the Ministry of Labour Safety Standards. If you need assistance with this requirement, please contact the Head of Production at production (at) chamberfest.com.
*Please note that these are non-standard shift lengths, depending on the needs of a particular concert/event. Due to the nature of this role, the minimum time commitment for the summer festival is 4 shifts.
Location: 4 Florence Street Suite 201
Deadline: Jul 20, 2019
The annual Riverkeeper 4K open water swim is a unique, inter-provincial swimming event in the Ottawa River. Uniting both provincial shores of our river, the swim highlights the need for collaboration towards swimmable, drinkable, fishable waters, while raising funds to help protect the Ottawa River.

Register as a paddler here: https://raceroster.com/events/2019/23089/2019-ottawa-riverkeeper-4k-swim

The 4K starts at Lac Deschenes Sailing Club in Ottawa and finishes at Parc des Cèdres in Aylmer.

Paddlers are an essential part of the event’s success, and each year, over 70 paddlers help accompany the swimmers as they cross the river. In order to make the swim possible, we need paddlers to support the swimmers and help ensure their safety. Participate with your kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard! Note that every paddler must bring a whistle and wear a life jacket.
Location: 10 Rangeview Ave, Nepean, ON K2K 2Z2
Deadline: Aug 2, 2019
The Capital Fair is an annual 10 day fair organized by the Gloucester Agricultural Society. This year, the fair will be held from August 16th - 25th and will feature events such as live music, agricultural demonstrations, monster truck shows, a midway and much more.

We are looking for volunteers to help us onsite throughout the duration of the fair in the following positions:

Entertainment Assistant
- Gather information and research potential entertainment acts
- reply to emails

Hospitality Assistant
- Ensure trailer is cleaned
- Stock fridge and support beer tent
- Assist cleaning of grounds (i.e. picking up trash)

Stage Hands
- Guide entertainers from side entry to the stage area
- Assist with carrying equipment
- Assist sound crew
- Move picnic tables & assist cleaning of grounds (i.e. picking up trash)

We will need one person to fill each shift daily from August 16th - 25th:
Shift 1 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shift 2 - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shift 3 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Rideau Carleton Raceway
4837 Albion Rd, Gloucester, ON K1X 1A3
Deadline: Aug 5, 2019
The Capital Fair is an annual 10 day fair organized by the Gloucester Agricultural Society. This year, the fair will be held from August 16th - 25th and will feature events such as live music, agricultural demonstrations, monster truck shows, a midway and much more.

We are looking for volunteers to help us onsite throughout the duration of the fair in a wide range of areas including:
- Kids Zone
- Entertainment Area
- Grounds Maintenance Crew
- Motoring Technician
- Stage Hands
- Photographer
- Office Assistant
- Concessions Assistant
- Volunteers at Large (help out in any and all areas required)

We also have longer-term opportunities available for those who are interested in the year-round planning of the fair. You can check out the other positions we have posted on the Volunteer Ottawa site here: https://www.volunteerottawa.ca/cgi/page.cgi/_jp_membership.html?uid=14020

There are so many ways to get involved! Please don't hesitate to reach out for more information.

Visit www.capitalfair.ca for more information.
Location: Rideau Carleton Raceway
4837 Albion Rd, Gloucester, ON K1X 1A3
Deadline: Aug 5, 2019
Shelter movers Ottawa is a volunteer-based charitable organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse. We collaborate with community partners to help families transition to a life free of violence. Growing evidence suggests a significant long-term societal benefit as a result of breaking the cycle of violence. As part of a team, you will work with clients, their advocates, and the shelters. They answer emails requesting help. The job involves sending information requests to clients (often involving assistance and help of advocates). Here they're involved in acquiring information about what the client needs. Making lists of what, where, when, and who is part of move.
Essential Skills & Knowledge:
Strong communication skills--verbal and written.
Advanced interpersonal and public relations skills.
Professional, outgoing manner.
Ability to exercise tact and discretion--including protecting volunteer and client information.
A record of reliability and trustworthiness.
Self-motivated; able to work without supervision.
Able to prioritize workloads and meet established deadlines.
Able to work independently and as part of a team.
High attention to detail.
Familiarity with spreadsheets and database systems.
A positive, 'can-do' attitude.

Location: 110 Didsbury Rd Kanata K2T 0C2
Deadline: Aug 31, 2019
Organization: Frontier College
QUE FONT NOS BÉNÉVOLES ?

Le programme Club de devoirs du Collège Frontière offre un soutient aux enfants et aux jeunes partout au Canada. En tant que bénévole à la succursale Blackburn Hamlet de la bibliothèque publique, vous aiderez les enfants et les jeunes de la 1ère à la 6ème année dans leur apprentissage de la lecture et de l’écriture en français. Vous pourrez également les aider avec les mathématiques, les sciences et l’anglais selon vos propres compétences.

Être bénévole au Club de devoirs est une excellente façon d'acquérir de l'expérience en éducation de la petite enfance et en tutorat en littératie! C’est aussi un environnement idéal pour contribuer aux mieux-être de votre communauté. Nous n'exigeons aucune expérience préalable en éducation et nous vous fournirons la formation et les matériaux nécessaires. Vous n'avez qu'à apporter vos compétences en communication, votre patience, votre enthousiasme, et votre amour de l'apprentissage!


OÙ ET QUAND SE DÉROULENT NOS ACTIVITÉS ?

Le plus nouveau Club de devoirs du Collège Frontière à Ottawa se tiendra à la succursale Blackburn Hamlet de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa de septembre 2019 à juin 2020. Le programme se déroulera les lundis de 18h à 19h30. La participation hebdomadaire est encouragée de la part des bénévoles; toutefois, l’horaire est flexible et peut accommoder vos disponibilités. Veuillez noter aussi que nos autres Clubs de devoirs à Ottawa recherchent toujours de nouveaux bénévoles !


COMMENT POSER SA CANDIDATURE?

Veuillez contacter sbrydges@frontiercollege.ca
Les candidats âgés de 18 ans et plus devront se soumettre à une vérification des antécédents pour travail auprès de personnes vulnérables (offerte gratuitement). Tous les candidats devront également fournir trois références sur demande.

Au plaisir de vous rencontrer!

https://www.frontiercollege.ca/
Location: 199 Glen Park Dr, Ottawa, ON K1B 5B8
Deadline: Sep 30, 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. As a volunteer with the Homework Club Program at Blackburn Hamlet Public Library, 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?

Frontier College’s newest Homework Club program in Ottawa will be held at the Blackburn Hamlet Public Library from September 2019 to June 2020. The program will run on Mondays from 6:00 to 7:30 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 sbrydges@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!

https://www.frontiercollege.ca/
Location: 199 Glen Park Dr, Ottawa, ON K1B 5B8
Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
The Capital Fair is an annual 10 day fair organized by the Gloucester Agricultural Society. This year, the fair will be held from August 16th - 25th and will feature events such as live music, agricultural demonstrations, monster truck shows, a midway and much more.

We are looking for volunteers to help us onsite throughout the duration of the fair in a wide range of areas including:
- Kids Zone
- Entertainment Area
- Grounds Maintenance Crew
- Motoring Technician
- Stage Hands
- Photographer
- Office Assistant
- Concessions Assistant
- Volunteers at Large (help out in any and all areas required)

We also have longer-term opportunities available for those who are interested in the year-round planning of the fair. You can check out the other positions we have posted on the Volunteer Ottawa site here: https://www.volunteerottawa.ca/cgi/page.cgi/_jp_membership.html?uid=14020

There are so many ways to get involved! Please don't hesitate to reach out for more information.

Visit www.capitalfair.ca for more information.
Location: Rideau Carleton Raceway
4837 Albion Rd, Gloucester, ON K1X 1A3
Deadline: Aug 9, 2019
Organization: Ottawa Paw Pantry
Ottawa Paw Pantry is seeking a grant writer. This volunteer is responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to grant-making organizations, with support from the Managing Partners.

The Grant Writer will assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with granter contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.

This position requires someone who has excellent research, writing, and communication skills, is self-motivated, reliable, organized, thorough and timely. This volunteer will be responsible for:
- Researching potential grant opportunities from organizations that match our mission and values
- Writing and submitting grant applications, including reference letters, proposals, budgets
- Liaising with grant-making organizations to ask for feedback
- Track all proposed, pending and awarded grant programs by department.
- Work with team to develop and implement an annual development plan/strategy to increase annual grant income
- Report progress in grant research, grant submission and outcome to the Ottawa Paw Pantry’s Managing Partners
- Maintaining a calendar of funding opportunities
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Oct 2, 2019
Organization: Ottawa Paw Pantry
Ottawa Paw Pantry is seeking to fill 3 roles in event and fundraising. We are looking for individuals who are creative thinkers and “go-getters” in an effort to fundraise and create community awareness for the Ottawa Paw Pantry.

Reporting to the Outreach Managers, this volunteer position, supported by a committee, will provide creative and resourceful ideas for new events and fundraising initiatives. These volunteers will:
Show initiative and suggest potential event/fundraiser ideas
Brainstorm and strategize possible community events and fundraisers
Think “outside the box”
Liaise with community partners and fundraising organizers to establish costs, rules, and expectations
Participate in community events, including set-up and take-down of event tent, table, banners, merchandise, etc.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Oct 2, 2019
The “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain” workshop is a licensed program developed and researched at Stanford University. It follows a standardized format that is proven to help people learn to better manage the symptoms of chronic conditions.

Workshop groups meet once a week for 2½ hours, over six weeks. The workshop teaches skills for living a healthy life.

The workshop is led by two leaders who have taken the Peer Leader Training.

Peer Leader Training is four 8-hour days on September 5, 6, 12, 13 at 43 Bruyere st. Ottawa, ON.

Light breakfast, lunch and refreshments provided, training will be provided in English.

The Chronic pain program can then be lead in French or English.
Location: 43 Bruyere St
Deadline: Sep 2, 2019
Help us grow! We have a .25 acre garden plot at the Just Food Farm and the vegetables are growing fast. We need help weeding, watering and harvesting.
Location: 2391 Pepin Court (Just Food Farm)
Deadline: Sep 13, 2019
Board Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month beginning at 5:30 pm. There are no Board Meetings in the summer. After our AGM in June, the Board Meetings resume in September. 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: Jul 31, 2019
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s GoHere Washroom Access Program has partnered in Ottawa with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Ottawa Chapter and the GottaGo! Campaign to increase washroom access at local organizations for people living with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other chronic conditions or disabilities. Organizations registered with the GoHere program indicate their participation by displaying an easily identifiable GoHere decal on a public-facing window, and are searchable on the GoHere Washroom Locator mobile app. An additional universal accessibility wheelchair decal indicates an organization has washroom facilities accessible to individuals living with disabilities as well as members of the public.

Time commitment:

1-3 hours per week, depending on the size of the community and number of businesses

Some evening and weekend activity with some daytime availability for liaison with GoHere national or regional lead and travelling

This role requires a commitment of a minimum 6 months to 1 year or longer if desired

To register as a volunteer with the GoHere program, please visit https://crohnsandcolitis.ca/gohere
Location: Flexible
Deadline: Oct 3, 2019
Our Street Team will help us to get the word out about our upcoming event/fundraiser Feast of Fields using grassroots tactics Sept 3 - 17. You will be distributing our event postcards on the busy downtown streets of Ottawa directly to potential attendees.

The event is Feast of Fields, and it is Carefor's 4th Annual Fundraiser where we celebrate the bounty of fall with outstanding organic and sustainable foods, wine and beer.

We are fundraising for our NEW and One of a Kind - Young Onset Dementia Care Club.
Location: Downtown Ottawa
Deadline: Jul 21, 2019
Silver Spring Farm Garlic Project began in 1997 as a fundraiser for the Ottawa Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. Money raised from this project goes towards holiday gifts for OCAPDD individuals, many of whom have no families, special services, special classes and many other needed items. The Garlic Project is run entirely by volunteers. Each year volunteers plant between 35,000 to 40,000 garlic bulbs. They are then covered for the winter. Come April the hay is removed to allow growth and the weeds appear. Between the months of April and July volunteers are needed to weed the rows of garlic weekly so that the garlic plant is not choaked and can grow to its full potential. At the end of July the garlic is picked and again many volunteers are required to clean, sort, braid and get things ready for the sale the first week in August. Volunteers are required to cover the garlic fields with Hay. Approx the last week in November. On the job training / assistance is provided!!
Location: 1703 Robertson Rd., Ottawa, On
Deadline: Aug 23, 2019
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