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Volunteer Opportunities

STRIDE receives donated mobility equipment, refurbishes it and re-sells at discount prices to clients who cannot afford new. This helps those who need it and saves the equipment from going to land fills.

Some of the duties we need help with include:
· Is responsible for the maintenance of the accounts payable and receivable sub-ledgers using Quickbooks.
· Maintain petty cash.
· Prepares bank deposits.
· Schedules appointments for picking up or dropping off of equipment and viewing available equipment.
· Greets clients and either serves them or refers them to appropriate volunteer.
· Receives equipment requests from clients or health care professionals. Provides appropriate forms. When form completed, forwards to Workshop Manager to advise availability.

The office is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Being available for any or all of those days would be great.
Location: 6 - 43 Grenfell Cresc
Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
Position for Volunteer Member of the Board of Directors

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer position with a progressive organization that helps children, youth and families?

Our non-profit, children’s charity, has an exciting opportunity for 2 new members to join the Board of Directors and help shape the future of PRC. With a staff team of approximately 12, the Parent Resource Centre (PRC) helps build confident, resilient families. We provide engaging high-quality programs, a wide variety of social services and supportive resources for children, youth, parents and caregivers.

Our hope is that you have previous board experience, however, we will certainly consider your application, if you have a combination of skills and qualities that fit with the culture of our organization and the existing skill set of our Board. Sitting board members are happy to mentor and support new members to learn about their role. If you excel at building and maintaining relationships, work well in a group setting and have a passion for supporting families, this opportunity is for you!

PRC’s Board members will serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for a maximum of six consecutive years. Both board meetings and committee meetings meet monthly.

Requirements and Qualifications

- Personal qualities of integrity, strong business acumen and a passion for improving the lives of children, youth and families
- Professional experience with leadership accomplishments in business, child & youth sector, government, philanthropy, or the non-profit sector
- A natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Interest in acting as an ambassador for the organization
- Reviewing and approving PRC’s policies, funding agreements, annual budget, audit reports; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
- Serving on one or more committees (finance, communications & fundraising and board policy & development) and taking on special assignments

If you are eager to share your knowledge, experience and expertise to assist in supporting Ottawa families, please email selectioncommittee@parentresource.ca by January 31, 2020. Thank you for your interest in applying to join the Board of Directors and please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information about PRC or the Board of Directors, please contact the Executive Director, Deborah Lehmann at dlehmann@parentresource.ca or visit PRC’s website at www.parentresource.ca
Location: 300 Goulburn Crescent, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Feb 29, 2020
Organization: Harmer House
Harmer House is a non-profit, independent-living apartment building for seniors in Bells Corners.We are looking for volunteers to help with dinner service for our residents during the hours of 4:30pm-6:30pm. This opportunity would be ideal for students looking to fulfill volunteer hours, people looking to help in their community, and people with limited availability (2 hours and 30 minutes per shift, Monday to Friday).

Looking to give of your time, to help out through companionship and to reinforce a genuine sense of community? If you are friendly and self-driven, if you have patience, dependability and good communication skills, compassion and a passion to make others happy, please contact us!

Volunteer roles:

-assisting with dishes
-setting Dining Room
-taking orders
-managing cash/ recording payments
-serving food
-cleaning tables
-washing dishes
-organize/ clean kitchen

WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS ON FRIDAYS (PRIORITY) & & THURSDAYS!

IF YOUR SCHEDULE IS FLEXIBLE, PLEASE LET US KNOW!

***Please keep in mind that volunteers aged 18 and over will need to undergo a police records check for the vulnerable sector.
Location: 848 Seyton , Nepean, K2H 9G6
Deadline: Jan 24, 2020
Persona care helpers assist our senior and disabled clients access rehabilitation fitness programs and disabled swims by meeting and greeting, helping them access the areas they need to, and in some cases, assist in changing for the activity.
Location: 411 Dovercourt Avenue
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Organization: RESULTS Canada
RESULTS is a global movement of passionate citizens committed to raising our voices for a world without extreme poverty. We leverage resources for programs and improved policies that give people living in poverty the health, education and opportunity they need to thrive.

As an international development advocacy organization, we are looking for people who love to write and are keen on submitting letters to the editor and/or op-eds to the media on issues that touch on international development and global health (access to education for girls, importance of immunization/vaccines, safe water access, tuberculosis, children's and mother's health, etc.). We will provide you with tips and tricks, support, details on issues to write on, etc.
Location: In the comfort of your home
Deadline: Apr 15, 2020
Do you have a passion for music and song writing? Are you a songwriter or musician? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region
Deadline: Mar 3, 2020
Organization: RESULTS Canada
Nous sommes à la recherche d'un.e bénévole en traduction (anglais vers le français) qui maîtrise le français écrit (de préférence le français canadien) et qui peut traduire des documents et du matériel rédigés en anglais. Cette opportunité de bénévolat appuiera nos projets d'engagement du public, de coordination de bénévoles, de marketing et de communications.

Nous recherchons quelqu'un qui peut s'impliquer pour toute période de temps.

Location: Dans le confort de votre maison
Deadline: Apr 15, 2020
Organization: RESULTS Canada
We are looking for a Volunteer Translator (English to French) with a strong mastery of written French (preferably Canadian French) to assist with translations of English language documents and materials into French. This will support our public engagement, volunteer engagement, marketing and communications projects.

We are looking for someone who can commit for any period of time.

Location: In the comfort of your home
Deadline: Apr 15, 2020
The Matching Program at the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) is looking for volunteers to work with newcomers one-on-one. Through its volunteers, the Matching Program reaches out to refugees and immigrants who are in need of support to thrive in their new life in Ottawa.
Volunteers should be established members of the community who are familiar with the Canadian system and culture and who know how to access resources in Ottawa. Experience working with people with disabilities or medical conditions is a great asset. Patience, kindness, an open mind and an interest in other cultures are also very important qualities for our volunteers. We ask our volunteers to make a minimum 4 hour weekly commitment for a period of 6 months to 8 months. If interested, please send your application to matchingprogram@cciottawa.ca
Location: There are volunteer opportunities in different neighbourhoods of the city. The office is located at 219 Argyle Avenue, K2P 2H4.
Deadline: Mar 1, 2020
The Matching Program at the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) is looking for volunteers to work with newcomers one-on-one. Through its volunteers, the Matching Program reaches out to refugees and immigrants who are in need of support to thrive in their new life in Ottawa.
Volunteers should be established members of the community who are familiar with the Canadian system and culture and who know how to access resources in Ottawa. Experience working with people with disabilities or medical conditions is a great asset. Patience, kindness, an open mind and an interest in other cultures are also very important qualities for our volunteers. We ask our volunteers to make a minimum 4 hour weekly commitment for a period of 6 months to 8 months. If interested, please send your application to matchingprogram@cciottawa.ca
Location: There are volunteer opportunities in different neighbourhoods of the city. The office is located at 219 Argyle Avenue, K2P 2H4.
Deadline: Mar 1, 2020
Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is registered charity that leads patient participation in health care decision making, with a mandate to educate the public and policy makers about cancer survivorship – with particular emphasis on the patient lived experience.

The Fundraising Assistant will support CCSN’s Partnership and Fundraising Manager with conducting prospect research to support the identification of leads, develop some communications that will be used to interact with contacts - and when required, will help support the network’s major fundraising initiatives.
Location: 1750 Courtwood Crescent, Suite 210
Ottawa K2C 2B5
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Member, 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, fundraising, public policy. 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.
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.
Location: 1750 Courtwood Crescent, Suite 210
Ottawa K2C 2B5
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Objective:
• To provide Needle Exchange Program (NEP) and Safer Inhalation Program (SIP) services. Provide harm reduction tools and resources such as drug testing kits, and naloxone kits.

Responsibilities:
• Keep supplies in stock. Refer to inventory list each shift and top up if needed
• Supply equipment to participants and allow disposal of their used equipment. (yellow bin or stairwell drop box)
• Log stats and collect monthly totals
• Keep Tool Shed (harm reduction office) tidy
• Make use of communication book to maintain contact with other volunteers

Required Qualities and Skills:
• Comfortable working with safer sex and safer drug use equipment
• Comfortable working with a diverse population, including those who may be intoxicated
• Open to learning about HIV/AIDS, sexuality, drug use and mental health, homelessness and poverty
• Comfortable maintaining appropriate client boundaries
• Non judgmental approach to providing services
• Work in a manner that protects participant confidentiality

Time Commitment and Place:
• 1 shift per week. Each shift is from 1pm to 5pm.
• Currently Tuesday and Thursday 1-5 are the available shifts

Training and Orientation:
• HIV 101
• Public Health NEP and SIP (if possible)

Evaluation and Follow-up:
• On-going meetings and discussions and support as required
Location: 19 Main Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1A9
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020

AIDS Committee of Ottawa
COOKING VOLUNTEER


Contact: Peter Szanto, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources
Phone Number: 613-238-5014 ext 228


Objective:
• To prepare evening meals for social and support groups

Responsibilities:
• Prepare meals for groups between 10 to 35 people on site in the Living Room Kitchen
• Communicate with Coordinator of Volunteer Resources in advance to finalize last minute details

Required Qualities and Skills:
• Comfortable working in a drop-in setting
• Familiar with cooking and kitchen equipment
• Ability to plan and work within a budget
• Open to learning about HIV/AIDS, sexuality, addictions and mental health, homelessness and poverty

Time Commitment and Place:
• Approximately 3 hours for each meal preparation
• Typically shifts will be in the afternoon (1-4/ 2-5)
• Shifts are assigned according to availability of volunteer each month
• On location in the Living Room

Training and Orientation:
• HIV 101 (mandatory)
• Orientation to the Living Room and kitchen area

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

Please send a resume to peter@aco-cso.ca with the subject heading: (Volunteer Ottawa Cooking Volunteer)
Location: 19 Main Street
Ottawa, ON K1S 1A9
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Objective:
• To help in creating accessibility to our services by offering free childminding for service users when required

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

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

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

Time Commitment and Place:
• Every Monday from 5-7:30 you will help support our African, Caribbean and Black Health Zone attendees in their childcare needs.
• 4 hour weekend shifts (2-6pm, third Saturday of each month),
• Living Room (Drop-in Centre at 19 Main St) and 221 Nelson (Sandy HIll Community Health Centre) or various locations for outings
• We ask that you commit to one shift a month

Training and Orientation:
• HIV 101

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


Location: 19 Main Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1A9 (on Saturdays)
221 Nelson Street (on Mondays)
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
We are seeking a volunteer to help us explore potential corporate partnerships with local brands and businesses that would allow us to raise the profile of some of our conservation campaigns. We are not necessarily looking at this as a fundraiser, even though a partnership could lead to financial support, but rather as an opportunity to profile our work in new ways and by making use of established networks and client bases that are outside of our current reach. Some ideas include partnering with a local brewery to name a new product after one of our conservation project areas with the assumption that consumers would be intrigued and would want to learn more. We have no experience with these types of partnerships and would like the volunteer to research them further to ensure there are no ethical or other issues and to help identify potential corporate partners in the region and potentially make contact with them to request a meeting to discuss the idea.
Location: 15 rue Taschereau
Suite 240
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
We are seeking volunteers to help translate text destined to our website as we update the current site and transition to an entirely new website. The texts are all relatively short and intended for a general public level audience and therefore not very technical. As sections of the site are updated, text would be provided for translation on an ongoing basis. Once the new site is entirely complete, there would be a need for ongoing translation and revision as updates are made.
Location: 15 rue Taschereau
Suite 240
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Organization: Ancoura
Ancoura is a registered, not-for-profit, charity in Ottawa that provides permanent, affordable housing, social supports and community for adults living with mental illness. You can read more about us here: http://ancoura.ca/site/
Location: 30 Cleary Ave
Room 7
Deadline: Feb 29, 2020
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations at their used book Distribution Facility, located at the James Bartleman Archives and Library Materials Centre in Nepean.

Hours: Volunteers are required on Wednesdays, Thursdays and/or Fridays between 10AM and 4PM. Volunteer schedule will be determined with Facility Manager.

Distribution Facility volunteers will be responsible for moving and arranging boxes/carts of books (up to 30lbs), sorting, scanning, packing, and shelving books, preparing boxes of books for shipment, accepting donations of books, answering telephone calls, assisting members of the public, and handling sales.

Required Skills: Must be able to move/lift up to 30 lbs; knowledge of books; must be friendly and courteous with the public; must have the ability to follow instructions and work effectively under pressure; must have the ability to make change. A Police record check may be required as volunteers in this role could be handling cash.

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.

For more information go to: www.fopla-aabpo.ca/volunteer
Location: 100 Tallwood Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 4R7
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
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. Amethyst is a modified collective and a 'working board'. The governance model is such that Board and Staff members work together on various committees. Those interested in submitting their applications should provide a covering letter noting why they are interested in volunteering on Amethyst's Board of Directors, along with their CV/Resume.
In 2019 Amethyst Women's Addiction Centre celebrated its 40th anniversary. Amethyst provides services for women in the Ottawa region who are recovering from substance use and/or problem gambling. More information on the organization is available at: www.amethyst-ottawa.org
Location: 488 Wilbrod St., Ottawa, ON K1N 6M8
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
Organization: RESULTS Canada
• actively participate in the online community by interacting with fellow volunteers, by sharing what you find online that is relevant to our campaigns and issues, on leadership, etc.
• take action alongside fellow group members on the current campaign. Example of actions (but not limited to):
o engaging with your federal Member of Parliament by writing or meeting with them
o writing letters to the editor
o organizing events
o supporting the logistics of the group
o being active on social media
o taking part in the online community of RESULTS Canada
o fundraising
o tabling at an event to talk about RESULTS Canada
• support fellow volunteers
• report on your actions to your Online Community Leader on a monthly basis

For more details, visit bit.ly/joinresults
Location: This volunteer opportunity can be completed in the comfort of your home or your favourite local coffee shop as it's all done virtually.
Deadline: Apr 13, 2020
We are looking for individuals who have experience with writing, design and media content management primarily for print materials including our annual report. The content and graphics once developed will also be distributed on various platforms including twitter, fb, LinkedIn, Instagram, and our website.

We wish to raise awareness about the important nutritional, educational and medical work that we do in South India and world wide. We are looking for someone preferably with not-for-profit experience who can write content, design graphics and develop media that will help our non-profit continue to grow in Ottawa and across Canada to support our work in South India.

Do you have the following qualifications: - Proven writing and design communications skills - Highly-motivated, self-driven and well-organized - Research experience to determine current industry trends.

Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally is a registered charity that relieves the effects of poverty and creates new opportunities in South India. Locally we share by engaging volunteers and building awareness of the needs and opportunities that people in South India and Nepal face. We support awareness in local communities throughout the world for our programs and the direct beneficial relief that the programs deliver. Globally we share by engaging volunteers all over the world in supporting our charitable partners as we carry out several nutritional, medical, educational and Worldwide disaster relief programs that relieve poverty and create the foundation for social change.
Location: Virtual office
Deadline: Mar 10, 2020
We are looking for individuals who have experience with fundraising, outreach and advocacy. Dynamic and outgoing volunteers are required to assist with Fundraising and Grant Writing Coordination to help us implement our fund development strategy. We wish to raise awareness about the important work that we do in nutrition, education and health in South India. We also wish to explore ways to broaden our appeal and to raise money for our innovative programming. We are looking for someone who can find and write grants that will help our non-profit continue to grow in Ottawa, across Canada and around the world.

Do you have the following qualifications:
- Past fundraising and event experience
- Strong verbal and written communications skills
- Highly-motivated and well-organized
- Grant writing experience

Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally is a registered charity that relieves the effects of poverty and creates new opportunities in South India and for Worldwide Disaster Relief. Locally we share by engaging volunteers and building awareness of the needs and opportunities that people in South India and elsewhere face. We build awareness in local communities throughout the world for our programs and the direct beneficial relief that the programs deliver.

Globally we share by engaging volunteers all over the world in supporting our charitable partners as we carry out nutritional, medical, educational and disaster relief programs that build health, relieve poverty, improve education and create the foundation for social change.
Location: 130 Wren St. RR1
Deadline: Mar 10, 2020
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 Elmvale 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?

The Homework Club program at Elmvale Public Library will open in February 2020. 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. All candidates will be required to provide three references upon request.

We look forward to meeting you!

https://www.facebook.com/FrontierCollegeOttawa/
https://www.frontiercollege.ca/
Location: 1910 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1G 1A4
Deadline: Mar 15, 2020
Organization: CNIB
This program is available to people who are blind or partially sighted. The program strives to ensure participants can maintain their indepence by matching volunteers with them to provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship. Activities may include reading, walking, recreational activities or assisting with errands and shopping.
Location: 425 Marche Way
Deadline: Mar 19, 2020
Duties:

Helping to process the registration of volunteers.

Distributing goody bags, t-shirts, parking passes and site maps.

Ensuring volunteers know where to find their volunteer stations or contact person.

Other duties may be required.
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Duties:

Helping to process the registration of volunteers.

Distributing goody bags, t-shirts, parking passes and site maps.

Ensuring volunteers know where to find their volunteer stations or contact person.

Other duties may be required.
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
*You will be asked to attend a mandatory training session on Friday, May 1st.

Duties:

Strong leadership skills are required. 

You will be responsible for a group of 15 assistants working the start/finish line and you must be able to give clear direction and ensure safety of participants and volunteers at the start/finish line.

Each team captain is provided with a copy of their specific area highlighting where the barricades will be placed, where the cones will be placed as well as event fencing along the roadway to aid with safety and guidance. 

Ottawa Police Service will be at key locations as well and will work with the Captains, although they will have their own separate instructions.
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Duties:

Safety will be your number one priority.

Responsible for directing all participants leaving the start line and arriving at the finish line, under the direction of the Start/Finish Line Captains.

Wear safety vest at all times.
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Duties:

You will be working at one of two locations (Museum or Brooke Claxton parking lot).
Assist participants load and unload their bikes and strollers.
Wear a safety vest at all times.
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
** You will be asked to attend a mandatory training session on Friday, May 1st **

Duties:

Strong leadership skills are required. 

Travel the route (by bike preferably).

Give support to the route assistants, and liaise with the event manager, police, and medical officials.

Ensure barricades are properly positioned before the start of the event and placed safely off the road as per event officials at the end of the event.

Ensure route assistants pick up all garbage along their stretch of route before releasing them from their assigned post.

Ensure all volunteers from your section have been picked up by the bus and returned to the Canadian War Museum.

Arrange for pickup of any volunteers who may have been left behind.
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Time Commitment:

Weekly sessions Fridays 2:00 – 3:00 PM
January 24th 2020 – April 17th 2020 (except Good Friday April 10th)
*plus early arrival/departure time to account for setup/cleanup
*attending general orientation and training as needed

The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC) is currently seeking 1-2 volunteers to support Let’s Get Moving Churchill. 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: Jan 27, 2020
Duties:

Responsible for assisting Route Captains/Police Services when asked.

Assemble and place barricades and pylons along the route as directed.

Responsible for traffic control by directing cyclists and informing motorists of road closures.

Take down pylons and barricades following the event as directed.

Route Assistants work in pairs. You will be given a safety vest and must return it before leaving.
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Duties:

Responsible for assisting Route Captains/Police Services when asked.

Assemble and place barricades and pylons along the route as directed.

Responsible for traffic control by directing cyclists and informing motorists of road closures.

Take down pylons and barricades following the event as directed.

Route Assistants work in pairs. You will be given a safety vest and must return it before leaving.
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Duties:

Working along Vimy Place, in and around the Canadian War Museum.

You and a team of volunteers will control traffic, vehicle parking and parking access to reserved spots.

Ensure only vehicles on the VIP parking list are allowed access to park in front of the museum in the barricaded meter parking spots.

You will help direct vehicles to the underground parking. There is NO PARKING in front of the main doors of the museum, only drop off is allowed in the bus turn-around area. Once underground garage area is full, two volunteers will proceed to Booth Street to restrict access to the parking garage. You will inform visitors they will need to park elsewhere.

If the vehicle is bringing supplies to their tent onsite for set up, you will allow them to do so and show them on the site map where they are located. (Set up between 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.).

Remind drivers to drive slowly as there are many people attending this event.

Wear a safety vest at all times.

This position requires confidence, tact and good customer service skills!
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Duties:

Working on the event grounds at the Information Tent or roaming the grounds.
You will be answering questions related to the event including ride start times, volunteer and participant registration, parking, etc.
Responsible for selling lunch tickets and merchandise.
Enthusiastic volunteers with a positive personality are required for this role!
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Duties:

Working on event grounds as green team crew.
Responsible for keeping grounds tidy, picking up litter and wear gloves at all times.
Managing recycling, compost and garbage bins, emptying bins when full and replacing bags.
Ensuring people use the proper bins for their waste.
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Duties:

Filling bags with snacks, drinks and other treats. The goody bags will be given to route assistants on event day.
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Duties:

Working on the event grounds at the food tent

Assisting with serving lunch under the supervision of our food vendor.

Responsible for making sure food is served promptly and politely.

Ensure your area is kept tidy and wear gloves at all times.
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
** You must provide a valid a current Police Record Check **

Monitor inflatables and ensure children are taking turns and playing safely.

Supervise the craft tables and maintain order.

Assist if any supplies are needed, fill in/relieve staff if required.

Ensure area is kept clean and tidy.

Being patient and good with children will be your most important role.
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
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: Mar 31, 2020
Duties:

You will be given a route map and a list of volunteers for each stop. The safety vest and radio you will be given must be returned at the end of the event.

Before Departure:

Please locate the sign with your bus number in the hall outside the cafeteria (inside the Canadian War Museum).
Gather the required number of route assistants for your bus as indicated on the back of the bus sign.
Very important to ensure that all the people on your bus are on time as per your scheduled load/departure time.

On the bus:

Confirm that the bus driver is reachable.
Ensure volunteers get off at the proper location (rest stop volunteers and route assistants).
Give each volunteer their zone number and clearly communicate to them that they must return to the drop off location when it is time for pickup. You will be getting off at the last stop on your section of the route and you will become a route assistant at that location.

You are responsible for ensuring all volunteers are picked up after the event.

Must be at least 21 years of age.
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Time Commitment:

Weekly sessions Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 PM
January 22nd 2020 – April 22nd 2020
*plus early arrival/departure time to account for setup/cleanup
*attending general orientation and training as needed


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: Jan 27, 2020
Working on the event grounds at the bike parking.
Register and park bicycles in a supervised parking compound.
Tag all bikes, store them neatly and act as security.
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Working on the event grounds at the baggage drop tent.
Receiving and tagging participants’ bags and keeping them safe until they pick them up.
Keep area clean, tidy and organized.
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Volunteer positions and hours vary:
For volunteers 18 years or older: Registration, Race Kit Pick Up, Security and Parking
For all volunteers: Barricades, Bag check, Event Area, Floaters, Catering and Clean up, Event Set up and Tear Down.

The majority of the volunteer positions are on Sunday, April 26, 2020. A few positions are available on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25.

Shift hours vary between 7 am and 3 pm on Sunday, April 26; between 10 am and 2 pm on Saturday April 25; from 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm on Friday April 24.
Location: 2960 Riverside Drive (Terry Fox Athletic Facility)
Deadline: Mar 13, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Currently seeking a female volunteer who is available the last Monday afternoon of every month to join one of our members, someone with an intellectual disability, during her volunteer work at Dress for Success (https://ottawa.dressforsuccess.org/) !

This member is an avid volunteer at Dress for Success at their Donation Days once a month (organizing incoming clothing and accessory donations) and is looking for someone to join her!

You'd be volunteering for LiveWorkPlay AND Dress for Success - Volunteering X2 !

Let Alex know if you are interested!
Location: 300- 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
Organization: Mothercraft Ottawa
Mothercraft Ottawa is a non-profit multifaceted family support agency offering a wide array of programs for families from pregnancy to school age. Mothercraft has been supporting and meeting the needs of families and care providers in our community since 1944.
Our Programs: Helping Families Grow and Thrive
We offer early learning programs and services that support early childhood development; and full-time, part-time and casual, licensed child care programs for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years. Mothercraft Ottawa’s child care programs are provided in a centre, in a school or in a caregiver’s home and are available throughout the year.
We offer a comprehensive range of support services for parents, including prenatal classes, birth companion support, drop-in play groups and parenting workshops. As an EarlyON Child and Family Centre we offer programs and workshops that support parents and caregivers in all aspects of early child development. Other high quality services offered by Mothercraft include rentals of safe and clean baby equipment and a toy lending library. Note all our programs are offered in both English and French.
Our Values
Through our work with families, staff, partners and the community, Mothercraft is dedicated to:
• Creativity: Exploring possibilities
• Nurturing: Supporting each other with compassion
• Inclusivity: Welcoming and encouraging diversity
• Integrity: Acting with honesty and reliability
• Collaborative Relationships: Built on respect and communication.

Our Board of Directors
The role of our Board of Directors is to provide governance to the organization, identify and monitor strategic priorities, set agency policies and determine innovative ways to promote and expand services and supports. Mothercraft values the different perspectives, knowledge, skills and interests that each Director brings to the Board.
We are currently recruiting a volunteer Board member to serve in the role as Treasurer.
The Treasurer for our board of directors will ensure full and accurate accounts of all receipts and disbursements of the agency are kept in proper books of account. At each board of directors meeting, the treasurer provides a financial report that clearly states the financial standing of the agency through review and analysis of monthly financial statements. The treasurer ensures that the audited financial statements are complete for presentation at Mothercraft Ottawa’s annual membership meeting. The treasurer is responsible for looking at financial policies and processes to mitigate financial risks and will be the chair of the Finance Committee. The treasurer works closely with the Director of Corporate Services and the Executive Director and serves as a member of the Executive Committee. Candidates should be self-motivated, professional, and dedicated to healthy child and family development through Board service.
An individual with big picture, strategic financial oversight background but with the ability to look into details as required is highly recommended. A chartered professional accounting designation is an asset but not required since we are seeking candidates who can deliver board-level financial leadership for the organization.
An ideal candidate should have experience in one or more of the following areas:
• Fund Accounting/ Accounting for charity;
• Business;
• Finance;
• Internal/External Audit; and
• Policy and process development;
We welcome new members who:
• Are over 18 years old;
• Are able to serve as a corporate director;
• Are supportive of our Mission Statement;
• Available once a month for board meetings;
• Available once a month for committee meetings; and
• Available adhoc for budget review and external audit.

The Board meets 8 times a year in Westboro to discuss and review operations and committee work. The approximate time commitment for this position is 5-10 hours per month.
Previous board experience is not essential but would be considered an asset.
If you would like to be involved with Board governance, policy development and long term planning for one of Ottawa’s outstanding community agencies, we would be interested in receiving your application to the Board of Directors.
Please submit your resume and a cover letter which explains (1) how your expertise fits the skill sets defined above and (2) when you would be available to join the board. Please submit by email to Tracy-Lynn Mallett, Human Resources Manager at tl.mallett@mothercraft.com.
Deadline: This is an ongoing recruitment, but we seek the right candidate as soon as possible.

To learn more about Mothercraft Ottawa please visit our website: www.mothercraft.com
Telephone inquiries WILL NOT be accepted.

We thank all applicants for their interest.
Only candidates chosen to participate in the interview process will be contacted.
Location: 475 Evered Avenue
Deadline: Jan 30, 2020
Our organization is looking for someone to take video of two events.
The first is April 23 from 7am to 11:30am and the second is June 5 & 6 all day and evening. The videographer will also need to be able to edit and shorten the videos to 3-5 minute segments. Some compensation is available.
Location: 170 Laurier Ave West
suite 1104
Deadline: Mar 13, 2020
Canadian Parents for French is hosting its annual Breakfast on the Hill event to promote and further bilingual education across Canada. The event will take place on April 23 at Parliament. Volunteers are needed for pre-event prep, assistance during the event, then to act as guides taking our guests to meet with their representatives and members of Parliament. Volunteers will need to be available from 7am to 3pm on the 23rd of April. There will be a training and pre-event prep session on the 22nd in the afternoon.
Location: 170 Laurier Ave West
suite 1104
Deadline: Mar 6, 2020
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