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Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Miracle League of Ottawa
A volunteer coordinator provides direct support to the Board of Directors in managing volunteers for our Miracle League baseball programs.
The role involves:
• posting volunteer opportunities on our social media, website, local colleges, universities and Volunteer Ottawa
• Generating appropriate volunteering opportunities and role descriptions based on the needs of The Miracle League of Ottawa.
• Raising awareness of the role and the function of volunteers.
• Promoting volunteering (internally and externally) through recruitment and publicity strategies and campaigns;
• Interviewing and recruiting volunteers and ensuring they are appropriately matched for a position.
• Organizing profile-raising events to attract new volunteers;
• Updating our volunteer database and other administrative duties.
Location: 3659 Navan Road, Orleans, ON
Deadline: May 22, 2017
Organization: Miracle League of Ottawa

KEY ACTIVITIES:
• Attend all Board meetings
• Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization
• Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization.
• Develop and implement long term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the program.
• Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the program.
• Ensure the program operates within its budget
• Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify the areas for improvement.
• Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization
• Develop forms and records to document program activities.
• Establish and implement a performance management process for all program staff.
• Engage volunteers for appropriate program activities using established volunteer management practices.
• Ensure all members receive orientation and appropriate training.
• Provide direction, input, and feedback to the Baseball Operations and Other Sports managers
• Liaise with other directors and managers to ensure effective and efficient program delivery
• Participate on any committee, as necessary
• Prepare an annual report for the President
• Participate in league activities such as registration, publicity, coaching, special projects and fundraisers.
• Communicate regularly with other committee members
• Assist in increasing the number of players in the program.
• Demonstrate enthusiasm, love and concern for each player and family
• Demonstrate high morals and integrity on and off the field

SKILLS REQUIRED:
⎫ English essential (bilingualism considered an asset)
⎫ Excellent oral and written communication skills
⎫ Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
⎫ Ability to plan, organize, and/or monitor one’s own tasks or the tasks of others
⎫ Ability to identify activities and/or assign resources
⎫ Ability to work collaboratively with others
⎫ Ability to motivate and empower others
⎫ Ability to deal with conflict effectively
⎫ Have a knowledge of planning, budgeting and accountability processes
⎫ Have a working knowledge in Project Management
Location: 3659 Navan Road, Orleans, ON
Deadline: Jun 2, 2017
Organization: Miracle League of Ottawa
KEY ACTIVITIES:
• Attends all Board meetings
• Plan publicity strategies and campaigns
• Write and produce presentations and press releases
• Deal with inquiries from the public, the press, and related organizations
• Organize promotional events such as press conferences and presentations
• Speak publicly at interviews, press conferences and presentations
• Provide clients with information about new promotional opportunities and current PR campaign programs.
• Analyze media coverage.
• Liaise with clients, managerial and journalistic staff about budgets, timescales and objectives.
• Design, write and/or produce presentations, press releases, articles, leaflets, reports, publicity brochures, information for websites and promotional videos.
• Coordinate advertising and marketing projects with Sponsorship and Fundraising members.
• Secure and maintain media contacts ( local and national)
• Obtain copies of print and TV coverage
• Communicate with local media to publicize league events.
• Develop an annual budget to support the program
• Ensure the program operates within its budget
• Provide direction, input, and feedback to the Fundraising, Media, and Website managers
• Participate on any committees, as necessary
• Prepare an annual report for the President
• Participate in league activities such as registration, publicity, coaching, special projects and fundraisers.
• Communicate regularly with other committee members
• Assist in increasing the number of players in the program.
• Demonstrate enthusiasm, love and concern for each player and family
• Demonstrate high morals and integrity on and off the field

SKILLS REQUIRED:
⎫ English essential (bilingualism considered an asset)
⎫ Excellent oral and written communication skills
⎫ Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
⎫ Ability to plan, organize, and/or monitor one’s own tasks or the tasks of others
⎫ Ability to identify activities and/or assign resources
⎫ Ability to work collaboratively with others
⎫ Ability to motivate and empower others
⎫ Ability to deal with conflict effectively
⎫ Have a knowledge of planning, budgeting and accountability processes
⎫ Have a working knowledge in Project Management
Location: 3659 Navan Road, Orleans, ON
Deadline: Jun 2, 2017
Organization: Miracle League of Ottawa
We’re looking for a person to be our mascot ‘Homer’ at our Saturday All Ages baseball league for approximately 1.5 hours at a time. Our baseball season operates for 16 weeks on Saturdays, so if you could commit to more than one time that would be amazing!
The costume size fits someone who is 5’3” tall to approximately 5’11” with an average build.
The mascot is expected to be very enthusiastic and silly, but does not speak, and will have an un-costumed escort at all times for safety.
The costume is not air conditioned, however all efforts will be made to keep volunteers in comfortable conditions, water will be provided and a cool area to take breaks in.
Location: 3659 Navan Road, Orleans, ON
Deadline: May 12, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Miles is a very sociable person. He would like a friend who is patient and listens to what he says. Someone with whom he can go to the movies, swimming, try new activities and may be eat out at restaurants.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location:
911 Watters Rd, Orléans, ON K4A 3K5
Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Jarrod, 26 years old, is fascinated by the future, physics, nanoscience and science fiction. Attending Comiccon each year is one of his favourite things. He would love to spend time with someone who shares some of his interests and who can get him out of the house.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 3866 Albion Road, Ottawa, ON K1T 1B3
Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Organization: The Salvation Army Public Relations
To transport mascot to the various festivals and events. Driver can assist mascot by walking with the mascot and help greet people at the events.
Location: 820 Woodroffe
Deadline: Jun 7, 2017
Organization: The Salvation Army Public Relations
Mascot is expected to attend festival and events and act as our ambassador in the community. The costume fits someone between 5'4 and 5'7 tall.
Location: 820 Woodroffe Ave.
Deadline: Jun 6, 2017
Organization: The Waupoos Foundation
Many of the families who come to enjoy the farm are in need of a ride to get here or back home. If you are available to provide occasional rides, please contact us. Must have own vehicle

A criminal records check (vulnerable sector) is required (no charge for volunteers) Volunteers are contacted about 1-2 weeks in advance when a family needs a ride to and from the farm. When volunteers are available for these dates, they indicate their willingness to assist.
Most Waupoos vacations during the school year fall around long weekends. Arrival for families is usually late afternoon (3-6 PM), usually Friday; and departure is typically on the holiday Monday morning before noon.
We provide car seats for those who need them.
Individuals who have a van are especially needed but all volunteers are welcome as some families are small.
Location: 2050 Rideau Road, Ottawa, ON K1X 1B1
Deadline: Jul 2, 2017
Organization: The Waupoos Foundation
Lots of opportunities to contribute, meet people, work as a team and enjoy a day in the country! Come help clean up after winter; put away shovels etc,. Cottage and lodge cleaning, wash windows; clean kitchens, awaken the gardens, rake away remaining leaves etc. Saturday, May 6, 2016- 9am to 3pm. A hot lunch will be provided to volunteers. Call us or visit our website, www.waupoos.com for further details. Waupoos is not on an OC Transpo route. Own transportation is needed.
Location: 2050 Rideau Road, Ottawa K1X 1B1
Deadline: May 6, 2017
Organization: Mothercraft Ottawa
Come celebrate our 10th Anniversary and help
make this year our best yet! All proceeds going to
Mothercraft Ottawa’s Birth and Parent Companion Program.
A program committed to changing the lives of at risk families in our community by providing prenatal, labour and delivery, postpartum and parenting support.
There are many different opportunities for this event: Set up, tear down, crafts, concessions, gate control, runners, etc.
Location: Lincoln Fields Mall
2525 Carling Avenue, Ottawa ON
Deadline: May 19, 2017
Organization: Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre
The OCCRC has several community partners providing third party fundraising (food and money donations) throughout the year but more so in Spring and Summer. We are looking for volunteers to do occasional food pick-up at community events. Flexible assignments, daytime, evenings or week ends. Volunteers that have vehicules with cargo space is an asset.
Location: 105-240, Centrum Blvd, Orléans
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Organization: Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre
Assist staff in Co-Leading Drop In Program (play group). Tasks: prepare learning centres, welcome parents and children, interact with children, participate in free play, co-lead arts & crafts etc. Positions available on Monday and, Thursday (french) Friday (english) 8:30 to 12. For more information please visit our Website at www.crcoc.ca
Location: 105-240 Centrum Blvd. Orléans
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Organization: United Way Ottawa/Centraide Ottawa
The Receptionist is the first point of contact for many volunteers, visitors, and callers to United Way Ottawa, personally and by telephone. The position is responsible for the management and operation of main telephone line.
This is a minimum 3 month placement with possible extension. With a minimum commitment of 1 day per week during regular office hours.
The candidate must be available for the full duration of the placement.
Qualifications-
• Some experience with multi line telephone system
• Excellent judgment and customer service orientation
• Fluently bilingual in both official languages
• Effective oral communication skills
• Ability to work independently
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Location: 363 Coventry Rd. Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 2, 2017
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Organization: Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region
The Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region provides a free and confidential telephone service offering suicide prevention, crisis intervention, psychological stabilization, emotional support, information and referrals to individuals of all ages. We help people in varying degrees of distress or crisis who are experiencing a wide range of problems including suicidal thoughts, abuse or violence, mental or physical illness, bereavement, addictions, sexuality and interpersonal problems, youth-related issues, unemployment and more. Our volunteer Crisis Line Responders are trained in active listening techniques, communication skills, crisis intervention and suicide prevention techniques. They help our clients assess their own situations, to establish goals and priorities, and they can link the callers to appropriate resources in the community if needed.

If interested, please visit www.dcottawa.on.ca to fill out an application!
Location: Confidential. Located within the Ottawa area.
Deadline: Jun 1, 2017
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Organization: Christie Lake Kids
Christie Lake Kids requires a team of Volunteers to help us run our signature event CANOE FOR KIDS. Environmentally Focused - Being part of the Green team at Canoe for Kids. Monitoring and picking up litter and recycling.

Doing this will help KIDS who can't afford it to go to camp get a life changing experience this summer at our camp on Christie Lake.
Location: Mooney's Bay
Deadline: May 26, 2017
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Organization: Christie Lake Kids
Christie Lake Kids requires a team of Volunteers to help us run our signature event CANOE FOR KIDS. Being part of the DOCK team is a helpful fun and positive experience, right in the middle of the action - Help get racers in and out of boats, ensure everyone has what they need and is following safety procedures.

Doing this will help KIDS who can't afford it to go to camp get a life changing experience this summer at our camp on Christie Lake.
Location: Mooney's Bay
Deadline: May 26, 2017
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Organization: Christie Lake Kids
Christie Lake Kids requires a team of Volunteers to help us run our signature event CANOE FOR KIDS. Running the family fun zone is a fun and positive experience - encouraging kids, families and others to play and challenge people to do their best.

Doing this will help KIDS who can't afford it to go to camp get a life changing experience this summer at our camp on Christie Lake.
Location: Mooney's Bay
Deadline: May 26, 2017
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Organization: Christie Lake Kids
Christie Lake Kids requires a team of Volunteers to help us run our signature event CANOE FOR KIDS. Serving Breakfast is a fun positive experience - speaking with people and serving up our breakfast to racers, guests and volunteers.

Doing this will help KIDS who can't afford it to go to camp get a life changing experience this summer at our camp on Christie Lake.
Location: Mooney's Bay
Deadline: May 26, 2017
Organization: Vista Centre Brain Injury Services
Vista Centre Brain Injury Services is looking for a motivated and encouraging individual who is passionate about exercise and health. A caring individual who would be interested in facilitating an exercise program during the week, for a 42 year old male with an Acquired Brain Injury. He has some experience with running, and works out twice a week. Any questions volunteers may have, staff at VCBIS Residence will be happy to answer and suggestions can be provided.
Location: 31 Van Lang Private
Deadline: May 31, 2017
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Organization: Christie Lake Kids
Christie Lake Kids requires a team of Volunteers to help us run our signature event CANOE FOR KIDS. Running SALES is a fun and face paced job that requires speaking with people and getting them to buy Food Bracelets for lunch. Taking $ and providing change if needed (suggesting a donation works too.) Great to do with friends or as a family!

Doing this will help KIDS who can't afford it to go to camp get a life changing experience this summer at our camp on Christie Lake.
Location: Mooney's Bay
Deadline: May 26, 2017
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Organization: Christie Lake Kids
Christie Lake Kids requires a team of Volunteers to help us run our signature event CANOE FOR KIDS. Running parking is a selfless job that requires responsibility and patience. Taking $5 per car to park and providing change if needed (suggesting it as a donation works too.) Great to do with friends or as a family!

Doing this will help KIDS who can't afford it to go to camp get a life changing experience this summer at our camp on Christie Lake.
Location: Mooney's Bay
Deadline: May 26, 2017
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Organization: Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
Recognized as North America's largest dragon boating festival, the four day celebration offers free admission to multiple stages with world class programming, marquee concerts, amusement attractions, sports demonstrations, a variety of artisans, exhibitors, delicious culinary treats, beach-side bar, children s area and non-stop racing. Every year many volunteers help make the Dragon Boat Festival the success that it is. Without the hard work and dedication of the volunteer team this event would not happen. In its 24th year, this festival continues to grow, and it is volunteers like you that help make it a fun and successful event.

YSB's volunteers have been assigned to the Silent Auction Tent. Duties include overseeing prizes and helping visitors with bidding. No cash is handled.

Thursday, June 22nd: 12-4 pm, 4-8 pm or 6-10 pm
Friday, June 23rd: 12-4 pm, 4-8 pm or 6-10 pm
Saturday, June 24th: 7-10 am, 10 am-1pm, 5-8pm or 6-10 pm
Sunday, June 25th: 8 am - 12 pm, 10am-2 pm or 12-4 pm
Location: 2960 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 8N6
Deadline: Jun 22, 2017
Organization: Parkinson Canada (Ottawa office)
Support Group Facilitator
POSITION REPORTS TO:
Community Development Coordinator / Community Engagement Coordinator
PURPOSE:
To provide education and support at monthly group meetings to persons with Parkinson’s, members of their families, and/or their caregivers in dealing with the challenges of living with the condition. To encourage group members to share experiences, ideas and feelings, address challenges, develop supportive friendships and receive current information about Parkinson’s disease.
QUALIFICATIONS:
 Experience in facilitation of support groups or meetings an asset
 Comfort level in carrying out appropriate group interventions
 Ability to discern personal boundaries and limitations so as to maximize client empowerment
 Ability to seek guidance as appropriate
 Openness to feedback as opportunities for professional and personal growth
 Comfort and ability to discuss issues regarding Parkinson’s
 Active listening and communication skills
 Sensitivity and compassion
 Ability to model respect for diversity
 Background in nursing, social work, physiotherapy, speech language pathology, and/or other medical aspect of Parkinson’s disease an asset
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 To complete Support Group Facilitator training program and continue to pursue further learning & education throughout volunteer experience
 To inform the Community Development Coordinator in a timely manner if unable to fulfill duties
 To adhere to the Parkinson Canada Policies and Procedures
 To maintain a clear vision of the volunteer role with clients
 To sign a Volunteer Service Agreement
DUTIES:
 Facilitate monthly support group, including planning, set-up, refreshments and speakers.
 Report on regular basis to Community Development Coordinator.
 Attend district meetings every four months with Community Development Coordinator.
SUPPORTS FOR SUCCESS:
 Volunteer facilitator training program, district meetings, and individual support from program staff.
TIME COMMITMENT:
 3-5 hours per month, on weekdays (includes two hour meeting and one hour preparation time) for a minimum of one year.

Multiple positions are available throughout Eastern Ontario for either French or English support groups.
Interested candidates should submit their résumé with a letter indicated why they are interested in
facilitating a Parkinson support group to ginette.trottier@parkinson.ca
Location: Centretown, Vanier area, Hawkesbury, Chesterville
Deadline: Jul 24, 2017
Organization: Ancoura
Ancoura needs volunteers who can help support our events or help with maintenance and repairs in the homes and in the office or with moving. We have a number of events during the year when we need help. The events can range from organizing monthly outings for our residents, organizing rides to go on an outing in the country, researching free outings in Ottawa, helping with greeting people at our AGM, Fundraising Dinner. We need help with home maintenance and repair and with moving furniture. The volunteers will become part of the Ancoura community and can attend our events. The work of the occasional volunteers will be coordinated by the volunteer coordinator and out of the Ancoura office. We are looking to develop a team of volunteers with a variety of skills.
Location: 30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa ON K2A 4A1
Deadline: Jul 17, 2017
Organization: Ancoura
The Visiting Volunteer provides companionship to Ancoura's residents in their townhomes. The volunteer will help to reduce the loneliness and isolation of the residents. The duties of the position include visiting the townhome where the residents reside, engaging in friendly conversation, daily tasks and leisure activities such ash sharing a meal, watching a hockey game together or going on outings in the community. The visiting volunteer attends monthly volunteer meetings with the other volunteers in the house and with the Ancoura Coordinator to share information about the residents' progress and to plan activities.
Location: Our office is at 30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa ON K2A 4A1 and five of our townhomes are located in the west end of Ottawa and one is in the east.
Deadline: Jul 17, 2017
Organization: Ancoura
Ancoura needs volunteers who can help support our events or help with maintenance and repairs in the homes and in the office or with moving. We have a number of events during the year when we need help. The events can range from organizing monthly outings for our residents, organizing rides to go on an outing in the country, researching free outings in Ottawa, helping with greeting people at our AGM, Fundraising Dinner. We need help with home maintenance and repair and with moving furniture. The volunteers will become part of the Ancoura community and can attend our events. The work of the occasional volunteers will be coordinated by the volunteer coordinator and out of the Ancoura office. We are looking to develop a team of volunteers with a variety of skills.
Location: 30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa ON K2A 4A1
Deadline: Jul 17, 2017
Organization: Ancoura
Ancoura is recruiting new board members. Board members meet ten times a year to provide leadership and direction to the organization. Commitments include attending an annual planning day, participation in fundraising activities and in committee work. They carry out work between meetings and engage with the Ancoura community at the AGM, Annual Christmas Dinner and other events. Work is carried out in a friendly, collegial and professional manner. Board members act as ambassadors for Ancoura in relationships with outside organizations. They assist the Board Chair and Nominating Committee to identify and recruit other board members.
Location: 30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa ON K2A 4A1
Deadline: Jul 17, 2017
Organization: Ancoura
The Visiting Volunteer provides companionship to Ancoura's residents in their townhomes. The volunteer will help to reduce the loneliness and isolation of the residents. The duties of the position include visiting the townhome where the residents reside, engaging in friendly conversation, daily tasks and leisure activities such ash sharing a meal, watching a hockey game together or going on outings in the community. The visiting volunteer attends monthly volunteer meetings with the other volunteers in the house and with the Ancoura Coordinator to share information about the residents' progress and to plan activities.
Location: Our office is at 30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa ON K2A 4A1 and five of our townhomes are located in the west end of Ottawa and one is in the east.
Deadline: Jul 17, 2017
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Organization: OrKidstra
Are you an experienced branding/marketing consultant who is looking to give back to the community? Now in its 10th Anniversary year, OrKidstra is entering an exciting new chapter in its history and we’re looking to partner with you!

OrKidstra’s mission is to empower kids and build community through the universal language of music. OrKidstra gives youth from under-served Ottawa communities the chance to benefit from the individual skills and community values inherent in music-making.

Our mandate is clear, the success stories of our kids are amazing; what we’re looking for is someone to help us solidify our messaging and our identity, and provide guidance on how we represent this message, through both visuals and words, to the community we serve. The successful candidate/company will have a background in branding/marketing and an interest in the performing arts/social justice.

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a tangible difference in your community and we would love to welcome you into our OrKidstra family for the short-term, volunteer position of Marketing/Branding Consultant! This project will pave the way for a refresh of OrKidstra web presence, made possible, in part, thanks to support from the City of Ottawa.
Location: The Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Avenue, Studio 204
Ottawa, ON K1R 6H5
Deadline: May 7, 2017
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Organization: Helping with Furniture
Helping With Furniture (www.helpingwithfurniture.org) is a charitable organization that collects and delivers gently used furniture and household items to those in the Ottawa area who are restarting their lives because of situations of hardship. We assist refugee claimants and other immigrants, as well as those who have been displaced by situations like house fires and domestic violence. By delivering furniture and household essentials, our mission is to provide comfort, hope, and dignity to those in need.

We currently have three members on our furniture intake team, who rotate each week; we are looking for one additional member. This means that one out of four weeks, each member would be responsible for coordinating and scheduling furniture donations for pick-up.

Tasks/Duties:
• Retrieve and assess emails from donors
• Email donors and decide whether to add them to our pick-up schedule
• Add pick-ups to schedule (online spreadsheet on Google drive)
• Manage the pick-up schedule (adding dates, capping pick-ups, last-minute
changes)

*Assess emails: When replying to donors, we use pre-written email scripts
*Managing the Spreadsheet: You are responsible for the upkeep of the spreadsheet. We never download it, but instead edit it
directly on google docs.

We currently do not have a dedicated incoming phone number, but on occasion, you may need to call people whose request comes to us through word-of-mouth and who do not have access to emails.

Some training (via Skype) will be required before joining the rotation. This can be scheduled at your convenience with the team leader and can be spread out over a few sessions.

The time commitment during the assigned week would be approximately 1 hour per day, depending on the volume of emails.

Familiarity with Google docs is an asset, but not necessary.

We ask that volunteers commit to being part of the team for a minimum of 1 year.
Location: Ottawa area. This is a work-from-home position.
Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
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Organization: Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
Minds in Song is a program for persons with early dementia and their caregivers living in the community and is all about the joy of singing. No training or music background needed. Orientation will be provided. The volunteer would be responsible for: " Greet/welcome participants as they arrive " Hand out name badges and song books to new participants " Communicate with music director " Sing along with the participants if desired " Make any necessary announcements to group
Location: Kanata & Orleans
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Organization: CNIB
CNIB Store needs a customer service representative to demonstrate and sell assistive devices for daily living to help people with low vision. We sell products such as magnifiers, talking watches, sunglasses, writing guides, large button phones.
Location: 1355 Bank St. Suite 101
Deadline: Jul 21, 2017
Organization: CNIB
Reception Assistant is the first line of contact for clients who arrive for appointments and phone calls. The position requires a person with excellent skills in customer service who is patient, kind and shows professional conduct with clients, staff and volunteers.
Location: 1355 Bank St. Suite 101
Deadline: Jul 21, 2017
Organization: CANHAVE Children's Centre
CANHAVE Children's Centre is recruiting an experienced Events' Planner who can work with volunteers and other partners to plan, execute and evaluate the annual gala fundraising dinner and a couple of other events during the year.

The person will be responsible for leading in the identification,and approval of location,date and theme, target audience, ticket sales, entertainment, sponsorships, other fundraising possibilities, and overall budgeting
Location: This work can be done from home and in a number of locations but the headquarters of CANHAVE is 10 Chesterton Drive in Ottawa
Deadline: May 15, 2017
Organization: Special Olympics Ontario
Special Olympics Ottawa is looking to recruit coaches for various athletic programs for the upcoming fall season. Programs include:
Alpine Skiing
Basketball
Bocce
Bowling
Cross-country Skiing
Curling
Figure Skating
Floor Hockey
Rhythmic Gymnastics
Snowshoeing
Indoor Soccer
Swimming Volleyball
Active Start
FUNdamentals
Youth Bowling

Purpose
To provide sports skill training and competition preparation to athletes with an intellectual disability.

Qualifications
Desire to work with people who have intellectual disabilities
Knowledge of sports and some experience working with Special Olympics athletes would be an asset.
Required to have completed the National Coaching Certification Program Special Olympics Canada Community or Competition Coach technical course within one year of becoming a coach
Obtaining NCCP Courses such as Introduction to Competition Part A, Special Olympics Canada Practical Experience, and sport specific technical is recommended

Duties and Responsibilities
Assist athletes in acquiring sports skills
Evaluate mental and physical skill level for all athletes
Adapt training and teaching techniques for all athletes
Provide equal training and competition opportunities for all athletes
Have basic knowledge of first aid
Attend available coaching clinics in the sport
Keep abreast of new methods of teaching and training
Set a good example as a role model for athletes
Exhibit good sportsmanship
Work towards attaining such qualities as patience, conscientiousness, flexibility, discipline, and organization
Encourage people with an intellectual disability to participate in Special Olympics programs

Time Requirement
Two to five hours per week

Accountability
Reports to the Head Coach
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jul 1, 2017
Organization: Special Olympics Ontario
The Ottawa Special Olympics Council is seeking various Display Volunteers to attend and manage displays at volunteer fairs and events throughout the city. The incumbent must be available days and evenings as events are often held during these times.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jul 1, 2017
Organization: Special Olympics Ontario
The Program Liaison will be the main point of contact between the Ottawa Special Olympics Council and the programs. Volunteers are required to have access to a vehicle as this role involves monthly visits to program sites to collect feedback and liaise with sport program volunteers and coaches.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jul 1, 2017
Organization: Special Olympics Ontario
COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING CO-ORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION

Purpose:
To coordinate the community’s fundraising efforts by recruiting a fundraising committee and developing a year round fundraising plan.

Qualifications/Skills Required:
Interest or knowledge of fundraising
Some financial/budget skills
Willingness to develop a team and maintain it’s leadership
Event management experience is optional
Ability to approach and communicate with potential sponsors in the community
Access to computer and e-mail strongly recommended

Duties and Responsibilities:
Recruit a team of fund-raisers from within your community.
In conjunction with the treasurer and the fundraising committee, develop a fundraising plan to adequately meet the financial needs of your community.
Act as a resource to community fundraising representatives in all areas pertaining to fundraising, including Special Olympics Ontario provincial fundraising initiatives.
Develop strategies and resources to enable the goals in your fundraising plan to be met (i.e. grant applications, in kind donations, service club solicitations, etc.)
Act as a liaison between the provincial and community levels of Special Olympics Ontario on all matters pertaining to fundraising.
Explain and present resource material on fundraising to your committee members.
Monitor fundraising initiatives within your community to ensure that policies are followed and a positive image is portrayed.
Attend all community meetings and report on behalf of your committee.
Review and be familiar with sections 1,2,3,4,6,13,16 and 18 of the information portal.
Maintain Special Olympics e-mail address that is provided to you if applicable

Time Requirements:
This position requires attendance at community meetings throughout the year. It also requires attending meetings with potential sponsors, and attending fundraising events in the community.

Duration of the Position:
Duration of the position is 2 years or as per Community by-laws.

Orientation and Training:
Special Olympics Ontario orientation is available through your community council. The previous Fundraising Coordinator will provide orientation specific to the functions of this position. Additional fundraising information can be obtained from the your Provincial Staff Representative.

Accountability:
The Fundraising Coordinator reports to the Community Council and to the membership.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jul 1, 2017
Organization: Special Olympics Ontario
MUD HERO OTTAWA

6KM, 18+Obstacles, 10,000 watt after-party – Mud Hero knows Ottawa loves the outdoors, so we’ve found the perfect site for serious adventurists: Commando Paintball, just 30 minutes east of Ottawa, featuring ponds, rivers, swamps, forest and a battleground of obstacles guaranteed to thrill the Mud Hero in you. Get set for a flood of fun with the most fun and muddiest obstacle series in North America.


Volunteer Job Descriptions:

Registration - 20 positions
If you’re a people person and you don’t get stressed out over large crowds then we need YOU to help us with registration! Processing over 5000 people quickly and efficiently is what makes our events a success. In the registration tent you’ll be paired up with a buddy and together the two of you will make sure the participant is who they say there are (check id or quiz them on their stats), administer their race package (bib and timing chip) and find the appropriate size of Mud Hero t-shirt. We’ll need you from 7:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Gear Bag Check - 5 positions
Some people like to be prepared for anything, but no Mud Hero want’s their gear bag dragging them down as they speed through our obstacles. That’s where you come in. We need you to keep a watchful eye over the Mud Hero’s bags while they’re out on course. Pretty simple really, you trade them their bag for a ticket and once their done, they trade you back. This job will take up most of you day (7:00 am to 4:00 pm) but we will definitely make sure you get a break!

Finish Line Ambassador - 2–4 positions
This is a job for our most enthusiastic volunteers. As the Mud Heroes cross the line, totally spent and covered in mud, you’ll shepherd them away from the finish line and toward some nourishing vitamin water. At the end of an event like this, most people have very little oxygen in their brain and many require a helping hand to comprehend the simplest of instructions. You’ll need to be patient with them. As long as Heroes are finishing, we’ll need you (8:00 am to 5:00 pm)

Hydration Engineer (Feed Zone) - 4 positions
This job is crucial to keeping the participants hydrated and performing at their best. We’ll station you and 3 others at the half way point of the course where you’ll handout out both water and electrolyte drinks. It’s simple really, fill the cups half full with each drink and hand them to the Mud Heroes as they pass by. You’ll be here from the start of the first wave to just after the start of the last. (8:00 am to 5:00 pm) so make sure you’re well dressed with plenty of sun screen.

Fun Police (Course Marshal) - 5 – 10 positions
It’s all fun and games … but sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned. We need your help to make sure the Mud Heroes stay on course and stay safe. As a course marshal you’ll be tasked with making sure things go smoothly out on the course. If someone takes a spill, you’ll be there to make sure they’re ok and if needed, radio one of our first aid personnel for a little TLC. You’ll also be in charge of keeping the Heroes motivated, aka cheering them on! You’ll be out on course all day (8:00 am to 5:00 pm), but don’t worry; you’ll be back in time to take in some of the Mud Bash.
Location: COMMANDO PAINTBALL
4565 Dunning Road,
Ottawa ON
K4B 1J1
Deadline: Jun 1, 2017
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Organization: Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
Working as a member of a NEW dynamic team, the Tele-Support Counsellor will be responsible for providing support and information to caregivers of persons living with dementia and on occasion the individual with dementia.

Volunteers in this program are required to complete 30 hours of classroom training before starting and will be provided with further training during their first shifts.

The Tele-Support Counsellor will be making follow up calls to individuals who have been referred for “First Link” (early) support by their family doctor or other agency. Some calls may be made directly by people seeking help.

Tele-support counselling comprises the following:

Making a first connection to a referred individual or ‘cold call’;

Explaining the kinds of support and programs available;

Completing a Caregiver Assessment using a validated format;

Providing a kindly and supportive ear for callers and advice and guidance as well as program referrals;

Assessing whether a caller may require a more intensive level of support (Dementia Case Manager);

Completing electronic files and reporting to Shift Supervisor during and after shift.

Knowledge, Skill and Expertise
• Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and sensitivity to its impact on the person and his/her family and/or demonstrated ability and interest to learn in this area;
• Knowledge of available community services/supports and ability to make the connection between what people need and what is available;
• Strong communication and organization skills
• Demonstrates ability to take initiative and work independently
• Demonstrates ability to work effectively as part of a team
• Counselling experience an asset
• Bilingualism an asset


Location: 1750 Russell Rd ( Perley Health Care Center )
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jul 1, 2017
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Organization: Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
The Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is currently seeking volunteers to represent the Speakers Bureau by delivering presentations in the community to help raise awareness about Alzheimer s disease and other dementia, as well as the services available at the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County. Volunteers may also manage booths across the region at senior wellness fairs, conferences, businesses, government agencies, etc.
Location: 1750 Russell Rd, Suite 1742
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: May 31, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Len is in his 40s and needs a friend, someone who enjoys some of the same activities. Len likes bowling, walking, outdoor activities, movies and watching hockey games. One-two hours a week is all it takes to make a difference in Len’s life.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 900 Canterbury Ave, Ottawa, ON K1G 3C3
Deadline: Jun 16, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
À Ottawa, plus de 300 personnes isolées à cause de leurs handicaps souhaiteraient être jumelées à travers notre organisation avec un ami et défenseur bénévole. La plupart attendront 2 ans et demi avant d’être jumelées. Aimeriez-vous aider une de ces personnes à être rayée de nos listes d’attente?

Si vous aimez passer du temps avec les gens et vous êtes disponible pendant une ou deux heures par semaine, nous vous invitons à communiquer avec nous. Un bénévole doit avoir 18 ans ou plus et être prêt à s’engager pour un jumelage de 12 mois. L’encadrement et le soutien continu sont fournis aux bénévoles.

Vous pouvez avoir un profond impact dans la vie d’une personne ayant un handicap de plusieurs façons: en diminuant sa solitude, en l’aidant à réaliser ses rêves, en développant son réseau personnel, en diminuant sa vulnérabilité, en augmentant son estime de soi et en contribuant à améliorer sa santé physique et mentale.

COMMUNIQUEZ AVEC NOUS: mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org OU 613-761-9522 poste 222
Location: Ottawa, On
Deadline: Jun 16, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Chris has a number of disabilities that affect her mobility and mood and as a result she finds herself lonely and isolated. She would really enjoy meeting with a volunteer advocate each week to shop, hang out, chat or for the occasional meal.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 100 Braemar St, Ottawa, ON K1K 3C9
Deadline: Jun 16, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Joanne is 35 years old. She is friendly, outgoing and has a great sense of humour. She would love a friend to go out with to the local bar, for shopping trips (she loves fashion) and to do hair, nails and make up together.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 2498 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1V 8S2
Deadline: Jun 16, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Yves lives in the Ridgemont area and loves playing darts. He is looking for a volunteer advocate who shares his passion for darts and other sports to spend time with him each week. Yves has

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 2597 Alta Vista Dr, Ottawa, ON K1V 7T3
Deadline: Jun 16, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
We have over 300 people with disabilities in Ottawa who are feeling isolated and alone, wishing they had a volunteer friend and advocate through our organization. Most of them will have to wait two and a half years to be matched. Will you help one person to get off of our waiting list?

Being a volunteer advocate is convenient, flexible, and rewarding. We match people one-on-one, who live in locations convenient to each other, and with similar interests and shared activities. You spend time with your match, with the possibility of also including your family and friends. You get together three or four times a month at your convenience, and do what friends do: go for coffee, take a walk, or get out to an event. This can have a huge impact in the life of someone with a disability who is feeling isolated and alone.

As a volunteer you need to be over the age of 18 and make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org OR 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 16, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Alistair is 20 years old and lives with a developmental disability. He enjoys cars, video games, watching sports and movies. His ideal volunteer Advocate is someone with similar interests who would enjoy getting together once a week to share them with Alistair.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role. Preparation and ongoing support are provided. People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT: mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: K1C 1G4
Deadline: Jun 16, 2017
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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Stewart is in his late 20s, lives in Nepean and is looking for a volunteer advocate to spend time with him. He has Down’s Syndrome, limited verbal skills and autism and really enjoys video games, tv, books - being read to, movies, swimming, music, karaoke, going for a drive or for food & coffee.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role. Preparation and ongoing support are provided. People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT: mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 1650 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON K2G 4A1
Deadline: Jun 16, 2017
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