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VO is recruiting and deploying volunteers to respond to the volunteer needs specific to COVID-19 in Ottawa, Prescott-Russell, Lanark County and Renfrew County while ensuring proper screening and training protocals to safeguard the health of those volunteering and those they are assisting. Please see the intake portals for volunteers, for members, and for other agencies on our hompage. VO’s COVID 19 volunteer deployment program is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Ottawa Community Foundation.

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Those wishing to volunteer to respond to COVID-19 specific needs, please search under Preferred Type of Volunteering for COVID-19 Virtual, Light Touch and High Touch volunteering opportunities.

Find a good cause and go for it! Whether it’s your first time volunteering or you are a seasoned veteran, we've got you covered. What type of non-profit organization do you want to volunteer for? What kind of volunteering do you want to do? Who do you want to help? You can search below for these and other preferences. If you aren’t sure exactly what you are looking for, start a wide search then narrow it down.

Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: The Door Youth Centre
Call for Volunteer Board of Directors for The Door/LaPorte
Position: Treasurer
Organization: The Door/La Porte Youth Centre
Commitment: Ongoing/minimum 2 years
Availability: Evenings, Weekends; Flexible
Location: Ottawa - Centretown
Deadline: June 29, 2020

The Door/LaPorte is a welcoming place where young people aged 12-18 acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors to become independent adults capable of realizing their full potential and participating actively in their communities. Our mission is to provide integrated social and developmental activities to youth members within an accessible, safe, and supportive environment.

The Board Member's role is to:
• Ensure that The Door moves forward in fulfilling its mission and vision and has appropriate resources to finance its programming and services to youth
• Implement and monitors the strategic plan
• Maintain effective governance of the organization
• Provide financial oversight and accountability
• Ensure the legal and ethical integrity and accountability of the organization

In addition to attending monthly board meetings, we are seeking members who will be:
• Active participants in a leadership role on board and committee work
• Possess strong communication skills
• Demonstrate ability to work in a team
• Commit to 8-10 hours per month plus some weekend days for The Door’s Strategic Planning sessions that will begin in the fall of 2020

Specific responsibilities of the Treasurer include:
• Entering invoices and donations in the QuickBooks, reconcile bank account and prepare monthly financial statements and reports
• Monitoring financial documents and activities including banking and investment as well as ensuring policies and procedures are in order
• Preparing and monitoring the organization’s budget and recommending for board approval
• Presenting monthly financial updates at the Board meeting and reports to the members at the annual meeting
• Advising the Board on financial planning and strategy options required to promote future growth and sustainability

The ideal candidate for The Door’s Treasurer would have:
• Knowledge and experience of accounting in the non-profit sector
• Accounting/bookkeeping experience; CPA (CA, CGA or CMA equivalent) an asset
• Experience working with QuickBooks would also be an asset


Community-minded individuals interested in joining our Board of Directors are encouraged to submit their resume and cover letter to Malik Ayass, Executive Director: info@thedooryouthcentre.com

The Door is dedicated to creating a Board of Directors that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve. We welcome all qualified applicants.
Location: 755 Somerset Street West - 2nd floor. Ottawa, Ontario. K1R6R1
Deadline: Jul 18, 2020
Organization: Frontier College
WHAT DO OUR VOLUNTEERS DO?

Frontier College's Homework Club program helps children and youth to learn all over Canada. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, our Homework Clubs will be held online for summer 2020. Frontier College is looking for tutors to help children in English in the Ottawa region.

As a volunteer, you will help children and youth grades 1 to 6 (ages 6 to 12) to develop their reading and writing skills. Depending on your competencies, you can also help them with other subjects, including math and science.

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!

WHERE AND WHEN DO OUR ACTIVITIES TAKE PLACE?

Tutoring sessions occur once a week on the Zoom video conference call and last approximately one hour each. Sessions are scheduled based on tutors' and learners' avaialbility.


HOW CAN YOU APPLY?

Apply directly on Volunteer Ottawa or contact phoyeck@frontiercollege.ca. Note that 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: 1376 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1H 7Y3
Deadline: Sep 10, 2020
Organization: Frontier College
QUE FONT NOS BÉNÉVOLES?

Les Clubs de devoirs de Collège Frontière offrent un soutien scolaire aux enfants et aux jeunes partout au Canada. En raison de la pandémie de COVID-19, les Clubs de devoirs se tiendront en ligne pour l'été 2020. Collège Frontière recherche actuellement des tuteurs pour aider les enfants qui étudient en langue française dans la région d'Ottawa.

En tant que bénévole, vous aiderez les enfants et les jeunes de la 1ere à la 6ème année (de 5 à 11 ans) à développer leurs compétences en écriture et en lecture. Selon vos compétences, vous pourrez également les aider avec d'autres sujets, y compris les mathématiques et les sciences.

Faire du bénévolat avec Collège Frontière est une excellente manière d'acquérir de l'expérience en éducation à l'enfance et en tutorat. C'est également un environnement idéal pour contribuer de manière significative à votre communauté. Nous n'exigeons aucune expérience préalable ; nous vous fournirons la formation et les matériaux dont vous aurez besoin. Vous n'avez qu'à apporter vos compétences en communication, votre patience, votre enthousiasme et votre amour de l’apprentissage !


OÙ ET QUAND NOS ACTIVITÉS ONT-ELLES LIEU ?

Les séances de tutorat en ligne se tiennent une fois par semaine sur l'application de visioconférence Zoom et durent environ une heure chaque. La date et l'heure de chaque séance dépend des disponibilités des tuteurs et des apprenants.


COMMENT POSER SA CANDIDATURE ?

Posez votre candidature sur volunteerottawa.ca ou bien contactez sbrydges@frontiercollege.ca. Veuillez noter que les candidats âgés de 18 ans ou plus devront fournir une vérification des antécédents policière en vue d'un travail auprès de secteurs vulnérables. Tous les candidats devront aussi fournir trois références sur demande.

Au plaisir de vous rencontrer !

https://www.facebook.com/FrontierCollegeOttawa/
https://www.frontiercollege.ca/
Location: 1376 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1H 7Y3
Deadline: Sep 10, 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.

You will become part of a group who either meets virtually or in-person (when it'll be safe to do so). You will support one another in getting published about Results Canada's issues on extreme poverty.

To get started, fill out this online form and we'll send you the first steps to becoming a volunteer: https://resultscanada.ca/#sign-up
Location: In the comfort of your home - once it'll be safe to do so (due to COVID-19 pandemic), you'll be invited to join the in-person group who meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7-9pm. For the time being, the group is meeting virtually and you're invited to join.
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
Organization: Results Canada
• attend and actively participate in the monthly education & action meetings
• take action alongside fellow group members on the current campaign. Example of actions (but not limited to):
o engaging with your 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
• report on your actions to your Group Leader on a monthly basis

What we're looking for:
• Someone passionate about ending poverty in the Global South and committed to lead by taking action to build the political will to end poverty.
• A “people person”, who is excellent at building relationships and who loves to inspire, develop and motivate others.
• Someone with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Someone who is able to go out of their comfort zone to create change.

To get started, fill out this online form and we'll send you the first steps to becoming a volunteer: https://resultscanada.ca/#sign-up
Location: Location varies - please contact. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the group is meeting virtually. The meeting is once a month on the 2nd Tuesday at 7-9pm.
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like playing video games? A person with an intellectual disability is seeking someone to get together with to game. If you're interested in meeting someone new, this is the opportunity for you! Please contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like to go for drives? Are you an experienced driver who is willing to teach someone else (using your car). If so, a person with an intellectual disability would love the opportunity to learn to drive with your help! If you would like to know more or would like to set up an interview, please contact Alex!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like going to the movies? A person with an intellectual disability is looking for someone to go to movies with, in the East end or downtown a few times per month. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Alex to get more info or to schedule an interview!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
As a natural supports provider, your role will be to develop a supportive relationship with a person who has an intellectual disability while doing an activity you both enjoy. We are looking for someone who: is friendly and personable; is mature and responsible; respects commitments; is open and willing to learn about intellectual disabilities. Contact Alex to set up an interview today!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like to cook? Several people with intellectual disabilities who live in various parts of the city are looking for someone to come to their home in order to cook a meal together. The goal is to make it fun and provide company rather than to teach skills. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more info or to set up an interview!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a big fan of watching sports? Do you enjoy going to a pub and grabbing a beer while watching sports? Are you a fan of going to see live sports? Well, you're in luck. One of our members, someone with an intellectual disability, loves all these things as well and is looking for someone to do all this with! It's just about companionship and doing something you enjoy with someone else!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: Riverside Dr.
Deadline: Oct 1, 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!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 300- 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like trampolining or are you interested in learning more? If so, a person with an intellectual disability and a PASSION for trampoline would love to meet you! If you're interested in setting up an interview or just want more information, contact Alex. This would be a once a month type of commitment.

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love concerts? A person with an intellectual disability is looking for someone to get together with to see a variety of different concerts or theatre. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview.

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a live music fan? Like getting out and watching music in a local pub? We are looking for someone who is willing to commit one or two evenings a month to check out some live music and pubs with one of our members, someone with an intellectual disability. This person lives in the west end and would prefer a match who drives! If this sounds fun to you, get in touch with Alex to learn more.

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do YOU have a dog? Several people with intellectual disabilities who live in various parts of the city are looking for someone to walk with! Do you and your dog like walks and meeting new people?! The goal is to make it fun and provide company while getting to know someone new and have fun. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more info or to set up an interview!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love window shopping or spending time at the mall or running errands perhaps? If so, we know someone who would like to meet you! The volunteer position is a one on one match with a person who has an intellectual disability. Contact Alex for more information.

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a cycling enthusiast? A person with an intellectual disability is looking for company to go on long rides or short rides with. Another person is looking to ride E-Bikes with someone as well! If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Alex to set up an interview or to get more information! This is a once a week or once every other week type of commitment.

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like going out to dinner, movies or shopping? Do you like to just hang out with people? If so, a person with an intellectual disability would love to meet you! If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more info or to set up an interview! This is a once a week or once every other week type of commitment!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Like to be spontaneous and hang out with others? If so there are many people with intellectual disabilities who are looking for someone to hang out with to do various things. Some would like to grab a drink and chat, others would like to check out museums and other cool events around Ottawa, some like to shop. Basically, this opportunity is about companionship. Please contact Alex if you have questions or are interested.

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Looking for someone to hike or kayak with this summer? Look no further, we have two males with intellectual disabilities (one in the east end and one in the west) who are looking for the same thing! Get to know someone new while doing something you both enjoy! Get in touch for more details!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Dr.
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC) is dedicated to providing meaningful resources and support for people impacted by dementia in our communities.

Our new Remote and Online Programming initiatives allow clients to arrange a weekly curbside pickup of meaningful activities to enjoy safely from the comfort of their own home.

We are currently seeking 1-2 reliable volunteers to provide support to the Education and Program Coordinator in fulfilling our weekly curbside pickup and drop-off dates, recording inventory of materials, and potentially serving as a secondary curbside pickup location. Although minimal client interaction is required for this role, volunteers would also be responsible for occasionally providing delivery services to clients’ homes in the event of special circumstances.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks

The Curbside Pickup and Delivery volunteer will be responsible for the following:

• Communication with Education and Program Coordinator via phone and e-mail
o Develop an understanding of DSORC services offered via Remote and Online Programming initiatives
o Coordination of weekly pickup and drop-off dates and times with supervisor
• Provide weekly curbside pickup/drop-off services from your home (minimal client interaction)
o Maintain a small stock of program items and resources at your home
o Clean and disinfect all items in line with DSORC Cleaning Guidelines
o Leave items in a clearly marked location for pickup/drop-off (ex. your driveway)
o Record inventory of items and provide updates to a member of the DSORC staff
• Provide delivery/direct pick-up of items, resources, and materials in the event of special circumstances
o Most clients will be able to arrange for the set weekly curbside pickup time, but accommodations may be made to ensure accessibility of services
o Follow Cleaning Guidelines and inventory processes for delivered/returned items

Qualifications and Skills:

• Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
• Professionalism and a positive disposition with excellent interpersonal skills
• Compassion, understanding and awareness of dementia
• Maintain confidentiality of all participants
• Reliability and punctuality
• Bilingualism in English and French is an asset
• Basic knowledge of DSORC programs and services (training provided)
Screening:

Successful applicants will submit a volunteer application form. An interview and reference checks will be conducted as part of the application process with the Volunteer Coordinator. A valid Vulnerable Sector Check with the Ottawa Police Service is required for this position.

Successful applicants will be provided with Orientation Training in addition to role-specific training from their supervisor. Volunteers will be required to agree to DSORC Safety Policies for Volunteering during COVID-19 in advance to beginning work in this role.

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: Jul 31, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you enjoy going for walks? Are you interested in meeting and getting to know a person with an intellectual disability? There are people in a variety of neighbourhoods who would love to meet someone to walk and chat with about once per week. Walk with a companion! Why not!? There are even people interested in Nordic walking! If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex to get more information or to set up an interview!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Be a part of the LiveWorkPlayEmployment Task Force!

Do you remember how good it felt to get your first job? Your first pay cheque? Are you curious about other people? Do you enjoy networking and or connecting with your personal and or professional networks to make our community a better place for everyone?
If you answered yes, we need your help and we want to meet you!

LiveWorkPlay is looking for volunteers to join our Employment Task Force - a group of community champions working together to identify and connect LiveWorkPlay to local businesses and employers with the goal of developing job opportunities for people living with intellectual disabilities, dual diagnosis, and/or autism.

What we need from you:
- Join us for bi- monthly task force meetings, usually in the early evening,1.5 -2 hours, hosted at 2197 Riverside Drive
- Share ideas and personal and professional contacts that may be interested in learning more about the benefits of including employees with disabilities in the workplace
- Help us expand our contacts by participating in community networking events
- Share your time with us by approaching potential employers and spreading the word about the benefits of including employees with disabilities in the workplace

What you can expect from us:
- Light snack and refreshments provided at each meeting
-Opportunities to meet other like-minded people and increase your own personal network
- Opportunities to learn about the benefits to employers when they include employees with disabilities in the workplace
-Opportunities to hear about and contribute to the success stories of employers hiring employees with disabilities
- An opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities and employers, help LiveWorkPlay build our organizational capacity, and contribute to make Ottawa a better community for all!

For more information about LiveWorkPlay please visit
http://liveworkplay.ca/


**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Jen to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: Riverside Dr.
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020

AIDS Committee of Ottawa
Food Hamper Driver


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


Objective:
• To deliver food hampers to community members in need on Friday afternoons

Responsibilities:
• pickup food boxes at the ACO main location
• drive food boxes out to their respective locations (mostly downtown)
• this task should take around two hours
• send the volunteer coordinator an invoice for gas

Required Qualities and Skills:
• Must own a car
• Must be comfortable coming into slight contact with other people (food can be dropped off at the door)
• open-minded and confidentiality-conscious
• Open to learning about HIV/AIDS, sexuality, addictions and mental health, homelessness and poverty

Time Commitment and Place:
• Approximately 2 hours every Friday
• Typically shifts will be from 11:30 - 1:30 on Fridays
• On location at ACO (19 Main Street), and various drop-off locations

Training and Orientation:
• HIV 101 (mandatory)
• Orientation to COVID related safety procedures

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 Driving Volunteer)
Location: 19 Main Street
Ottawa, ON K1S 1A9
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
Organization: The Door Youth Centre
The Door Youth Centre is currently looking for volunteers to assist with our fundraising efforts which will take place in 2020. Interested volunteers will have the opportunity to sit on our fundraising committee and assist in the planning and implementing various fundraising events through out the year.
Location: 2-755 Somerset Street West
Deadline: Jul 17, 2020
Do your interests include looking for ways to give back and serve the less fortunate? Waupoos Family Farm would love to have your help! The Farm offers vacations and an experience of community to families who need it most.

As we plan for 2020, Waupoos is seeking additional volunteer support, including Board members. Whether you’re gifted in fundraising, communications, governance, landscaping, home repair, or another area of interest, we’d be grateful for your time and talent. Previous experience working with a non-profit organization is advantageous but not required.

Board members are responsible for attending monthly meetings (held on-site), assisting on board committees; promoting Waupoos in the community and participating in Waupoos community and fundraising events.
Commitment: One to two years with an opportunity to renew

Visit our website: www.waupoos.com to learn more about The Waupoos Foundation.

**An information meeting will be held at the Farm on Saturday, February 8, 2020, for individuals interested in learning more.
Time 10:30 Am to noon

Note: Waupoos is not located on any OC Transpo bus routes. You will need your own transportation
Location: 2050 Rideau Road, (south of the Ottawa airport)
Deadline: Sep 5, 2020
Volunteer Position: Sewing Volunteer

Location: 900 Merivale Road
Team: Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days: Flexible
Time: Flexible
Minimum commitment: Approximately 10 weeks – July to September
Volunteer will report to: Hilary Rose

Goal of the position:

Part of a 10-12 week project, the volunteer will prepare resuable cloth masks for Carlington Community Health Centre (CCHC) staff, clients and community members.

Description of Volunteer Role:

• Prepare reusable cloth face masks following a CCHC preapproved design and Ottawa Public Health (OPH) standards and guidelines.
• Collect materials and fabric from CCHC.
• Deliver completed masks to CCHC.
• Advises supervisor of any developments, concerns, or supplies needed.

Qualifications:

• Must have a sewing machine.
• Previous experience in the use of sewing machines.
• Reliable, flexible, dependable.
• Forward thinking, creative, positive attitude.
Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Jul 17, 2020
Our Groceries for Seniors program is recruiting a new/temporary volunteer to join their team of grocery shoppers!
Volunteers are provided with a grocery list and completes this grocery order at the Fallingbrook Metro on 10th line road. Further details will be provided by the Groceries Coordinator.
Hours are 8:30 to approximately 11:30 on Wednesday mornings.
Location: 215-1980 Ogilvie Road
Deadline: Jul 17, 2020
To deliver meals to seniors in east Ottawa once or twice a week. deliveries are between 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Mileage is paid and a police record check is required. This position would be of interest to those who like to work with seniors and have a vehicle.
Location: 215-1980 Ogilvie Road Ottawa Ontario K1J 9L3
Deadline: Jul 31, 2020
Description of Position
Shelter Movers Ottawa provides free moving and storage services to those fleeing abuse in and around Ottawa. We are the only organization of our kind in Canada, and our volunteers are no less exceptional. Every year, in collaboration with community partners, our volunteer teams contribute over 15,000 hours to support people transitioning to lives free of violence and abuse.

We are looking for people who have a keen eye on organization and are good problem solvers. A Move Coordinator is an integral part of the move team, providing coordination of the move beforehand and on-call support on the day of a move. The Move Coordinator ensures all moves go smoothly, that volunteer movers and drivers are recruited, and tackles any unforeseen challenges.

Responsibilities
This role requires hard working professionals with strong communication skills (by email and phone), and an ability to serve clients with patience and empathy while looking for solutions and managing expectations. An ability to remain calm in stressful situations, awareness of compassion fatigue and self-care, and maintaining communication with your team, are essential skills for the Move Coordinator.

As a Move Coordinator, you will be the puppeteer behind a move – the person who puts it together and makes it happen.

Time Commitment
Moves happen all over the city, at various times in the day, throughout the week.

Since Move Coordinators work through email and phone, this is a work-from-home position, with occasional meetings (in-person and/or conference calls.) A 3 to 6 month commitment is strongly preferred.

Requirements
Collect move-related information from clients and referring agencies
Assemble volunteer move teams using a database and e-mail
Coordinate the date/time and other logistics of a move and ensure all clients and volunteers are available
Provide information to volunteers while protecting client confidentiality
Reserve move vehicles and ensure drivers have necessary information to pick up vehicles
Being available during a move to support the move team in the event of unexpected challenges (ie. extending vehicle reservations)
Electronically file client and volunteer waivers
Report back to Move Coordination Manager after each move
Use patience, empathy, and active listening skills in serving people under stress
Being aware of compassion fatigue, self-care, and working safely
Have regular check-ins with Shelter Movers staff

Shelter Movers volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, complete an interview process, attend an orientation for new volunteers, in addition to signing a confidentiality agreement and obtaining a criminal record check.

How to Apply:

Please contact our Volunteer Services Team at volunteerottawa@sheltermovers.com to express your interest in this role, and include ""Move Coordinator"" in the subject heading.
Location: Remote/Work from Home
Deadline: Sep 1, 2020
An immigration attorney handles legal matters that pertain to immigration matters. Immigration attorneys interpret and provide advice on migration, citizenship and business immigration issues, political asylum, and on the processes through which people may secure travel, work or student visas.
The suitable candidate may serve on the board of directors and advise or support new programs with citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Location: 427 McArthur Avenue ottawa on
Deadline: Jul 30, 2020
Excellent writing and communication skills are obviously essential. A masters degree in English language or equivalent. Journalism, Theology, e.t.c.
Basically, a writer is someone who writes for a living, creating fiction (e.g. novels, short stories, scripts for films, theatre and television), non-fiction (e.g. biographies, autobiographies, web content and reference books) or poetry. They often work as freelancers.
Location: 1814 Aspenview Way
1814 Aspenview Way427 hhh
Deadline: Jul 30, 2020
The Sunday school teacher’s job description centers around leading class members people into an intimate relationship with Christ so they become Christ followers who serve him through evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, ministry, and worship. Other class members should be enlisted to help with the other class responsibilities.
This is a one year commitment.
Arrive 15 minutes early to help welcome class members.
Build relationships with participants outside of class to better understand their needs and to help them develop their relationship with Christ.
Faithfully prepare and teach the lesson on your designated week.
(2 Timothy 2:15)
Your goal is not to teach the lesson, but to change lives as you teach God's Word. (1 Corinthians 4:2)
Teachers will have approx. 45 minutes to teach.
If you finish your lesson early, take time to pray together as a class

Location: 427 MacArthur Avenue
Deadline: Jul 30, 2020
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Cyber-Seniors is an intergenerational program that trains young people to be tech mentors for senior citizens. The ability to use online communication applications to stay connected is vital for older adults and other vulnerable people. Helping a senior learn to use transactional websites to order groceries, pharmaceuticals, food delivery, etc., will make a big difference in allowing them to remain self-sufficient from the safety of their home. In the best of times, digital literacy can be life-altering; in times like these, it can be life-saving.

Step 1: Get a FREE membership to the Cyber-Seniors Mentor Training program (6 online training videos and quizzes) at cyberseniors.org/student-membership
Step 2: Sign-up to help seniors to learn tech.

Also, please help us by letting any Seniors you know that they can:
• register online for a group session or one-on-one tech-support by visiting our website at www.cyberseniors.org; or
• access the over 1200 training tutorials (soon available in Spanish and French) and the Cyber-Seniors discussion forum by calling us at 1-844-217-3057 to register.

To register, please go directly to the Cyber Seniors website to sign-on to be a mentor: https://cyberseniors.org/student-membership/.



Location: virtual - national organization
Deadline: Jul 31, 2020
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
As a volunteer you will be responsible to contact and maintain a connection with sponsors and partnerships through email, DM, and by calling. It will be excellent if you are familiar with the platform of Facebook and/or Instagram.

Work hours:
2-4 hours daily

Requirements:
- 1-2 year experience in marketing
- Resume (optional: interview)
Location: N/A
Deadline: Jul 17, 2020
Are you a people person? Do you like to promote a fun place to work and encourage everyone to work well together? If so, we need your help! We are blessed daily with donations that need to be sorted before we can sell it. This is a fast paced environment filled with lots of interesting finds in many departments and a wide range of volunteers to make this all work harmoniously!

Responsibilities:
Help Volunteers to find their sweet spot and help them thrive in their roles. Foster a great working area promoting everyone working together towards the common goals. Work on schedule to ensure all spaces are filled, retained and thriving.

Qualifications:
Great for retired people wanting to give back to the community.
Great for youth looking for volunteer/work experience (8-15 years with an adult)
Group volunteer opportunity up to 20 people/group

Benefits:
Gain great experience in the retail industry
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Jul 31, 2020
The Volunteer Driver is responsible for the pickup of donations and deliveries of purchased furniture as well as receiving donations at the store. The volunteer must be willing to advocate for the Mission Thrift Store and maintain a positive and professional working atmosphere.

Responsibilities
· Drive the Mission Thrift Store vehicle for pickups and deliveries
· Load & unload donated goods
· Screen for product usability
Experience Requirements
· Must have a valid driver’s license
· Acceptable Drivers Abstract
· 10+ years driving experience
Desired Skills
· Professional driving skills
· Communicate in a professional manner
· Ability to life 50+ Lbs
· Able to work with others and instruct others to assist in pickup and deliveries
· Health and Safety awareness
· Operate moving equipment safely
· Moving skills
· Provide exceptional customer service
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Jul 31, 2020
BFM Foundation (Canada) is a national Christian organization with over 50 Mission Thrift Stores across Canada. The net revenue from all Mission Thrift Stores is devoted to the Joint Ministry of BFM Foundation (Canada) and Bible League Canada. These funds are used to establish adult literacy programs, provide church planter training, children’s ministry programs, and distribute Bibles in many places around the world. The stores are operated primarily by dedicated volunteers.

Mission Thrift Store Orleans is currently seeking an individual who understand and support the vision and purpose of BFM Foundation (Canada).
The Retail Assistant will report to and assist the Store Manager.

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Experience working with volunteers
· Strong organizational and prioritizing skills
· Ability be on your feet for extended periods and lift items
· Excellent verbal communication skills
· Professionalism and respect
· Displays a high level of trustworthiness and integrity
· Proven ability to show initiative and leadership

Experience:
Experience in a retail setting; experience with non-profit/voluntary sector would also be considered an asset.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Jul 31, 2020
This is a job that requires speed and an extra ordinary passion for organization! Donations arrive daily in boxes and bags that need to be emptied, pre-sorted and sent to the various departments for sorting, pricing and stocking in store. You will be required to greet and thank everyone who brings a donation.

Responsibilities:
Donations must be sorted by category, and taken to the correct department. The receiving area must be kept clear, and the recycle items, cardboard and garbage taken to the appropriate locations.
Training is provided.

Qualifications:
Physically fit to carry out the responsibilities of the job.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Jul 31, 2020
Cashiers have one of the busiest jobs in our store! If you like a fast paced environment & like to stay busy, this volunteer role is for you!
*Training provided

Responsibilities:
Accept payment for goods
Greet & thank our customers

Experience Requirements:
Past retail experience an asset
Must be 16 years+

Desired Skills:
Mathematically inclined
Customer service skills

Qualifications:
Responsible and reliable
Location: 1777 Tenth Line rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Jul 31, 2020
Do you like to be busy & organize? If so, we need your help! We are blessed daily with donations that need to be sorted before we can sell it. This is a fast paced environment filled with lots of interesting finds in many departments!

Responsibilities:
Sort donations into appropriate categories
Training provided

Qualifications:
Great for retired people wanting to give back to the community.
Great for youth looking for volunteer/work experience (8-15 years with an adult)
Group volunteer opportunity up to 20 people/group

Benefits:
Gain great experience in the retail industry
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Jul 31, 2020
The Merchandiser is responsible in keeping the store beautiful by finding ways to improve how the products are presented to the customers. There is a need to position products and maintain a visually pleasing display in all departments throughout the day as customers continuously changes it. Making sure the racks and shelves are full but not over flowing.

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· An ability in knowing how to make products look appealing
· Experience working with volunteers
· Good organizational and prioritizing skills
· Ability to be on your feet and active
· Good verbal communication skills
· Professionalism and respect
· Displays a level of trustworthiness and integrity
· Proven ability to show initiative

Experience: Experience in a retail setting; experience with non-profit/voluntary sector would also be considered an asset.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Jul 31, 2020
We need people that could test the electrical and electronic products that we receive as donations to make sure they work properly for resale. If they do not work, if they can be repaired for resale or sent for our recycling program.

Qualifications:
Knowledge in electrical devices and/or electronic devices to be able to test effectively the products.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Jul 31, 2020
The Recycler is someone that is responsible for the recycling program that we have in the store. There are 7 categories of recycling that this position could either focus on 1 or all of the categories depending on their abilities. The categories are: metal, e-waste, plastics, glass, clothing, cardboard and fiber.

Training is provided.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Jul 31, 2020
Provide cleaning services to the store to keep the premises safe for customers, staff and volunteers.

There are several areas of cleaning that can be shared between volunteers such as carts, counters, change rooms, kitchen, floors, windows, bathrooms, garbage, shelves and racks.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Jul 31, 2020
The Silent Auction Specialist is responsible in recognizing gems found in the vast amount of donations and knowing how to display them to capitalize on the value of the items and making sales for the store.

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Recognizing value in antiques, vintage and other specialty items that could get attention and higher bids.
· An ability in knowing how to make products look appealing
· Experience working with volunteers
· Good organizational and prioritizing skills
· Ability to be on your feet and active
· Good verbal communication skills
· Professionalism and respect
· Displays a level of trustworthiness and integrity
· Proven ability to show initiative

Experience: Experience in a retail setting; experience with non-profit/voluntary sector would also be considered an asset.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Jul 31, 2020
We are looking for volunteer Movers! Shelter Movers Ottawa is a non-profit that offers free moving and storage for those fleeing abuse. Access to moving and storage services are a significant barrier to fleeing abuse. Movers use their time and energy to help our clients overcome these barriers. They are the ‘helping hands’ and ’boots on the ground’ that support our clients at a critical moment.

Shelter Movers’ volunteer move teams are a grassroots response to Violence Against Women in our communities. Join us!
Location: Our moves happen all over the city, however we meet at one secure location before each move.
Deadline: Sep 4, 2020
Organization: Green Wave Soccer
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be a part of an amazing team and gain valuable experience working with children of all abilities on a weekly basis.

Our coaching team will help guide you through your training and we offer unlimited support to ensure you get the most out of running your sessions.

We offer coaches the opportunity to progress from Volunteer Assistant to Lead to Mentor to Coaching Director.

All coaches must be available to coach Saturday and/or Sunday mornings and be passionate about working with children.

We expect ALL coaches to be 100% reliable and have high levels of energy/enthusiasm!

Work Experience

• Soccer playing/coaching experience

• Experience of communicating with members of the general public and young children

• Physical fitness and stamina

• A personal commitment to sustaining professional working practices in the workplace at all times including excellent timekeeping and punctuality skills (Essential)

• The right aptitude for coaching young children

• Ability to work as part of a team.
Location: 37 Oriska Way,
Ottawa
Deadline: Jul 29, 2020
Meals on Wheels Ottawa is looking for volunteer drivers to help deliver meals to isolated seniors and adults with disabilities. We are particularly looking for volunteer drivers who:

• can commit longer term (6+ months)
• have access to a vehicle
• have a Driver’s Licence and minimum liability insurance
• have a Police Record Check - Level 3 Vulnerable Sector Check (less than 12 months)
• can deliver a route on their own OR with someone from their own household (must also go through volunteer training)
• can follow all new health and safety meal delivery protocols put in place due to COVID-19

NOTE: the Ontario Public Health COVID-19 self assessment recommends that those over age 70 years reduce their time outside the home.

All meals are now being delivered from our office located inside the Good Companions Seniors' Centre (670 Albert St) and being delivered across the city.

Join our team and give back to your community. The volunteer commitment is flexible and is usually once a week. Volunteer training provided.

Please note: if you have already submitted a volunteer application through the COVID-19 Response Site, there is no need to apply here too. You will be contacted shortly and we thank you for supporting Meals on Wheels. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

For more info:
• please contact Jessica via email volunteer@mealsonwheels-ottawa.org
Location: 670 Albert St. Ottawa, ON. K1R 6L2
Deadline: Sep 22, 2020