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

Volunteer Opportunities

Jonny is a very social person. He’d love to have new experiences and make new friends. He is a Montreal Canadiens fan and enjoys watching other sports too. Jonny’s ideal volunteer Advocate would be someone who shares his interests and would be willing to help him learn some practical tasks like shopping.

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 [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 1675 Merivale Road, Ottawa K2G 3K2
Deadline: Jun 29, 2018
Warren has been waiting six years for a friend/volunteer Advocate. Warren is great company and loves to be around people. He would like to be matched with someone who would like to go out for a beer, coffee or a meal. He is also open to any other activities you would like to do.

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 [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

Change Two Lives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 1303 Meadowlands Dr E, Nepean, ON K2E 7B3
Deadline: Jun 29, 2018
Sheldon is in his late teens and he has many interests such as anime, video games, writing and animals. He would love to spend time with a volunteer advocate who shares some interests and who could help him gain more independence (helping with bus, cooking and financial skills).

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 [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

Change Two Lives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 1338 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2B 8L4
Deadline: Jun 29, 2018
Julie is a bright articulate woman in her late 50s. She has multiple sclerosis and unfortunately the disease means that she can no longer speak. However, she communicates well using her computer and enjoys reading, gardening and running the publishing desk for her church. She would like a volunteer Advocate who can spend time socialising with her each week and who is willing to occasionally make phone calls on her behalf. The time spent by the volunteer will help Julie feel less isolated especially during the winter months.

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 [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

Change Two Lives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 3802 Innes Rd, Orleans K1W 0C8
Deadline: Jun 29, 2018
Deirdre is a 60-year-old woman who lives independently. She is looking for a volunteer Advocate who can spend time with her doing social activities and some activities for daily living. Her interests are wide: art, classical music, jazz, walking and many others.

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 [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

Change Two Lives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 390 Bank St, K2P 1Y2
Deadline: Jun 29, 2018
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 [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. 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

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 [N.B : Votre statut au Canada peut affecter votre capacité à réaliser cet engagement, par exemple visa de visiteur, visa d'étudiant, demandeur de statut de réfugié]. 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
Deadline: Jun 29, 2018
Organization: L'Arche Ottawa
L'Arche Ottawa is looking for a VOLUNTEER WEBMASTER who could collect material and create posts on our website.
Location: L'Arche Ottawa community centre (or online)
Deadline: May 31, 2018
The Poverty Challenge is an experiential, one-day event for participants and volunteers to learn about the realities of living in poverty in a Canadian city. Participants of the Challenge are each given a profile of someone living in urban poverty. Volunteers are trained to play the roles of employees of social service agencies and are set up in realistic-looking offices. In a simulation activity, the participants attempt to solve personal challenges by visiting the service agencies staffed by the volunteers.
Participants in The Challenge often find it hard to believe that many of their problems seem insurmountable, but the scenarios they face are real, based on extensive research.
This event depends on volunteers to pull it off. We need 50 motivated people to help simulate more than a dozen social service agencies that participants will engage with during the challenge. By volunteering you'll be increasing awareness and understanding about issues people living in poverty face every day in our city.
To volunteer for The Poverty Challenge on May 12th please register for an orientation session on May 7 and 8: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-poverty-challenge-training-session-for-volunteers-2018-registration-44390644613?aff=eivtefrnd
Location: Impact Hub Ottawa
6th Floor
123 Slater
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H2
Deadline: May 5, 2018
Organization: L'Arche Ottawa
L'Arche Ottawa is looking for VOLUNTEER COOKs who would be willing to share their talent and passion in meal preparation with our community.
Location: 11 Rossland Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Organization: L'Arche Ottawa
L'Arche Ottawa is looking for COMPANIONS who would like to spend time one-on-one with our Core Members, who are adults with developmental disabilities.
Location: 11 Rossland Avenue
Ottawa, ON
K2A 3J2
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Organization: L'Arche Ottawa
L'Arche Ottawa is looking for volunteer gardeners to share their talent and passion with us. We have 7 small gardens with flowers and several small vegetable beds in our community to tend to.
Location: 11 Rossland Avenue
Ottawa, ON, K2A 3J2
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Organization: Christie Lake Kids
Christie Lake Kids needs a small group to jump into action to help us set up our Parliamentary Basketball Event. Must be able to lift 50-100lbs, 2-hour commitment, feel free to stay and take in the action.
Location: Adult High School
300 Rochester St, Ottawa, ON K1R 7N4
Deadline: Apr 28, 2018
Alternating weeks coordinating with Food Workshop schedule. Volunteer will be provided with recipes and information for upcoming food workshops. The information must be formatted into an established pamphlet template and prepared for distribution. Work can be completed off site. Volunteer must be comfortable working in Google Docs and ideally has experience with marketing, communications, and/or designing templates/posters. Cooking background a plus, as we often offer adaptations to recipes so that participants can use ingredients that they have on-hand. A strong sense of attention to detail in order to review recipes and information is required.
Location: 102-1465 Caldwell Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z8L9
Deadline: May 5, 2018
Hospitality volunteers prepare healthy snacks, coffee, and tea for community members who attend our drop-in program, which is open from 10 am - noon Monday to Friday.

Tasks and duties: light food prep (cutting cheese, boiling eggs, preparing fruit, etc.), serving food to visitors, preparing coffee and tea, setting up and cleaning up after the program, greeting and socializing with participants, promoting a safe and positive environment during the duration of the program
Location: 1465 Caldwell Ave, Unit 102
Ottawa ON K1Z 8L9
Deadline: May 5, 2018
The Playgroup assistant is responsible for assisting in the set-up/take down of the learning centres. The playgroup assistant is also responsible for welcoming parents, caregivers and children, supervising free play, and assisting with arts and crafts activities. The individual should be comfortable working in a busy environment, enjoy working with children, parents and caregivers and be self motivated and enthusiastic.
Location: 2330 Don Reid dr. Ottawa
Deadline: May 25, 2018
The Playgroup assistant is responsible for assisting in the set-up/take down of the learning centres. The playgroup assistant is also responsible for welcoming parents, caregivers and children, supervising free play, and assisting with arts and crafts activities. The individual should be comfortable working in a busy environment, enjoy working with children, parents and caregivers and be self motivated and enthusiastic.
Location: 2330 Don Reid dr. Ottawa
Deadline: May 25, 2018
The Playgroup assistant is responsible for assisting in the set-up/take down of the learning centres. The playgroup assistant is also responsible for welcoming parents, caregivers and children, supervising free play, and assisting with arts and crafts activities. The individual should be comfortable working in a busy environment, enjoy working with children, parents and caregivers and be self motivated and enthusiastic.
Location: 2330 Don Reid dr. Ottawa
Deadline: May 25, 2018
Hello,
The Military Family Resource Centre of the National Capital Region will be in your community at Uplands on Wednesday, May 16th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for its first Community Spring Cleanup! We will be tidying around the Uplands Military Community Centre, parks and CFHA (Canadian Forces Housing Agency) common areas.
If you are interested in joining this community project, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Karen Groutsche at 613-998-4851 / volunteer@mfrc-ncr.ca by Friday, May 11th.
All volunteers need to be registered volunteers with the MFRC prior to the event.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,
Karen Groutsche
Location: 330 Croil Private, Bldg. 471
Deadline: May 11, 2018
Families Matter Co-Operative, a dynamic volunteer-based non-profit organization, is looking for a creative and highly motivated videography intern to assist the videographer with the production of four (4) short videos on housing options for people living with a developmental disability.

This volunteer opportunity would involve assisting with fieldwork such as:

• Storyboarding – recording the sequence of shots or images planned for the video, such as what was filmed, at what time, what was talked about, etc.;
• Assembling all raw footage, with camera shots either recorded or transferred onto video tape in preparation for inputting into the computer;
• Executing general post-production tasks to assist the videographer;
• Tracking and managing turnaround of deliverables;
• Basic editing of layouts based on production notes; and
• Other tasks assigned by the videographer.

Ideal candidate should have a passionate interest in film and video production, organizational and time management skills; a keen eye for detail, good communication skills, as well as the ability to work well as part of a team.

Position is good for people interested in: Video production, video editing and creative media design.

To Apply:
Please submit your résumé to info@familiesmattercoop.ca with a brief description of your interests and information as to what you hope to gain from this opportunity.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Families Matter Co-Operative, a dynamic volunteer-based non-profit organization, is looking for a coordinator on site to assist the videographer with the production of four (4) short videos on housing options for people living with a developmental disability.

This volunteer opportunity would involve assisting with pre-production tasks and fieldwork such as helping to coordinate the video shoots, assisting with the lighting set-up and sound recording, as well as other tasks assigned by the videographer.

Ideal candidate should have an interest in film and video production, organizational and time management skills, good communication skills, as well as the ability to work well as part of a team.

To Apply:
Please submit your résumé to info@familiesmattercoop.ca with a brief description of your interests and information as to what you hope to gain from this opportunity.

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Mealtime Assistant on the unit: - Porter residents who are in wheelchairs to dining room, - Serve food to residents along with other related tasks, - Assist and encourage residents who need help during mealtime, - Porter residents back to their rooms. Therapeutic Recreation activities helper: Arts and crafts, musical activity, if you play an instrument, concerts, movie, knitting club, men's club, playing cards, reading, horticulture, walking/outdoors club, concerts, and many more! - Porter residents in wheelchairs to the activity and back, - Assist residents who need help and actively engage with them, - Assist the recreation staff with other related tasks. Wednesday evening bingo activity (bilingual) - Porter residents who are in wheelchairs from their room to the auditorium, - Assist residents who need help when playing bingo, - Actively engage with residents during the activity, - Distribute cards, collect money and distribute prize money to winners.
Location: 879 chemin Hiawatha Park Rd.
Deadline: Jun 27, 2018
Mealtime Assistant on the unit: - Porter residents who are in wheelchairs to dining room, - Serve food to residents along with other related tasks, - Assist and encourage residents who need help during mealtime, - Porter residents back to their rooms. Therapeutic Recreation activities helper: Arts and crafts, musical activity, if you play an instrument, concerts, movie, knitting club, men's club, playing cards, reading, horticulture, walking/outdoors club, concerts, and many more! - Porter residents in wheelchairs to the activity and back, - Assist residents who need help and actively engage with them, - Assist the recreation staff with other related tasks. Wednesday evening bingo activity (bilingual) - Porter residents who are in wheelchairs from their room to the auditorium, - Assist residents who need help when playing bingo, - Actively engage with residents during the activity, - Distribute cards, collect money and distribute prize money to winners.
Location: 879 chemin Hiawatha Park Rd.
Orleans, ON K1C 2Z6
Deadline: Jun 27, 2018
Mealtime Assistant on the unit: - Porter residents who are in wheelchairs to dining room, - Serve food to residents along with other related tasks, - Assist and encourage residents who need help during mealtime, - Porter residents back to their rooms. Therapeutic Recreation activities helper: Arts and crafts, musical activity, if you play an instrument, concerts, movie, knitting club, men's club, playing cards, reading, horticulture, walking/outdoors club, concerts, and many more! - Porter residents in wheelchairs to the activity and back, - Assist residents who need help and actively engage with them, - Assist the recreation staff with other related tasks. Wednesday evening bingo activity (bilingual) - Porter residents who are in wheelchairs from their room to the auditorium, - Assist residents who need help when playing bingo, - Actively engage with residents during the activity, - Distribute cards, collect money and distribute prize money to winners.
Location: 879 chemin Hiawatha Park Rd.
Orleans, ON K1C 2Z6
Deadline: Jun 27, 2018
Mealtime Assistant on the unit: - Porter residents who are in wheelchairs to dining room, - Serve food to residents along with other related tasks, - Assist and encourage residents who need help during mealtime, - Porter residents back to their rooms. Therapeutic Recreation activities helper: Arts and crafts, musical activity, if you play an instrument, concerts, movie, knitting club, men's club, playing cards, reading, horticulture, walking/outdoors club, concerts, and many more! - Porter residents in wheelchairs to the activity and back, - Assist residents who need help and actively engage with them, - Assist the recreation staff with other related tasks. Wednesday evening bingo activity (bilingual) - Porter residents who are in wheelchairs from their room to the auditorium, - Assist residents who need help when playing bingo, - Actively engage with residents during the activity, - Distribute cards, collect money and distribute prize money to winners.
Location: 879, chemin Hiawatha Park
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
Mealtime Assistant on the unit: - Porter residents who are in wheelchairs to dining room, - Serve food to residents along with other related tasks, - Assist and encourage residents who need help during mealtime, - Porter residents back to their rooms. Therapeutic Recreation activities helper: Arts and crafts, musical activity, if you play an instrument, concerts, movie, knitting club, men's club, playing cards, reading, horticulture, walking/outdoors club, concerts, and many more! - Porter residents in wheelchairs to the activity and back, - Assist residents who need help and actively engage with them, - Assist the recreation staff with other related tasks. Wednesday evening bingo activity (bilingual) - Porter residents who are in wheelchairs from their room to the auditorium, - Assist residents who need help when playing bingo, - Actively engage with residents during the activity, - Distribute cards, collect money and distribute prize money to winners.
Location: 879, chemin Hiawatha Park
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
We are looking for Go Girls! Mentors available to facilitate group sessions throughout the city of Ottawa. Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is a mentoring program designed to encourage participation in physical activity, healthy eating choices, and the development of a positive self-image, among girls aged 12 to 14. As a Go Girls! Mentor, women between the ages of 18-30, you would facilitate this seven-week program. The program incorporates fun, educational games and activities to stimulate relationship building between the mentors and girls, and self-reflection and group discussions about healthy living and emotional, social and cultural issues. This program is run in schools during school hours or after school. All volunteers must complete an application form, complete an in-person interview and complete training before beginning. A full day of training is also required. To apply or inquire, please contact Monique Flocco, Office Assistant, at 613-247-4776 x325 or by e-mail at info@bbbso.ca. Visit our website, www.bbbso.ca, for more information
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
Being a Big Brother today is easy. All you have to do is be a friend to a child. Do the things that friends do; build a model, toss a football, play computer games, those kind of everyday things you both enjoy. Big Brothers are fun, spontaneous and great listeners who enjoy being a positive influence and enjoying quality time with a great friend, a little. The following skills are considered an asset: enjoy spending time with children/youth; sense of humour; child at heart; fun-loving; willing to share interests and hobbies; and good listener. We are currently looking for volunteers who are reliable, stable and who are able to commit to a one year match in the following areas: 1- Brittania /Bayshore 2- South of Walkley 3 - Riverside South 5- Alta Vista 6- Kanata 7- Orleans (Bilingual) Please provide us with your postal code to assist us in assessing your geographical suitability and/or let us know if you are available to volunteer in any of the above-mentioned areas. If there is a potential Little in your area, we will invite you to complete a prescreening questionnaire, which will remain on file. Your prescreening questionnaire allows us to cross-reference match criteria such as similar interests and availability. If you are not qualified into the current open pools, please visit our website for updated information. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns. If at any point you feel that our program is no longer a good fit for you, please don't hesitate to let us know. Applicants must have lived in Canada for the past two (2) years and be 18 years of age or older.
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
We are looking for Game On! Mentors between the ages of 18-30 available to facilitate group sessions throughout the city of Ottawa. Developed for male adolescents between the ages of 12-14, Game On! uses a mentor approach to provide boys and young men with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills are the core themes. This program is run in schools during school hours or after school. All volunteers must complete an application form, in person interview and training before beginning. A full day of training is also required. To apply or inquire, please contact Monique Flocco, Office Assistant, at 613-247-4776 x325 or by e-mail at info@bbbso.ca. Visit our website, www.bbbso.ca, for more information
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
One child... a few hours each week... sharing fun activities. Being a Big today is easy. All you have to do is be a friend to a child. Bigs are people just like you who want to enrich the life of a child/youth. Children/youth from ages 6-18 are hoping to find a big like you to spend a few hours with - each week or every couple of weeks, it's up to you. The following skills are considered an asset: enjoy spending time with children/youth; sense of humour; child at heart; fun-loving; willing to share interests and hobbies; and good listener. We are currently looking for volunteers who are reliable, stable and who are able to commit to a one year match in the following areas: 1. Kanata 2. Stittsville Please provide us with your postal code to assist us in assessing your geographical suitability and/or let us know if you are available to volunteer in any of the above-mentioned areas. If there is a potential Little in your area, we will invite you to complete a prescreening questionnaire, which will remain on file. Your prescreening questionnaire allows us to cross-reference match criteria such as similar interests and availability. If you are not qualified into the current open pools, please visit our website for updated information. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns. If at any point you feel that our program is no longer a good fit for you, please don t hesitate to let us know. Applicants must have lived in Canada for the past two (2) years and be 18 years of age or older.
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
One child ... one hour a week ... one BIG reason to go back to school. This program is perfect for today's busy world. This site based program is operated in partnership with local schools during the school year. InSchool Bigs are adults that volunteer one hour a week to meet with a child (little), ages 6-18, to develop a friendship and participate in activities or simply chat. The following skills are considered an asset: available to meet with your Little during school hours; enjoy spending time with children/youth; sense of humour; child at heart; fun-loving; willing to share interests and hobbies; spontaneous; and great listener. We are always looking for volunteers and enrollment is ongoing. Applicants must have lived in Canada for the past two (2) years and be 18 years of age or older. To apply or inquire, please contact Monique Flocco, Office Assistant, at 613-247-4776 x325 or by e-mail at info@bbbso.ca. Visit our website, www.bbbso.ca, for more information
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
Organization: Easter Seals Ontario
I am looking for 2-3 skilled photographers to take pictures at one of my key events - Drop Zone taking place on MONDAY AUGUST 20 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a rappelling event off a 20-Storey building in downtown Ottawa. You would be taking pictures of individual event participants as they complete their rappel and also photograph the event activities as a whole. Options for taking pictures at ground level or on the roof depending on your comfort level. Your pictures will be provided to the event organizers for use in future event promotion and for event participants to enjoy.
Location: 1101 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
Let's Get Moving is a community-based social program that involves physical and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage signs of dementia and their care partners.

Responsibilities include:
-Provide a safe and welcoming environment
-Greet participants, set-up and take-down equipment
-Help to ensure activity participation and socialization (e.g., one-on-one time with participants, facilitating activities, participating in activities)
-Assist with logistics, administrative tasks and participant evaluations

Location of programs (please indicate preference):
1. Orleans - Wednesdays from 1:00pm - 2:30pm
2. Kanata - Thursdays from 2:30pm - 3:30pm
3. Heron Road - Tuesdays from 9:30am - 10:30am

Location: 1750 Russell Road, Suite 1742, Ottawa ON
Deadline: May 11, 2018
The Soup Kitchen volunteer at Shepherds of Good Hope (SGH) will be working with staff and volunteers to serve a hearty meal to our clients and community members. The Soup Kitchen serves as gathering place for those who are seeking food or an opportunity for socialization. We ask that our Soup Kitchen volunteers bring with them an enthusiastic and compassionate attitude. The atmosphere during this shift is energetic, fast paced and volunteers will spend the majority of time on their feet.
Location: 233 Murray Street
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
The Board of Directors provides strategic leadership to the organization by committing to excellence in governance and supporting organizational health for optimum achievement of its goals and mandate. The nine member volunteer board is comprised of a team of leaders with combined experiences in governance, accounting, HR, legal, business management, real estate and land-use planning, building systems technology, marketing, and housing and homelessness advocacy. All members have a personal passion for volunteering and for making a difference in the lives of individuals, families with children and senior citizens that reside in our communities.
Location: 16 Kilbarron Road, Nepean, ON, K2J 5B2
Deadline: May 9, 2018
The Options Bytown Board of Directors is seeking individuals with strong ties to the Ottawa community to join our Board.

Since 1989, Options Bytown has been ending homelessness by providing permanent homes and support services for people who need help to live independently. It operates four housing complexes in central Ottawa that provide permanent housing with on-site supports to 132 men and women. And supports a further 150 people in their housing across the City through their Housing First program which provides housing and mobile support services to people who have been chronically homeless.
Options Bytown also prevents homelessness by providing support to approximately one thousand people per month in eight Resource Centres that are organized and run in partnership with Ottawa Community Housing. Staff in these centres provide support to tenants who are at risk of losing their housing by aiding them in maintaining their housing, accessing community supports, and any other assistance they may require. Options Bytown staff also provide support to tenants living within Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC) housing, who may be particularly vulnerable to housing loss and require additional personal supports.

Options Bytown is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The board handles a number of policy committees including; finance, fundraising, new development, and human resources. We are looking for Board members to be part of a successful organization that is working to build a strong, safe, and healthy community.
The Board's primary responsibility includes:
• Maintaining a long-term outlook by ensuring the continued success and sustainability of the organization;
• Ensuring that policies are in place that will contribute to quality operations; and
• Finding opportunities to expand the organization’s ability to house and support the growing number of homeless in Ottawa.

The Board meets on the third Thursday of every month from September to June from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Preference may be given to applicants with experience and applied knowledge of the following areas:
• Not for profit management or governance
• Housing
• Fundraising

If you want to make a difference in your community by getting involved, please communicate with Mitchell Miculia through email at miculia@gmail.com for more information.
Location: 380 Cumberland Street, Ottawa,Ontario
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Organization: Christie Lake Kids
Standing in as representatives of Christie Lake Kids we would need 2 people to attend and serve as Ice Runners for the Evening of May 1st.

2 volunteers at 5:45-9:00 at the ice truck, handing out as required. at 8:15 open remaining bags and dump ice outside.

For your information and to pass on to the volunteers -
A volunteer t-shirt will be provided in the site office when you sign in.
Wear closed toe, comfortable shoes. The ice truck duty is a cold one, please bring gloves.
Please enter through the east door of the Aberdeen Pavilion 10 minutes before your shift.

NEW THIS YEAR.
One change from previous years is we ask that the volunteers not sample the food & beverage. We appreciate and understand that the volunteers work hard, but the number of partners participating has gone down each year and in previous years we have had partners run out of food. This request is necessary in order for the event to be successful and have a future, which will benefit the beneficiaries in the long run. Thank you for your understanding.

Location: Landsdowne
Deadline: Apr 30, 2018
Organization: Canadian Heritage
Be a part of the biggest party in Canada! From June 30 - July 1, join the 500 volunteers who help ensure that activities go as planned and welcome visitors and residents in the region! Many volunteer opportunities are available. Come and celebrate Canada Day as a volunteer!
Location: Parliament Hill, Major's Hill Park and the Canadian Museum of History
Deadline: Jun 15, 2018
Organization: OSEG Foundation
Join us for our 2nd Annual School Day Game where over 7,500 students and teachers head to TD Place to experience a mid-day Fury FC match.
We have a variety of volunteer roles available for this special, one-off event. From transportation, to directional way finding, and customer service to the Family Fun Zone. There is a fun opportunity for every volunteer!
Location: 1015 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline: Apr 26, 2018
Organization: OSEG Foundation
Inspiring the next generation of athletes through the power of sports. At the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG), we believe that all children in our community should have access to sport, and the opportunity to learn and develop. That’s why we have established the OSEG Foundation.
Together, with our coaches and players from the Ottawa REDBLACKS, Ottawa 67’s and Ottawa Fury FC – the OSEG Foundation will invest in local programs and initiatives that get more kids off the sidelines and into the game.
What's the Role?
Do you want to give back? Do you want to help raise money for local youth? The OSEG Foundation is looking to recruit high-energy motivated volunteers to join our 50/50 Electronic Raffle sales team. With your support, the more money raised means more local youth have the opportunity to thrive through participation in sport. The 50/50 raffles take place at all Fury FC home games, where one lucky winner receives 50% of the jackpot and the remaining 50% is directed to the OSEG Foundation to support ongoing charitable efforts.

• Effectively engage Fury FC fans with the 50/50 raffle and the OSEG Foundation
• Bring your enthusiasm and help us maximize revenue to be donated back into the community
• Actively sell, handle and distribute 50/50 tickets within TD Place either at a stationary kiosk or as a roaming 50/50 representative during and prior to Fury FC home games
• Accurately reconcile sales with cash receipts
• Clearly and kindly communicate with customers
• Answer general inquiries about 50/50 program
What's Needed?
• Excellent communication with an enthusiastic and professional attitude
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a large crowd/fan base
• Experience working in a team environment
• Previous sales experience an asset
• Genuine enthusiasm for community involvement within the sports and entertainment sector
• Cash management experience is an asset
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Approximately a 4-hour time commitment
• Ability to volunteer evenings and weekends during select Fury FC home games

Location: 1015 Bank Street
Ottawa Ontari
Deadline: Jul 16, 2018
Organization: OSEG Foundation
Inspiring the next generation of athletes through the power of sports. At the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG), we believe that all children in our community should have access to sport, and the opportunity to learn and develop. That’s why we have established the OSEG Foundation.

Together, with our coaches and players from the Ottawa REDBLACKS, Ottawa 67’s and Ottawa Fury FC – the OSEG Foundation will invest in local programs and initiatives that get more kids off the sidelines and into the game.
What's the Role?
Do you want to give back? Do you want to help local youth through the power of sport? Do you have an affinity for a lively atmosphere and interacting with kids? The OSEG Foundation is looking to recruit fun-spirited volunteers to support the Fury FC Game Day team. At each Fury FC home game, the west end is converted into an exciting, activity-filled Family Fun Zone, at field level. We’re looking for volunteers to engage with our young Fury fans right in the heart of the action!

• Engage and entertain young Fury fans and families within the Family Fun Zone
• Provide a positive and memorable fan experience
• Facilitate and participate in Family Fun Zone activities (e.g. soccer-related games, face painting, etc.) in a safe and inclusive fashion
• Clearly and enthusiastically communicate with fans
• Answer general inquiries about the Stadium (e.g., directional and wayfinding)
What's Needed?
• Desire to work in a fun, fast-paced atmosphere
• Enthusiastic and positive attitude
• Ability to connect with and engage children
• Genuine enthusiasm for community involvement within the sports and entertainment sector
• Approximately a 4-hour time commitment
• Must be at least 14 years of age
• Ability to volunteer evenings and weekends during select Fury FC home games (see below for 2018 Schedule)
Location: 1015 Bank Street
Ottawa Ontario
K1S 3W7
Deadline: Jul 16, 2018
The Peace & Environment Resource Centre (PERC) is seeking an outgoing and friendly individual to assist us with revitalizing the advertising program that helps generate revenue for our organization, and in particular our publication the Peace & Environment News (PEN).

This individual will work under the direction of the PERC coordinator to help increase the number of businesses and organizations advertising in the PEN. Tasks may include one or two meetings with the Coordinator in person or over the phone, internet research into suitability of advertisers, and following up with organizations that have been contacted to see whether they intend to advertise, have any questions, etc. There may be some general support of the Coordinator in terms of making sure that advertisements are correctly formatted etc.

This position may require some sales-type outreach including phone calls, but can be done on the volunteer's own schedule and level of comfort - it is not a high-pressure sales type position unless you want it to be!

For this position, only a short term commitment is required, although of course if you enjoy it we'd be happy to have you continue on as long as you are comfortable with.
Location: 2203 Alta Vista Dr, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
The Peace & Environment News (PEN) is one of Ottawa's longest running community newspapers, and focuses on local connections to issues related to environmental, social justice, and peace concerns. It is the main program of the Peace & Environment Resource Centre, and is printed quarterly.

The PEN is distributed to the City of Ottawa network of libraries and community centres, as well as mailed directly to subscribers and supporters of the PERC, but it is also distributed to other community hubs and organizations through a network of volunteers.

Volunteer distributors need to pick up a quantity of PENs from the central distribution point (usually the PERC office but arrangements can be made to leave them in other locations), and bring them to their place of work, faith community, local coffee shop, environmentally friendly businesses, etc.

We ask that distributors have at least a reasonable assumption that it is okay to leave stacks of the paper at the location they are bringing them to, and to not block or displace other publications or displays at these locations.

Your commitment as a volunteer distributor may be as simple as bringing five copies of the PEN to your office once in a while, or you may pick up a whole bundle and distribute them to many locations - whatever is convenient for you.
Location: 2203 Alta Vista Dr, Ottawa ON
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL HELP WITH GARDENING AND MAINTAINING THE PLANT BEDS IN THE COURTYARDS
Location: Help maintain gardens
Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
Bingo assistant will help residents play bingo by cuing them on the numbers as well as portering the resident to and from the bingo. You may be asked to lead the bingo by being a caller.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Jul 1, 2018
Companion to visit with residents and socialize. escort resident to the gardens or to activity programs.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Jul 1, 2018
helping residents with their meals. Cuing or actual feeding. Volunteers will be given training by a qualified Registered Nurse.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Jul 1, 2018
provide residents with spiritual visits. Most of the time it is to be able to listen and comfort residents.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Jul 1, 2018
Visit residents at Peter D. Clark long term care home whom are requiring palliative care. The volunteer will sit and socialize or just read to the resident. Your role is to provide the resident with companionship and remove the feeling of being alone.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Jul 1, 2018
Looking for volunteers with cats or dogs to visit residents. Animals must have recent immunization and proof. Animals must be comfortable in large setting and always under control. Dogs must be able to sit and allow residents to pat them. Prefer that the dogs don't jump up on the residents.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Jul 1, 2018
Volunteers will help bring residents to the main lounge for a social tea event every Tuesday afternoon. The volunteers will serve tea, and socialize with seniors.
Location: 9 Meridian Place, Nepean, Ontario
Deadline: Jul 1, 2018
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