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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: Results Canada
We are a grassroots advocacy organization that believes in empowering everyday people to use their voices to generate the political will to end extreme poverty. We combine the voices of our volunteers with strategic areas of focus to leverage resources for programs and improved policies that give people living in poverty the health, education and opportunity they need to thrive. Whether it’s writing letters to the editor (LTEs), using social media or engaging with parliamentarians, our passionate volunteers positively impact people living in low-and middle-income countries.

To APPLY or to learn more, visit https://resultscanada.ca/join-us/
(**applications made through Volunteer Ottawa are not regularly monitored, please follow instructions on our website***)
Location: 905-280 Albert St.
Deadline: Sep 15, 2021
Organization: Results Canada
Nous sommes un organisme de plaidoyer citoyen qui croit en la nécessité de donner aux gens du quotidien les moyens de générer la volonté politique pour mettre fin à l’extrême pauvreté. Nous allions la voix de nos bénévoles à des domaines d’action stratégiques dans le but d’obtenir des ressources pour des programmes et des politiques plus performantes qui soutiennent les personnes vivant dans la pauvreté à avoir accès aux soins de santé, à l’éducation et aux possibilités économiques dont elles ont besoin pour s’épanouir. Qu’il s’agisse d’écrire des lettres ouvertes aux journaux, d’utiliser les médias sociaux ou de dialoguer avec des députés, nos bénévoles passionnés ont un impact positif sur les personnes vivant dans les pays à revenu faible ou moyen.

Si vous êtes prêt à apprendre ce que signifie faire du plaidoyer et vous êtes prêt à passer à l’action à chaque mois, joignez-vous à nous!

Inscrivez-vous en tant que bénévole ou pprenez-en davantage : https://resultscanada.ca/fr/join-us

*** les applications soumises via Volunteer Ottawa ne sont pas suivient de près. Veuillez appliquer via notre site web.***
Location: 905-280 Albert St.
Deadline: Sep 15, 2021
Organization: FCDEE
Le CESOC est un organisme a but non lucratif qui aide a l'installation et l'établissement des nouveaux arrivants francophones.

Il s'agi de jumeler un citoyen Canadien avec un nouvel arrivant francophone ( ou une famille) afin de connecter les différentes cultures. Le bénévole est la pour apporter des réponses sur la culture et la société canadienne (dans la mesure du possible), d'échanger sur les centres d'intérêts en commun ou tout simplement être un premier contact au Canada pour briser l'isolement du nouvel arrivant.

Les horaires sont de deux heures par semaines, à raison de trois mois.

Le contact s'effectuera en virtuel en raison de la situation actuelle.

Le jumelage s'adresse aux citoyens Canadiens ou résidents de longue date.
- Etre curieux et respectueux de la culture de l'autre
- Etre a l'écoute et ouvert au partage.
- Le bilinguisme est un atout.
- Apporter son aide et son soutien et faire des recherches afin de donner les bonnes informations à la personne concernée.
Location: 815 boul. St-Laurtent
Deadline: Jul 30, 2021
Organization: Frontier College
WHAT DO OUR VOLUNTEERS DO?

Frontier College Ottawa's Homework Club program provides homework help to children and youth all over Canada. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, our Homework Clubs will be held online for 2021. Frontier College Ottawa is currently looking for tutors to help children and youth grades 1 to 6 (ages 6 to 12) with their English or French homework as well as their English or French 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' availability.


HOW CAN YOU APPLY?

Apply directly on Volunteer Ottawa or contact paottawa@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: Online
Deadline: Aug 27, 2021
Our organization is looking for a volunteer certificated lifeguard for water supervision of our clients. You would be accompanying our staff and clients to excursions such as boating, swimming, private pools or lake swimming. Our program runs from 9am-4pm Monday to Friday, so ideally we’d be looking for someone to work between the hours of 10am-3pm. We are a enthusiastic group of individuals, that love to get the best out of everyday! If this seems like something you’d be interested, please feel free to contact us.
Location: Barrhaven
Deadline: Jul 5, 2021
Program Director-Lead Volunteer for Senior Organic Gardeners (SOG)
Senior Organic Gardeners (SOG) is a program of *COG OSO working to enhance quality of life and health of seniors through active participation in adapted organic gardening for nutritious food, gentle exercise and enjoyment of food with people respecting all safety requirements during the pandemic. See below*
This role includes
• Overseeing and developing the SOG Program carrying out our Strategic Plans and Annual Budgets with the SOG Leadership Team and Advisory Group
• Giving reports to COG OSO Steering Committee monthly meetings and liaising with COG National our HQ
• Getting to know seniors at SOG activities from time to time
• Keeping in touch with partners and sister organizations
• Encouraging development of the SOG Program in other areas
This is a volunteer opportunity that would involve approximately 8-10 hours per week on a flexible basis but would require at least a one-year commitment with availability for monthly evening meetings with COG OSO Steering Committee in person or virtually. Experience in administration would be important and an interest in gardening and food a distinct benefit.
We ask for references and provide for free police checks for candidates who have given us their CV, have had an interview and have been invited into the role. You would need a home office with internet and telephone and reside in the City of Ottawa or Gatineau. Program-related mileage can be claimed at $0.50 per km within Ottawa-Outaouais.
Have a look at our website: www.cog.ca/ottawa/senior-organic-gardeners/
Questions? Send us an e-mail: sog.margaret@gmail.com or call 613 834 5091
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*Canadian Organic Growers- Ottawa St Lawrence Outaouais Chapter
The Ottawa – St. Lawrence – Outaouais chapter of Canadian Organic Growers (*COG OSO) is a regional chapter of a national charity, whose mandate is to lead local and national communities towards sustainable organic stewardship of land, food and fibre while respecting nature, upholding social justice and protecting natural resources.COG OSO is a lively and enthusiastic group based in Ottawa, offering numerous events and programs year-round to support knowledge and skills for farmers, gardeners, educators, children, seniors, and anyone who is interested in eating healthy food and living in healthy environments. Details of our activity are available at our new website: www.cog.ca/ottawa
Location: Flexible
Deadline: Jul 16, 2021
Senior Organic Gardeners (SOG) is a program of *COG OSO working to enhance quality of life and health of seniors through active participation in adapted organic gardening for nutritious food, gentle exercise and enjoyment of food with people respecting all safety requirements during the pandemic. See below*
This role includes
• Developing the SOG Annual Budget with the Leadership Team for Steering Committee approval
• Tracking accounts with COG National for grants and COG OSO for local funds.
• Approving invoices relating to the budget for payment
• Writing and overseeing contracts for staff and contractors’
• Assisting Strategic Planning with the SOG Leadership Team in conjunction with budgeting plans.
• Giving monthly financial updates to the COG OSO Steering Committee in person or virtually (especially during pandemic)

This is a volunteer opportunity that would involve approximately 5 or 6 hours per week on a flexible basis but would require at least a one-year commitment with availability for monthly evening meetings with COG OSO Steering Committee virtually or in person. Experience in finances and administration would be essential and an interest in gardening and food a distinct benefit.
• It is a chance to give back to the community especially to seniors in a meaningful way and to broaden your understanding about the ‘organic world. You would be mentored by the current director in collaboration with the COG OSO Treasurer and COG National Executive Director as needed.
We ask for professional and character references and provide for free police checks for candidates who have given us their CV, have had an interview and have been invited into the role. You would need a home office with internet and telephone and reside in the City of Ottawa or Gatineau.
Have a look at our website: www.cog.ca/ottawa/senior-organic-gardeners/
Questions? Send us an e-mail: sog.margaret@gmail.com or call 613 834 5091
Please share this message with people who might be interested.
*Canadian Organic Growers- Ottawa St Lawrence Outaouais Chapter
The Ottawa – St. Lawrence – Outaouais chapter of Canadian Organic Growers (*COG OSO) is a regional chapter of a national charity, whose mandate is to lead local and national communities towards sustainable organic stewardship of land, food and fibre while respecting nature, upholding social justice and protecting natural resources.COG OSO is a lively and enthusiastic group based in Ottawa, offering numerous events and programs year-round to support knowledge and skills for farmers, gardeners, educators, children, seniors, and anyone who is interested in eating healthy food and living in healthy environments. Details of our activity are available at our new website: www.cog.ca/ottawa.
Location: Flexuble
Deadline: Jul 16, 2021
Organization: The Door Youth Centre
Call for Volunteer Board of Directors for The Door/LaPorte
Organization: The Door/La Porte Youth Centre
Commitment: Ongoing/minimum 2 years
Availability: Evenings, Weekends; Flexible
Number of Positions Available:
Location: Ottawa - Centretown
Deadline: June 26, 2021

The Door/LaPorte is a welcoming place where young people aged 12-18 acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors to help them realize their full potential and participate actively in their communities. Our mission is to provide integrated social and developmental activities within an accessible, safe, and supportive environment. Learn more about us: https://thedooryouthcentre.com/


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 monitor 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

Our key 2021-2022 Board Priorities are:
1. Develop a new vision for The Door and embark on a 5-Year Strategic Plan
2. Review all policies of employment/procedures, job descriptions, qualifications. staff training and development needs
3. Develop a communications strategy including community outreach and engagement
4. Raise an additional $140K through core funding, grant & foundation proposals and fundraising events

The Door is currently seeking passionate and dedicated individuals with particular skills, knowledge and experience in Law / Legal matters expertise to help us in our work.

In addition to attending monthly board meetings, members will be expected to:
• Be active participants in a leadership role in board and committee work
• Possess strong communication skills
• Demonstrate ability to work in a team
• Commit to 8-10 hrs/per month plus some weekend days for our Strategic Planning sessions
• Previous experience with a non-profit Board or community group is 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: 2-755 Somerset Street West
Deadline: Jun 26, 2021
The ODC is a full inclusive community in which all persons with disabilities have equitable access to the same opportunities as every other citizen of the City of Ottawa and surrounding region. This is an opportunity for you to meet people who share that vision and turn ideas into action.

The role of Co-Chair is to work with and support and/or fill in for the Chair to provide leadership and direction to allow the ODC to move forward in achieving its mission and objectives. This will be achieved through: Facilitating the sharing of ideas and information, participating and guiding in setting the strategic direction and priorities and undertaking work on behalf of the ODC; Playing an active role in the strategic planning, educational, advocacy and partnership building; Promoting the work and image of the ODC.

A full description of the Co-Chair position can be obtained here (https://a68980db-086c-44c8-b244-2712ec278e25.filesusr.com/ugd/cf7ea4_59235c0b43144a5fa9de87b7e2e98be5.pdf).

If you wish to be considered for the volunteer position of Co-Chair or have any questions about the ODC or this position, please send an email to Ottawadisabilitycoalition@gmail.com.

If you are interested in more information on the work of the Ottawa Disability Coalition, visit the website https://www.ottawadisability.com/

If you are not ready to try the Co-Chair role but are interested in the Ottawa Disability Coalition you might consider becoming a member-at-large on the Committee. A full description of the member-at-large position can be found here (https://a68980db-086c-44c8-b244-2712ec278e25.filesusr.com/ugd/cf7ea4_c979112669bc41b4ae8bbc979543feb3.pdf). Applicants expressing interest in the position(s) are asked to explain their interest and share information on the skills and experience they have to contribute to the role.
Location: virtual
Deadline: Sep 8, 2021
The ODC is a full inclusive community in which all persons with disabilities have equitable access to the same opportunities as every other citizen of the City of Ottawa and surrounding region. This is an opportunity for you to meet people who share that vision and turn ideas into action.

The role of Chair is to provide leadership and direction to allow the ODC to move forward in achieving its mission and objectives. This will achieved through: Facilitating the sharing of ideas and information, participating and guiding in setting the strategic direction and priorities and undertaking work on behalf of the ODC; Playing an active role in the strategic planning, educational, advocacy and partnership building; Promoting the work and image of the ODC.

A full description of the Chair position can be obtained here (https://a68980db-086c-44c8-b244-2712ec278e25.filesusr.com/ugd/cf7ea4_59235c0b43144a5fa9de87b7e2e98be5.pdf)

If you are interested in more information on the work of the Ottawa Disability Coalition, visit the website https://www.ottawadisability.com/ If you wish to be considered for the volunteer position of Chair or have any questions about the ODC or this position, please send an email to Ottawadisabilitycoalition@gmail.com

Applicants expressing interest in the position are asked to explain their interest and share information on the skills and experience they have to contribute to the role.
Location: virtual
Deadline: Sep 8, 2021
Furniture Bank provides quality used furniture to those who are struggling in our community. We are seeking volunteer Receptionists to greet our clients and perform administrative support duties. You may also be trained to work in client services, helping our clients choose the items they need for their homes.

Shifts are weekdays from 10:00 to 2:00. You may choose to work one or more shifts a week.
Location: 340 Legget Dr., Door 53
Kanata, ON
K2K 1Y6
Deadline: Jul 16, 2021
Matthew House Furniture Bank is a registered charity that collects donations of furniture and housewares and redistributes them to disadvantaged individuals, refugees, and families in the Ottawa community. We are seeking client services representatives to help our clients choose furniture and other items to make their housing home. Volunteers may also sort donations and package chosen items. There is an opportunity to be cross-trained as receptionist. Hours are weekdays from 10 to 2. Volunteers can work one or more shifts a month.
Location: 340 Legget Drive Door 53
Kanata ON K2K 1Y6
Deadline: Jul 9, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers
Description of Position
Shelter Movers provides free moving and storage services to those fleeing abuse. 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. As well as a deep passion and commitment for helping women and survivors of abuse. 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.
For these positions we are exclusively looking for bilingual candidates. (French and English)

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.

Role Requirements
- Bilingual (French and English)
- 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.

In this role you will be helping support our sister chapter Shelter Movers Montreal.

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. Please attach your resume as well.
Location: Remote/Work from Home. Can be located in Ottawa or Montreal.
Deadline: Aug 14, 2021
Organization: Ottawa Paw Pantry
President of the Board of Directors

Length of Term: 1 years (appointed or elected annually at the Annual General Meeting; term may be renewed beyond the initial term)
Availability: Evenings
Language Preference: English

The Ottawa Paw Pantry is a registered charity. We hope to expand our reach to help more families and pets stay together. As such, we are looking for individuals ready to participate in the advancement of our mission. Candidates should have an understanding of animal welfare, and an appreciation for how the relationship between pets and families supports positive mental health. Moreover, candidates must exercise a social justice-oriented lens and have an understanding of the social determinants of poverty and health.

We are seeking experienced candidates with excellent interpersonal skills who have expertise in the following areas:
Board governance
Charity governance
Fundraising
Accounting or bookkeeping experience
Knowledge and contacts in the pet food industry
Experience working with vulnerable members of the community

President
In addition to the responsibilities outlined below, the President will:
Serve as a spokesperson of the organization, as required
Work with the Managing Partners to achieve the organization’s mission
Provide leadership to the Board of Directors
Develops agendas for meetings with the Managing Partners
Chair Board of Directors’ meetings
Seek volunteers, as required, for committees and coordinates individual board member assignments
Approve the chairpersons of committees, in consultation with other board members
Help guide and mediate Board actions with respect to organizational priorities and governance concerns
Review with the Managing Partners any issues of concern to the Board
Actively monitor financial planning and financial reports
Annually reviews matters of governance that relate to the board’s structure, role, and relationship to management

Board members must:
Commit to the defined term with a potential to renew
Be familiar with and abide by the by-laws, code of conduct, and other policies that apply to the Board
Participate in the approval of the annual budget and monitor the financial performance of the Organization in relation to it
Attend quarterly Board meetings, participate in activities between meetings, and attend the Annual General Meeting
Be prepared to commit 6-8 hours per month.
Actively participate in strategic planning and committee work
Prepare for meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation required to actively participate in them
Be an ambassador for the Organization in the wider community
Contribute skills and knowledge by participating actively in meetings and committee work
Participate in fundraising
Apply critical thinking skills in all decision making and planning
All Board members are encouraged to make a personal financial commitment to the Organization

Time Commitment (approximate)
Attend and actively participate in at least 75% of board meetings (4 board meetings annually, lasting approximately 2-3 hours in length)
Attend and actively participate in the annual general meeting (approx. 1-2 hours)
Attend special events such as fundraisers when possible
Commit skills and resources to the organization’s governance and advancement, as required

Financial and Resource Development Expectations
Understand and monitor the organization’s financial affairs
Identify and cultivate potential donors and sponsors
Meet with potential donors/funders to make a case for funding the organization, answer questions, etc. (approx. 4 hours annually)


About the Ottawa Paw Pantry
Founded in 2016, the Ottawa Paw Pantry is a 100% volunteer-run pet food resource established to help prevent the abandonment or surrender of animals when their families cannot afford to feed them. As an organization, we provide temporary food assistance to qualifying low-income owners who are currently unable to afford food for their pets and may be forced to give up their pets without such assistance.

Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Jul 3, 2021
Organization: Ottawa Paw Pantry
Secretary of the Board of Directors

Length of Term: 1 year (appointed or elected annually at the Annual General Meeting; term may be renewed)
Availability: Evenings
Language Preference: English

The Ottawa Paw Pantry is a registered charity. We hope to expand our reach to help more families and pets stay together. As such, we are looking for individuals ready to participate in the advancement of our mission. Candidates should have an understanding of animal welfare, and an appreciation for how the relationship between pets and families supports positive mental health. Moreover, candidates must exercise a social justice-oriented lens and have an understanding of the social determinants of poverty and health.

We are seeking experienced candidates with excellent interpersonal skills who have expertise in the following areas:
Accounting or bookkeeping experience
Charity governance
Board governance
Fundraising
Knowledge and contacts in the pet food industry
Experience working with vulnerable members of the community

Secretary
In addition to the responsibilities outlined in the Board member role description, the Secretary will:
Maintain records of the Board and ensure effective management of the organization’s records
Manage and capture accurate minutes from board meetings
Ensure minutes are distributed to members in a timely manner after each meeting
Is sufficiently familiar with legal documents (articles, by-laws, etc.) to note applicability during

Board members must:
Commit to the defined term with a potential to renew
Be familiar with and abide by the by-laws, code of conduct, and other policies that apply to the Board
Participate in the approval of the annual budget and monitor the financial performance of the Organization in relation to it
Attend quarterly Board meetings, participate in activities between meetings, and attend the Annual General Meeting
Be prepared to commit 6-8 hours per month
Actively participate in strategic planning and committee work
Prepare for meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation required to actively participate in them
Be an ambassador for the Organization in the wider community
Contribute skills and knowledge by participating actively in meetings and committee work
Participate in fundraising
Apply critical thinking skills in all decision making and planning
All Board members are encouraged to make a personal financial commitment to the Organization

Time Commitment (approximate)
Attend and actively participate in at least 75% of board meetings (4 board meetings annually, lasting approximately 2-3 hours in length)
Attend and actively participate in the annual general meeting (approx. 1-2 hours)
Attend special events such as fundraisers when possible
Commit skills and resources to the organization’s governance and advancement, as required

Financial and Resource Development Expectations
Understand and monitor the organization’s financial affairs
Identify and cultivate potential donors and sponsors
Meet with potential donors/funders to make a case for funding the organization, answer questions, etc. (approx. 4 hours annually)

About the Ottawa Paw Pantry
Founded in 2016, the Ottawa Paw Pantry is a 100% volunteer-run pet food resource established to help prevent the abandonment or surrender of animals when their families cannot afford to feed them. As an organization, we provide temporary food assistance to qualifying low-income owners who are currently unable to afford food for their pets and may be forced to give up their pets without such assistance.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Jul 3, 2021
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Mentoring is a method of passing on lived experiences to support another caregiver in an empowering and meaningful way. Anyone who has been a caregiver will know that the caregiving role presents many challenges. These challenges will be different for every caregiver and from time to time support will be needed.

A Peer Mentor has a wealth of experience and knowledge which can help another caregiver with the challenges of their caregiving situation. Caregivers share a common identity and can create a bond through sharing their experiences. You can easily connect by phone or by online/virtual discussion with your Caregiver Participant without leaving your home.

An OCO trained peer mentor will:
• ‘Just be there’/Listen
• Provide encouragement, support and acceptance
• Acknowledge a caregiver’s strengths
• Share lived experience and give real life examples
• Discuss a caregiver’s wellbeing
• Provide support with developing coping strategies
• Provide relevant information
• Provide support to set goals the caregiver identifies
• Celebrate any goals the caregiver achieves
• Be someone for a caregiver to bounce ideas off

An OCO trained peer mentor must be:
• A caregiver who is currently or has previously provided physical and/or emotional support to a family member, partner, friend or neighbour
• Over 18 years of age
• Able to give a one year commitment to the program
• Undergo a reference check and criminal background check

The Ontario Caregiver Organization invites caregivers with diverse backgrounds from across Ontario to join our 1:1 Peer Support Program as a Peer Mentor. We are actively recruiting bilingual or multilingual caregivers who are fluent in English and also other languages. The OCO staff will provide training and support for all volunteers to feel confident in their role as Peer Mentor.
To apply for the OCO Peer Mentor position, please visit: https://ontariocaregiver.ca/peer-support/peer-mentor/
Location: n/a
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Friendship Circle of Ottawa is seeking a young volunteer (high school or university student) to offer simple companionship on a weekly basis to a 17-year-old girl with special needs. She is extremely shy and interested in music. It is very difficult for her to open up and make friends, so a lot of patience and commitment is important. Online communication is not ideal, so an ability to travel to Dunrobin for in-person (socially distanced for now) visits is important.

Friendship Circle is a registered charity that pairs kids with special needs to volunteers who offer their support and friendship. The kids in our program struggle to make friends and are often bullied, so commitment is important.
Location: 3055 Barlow Crescent
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Shane is an intelligent guy who loves anime, writing fan fiction, and studies design! Shane would love it if you shared and wanted to talk about his passion! Shane also loves animals. Shane is hoping for a kind volunteer who is comfortable starting conversations.

Shane is one of many people with disabilities who is looking for a friend your community. Having a significant impact on someone’s life can be as simple as going out for a cup of coffee or going out for a walk. We need great people like you who can give a little bit of time, energy, fun, and effort to a person with a disability who needs it.

You could be one of more than 250 volunteer Allies who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship and volunteer with someone in activities you enjoy as well. 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 https://www.able2.org/volunteer/ , volunteer@able2.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Lincoln Fields
Deadline: Sep 6, 2021
Kevin is an outgoing guy who has a variety of interests including playing sports, playing video games, and doing arts and crafts! Kevin would love it if you would want to see him compete at his Special Olympic events as well! Kevin is looking for calm and active person who can spend some one-on-one time with him.

Kevin is one of many people with disabilities who is looking for a friend your community. Having a significant impact on someone’s life can be as simple as going out for a cup of coffee or going out for a walk. We need great people like you who can give a little bit of time, energy, fun, and effort to a person with a disability who needs it.

You could be one of more than 250 volunteer Allies who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship and volunteer with someone in activities you enjoy as well. 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 https://www.able2.org/volunteer/ , volunteer@able2.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Prince of Wales Dr/Hog's Back Rd
Deadline: Sep 6, 2021
Are you someone who enjoys movies, wrestling, and hockey? Then Arnold may be a good fit for you! Arnold his hoping for a kind and caring person who can spend time with him and maybe even help him how to cook.

Arnold is one of many people with disabilities who is looking for a friend in the community. 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 Allies 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 https://www.able2.org/volunteer/ , volunteer@able2.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Orleans Blvd and St Joseph Blvd
Deadline: Sep 6, 2021
Millie is wishing for a great volunteer who would enjoy helping a senior get a bite to eat and lend a helping hand. Millie loves Boston Pizza and wants to get out into her community. She would love someone who could help her learn to use a computer.

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 Allies 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 https://www.able2.org/volunteer/ , volunteer@able2.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Vanier/Carson Grove area
Deadline: Sep 6, 2021
Sophie lives in the Sandy Hill area and is looking for someone who can help her engage in her community by attending local events, going for coffee, walking with her and possibly providing some practical help (understanding documents, basic computer skills and budgeting). An ideal volunteer Advocate for Sophie would be someone who is down-to-earth, patient and understanding.

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 Allies 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 https://www.able2.org/volunteer/ , volunteer@able2.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Sandy Hill area
Deadline: Sep 6, 2021
Mary is friendly and outgoing, she enjoys new things and has a wide variety of interests such as arts and crafts, crosswords, museums, parks and community events. She is looking for someone who can spend time with her one-on-one each week. The ideal volunteers is someone who is patient, willing to work with Mary’s communication methods (which include a bliss board and personal communication book) and able to push a manual wheelchair.

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 Allies 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 https://www.able2.org/volunteer/ , volunteer@able2.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Centrepointe
Deadline: Sep 6, 2021
Paul has many things he likes to do. He would like to be matched with a volunteer Advocate who can meet with him each week. Someone who enjoys some of the things that Paul does – walks, having a drink in bar, movies, restaurants, bowling.

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 Allies 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 https://www.able2.org/volunteer/ , volunteer@able2.org or 613-761-9522
Location: St Laurent
Deadline: Sep 6, 2021
Nick (aged 64 years old) enjoys watching sports – hockey, soccer, baseball and football – he is also open to other activities. He would love to spend an hour or two each week with someone who shared his interests and who could help him get out of the house.
As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer Allies 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 https://www.able2.org/volunteer/ , volunteer@able2.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Alta Vista
Deadline: Sep 6, 2021
Alice is in her early 20s and would like a friend around the same age who is interested in going to the mall, restaurants, and bars. Someone who is confident, supportive and can lead the way for her and help her extend her range of age appropriate activities.

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 Allies 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 https://www.able2.org/volunteer/ , volunteer@able2.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Bells Corners
Deadline: Sep 6, 2021
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 Ally 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 https://www.able2.org/volunteer/, volunteer@able2.org or 613-761-9522


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: https://www.able2.org/volunteer/ , volunteer@able2.org OU 613-761-9522
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Sep 6, 2021
Organization: CNIB
For Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, physical distancing can present a unique set of challenges
With physical distancing measures in place, it can be difficult for people with sight loss to pick up their groceries and prescriptions. If you're willing to help, we'd love to hear from you. Together, we'll ensure our community stays connected. We currently have a need for a volunteer to assist with picking up groceries for a participant weekly or bi-weekly in the area of Arnprior.
You can enquire to tracy.holland@cnib.ca, or apply through the CNIB website link, https://www.cnib.ca/en/programs-and-services/live/virtual-vision-mate-program?region=on_east and identify grocery shopping in Arnprior in your interest form.
Location: Arnprior
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
In March of 2020, the Manor Park Community Council, in partnership with your Community Collective (Cardinal Glen, Lindenlea, New Edinburgh, Manor Park, Overbrook, Rockcliffe Park and Vanier) launched Ottawa Cares – our community response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

At the launch, our primary goal was the coordination of volunteers to deliver food hampers from local food banks to residents in need. To date we have delivered over 5000 boxes to local residents. Many of which are seniors, single parent families, or large member households.

So we ask - can you help your community by volunteering as a Food Bank Delivery Driver?

Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver food hampers from local Food Banks to residents around Ottawa.

Volunteers are welcome to register for delivery opportunities at any or all participating Food Banks:
Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre (RRCRC) at 815 St. Laurent Blvd.

Vanier Food Bank (Partage Vanier) at 161 Marier Avenue

Parkdale Food Centre at 30 Rosemount Ave.

Dalhousie Food Cupboard - 211 Bronson Ave.

Once registered as a volunteer, shift selection is flexible. With shift signups going out on a weekly basis. This makes it easy for volunteers to help around their schedule.


Volunteer drivers require:

A smart phone with cellular data
A personal vehicle
Driver's licence
Car insurance
Comfortable lifting boxes up to 20 pounds.

If you can help, please register through Volunteer Ottawa and we will be in touch with further instructions.
Location: Varies
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
The VHA Board of Directors is a policy governance, skills-based Board. Through a robust nominations process, directors are assessed for specific skills and experience, and elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term. Appropriate Directors and Officers Liability Insurance is in place. At this time, we are pleased to receive applications to the Board of Directors from residents of Eastern Ontario.

We are seeking people with the following essential competencies and qualities:
* respect for the views of others
* free of influence/no conflict of interest other than the best interests of VHA (eg not an employee, contractor or client of VHA, or an immediate family member of an employee, contractor, client or another director of VHA;
* objectivity
* an understanding of the range of obligations and constraints imposed upon individual Directors and the Board, and the difference between governance and management
* enthusiasm and capacity for critical thinking and conflict resolution
* sensitivity to Ottawa's diverse cultural and linguistic environment
* the ability to participate and communicate effectively with others; and
* personal and professional integrity, wisdom and judgement.

At this time, Directors that possess the following would strengthen the Board:
1. specific skills and expertise in:
* housing / property management / construction
* human resources / labour relations
* financial management & investments
* general interest in community-based health & social services
* general business and management.

2. Basic understanding of:
* local healthcare needs, issues and trends
* financial and legal matters.
Location: 250 City Centre Avenue
suite 700
Deadline: Jul 30, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers
Access to moving and storage services are a significant barrier to fleeing abuse. Drivers 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.

Responsibilities
Meet the volunteer team (including other Movers) at an arranged time and place
Transport belongings to a predetermined location
Maintain communication with Lead Mover and Movers
Respect client confidentiality
Uphold Shelter Movers’ protocols and procedures
Be aware of trauma-informed care when interacting with clients (training will be provided)
Work with private security and law enforcement (led by Lead Mover) when necessary
Children may accompany clients on a move, but volunteers do not provide child care and have limited interaction with children. Child care and supervision is provided by clients or our agency partners.

Shelter Movers’ volunteer move teams are a grassroots response to Violence Against Women in our communities. Join our team!

Time Commitment
We offer flexible scheduling. Drivers can join us on moves based on their own availability by signing up for moves, as their schedules permit.

Most moves average around 4 hours, depending on distance and complexity. A minimum of 2 moves a month is encouraged.

Requirements
No previous experience or education is required
Access to e-mail and phone
Must be 21 years old and have a class 5 or equivalent license.
Maturity and good judgement
Ability to remain calm in potentially stressful situations
Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes
Drivers are expected to maintain confidentiality and provide trauma-informed care to clients (training is provided), and have regular check-ins with staff to support continuous improvement.

Responsabilités :
● Rencontrer l’équipe de bénévoles (y compris les autres conducteurs) à un moment et un endroit convenu;
● Faire entrer et sortir les effets personnels du client dans les véhicules;
● Conduire un véhicule de location et transporter des biens à un endroit prédéterminé;
● Maintenir la communication avec le responsable des déménagements et les autres déménageurs;
● Respecter la confidentialité des clients;
● Respecter les protocoles et les procédures de Transit Secours;
● Être conscient de l’importance de la prise en charge des traumatismes lors des interactions avec les clients (une formation sera offerte);
● Le cas échéant, travailler avec les services de sécurité privée et les services de police (sous la direction du responsable des déménagements);
● Être capable de soulever un minimum de 20 lb.
Les enfants peuvent accompagner les clients lors d’un déménagement, mais les bénévoles ne fournissent pas de services de garde et ont une interaction limitée avec les enfants. La garde et la surveillance des enfants sont assurées par les clients ou nos agences partenaires.

Temps nécessaire à l’engagement :
Nous offrons des horaires flexibles. Les conducteurs peuvent nous accompagner lors des déménagements de deux façons :
● en s’inscrivant pour un déménagement à la fois, dans la mesure où leur emploi du temps le permet, et/ou :
● en s’engageant à respecter un horaire hebdomadaire ou mensuel régulier.
La plupart des déménagements durent en moyenne 4 heures, en fonction de la distance et de la complexité. Un minimum de 2 déménagements par mois est encouragé.

Compétences et connaissances essentielles :
● Aucune expérience ou formation antérieure n’est requise;
● Accès au courrier électronique et au téléphone;
● Être en mesure de soulever un minimum de 20 lb;
● Être en mesure de soulever des boîtes et des meubles modérément lourds avec l’aide d’autres déménageurs;
● Les conducteurs doivent être âgés d’au moins 21 ans;
● Posséder un permis de conduire de classe G2 ou G « complet »;
● Être capable de conduire des véhicules de location (fourgons de marchandises de taille moyenne à grande);
● La capacité à conduire un camion de 16 pieds est un atout;
● Être une personne sur qui l’ont peut compter au travail;
● Être mature et faire preuve de jugement;
● Capacité à rester calme dans des situations potentiellement stressantes;
● Capacité à être flexible et à s’adapter aux changements;
● Posséder d’excellentes compétences en matière de communication verbale;
● La maîtrise d’une deuxième langue est un atout.
Les conducteurs sont tenus de respecter la confidentialité et de fournir des soins aux clients en tenant compte des traumatismes (une formation sera offerte), et doivent communiquer régulièrement avec le personnel afin de soutenir l’amélioration continue.

Location: Various Locations in Ottawa
Deadline: Aug 31, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers
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.

Description et détails

Transit Secours offre des services gratuits de déménagement et d’entreposage pour les femmes et les enfants victimes de violence. Nous sommes la seule organisation de ce genre au Canada, et nos bénévoles n’en sont pas moins exceptionnels.
Chaque année, en collaboration avec des partenaires communautaires, nos équipes de bénévoles consacrent plus de 15 000 heures à aider les personnes pendant leur transition vers un environnement sans violence ni mauvais traitements.

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 of Ottawa, however we meet at one secure location before each move.
Deadline: Aug 31, 2021
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
To assist at Children and Youth Sports Summer Camps starting in July.
Location: 2181 St Joseph Blvd, Orleans, ON K1C 1E7
Deadline: Jun 25, 2021
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
The 88 Keys Foundation is a virtual volunteer organization dedicated to making music education accessible to underprivileged children and youth across Canada. Volunteers will be giving virtual piano lessons (45-60 minutes in length) on a weekly basis. All volunteers must have completed RCM level 8 piano, and/or RCM level 8 theory.

For more information, or to sign up as a volunteer, please visit our website: https://director88keysfoun.wixsite.com/canada
Location: virtual
Deadline: Jun 25, 2021
BrainSTRONG Board of Directors

Call for Nominations

BrainSTRONG is a budding national Not-for-Profit organization that seeks to add value in the brain trauma space, a field that is evolving significantly as science teaches us more about how the brain, the mind, and the body work together to overcome trauma. There are opportunities to better understand the invisible realities and impacts of brain trauma, to help survivors and caregivers navigate challenges, and educate society regarding accommodation.

BrainSTRONG will be governed by a Board of Directors, and it is currently looking for energetic and experienced professionals to come together as the founding members of its Board.

Please contact Catherine Côté at catherine@brainstrong.ca for further information as BrainSTRONG has yet to establish its online presence.

Role & Responsibilities
The Board's role is to:
• assist BrainSTRONG establish and fulfill its mission and vision
• establish and champion the organization’s values
• establish and maintain the foundation’ sustainable operating model
• identify and maintain strategic partnerships
• define and monitor the foundation’s strategic plan
• provide financial oversight and accountability
• maintain effective governance of the organization
• ensure the legal and ethical integrity and accountability of the organization.


General Expectations of Board members:
• regularly participate in board meetings, committees, and planning sessions
• commit to a leadership role in board, committee, fundraising or for special events
• stay informed about board and committee issues and prepare for meetings
• get to know other board members and build collegial working relationships that contribute to consensus
• be an active participant in the board evaluation and planning efforts
• disclose all material facts and relationships where there may be a conflict of interest

BrainSTRONG’s Nominating Committee is currently looking for candidates with the following skills and backgrounds:
• front line brain trauma experience (survivors, family members and caregivers)
• brain trauma experience (practice and research)
• business acumen (e.g., strategic planning, risk management)
• relationship building, marketing, and fundraising
• leadership experience
• advocacy/communications

Along with one or more of the following:
• business and/or private sector experience
• social enterprise and entrepreneurship
• strong commitment to volunteerism
• outreach and/or public speaking experience
• ability to work as a team member
• respect for diversity
• strong professional network

Candidates with other applicable experience or strengths are also encouraged to apply. The time commitment is a minimum of 5 hours per month, with overall commitment dependent on levels of activity. Meeting are held virtually.

BrainSTRONG is dedicated to creating a Board of Directors that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates across Canada.
Commitment: On-going/ minimum 2 years

Application Deadline: 30 June 2021

Application Instructions:
1. Please complete candidate information form
2. Please send a short cover letter clearly demonstrating how you meet the criteria outlined above, along with a resume to catherine@brainstrong.ca
Location: 45 Gertie St Richmond, ON K0A 2Z0 CA
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
The Supervised Access Program is a province wide program, set up and funded through the Office of the Ontario Attorney General. Supervised Access Centers offer a safe, neutral and child-focused setting where visits and exchanges between children and non-custodial parents can take place under the supervision of trained staff and volunteers.
Our volunteers:
- Supervise visits between non-custodial parents and child(ren),
- Work closely with staff to ensure the safety and comfort of the child(ren) for the duration of the visit,
- Redirect/intervene when visit guidelines are broken,
- Record detailed observation notes that provide factual information about each visit.

We are looking for individuals who:
- Have experience working with children and families from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds,
- Are aware of their own biases, emotions, and beliefs,
- Are reliable, empathetic, attentive to detail, and diplomatic,
- Are able to set boundaries and maintain client confidentiality,
- Can recognize and respond effectively to situations where the safety and well-being of children, parents, staff, volunteers, and the wider community could be at risk,
- Are available week-ends and can commit to one year of service,
- Speak fluent English or French; ability to speak other languages is a bonus!

We are always recruiting volunteers and would love to have you attend our next training session!

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information. Volunteers@familyservicesottawa.org or (613) 725-3601 ext. 128.
Location: 312 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa ON
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers
Position Summary (Purpose):
The Fund Development Manager will have an integral role in supporting Shelter Movers Ottawa. Reporting to the National Fund Development Director and the Chapter Director, the Fund Development Manager is a self-directed, results-oriented role. The main responsibilities of this position include cultivating relationships with donors and securing philanthropic commitments from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. This role will have a strong focus on event-based fundraising, which includes supporting third-party events and campaigns. The Fund Development Manager will align fund development activities with the organization’s strategic priorities.

Primary Responsibilities
- Execute fundraising and sponsorship strategy as dictated by the National Fund Development Director, and local Chapter Director;
- Organize fundraising activities and campaigns with the support of staff and volunteers, including creating budgets and tracking revenue and expenses;
- Instruct and support third-party fundraisers to ensure appropriate procedures and guidelines are followed;
- Identify and steward major gift donors and manage a portfolio of current donors and prospects;
- Support the continued growth of Shelter Movers’ monthly giving program;
- Cultivate and sustain relationships with individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies;
- Manage in-kind donations from local community partners, including tracking promised visibility;
- Develop and coordinate an appropriate recognition program for donors and partners;
- Conduct presentations to organizations and companies to encourage financial support.

Skills, Experience and Education
- Previous fundraising and event planning experience is an asset, but not mandatory;
- Innovation and creativity are highly valued in this position, as well as the ability to work in a virtual space and recommend alternatives to traditional styles of fundraising;
- Exceptional ability to manage a team and provide strong leadership, including the skill to work and communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
- Dynamic, outgoing personality with sound judgment and the ability to use discretion;
- Capability to work autonomously when required, and also as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment, while balancing competing priorities;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including proficiency in public speaking and a high comfort level in presenting;
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and work under pressure to meet tight deadlines;
- Flexible, results and detail-oriented;
- Advanced organizational and analytical skills, including strategic thinking and problem-solving;
- Familiarity with G Suite (Google Workspace), MailChimp, Canva, and donor management software is a plus;
- Experience in the nonprofit sector considered an asset; must be sensitive and knowledgeable of issues surrounding gender-based violence;
- Membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals or the Canadian Association of Gift Planners is an asset.

Other Requirements
Shelter Movers volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, complete an interview process, sign a confidentiality agreement, obtain a police reference check, and attend a Trauma-Informed Care Orientation session.

Estimated Time Requirements
- 6-8 hours/week. Additional time may be required, on occasion, in the evenings and some weekends due to the nature of the position.
- This is an unpaid volunteer position

To Apply:
If interested, please send a brief description outlining your interest as well as your resume to volunteerottawa@sheltermovers.com
Location: Virtual
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Canadian Parents for French is looking for volunteers to act as online French tutors for children enrolled in our pilot program. Tutors will help children by speaking in French and working to improve the child's French in conversation, reading, and writing. Volunteers must be comfortable working with young kids and in both French and English.

We are recruiting for volunteers who can dedicate 1 to 2 hours per week for our fall program. Volunteers choose their own times each week. This program will run from September until December of 2021.

Application to volunteer : https://form.jotform.com/201173726906253
Applicants will be contacted in early August for an interview.

Must be okay with using zoom via computer with headphone and webcam.
Will tutor 2-3 hours per week with kids ages 6-14.
Must be 16 or older to volunteer.
Location: online via Zoom
Deadline: Aug 20, 2021
Deliver nutritious meals, a caring contact and peace of mind to isolated seniors and adults with disabilities.

Meals on Wheels Ottawa is looking for volunteer drivers across our delivery area of central Ottawa.


Volunteer drivers should:

• have a valid Driver’s License
• have access to a vehicle with minimum $1M liability insurance
• have or be willing to apply for 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 household (must also go through volunteer training)
• can commit to helping over a few months, at minimum
• 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.

Where:
Meals are delivered from our office located at 670 Albert St as well as other partner kitchens throughout central Ottawa.

When:
There are multiple volunteer shifts available throughout the week. Each shift takes approximately 2 hours to complete. Shifts have staggered start times between 10:50 and 11:30 am

Time Commitment:
The volunteer commitment is flexible and is usually once a week for 2 hours. Some volunteers also help out bi-weekly or on an “on call” basis.

Training:
Due to COVID-19, we are providing online training only. This training take approximately 1 hour. You will be contacted about training after signing up.


Please note: if you have already submitted a volunteer application through the Meals on Wheels website or the Community Support COVID Response website, 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 email volunteer@mealsonwheels-ottawa.org
Location: 670 Albert St. Ottawa, ON. K1R 6L2
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Deliver nutritious meals, a caring contact and peace of mind to isolated seniors and adults with disabilities.

Meals on Wheels Ottawa is looking for volunteer drivers with a higher need on:
• THURSDAYS in Vanier, Sandy Hill, Lincoln Heights



Volunteer drivers should:

• have a valid Driver’s License
• have access to a vehicle with minimum $1M liability insurance
• have or be willing to apply for 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 household (must also go through volunteer training)
• can commit to helping over a few months, at minimum
• 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.
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Where:
Meals are delivered from our office located at 670 Albert St as well as other partner kitchens throughout central Ottawa.

When:
Thursdays - can we weekly or bi-weekly.
Each shift takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
Shifts have staggered start times between 10:50 and 11:30 am

Time Commitment:
The volunteer commitment is flexible and is usually once a week for 2 hours. Some volunteers also help out bi-weekly or on an “on call” basis.

Training:
Due to COVID-19, we are providing online training only. This training take approximately 1 hour. You will be contacted about training after signing up.


Please note: if you have already submitted a volunteer application through the Meals on Wheels website or the Community Support COVID Response website, 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 email volunteer@mealsonwheels-ottawa.org
Location: 670 Albert St. Ottawa, ON. K1R 6L2
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Organization: Twice Upon a Time
Twice Upon a Time is looking for a new volunteer Treasurer. Twice Upon a Time is a charitable organization that gives books to children in the Ottawa area, to support literacy and encourage a love of reading. We value the diversity of our clients, community partners, volunteers, and board members. We are committed to recognising, respecting, appreciating individual differences, and we welcome your unique contributions to make our Board stronger. More information about Twice upon a Time can be viewed at www.twiceuponatime.ca
The Treasurer is a member of Twice Upon a Time's Executive (other members are President, Vice-President, and Secretary) and sits on the Board of Directors. The overall role of the Treasurer is to maintain an overview of Twice Upon a Time's financial affairs, ensuring its viability, and ensuring that proper financial procedures are maintained. The Treasurer prepares and presents financial reports, assists with annual auditing, participates in the development and maintenance of the Donor Management System and prepares and submits tax returns to Canada Revenue Agency..
We are looking for someone with experience with financial control and budgeting, as well as some knowledge of fundraising. Good communication skills and a love of reading are an asset! This position requires an estimate of 7-8 hours per month.
A full position description of the Treasurer role is also available upon request.

Twice Upon a Time /Il était deux fois est à la recherche d'une personne pour occuper le poste bénévole de trésorier/ière. Il était deux fois est un organisme de bienfaisance qui donne des livres aux enfants de la région d'Ottawa, pour soutenir l'alphabétisation et encourager l'amour de la lecture. Nous apprécions la diversité de nos clients, partenaires communautaires, bénévoles et membres du conseil. Nous nous engageons à reconnaître, respecter et apprécier les différences individuelles, et nous nous réjouissons de vos contributions uniques pour renforcer notre conseil. Pour plus d'informations sur Il était deux fois, veuillez consulter www.twiceuponatime.ca
Le trésorier/La trésorière est membre de l'exécutif d’Il était deux fois (les autres postes de l'exécutif sont président, vice-président et secrétaire) et siège au conseil d'administration. Le mandat général du trésorier/de la trésorière est de maintenir une vue d'ensemble des affaires financières d’Il était deux fois, d'assurer sa viabilité et de s'assurer que les procédures financières appropriées sont maintenues. Le trésorier/La trésorière prépare et présente les rapports financiers, participe à la vérification annuelle et prépare et soumet les déclarations de revenus à l'Agence du revenu du Canada.
Nous recherchons une personne ayant de l'expérience en contrôle financier et en budgétisation, ainsi que des connaissances en collecte de fonds. De bonnes compétences en communication et un amour de la lecture sont un atout! Ce poste nécessite une estimation de 7 à 8 heures de bénévolat par mois.
Une description complète du poste de trésorier est également disponible sur demande.

Location: 404 McArthur Street
Deadline: Jun 25, 2021
Le Centre de services à la famille cherche des bénévoles qui aimeraient accompagner un enfant en lecture dans le programme Grands-parents à l'écoute (adultes de tout âge). Lors d'une rencontre hebdomadaire d'une heure, vous aiderez un enfant entre 7 et 12 ans à améliorer ses compétences en lecture ainsi qu'à augmenter sa confiance. Le programme est offert, le jour de mi-septembre jusqu'à la mi-mai, aux enfants de six écoles de la région. Joignez-vous à nous, un enfant vous attend. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec Jeannette au 613-565-5166.
Location: 235 Beausoleil Dr, Ottawa ON K1N 8X8; 1345, av. Nottinghill Ottawa ON K1V 6T3; 2147, avenue Loyola Ottawa ON K1J 7W3; 350, rue Den Haag Ottawa ON K1K 0W9; 860, chemin Quinlan, Ottawa (Ontario) K1G 1R8 ; 235, av. McArthur, Vanier ON K1L 1B1; 2093 Bel-Air Dr Ottawa ON K2C 2P6.
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
We need Leads for each department that specialize in the department to ensure everything is done consistently and per our policies. We also need Day Leads to make sure processes runs properly between departments and throughout the day. We also need Overseers to over see that everything is working as needed and a good flow of communication and assistance is accomplished in the organization.
and foster a well run and pleasant environment for customers and volunteers.
We are blessed daily with donations that need to be sorted before we can sell it. This is a great environment filled with lots of interesting people and donations for a satisfying work day. Would you like to be part of it?

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: Jun 30, 2021
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: Jun 30, 2021
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: Jun 30, 2021
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: Jun 30, 2021
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: Jun 30, 2021
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: Jun 30, 2021
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: Jun 30, 2021
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: Jun 30, 2021