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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

Do you work in the music industry or simply enjoy mixing music and creating beats as a hobby? Do you produce or record music - Are you someone who experiments with SoundCloud, Garage Band, or professional recording tools and technology? Do you write music, sing in a band, or play instruments? Just for fun to jam out with friends or for gigs of your own?

Looking for someone who is passionate about any areas of music!
If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

Hoping to connect a prospective mentor with a youth who has some experience recording, playing instruments, and who is interested in building on knowledge/skills and to possibly learn more about roles in this field.

Would you like to create a musical project and teach the next generation of artists how to get involved in the scene and develop their musical abiltiies. Create a song, produce or record a track, learn an instrument, work on album artwork, gain a roady or gig assistant!

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

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

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

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region
Deadline: Sep 10, 2019
Do you have a passion to create? Are you employed in the animation or design industries? Are you a student of animation? Or perhaps you are someone who likes to design and create in their spare time?
If you would like to share your knowledge and skills with a high school student who shares your passion, or simply wish to show them the industry, this is the initiative for you!

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

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

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

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region - Various Locations
Deadline: Sep 10, 2019
Organization: Music and Beyond
Volunteers needed for various positions with Music and Beyond! Contact taryn@musicandbeyond.ca for more info or to sign up!
Location: 51 William Street
Deadline: Jul 3, 2019
Are you a student, retired or working individual looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity?

Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa is a not-for-profit seniors’ residence affiliated with Abbeyfield International, with 1,100 houses in 25 countries worldwide.

We are looking for a Handyperson to support the Director of Property Management in maintaining the physical appearance and operations of the House.

Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support the Director of Property Management in conducting House inspections
-Support the Director of Property Management in seeking out vendors and obtaining quotes for various projects
- Support the Director of Property Management in managing volunteer handy people and gardeners including maintaining a list of small repairs and tasks
- Act as a first point of contact for emergencies (after 911) in the absence of the Property Manager
- Complete small repairs or coordinate the completion of small repairs as required
- Support the Property Manager in the development and implementation of a regular maintenance schedule for all major appliances and equipment
- Ensure tools and equipment are stored appropriately (protecting against theft, injury, unnecessary wear)
- Seasonal activities as may be required, placement of winter mat), salt/gravel on walk ways
- Complete minor house renovations including painting and minor construction projects, hanging curtains, pictures and moving furniture
- Assist with general maintenance of the house including changing lightbulbs, checking smoke detectors, etc.

Qualifications:
Knowledge of property management and maintenance
Good communications skills
Initiative
Good judgment
Location: 425 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jul 31, 2019
Organization: Ottawa Tool Library
Do you like taking things apart to see how they work? Can you sometimes put them back together??

The Ottawa Tool Library (OTL) has all kinds of hand and power tools and is always looking for experienced tinkerers with free time on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings to:

- Help repair and maintain the wide variety of tools in our inventory.

- Dismantle irreparable and obsolete items to recover their metal content to be recycled and kept out of landfill.

If you have relevant experience and want to fulfill your destiny as an OTL Tool Doctor, please let us know!
Location: 250 City Centre, Bay #216, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7
Deadline: Sep 15, 2019
Organization: Ottawa Tool Library
The Ottawa Tool Library (OTL) is a non-profit tool lending library in Ottawa located at Makerspace North in City Centre. We offer four categories of tools: hand tools, power tools, lawn and garden tools, and kitchen tools. Additionally, we will soon offer a supervised and fully-equipped WorkSpace where members who have completed mandatory safety training can rent bench time to work on projects. We are entirely volunteer-driven, and are always looking for community-minded individuals to lend their talents, time, and energy to the cause.

Tool Ninjas (time commitment 4-8 hours a month) are needed to be on hand when our Library and WorkSpace are open. In the Library, our Tool Ninjas advise members in choosing the right tools for the job, as well as in their proper and safe use. In the WorkSpace, they supervise all bench activity, highlighting safety, WorkSpace etiquette, and proper tool use, as well as providing tips and techniques to the members.

Successful Tool Ninjas will have the following qualifications:

* Be friendly, outgoing, and comfortable in engaging with our enthusiastic members;
* Be open and accepting of cultural and individual diversity, in both our membership and our volunteers.
* Be comfortable in advising members on their projects – tools, materials, and techniques – and in admitting lack of knowledge if necessary.

Ninja / WorkSpace monitors will have these additional qualifications:

* A strong understanding of and ability to enforce WorkSpace safety;
* Ability to demonstrate the proper and safe use of all WorkSpace tools;
* Ability to concurrently supervise multiple benches;

If you'd like to contribute your time and expertise to the fastest growing constructive community in Ottawa, please let us know!
Location: 250 City Centre, Bay #216, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7
Deadline: Sep 15, 2019
Organization: Ottawa Tool Library
The OTL is looking to grow our team of talented staff at the library who manage our front desk during our hours of operation (Mon, Wed and Sat). This includes our Librarians who manage interactions with members and the public, such as loans, renewals, open/close, resolve concerns and promote the library. Tool Ninjas are needed to be on hand when the library is open to assist members with choosing the right tool(s) for their project and advising on proper tool use for the safety of our members and longevity of our tools. If you'd like to join our library staff, please let us know!
Location: 250 City Centre, Bay #216, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7
Deadline: Sep 15, 2019
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Ottawa Chapter, is gearing up for our 30th Anniversary of the MS Bike, to be held Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18. The MS Bike raises funds to support individuals and their families living with multiple sclerosis. There are over 500 cyclists who participate in this event.

In partnership with the MS Society Cornwall & District Chapter, this years event will start at the Larry Robinson Arena, 2785 8th Line Road. (20 minutes outside downtown Ottawa). Cyclists will wind through Eastern Ontario to Ingleside, enjoying a relaxing lunch at Woodlawn Park, nestled on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. From there, cyclists will ride along scenic, paved bike paths which follow the river through the Long Sault Parkway to the NAV Centre in Cornwall.

Students! You could get your volunteer hours!

There are a variety of volunteer positions available and we need your help!
For complete positions descriptions, dates, times and locations please visit http://bttr.im/33ev7


MS is an unpredictable and at times disabling disease of the central nervous system. MS can occur at any age. It is usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, when people are finishing school, building careers and establishing families. It has been diagnosed in children as young as three. Over 1,500 people in Ottawa live with MS every day. With an estimated 55,000 to 75,000 Canadians living with the disease and three more diagnosed each day. Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world.
Location: Larry Robinson Arena: 2785 8th Line Road
NAV Centre Cornwall: 1950 Montreal Rd, Cornwall, ON K6H 6L2
Deadline: Aug 5, 2019
Organization: Harmer House
A Day Away:
Harmer House's Adult Day Program provides clients with Alzheimer's disease and/or other impairments with a day of stimulating activities.
Required are volunteers that are compassionate, honest and provide true leadership through companionship, encouragement and guidance to assigned client(s) throughout the activities of the day, and assist with program operations.

If you have patience and dependability; a sense of humour, respect and passion for making a difference please apply!

Availablity:
Program Hours are Monday to Friday 9:30am to 2:30pm

Available daily shifts:
9am to 1pm
or
12pm to 2:30pm
or
9am to 2:30pm

Experience working with seniors or assisting with cognitive impairments is an asset.

Education in a related field is also an asset.
Location: 100 Forestview Crescent, Nepean
Deadline: Jun 30, 2019
Economics for Success (EFS) is a 1-day program for grade 8 students.It challenges students to reflect on their personal goals and highlights the advantages of remaining in school for long-term success. Here are upcoming dates we need volunteers for:
April 17th, 2019
May 14th, 2019
May 16th, 2019
Location: various schools across the city
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
Economics for Success (EFS) is a 1-day program for grade 8 students.It challenges students to reflect on their personal goals and highlights the advantages of remaining in school for long-term success. Here are upcoming dates we need volunteers for:
April 17th, 2019
May 14th, 2019
May 16th, 2019
Location: various schools across the city
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
The Ottawa Carleton District School Board has a few elementary schools looking for volunteers to assist in their Autism Unit.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

A RECENT POLICE VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK (PVSC) IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS.(Instructions on how to get a PVSC will be emailed to you after you apply on-line). All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you are interested, please register on-line at www.onfe-rope.ca/ovie/application and quote this volunteer opportunity. Once the screening process is complete and approved, you will be contacted by the school volunteer coordinator to set-up a time for an interview to discuss the details/scheduling. Thank you for your consideration.
Location: various schools
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
Ottawa Volunteers in Education (OVIE) arranges tutoring placements in both elementary and secondary schools to enrich and improve student learning.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

The volunteers will be asked to perform different tasks depending on their interest and skills and according to the needs of the schools. A RECENT POLICE VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK (PVSC) IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you can help, please register online on our website and quote this volunteer opportunity. Thank you for your gift of time.
Location: various schools
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
What is your company doing to promote literacy? NOTE: This is a group volunteer opportunity--you need to lead a team of volunteer readers from your organization.

If you want to volunteer as an individual please register as OVIE volunteer www.onfe-rope.ca/ovie/application. If you have a team of readers for OttawaReads please proceed to register for this position. The Ottawa Network for Education s OttawaReads program is a unique school/business partnership that draws volunteers from the corporate and public sectors to read one-on-one with children in Kindergarten to Grade 3 classes in Ottawa schools. After attending an orientation/training session in their place of work, volunteers fulfill a weekly or bi-weekly one-hour commitment to read to students in local schools. Each participating organization is partnered with a school in their own geographic location. The number of volunteers requested from each organization is based upon the size of the company and the requirements of the partnering school. We currently have several schools on the waitlist for new OttawaReads partners. Can you help? Be a team leader in your place of work!
Location: various schools
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
English As a Second Language (ESL) volunteers are needed to help Pre-K to Grade 12 students to assist in acquiring English proficiency.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

The volunteer will collaborate with the educator to enhance the daily ESL opportunities for students. The students are mainly new Canadians. You will provide assistance to students who need assistance understanding English in general. Requires a current vulnerable sector police clearance (PVSC). (Instructions on how to get a PVSC will be emailed to you after you apply on-line). All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you are interested, please register on-line at www.onfe-rope.ca/ovie/application and quote this volunteer opportunity. Once the screening process is complete and approved, you will be contacted by the school volunteer coordinator to set-up a time for an interview to discuss the details/scheduling. Thank you for your consideration.
Location: various schools
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
The Community Living Class at Bell High School serves students with special needs.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

Opportunities for reading buddies, games, art and crafts, caller for time bingo, cooking, field trips computer skills. There are a maximum of 10 students per classroom. Bell would like to have volunteers join the program and share their interests and talents. They are always open to new ideas and they would be delighted to welcome you! A RECENT POLICE VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK (PVSC) IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. (Instructions on how to get a PVSC will be emailed to you after you apply on-line). All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you can help, please register online on our website and quote this volunteer opportunity. Once the screening process is complete and approved, you will be contacted by the school volunteer coordinator to set-up a time for an interview to discuss the details/ scheduling. Thank you for your gift of time.
Location: Bell High School Nepean
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
The Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) is welcoming volunteers who can read to students and/or work with students in some of their French Immersion classrooms (K-6). Your role as a volunteer and the schedule is determined at your school interview prior to beginning your placement. A police vulnerable sectors check is required.
Location: Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) Elementary Schools
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
Help a child understand math concepts by becoming a math tutor.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

Professional development training, facilitated by OCDSB Math coaches, will be offered periodically during the school year. Attendance to at least one session is recommended. Invitations to attend training sessions with more details will be sent periodically to all interested Math volunteers. If you are interested in helping students in Grades 3 to 8 become enthusiastic and successful in Math we would really appreciate hearing from you! A RECENT POLICE VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK (PVSC) IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. (Instructions on how to get a PVSC will be emailed to you after you apply on-line). All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you can help, please register online on our website and quote this volunteer opportunity. Once the screening process is complete and approved, you will be contacted by the school volunteer coordinator to set-up a time for an interview to discuss the details/ scheduling. Thank you for your gift of time.
Location: various schools
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
English Language Development (ELD/ESL) - (English Language Development (ELD), English as a Second Language (ESL)) tutors/volunteers needed to support 500 Syrian refugee students who are coming to our OCDSB schools and require extra support.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

You would be working with students primarily on their English (reading & writing) along with assisting them to adapt to their new environment. Self-paced training is required (approx. 3 hours), details will follow upon your registration. A RECENT POLICE VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK (PVSC) IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you can help, please register online on our website and quote this volunteer opportunity. Thank you for your gift of time.
Location: various schools
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
In 2005-06 the Ontario government initiated the Student Success Program within secondary schools as one response to the severe drop-out rate of high school students.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

Ottawa Volunteers in Education (OVIE) has received requests from Ottawa high schools to recruit community volunteers interested in providing tutoring support (under the direction of teachers) to individual students in their Math, English, Science or History Credit Recovery Program. Most of these students, many of whom are new Canadians, respond very well to working with a tutor on a weekly basis. We are looking for volunteers who can help them focus, explain concepts as they work, assist them in organizing materials, and provide encouragement as they progress in all subjects. A RECENT POLICE VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK (PVSC) IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you can help, please register online on our website and quote this volunteer opportunity. Thank you for your gift of time.
Location: various schools
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
Adult High School - Central Orientation Class is designed for newly-arrived students between 18 and 20 years of age who require ELD support. They receive English Language and Math support. Students leave the Centre to take other courses at the Adult HS or to enter the workforce.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

A RECENT POLICE BACKGROUND CLEARANCE TO SERVICE THE VULNERABLE SECTOR IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you can help, please register online on our website and quote this volunteer opportunity. Thank you for your gift of time.
Location: Adult High School Rochester Street
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
General Classroom Assistance - Volunteers are assigned to a specific teacher and carry out various tasks depending on the teacher's needs.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

The following are some typical examples of areas where volunteers are needed: General Classroom Assistance Remedial/Special Education MentoringTutoringCoaching LanguagesLibraryEarly LiteracyComputers/TechnologyMath/Science A RECENT POLICE VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK (PVSC) IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. (Instructions on how to get a PVSC will be emailed to you after you apply on-line). All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you can help, please register online on our website and quote this volunteer opportunity. Once the screening process is complete and approved, you will be contacted by the school volunteer coordinator to set-up a time for an interview to discuss the details/ scheduling. Thank you for your gift of time.
Location: various schools
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
Many elementary schools within the Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)are now offering full-day classes and care for Kindergarten students.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

The Ottawa Volunteers in Education (OVIE)program are looking for volunteers who can help in a Kindergarten classroom setting to assist the teacher with the daily routines. A RECENT POLICE VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK (PVSC) IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you can help, please register online on our website and quote this volunteer opportunity. Thank you for your gift of time.
Location: various schools
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
The Ottawa Carleton District School Board has a few elementary schools looking for volunteers to assist in their Autism Unit.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

A RECENT POLICE VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK (PVSC) IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS.(Instructions on how to get a PVSC will be emailed to you after you apply on-line). All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you are interested, please register on-line at www.onfe-rope.ca/ovie/application and quote this volunteer opportunity. Once the screening process is complete and approved, you will be contacted by the school volunteer coordinator to set-up a time for an interview to discuss the details/scheduling. Thank you for your consideration.
Location: various schools
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
Volunteers needed to support children and adult English language learners. Volunteers will receive training before being matched to support students in Pre-K to Grade 12 or in the Adult LINC programs.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

The volunteer will collaborate with the educator to enhance the daily English language learning opportunities for students. The students are mainly new Canadians.

Requires a current vulnerable sector police clearance (PVSC). (Instructions on how to get a PVSC will be emailed to you after you apply on-line through ONFE). All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you are interested, please register on-line at www.onfe-rope.ca/ovie/application and quote this volunteer opportunity. Once the screening process is completed and approved, you will be contacted by the school volunteer coordinator to set-up a time for an interview to discuss the details/scheduling. Thank you for your consideration.
Location: various schools
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
To provide computer support to mitigate the physical limitations of a resident and the requirements of computer technology. Provide companionship and a community connection to perform small shopping errands.
The volunteer fulfilling this role requires significant user knowledge of computers, privacy, and skills to work with people with physical limitations on a one-to-one basis.
Location: 10 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Sep 14, 2019
A Reading Assistant facilitates residents in choosing a book and reading with residents on a one-to-one basis.
Location: 10 Nadolny Private, Ottawa, ON K2A 4G7
Deadline: Sep 14, 2019
A Memory Care Volunteer Assistant works with staff in the delivery of individual and small group programs to enhance memory and quality of life of people with a diagnosis of advanced dementia.
Location: 10 Nadolny Private, Ottawa, ON K2A 4G7
Deadline: Sep 14, 2019
A porter helps residents by taking them to the various programs within Hillel Lodge, by assisting and guiding ambulatory residents and wheelchair users.
Location: 10 Nadolny Private, Ottawa, ON K2A 4G7
Deadline: Sep 14, 2019
A Bingo assistant (Friday) works one-to-one supporting residents play bingo by working with them to confirm the numbers that have been called and enjoy the game with the resident. Bingo assistants also take residents to and from the bingo. You may be asked pour juice or to scoop ice cream. Timing is specific to Friday afternoon 1:30 to 3:15.
Location: 10 Nadolny Private, Ottawa, ON K2A 4G7
Deadline: Sep 14, 2019
One-to-one visiting is a social opportunity to meet the ongoing relationship needs of residents; can include reading a book, listening to music, playing a game, or talking. Assistance in guiding ambulatory residents and wheelchair users may be required.
Location: 10 Nadolny Private, Ottawa, ON K2A 4G7
Deadline: Sep 14, 2019
The Special Programs Volunteer Assistant will help support the large programs such as birthday parties, special luncheons and music events, other entertainment and outings on a flexible schedule.
Location: 10 Nadolny Private, Ottawa, ON K2A 4G7
Deadline: Sep 14, 2019
This is an assistive role only, no driving required. The purpose is to accompany a resident to an appointment and assist where/when required. Transportation is arranged by the resident; the Appointment Companion does not provide transportation..
Location: 10 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON K2A 4G7
Deadline: Sep 14, 2019
Accompany people on walks either outside, or inside The Lodge.
To provide residents with support and independence through supervised walks and conversation.
Location: 10 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON
K2A 4G7
Deadline: Sep 14, 2019
We have a large supply of garden tools that need periodic fixing and sharpening. Ability /equipment to carry out small welding jobs would be useful.
Location: Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC) is currently seeking two volunteers to host our upcoming Science of Dementia Educational Session.

Time Commitment:
Must be available July 11th 2019, 12:30 PM – 6:30 PM
*plus attending general orientation and training as needed

Supervisor:
Education and Program Coordinator

Location:
1750 Russell Road, Ottawa ON, K1G 5Z6

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

• Work closely with DSORC staff to secure all logistical details
o appropriate educational materials, name tags, refreshments, etc.
• Work with DSORC staff to successfully deliver two Science of Dementia sessions
o French session: 1:00 – 3:00 PM | English session: 3:30 – 5:30 PM
• Responsible for the set up/ take down of tables and chairs, and general clean up
• Greet and welcome participants at the door and provide any relevant materials
o e.g. name tag, handouts
• Engage in conversation with participants as appropriate
• Provide general housekeeping guidance

Qualifications and Skills:

• Bilingualism in English and French is preferred
• Compassion, understanding and awareness of dementia
• Professionalism and a positive disposition
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Reliability and punctuality
• Maintain a positive, supportive, and welcome environment learning
• Maintain confidentiality of all participants
• Basic knowledge of DSORC programs and services (training provided)
• Accommodate participants with health and mobility challenges (as able)

Screening:

Successful applicants will submit a volunteer application form and provide a valid Criminal Police Record check. An interview and reference checks will be conducted as part of the application process with the Volunteer Coordinator.

Successful applicants will be provided with Orientation Training in addition to role-specific training from their supervisor.


Location: 1750 Russell Road
Suite 1742
Deadline: Jun 28, 2019
Organization: PAL Ottawa
PAL Ottawa’s SUPPORTING CAST is a team of volunteers trained to provide assistance to senior and disabled artists to help them retain their independence and continue to live in their own homes. Since the inception of Supporting Cast in 2012, we’ve seen an increase in the number of colleagues requesting assistance and would welcome new members on our team to help us meet their needs. We work together to provide assistance to our friends and colleagues in the arts community with grocery shopping, errands, transportation to appointments and arts events, odd jobs and ?How are you doing?? telephone calls.

We help them connect with appropriate professional community services within our region, such as health providers, social service agencies and personal caregivers.

Supporting Cast provides referrals, advocacy, and learning opportunities on topics of interest to senior members of the arts community.

Together, we can make a difference – caring for our aging artists – Art and Soul.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact us today:

supportingcast@palottawa.org

www.palottawa.org
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Jul 10, 2019
Organization: PAL Ottawa
Join the Board of Directors of PAL Ottawa, a dedicated group of community leaders working together to offer vulnerable senior artists and arts workers in the Capital affordable housing and personal support in a creative, caring community so they can continue to live, create and inspire.

PAL Ottawa is a non-profit charity, the eighth chapter of PAL Canada, a network leading the way in creating affordable housing for arts workers and a volunteer colleague assistance program called Supporting Cast. PAL Ottawa’s long-term goal is to create a centre for senior artists and arts workers from all disciplines. This centre will provide housing and amenities such as studio and performance space, bringing artists together to continue their journey as creators, performers, teachers and mentors.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 21, 2019
Looking for a volunteer role where you have an opportunity to make people smile and feel good! Consider adopting a unit in our Long Term Care Home. You can visit individuals, provide Montessori based activities, take residents for a walk outside, read them the current events or simply chat about each other life experiences.
Location: 200 Island Lodge Rd.
Ottawa,On. K1N 5M2
Deadline: Jul 26, 2019
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference by helping someone! Being a Mealtime Assistant will give you an opportunity to establish a relationship with one or more of our residents. Those Residents would be receiving a quality opportunity as you are assisting them to eat in a relaxing atmosphere while enjoying your company. Training opportunities will be provided! This Volunteer opportunity will bring a heartfelt, warm feeling to you as you are increasing the quality of life of a senior in the community
Location: 200 Island Lodge Rd
Ottawa, On K1N 5M2
Deadline: Jul 5, 2019
Organization: Carty House
We are a refugee women's shelter with several bathrooms that need some basic plumbing attention. A couple of sinks need replacement handles, and at least one sink needs replaced.
Police record check would be great but staff supervision is present during these repairs.
Thanks for considering!
Location: Sandy Hill - actual address will be given if volunteer match is made
Deadline: Jul 31, 2019
Organization: Harmer House
We are looking for volunteers to help with dinner service for our residents during the hours of 4:30pm-6:30pm. This opportunity would be ideal for students looking to fulfill volunteer hours, people looking to help in their community, and people with limited availability (2 hours and 30 minutes per shift, Monday to Friday). Harmer House is a non-profit, independent-living apartment building for seniors.
Looking to give of your time, to help out through companionship and to reinforce a genuine sense of community? If you have patience and dependability, compassion and a passion to make others happy, please contact us!

Volunteer roles:
-assisting with dishes
-setting Dining Room
-washing dishes
-taking orders
serving food
-cleaning tables
organize/ clean kitchen

WE ARE IN NEED OF 2 VOLUNTEERS ON MONDAYS AND FRIDAYS!!!
Location: 848 Seyton , Nepean, K2H 9G6
Deadline: Jun 21, 2019
Health coaches provide support and guidance to help participants make the healthy changes they want to work on such as managing their health condition(s) and its complications, finding helpful community resources and taking action to live a healthy life. Health Coaches expertise stems from their shared experience with chronic conditions.
Location: Via telephone
Deadline: Jul 5, 2019
Organization: The Good Companions
Dining room positions are available on Tuesday, from 8:30am-1:15pm. Volunteers assist seniors and adults with physical disabilities by carrying trays, filling up supplies, cleaning tables, packaging Meals on Wheels, refreshing beverages and answering questions (e.g. meal of the day).
Location: 670 Albert St, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jul 31, 2019
Goal of Program: Backpack Adventures is a Family Literacy School Readiness program where families will discover new information and activities to support their child s journey into school. Each session will introduce a new school readiness component. Description of Volunteer Role: " Assist with the physical set up of room and any activities. " Promote reading among participants " Prepare snacks and clean up after preparation " Assist with cleaning and putting away items after the sessions. " Promote safety during the playgroup. Qualifications: " Ability to work in a challenging environment " Demonstrated genuine interest in children and children s activities " Good communication skills, ability to speak in English (other languages, such as Somali, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, an asset) " Caring, patient and understanding of children and children s needs " Punctual, non-judgmental " Sensitive to multicultural issues " Sensitive to issues facing low-income population. " Reliable and dependable. " Ability to maintain confidentiality. " Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.
Location: 900 Merivale Road, Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline: Jul 1, 2019
Location: Main site, 900 Merivale Road Team: Parent-Child Days and Time: One day per week, flexible (coordinated with the team Administrative Assistant) Commitment: Three months or more. Description of Volunteer Role: --Provide administrative assistance to the team. --Contact families about appointments and reminders, e.g., bus cancellations, etc. --Duties may include: working with Excel templates, creating program and survey evaluation summaries, organizing files and program materials, pamphlet folding, organizing staff directories, cutting materials for programs, etc. --Assist staff with other duties upon request. Qualifications: --Ability to work in a challenging and high-energy environment with a team --Experience with administrative tasks, excellent organizational skills, able to work independently --Ability to use scissors to cut items for playgroups. --Good communication skills, ability to speak in English (other languages, such as Somali, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, an asset) --Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Excel, Publisher, *Word, and ability to quickly learn new software. --Punctual, non-judgmental --Sensitive to multicultural issues --Sensitive to issues facing low-income population. --Ability to maintain client confidentiality. --Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check. For more information about this position, and to receive the application materials, please contact the Coordinator of Volunteers at 613-722-4000 or volunteering@carlington.ochc.org
Location: 900 Merivale Road, Ottawa ON
Deadline: Aug 31, 2019
Goal of the program: The Mothers of Multiples Group is a breastfeeding mother-to-mother support group. The group is open to all mothers of multiple children. Mothers are invited to a safe space where they can connect & discuss their challenges and experiences. Description of Volunteer Role: " Assist with registration of participants " Assist with the physical set up of room and any activities. " Promote play among children " Assist with cleaning and putting away items after the sessions, including toys, dishes, floors, surfaces. " Promote safety. Qualifications: " Ability to work in a challenging environment " Demonstrated genuine interest in children " Good communication skills, ability to speak in English (other languages, such as Somali, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, an asset) " Caring, patient, non-judgmental, and understanding of children and children s needs " Punctual, reliable, and dependable. " Sensitive to multicultural issues " Sensitive to issues facing low-income population. " Ability to maintain confidentiality. " Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.
Location: 900 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Aug 31, 2019
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 9:30 am to 12:15 pm
Minimum commitment: 3 months
Volunteer will report to: Rana Arfeh, Family Support Worker


Goal:
Buns in the Oven is a weekly prenatal/postnatal program for women interested in learning about pregnancy and nutrition. Participants are invited to take part in cooking and sharing a healthy meal, as well as take part in guest lectures/workshops regarding child development, parenting, safety etc.

Description of Volunteer Role:
• Welcome and support young mothers as they enter the program
• Promote a nurturing, caring, warm, and supportive environment
• Supporting first-time participants and returning participants with registration and registration renewal
• Assisting staff in administering participant surveys
• Assisting with food preparation and clean-up
• Assisting staff and guest lecturers with educational activities
• Assist in childcare when needed.

Qualifications:
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Good communication skills, ability to speak in English (other languages, such as Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese, Somali, an asset)
• Caring, patient, non-judgmental, and understanding of client needs
• Punctual, reliable, and dependable
• Sensitive to multicultural issues
• Sensitive to issues facing low-income population, specifically young low-income mothers.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check
Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Aug 31, 2019
Team: Parent-Child
Days: Tuesdays - Fridays
Time: Mornings or Afternoons
Minimum commitment: Three months

Description of Volunteer Role:
• Assist with the physical set up of room and any activities.
• Promote reading among participants.
• Prepare snacks and clean up after preparation.
• Assist with cleaning and putting away items after the sessions, including toys, dishes, floors, surfaces.
• Promote safety during the playgroup.

Qualifications:
• Ability to work in a challenging environment
• Demonstrated genuine interest in children and children’s activities
• Good communication skills, ability to speak in English (other languages, such as Somali, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, an asset)
• Caring, patient, non-judgmental, and understanding of children and children’s needs
• Punctual, reliable, and dependable.
• Sensitive to multicultural issues
• Sensitive to issues facing low-income population.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.
Location: Multiple locations in Ottawa-West
Deadline: Aug 31, 2019
Team: Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days: Thursday
Time: 3:00 to 5:30 pm
Number of Volunteers Needed: 5 - 8
Commitment: Year-round (September 12, 2016 until end of June 2017)
Volunteer will report to: SWAG Coordinator


Goal of the program:
The SWAG program is intended to increase the high school graduation rate of students identified as most at risk of failing by providing volunteer Tutors who will help increase students' academic success in a supportive environment.

Description of Volunteer Role:
• Provide academic assistance related to the Grade 9 and 10 curriculum to participants
• Help students improve study habits such as time management and studying skills.
• Help motivate students to complete academic goals.
• Provide positive feedback and appropriate guidance to students.

Qualifications:
• Previous experience with older children / youth.
• Knowledge of Grade 9 and 10 high school curriculum. Concentration in English, French math, science, history, geography, preferred.
• Knowledge of appropriate tutoring and motivational techniques
• Caring, patient, open-minded, non-judgmental, and excellent interpersonal skills
• Awareness of issues related to low-income families; sensitive to multicultural issues.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Reliable and dependable.
• Fluency in English required, fluency in French and additional languages pertinent to our client population an asset.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.


Équipe : Équipe du Programme de promotion de la santé et de counseling
Jours : Jeudi
Heure : De 15 h à 17 h 30
Nombre de bénévoles requis : 5 - 8
Engagement : Toute l’année (Du 12 septembre 2016 jusqu’à la fin de juin 2017)
La ou le bénévole relève de : Coordonnatrice ou coordonnateur, SWAG

Objectif du programme :
Le programme SWAG a pour but d’accroître le taux d’obtention du diplôme d’études secondaires des élèves qui risquent le plus d’échouer en leur offrant des tutrices et des tuteurs bénévoles qui les soutiendront et les aideront à réussir.

Description du rôle de la ou du bénévole :
• Fournir une aide aux participants en ce qui concerne le curriculum de la 9e et de la 10e année.
• Aider les élèves à améliorer leurs techniques et leurs pratiques d’étude, ainsi que la façon dont ils gèrent leur temps.
• Aider à motiver les élèves pour qu’ils atteignent leurs objectifs scolaires.
• Faire des commentaires positifs aux élèves et les orienter.

Qualifications :
• Expérience du travail auprès des enfants plus âgés et des jeunes.
• Connaissance du curriculum de la 9e et de la 10e année. Concentration en anglais, en français en mathématiques, en sciences, en histoire et en géographie, préférable.
• Connaissance des techniques de tutorat et de motivation pertinentes.
• Bienveillance, patience, ouverture d’esprit, capacité de ne pas porter de jugement et entregent.
• Sensibilité aux enjeux auxquels font face les personnes à faible revenu et aux questions multiculturelles.
• Capacité de travailler de façon autonome avec un minimum de supervision.
• Fiabilité.
• Maîtrise de l’anglais; la maîtrise du français et d’autres langues parlées par nos clients est un atout.
• Capacité de respecter les règles de confidentialité.
• Capacité de faire faire une vérification du casier judiciaire.


Location: Fisher Park Public School, 250 Holland Avenue
Deadline: Aug 31, 2019
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