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

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

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

Volunteer Opportunities

ROCC is a growing network of reparative justice organizations inspiring Ottawa to become a restorative city. ROCC has been in existence since 2017 and is now at an exciting, pivotal time of growth and community engagement with key stakeholders.

The ideal candidate is someone with several years' experience chairing a group of diverse, community-based stakeholders with the capacity to commit about 10 hours per month to the cause. They should be energetic, outgoing, community-minded and a strategic thinker. Preference will be given to those who are comfortable with technology and adept at building partnerships. Primary tasks include chairing monthly meetings (currently held virtually), preparing meeting agendas (in collaboration with an executive team), capturing and sharing meeting decisions, and offering strategic leadership to the group.

Should funding be secured in the future, a salary may be considered for the Chair who would then, also be asked to oversee the completion and implementation of the website, enlarging the membership, and increasing awareness of ROCC among various stakeholder groups.

Candidates should also be skilled at written and oral communication, internet research and Microsoft Office platforms. Proficiency in French is an asset.

Interested candidates, please send a cover letter and CV to Susan at roccnetwork@outlook.com by February 26, 2021.
Location: xx
Deadline: Feb 26, 2021
Organization: Connected Canadians
The Executive Assistant to the CEO supports the Chief Executive Officer of Connected Canadians in her daily duties, helping to protect her time while ensuring a constant, transparent communication flow throughout the organization and beyond. This role is responsible for representing the CEO in a variety of situations - responding to incoming emails, phone calls, media inquiries and other incoming external communications. Strong written and verbal communication skills are key, as is a high degree of digital literacy and tact.

Duties include:
- Managing the CEO's calendar, and helping to prioritize meetings with the CEO as needed
- Managing the CEO's incoming communications, including email
- Managing partner relationships and related documentation
- Attending key meetings, including board meetings, and taking notes
- Researching topics relevant to the organization and preparing reports
- Administrative tasks as needed (file organization, etc)
- Helping to proofread/edit communications from other team members as needed


Do you have?
- A minimum of one year in a similar role
- Excellent written and verbal English skills
- Completed college diploma or bachelor's degree
- A high comfort level in technology, social media, and the online world
- The ability to understand when to check in, when to push forward, and how to tell the difference
- A strong sense of urgency
- A lot of initiative with the ability to solve even the most complex problems
- An understanding and awareness of senior issues
- Cultural sensitivity to new immigrant issues

... if so, we'd love to hear from you!

Please apply via the following process only:

Create one pdf document containing:
- Your cover letter
- Your resume
- A description of the most complicated project or initiative you've ever organized
- An explanation of your preference of Google Suite or Office 365 and why

Email this pdf document as an attachment to info@connectedcanadians.ca with the subject line [Your Name]: EA Role Application

Applications submitted to Volunteer Ottawa directly will not be processed.
Location: 78 George Street, Suite 204
Deadline: Feb 14, 2021
Organization: Christie Lake Kids
Please see Diversity and Leadership Ottawa https://diversity.volunteerottawa.ca/ for full description.

Desired Skills, Abilities and Experience
• Previous board and committee experience
• Bilingual / Trilingual
• Established community network and ability to network on behalf of a charitable organization
• Willingness to chair a subcommittee to the Board of Directors
• Exemplary skills in additional competencies (i.e. legal, communications, marketing, medical (mental health), etc.)

Duties and Expectations
• To be informed in and engage in matters of operations, strategic planning and governance
• Attend and participate, lending expertise and insight to monthly board meetings
• Willingness to lead or join one or more of CLK’s Committees and working groups
• Voting on and discussing appropriate agenda items
• Being an advocate for Christie Lake Kids in the greater community
• Occasionally attending CLK events, programs, camp or other CLK related activities

Qualifications
• Proven leadership and service to the not for profit charitable sector
• Strong English-speaking, reading and writing skills are required; other language skills are a strong and desired asset
• Current (and clean) police records check
Location: 400 Coventry Rd. (Virtual for Foreseeable Future)
Deadline: Mar 10, 2021
Organization: PAL Ottawa
Volunteer member of the Board of Directors with related responsibilities. Works on financial management of PAL Ottawa, its budget and expenditures; an Officer of the corporation and serves on the Business and Finance Committee; provides financial advice to the Board of Directors and committees, with special attention to the current work of the Housing Committee; preparation of annual budgets for approval by the Board; Manage relations with the bank (currently is Alterna Savings); Deal with ongoing financial affairs assisted by PAL’s part-time bookkeeper; Give regular reports to the Board on the organization’s finances and keep reports on file; Act as signing officer, with another officer for cheques and other documents; Oversee the annual audit from an outside accounting firm; Make sure all necessary annual financial reports are filed to CRA and Corporations Canada and that any employee deductions are remitted.
Location: TBA
Deadline: Jan 25, 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 French homework as well as their French reading and writing skills. Depending on your competencies, you can also help them with other subjects, including English, 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 phoyeck@frontiercollege.ca. Note that candidates aged 18 or over will be required to provide a vulnerable sector Police Check. All candidates will be required to provide three references upon request.

We look forward to meeting you!

https://www.facebook.com/FrontierCollegeOttawa/
https://www.frontiercollege.ca/
Location: 1376 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1H 7Y3
Deadline: Apr 8, 2021
***Please note that until schools are back in session, you will not be placed to volunteer in a classroom setting. Orientation training will be done on-line until further notice. You can contact Heather Kotelniski for the information required to proceed (hkotelniski@onfe-rope.ca). We continue to follow the guidelines of the OCDSB, Ottawa Public Health, and Canada Public Health and we thank you for your patience.***
Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

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: Mar 5, 2021
***Please note that until schools are back in session, you will not be placed to volunteer in a classroom setting. Orientation training will be done on-line until further notice. You can contact Heather Kotelniski for the information required to proceed (hkotelniski@onfe-rope.ca). We continue to follow the guidelines of the OCDSB, Ottawa Public Health, and Canada Public Health and we thank you for your patience.***

Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

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: Mar 5, 2021
***Please note that until schools are back in session, you will not be placed to volunteer in a classroom setting. Orientation training will be done on-line until further notice. You can contact Heather Kotelniski for the information required to proceed (hkotelniski@onfe-rope.ca). We continue to follow the guidelines of the OCDSB, Ottawa Public Health, and Canada Public Health and we thank you for your patience.***

Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

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: Mar 5, 2021
***Please note that until schools are back in session, you will not be placed to volunteer in a classroom setting. Orientation training will be done on-line until further notice. You can contact Heather Kotelniski for the information required to proceed (hkotelniski@onfe-rope.ca). We continue to follow the guidelines of the OCDSB, Ottawa Public Health, and Canada Public Health and we thank you for your patience.***

Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

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: Mar 5, 2021
***Please note that until schools are back in session, you will not be placed to volunteer in a classroom setting. Orientation training will be done on-line until further notice. You can contact Heather Kotelniski for the information required to proceed (hkotelniski@onfe-rope.ca). We continue to follow the guidelines of the OCDSB, Ottawa Public Health, and Canada Public Health and we thank you for your patience.***

Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

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: Mar 5, 2021
***Please note that until schools are back in session, you will not be placed to volunteer in a classroom setting. Orientation training will be done on-line until further notice. You can contact Heather Kotelniski for the information required to proceed (hkotelniski@onfe-rope.ca). We continue to follow the guidelines of the OCDSB, Ottawa Public Health, and Canada Public Health and we thank you for your patience.***

Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

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: Mar 5, 2021
***Please note that until schools are back in session, you will not be placed to volunteer in a classroom setting. Orientation training will be done on-line until further notice. You can contact Heather Kotelniski for the information required to proceed (hkotelniski@onfe-rope.ca). We continue to follow the guidelines of the OCDSB, Ottawa Public Health, and Canada Public Health and we thank you for your patience.***

Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

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: Mar 5, 2021
***Please note that until schools are back in session, you will not be placed to volunteer in a classroom setting. Orientation training will be done on-line until further notice. You can contact Heather Kotelniski for the information required to proceed (hkotelniski@onfe-rope.ca). We continue to follow the guidelines of the OCDSB, Ottawa Public Health, and Canada Public Health and we thank you for your patience.***

Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

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: Mar 5, 2021
***Please note that until schools are back in session, you will not be placed to volunteer in a classroom setting. Orientation training will be done on-line until further notice. You can contact Heather Kotelniski for the information required to proceed (hkotelniski@onfe-rope.ca). We continue to follow the guidelines of the OCDSB, Ottawa Public Health, and Canada Public Health and we thank you for your patience.***

Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

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: Mar 5, 2021
***Please note that until schools are back in session, you will not be placed to volunteer in a classroom setting. Orientation training will be done on-line until further notice. You can contact Heather Kotelniski for the information required to proceed (hkotelniski@onfe-rope.ca). We continue to follow the guidelines of the OCDSB, Ottawa Public Health, and Canada Public Health and we thank you for your patience.***

Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

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: Mar 5, 2021
***Please note that until schools are back in session, you will not be placed to volunteer in a classroom setting. Orientation training will be done on-line until further notice. You can contact Heather Kotelniski for the information required to proceed (hkotelniski@onfe-rope.ca). We continue to follow the guidelines of the OCDSB, Ottawa Public Health, and Canada Public Health and we thank you for your patience.***

Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

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: Mar 5, 2021
The Matching Program at the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) is looking for volunteers to work virtually with newcomers through online platforms and by phone. Through its volunteers, the Matching Program reaches out to refugees and immigrants who are in need of support to thrive in their new life in Ottawa. Pre-COVID-19 , volunteers met face-to-face with a newcomer individual or family. Now, CCI is following Ottawa Public Health’s guidelines, which recommend social distancing.
Volunteers should be established adult members of the community, preferably having lived in Canada for more than 3 years, who are familiar with the Canadian system and culture and who know how to access resources in Ottawa. Access to a smart phone and/or computer with a good internet connection is necessary. Patience, kindness, an open mind and an interest in other cultures are very important qualities for our volunteers. We ask our volunteers to make a 1 to 2 hour weekly commitment for a period of 6 months to 8 months. If interested, please send your application to matchingprogram@cciottawa.ca
Location: Currently volunteering happens through online platforms or by phone. Pre-COVID, opportunities were in different neighbourhoods of the city. The office is located at 219 Argyle Avenue, K2P 2H4.
Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
Organization: Kanata Food Cupboard
The Kanata Food Cupboard is dedicated to ensuring that the organization recruits the board members it needs to ensure maximum impact, while striving to support and promote excellence in board service. The Kanata Food Cupboard is incorporated Federally and operates as a charitable organization recognized by Canada Revenue Agency.

Our board members champion the importance of exceptional board leadership and believe that each and every organization needs a strong and effective board to fully realize its potential for good. We are looking for individuals with skills in human resources, financial planning, property management, reporting and data analysis, IT and more!

Serving on the Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about helping those who are food insecure in the Kanata community.

Board Members will help establish policies, make significant and strategic decisions, and to oversee the organization's activity.

Board members are expected to have the financial acumen to read and understand financial statements and to otherwise help the board fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities.

Board members are expected to attend up to 12 board meetings per year.
They are expected to read board materials in advance of board meetings and to come prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions.

Board members are expected to serve on one or more committees of the board and to participate in committee work as needed. Board terms last for two years and board members can serve for up to five consecutive terms.

In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of a board member, our board
members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and are fully engaged in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the Kanata Food Cupboard to advance its mission.
Location: Online
Deadline: Jan 27, 2021
Do you have a passion for Home Improvement, DIY projects, landscaping or gardening? Are you working in this field or do you pursue it as a hobby? Looking for a creative individual- you could be a painter, a hobbyist, a "maker" or someone who dabbles in many creative areas. If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you! Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth who has an interest in hands-on projects(particularly simple wood projects, but open to other ideas) to build on knowledge/skills and to possibly learn more about roles in this field.

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 (Open to Mentors from other regions since this opportunity is virtual)
Deadline: Jan 31, 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: Feb 12, 2021
The Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region provides a free and confidential telephone service offering suicide prevention, crisis intervention, psychological stabilization, emotional support, information and referrals to individuals of all ages. We help people in varying degrees of distress or crisis who are experiencing a wide range of problems including suicidal thoughts, abuse or violence, mental or physical illness, bereavement, addictions, sexuality and interpersonal problems, youth-related issues, unemployment and more. Our volunteer Crisis Line Responders are trained in active listening techniques, communication skills, crisis intervention and suicide prevention techniques. They help our clients assess their own situations, to establish goals and priorities, and they can link the callers to appropriate resources in the community if needed.

If interested, please visit www.dcottawa.on.ca to fill out an application! IMPORTANT: You must fill out an application on the Distress Centre Website. www.dcottawa.on.ca
Location: Confidential. Located within the Ottawa area. Accessible by OC Transpo or personal vehicle with parking.
Deadline: Mar 31, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers Ottawa
Shelter Movers provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children 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.
Shelter Movers Ottawa has been operational since 2017 and has completed over 500 moves to date. We are growing and looking to add compassionate and committed volunteers to our team.
We at Shelter Movers continue to operate and provide our unique moving and storage services for our clients. We have implemented stringent safety measures in place to protect our volunteers, partners, and clients. While we all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and stay home, we must remember that home is not a safe place for many. Those experiencing abuse may have to spend more time with their abuser in an unsafe, confined space as well as potentially losing their job and the financial independence that comes with it. There have been published articles that highlight mandatory social distancing measures that place individuals experiencing abuse at a greater risk than pre-pandemic, highlighting the importance of services like Shelter Movers.
Position Summary:
As an integral role in the Volunteer Services administrative team of Shelter Movers Ottawa, the Volunteer Services Engagement Coordinator is mainly accountable for developing, implementing retention strategies, and providing support to the Volunteer Services Manager. The goal of this position is to enhance the engagement and retention of our volunteer team.
Key Responsibilities:
- Under the direction of the National Volunteer Services, develop and implement retention strategies, and continuously improve the engagement and experience of volunteers;
- Engage in the production and publication of Shelter Mover Ottawa monthly newsletter, collaborating with other teams. Using Mailchimp to organize, design and distribute the newsletter
- Ensure the profiles of volunteers and database are up-to-date, maintain the mailing list and the subscription status, as well as Manage the mailbox of the Volunteer Service Engagement team;
- Follow up with inactive volunteers, offering solutions to improve the involvement if needed;
- Lead the development and execution of volunteer events, making sure that they align and support the highest purpose, which is enhancing the engagement of volunteers. Some examples of events include trivia night, movie nights, panel discussions;
- Actively support the involvement of volunteers, promptly identify and proactively oversee their issues in terms of participation, then report to the Volunteer Services Manager in order to come up with optimal solutions;
- Regularly update the working progress with the Volunteer Services Manager.

What we are looking for
- A time commitment of at least 3 hours per week and a desire to engage with the team and Shelter Movers Ottawa in long term;
- Ability to apply an anti-oppressive lens to engaging volunteers;
- A long-term interest in the Violence Against Women (VAW) sector, and Volunteer Management/Non-Profit Management;
- Awareness of appropriate boundaries, compassion fatigue, and self-care;
- Be able to maintain the confidentiality of client and organizational information;
- Self-motivated person who upholds a positive vibe and can-do attitude;
- Strong organizational skills with a detailed-oriented mind and reliable work habits;
- Tact, discretion, high maturity level and good judgement;
- An active listener who possesses excellent interpersonal skills, high degree of emotional intelligence, and is able to handle difficult conversations with great patience;
- A team player who can also work independently
- A background in volunteer management, or human resources is an asset;
- Previous experience in volunteer engagement and/or event planning are considered as a strong asset.

* A successful candidate of Shelter Movers must be at least 18 years of age, sign a confidentiality agreement, pass a police reference check, and attend a Trauma-Informed Care Orientation session. As well as additional training for the Volunteer Engagement Role.

* Please note that this is an unpaid volunteer position.

*Does this speak to you? Then please send your resume as well as a brief description outlining your interest to Brenna at brenna@sheltermovers.com. We are eager to hear from you!
Location: Virtual/ Various Locations
Deadline: Mar 5, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers Ottawa
Description of Position
Shelter Movers Ottawa provides free moving and storage services to those fleeing abuse in and around Ottawa. We are the only organization of our kind in Canada, and our volunteers are no less exceptional. Every year, in collaboration with community partners, our volunteer teams contribute over 15,000 hours to support people transitioning to lives free of violence and abuse.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply:

Please contact our Volunteer Services Team at volunteerottawa@sheltermovers.com to express your interest in this role, and include ""Move Coordinator"" in the subject heading. Please attach your resume as well.
Location: Remote/Work from Home. Needs to have an understanding of the city of Ottawa
Deadline: Mar 5, 2021
Femmes remarquables Ottawa Distinguished Women is a volunteer-driven organization whose purpose is to acknowledge and document – with worldwide reach – local women whose achievements and contributions have enriched the quality of life for Ottawa's citizens. Its vision is achieved through its website, www.FROttawaDw.ca – an information-based, bilingual resource that documents the outstanding stories of these remarkable women so that their contributions are reflected in Ottawa's history.

Our team is looking for enthusiastic persons with a high level of proficiency and expertise in written English Communications with concern for quality. Qualified volunteers will be responsible for writing biographies of honourees using professional standards that concisely (within 600 words) yet comprehensively capture the contributions and essence of each honouree using provided nomination statements, research information, and requirements. The completed biographies will appear on our website and each will recognize the volunteer author of that respective biography.
Location: Volunteer to work remotely from his/her own home.
Deadline: Jan 22, 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.

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: Mar 31, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers Ottawa
Shelter Movers provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and
children fleeing abuse. We are the only service of this 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.

Shelter Movers continues to operate and provide our unique moving and storage
services, notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic. We have implemented
stringent safety measures to protect our volunteers, staff, partners and clients.
While we all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by staying home, we
must remember that home isn’t always a safe place for many. Those
experiencing abuse are enduring more time in isolation with their abuser.
Additionally, job loss and financial insecurity have also become more prevalent
during the pandemic, statistically leading to an increase in gender-based
violence. Shelter Movers has experienced a 30% increase in the demands for our
services since the beginning of the pandemic.


The Fund Development Coordinator, reporting to the Fund Development Manager, will have an integral role in the Shelter Movers Ottawa. The main duties include sourcing and securing various fundraising and sponsorships.

Execute fundraising and sponsorship strategy as dictated by the Fund Development Manager

- Identify and steward major gift donors and manage 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;
- Implement an appropriate recognition program for donors and partners

Essential Skills
& Knowledge
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;
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;
- Experience in the nonprofit sector considered an asset; must be sensitive and knowledgeable of issues surrounding gender-based violence

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

How to Apply:
If interested, please send a brief description outlining your interest as well as your resume to volunteerottawa@sheltermovers.com.
Location: Various locations around Ottawa.
Deadline: Mar 4, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers Ottawa
Shelter Movers provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children fleeing abuse. We are the only service of this 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.

Shelter Movers Ottawa has been operational since 2017 and has completed over 500 moves to date. We are growing and looking to add caring and compassionate people to our volunteer team.

Shelter Movers continues to operate and provide our unique moving and storage services, notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic. We have implemented stringent safety measures to protect our volunteers, staff, partners, and clients. While we all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and stay home, we must remember that home isn’t a safe place for many. Those experiencing abuse may have to spend more time in isolation with their abuser. Job loss and financial insecurity have also become more prevalent during the pandemic, statistically leading to an increase in gender-based violence. Shelter Movers has experienced a 30% increase in the demands for our services since the beginning of the pandemic.

Position Summary:
The Intake Coordinator gathers information to support moves to happen as safely and smoothly as possible. This involves answering emails and phone calls, and collecting information using templates. The Intake Coordinator reports to the Intake Supervisor who will then transfer the move to the Move Coordination Supervisor.

This role requires professionalism, 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 Intake Coordinator.

Responsibilities:
- Being available during your intake shift to answer phone calls and respond to emails within a set timeframe (2-3 hours).
- Using patience, empathy, and active listening skills in serving people under stress.
- Retrieve all relevant information from Referring Agency and Client
- Follow all processes within the Intake Coordination manual
- Inform the Intake Supervisor when the intake process is complete and a move is ready to be assigned to a Move Coordinator
- Maintain contact to Client and/or Referring Agency to respond to any changes needed prior to move being assigned to a Move Coordinator
- Be available to the Move Coordinator assigned to the moves

Time commitment:
One shift (~8 hours) a week. Please note: an ‘on call’ shift means that the work isn't continuous; it's more a matter of answering messages within a set timeframe during your shift.

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.

Essential skills & knowledge:
- Demonstrate strong knowledge and understanding of Shelter Movers’ policies and procedures.
- Demonstrate ability to maintain confidentiality, provide trauma-informed care to clients, and remain calm during potentially stressful situations.
- Excellent organizational, time-management, problem-solving, decision-making, interpersonal and communication skills.
- Flexible and adaptable to change.
- Tact, discretion, high maturity level and good judgement.
- Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- A passion for Shelter Movers’ mission of supporting women and children fleeing violence and abuse.
- No previous education is required.

Assets:
- Ability to speak additional languages.
- Experience in social services, intake coordination, case management, and the Violence Against Women (VAW) sector.
- Previous volunteering experience with Shelter Movers.

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. Intake Coordinators will be completing additional role-specific training.

How to Apply:
If interested, please send a brief description outlining your interest as well as your resume to volunteerottawa@sheltermovers.com
Location: Various Locations around Ottawa
Deadline: Mar 4, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers Ottawa
Shelter Movers Ottawa provides free moving and storage services to those fleeing abuse in and around Ottawa. We are looking for people who great communicators and love keeping things organized. Scheduling Coordinators recruit volunteers to join move teams, working from SMO's database of active volunteers to create, send, and respond to e-mails. They are the ‘voice’ of Shelter Movers Ottawa in our volunteers' inboxes, sharing opportunities to help with positivity, encouragement, a sense of purpose, and the joy of our work.

Responsibilities:
- Create daily ‘Call to Action’ (e-mail) content to send to volunteers
- Monitor e-mail inbox and respond to volunteers who reply to Calls To Action
- Update the Mover Availability Calendar with volunteers’ availability
- Send and respond to emails regarding scheduling updates
- Following-up with volunteers’ communications with strong consistency and timeliness
- Work with Move Coordination Manager and other Scheduling Coordinators

Time Commitment:
Approximately 8-10 hours a week. Please note: the work of scheduling isn’t performed in a single continuous ‘shift’; it involves communication and responding to messages during your chosen work hours. Based on your availability, you will be assigned a specific day for which you will be responsible to perform the Scheduling Coordinator role duties.
This is a work-from-home position, with occasional meetings (in-person and/or conference calls.)
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Mar 4, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers Ottawa
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: Mar 4, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers Ottawa
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: Mar 4, 2021
To deliver meals to seniors in east Ottawa once or twice a week. deliveries are between 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Mileage is paid and a police record check is required. This position would be of interest to those who like to work with seniors and have a vehicle.
Location: 215-1980 Ogilvie Road Ottawa Ontario K1J 9L3
Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
A sign language interpreter is responsible for helping ONYX clients understand what is being said in a variety of situations. An interpreter must understand the subject matter of discourse so he or she can accurately translate what is being spoken into sign language. Volunteers may work part-time. During this outbreak period interviews and work may be done from home, however, as an essential service provider, the organization has taken steps to ensure that safety precautions are taken within the office should one need to come in. Dedication to this position is important.
Location: 265 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON K1L 6C4
Deadline: Jan 31, 2021
Organization: Results Canada
Results is a global movement of passionate volunteers committed to advocating for a world without extreme poverty. We take action like reaching out to Members of Parliament and getting published in the media with the aim of leveraging better funding for policies and programs that alleviate extreme poverty. Each advocacy campaign harnesses a strategic opportunity to make an impact by formulating a concrete and timely ask to present to our elected officials.

Under the direction of the Public Engagement team, each Regional Coordinator is responsible for supporting and engaging Results Canada's volunteers and supporting expansion efforts in Eastern Canada (Quebec and Atlantic Provinces).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Lead info sessions for interested voluteers
- Host working meetings/calls, and online discussions with volunteers
- Lead online webinar trainings to expand volunteers’ skills (leadership, volunteer engagement, writing effectively, etc.)
- Identify community outreach opportunities, and at times, participate in events to facilitate recruitment and awareness building
- Lead by example by taking actions (political engagement, media letter-writing, etc.), alongside volunteers and in support of our campaigns

READ THE FULL TASK DESCRIPTION here: https://resultscanada.ca/volunteer-posting-regional-coordinator/

TO APPLY:
Applications should include your resume and cover letter explaining why the volunteer position interests you and how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate. Please email your application by January 31, 2021 to action@resultscanada.ca and include Regional Coordinator in the subject line. Please make sure to specify in which city you are located.
Location: Virtual position: You will be supporting volunteers across the Eastern Canada region (Quebec and Atlantic Provinces) virtually.
Deadline: Jan 31, 2021
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Smiles for Seniors Ottawa is a student-led virtual volunteer organization spreading positivity and joy to isolated seniors in retirement homes during the pandemic.
Volunteers send online submissions of cards, art, music and letters. There are no requirements for the amount of submissions that volunteers must complete and no special skills are needed.
We also give volunteer service hours for high school students.
For more information and to sign up as a volunteer, please visit our website: https://smilesforseniors.wixsite.com/ottawa
Location: virtual
Deadline: Jan 22, 2021
Accounts Administrator responsibilities include reviewing and reconciling accounts, processing payments to external partners and maintaining updated records of invoices and receipts. To be successful in this role, you should have a Finance or Accounting background and be familiar with bookkeeping.
Location: 1814 Aspenview Way
Deadline: Jan 31, 2021
Are you a 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.

Abbeyfield House Parkdale is looking for a Legal Director. The Director of Legal is responsible for all matters of a legal nature that concern Abbeyfield Ottawa, for ex. review of its insurance policies and contracts. The Director of Legal is not counsel to the Board and provides only legal information, not legal advice.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Lead the annual renewal process for property and directors’ liability insurance policies;
- Respond to legal questions from the Board concerning Abbeyfield Ottawa as they arise;
- Assist in the development and review of contracts, policies and agreements concerning Abbeyfield Ottawa, as requested;
- Keep up to date on developments in the field of non-profit law, and inform the Board of these developments as necessary.
- Attend monthly meetings and present a report to the Board;
- Keep records of all policies, contracts and agreements.

Qualifications:
A degree in law (i.e., JD or LLB);
Call to the Bar of Ontario or of another province is preferred;
Experience in corporate and/or non-profit law;
Strong initiative;
Good research skills;
Strong written and oral communications skills.

Estimated Time Commitment:
20 hours per month
Location: 425 Parkdale Ave
Deadline: Jan 31, 2021
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC) is pleased to be developing virtual, remote, and socially distanced solutions in an effort to continue providing support to caregivers and persons living with dementia while we are not able to do so in a pre COVID-19 model.

Volunteers play a crucial role in the Make a Connection, Take a Break program, by providing meaningful social interactions to persons living with dementia, and to enable caregivers to take a break. Visits can be virtual, by telephone, or in-person, while keeping safe and socially distanced. As a volunteer, you receive training and guidance to prepare for this important role and are matched with a client based on aligning schedule, language, and, where necessary, accessibility or proximity to one another. Visits are typically 20 minutes to 1 hour on a weekly basis, and, if virtual, are on a variety of platforms such as the phone or Zoom, depending on the client’s preference and capabilities. The activities that make up these visits can vary, from simply chatting, listening to music, reading out loud, sharing photos, or going for a walk as examples. Whichever the activity, you will find this to be a rewarding and meaningful experience.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

Maintain regular communication via e-mail and telephone
- Communicate with caregiver as needed to arrange the details surrounding visits (date and time, materials needed, etc.)
- Maintain communication with supervisor to provide updates on clients, forward questions, and offer feedback

Prepare and host remote and/or in-person visits
- Coordinate and prepare any particular items needed for your visit (photos, music, videos, a list of the client’s interest, etc.)
- Meet and engage with client in the preferred setting (phone, Zoom, in person etc.)
- Provide troubleshooting support to those experiencing technical difficulty
- Engage with participants and maintain enthusiasm, compassion, and patience

Qualifications and Skills:
- Professionalism and a positive disposition with excellent interpersonal skills
- Compassion, understanding and awareness of dementia
- A valid (within last 6 months) Vulnerable Sector Check is required, which we help facilitate
- Reliability – able to honour scheduled commitments
- Discretion – must maintain confidentiality of all participants
- Basic knowledge of DSORC programs and services (training provided)
- Bilingualism an asset

Remote or Virtual Visits:
- Tech-savvy, with the ability to independently troubleshoot common/minor technical issues such as audio/visual connectivity disruptions
o Reliable access to both internet and email
o Knowledge of/experience with Zoom or other online platforms is an asset
o Patience and compassion when working with others who are not tech-savvy

Screening:

Selected applicants will submit a volunteer application form, followed by an interview and reference check as part of the application process with the Volunteer Coordinator. Successful applicants will be provided with orientation and role-specific training.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should visit DSORC’s website: https://dementiahelp.ca/make-a-connection-take-a-break-program-volunteer-etablir-un-lien-faire-une-pause-benevole/
Location: *Currently virtual*
1750 Russell Road
Suite 1742
Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
Job title Psychotherapist
Reports to Operations Supervisor and Executive Director

Job purpose

The psychotherapist position is responsible for the screening, assessment, and counselling of our clients in the program. You will provide group and individual counselling as needed and work collaboratively with other outside service providers as required. The Counsellor is also actively involved in program evaluation and quality assurance improvement based on Best Practices in Ontario. The ability to function independently and frequently under pressure, while managing multiple concurrent tasks including emergency situations is an ongoing expectation of this position.

Duties and responsibilities
• Report to the Clinical Manager and senior staff members, work with an outpatient multidisciplinary services team;
• Conduct individual and group therapy sessions in a clinical setting;
• Utilize a client-centered approach and ensure well-coordinated care;
• Create and maintain progress notes, reports and any other written material required, in a timely manner;
• Ensure proper clinical interventions are implemented;
• Participate in clinical team meetings as needed;
• Assist with research projects as needed;
• Maintain the high standards of practice required by Trafalgar Residence;
• Ensure all aspects of confidentiality and data protection relating to both Trafalgar Residence and individuals are maintained at all times;
• Participate in individual performance reviews and respond to agreed upon objectives;
• Attend clinical, case management and managerial supervision as required;
• Attend and be an active participant in team meetings, team training and other internal team meetings, etc.;
• Attend external meetings, forums, conferences, training, etc., as required by Trafalgar Residence senior management;
• Refer all press/media inquiries to Senior Management

Qualifications
• Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, Mental Health or other related health field;
• Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist/MSW/Therapist.
• Be a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists
• Able to work independently as a team and provide detailed and accurate daily reports;
• Maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities by keeping up to date regarding professional standards through reviewing current literature, attending workshops/seminars and networking with colleagues.
• Experience in addictions considered a strong asset
• Ability to work in dynamic, fast-paced environment
• Dedicated, committed individual looking to apply clinical skills in challenging/stimulating environment

Hours of Work

• 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at least two days a week

Location: 265 Monrteal Rd
Deadline: Jan 29, 2021
We are Looking for a Life coach who can help people in areas including Life skills, addictions, Stress Management, Anger Management, general counselling.

The candidate must have some relative experience and education related to the position. Bilingualism is an asset.

During this outbreak period interviews and work may be done from home, however, as an essential service provider, the organization has taken steps to ensure that safety precautions are taken within the office should one need to come in. Dedication to this position is important.
Location: 265 Montreal road Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jan 29, 2021
We are looking for a Life Coach and or MSW or RSW for one on one counselling, flexible hours. Areas include, addictions, Stress Management, Anger Management, general counselling, life skills. Must have some relative experience and education related to the position. Bilingualism is an asset.

During this outbreak period interviews and work may be done from home,however, as an essential service provider, the organization has taken steps to ensure that safety precautions are taken within the office should one need to come in. Dedication to this position is important.
Location: 265 Montreal road Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jan 29, 2021
Have you been searching for a fulfilling volunteer leadership experience? Do you have time and expertise to dedicate, but haven’t quite found the right fit?

Let us introduce ourselves. We’re the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association, or FOPLA. It’s a mouthful, but there’s a lot of great work happening behind that name, and we hope you’ll join us.

FOPLA is a 99% volunteer-run organization that supports the Ottawa Public Library through fundraising and advocacy. We sell donated books, vinyl, and other neat stuff at sales and used bookstores in more than 25 library branches across Ottawa. Every year, we donate the proceeds back to the Ottawa Public Library to enhance their programs and services. We’ve donated more than $4 million to the Ottawa Public Library since 2003. Amazing, right?

The FOPLA President provides leadership to the Board of Directors and ensures that the Board adheres to its By-law and policies in the execution of FOPLA’s six functional areas: Governance and Policy; Financial Stewardship; Sales and Operations; Organizational Development; Internal and External Communications; and Advocacy.

Duties:

• Identifies challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization.
• Contributes to FOPLA’s strategic planning process.
• Coordinates the development and execution of the Strategic Plan, fundraising activities, and the maintenance of FOPLA membership.
• Chairs meetings of the Board, the Executive Committee, and the general membership.
• Serves as an ex-officio member of committees and attends their meetings when needed.
• Acts as a signing officer for cheques and documents, such as grants, contracts, and applications, and authorizes non-forecast expenditures.
• Provides oversight, direction, guidance, and mentorship to the Treasurer, Secretary, Directors, and staff in the execution of their duties.
• Ensures FOPLA maintains contact with the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA), the Ontario Library Association (OLA), and the U.S. Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF).
• Represents FOPLA with the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) according to our Memorandum of Understanding and ensures good, collaborative relations with OPL senior management and staff.
• Participates in the supervision, evaluation, and compensation decisions of FOPLA staff and consultants.
• Serves as a member of the Executive Committee.

Other things you need to know:

Commitment: Our Board members are elected to two-year terms. It’s common for new or interested Board members to attend meetings or speak with current members to learn more about us before committing.

Hours: Between 10-15 hours per month. Members of the Executive Committee (including the President) may be required to dedicate more time. Most Board activities occur on evenings, though there may be occasional weekend and daytime activities depending on availability.

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Language: English proficiency is required, and French is an asset. Other languages welcome.

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Age: Board members must be at least 18 years of age.

Communication: Board members must have internet access for FOPLA email and meetings.

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Location: Virtual for the foreseeable future
Deadline: Feb 15, 2021
Organization: WUSC Sri Lanka
Partner Location: Sri Lanka
Duration: 4 months (flexible)
Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week (flexible)

Context for the Assignment:

Are you passionate about improving livelihoods and increasing opportunities for youth?

As the Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor E-volunteer with the WUSC team in Sri Lanka you will work to develop strategies and tools to set up monitoring and evaluation processes and systems. You will assist in conducting the baseline surveys with partner organizations. You will also work to increase the understanding of the logic model, performance measurement framework and measurement tools within the team as well as within the local partners organizations.

Join us in improving opportunities for youth Sri Lanka!

Role and Responsibilities:
- Support in setting up a monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) system as well as establishing periodic reviews of the systems
- Share best practices, conduct trainings and offer mentorship to the country office staff, partner organizations and fellow e-volunteers on monitoring & evaluation (M&E)
- Support the development of a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) action plan including tools, templates, forms and reporting schedules
- Ensure relevant and timely information is provided in user-friendly formats to senior management and partners as required
- Support the coordination between research consultants and partner organizations
- Participate in pre-assignment online training
- Undertake public engagement and fundraising activities before, during, and after their volunteer assignment; volunteers will be equipped with tools, training, and support to achieve these goals
- Ensure that a gender equality lens is consistently applied in the execution of all activities
- Support partners to empower young women and promote a culture of gender sensitive representation in all activities and program benefits
- Co-develop an e-volunteer work plan with the partner organization and WUSC country office using the WUSC volunteer work plan template
- Participate in organizational and project improvement activities such as surveys, assessments and learning/planning sessions
- Submit volunteer timesheets, reports and deliverables as required by WUSC.

Qualifications and Experience:
- Degree and/or formal training in gender studies, women’s studies, social sciences or equivalent experience in other relevant field
- Knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluation processes, systems and tools
-Strong understanding of organizational development, strategic and operational planning
- Ability to work independently as part of a remote working group
- Comfortable using online working platforms
- Access to a reliable internet connection
- A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering
- Experience with group facilitation and trainings, including content development
- Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity
- Written and oral fluency in English
- Experience living and working internationally is a strong asset.
Location: Virtual
Deadline: Jan 31, 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.
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INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT https://www.able2.org/volunteer/ , volunteer@able2.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Lincoln Fields
Deadline: Mar 12, 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: Mar 12, 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: Mar 12, 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: Mar 12, 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: Mar 12, 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: Mar 12, 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: Mar 12, 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: Mar 12, 2021