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Volunteer Opportunities

The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is currently seeking a volunteer Support Group Co-Facilitator for our monthly caregiver support group at Rural Ottawa South Support Services in Manotick ON.

The Caregiver Support Group Facilitator is expected to support the DSORC mission that no one should face dementia alone, by providing a safe and welcoming environment for discussion and mutual support.

Support groups take place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, beginning January 14th 2020.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

Facilitate group discussion
Inform the participants about the objectives and ground rules for the group
Empower participants by discussing the important role they play for themselves and each other
Support inclusion of participants through invitation and inclusion and by providing a safe and comfortable environment
Initiate, clarify and summarize discussions as required
Harmonize to reduce tension and encourage participants to explore differences
Maintain confidentiality at all times regarding participant information and experiences
Set up room and coordinate logistics
Complete support group report including attendance and debrief with staff lead

Qualifications and Skills:

Proficiency in English and/or French
Experience as a caregiver to a person living with dementia required
Understanding and knowledge of the lived experience of dementia required
Excellent communication skills and experience in group facilitation
Respect for diversity, cultural awareness, and sensitivity
Effective listening skills, empathy, and adaptability
Ability to work collaboratively with co-facilitator and supervisor and take initiative
Reliability and professionalism
Respect for the boundaries of the position and participant confidentiality
Education in the social sciences is an asset
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Suite 1742
Deadline: Jan 10, 2020
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is currently seeking a volunteer Support Group Co-Facilitator for our monthly caregiver support group at Rural Ottawa South Support Services in Manotick, ON.

The Caregiver Support Group Facilitator is expected to support the DSORC mission that no one should face dementia alone, by providing a safe and welcoming environment for discussion and mutual support.

Support groups take place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:30 PM, beginning January 14th 2020.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

Facilitate group discussion
Inform the participants about the objectives and ground rules for the group
Empower participants by discussing the important role they play for themselves and each other
Support inclusion of participants through invitation and inclusion and by providing a safe and comfortable environment
Initiate, clarify and summarize discussions as required
Harmonize to reduce tension and encourage participants to explore differences
Maintain confidentiality at all times regarding participant information and experiences
Set up room and coordinate logistics
Complete support group report including attendance and debrief with staff lead

Qualifications and Skills:

Proficiency in English and/or French
Experience as a caregiver to a person living with dementia required
Understanding and knowledge of the lived experience of dementia required
Excellent communication skills and experience in group facilitation
Respect for diversity, cultural awareness, and sensitivity
Effective listening skills, empathy, and adaptability
Ability to work collaboratively with co-facilitator and supervisor and take initiative
Reliability and professionalism
Respect for the boundaries of the position and participant confidentiality
Education in the social sciences is an asset
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Suite 1742
Deadline: Jan 10, 2020
Board Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month beginning at 5:30 pm. There are no Board Meetings in July and August. Amethyst is a modified collective and a 'working board'. The governance model is such that Board and Staff members work together on various committees. Those interested in submitting their applications should provide a covering letter noting why they are interested in volunteering on Amethyst's Board of Directors, along with their CV/Resume.
In 2019 Amethyst Women's Addiction Centre celebrated its 40th anniversary. Amethyst provides services for women in the Ottawa region who are recovering from substance use and/or problem gambling. More information on the organization is available at: www.amethyst-ottawa.org
Location: 488 Wilbrod St., Ottawa, ON K1N 6M8
Deadline: Jan 6, 2020
We have over 300 people with disabilities in Ottawa who are feeling isolated and alone, wishing they had a volunteer friend and advocate through our organization. Most of them will have to wait two and a half years to be matched. Will you help one person to get off of our waiting list?

Being a volunteer advocate is convenient, flexible, and rewarding. We match people one-on-one, who live in locations convenient to each other, and with similar interests and shared activities. You spend time with your match, with the possibility of also including your family and friends. You get together three or four times a month at your convenience, and do what friends do: go for coffee, take a walk, or get out to an event. This can have a huge impact in the life of someone with a disability who is feeling isolated and alone.

As a volunteer you need to be over the age of 18 and make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org OR 613-761-9522

À Ottawa, plus de 300 personnes isolées à cause de leurs handicaps souhaiteraient être jumelées à travers notre organisation avec un ami et défenseur bénévole. La plupart attendront 2 ans et demi avant d’être jumelées. Aimeriez-vous aider une de ces personnes à être rayée de nos listes d’attente?

Si vous aimez passer du temps avec les gens et vous êtes disponible pendant une ou deux heures par semaine, nous vous invitons à communiquer avec nous. Un bénévole doit avoir 18 ans ou plus et être prêt à s’engager pour un jumelage de 12 mois [N.B : Votre statut au Canada peut affecter votre capacité à réaliser cet engagement, par exemple visa de visiteur, visa d'étudiant, demandeur de statut de réfugié]. L’encadrement et le soutien continu sont fournis aux bénévoles.

Vous pouvez avoir un profond impact dans la vie d’une personne ayant un handicap de plusieurs façons: en diminuant sa solitude, en l’aidant à réaliser ses rêves, en développant son réseau personnel, en diminuant sa vulnérabilité, en augmentant son estime de soi et en contribuant à améliorer sa santé physique et mentale.

COMMUNIQUEZ AVEC NOUS: volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org OU 613-761-9522
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Alice is in her early 20s and would like a friend around the same age who is interested in going to the mall, restaurants and bars. Someone who is confident, supportive and can lead the way for her and help her extend her range of age appropriate activities.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

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

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Bells Corners
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Jamie really likes to chat and would benefit from being matched with a volunteer Advocate who has an outgoing personality. Someone who can help him grow through social interaction and some practical skills.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

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

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Stittsville
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
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 advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

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

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Alta Vista K1H 7N7
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
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 advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

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

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: St Laurent K1K 3B8
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Suzie is an active woman in her 20s. She enjoys helping with cooking, walking, swimming, music and shopping. She is looking for a volunteer Advocate who enjoys cooking and walking. Someone she can spend time with outside her home.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

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

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Kanata K2T 1B8
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
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 advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

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

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Centrepointe K2G 5X3
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Colin is a young adult and enjoys being the company of other people, swimming movies, restaurants, trains and pet stores. He is looking for someone who can socialize with him in his own way on a regular basis and introduce him to new activities.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

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

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Stittsville K2S 1A9
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Gary is in his mid 50s and has Downs Syndrome. He has been waiting for seven years for a volunteer Advocate to be his friend. Gary likes to watch wrestling and movies. He also enjoys car rides and visiting local restaurants and coffee shops.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

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

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Carlingwood area
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
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 advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

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

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Sandy Hill area
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Brian is in his early 20s and has a quirky sense of humour. He would benefit from a volunteer Advocate around the same age who has a sense of humour and loves being active (biking, hiking, kayaking).

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Bayshore area
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Nadine is in her mid 40s and communicates through an assistive device. She likes to visits museums, go for coffee, watch videos, read magazines and go for the occasional mani/pedi.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Lincoln Heights area
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
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 advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.
Change Two Lives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920
INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Vanier/Carson Grove area
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
The Caldwell Family Centre is recruiting for a qualified candidate with a legal background to join the Board of Directors. Ideally we would like someone who is a lawyer, since we are embarking on a major project.
The mission of the Family Centre is to provide services to the community that feed and nurture physical and emotional wellness.
The board's role is to ensure that the Centre establishes strategic priorities and maintains the trust of the community by being clear in its mission, prudent and ethical in its activities, and accountable for its actions. Board Members are individual role models and inspire others to contribute their talent and support to the community. The Board’s focus is on governance, planning, policy-making, and strategic direction. The ideal candidate will have the time to offer meaningful contributions, and the skill-set, expertise and experience necessary to guide the organization to continued success. Board members are responsible for preparing for and attending monthly meetings, and other meetings as required; promoting the organization in the community; and actively participating in evaluation and planning efforts.
Location: 20-1100 Medford
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Reporting to the Birth to 18 Years Coordinator, volunteers are responsible for the facilitation of the Uplands playgroup and encouraging a warm and welcoming space for all participants.

Time Commitment:
• 3 hrs per week
• Every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
• One planning meeting every quarter – 2hrs

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Believes in, practices and aligns program goals with organizational mission, vision, and purpose.
• Set up playgroup room
• Welcome families
• Make sure all sign in/sign out paperwork is completed
• Assist with facilitation of activities
• Clean up room after each playgroup
• Make list of any materials or food required for following week and relay this information to Coordinator
• Support in the management and organization of materials (organizing shelves, restocking and flipping material and books)
• Encourage and foster a welcoming and warm environment
• Understand and maintain confidentiality
• Be an ambassador for the MFRC-NCR

Qualifications:
• Excellent organizational, written and verbal skills
• Experience with homework support
• Experience and ability to engage with children 6-12 years of age
• Bilingualism is an asset; not necessary
• Knowledge of the military family lifestyle and needs
• Flexible and creative
• Detail oriented
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Works well as part of a team
• Ability to problem solve and maintain a sense of humour
• Vulnerable Sector police check
• First Aid/CPR is an asset

Screening:
• All volunteers are required to complete our screening process, which includes providing the MFRC-NCR with a vulnerable sector police screening and 2 references.
• All volunteers must sign a comprehensive confidentiality agreement

Orientation and Training:
• All volunteers receive an orientation that covers MFRC NCR policies and procedures and AODA
• MFRC-NCR offers quarterly professional development/educational workshops on various topics. All volunteers are notified of upcoming workshops

Special Conditions:
• Physical Activity – Medium levels of physical effort required with the ability to modify positions/move as needed (e.g., sitting at a desk, walking on even or uneven surfaces). On occasion, individuals may be required to lift up to 50 pounds (e.g., supplies, children) and to carry items upstairs or from room to room for up to 15 minutes at a time.
Location: 330 Croil Private, Bldg.471, Ottawa ON K1V1J1
Deadline: Dec 20, 2019
Reporting to the Birth to 18 Years Coordinator, volunteers are responsible for the facilitation of the Gatineau playgroup and encouraging a warm and welcoming space for all participants.

Time Commitment:
• 3 hrs per week
• Every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
• One planning meeting every quarter – 2hrs

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Believes in, practices and aligns program goals with organizational mission, vision, and purpose.
• Set up playgroup room
• Welcome families
• Make sure all sign in/sign out paperwork is completed
• Assist with facilitation of activities
• Clean up room after each playgroup
• Make list of any materials or food required for following week and relay this information to Coordinator
• Support in the management and organization of materials (organizing shelves, restocking and flipping material and books)
• Encourage and foster a welcoming and warm environment
• Understand and maintain confidentiality
• Be an ambassador for the MFRC-NCR

Qualifications:
• Excellent organizational, written and verbal skills
• Experience with homework support
• Experience and ability to engage with children 6-12 years of age
• Bilingualism is an asset; not necessary
• Knowledge of the military family lifestyle and needs
• Flexible and creative
• Detail oriented
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Works well as part of a team
• Ability to problem solve and maintain a sense of humour
• Vulnerable Sector police check
• First Aid/CPR is an asset

Screening:
• All volunteers are required to complete our screening process, which includes providing the MFRC-NCR with a vulnerable sector police screening and 2 references.
• All volunteers must sign a comprehensive confidentiality agreement

Orientation and Training:
• All volunteers receive an orientation that covers MFRC NCR policies and procedures and AODA
• MFRC-NCR offers quarterly professional development/educational workshops on various topics. All volunteers are notified of upcoming workshops

Special Conditions:
• Physical Activity – Medium levels of physical effort required with the ability to modify positions/move as needed (e.g., sitting at a desk, walking on even or uneven surfaces). On occasion, individuals may be required to lift up to 50 pounds (e.g., supplies, children) and to carry items upstairs or from room to room for up to 15 minutes at a time.

Location: 799 Rue Jacques-Cartier, Gatineau Qc, J8T 2W1
Deadline: Dec 20, 2019
Organization: Bruce House
Newsletters: we need a group of volunteers who can write and/or take photos for our newsletters and the news section of our website. Some topics will be assigned, but volunteers are also welcome to bring us story ideas for anything related to HIV, housing, or health/social issues close to our mandate. If you have a passion for social justice, housing, and equity we want you on our team!

Proofreaders (English and French): one or more volunteers to proof content, in particular French content which may have been machine translated. The volume of work is not high, but it would be best to have long-term commitment as part of the work is to ensure consistency of language. If you have an opinion on the Oxford comma and know when to use “whom”, you are perfect for the job.
Location: 251 Bank Street, Suite 402or Various
Deadline: Feb 1, 2020
Organization: Bruce House
Help us promote a fundraiser (see www.aTasteForlife.org ) via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. This event, to be held April 22nd, 2020 involves up to 40 restaurants across the city. Create eye-catching graphics, entice people to make group reservations in participating restaurants, and engage people in active discussion. We look forward to hearing your ideas!
Location: 251 Bank Street, Suite 402or Various
Deadline: Feb 1, 2020
The Fundraising Committee meets from time to time (approximately 4-5 times per year) to help develop strategies for raising funds to support our conservation work. The focus of the committee has been on organizing fundraising events, engaging with current donors and the recruitment of new supporters to through various channels. Looking forward, we expect to continue cultivating relationships with current and prospective donors, including potential major donors, but we would also like to explore opportunities for corporate support, especially in support of our education program which we offer free of charge - designed to connect children and youth to nature. While grants have been managed at the staff level, assistance in identifying potential foundation or government grant makers would also be appreciated.
Location: 15 Taschereau Street, Suite 240
Deadline: Jan 3, 2020
CPAWS Ottawa Valley is dealing with an increasing number of threats to the ecological integrity of the National Capital Greenbelt and rural lands in and around the City of Ottawa. These threats are in the form of new roads (such as the proposed expansion of Brian Coburn Boulevard across the Greenbelt near Mer Bleue), increased demand for Greenbelt lands / rural lands for other infrastructure and the expansion of the urban boundary into agricultural and natural areas. CPAWS Ottawa Valley is not opposed to development, we recognize Ottawa is a growing city, but we feel this growth could be supported in much more sustainable and forward thinking ways. To that end, we are forming a new working group to help us deal with these issues. We are seeking approximately 5 to 7 people who care about these issues to serve on a new working group dedicated to dealing with these threats. Projects could include engaging with other groups and stakeholders, learning more about potential development projects, developing outreach material (social media, post cards, petitions, press releases, etc) and submissions to the City and the NCC on these issues. We are a small organization and our focus has traditionally been on wilderness and park issues outside the urban area, but we feel strongly about these near-urban issues and would like to be more engaged. This committee would help us achieve this goal.
Location: 15 Taschereau Street, Suite 240
Deadline: Jan 3, 2020
Matthew House Furniture Bank helps those in need in Ottawa (including families, refugees, single parents, the disabled) have a better life by helping them make their housing a true home. We are in urgent need of caring persons to assist clients in choosing housewares and furniture, which will be delivered by other volunteers. Volunteers can work one or more four-hour daytime shifts a week, on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.
Location: Matthew House Furniture Bank
340 Legget Drive, Door 53
Kanata ON
Deadline: Jan 18, 2020
The Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League (OPWHL) is a floor hockey league, established in the fall of 2009, to provide a quality, organized, recreational and social program for people with disabilities. All of the players use power wheelchairs and have limited or no upper body strength and/or mobility and yet they can play hockey and significantly benefit from participating in sport.

We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions for our upcoming season:

1) Assistants:

This position will entail assisting with various tasks such as helping players get prepared for games, equipment setup and take down, assist with keeping score of game or post-updates to our Twitter. We are always in need of assistants to help deliver this wonderful sport to our members!

2) Referees:

Referees will be tasked to referee our season league and tournament games. You do not need an in-depth knowledge of hockey to excel in this position. You will be trained for this position.

Location: Greenboro Community Center (363 Lorry Greenberg Drive)
Day of Week: Sunday 12:00-3:00 (time will vary depending on your position)
Location: 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive
Sundays 12:15-3:00 (will also be dependent on your specific schedule/position).
Deadline: Dec 31, 2019
helping residents with their meals. Cuing or actual feeding. Volunteers will be given training by a qualified Registered Nurse.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Feb 1, 2020
Bingo assistant will help residents play bingo by cuing them on the numbers as well as portering the resident to and from the bingo. You may be asked to lead the bingo by being a caller.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Feb 1, 2020
Volunteers will help bring residents to the main lounge for a social tea event every Tuesday afternoon. The volunteers will serve tea, and socialize with seniors.
Location: 9 Meridian Place, Nepean, Ontario
Deadline: Feb 1, 2020
provide residents with spiritual visits. Most of the time it is to be able to listen and comfort residents.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Feb 1, 2020
Visit residents at Peter D. Clark long term care home whom are requiring palliative care. The volunteer will sit and socialize or just read to the resident. Your role is to provide the resident with companionship and remove the feeling of being alone.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Feb 1, 2020
Companion to visit with residents and socialize. Escort resident to the gardens or to activity programs. You are also welcome if you speak other languages other then English and French.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Feb 1, 2020
Please register with us at:

http://www.pqchc.com/volunteers-students/volunteer-application/

Please note that you will also need to register with the CRA as one of our volunteers. We can tell you how!



If you are interested in helping diverse low income community members to complete their 2017 income tax forms, you may want to consider volunteering with PQCHC. Our Free Income Tax Clinics operates on Saturdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 13:00 p.m., during March and April. Opportunities to support small groups of community members at our location, during day time hours. We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills, bookkeeping skills, and experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds. Ability to speak different languages an asset (French, Arabic, Somali, Russian, Mandarin etc.). In order to best match your skills and interest with the volunteer opportunities available at Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre, you will be required to: -Complete and return an application form. -Attend a personal interview. -Submit 2 personal references. -Undergo a police record check. -Participate in training and orientation session. You can download the application form here:

http://www.pqchc.com/volunteers-students/volunteer-application/


Location: 1365 Richmond Road, 2nd Floor, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
The volunteer will assist the Rehabilitation Service Worker in providing individual and group rehab services to the residents of the Home. (ie. exercise programs, walking, etc) Volunteer must be available from 9 - 12, at least once a week on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays. Screening is conducted on all applicants to ensure suitability for position of trust. Very good learning opportunity. Many other benefits.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
As a Paddy's Place Volunteer you would be responsible for setting up Paddy's Place which is a small food/sitting area for residents, staff and family. You would be responsible for picking up supplies in the kitchen, working cash, making change, serving residents, staff and volunteers, Keeping Paddy's Place clean and stocking items for the next day.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
To assist staff in providing a pleasurable dining experience for residents at meal times. You will do that by ensuring residents are served in a timely, gentle and respectful manner. Applicant must be sensitive to the needs of the elderly. Screening is conducted on all applicants to ensure suitability for position of trust. Orientation to the Home and training is provided.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa,ON
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
As an RHA Assistant you will help the Recreation Department with activities on the floor, escorting residents to and from activities, visiting residents and any other duties as assigned.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, On K0G 1S0
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
To assist with / or run a variety of games for the enjoyment of residents. (Chess, board games, bowling, bingo,...)
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa,ON
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
To visit residents one on one, on a regular basis, in order to provide friendship and companionship.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa,ON
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
You would escort residents to and from their floors down to the Gathering Place for Mass. You would be present at mass and assist with residents as needed.
We offer Mass every day except Saturdays. You would help from 09:30 to 11:30 when here. Some volunteer choose to help one day a week where others offer to help on several days per week.
This position required allot of walking and pushing wheelchairs of all sizes.
Location: 2865 RIVERSIDE DRIVE
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate Cancer Canada Network Ottawa (PCCNO)) supports men and their families deal with diagnosis and treatment. Our organization promotes awareness and early detection. We hold conventions and awareness events as well as speak to community groups. We network with health professionals and likeminded organizations who advocate for improved treatment and support.The editor of The Walnut will be assisted by others with story leads and the composition of news items that are on interest to our community. The ability to work independently and be creative in story development and writing is a key requirement.
Location: Prostate Cancer Canada Network Ottawa
P.O. Box 23122
Ottawa, Ontario
K2A 4E2
pccnottawa.ca
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Organization: Ausome Ottawa
We are looking for volunteers to support kids with autism at various Ausome Ottawa sports programs. In the coming months, we are offering programs in basketball, gymnastics, soccer, PD day camps and many more programs!

If you like kids and have an open mind, you will LOVE this opportunity.

Families welcome.
Reliable high school students welcome.
Location: Various sports venues throughout Ottawa
Please apply online at https://ausomeottawa.com/get-involved/volunteer/
Deadline: Mar 2, 2020
Organization: Green Wave Soccer
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be a part of an amazing team and gain valuable experience working with children of all abilities on a weekly basis.

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

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

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

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

Work Experience

• Soccer playing/coaching experience

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

• Physical fitness and stamina

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

• The right aptitude for coaching young children (under 7’s)

• Ability to work as part of a team.
Location: 1608-360 Croydon Avenue
1608
Deadline: Dec 31, 2019
Organization: Green Wave Soccer
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be a part of an amazing team and gain valuable experience working with children of all abilities on a weekly basis.

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

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

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

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

Work Experience

• Soccer playing/coaching experience

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

• Physical fitness and stamina

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

• The right aptitude for coaching young children (under 7’s)

• Ability to work as part of a team.
Location: 1608-360 Croydon Avenue
1608
Deadline: Dec 31, 2019
Organization: Ancoura
Ancoura is a registered, not-for-profit, charity in Ottawa that provides permanent, affordable housing, social supports and community for adults living with mental illness.
Location: 30 Cleary Ave, Room 7
Ottawa, ON
K2A 4A1
Deadline: Jan 17, 2020
Volunteers who become Friendly Visitors will be introduced to Residents who have little family or community contact. Volunteers benefit by knowing you are making a difference in someone's life by developing a relationship over time. Residents benefit enormously from the sense of belonging they feel from being a part of the relationship.
Location: 99 New Orchard Avenue
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
New Orchard Lodge is currently seeking volunteers who will share the gift of music with our residents on a one to one basis or in a group setting. This opportunity has flexible hours and times.
Location: 99 New Orchard Ave, Ottawa ON
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Organization: Bruce House
Provide psycho-social support to Client including; socializing ( going to the movies, museums, coffee).For more information about Bruce House please visit:www.brucehouse.org Working for a community-based organization providing housing, compassionate care and support in Ottawa for people living with HIV and AIDS. Training opportunities, conferences, and skills building.
Location: 251 Bank Street, Suite 402
or Various
Deadline: Feb 1, 2020
Matthew House Furniture Bank is urgently in need of volunteer driver's assistants during daytime hours on week days. The assistants help our truck driver pick up and deliver furniture and housewares to the homes of persons in need in the Ottawa area. Volunteers must be capable of some heavy lifting.
Location: 340 Legget Drive, Door 53
Kanata ON
K2K 1Y6
Deadline: Dec 20, 2019
The individual should have experience working on a Board. Responsibilities include taking notes, preparing minutes and serving on committees. Military service experience is an asset.
Location: 305 2995 Albion Rd. N
Ottawa ON K1V8Z2
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Organization: OTTAWA CHAMBERFEST
Welcome to Chamberfest!

We are an arts organization with a vision of changing lives through music. Ottawa Chamberfest celebrates chamber music in the nation’s capital, through its concert series, community engagement and education (CEE) programs, and its summer festival.

We are committed to delivering live music performances and programs that are high-quality experiences. We would not be the largest chamber music festival in the world without our incredible team of volunteers. From ushers and greeters to box office and production crews, our talented volunteers help bring our passion for music and the arts to the community.

Coming Up at Chamberfest:

The lineup for our 2019-20 Concert Series has a slew of JUNO winners and nominees including violinists Martin Beaver (formerly Tokyo String Quartet) and Blake Pouliot, soprano Karina Gauvin, and pianists Angela Hewitt and Charles Richard-Hamelin.

The season, running from October 1st to May 2020, also features British master cellist Steven Isserlis, and renowned international ensembles the Miró Quartet (United States) and Tallis Scholars (United Kingdom).

Join us this fall/winter for exciting volunteer opportunities, whether you like to work backstage with our production crew or interacting with the public in an usher position - we have a place that is just right for you.

Thank you for your interest in joining Ottawa Chamberfest - to sign up for one of our exciting volunteer opportunities visit our website:
www.chamberfest.com and connect through "Support Chamberfest"
Location: 4 Florence Street Suite 201
Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
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