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

Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: CNIB
-Provide support to children ages 5-13 who are visually impaired
-Provide sighted guide to various day camp activity locations
-Participate in all day camp activities: Games, Cooking, Crafts, Museum visits, Swimming, and Sports
-Report promptly to the day camp leader of any issues
-Work closely, collaboratively and effectively with day camp volunteers and staff
-ATTENTION: Must be available to attend an orientation workshop
Location: 20 James St, Ottawa, ON, K2P 0T6
Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
Looking for people to expand our current website www.ijls.ca and social media initiatives.
Location: At home, tele-communicate, via zoom, or office: 1390 Clyde Ave, (Nepean) Ottawa.
Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
Looking for people to expand our current website www.ijls.ca and social media initiatives.
Location: At home, tele-communicate, via zoom, or office: 1390 Clyde Ave, (Nepean) Ottawa.
Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
Research and development of educational material for an NGO www.ijls.ca which was created to help others who are caught up in the injustice of the legal system.
Web site entries and working on the website itself to update and add new material.
Location: At home
Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
Outcome/goals:

The goal of the homework club is to provide children with a safe and supportive place to complete their homework assignments, projects and reading. Positive role modelling, building of social skills and self-confidence are all part of the experience as well as helping to increase knowledge and report card marks. A snack is served each day and the students have access to the computer labs and printers.

Desired skills, abilities and/or experience:

The Homework Club is staffed by community, university and high school volunteers. Homework club volunteers meet with students to help complete homework assignments and work on reading and math skills.

French spoken and written language skill would be considered an asset for the homework club.

Primary responsibilities include:

• Providing support to children needing assistance with their homework.
• Providing recreational activities for children to enhance their social and educational experiences.
• Snack preparation.
• Teaching and enforcing safety rules promoting a safe environment for all children participating in the program.
Location: 16 Kilbarron Rd
Deadline: Sep 14, 2018
Food with Friends is a weekly lunch for transient and isolated Centretown residents being offered every Monday from 11:30-1:00pm. The exceptions are July 2, August 6 and September 3 that the lunches will not be held due to Centre holiday closure. The volunteer is needed half an hour before the program starts and half an hour after it finishes (11:00-1:30).
Location: 420 Cooper Street
Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
Want a rewarding position! Imagine how you feel when you just had your hair done! Our Residents feel the same! We are looking for volunteers that will help escort and porter Residents to and from their hair appointments. What a great Socialization opportunity! The hairdressing service is located within the Home and is open 4 days a week during the day time. Join our energetic volunteer team here at Garry J. Armstrong. Orientation/training opportunities will be provided. The Home celebrates volunteer in various annual volunteer appreciation events. Volunteer may obtain References from the Home upon request.
Location: 200 IslandLodge Rd
Ottawa,On. K1N 5M2
Deadline: Aug 11, 2018
Looking for a volunteer role where you have an opportunity to make people smile and feel good! Consider adopting a unit in our Long Term Care Home. You can visit individuals, provide Montessori based activities, take residents for a walk outside, read them the current events or simply chat about each other life experiences.
Location: 200 Island Lodge Rd.
Ottawa,On. K1N 5M2
Deadline: Aug 11, 2018
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference by helping someone! Being a Mealtime Assistant will give you an opportunity to establish a relationship with one or more of our residents. Those Residents would be receiving a quality opportunity as you are assisting them to eat in a relaxing atmosphere while enjoying your company. Training opportunities will be provided! This Volunteer opportunity will bring a heartfelt, warm feeling to you as you are increasing the quality of life of a senior in the community
Location: 200 Island Lodge Rd
Ottawa, On K1N 5M2
Deadline: Aug 11, 2018
Avez-vous un intérêt dont vous êtes passionnés? Etes-vous doués d’un certain talent? Aimez-vous pratiquer de divers pases-temps?
Si vous voulez partagez vos intérêts, passions, et habilités avec des étudiants qui sont aussi passionnés, pensez y de devenir un mentor pour un jeune!

Liens Étudiants est une initiative qui offre aux élèves du secondaire ayant une déficience intellectuelle l'occasion de développer leurs intérêts et passe-temps actuels, tout en découvrant de nouvelles possibilités pour après l'école

Votre rôle en tant que mentor:
- Présenter des informations sur votre domaine d'expertise
- Présentation d'un étudiant à votre passe-temps ou de l'industrie
- Fournir une opportunité d'expérience pratique

C'est une opportunité pour vous d'aider un étudiant en partageant quelque chose qui vous passionne.

Les engagements de temps sont flexibles.

Écrivez nous à propos de vos intérêts aujourd’hui!
Location: Région d’Ottawa - milieux variés
Deadline: Aug 10, 2018
Organization: Free the Falls
Our group, Freeing Chaudiere Falls and Its Islands (freethefalls.ca), requires someone who will be able to handle one or more of the following: media inquiries, attend our public events, issue press releases and issue messages to members of the group. Bilingual preferred.
Location: Flexible
Deadline: Aug 17, 2018
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: Sep 7, 2018
Volunteers benefit from this program because it is a quiet time alone with a Resident giving them time to interact meaningfully through conversation. The Residents sense of self benefits by providing this special grooming service. Manicures are done Wednesday evenings.
Location: 99 New Orchard Avenue
Deadline: Sep 7, 2018
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: Sep 7, 2018
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: Sep 7, 2018
Join The Lung Association's Team Breathe volunteer crew at this year's Spartan Race at the Calabogie Ski Resort! It's SUCH an exciting event. Our role is to be at the obstacles along the race to encourage the spartans through the obstacle - or to make them do burpees if they fail! Your help to be one of the 20 or 30 volunteers we need at the obstacles helps ensure The Lung Association receives funds from the event organizers, so thank you in advance! A car pool will be arranged to see that our whole group gets up to the ski hill. If you can drive some volunteers, that's great too!
Location: 2319 St. Laurent Blvd., Suite 500
Deadline: Jul 26, 2018
Looking for a dedicated volunteer to promote our support services via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.)
-Ideally, 2 shifts/week of at least a few hours each
-4-month commitment in order to provide references and certificate of completion
-Bilingual an asset
Location: 265 Montreal Rd. Vanier
Deadline: Sep 30, 2018

Job title
Grant Writer
Reports to
Operations Supervisor and Executive Director

Job purpose

The Grant Writer is the lead content creator for select grant proposal submissions. A self-motivated, committed individual with a track record of successful funding proposals, the incumbent will apply his/her demonstrated expertise to develop clear, compelling and creative proposals in close collaboration with Principal Investigators/Research Leads.
The Grant Writer will possess superior writing ability, as well as excellent project management and time management skills. The candidate must be highly organized, collaborative, and proactive, with the ability to effectively use independent judgment, and produce quality work within tight time constraints.


Duties and responsibilities

Specific Responsibilities
Researching and developing original content for grant proposals that meet grantor requirements, under the direction of the Principal Investigator and other domain experts.
Undertaking research for the purposes of gathering statistical, analytical and anecdotal data, analyzing those data, and using such data strategically to create competitive proposals.
Creating compelling, persuasive, well-structured grant narratives through the use of effective storytelling and superior prose, while effectively tying the institution's needs to funder priorities.
Completing or supporting other aspects of grant development, including soliciting, writing and collecting support letters; preparing figures/diagrams; preparing CVs; and preparing grant budgets.
Performing other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications
A minimum of 2 years of experience in relevant grant writing roles, ideally in a higher education or research environment;
Successful candidate must possess a post-graduate degree or equivalent (e.g. Masters) and an understanding of research methodologies and requirements
Exceptional writing and editing skills. Experience researching and analyzing complex information, and describing technical/scientific information for both technical and general audiences.
Self-directed, proactive and able to work independently.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail to ensure timeliness and accuracy of content; Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
A commitment to professional ethics; ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion with sensitive information.
Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent oral communication and interviewing skills.
High degree of proficiency using MS Word.

Hour of Work
Must be able to work a minimum of three shifts every week. Office hours are Monday to Friday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd
Deadline: Sep 30, 2018
The Tiny Toes Playgroup is a free playgroup for parents/caregivers and children. It provides the opportunity to discover new toys, develop skills and make new friends.
Location: 420 Cooper Street
Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
*FEMALE VOLUNTEERS PREFERRED DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE POSITION.*

Tuesdays 9:30am to 12:30pm

The Centretown Community Health Centre's Welcome Baby Program requires a volunteer to provide a welcoming environment for expecting mothers, babies and parents attending the pre-natal nutrition program.

Major Responsibilities:
- To greet and welcome expecting mothers and families (parents and babies) upon their arrival.
- Help the staff members and group participants as needed (e.g. preparing meals or snacks, cleaning fruits and vegetables, providing program flyers and resources).
- Help parents as needed (e.g. hold a baby).
- Assist with setting up the room for the program and for cleaning up at the end of the program.

Location: Main Address: 420 Cooper Street
Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
FRIDAYS - 9am to NOON (0-6 years old)
The Caregivers Playgroup is a free playgroup for caregivers and children. It provides the opportunity to discover new toys, develop skills and make new friends. As a valuable volunteer you will provide a welcoming and supportive environment for caregivers and children. You will assist the facilitator with set up, clean up and maintenance of the playroom.
Location: Main Address: 420 Cooper Street
Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
We are looking for volunteers to come and help at meal times with our residents. Some residents require assistance with eating their food. We are looking for help in the mornings at 8:30 am.
Location: 1156 Wellington Street West
Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Z3
Deadline: Oct 1, 2018
Organization: OSEG Foundation
Do you want to give back? Do you want to help local youth soccer through the power of sport? Do you have an affinity for a lively atmosphere and interacting with kids? The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group are looking to recruit fun-spirited volunteers to support the Fury FC Community Field Blitz Team. At local soccer fields, we are looking to get in front of parents, families, coaches and volunteers to create awareness of our Fury Fanatics program and the Ottawa Fury FC. Youth Soccer Players (14 and under) are able to access tickets to every Ottawa Fury FC league home game for just $5.00 and the amazing thing is $3.00 from every ticket goes back to the specific local club that family plays for!

• Engage and entertain young Fury fans and families within the field we are visiting
• Provide a positive and memorable experience relating to the Fury
• Facilitate and participate in Field Blitz activities (e.g. hand-outs, talking to parents, signing kids up for contests etc.) in a safe and inclusive fashion
• Clearly and enthusiastically communicate with everyone
• Answer general inquiries about the Ottawa Fury FC and Fury Fanatics Program elements
Location: 1015 bank street
Ottawa, ON
K1S 3W7, Canada
Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations between 10AM - 4PM on Mondays at their used book distribution facility, located at the James Bartleman Archives and Library Materials Centre, 100 Tallwood Drive in Nepean.

Distribution facility volunteers will be responsible for moving and arranging heavy boxes of books (up to 60lbs), book sorting, scanning, shelving, answering telephone calls, assisting and meeting with the public, handling donations and sales, preparing boxes for shipment, and accepting donations of books. Volunteer may also assist with FOPLA's monthly Mammoth used book sale, which occurs one Saturday a month.

Language: English proficiency required. Bilingual (French) is an asset.

Skills Required: Knowledge of books and customer service skills. Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs; must be friendly and courteous with the public; must have the ability to follow instructions and guidance and work effectively under pressure; must have the ability to make change. The ability to work under their own initiative is also important.

A Police record check will be required as volunteers in this role will be handling cash.

Time Requirement: Minimum 3 hours/week

We thank all applicants for their interest, but please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Location: 100 Tallwood Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 4R7
Deadline: Sep 30, 2018
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations at their book distribution centre, located at the James Bartleman Archives and Library Materials Centre, 100 Tallwood Drive in Nepean.

Volunteers at the monthly Mammoth Used Book Sale will be responsible for moving and arranging heavy boxes of used books for sale; helping to tear down and clean up after monthly Mammoth Used Book Sales, which take place one Saturday a month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Time Required: Approximately two hours at the start of the sale day for setup; customer service and assistance during the sale; cleanup and tear-down after the sale (approx. 5 hours once a month).

Skills Required: Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds; friendly and courteous with the public; ability to make change. A Police record check will be required as volunteers will be handling cash.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Location: 100 Tallwood Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 4R7
Deadline: Sep 30, 2018
Description

The Treasurer will oversee the management and comptrollership of the Friend of the Ottawa Public Library Association’s (FOPLA) financial resources, and also act as the direct Manager of FOPLA’s Finance Consultant (FC).

The Treasurer will be appointed by FOPLA’s Board of Directors in accordance with FOPLA’s By-Law, and will be responsible to the President and accountable to the Board for the performance of his or her duties. As an Officer of the Corporation, the Treasurer acts in a position of trust for the community, and is responsible for the effective governance of FOPLA.

General Duties

• Attends all meetings of the Board and represents the Board as an ex officio member of the Investment Fund Committee;
• Provides financial advice to the President and the Board of Directors;
• Ensures that the Board’s financial policies are followed and may be called upon to develop or amend such policies;
• Is the direct manager of the Finance Consultant (FC) and oversees the management of all FOPLA financial accounts and activities;
• Coordinates the preparation of the annual budget;
• Provides the Board with a preliminary budget each year at its November meeting, presenting projected revenues and expenses for the subsequent year. Presents the final budget for Board approval at its December meeting;
• Monitors the budget and provides financial reports on a regular basis, including but not limited to a monthly financial summary, revenue trend analyses, variance analyses, quarterly detailed reports by location, and pre-audit annual statements of financial position and operations;
• Coordinates and supports the annual financial audit by its Board-approved audit firm;
• Oversees all financial transactions of the Corporation as performed by the FC;
• Ensures risk management of the FOPLA financial framework and internal control over its processes with maximum transparency and accountability;
• Ensures that all financial and other reporting to the federal and provincial governments is completed and filed as required;
• Ensures that charitable donation receipts are issued to all eligible donors;
• Advises and coaches FOPLA personnel on financial matters; and
• Undertakes projects as requested by the President and Board.

Executive Committee Roles and Responsibilities:

• Serves as a member of the Executive Committee;
• Identifies challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization;
• Contributes to FOPLA’s strategic planning process;
• Leads the implementation of strategic plans within the finance domain;
• Acts as one of the signing officers for cheques, Investment Fund withdrawals, and documents such as grants, contracts, and applications;
• Acts as a signing officer for the Corporation;
• Participates in the evaluation of FOPLA staff ;
• Promotes good relations with the staff of the Ottawa Public Library;
• Fulfills the fiduciary obligations of a Director of the Corporation.

Skills

Language: English proficiency required. Bilingualism is an asset.

Skills Required:
• Commitment to the work of FOPLA and of the Ottawa Public Library system;
• Chartered Professional Accountant with previous experience as a Director and/or volunteer of a registered charity, or of working with a not-for-profit Board in a professional capacity;
• Knowledge and skills in multiple areas of Board governance (policy, finance, programs, personnel, and advocacy);
• The ability to lead, inspire and coach a wide range of volunteers;
• Attend and provide clear leadership at monthly Board meetings, Annual Meetings and other meetings or sub-committees as required;
• Support of, and participation in, special events and fundraising events relating to FOPLA and the Ottawa Public Library;
• Must be a member in good standing of FOPLA; and
• Must have access to email.

Time Requirement: Up to 4 hours/week with possible additional time commitment for recurring or special projects.

Financial Requirement: Include the cost of FOPLA Membership (at least $25 a year for an Individual Membership or $250 for a Lifetime Membership); possible child care costs while attending meetings.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Location: Varies based on meeting locations
Deadline: Sep 30, 2018
We are currently seeking a dedicated special events coordinator for our organization.
-Strong organizational skills
-Good communication skills in English and French an asset
-Experience an asset
-Knowledge of non-government and not for profit organizationg
also helpful
4-month commitment in order to provide references and certificate of completion

Location: 265 Montreal Rd. Vanier
Deadline: Sep 30, 2018
We are currently seeking a fundraiser for our organization. Good communication skills in English and French an asset. Experience in fundraising an asset, knowledge of NGOs or Not for Profits also helpful.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd. Ottawa ON
Deadline: Sep 30, 2018
The annual Riverkeeper 4K open water swim is a unique, inter-provincial swimming event in the Ottawa River. Uniting both provincial shores of our river, the swim highlights the need for collaboration towards swimmable, drinkable, fishable waters, while raising funds to help protect the Ottawa River.

Paddlers are an essential part of the event’s success, and each year, over 50 dedicated paddlers help accompany the swimmers as they cross the river. In order to make the swim possible, we need paddlers to support the swimmers and help ensure their safety. Participate with your kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard! Note that every paddler must bring a whistle and wear a life jacket.

Send us an email or register as a paddler here: https://raceroster.com/events/2018/18027/ottawa-riverkeeper-4k-swim
Location: 10 Rangeview Ave, Nepean, ON K2K 2Z2
Deadline: Aug 3, 2018
Support Group Facilitator
POSITION REPORTS TO:
Community Development Coordinator / Community Engagement Coordinator
PURPOSE:
To provide education and support at monthly group meetings to persons with Parkinson’s, members of their families, and/or their caregivers in dealing with the challenges of living with the condition. To encourage group members to share experiences, ideas and feelings, address challenges, develop supportive friendships and receive current information about Parkinson’s disease.
QUALIFICATIONS:
 Experience in facilitation of support groups or meetings an asset
 Comfort level in carrying out appropriate group interventions
 Ability to discern personal boundaries and limitations so as to maximize client empowerment
 Ability to seek guidance as appropriate
 Openness to feedback as opportunities for professional and personal growth
 Comfort and ability to discuss issues regarding Parkinson’s
 Active listening and communication skills
 Sensitivity and compassion
 Ability to model respect for diversity
 Background in nursing, social work, physiotherapy, speech language pathology, and/or other medical aspect of Parkinson’s disease an asset
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 To complete Support Group Facilitator training program and continue to pursue further learning & education throughout volunteer experience
 To inform the Community Development Coordinator in a timely manner if unable to fulfill duties
 To adhere to the Parkinson Canada Policies and Procedures
 To maintain a clear vision of the volunteer role with clients
 To sign a Volunteer Service Agreement
DUTIES:
 Facilitate monthly support group, including planning, set-up, refreshments and speakers.
 Report on regular basis to Community Development Coordinator.
 Attend district meetings every four months with Community Development Coordinator.
SUPPORTS FOR SUCCESS:
 Volunteer facilitator training program, district meetings, and individual support from program staff.
TIME COMMITMENT:
 3-5 hours per month, on weekdays (includes two hour meeting and one hour preparation time) for a minimum of one year.

Multiple positions are available throughout Eastern Ontario for either French or English support groups.
Interested candidates should submit their résumé with a letter indicated why they are interested in
facilitating a Parkinson support group to ginette.trottier@parkinson.ca
Location: Cornwall
Deadline: Aug 31, 2018
Support Group Facilitator
POSITION REPORTS TO:
Community Development Coordinator / Community Engagement Coordinator
PURPOSE:
To provide education and support at monthly group meetings to persons with Parkinson’s, members of their families, and/or their caregivers in dealing with the challenges of living with the condition. To encourage group members to share experiences, ideas and feelings, address challenges, develop supportive friendships and receive current information about Parkinson’s disease.
QUALIFICATIONS:
 Experience in facilitation of support groups or meetings an asset
 Comfort level in carrying out appropriate group interventions
 Ability to discern personal boundaries and limitations so as to maximize client empowerment
 Ability to seek guidance as appropriate
 Openness to feedback as opportunities for professional and personal growth
 Comfort and ability to discuss issues regarding Parkinson’s
 Active listening and communication skills
 Sensitivity and compassion
 Ability to model respect for diversity
 Background in nursing, social work, physiotherapy, speech language pathology, and/or other medical aspect of Parkinson’s disease an asset
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 To complete Support Group Facilitator training program and continue to pursue further learning & education throughout volunteer experience
 To inform the Community Development Coordinator in a timely manner if unable to fulfill duties
 To adhere to the Parkinson Canada Policies and Procedures
 To maintain a clear vision of the volunteer role with clients
 To sign a Volunteer Service Agreement
DUTIES:
 Facilitate monthly support group, including planning, set-up, refreshments and speakers.
 Report on regular basis to Community Development Coordinator.
 Attend district meetings every four months with Community Development Coordinator.
SUPPORTS FOR SUCCESS:
 Volunteer facilitator training program, district meetings, and individual support from program staff.
TIME COMMITMENT:
 3-5 hours per month, on weekdays (includes two hour meeting and one hour preparation time) for a minimum of one year.

Multiple positions are available throughout Eastern Ontario for either French or English support groups.
Interested candidates should submit their résumé with a letter indicated why they are interested in
facilitating a Parkinson support group to ginette.trottier@parkinson.ca
Location: Winchester, Ontario
Deadline: Aug 31, 2018
Support Group Facilitator
POSITION REPORTS TO:
Community Development Coordinator / Community Engagement Coordinator
PURPOSE:
To provide education and support at monthly group meetings to persons with Parkinson’s, members of their families, and/or their caregivers in dealing with the challenges of living with the condition. To encourage group members to share experiences, ideas and feelings, address challenges, develop supportive friendships and receive current information about Parkinson’s disease.
QUALIFICATIONS:
 Experience in facilitation of support groups or meetings an asset
 Comfort level in carrying out appropriate group interventions
 Ability to discern personal boundaries and limitations so as to maximize client empowerment
 Ability to seek guidance as appropriate
 Openness to feedback as opportunities for professional and personal growth
 Comfort and ability to discuss issues regarding Parkinson’s
 Active listening and communication skills
 Sensitivity and compassion
 Ability to model respect for diversity
 Background in nursing, social work, physiotherapy, speech language pathology, and/or other medical aspect of Parkinson’s disease an asset
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 To complete Support Group Facilitator training program and continue to pursue further learning & education throughout volunteer experience
 To inform the Community Development Coordinator in a timely manner if unable to fulfill duties
 To adhere to the Parkinson Canada Policies and Procedures
 To maintain a clear vision of the volunteer role with clients
 To sign a Volunteer Service Agreement
DUTIES:
 Facilitate monthly support group, including planning, set-up, refreshments and speakers.
 Report on regular basis to Community Development Coordinator.
 Attend district meetings every four months with Community Development Coordinator.
SUPPORTS FOR SUCCESS:
 Volunteer facilitator training program, district meetings, and individual support from program staff.
TIME COMMITMENT:
 3-5 hours per month, on weekdays (includes two hour meeting and one hour preparation time) for a minimum of one year.

Multiple positions are available throughout Eastern Ontario for either French or English support groups.
Interested candidates should submit their résumé with a letter indicated why they are interested in
facilitating a Parkinson support group to ginette.trottier@parkinson.ca
Location: Vanier area
Deadline: Aug 31, 2018
Support Group Facilitator
POSITION REPORTS TO:
Community Development Coordinator / Community Engagement Coordinator
PURPOSE:
To provide education and support at monthly group meetings to persons with Parkinson’s, members of their families, and/or their caregivers in dealing with the challenges of living with the condition. To encourage group members to share experiences, ideas and feelings, address challenges, develop supportive friendships and receive current information about Parkinson’s disease.
QUALIFICATIONS:
 Experience in facilitation of support groups or meetings an asset
 Comfort level in carrying out appropriate group interventions
 Ability to discern personal boundaries and limitations so as to maximize client empowerment
 Ability to seek guidance as appropriate
 Openness to feedback as opportunities for professional and personal growth
 Comfort and ability to discuss issues regarding Parkinson’s
 Active listening and communication skills
 Sensitivity and compassion
 Ability to model respect for diversity
 Background in nursing, social work, physiotherapy, speech language pathology, and/or other medical aspect of Parkinson’s disease an asset
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 To complete Support Group Facilitator training program and continue to pursue further learning & education throughout volunteer experience
 To inform the Community Development Coordinator in a timely manner if unable to fulfill duties
 To adhere to the Parkinson Canada Policies and Procedures
 To maintain a clear vision of the volunteer role with clients
 To sign a Volunteer Service Agreement
DUTIES:
 Facilitate monthly support group, including planning, set-up, refreshments and speakers.
 Report on regular basis to Community Development Coordinator.
 Attend district meetings every four months with Community Development Coordinator.
SUPPORTS FOR SUCCESS:
 Volunteer facilitator training program, district meetings, and individual support from program staff.
TIME COMMITMENT:
 3-5 hours per month, on weekdays (includes two hour meeting and one hour preparation time) for a minimum of one year.

Multiple positions are available throughout Eastern Ontario for either French or English support groups.
Interested candidates should submit their résumé with a letter indicated why they are interested in
facilitating a Parkinson support group to ginette.trottier@parkinson.ca
Location: Kanata
Deadline: Aug 31, 2018
Organization: Odyssey Theatre
Odyssey Theatre is celebrating its 33rd season as Ottawa’s premier professional open-air theatre. Our annual Theatre Under the Stars series transforms Ottawa’s beautiful Strathcona Park into a theatre venue and welcomes theatre lovers of all ages.

We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic people from diverse backgrounds who have a passion for the arts and are willing to work outdoors during the run of our summer production, Lysistrata and the Temple of Gaia! Come join a dynamic and collaborative team, work alongside professional artists and spend some time with Ottawa’s leading mask and movement theatre company!

FOH volunteers are the patron’s first impression of the company, and play an important role in ensuring a satisfying experience for our guests. FOH volunteers are charged with essential tasks, including working concessions, box office, ushering, general set-up, and customer service.

Performances take place between July 26th and August 26th, Tuesday through Sunday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. Shifts are in 4-hour increments: evenings from 6:30pm to 10:30pm, afternoons from 12:30 to 4:30pm. We would also welcome volunteers who are interested in helping us on Park set up day on July 13 and Strike day on August 27.

We ask volunteers for a minimum of 4 guaranteed shifts – however, we are flexible, so any help is welcome. Those who complete four shifts can receive a complimentary ticket to the show! (Pending availability)

Bring your spirit, enthusiasm, and passion for the arts to help a great team bring outdoor theatre to Ottawa audiences!

For those interested, please call Odyssey's office at 613-232-8407 or email Kate at office@odysseytheatre.ca
Location: Strathcona Park, 25 Range Rd, Ottawa, ON K1N 8J3
Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
Organization: Harmer House
A Day Away:
Harmer House's Adult Day Program provides clients with Alzheimer's disease and/or other impairments with a day of stimulating activities.
Required are volunteers that are compassionate, honest and provide true leadership through companionship, encouragement and guidance to assigned client(s) throughout the activities of the day, and assist with program operations.

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

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

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

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

Education in a related field is also an asset.
Location: 100 Forestview Crescent, Nepean
Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
Organization: Harmer House
We are looking for volunteers to help with dinner service for our residents during the hours of 4:30pm-7:00pm. This opportunity would be ideal for students looking to fulfill volunteer hours, people looking to help in their community, and people with limited availability (2 hours and 30 minutes per shift, Monday to Friday). Harmer House is a non-profit, independent-living apartment building for seniors. Looking to give of your time, to help out through companionship and to reinforce a genuine sense of community? If you have patience and dependability, compassion and a passion to make others happy, please contact us!

Location: 848 Seyton , Nepean, K2H 9G6
Deadline: Jul 31, 2018
To escort residents that are in a wheelchair to in-house hairdresser, recreational activities, religious services, as requested. Good health, positive, friendly attitude necessary. Orientation and wheelchair safety and etiquette provided prior to beginning your responsibilities.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa,Ontario
Deadline: Sep 7, 2018
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: Sep 7, 2018
To visit residents one on one, on a regular basis, in order to provide friendship and companionship.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa,ON
Deadline: Sep 7, 2018
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: Sep 7, 2018
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: Sep 7, 2018
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: Sep 7, 2018
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: Sep 7, 2018
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: Sep 7, 2018
We have several mature trees on our property that we would like to remove. These trees are preventing the growth of more desirable plants and trees, and are delaying the expansion of several of our habitats. Members of our volunteer team would be helping the certified chain saw operator.
Location: Fletcher Wildlife Garden, Prince of Wales Drive
Deadline: Sep 15, 2018
We are looking for people who would be willing to lead small groups around the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, to explain what we are doing, and how we do it. Groups range from young people to seniors. You don’t have to be a botanist, a naturalist, or an expert in pollinators to lead a group. Walks around the garden generally last about an hour, and can involve some or all of our property. Walks only happen if the weather co-operates.
We will organize an orientation walk with new leaders to give you more information on the Fletcher Garden before you start leading walks yourself.
Location: Fletcher Wildlife Garden, Prince of Wales Drive
Deadline: Sep 15, 2018
Many people would like to help at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, but do not want to be tied down to a particular day and time to help out in one of our work groups. We have created a strategy that we call “work nodes” that allows you to work on your own, at your own pace. Under the guidance of one of our long-time volunteers, you will be helped to find a small area of the garden that you would like to adopt. It will then be your responsibility to take care of your node, which may require removal and control of invasive species, planting native plants / shrubs / trees, mulching to discourage unwanted plants, etc., for the entire growing season. Time commitment can vary from one afternoon a month to weekly chores — it’s up to you! Tools, instructions, advice, and feedback will be provided to assist you as you work on your node.
Location: Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
Deadline: Sep 15, 2018
Interested in local plants and wildlife? Enjoy working outdoors? Fletcher Wildlife Garden is looking for volunteers to plant, weed, and remove invasive species, particularly in our “Back Yard Garden.” The BYG is intended as a demonstration site to show gardeners in Ottawa what local plants can be used to attract and support butterflies, pollinators, and birds. Work in our “Butterfly Garden” involves planting and maintaining a variety of plants that attract and sustain butterflies and other pollinators.
Enjoy working in the outdoors with friendly people starting in May. Willingness to work with a team trumps lack of experience.
All activities start at our Interpretation Centre. Volunteers should dress for the weather and the work and bring their own water. The FWG is best reached by car or bicycle, as public transit is no longer available.
Just come on out, or check our website (http://www.ofnc.ca/fletcher.php) for further information. Messages can be left at 613-234-6767 and we can be reached by email at fletcher@ofnc.ca, but please give us at least a week to reply. NOTE: The gravel road to Fletcher Wildlife Garden is located off Prince of Wales Drive, south of the Arboretum. Look for the FWG sign opposite the parking lot for the Agriculture Museum. Currently there is no bus service along Prince of Wales.
Location: Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
Deadline: Sep 15, 2018
On our 6.5 hectare site we have sheds, gardens, pathways, ponds and bush  area. Planting native plants, bushes and trees make up a large part of our work, but at the same time there is always other odd jobs that need to be done. Cutting grass, removing invasive bushes, maintaining the pathways , weeding the pond, pruning bushes and trees, scything new growth areas, putting up fencing, maintain the benches & The list of jobs that comes up during the summer is never ending. We have projects that are best done by a team and other smaller things that can be done by individuals. Several groups at the Garden have a weekly work schedule, but others come and go at their convenience. We have two large sheds with a wide variety of tools that can be used to get the work done. Check our website (http://www.ofnc.ca/fletcher.php) to get a better idea of what we are doing. For more information phone messages can be left at 613-234-6767 and we can be reached by email at fletcher@ofnc.ca, but please give us at least a week to reply. NOTE: The gravel road to Fletcher Wildlife Garden is located off Prince of Wales Drive, south of the Arboretum. Look for the FWG sign opposite the parking lot for the Agriculture Museum. Currently there is no bus service along Prince of Wales.
Location: Prince of Wales Drive
Deadline: Sep 15, 2018
Organization: The Good Companions
The Good Companions are looking for friendly and outgoing receptionists to answer calls and direct them to the appropriate staff. They also provide general information in-person and by phone. Weekly Shift available: Monday's 9am - 12pm and 12pm - 3pm, Tuesday's 12pm - 3pm, Thursday's 9am - 12pm. This position requires an individual who is courteous and professional with excellent communication skills in English. Experience is an asset. This position requires the ability to multitask. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator if interested.
Location: 670 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Aug 31, 2018
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