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Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Currently seeking a female volunteer who is available the last Monday afternoon of every month to join one of our members, someone with an intellectual disability, during her volunteer work at Dress for Success (https://ottawa.dressforsuccess.org/) !

This member is an avid volunteer at Dress for Success at their Donation Days once a month (organizing incoming clothing and accessory donations) and is looking for someone to join her!

You'd be volunteering for LiveWorkPlay AND Dress for Success - Volunteering X2 !

Let Alex know if you are interested!
Location: 300- 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
Organization: Mothercraft Ottawa
Mothercraft Ottawa is a non-profit multifaceted family support agency offering a wide array of programs for families from pregnancy to school age. Mothercraft has been supporting and meeting the needs of families and care providers in our community since 1944.
Our Programs: Helping Families Grow and Thrive
We offer early learning programs and services that support early childhood development; and full-time, part-time and casual, licensed child care programs for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years. Mothercraft Ottawa’s child care programs are provided in a centre, in a school or in a caregiver’s home and are available throughout the year.
We offer a comprehensive range of support services for parents, including prenatal classes, birth companion support, drop-in play groups and parenting workshops. As an EarlyON Child and Family Centre we offer programs and workshops that support parents and caregivers in all aspects of early child development. Other high quality services offered by Mothercraft include rentals of safe and clean baby equipment and a toy lending library. Note all our programs are offered in both English and French.
Our Values
Through our work with families, staff, partners and the community, Mothercraft is dedicated to:
• Creativity: Exploring possibilities
• Nurturing: Supporting each other with compassion
• Inclusivity: Welcoming and encouraging diversity
• Integrity: Acting with honesty and reliability
• Collaborative Relationships: Built on respect and communication.

Our Board of Directors
The role of our Board of Directors is to provide governance to the organization, identify and monitor strategic priorities, set agency policies and determine innovative ways to promote and expand services and supports. Mothercraft values the different perspectives, knowledge, skills and interests that each Director brings to the Board.
We are currently recruiting a volunteer Board member to serve in the role as Treasurer.
The Treasurer for our board of directors will ensure full and accurate accounts of all receipts and disbursements of the agency are kept in proper books of account. At each board of directors meeting, the treasurer provides a financial report that clearly states the financial standing of the agency through review and analysis of monthly financial statements. The treasurer ensures that the audited financial statements are complete for presentation at Mothercraft Ottawa’s annual membership meeting. The treasurer is responsible for looking at financial policies and processes to mitigate financial risks and will be the chair of the Finance Committee. The treasurer works closely with the Director of Corporate Services and the Executive Director and serves as a member of the Executive Committee. Candidates should be self-motivated, professional, and dedicated to healthy child and family development through Board service.
An individual with big picture, strategic financial oversight background but with the ability to look into details as required is highly recommended. A chartered professional accounting designation is an asset but not required since we are seeking candidates who can deliver board-level financial leadership for the organization.
An ideal candidate should have experience in one or more of the following areas:
• Fund Accounting/ Accounting for charity;
• Business;
• Finance;
• Internal/External Audit; and
• Policy and process development;
We welcome new members who:
• Are over 18 years old;
• Are able to serve as a corporate director;
• Are supportive of our Mission Statement;
• Available once a month for board meetings;
• Available once a month for committee meetings; and
• Available adhoc for budget review and external audit.

The Board meets 8 times a year in Westboro to discuss and review operations and committee work. The approximate time commitment for this position is 5-10 hours per month.
Previous board experience is not essential but would be considered an asset.
If you would like to be involved with Board governance, policy development and long term planning for one of Ottawa’s outstanding community agencies, we would be interested in receiving your application to the Board of Directors.
Please submit your resume and a cover letter which explains (1) how your expertise fits the skill sets defined above and (2) when you would be available to join the board. Please submit by email to Tracy-Lynn Mallett, Human Resources Manager at tl.mallett@mothercraft.com.
Deadline: This is an ongoing recruitment, but we seek the right candidate as soon as possible.

To learn more about Mothercraft Ottawa please visit our website: www.mothercraft.com
Telephone inquiries WILL NOT be accepted.

We thank all applicants for their interest.
Only candidates chosen to participate in the interview process will be contacted.
Location: 475 Evered Avenue
Deadline: Jan 30, 2020
Our organization is looking for someone to take video of two events.
The first is April 23 from 7am to 11:30am and the second is June 5 & 6 all day and evening. The videographer will also need to be able to edit and shorten the videos to 3-5 minute segments. Some compensation is available.
Location: 170 Laurier Ave West
suite 1104
Deadline: Mar 13, 2020
Canadian Parents for French is hosting its annual Breakfast on the Hill event to promote and further bilingual education across Canada. The event will take place on April 23 at Parliament. Volunteers are needed for pre-event prep, assistance during the event, then to act as guides taking our guests to meet with their representatives and members of Parliament. Volunteers will need to be available from 7am to 3pm on the 23rd of April. There will be a training and pre-event prep session on the 22nd in the afternoon.
Location: 170 Laurier Ave West
suite 1104
Deadline: Mar 6, 2020
Do you have a passion for music and song writing? Are you a songwriter or musician? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

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

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

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

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region
Deadline: Mar 3, 2020
Do you have a passion for creative arts? Are you working in this field or do you pursue it as a hobby? Looking for a creative individual- you could be a painter, an art enthusiast, jewellery maker, "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 art (particularly painting, but open to learning new forms of art) 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
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Êtes-vous passionné par le jardinage domestique, la plantation d'intérieur ou l'agriculture urbaine? Avez-vous des compétences dans la culture d'herbes, de légumes et / ou de fleurs? Si vous êtes prêt à partager votre expérience et vos connaissances et que vous aimez travailler avec les jeunes, c'est une initiative pour vous! Vous cherchez à créer un lien entre un mentor potentiel et un jeune pour créer un projet de jardinage à domicile et éventuellement explorer d'autres possibilités dans ce domaine d'intérêt.

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 de vie après l'école secondaire.

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.
Location: Ottawa Region- various locations
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Do you have experience with comic creation- either professionally or as a hobby? Do you enjoy creating stories to go along with your comic creations? Looking for someone who is passionate about this area of the arts. If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you! Hoping to connect a prospective mentor with a high school student who is looking for ways to build on their knowledge/skills and to possibly learn more about roles in this field- it is not necessary that you work in the 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
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Are you passionate about cooking? Do you have skills, knowledge or a flair for whipping up delectable meals/desserts? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and you enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

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

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

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

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region- various locations
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Are you passionate about cooking? Do you have skills, knowledge or a flair for whipping up delectable meals/desserts? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and you enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

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

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

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

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region- various locations
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Do you have experience working with animals? Are you passionate about animal welfare? Have an animal run business and looking for dedicated volunteers? Or maybe you just have a pet of your own that you care for and want to teach that to others? If you love animals and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

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

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

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

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region- Flexible
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Avez-vous un intérêt dont vous êtes passionnés? Etes-vous doués d’un certain talent? Aimez-vous pratiquer de divers passe-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: Feb 20, 2020
Are you someone who wants to make a difference in the life of a young adult with an intellectual disability? Do you enjoy contributing to your community and helping others? We want to hear from you!

Student Links is seeking a volunteer to work one on one with students and young adults with intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or others, by exploring common interests, assisting in building a full life, and helping to build independence by creating meaningful roles for the student to participate in and contribute to their community.

Volunteers may help the student with travel training, exploring their community and attending events, playing sports or going to the gym together, working on a project together, introducing them to your network or meet up groups, and developing life skills to prepare them for life after school.

If you have experience, or are looking to gain some, working with vulnerable populations, individuals with various abilities and challenges, or community-based services, please contact Siobhan Costelloe Student Links coordinator for more information.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing how you can be of help to a young adult in your community today!
Location: Various - Ottawa Region
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Do you work in the music industry or simply enjoy mixing music and creating beats as a hobby? Do you produce or record music - Are you someone who experiments with SoundCloud, Garage Band, or professional recording tools and technology? Do you write music, sing in a band, or play instruments? Just for fun to jam out with friends or for gigs of your own?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Spring is upon us and summer is around the corner! Let's make the most of it!

Do you enjoy being active in the outdoors and participating in sports and recreation activities? Do you have a love for fishing, hiking, running, exploring nature, working out or playing on local sports teams?

If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and you enjoy working with youth and helping them to explore their interests, this is the initiative for you!

Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth to learn more about roles in recreation, sports, outdoor adventures and possibly explore other opportunities in this area of interest.

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
- Participating in rec or sports programs together

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

Time commitments are flexible.


Location: Ottawa Region- various locations
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Looking for creative makers to share their passion for maker culture by volunteering some of your time to mentor a youth who wants to learn from you!

Do you have a passion for creative arts? Are you working in this field or do you pursue it as a hobby? You could be a painter, an art enthusiast, sewer or quilter, maker of toys, dolls, crafts, anything!

Do you love to work with laser cutters, 3D printers and pens, up-cycled and recycled materials? Or are you 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 all aspects of maker culture 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
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
The KCSBN is looking for two voulenteers with a car and a laptop/tablet, and they need to be willing to drive around Kanata-Carleton to meet with stakeholders.

The first volunteer is expected to reach out to identified local highschools to meet in person with principals and business teachers (grade 11&12) to explain our Youth Enterpreneur Program which we want to deliver to the youth at schools. This needs to be done during weekdays between 9am-2pm.

The second volunteer is expected to go to local businesses we have identified in Kanata-Carleton to introduce the local businesses to our services and help them register on our free Online Business Directory. This can be done during the week or weekend.

If you're interested in any of these positions, please contact me directly at rouba.fattal@kanatacarletonsbn.ca
Location: in Kanata-Carleton area
Deadline: Feb 29, 2020
Organization: Ancoura
Ancoura is a community agency in Ottawa that provides affordable housing and social supports to people living with a mental illness.
Location: 30 Cleary Ave
Room 7
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Location: Main site, 900 Merivale Road
Team: Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days: March 9, 10, 23, 24, 30, 31
Time: 8:30am-4pm all days
Commitment: 1 – 4 sessions on the dates noted above
Volunteer will report to: Tax Clinic Coordinator

Goal of the program:
The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is a collaboration between community organizations and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Community organizations host tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. The CRA provides coordinators and offers training and tax software.

What does a CVITP volunteer do?
A volunteer with the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) prepares income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. Roles include: tax preparer, greeter, and lead tax preparer. Visit the CVITP website for more information.

What do you get out of it?
As a CVITP volunteer, you will:
• give back to your community
• increase your tax knowledge
• gain new skills and improve existing ones
• do work that is valued and recognized

How can you become a CVITP volunteer?
To become a CVITP volunteer, you must:
• affiliate with a community organization
• have a basic understanding of income tax
• complete the online registration
• register online for electronic filing through EFILE

You will also need to complete a Carlington CHC application process, and get a valid Police Records Check.

Please visit the CRA web site for more information: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/lnd-eng.html


Qualifications:
- Ensure confidentiality of materials and information with respect to the people using the services, volunteers and staff. All volunteers must adhere to the Centre’s Confidentiality Policy by signing the appropriate form before starting the placement.
- Good communication, English is essential, other languages are an asset.
- Comfortable working with computers and administrative technology.
- Ability to work in a challenging environment.
- Caring, patient, non-judgmental, and understanding.
- Punctual, reliable, and dependable.
- Sensitive to issues facing low-income population.
- Sensitive to issues facing newcomer population.

Safety/Security Issues:
- Client confidentiality is essential.
- Police Records Check required.
Location: Ottawa-West
Deadline: Feb 7, 2020
Assist nurses with immunization at the 100 Constellation Clinic, local schools and during community flu clinics
Location: 100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa ON K2G 6J8
Deadline: Feb 7, 2020
Want a rewarding position! Imagine how you feel when you just had your hair done! Help make Residents feel great! We are looking for volunteers that will help escort Residents to and from their hair appointments within the Home. Volunteer opportunities available on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. What a great opportunity to make someone feel good!
Location: 200 IslandLodge Rd
Ottawa,On. K1N 5M2
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
We are looking for a Pastoral Volunteer that would be interested in leading a team of Roman Catholic Pastoral Volunteers. The role would include preparing the Faith Center for the Roman Catholic Mass on Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30. Before and after the mass, you would organize the Pastoral volunteers to escort and or porter Residents to and from the Faith Centre.
You would also organize the pastoral visitors to meet the needs of the Roman Catholic Residents.
Another aspect of the Role would be to represent the Roman Catholic Faith on the Pastoral Committee.
Help in the Recruitment of new pastoral volunteers
Join our energetic volunteer team here at Garry J. Armstrong. Orientation/training opportunities will be provided.
Location: 200 Island Lodge Rd.
Ottawa On. K1N 5M2
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Organization: Communityworks NPHC
Communityworks Non-Profit Housing Corporation (NPHC) is a community-based non-profit housing corporation that has been incorporated since 1986 which owns and manages both rent-geared-to-income and market rent housing for individuals, couples, families with children and senior citizens in its 178 units located in four developments in Ottawa.

We have a full complement of staff who manage the day to day business of the Corporation and work closely with the Board of Directors to ensure the highest quality of housing and a great sense of Community.

The Board of Directors provides strategic leadership to the organization by committing to excellence in governance and supporting organizational health for optimum achievement of its goals and mandate. The five member volunteer board is comprised of a team of leaders with combined experiences in governance, accounting, HR, business management, and housing and homelessness advocacy. All members have a personal passion for volunteering and for making a difference in the lives of individuals, families with children and senior citizens that reside in our communities.

We are proud to say that Communityworks NPHC won an award for design at its Paterson Walk location at 8 Bullman Street

We are currently looking for 2 new directors with innovative and environmentally friendly ideas for social housing improvements and new projects to join our successful and experienced team. Dynamic individuals with a strong social conscience and a passion to provide affordable and safe accommodations are welcome.

Previous experience in non-profit would be desirable but not required.


Responsibilities

The Board of Directors serves as the governing body for the Corporation and works closely with the Administrator to ensure the successful providing of safe affordable housing for our residents.
Directors meet every two months for two hours and may have additional meetings as required. The meetings are conducted in-person at our main office located at 30 Provender Avenue, Ottawa. Board terms are a minimum of two years with an option to renew.

How to Apply

Board appointments start in October and applicants are encouraged to apply early. Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and recent resume to the attention of the Board Nominating Committee, care of communityworks@bellnet.ca no later than January 31, 2020. Applicants must be 18 years of age or over and must reside in the City of Ottawa. All applications will be reviewed by a committee of the Board.
Location: 101-30 Provender Avenue
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
We NEED 10 more people for our Planning Team. We need these 10 people to manage the volunteers we recruit to work the day of the event, We need leaders that are committed and reliable to work with other team leaders on the Planning Team. The Planning Team is made up of approximately 35 to 40 other people. We at HOPE recruit day of volunteers and we need YOU to manage that they get to their assigned area, get their lunches, and get their breaks, and water. If you are reliable and committed and can be a leader please contact us.

HOPE, Helping Other People Everywhere, is a local not for profit charitable organization, and we are in our 38th year.
This years event will take place on Saturday July 11th 2020. Our annual event is an outdoor festival sporting event, that combines a volleyball tournament with all day music. We have a volunteer planning team managed by 3 event managers and the 40 person planning team help manage the 700 day of volunteers, as well as help with some of the planning of this large event. We at Hope are looking for some new members of our planning team. The commitment is not large, approximately 30 hours over a 4 to 5 month period, and about 20 of those hours would take place the week of July 6th to July 24th. We are looking for volunteers that are dependable and reliable, committed to the full 5 months. We need volunteers with confidence and great leadership skills.
We require all volunteers to meet with the Operations Manager to be interviewed and so we can give more information to the applying Volunteer to see if this opportunity will fit.
Location: HOPE Office and Mooney's bay Beach Riverside Drive Ottawa
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Required Hours: 3-4 hours per week

Availability: Monday-Friday between 11AM-2:30PM; Saturday between 10AM-2PM; Sunday between 1PM-4PM. Schedule will be determined with manager.

Language: English proficiency required; bilingual is an asset

Location: 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2

Description
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations of their used bookstore at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

Volunteers in this role will be primarily responsible for providing excellent customer service to FOPLA’s customers, including answering customer questions, helping customers to locate books, selling books, making change, and light administrative tasks. Volunteers may also be required to interact with library staff as needed, and potentially re-stock shelves as needed.

Required Skills: Must be friendly and courteous with the public; previous customer service experience is an asset; knowledge of books and book genres; must have the ability to make change and be comfortable with cash handling procedures; must have good organizational skills.

Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation to their volunteer location.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Location: 120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Required Hours: 3-4 hours per week

Availability: Monday-Friday between 11AM-2:30PM; Saturday between 10AM-2PM; Sunday between 1PM-4PM. Schedule will be determined with manager.

Language: English proficiency required; bilingual is an asset

Location: 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2

Description
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations of their used bookstore at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

Volunteers in this role will be primarily responsible for receiving, sorting, and shelving donations of used books. Bookstore inventory must be kept current and fresh, so organization and inventory management are required. Volunteers may also be required to answer customer inquiries, sell books, and interact with library staff as needed.

Required Skills: Must be able to move/lift up to 30 lbs of books; knowledge of books and book genres; must be friendly and courteous with the public; must have the ability to follow instructions and work effectively under pressure; must have good organizational skills.

Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation to their volunteer location.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location: 120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Organization: Maison d'amitié
Maison d'amitié est à la recherche de bénévoles pour animer les ateliers auprès des femmes et des enfants.
Principalement les mercredis, jeudis et vendredis à 18h30.

Les ateliers sont:
- atelier mise en beauté : maquiller les femmes, manucure, favoriser l'estime de soi
- atelier cuisine : cuisiner avec les femmes et les enfants
- atelier jeux de société
- atelier karaoké
- atelier peinture, création bijoux
- atelier couture
- etc.

Si vous avez des idées d'ateliers nous sommes ouvertes :)
https://maisondamitie.ca/comment-nous-aider/benevolat/
Location: Maison d’amitié
40 rue Cobourg
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 8Z6
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Organization: RESULTS Canada
• attend and actively participate in the monthly education & action meetings
• take action alongside fellow group members on the current campaign. Example of actions (but not limited to):
o engaging with your Member of Parliament by writing or meeting with them
o writing letters to the editor
o organizing events
o supporting the logistics of the group
o being active on social media
o taking part in the online community of RESULTS Canada
o fundraising
o tabling at an event to talk about RESULTS Canada
• report on your actions to your Group Leader on a monthly basis

What we're looking for:
• Someone passionate about ending poverty in the Global South and committed to lead by taking action to build the political will to end poverty.
• A “people person”, who is excellent at building relationships and who loves to inspire, develop and motivate others.
• Someone with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Someone who is able to go out of their comfort zone to create change.

Visit bit.ly/joinresults for more details.
Location: Room 7, Dalhousie Community Centre
755 Somerset Street West (NW Corner of Empress Ave.)
Ottawa, ON K1R 6R1

(meeting once a month on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm)
Deadline: Apr 6, 2020
Organization: Bytown Museum
Are you interested in learning about Ottawa's history? Are you looking for a great way to meet other individuals passionate about history and your community? Are you wanting to have experiences that will equip you for the future endavours in the heritage sector?
The BYTOWN MUSEUM Youth Council is looking for new members just like you.
The Youth council is made up of about 6-10 individuals who are between the ages of 17-25 years old. As a Youth Council member you will participate in various activities and events that range from blog writing and video making to planning for heritage activities and events that range from blog writing and video making to planning for heritage events and working on other special projects. As a member you will also have the opportunity to participate in various training and workshop opportunities for personal and professional growth.
For more information on the Youth Council visit our website, https://bytownmuseum.com/get-engaged/about-yoco/ or email the Youth Council Coordinator at youthcouncil@bytownmuseum.ca

Désirez-vous vous renseigner sur l’histoire d’Ottawa? Aimeriez-vous rencontrer d’autres jeunes passionnés par l’histoire et la vie de votre collectivité? Souhaitez-vous acquérir une expérience qui vous préparera à réaliser de futures initiatives dans le secteur patrimonial?

Le Conseil des jeunes du MUSÉE BYTOWN recherche de nouveaux membres tels que vous!

Le Conseil des jeunes se compose d’environ 6 à 10 membres âgés de 17 à 25 ans. En tant que membre du Conseil, vous participerez à divers événements et activités – depuis la rédaction de blogues et la production de vidéos à la planification d’événements dans le secteur patrimonial et à la participation à des projets spéciaux. À titre de membre, vous aurez aussi l’occasion de profiter de formations et d’ateliers favorisant votre épanouissement personnel et professionnel.

Pour obtenir plus d’informations sur le Conseil des jeunes, visitez notre site à l’adresse http://bytownmuseum.om/get-engaged/youth-council ou écrivez à Fayo à l’adresse youthcouncil@bytownmuseum.ca


Location: 1 Canal Ln, Ottawa, ON K1P 5P6
Deadline: Feb 5, 2020
Organization: Bytown Museum
Do you have a passion for local history? Are you looking for a great way to meet others who share your interest in history and community? Do you want to gain experiences that will equip you for future endeavours in the heritage sector?

The BYTOWN MUSEUM is looking for volunteers just like you!

Come join the Bytown Museum in celebrating Canadian winter fun at the Winterlude festival in Ottawa. The Bytown Museum is looking for volunteers who will bring history to life in the Ottawa Centre, dressing in period clothing while interacting with the public. Activities include exploring Sparks Street and assisting with crafts at the Bytown Museum.

Volunteers will be supplied with period dress, as well as a few fun facts about Winterlude and the Bytown Museum to share with the curious public.

For more information about volunteers, please visit our website https://bytownmuseum.com/join-give/volunteer/ or email Shannon at visitorservices@bytownmuseum.ca.
Location: 1 Canal Lane
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5P6
Deadline: Jan 24, 2020
From February 4th-9th, the 2SLGBTQ+ community and its allies come together for the most colourful festival in the Capital Region.

We want you to be a part of it!

Location: Downtown Ottawa
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
The suitable candidate will receive 5 weeks of crisis line training based on a feminist framework. The training will enable the counselor to provide support on issues related to recent sexual assault, Childhood sexual assault, feminist counseling, court accompaniment, suicide intervention and coping strategies.

The Crisis line training dates are as follows:
April 16th- May 16th 2020
May 28th- June 25th 2020
July 2nd- July 30th 2020
September 3rd-October 1st 2020
October 15th- November 12th 2020

Training is held on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.at our confidential address.
Location: Our address is confidential but will be provided when candidate contacts us
Deadline: Feb 27, 2020
Organization: Tamir Foundation
For 2020, The Tamir Adult Day Programs are looking for a few crafty volunteers to lead us once a month, morning or afternoon, in a craft project. We will provide the supplies when you bring the ideas and methods. Our group size is 4-8 and our enthusiasm is great. Staff will assist the participants toward success, we just need a creative leader.
Location: 235 D Donald St. Ottawa
Deadline: Jan 31, 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 31, 2020
Organization: Ottawa Tool Library
The OTL is looking to grow our team of talented staff at the library who manage our front desk during our hours of operation (Mon, Wed and Sat). This includes our Librarians who manage interactions with members and the public, such as loans, renewals, open/close, resolve concerns and promote the library. Tool Ninjas are needed to be on hand when the library is open to assist members with choosing the right tool(s) for their project and advising on proper tool use for the safety of our members and longevity of our tools. If you'd like to join our library staff, please let us know!
Location: 250 City Centre, Bay #216, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7
Deadline: Apr 2, 2020
Organization: Ottawa Tool Library
The Ottawa Tool Library (OTL) is a non-profit tool lending library in Ottawa located at Makerspace North in City Centre. We offer four categories of tools: hand tools, power tools, lawn and garden tools, and kitchen tools. Additionally, we will soon offer a supervised and fully-equipped WorkSpace where members who have completed mandatory safety training can rent bench time to work on projects. We are entirely volunteer-driven, and are always looking for community-minded individuals to lend their talents, time, and energy to the cause.

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

Successful Tool Ninjas will have the following qualifications:

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

Ninja / WorkSpace monitors will have these additional qualifications:

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

If you'd like to contribute your time and expertise to the fastest growing constructive community in Ottawa, please let us know!
Location: 250 City Centre, Bay #216, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7
Deadline: Apr 2, 2020
We are looking for a Grant Writer who will assist the Festival committee in writing grant and funding proposals to apply for Federal government, local and provincial foundation grants for Arts & Culture events. Please contact us for more details.
Location: Flexible
Deadline: Mar 30, 2020
Organization: Twice Upon a Time
Twice Upon a Time gives free books to kids who might not otherwise be able to afford them. We are seeking volunteers to operate our free children's bookstores. Consider volunteering with us if you are: *a reader *someone with an enthusiastic and welcoming spirit *reliable *interested in working with children up to age 12 *available from 4pm on weekdays or on the weekends for 2 hours at a time *interested in making a difference in communities in need Applicants will be required to obtain a clear police records check suitable for working with the vulnerable sector. We provide a letter to take to the police station, for a free records check. We work in a variety of locations including Overbrook Community Centre (Wed,Saturdays), Boys and Girls Club on McArthur Ave (Tuesdays), Taggart YM-YWCA (Wednesdays) and other locations.
We especially need volunteers on Tuesdays at the Boys and Girls Club from 4-6pm.
Location: 404 McArthur Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Job role
Assist in preparing for trials, hearings, and closings.
Must be licenced paralegal
Location: 265 Montreal Road, Ottawa Ontario K1L 6C4
Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
Looking for a general operation manager, must be willing to put in 2-3 days a week work. experience an asset
Must have 2 years of managerial experience. Experience with volunteer an asset.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd Vanier
Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
Job role
manage the fundraising, responsibilities include overseeing all the fundraising functions and developing donors.
Location: 265 Montreal Road, Ottawa Ontario K1L 6C4
Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
Requirements:
court experience is required (working with indigenous aboriginals)
0 to 3 years of experience as an Aboriginal Liaison or a related role
Degree/Diploma in Indigenous Studies, Communications or related field. Work/practical experience will also be considered
Strong administration, time management and, organizational skills
Excellent computer/software skills are required
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
Location: 265 Montreal Road, Ottawa Ontario K1L 6C4
Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
Taking care of the I T details and tweaking
Location: 265 Montreal Rd.
Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
We are looking for long term web creator /designer using GoDaddy and/or WordPress. Bilingual asset.

Please Note: Volunteer position can be done remotely with a visit to the office once per week
Location: 265 Montreal Rd Vanier
Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
- Must have no criminal record
- Must have knowledge in GPS tracker devices
- Must be flexible to attend court, follow court procedures and able to take the stand to inform about GPS monitoring devices
- Must be available to complete training (part-time)
Location: 265 Montreal Road
Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
Life Coach and or MSW for one on one counselling, flexible hours,. areas include, addictions, Stress Management, Anger Management, general counselling, life skills. Must have some relative experience and/or education related to the position. Bilingual asset.
Location: 265 Montreal road Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
- security guard for building
Location: 265 Montreal Road, Ottawa Ontario K1L 6C4
Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
Looking for a volunteer to promote our services via social media
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and to the community

Location: 265 Montreal Rd. Vanier
Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
- Welcome and greet clients and visitors
- Explain what we do; services provided and such
- Coffee greeter
Location: 265 Montreal Road, Ottawa Ontario K1L 6C4
Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
Job purpose

The role of the administrative assistant is to ensure efficient and timely operations of the office so as to support and enhance the work of the organization. The administrative assistant will work under the supervision of the executive director or the designated supervisors.

Duties and responsibilities

• Operates office equipment and computers utilizing a variety of software packages (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.)
• Prepares presentation materials, forms, letters, etc. utilizing layout, formatting and keyboarding skills using computer
• Responds to inquiries made in person, by telephone or in writing
• Performs database searches to input, retrieve and report information.
• Maintains manual and computerized filling and retrieval systems for records/documents, including file correspondence, records, reports, inventory data and manuals
• Drafts standard letters and memoranda, maintains files, prints and distributes materials, photocopies documents and sends facsimiles
• Collects, sorts, date stamps, distributes, prepares and processes forms and documents, including mail, fax, statements, invoices, reports, vouchers, cheque requisitions, cash, and receipts
• Receives documents/applications, invoices/monies from the public or other levels of government and ensures accuracy and completeness. Issues/completes receipts/documentation. Receives balances and records payments and completes receipts
• Coordinates meeting room bookings and special requirements for meetings. Attends meetings, takes and transcribes minutes as required
• Prepares purchase requisitions and performs associated follow up including monitoring of contract balances, commitment levels and status of documents in accordance with divisional processes
• Directs and/or guides and/or checks work of other staff
• Monitors, orders and maintains supplies/resource materials for unit or other locations
• Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

Key Qualifications
• Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures.
• Excellent keyboarding, proof reading and data entry skills with emphasis on accuracy.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and ability to develop solid professional internal and external work relationships with various levels of staff, other organizations and the public. Ability to write in a clear, concise and legible manner.
• Good organizational skills with the ability to multitask and work in a high pressure, high volume team oriented environment with minimal supervision, working independently and cooperatively with other members of the staff.
• Ability to identify and analyze problems with inefficiencies and develop effective solutions and solve problems.
• Proven ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and tact - you will be working with vulnerable populations
- Must be comfortable dealing with harm reduction kits and people dealing with mental health issues

Education and Experience
• An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
• Experience performing various clerical support duties, some of which must relate to the actual job duties.
• Experience in using computerized software programs which include MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and experience with layout and formatting procedures for text, tables, and spreadsheets and mail merging.
• Experience in working with and the management of electronic and hard copy confidential data including the set up and maintenance of paper and computer file systems.
• Experience in preparing detailed correspondence, summaries, reports, statements and documentation requiring the interpretation and application of a wide range of administrative practices.
• Experience providing customer service and responding to inquiries.


Hours of Work

• 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and/or weekends 12-5.
The ideal person would be able to commit for 3-6 months, 1-2 shifts a week, and is able to commute to the Vanier area (OC Transpo Route #12 and #19 nearby)
Location: 265 Montreal Road, Ottawa Ontario K1L 6C4
Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
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