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Board Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month beginning at 5:30 pm. There are no Board Meetings in the summer. After our AGM in June, the Board Meetings resume in September. For our governance model, we're a modified collective and a 'working board'. Board and Staff members work together on various committees.
Location: 488 Wilbrod St., Ottawa, ON K1N 6M8
Deadline: Feb 2, 2018
Indulge Ottawa (supporting Special Olympics Ontario – Greater Ottawa):

We are looking for set up (day before and day of), event and tear down volunteers.
*Volunteers may be required to lift up to 30 pounds. Suggested shifts of 5-6 hours. 6pm - 12am

Indulge Ottawa, the 2nd exciting signature fundraising event in support of Special Olympics Ontario – Greater Ottawa! All-inclusive sampling, live entertainment, silent and live auctions.

We are looking for two main areas for people to help:
1. Registration (check-in, greeting, coat check) and auction purchases:
- Check tickets, escort guests into the main room, or oversee coat check.
- Write up receipts for items purchased during live or silent auctions and handle transactions.

2. Silent/live auction:
- Oversee silent auction tables. Help pack up items and run items to winners that show receipts.
- Spotters to be set up in different parts of the room for full sight lines. Assist control with determining correct bidder number
- Record Live and Silent Auction Winners as they are determined, confirm bidder number and dollar total with auctioneer or sheet.

We will ask volunteers in either area to help with tear down at the end.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Mar 1, 2018
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires a volunteer to assist with operations at their self-serve bookshelf at the St-Laurent branch of the Ottawa Public Library. The self-serve shelf is open during regular hours at the St-Laurent Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

As a volunteer you will serve stock the self-serve shelf, sort inventory, prepare inventory for transport, and interact with customers and staff members of the Ottawa Public Library as needed.

You will be trained on these procedures, and most of the time you will not be alone to do any of these tasks. Someone with a flexible schedule would be an asset, to help fill gaps in the current volunteer schedule.

Language: English proficiency required. Bilingualism is an asset.

Skills Required: Knowledge of books and customer service skills; must be friendly and courteous with the public; must have the ability to follow instructions and guidance and work effectively under pressure.

Time Requirement: Minimum 2 hours/week

We thank all applicants for their interest, but please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Location: 515 Côté Street
Ottawa, ON K1K 0Z8
Deadline: Apr 8, 2018
The Matching Program at the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) is looking for volunteers to work with newcomers one-on-one. Through its volunteers, the Matching Program reaches out to refugees and immigrants who are in need of support to thrive in their new life in Ottawa.
Volunteers should be established members of the community who are familiar with the Canadian system and culture and who know how to access resources in Ottawa. Experience working with people with disabilities or medical conditions is a great asset. Patience, kindness, an open mind and an interest in other cultures are also very important qualities for our volunteers. We ask our volunteers to make a minimum 4 hour weekly commitment for a period of 6 months to 8 months.
Location: There are volunteer opportunities in different neighbourhoods of the city. The office is located at 219 Argyle Avenue, K2P 2H4.
Deadline: Mar 31, 2018
Organization: Bytown Museum
Assist Musée Bytown Museum patrons make and display snowflakes to create a blizzard within the museum. Ensure all participants enter a draw for a 2018 museum family pass.

You will also be assisting visitors to make snow globes which they can take home with them.
Location: 1 Canal Lane, Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline: Jan 25, 2018
Do you love driving? Assist the Canadian Cancer Society & help cancer patients from the Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott-Russell, Plantagenet, St. Isidore & Cornwall areas, to get to cancer-related medical appointments in Cornwall & Ottawa.

Requirements: minimum 19 years of age, access to a reliable 100% Smoke-free vehicle, full driving licence (Class G) with no more than 3 demerit points, proof of insurance - $1m liability, daytime availability at least one day per week Monday-Friday.

Personal Traits: patient, friendly and compassionate, good listener, ability to work with diverse cultures. If a cancer survivor yourself you must be 1 year past active cancer treatment.

THIS POSITION DOES NOT REQUIRE YOU TO POST A COMPLETE RESUME & COVER LETTER. SIMPLY POST A NOTE WITH YOUR CONTACT DETAILS EXPRESSING AN INTEREST AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU. OR YOU COULD EMAIL sdg@ontario.cancer.ca
Location: Drive from home to cancer centre in Ottawa, picking up clients on the way.
Deadline: Mar 5, 2018
Do you love driving? Assist the Canadian Cancer Society help people with cancer from the greater Ottawa area get to and from cancer related medical appointments in Ottawa Requirements: minimum of 19 years of age, access to a reliable 100 Smoke-free vehicle, full driving licence (Class G) with no more than 3 demerit points, proof of insurance - $1m liability, daytime availability at least one day per week Monday-Friday. Personal Traits: patient, friendly and compassionate, good listener, ability to work with diverse cultures. If a cancer survivor yourself you must be 1 year past active cancer treatment.
Location: Drive from home to cancer centre picking up clients on the way.
Deadline: Feb 28, 2018
Do you love driving? Assist the Canadian Cancer Society help people with cancer from the greater Ottawa area get to and from cancer related medical appointments in Ottawa Requirements: minimum of 19 years of age, access to a reliable 100 Smoke-free vehicle, full driving licence (Class G) with no more than 3 demerit points, proof of insurance - $1m liability, daytime availability at least one day per week Monday-Friday. Personal Traits: patient, friendly and compassionate, good listener, ability to work with diverse cultures. If a cancer survivor yourself you must be 1 year past active cancer treatment.
Location: Drive from home to cancer centre picking up clients on the way.
Deadline: Mar 5, 2018
Organization: Centre 454
This is a 2hour a week shift on Sunday afternoons from 12:30pm-2:30pm. The volunteer will be responsible for reception duties, greeting our clients, getting them signed up for laundry, counselling and other support services.
Location: 454 King Edward Ave.
Ottawa, ON
K1N7M8
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
HOPE, Helping Other People Everywhere, is a local not for profit charitable organization, and we are in our 36th year.
This years event will take place on Saturday July 14th 2018. 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 to 40 hours over a 4 to 5 month period, and about 20 of those hours would take place the week of July 8th to July 16th. 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: Feb 23, 2018
MUST Complete application at :
http://www.pqchc.com/volunteers-students/volunteer-application/
Wednesday evenings from 5pm-8pm (but 6pm-8pm works too)

Feb 7 – May 2

Looking for individuals who enjoy helping out with sports, cooking, arts n’ crafts and just plain old hanging out with youth.
Location: 1365 Richmond Rd.
Deadline: Mar 9, 2018
Purpose:
To record and document written communication pertaining to the business of the Community Council.

Qualifications:
● Good written communication skills
● Ability to record minutes from meetings.
● Computer skills
● Self-directed and good organization skills.
● Access to computer and internet strongly recommended.

Duties and Responsibilities:
● Record and transcribe all minutes of Community Council and Executive meetings.
● Distribute minutes and other relevant information as required to the community volunteers in advance of each meeting.
● Forward a copy of all the minutes to the Provincial Staff Representative.
● Maintain files of minutes, correspondence etc., on the community’s behalf.
● Book meeting rooms and arrange for refreshments if necessary.
● Correspond with Community volunteers, the Provincial office and others as
required on behalf of the community.
● Upon vacating the position all files etc. must be passed on to the new
secretary.
● Review and be familiar with sections 1,3,6,13 and 18 of the information portal.
● Maintain Special Olympics e-mail address that is provided to you if applicable

Time Requirement:
Two hours per week is the estimated time commitment.

Duration of Position:
Two-year term or as per Community by-laws.

Accountability:
● To work in cooperation with the Community Council and with the membership.
● To ensure Provincial Staff Representative is made aware of the minutes of each
Council meeting.

Orientation and Training:
● Orientation and training is available through the outgoing secretary and/or Provincial Staff Representative.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Apr 5, 2018
Gay Zone provides a welcoming space for MSM to access HIV testing, STI screening and treatment, Hepatitis A & B vaccinations, and a variety of health promotion and community building programming such as workshops, yoga, book club, movie nights, cooking club and groups. Volunteers are an important part of Gay Zone, and they are needed to greet attendees, help create a safe space, make all feel welcome, answer questions and help attendees navigate the space. Responsibilities: - Greeting people as they enter the building, direct people as needed, and make yourself available to answer questions or chat with attendees/participants at Gay Zone. - Become aware of what is happening at Gay Zone on program nights, so that you are able to answer questions about what programming is happening and can direct people to the appropriate room/area. - Be familiar with where testing and clinic services are located, direct people towards the clinic reception desk. - For questions related to sexual health, direct people to the Gay Men019s Team member on site at Gay Zone. - Ensure that there is always someone from ACO (volunteer or staff) near the front door, to greet people as they enter, however it does need to be the same person all night. - Help set up Gay Zone, and put everything away at the end of the night: - Place the information table, information rack, and banners in proper locations within Gay Zone - Prepare coffee and put out with cream and sugar for participants of Gay Zone to use - At the end of the shift, clean the coffee pot and put the coffee, cream and sugar away. Put away information table, information rack and banners
Location: 420 Cooper St, Ottawa ON
Deadline: Jan 23, 2018
Seeking lgbt+ coordinator with a background in the Justice system
The main focus would be advocating for the rights of lgbt+ individuals in conflict with the law and/or at risk for homelessness/poverty

Minimum 1-2 years experience required

Location: 265 Montreal Rd Vanier
Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
Social Service worker position is now available. Graduates of Everest, Willis, herzing etc program ex.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd
Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
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.
Location: 265 Montreal road Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
Looking for a volunteer to promote our services via social media
Facebook, Twitter, Intsagram etc.

Location: 265 Montreal Rd. Vanier
Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
Psychologist wanted 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.

Give full Free access to an office and board room, ability to use for their own clients at no extra cost
Location: 265 Monrteal Rd
Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
We need a chaplain who can help with Jail visits
Location: 265 Montreal Rd.
Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
Looking for someone with administration, and reception qualifications. Knowledge of computer G-Mail, booking clients, call backs for appointments, confirmations, filling, etc. Someone who is outgoing and flexible. The ideal person would be able to commit to at least 1 to 2 shifts per week. Shifts are Monday to Friday from 10: 00 to 2, 2 till 6 or 4 till 8, weekends 12-5. Full day shifts are available .
Location: 265 Montreal Road, Ottawa Ontario K1L 6C4
Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
Looking for someone with administration, and reception qualifications. Knowledge of computer G-Mail, booking clients, call backs for appointments, confirmations, filling, etc. Someone who is outgoing and flexible. The ideal person would be able to commit to at least 1 to 2 shifts per week. Shifts are Monday to Friday from 10: 00 to 2, 2 till 6 or 4 till 8, weekends 12-5. Full day shifts are available .
Location: 265 Montreal Road, Ottawa Ontario K1L 6C4
Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
We are looking for an anger and stress management specialist who can come volunteer his time to lead seminars, workshops as well as one-on-one counseling sessions.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
Criminal justice mental health worker position is now available. The primary goal is to meet with clients and assist them with any legal issues they may have within the criminal justice system, etc.Applicant must have relevant education and/or experience.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd
Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
Addictions worker to do counselling with clients, provide individual or group therapy to individuals struggling with drug addiction, alcohol addiction, gambling addiction and/or eating disorders.

Applicant must be willing to volunteer for 4 shifts per week, each shift being 5 to 7 hours in duration.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd
Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
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.
Location: 265 Montreal road Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
Life Coach - Person who helps offer guidance with people's
personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client's personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what the obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make the life be what it want it ought to be.
Location: 265 Montreal road Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
Need a videographer to shoot videos of our centre and of actors & actresses posing as counselling clients of ours. The videos will be used for our website.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd.
Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
Assist those recovering from addiction. Guide them in making healthy llifestyle choices; help them safely detoxify from drug and alcohol use.

Give full Free access to an office and board room, ability to use for their own clients at no extra cost
Location: 265 Montreal Rd
Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
Looking for employment counsellors; applicants must have relevant work experience and/or education background to be considered for the role.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd.
Deadline: Jan 29, 2018
Organization: Hôpital Montfort
Sous l’autorité de la Direction de la Boutique, la ou le Commis à la Boutique a les tâches suivantes :
 Ouvrir ou fermer la boutique selon le cas
 Accueillir et servir la clientèle d’une façon courtoise
 Remplacer la marchandise vendue, lorsqu’il est possible (billets de loterie, tablettes de chocolats, bonbons, revues et autres);
Location: Hôpital Montfort
713 Chemin Montréal
Ottawa
K1K 0T2
Deadline: Mar 31, 2018
Dès la mi-septembre 2017, le programme A3 offrira un soutien scolaire supplémentaire aux élèves nouveaux arrivants pour leur permettre d’atteindre leur plein potentiel scolaire et ainsi assurer une meilleure intégration à l’école et une meilleure réussite scolaire. Ce programme est offert gratuitement aux élèves nouveaux arrivants (NA) des écoles élémentaires et secondaires du CECCE, ainsi qu'à leurs parents, le mercredi de 18 h à 19 h 30 à la bibliothèque de l’école Horizon-Jeunesse. Chaque bénévole aide un enfant, un adolescent ou un adulte dans les travaux scolaires ou l'apprentissage de la langue française. Le programme est aussi offert le mardi soir au Collège catholique Franco-Ouest.
Location: École Horizon-Jeunesse
235, av. McArthur
Deadline: Apr 2, 2018
English As a Second Language (ESL) volunteers are needed to help Pre-K to Grade 12 students to assist in acquiring English proficiency.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

The volunteer will collaborate with the educator to enhance the daily ESL opportunities for students. The students are mainly new Canadians. You will provide assistance to students who need assistance understanding English in general. Requires a current vulnerable sector police clearance (PVSC). (Instructions on how to get a PVSC will be emailed to you after you apply on-line). All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you are interested, please register on-line at www.onfe-rope.ca/ovie/application and quote this volunteer opportunity. Once the screening process is complete and approved, you will be contacted by the school volunteer coordinator to set-up a time for an interview to discuss the details/scheduling. Thank you for your consideration.
Location: various schools
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Objective: To assist the Communications Coordinator in preparing articles, reports, policies, procedures, etc. for Victoria’s Quilt Canada and provide support in other communications-related activities.

Outline of Responsibilities:
• Prepare, receive and/or edit articles from Directors or other VQC members (e.g. Branch Coordinators) for review and approval by the Communication Coordinator.
• Liaise with the Board of Directors and other members of VQC to gather information, carry out research and prepare draft text for articles and web pages, as directed by the Communications Coordinator.
• Assist in the design and preparation of communications materials such as leaflets, brochures, posters, display materials, etc.
• Assist in proofreading VQC communications materials before publication.
• Perform other related duties.

Skills, Experience, Qualifications Required:
• Effective writing skills in English.
• Good oral communication skills.
• Experience in using the internet, e-mail, Microsoft Word.
• Excellent proofreading skills.

Personal Traits Required:
• Ability to work independently within a team environment
• Conscientious
• Reliable
• Ability to maintain confidentiality

Level of Effort:
• Up to 10 hours monthly

Location: 454-1568 Merivale Road
Ottawa, ON K2G 5Y7
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Purpose: To ensure that VQC's website remains current and reflects the philosophy and aims of the organization.

Outline of Responsibilities:
• Prepare and/or edit web pages for text and articles provided by the Communications Coordinator.
• Monitor all requests for changes to the website to ensure basic information is up-to-date and content is consistent.
• Act as main contact with the Webmaster and oversee the content of the website.
• Troubleshoot problems with the website and work with the Webmaster to resolve issues.
• Advise the Webmaster of appropriate changes.

Skills, Experience, Qualifications Required:
• Good proofreading and editing skills in English.
• God oral communications skills.
• Experience in using the internet, e-mail and Microsoft software (i.e. Word).
• Experience creating/editing web pages using HTML coding and cascading style sheets.
• General knowledge of website creation.
• Has reliable home internet access.

Personal Traits Required:
• Conscientious.
• Reliable.
• Ability to work independently in a team environment.
• Able to maintain confidentiality.

Level of Effort:
• Up to 10 hours monthly

Location: 454-1568 Merivale Road
Ottawa, ON K2G 5Y7
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
The Friends of the Farm is seeking an event coordinator for their "Annual Used Book Sale" which takes place at the Central Experimental Farm on Saturday, June 16th and Sunday June 17th, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm.
The coordinator will be the main point of contact in organizing the two-day event which includes set-up and take down of the event, identifying the tasks and number volunteers required and wrap-up activities following the sale. The coordinator will work with an experienced group of volunteers (book sorters and team leaders) to assist in organizing the event.
The position requires good communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work well in a group setting.
Location:
Friends of the Central Experimental Farm, 960 Carling Ave., Building 72, CEF, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C6
Deadline: Apr 2, 2018
Friends of the Farm requires an event coordinator for our annual Plant Sale which takes place on Sunday May 13, 2018.
The coordinator is responsible for organizing the Plant Sale which includes the oversight of vendor registration ( January - May ), ongoing communications with both the vendors and other plant sale participants, identifying and determining the number of volunteers required, and identifying/ assigning vendor space for the Plant sale. The coordinator works closely with the experienced Plant Sale committee, and volunteer coordinator in determining team leads for the event and scheduling of volunteers. Position requires excellent communication and organizational skills and ability to work well in a group setting.
Location: Friends of the Central Experimental Farm, 960 Carling Ave, Building 72, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C6
Deadline: Apr 2, 2018
Position Title: Public Relations Officer

Purpose: To promote the work of Victoria’s Quilts Canada (VQC) to the public

Outline of Responsibilities:
• Seek opportunities to promote VQC through all forms of media (print, radio, online – including Twitter, etc.)
• Keep an up-to-date master list of print and electronic media contacts.
• Prepare written information (i.e. Public Service Announcements) for the media.
• Determine appropriate media outlets for announcements and distribute once they are approved.
• Seek public relations opportunities such as quilt shows, craft fairs, etc. to promote VQC.
• Seek speaking opportunities for authorized spokespersons to promote VQC.
• Upon request by the Communications Coordinator, speak on behalf of VQC.
• Maintain a current speaking deck to be used by individuals speaking on behalf of VQC.

Skills, Experience, Qualifications Required:
• Knowledge of local and national print and electronic media.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Organizational skills.
• Familiarity with Internet and email.
• Knowledge of how to use social media would be an asset,

Personal Traits Required:
• Able to meet deadlines.
• Ability to work independently within a team environment.
• Able to maintain confidentiality.
• Conscientious.

Level of Effort:
• Up to 12 hours per month

Location: 454-1568 Merivale Road
Ottawa, ON K2G 5Y7
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Victoria's Quilts Canada (VQC)

Position: Fundraising Coordinator (Board position, 2 year term)

Objective: To create key fundraising strategies that will help sustain VQC's mission.

Outline of Responsibilities:
• With input from the Board of Directors, create a fundraising strategy for corporate sponsors and the general public.
• Plan and execute a variety of fundraising initiatives.
• In conjunction with the Communications Coordinator, create an information package for use with Corporate sponsors wishing to assist VQC.
• Prepare policies and procedures for the Fundraising area.
• Prepare monthly reports on fundraising activities for the Board of Directors.
• Supervise, support and evaluate people in positions reporting to the Fundraising Coordinator.

Skills, Experience, Qualifications Required:
• Excellent ability to communicate orally and in writing.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Supervisory and/or management experience a definite asset.
• Promotional/advertising skills a definite asset.
• Proven leadership skills. Ability to motivate and supervise work of team members in a decentralized environment.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Level of Effort:
• This position requires approximately 12 hours of effort monthly of which 2 ½ hours is for purposes of attending Board of Directors or Management meetings.


Location: 454-1568 Merivale Road
Ottawa, ON K2G 5Y7
Deadline: Jan 31, 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: Mar 2, 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: Mar 2, 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: Mar 2, 2018
Special Olympics Ottawa is looking to recruit coaches for various athletic programs for the upcoming fall season. Programs include:
Alpine Skiing
Basketball
Bocce
Bowling
Cross-country Skiing
Curling
Figure Skating
Floor Hockey
Rhythmic Gymnastics
Snowshoeing
Indoor Soccer
Swimming Volleyball
Active Start
FUNdamentals
Youth Bowling

Purpose
To provide sports skill training and competition preparation to athletes with an intellectual disability.

Qualifications
Desire to work with people who have intellectual disabilities
Knowledge of sports and some experience working with Special Olympics athletes would be an asset.
Required to have completed the National Coaching Certification Program Special Olympics Canada Community or Competition Coach technical course within one year of becoming a coach
Obtaining NCCP Courses such as Introduction to Competition Part A, Special Olympics Canada Practical Experience, and sport specific technical is recommended

Duties and Responsibilities
Assist athletes in acquiring sports skills
Evaluate mental and physical skill level for all athletes
Adapt training and teaching techniques for all athletes
Provide equal training and competition opportunities for all athletes
Have basic knowledge of first aid
Attend available coaching clinics in the sport
Keep abreast of new methods of teaching and training
Set a good example as a role model for athletes
Exhibit good sportsmanship
Work towards attaining such qualities as patience, conscientiousness, flexibility, discipline, and organization
Encourage people with an intellectual disability to participate in Special Olympics programs

Time Requirement
Two to five hours per week

Accountability
Reports to the Head Coach
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Apr 2, 2018
The Ottawa Special Olympics Council is seeking various Display Volunteers to attend and manage displays at volunteer fairs and events throughout the city. The incumbent must be available days and evenings as events are often held during these times.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Apr 2, 2018
The Program Liaison will be the main point of contact between the Ottawa Special Olympics Council and the programs. Volunteers are required to have access to a vehicle as this role involves monthly visits to program sites to collect feedback and liaise with sport program volunteers and coaches.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Apr 2, 2018
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 Confederation Court Community House (Wednesdays)
We especially need volunteers on Tuesdays at the Boys and Girls Club from 4-6pm.
Location: 404 McArthur Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Feb 2, 2018
Organization: Music and Beyond
- Helping out at concert events
- Helping out during fundraising initiatives
- Sorting through vinyl records according to genre:- Jazz, Pop, folk, classical
Location: 51 William St, Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline: Mar 27, 2018
Many residents would love to have a special friend to spend time with. Perhaps to go for a walk, play a game of scrabble, or just sit and chat over a cup of tea. So many of our residents have led rich and interesting lives and would love to share their memories with a friend. Friendly visitors are especially important for residents with no families or whose loved ones live far away.
Location: 55 Lodge Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H1
Deadline: Mar 1, 2018
Who does not love a manicure? That feeling of being pampered and afterwards, the confidence boost of having well-groomed hands. Every week teams of 3-4 amateur manicurists give our residents this type of spa treatment. The residents enjoy it and so do the manicurists. At the moment, we need volunteers for the following shift: Thursdays between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Training is provided.
Location: 55 Lodge Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H1
Deadline: Mar 1, 2018
Recreational activities are many and for each, a number of dedicated volunteers are needed to remind residents of the activity, encourage participation and help residents get to the venue. If the event is one where refreshments are served, volunteers help serve and then collect dishes afterwards. At the end, the volunteers help residents return to their rooms. Recreation Assistants find this is a great way to get to know residents, staff and other volunteers in a fun setting.
Location: 55 Lodge Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H1
Deadline: Mar 1, 2018
We welcome High School students who want to volunteer at our Home. Students work in a variety of areas, helping in the gardens, serving in the Tuck shop, assisting in the dining rooms, helping out at recreation activities. Residents enjoy meeting and chatting with young people. Staff and experienced volunteers are always close-by to provide guidance. (Note: Volunteers must be at least 14 years old)
Location: 55 Lodge Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H1
Deadline: Mar 1, 2018
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