COVID-19 Update

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

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

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Alice is in her early 20s and would like a friend around the same age who is interested in going to the mall, restaurants, and bars. Someone who is confident, supportive and can lead the way for her and help her extend her range of age appropriate activities.

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

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

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

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT https://www.able2.org/volunteer/ , volunteer@able2.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Bells Corners
Deadline: Mar 12, 2021
We have over 300 people with disabilities in Ottawa who are feeling isolated and alone, wishing they had a volunteer friend and advocate through our organization. Most of them will have to wait two and a half years to be matched. Will you help one person to get off of our waiting list?

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

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

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

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

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT https://www.able2.org/volunteer/, volunteer@able2.org or 613-761-9522


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

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

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

COMMUNIQUEZ AVEC NOUS: https://www.able2.org/volunteer/ , volunteer@able2.org OU 613-761-9522
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Mar 12, 2021
Are you a retired or working individual looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity?

Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa is a not-for-profit seniors’ residence affiliated with Abbeyfield International, with 1,100 houses in 25 countries worldwide.

Abbeyfield House Parkdale is looking for a Director of Grants and Fundraising to coordinate and report on all grant applications and fundraising activities for Abbeyfield Ottawa.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Work with the Board of Directors to identify projects for which to apply for grants

- Identify, research and report on potential grant opportunities

- Develop and submit grant applications

- Track grant submissions and report to the Board of Directors on success of all applications

- Work with the Board of Directors and other volunteers to organize fundraising events (e.g., garage sales, walks, dinners etc.)

- Recruits volunteers, in conjunction with the Director of Volunteering, to support or organize such events

- Work with property manager and Treasurer to ensure funds are received and spent appropriately

- Ensure all reporting requirements are met for successful grants by working with appropriate Board members

- Attend monthly meetings and present a report to the Board

- Keep records of all fundraising and grant activities and ensure they are filed appropriately with the Secretary of the Board

- Work with the Director of Marketing and Communications to ensure thank-you letters are submitted to granting organizations and that major donors are recognized on the website


Qualifications:
A background in grant writing is an asset;
Strong initiative;
Good research skills;
Strong written and oral communications skills are required.
Location: 425 Parkdale Avenue
Deadline: Jan 30, 2021
We are a large community food bank in Ottawa's east end that works to alleviate food insecurity in our community by working together to create opportunities to access and share good food. We do this through our food bank, innovative food programming, partnerships, and civic engagement. We are looking for volunteers that are interested in working with our Communications Committee to share our good work.
Location: 2040 Arrowsmith Drive
at home remotely
Deadline: Jan 29, 2021
We are a large community food bank in Ottawa's east end that works to alleviate food insecurity in our community by working together to create opportunities to access and share good food. We do this through our food bank, innovative food programming, partnerships, and civic engagement. Our board of directors is currently seeking a new member with a financial background to be our treasurer.
Location: 2040 Arrowsmith Drive
Deadline: Feb 26, 2021
The VHA Board of Directors is a policy governance, skills-based Board. Through a robust nominations process, directors are assessed for specific skills and experience, and elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term. Appropriate Directors and Officers Liability Insurance is in place. At this time, we are pleased to receive applications to the Board of Directors from residents of Eastern Ontario.

We are seeking people with the following essential competencies and qualities:
* respect for the views of others
* free of influence/no conflict of interest other than the best interests of VHA (eg not an employee, contractor or client of VHA, or an immediate family member of an employee, contractor, client or another director of VHA;
* objectivity
* an understanding of the range of obligations and constraints imposed upon individual Directors and the Board, and the difference between governance and management
* enthusiasm and capacity for critical thinking and conflict resolution
* sensitivity to Ottawa's diverse cultural and linguistic environment
* the ability to participate and communicate effectively with others; and
* personal and professional integrity, wisdom and judgement.

At this time, Directors that possess the following would strengthen the Board:
1. specific skills and expertise in:
* Social Work / social service experience
* housing / property management
* general interest in community-based health & social services
* risk management
* strategic planning, business and management.

2. Basic understanding of:
* local healthcare needs, issues and trends
* financial and legal matters.
Location: 250 City Centre Avenue
suite 700
Deadline: Jan 31, 2021
We are Looking for a volunteer with vast experience that will be in charge of:
-Marketing campaigns and branding techniques for our organization
-Conducting research and analyze trends in the product or service offered by the organization to develop marketing strategies
-Promoting our services via social media i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and to the community
-Tracking and analyzing the performance of advertising campaigns

Any other duties assigned

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

During this outbreak period interviews and work may be done from home, however, as an essential service provider, the organization has taken steps to ensure that safety precautions are taken within the office should one need to come in. Dedication to this position is important especially during this time

Location: 265 Montreal Rd. Vanier
Deadline: Jan 29, 2021
We are looking for a general operation manager. The candidate must be willing to put in 2-3 days a week of work. Experience is an asset.
Must have 2 years of managerial experience. Experience with volunteering is an asset.

During this outbreak period interviews and work may be done from home, however, as an essential service provider, the organization has taken steps to ensure that safety precautions are taken within the office should one need to come in. Dedication to this position is important.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd Vanier
Deadline: Jan 29, 2021
Job purpose

Typically, the broad range of duties assigned to a law clerk includes conducting legal research, preparing bench memos, drafting orders and opinions, proofreading the judge's orders and opinions, verifying citations, communicating with counsel regarding case management and procedural requirements, and assisting during courtroom proceedings.

Candidate should be well versed in criminal law, civil law, mediation, children aid society. The candidate must have some relative experience and education related to the position. Bilingualism is an asset

Candidates may work part time. During this outbreak period interviews and work may be done from home,however, as an essential service provider, the organization has taken steps to ensure that safety precautions are taken within the office should one need to come in. Dedication to this position is important.
Location: 265 Montreal Road, Ottawa Ontario K1L 6C4
Deadline: Jan 29, 2021
The duties a paralegal would be expected to undertake include case management, filing documents, legal research, interviewing clients, drafting and analyzing legal documents, preparing for and assisting with trials, and attending legal proceedings.

A candidate should be well versed in criminal law, civil law, mediation, and Children's Aid Society. The candidate must have some relative experience and education related to the position. Bilingualism is an asset.

Volunteers may work part-time. During this outbreak period interviews and work may be done from home, however, as an essential service provider, the organization has taken steps to ensure that safety precautions are taken within the office should one need to come in. Dedication to this position is important.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd
Deadline: Jan 29, 2021
The range of specializations that are included in this position includes criminal law, immigration, and family law. Candidates will provide legal advice and counseling, as well as represent clients during legal proceedings. Candidates must have experience or education related to the position. Bilingualism is an asset.

Candidates may work part-time. During this outbreak period interviews and work may be done from home, however, as an essential service provider, the organization has taken steps to ensure that safety precautions are taken within the office should one need to come in. Dedication to this position is important.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jan 29, 2021
We are looking for a 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 education related to the position. Bilingualism is an asset.

During this outbreak period interviews and work may be done from home,however, as an essential service provider, the organization has taken steps to ensure that safety precautions are taken within the office should one need to come in. Dedication to this position is important.
Location: 265 Montreal road Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jan 29, 2021
This is a weekend part-time opportunity for 2 hours on Sundays (Only)
The health office will record data and monitors all people coming in and out throughout the period.
Location: 427 McArthur Avenue, Ottawa ON
Deadline: Jan 31, 2021
The French English to French Translator will be responsible for reviewing, editing, and proofreading content intended for a book publication and other publication materials for promotion, marketing and mass media.
Location: 427 McArthur Avenue, Ottawa ON
Deadline: Jan 31, 2021
A Social Media Specialist is responsible for creating and administering content on all social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, to build an audience and ensure customer engagement. The Specialist may also monitor site metrics, respond to reader comments, and oversee creative design.
Location: 427 McArthur Avenue, Off St. Laurent Blvd. Ottawa ON
Deadline: Jan 30, 2021
Perform all assigned administrative duties
Manages, in consultation with the Resources Branch staff, the preparation of contracts and grant letters, materiel purchases, travel arrangements, analysis of financial statements, adjustment of budgets and schedules, and project closures;
Provides technical supervision, including analysis of interim reports, participation in workshops, literature searches, identification and administration of resource persons/consultants in support of projects;
Reviews final project reports of research results, and negotiates revisions and/or additional research requirements; and
Assists in coordinating the research activities of collaborative projects between Canadian and developing country researchers;
Location: 427 McArthur Avenue, Ottawa ON K1K1G5
Deadline: Jan 30, 2021
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
To register, please go directly to the Cyber Seniors website to sign-on to be a mentor: https:/cyberseniors.org/volunteers


Cyber-Seniors is an intergenerational program that trains young people to be tech mentors for senior citizens. The ability to use online communication applications to stay connected is vital for older adults and other vulnerable people. Helping a senior learn to use transactional websites to order groceries, pharmaceuticals, food delivery, etc., will make a big difference in allowing them to remain self-sufficient from the safety of their home. In the best of times, digital literacy can be life-altering; in times like these, it can be life-saving.Also, please help us by letting any Seniors you know that they can:
• register online for a group session or one-on-one tech-support by visiting our website at www.cyberseniors.org; or
• access the over 1200 training tutorials (soon available in Spanish and French) and the Cyber-Seniors discussion forum by calling us at 1-844-217-3057 to register.


To register, please go directly to the Cyber Seniors website to sign-on to be a mentor: https:/cyberseniors.org/volunteers


Location: virtual - national organization
https:/cyberseniors.org/volunteers.
Deadline: Feb 5, 2021
The Recycler is someone that is responsible for the recycling program that we have in the store. There are 7 categories of recycling that this position could either focus on 1 or all of the categories depending on their abilities. The categories are: metal, e-waste, plastics, glass, clothing, cardboard and fiber.

Training is provided.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
We need people that could test the electrical and electronic products that we receive as donations to make sure they work properly for resale. If they do not work, if they can be repaired for resale or sent for our recycling program.

Qualifications:
Knowledge in electrical devices and/or electronic devices to be able to test effectively the products.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
The Merchandiser is responsible in keeping the store beautiful by finding ways to improve how the products are presented to the customers. There is a need to position products and maintain a visually pleasing display in all departments throughout the day as customers continuously changes it. Making sure the racks and shelves are full but not over flowing.

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· An ability in knowing how to make products look appealing
· Experience working with volunteers
· Good organizational and prioritizing skills
· Ability to be on your feet and active
· Good verbal communication skills
· Professionalism and respect
· Displays a level of trustworthiness and integrity
· Proven ability to show initiative

Experience: Experience in a retail setting; experience with non-profit/voluntary sector would also be considered an asset.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
Do you like to be busy & organize? If so, we need your help! We are blessed daily with donations that need to be sorted before we can sell it. This is a fast paced environment filled with lots of interesting finds in many departments!

Responsibilities:
Sort donations into appropriate categories
Training provided

Qualifications:
Great for retired people wanting to give back to the community.
Great for youth looking for volunteer/work experience (8-15 years with an adult)
Group volunteer opportunity up to 20 people/group

Benefits:
Gain great experience in the retail industry
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
Cashiers have one of the busiest jobs in our store! If you like a fast paced environment & like to stay busy, this volunteer role is for you!
*Training provided

Responsibilities:
Accept payment for goods
Greet & thank our customers

Experience Requirements:
Past retail experience an asset
Must be 16 years+

Desired Skills:
Mathematically inclined
Customer service skills

Qualifications:
Responsible and reliable
Location: 1777 Tenth Line rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
BFM Foundation (Canada) is a national Christian organization with over 50 Mission Thrift Stores across Canada. The net revenue from all Mission Thrift Stores is devoted to the Joint Ministry of BFM Foundation (Canada) and Bible League Canada. These funds are used to establish adult literacy programs, provide church planter training, children’s ministry programs, and distribute Bibles in many places around the world. The stores are operated primarily by dedicated volunteers.

Mission Thrift Store Orleans is currently seeking an individual who understand and support the vision and purpose of BFM Foundation (Canada).
The Retail Assistant will report to and assist the Store Manager.

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Experience working with volunteers
· Strong organizational and prioritizing skills
· Ability be on your feet for extended periods and lift items
· Excellent verbal communication skills
· Professionalism and respect
· Displays a high level of trustworthiness and integrity
· Proven ability to show initiative and leadership

Experience:
Experience in a retail setting; experience with non-profit/voluntary sector would also be considered an asset.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
The Volunteer Driver is responsible for the pickup of donations and deliveries of purchased furniture as well as receiving donations at the store. The volunteer must be willing to advocate for the Mission Thrift Store and maintain a positive and professional working atmosphere.

Responsibilities
· Drive the Mission Thrift Store vehicle for pickups and deliveries
· Load & unload donated goods
· Screen for product usability
Experience Requirements
· Must have a valid driver’s license
· Acceptable Drivers Abstract
· 10+ years driving experience
Desired Skills
· Professional driving skills
· Communicate in a professional manner
· Ability to life 50+ Lbs
· Able to work with others and instruct others to assist in pickup and deliveries
· Health and Safety awareness
· Operate moving equipment safely
· Moving skills
· Provide exceptional customer service
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
Are you a people person? Do you like to promote a fun place to work and encourage everyone to work well together? If so, we need your help! We are blessed daily with donations that need to be sorted before we can sell it. This is a fast paced environment filled with lots of interesting finds in many departments and a wide range of volunteers to make this all work harmoniously!

Responsibilities:
Help Volunteers to find their sweet spot and help them thrive in their roles. Foster a great working area promoting everyone working together towards the common goals. Work on schedule to ensure all spaces are filled, retained and thriving.

Qualifications:
Great for retired people wanting to give back to the community.
Great for youth looking for volunteer/work experience (8-15 years with an adult)
Group volunteer opportunity up to 20 people/group

Benefits:
Gain great experience in the retail industry
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
The Silent Auction Specialist is responsible in recognizing gems found in the vast amount of donations and knowing how to display them to capitalize on the value of the items and making sales for the store.

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Recognizing value in antiques, vintage and other specialty items that could get attention and higher bids.
· An ability in knowing how to make products look appealing
· Experience working with volunteers
· Good organizational and prioritizing skills
· Ability to be on your feet and active
· Good verbal communication skills
· Professionalism and respect
· Displays a level of trustworthiness and integrity
· Proven ability to show initiative

Experience: Experience in a retail setting; experience with non-profit/voluntary sector would also be considered an asset.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
Provide cleaning services to the store to keep the premises safe for customers, staff and volunteers.

There are several areas of cleaning that can be shared between volunteers such as carts, counters, change rooms, kitchen, floors, windows, bathrooms, garbage, shelves and racks.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Feb 28, 2021
Canadian Parents for French is looking for volunteers to act as online French tutors for children enrolled in our pilot program. Tutors will help children by speaking in French and working to improve the child's French in conversation, reading, and writing. Volunteers must be comfortable working with young kids and in both French and English.

We are recruiting for volunteers who can dedicate 1 to 2 hours per week for our fall program. Volunteers choose their own times each week. This program will run from September 21 to mid-December. We have program opening in 10 provinces/territories over the next 4 weeks.

Application to volunteer : https://form.jotform.com/201173726906253

Must be okay with using zoom via computer with headphone and webcam.
Will tutor 2-3 hours per week with kids ages 6-14.
Must be 16 or older to volunteer.
Location: online via Zoom
Deadline: Feb 11, 2021
Le Centre de services à la famille cherche des bénévoles qui aimeraient accompagner un enfant en lecture dans le programme Grands-parents à l'écoute (adultes de tout âge). Lors d'une rencontre hebdomadaire d'une heure, vous aiderez un enfant entre 7 et 12 ans à améliorer ses compétences en lecture ainsi qu'à augmenter sa confiance. Le programme est offert à distance, en mode virtuel, le jour jusqu'à la mi-mai aux enfants de six écoles de la région. Joignez-vous à nous, un enfant vous attend. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec Jeannette au 613-565-5166.
Location: 235 Beausoleil Dr, Ottawa ON K1N 8X8; 1345, av. Nottinghill Ottawa ON K1V 6T3; 2147, avenue Loyola Ottawa ON K1J 7W3; 350, rue Den Haag Ottawa ON K1K 0W9; 860, chemin Quinlan, Ottawa (Ontario) K1G 1R8 ; 235, av. McArthur, Vanier ON K1L 1B1; 2093 Bel-Air Dr Ottawa ON K2C 2P6.
Deadline: Jan 31, 2021
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Dress for Success is in dire need of volunteers for our flagship clothing program. Volunteers in our "suiting" program are called Wardrobe Consultants and they work 1-on-1 with women who are in need of clothing for interviews or new employment opportunities. Wardrobe Consultants help women find the right outfits for them either in-person or virtually (depending on what the client chooses). All volunteers will be working in our boutique. Volunteer shifts are 2.5 hours long. We have implemented COVID safety measures to ensure physical distancing as much as possible as well as PPE and enhanced cleaning.

No specific skills/experience is required - only a desire to help women find outfits and personal care products that make them feel professional and confident for their new endeavours! Specific and detailed training will be provided before starting in the role.

A level 2 police check is required.
Location: 200 Catherine Street, Suite L100 Ottawa ON K2P 2K9
Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
Organization: WUSC Sri Lanka
Partner Location: Sri Lanka
Duration: 4 months (flexible)
Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week (flexible)

Context for the Assignment:
Are you dedicated to advancing gender equality for young women in Sri Lanka?

As the Gender Advisor E-volunteer with the WUSC team in Colombo, Sri Lanka you will work with the country team to develop strategies and tools to ensure that gender mainstreaming and inclusion are included in all program planning and implementation. You will work to increase the understanding of gender-specific and intersectional barriers faced by young Sri Lankan women and improve the ability of organizations to respond to their unique needs.

Join us in improving opportunities for young women in Sri Lanka!

Role and Responsibilities:
- Support the design and implementation of a country and context specific gender strategy that will guide current and future programming
- Support in the implementation of gender equality and gender mainstreaming initiatives within partners, such as gender audits, gender-sensitive work planning and gender budgeting
- Support partners to develop tailored services and products that meet the needs, capacities and aspirations of marginalized young women
- Support in developing new programs and activities for gender equality and positive masculinity
- Design and deliver training sessions on gender equality, women’s economic empowerment, and feminist approaches to development to WUSC staff, volunteers, and partner organizations
- Provide volunteers with support and resources in creating gender-responsive initiatives within their partner organizations
- Participate in pre-assignment online training
- Undertake public engagement and fundraising activities before, during, and after their volunteer assignment and will be equipped with tools, training, and support to achieve these goals
- Ensure the representation and engagement of women in all activities and program benefits
- Co-develop an e-volunteer work plan with the partner organization and WUSC country office using the WUSC volunteer work plan template
- Participate in organizational and project improvement activities such as surveys, assessments and learning/planning sessions
- Submit volunteer timesheets, reports and deliverables as required by the partner organization and WUSC.

Qualifications and Experience:
- Degree and/or formal training in gender studies, women’s studies, social sciences or equivalent experience in other relevant field
- Relevant experience in strategy development and inclusion
- Knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluation will be an asset
- Strong understanding of organizational development, strategic and operational planning
- Ability to work independently as part of a remote working group
- Comfortable using online working platforms
- Access to a reliable internet connection
- A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering
- Experience with group facilitation and trainings, including content development
- Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity
- Written and oral fluency in English
- Experience living and working internationally is a strong asset.
Location: Virtual
Deadline: Jan 30, 2021
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC) is dedicated to providing meaningful resources and support for people impacted by dementia in our communities.

Our new program, Meaningful Activities, allow clients to arrange for a weekly curbside pickup (and occasionally drop-off for unique circumstances) of a meaningful activity package or product to enjoy safely from the comfort of their own home for free.

We are currently seeking 2 reliable volunteers to provide support to the Education and Program Coordinator in fulfilling weekly curbside pickups and returns. Although minimal client interaction is required for this role, volunteers may also be asked to occasionally provide delivery services to clients’ homes in the event of special circumstances.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks

• Consistent communication with supervisor and programs team, such as to share availability and to provide a weekly inventory update
• Provide weekly curbside pickup/drop-off services from your home (minimal client interaction)
• Maintain a small stock of program items at your home
• Follow DSORC Cleaning Guidelines for the products
• Leave items in a clearly marked location for pick-up / drop-off (e.g. your driveway)
• Provide delivery in the event of special circumstances
• Upon receiving notification of a client selecting your location, arrange pick-up directly with the client

Qualifications and Skills:

• Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
• Professionalism and a positive disposition with excellent interpersonal skills
• Compassion, understanding and awareness of dementia
• Maintain confidentiality of all participants
• Reliability and punctuality
• Bilingualism in English and French is an asset
• Basic knowledge of DSORC programs and services (training provided)

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit their CV via Volunteer Ottawa.

Screening:

Successful applicants will submit a volunteer application form. An interview and reference checks will be conducted as part of the application process with the Volunteer Coordinator. A valid Vulnerable Sector Check with the Ottawa Police Service is required for this position.

Successful applicants will be provided with Orientation Training in addition to role-specific training from their supervisor. Volunteers will be required to agree to DSORC Safety Policies for Volunteering during COVID-19 in advance to beginning work in this role.
Location: At your home location. We are looking for volunteers in the west end and south end of Ottawa.
Deadline: Jan 29, 2021
Volunteer Meal Assistants help provide a pleasurable dining experience for residents in long-term care. They assist the nursing team to set up the dining room, porter residents at mealtime, serve, feed, socialize and clean up.
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
Contact:
Please send resume and a cover letter to peter@aco-cso.ca

Objective:
The Board of Directors work to provide governance support and structure to the AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO).
It is the mission of ACO to empower people living with HIV/AIDS and the PHA (Persons with HIV/AIDS) community in Ottawa through promoting the well-being and quality of life of those living with, or closely affected by, HIV/AIDS. ACO works to reduce the barriers that foster the transmission of HIV/AIDS and is an active partner in the community-wide response to HIV/AIDS.
ACO is committed to adopting and implementing policies that foster the greater involvement of people living with AIDS as well as the meaningful engagement of the people with AIDS, known as the GIPA/MEPA principals expressed in the Ontario Accord.
GIPA/MEPA means:
Recognizing the important contribution people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) can make in the response to the epidemic.
Creating space within organizations and society for their meaningful involvement and active participation in all aspects of that response.

Responsibilities:
Attending and actively participating in obligatory monthly meetings
Chairing and participating in committees and projects
Participating in Strategic Planning
Reporting committee results
Abiding by ACO's confidentiality policies and ideals
The work is governance oriented. As a board member you will not be working with the day-to-day operations of ACO and participants

Qualities
Over 18 years of age
Legal resident of Canada
Available to register for membership with The AIDS Committee of Ottawa
HIV positive individuals from high-risk (priority) populations are encouraged to apply. ACO is committed to diversity in the workplace, and we welcome applications from community members who identify as GBMSM (Gay and/or Bi men who have sex with men), Transgender people, African-Caribbean and Black people, Indigenous people and people who use drugs
Must not be in undischarged bankruptcy
Willingness to undergo a Police Records Check (having a criminal record does not automatically disqualify you)

Skills:
HIV/AIDS knowledge and activist experiences are desirable
HIV/AIDS lived experiences are an asset
Some familiarity with the GIPA/MEPA principals and the Ontario Accord
General skills in problem solving, critical decision making, and leadership are required
Specific skills and experience in at least one of the following: communications, healthcare, fundraising, legal affairs, policy and strategic planning
Dedicated, Punctual, enthusiastic and flexible

Time Commitment and Place:
Monthly board meetings for 2 hours
Monthly committee meetings and related work 5 to 7 hours as required per month
Members of the board are elected for a 2 year term
Meetings held at The AIDS Committee of Ottawa, 19 Main St. Ottawa, ON. Held on a scheduled Wednesday of each month
(as long as COVID recommendations are in place board meetings are held virtually on Zoom)


Training and Orientation:
Orientation to HIV/AIDS and The AIDS Committee of Ottawa
Orientation to Board processes, bylaws, and committee structure, Anti-Racism, Anti Oppression Training, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Training.
Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) is an optional program designed to empower people living with HIV/AIDS
Location: Virtual via Zoom, must have internet connection
Office address is 19 Main Street
Deadline: Jan 31, 2021
Being a Big Brother today is easy. All you have to do is be a friend to a child. Do the things that friends do; build a model, toss a football, play computer games, those kind of everyday things you both enjoy. Big Brothers are fun, spontaneous and great listeners who enjoy being a positive influence and enjoying quality time with a great friend, a little. The following skills are considered an asset: enjoy spending time with children/youth; sense of humour; child at heart; fun-loving; willing to share interests and hobbies; and good listener. We are currently looking for volunteers who are reliable, stable and who are able to commit to a one year match in the following areas: 1- Brittania /Bayshore 2- South of Walkley 3 - Riverside South 5- Alta Vista 6- Kanata 7- Orleans (Bilingual) Please provide us with your postal code to assist us in assessing your geographical suitability and/or let us know if you are available to volunteer in any of the above-mentioned areas. If there is a potential Little in your area, we will invite you to complete a prescreening questionnaire, which will remain on file. Your prescreening questionnaire allows us to cross-reference match criteria such as similar interests and availability. If you are not qualified into the current open pools, please visit our website for updated information. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns. If at any point you feel that our program is no longer a good fit for you, please don't hesitate to let us know. Applicants must have lived in Canada for the past two (2) years and be 18 years of age or older.
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Jan 25, 2021
One child ... one hour a week ... one BIG reason to go back to school. This program is perfect for today's busy world. This site based program is operated in partnership with local schools during the school year. InSchool Bigs are adults that volunteer one hour a week to meet with a child (little), ages 6-18, to develop a friendship and participate in activities or simply chat. The following skills are considered an asset: available to meet with your Little during school hours; enjoy spending time with children/youth; sense of humour; child at heart; fun-loving; willing to share interests and hobbies; spontaneous; and great listener. We are always looking for volunteers and enrollment is ongoing. Applicants must have lived in Canada for the past two (2) years and be 18 years of age or older. To apply or inquire, please contact Monique Flocco, Office Assistant, at 613-247-4776 x325 or by e-mail at info@bbbso.ca. Visit our website, www.bbbso.ca, for more information
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Jan 25, 2021
Funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, MPower matches youth (aged 15-24) with mentors to encourage and empower them to identify their strengths, explore their passions and achieve their goals as they journey towards adulthood. This program will also serve to connect youth transitioning out of child intervention services with a supportive and dedicated adult mentor. This connection creates a supportive relationship built on mutual respect and helps you develop relationship skills and connections essential for successful transition to independent adulthood
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Jan 25, 2021
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