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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

We're an all volunteer charity and most of our charitable programs are in Covid struck India. The needs of our charitable partners in India are great right now and the charitable support from Canadians has been overwhelming for our medical and educational programs.
Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally requires volunteers to help with our rapidly expanding accounting requirements. We are looking for bookkeepers or accountants with some experience on certain software, daily operations and filing charity returns. We're using accounting software called Xero and a CRM called Insightly. We have worked with Sage Simply Accounting before. The volunteer requirement could be as light as phone support for guidance regarding software function to entering daily transactions and helping to integrate our softwares more efficiently.
Working knowledge of CRA’s requirements for charities working abroad is a huge assett.
Location: Remote office / home office
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Our covid 19 programs in India have been very successful this year.
With your support we can have an even greater impact! We are all volunteers and we are looking for additional volunteers who have experience with writing, social outreach and advocacy. We wish to raise awareness about the important work that we do to contain Covid 19 and improve access to nutrition, education and health care in India. We also wish to explore ways to broaden our appeal and to raise money for our covid based programming.

Do you have the following qualifications:
- Past outreach, advocacy, and fundraising experience
- Strong verbal and written communications skills
- Highly-motivated and well-organized

Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally is a registered charity that is fighting Covid, saving lives, limiting disease spread and relieving the effects of poverty in India. Locally we share by engaging volunteers and building awareness of the needs and opportunities that people in South India and elsewhere face. We build awareness in local communities throughout the world for our programs and the direct beneficial relief that the programs deliver.

Globally we share by engaging volunteers all over the world in supporting our charitable partners as we carry out nutritional, medical, educational and disaster relief programs that build health, relieve poverty, improve education and create the foundation for social change.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Shane is an intelligent guy who loves anime, writing fan fiction, and studies design! Shane would love it if you shared and wanted to talk about his passion! Shane also loves animals. Shane is hoping for a kind volunteer who is comfortable starting conversations.

Shane is one of many people with disabilities who is looking for a friend your community. Having a significant impact on someone’s life can be as simple as going out for a cup of coffee or going out for a walk. We need great people like you who can give a little bit of time, energy, fun, and effort to a person with a disability who needs it.

You could be one of more than 250 volunteer Allies who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship and volunteer with someone in activities you enjoy as well. 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: Lincoln Fields
Deadline: Nov 5, 2021
Kevin is an outgoing guy who has a variety of interests including playing sports, playing video games, and doing arts and crafts! Kevin would love it if you would want to see him compete at his Special Olympic events as well! Kevin is looking for calm and active person who can spend some one-on-one time with him.

Kevin is one of many people with disabilities who is looking for a friend your community. Having a significant impact on someone’s life can be as simple as going out for a cup of coffee or going out for a walk. We need great people like you who can give a little bit of time, energy, fun, and effort to a person with a disability who needs it.

You could be one of more than 250 volunteer Allies who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship and volunteer with someone in activities you enjoy as well. 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: Prince of Wales Dr/Hog's Back Rd
Deadline: Nov 5, 2021
Are you someone who enjoys movies, wrestling, and hockey? Then Arnold may be a good fit for you! Arnold his hoping for a kind and caring person who can spend time with him and maybe even help him how to cook.

Arnold is one of many people with disabilities who is looking for a friend in the community. 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: Orleans Blvd and St Joseph Blvd
Deadline: Nov 5, 2021
Millie is wishing for a great volunteer who would enjoy helping a senior get a bite to eat and lend a helping hand. Millie loves Boston Pizza and wants to get out into her community. She would love someone who could help her learn to use a computer.

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

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer 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: Vanier/Carson Grove area
Deadline: Nov 5, 2021
Sophie lives in the Sandy Hill area and is looking for someone who can help her engage in her community by attending local events, going for coffee, walking with her and possibly providing some practical help (understanding documents, basic computer skills and budgeting). An ideal volunteer Advocate for Sophie would be someone who is down-to-earth, patient and understanding.

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

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer 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: Sandy Hill area
Deadline: Nov 5, 2021
Mary is friendly and outgoing, she enjoys new things and has a wide variety of interests such as arts and crafts, crosswords, museums, parks and community events. She is looking for someone who can spend time with her one-on-one each week. The ideal volunteers is someone who is patient, willing to work with Mary’s communication methods (which include a bliss board and personal communication book) and able to push a manual wheelchair.

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

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer 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: Centrepointe
Deadline: Nov 5, 2021
Paul has many things he likes to do. He would like to be matched with a volunteer Advocate who can meet with him each week. Someone who enjoys some of the things that Paul does – walks, having a drink in bar, movies, restaurants, bowling.

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

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer 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: St Laurent
Deadline: Nov 5, 2021
Nick (aged 64 years old) enjoys watching sports – hockey, soccer, baseball and football – he is also open to other activities. He would love to spend an hour or two each week with someone who shared his interests and who could help him get out of the house.
As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer 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: Alta Vista
Deadline: Nov 5, 2021
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: Nov 5, 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: Nov 5, 2021
Organization: Cuso International
Apply on our website: https://cusointl.org/2WRW3F5

Location: Various communities in the Northwest Territories, Canada

Length of Placement: 10 Months (Aug 2021 – Jun 2022)

Language Requirements: English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only



The Volunteer’s Role
What impact could you have? Have a positive and lasting change in Indigenous communities!

We’re inviting candidates to apply for volunteer positions with schools in the Northwest Territories for the school year 2021-2022.

As an Education Assistant, you will provide your knowledge as an educator, share your experiences about the world, inspire students to learn and pursue further education, and encourage students to believe they can become who they aspire to be!

You will help facilitate the e-learning program for students in grades 4-12 where you will connect your classroom to a network of other classrooms in various schools in the Northwest Territories also facilitated by other Education Assistants like yourself. You will work directly with assigned teachers (including the host teacher), participate in activities both inside and outside the classroom, and be engaged with the community through intercultural events throughout the school year.

If you are a self-motivated individual with an interest in teaching, learning about indigenous cultures, and being involved with the community, then this is the placement for you!



As a volunteer, you will:
- Work in the school as a tutor (Math and/or Science is an asset)

- Assist the students during lessons, under the direct supervision of the headteacher

- Monitor the progress of the students and report back to the classroom teachers

- Accompany and supervise students during activities in the school gym, labs, libraries, resource centers and on field trips

- Support fundraising events at the school and community level

- Help in other capacities (including computer instruction, art, music, sports) depending on your skills, training, and hobbies as well as the needs of the school



Essential Requirements:
- Completed university degree or college diploma

- Ability to pass the vulnerable sector police check

- Must be currently located in Canada



Essential Background:
- Experience teaching or presenting material to children and youth, particularly students with special needs.

- Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples in Canada (experience working with Indigenous Peoples is an asset)

- Strong understanding of working with High School age students

- Display an understanding of different learning styles

- Be culturally sensitive and have an openness to learning about different cultures

- Computer literate and knowledgeable of technology

- Previous volunteer or work experience either in Canada or in other countries

- Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills



What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!
Each volunteer placement is a unique experience. Read about the impact of previous volunteers in the Northwest Territories: Niroja Thirugnanasampanthar (Fort Providence), Lois Boody (Fort Resolution), Richard Marlow (Fort McPherson), Nathan Burrows (Fort McPherson), Jana Kasparova (Tuktoyaktuk)



About Cuso International and Participating Schools


Cuso International
Cuso International is a not-for-profit development organization that works to eradicate poverty and inequality. Each year, we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals to work alongside local partners to maximize their impact through capacity building. We work in partnership with governments, civil society organizations, multilateral agencies and the private sector to develop and deliver programs aimed at advancing gender equality, promoting the empowerment of women and girls, and improving access to and quality of economic opportunities for young people.



Beaufort Delta Education Council
The most northerly school board in the Northwest Territories with all eight communities and nine schools located north of the Arctic Circle, the BDEC serves 1382 students in the region and is responsible for about 200 administrators, teachers and support staff. Cuso International is currently working with the schools in Aklavik, Inuvik, Fort McPherson, Paulatuk and Tuktoyaktuk.



South Slave Divisional Education Council
Responsible for the education of approximately 1300 (JK-12) students in the South Slave region, the Council's mission is to strive to prepare students to create their futures. Their primary responsibility is to provide for the educational needs of the students of the South Slave region. Cuso International is currently working with the schools in Fort Resolution and Hay River.



Terms and Conditions
Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.



Support Package
- Modest monthly living allowance

- Accommodation while in placement

- Airfare to and from placement

- Online predeparture training

- Emergency Medical Insurance

- On the ground support through our Cuso International office

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Support for accompanying partners/dependents is not available for this placement.



Fundraising
We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.



Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Cuso International works with poor, vulnerable and marginalized people, mainly women and girls, to eradicate poverty and inequality. We understand the need to uphold and enforce the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct.

At Cuso International, we believe that all people, regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed (religion), sex, age, record of offences, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity or disability have the right to live lives free of harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse.

Cuso International considers all forms of harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse to be incompatible with fundamental belief in the human dignity of all people, international and national agreements and standards, and with its core values. Cuso International volunteers must agree to uphold the Child Protection, Prevention of Workplace Violence, Prevention of Workplace Harassment and Discrimination, and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Polices and Code of Conduct.

Apply on our website: https://cusointl.org/2WRW3F5
Location: Various communities in the Northwest Territories, Canada
Deadline: Nov 25, 2021
Organization: Cuso International
Location: Hay River, Canada

Apply on our website: https://cusointl.org/3tdeMqf

Length of Placement: 10 Months (Aug 2021 – Jun 2022)

Language Requirements: English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only



The Volunteer’s Role
Your work in Indigenous communities can have a positive and lasting change!

As a Math Education Assistant, you will provide your knowledge as an educator, share your experiences about the world, inspire students to learn and pursue further education, and encourage students to believe they can become who they aspire to be!

You will help facilitate the e-learning program for students in grades 4-12 where you will connect your classroom to a network of other classrooms in various schools in the Northwest Territories also facilitated by other Education Assistants like yourself. You will work directly with assigned teachers (including the host teacher), participate in activities both inside and outside the classroom, and be engaged with the community through intercultural events throughout the school year.

If you are a self-motivated individual with an interest in teaching, learning about indigenous cultures, and being involved with the community, then this is the placement for you!



As a volunteer, you will:
- Work in the school as a Math tutor

- Assist the students during lessons, under the direct supervision of the headteacher

- Monitor the progress of the students and report back to the classroom teachers

- Accompany and supervise students during activities in the school gym, labs, libraries, resource centers and on field trips

- Support fundraising events at the school and community level

- Help in other capacities (including computer instruction, art, music, sports) depending on your skills, training, and hobbies as well as the needs of the school



Essential Requirements:
- Completed university degree or college diploma

- Ability to pass the vulnerable sector police check

- Must be currently located in Canada



Essential Background:
- Strong Math background

- Experience teaching or presenting material to children and youth, particularly students with special needs.

- Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples in Canada (experience working with Indigenous Peoples is an asset)

- Strong understanding of working with High School age students

- Display an understanding of different learning styles

- Be culturally sensitive and have an openness to learning about different cultures

- Computer literate and knowledgeable of technology

- Previous volunteer or work experience either in Canada or in other countries

- Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills



What’s in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!
Each volunteer placement is a unique experience. Read about the impact of previous volunteers in the Northwest Territories: Niroja Thirugnanasampanthar (Fort Providence), Lois Boody (Fort Resolution), Richard Marlow (Fort McPherson), Nathan Burrows (Fort McPherson), Jana Kasparova (Tuktoyaktuk)



About Cuso International and the Participating School


Cuso International
Cuso International is a not-for-profit development organization that works to eradicate poverty and inequality. Each year, we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals to work alongside local partners to maximize their impact through capacity building. We work in partnership with governments, civil society organizations, multilateral agencies and the private sector to develop and deliver programs aimed at advancing gender equality, promoting the empowerment of women and girls, and improving access to and quality of economic opportunities for young people.



Diamond Jenness
The Diamond Jenness Secondary School (DJSS) in Hay River serves more than 235 students in Grades 8-12. They value and promote excellence in academic achievement, respect for Indigenous culture, diversity in their population, service to the community, creativity in the arts, and individual and team competition in athletics.





Terms and Conditions
Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.



Support Package
- Modest monthly living allowance

- Accommodation while in placement

- Airfare to and from placement

- Online predeparture training

- Emergency Medical Insurance

- On the ground support through our Cuso International office

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Support for accompanying partners/dependents is not available for this placement.



Fundraising
We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.



Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Cuso International works with poor, vulnerable and marginalized people, mainly women and girls, to eradicate poverty and inequality. We understand the need to uphold and enforce the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct.

At Cuso International, we believe that all people, regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed (religion), sex, age, record of offences, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity or disability have the right to live lives free of harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse.

Cuso International considers all forms of harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse to be incompatible with fundamental belief in the human dignity of all people, international and national agreements and standards, and with its core values. Cuso International volunteers must agree to uphold the Child Protection, Prevention of Workplace Violence, Prevention of Workplace Harassment and Discrimination, and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Polices and Code of Conduct.

Apply on our website: https://cusointl.org/3tdeMqf
Location: Hay River, Canada
Deadline: Nov 30, 2021
Organization: Cuso International
Volontariat Virtuel

Appliquer: https://cusointl.org/3n7yCCe

Emplacement du partenaire : République démocratique du Congo

Date de début : Septembre 2021

Durée de l’affectation : 3 Mois

Les volontaires virtuel passent environ 3-4 mois dans un stage et passent 2-10 heures par semaine à travailler comme e-Volontaires selon les besoins du projet.

Exigences linguistiques : Français Niveau 5 - Pleine maîtrise

Ouvert aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents du Canada seulement


Rôle du coopérant-volontaire
OPEC, FFP, SCOSAF et SJS comptent parmi les organisations congolaises partenaires de Cuso International dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du projet SHARE (Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality / Partager l’expertise canadienne en matière de développement inclusif et d’égalité des sexes) en RDC.



Elles centrent leurs actions autour de l’autonomisation de la femme sur les plans politique, social et économique. Actuellement, elles mettent en œuvre des projets au profit des femmes qui touchent diverses questions, notamment le genre, l’égalité homme-femme, le VIH, la pratique Sage-femme, l’usage des TIC, les droits sexuels et reproductifs, la lutte contre la pauvreté, la masculinité positive, le développement économique…



Pour atteindre leurs objectifs, ces organisations utilisent différents outils et moyens de communication, dont un site-web. Si ces sites web ont le mérite d’exister, ils ne sont pas toujours correctement utilisés. Ils ne sont pas mis à jour régulièrement. Ils ne sont ni dynamiques, ergonomiques, modernes ou adaptés au public-cible. Par ailleurs, ces organisations comptent rarement en leur sein un spécialiste en communication, ou une personne apte à faire évoluer les sites web.



Cette affectation à distance vise à appuyer les 4 organisations dans l’exécution de leur mission, et plus particulièrement dans l’amélioration de leur site web afin qu’ils communiquent mieux avec leur public cible, et qu’ils l’utilisent comme un véritable outil au profit de leurs actions.



La personne sélectionnée devra mener les activités suivantes :
Organiser une séance préparatoire avec chacun des 4 partenaires pour expliquer l’approche, la méthodologie et les exigences du travail à distance
Élaborer un plan de travail avec chacun des partenaires
Analyser le site web des 4 partenaires et, formuler les suggestions nécessaires pour qu'ils soient plus ergonomiques, performants, innovants, actualisés et adaptés à leur public-cible.
Intégrer, le cas échéant, les suggestions proposées aux sites des partenaires.
Appuyer les points focaux des 4 partenaires à intégrer les contenus proposés aux sites.
Former les personnes désignées par les 4 partenaires pour leur expliquer les aménagements réalisés et les conseils pour maintenir les sites.


Compétences académiques essentielles:
Bac+3 en informatique, métiers du numérique, multimédia, design, web designer, ou toute formation dans un domaine pertinent.


Expérience / Compétences professionnelles essentiels:
Expérience de minimum de 2 ans dans la création/adaptation et gestion de site web
Expérience dans l’adaptation de sites web aux différents interfaces (ordinateur, mobile, tablette…)
Expérience dans la modernisation d’un site selon les évolutions du secteur


À propos du coopérant-volontaire
Le programme de volontariat virtuel de Cuso International accueille de nouveaux et anciens bénévoles à travailler à distance avec nos partenaires internationaux et bureaux pays. Le volontariat virtuel offre plusieurs des avantages du volontariat international, cependant se démarque pour sa flexibilité; pouvant être géré à partir de chez soi et en accord avec sa disponibilité. Contribuer ses compétences à une communauté, acquérir de nouvelles compétences, et de faire de nouvelles connexions sont les avantages communs du volontariat virtuel, et pour Cuso International c’est aussi une grande opportunité pour engager plus de personnes dans sa mission.

Certains de nos partenaires se trouvent dans des zones reculées avec une connexion Internet peu fiable. Par conséquent, lorsque vous travaillez avec les partenaires, il est raisonnable de supposer que les réponses à vos courriels ne seront pas envoyées immédiatement (structure change in this sentence). De plus, pour certains de nos partenaires, il s'agit de leur première expérience de travail avec des volontaires virtuel, de sorte que la flexibilité et la patience sont une caractéristique précieuse du volontariat virtuel.

Vous n’êtes pas sûr que le bénévolat électronique vous conviendrait? Répondez à ce court sondage pour en savoir plus! (en anglais seulement) www.surveymonkey.com/r/e-volunteering" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/e-volunteering

Plus d'informations sur notre programme de volontariat en ligne (en anglais seulement)



À propos de nous, du projet et du partenaire
Cuso International
Cuso International est un organisme de développement international sans but lucratif qui s’est donné pour mission d’éradiquer la pauvreté et les inégalités. Chaque année, nous envoyons sur le terrain des centaines de coopérants-volontaires qualifiés pour qu’ils aident nos partenaires à maximiser leur impact et à renforcer leurs capacités. Nous collaborons avec des gouvernements, des organismes de la société civile, des organisations multilatérales et des entreprises du secteur privé à la création et la prestation de programmes visant l’égalité des sexes, l’autonomisation des femmes et des filles et l’accès à des emplois de qualité pour les jeunes.



Projet - SHARE (partage du savoir-faire canadien pour le développement inclusif et l’égalité des genres)
Cuso International réalisera le projet SHARE (partage du savoir-faire canadien pour le développement inclusif et l’égalité des genres), avec la contribution d’Affaires mondiales Canada (AMC) sur une période de sept ans. SHARE vise à améliorer le mieux-être économique et social des personnes les plus pauvres, les plus marginalisées et les plus vulnérables, en particulier les femmes et les filles dans les pays en développement, avec la mission de contribuer aux objectifs de développement durable (ODD). En plus de renforcer l’engagement des Canadiens pour le développement international et les principaux enjeux mondiaux, ce projet visera à améliorer le rendement des partenaires des pays en vue de promouvoir des initiatives novatrices et un développement environnemental durable plus inclusif qui feront progresser l'égalité des genres en mettant en œuvre les champs d’action pour la Politique d’aide internationale féministe du Canada.



Partenaire - AFIA MAMA
AFIA MAMA est une organisation non gouvernementale qui a été créée en République Démocratique du Congo en 2012, qui a pour mission de devenir la référence dans la prise en charge juridique des femmes PVVIH, des filles-mères et victimes des violences sexuelles et celles basées sur le Genre et dans la promotion à l’accès aux soins de santé de qualité. Parmi les valeurs, on peut noter l’Égalité de chances entre jeune homme et jeune femme, la Participation citoyenne de la femme congolaise et la paix et le développement.

Appliquer: https://cusointl.org/3n7yCCe
Location: Online
Deadline: Oct 31, 2021
Organization: The Glebe Centre
We require a gardener who will water and take care of our two courtyard gardens as well as nurture our balcony gardens, as fall arrives gardens will need to be put to bed with proper planning for the following spring. Our residents thrive in our garden areas, they sit with families and enjoy the colors and serenity of the garden area.
Location: 77 Monk Street Ottawa Ontario
Deadline: Oct 31, 2021
Organization: The Glebe Centre
Volunteer would support the Snoezelen program, specialized sensory equipment and materials that help residents adapt their responses to sensory stimulation. Provides a safe environment that bridges cognitive, perceptual, behavioural and physical impairments. The volunteer should be sensitive to the needs and abilities of the frail elderly, willing to commit to a training program and understand treatment goals and document observations as required.
Location: 77 Monk Street Ottawa Ontario
Deadline: Oct 31, 2021
Organization: The Glebe Centre
We would love to have a volunteer who can play the piano or guitar. A volunteer who is familiar with tunes from the 50's and 60's would be ideal. Our residents love music and listening to long ago tunes can provide social engagement and positive memories.
Location: 77 Monk Street Ottawa Ontario
Deadline: Oct 31, 2021
Organization: The Glebe Centre
Virtual reality allows our residents in long term care to travel the world for both reminiscing and new opportunities. With 1 -1 sessions and group settings and live company facilitated residents can engage with past memories. The volunteer makes sure the resident is comfortable with the equipment and engage the resident in conversation about what they are seeing. There is also an element of trivia questions and answers, The volunteer would wipe everything down after each use and recharge the equipment.
Location: 77 Monk Street Ottawa Ontario
Deadline: Oct 31, 2021
Organization: The Glebe Centre
Friendly visiting volunteers are an unique group of volunteers who can reach out to seniors and provide support and social interaction. Taking a resident out for a walk around the block or taking them to the garden area for fresh air will provide a huge benefit for the resident who might at times feel isolated.
Location: 77 Monk Street Ottawa Ontario
Deadline: Oct 31, 2021
Organization: The Glebe Centre
Our community support programs are once again open to the public and we require a volunteer to help with the ongoing screening. This would include handing out masks, asking required covid questions and making sure visitors have used the hand sanitizer. Mask fittings are needed so we can fit all of our staff with the proper N95 masks. It is done by a machine so not touching is required.
Location: 77 Monk Street Ottawa On
Deadline: Oct 31, 2021
Organization: The Glebe Centre
Conduct surveys on each of our units. Volunteer would interview residents as part of our ongoing satisfaction survey. Volunteers would need to be able to use google forms. These surveys are used to determine areas that need improvement.
Location: 77 Monks Street Ottawa On
Deadline: Oct 31, 2021
Organization: The Glebe Centre
Every one of our residents has a story to share. As part of our Butterfly concept (person centered care) we are completing biographies/memory boards for our residents. These stories will help staff, families and visitors communicate with residents and allow for an understanding of that individual prior to dementia. Families will help by providing information about their loved one,
Location: 77 Monk Street Ottawa Ontario
Deadline: Oct 31, 2021
Organization: CNIB
For Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, physical distancing can present a unique set of challenges
With physical distancing measures in place, it can be difficult for people with sight loss to pick up their groceries and prescriptions. If you're willing to help, we'd love to hear from you. Together, we'll ensure our community stays connected. We currently have a need for a volunteer to assist with picking up groceries for a participant weekly in the St. Eugene area.
You can enquire to tracy.holland@cnib.ca, or apply through the CNIB website link, https://www.cnib.ca/en/programs-and-services/live/virtual-vision-mate-program?region=on_east and identify grocery shopping in St Eugene in your interest form.
Location: St Eugene
Deadline: Sep 17, 2021
Organization: CNIB
For Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, physical distancing can present a unique set of challenges
With physical distancing measures in place, it can be difficult for people with sight loss to pick up their groceries and prescriptions. If you're willing to help, we'd love to hear from you. Together, we'll ensure our community stays connected. We currently have a need for a volunteer to assist with picking up groceries for a participant weekly in the area of Cornwall.
You can enquire to tracy.holland@cnib.ca, or apply through the CNIB website link, https://www.cnib.ca/en/programs-and-services/live/virtual-vision-mate-program?region=on_east and identify grocery shopping in Cornwall in your interest form.
Location: Cornwall
Deadline: Sep 17, 2021
The Heart of the City Piano Program - Ottawa Chapter is committed to bringing the joy of music into the lives of the socio-economically under-privileged children of Ottawa. The study of music is costly and often inaccessible to these youth. We strive to give these children the opportunity to discover music by providing them with piano and/or vocal lessons given at their school by volunteers. Join our community of musical volunteers and bring the joy of music to an elementary student in need.
All volunteers assist under the supervision of a school teacher.

If interested, please submit your application here: https://heartofthecityottawa.weebly.com/get-involved.html. Should you have any questions, please contact the team via email at heartofthecityottawa@gmail.com.
Location: off site (various schools)
Deadline: Nov 25, 2021
The Bingo Volunteer is responsible for representing ABLE2 through a customer service role during Bingo charity sessions.

Duties and Responsibilities:
This will include, but not limited to:
• Follow the rules for volunteers, including adhering to the uniform policy and being on time for each shift
• Greet and hold doors open for bingo hall patrons
• Clear and wipe down tables
• Help call out/identify winners
• Knowledgeable about ABLE2 when occasional asked to attend marketing events at local malls

Requirements:
• Be age 18 or older
• A personal and friendly manner
• Confidence to interact with the public
• Completed training session
• Obtained a vulnerable sector check
• Ability to stand/walk for a minimum of two hours
Location: Bingoland South
9 Slack Rd, Nepean
Deadline: Nov 1, 2021
Come and help Waupoos get ready for the winter! Cleanup indoors and out. Put away summer toys and bring out winter items Clean up gardens ready for winter. Cottage and lodge cleaning Lots of opportunities to keep busy, meet people and enjoy a day in the country! Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 - 9 am to 2 pm. An outdoor BBQ lunch will be provided to volunteers.

Call us or visit our website www.waupoos.com for further details.
Please note, transportation is required as Waupoos Farm is not located on a bus route
Location: 2050 Rideau Road, Ottawa, ON K1X 1B1
Deadline: Oct 22, 2021
Do your interests include looking for ways to give back and serve others? Waupoos Family Farm would love to have your help! The Farm offers vacations and an experience of community to families who need it most.

As we plan for beyond 2020, Waupoos is seeking additional volunteer support, including Board members. Whether you’re gifted in fundraising, communications, governance, landscaping, home repair, or another area of interest, we’d be grateful for your time and talent. Previous experience working with a non-profit organization is advantageous but not required.

Board members are responsible for attending monthly meetings (held on-site), assisting on board committees; promoting Waupoos in the community and participating in Waupoos community and fundraising events.
Commitment: One to two years with an opportunity to renew

Visit our website: www.waupoos.com to learn more about The Waupoos Foundation.

**The Annual General Meeting of the Waupoos Board of Directors will be held on Saturday, September 19th from 10:00 AM to noon. At this time we will be holding elections for new board members. The meeting will offer both in-person and virtual opportunities to participate and/or observe. Those interested in standing for election are encouraged to attend in person if at all possible. Use of masks and physical distancing procedures will be followed.

Note: Waupoos is not located on any OC Transpo bus routes. You will need your own transportation
Location: 2050 Rideau Road, (south of the Ottawa airport)
Deadline: Sep 21, 2021
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Looking to get to know some new people, perhaps get to know Ottawa a little better and have some fun!? We're looking for individuals who are eager to get out and have some fun with some of our members, people with Intellectual Disabilities. These groups will typically be small and socially distanced walk and chat types of events, outdoors, as to keep them relatively risk free. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in joining on Friday nights, reach out to Alex (alex@liveworkplay.ca) for an interview.
Location: 402-2197 Riverside Dr.
Deadline: Oct 31, 2021
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be a part of an amazing team and gain valuable experience working with children of all abilities on a weekly basis.

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

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

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

Work Experience

• Soccer playing/coaching experience.

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

• Physical fitness and stamina.

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

• The right aptitude for coaching young children and preschoolers.

• Ability to work as part of a team.
Location: 37 Oriska Way,
Ottawa
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be a part of an amazing team and gain valuable experience working with children of all abilities on a weekly basis.

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

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

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

Work Experience

• Soccer playing/coaching experience.

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

• Physical fitness and stamina.

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

• The right aptitude for coaching young children and preschoolers.

• Ability to work as part of a team.
Location: 37 Oriska Way,
Ottawa
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Jewel's Gently Used Clothing - Smiths Falls carries gently used clothing, books, house wares, dvds, and more.

The store manager is currently looking for a volunteer to cover a few hours on Thursday and Friday afternoons. Volunteers are NOT required to do both days, but can if they would like to.

A successful candidate will help with general tasks around the store.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
-steaming clothing
-general cleaning (sweep, dust, etc.)
-sorting clothing
-hanging clothing
-creating display racks and windows
-help with social media
Location: 18 William St. E
Smiths Falls, ON
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Organization: The Glebe Centre
Baking provides opportunities for social engagement and sensory stimulation, (sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing.) Baking provides connections to the past and encourages meaningful memories. Smells have a powerful effect, they can be pleasant, strong and relaxing. Involvement with baking allows residents to practice restorative every day skills such as measuring, pouring and stirring.
Following recipes can impact memory. Baking allows residents to be involved in an activity that provides enjoyment and fun.
Location: 77 Monk Street Ottawa On. K1S 5A7
Deadline: Oct 1, 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: Oct 31, 2021
Organization: The Glebe Centre
The music and memory program allows individuals who have been diagnosed with dementia to delve into their past and recover memories that were lost due to dementia. Personal playlists are created based on music that was important to the resident. Each resident has their own iPod and head set. The music comes from different times in the lives of each resident and it is intended to produce memory, emotion and conversation. Please note volunteers would need to show proof of their 2nd vaccine dose.
Location: 77 Monk Street Ottawa On K1S 5A7
Deadline: Oct 1, 2021
The Gloucester Association for Children, youth and young adults with special needs is a recreation program that runs on Saturdays, 12:30 to 3:30 pm, at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Centre in Orleans. The programs start date is September 18 and runs until the first week of June.
Participants do arts and crafts, play games and have an hour of swim time.
Volunteers participate in all the activities including swim time. Volunteers should be able to swim and play games in the water.
Volunteers work at all times under the guidance of staff and enhance the program with their support and friendship.

We require volunteers who can commit to the program from September to June.

The program follows all COVID-19 protocols. Masks are required, except during swim time.
Location: Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex
1490 Youville Drive, Orleans, K1C 2X8
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Organization: Frontier College
WHAT DO OUR VOLUNTEERS DO?

Frontier College Ottawa's Homework Club program provides homework help to children and youth all over Canada. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our Homework Clubs will be held online for 2021. Frontier College Ottawa is currently looking for tutors to help children and youth grades 1 to 6 (ages 6 to 12) with their French homework as well as their French reading and writing skills to accommodate the high demand for French learning support in Ottawa.

Volunteering with the Homework Club Program is an excellent way to gain experience in early childhood education or literacy tutoring! It is also an ideal environment to contribute meaningfully to your community. We require no prior teaching experience and provide you with all of the training and materials you need. Just bring your communication skills, patience, enthusiasm and love of learning!

WHERE AND WHEN DO OUR ACTIVITIES TAKE PLACE?

Tutoring sessions occur once a week via Zoom video conference call and last approximately one hour each. Sessions are scheduled based on tutors' and learners' availability.

HOW CAN YOU APPLY?

Please note that to be eligible for this opportunity you need to comfortable with speaking, reading and writing in French. To apply to the general English and bilingual tutoring opportunity, please visit the following listing: https://www.volunteerottawa.ca/cgi/page.cgi/_memberlog.html?log=view&log_id=52504

**You must be at the minimum age of 16 to be eligible for this volunteering opportunity**

Apply directly through the Volunteer Ottawa portal or contact paottawa@frontiercollege.ca. We will then contact you via email within one week to fill out a short Google Form. Note that candidates aged 18 or over will be required to provide a vulnerable sector Police Check. All candidates will be required to provide three references upon request.

Only those that are selected will be contacted for an interview.

We look forward to meeting you!

https://www.facebook.com/FrontierCollegeOttawa/
https://www.frontiercollege.ca/
Location: Online
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Organization: OrKidstra
We're looking for tutors for OrKidstra's Homework Club. Homework Club is virtual, and runs Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 PM. Students are ages 5-18, and are encouraged to drop-in to Homework Club for assistance with any subject. This volunteer position would be perfect for a retired teacher, or someone with an interest or knowledge in a variety of subjects. Also a great opportunity for University students to help in their area of expertise. Volunteers need to be on-call for the hour of Homework Club, and will only be called to the Zoom if a student attends needing support in their subject.
Location: Online
Deadline: Sep 20, 2021
Matthew House Furniture Bank is a registered charity that collects donations of furniture and housewares and redistributes them to disadvantaged individuals, refugees, and families in the Ottawa community. We are seeking client services representatives to help our clients choose furniture and other items to make their housing home. Volunteers may also sort donations and package chosen items. There is an opportunity to be cross-trained as receptionist. Hours are weekdays from 10 to 2. Volunteers can work one or more shifts a month.
Location: 340 Legget Drive Door 53
Kanata ON K2K 1Y6
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Furniture Bank provides quality used furniture to those who are struggling in our community. We are seeking volunteer Receptionists to greet our clients and perform administrative support duties. You may also be trained to work in client services, helping our clients choose the items they need for their homes.

Shifts are weekdays from 10:00 to 2:00. You may choose to work one or more shifts a week.
Location: 340 Legget Dr., Door 53
Kanata, ON
K2K 1Y6
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Matthew House Furniture Bank urgently needs volunteers to help us move furniture within our warehouse. We provide quality used furniture to those in need in our community. Shifts are weekdays 10-2. You can work one day a week or even one day a month - your help will be appreciated. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work well in a fast-paced environment with other team members. Training is provided.

Roles and Responsibilities:

- help move furniture onto and from delivery truck and within warehouse;
- help furniture donors unload furniture donations;
-- help keep warehouse organized
Location: 340 Legget Dr., Door 53
Kanata, ON
K2K 1Y6
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Are you a student, 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.

We are looking for a Director of Residency Management.

Position Detail:
The Director of Residency Management manages applications for residency, oversees the Residency Committee and generally works with residents to ensure their well-being.

Duties and Responsibilities:

General:
Support the Director of Marketing and Communications in marketing the House (e.g., participating in events such as Tea & Tours;
Work with Residency Committee to respond to inquiries from prospective residents;
Work with the Board of Directors and the Residency Committee to develop and maintain applicant criteria;
Develop and implement a process for screening resident applications;
Conduct applicant interviews and following-up with applicants and/or family members in partnership with the Residency Committee;
Develop and provide new resident orientation;
Work with the House Manager to develop and carryout move-ins and move-outs;
Interact with family members, sponsors and physicians about a residents’ ability to live independently as appropriate;
Interact with residents on a regular basis concerning matters of general wellbeing including health; assisting residents with conflict resolution; ensuring resident satisfaction with services; and coordinating house social events that encourage residents to interact (e.g., birthdays, afternoon teas, special occasion/holiday celebrations etc.);
Communicate regularly with the Director of Human Resources and the House Manager regarding any issues or requests made by residents with respect to staffing or services.

Administrative:

Attend monthly meetings and provide a report to the Board of Directors;
Maintain complete applicant and resident records and document application process.

Financial:

Maintain a small budget to support social events and resident activities.





Qualifications:

Good knowledge of senior’s issues and conflict management;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills essential;
Experience working with seniors a definite asset.

Estimated Time Commitment :
20 hours per month
Location: 425 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Are you a student, 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.

We are looking for a Director of Information Technology (IT) and Information Management (IM).

Position detail:
The Director of IM/IT is responsible for managing all technical aspects of Abbeyfield House Ottawa; ensuring the technology is efficient, meets the needs of the House, and is cost effective; and the data/information is secure.

Duties and Responsibilities:

General:
Support Abbeyfield’s overall business mission when establishing IM/IT standards, policies, procedures, and confidentiality guidelines;
Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade and support of all IT systems, including desktops, PCs, operating systems, interfaces, software applications, peripherals, conversions, backup and recovery;
Oversee systems development and enhancement and the integration of new systems with existing systems;
Manage the execution of scheduled maintenance, Google suite administration, resolution of failures, password administration, and implementation of IT related documentation;
Develop standard operating procedures, written protocols and guidance for staff and end-users;
Oversee provision of end-user services including user and technical support services;
Ensure the creation and maintenance of all IMIT policies and procedures, all written documentation, including system and user manuals, license agreements, and procedures;
Hire, direct and manage the work of IT Support Support Volunteers.

Administrative:
Attend monthly meetings and present a report to the Board;
Keep records of all IT tasks and projects;
Seek Board approval for large IT expenditures and proposed changes in technology;
Provide support to the Director of Communications and Director of Residency to ensure that the Website and Facebook meet current needs;
Work with the other Board Directors to ensure their IT needs are being met;
Work with the House Manager to ensure that the Office needs are being met;
When requested, share best practices with Abbeyfield Canada and other Abbeyfield Houses.

Qualifications:
Minimum 5 years experience in IM/IT;
Strong initiative;
Good management skills;
Experience in volunteering or working for a not-for-profit corporation is an asset.

Estimated Time Commitment:
10 hours per month
Location: 425 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Are you a retired or working individual looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity? Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa is currently looking for someone to join our Board of Directors as the Secretary.

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

The Secretary is responsible for providing administrative support to the Board. Primarily responsible for recording and distributing Minutes of Board Meetings and Annual General Meetings, ensuring a record is maintained for all decisions and motions submitted and carried. The Secretary is also responsible for maintaining both paper and electronic filing systems for the Board.

Duties and Responsibilities

General:
- Support Abbeyfield’s overall business mission when establishing board administration standards, policies, and procedures;
- Maintain records of all Board meetings and decisions (Agendas, Minutes, Action Logs).
- Maintain the Board’s calendar of meetings and events;
- Write and maintain procedure documents pertinent to the Board and Abbeyfield House Ottawa such as Terms of Reference, File and Account Management Guidelines, How-to File with Government, How to host an AGM, etc;
- Draft correspondence to support the business of the Board of Directors and Abbeyfield House Ottawa as required;
- Participate in committees as requested by the Board of Directors;
- Liaise with the House Manager on Office Procedures, Reports to the Board, and other items as they arise.

Administrative:

- Schedule, attend and scribe for monthly meetings and present a report to the Board;
- Circulate minutes and Action Log to Board members within 1 week of Board meetings;
- Schedule, attend and scribe Annual General Meetings;
- Provide administrative support to the President and Board of Directors;
- Maintain paper and electronic filing systems; working with House Manager when needed;
- Submit Board information, reports and records as requested or required by law to appropriate government officials, Board of Directors, or Auditors. Liaise with the Treasurer and Bookkeeper to ensure information is accurate and synchronized;
- Keep Contact Lists up to date as they pertain to Members of the Board; including informing Abbeyfield Canada of changes;
- When requested, share best practices with Abbeyfield Canada and other Abbeyfield Houses.


Qualifications:
Strong written and oral communications; including maintaining records and taking minutes;
Demonstrated organizational abilities;
Experience working in office suite products;
Experience in working on a Committee or Board of Directors is an asset;
Experience in volunteering or working for a not-for-profit corporation is an asset.

Estimated Time Commitment:
20 hours per month
Location: 425 Parkdale Ave Ottawa
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Are you a retired or working individual looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity? Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa is currently looking for someone to join our Board of Directors as the President.

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

The role of the Board President is to act as the communication link for the Board and as the public face for the organization. This individual fosters and maintains strong long-term relationships with key partners including Abbeyfield Canada, the other Abbeyfield houses, as well as with various levels of government, donors, funders and civic organizations. The President works with the Board, the staff and other volunteers to further the Abbeyfield, vision, mission and goals.

The individual strives to keep the organization well-structured from both planning and operational perspectives through oversight of financial and organizational resources, human resources and short/long term priority setting. S/he ensures that the Board has the necessary tools to do their jobs efficiently and sets an example that motivates the entire volunteer workforce to accomplish their work effectively and in a planned, orderly fashion. The individual delegates responsibilities to the other Directors to manage the details within their respective portfolios, and then plays an oversight and coordination role to ensure that the separate efforts of the different portfolios stay collectively on track.

The President is tasked with providing strong leadership by working with the other Board members to:

- help them to define and monitor their long-term goals, plans and strategies;
- ensure that staff and financial resources are properly allocated;
- ensure that activities support and further the strategic plans;
- measure the success of the organization;
- ensure the preparation of the annual budget for board approval;
- ensure all reports and records are submitted as requested or required by law;
- analyze budgets and financial reports to maintain a high level knowledge of the general Abbeyfield financial position, tax liabilities, reporting implications, and exemptions;
- ensure that policies, job descriptions and administrative procedures are in place and kept current;
- manage meetings:
- ensure efficient governance through monthly Board meetings, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and various other gatherings;
- call meetings to order on time and adjourn meetings at an appropriate time;
- conduct meetings expeditiously and in a fair manner, taking into account the individual and collective opinions of all members;
- ensure that the meetings are timely and of appropriate length;
- ensure that the contents of discussions are finalized either at the Board table or sent to other subcommittee fora to be addressed in more detail, and for those subcommittees’ chairpersons to bring back summary recommendations to the Executive membership or to the full Board for final review and decisions within specific timeframes;
- listen to and analyze the viewpoints of Board members, staff, other volunteers and guest presenters.
- review and advise on contracts;
- ensure that succession plans are developed;
- look for alliances, partnerships, and joint initiative opportunities;
- ensure appropriate Abbeyfield Ottawa contributions to the overarching activities of Abbeyfield Canada and Abbeyfield International by participating in undertakings to achieve economies of scale for the mutual benefit of all Abbeyfields.

Qualifications

The Board President comes to the position with:

- extensive leadership experience, demonstrated success as a committee chair or board member;
- a history of building capacity, preferably within the not-for-profit sector;
- a Bachelor's or Masters Degree in Business Administration or a related field;
- 8-10 years of industry experience gained from working in multiple other roles and positions;
- excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills;
- a strong ability to achieve results through others;
- strong analytical, decision-making, and problem solving skills;
- an innovative mindset and motivational abilities;
- the ability to find, mentor, train, retain and evaluate the performance of talented volunteers and employees.

Estimated Time Commitment:
50 hours per month
Location: 425 Parkdale Ave Ottawa
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Are you a retired or working individual looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity? Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa is currently looking for someone to join our Board of Directors as the Director of Property Management.

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

Position Description:
The Director of Property Management oversees the maintenance and repair of the facility. This includes undertaking minor repairs him/herself and recruiting volunteer handymen, in cooperation with the Director of Volunteers, to complete regular repairs and maintenance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Seek a minimum of three quotes for all major repairs (over $2000) and develop a list of trusted vendors for smaller repairs, presenting options to the Board of Directors for approval;

- Schedule and oversee approved contract work;

- Conduct/coordinate routine inspections of the building to ensure that the facility; complies with all mechanical and building codes and that necessary maintenance or repairs are completed (including regular inspection of tenants rooms) in consultation with the House Manager;

- In the event of an emergency related to the facilities (e.g., flood, furnace failure etc.) the Director will be the first point of contact (other than 911) for employees and/or residents;

- Coordinate any emergency repairs requiring immediate attention including contacting insurance and coordinating with the Treasurer and Board of Directors as needed to secure necessary funds for emergency repairs;

- Oversee gardeners, maintenance volunteers, and contractors as required to ensure repairs and maintenance are completed and meet appropriate standards;

- Work with the Director of Grants and Fundraising to seek external funds for any capital projects.

- Keep records of all maintenance and develop regular maintenance schedules;

- Ensure all manuals for mechanical components in the building are up to date and easily accessible;

- Attend monthly meetings and provide an update to the Board of Directors;

- Maintain a list of emergency contacts;

- Develop a schedule for routine inspections of the building giving 24 hours notice to tenants of room inspections;

- Develop a 10-year plan for building improvements;

- Work with the Treasurer, House Manager, and Director of Grants and Fundraising to ensure that funds are earmarked for capital projects appropriately in the budget and contractors are paid on time;

- Providing appropriate documentation (e.g., quotes, pictures, contracts, receipts) to the Director of Grants and Fundraising for reports to granting organizations.

Knowledge & Experience:
Must have knowledge of general building maintenance and repair;
Must have experience developing statements of work, evaluating proposal submissions, hiring and managing the work of contractors.

Estimated Time Commitment:
20 hours per month
Location: 425 Parkdale Ave Ottawa
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Are you a student, 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.

We are looking for a Fundraising volunteer to work with the Director of Grants and Fundraising to identify and write grant applications on behalf of the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Researches and identifies potential grant opportunities for which Abbeyfield Ottawa is eligible;
Reviews list of projects and initiatives in need of funding and applies for grants as appropriate with guidance from the Director of Grants and Fundraising;
Applies for specific grants at the request of the Board of Directors or the Director of Grants and Fundraising
Ensures all applications are completed on time and include appropriate supporting documentation.
Track all submissions and ensure reporting requirements are met for successful applications.

Qualifications:

Experience in grant writing an asset;
Strong initiative;
Good research skills;
MS Office experience;
Strong written and oral communications skills are required.
Location: 425 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Volunteer Board Director

The Opportunity
The Ottawa Network for Education/Réseau D’Ottawa pour L’Éducation (ONFE/ROPE) is seeking Board Members to join our Board of Directors who have experience in areas relevant to the operation and governance of a charitable not-for-profit organization in the province of Ontario.

At the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) we fuel kids and ignite learning, making sure all children in Ottawa have an equal start every day. ONFE is a charitable organization that collaborates with partners from education, business, government, and the community to develop enriching programs for K-12 students. Working with the four public school boards, ONFE supports children and youth in English and French. No other community organization has the same reach and ability to respond and deliver much-needed programs to schools across the region.

Role Overview
As a Board Member, you are instrumental in helping steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adhering to our board policies, adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management practices/policies, as well as by making sure the organization has adequate resources to advance our mission.

You are a passionate and dedicated individual who is excited at the opportunity to contribute to our organization.

To complement the existing expertise, diversity and range of experience on the ONFE/ROPE Board, we are seeking new members with a variety of skill sets, including individuals who:

• Have finance, government relations or fundraising experience
• Have an in-depth understanding and experience managing strategic direction, and risk management needs of an organization
• Demonstrate leadership, drive, strategic thinking, and a governance focused approach to Board responsibilities
• Are strong collaborators
• Are ready and willing to commit time and energy to support ONFE/ROPE’s
Mission; connecting community resources to help K-12 students succeed

Term and Time Commitment
ONFE/ROPE Directors serve a 3-year term and are eligible for one additional, 3-year team. Over that term, Directors can expect to attend Board meetings 4 times per year (September to June) and will be expected to participate in committees focused on specific initiatives as opportunities arise.

Board meetings are currently held Thursday’s, 8:30-10:30am. For now, meetings take place via Zoom, but we eagerly await the time that we can resume holding in-person meetings.

Process
If you are interested in joining the Ottawa Network for Education/Réseau D’Ottawa pour L’Éducation Board of Directors, please send an email of interest explaining why you would like to join the Board and a resumé to hnorris@onfe-rope.ca.

For more information, please visit our web site: www.onfe-rope.ca.

Thank you for your interest in the Ottawa Network for Education.
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Membres bénévoles du conseil d’administration

L’occasion
Le Réseau d’Ottawa pour l’éducation/Ottawa Network for Education est à la recherche de candidats pour siéger à son conseil d’administration. Ces personnes doivent avoir une expérience dans des domaines pertinents pour le fonctionnement et la gouvernance d’un organisme caritatif sans but lucratif de la province de l’Ontario.

Au Réseau d’Ottawa pour l’éducation (ROPE), nous nourrissons les enfants d’Ottawa et stimulons leur apprentissage afin de veiller à ce que chacun démarre sa journée d’école sur un pied d’égalité avec ses pairs Le ROPE est un organisme caritatif qui collabore avec des partenaires du milieu de l’éducation, des affaires, et communautaires afin de mettre au point des programmes enrichissants pour les enfants de la maternelle à la 12e année. En collaboration avec les quatre conseils scolaires publics, le ROPE soutient les enfants et les jeunes, en français et en anglais. Aucun autre organisme communautaire n’a la portée ou la capacité voulue pour offrir ce type de programmes, indispensables aux écoles de la région.

Aperçu du poste de bénévole
À titre de membre du conseil d'administration, vous contribuez à diriger l'organisme vers un avenir durable. Pour ce faire, vous adhérez aux politiques du conseil, adoptez des pratiques et des politiques de gouvernance et de gestion financière saines, éthiques et légales, et veillez à ce que l'organisme dispose des ressources adéquates pour mener à bien sa mission.

Vous êtes une personne passionnée et dévouée et vous éprouvez de l’enthousiasme à l'idée de contribuer à notre organisme.

Pour ajouter à l’expertise, la diversité et l’expérience des membres actuels du conseil d’administration du ROPE/ONFE, nous sommes à la recherche de candidats ayant différentes compétences, notamment :

• qui ont une expérience dans le domaine des finances, des relations gouvernementales ou de la collecte de fonds
• qui ont une expérience et une compréhension approfondie de la gestion de l’orientation stratégique d’un organisme et de ses besoins en matière de gestion du risque
• qui font preuve de leadership, de dynamisme, de réflexion stratégique et assument leurs responsabilités au sein du conseil d’administration selon une approche axée sur la gouvernance
• qui sont de solides collaborateurs
• qui sont prêts et disposés à consacrer du temps et de l’énergie à la mission du ROPE/ONFE
Mission, créer des ponts entre les ressources communautaires pour aider les élèves de la maternelle à la 12e année à réussir

Mandat et durée de l'engagement
Les administrateurs du ROPE/ONFE s’engagent pour une durée de trois ans et ont la possibilité de prolonger leur mandat de trois ans. Pendant cette période, les administrateurs assistent normalement aux réunions du conseil d'administration quatre fois par an (de septembre à juin) et participent à des comités chargés de se pencher sur des initiatives bien précises, le cas échéant.

À l’heure actuelle, les réunions du conseil d'administration ont lieu le jeudi, de 8 h 30 à 10 h 30. Pour l'instant, les réunions ont lieu via Zoom, mais nous attendons avec impatience le moment où nous pourrons reprendre les réunions en personne.

Processus
Si vous souhaitez vous joindre au conseil d’administration du Réseau d’Ottawa pour l’éducation/Ottawa Network for Education, veuillez envoyer un courriel expliquant les raisons pour lesquelles vous aimeriez faire partie du conseil d’administration hnorris@onfe-rope.ca.

Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez consulter notre site Web, à : www.onfe-rope.ca.

Nous vous remercions de l’intérêt que vous portez au Réseau d’Ottawa pour l’éducation.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline: Sep 24, 2021
Organization: Results Canada
WE ARE LOOKING FOR FUNDRAISERS

*** Sign up to volunteer or learn more about us : https://resultscanada.ca/join-us/ ***


Results is a grassroots advocacy nonprofit that believes in mobilizing everyday people (our volunteers) to generate the political will to end extreme poverty in low-and middle-income countries. Our volunteer network advocates so the Government of Canada is aware of options to end extreme poverty, helping people living in poverty with the health, education and opportunity they need to thrive.

With the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty coming up in October 2021, we are planning a big peer-to-peer fundraising campaign! We operate free of government funding, which means we rely on grants and donors to operate. Donations helps us better support our volunteers who advocate by writing letters to the editor (LTEs), using social media or engaging with parliamentarians directly.

Learn more about our fundraising campaign at our next webinar on September 21 2021 (https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMldumqrTktGtPn7rR_7WrA0MAviDEqSaL4), or watch the recording after the fact (https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5vp1vYFsMRG2FqC7jxOilcLTsDxVBDxt).

If you’re ready to learn about advocacy, extreme poverty and Canada’s part to play in the world, join us! No previous fundraising experience necessary.

Commitment: If you’re only interested in gaining fundraising experience, you can volunteer with us only for the month of October. That said, we sincerely hope you will stay with us in the long run to try your hand at advocacy as well!

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Location: 905-280 Albert St.
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
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