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Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Twice Upon a Time
Are you passionate about reading, and about making a difference in your local community? Do you love working with others and planning creative projects to share your passions? Are you interested in making connections with other charities in Ottawa to work together to help local kids? Twice Upon a Time is looking for a new President. We are a charitable organization that gives books to children in the Ottawa area to support literacy and encourage a love of reading.
We value the diversity of our clients, community partners, volunteers, and board members. We recognise, respect, and appreciate individual differences, and we welcome your unique contributions to make our Board stronger. While experience with charitable work and/or public speaking are assets for our new president, we also value lived experience and identity as a member of Indigenous, Black and/or People of Colour communities and/or as a Person with Disabilities, or member of other equity groups, and the ability to apply an equity and inclusion lens to services. We are excited to welcome a fresh perspective and an emerging leader, and are a family-friendly organization that offers flexibility and a strong network of support.
The full position description is included below, and you can find out more about Twice Upon a Time:
• On our website http://www.twiceuponatime.ca/
• By listening to this radio interview, “How the volunteer run program Twice Upon a Time is ramping up efforts during the pandemic to give kids free books,” https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-98-in-town-and-out/clip/15791115-how-volunteer-run-program-twice-upon-time-ramping

or
• By watching this TV clip about our program: “Regional Contact: Twice Upon a Time
https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/features/regional-contact/regional-contact-archive?clipId=1429818&binId=1.4643462&playlistPageNum=1


The President leads the Board of Directors and guides the organisation in meeting the goals and objectives for Twice Upon a Time. The President is a key spokesperson for the organisation and ensures successful operations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Lead the Board, in keeping with the organisation’s mission and strategic priorities
• Communicate with the Board (timely, relevant) so they can make decisions
• Chair monthly Board meetings (can also rotate chair duties)
• Call executive meetings (President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer) as needed
• Provide direction for new projects
• Review annual budget and monthly financial statements
• Review draft grant applications and fundraising initiatives
• Act as spokesperson for the organisation, including preparing speeches and interview notes as needed.
• Has a @twiceuponatime.ca email address
• Plan board strategic sessions as needed, with the Vice-President
• Ensure new relationships and partnerships are developed with like-minded organisations
• Ensure governance requirements are met (bylaws, insurance, annual general meeting, memberships and fees)
• Sign partnership agreements / MOUs with other organisations
• Signing authority for banking
• Occasionally issue cheques when Treasurer is away (reimburse volunteers, pay expenses)
• Decide on special event requests outside of existing neighbourhoods served
• Approve spending (book sales, marketing/branding) as a member of the executive team, per the Delegation of Authority Framework
• Conduct succession planning for board and nomination of new board members
• Meet with new / prospective board members

Estimated time commitment: 5-10 hours per month

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Vous avez une passion pour la lecture et souhaitez faire une différence au sein de votre communauté locale ? Vous aimez travailler avec les autres et planifier des projets créatifs qui vous permettent de partager vos passions ? Vous cherchez à créer des liens avec d’autres œuvres de bienfaisance à Ottawa afin de travailler ensemble dans le but d’aider les enfants de la région ? Il était deux fois cherche à combler le poste de président. Nous sommes un organisme de bienfaisance qui donne des livres aux enfants dans la région d’Ottawa afin de soutenir la littératie et encourager l’amour de la lecture.
Nous valorisons la diversité chez nos clients, nos partenaires communautaires, nos bénévoles ainsi qu’auprès des membres du conseil. Nous reconnaissons, respectons et apprécions les différences individuelles et nous saluons votre unique apport qui fortifie notre conseil. Bien qu’une certaine expérience dans le domaine du travail de bienfaisance et une habileté à s’exprimer en public soient des atouts, vous valorisons également l’expérience de vie et l’apport des membres des communautés autochtone, noire ou celles des gens de couleur ou des personnes ayant un handicap, des membres d’un autre groupe visé par l’équité ainsi que des membres qui auront une approche inclusive relativement aux services que nous offrons. Nous sommes heureux d’accueillir une personne qui posera un regard neuf tout en faisant preuve de leadership; nous sommes un organisme orienté vers la famille qui offre flexibilité et soutien à travers un solide réseau.
La description complète du poste est incluse ci-après et vous pouvez vous familiariser davantage avec Il était deux fois :
• Visite de notre site Web Il était deux fois.ca
• Écoute de notre entrevue radiophonique, “How the volunteer run program Twice Upon a Time is ramping up efforts during the pandemic to give kids free books,” https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-98-in-town-and-out/clip/15791115-how-volunteer-run-program-twice-upon-time-ramping
ou
• Visionnement d’un clip télévisé concernant notre programme : “Regional Contact: Twice Upon a Time”.
Description du poste : président
Le rôle de président est de mener le conseil d’administration et guider l’organisation à réaliser les buts et objectifs d’Il était deux fois. Le président ou la présidente est également porte-parole pour l’organisation et veille à son bon fonctionnement https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/features/regional-contact/regional-contact-archive?clipId=1429818&binId=1.4643462&playlistPageNum=1
Devoirs et responsabilités :
• Mener le conseil à la lumière de la mission de l’organisme et des priorités stratégiques
• Communiquer avec le conseil (en temps opportun et selon la pertinence) afin que ses membres puissent prendre des décisions
• Présider les rencontres mensuelles du conseil (peut aussi alterner les tâches de la présidence)
• Convoquer des rencontres de l’exécutif au besoin (président(e), vice-président
• (e), secrétaire, trésorier (e))
• Orienter les nouveaux projets
• Réviser le budget annuel et les états financiers
• Réviser les ébauches de demandes de subvention et les initiatives de financement
• Agir à titre de porte-parole pour l’organisation, notamment préparer des discours et des notes d’entrevues au besoin
• Posséder une adresse courriel @ilétaitdeuxfois.ca
• Planifier des séances stratégiques du conseil au besoin avec le ou la vice-président (e)
• Veiller à ce que les nouvelles relations et partenariats se fassent avec des organismes ayant les mêmes aspirations
• Veiller à ce que les exigences de la gouvernance soient respectées (les arrêtés municipaux, l’assurance, les rencontres générales annuelles, les abonnements et les frais)
• Signer des ententes de partenariats / protocoles d’entente avec d’autres organisations
• Autoriser la signature de documents bancaires
• Émettre occasionnellement des chèques lorsque la personne responsable de la trésorerie est absente (rembourser les bénévoles, payer des dépenses )
• Prendre des décisions relativement aux demandes d’événements spéciaux en dehors des quartiers actuellement desservis
• Approuver des dépenses (ventes de livres, marketing/marque) à titre de membre de l’équipe exécutive par le biais du Delegation of Authority Framework
• Diriger la planification successorale pour le conseil et la nomination de nouveaux membres du conseil
• Rencontrer les nouveaux membres du conseil ainsi que les membres potentiels

Disponibilité estimée 5 à 10 heures par mois

Location: 404 McArthur Street
Deadline: Aug 6, 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 volunteers to support the Director of Property Management in maintaining the physical appearance of the House.

Abbeyfield House Parkdale is looking for a painter to help keep our beautiful home looking great for our residents. This position is very flexible, and we supply all materials.
Location: 425 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Aug 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: Aug 31, 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 Handyperson to support the Director of Property Management in maintaining the physical appearance and operations of the House.

Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support the Director of Property Management in conducting House inspections
-Support the Director of Property Management in seeking out vendors and obtaining quotes for various projects
- Support the Director of Property Management in managing volunteer handy people and gardeners including maintaining a list of small repairs and tasks
- Act as a first point of contact for emergencies (after 911) in the absence of the Property Manager
- Complete small repairs or coordinate the completion of small repairs as required
- Support the Property Manager in the development and implementation of a regular maintenance schedule for all major appliances and equipment
- Ensure tools and equipment are stored appropriately (protecting against theft, injury, unnecessary wear)
- Seasonal activities as may be required, placement of winter mat), salt/gravel on walk ways
- Complete minor house renovations including painting and minor construction projects, hanging curtains, pictures and moving furniture
- Assist with general maintenance of the house including changing lightbulbs, checking smoke detectors, etc.

Qualifications:
Knowledge of property management and maintenance
Good communications skills
Initiative
Good judgment
Location: 425 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Aug 31, 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: Aug 31, 2021
Organization: Ottawa Tool Library
The Ottawa Tool Library (OTL) is a non-profit tool lending library in Ottawa located near Carling Ave and the 417. We offer four categories of tools: hand tools, power tools, lawn and garden tools, and kitchen tools. Additionally, we will soon offer a supervised and fully-equipped WorkSpace where members who have completed mandatory safety training can rent bench time to work on projects. We are entirely volunteer-driven, and are always looking for community-minded individuals to lend their talents, time, and energy to the cause.

Tool Ninjas (time commitment 4-8 hours a month) are needed to be on hand when our Library is open. In the Library, our Tool Ninjas advise members in choosing the right tools for the job, as well as in their proper and safe use.

Successful Tool Ninjas will have the following qualifications:

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

If you'd like to contribute your time and expertise to the fastest growing constructive community in Ottawa, please let us know!
Location: 877A Boyd Ave, Ottawa ON K2A 2E2
Deadline: Sep 21, 2021
Organization: Ottawa Tool Library
The OTL is looking to grow our team of talented staff at the library who manage our front desk during our hours of operation (Mon, Wed and Sat). This includes our Librarians who manage interactions with members and the public, such as loans, renewals, open/close, resolve concerns and promote the library. Tool Ninjas are needed to be on hand when the library is open to assist members with choosing the right tool(s) for their project and advising on proper tool use for the safety of our members and longevity of our tools. If you'd like to join our library staff, please let us know!
Location: 877A Boyd Ave, Ottawa ON K2A 2E2
Deadline: Sep 21, 2021
Organization: Ottawa Tool Library
The OTL is looking to grow our team of talented staff at the library who manage our Webstore during our hours of operation (Tuesday to Sat). Webstore support volunteers are needed to be on hand when the library is open to assist members with donations and picking up Webstore purchases. Webstore support volunteers will receive and sort donations, research, price, tag, photograph, and upload items to be sold on the Webstore. Once trained, Webstore support volunteers will work independently under the guidance of the Webstore Team Lead. Some tasks may be able to be completed from home. If you'd like to join our library staff, please let us know!
Location: 877A Boyd Ave, Ottawa ON, K2A 2E2
Deadline: Sep 21, 2021
Organization: The Good Companions
• Work closely with the LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator and OSPN
volunteers regarding logistics, conflicts, etc.
• Greet participants entering the Good Companions building
• Screen participants for Covid-19 symptoms
• Inform participants about Covid-19 safety protocols and program
information
• Provide information about membership at the Good Companions
• Show interested participants how to sign up for membership with
the Good Companions

Time Commitment

• Minimum 6-month commitment.
• 5 hours per month
Location: 670 Albert St, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Organization: The Good Companions
The Good Companions are looking for friendly and outgoing receptionists to answer calls and direct them to the appropriate staff. They also provide general information in-person and by phone. Weekly Shift available: Mondays, Tuesdays,Thursdays, Fridays from 10:00am to 2:00pm.This position requires an individual who is courteous and professional with excellent communication skills in English. Experience is an asset. This position requires the ability to multitask. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator if interested.
Location: 670 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Organization: The Good Companions
• Work closely with the LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator and OSPN
volunteers regarding logistics, conflicts, etc.
• Teach a skill or guide an activity with a group of participants
• Make participants feel as welcomed and comfortable as possible
• Record attendance of participants

Time Commitment

• Minimum 6-month commitment.
• 5 hours per month
Location: 670 Albert St, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Organization: The Good Companions
• Work closely with the LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator and OSPN
volunteers regarding logistics, conflicts, etc.
• Support participants in getting around the Centre, giving
directions
• Assist facilitators and participants in classes/activities
• Other support duties as necessary

Time Commitment

• Minimum 6-month commitment
• 5 hours per month


Location: 670 Albert St, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Organization: Ethiopiaid Canada
Ethiopiaid Canada has three vacancies for volunteer members of our Board of Directors. We are looking for individuals with special skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:

-Fundraising: grants, direct mail, foundations, events, monthly giving

-Law: nonprofit law, employment law

-Human Resources: employee handbooks and guides, HR policy

-Finance: budgets, record keeping, financial analysis, finance review

As part of our Board, you will help ensure ongoing success by attending bi-monthly Board meetings, serving on committees, participating in Ethiopiaid events and representing Ethiopiaid. Our Board is more of a working Board than an advisory Board so the time required for this role would be approximately 5-10 hours per month, depending on what is happening at the time. We ask for a 1-year commitment. Previous Board experience is not required, although an asset.

Preference will be given to candidates in the Ottawa region. If you meet the above criteria and are interested, please send your resume and a cover letter to info@ethiopiaid.ca. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Location: 484 Gladstone Ave
Deadline: Sep 10, 2021
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County operates two thrift stores: Jewel's Gently Used Clothing. One is located in Smiths Falls and the other is in Perth. All proceeds go directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County and the programs that it provides.
This position will include visiting the store location(s), arranging outfits, taking photos and videos, posting to social media, etc.
Social media experience is mandatory. Marketing skills - a valuable asset.
Successful candidates will work in collaboration with the existing team of staff and volunteers, to help with store promotion and advertising merchandise that would appeal to new and existing customer base.
Location: 18 William St. E., Smiths Falls
and/or
46 A Wilson St., Perth
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides opportunity for a young person to be matched with a mentor (Big Brother/Big Sister) in Lanark County. Many young people struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives. However, with the support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided, and help the young person to reach their fullest potential.
Mentors (Bigs) are fully screened and matched with a young person (Little). Big and Littles spend consistent time together, whether it is going for ice cream, to the park, to a sports game, and so on.
The hours are flexible, and determined between parties involved.
Bigs and Littles both experience benefits, including growth, self-fulfillment, socialization, companionship, and so on.
The amount of time a match exists depends on many factors. Some matches last for a year, but some last for a lifetime. The agency asks that mentors be willing to commit to at least one year.
Location: 18 William St. E.
Smiths Falls, ON
K7A1C2
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Organization: Results Canada
We are a grassroots advocacy organization that believes in empowering everyday people to use their voices to generate the political will to end extreme poverty. We combine the voices of our volunteers with strategic areas of focus to leverage resources for programs and improved policies that give people living in poverty the health, education and opportunity they need to thrive. Whether it’s writing letters to the editor (LTEs), using social media or engaging with parliamentarians, our passionate volunteers positively impact people living in low-and middle-income countries.

To APPLY or to learn more, visit https://resultscanada.ca/join-us/
(**applications made through Volunteer Ottawa are not regularly monitored, please follow instructions on our website***)
Location: 905-280 Albert St.
Deadline: Sep 15, 2021
Organization: Results Canada
Nous sommes un organisme de plaidoyer citoyen qui croit en la nécessité de donner aux gens du quotidien les moyens de générer la volonté politique pour mettre fin à l’extrême pauvreté. Nous allions la voix de nos bénévoles à des domaines d’action stratégiques dans le but d’obtenir des ressources pour des programmes et des politiques plus performantes qui soutiennent les personnes vivant dans la pauvreté à avoir accès aux soins de santé, à l’éducation et aux possibilités économiques dont elles ont besoin pour s’épanouir. Qu’il s’agisse d’écrire des lettres ouvertes aux journaux, d’utiliser les médias sociaux ou de dialoguer avec des députés, nos bénévoles passionnés ont un impact positif sur les personnes vivant dans les pays à revenu faible ou moyen.

Si vous êtes prêt à apprendre ce que signifie faire du plaidoyer et vous êtes prêt à passer à l’action à chaque mois, joignez-vous à nous!

Inscrivez-vous en tant que bénévole ou pprenez-en davantage : https://resultscanada.ca/fr/join-us

*** les applications soumises via Volunteer Ottawa ne sont pas suivient de près. Veuillez appliquer via notre site web.***
Location: 905-280 Albert St.
Deadline: Sep 15, 2021
Organization: FCDEE
Le CESOC est un organisme a but non lucratif qui aide a l'installation et l'établissement des nouveaux arrivants francophones.

Il s'agi de jumeler un citoyen Canadien avec un nouvel arrivant francophone (ou une famille) afin de connecter les différentes cultures. Le bénévole est la pour apporter des réponses sur la culture et la société canadienne (dans la mesure du possible), d'échanger sur les centres d'intérêts en commun ou tout simplement être un premier contact au Canada pour briser l'isolement du nouvel arrivant.

Les horaires sont de deux heures par semaines, à raison de trois mois.

Le contact s'effectuera en virtuel en raison de la situation actuelle.

Le jumelage s'adresse aux citoyens Canadiens ou résidents de longue date.
- Etre curieux et respectueux de la culture de l'autre
- Etre a l'écoute et ouvert au partage.
- Le bilinguisme est un atout.
- Apporter son aide et son soutien et faire des recherches afin de donner les bonnes informations à la personne concernée.
Location: Région d'Ottawa
Deadline: Jul 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 English or French homework as well as their English or French reading and writing skills. Depending on your competencies, you can also help them with other subjects, including math and science.

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 in which 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 on the 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 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. 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.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive for a limited number of positions, 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: Jul 30, 2021
The ODC is a full inclusive community in which all persons with disabilities have equitable access to the same opportunities as every other citizen of the City of Ottawa and surrounding region. This is an opportunity for you to meet people who share that vision and turn ideas into action.

The role of Co-Chair is to work with and support and/or fill in for the Chair to provide leadership and direction to allow the ODC to move forward in achieving its mission and objectives. This will be achieved through: Facilitating the sharing of ideas and information, participating and guiding in setting the strategic direction and priorities and undertaking work on behalf of the ODC; Playing an active role in the strategic planning, educational, advocacy and partnership building; Promoting the work and image of the ODC.

A full description of the Co-Chair position can be obtained here (https://a68980db-086c-44c8-b244-2712ec278e25.filesusr.com/ugd/cf7ea4_59235c0b43144a5fa9de87b7e2e98be5.pdf).

If you wish to be considered for the volunteer position of Co-Chair or have any questions about the ODC or this position, please send an email to Ottawadisabilitycoalition@gmail.com.

If you are interested in more information on the work of the Ottawa Disability Coalition, visit the website https://www.ottawadisability.com/

If you are not ready to try the Co-Chair role but are interested in the Ottawa Disability Coalition you might consider becoming a member-at-large on the Committee. A full description of the member-at-large position can be found here (https://a68980db-086c-44c8-b244-2712ec278e25.filesusr.com/ugd/cf7ea4_c979112669bc41b4ae8bbc979543feb3.pdf). Applicants expressing interest in the position(s) are asked to explain their interest and share information on the skills and experience they have to contribute to the role.
Location: virtual
Deadline: Sep 8, 2021
The ODC is a full inclusive community in which all persons with disabilities have equitable access to the same opportunities as every other citizen of the City of Ottawa and surrounding region. This is an opportunity for you to meet people who share that vision and turn ideas into action.

The role of Chair is to provide leadership and direction to allow the ODC to move forward in achieving its mission and objectives. This will achieved through: Facilitating the sharing of ideas and information, participating and guiding in setting the strategic direction and priorities and undertaking work on behalf of the ODC; Playing an active role in the strategic planning, educational, advocacy and partnership building; Promoting the work and image of the ODC.

A full description of the Chair position can be obtained here (https://a68980db-086c-44c8-b244-2712ec278e25.filesusr.com/ugd/cf7ea4_59235c0b43144a5fa9de87b7e2e98be5.pdf)

If you are interested in more information on the work of the Ottawa Disability Coalition, visit the website https://www.ottawadisability.com/ If you wish to be considered for the volunteer position of Chair or have any questions about the ODC or this position, please send an email to Ottawadisabilitycoalition@gmail.com

Applicants expressing interest in the position are asked to explain their interest and share information on the skills and experience they have to contribute to the role.
Location: virtual
Deadline: Sep 8, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers
Description of Position
Shelter Movers provides free moving and storage services to those fleeing abuse. We are the only organization of our kind in Canada, and our volunteers are no less exceptional. Every year, in collaboration with community partners, our volunteer teams contribute over 15,000 hours to support people transitioning to lives free of violence and abuse.

We are looking for people who have a keen eye on organization and are good problem solvers. As well as a deep passion and commitment for helping women and survivors of abuse. A Move Coordinator is an integral part of the move team, providing coordination of the move beforehand and on-call support on the day of a move. The Move Coordinator ensures all moves go smoothly, that volunteer movers and drivers are recruited, and tackles any unforeseen challenges.

Responsibilities
This role requires hard working professionals with strong communication skills (by email and phone), and an ability to serve clients with patience and empathy while looking for solutions and managing expectations. An ability to remain calm in stressful situations, awareness of compassion fatigue and self-care, and maintaining communication with your team, are essential skills for the Move Coordinator.
For these positions we are exclusively looking for bilingual candidates. (French and English)

As a Move Coordinator, you will be the puppeteer behind a move – the person who puts it together and makes it happen.

Time Commitment
Moves happen all over the city, at various times in the day, throughout the week.

Since Move Coordinators work through email and phone, this is a work-from-home position, with occasional meetings (in-person and/or conference calls.) A 3 to 6 month commitment is strongly preferred.

Role Requirements
- Bilingual (French and English)
- Collect move-related information from clients and referring agencies
- Assemble volunteer move teams using a database and e-mail
- Coordinate the date/time and other logistics of a move and ensure all clients and volunteers are available
- Provide information to volunteers while protecting client confidentiality
- Reserve move vehicles and ensure drivers have necessary information to pick up vehicles
- Being available during a move to support the move team in the event of unexpected challenges (ie. extending vehicle reservations)
- Electronically file client and volunteer waivers
- Report back to Move Coordination Manager after each move
- Use patience, empathy, and active listening skills in serving people under stress
- Being aware of compassion fatigue, self-care, and working safely
- Have regular check-ins with Shelter Movers staff

Shelter Movers volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, complete an interview process, attend an orientation for new volunteers, in addition to signing a confidentiality agreement and obtaining a criminal record check.

In this role you will be helping support our sister chapter Shelter Movers Montreal.

Description du rôle - Coordonnateur des déménagements

Le coordonnateur des déménagements fait partie intégrante de l’équipe de déménagement; il assure la coordination des déménagements à l’avance et le soutien « sur appel » les jours où ont lieu les déménagements. Le coordonnateur des déménagements s’assure que tous les déménagements se déroulent sans problème, que des déménageurs et des conducteurs bénévoles ont été recrutés et il doit gérer les imprévus.

Principales responsabilités
● Recueillir tous les renseignements pertinents auprès de l’organisme de présentation;
● Recueillir tous les renseignements pertinents auprès de la cliente;
● Fournir tous les détails du déménagement aux bénévoles concernés en respectant strictement la procédure de confidentialité;
● Utiliser la base de données pour trouver des déménageurs bénévoles appropriés (en fonction de l’emplacement, de la distance à parcourir en véhicule, etc.) et leur envoyer des courriels pour s’assurer de leur disponibilité;
● Coordonner la date et l’heure du déménagement et veiller à ce que toutes les parties concernées soient disponibles et informées;
● Réserver les véhicules de déménagement et s’assurer que tous les conducteurs disposent des renseignements nécessaires pour récupérer les véhicules;
● Maintenir une communication permanente avec la cliente et l’organisme de présentation afin de répondre à tout changement;
● Être disponible à tout moment pendant le déménagement pour soutenir le responsable du déménagement s’il y a des complications;
● Transmettre par voie électronique les formulaires de renonciations des bénévoles et des clients après le déménagement;
● Préparer à l’intention du directeur un rapport comprenant tous les détails du déménagement.

Qualifications
● Être soucieux du détail et posséder de solides compétences organisationnelles;
● Aime résoudre les problèmes;
● Amical et sociable;
● Excellentes capacités de jugement;
● Capacité à faire face à des situations potentiellement stressantes;
● Posséder d’excellentes compétences en matière de communication;
● Être en mesure d’accéder à sa messagerie électronique et au téléphone;
● Faire preuve de souplesse et d’adaptation au changement;
● La connaissance d’autres langues constitue un atout;
● Capacité à respecter le caractère de confidentialité et à fournir aux clients des soins en tenant compte des traumatismes.


How to Apply:

Please contact our Volunteer Services Team at volunteerottawa@sheltermovers.com to express your interest in this role, and include ""Move Coordinator"" in the subject heading. Please attach your resume as well.
Location: Remote/Work from Home. Can be located in Ottawa or Montreal.
Deadline: Aug 14, 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: Sep 6, 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: Sep 6, 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: Sep 6, 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: Sep 6, 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: Sep 6, 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: Sep 6, 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: Sep 6, 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: Sep 6, 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: Sep 6, 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: Sep 6, 2021
In March of 2020, the Manor Park Community Council, in partnership with your Community Collective (Cardinal Glen, Lindenlea, New Edinburgh, Manor Park, Overbrook, Rockcliffe Park and Vanier) launched Ottawa Cares – our community response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

At the launch, our primary goal was the coordination of volunteers to deliver food hampers from local food banks to residents in need. To date we have delivered over 5000 boxes to local residents. Many of which are seniors, single parent families, or large member households.

So we ask - can you help your community by volunteering as a Food Bank Delivery Driver?

Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver food hampers from local Food Banks to residents around Ottawa.

Volunteers are welcome to register for delivery opportunities at any or all participating Food Banks:
Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre (RRCRC) at 815 St. Laurent Blvd.

Vanier Food Bank (Partage Vanier) at 161 Marier Avenue

Parkdale Food Centre at 30 Rosemount Ave.

Dalhousie Food Cupboard - 211 Bronson Ave.

Once registered as a volunteer, shift selection is flexible. With shift signups going out on a weekly basis. This makes it easy for volunteers to help around their schedule.


Volunteer drivers require:

A smart phone with cellular data
A personal vehicle
Driver's licence
Car insurance
Comfortable lifting boxes up to 20 pounds.

If you can help, please register through Volunteer Ottawa and we will be in touch with further instructions.
Location: Varies
Deadline: Jul 31, 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:
* housing / property management / construction
* human resources / labour relations
* financial management & investments
* general interest in community-based health & social services
* general 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: Jul 30, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers
Access to moving and storage services are a significant barrier to fleeing abuse. Drivers use their time and energy to help our clients overcome these barriers. They are the ‘helping hands’ and ’boots on the ground’ that support our clients at a critical moment.

Responsibilities
Meet the volunteer team (including other Movers) at an arranged time and place
Transport belongings to a predetermined location
Maintain communication with Lead Mover and Movers
Respect client confidentiality
Uphold Shelter Movers’ protocols and procedures
Be aware of trauma-informed care when interacting with clients (training will be provided)
Work with private security and law enforcement (led by Lead Mover) when necessary
Children may accompany clients on a move, but volunteers do not provide child care and have limited interaction with children. Child care and supervision is provided by clients or our agency partners.

Shelter Movers’ volunteer move teams are a grassroots response to Violence Against Women in our communities. Join our team!

Time Commitment
We offer flexible scheduling. Drivers can join us on moves based on their own availability by signing up for moves, as their schedules permit.

Most moves average around 4 hours, depending on distance and complexity. A minimum of 2 moves a month is encouraged.

Requirements
No previous experience or education is required
Access to e-mail and phone
Must be 21 years old and have a class 5 or equivalent license.
Maturity and good judgement
Ability to remain calm in potentially stressful situations
Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes
Drivers are expected to maintain confidentiality and provide trauma-informed care to clients (training is provided), and have regular check-ins with staff to support continuous improvement.

Responsabilités :
● Rencontrer l’équipe de bénévoles (y compris les autres conducteurs) à un moment et un endroit convenu;
● Faire entrer et sortir les effets personnels du client dans les véhicules;
● Conduire un véhicule de location et transporter des biens à un endroit prédéterminé;
● Maintenir la communication avec le responsable des déménagements et les autres déménageurs;
● Respecter la confidentialité des clients;
● Respecter les protocoles et les procédures de Transit Secours;
● Être conscient de l’importance de la prise en charge des traumatismes lors des interactions avec les clients (une formation sera offerte);
● Le cas échéant, travailler avec les services de sécurité privée et les services de police (sous la direction du responsable des déménagements);
● Être capable de soulever un minimum de 20 lb.
Les enfants peuvent accompagner les clients lors d’un déménagement, mais les bénévoles ne fournissent pas de services de garde et ont une interaction limitée avec les enfants. La garde et la surveillance des enfants sont assurées par les clients ou nos agences partenaires.

Temps nécessaire à l’engagement :
Nous offrons des horaires flexibles. Les conducteurs peuvent nous accompagner lors des déménagements de deux façons :
● en s’inscrivant pour un déménagement à la fois, dans la mesure où leur emploi du temps le permet, et/ou :
● en s’engageant à respecter un horaire hebdomadaire ou mensuel régulier.
La plupart des déménagements durent en moyenne 4 heures, en fonction de la distance et de la complexité. Un minimum de 2 déménagements par mois est encouragé.

Compétences et connaissances essentielles :
● Aucune expérience ou formation antérieure n’est requise;
● Accès au courrier électronique et au téléphone;
● Être en mesure de soulever un minimum de 20 lb;
● Être en mesure de soulever des boîtes et des meubles modérément lourds avec l’aide d’autres déménageurs;
● Les conducteurs doivent être âgés d’au moins 21 ans;
● Posséder un permis de conduire de classe G2 ou G « complet »;
● Être capable de conduire des véhicules de location (fourgons de marchandises de taille moyenne à grande);
● La capacité à conduire un camion de 16 pieds est un atout;
● Être une personne sur qui l’ont peut compter au travail;
● Être mature et faire preuve de jugement;
● Capacité à rester calme dans des situations potentiellement stressantes;
● Capacité à être flexible et à s’adapter aux changements;
● Posséder d’excellentes compétences en matière de communication verbale;
● La maîtrise d’une deuxième langue est un atout.
Les conducteurs sont tenus de respecter la confidentialité et de fournir des soins aux clients en tenant compte des traumatismes (une formation sera offerte), et doivent communiquer régulièrement avec le personnel afin de soutenir l’amélioration continue.

Location: Various Locations in Ottawa
Deadline: Aug 31, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers
We are looking for volunteer Movers! Shelter Movers Ottawa is a non-profit that offers free moving and storage for those fleeing abuse. Access to moving and storage services are a significant barrier to fleeing abuse. Movers use their time and energy to help our clients overcome these barriers. They are the ‘helping hands’ and ’boots on the ground’ that support our clients at a critical moment.

Description et détails

Transit Secours offre des services gratuits de déménagement et d’entreposage pour les femmes et les enfants victimes de violence. Nous sommes la seule organisation de ce genre au Canada, et nos bénévoles n’en sont pas moins exceptionnels.
Chaque année, en collaboration avec des partenaires communautaires, nos équipes de bénévoles consacrent plus de 15 000 heures à aider les personnes pendant leur transition vers un environnement sans violence ni mauvais traitements.

Shelter Movers’ volunteer move teams are a grassroots response to Violence Against Women in our communities. Join us!
Location: Our moves happen all over the city of Ottawa, however we meet at one secure location before each move.
Deadline: Aug 31, 2021
The Supervised Access Program is a province wide program, set up and funded through the Office of the Ontario Attorney General. Supervised Access Centers offer a safe, neutral and child-focused setting where visits and exchanges between children and non-custodial parents can take place under the supervision of trained staff and volunteers.
Our volunteers:
- Supervise visits between non-custodial parents and child(ren),
- Work closely with staff to ensure the safety and comfort of the child(ren) for the duration of the visit,
- Redirect/intervene when visit guidelines are broken,
- Record detailed observation notes that provide factual information about each visit.

We are looking for individuals who:
- Have experience working with children and families from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds,
- Are aware of their own biases, emotions, and beliefs,
- Are reliable, empathetic, attentive to detail, and diplomatic,
- Are able to set boundaries and maintain client confidentiality,
- Can recognize and respond effectively to situations where the safety and well-being of children, parents, staff, volunteers, and the wider community could be at risk,
- Are available week-ends and can commit to one year of service,
- Speak fluent English or French; ability to speak other languages is a bonus!

We are always recruiting volunteers and would love to have you attend our next training session!

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information. Volunteers@familyservicesottawa.org or (613) 725-3601 ext. 128.
Location: 312 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa ON
Deadline: Jul 31, 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, le jour de mi-septembre 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: Jul 31, 2021
Organization: Bruce House
Bruce House, a community based organization that provides housing, compassionate care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS is currently recruiting volunteers to sit on its Board of Directors.
Duties and responsibilities:

• Understand and demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and programs.
• Regularly attends board meetings and Ad hoc meetings.
• Contribute skills and knowledge by actively participating in meetings.
• Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports.
• Is an active participant in the committee's annual evaluation and planning efforts.
• Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect the organization.
• Participate in fundraising activities and community events.
• Helps identify individual and corporate donors.
Ideal candidates would have the following qualifications/skills:

• Previous board experience preferably in the public health or social services sectors.
• Experience in decision-making and strategic planning.
• Expertise in some combination of: financial management and planning, fund development, communications, legal services, social and health services.
• Experience working with and/or understanding of vulnerable populations.

Bruce House is committed to encouraging diversity in our volunteer program.

Average estimated hours: 5 hours a month
Location: 251 Bank Street, Suite 402
Deadline: Aug 20, 2021
Organization: Bruce House
Bruce House, a community based organization that provides housing, compassionate care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS is currently recruiting volunteers to sit on its Board of Directors.
Duties and responsibilities:

• Understand and demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and programs.
• Regularly attends board meetings and Ad hoc meetings.
• Contribute skills and knowledge by actively participating in meetings.
• Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports.
• Is an active participant in the committee's annual evaluation and planning efforts.
• Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect the organization.
• Participate in fundraising activities and community events.
• Helps identify individual and corporate donors.
Ideal candidates would have the following qualifications/skills:

• Previous board experience preferably in the public health or social services sectors.
• Experience in decision-making and strategic planning.
• Expertise in some combination of: financial management and planning, fund development, communications, legal services, social and health services.
• Experience working with and/or understanding of vulnerable populations.

Bruce House is committed to encouraging diversity in our volunteer program.

Average estimated hours: 5 hours a month
Location: 251 Bank Street, Suite 402
Deadline: Aug 20, 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: Jul 30, 2021
Canadian Parents for French is looking for volunteers to create resources for our Virtual French Tutoring Program. Materials created for the program will act as templates for our virtual tutors. We are looking for volunteers who can create Google Slides/PowerPoint presentations that will be used for kids between the ages of 6 to 14. Each presentation will be focused on a new topic. Volunteers will research and source credible Canadian resources with which to create an interactive virtual lesson for kids of our program. The lessons are designed to get the kids speaking and practising their French. All the kids are learning French a Second Language.

Training and support will be given.
Volunteers will be creating resources in French. High level French skills are a must, B1 or higher.

This position is open now and work will be completed on or before August 30,2021. We are looking for volunteers who can give a minimum of hours. Volunteers can set their own hours.

Application to volunteer :https://form.jotform.com/CPFNational/contentcreator

Location: online via Zoom
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Multimedia specialists design and create IT-based multimedia products such as websites, DVDs, and computer games that combine text with sounds, pictures, graphics, video-clips, virtual reality and digital animation.
Location: 2784 A Lancaster Road
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
he Program Officer provides administrative, analytical, research, and operational support to Local Government Program Services. ... Provides analytical, research and operational support to the Manager, Local Government Programs Services, regarding all aspects of assigned funding programs.
Location: 2784 A Lancaster Road
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Must have a first class Degree or a Masters Degree in English
Responsibilities:
Collaborate with management to develop and implement an effective communications strategy based on our target audience.
Write, edit, and distribute content, including publications, press releases, website content, annual reports, speeches, and other marketing material that communicates the organization's activities, products and/or services.
Respond to media inquiries, arrange interviews, and act as a spokesperson for the organization.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with journalists, and maintain a media database.
Seek opportunities to enhance the reputation of the brand, and coordinate publicity events as required.
Maintain records of media coverage and collate analytics and metrics.
Proficiency in design and publishing software.
Manage conflict as it arises and escalate to management.
Location: 2784 A Lancaster Road
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
The Ottawa Peace & Environment Resource Centre is seeking photographers of all skill and experience levels to join a pool of volunteers interested in photographing specific subjects and/or events. Photography Pool volunteers will be periodically contacted with specific photographic needs which they can either respond to or ignore. For example, a need might be for someone to attend an event and take photographs, or a specific subject such as recycling, a specific location in Ottawa, a type of wildlife or garden, staged photos with a theme, etc. If you already have a photo that meets the criteria of that request, that's great as well!

Photos will be used in our newspaper, the Peace & Environment News (PEN) and/or our blog and website, or social media. You will be credited as the photographer and are welcome to suggest a caption.
If there is sufficient interest, we may offer beginner photography workshops for people looking to learn and improve their skills.

You don't need to have a fancy camera for this job, but you do need to have access to something that can take photos, like a smartphone or tablet, if you don't have a camera. We'd love to be able to offer loaner devices, but it's just not feasible at this time.
Location: 2203 Alta Vista Dr
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
The Ottawa Peace & Environment Resource Centre is seeking volunteers to join a writer's pool for occasional writing of newspaper articles for print and/or blog posts for online publishing.

This is a very flexible position. The Writer's Pool will be periodically sent requests for help with specific writing tasks or for submissions of written content on a particular topic, which they can accept or ignore as time and interest allows. Topics may fall under a broad umbrella of issues related to peace, social justice, environmental sustainability, and the intersection of these issues. Article types may include interviews (direct or over email), original work, opinion pieces, pieces requiring some research or expertise, helping community partner groups write specific material, or adapting other material to a more appropriate format - no previous knowledge or experience is required to join the pool, but may be required for specific pieces.

At PERC, we believe telling the stories other media doesn't pay attention to helps build community and connect people to causes they care about, in order to take better action for a greener and more peaceful world. We try to keep a positive outlook and focus on what can be done, rather that what we have no control over. We like to keep our minds open, but not so open our brains fall out - so the more an article is based on factual claims, the more research it might require. We're more interested in you being able to tell a good story than we are in how good your grammar is, and we're willing to work with you to improve your English writing if that is a goal you have.
Location: 2203 Alta Vista Dr
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Organization: Tel-Aide Outaouais
Tel-Aide Outaouais est un organisme sans but lucratif qui a vu le jour en 1974. Aujourd’hui, plus de 50 bénévoles assurent le service téléphonique de Tel-Aide 365 jours par année, sur l’ensemble du territoire de la Capitale nationale.

Nous offrons un service d’écoute téléphonique en français aux personnes qui ont besoin d’une oreille, qui nécessitent du soutien ou de références. Les bénévoles de Tel-Aide, que nous appelons les écoutants, offrent une écoute attentive, chaleureuse et empathique.
Location: Confedentiel
Deadline: Jul 30, 2021
Organization: Ethiopiaid Canada
Ethiopiaid Canada is looking for a volunteer Board Secretary on behalf of our organization. Must have good communication skills, facilitate meetings and minutes, good writing skills, organize and keep detailed records of the company's business relations and the non-profit organization. Must be able to provide administrative support to board members when required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Good communication, customer service and relationship-building skills
• Teamworking skills
• Organisation and time management skills
• Attention to detail
• Flexibility
• The ability to use standard software packages (e.g. Microsoft Office) and to learn bespoke packages if required

Key Responsibilities
• Communicating meeting times, dates, and locations for meetings of the Board and committees
• Ensuring the maintenance of the minutes of the meetings and other records of the Board & Committees
• Facilitating informed and collaborative decision making by the Board
• The secretary records everything that happens during the meeting, including what was
• discussed what actions were voted on and what actions are being taken as a result
• The secretary also keeps complete, detailed records of all the business relations of the
• company or non-profit organization
• The secretary also makes sure that all records are properly and safely stored
• Provide personal administrative support to board members when needed

If you meet the above criteria and are interested, please send your resume and a cover letter to info@ethiopiaid.ca. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

About Ethiopiaid Canada:
Ethiopiaid Canada is a charitable international development organization dedicated to empowering people in Ethiopia to live healthy and productive lives. We seek lasting change by supporting interventions driven by local partners. While Ethiopiaid Canada opened its doors in 2009, we are part of an international network of Ethiopiaid charities with offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia. Together, we have over 27 years of experience creating lasting change through collaboration with Ethiopian partner organizations.

Recognizing the empowerment of women and girls as central to reducing poverty and creating lasting change, Ethiopiaid Canada emphasizes interventions that build women and girls' health, social, and economic assets. Our programming focuses on increasing access to maternal health services, reducing barriers to education for vulnerable children, and supporting the empowerment of women and girls.

For more information, please visit our website at www.ethiopiaid.ca.
Location: 484 Gladstone Ave
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Be a part of the LiveWorkPlay Employment Task Force!

Do you remember how good it felt to get your first job? Your first pay cheque? Are you curious about other people? Do you enjoy networking and or connecting with your personal and or professional networks to make our community a better place for everyone?
If you answered yes, we need your help and we want to meet you!

LiveWorkPlay is looking for volunteers to join our Employment Task Force - a group of community champions working together to identify and connect LiveWorkPlay to local businesses and employers with the goal of developing job opportunities for people living with intellectual disabilities, dual diagnosis, and/or autism.

What we need from you:
- Join us for bi- monthly task force meetings, usually in the early evening,1.5 -2 hours, hosted at 2197 Riverside Drive
- Share ideas and personal and professional contacts that may be interested in learning more about the benefits of including employees with disabilities in the workplace
- Help us expand our contacts by participating in community networking events
- Share your time with us by approaching potential employers and spreading the word about the benefits of including employees with disabilities in the workplace

What you can expect from us:
-Opportunities to meet other like-minded people and increase your own personal network
- Opportunities to learn about the benefits to employers when they include employees with disabilities in the workplace
-Opportunities to hear about and contribute to the success stories of employers hiring employees with disabilities
- An opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities and employers, help LiveWorkPlay build our organizational capacity, and contribute to make Ottawa a better community for all!

For more information about LiveWorkPlay please visit
http://liveworkplay.ca/


**Please note that because of Covid-19 this is a virtual opportunity, you can reach out to Josh to talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: Riverside Dr.
Deadline: Jul 30, 2021
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