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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

Organization: The Glebe Centre
Community Support provides a setting for seniors to engage in conversation and enjoy the company of others, we need a volunteer to help set up for the day in the kitchen, make coffee etc. and help to serve lunch to our clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Location: 77 Monk Street Ottawa ON K1S 5A7
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
Organization: The Glebe Centre
We require a volunteer to support our Music Therapist in our Java Music program. The volunteer would engage our seniors in group discussions/reminiscing. The volunteer does not need be able to play an instrument but should be able to sing along and have an interest in music. Training is provided and there is a binder to use for support. Strategic questions are provided to allow residents to reminisce.
Location: 77 Monk Street
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Organization: A.P.P.L.E.
The Apple Tree Thrift Shop is one of A.P.P.L.E's small businesses that generates funds for our drop-in center. It is located right beside the drop-in center for our members to have easy access to the shop in the event they need free clothing for work or day to day purposes.
Location: 211 bronson avenue
www.appledropin.com
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Organization: A.P.P.L.E.
A.P.P.L.E is a psychiatric drop-in center that tries to assist with preventing isolation and hospitalization. We try to provide free or subsidized recreational activities, in our drop-in with a warm safe non-judgmental atmosphere or outside the drop-in with-in the Ottawa area. We also have a peer support program as well as life-skill programs that help members in day to day life or getting employment. With-in the drop-in we also have a Thrift store, where if members are looking for work experience are able to assist in and learn new skills.
Location: 211 bronson avenue
www.appledropin.com
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Organization: Mothercraft Ottawa
Come celebrate our 11th Anniversary on June 10, 2018 from 10-3 and help
make this year our best yet! All proceeds going to
Mothercraft Ottawa’s Birth and Parent Companion Program.
A program committed to changing the lives of at risk families in our community by providing prenatal, labour and delivery, postpartum and parenting support.
There are many different opportunities for this event: admissions gates, crafts, concessions, crowd control, runners, etc.
For an application, please contact courtney.holmes@mothercraft.com
Location: Lincoln Fields Mall
2525 Carling Avenue, Ottawa ON
Deadline: May 25, 2018
Description of Volunteer Role:
• Promote healthy activity and positive social interaction
• Establish a rapport with an individual living with mental health issues (as a one-to-one volunteer, or with a volunteer partner)
• Encourage independence
• Help to encourage participants toward optimal physical health and decrease social isolation
• Establish activity plan/social schedule with client
Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Apr 30, 2018
Assist with preparing and serving of basic breakfast meal, followed by clean-up duties (sanitizing dishes, utensils, and work area). Shift is from 6:30 am to 8:00 am. Positions available on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday Mornings.
If you are interested please feel free to apply on-line www.shepherdsofgoodhope.com/volunteer
Location: 233 Murray Street, Ottawa ON K1N 5M9
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
Offer weekly guitar lessons to members of the Carlington Community. Work with Program Coordinator to identify suitable day(s)/time(s) to offer lessons; lots of flexibility in terms of how many students you teach, length of lessons/sessions.
Location: 1465 Caldwell Ave
Unit 102
Deadline: May 4, 2018
Offer weekly piano lessons to members of the Carlington Community. Work with Program Coordinator to identify suitable day(s)/time(s) to offer lessons; lots of flexibility in terms of how many students you teach, length of lessons/sessions.
Location: 1465 Caldwell Ave
Unit 102
Deadline: May 4, 2018
The Dementia Society Caregiver Groups is a monthly opportunity to drop in to share and discuss with others who are actively providing care and support to a person living with dementia either in the community, retirement residence or long-term care.
Location: Orleans

Deadline: Apr 27, 2018
Organization: The Arthritis Society
Volunteer Camp Counsellor (Minimum Age of 21)

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Arthritis Society is recruiting for dedicated, caring and enthusiastic CAMP COUNSELLORS to volunteer at Camp Cambria, a camp for children living with arthritis, from August 19, 2018 to August 25, 2018 inclusive (pre-training required).

Location: Camp Kodiak (Host Camp) Located North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

▪ Lead campers aged 7 to 17 years of age, who are suffering with arthritis, some of whom have been newly diagnosed.
▪ Share in regular cabin responsibilities with a co-counsellor, including overnight and daily routine supervision. ▪ Ensure campers safety and well-being, and make their Camp Cambria experience as fun and rewarding as possible.
▪ Assist camper’s transition to camp, dealing with difficult emotions such as homesickness, peer-related issues and program issues.
▪ Ensure campers are using their ‘rest period’ to recharge and have heat/ice as needed.
▪ Assist in the implementation of daily activities.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
▪ Comprehensive understanding of the implications of living with arthritis, gained by living with arthritis and/or working/volunteering with people living with arthritis and / or chronic pain.
▪ Valid CPR/First aid training certification.
▪ Satisfactory completion of Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Verification
▪ Previous experience working with children in a camp and/or education setting
▪ Passion for working with children of all ages.
▪ Excellent leadership skills, teamwork and communication skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
▪ Must be available to work in camp setting, inclusive of cabin lodgment and available 24 hours a day with scheduled breaks.

TO APPLY:
If you are interested in and qualify for this exciting opportunity, please visit http://campcambria.campbrainstaff.com.
For more information, please contact Christine Bilsky, Education Coordinator, at cbilsky@arthritis.ca or 416-979-7228 Ext. 3535.
Location: Camp Cambria located at Camp Kodiak (Host Camp), North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON
Deadline: Jun 29, 2018
Organization: The Arthritis Society
Volunteer Floater Job Description (Minimum Age of 19)

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Arthritis Society is recruiting for dedicated, caring and enthusiastic FLOATERS to volunteer at Camp Cambria, a camp for children living with arthritis, from August 19, 2018 to August 25, 2018 inclusive (pre-training required).

Location: Camp Kodiak (Host Camp) Located North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
▪ Supporting the Camp Director and Program Staff in running and implementation of daily activities, lending support, where necessary, in order to deliver high quality programs.
▪ Assist in the organization and supervision of campers within the scheduled activities and throughout the day, providing necessary breaks for our camp counsellors.
▪ Act as a positive role model to staff and campers, participating actively and enthusiastically in all camp activities.
▪ Under the guidance of the Camp Director and Program Staff, Floaters may also be assigned various administrative and program support duties, or provide additional support to transporters and camp counsellors.
▪ Ensure a high standard of health and safety of campers in all activities at camp.
▪ Promote and support the mission of The Arthritis Society.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
▪ Comprehensive understanding of the implications of living with arthritis, gained by living with arthritis and/or working/volunteering with people living with arthritis and / or chronic pain.
▪ Valid CPR/First aid training certification.
▪ Satisfactory completion of Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Verification
▪ Previous experience working with children in a camp and/or education setting
▪ Passion for working with children of all ages.
▪ Excellent leadership skills, teamwork and communication skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
▪ Must be available to work in camp setting, inclusive of cabin lodgment and available 24 hours a day with scheduled breaks.

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS:
▪ Give back to the community and influence those living with arthritis.
▪ Use specialized skills and talents while contributing to The Society’s mission.
▪ Enhance and learn new skills.
▪ Build connections and be part of a community.

TO APPLY:
If you are interested in and qualify for this exciting opportunity, please visit http://campcambria.campbrainstaff.com.

For more information, please contact Christine Bilsky, Education Coordinator, at cbilsky@arthritis.ca or 416-979-7228 Ext. 3535.
Location: Location: Camp Kodiak (Host Camp) Located North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON
Deadline: Jun 29, 2018
Organization: The Arthritis Society
Volunteer Transporter Job Description (Minimum Age of 19)

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Arthritis Society is recruiting for dedicated, caring and enthusiastic TRANSPORTERS to volunteer at Camp Cambria, a camp for children living with arthritis, from August 19, 2018 to August 25, 2018 inclusive (pre-training required).

Location: Camp Kodiak (Host Camp) Located North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: ▪ Supporting the Camp Director and Program Staff by transporting staff and/or campers by means of golf cart, as required, to daily activities.
▪ Transport campers and/or staff to medical facilities when additional care is required.
▪ Responsible for monitoring and distributing hot and cold packs throughout the day, as necessary.
▪ Act as a positive role model to staff and campers.
▪ Under the guidance of the Camp Director and Program Staff, Transporters may be asked to perform various supportive duties, including delivering refreshments to campers and assisting with luggage drop off.
▪ Ensure a high standard of health and safety of campers in all activities at camp, including the proper use of golf carts at all times.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
▪ Comprehensive understanding of the implications of living with arthritis, gained by living with arthritis and/or working/volunteering with people living with arthritis and / or chronic pain.
▪ Valid CPR/First aid training certification.
▪ All drivers must hold at minimum a G1 driver’s license and have experience driving.
▪ Satisfactory completion of Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Verification
▪ Previous experience working with children in a camp and/or education setting
▪ Excellent leadership skills, teamwork and communication skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
▪ Must be available to work in camp setting, inclusive of cabin lodgment and available 24 hours a day with scheduled breaks.

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS:
▪ Give back to the community and influence those living with arthritis.
▪ Use specialized skills and talents while contributing to The Society’s mission.
▪ Enhance and learn new skills.
▪ Build connections and be part of a community.

TO APPLY:
If you are interested in and qualify for this exciting opportunity, please visit http://campcambria.campbrainstaff.com.

For more information, please contact Christine Bilsky, Education Coordinator, at cbilsky@arthritis.ca or 416-979-7228 Ext. 3535.
Location: Location: Camp Kodiak (Host Camp) Located North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON
Deadline: Jun 29, 2018
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. Some the skills we are seeking include financial expertise, communication skills, housing knowledge and fundraising experience. Board members are expected to contribute about six hours per month. The Board meets on the third Tuesday of the every month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: 251 Bank Street, Suite 402
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
Are you looking for office and admin experience?


Meals on Wheels is currently looking for Administrative Support Volunteers who will provide support to the Meals on Wheels staff with day to day operations. French-English bilingualism is required for this position.


Administrative Support Volunteers are scheduled once a week. You will be reporting to the Client Coordinator and Manager of Volunteer Services.


Duties and responsibilities include:
-Answering the telephone and directing calls.
-Greeting guests and informing staff members of guest’s arrival.
-Replying to general information requests.
-Preparing welcome packages for new clients.
-Preparing volunteer orientation packages
-Photocopying and faxing.
-Inputting new clients into the database
-Inputting new volunteers into the database
-Being available to go out on delivery of a meal route if needed
Other duties as assigned.


Additional information and asset qualifications:
-A valid driver's license and a good driving record is an asset
-Some bending and/or lifting required
-The ability to work with direction and as part of a team
-French-English bilingualism required
-Knowledge of working with seniors living in the community is an asset
-Demonstrated skills and experience working with volunteers is an asset



Time commitment:
-3 positions available
-Administrative Support Volunteers are scheduled once a week.
-Looking for a weekly commitment from 10:30 am until 1:00 pm.
Location: 670 Albert St
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 6L2
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
Organization: CNIB
CNIB is recruiting volunteers in your community. By joining the CNIB volunteer team today, you will be providing:
• Companionship and sighted assistance to people who are blind or partially sighted, or
• Information on products that make everyday living easier for people with vision loss, or
• Public awareness about CNIB and sight loss in your community
If you are concerned that you don’t know enough about CNIB or vision loss, don’t be! All volunteers attend an orientation session in which they learn about what CNIB does, the clients we serve, and the impact of sight loss.
Please contact us to sign up for the next CNIB Volunteer orientation on:
Location: CNIB is recruiting volunteers in your community. By joining the CNIB volunteer team today, you will be providing:
• Companionship and sighted assistance to people who are blind or partially sighted, or
• Information on products that make everyday living easier for people with vision loss, or
• Public awareness about CNIB and sight loss in your community
If you are concerned that you don’t know enough about CNIB or vision loss, don’t be! All volunteers attend an orientation session in which they learn about what CNIB does, the clients we serve, and the impact of sight loss.
Please contact us to sign up for the next CNIB Volunteer orientation.
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Volunteers will help bring residents to the main lounge for a social tea event every Tuesday afternoon. The volunteers will serve tea, and socialize with seniors.
Location: 9 Meridian Place, Nepean, Ontario
Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
Matthew House Furniture Bank is seeking a few volunteer Receptionists to help us provide quality used furniture to those who are struggling in our community. Our clients include: refugees, single mothers, those transitioning from homeless shelters, and others who have lost their possessions. Our clients are referred from over 50 social service agencies. We help over 60 families per month.

Applicants are asked to fill-out our online Application Form at: https://app.betterimpact.com/Application/?OrganizationGuid=4b676f62-db14-4e87-b363-db20e315928e&ApplicationFormNumber=1

Roles and Responsibilities:
-Explain procedures to clients who are in need of furniture;
-Maintain client paperwork, filing, reporting and other tasks as requested by the Program Director;
-Handle client complaints in a professional and courteous way;
-Keep accurate records of services provided;
-Operate within the guidelines outlined by the MHO: FB; and
-Focus on and execute safe work practices to achieve a safe work environment.

Position Essentials:
-Personable, punctual professional whose strengths include cultural sensitivity and the ability to build rapport in a diverse multicultural setting;
-Exceptional communicator, who effectively conveys information both verbally and written;
-Must be a thinker and a problem solver;
-Works well in a fast paced environment;
-Well organized;
-Computer literate (knowledge of Google docs an asset);
-Empathetic and non-judgmental attitude with a concern for the well-being of individuals, families and communities;
-Must be available 4-6 hours a week;
-Shifts are as follows: Mondays 10:00am – 2:00pm and/or Wednesdays 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Location: 340 Legget Dr., Door 53
Ottawa, ON
K2K 1Y6
Deadline: Jun 22, 2018
Matthew House Furniture Bank is seeking a few volunteer Warehouse Assistants to help us provide quality used furniture to those who are struggling in our community. Our clients include: refugees, single mothers, those transitioning from homeless shelters, and others who have lost their possessions. Our clients are referred from over 50 social service agencies. We help over 60 families per month.

Applicants are asked to fill-out our online Application Form at: https://app.betterimpact.com/Application/?OrganizationGuid=4b676f62-db14-4e87-b363-db20e315928e&ApplicationFormNumber=1

Roles and Responsibilities:
-Must be able to lift 50-75lbs;
-Assist with moving furniture onto and from delivery truck;
-Assist with moving furniture into and within warehouse;
-Assist furniture donors unload furniture donations;
-Assist in keeping warehouse organized;
-Steel toed boots or shoes are recommended;
-Must be available 4-6 hours a week;
-Shifts are as follows: Mondays 10:00am – 4:00pm, Wednesdays 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Fridays 12:00pm – 4:00pm;
-Operate within MHO: FB guidelines;
-Focus on and execute safe work practices to achieve a safe work environment; and
-Work well in a fast paced environment.
Location: 340 Legget Dr., Door 53
Ottawa, ON
K2K 1Y6
Deadline: Jun 22, 2018
Organization: Ausome Ottawa
We are looking for volunteers to support kids with autism at various Ausome Ottawa sports programs for kids with autism. In the coming months, we are offering soccer, waterpolo, yoga, gymnastics and fundamental movement.

If you like kids and have an open mind, you will LOVE this opportunity.

Families welcome.
Reliable high school students welcome.
Location: Various sports venues throughout Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 29, 2018
Matthew House Furniture Bank is seeking a few volunteer Client Services Representatives to help us provide quality used furniture to those who are struggling in our community. Our clients include: refugees, single mothers, those transitioning from homeless shelters, and others who have lost their possessions. Our clients are referred from over 50 social service agencies. We help over 60 families per month.

Applicants are asked to fill-out our online Application Form at: https://app.betterimpact.com/Application/?OrganizationGuid=4b676f62-db14-4e87-b363-db20e315928e&ApplicationFormNumber=1

Roles and Responsibilities:
-Implement furniture selection procedures with clients who are in need of furniture;
-Complete client paperwork, interact with clients and attend to clients complaints in a professional and courteous way;
-Confirm whether furniture is to be delivered or picked up;
-Walk clients through the furniture and kitchen wares showrooms;
-Record the items chosen by the clients;
-Pack items chosen by the clients;
-Unpack donated items;
-Stock shelves and keep the house wares showroom organized;
-Operate within the guidelines outlined by MHO: FB; and
-Focus on and execute safe work practices to achieve a safe work environment.

Position Essentials:
-Personable, punctual professional whose strengths include cultural sensitivity and the ability to build rapport in a diverse multicultural setting;
-Empathetic, non-judgmental attitude, with a concern for the well-being of individuals, families and communities;
-Good communication skills, must be a thinker and a problem solver;
-Must be available 4-6 hours a week;
-Shifts are as follows: Mondays 10:00am – 2:00pm, Wednesdays 12:00pm - 4:00pm and Fridays 12:00pm – 4:00pm; and
-Work well in a fast paced environment.
Location: 340 Legget Dr., Door 53
Ottawa, ON
K2K 1Y6
Deadline: Jun 22, 2018
Families Matter is a growing non-profit organization looking for someone to lead its fund development efforts. The Fund Development Volunteer would assist in developing and implementing policies/procedures and strategies for securing funds from the private sector through corporate sponsorships, contributions by individuals, service clubs, etc., and through fundraising events.

This role can be performed remotely (1-2 days/month) from home or elsewhere, though volunteer would occasionally meet and collaborate with the Executive Director and Board members. The selected candidate would ideally have experience at writing grant applications, have vision and business acumen, as well as great people skills.

To Apply:
Please submit your résumé to info@familiesmattercoop.ca with a brief description of your interests and information as to what you hope to gain from this opportunity.

Details:

You will be working with: the Executive Director, Board Members, other volunteers, as well as with families & their loved ones living with a developmental disability.
Location: (Home-Based)
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Do you have a creative mind and energy to help develop and grow an organization with ambitious goals for the future?

Families Matter Co-Operative, a dynamic volunteer-based non-profit organization, is looking for an enthusiastic Marketing and Communications Coordinator (1-2 days/month) to join its dedicated team of volunteers. The incumbent would participate in the development and implementation of FMC’s communications strategy. This would include, but not be limited to, the review, updating and development of all current marketing and communications materials, brand development, as well as content management for the website and social media. Responsibility would also include the planning and delivery of membership campaigns. Superior writing skills with experience conceptualizing and producing a variety of documents and multi-media materials, including news releases, backgrounders, articles, blogs, web content, etc. would be valuable assets.

To Apply:
Please submit your résumé to info@familiesmattercoop.ca with a brief description of your interests and information as to what you hope to gain from this opportunity.

Details:

You will be working with: the Executive Director, Board Members, other volunteers, as well as with families & their loved ones living with a developmental disability.
Location: (Home-Based)
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Are you a student enrolled in a university program looking for practical experience and a professional reference for future employment in the IT industry; or a professional in the field looking to contribute your expertise to help build the capacity of a growing non-profit organization? If so, we have a great part-time (1-2 hrs./week) volunteer opportunity for you!

Families Matter Co-Operative, a dynamic volunteer-based non-profit organization, is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to promote our services and events on various social media websites. The incumbent should have some experience working with popular social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as written communication abilities for event-related content.

To Apply:
Please submit your résumé to info@familiesmattercoop.ca with a brief description of your interests and information as to what you hope to gain from this opportunity.

Details:

You will be working with: the Executive Director, Board Members, other volunteers, as well as with families & their loved ones living with a developmental disability.
Location: (Home-Based)
Deadline: May 31, 2018
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is looking for a Event Coordinator volunteer to help in taking a fundraising project and executing from start to finish.
This role requires exceptional customer service, communication skills, social media and event management experience. This volunteer should be outgoing and not afraid of picking up a phone and connect with clients. Work station will be provided to the lucky volunteer. Willing to and able to work 1-2 days per week.
Location: 110-1525 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 8R9
Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
Organization: The Well
The Well is looking for community volunteers who are musically inclined to volunteer 1-2 hours a week to provide the gift of music, song & dance to our women participants. The Well has a piano for those who play this instrument.
Location: 154 Somerset Street W
Ottawa ON K2P0H8
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
Dès la mi-septembre 2017, le programme A3 offrira un soutien scolaire supplémentaire aux élèves nouveaux arrivants pour leur permettre d’atteindre leur plein potentiel scolaire et ainsi assurer une meilleure intégration à l’école et une meilleure réussite scolaire. Ce programme est offert gratuitement aux élèves nouveaux arrivants (NA) des écoles élémentaires et secondaires du CECCE, ainsi qu'à leurs parents, le mercredi de 18 h à 19 h 30 à la bibliothèque de l’école Horizon-Jeunesse. Chaque bénévole aide un enfant, un adolescent ou un adulte dans les travaux scolaires ou l'apprentissage de la langue française. Le programme est aussi offert le mardi soir au Collège catholique Franco-Ouest.
Location: École Horizon-Jeunesse
235, av. McArthur
Deadline: Apr 30, 2018
Looking for a volunteer to promote our services via social media
Facebook, Twitter, Intsagram etc.
-2 shifts/week
-long term(at least 6 months)
-Bilingual asset
Location: 265 Montreal Rd. Vanier
Deadline: Apr 30, 2018
Addictions worker to do counselling with clients provide individual or group therapy to individuals struggling with drug addiction, alcohol addiction, gambling addiction and/or eating disorders.
-6 months experience
-Need diploma
-Bilingual asset
Location: 265 Montreal Rd
Deadline: May 31, 2018
The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to join its on-call 24/7 Emergency Disaster Services Team (EDS), responsible for providing support and assistance to those displaced by fire, flood, emergencies and disasters, as well as the First Responders who are actively on scene.

The compassion and comfort that our EDS volunteers provide by serving food and water, or assisting with clothing, service referrals or emotional and spiritual care, can make all the difference to someone experiencing a disaster.

Volunteers are placed on teams and must be available on-call on a rotational basis outside of regular business hours. Full training is provided.

Volunteers must be over the age of 18, energetic, able to work in an emergency environment and committed to making a difference in the lives of those in need in your community.
Location: Office location is 171 George Street but responses all over the city.
Deadline: May 4, 2018
The Military Family Resource Centre will start offering Conversation Circles for Business on Monday, May 7th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. This will provide an opportunity for non-French speakers to practice their French specifically geared towards workplace language skills. Learners will practice their French through structured activities.

For this new initiative, we are looking for experienced volunteers that can run conversation circles that specifically focus on business-related topics that can range anywhere from job interviews, company presentation, meetings to travel arrangements, etc.).
If you are interested in this position, please let me know asap: 613-998-4851 / volunteer@mfrc-ncr.ca
Location: 330 Croil Private, Bldg. 471, Ottawa, ON.
Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
As a warm line caller for the Military Family Resource Centre of the National Capital Region, you will be responsible for:
-conducting monthly calls to family members while the serving member is deployed;
-record information and maintain the deployment binder;
-send deployment/reunion packages or other resources to families;
-report any concerns or questions brought forth by family members;
-prepare various packages, as needed.
Location: 330 Croil Private, Bldg. 471, Ottawa, ON K1V 1J1
Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
VOLUNTEER AT THE OTTAWA FRINGE FESTIVAL Ottawa's largest theatre festival doesn't happen without volunteers. Volunteering with the Fringe has its perks. Join us to meet awesome people, see great shows (for free!), gain valuable experience and, most importantly, enjoy the Festival! Visit ottawafringe.com/volunteer for more information and to register today. Some roles are specific to your interests and experiences while just as many opportunities exist to try something new. Helpful hands and thoughtful people are needed to contribute to everything from the Festival's box offices to audience research, to courtyard greeter & info station attendants. Volunteers will need to be available for an orientation session in early June and for several shifts during the Festival June 14 - 24, 2018. Prospective new volunteers are invited to attend our Volunteer Open House on May 12 (12 PM - 2 PM) at Arts Court (2 Daly Ave.) in the Studio (Floor 2 - Elevator B). This is a casual drop in event and a good opportunity to meet the staff, grab a snack and see what the festival is all about in person!For more information email Luke, volunteer@ottawafringe.com.
Location: 2 Daly Ave. Ottawa ON
Deadline: Jun 18, 2018
Are you looking for an opportunity to develop, enhance or share your event/program management skills? If so, we have a great part-time (2-4 hrs./week) volunteer opportunity for you!

Families Matter Co-Operative, a dynamic volunteer-based non-profit organization, is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic events coordinator to oversee and deliver on all aspects of diverse events (i.e. True Story Initiatives, Coffee House Series, Innovative Housing Activities, etc.). This volunteer role includes providing support to event committee members, assisting with day-of-event logistics and post-event evaluations. We require someone with good communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to work independently. Knowledge of NGOs or charitable organizations would be an asset.

To Apply:
Please submit your résumé to info@familiesmattercoop.ca with a brief description of your interests and information as to what you hope to gain from this opportunity.

Details:

Good for people interested in: Event planning and management/ studying event management.

You will be working with: the Executive Director, Board Members, other volunteers, as well as with families & their loved ones living with a developmental disability.
Location: (Home-Based)
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Volunteer Ottawa is looking for a receptionist and guidance volunteer to answer phones, respond to and forward email, provide administrative program support and provide guidance to volunteers looking to become involved in our community.

We are looking to fill the following shifts:

Mondays from 9am to 12pm
Wednesdays from 9am to 4pm

The ideal candidate would speak, read and write fluently in English and French (advanced writing skills).

A six-month commitment (or longer) is required.
Location: 850 Industrial Avenue unit 17F, Ottawa
Deadline: May 15, 2018
Sean is a pleasant, gregarious man in his mid 50s. He spends most of his days alone and would like a volunteer Advocate to spend time with him. He enjoys watching sports and movies, listening to music and playing board games. He is also open to other 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 advocates 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 mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 1495 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2B 6R9
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Shane is 49 years old and has Cerebral Palsy. He likes sports, Elvis and going out in his community. He would benefit from a volunteer Advocate who shared some of interests and could spend time with him each week.

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. 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 mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 363 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2A 0E7
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Mick has been waiting 14 years for a volunteer Advocate. He is in his early 60s, uses a wheelchair and has a developmental disability. He would love to be matched with someone who shares his love of sports and is comfortable with Mick’s limited conversation style. He’d also just love spending time with you going for a coffee or a walk outside.

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. 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 mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 211 Bronson Ave, Ottawa, ON K1R 6H5
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Peter was unlucky enough to have a car accident many years ago, and now lives with disabilities. He has a great sense of humour and loves hearing and telling jokes. He also enjoys listening to music, playing cards and watching hockey. He would like a volunteer Advocate to meet with him each week to go for walks, watch hockey, share jokes, and music tracks.

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. 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.

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

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 18 Rosemount Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 1P4
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Gary is in his mid 50s and has Downs Syndrome. He has been waiting for seven years for a volunteer Advocate to be his friend. Gary likes to watch wrestling and movies. He also enjoys car rides and visiting local restaurants and coffee shops.

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. 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.

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

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 2021 Killarney Dr, Ottawa, ON K2A 1P9
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Sid is a creative individual - he loves music, art and poetry. He is looking for a volunteer Advocate to help him explore his community and grow his social network. He would benefit from a volunteer Advocate who is patient, creates trust by being consistent, not over promising and always following through.

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. 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.

People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 2140 Carling Ave, Ottawa K2A 1H1
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Jonny is a very social person. He’d love to have new experiences and make new friends. He is a Montreal Canadiens fan and enjoys watching other sports too. Jonny’s ideal volunteer Advocate would be someone who shares his interests and would be willing to help him learn some practical tasks like shopping.

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. 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.

People need people!

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 1675 Merivale Road, Ottawa K2G 3K2
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Warren has been waiting six years for a friend/volunteer Advocate. Warren is great company and loves to be around people. He would like to be matched with someone who would like to go out for a beer, coffee or a meal. He is also open to any other activities you would like to do.

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. 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 mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 1303 Meadowlands Dr E, Nepean, ON K2E 7B3
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Julie is a bright articulate woman in her late 50s. She has multiple sclerosis and unfortunately the disease means that she can no longer speak. However, she communicates well using her computer and enjoys reading, gardening and running the publishing desk for her church. She would like a volunteer Advocate who can spend time socialising with her each week and who is willing to occasionally make phone calls on her behalf. The time spent by the volunteer will help Julie feel less isolated especially during the winter months.

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. 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 mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 3802 Innes Rd, Orleans K1W 0C8
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Deirdre is a 60-year-old woman who lives independently. She is looking for a volunteer Advocate who can spend time with her doing social activities and some activities for daily living. Her interests are wide: art, classical music, jazz, walking and many others.

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. 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 mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 390 Bank St, K2P 1Y2
Deadline: May 31, 2018
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 advocate 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 mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org OR 613-761-9522 ext. 222

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: mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org OU 613-761-9522 poste 222
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Sheldon is in his late teens and he has many interests such as anime, video games, writing and animals. He would love to spend time with a volunteer advocate who shares some interests and who could help him gain more independence (helping with bus, cooking and financial skills).

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. 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 mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 1338 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2B 8L4
Deadline: May 31, 2018
The Cancer Foundation is very excited to be one of the benefitting charities of the 2018 HOPE Volleyball Summer Fest on Saturday, July 14th! As part of our partnership we have agreed to recruit a minimum of 50 dedicated individuals, like YOU, to volunteer under our name and contribute to the success of the event!

AVAILABLE ROLES:
- Gate Admission Sales
- Bicycle Compound Monitors
- Site Maintenance Bar/Beach

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
- Exact shift times will be confirmed closer to the event date
- Each volunteer will receive training/orientation; a unique Big Rig Brewery presents HOPE Volleyball SummerFest volunteer shirt; lunch or dinner (depending on shift time); a parking pass for the volunteer parking lot; and an invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation party.
- Children 15 year must be accompanied by parent and 16 can be without – no age younger than 15 can volunteer.
-ALL volunteers must attend an Orientation session on Wednesday, July 11 (6:30 or 7:30 PM)

HOW TO SIGN UP:
If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to Tayler Muldoon at tmuldoon@ottawacancer.ca and include the following information:
• Volunteer’s First & Last name
• Contact number
• Email address
• Emergency Contact First & Last name
• Emergency Contact number
• Age, if under 19
• plus any special notes (X wants to work with friend Y, needs accessible location, etc.)
Location: Mooney's Bay
Deadline: Jun 25, 2018
Organization: Around the Campfire
Around the Campfire is a socialization group for children and youth with special needs. Everyone is welcome! The focus of the group is to empower young people by helping them develop social skills and building and maintaining friendships. Each night participants have the opportunity to sing, move, dance, listen, share, play and have FUN!!

Summer session if for the month of July. We meet every Wednesday from 6-7:30pm at the Hintonburg Community Centre.
Location: Hintonburg Community Centre
1064 Wellington Ave
Ottawa
Deadline: May 25, 2018
Organization: Around the Campfire
Around the Campfire is a socialization group for children and youth with special needs. Everyone is welcome! The focus of the group is to empower young people by helping them develop social skills and building and maintaining friendships. Each night participants have the opportunity to sing, move, dance, listen, share, play and have FUN!!
Around the Campfire runs weekly from 6:00pm-7:30pm. There are 2 different locations: Central (Hintonburg Community Centre) and West (Kanata Recreation Complex). Note that there is parking for both sites.
Summer session is for the month of July.
Location: Kanata Recreation Complex
100 Charlie Rogers Place
Deadline: May 25, 2018
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