COVID-19 Update

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

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

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a cycling enthusiast? A person with an intellectual disability is looking for company to go on long rides or short rides with. Another person is looking to ride E-Bikes with someone as well! If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Alex to set up an interview or to get more information! This is a once a week or once every other week type of commitment.

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like going out to dinner, movies or shopping? Do you like to just hang out with people? If so, a person with an intellectual disability would love to meet you! If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more info or to set up an interview! This is a once a week or once every other week type of commitment!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Like to be spontaneous and hang out with others? If so there are many people with intellectual disabilities who are looking for someone to hang out with to do various things. Some would like to grab a drink and chat, others would like to check out museums and other cool events around Ottawa, some like to shop. Basically, this opportunity is about companionship. Please contact Alex if you have questions or are interested.

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Looking for someone to hike or kayak with this summer? Look no further, we have two males with intellectual disabilities (one in the east end and one in the west) who are looking for the same thing! Get to know someone new while doing something you both enjoy! Get in touch for more details!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Dr.
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you enjoy going for walks? Are you interested in meeting and getting to know a person with an intellectual disability? There are people in a variety of neighbourhoods who would love to meet someone to walk and chat with about once per week. Walk with a companion! Why not!? There are even people interested in Nordic walking! If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex to get more information or to set up an interview!

**Please note that because of Covid-19 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Alex to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Be a part of the LiveWorkPlayEmployment 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:
- Light snack and refreshments provided at each meeting
-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 we aren't actively setting these opportunities up BUT you can reach out to Jen to virtually talk more, discuss LiveWorkPlay's screening process and learn more about steps to be taken at a later date.
Location: Riverside Dr.
Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
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