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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: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a piano player who would like to practice with someone else!? You don't have to be a pro, just willing to spend some time playing with someone with an intellectual disability. Looking for a friendly and kind female volunteer. If you're interested, email Alex for more information!
Location: 2197 Riverside Dr, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Mar 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a part of the hip hop and rap scene in Ottawa? One of our members in the east end is looking to be a part of it too OR just have a friend who is interested in this scene as well. If you are interested please contact Alex to learn more!
Location: Orleans
Deadline: Mar 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Ready to sink the 8-ball? Do you love playing pool? A person with an intellectual disability would like to spend time with you! We're looking for someone who would like to get together to play pool a couple of times each month. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview!
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Mar 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love swimming? ? If so, a person with an intellectual disability would like to meet you! For more information or to set up an interview, please contact Alex!
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Mar 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love drawing and sketching? Are you interested in getting to know someone new? If so, a person with an intellectual disability would like to meet you! If you are interested, contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview!
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Mar 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love working out? A person with an intellectual disability is looking for company to work out with. We're looking for someone who already has a gym membership or is willing to get one or is willing to pay an affordbale drop in few. We are looking for others who like to do at home fitness. We are also looking for people who go to Goodlife, the YMCA or Movati. If this sounds like an interesting way to get involved, please get in touch with Alex!
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Mar 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love to bowl!? A person with an intellectual disability is looking for someone to bowl with a couple times a month. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more info or to set up an interview!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Mar 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love doing crafty projects or art of all kind? Are you interested in getting to know a person with an intellectual disability? There are several people in the west end of Ottawa looking for someone to get together with to do crafts or art. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Mar 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
We're looking for a couple who would like to go on double dates with a couple who both have intellectual disabilities. They're interested in seeing movies or going for coffee about once or twice per month. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview (both people will need to be interviewed).
Location: Riverside Drive
Deadline: Mar 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Be a part of the LiveWorkPlay Volunteer Task Force!
A unique opportunity to use your connections and networking skills to help build a better Ottawa. LiveWorkPlay is non-profit and charitable organization that supports adults with intellectual disabilities. We help the community welcome people with intellectual disabilities to live, work, and play as valued citizens. LiveWorkPlay is currently seeking members for the Volunteer Recruitment Task Force, a group of volunteers who make new connections with new potential volunteers in our community to increase connection opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. We want to expand on our positive outcomes by creating a recruitment task force, with new volunteers, dedicated to helping us expand our volunteer network.
The following qualifications and commitments are sought:
--Regularly attend bi-monthly meetings and occasional related gatherings
--Make a serious commitment to actively participating in leveraging networks to assist LiveWorkPlay in increasing connection for people with intellectual disabilities
--Provide thoughtful and critical feedback on potential presentations and approaches
--Prepare for meetings and review/comment on minutes and reports
--Build a collegial working relationship with other Volunteer Recruitment Task Force members
--You are a passionate believer in a diverse community

If you are interested, Please email Alex Darling at alex@liveworkplay.ca
Location: Riverside Dr.
Deadline: Mar 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you know American Sign Language? Do you need someone to practice with or do you use it to communicate and need someone to chat with? A person with an intellectual disability is learning ASL and is looking for someone to sign with! Please contact Alex for more information and to get started!
Location: riverside drive
Deadline: Mar 6, 2018
Organization: Harmer House
We are looking for volunteers to help with dinner service for our residents during the hours of 4:30pm-7:00pm. This opportunity would be ideal for students looking to fulfill volunteer hours, people looking to help in their community, and people with limited availability (2 hours and 30 minutes per shift, Monday to Friday). Harmer House is a non-profit, independent-living apartment building for seniors. Looking to give of your time, to help out through companionship and to reinforce a genuine sense of community? If you have patience and dependability, compassion and a passion to make others happy, please contact us!

Location: 848 Seyton , Nepean, K2H 9G6
Deadline: Jan 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: Mar 16, 2018
Dalton would like a volunteer Advocate who would like to attend community events, see movies, watch sports and may be exercise together. The ideal Advocate would be patient, assertive and have a good sense of humour.

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Location: 1366 Clyde Ave, Ottawa K2C 3Z4
Deadline: Mar 16, 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: Mar 16, 2018
Rob loves being active especially when it involves bowling, swimming and skating. He would like benefit from having a volunteer Advocate who likes being active and is willing to join him each week. He communicates by writing or by signing and lives in the Uplands area.

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: 3360 Paul Anka Drive, K1V 9S4
Deadline: Mar 16, 2018
Jeune femme francophone de 48 ans habitant dans une famille d’accueil à Orléans et ayant de nombreux intérêts, en particulier : le ski alpin, le soccer, les quilles, le cinéma, les restaurants pour ne citer que cela. Elle recherche une femme francophone pour s’amuser avec elle et l’aider avoir un peu de plaisir le soir et en fin de semaine.

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.

Veuillez vous joindre à plus de 250 bénévoles parrains et marraines qui enrichissent la vie des gens de leur communauté. Vous en gagnerez une merveilleuse amitié avec une personne qui partage des activités que vous aimez.

Les gens ont besoin de vous!

Êtes-vous intéressé? Veuillez communiquer directement avec nous par email mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org ou au téléphone 613-761-9522 poste 222
Location: Orléans Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1C 3J1
Deadline: Mar 16, 2018
Jeune homme de 28 ans vivant à Orléans recherche un homme de son âge pour passer du temps avec lui, l’aider à développer ses habiletés sociales et lui suggérer des activités. Il aime les arts, la natation, le cinéma, les randonnées dans la forêt et faire du bénévolat au musée.

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.

Veuillez vous joindre à plus de 250 bénévoles parrains et marraines qui enrichissent la vie des gens de leur communauté. Vous en gagnerez une merveilleuse amitié avec une personne qui partage des activités que vous aimez.

Les gens ont besoin de vous!

Êtes-vous intéressé? Veuillez communiquer directement avec nous par email mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org ou au téléphone 613-761-9522 poste 222
Location: Orléans Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1C 3J1
Deadline: Mar 16, 2018
Rick is in his 40s and is passionate about writing and making music. He would like a volunteer Advocate who also has a strong interest in music as well as a good sense of humour and a laid-back attitude.

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: 1356 Clyde Ave, Ottawa K1N 8E4
Deadline: Mar 16, 2018
Marilyn is a senior who has been on our waiting list for seven years. She is very engaging and loves being around people, babies and animals. She communicates very well despite her limited verbal skills. Marilyn enjoys getting out into the community and seeing new things. She would benefit from a volunteer Advocate who can spend with her each week exploring her local 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 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: 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa K2G 5K7
Deadline: Mar 16, 2018
Brian is in his early 20s and has a quirky sense of humour. He would benefit from a volunteer Advocate around the same age who has a sense of humour and loves being active (biking, hiking, kayaking).

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: 3009 Carling Ave, Ottawa K2B 7Y6
Deadline: Mar 16, 2018
Maggie is a senior who is isolated. She would like a volunteer Advocate to go out with her for coffee, walks around local parks and local attractions. In addition, she would appreciate your help to go grocery 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: 300 Goulburn Ave, Ottawa K1N 8E4
Deadline: Mar 16, 2018
Nadine is in her mid 40s and communicates through an assistive device. She likes to visits museums, go for coffee, watch videos, read magazines and go for the occasional mani/pedi.

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: 1275 Richmond Rd, K2B 8E3
Deadline: Mar 16, 2018
Alec is in his early 20s and enjoys spending time on his computer, iphone and ipad. He would like a volunteer Advocate who shared his passion who would also like to go to park and play ball and be accepting of other interests.

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: 1375 Baseline Rd, K2C0A8
Deadline: Mar 16, 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: Mar 16, 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: Mar 16, 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: Mar 16, 2018
Let's Get Moving is a community-based social program that involves physical and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage signs of dementia and their care partners.

Responsibilities include:
-Provide a safe and welcoming environment
-Greet participants, set-up and take-down equipment
-Help to ensure activity participation and socialization (e.g., one-on-one time with participants, facilitating activities, participating in activities)
-Assist with logistics, administrative tasks and participant evaluations

Location of programs (please indicate preference):
1. Orleans - Wednesdays from 1:00pm - 2:30pm
2. Kanata - Thursdays from 2:30pm - 3:30pm
3. Heron Road - Tuesdays from 9:30am - 10:30am

Location: 1750 Russell Road, Suite 1742, Ottawa ON
Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
Working as a member of a dynamic team, the Dementia Link Support volunteer will be responsible for providing support and information to caregivers of persons living with dementia and on occasion the individual with dementia.

Volunteers in this program are required to complete 30 hours of training before starting.

The Dementia Link Support volunteer will be making follow up calls to individuals who have been referred for support by their family doctor or other agency. Some calls may be made directly by people seeking help.

Main focus of the role is:

Making a first connection to a referred individual or ‘cold call’;

Explaining the kinds of support and programs available;

Completing a Caregiver Assessment using a validated format;

Providing a kindly and supportive ear for callers and advice and guidance as well as program referrals;

Assessing whether a caller may require a more intensive level of support (referral to Dementia Care Coach);

Completing electronic files and reporting to Shift Supervisor during and after shift.

Knowledge, Skill and Expertise
• Knowledge of dementia and sensitivity to its impact on the person and his/her family and/or demonstrated ability and interest to learn in this area;
• Knowledge of available community services/supports and ability to make the connection between what people need and what is available;
• Strong communication and organization skills
• Demonstrates ability to take initiative and work independently
• Demonstrates ability to work effectively as part of a team
• Counselling experience an asset
• Bilingualism an asset


Location: 1750 Russell Rd ( Perley Health Care Center )
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is recruiting for a music program volunteer. The program will be offered to those living with dementia and their caregivers. The successful candidate will help The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County deliver an 8 week recreational program. This program will be delivered multiple times per year.

It is intended to bring the joy of music to people with dementia and provide an opportunity, along with their caregiver, to enjoy a fun and social outing together.

The successful candidate must be able to play an instrument and/or sing with relative proficiency. They will need to have basic understanding of how simple keyed and malleted instruments work, specifically meodica and glockenspiel.

Must be able to operate simple audio technology (aux cables & Ipods )

We are looking for volunteers who have teaching experience and an interest in therapeutic music.

Volunteer must be comfortable working with older adults and those with dementia.

This is an exciting opportunity to help deliver a new social program!
Location: 1750 Russell Rd.
Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
A family with two children who have a disability are looking for some occasional, early morning help this winter. Both children are in wheelchairs and attend school. The school bus comes around 8 am each morning. They are looking for help on snowy days. Their driveway is cleared but they need the edges and paths cleared of snow before 8:00 am on snowy days.

Help this family get out and about this winter.

People need people!
Location: 194 Fourth Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1S 2L6
Deadline: Mar 16, 2018
We are looking for volunteers to assist on a weekly basis with this popular game. Bocci is played every Tuesday afternoon from 1-3 pm.
Volunteers would assist with portering patients to and from the activity, assisting with the implementation of the game, setting-up the equipment and writing the points on the board.

This would be a great opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic and energetic as you would be encouraging patient s' participation in a social setting.
Location: Saint-Vincent Hospital
60, Cambridge street north
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Jan 18, 2018
Volunteers are needed to assist with bingo on a regular basis, each monday from 1-3 pm. This entails portering patients to and from the activity and assisting some patients play the game.
This is a fun and social event as you are part of a group setting with patients and other volunteers.
Location: 60, Cambridge street north
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Mar 18, 2018
Organization: Free the Falls
Require web authoring expertise to update existing website and make minor modifications
Location: 44 Emmerson Avenue
Ottawa
Deadline: Jan 30, 2018
This position will appeal to a person who is comfortable cold calling businesses for silent auction prize donations driving to pick up items, and delivering to holding area.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Assist silent auction team in calling for donations
• Assist the team in the pick up of items and other pre-event preparation
• Keep Silent Auction Coordinator up to date with acquisitions.
• Create prize packages for raffles as well as auction items
• Attend Banquet and help to oversee auction operations
• Work with the Silent Auction Coordinator, post-gala, with written report of actuals and wrap up.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Attention to Detail
• Driver’s license and car.
• Excellent English.
• Ability to work with a Silent Auction Coordinator and a team of volunteers
• Accuracy
• Comfortable with and ability to call businesses for donations during the day
• Ability to create beautiful and creative displays of auction items
• Excellent written and grammatical skills
• Experienced with Microsoft Word, Excel, Drop Box, Outlook
• Ability to work with last minute revisions at deadline
• Ability to communicate with all volunteers
• Positive attitude and good work ethic.
• Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision.
• The ability to commit to 5 to 15 hours per week with some daytime hours.
Location: work from home, some driving
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
This position is one of two Silent Auction Coordinator positions available to work with a team of volunteers in the acquisition of Silent Auction Prizes and to ensure that the Silent Auction, Raffles and Games for our annual Big Dream Banquet and Silent Auction, held in November, run smoothly, are on time, and handled thoroughly from start to finish including the database and final close-out with auction winners. The Silent Auction Coordinators will work together to ensure communication is maintained with all parties, directing related committees and keeping volunteers on task. This includes monitoring the timetable to assist the coordinator to make sure critical deadlines are met and activities are initiated and properly executed when scheduled. The Silent Auction Coordinators will work with the Event Coordinator and the Big Dream Banquet Committee on planning and engage with volunteers through all phases of the auctions.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Attend all banquet committee meetings and update on acquisitions
• Coordinate a team of silent auction volunteers
• Assist silent auction team in calling for donations
• Assist, when necessary, in the pick up of items and other pre-event preparation
• Keep banquet committee up to date with acquisitions.
• Create a project timeline
• Maintain the silent auction database
• Create prize packages for raffles as well as auction items
• Attend Banquet and Oversee auction operations
• Work with the Event Coordinator post-gala, with written report of actuals and wrap up.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Attention to Detail
• Driver’s license and car.
• Excellent English.
• Ability to work with another Silent Auction Coordinator and a team of volunteers
• Accuracy
• Comfortable with and ability to call businesses for donations during the day
• Ability to create beautiful and creative displays of auction items
• Excellent written and grammatical skills
• Experienced with Microsoft Word, Excel, Drop Box, Outlook
• Ability to work with last minute revisions at deadline
• Ability to communicate with all volunteers and banquet coordinators
• Positive attitude and good work ethic.
• Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision.
• The ability to commit to 5 to 15 hours per week with some daytime hours.
Location: work from home, some driving
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
The Museopark is looking for volunteers to help with our Maple Sugar Festival April 3-8, 2018.
Location: Muséoparc Vanier Museopark
300 avenue des Pères Blancs, Ottawa - Vanier ON K1L 7L5
Deadline: Feb 28, 2018
The Museopark is looking for volunteers to help with our Maple Sugar Festival April 3-8, 2018.
Location: Muséoparc Vanier Museopark
300 avenue des Pères Blancs, Ottawa - Vanier ON K1L 7L5
Deadline: Feb 28, 2018
Many volunteer positions available during the months of February, March and April. Help to prepare and serve meals at the Sugar Shack. All tasks related to restaurant work. Excellent experience/training for work in the food service industry.
Location: Cabane à sucre - forêt Richelieu
300 avenue des Pères Blancs, Ottawa - Vanier ON K1L 7L5
Deadline: Feb 28, 2018
Collect the sap from the maple trees, transfer it into 5 gallon buckets and carry them to the trail where the 4 wheeler picks it up. Heavy lifting required. Short notice - weather-dependent (it must be above 0 celcius for the sap to run).
Location: Cabane à sucre - forêt Richelieu
300 avenue des Pères Blancs, Ottawa - Vanier ON K1L 7L5
Deadline: Feb 28, 2018
Apprentissage des connaissances et savoir-faire transmis par un acériculteur professionnel (transformation de l'eau d'érable en sirop)
Location: Cabane à sucre - forêt Richelieu
300 avenue des Pères Blancs, Ottawa - Vanier ON K1L 7L5
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
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 jusqu'à la mi-mai dans huit écoles de la région. Joignez-vous à nous, un enfant vous attend. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec Roxanne au 613-854-7010.
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; 3395, avenue Daoust, Gloucester ON K1T 4A8
Deadline: Mar 9, 2018
Organization: Christie Lake Kids
Christie Lake Kids invests in the lives of Children and Youth in economically disadvantaged situations in Ottawa. We provide arts, recreation and leadership programs as well as weekend and summer camp experiences free of charge. Currently we are doing a wide spread volunteer ask for a variety of programs beginning in late September 2017 through to May 2018. A valid police check is required (we recommend getting this ASAP https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/about-us/Level-3---Vulnerable-Sector-Check.asp). The positions are: - Cooking (Instructor for Class) - Art Helper - Gym Programs - Yoga - Leaders in Training - Hockey Assistants - Guitar (Other instruments welcome). If you want to volunteer with a supporting role we also need: - Bus Drivers - Chefs for weekly meals Email Adam Janes: ajanes@christielakekids.com Christie Lake Kids Volunteer Coordinator if you are interested in building skills and helping transform lives in a recreation, art or leadership program. (Once you have emailed we can provide a letter so the PRC is free of charge.) Thank you in advance and we look forward to hearing from you! www.christielakekids.com
Location: 400 Coventry Rd
Deadline: Feb 1, 2018
The Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region provides a free and confidential telephone service offering suicide prevention, crisis intervention, psychological stabilization, emotional support, information and referrals to individuals of all ages. We help people in varying degrees of distress or crisis who are experiencing a wide range of problems including suicidal thoughts, abuse or violence, mental or physical illness, bereavement, addictions, sexuality and interpersonal problems, youth-related issues, unemployment and more. Our volunteer Crisis Line Responders are trained in active listening techniques, communication skills, crisis intervention and suicide prevention techniques. They help our clients assess their own situations, to establish goals and priorities, and they can link the callers to appropriate resources in the community if needed.

If interested, please visit www.dcottawa.on.ca to fill out an application!
Location: Confidential. Located within the Ottawa area. Accessible by OC Transpo or personal vehicle with parking.
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Organization: Harmer House
Volunteering is a great opportunity to give back to your community, learn new skills, meet interesting people, gain career-related experience, and just have fun!

Harmer House is a non-profit senior’s supportive housing building in Bells Corners. If you would like to become a volunteer and make a difference in your community and gain experience, then this is the place for you!!

We are currently looking for volunteers in our front office. The reception desk volunteer's responsibilities include:

• Welcoming individuals as they arrive;
• Answering and responding to phone calls, and taking messages as necessary;
• Help with light clerical work for administrative staff;
• Registering residents to events;
• And recording snacks/treats sales.

We are looking for friendly volunteers with great communication and interpersonal skills.

Shifts are 3 hours and 30 minutes long, once a week. Shifts start at 9:00 am to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday

Please email Kate at assistadmin@harmerhouse.ca
Or visit our website: www.harmerhouse.ca
Or give us a call at 613-726-8882 x222
Location: 848 Seyton Drive, Nepean
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Special Olympics Ontario - Greater Ottawa is seeking experienced photographers to attend fundraising events, sport competitions and practices to capture images of our athletes and volunteers.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Mar 10, 2018
Are you passionate about your hobby or industry? Do you have specific skills/talents or experiences in a particular field? Would you like to share those experiences and skills with a young person? If yes, this is for you.

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region- various locations
Deadline: Jan 30, 2018
Do you have your own vehicle and 2 hours to help on Tuesdays over the lunch hour in the Centertown area?
Delivering meals is a simple and rewarding way to help seniors and adults with disabilities in need of a weekly delivery of frozen food and a friendly face.
Frozen routes are delivered between 12 noon and 2 pm on Tuesdays. Pick up of routes is at our office at 670 Albert Street (in the Good Companions Building)

Please note that if you are under 18 years of age you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on delivery routes.
Location: 670 Albert Street
c/o Meals on Wheels
Deadline: Feb 28, 2018
The Volunteer in this position will review the delivery sheets and ensure the proper count and note any special meals for all clients on four routes.
The volunteer will transport the meals for these routes from The Good Companions Centre to the Olde Forge Community Resource Center for pick up by delivery teams.
Volunteers in this position will require their own vehicle large enough to transport the bags holding the meals for four routes. (minivan, SUV or wagon).
The depot coordinator will greet the delivery teams and assist them to load the bags into their vehicles.
In the event that a route is not picked up, the Volunteer Depot Coordinator should be prepared to deliver meals to the clients.
After all routes have left the depot, the coordinator will return the previous day s delivery bags to the Good Companions Centre.
Other duties as required.

Interested applicants who do not have a large enough vehicle may be able to use the agency vehicle.
Location: 670 Albert Street, Ottawa ON K1R 6L2
Deadline: Feb 28, 2018
The Meals on Wheels Server is teamed with a driver to deliver nutritious meals to individuals over the lunch hour in order to assist them in maintaining their health and independence at home. This team of volunteers also provides a personal contact, a safety and security check as well as an interested daily visitor. There are pickup location across Ottawa so volunteers can be matched to an area where they would like to deliver.
Location: c/o Meals on Wheels
670 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON
K1R6L2
Deadline: Feb 28, 2018
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