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Volunteer Opportunities

The annual Walk for Dementia is the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC)’s key fundraising event of the year. We are currently seeking Volunteer Supervisors to assist with planning and organizing this year’s event, as well as to supervise and direct volunteers on the day of the event.

Route Coordinators are responsible for assisting with planning the logistics of the Walk for Dementia route, preparing maps and materials, setting up and managing the route on the day of the event, and supervising event day Water Station and Route Marshal volunteers. This position reports to the DSORC Event Coordinator and will be expected to attend meetings, a volunteer orientation, and have regular contact with the Event Coordinator on work progress and strategies.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

• Attend planning meetings at mutually agreed upon times between February and May
• Develop an in depth understanding of the Walk for Dementia route by studying maps and attending a site walk
• Working with the Event Coordinator, determine signage plan and route marshal distribution
• Working with the Event Coordinator, provide training and supervision to event day volunteer Route Marshals
o Act as a volunteer runner on the day of the event, directing volunteers to appropriate areas on site
• Oversee the water/cheering stations and assist volunteers where needed
• Oversee route set up prior to event and tear down/clean up after event

Qualifications and Skills:

• Prior event management experience
• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Experience supervising volunteers with the ability to provide direction
• Comfortable working with the public in large crowds
• Able to stand and walk for long periods
• General knowledge about the Dementia Society programs and services
o Training provided, however a pre-existing knowledge is preferred
• Professionalism and a positive disposition

Screening:

Successful applicants will submit a volunteer application form and provide a valid Ottawa Police Record check. An interview and reference checks will be conducted as part of the application process with the Volunteer Coordinator.

Successful applicants will be provided with Orientation Training in addition to role-specific training from their supervisor.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter describing their interest to volunteer@dsorc.org.
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Suite 1742
Deadline: Feb 7, 2020
The Walking School Bus Leader volunteer position is ideal for high school or university students, retirees, parents and anyone else that is looking to give back to their community and support sustainable transportation. The role of the WSB volunteer is to ensure student safety to school, a minimum of 2 mornings per week.

The ideal volunteer for this position will have the following:
• A recent, clear Vulnerable Sector Police Records Check
• A calm and professional demeanor
• Physical stamina, mental alertness and the ability to cope with stress
• Effective verbal and listening communications skills (English essential)
• The ability to interact with people of diverse ages and backgrounds
• Dependability

Participating Schools:
St. Andrew School - 201 Crestway Dr, Nepean
John Young School - 5 Morton Dr, Kanata
Viscount Alexander School - 55 Mann Ave
Sir Winston Churchill PS - 49 Mulvagh Ave, Nepean

To apply please fill out the online form on our website: https://form.jotform.com/OSTA-Forms/volunteer-hybrid-wsb-leader-form
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue
Deadline: Mar 17, 2020
Organization: Frontier College
WHAT DO OUR VOLUNTEERS DO?

Frontier College's Homework Club Program offers homework and reading support for children and youth across Canada. As a volunteer with the Homework Club Program at the Blackburn Hamlet branch of the Ottawa Public Library, you will help children and youth grades 1 to 6 to develop their reading and writing skills in English. Based on your own competencies, you may also help them develop skills in mathematics, science, and French.

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


WHEN AND WHERE DO OUR ACTIVITIES TAKE PLACE?

The Homework Club program at Blackburn Hamlet library runs until June 2020. The program takes place on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Volunteers are encouraged to participate weekly, but scheduling is flexible and can accommodate your availabilities. Note also that our other Homework Club across the city are always looking for volunteers!


HOW CAN YOU APPLY?

Contact phoyeck@frontiercollege.ca
Candidates aged 18 or over will be required to provide a vulnerable sector Police Check. All candidates will be required to provide three references upon request.

We look forward to meeting you!

https://www.facebook.com/FrontierCollegeOttawa/
https://www.frontiercollege.ca/
Location: 199 Glen Park Dr
Deadline: Feb 15, 2020
Dining should be a pleasurable activity. When some of our residents experience difficulty at meal time our Feeding Assistants lend a hand. In a gentle and respectful manner, they provide one-on-one support and help ensure that the residents  nutritional needs are met. By their friendly presence they also make the meal restful and enjoyable. Feeding Assistants arrive when the meals are being served (8:30 am, 12:30 pm and 5:30 pm) and spend about one hour. Training is provided.
Location: 55 Lodge Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H1
(Carleton Lodge is located on the Rideau River near the point where Prince of Wales Drive meets Woodroffe Avenue. It is ideally situated for residents of Manotick, Barrhaven and Nepean South. The Lodge has ample parking. The nearest bus stop is a short walk away.)
Deadline: Feb 29, 2020
We welcome High School students who want to volunteer at our Home. Students work in a variety of areas, helping in the gardens, serving in the Tuck shop, assisting in the dining rooms, helping out at recreation activities. Residents enjoy meeting and chatting with young people. Staff and experienced volunteers are always close-by to provide guidance. (Note: Volunteers must be at least 14 years old)
Location: 55 Lodge Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H1
(Carleton Lodge is located on the Rideau River near the point where Prince of Wales Drive meets Woodroffe Avenue. It is ideally situated for residents of Manotick, Barrhaven and Nepean South. The Lodge has ample parking. The nearest bus stop is a short walk away.)
Deadline: Feb 29, 2020
Do you play the piano? Guitar? Another musical instrument? Do you enjoy singing? Carleton Lodge is looking for talented people who want to share their love of music with our residents. Various times and settings are available: playing soft background music before or during mealtime, entertaining large groups, accompanying at sing-alongs, playing at church services. Music enriches the lives of our residents and gives great satisfaction to our volunteer musicians.
Location: 55 Lodge Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H1
(Carleton Lodge is located on the Rideau River near the point where Prince of Wales Drive meets Woodroffe Avenue. It is ideally situated for residents of Manotick, Barrhaven and Nepean South. The Lodge has ample parking. The nearest bus stop is a short walk away.)
Deadline: Feb 29, 2020
Recreational activities are many and for each, a number of dedicated volunteers are needed to remind residents of the activity, encourage participation and help residents get to the venue. If the event is one where refreshments are served, volunteers help serve and then collect dishes afterwards. At the end, the volunteers help residents return to their rooms. Recreation Assistants find this is a great way to get to know residents, staff and other volunteers in a fun setting.
Location: 55 Lodge Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H1
(Carleton Lodge is located on the Rideau River near the point where Prince of Wales Drive meets Woodroffe Avenue. It is ideally situated for residents of Manotick, Barrhaven and Nepean South. The Lodge has ample parking. The nearest bus stop is a short walk away.)
Deadline: Feb 29, 2020
Many residents would love to have a special friend to spend time with. Perhaps to go for a walk, play a game of scrabble, or just sit and chat over a cup of tea. So many of our residents have led rich and interesting lives and would love to share their memories with a friend. Friendly visitors are especially important for residents with no families or whose loved ones live far away.
Location: 55 Lodge Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H1
(Carleton Lodge is located on the Rideau River near the point where Prince of Wales Drive meets Woodroffe Avenue. It is ideally situated for residents of Manotick, Barrhaven and Nepean South. The Lodge has ample parking. The nearest bus stop is a short walk away.)
Deadline: Feb 29, 2020
To assist with taking orders and serving the residents at this special breakfast served every Tuesday between 7:30 - 10am.
Location: 99 New Orchard Avenue
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
The Supervised Access Program is a province wide program, set up and funded through the Office of the Ontario Attorney General. Supervised Access Centers offer a safe, neutral and child-focused setting where visits and exchanges between children and non-custodial parents can take place under the supervision of trained staff and volunteers.
Our volunteers:
- Supervise visits between non-custodial parents and child(ren),
- Work closely with staff to ensure the safety and comfort of the child(ren) for the duration of the visit,
- Redirect/intervene when visit guidelines are broken,
- Record detailed observation notes that provide factual information about each visit.

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

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

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information. Volunteers@familyservicesottawa.org or (613) 725-3601 ext. 123.
Location: 312 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa ON
Deadline: Feb 17, 2020
Êtes-vous quelqu’un qui souhaite faire une différence dans la vie des personnes ayant des besoins particuliers? Quelqu’un qui aime contribuer à votre communauté? Aimez-vous aider vos voisins à développer un sens d’appartenance, de participation, et d’inclusion communautaire? Nous voulons vous parler!

Liens Étudiants cherche des personnes motivées et responsables pour devenir mentor à nos élèves ayant des besoins spéciaux de toutes capacités. Vous serez jumeler un a un avec un jeune adulte pour développer un mentorat ensemble viser sur vos intérêts et passions partagés. Vous allez explorer vos intérêts en commun pour aider l’étudiant à développer ses capacités autour de sa passion et les aider à se préparer pour la vraie vie après l’école secondaire.

Une personne peut devenir mentor dans plusieurs manières et chaque expérience de mentorat est unique et tailler aux besoins de l’élève et le mentor. En tant que bénévole vous pouvez :
- Aider l’étudiant à explorer leur communauté et fréquenter des évènements ensemble
- Travailler sur un projet ensemble (créer un film, bande dessiné, table en menuiserie, danse)
- Prendre un cours ensemble (yoga, danse, art, soccer…)
- Agir comme portier et introduire a votre réseau social, clubs/groupes dont vous êtes membre
- Aider à préparer pour les études post-secondaires, préparation pour le marché de travail
- Développer leur Independence dans la communauté sur les autobus, faire des achats, habilités de la vie comme préparation de nourriture et lavage…
- Enseigner une nouvelle habilité – sport, travail de mains, instrument
- Faire un ami et s’amuser avec des personnes qui partagent vos intérêts!

Nous cherchons des personnes engagées, motivées, responsables, et matures qui veulent faire une différence dans la vie d’un jeune en les guidant et montrant des options pour leur futures. Si vous êtes quelqu’un qui est passionnée par l’inclusion communautaire et pense que chaque personne mérite les mêmes opportunités et expériences enrichissant dans la vie, veuillez-vous vous impliquer aujourd’hui!

Imaginez avoir eu un mentor quand vous étiez jeune et les choses que vous auriez pu faire différemment avec quelqu’un pour vous guider. Vous pouvez maintenant devenir cette personne pour un adolescent qui a hâte pour son futur!

Expérience à travailler avec la population de notre clientèle (besoins particuliers) n’est pas nécessaire. Tous ceux et celles qui veulent aider un jeune a développer sa passion et faire partie de sa communauté sont les bienvenues d’appliquer.
Location: Lieux Variees
Deadline: Feb 29, 2020
Do you have a passion to create or simply an interest in animation/art? Are you employed in the animation or design industries? Are you a student of animation? Or perhaps you are someone who likes to design and create in their spare time?
If you would like to share your knowledge and skills with a high school student who shares your passion, or simply wish to show them the industry, this is the initiative 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:
- Introducing a student to your interest, hobby or industry
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- 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: Feb 20, 2020
Looking for creative tradespeople who love to build to share their passion by volunteering some of your time to mentor a youth who wants to learn from you!

Do you love to work with your hands to build your dream creations?
Are you a woodworker, carver, turner, or hobbyist exploring making your own wood creations? Do you enjoy working with metal or other mediums to create projects? Do you build decks, do renovations, landscaping, or other trades? Are you working in this field or do you pursue it as a hobby?

Do you love to work with laser cutters, CNC machines, welding, up-cycled and recycled materials? Or are you someone who dabbles in many creative areas?

If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth who has an interest in all aspects of construction, wood/metal smiths to build on knowledge/skills and to learn more about roles in this field.

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: Multiple.
Deadline: Jan 30, 2020
On a framework that supports social determinants of health to manage all incoming income tax inquiries for the free Income Tax Clinic and schedule appointments under the direction of the Coordinator Poverty Reduction Program – Community Support.
Location: 815 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, Ontario
K1K 3A7
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Volunteers needed to help porter elderly residents (walking alongside or pushing wheelchairs) to weekly Ecumenical Service. Volunteers may also help to set up the chapel and provide companionship during the service. This service is open to all residents of our Seniors' Village and is officiated by a number of different Protestant and Baptist ministers. Volunteers needed from 1:30 - 3:30 PM Tuesdays, starting June 4, 2019.
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Deadline: Feb 29, 2020
Volunteers assist physiotherapy staff to deliver group and one-to-one exercise sessions to residents in our long-term care home, including convalescent and sub-acute units. Weekday mornings. Please apply online at: https://www.perleyrideau.ca/volunteers
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Deadline: Feb 29, 2020
Board Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month beginning at 5:30 pm. There are no Board Meetings in July and August. Amethyst is a modified collective and a 'working board'. The governance model is such that Board and Staff members work together on various committees. Those interested in submitting their applications should provide a covering letter noting why they are interested in volunteering on Amethyst's Board of Directors, along with their CV/Resume.
In 2019 Amethyst Women's Addiction Centre celebrated its 40th anniversary. Amethyst provides services for women in the Ottawa region who are recovering from substance use and/or problem gambling. More information on the organization is available at: www.amethyst-ottawa.org
Location: 488 Wilbrod St., Ottawa, ON K1N 6M8
Deadline: Jan 27, 2020
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 volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org OR 613-761-9522

À Ottawa, plus de 300 personnes isolées à cause de leurs handicaps souhaiteraient être jumelées à travers notre organisation avec un ami et défenseur bénévole. La plupart attendront 2 ans et demi avant d’être jumelées. Aimeriez-vous aider une de ces personnes à être rayée de nos listes d’attente?

Si vous aimez passer du temps avec les gens et vous êtes disponible pendant une ou deux heures par semaine, nous vous invitons à communiquer avec nous. Un bénévole doit avoir 18 ans ou plus et être prêt à s’engager pour un jumelage de 12 mois [N.B : Votre statut au Canada peut affecter votre capacité à réaliser cet engagement, par exemple visa de visiteur, visa d'étudiant, demandeur de statut de réfugié]. L’encadrement et le soutien continu sont fournis aux bénévoles.

Vous pouvez avoir un profond impact dans la vie d’une personne ayant un handicap de plusieurs façons: en diminuant sa solitude, en l’aidant à réaliser ses rêves, en développant son réseau personnel, en diminuant sa vulnérabilité, en augmentant son estime de soi et en contribuant à améliorer sa santé physique et mentale.

COMMUNIQUEZ AVEC NOUS: volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org OU 613-761-9522
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Alice is in her early 20s and would like a friend around the same age who is interested in going to the mall, restaurants and bars. Someone who is confident, supportive and can lead the way for her and help her extend her range of age appropriate activities.

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

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer 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 volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Bells Corners
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Jamie really likes to chat and would benefit from being matched with a volunteer Advocate who has an outgoing personality. Someone who can help him grow through social interaction and some practical 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 volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Stittsville
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Nick (aged 64 years old) enjoys watching sports – hockey, soccer, baseball and football – he is also open to other activities. He would love to spend an hour or two each week with someone who shared his interests and who could help him get out of the house.
As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer 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 volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Alta Vista K1H 7N7
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Paul has many things he likes to do. He would like to be matched with a volunteer Advocate who can meet with him each week. Someone who enjoys some of the things that Paul does – walks, having a drink in bar, movies, restaurants, bowling.

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

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer 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 volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: St Laurent K1K 3B8
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Suzie is an active woman in her 20s. She enjoys helping with cooking, walking, swimming, music and shopping. She is looking for a volunteer Advocate who enjoys cooking and walking. Someone she can spend time with outside her home.

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 volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Kanata K2T 1B8
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Mary is friendly and outgoing, she enjoys new things and has a wide variety of interests such as arts and crafts, crosswords, museums, parks and community events. She is looking for someone who can spend time with her one-on-one each week. The ideal volunteers is someone who is patient, willing to work with Mary’s communication methods (which include a bliss board and personal communication book) and able to push a manual wheelchair.

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

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer 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 volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Centrepointe K2G 5X3
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Colin is a young adult and enjoys being the company of other people, swimming movies, restaurants, trains and pet stores. He is looking for someone who can socialize with him in his own way on a regular basis and introduce him to new 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 volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Stittsville K2S 1A9
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
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 volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Carlingwood area
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Sophie lives in the Sandy Hill area and is looking for someone who can help her engage in her community by attending local events, going for coffee, walking with her and possibly providing some practical help (understanding documents, basic computer skills and budgeting). An ideal volunteer Advocate for Sophie would be someone who is down-to-earth, patient and understanding.

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

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer 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 volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Sandy Hill area
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
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 volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Bayshore area
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
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 volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Lincoln Heights area
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
Millie is wishing for a great volunteer who would enjoy helping a senior get a bite to eat and lend a helping hand. Millie loves Boston Pizza and wants to get out into her community. She would love someone who could help her learn to use a computer.

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

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer 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 volunteer@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522
Location: Vanier/Carson Grove area
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
The Caldwell Family Centre is recruiting for a qualified candidate with a legal background to join the Board of Directors. Ideally we would like someone who is a lawyer, since we are embarking on a major project.
The mission of the Family Centre is to provide services to the community that feed and nurture physical and emotional wellness.
The board's role is to ensure that the Centre establishes strategic priorities and maintains the trust of the community by being clear in its mission, prudent and ethical in its activities, and accountable for its actions. Board Members are individual role models and inspire others to contribute their talent and support to the community. The Board’s focus is on governance, planning, policy-making, and strategic direction. The ideal candidate will have the time to offer meaningful contributions, and the skill-set, expertise and experience necessary to guide the organization to continued success. Board members are responsible for preparing for and attending monthly meetings, and other meetings as required; promoting the organization in the community; and actively participating in evaluation and planning efforts.
Location: 20-1100 Medford
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Reporting to the Birth to 18 Years Coordinator, volunteers are responsible for the facilitation of the Uplands playgroup and encouraging a warm and welcoming space for all participants.

Time Commitment:
• 3 hrs per week
• Every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
• One planning meeting every quarter – 2hrs

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Believes in, practices and aligns program goals with organizational mission, vision, and purpose.
• Set up playgroup room
• Welcome families
• Make sure all sign in/sign out paperwork is completed
• Assist with facilitation of activities
• Clean up room after each playgroup
• Make list of any materials or food required for following week and relay this information to Coordinator
• Support in the management and organization of materials (organizing shelves, restocking and flipping material and books)
• Encourage and foster a welcoming and warm environment
• Understand and maintain confidentiality
• Be an ambassador for the MFRC-NCR

Qualifications:
• Excellent organizational, written and verbal skills
• Experience with homework support
• Experience and ability to engage with children 6-12 years of age
• Bilingualism is an asset; not necessary
• Knowledge of the military family lifestyle and needs
• Flexible and creative
• Detail oriented
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Works well as part of a team
• Ability to problem solve and maintain a sense of humour
• Vulnerable Sector police check
• First Aid/CPR is an asset

Screening:
• All volunteers are required to complete our screening process, which includes providing the MFRC-NCR with a vulnerable sector police screening and 2 references.
• All volunteers must sign a comprehensive confidentiality agreement

Orientation and Training:
• All volunteers receive an orientation that covers MFRC NCR policies and procedures and AODA
• MFRC-NCR offers quarterly professional development/educational workshops on various topics. All volunteers are notified of upcoming workshops

Special Conditions:
• Physical Activity – Medium levels of physical effort required with the ability to modify positions/move as needed (e.g., sitting at a desk, walking on even or uneven surfaces). On occasion, individuals may be required to lift up to 50 pounds (e.g., supplies, children) and to carry items upstairs or from room to room for up to 15 minutes at a time.
Location: 330 Croil Private, Bldg.471, Ottawa ON K1V1J1
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Reporting to the Birth to 18 Years Coordinator, volunteers are responsible for the facilitation of the Gatineau playgroup and encouraging a warm and welcoming space for all participants.

Time Commitment:
• 3 hrs per week
• Every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
• One planning meeting every quarter – 2hrs

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Believes in, practices and aligns program goals with organizational mission, vision, and purpose.
• Set up playgroup room
• Welcome families
• Make sure all sign in/sign out paperwork is completed
• Assist with facilitation of activities
• Clean up room after each playgroup
• Make list of any materials or food required for following week and relay this information to Coordinator
• Support in the management and organization of materials (organizing shelves, restocking and flipping material and books)
• Encourage and foster a welcoming and warm environment
• Understand and maintain confidentiality
• Be an ambassador for the MFRC-NCR

Qualifications:
• Excellent organizational, written and verbal skills
• Experience with homework support
• Experience and ability to engage with children 6-12 years of age
• Bilingualism is an asset; not necessary
• Knowledge of the military family lifestyle and needs
• Flexible and creative
• Detail oriented
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Works well as part of a team
• Ability to problem solve and maintain a sense of humour
• Vulnerable Sector police check
• First Aid/CPR is an asset

Screening:
• All volunteers are required to complete our screening process, which includes providing the MFRC-NCR with a vulnerable sector police screening and 2 references.
• All volunteers must sign a comprehensive confidentiality agreement

Orientation and Training:
• All volunteers receive an orientation that covers MFRC NCR policies and procedures and AODA
• MFRC-NCR offers quarterly professional development/educational workshops on various topics. All volunteers are notified of upcoming workshops

Special Conditions:
• Physical Activity – Medium levels of physical effort required with the ability to modify positions/move as needed (e.g., sitting at a desk, walking on even or uneven surfaces). On occasion, individuals may be required to lift up to 50 pounds (e.g., supplies, children) and to carry items upstairs or from room to room for up to 15 minutes at a time.

Location: 799 Rue Jacques-Cartier, Gatineau Qc, J8T 2W1
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Organization: Bruce House
Newsletters: we need a group of volunteers who can write and/or take photos for our newsletters and the news section of our website. Some topics will be assigned, but volunteers are also welcome to bring us story ideas for anything related to HIV, housing, or health/social issues close to our mandate. If you have a passion for social justice, housing, and equity we want you on our team!

Proofreaders (English and French): one or more volunteers to proof content, in particular French content which may have been machine translated. The volume of work is not high, but it would be best to have long-term commitment as part of the work is to ensure consistency of language. If you have an opinion on the Oxford comma and know when to use “whom”, you are perfect for the job.
Location: 251 Bank Street, Suite 402or Various
Deadline: Feb 1, 2020
Organization: Bruce House
Help us promote a fundraiser (see www.aTasteForlife.org ) via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. This event, to be held April 22nd, 2020 involves up to 40 restaurants across the city. Create eye-catching graphics, entice people to make group reservations in participating restaurants, and engage people in active discussion. We look forward to hearing your ideas!
Location: 251 Bank Street, Suite 402or Various
Deadline: Feb 1, 2020
helping residents with their meals. Cuing or actual feeding. Volunteers will be given training by a qualified Registered Nurse.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Feb 1, 2020
Bingo assistant will help residents play bingo by cuing them on the numbers as well as portering the resident to and from the bingo. You may be asked to lead the bingo by being a caller.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Feb 1, 2020
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: Feb 1, 2020
provide residents with spiritual visits. Most of the time it is to be able to listen and comfort residents.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Feb 1, 2020
Visit residents at Peter D. Clark long term care home whom are requiring palliative care. The volunteer will sit and socialize or just read to the resident. Your role is to provide the resident with companionship and remove the feeling of being alone.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Feb 1, 2020
Companion to visit with residents and socialize. Escort resident to the gardens or to activity programs. You are also welcome if you speak other languages other then English and French.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Feb 1, 2020
Please register with us at:

http://www.pqchc.com/volunteers-students/volunteer-application/

Please note that you will also need to register with the CRA as one of our volunteers. We can tell you how!



If you are interested in helping diverse low income community members to complete their 2017 income tax forms, you may want to consider volunteering with PQCHC. Our Free Income Tax Clinics operates on Saturdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 13:00 p.m., during March and April. Opportunities to support small groups of community members at our location, during day time hours. We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills, bookkeeping skills, and experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds. Ability to speak different languages an asset (French, Arabic, Somali, Russian, Mandarin etc.). In order to best match your skills and interest with the volunteer opportunities available at Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre, you will be required to: -Complete and return an application form. -Attend a personal interview. -Submit 2 personal references. -Undergo a police record check. -Participate in training and orientation session. You can download the application form here:

http://www.pqchc.com/volunteers-students/volunteer-application/


Location: 1365 Richmond Road, 2nd Floor, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
The volunteer will assist the Rehabilitation Service Worker in providing individual and group rehab services to the residents of the Home. (ie. exercise programs, walking, etc) Volunteer must be available from 9 - 12, at least once a week on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays. Screening is conducted on all applicants to ensure suitability for position of trust. Very good learning opportunity. Many other benefits.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
As a Paddy's Place Volunteer you would be responsible for setting up Paddy's Place which is a small food/sitting area for residents, staff and family. You would be responsible for picking up supplies in the kitchen, working cash, making change, serving residents, staff and volunteers, Keeping Paddy's Place clean and stocking items for the next day.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
To assist staff in providing a pleasurable dining experience for residents at meal times. You will do that by ensuring residents are served in a timely, gentle and respectful manner. Applicant must be sensitive to the needs of the elderly. Screening is conducted on all applicants to ensure suitability for position of trust. Orientation to the Home and training is provided.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa,ON
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
As an RHA Assistant you will help the Recreation Department with activities on the floor, escorting residents to and from activities, visiting residents and any other duties as assigned.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, On K0G 1S0
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
To assist with / or run a variety of games for the enjoyment of residents. (Chess, board games, bowling, bingo,...)
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa,ON
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
To visit residents one on one, on a regular basis, in order to provide friendship and companionship.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa,ON
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
You would escort residents to and from their floors down to the Gathering Place for Mass. You would be present at mass and assist with residents as needed.
We offer Mass every day except Saturdays. You would help from 09:30 to 11:30 when here. Some volunteer choose to help one day a week where others offer to help on several days per week.
This position required allot of walking and pushing wheelchairs of all sizes.
Location: 2865 RIVERSIDE DRIVE
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate Cancer Canada Network Ottawa (PCCNO)) supports men and their families deal with diagnosis and treatment. Our organization promotes awareness and early detection. We hold conventions and awareness events as well as speak to community groups. We network with health professionals and likeminded organizations who advocate for improved treatment and support.The editor of The Walnut will be assisted by others with story leads and the composition of news items that are on interest to our community. The ability to work independently and be creative in story development and writing is a key requirement.
Location: Prostate Cancer Canada Network Ottawa
P.O. Box 23122
Ottawa, Ontario
K2A 4E2
pccnottawa.ca
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
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