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

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

Volunteer Opportunities

***Please note that until schools are back in session, you will not be placed to volunteer in a classroom setting. Orientation training will be done on-line until further notice. You can contact Heather Kotelniski for the information required to proceed (hkotelniski@onfe-rope.ca). We continue to follow the guidelines of the OCDSB, Ottawa Public Health, and Canada Public Health and we thank you for your patience.***

Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

Adult High School - Central Orientation Class is designed for newly-arrived students between 18 and 20 years of age who require ELD support. They receive English Language and Math support. Students leave the Centre to take other courses at the Adult HS or to enter the workforce.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

A RECENT POLICE BACKGROUND CLEARANCE TO SERVICE THE VULNERABLE SECTOR IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you can help, please register online on our website and quote this volunteer opportunity. Thank you for your gift of time.
Location: Adult High School Rochester Street
Deadline: Oct 12, 2021
***Please note that until schools are back in session, you will not be placed to volunteer in a classroom setting. Orientation training will be done on-line until further notice. You can contact Heather Kotelniski for the information required to proceed (hkotelniski@onfe-rope.ca). We continue to follow the guidelines of the OCDSB, Ottawa Public Health, and Canada Public Health and we thank you for your patience.***
Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

Help a child understand math concepts by becoming a math tutor.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.
Professional development training, facilitated by OCDSB Math coaches, will be offered periodically during the school year. Attendance to at least one session is recommended. Invitations to attend training sessions with more details will be sent periodically to all interested Math volunteers. If you are interested in helping students in Grades 3 to 8 become enthusiastic and successful in Math we would really appreciate hearing from you! A RECENT POLICE VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK (PVSC) IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. (Instructions on how to get a PVSC will be emailed to you after you apply on-line). All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you can help, please register online on our website and quote this volunteer opportunity. Once the screening process is complete and approved, you will be contacted by the school volunteer coordinator to set-up a time for an interview to discuss the details/ scheduling. Thank you for your gift of time.
Location: various schools
Deadline: Oct 12, 2021
Friends of the Family program at OCISO is looking for volunteers who have lived in Ottawa for 5+ years and who would like to meet and make friends with newly arrived families. This program matches established individuals and families with newcomer families to spend time together, virtually and in person, to explore activities and do cultural exchange learning from each others. This opportunity is ideal for local families and adult individuals.
Location: 959 Wellington St. west
Ottawa
Deadline: Sep 24, 2021
We are looking for an Assistant Operations Director. Dedication to this position is important. The candidate must be willing to put in 2-3 days a week of work. Experience is an asset. Experience with volunteering is also an asset.

Must have some relative experience and education related to the position. Bilingualism is an asset.

During this outbreak period interviews and work may be done from home, however, as an essential service provider, the organization has taken steps to ensure that safety precautions are taken within the office should one need to come in.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd, Vanier
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
We are looking for an Assistant Operations Director. Dedication to this position is important. The candidate must be willing to put in 2-3 days a week of work. Experience is an asset. Experience with volunteering is also an asset.

Must have some relative experience and education related to the position. Bilingualism is an asset.

During this outbreak period interviews and work may be done from home, however, as an essential service provider, the organization has taken steps to ensure that safety precautions are taken within the office should one need to come in.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd, Vanier
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
The role of the administrative assistant is to ensure efficient and timely operations of the office so as to support and enhance the work of the organization. The administrative assistant will work under the supervision of the executive director or the designated supervisors.

Key Qualifications
• Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures.
• Excellent keyboarding, proof reading and data entry skills with emphasis on accuracy.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and ability to develop solid professional internal and external work relationships with various levels of staff, other organizations and the public. Ability to write in a clear, concise and legible manner.
• Good organizational skills with the ability to multitask and work in a high pressure, high volume team oriented environment with minimal supervision, working independently and cooperatively with other members of the staff.
• Ability to identify and analyze problems with inefficiencies and develop effective solutions and solve problems.
• Proven ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and tact - you will be working with vulnerable populations
- Must be comfortable dealing with harm reduction kits and people dealing with mental health issues


Hours of Work

• 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and/or weekends 12-5.
The ideal person would be able to commit for 3-6 months, 1-2 shifts a week, and is able to commute to the Vanier area (OC Transpo Route #12 and #19 nearby)
Location: 265 Montreal Road, Ottawa Ontario K1L 6C4
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Job purpose

The role of the administrative assistant is to ensure efficient and timely operations of the office so as to support and enhance the work of the organization. The administrative assistant will work under the supervision of the executive director or the designated supervisors.

Duties and responsibilities

• Operates office equipment and computers utilizing a variety of software packages (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.)
• Prepares presentation materials, forms, letters, etc. utilizing layout, formatting and keyboarding skills using computer
• Responds to inquiries made in person, by telephone or in writing
• Performs database searches to input, retrieve, and report information.
• Maintains manual and computerized filing and retrieval systems for records/documents, including file correspondence, records, reports, inventory data, and manuals.
• Drafts standard letters and memoranda, maintains files, prints and distributes materials, photocopies documents and sends facsimiles
• Collects, sorts, date stamps, distributes, prepares and processes forms and documents, including mail, fax, statements, invoices, reports, vouchers, cheque requisitions, cash, and receipts
• Receives documents/applications, invoices/monies from the public, or other levels of government and ensures accuracy and completeness. Issues/completes receipts/documentation. Receives balances and records payments and completes receipts
• Coordinates meeting room bookings and special requirements for meetings. Attends meetings, takes and transcribes minutes as required
• Prepares purchase requisitions and performs associated follow up including monitoring of contract balances, commitment levels and status of documents in accordance with divisional processes
• Directs and/or guides and/or checks work of other staff
• Monitors, orders and maintains supplies/resource materials for unit or other locations
• Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

Key Qualifications
• Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures.
• Excellent keyboarding, proofreading, and data entry skills with emphasis on accuracy.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and ability to develop solid professional internal and external work relationships with various levels of staff, other organizations, and the public. Ability to write in a clear, concise, and legible manner.
• Good organizational skills with the ability to multitask and work in a high pressure, high volume team-oriented environment with minimal supervision, working independently, and cooperatively with other members of the staff.
• Ability to identify and analyze problems with inefficiencies and develop effective solutions and solve problems.
• Proven ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and tact - you will be working with vulnerable populations
- Must be comfortable dealing with harm reduction kits and people dealing with mental health issues

Education and Experience
• An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
• Experience performing various clerical support duties, some of which must relate to the actual job duties.
• Experience in using computerized software programs which include MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and experience with layout and formatting procedures for text, tables, and spreadsheets and mail merging.
• Experience in working with and the management of electronic and hard copy confidential data including the setup and maintenance of paper and computer file systems.
• Experience in preparing detailed correspondence, summaries, reports, statements, and documentation requiring the interpretation and application of a wide range of administrative practices.
• Experience providing customer service and responding to inquiries.


Hours of Work

• 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and/or weekends 12-5.
The ideal person would be able to commit for 3-6 months, 1-2 shifts a week, and is able to commute to the Vanier area (OC Transpo Route #12 and #19 nearby)
Location: 265 Montreal Road, Ottawa Ontario K1L 6C4
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
We are looking for Mental Health Workers to provide phone assistance to those in need, especially during the current COVID19 crisis.

Flexible hours, areas include addictions, Stress Management, Anger Management, general counseling, life skills. Must have some relative experience and education related to the position. Recent graduates are welcome to apply. Bilingualism is an asset. Candidate should have good communication skills.

During this outbreak period, interviews may be done from home. Dedication to this position is important. As an essential service provider, the organization has taken steps to ensure that safety precautions are taken within the office should one need to come in.
Location: 265 Montreal road Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
We are looking for Mental Health Workers to provide phone assistance to those in need, especially during the current COVID19 crisis.

Flexible hours, areas include addictions, Stress Management, Anger Management, general counseling, life skills. Must have some relative experience and education related to the position. Recent graduates are welcome to apply. Bilingualism is an asset. Candidate should have good communication skills.

During this outbreak period, interviews may be done from home. Dedication to this position is important. As an essential service provider, the organization has taken steps to ensure that safety precautions are taken within the office should one need to come in.
Location: 265 Montreal road Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Organization: Ethiopiaid Canada
Ethiopiaid Canada has open positions on our Fundraising Committee that we are looking to fill. We are looking for individuals with special skills in fundraising and experience in one or more of the following areas:

-Grants, Direct Mail, Major Donors, Monthly Giving, Events, Digital Fundraising, Fund Development, Strategic Planning

Our Fundraising Committee exists to explore the various revenue sources required to fund the mission of working with Ethiopian partners to empower marginalized Ethiopian people to live healthy and productive lives.

Some of the duties and responsibilities of being on the committee are:
Support, review and provide feedback on annual revenue targets
Provide oversight and maintenance of acceptable fundraising vs. expenses ratio

Pursue a variety of revenue streams and collaborate with the committee to brainstorm on innovative fundraising ideas
A focus on direct mail, public events, connecting with Ethiopian diaspora, sponsorship programs, legacy gifts, corporations, government funding and foundation/grant funding, social media outreach, etc.

As part of our Committee, you will help ensure the ongoing success by attending bi-monthly Fundraising Committee meetings. The time requirement for this role would be approximately 5-10 hours per month, depending on what is happening at the time. We ask for at least a 1-year commitment. Previous Committee experience is not required, although an asset.

If you meet the above criteria and are interested, please send your resume and a cover letter to info@ethiopiaid.ca. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Location: 484 Gladstone Ave
Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Friends of the Family program at OCISO is looking for volunteers who have lived in Ottawa for 5+ years and who would like to meet and make friends with newly arrived families. This program matches established individuals and families with newcomer families to spend time together, virtually and in person, to explore activities and do cultural exchange learning from each others. This opportunity is ideal for local families and adult individuals.
Location: 959 Wellington St. west
Ottawa
Deadline: Sep 24, 2021
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