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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
Do you have your own vehicle and 2 hours to help on Friday mornings from 9-11 am in the Alta Vista 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 9-11 am on Fridays. 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 St.
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 6L2
Deadline: Feb 28, 2018
Volunteer Drivers deliver nutritious meals to individuals 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. Volunteer drivers can do deliveries on their own or can be paired up with volunteer servers.
There are pickup locations across Ottawa so volunteers can be matched to an area where they would like to deliver.
Location: c/o Meals on Wheels
670 Albert Stree
Ottawa, ON
K1R 6L2
Deadline: Feb 28, 2018
Organization: Cuso International
Location Cameroon, Honduras, Nicaragua, and others

Start Date Feb– Mar 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 6-12 Months

Language Requirements English/Spanish/French


Cuso International is calling on Canadian Youth between the ages of 19 to 30 who have demonstrated leadership in their communities or in an academic or professional setting and are looking for challenging international work experience with one of Cuso International’s local partners in Cameroon, Nicaragua or Honduras for 6-12 months to contribute to positive impact with a youth focus.

Your role may include youth to youth engagement and mentorship, youth program coordination support, facilitating and supporting partner workshops, conference coordination, conducting field research, community awareness raising, administrative support, communications/social media support, and support in promoting and expanding the reach of partner organizations with one of our following partners: Ministry of Youths and Civics (Cameroon), Asociación de Desarrollo Pespirense (Honduras), Centro de Decheros Humanos (Honduras), Centro Cultural Batahola Norte (Nicaragua), TECHO (Nicaragua) and others.

The Young Leadership Overseas Program aims to provide Canadian youth with the international experience they need to build their careers and succeed in today’s world. Be a part of the youth movement with Cuso International and work with international colleagues to contribute towards creating sustainable change in Cameroon, Honduras or Nicaragua.


As a volunteer Young Leader, you may:

Support one of Cuso International’s local partner organizations: Ministry of Youths and Civics (Cameroon), Asociación de Desarrollo Pespirense (Honduras), Centro de Decheros Humanos (Honduras), Centro Cultural Batahola Norte (Nicaragua), TECHO (Nicaragua) or others with the one or more of the following depending on the partner’s specific needs:

- Youth to youth engagement and mentorship

- Youth program coordination support

- Facilitating and supporting partner workshops

- Conference coordination

- Conducting field research

- Community awareness raising

- Administrative support

- Communications/social media

- Support to promote/expand the reach of your partner organization



Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Canadian youth must be between the ages of 19 to 30

- Post-secondary graduates with a degree or diploma program in a university, college, post-secondary school of technology, institute, or CEGEP.



Essential Professional Background:

- Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in a community, academic or professional context.


Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months.

Apply: https://curawebservices.mindscope.com/CUSOIN04387_CURA/Aspx/JobDetails.aspx?lang=en&Job_ID=651
Location: Nicaragua, Honduras and Cameroon
Deadline: Feb 6, 2018
Organization: Cuso International
Location Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Start Date Feb - Apr 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 8 Months

Language Requirements Spanish

Spanish Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4

Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale

Please submit a Spanish Cover Letter and Statement of Interest

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only

The Volunteer’s Role
Live in the tropical savanna of Eastern Bolivia and support the Chiquitano Forest Conservation Foundation (FCBC) in making the most sustainable and socially responsible impact possible in their communities.

The FCBC is currently supporting 5-7 value chains, in varying stages of development, with the intention of expanding its area of influenceto include new value chains in 2017-2018. The value chains in process are: Natural medicine production in Santiago de Chiquitos, Natural cosmetic oil production in Palmarito de la Frontera, Coffee and products derived from wild fruits production in San Ignacio de Velasco, and Active carbon production made from wild fruit in Concepción. New (tentative) value chains include: Tea production (made from wild medicinal leaves and roots) and the development of new eco-tourism value chain in the community of Yororobá.

Cuso International Bolivia is looking for a volunteer just like you to strengthen the administrative and operational capacities of local associations dedicated to producing and providing socially and environmentally responsible products and services, by means of providing direct support to the administration of the associations. Along with the staff at FCBC, your responsibilities may include among others the over-seeing of administrative processes, production and financial interactions. You will work directly with beneficiary groups and will have the opportunity to provide direct guidance and/or training to the associations. You will also assist in promoting final products through online social media/website content, and through the creation of marketing and promotional materials, where needed as well as help with the creation of strategic private sector alliances (wholesalers, intermediaries, etc.) in order to assist associations in reaching larger markets with their products.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Assist in operational strengthening and administration of the associations supported by FCBC, including over-seeing production, the buying and selling of supplies as well as financial interactions.

- Create strategic marketing plans to promote the associations' products and increase the trademark recognition and sales.

- Design the Chiquitania Sostenible brand while designing digital and print marketing as well as promotional material for the associations and for the Chiquitania Sostenible project.

- Develop strategic private sector alliances with potential partners of importance such as wholesalers, and intermediaries for instance.

- Assist with th eorganization of meetings/events, fairs and such.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- University degree in Administration, Busines Economics, Marketing, Communications or related field

Essential Professional Background:

- Strong experience in (small) business management and marketing

- Solid knowledge on alliance development and new market opening

- Business analysis and market research

Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation



Apply: https://curawebservices.mindscope.com/CUSOIN04387_CURA/Aspx/JobDetails.aspx?lang=en&Job_ID=371
Location: Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Deadline: Feb 14, 2018
Organization: Ottawa Tool Library
The OTL is a growing non-profit organization looking for someone to lead our fund development efforts. Fund development encompasses all of the ways the OTL supports its activities, from our core operations and lending tools through to our programming such as Repair Cafés and Shop Nights. This includes grants or corporate sponsorship, including in-kind donations for specific events like space or catering.

This role can be performed remotely from home or elsewhere, though would also meet and collaborate with our OTL steering committee. The ideal candidate have experience at writing grant applications, vision, business acumen, great people skills, and enthusiasm for the OTL.
Location: 250 City Centre, Bay #216, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Organization: Ottawa Tool Library
The OTL is a growing non-profit organization looking for someone to manage communications to our members, supporters and the broader public in Ottawa. The OTL uses traditional media like postering and news releases, through to modern platforms like email campaigns and social media (including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). We have volunteer graphic designers, social media content creators, photographers and copywriters helping to convey our message. The right person for this role will weave those many voices, efforts, and ideas together to capture the attention and imagination of our diverse audience.

This role can be performed remotely from home or elsewhere, though would also meet and collaborate with our OTL steering committee. The ideal candidate will have experience with strategic communications, strong people skills, and great enthusiasm for the real sharing economy.
Location: 250 City Centre, Bay #216, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Organization: Mothercraft Ottawa
The Birth Companion Program matches trained volunteers with at risk and marginalized women and families in Ottawa, by providing free prenatal, labour/delivery, postpartum and parenting support. Birth Companions are mature women over the age of 18, who are trained to provide emotional and physical support, referrals to community supports and companionship during this pivotal time in their lives. Once an application has been submitted, an interview has been conducted and the applicant has been accepted into the program, volunteers participate in an 8 week, 20 hour training to become a Birth Companion. After training, they will be matched with an expectant woman/family in need of support. We are always seeking Birth Companions who speak a variety of languages, specifically English, French, Arabic and Chinese, alternate languages are considered an asset.
Location: City Wide
Deadline: Feb 28, 2018
The Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League (OPWHL) is a floor hockey league, established in the fall of 2009, to provide a quality, organized, recreational and social program for people with disabilities. All of the players use power wheelchairs and have limited or no upper body strength and/or mobility and yet they can play hockey and significantly benefit from participating in a competitive sport with the use of their electric wheelchair.

We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions:

1) Assistants:

This position will entail assisting with various tasks such as helping players get prepared for games, equipment setup and take down, assist with keeping score of game or post-updates to our Twitter. We are always in need of assistants to help deliver this wonderful sport to our members!

2) Referees:

Referees will be tasked to referee our season league and tournament games. You do not need an in-depth knowledge of hockey to excel in this position. You will be trained for this position.

3) Coaches:

You'll have the unique opportunity to coach the exciting sport of hockey to your designated team of wheelchair hockey players during league and tournament games. This is an exciting position since you are able to impart your knowledge and coach hockey to those who couldn't be more passionate about the game!

Location: Greenboro Community Center (363 Lorry Greenberg Drive)
Day of Week: Sunday 12:00-3:00 (time will vary depending on your position)
Location: 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive
Deadline: Feb 28, 2018
OPWHL Mission Statement: "To provide those who require an electric wheelchair for mobility, an opportunity to participate in a recreational sport that exemplifies the value of working together towards a common goal, and aims to boost its players' self-esteem and desire for competition."

OPWHL Objectives: To promote interest in wheelchair hockey and to provide an adaptive hockey program for any person, regardless of disability and gender. The league’s goals include expansion to include additional recreational teams throughout the City of Ottawa and to provide wheelchair athletes the opportunity to participate in tournaments and competitions.

Job Summary

Responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization, in co-operation with the Chairman, according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.

Primary Functions
• Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Directors in the organization of activities.
• Act as a spokesperson for the organization along with fellow Board members.
• Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate
• Represent the organization at community activities to enhance the organization's community profile
• Assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services
• Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization
• Research funding sources, oversee the development of fund raising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organization as required
• Participate in fundraising activities as required
• Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, sponsors, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization

Expectations
• Attend monthly board meetings.

Qualifications
• Leadership, management and communication skills
• Familiarity with computer applications (Microsoft Office) and social media
Location: N/A
Deadline: Feb 28, 2018
Organization: Roger Neilson House
Position Objective:
Welcome, screen, and direct visitors to Roger Neilson House.

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Welcome visitors by greeting them in a friendly and courteous manner
• Direct visitors to the appropriate area, informing the department and giving clear directions
• Be aware of safety procedures and carry through as required (i.e be present in the main foyer at all times)
• Maintain the security of the house by following the necessary recording procedures
• Aware of all parking regulations to inform guests, visitors and volunteers of the appropriate process
• Maintain a clean and organized desk
• Receive and record deliveries made
• Be a caring presence for family members and guests
• Assist with office related duties such as: photocopying
• Telephone work as required: calling volunteers for scheduling duties
• Ensure confidentiality of material and information related to the house and its members
• Record hours worked
• Perform other related duties, as required

Skills:
• Excellent communication skills, ability to speak English and/or French (Other language an asset)
• Excellent Customer Service Skills
• Excellent understanding of pediatric palliative care
• Ability to solve problems
• Good listening and interpersonal skills
• Ability to be discreet
• Ability to work independently and as a team member
• Good organizational skills
• Tact and diplomacy in dealing with people

Volunteer Reports to: Coordinator of Volunteer Services
Senior Administrative Assistant – Volunteer Services
Training Required: • Volunteer Information Session (2 hours)
• Volunteer Orientation, Health & Safety tour of Roger Neilson House(2 hours)
• Buddy Training (4 hours)
Training (Optional): • Palliative Care Training (5 weeks x 3 hours)
• Workshops
• Volunteer Meetings
Time Required: 4 hour shifts/minimum 8 hours per month
Position Length: Minimum 1 year
Support Provided: Support and training opportunities
About Roger Neilson House
Roger Neilson House is an eight-bed pediatric residential hospice that welcomes families with children/youth who are living with a life limiting illness that results in increased pain and symptoms and a progressive decline of health.
Location: 399 Smyth Road
Ottawa ON K1H 8L2
Deadline: Mar 1, 2018
Organization: Roger Neilson House
PLAY AND LEARN
Position Objective:
Assist professional care team with direct guest care as to enhance the quality of life for the child and his/her family during their stay at Roger Neilson House.

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Learn of guests’ admissions and needs upon arrival
• Communicate with Recreational Therapists and nursing staff upon arrival and after shift
• Interact with guests, siblings, and family members
• Be present in the capacity that families require
• Accompany guests and entertain by the bedside, in the playroom and or Snoezelen Room or as required
• Support families as needed
• Ensure confidentiality of materials and information related to the house and it’s guests
• Record hours worked
• Perform other related duties, as required

Skills:
• Demonstrated genuine interest in children and families
• Experience interacting with people with special needs
• Excellent understanding of pediatric palliative care
• Good communication skills, bilingualism an asset (Other language an asset)
• Excellent listening and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently and as a team member
• Good organizational skills
• Tact and diplomacy in dealing with people
• Flexible and sensitive to the needs of guests, siblings and parents

Volunteer Reports to: Coordinator of Volunteer Services
Nursing Staff, Recreational Therapists and
Training Required: • Volunteer Information Session (2 hrs)
• Volunteer Orientation, Health & Safety tour of Roger Neilson House (2 hrs)
• Palliative Care Training (5 weeks x 3 hrs), within 1st year of volunteering
• Buddy Training (4 hrs)
Training (Optional): • Workshops
• Volunteer Meetings
Time Required: 4 hour shifts, weekdays and weekends
Position Length: A commitment of 1 year, 8 hours a month
Support Provided: • Support and training opportunities
• Access to Resource Library
• Gaining experience
About Roger Neilson House
Roger Neilson House is an eight-bed pediatric residential hospice that welcomes families with children/youth who are living with a life limiting illness that results in increased pain and symptoms and a progressive decline of health.
Location: 399 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L2
Deadline: Mar 1, 2018
Organization: Roger Neilson House
HOUSEKEEPING VOLUNTEER
Position Objective:
Collaborate with staff to assist with tasks that need to be performed related to housekeeping, ensuring that the house is clean and safe for the children and families accessing the services at Roger Neilson House.

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Assist staff with light household duties i.e. dusting, folding laundry, keeping inventory in order and tidy, vacuuming/sweeping of floors
• Ensure the Snoezelen Room is clean and well stocked
• Ensure confidentiality of materials and information related to the house, its guests and staff
• Record hours worked
• Inform Administrative Assistant and Personal Support Worker of absences
• Perform other related duties

Skills:
• Demonstrated skills in cleaning standards
• Good communication skills, bilingualism an asset
• Ability to demonstrate creative thinking
• Ability to work independently and as a team member
• Good organizational skills
• Tact and diplomacy in dealing with people
• Understanding of pediatric palliative care

Volunteer Reports to: Coordinator of Volunteer Services
Personal Support Worker
Training Required: • Volunteer Information Session (2 hours)
• Volunteer Orientation, Health & Safety tour of Roger Neilson House (2 hours)
• Buddy Training (3 hours)
Training (Optional): • Palliative Care Training (5 weeks x 3 hours)
• Workshops
• Volunteer Meetings
Time Required: 3 hour shifts/once a week
Position Length: Minimum 1 year
Support Provided: Support and training opportunities
About Roger Neilson House
Roger Neilson House is an eight-bed pediatric residential hospice that welcomes families with children/youth who are living with a life limiting illness that results in increased pain and symptoms and a progressive decline of health.
Location: 399 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L2
Deadline: Mar 1, 2018

Established in 1976, the Multicultural History Society of Ontario has a dual mandate as steward of heritage resources and educator. It collects, preserves, and makes available significant, irreplaceable records documenting immigrant and ethnic experiences, and it undertakes educational programming illuminating our histories of migration and ethnicity.

The Society is the creator of the most extensive assemblage in Canada – and one of the largest in North America – of archival materials documenting immigrant and ethnic experiences. Over 70 ethnocultural and Indigenous communities and some 240 municipalities are represented in the MHSO’s archival holdings.

During the last few years, the MHSO has focused its efforts on the creation of an online digital archive, Discovering Multicultural Canada. The digital archive will include digitized oral history interviews, ethnic newspapers, and historical photographs from the Society’s extensive archival holdings, augmented by contextual materials and reference information.

The MHSO is looking for dedicated individuals who are interested in the experiences of immigrants who came to Ontario both before and after the Second World War and who wish to support the establishment of the digital archive. Although the Society is located in Toronto, individuals living anywhere in the province can volunteer since resources and materials will be made available virtually.

Volunteer Opportunities

• Transcribing oral history interviews
• Transcribing non-English-language oral history interviews (many are in a variety of heritage languages) and translating these transcripts into English
• Editing transcripts
• Annotating transcripts
• Indexing oral history interviews
• Researching and writing biographical notes

Required Skills

We are seeking responsible, organized, enthusiastic individuals who can work well independently.

Time Commitment

Volunteers must be able to commit 4 hours per week towards the project. Since volunteers will be working from home rather than on-site, the exact days and times of volunteering are flexible.

How to Apply

Individuals interested in volunteering should send resumes outlining their skills and experience to the MHSO’s Historian and Outreach Officer, Daniel Panneton, at daniel.panneton@mhso.ca . Providing an indication of what the individual can contribute to the project and the MHSO will also be helpful.
Location: 901 Lawrence Avenue West, Suite 307
Toronto, Ontario M6A 1C3
Deadline: Mar 1, 2018
Please note: To apply for this position, please complete a separate application form, which is found here:

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: Jan 31, 2018
Do you work or volunteer in an environment that involves stocking shelves and putting items on the floor or in a warehouse?Looking for someone who is willing to impart their experience and knowledge in this area. If you enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you! Hoping to connect a prospective mentor with a youth who has some gained experience stocking through coops, but is interested in building on knowledge/skills and exploring roles (paid and/or volunteer) 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: Ottawa Region
Deadline: Jan 30, 2018
Do you work as a DJ or music industry or simply enjoy mixing music and creating beats? Looking for someone who is passionate about this area of music. If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you! Hoping to connect a prospective mentor with a youth who has some experience DJing and is interested in building on knowledge/skills and to possibly 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: Ottawa Region
Deadline: Jan 30, 2018
Do you work in a café, coffee shop or bakery? Looking for someone who is passionate about this type of work including customer service. If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you! Hoping to connect a prospective mentor with a youth who has an interest in working at a café to build on knowledge/skills and to possibly 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: Ottawa Region
Deadline: Jan 30, 2018
Do you have a passion for creative arts? Are you working in this field or do you pursue it as a hobby? Looking for a creative individual- you could be a painter, an art enthusiast, jewellery maker, "maker" or 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 art (particularly painting, but open to learning new forms of art) to build on knowledge/skills and to possibly 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: Ottawa Region
Deadline: Jan 30, 2018
Do you have a passion for collecting, antiques and/or history? Are you working in this field or do you pursue it as a hobby? 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 collecting, antiques and history- to learn more about roles around these interests and to possibly build on his current knowledge.

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
Deadline: Jan 30, 2018
Are you passionate about animation/drawing or working in a field that involves animation? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and you enjoy working with youth and helping them to explore their interests, this is the initiative for you! Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth to learn more about animation/art opportunities in the community and possibly to explore other ideas.

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
Are you passionate about entertainment or acting? Do you currently work in the field as an actor and/or extra? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and you enjoy working with youth and helping them to explore their interests, this is the initiative for you! Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth to learn more about acting/extra opportunities in the community and possibly to explore other ideas in the arts.

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
Are you passionate about sports or local recreation? Do you currently work in the field of recreation or sports or simply enjoy being involved in recreation/sports? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and you enjoy working with youth and helping them to explore their interests, this is the initiative for you! Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth to learn more about roles in recreation/sports and possibly explore other opportunities in this area of interest.

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
Êtes-vous passionné par le jardinage domestique, la plantation d'intérieur ou l'agriculture urbaine? Avez-vous des compétences dans la culture d'herbes, de légumes et / ou de fleurs? Si vous êtes prêt à partager votre expérience et vos connaissances et que vous aimez travailler avec les jeunes, c'est une initiative pour vous! Vous cherchez à créer un lien entre un mentor potentiel et un jeune pour créer un projet de jardinage à domicile et éventuellement explorer d'autres possibilités dans ce domaine d'intérêt.

Liens Étudiants est une initiative qui offre aux élèves du secondaire ayant une déficience intellectuelle l'occasion de développer leurs intérêts et passe-temps actuels, tout en découvrant de nouvelles possibilités de vie après l'école secondaire.

Votre rôle en tant que mentor:
- Présenter des informations sur votre domaine d'expertise
- Présentation d'un étudiant à votre passe-temps ou de l'industrie
- Fournir une opportunité d'expérience pratique

C'est une opportunité pour vous d'aider un étudiant en partageant quelque chose qui vous passionne.

Les engagements de temps sont flexibles.
Location: Ottawa Region- various locations
Deadline: Jan 30, 2018
Are you passionate about home gardening, indoor planting or urban farming? Do you have skills in growing herbs, vegetables and/or flowers? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and you enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you! Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth to create home-based gardening project(s) and possibly explore other opportunities in this area of interest.

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
Are you passionate about cooking? Do you have skills, knowledge or a flair for food preparation either in a professional setting or at home? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and you enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you! Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth who plans to take the Food Preparation Course at Algonquin College next year.

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
Organization: Ancoura
Ancoura is looking for two people who could help with handyperson tasks, such as cleaning, painting, hanging curtains or pictures or yard work, in our residences. The volunteer would work from time to time on an as-needs basis or occasional basis.
Location: Our office is located at 30 Cleary Avenue in the west end of Ottawa. The volunteering would take place in one of our six residences, five located in the west end and one in the east end.
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Organization: Ancoura
Ancoura is looking for people to help plan our Christmas Party, Annual Barbecue and to provide refreshments for our Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Orientation and Training evenings (held in the fall and spring). Volunteers would work with staff and become members of our Social Committee.
Location: Ancoura's office address is 30 Cleary Avenue in the west end of Ottawa. We are located in the lower level of the Unitarian Church of Ottawa, just east of Woodroffe Avenue. We have six townhomes in Ottawa, five in the west end and one in the east end.
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Organization: Ancoura
Ancoura is looking for people to help plan our Christmas Party, Annual Barbecue and to provide refreshments for our Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Orientation and Training evenings (held in the fall and spring). Volunteers would work with staff and become members of our Social Committee.
Location: Ancoura's office address is 30 Cleary Avenue in the west end of Ottawa. We are located in the lower level of the Unitarian Church of Ottawa, just east of Woodroffe Avenue. We have six townhomes in Ottawa, five in the west end and one in the east end.
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Shelter movers of Ottawa is a volunteer-based charitable organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse. We collaborate with community partners to help families transition to a life free of violence. Growing evidence suggests a significant long-term societal benefit as a result of breaking the cycle of violence.
Location: All parts of the city of Ottawa
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Shelter movers of Ottawa is a volunteer-based charitable organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse. We collaborate with community partners to help families transition to a life free of violence. Growing evidence suggests a significant long-term societal benefit as a result of breaking the cycle of violence.

Location: all of Ottawa
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Organization: The Door Youth Centre
Our Youth Centre is currently looking for volunteers to assist in a fundraising (in the planning ) for the month of March 2018. Volunteers will have the opportunity to sit on our fundraising committee meetings and assist in the planning/brainstorming ideas for the upcoming event.
Location: 2-755 Somerset Street West
Deadline: Feb 1, 2018
Organization: The Arthritis Society
The Arthritis Society is looking for volunteers to support the All-In For Arthritis Poker Night on Thursday, February 15, 2018. There are a few positions available, including registration and table hosts. Volunteers must be 19 years or older. Volunteers must also enjoy interacting with attendees, and have a sharp attention to detail. For more information about the volunteer opportunities, please contact Catherine Harwood directly at charwood@arthritis.ca.
Location: Event taking place at:
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
11 Aviation Parkway Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Feb 9, 2018
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, 2018
Position: Life Skills Instructor
Program: Community Services
Unit: Young Men’s Shelter
Location: Downtown Ottawa
Reports to: Coordinator, Young Men’s Shelter

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Coordinator of the Young Men’s Shelter, the Life Skills Instructor leads small special interest classes/groups and provides instruction on various subject matters or activities to youth accessing the services of the Young Men’s Shelter or Transitional Housing.

Principal Duties:
• Plan, implement and lead a 1 hour recreation or leisure program. Activities may include, but are not limited to, physical fitness or gross motor activities (e.g. dance, yoga, tai chi, sports or athletics), cooking & nutrition, visual arts (e.g. drawing, painting, photography, crafts), drama, music, or pet therapy
• Provide instruction and guide clients through the activities as needed
• Encourage participation among clients
• Consult with the Coordinator of the Young Men’s Shelter and Youth Workers on delivery of programs and activities
• Ensure programming meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of participants
• Evaluate program and make recommendations for changes as required
• Follow safe work practices as established by the Bureau

Job Specifications/Qualifications:

• Certified Instructor, as required
• Experience working with youth (12-20 years of age)
• Experience facilitating small groups
• Knowledge of the needs, interests and concerns of marginalized youth
• Able to provide flexible programming
• Able to motivate and encourage reluctant participants
• Able to communicate in a positive, polite and respectful manner
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills, with ability to work as an effective team member as well as work independently
• Able to accept supervision and direction
• Able to maintain confidentiality
• Non-judgmental and accepting of diversity
• Punctual and reliable in coming in for scheduled shifts, or phoning in advance if unavailable or sick
• Oral fluency in English is essential
• Fluency in French will be considered an asset

Time Commitment:
Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one hour once a week on weekdays after 1:30pm or anytime on weekends, for a minimum period of three months. Volunteers wishing to work less than once a week may be considered at the discretion of the supervisor.

Screening:
• Volunteer Application
• Interview with Human Resources and the Coordinator of the Young Men’s Shelter
• References (2)
• Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector
• TB Test

Information/Training Provided:
• General orientation with Human Resources staff for Volunteer Policy Manual review
• Specific on-site orientation with Coordinator of the Young Men’s Shelter
• Periodic training and development opportunities

Disclaimer:
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the volunteer. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities required. Volunteers may be asked to perform other duties as required.
Location: Downtown
Deadline: Feb 26, 2018
The program takes place at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex every Saturday afternoon during the school year, 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Volunteers enhance the program with their help and friendship, working in a team setting. They engage with participants in all the activities: swimming, games, arts and crafts and some outings. Because swimming is an important component, the program only recruits volunteers willing to be in the water during swim time.
Location: 1490 Youville Drive, Orleans, ON K1C 2X8
Deadline: Feb 14, 2018
Do you have experience working with animals and want to lend your talent while volunteering?If you are passionate about Animals and enjoy working with youth, 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:
- 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- Flexible
Deadline: Jan 30, 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 a passion for video games? Are you employed in the video game industry or connected with people who are or perhaps you're simply a video game enthusiast? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge or simply wish to help a student explore 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:
- 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- Central
Deadline: Jan 30, 2018
Are you passionate about cooking? Do you have skills, knowledge or a flair for whipping up delectable meals/desserts? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and you enjoy working with youth, 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:
- 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 a passion for music and song writing? Are you a songwriter or musician? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, 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:
- 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
Deadline: Jan 30, 2018
Do you have a passion for research? Are you working as a Researcher? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, 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:
- 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
Deadline: Jan 30, 2018
Do you have a passion for criminal justice and law? Are you a practicing lawyer/prosecutor? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, 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:
- 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
Deadline: Jan 30, 2018
Do you have a passion for research? Are you working as a Researcher? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, 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:
- 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
Deadline: Jan 30, 2018
Organization: Ancoura
The Visiting Volunteer provides companionship to Ancoura's residents in their townhomes. The volunteer will help to reduce the loneliness and isolation of the residents. The duties of the position include visiting the townhome where the residents reside, engaging in friendly conversation, daily tasks and leisure activities such ash sharing a meal, watching a hockey game together or going on outings in the community. The visiting volunteer attends monthly volunteer meetings with the other volunteers in the house and with the Ancoura Coordinator to share information about the residents' progress and to plan activities.
Location: Our office is at 30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa ON K2A 4A1 and five of our townhomes are located in the west end of Ottawa and one is in the east.
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Organization: Ancoura
The Visiting Volunteer provides companionship to Ancoura's residents in their townhomes. The volunteer will help to reduce the loneliness and isolation of the residents. The duties of the position include visiting the townhome where the residents reside, engaging in friendly conversation, daily tasks and leisure activities such as sharing a meal, watching a hockey game together or going on outings in the community. The visiting volunteer attends monthly volunteer meetings with the other volunteers in the house and with the Ancoura Coordinator to share information about the residents' progress and to plan activities.
Location: Our office is at 30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa ON K2A 4A1 and five of our townhomes are located in the west end of Ottawa and one is in the east.
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Organization: Ancoura
The Visiting Volunteer provides companionship to Ancoura's residents in their townhomes. The volunteer will help to reduce the loneliness and isolation of the residents. The duties of the position include visiting the townhome where the residents reside, engaging in friendly conversation, daily tasks and leisure activities such as sharing a meal, watching a hockey game together or going on outings in the community. The visiting volunteer attends monthly volunteer meetings with the other volunteers in the house and with the Ancoura Coordinator to share information about the residents' progress and to plan activities.
Location: Our office is at 30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa ON K2A 4A1 and five of our townhomes are located in the west end of Ottawa and one is in the east.
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Organization: Ancoura
The Visiting Volunteer provides companionship to Ancoura's residents in their townhomes. The volunteer will help to reduce the loneliness and isolation of the residents. The duties of the position include visiting the townhome where the residents reside, engaging in friendly conversation, daily tasks and leisure activities such as sharing a meal, watching a hockey game together or going on outings in the community. The visiting volunteer attends monthly volunteer meetings with the other volunteers in the house and with the Ancoura Coordinator to share information about the residents' progress and to plan activities.
Location: Our office is at 30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa ON K2A 4A1 and five of our townhomes are located in the west end of Ottawa and one is in the east.
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Organization: Ancoura
Ancoura is looking for two people who could help with handyperson tasks, such as cleaning, painting, hanging curtains or pictures or yard work, in our residences. The volunteer would work from time to time on an as-needs basis or occasional basis.
Location: Our office is located at 30 Cleary Avenue in the west end of Ottawa. The volunteering would take place in one of our six residences, five located in the west end and one in the east end.
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
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