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Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Maison d'amitié
Visitez notre site internet et remplissez le formulaire de bénévolat : https://maisondamitie.ca/comment-nous-aider/benevolat/

Maison d’amitié est un endroit sécuritaire et accessible où les femmes peuvent être écoutées, supportées et où elles peuvent se réfugier temporairement. Elle compte deux maisons distinctes qui ont une capacité d’accueillir 15 femmes et enfants. Elle fut fondée en 1976 dans le but de venir en aide aux femmes victimes de violence et à leurs enfants.

Maison d’amitié recherche des bénévoles dotés de talents divers afin d’améliorer le quotidien de nos résidentes et de leurs enfants. Les activités sont variées :

DESCRIPTION DES FONCTIONS ET RESPONSABILITÉS
1. Aide aux femmes
 Organiser et/ou accompagner les femmes lors d’activités extérieures : promenade à pied, sorties au parc, rendez-vous chez le médecin, sorties de magasinage, déménagement…
 Organiser une fête de retrouvailles; communiquer avec les ex-résidentes, rechercher des dons, faire et installer les décorations, etc.
 Programmer des soirées à thème.
 Planifier et animer des activités : yoga, méditation, couture, piano, tricot, journée de la femme, etc.
 Élaborer et animer des ateliers sur divers sujets : lecture, gérer un budget, la mise en beauté, l’alimentation, créer un curriculum vitae, cours de langue (anglais), etc.

2. Aide aux enfants
 Faire du gardiennage pour rendez-vous, sorties, ateliers, déménagement.
 Accompagnement sorties : musées, parcs, etc.
 Aide aux devoirs – Lecture : l’heure du conte
 Activité de bricolage dans la salle de jeu : thème Halloween, Noël, etc.
 Cuisiner des recettes simples : biscuits, gâteaux, etc.
 Organiser des fêtes d’enfants.

3. Aide à Maison d’amitié
 Organiser le rangement des dons, de la lingerie, de la bibliothèque et du garage.
 Organiser les objets pour les trousses de bienvenue et faire des trousses.
 Faire du jardinage.
 Décorer les maisons.
 Aider aux travaux de rénovations et à l’entretien : peinture, rideaux, etc.

Nous sommes également ouvertes à vos suggestions qui visent à enrichir la vie des femmes et de leurs enfants de Maison d’amitié.
Location: a/s 40, rue Cobourg, Ottawa
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018

The Friends of the Central Experimental Farm are looking for people who are interested in finding new ways to support and enhance the Farm’s beautiful areas. You could play any one of several different roles, depending on which is the best fit for your skills: such as coordinating or finding new directions for events on the Farm, finding ways to attract resources or grants that will enable site enhancements, helping to better educate and inform people about this historic site, or getting the best out of our website and social media. Let’s talk and see what will work. Prerequisites: your skills, and a love of the Farm. For further information please call 613-230-3276 or email volunteer@friendsofthefarm.ca
Location: 960 Carling Ave.,CEF Arboretum, Bldg 72, Ottawa, On. K1A 0C6
Deadline: Jan 31, 2019
Volunteers benefit from this program because it is a quiet time alone with a Resident giving them time to interact meaningfully through conversation. The Residents sense of self benefits by providing this special grooming service. Manicures are done Wednesday evenings.
Location: 99 New Orchard Avenue
Deadline: Jan 10, 2019
Volunteer Description:
We are seeking friendly volunteers to help give tired walls a new lease of life, making communal spaces and private living spaces a pleasant environment to be in. You must be able to prepare surfaces to paint and be confident in painting large areas. You will need to be reliable, have attention to detail and able to use initiative and work autonomously.

This volunteer opportunity does not have set days and hours; volunteers will be contacted as required. The days and times can be flexible to your availability. However, some flexibility around tenants and staff schedules would be required.

Requirements:
• Vulnerable Sector Police check

Location: Main Office - 380 Cumberland St, Ottawa, On K1n 9P#
Volunteer opportunities available at different locations.
Deadline: Jan 25, 2019
Volunteer Description:
Are you passionate about your hobby? Would you like to share your skills with others? If yes, this is for you. Options Bytown is currently seeking volunteers who will share their hobby or interest with others. This could be a craft or specific skill, the gift of music or any other talent you may have.

Your Role
• Introduce tenants to your hobby
• Provide an opportunity for hands-on experience
• Share something you're passionate about.

Requirements
• Vulnerable sector police check
• This opportunity has flexible hours and times.
Location: Main office - 380 Cumberland, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9P3
Volunteer opportunities available at different locations.
Deadline: Jan 25, 2019
Volunteer Description:
We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help raise funds, organize events and share the message about our mission to end and prevent homelessness. Fundraising is not just about collecting money; it also entails effectively communicating why the donations are needed.

Requirements:
• Vulnerable Sector Police check
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Location: Main office - 380 Cumberland, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9P3
Volunteer opportunities available at different locations.
Deadline: Jan 25, 2019
Volunteer Description:
Do you have a passion for cooking? We are looking for volunteers who can work with tenants to create a healthy and nutritious breakfast once a week

Your Role
• Help to prepare a healthy breakfast once a week
• Contribute to creating a varied menu that includes both hot and cold items
• Assist to serve breakfast and interact with tenants during the most important meal of the day.

Requirements
• Vulnerable sector police check
• Be available once a week between 9am and 12pm

Location: Main office - 380 Cumberland, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9P3
Volunteer opportunities available at different locations.
Deadline: Jan 25, 2019
We are looking for a volunteer who can play the piano for small groups of residents. Tenants would love to hear easy listening music and well known tunes.

Your Role
• Play the piano in front of small groups
• Have a desire to entertain and interact with tenants
• Possibly provide some lessons to interested tenants

Requirements
• Vulnerable sector police check
• This opportunity has flexible hours and times.

Location: Main office - 380 Cumberland, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9P3
Volunteer opportunities available at different locations.
Deadline: Jan 25, 2019
The Capital Fair entertains guests from all walks of life. The Volunteer Coordinator will contact potential volunteers from our web based application form and invite them to a volunteer training seminar at the Fairgrounds where they will be allocated to specific area supervisors.

Once all volunteers are assigned, the coordinator will act as an ongoing liaison to tweak schedules, ensuring that breaks and meals are provided.
Location: 4837 Albion Road, Ottawa ON K1X 1A3
Deadline: Jan 15, 2019
Are you a retired or working individual looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity?

Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa is a not-for-profit seniors’ residence affiliated with Abbeyfield International, with 1,100 houses in 25 countries worldwide.

Abbeyfield House Parkdale is looking for a residency committee secretary that will assist with:
--Liaising with the Chair, House Manager and Committee Members to plan meetings
--Receiving agenda items from committee members
--Circulating agendas and reports
--Taking minutes of Residency Committee and meeting with residents
--Circulating minutes at least one week prior to meeting
--Checking that agreed actions are carried out.
--Keeping up-to-date contact details (i.e. names, addresses and telephone numbers) for the management committee and (where relevant) ordinary members of the organization.
--Filing minutes and reports
--Compiling lists of names and addresses that are useful to the organisation, including those of appropriate officials or officers of voluntary organisations.
--Keeping a record of the committee's activities
--Keeping a diary of future activities

The Residency Committee meets once per month for 3 hours (typically the 2nd Wednesday of the month, in the morning).
Time commitment: 6 hours per month.

This position is ideal for someone with understanding of meeting procedures and skills in minute taking.
Location: 425 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jan 31, 2019
Organization: Odyssey Theatre
Do you have an interest in marketing and communications? Are you a fan of the performing arts? Why not combine the two into one exciting volunteer opportunity by joining Odyssey Theatre’s Marketing Group!

Odyssey Theatre is Ottawa’s professional, premier open-air theatre. For 32 years, we have attracted thousands each summer to our award-winning Theatre Under the Stars along the Rideau River in beautiful Strathcona Park.

As a non-profit charity, Odyssey is looking for talented and enthusiastic people with a background in marketing and communications to help us grow audiences and increase community awareness of the Theatre’s award-winning work.

Working as part of a creative and collaborative Marketing Group you will work with the Chair of our Marketing Group, other volunteers and a staff person to develop and implement exciting new marketing and communications strategies for the Theatre.

We are looking for volunteers with an interest or experience in marketing, communications, social media, writing, public relations, general promotion or advertising that can help us to:

• Develop and implement marketing plans and strategies for Odyssey and our upcoming 33rd season of outdoor theatre;
• Develop innovative new digital marketing initiatives to grow Odyssey’s on-line presence;
• Improve our web site;
• Develop strategies and create press materials to attract both traditional and new media coverage of the Theatre;
• Develop creative advertising and promotional materials for this summer’s production;
• Secure co-promotional partnerships with other organizations to build and reach new audiences;
• Help write and edit marketing content, including promotional materials, web and social media content and media pitches;
• Develop strategies to use data analytics to better target and improve the effectiveness of our marketing initiatives; and,
• Evaluate the effectiveness of our marketing initiatives and develop future marketing plans.

If you are passionate about the arts, and have an interest or expertise in marketing, we’d love to hear from you!

Odyssey is renowned for its unique and award-winning performances rooted in masked theatre and physical movement. We also run an innovative program to help writers develop new plays, workshops to train artists, apprenticeships for young performers and theatre readings and workshops for the public. Odyssey … a theatre like no other!
Location: 2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, ON. K1N 6E2
Deadline: Dec 15, 2018
We are looking for Go Girls! Mentors available to facilitate group sessions throughout the city of Ottawa. Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is a mentoring program designed to encourage participation in physical activity, healthy eating choices, and the development of a positive self-image, among girls aged 12 to 14. As a Go Girls! Mentor, women between the ages of 18-30, you would facilitate this seven-week program. The program incorporates fun, educational games and activities to stimulate relationship building between the mentors and girls, and self-reflection and group discussions about healthy living and emotional, social and cultural issues. This program is run in schools during school hours or after school. All volunteers must complete an application form, complete an in-person interview and complete training before beginning. A full day of training is also required. To apply or inquire, please contact Monique Flocco, Office Assistant, at 613-247-4776 x325 or by e-mail at info@bbbso.ca. Visit our website, www.bbbso.ca, for more information
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Being a Big Brother today is easy. All you have to do is be a friend to a child. Do the things that friends do; build a model, toss a football, play computer games, those kind of everyday things you both enjoy. Big Brothers are fun, spontaneous and great listeners who enjoy being a positive influence and enjoying quality time with a great friend, a little. The following skills are considered an asset: enjoy spending time with children/youth; sense of humour; child at heart; fun-loving; willing to share interests and hobbies; and good listener. We are currently looking for volunteers who are reliable, stable and who are able to commit to a one year match in the following areas: 1- Brittania /Bayshore 2- South of Walkley 3 - Riverside South 5- Alta Vista 6- Kanata 7- Orleans (Bilingual) Please provide us with your postal code to assist us in assessing your geographical suitability and/or let us know if you are available to volunteer in any of the above-mentioned areas. If there is a potential Little in your area, we will invite you to complete a prescreening questionnaire, which will remain on file. Your prescreening questionnaire allows us to cross-reference match criteria such as similar interests and availability. If you are not qualified into the current open pools, please visit our website for updated information. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns. If at any point you feel that our program is no longer a good fit for you, please don't hesitate to let us know. Applicants must have lived in Canada for the past two (2) years and be 18 years of age or older.
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
We are looking for Game On! Mentors between the ages of 18-30 available to facilitate group sessions throughout the city of Ottawa. Developed for male adolescents between the ages of 12-14, Game On! uses a mentor approach to provide boys and young men with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills are the core themes. This program is run in schools during school hours or after school. All volunteers must complete an application form, in person interview and training before beginning. A full day of training is also required. To apply or inquire, please contact Monique Flocco, Office Assistant, at 613-247-4776 x325 or by e-mail at info@bbbso.ca. Visit our website, www.bbbso.ca, for more information
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
One child... a few hours each week... sharing fun activities. Being a Big today is easy. All you have to do is be a friend to a child. Bigs are people just like you who want to enrich the life of a child/youth. Children/youth from ages 6-18 are hoping to find a big like you to spend a few hours with - each week or every couple of weeks, it's up to you. The following skills are considered an asset: enjoy spending time with children/youth; sense of humour; child at heart; fun-loving; willing to share interests and hobbies; and good listener. We are currently looking for volunteers who are reliable, stable and who are able to commit to a one year match in the following areas: 1. Kanata 2. Stittsville Please provide us with your postal code to assist us in assessing your geographical suitability and/or let us know if you are available to volunteer in any of the above-mentioned areas. If there is a potential Little in your area, we will invite you to complete a prescreening questionnaire, which will remain on file. Your prescreening questionnaire allows us to cross-reference match criteria such as similar interests and availability. If you are not qualified into the current open pools, please visit our website for updated information. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns. If at any point you feel that our program is no longer a good fit for you, please don t hesitate to let us know. Applicants must have lived in Canada for the past two (2) years and be 18 years of age or older.
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Organization: Epilepsy Ottawa
Would you know what to do if someone was having a seizure?

Epilepsy Ottawa is seeking dependable, outgoing, and engaging volunteers to present educational programming to the public about Epilepsy.

Seizure Smart is a free program designed for schools, workplaces and other organizations that facilitates sensitivity and awareness for the people with epilepsy in their community. Participants will learn what different types of seizures look like; how seizures can affect ones life; how to help someone having a seizure; and what not to do in response to one.
Location: Ottawa Region - Multiple Locations
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
One child ... one hour a week ... one BIG reason to go back to school. This program is perfect for today's busy world. This site based program is operated in partnership with local schools during the school year. InSchool Bigs are adults that volunteer one hour a week to meet with a child (little), ages 6-18, to develop a friendship and participate in activities or simply chat. The following skills are considered an asset: available to meet with your Little during school hours; enjoy spending time with children/youth; sense of humour; child at heart; fun-loving; willing to share interests and hobbies; spontaneous; and great listener. We are always looking for volunteers and enrollment is ongoing. Applicants must have lived in Canada for the past two (2) years and be 18 years of age or older. To apply or inquire, please contact Monique Flocco, Office Assistant, at 613-247-4776 x325 or by e-mail at info@bbbso.ca. Visit our website, www.bbbso.ca, for more information
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, MPower matches youth (aged 15-24) with mentors to encourage and empower them to identify their strengths, explore their passions and achieve their goals as they journey towards adulthood. This program will also serve to connect youth transitioning out of child intervention services with a supportive and dedicated adult mentor. This connection creates a supportive relationship built on mutual respect and helps you develop relationship skills and connections essential for successful transition to independent adulthood
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Legends Mentoirng Program one-on-one support to children with autism, aged 6-18. Paired with caring mentors, the children gain a personal advocate to understand, encourage and guide them. Together, they share meaningful experiences and create legendary stories.
Location: 1645 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 12
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Please note: To apply for this position, you must complete a separate application form. You can find our application form here:

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

If you enjoy working with young children (age two months to 6 years), families/caregivers or would like to gain experience working with families from a diverse populations. We have a number of volunteer opportunities for you!! We are looking for volunteer assistants to help program staff to plan and deliver a variety of developmentally appropriate activities (art, music, circle time, puzzles, games, sensory activities, etc.) for young children, in a variety of on-site and off-site settings. Some basis office administrative support required, such as photocopying, preparing activities etc. Opportunities to support our toy lending library for families. If you have the ability to speak French, Somali or Arabic this would be considered an asset. A variety of daytime, weekend and early evening opportunities to fit your needs. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and work within a community health and social service environment. Opportunities to develop work place language skills and new strategies and techniques working with children and families. Ongoing training and workshops will be provided throughout the volunteer placement. In order to best match your skills and interest with the volunteer opportunity available, you will be required to: -Complete an application form. -Attend a personal interview. -Submit names and contact information for 2 references. -Undergo a police record check before starting your volunteer placement. -Participate in training and orientation session. After receiving your application, Volunteer Services will contact you within three (3) weeks for an interview. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Location: 1365 Richmond Road, 2nd Floor, Ottawa, ON
and other locations
Deadline: Jan 31, 2019
please register for this role at :

http://www.pqchc.com/volunteers-students/volunteer-application/
Location: 1365 Richmond Rd. Ottawa
Deadline: Jan 4, 2019
Veuillez enregistrer sur notre site:
http://www.pqchc.com/fr/benevoles-et-etudiants/benevoles-processus-de-demande/

À la recherche des bénévoles et mentors motives à travailler avec des adolescents.
De lundi à jeudi 19h30 pour une période de 2 à 3 heures
Horaire de service : de 15h30 à 19h30
Emplacements : site principal de Passeport (1365 chemin Richmond) et au “Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa” (2825 avenue Dumaurier).
Venez aider des jeunes à réussir l’école secondaire et à envisager des études au niveau postsecondaire.
Location: 1365 Richmond Rd.
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Veuillez enregistrer sur notre site:
http://www.pqchc.com/fr/benevoles-et-etudiants/benevoles-processus-de-demande/

Le programme Passeport pour ma réussite a besoin de bénévoles compétents et engagés pour servir de tuteurs et de mentors. C’est une occasion stimulante de faire partie d’un programme novateur qui fait une différence positive dans la vie des jeunes et de leurs familles. Des postes de tutorat de groupe sont disponibles et une formation est offerte pour vous y préparer. Le recrutement se fait de façon continue. Joignez-vous à l’équipe dévouée de bénévoles de Passeport et vous verrez comment votre contribution en temps changera la vie des jeunes d’Ottawa.

Si vous souhaitez devenir un tuteur ou un mentor de groupe bénévole dans le programme Passeport d’Ottawa, veuillez remplir le formulaire de demande pour services bénévoles auprès de Passeport Ottawa et l’envoyer par courriel à volunteering@pqchc.com. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec Alejandra Calderon, Superviseure d'équipe, Tutorat et bénévoles, au 613 820-4922, poste 3421. Les bénévoles bilingues sont grandement recherchés.
Location: 1365 Richmond Rd.
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
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: Jan 9, 2019
Please register through our volunteer portal

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


Looking for awesome Tutors and Motivated Mentors. Medium to long term commitment - 6 - 12 months.
one evening per week roughly 5-8PM - Monday to Thursday.
Come in and connect with high school aged youth - academic support, organizational and time management skills. stay with us, and see what this program is changing the way our community operates.
Location: 1365 Richmond Rd
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Organization: Connecting Ottawa
Looking for Volunteer Facilitators with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds to help bridge the gap that can exist between the point of referral and the point of legal services delivery for persons who have a significant communication difficulty -- largely new Canadians and those with disabilities. The role involves
• Reaching out to our scommunity partner and their client who has been referred to a legal or social service but who may not be able to access the service without the support of a Facilitator.
• Solving problems that may prevent the person from actually connecting with the service; for example, navigation, transportation, explanation of the services sought, etc.
• Assisting persons to communicate their issue and their need for service to the service provider. The Facilitator’s ability to speak the language of the person is essential. Note, however, that the role does not include interpretation; the communication of legal terminology and advice is best provided via a certified Professional Language Interpreter.
• Connecting with and promoting the Connecting Ottawa program among target populations
Location: 290 Dupuis St.
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jan 1, 2019
We are seeking individuals who are skilled knitters or crocheters to knit things like blankets, dish cloths, slippers etc for the individuals that we support.
Location: 823 Rotary Way
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Do you like to meet new people? Are you creative? Are you a problem solver? We are seeking individuals to spend time with the individuals we support and have FUN! The Ottawa Rotary Home supports a variety of individuals living with disabilities and they love to have fun! Anyone with experience planning activities for children or adult is urged to apply.
Location: 823 Rotary Way
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Are you a meal preparation expert? Do you take time every Sunday to ensure all of your meals are ready for the entire week? Do you enjoy cooking?! Are you a compassionate individual?


We are looking for caring, compassionate individuals to assist us in meal preparation for the individuals that we support! We are a respite agency that support between 8-21 individuals each day that have complex nutritional needs.


We are looking for an individual with basic knowledge regarding daily nutrition requirements, food allergies and sensitivities and preparing meals for large groups. You will be responsible for preparing large batch meals with the assistance and support of our staff teams.

Location: 823 Rotary Way
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
It's that time of year again! The Salvation Army is launching its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign. Christmas Kettle Attendants bring in our largest contributions of the year. The money raised during the Christmas season supports our many family and community services, from children's camps to emergency disaster services. This position is a great opportunity for anyone who enjoys engaging with the public and would like to donate their time to help others in their community. There are kettles at many sites across the city, from Kanata to Orleans, so you can choose a location that is convenient for you. We need volunteers for the following dates (excluding Sundays): November 22 to December 24. We hope to hear from you!
Location: Locations across Ottawa.
Deadline: Dec 14, 2018
About Parkinson Canada:
Parkinson Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease. From diagnosis to discovery, we guide the way for Canadians to live well with Parkinson’s disease through education, advocacy and support services. Our National Research Program funds innovative research to search for better treatments and a cure. A national registered charity, Parkinson Canada fulfils its mission through the generosity of donors and is an accredited organization under the Imagine Canada Standards Program.

We are looking for a volunteer(s) to facilitate the monthly Living with Parkinson's Support Group in Renfrew, Ontario. This group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 2pm at the Bonnechere Manor – Adult Day Program Room (470 Albert Street, Renfrew).

POSITION SUMMARY:
To provide education and support at monthly group meetings to persons with Parkinson’s, members of their families, and/or their caregivers in dealing with the challenges of living with the condition. To encourage group members to share experiences, ideas and feelings, address challenges, develop supportive friendships and receive current information about Parkinson’s disease.
Duties include: facilitate monthly support group, including planning, set-up, refreshments and speakers.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience in facilitation of support groups or meetings an asset
• Comfort and ability to discuss issues regarding Parkinson’s
• Active listening and communication skills
• Sensitivity and compassion
• Ability to model respect for diversity
• Background in nursing, social work, physiotherapy, speech language pathology, and/or other medical aspect of Parkinson’s disease an asset

TIME COMMITMENT:
• 3-5 hours per month, (includes two hour meeting and one hour preparation time) for a minimum of one year
• Training will be provided

Active seniors are welcome! If you are interested in joining a team that makes a tremendous difference in the lives of Canadians living with Parkinson’s, please contact Krista Duncan at krista.duncan@parkinson.ca.
Location: Bonnechere Manor, 470 Albert St.
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Registration is open for volunteer training sessions (dates TBA).

Be an English literacy volunteer tutor and mentor for the ELF's Sage Youth Programs. Work one-on-one, and in small groups with marginalized children and youth.

We are looking for volunteer support from November 2018 to May 2019 to work for our Monday morning program (9:35 am to 11:35 am) in the west-end of Ottawa. This location is in a high-school, serving youth with a broad range of exceptionalities.

You will be provided with all necessary training and materials. A vulnerable sector police check and 2 professional references are required.

Please join us and support students with their literacy and life-skills. Come with your patience and good will to teach, mentor, and become a hero.

For more information about the ELF's Sage Youth programs, please visit our website at www.excellenceinliteracy.org. You may contact us by email at sageyouth@hotmail.com or by phone at 613-838-5539.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Location: Monday mornings at a high school in the west end of Ottawa
Deadline: Dec 28, 2018
Senior Organic Gardeners (SOG) is looking for volunteers to join our Volunteer Leadership Team. This team will lead and oversee the SOG program as well as communications, local fundraising, volunteer management and awareness campaigns.

Volunteers with experience with teamwork, an interest in seniors and gardening would be an excellent fit for these roles.

Volunteers with other languages would find this a challenging but meaningful role and are encouraged to apply

This is a part time role that will involve meaningful responsibilities. This is a chance to make a Real Difference in the lives of many seniors.

SOG is a program of Canadian Organic Growers – the Ottawa St Lawrence Outaouais Chapter.

Please send Questions or a Message of Interest to SOG at: sog.margaret@gmail.com and visit our website: www.cog.ca/ottawa/senior-organic-gardeners/
Location: virtual
Deadline: Jan 4, 2019
JUMELAGE
Nous cherchons des bénévoles motivé(es), qui parle une ou les deux langues officielles, afin d’aider les nouveaux arrivants avec leur intégration dans la société canadienne.
Certificats octroyés pour Bénévoles et clients!

MATCHING

We are looking for motivated volunteers, who speak one or both official languages, to help newcomers with their integration into canadian society.

Certificates granted for Volunteers and clients !
Location: Centre des services communautaires Vanier
Vanier Community Service Centre
290, rue Dupuis Street
Ottawa, ON K1L 1A2
Deadline: Jan 27, 2019
JUMELAGE
Nous cherchons des bénévoles motivé(es), qui parle une ou les deux langues officielles, afin d’aider les nouveaux arrivants avec leur intégration dans la société canadienne.
Certificats octroyés pour Bénévoles et clients!

MATCHING

We are looking for motivated volunteers, who speak one or both official languages, to help newcomers with their integration into canadian society.

Certificates granted for Volunteers and clients !
Location: Centre des services communautaires Vanier
Vanier Community Service Centre
290, rue Dupuis Street
Ottawa, ON K1L 1A2
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Women Warriors Healing Garden provides Peer Support and Therapy to Female Veterans, RCMP, and First Responders living with PTSD and other forms of Trauma.
Location: Home
Deadline: Dec 30, 2018
St. Vincent de Paul Stores (Ottawa) Inc. is looking for individuals who would be able to volunteer in our warehouse at Merivale Road.

We are a charity here in Ottawa. We have 2 thrift stores. We also serve those who qualify for need by giving them clothing, furniture and housewares.

Our stores are preparing for various donation drives we have underway and need assistance with the great demand.

We are looking for people who may be interested in sorting donations, pricing donations, organizing donations just to name a few of the various tasks that are performed in our warehouse.

So if you have 30 minutes to 8 hours a day once a week or all the time we are here to meet your needs.

Looking to stay active? This is it! Don't know what to expect, give Jim a call and we will tell you all about it.

No worries - we will train you!
Location: 1620 Merivale Road, Ottawa
Deadline: Jan 10, 2019
Summary: The Bytown Railway Society (BRS) is recruiting for a qualified candidate to join the Board of Directors to assume the role of Treasurer.

Mission: The Bytown Railway Society is a charitable organization chartered under the laws of Canada whose purpose it is to facilitate, aid, and promote an interest in Canadian railway history and other related transportation and communication media; and to own, preserve, acquire, maintain, and restore artifacts or relics relating to the history of railways.

The Treasurer is Responsible to: Board of Directors

Remuneration: Service on BRS’ Board of Directors is without remuneration

Term: (renewable) 2-year terms.

Duties
• Sits on the Board of Directors and is a key member of the executive. The Treasurer oversees the financial matters of the Society in line with good accounting practices and in accordance with the law and financial controls and procedures that have been put in place.
• Maintains the books and reports on the current financial position of the organization at each Board of Directors meeting.
• Write cheques in a timely manner to the Society’s suppliers.
• Prepares the Society’s Financial Statements following the year end and presents them to the membership by the April general meeting.
• Prepares the annual returns for CRA and Industry Canada returns

Time Requirement
• Board meetings occur monthly, in the evenings, 10 times a year, at least 2 hours, plus an additional 20 to 30 hours/month to post items and prepare financial statements and reports.

Skills and Competencies
• A good fundamental knowledge of accounting procedures and practices.
• Desktop/laptop, a scanner/copier, internet access
• Proficiency in the use of the Excel spreadsheet.
• Must provide a recent Police Record Check or be willing to apply for one.
Location: P.O. Box 47076
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Organization: Ottawa JazzWorks
Ottawa JazzWorks is seeking 2 volunteer Board Members to create and direct fund-raising initiatives for our organization. We are a Not for Profit organisation and Registered Charity. Our focus is jazz education for adults and talented youth... offered through workshops, master classes, a Concert Series and special events. We present a varied program of activities, that also includes monthly jam sessions and vocal open mic evenings in the Ottawa community.
Location: 926 Pinecrest Road
Deadline: Dec 15, 2018
Organization: Ottawa JazzWorks
Ottawa JazzWorks is seeking a volunteer office administrator to assist the organization. We are not for profit organisation and registered charity. Our focus is jazz education for adults and talented youth... through workshops,master classes, a Concert Series and special events.
Location: 926 Pinecrest Road
Deadline: Dec 15, 2018
Pick up clients at their family homes and transport to their community programs at the beginning of the day
• Return clients to their family homes at the end of the day
• Drive DeafBlind Ontario Services’ wheelchair accessible van, ensuring safe driving practices
Location: 1179 Notre Dame
Embrun, ON K0A 1W0
Deadline: Jan 15, 2019
• Pick up clients at their family homes and transport to their community programs at the beginning of the day
• Return clients to their family homes at the end of the day
• Drive DeafBlind Ontario Services’ wheelchair accessible van, ensuring safe driving practices
Location: 2386 Heaton Ave
Ottawa, ON
K1G 1J2
Deadline: Jan 15, 2019
Experienced swimmers are needed to assist individuals with an intellectual disability attend a weekly swim group. The women's group is on Wednesday mornings and the men's group is on Friday morning . Time of group is 9:30 -11:30 a.m. The swim participants would meet you at the Jack Purcell pool.
Location: 320 Jack Purcell Lane - Centretown-Jack Purcell Pool
Deadline: Jan 16, 2019
What is Leisure Buddies? Leisure Buddies is about creating friendships between people who may not otherwise have had the chance to meet. Contact between individuals in the community and persons with developmental disabilities seldom occurs spontaneously. The Leisure Buddy program facilitates friendships by pairing individuals in one-to-one relationships. A Leisure Buddy friendship helps to break down barriers to inclusion and provides opportunities for shared experience, laughter and support. What is an intellectual disability? A developmental disability, also referred to as an intellectual disability, is a term used to describe any condition that includes a lifelong impairment to a person's ability to learn or to adapt to their environment. People with a developmental disability do not necessarily have a recognizable condition. Some examples of diagnosed conditions are autism, Down Syndrome and Williams Syndrome. The degree of disability varies greatly from person to person. Developmental disabilities may or may not be accompanied by physical disabilities. Most individuals live in a group home or on their own with support and may have limited contact with the larger community. The Leisure Buddy program provides a safe and caring way for our individuals to become more independent, and to enjoy the benefits of a special friendship which extends beyond their family members and paid care providers. What type of commitment do I need to make to be a Leisure Buddy Companion? The most important part of the Leisure Buddy program is friendship. Buddies make contact with each other once a week by telephone. It is expected that one-to-one outings will happen twice per month.
Location: This varies depending on who your are matched with.
Deadline: Jan 16, 2019
There is an endless amount of things to be done and with your help we can only get better at fighting poverty. Students are welcome to volunteer to fulfill their High School credit requirements.

We need your help every day, all the time and there is a place for everyone. You can help us with our retail operations at one of our thrift stores in the Ottawa area. You can help us by writing, picturing or videoing (Google says it’s a word) for our social media. Looking for subtle ways to help? Please check in when you visit our stores and leave a kind word. There are families out there that can’t make ends meet and individuals that need a kind hand to reach out. If you think that you can be one of those people, and if you think that you can help make a difference when others are desperate, please don’t hesitate!

We are looking to meet volunteers would like the opportunity to use their backgrounds, work experiences, strengths, and interests to volunteer at our thrift shop. We definitely need help with assisting customers, assisting the cashiers bagging, sorting donated items, tidying and organizing our stores, and many other things that we would like to talk about with you in person.
Location: 1273 Wellington Street West
1620 Merivale Road
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Organization: Green Wave Soccer
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be a part of an amazing team and gain valuable experience working with children of all abilities on a weekly basis.

Our coaching team will help guide you through your training and we offer unlimited support to ensure you get the most out of running your sessions.

We offer coaches the opportunity to progress from Volunteer Assistant to Lead to Mentor to Coaching Director.

All coaches must be available to coach Saturday and/or Sunday mornings and be passionate about working with children.

We expect ALL coaches to be 100% reliable and have high levels of energy/enthusiasm!

Work Experience

• Soccer playing/coaching experience

• Experience of communicating with members of the general public and young children

• Physical fitness and stamina

• A personal commitment to sustaining professional working practices in the workplace at all times including excellent timekeeping and punctuality skills (Essential)

• The right aptitude for coaching young children (under 7’s)

• Ability to work as part of a team.
Location: 1608-360 Croydon Avenue
1608
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
For nearly a decade, Matthew House Ottawa has helped marginalized people in Ottawa to establish connected, safe, healthy, and dignified homes within our community. We do this by:
• Providing shelter, food and refugee settlement assistance in a family atmosphere to refugee claimants in a 10-person shelter in Nepean; and,
• Distributing quality used furniture and household goods to Ottawa’s marginalized population out of a warehouse facility in Kanata.

Since 2010, we have housed hundreds of refugee claimants, and provided free, quality used furniture to thousands of families.

We are currently looking for volunteer board members to join our Board of Directors.

We are particularly looking for individuals with volunteer or working experience in the areas of:

• Law – charitable sector; federal or Ontario incorporation; and/or refugee/immigrant law
• Human Resources – recruitment/retention; compensation; performance evaluation
• Accounting – CPA or equivalent experience; oversight of budget and financial statements; financial policies and practices (to serve as treasurer)
Location: Various (within Ottawa)
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Organization: Ottawa Tool Library
The OTL is always looking for talented and expressive individuals to join our social media team. Our social media team is responsible for content creation, managing engagements and promoting the OTL and our activities. If you want to excite and engage our audience (members, supporters and others) and have experience with Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter, we'd love to have you join our team!
Location: 250 City Centre, Bay #216, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7
Deadline: Jan 17, 2019
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 a digital archive, the 'anchor' archive in its online repository 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 Outreach & Digital Archive Officer, Cassandra Tavukciyan, at cassandra.tavukciyan@mhso.ca .Providing an indication of what the individual can contribute to the project and the MHSO will also be helpful.
Location: Columbus Centre
901 Lawrence Ave W, Suite 307
Toronto, ON M6A 1C3
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Crisis line counselor will receive specialized training for 10 weeks prior to working on the crisis line. The counselor will provide crisis intervention pertaining to sexual violence, will provide resources such as grounding techniques, accompaniment to the police station and hospital,and offer resources for continual support in the community.
Location: The address is confidential
Deadline: Dec 30, 2018
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