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Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: The Good Companions
The Good Companions are looking for friendly and outgoing receptionists to answer calls and direct them to the appropriate staff. They also provide general information in-person and by phone. Weekly Shift available: Mondays 9am-12pm, Monday's 12pm - 3pm, Friday 12pm-3pm.This position requires an individual who is courteous and professional with excellent communication skills in English. Experience is an asset. This position requires the ability to multitask. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator if interested.
Location: 670 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Feb 28, 2019
Organization: Nature Canada
Nature Canada is the oldest national nature conservation charity in Canada. Over the past 75 years, we have helped protect over 63 million acres of parks and wildlife areas in Canada and the countless species that depend on this habitat. Today, we represent a network of over 45,000 members & supporters and more than 350 nature organizations in every province across Canada.

Nature Canada’s mission is to protect and conserve nature in Canada by engaging Canadians and by advocating on behalf of nature.
Location: 75 Albert St
Suite 300
Ottawa
Deadline: Mar 8, 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: Feb 28, 2019
The GEFC is a large community food bank that gives 4 days of groceries to people in need and our catchment area, with a focus on healthy choices, and supporting a conversation about addressing food insecurity in other ways. We seek board members who are committed to helping our organization improve its outreach and fundraising activities.
Location: 2040 Arrowsmith Drive
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
Le programme A3 (Accueil, Aide, Avenir) offre un soutien scolaire supplémentaire aux élèves nouveaux arrivants pour leur permettre d’atteindre leur plein potentiel scolaire et ainsi assurer une meilleure intégration à l’école et une meilleure réussite scolaire. Ce programme est offert gratuitement aux élèves nouveaux arrivants (NA) des écoles élémentaires et secondaires du Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est, ainsi qu'à leurs parents, le mardi de 18 h à 19 h 30 au Collège catholique Franco-Ouest et le mercredi de 18 h à 19 h 30 à l’école Horizon-Jeunesse. Chaque bénévole aide un enfant, un adolescent ou un adulte dans les travaux scolaires ou l'apprentissage de la langue française.
Location: École Horizon-Jeunesse, 235, av. McArthur, Vanier (ON) K1L 6P3
Collège catholique Franco-Ouest, 411 Seyton Dr, Nepean, ON K2H 8X1
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
We are looking for a volunteer guitar teacher with the skills to work with the adults in our community. Timing is flexible.
Location: 102-1465 Caldwell Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z8L9
Deadline: Feb 28, 2019
Organization: Twice Upon a Time
Twice Upon a Time is seeking a dynamic, engaged individual with fundraising experience to join our team. The successful candidate should be passionate about children's literacy and excited to join a volunteer-run charity celebrating its 5th birthday this year. Please note the Fundraising Co-Lead position will be supported by an existing Co-Lead.

Position Description: Fundraising Co-lead
The Fundraising co-lead works with his/her co-lead to plan and coordinate the fundraising program for Twice Upon a Time. Together, the co-leads oversee the work of the Fundraising Committee, including the Event Lead position.
Duties and Responsibilities
Prepare annual and multi-year fundraising plan and fundraising targets for approval by Board of Directors.
Make recommendations regarding fundraising initiatives to the Board and Executive for approval.
Manage CanadaHelps.Org fundraising page and related campaigns.
Collaborate closely with the Communications Lead and team.
Ensure fundraising information is current all for communications, website, CHO and FB page.
Engage in continuing education regarding fundraising trends and best practices.
Work with Treasurer and Executive to ensure that all receipts and CRA filings are completed on an annual basis.
Maintain donor database and mailing list.
Ensure all thank you letters and/or messages are conveyed to donors.
Attends monthly Board of Directors’ meetings, and presents regular updates regarding fundraising.
Provide input into annual budget and monthly financial statements.
Draft grant applications.
Prepare “Supporters” section of annual report.
Oversee the work of the Fundraising committee

Estimated time commitment: 4-10 hours per month (variable depending on time of year)

Location: 404 McArthur Ave
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
The task: Conduct observational counts of how people are using ByWard Market's public spaces.

The time: A 2-hour shift, between 9:30am and 8:30pm on Thursday February 21 and/or Saturday February 23, 2018. All first-time volunteers must arrive 30 minutes before the start of their shift to undergo training.

The place: ByWard Market, Ottawa

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The ByWard Market is one of the most well known destinations in Ottawa. Because of its economic and cultural contributions, the City of Ottawa plans to ensure that the Market remains a popular and successful destination in the future. The ByWard Market Public Realm Plan will establish a vision for improvements to the network of public spaces in the ByWard Market, including streets, sidewalks, parks, squares and plazas.

For more information, please visit the project website here: http://www.ottawa.ca/designbyward

We’re looking for friendly volunteers to help collect “people data” to better understand how residents and visitors get around and spend time in the ByWard Market. Each volunteer shift is two hours, plus a 30-minute training prior to the beginning of the first shift.

This is the second of three public life studies. We'll be looking for more volunteers for the third round the study, which will take place in July 2019.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to help us implement the second round of public life studies, which will take place on February 21 & 23, 2018. In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule to Thursday, February 28 and Saturday March 2.

No previous experience is necessary. Interested volunteers can find out more details and sign up for shifts by copying and pasting this link into your browser:
https://goo.gl/SVWe1G

Questions about the public life study should be directed to: Rossana Tudo, Project Manager at 8 80 Cities at rtudo@880cities.org.

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Tâche : Recueillir des observations sur la fréquentation des espaces publics du marché By.

Heure : Quart de deux heures, entre 9 h 30 et 20 h 30, le jeudi 21 février ou le samedi 23 février 2019. Tous les bénévoles qui en sont à leur première expérience doivent arriver 30 minutes avant le début de leur quart pour suivre une formation.

Lieu : Marché By, Ottawa.

À PROPOS DU PROJET

Le marché By est l’une des destinations les plus connues d’Ottawa. En raison de l’importance de l’apport économique et culturel du marché, la Ville d’Ottawa met tout en œuvre pour qu’il demeure une destination populaire et qu’il continue à prospérer à l’avenir. Le Plan du domaine public du marché By permettra d’établir une vision des améliorations à apporter au réseau d’espaces publics du marché By, notamment les rues, les trottoirs, les parcs et les places publiques.

Pour en savoir plus, visitez le site Web du projet : https://ottawa.ca/planmarchéby

Nous sommes à la recherche de bénévoles sympathiques pour nous aider à recueillir des « données sur les personnes » afin d’être davantage au fait des allées et venues et de l’emploi du temps des résidents et des visiteurs qui se rendent au marché By. Chaque quart de bénévolat dure deux heures, auquel s’ajoute une séance de formation de 30 minutes avant le début du premier quart.

Cette étude est la deuxième d’une série de trois études sur la vie publique. Nous chercherons d’autres bénévoles pour la troisième phase de l’étude, qui aura lieu en juillet 2019.

Nous recherchons actuellement des bénévoles pour nous aider à mettre en œuvre la deuxième phase des études sur la vie publique, qui aura lieu les 21 et 23 février 2019. En cas de mauvais temps, la phase 2 sera reportée au jeudi 28 février et au samedi 2 mars.

Aucune expérience n’est requise. Les bénévoles intéressés peuvent obtenir plus de précisions et s’inscrire pour des quarts en faisant un copier-coller du lien suivant dans leur navigateur Internet :
https://docs.google.com

Les questions à propos de l’étude sur la vie publique doivent être adressées à Rossana Tudo, gestionnaire de projets à 8 80 Cities, à l’adresse suivante : rtudo@880cities.org
Location: ByWard Market Area, downtown Ottawa
Deadline: Feb 22, 2019
We are seeking an outgoing individual who would be willing to support our organization in snow removal. Our organization supports individuals with complex medical needs and disabilities. We are always in need of individuals to help us keep our building accessible and safe during the winter months.
Location: 823 Rotary Way
Ottawa, ON
K1T3W6
Deadline: Feb 28, 2019
Job title
Bookkeeper with Sage Accounting experience
Reports to
Executive Director

Job purpose

The Bookkeeper will assist in managing our day-to-day accounting and finance requirements. Confidentiality, excellent organizational skills and accuracy are important qualifications for this position, as well as good customer relations and the ability to communicate clearly. The ideal candidate for this position is a skilled multi-tasker, is reliable and is committed to consistently meeting deadlines.

Duties and responsibilities

Manage accounts receivable & payable using Sage 50.
Monitor account payable files and process cheques for signing and distributing.
Record journal entries, online transfers and payments.
Ensure timely payment to vendors and suppliers.
Manage weekly, monthly and quarterly payments.
Create bi-weekly invoices for customers and provide them with PDF file and hard copy.
Collect customer payments in accordance with payment due dates.
Prepare remittances of Payroll deductions, HST and Corporate Income Tax to CRA.
Reconciliation of bank and credit card accounts.
Maintain accounting software and file backup.
Perform other accounting duties as requested or assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications
College Diploma or Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
Tw years experience working in accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll and payroll reports
Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
Extensive experience with data entry, record keeping and computer operation
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel and SAGE ACCOUNTING Program
Experience in services related to payroll such as writing checks and submitting payroll taxes
Strong understanding of business and income tax worksheets and computations
Hour of Work
Must be able to work a minimum of two shifts every week. Office hours are Monday to Friday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd.
Deadline: Apr 22, 2019
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: Mar 30, 2019
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: Mar 30, 2019
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: Mar 30, 2019
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: Mar 30, 2019
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: Mar 30, 2019
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: Mar 30, 2019
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: Mar 30, 2019
We are looking for an energetic, compassionate, and patient person who would like to volunteer at our Community Food Bank. Volunteers will be responsible for distributing food, serving clients, data entry and general clean up of the Food Bank area. Shifts will be Fridays 8.45 am-12.00 noon (minimum of once a month). If you would like to give back to your community while getting to meet some great people this is the volunteer opportunity for you!
Location: 2483-A Walkley Rd, Ottawa, K1G 3H2
Deadline: Feb 28, 2019
In order to be considered for this position you must visit our website and complete an application: http://www.pqchc.com/volunteers-students/volunteer-application/


School's Cool is a 6-week outcome-oriented school readiness program for children ages 3 to 5 years that uses a play-based curriculum to enhance children’s skills in 4 areas: language, reasoning, socialization and self-help.

Program volunteers provide program support so that facilitators can complete required assessments. Responsibilities include: greeting children warmly; assisting children with transitioning into the program; assisting children with the learning of routines and transitions; supporting facilitators by monitoring and interacting (playing) with children; helping to prepare snack for the children; helping children develop self-help skills (e.g. teach children to put on coats by themselves); use positive redirection to help children manage behaviour.

Applicants should have: previous experience working with children 3 to 5 years old; positive behaviour management skills; ability to work in a fast-paced setting; and good physical health and mobility.

The program starts in January 2019, it runs for 6 weeks at different times during the year. Hours are 8:30am-12:30pm Monday-Thursday.It Takes place at a school in the Carlington area. At least one volunteer is needed for each day.
Location: 1365 Richmond Road, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
New: We are currently seeking someone to support our women's circle every week on Wednesdays afternoon and to create partnerships with local organizations.
-Commitment for at least 4 months in order to provide references and certificate of completion
Location: 265 Montreal Road, Ottawa
Deadline: Apr 21, 2019
Nous avons besoin de bénévoles pour travailler à notre café « Chez Nous ». Les tâches principales sont : préparer le café et le thé et vendre des collations. De légers travaux de nettoyage sont également requis.
Durant l’année, nous avons besoin de bénévoles pour de diverses activités de collecte de fonds, telles le bazar, le souper-bénéfice, les tirages, etc.

Volunteers are needed to work in the Café “Chez Nous”. Duties include making coffee and tea and selling snacks. Light cleaning is also required.
Volunteers are also required for other fund raising activities during the year, such as a bazar, a fund-raising dinner, draws, etc.

Location: 275 Perrier Ave., Ottawa, On, K1L 5C6
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
Les tâches suivantes sont requises : allez chercher et reconduire les résidents à leur chambre, visiter les résidents, aider à la mise en place des différentes activités, préparer et servir la collation, replacer les chaises et les tables et autres tâches au besoin.

Volunteers are needed to escort residents to the many program activities, help greet residents, visit residents, assist with set-up of activities and clean up afterwards, prepare and serve snacks, replace chairs and tables and other tasks as required.
Location: 275 Perrier Ave., Ottawa, On K1L 5C6
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
SWCHC is looking for cooking teams – these are groups of people who purchase and cook food in a commercial kitchen and donate the food to the newly acquired SWCHC Community Fridge. If you are interested in volunteering, or have a group of people who are interested, please reach out to us! This is a great opportunity to have fun with friends in a social environment while meeting a community need!

Cooking Teams are responsible for the following:
• Planning and preparing healthy food to donate to the fridge
• Purchasing and donating the groceries (including spices and pantry items)
• Shared communication among your team members
• Packaging for the meals will be available, a donation of $5 per member of your team is recommended to support us in offsetting these costs; alternatively, you can bring your own packaging material.
• Ensuring that the cooking space is clean and organized when you are finished cooking

SWCHC will provide the following:
• Access to a kitchen for food preparation (including pots/pans)
• Orientation to the cooking space (we will have a staff available for questions when your team is cooking)
• You and your team will be working independently (with SWCHC staff on-site in non-operating hours)


Cooking teams can sign up for regular shifts or can volunteer once.

Safe Food Handlers training is an asset

Location: 55 Eccles Street or 30 Rosemount
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
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 sport.

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.

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
Sundays 12:15-3:00 (will also be dependent on your specific schedule/position).
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
Helping with Furniture (HWF) will be collaborating with the Chinatown Showboat Team to fund raise around the Ottawa Dragan Boat Festival 20-23 June. We are looking for a dynamic person to help plan and coordinate fundraising events. This person would also help promote the events and collect donations.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Apr 19, 2019
Helping with Furniture (HWF) is looking to recruit paddlers for our mixed dragon boat team that will compete in the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 20-23 June. The time commitment is not huge – only 2 – 1hour practices in June and 1 full day for the races. No prior paddling experience is required – so come join an enthusiastic team that does great charity work in your community!
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Apr 19, 2019
Organization: The Arthritis Society
The Arthritis Society is looking for volunteers to support the All-in for Arthritis Poker Night on Thursday, March 28, 2019. There are a few different positions available including registration and table hosts. volunteers must be 19 years of age or older. Volunteers should enjoy interacting with attendees and have a sharp attention for details.
Location: 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa ON
Deadline: Mar 15, 2019
We need seniors: join the CarFit team!
You want to do something practical for your peers, you enjoy the outdoors, you are available a few times a year and want to select when you want to volunteer? This might be for you.
CarFit is an educational program that provides a quick, yet comprehensive review of how well you and your vehicle work together. The programme also provides information and materials on community-specific resources that could enhance your driving safety and increase mobility.
We will train you at no cost.
Contact us at afo@coaottawa.ca
Nous avons besoin d’aînés: joignez-vous à l’équipe Auto-Ajuste!
Vous voulez faire quelque chose de pratique pour vos pairs, vous aimez l’extérieur, vous êtes disponible quelques fois par année et vous désirez choisir quand être bénévole? Ceci peut être pour vous.
AutoAjuste est un programme éducatif qui permet de faire une vérification rapide et complète pour déterminer si votre véhicule est adapté à vos besoins. Le programme offre également de l’information et des documents sur des ressources communautaires susceptibles d’améliorer votre sécurité au volant et votre mobilité.
La formation est gratuite
Contactez-nous à afo@coaottawa.ca
Location: 1247 Kilborn
Deadline: Mar 15, 2019
Objective:
• To help in creating accessibility to our services by offering free childcare for service users when required

Responsibilities:
• Engage children and facilitate safe and age appropriate recreational activities, games and group activities
• Help with serving food to children
• Encourage cooperation and sharing among children
• Help keep children’s’ space tidy and clean
• Flexibility to pick up other tasks as they come up
• Childcare volunteers are not responsible for feeding, toileting, or disciplining children. We ask that you connect with parents for support around these issues.

Required Qualities and Skills:
• Comfort and ability to work with children ages 5 to 15
• Ability to form relationships with and engage children in play or other activities
• Friendly personality
• French language skills an asset

Other Requirements:
• Police/Vulnerable sector record check (we can provide a form and reference to wave the fees if you don’t already have one)

Time Commitment and Place:
• Every Monday from 5-7:30 you will help support our African, Caribbean and Black Health Zone attendees in their childcare needs.
• 4 hour weekend shifts (2-6pm, third Saturday of each month),
• Living Room (Drop-in Centre at 19 Main St) and 221 Nelson (Sandy HIll Community Health Centre) or various locations for outings


Training and Orientation:
• HIV 101

Evaluation and Follow-up:
• On-going discussions and support as required

Location: 19 Main Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1A9 (on Saturdays)
221 Nelson Street (on Mondays)
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
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 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 six of our townhomes are in the west end of Ottawa and one is in the east.
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
Do you have some spare time and enjoy crafts, art work, baking/cooking or drama? Do you like to exercise or enjoy yoga? Do you like challenging your creative side? Well if you do, we have several programs looking for individuals to run small groups for individuals with developmental disabilities once a week.
Location: Various locations throughout Ottawa
Deadline: Apr 17, 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: Apr 17, 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: Apr 17, 2019
Le Centre de services à la famille cherche des bénévoles qui aimeraient accompagner un enfant en lecture dans le programme Grands-parents à l'écoute (adultes de tout âge). Lors d'une rencontre hebdomadaire d'une heure, vous aiderez un enfant entre 7 et 12 ans à améliorer ses compétences en lecture ainsi qu'à augmenter sa confiance. Le programme est offert le jour jusqu'à la mi-mai dans sept écoles de la région. Joignez-vous à nous, un enfant vous attend. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec René au 613-565-5166.
Location: 235, av. McArthur, Ottawa K1L 1B1
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019

AIDS Committee of Ottawa
COOKING VOLUNTEER


Contact: Peter Szanto, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources
Phone Number: 613-238-5014 ext 228


Objective:
• To prepare evening meals for social and support groups

Responsibilities:
• Prepare meals for groups between 10 to 35 people on site in the Living Room Kitchen
• Communicate with Coordinator of Volunteer Resources in advance to finalize last minute details

Required Qualities and Skills:
• Comfortable working in a drop-in setting
• Familiar with cooking and kitchen equipment
• Ability to plan and work within a strict budget
• Open to learning about HIV/AIDS, sexuality, addictions and mental health, homelessness and poverty

Time Commitment and Place:
• Approximately 3 hours for each meal preparation
• Typically shifts will be in the afternoon (1-4/ 2-5)
• Shifts are assigned according to availability of volunteer each month
• On location in the Living Room

Training and Orientation:
• HIV 101 (mandatory)
• Orientation to the Living Room and kitchen area

Evaluation and Follow-up:
• On-going discussions and support as required

Please send a resume to peter@aco-cso.ca with the subject heading: (Volunteer Ottawa Cooking Volunteer)
Location: 19 Main Street
Ottawa, ON K1S 1A9
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
Organization: Bruce House
Provide psycho-social support to Client including; socializing ( going to the movies, museums, coffee).For more information about Bruce House please visit:www.brucehouse.org Working for a community-based organization providing housing, compassionate care and support in Ottawa for people living with HIV and AIDS. Training opportunities, conferences, and skills building.
Location: 251 Bank Street, Suite 402
or Various
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
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: Apr 15, 2019
We are looking for volunteers to assist on a weekly basis with this popular game. Bocci is played every Tuesday afternoon from 1-3 pm.
Volunteers would assist with portering patients to and from the activity, assisting with the implementation of the game, setting-up the equipment and writing the points on the board.

This would be a great opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic and energetic as you would be encouraging patient s' participation in a social setting.
Location: Saint-Vincent Hospital
60, Cambridge street north
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Apr 15, 2019
Bruyere Continuing Care is looking for volunteers with big hearts for the following: 1-Catholic Mass Service - facilitate patient access to mass by helping them to and from their rooms. Needs are many:
Location: 879 chemin Hiawatha Park
Orleans, ONT, K1C 2Z6
Deadline: Apr 15, 2019
The Saint-Louis Residence Volunteer Resources team is recognized for excellence in providing people with an enriching volunteer experience by giving them the opportunity to use their skills and develop relationships while engaging in meaningful activities for our residents. Positions to be filled: In order to meet your needs and those of our residents, several positions are available:  Facilitating group activities  Welcoming visitors at the information desk  Escorting residents (beauty salon, stroll, etc.)  Escorting residents to religious services (mass, sacrement of reconciliation, sacrement of the sick, etc.)  Helping residents during activities (social, recreational, artistic, etc.)  Assisting residents with meals  Volunteer within the interprofessional team  Helping with organizing activities and events (concerts, BBQs, birthdays, bingos, etc.)  Supporting Day program participants  Cognitive stimulation of residents (memory games, board and table games, etc.)  Administrative tasks  Pastoral visits to residents  Friendly visits to lonely residents (reading, music, etc.)  Other interesting positions: animal therapy, snoezelen (multisensory stimulation), music therapy, etc. If you have skills or interests other than those previously mentioned and ideas for the creation of new volunteer positions, please let us know.
Location: 879 Chemin Hiawatha Park
Orléans, ON, K1C 2Z6
Deadline: Apr 15, 2019
Mealtime Assistant on the unit: - Porter residents who are in wheelchairs to dining room, - Serve food to residents along with other related tasks, - Assist and encourage residents who need help during mealtime, - Porter residents back to their rooms. Therapeutic Recreation activities helper: Arts and crafts, musical activity, if you play an instrument, concerts, movie, knitting club, men's club, playing cards, reading, horticulture, walking/outdoors club, concerts, and many more! - Porter residents in wheelchairs to the activity and back, - Assist residents who need help and actively engage with them, - Assist the recreation staff with other related tasks. Wednesday evening bingo activity (bilingual) - Porter residents who are in wheelchairs from their room to the auditorium, - Assist residents who need help when playing bingo, - Actively engage with residents during the activity, - Distribute cards, collect money and distribute prize money to winners.
Location: 879 chemin Hiawatha Park Rd.
Deadline: Apr 15, 2019
Volunteers are needed to assist with bingo on a regular basis, each monday from 1-3 pm. This entails portering patients to and from the activity and assisting some patients play the game.
This is a fun and social event as you are part of a group setting with patients and other volunteers.
Location: 60, Cambridge street north
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Apr 15, 2019
We need your help to talk to our patients about their opinions of our care and services. We are looking for volunteers who enjoy talking to patients and who are interested in reading survey questions to them and writing down their answers. We will train you so you will feel comfortable doing this (in about 45 minutes). Our surveys are done in all our programs so we need people who are available at different times of the year, during the day and evenings, and at our three locations (Bruyère Hospital, St.Vincent Hospital and Saint Louis Residence).
Location: 43, Bruyère street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5C8
Deadline: Apr 15, 2019
Supporting the faith life and practice of our patients is extremely important. Receiving communion is one way that our Roman Catholic patients live out their faith and strengthen their spirit. If you are Roman Catholic and wish to offer pastoral care, consider joining our team of Eucharistic Ministers.
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Soutenir la foi et les pratiques de nos patients est extrêmement important. Recevoir la communion est une façon que nos patients catholiques vivent leur foi et renforcent leur esprit. Si vous êtes catholique et souhaitez offrir un service de pastorale, joignez notre équipe de ministres eucharistiques et aidez à partager l'amour de Dieu en apportant la communion aux patients 1 fois par semaine ou plus fréquemment si votre temps le permet.
Location: Hôpital Saint-Vincent Hospital
60, Cambridge street North
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
or
Hôpital Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital
43 Bruyère St.
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5C8
Deadline: Apr 15, 2019
Our classical music program takes place every Monday from 1-3 pm. Patients have the opportunity to temporarily escape as you take them through a musical journey of YouTube videos talking about musical pieces, and bring into context key elements you wish to discuss such as history, the author, instruments etc. As a leader of the program, you would be responsible for downloading musical content on our tablet, planning your weekly session, portering patients etc.
This is suited for someone who shares a passion for music, notably classical. It is also great for someone who is energetic, independent and reliable and who can take on initiative.
Location: 60, Cambridge street North
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Apr 15, 2019
As a unit model volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team helping patients in a variety of settings. You assist with the implementation of activities; bring patients to their appointments (internally); make friendly visits and multi-task with other small duties as they may arise. The following shifts are available: 9-noon, 10-1pm, 1-4pm 3-6pm and 5-8pm.

If you like to take initiative, are flexible and reliable this opportunity is for you!
Location: 60, Cambridge Street North
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Apr 15, 2019
Our Volunteer Ambassador program ensures that patients feel welcome as they are greeted at admission within our hospital. Ambassadors make a difference in the lives of patients by providing basic information upon arrival and ensuring their questions are answered. A tour of the facility and general areas are also provided to patients and/or families.
This opportunity is ideal for someone who is a leader, has great interpersonal skills and is independent. Join our volunteer ambassador team by committing to 1-2 shifts per week and make a difference in someone’s life from the start!
Location: 60, Cambridge street North
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Apr 15, 2019
As a boutique volunteer, you will have the opportunity to help patients in a variety of ways. You will be required to help patients move around the boutique, serve them coffee, assist in collecting purchased items, provide some assistance at the cash machine, escort patients to the sitting area outside the boutique, be friendly and accommodating to patients’ needs and provide any other services required. The following shifts are available: 9-1pm twice weekly. This opportunity is open to all those who are flexible, reliable, take initiatives and are thinking of a long term commitment.
Location: Hôpital Saint-Vincent Hospital
60, Cambridge street north
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Apr 15, 2019
Our arts and crafts studio operates primarily on a “drop-in” basis. Patients are able to drop by Monday and/or Wednesday afternoons to colour, paint or simply be “artsy”. This is an ongoing program and we need someone who is comfortable assisting patients with their projects in small groups, is creative and energetic. Ideally, this position is suitable for someone with an arts background or has a general interest in arts and crafts and is available and willing to take the lead.
Location: Hôpital Saint-Vincent Hospital
60, Cambridge street north
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Apr 15, 2019
We NEED 5 more people for our Planning Team. We need these 5 people to manage the volunteers we recruit to work the day of the event, We need leaders that are committed and reliable to work with other team leaders on the Planning Team Committee of approximately 35 other people. We at HOPE recruit day of volunteers and we need YOU to manage that they get to their assigned area, get their lunches, and get their breaks, and water. If you are reliable and committed and can be a leader please contact us.

HOPE, Helping Other People Everywhere, is a local not for profit charitable organization, and we are in our 37th year.
This years event will take place on Saturday July 13th 2019. Our annual event is an outdoor festival sporting event, that combines a volleyball tournament with all day music. We have a volunteer planning team managed by 3 event managers and the 40 person planning team help manage the 700 day of volunteers, as well as help with some of the planning of this large event. We at Hope are looking for some new members of our planning team. The commitment is not large, approximately 30 hours over a 4 to 5 month period, and about 20 of those hours would take place the week of July 8th to July 17th. We are looking for volunteers that are dependable and reliable, committed to the full 5 months. We need volunteers with confidence and great leadership skills.
We require all volunteers to meet with the Operations Manager to be interviewed and so we can give more information to the applying Volunteer to see if this opportunity will fit.
Location: HOPE Office and Mooney's bay Beach Riverside Drive Ottawa
Deadline: Feb 28, 2019
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