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Board Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month beginning at 5:30 pm. There are no Board Meetings in the summer. After our AGM in June, the Board Meetings resume in September. For our governance model, we're a modified collective and a 'working board'. Board and Staff members work together on various committees.
Location: 488 Wilbrod St., Ottawa, ON K1N 6M8
Deadline: Nov 25, 2018
Organization: The Glebe Centre
The Meal Assistance Dining Program is a specialized program allowing individual support for seniors who have difficulty eating in a normal dining room setting. The volunteer will help set up the room for a dining experience, encourage residents to eat, converse with residents to encourage socialization and independence by allowing choices.
Location: 77 Monk Street Ottawa On K1S 5A7
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Organization: The Glebe Centre
The Glebe Centre a long term care home situated in the Glebe is starting a choir for residents. This program will be facilitated by a Music Therapist. and will run every Tuesday from 10 - 12. The volunteer should enjoy singing. Volunteers would help to porter residents to and from the program, assist with handing out music and page turning and be able to attend rehearsals and performances if possible.
Location: 77 Monk Street Ottawa ON
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Organization: The Glebe Centre
We require a volunteer to support our Music Therapist in our Java Music program. The volunteer would engage our seniors in group discussions/reminiscing. The volunteer does not need be able to play an instrument but should be able to sing along and have an interest in music. Training is provided and there is a binder to use for support. Strategic questions are provided to allow residents to reminisce.
Location: 77 Monk Street
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Organization: The Glebe Centre
Our long term care home has a designated Chinese unit and we are in need of volunteers who speak Cantonese and or Mandarin to support various programs at the Glebe Centre. Exercise program, tea and chats, music and memory programs all require your support.
Location: 77 Monk Street Ottawa On. K1S5A7
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Organization: The Glebe Centre
Music & Memory is a program that connects seniors to the music they love by using individual playlists. These playlists are created with input from residents, families, friends and staff. Once the playlists are created they are downloaded onto IPod Shuffles so residents can connect with the music they love. Music and Memory can vastly improve quality of life regardless of cognitive or physical status and it is especially powerful for those diagnosed with Alzheimer's. We need volunteers to both download the playlists and support residents in the program.
Location: 77 Monk Street Ottawa On K1S 5A7
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Organization: The Glebe Centre
Adult Day Program at Abbotsford House.

Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year.
Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday or Fridays 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Language Preference: English

The Adult Day Program provides clients in the early stages of dementia with a day of stimulating activities and opportunities to socialize and form friendships. Supervised, enriched activities improve quality of life and are tailored to meet the unique mental, social and physical needs of individuals with memory loss. Stimulation in the form of quizzes, discussion groups, games, crafts, sing-a-longs, chair exercises and recreational activities are all part of this amazing program. A nutritious lunch is provided.
Volunteers are needed from 9 – 3:30 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. If you enjoy working with older adults living with dementia in a respectful, dynamic, safe and fun environment please apply. Your patience, dependability, sense of humour and positive outlook will be appreciated. Training will be provided.
Contact the Coordinator of Volunteer Services at volunteer@glebecentre.ca or 613 238-2727 ext. 353.
Location: 77 Monk Street
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Shelter movers of Ottawa is a volunteer-based charitable organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse. We collaborate with community partners to help families transition to a life free of violence. Growing evidence suggests a significant long-term societal benefit as a result of breaking the cycle of violence.
Location: All parts of the city of Ottawa
Deadline: Nov 17, 2018
Shelter movers of Ottawa is a volunteer-based charitable organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse. We collaborate with community partners to help families transition to a life free of violence. Growing evidence suggests a significant long-term societal benefit as a result of breaking the cycle of violence.

Location: all of Ottawa
Deadline: Nov 17, 2018
Under the direction of the chef, washing, chopping, mixing, cooking and otherwise prepping food. Explaining the meal choices to residents and serving the food. Assisting the chef with washing and cleaning up after the service is completed. Helping properly store food items.
Location: 314 Booth Street
Ottawa, ON K1R 7K2
Deadline: Nov 16, 2018
The Certified Yoga Instructor will work to improve resident health/well-being through physical activity and the practice of gentle yoga and meditation. The Yoga Instructor will liaise with staff to set-up spaces and equipment. Have new participants complete necessary consent or other form(s) relevant to known health concerns and/or disclose possible limitations to their participation. Invite all participants to adjust their participation should they have a (historic/recent) injury. (Note that participants are responsible for their own safety during all facilitated activities, but the facilitator has a duty to identify general safety guidelines to participants.) Facilitate yoga class according to guidelines established in your certification/training. Work one on one with residents requiring additional assistance or accommodation. Experience working with vulnerable populations; some knowledge of impact of trauma, mental health issues, and addictions on residents, particularly in relation to the ways that these can be physically manifested.
Location: 515 MacLaren Street
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Oct 26, 2018
Provide companionship to elderly residents in assisted living and long-term care through one-to-one visits. Volunteers should be comfortable working with seniors with a variety of needs, including dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Please apply online at www.perleyrideau.ca.
Location: 1750 Russell Rd., Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Nov 1, 2018
Job purpose
The role of reception is to answer phones, take messages, book appointments, and send out email notifications.
The hours are Monday-Friday 10:30-4.

Location: 265 Montreal Road, Ottawa Ontario K1L 6C4
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
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: Oct 31, 2018
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.
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Notre programme de musique classique a lieu tous les lundis de 13h à 15 h. Les patients ont la possibilité de s'échapper temporairement lorsque vous les emmener sur un voyage musical de vidéos YouTube qui parlent de pièces musicales,e t que vous mettez en contexte les éléments clés que vous souhaitez discuter comme l'histoire, l'auteur, les instruments, etc. En tant que responsable du programme, vous êtes responsable du téléchargement de la musique sur notre tablette, la planification de votre séance hebdomadaire, d'emmener les patients à l'activité, etc. Ce poste convient à quelqu'un qui partage une passion pour la musique, notamment le classique. Il est également idéal pour quelqu'un qui est énergique, indépnedant, fiable et peut prendre de l'initiative.
Location: Hôpital Saint-Vincent Hospital
60, Cambridge street North
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Organization: Frontier College
Are you a Student, Retiree, or Professional looking for a meaningful and fun volunteer opportunity? Frontier College needs both French and English speaking volunteers to support children at Ruth E Dickinson Public Library. Training is provided. You do not need teaching experience and a Police Check is completed free of charge. References will also be provided upon request.

www.frontiercollege.ca
Location: Ruth E Dickinson Public Library - Barrhaven
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Organization: Frontier College
Are you a Student, Retiree, or Professional looking for a meaningful and fun volunteer opportunity? Frontier College needs both French and English speaking volunteers to support children at locations throughout the city of Ottawa - Barrhaven, Centre, South, West, and East. Training is provided. You do not need teaching experience and a Police Check is completed free of charge. References will also be provided upon request.

www.frontiercollege.ca
Location: Library sites throughout Ottawa - South, Centre, East, and West
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
The Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League (OPWHL) is a floor hockey league, established in the fall of 2009, to provide a quality, organized, recreational and social program for people with disabilities. All of the players use power wheelchairs and have limited or no upper body strength and/or mobility and yet they can play hockey and significantly benefit from participating in sport.

We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions for our upcoming season:

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: Oct 31, 2018
Do you have experience with comic creation- either professionally or as a hobby? Do you enjoy creating your own comic books, characters, or story lines? Looking for someone who is passionate about all things comics and animation. If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

Hoping to connect a prospective mentor with a high school student who is looking for ways to build on their knowledge/skills and to possibly learn more about roles in comics - it is not necessary that you work in the field.

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region
Deadline: Nov 5, 2018
Legal Researcher to research the following:
Provincial justice system
Bail programs
GPS monitoring
Criminal Code
Landlord Tenant Act
May be required to present evidence in court.
Please submit resume.
Location: 265 Montreal Road
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Application must be submitted electronically by linking to the following: https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/9a4a39a8-7765-419c-9425-5c40913e8c7c/1


Adults (ages 18+) from the African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) community who are willing to be Mentors to African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) youth ages 12-18.
The Together We Can Mentorship Program focus is to increase a sense of belonging amongst low-income black youth by: (1) building strong cultural identities through exposure to and work with black mentors and; (2) increasing their civic engagement through developing advocacy skills.

Role of Mentor
• Serve as a positive role model and friend.
• Build a kind, considerate, and empathetic relationship with youth
• Attend 3 hour, bi-weekly (total 6 hours a month) group mentorship meetings.
• Mentor a youth for 9 months (September-June).
• Strive for mutual respect.
• Build the self-esteem and confidence of ACB youth.
• Help youth set goals and encourage them to work toward accomplishing them.
• Participating in interactive workshops, trainings and leading sessions.
• Communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities.
• To be a kind, considerate and empathetic adult in the lives of ACB youth.

Our approach and values
• Maintain a professional and respectful relationship with mentee.
• Be comfortable and able to establish appropriate boundaries.
• Work in a manner that incorporates overall health and recognizes all the areas of a healthy lifestyle.
• Respect and value the diversity of communities and individuals.


Les adultes (âgés de 18 ans et plus) de la communauté Africaine, Caribéenne et Noire (ACB) qui souhaitent devenir mentors de jeunes Africains, Caribéens et Noirs (ACB) âgés de 12 à 18 ans. Le programme de mentorat Together We Can vise à renforcer le sentiment d’appartenance chez les jeunes Noirs à faible revenu en: (1) établissant des identités culturelles solides en s’exposant à des mentors noirs et en travaillant avec eux; (2) en augmentant leur engagement civique en développant des compétences de plaidoyer.

Rôle du mentor
• Servir de modèle et d’ami positif.
• Établissez une relation gentille, attentionnée et empathique avec les jeunes
• Assister à des réunions de trois heures par semaine (total de six heures par mois).
• Mentor un jeune pendant 9 mois (septembre-juin).
• Respect mutuelle.
• Renforcer l’estime de soi et la confiance des jeunes ACB.
• Aidez les jeunes à se fixer des objectifs et encouragez-les à travailler pour les atteindre.
• Participer à des ateliers interactifs, à des formations et à des sessions dirigeantes.
• Communiquer régulièrement avec le personnel du programme, soumettre des informations sur les activités et recueillir des commentaires constructifs concernant les activités de mentorat.
• Être un adulte gentil et empathique dans la vie des jeunes ACB.

Notre approche et nos valeurs

• Maintenir une relation professionnelle et respectueuse avec le mentoré.
• Soyez à l'aise et capable d'établir des limites appropriées.
• Travailler d'une manière qui intègre la santé globale et reconnaît tous les domaines d'un mode de vie sain.
• Respecter et valoriser la diversité des communautés et des individus.

Location: Pinecrest Queensway CHC
1365 Richmond Rd
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
good knowledge and experience with addiction clients, including group or one on one counselling. 12 steps, AA and NA,
Location: 265 Montreal Rd ottawa ON
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Looking for group facilitators for weekly AA groups. You must have knowledge of AA and NA, the 12 Steps and the Big Book . You must also have experience working with clients and observing confidentiality.
Location: 265 Montreal Road
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Duties to include but not limited to the following:
Research GPS companies.
Talk with lawyers interested in the GPS Safe Solutions Canada bail program, explaining the program.
Occasional court appearance to testify in regards to the program.
Training will be provided.
No criminal record.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Life Coach and or MSW for one on one counselling, flexible hours,. areas include, addictions, Stress Management, Anger Management, general counselling,life skills. Must have some relative experience and/or education related to the position. Bilingual asset.
Location: 265 Montreal road Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Registration is open for fall 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 October 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: Oct 26, 2018
Do you have a passion for the written word? Are you a writer in your profession or perhaps a blogger or simply someone who enjoys creative writing? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Region d'Ottawa
Deadline: Nov 5, 2018
Avez-vous un intérêt dont vous êtes passionnés? Etes-vous doués d’un certain talent? Aimez-vous pratiquer de divers pases-temps?
Si vous voulez partagez vos intérêts, passions, et habilités avec des étudiants qui sont aussi passionnés, pensez y de devenir un mentor pour un jeune!

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

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

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

Les engagements de temps sont flexibles.

Écrivez nous à propos de vos intérêts aujourd’hui!
Location: Région d’Ottawa - lieux variés
Deadline: Nov 5, 2018
Do you work as a DJ or music industry or simply enjoy mixing music and creating beats? Looking for someone who is passionate about this area of music. If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you! Hoping to connect a prospective mentor with a youth who has some experience DJing and is interested in building on knowledge/skills and to possibly learn more about roles in this field.

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region
Deadline: Nov 5, 2018
Do you have experience with costume design- either professionally or as a hobby? Do you enjoy creating artistic or elaborate costumes for occasions, events or productions? Do you prefer to experiment with costume making on your own?

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

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region
Deadline: Nov 5, 2018
Avez-vous un intérêt dont vous êtes passionnés? Etes-vous doués d’un certain talent? Aimez-vous pratiquer de divers pases-temps?
Si vous voulez partagez vos intérêts, passions, et habilités avec des étudiants qui sont aussi passionnés, pensez y de devenir un mentor pour un jeune!

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

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

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

Les engagements de temps sont flexibles.

Écrivez nous à propos de vos intérêts aujourd’hui!
Location: Région d’Ottawa - milieux variés
Deadline: Nov 5, 2018
Are you passionate about your hobby or industry? Do you have specific skills/talents or experiences in a particular field? Would you like to share those experiences and skills with youth to help them develop their passion? If yes, this is for you.

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region- various locations
Deadline: Nov 5, 2018
Do you have a passion to create? Are you employed in the animation or design industries? Are you a student of animation? Or perhaps you are someone who likes to design and create in their spare time?
If you would like to share your knowledge and skills with a high school student who shares your passion, or simply wish to show them the industry, this is the initiative for you!

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region - Various Locations
Deadline: Nov 5, 2018
Share your love of animals! Perley Rideau is seeking certified pet therapy teams to visit with seniors in long-term care. Pet and handler must have completed training through Ottawa Therapy Dogs, St. John's Ambulance or Therapeutic Paws. Must be open to visiting residents with dementia.
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
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, morning or afternoon).
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: Oct 31, 2018
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.

We are looking for a new member for our Residency Committee. Must have previous experience with seniors.

Description:
• Participate in monthly residency meetings on the second Wednesday of the month.

• Discuss agenda items including issues relating to the well-being of current residents, problem solving, planning events, and handling enquires from people in the community who are interested in living at Abbeyfield.

• There is also an evening Residents' Meeting once every two months. This meeting gives the residents an opportunity to voice any ideas, questions or concerns they may have.
Location: 425 Parkdale Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
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: Oct 31, 2018
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) require volunteers to assist with upcoming operations at The Friends’ Bookshop on the ground level of the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

As a volunteer you will serve customers by selling books, handle the cash register, and make daily deposits. Duties will also involve receiving donations of used books, and sorting and shelving used books. All volunteers will be trained on these procedures.

The bookstore will be manned from 11AM-1PM and 4PM-6PM on Monday-Fridays, 10AM-2PM on Saturdays, and 1PM-5PM on Sundays (excluding the summer months). The bookstore will remain open on a self-serve basis for all other opening hours of the Main Branch.

Language: English proficiency required. Bilingualism is an asset.

Skills Required: Knowledge of books and customer service skills; must be friendly and courteous with the public; must have the ability to follow instructions and guidance and work effectively under pressure; must have the ability to make change; must be able to lift and sort books.

Time Requirement: 3 hours per week

We thank all applicants for their interest, but please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Location: 120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
We are a local Not-for-profit that works with Children and Youth from the surrounding low income families. We provide after school home work help and tutoring the children between the ages of 6-16.

We are look for volunteers to help these children with homework and assignments in various subjects.

If you are a passionate and patient person looking to give back to the community and work with some amazing children, this is the poistion for you!

We are looking for a commitment of once a week (minimum). Mon-Thurs 3.30-5.30 pm.
Location: 2483-A Walkley Rd
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Organization: CNIB
Ambassador Partners are an integral part of the CNIB Ambassador team and support our client ambassadors in community engagements. CNIB Ambassadors and their partners promote education on vision health, vision loss and prevention, and research. CNIB Ambassadors are usually blind or partially sighted clients (or their loved ones) who tell their stories about the impact of vision loss, the abilities of blind and partially sighted Canadians, and the role CNIB plays in their lives. Ambassador partners will team up with our client ambassadors to provide transportation and assistance participating in community presentations and events.
Location: 1355 Bank St. suite 101
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8K7
Deadline: Oct 30, 2018
The Supervised Access Program is a province wide program, set up and funded through the Office of the Ontario Attorney General. Supervised Access Centers offer a safe, neutral and child-focused setting where visits and exchanges between children and non-custodial parents can take place under the supervision of trained staff and volunteers.
Our volunteers:
- Supervise visits between non-custodial parents and child(ren),
- Work closely with staff to ensure the safety and comfort of the child(ren) for the duration of the visit,
- Redirect/intervene when visit guidelines are broken,
- Record detailed observation notes that provide factual information about each visit.

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

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

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Brittany Smyth, for more information. Volunteers@familyservicesottawa.org or (613) 725-3601 ext. 123.
Location: 312 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa ON
Deadline: Oct 18, 2018
Organization: Frontier College
Are you a Student, Retiree, or Professional looking for a meaningful and fun volunteer opportunity? Frontier College needs both French and English speaking volunteers to support children at locations throughout the city of Ottawa - Centre, South, West, and East. Training is provided. You do not need teaching experience and a Police Check is completed free of charge. References will also be provided upon request.

www.frontiercollege.ca
Location: Library sites throughout Ottawa - South, Centre, East, and West
Deadline: Oct 19, 2018
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: Oct 20, 2018
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: Oct 20, 2018
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: Oct 20, 2018
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