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

Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Centretown Community Health Centre
Volunteer Position Title:
Nanny Goat Hill Good Food Market Steering Committee member

To apply for these positions, please contact nannygoathill.goodfoodmarket@gmail.com
Location: Meetings are generally held at Centretown Community Health Centre
Deadline: Nov 30, 2017
Organization: City of Ottawa - Long Term Care - Peter D. Clark
Seeking a volunteer to provide chair yoga to seniors in a Long Term Care home. Person must be qualified and comfortable working with seniors.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Organization: City of Ottawa - Long Term Care - Peter D. Clark
Bingo assistant will help residents play bingo by cuing them on the numbers as well as portering the resident to and from the bingo. You may be asked to lead the bingo by being a caller.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Organization: City of Ottawa - Long Term Care - Peter D. Clark
Companion to visit with residents and socialize. escort resident to the gardens or to activity programs.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Organization: City of Ottawa - Long Term Care - Peter D. Clark
helping residents with their meals. Cuing or actual feeding. Volunteers will be given training by a qualified Registered Nurse.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Organization: City of Ottawa - Long Term Care - Peter D. Clark
provide residents with spiritual visits. Most of the time it is to be able to listen and comfort residents.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Organization: City of Ottawa - Long Term Care - Peter D. Clark
play cards with residents. The card games required to know are (Crazy eights, Bridge, Cribbage, hearts, poker)
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Organization: City of Ottawa - Long Term Care - Peter D. Clark
Visit residents at Peter D. Clark long term care home whom are requiring palliative care. The volunteer will sit and socialize or just read to the resident. Your role is to provide the resident with companionship and remove the feeling of being alone.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Organization: City of Ottawa - Long Term Care - Peter D. Clark
need a number of volunteers to help operate and serve food and alcohol in our cafe. Must have smart serve certification.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Organization: City of Ottawa - Long Term Care - Peter D. Clark
Looking for volunteers with cats or dogs to visit residents. Animals must have recent immunization and proof. Animals must be comfortable in large setting and always under control. Dogs must be able to sit and allow residents to pat them. Prefer that the dogs don't jump up on the residents.
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Organization: Ottawa Family Cinema Foundation
We are all volunteers and there are many ways to help from ushers who greet and seat the audience, to help with set-up and take-down of posters, signs and tables...to help turn a school hall way and auditorium into a full fledged cinema including snack bar and box office. Volunteers occasionally assist with childrens' birthday party celebrations, on stage activities, helping at the donation table and so much more. We are in need of mature volunteers with life skills who are committed to helping us help the community. Interested volunteers are asked to complete the application form found at www.familycinema.ca under Account Info...Volunteer login/Registration...click on Registration...references required.
Location: 710 Broadview Ave Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: Ottawa Family Cinema Foundation
Making popcorn for movie goers is the life blood of the snack bar and movie. You will learn not only how to operate the popcorn machine to make the delicious popcorn but packaging the popcorn, and how to clean and maintain the equipment We operate every Saturday afternoon and every second Friday evening providing family entertainment that can be enjoyed.(except Christmas & Easter) You will need to complete an application form located on our website www.familycinema.ca under Account Info Volunteer login/Registration...click on Registration.
Location: 710 Broadview Ave., Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Dec 21, 2017
Organization: Free the Falls
3 major pieces of research are required regarding Akikodjiwan/Chaudiere Falls and its islands and the Ottawa River. One is related to the Energy Ottawa expansion and the other idea is related to rezoning the Chaudiere Falls from parkland and a sacred area for the indigenous people across Turtle Island to a land of mixed-use community (condos, shops, restaurants, parks, and hotels) for Windmill/Zibi.

The second concerns making the Ottawa River a legal person.

The third concerns creating a national conference for indigenous sacred sites.
Location: 504-44 Emmerson
Ottawa
Deadline: Nov 23, 2017
Organization: Start2Finish
Start2Finish’s mission is to break the cycle of child poverty by providing ongoing educational support to Canada’s at risk children throughout their school years, nurturing mind, body and social health so they are empowered to succeed and become role models for change.

This mission is achieved by our dedicated volunteers and mentor Coaches. The programs at Start2Finish encourage literacy, healthy active living, and play. The program runs from October to May one afternoon a week for two hours. Volunteers support students in various fitness and reading activities. As a result, students stay in school, build self-confidence and develop positive friendships with mentors and peers. With mentor Coaches, students discover the possibilities of a brighter future.

Information to highlight:

- Program runs from October to May; there is room for flexibility in the length of time to volunteer
- Children in the Running & Reading Club are 6 -13 years old; from grades 1-6
- You do not have to be a runner to volunteer, there is something for everyone!
- The time commitment is one afternoon per week for 2.5 hours

**Great volunteer opportunity for retirees, high school students, university and college students, corporate volunteer program, and for those who have an interest to mentor children***
Location: 373 McArthur Ave., Vanier ON K1L 6N5
Deadline: Nov 28, 2017
Organization: Start2Finish
Start2Finish’s mission is to break the cycle of child poverty by providing ongoing educational support to Canada’s at risk children throughout their school years, nurturing mind, body and social health so they are empowered to succeed and become role models for change.

This mission is achieved by our dedicated volunteers and mentor Coaches. The programs at Start2Finish encourage literacy, healthy active living, and play. The program runs from October to May one afternoon a week for two hours. Volunteers support students in various fitness and reading activities. As a result, students stay in school, build self-confidence and develop positive friendships with mentors and peers. With mentor Coaches, students discover the possibilities of a brighter future.

Information to highlight:

- Program runs from October to May; there is room for flexibility in the length of time to volunteer
- Children in the Running & Reading Club are 6 -13 years old; from grades 1-6
- You do not have to be a runner to volunteer, there is something for everyone!

- The time commitment is one afternoon per week for 2.5 hours
**Great volunteer opportunity for retirees, high school students, university and college students, corporate volunteer program, and for those who have an interest to mentor children***
Location: 557 Queen Mary Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 1V9
Deadline: Nov 29, 2017
Organization: Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region
The Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region provides a free and confidential telephone service offering suicide prevention, crisis intervention, psychological stabilization, emotional support, information and referrals to individuals of all ages. We help people in varying degrees of distress or crisis who are experiencing a wide range of problems including suicidal thoughts, abuse or violence, mental or physical illness, bereavement, addictions, sexuality and interpersonal problems, youth-related issues, unemployment and more. Our volunteer Crisis Line Responders are trained in active listening techniques, communication skills, crisis intervention and suicide prevention techniques. They help our clients assess their own situations, to establish goals and priorities, and they can link the callers to appropriate resources in the community if needed.

If interested, please visit www.dcottawa.on.ca to fill out an application!
Location: Confidential. Located within the Ottawa area. Accessible by OC Transpo or personal vehicle with parking.
Deadline: Nov 30, 2017
Organization: The Door Youth Centre
Our Youth Centre is currently looking for volunteers to assist in our fundraising event to be held on Friday October 13th 2017. The event is a 19 + event, it is a pop up party to be held at the youth centre. We are looking for volunteers to assist in selling tickets and during the event.
Location: 2-755 Somerset Street West
Deadline: Nov 30, 2017
Organization: Bytown Museum
2017-2018 Call for BYTOWN MUSEUM Board of Directors

Why join?
MUSÉE BYTOWN MUSEUM is a vibrant, successful and progressive community museum in the heart of Ottawa, Ontario - the capital of Canada. It is a registered charity, not-for-profit organization, and an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2017.

Joining MUSÉE BYTOWN MUSEUM is an opportunity to work with a team of dedicated staff and volunteer Directors of the Board and build on the Museum’s recent success. Over the last 5 years, we’ve increased attendance by 120%. We are proactively digitizing the collection and have over 3,000 records uploaded for public access. We have an active Youth Council that is featured in the Province of Ontario’s Grade 8 History textbook. We offer recognized curriculum based school programs and popular public programming throughout the year.

The Museum is guided by a future oriented Strategic Plan that focuses on modern collection management, public access to its information, youth programming, promoting the multi-cultural history and character of Ottawa and fundraising.

What are we looking for?
We are looking for committed individuals to serve on the Board of Directors starting in 2018. Specifically, we are looking for people with experience in:
• Fundraising
• Accounting
• Governance
• Law
• Marketing

How to apply?
Please send your CV and a few sentences describing your interest by email to: hr@bytownmuseum.ca
Board members can serve up to a maximum of four years on the Museum Board.

For more information:
Please see the Museum’s website: www.bytownmuseum.ca
Location: 1 Canal Lane
Deadline: Dec 24, 2017
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 and youth in reading and homework at the Greenboro Public Library on Mondays 5:00-6:30. 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: 1376 Bank Street
Deadline: Nov 30, 2017
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 and youth in reading and homework at the St. Laurent Public Library on Mondays or Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00. 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: 1376 Bank Street
Deadline: Nov 30, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love reading? Do you love discussing the books you read? Great! Someone in the west end of Ottawa with an intellectual disability is looking for you! This person loves to read, especially mystery novels, autobiographies, or non-fiction and is interested in either joining a book club with someone or just reading and discussing books together! Want to learn more? Contact Alex!
Location: 2197 Riverside dr.
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love to sing? Are you crazy about karaoke and would like to share it with someone who loves karaoke? If so, a person with intellectual disability would like to meet you and share the passion for singing with you! If you're interested, please contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview!
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you an avid skiier? A person with an intellectual disability is seeking a volunteer to go on day trips to local ski hills with them about once per month during ski service. The person has experience skiing, but would need the volunteer to provide transportation to the ski hill. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview!
Location: 2197 Riverside Dr.
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a pro on guitar? Want a new challenge of teaching someone? Someone with an intellectual disability would love to learn! Reach out to Alex for more information. This opportunity is for a female volunteer in the Carlingwood area OR a male or female volunteer in the kanata area.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like playing video games? A person with an intellectual disability is seeking someone to get together with to game. If you're interested in meeting someone new, this is the opportunity for you! Please contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like to cook? Several people with intellectual disabilities who live in various parts of the city are looking for someone to come to their home in order to cook a meal together. The goal is to make it fun and provide company rather than to teach skills. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more info or to set up an interview!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like trampolining or are you interested in learning more? If so, a person with an intellectual disability and a PASSION for trampoline would love to meet you! If you're interested in setting up an interview or just want more information, contact Alex.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
As a natural supports provider, your role will be to develop a supportive relationship with a person who has an intellectual disability while doing an activity you both enjoy. We are looking for someone who: is friendly and personable; is mature and responsible; respects commitments; is open and willing to learn about intellectual disabilities. Contact Alex to set up an interview today!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Like to be spontaneous and hang out with others? If so there are many people with intellectual disabilities who are looking for someone to hang out with to do various things. Some would like to grab a drink and chat, others would like to check out museums and other cool events around Ottawa, some like to shop. Basically this opportunity is about companionship. Please contact Alex if you have questions or are interested.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Interested in getting to know someone else while working out? If so, a person with an intellectual disability would like to meet you! Contact Alex for more information and to begin the interview process.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
You interested in playing board games with someone new? Cool! This is the opportunity for you then! Someone with an intellectual disability is looking for the same thing. Let Alex know if you are interested.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a Nordic Walker? A woman with an intellectual disability is looking for someone to get together to go nordic style walking with! She lives in Nepean near many parks and green spaces and is very interested in learning more about this style of walking. This is the perfect opportunity if you'd like to share your passion for Nordic Walking and meet someone new. If this sounds interesting, contact Alex to set up an interview or get more information!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love swimming? If so, we have a volunteer opportunity for you! This position is a one on one match with a person who has an intellectual disability. Contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you enjoy going for walks? Are you interested in meeting and getting to know a person with an intellectual disability? There are people in a variety of neighbourhoods who would love to meet someone to walk and chat with about once per week. Walk with a companion! Why not!? There are even people interested in Nordic walking! If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex to get more information or to set up an interview!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you have a horse? Or are really interested in horses? A person with an intellectual disability who loves horses would like to spend more time around them and learn more about horses! Perhaps going out to a stable and checking them out or if you own one spending time with your horse! If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more information!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a comic book lover? Like to discuss with others!? Awesome! Someone with an intellectual disability is looking to do the same! Why not get involved!? Contact Alex for more information
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like going out to dinner, movies or shopping? Do you like to just hang out with people? If so, a person with an intellectual disability would love to meet you! If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more info or to set up an interview!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
A person with an intellectual disability is looking to get to know someone new while checking out the local library (in Bells Corners). If this something you'd be interested let Alex know!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love showing someone the latest Facebook applications? Know how to use all the social media sites? If you would like to spend time helping a person with an intellectual disability learn the ins and outs of using things like Facebook, then this is the opportunity for you! Please contact Alex for more information or to begin the process.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a fixture in the Ottawa arts community? A person with an intellectual disability is looking for someone who would like to go check out music, theatre and concert events around Ottawa. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Alex to get more information or to set up an interview.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like going to the movies? A person with an intellectual disability is looking for someone to go to movies with in the East end or downtown a few times per month. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Alex to get more info or to schedule an interview!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a cycling enthusiast? A person with an intellectual disability is looking for company to go on long rides or short rides with. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Alex to set up an interview or to get more information!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love talking about historic facts and events, as well as geography? Feel like getting together about once a week and going for a walk (and talking while you walk of course)? If so, a person with an intellectual disability would like to meet you! If you are interested, contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love window shopping or spending time at the mall? If so, we know someone who would like to meet you! The volunteer position is a one on one match with a person who has an intellectual disability. (Orleans, St. Laurent) Contact Alex for more information.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do play Wii like nobody's business? Do we have an opportunity for you! A person with an intellectual disability is looking for someone to get together with on a regular basis to game. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you have experience tutoring? Do you have experience or would like to work with people who have intellectual disabilities? If you do, or if you're willing to try, then we have a great opportunity for you. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love visiting Ottawa museums? If so, a person with an intellectual disability would like to meet you. This person is looking to get together once or twice per month on a weekend. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more info or to schedule an interview.
Location: 2197 Riverside Dr.
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love concerts? A person with an intellectual disability is looking for someone to get together with to see a variety of different concerts or theatre. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you have a dog? Or do you love dogs and want to walk one with someone? Several people with intellectual disabilities who live in various parts of the city are looking for someone to walk with! Some have dogs and just want a walking companion, others don't have dogs and would like to walk with you and your dog! The goal is to make it fun and provide company while getting to know someone new and have fun. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more info or to set up an interview!
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a good skater? Interested in skating with someone and getting to know someone new? This is the opportunity for you! A person with an intellectual disability is looking for someone to practice skating with. He's already a pretty good skater so it wouldn't be about teaching skills but about companionship.
Location: Riverside Drive
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
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