COVID-19 Update

VO is implementing a plan focused on recruitment and deployment of volunteers to respond to the volunteer needs specific to COVID-19. As part of that plan we will be working with Ottawa Public Health and other agencies to ensure proper screening and training protocals to safeguard the health of those volunteering and those they are assisting. Within the next week, volunteers will be able to register for COVID-19 specific volunteering, including virtual volunteering, food delivery and transportation, and agencies will be able to post and/or send VO their COVID-19 specific needs for volunteer matching. In the interim, Agencies can view resources and additional information on our Members COVID-19 Update and volunteer resources are available at our COVID-19 Volunteer Update.

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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

Do you love animals? Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue is looking for volunteers to help with fundraising initiatives, events, driving, donations, baking, crafting, and much more! You can help as little or as much as you are available!

For more info, please visit helpcats.ca and fill out a volunteer application. PLEASE APPLY ON OUR WEBSITE AND NOT ON VOLUNTEER OTTAWA.
Location: Various locations across the Ottawa area
Deadline: Apr 1, 2020
Cat Fosters Needed!

What you need: A loving home, lots of patience, and commitment to animals!

Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue (OSCatR) will cover approved medical costs at our veterinary partners and fosters will cover cost of food (except veterinary food), litter, toys, etc. (except when donations allow us to provide these).

For more info and to apply, please go to https://www.oscatr.ca/foster.

Because there is never a shortage of cats, OSCatR is always in need of foster homes. Foster home volunteers are an integral part of the Adoption and Trap & Release (TNR) programs. Without foster homes, OSCatR would be limited in the help they could provide to cats who are referred to the Adoption and TNR programs.

Two types of fosters: Adoption (socializing/providing an enriching environment to cats who will be adopted out, allowing potential adopters to visit cats in your home) and TNR (providing a safe space for community cats to recover from neuter/spay before returning to their colonies).
Location: Various locatiions across Ottawa
Deadline: Apr 1, 2020
Organization: Results Canada
Results is a global movement of passionate citizens committed to raising our voices for a world without extreme poverty. We leverage resources for programs and improved policies that give people living in poverty the health, education and opportunity they need to thrive.

As an international development advocacy organization, we are looking for people who love to write and are keen on submitting letters to the editor and/or op-eds to the media on issues that touch on international development and global health (access to education for girls, importance of immunization/vaccines, safe water access, tuberculosis, children's and mother's health, etc.). We will provide you with tips and tricks, support, details on issues to write on, etc.

To get started, fill out this online form and we'll send you the first steps to becoming a volunteer: https://resultscanada.ca/#sign-up
Location: In the comfort of your home
Deadline: Apr 15, 2020

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 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, 2020
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations at their used book Distribution Facility, located at the James Bartleman Archives and Library Materials Centre in Nepean.

Hours: Volunteers are required on Wednesdays, Thursdays and/or Fridays between 10AM and 4PM. Volunteer schedule will be determined with Facility Manager.

Distribution Facility volunteers will be responsible for moving and arranging boxes/carts of books (up to 30lbs), sorting, scanning, packing, and shelving books, preparing boxes of books for shipment, accepting donations of books, answering telephone calls, assisting members of the public, and handling sales.

Required Skills: Must be able to move/lift up to 30 lbs; knowledge of books; must be friendly and courteous with the public; must have the ability to follow instructions and work effectively under pressure; must have the ability to make change. A Police record check may be required as volunteers in this role could be handling cash.

Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation to their volunteer location.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information go to: www.fopla-aabpo.ca/volunteer
Location: 100 Tallwood Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 4R7
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Organization: Results Canada
• actively participate in the online community by interacting with fellow volunteers, by sharing what you find online that is relevant to our campaigns and issues, on leadership, etc.
• take action alongside fellow group members on the current campaign. Example of actions (but not limited to):
o engaging with your federal Member of Parliament by writing or meeting with them
o writing letters to the editor
o organizing events
o supporting the logistics of the group
o being active on social media
o taking part in the online community of RESULTS Canada
o fundraising
o tabling at an event to talk about RESULTS Canada
• support fellow volunteers
• report on your actions to your Online Community Leader on a monthly basis

To get started, fill out this online form and we'll send you the first steps to becoming a volunteer: https://resultscanada.ca/#sign-up
Location: This volunteer opportunity can be completed in the comfort of your home or your favourite local coffee shop as it's all done virtually.
Deadline: Apr 13, 2020
** You will be asked to attend a mandatory training session on Friday, May 1st **

Duties:

Strong leadership skills are required. 

Travel the route (by bike preferably).

Give support to the route assistants, and liaise with the event manager, police, and medical officials.

Ensure barricades are properly positioned before the start of the event and placed safely off the road as per event officials at the end of the event.

Ensure route assistants pick up all garbage along their stretch of route before releasing them from their assigned post.

Ensure all volunteers from your section have been picked up by the bus and returned to the Canadian War Museum.

Arrange for pickup of any volunteers who may have been left behind.
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Duties:

Responsible for assisting Route Captains/Police Services when asked.

Assemble and place barricades and pylons along the route as directed.

Responsible for traffic control by directing cyclists and informing motorists of road closures.

Take down pylons and barricades following the event as directed.

Route Assistants work in pairs. You will be given a safety vest and must return it before leaving.
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Duties:

Responsible for assisting Route Captains/Police Services when asked.

Assemble and place barricades and pylons along the route as directed.

Responsible for traffic control by directing cyclists and informing motorists of road closures.

Take down pylons and barricades following the event as directed.

Route Assistants work in pairs. You will be given a safety vest and must return it before leaving.
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Duties:

Working along Vimy Place, in and around the Canadian War Museum.

You and a team of volunteers will control traffic, vehicle parking and parking access to reserved spots.

Ensure only vehicles on the VIP parking list are allowed access to park in front of the museum in the barricaded meter parking spots.

You will help direct vehicles to the underground parking. There is NO PARKING in front of the main doors of the museum, only drop off is allowed in the bus turn-around area. Once underground garage area is full, two volunteers will proceed to Booth Street to restrict access to the parking garage. You will inform visitors they will need to park elsewhere.

If the vehicle is bringing supplies to their tent onsite for set up, you will allow them to do so and show them on the site map where they are located. (Set up between 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.).

Remind drivers to drive slowly as there are many people attending this event.

Wear a safety vest at all times.

This position requires confidence, tact and good customer service skills!
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
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: Mar 31, 2020
Duties:

You will be given a route map and a list of volunteers for each stop. The safety vest and radio you will be given must be returned at the end of the event.

Before Departure:

Please locate the sign with your bus number in the hall outside the cafeteria (inside the Canadian War Museum).
Gather the required number of route assistants for your bus as indicated on the back of the bus sign.
Very important to ensure that all the people on your bus are on time as per your scheduled load/departure time.

On the bus:

Confirm that the bus driver is reachable.
Ensure volunteers get off at the proper location (rest stop volunteers and route assistants).
Give each volunteer their zone number and clearly communicate to them that they must return to the drop off location when it is time for pickup. You will be getting off at the last stop on your section of the route and you will become a route assistant at that location.

You are responsible for ensuring all volunteers are picked up after the event.

Must be at least 21 years of age.
Location: Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Required Hours: 3-4 hours per week

Availability: Saturday between 10AM-1PM; Sunday between 1PM-5PM. Schedule will be determined with manager.

Language: English proficiency required; bilingual is an asset

Location: 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2

Description
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations of their used bookstore at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

Volunteers in this role will be primarily responsible for providing excellent customer service to FOPLA’s customers, including answering customer questions, helping customers to locate books, selling books, making change, and light administrative tasks. Volunteers may also be required to interact with library staff as needed, and potentially re-stock shelves as needed.

Required Skills: Must be friendly and courteous with the public; previous customer service experience is an asset; knowledge of books and book genres; must have the ability to make change and be comfortable with cash handling procedures; must have good organizational skills.

Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation to their volunteer location.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Location: 120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Required Hours: 3-4 hours per week

Availability: Saturday between 10AM-5PM. Schedule will be determined with manager.

Language: English proficiency required; bilingual is an asset

Location: 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2

Description
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations of their used bookstore at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

Volunteers in this role will be primarily responsible for receiving, sorting, and shelving donations of used books. Bookstore inventory must be kept current and fresh, so organization and inventory management are required. Volunteers may also be required to answer customer inquiries, sell books, and interact with library staff as needed.

Required Skills: Must be able to move/lift up to 30 lbs of books; knowledge of books and book genres; must be friendly and courteous with the public; must have the ability to follow instructions and work effectively under pressure; must have good organizational skills.

Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation to their volunteer location.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location: 120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
We are looking for a Grant Writer who will assist the Festival committee in writing grant and funding proposals to apply for Federal government, local and provincial foundation grants for Arts & Culture events. Please contact us for more details.
Location: Flexible
Deadline: Mar 30, 2020
Looking for a general operation manager, must be willing to put in 2-3 days a week work. experience an asset
Must have 2 years of managerial experience. Experience with volunteer an asset.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd Vanier
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
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: Mar 31, 2020
Looking for a volunteer with vast marketing experience that will be in charge of:
-Marketing campaigns and branding techniques for our organization
-Conducting research and analyze trends in the product or service offered by the organization to develop marketing strategies
-Promoting our services via social media i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and to the community
-Tracking and analyzing the performance of advertising campaigns

Any other duties assigned


Location: 265 Montreal Rd. Vanier
Deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Italian Week Festival is looking for a Marketing Coordinator (Program Book Lead) to manage the production of our Program Book for 2020. We are looking for someone to be responsible for the structure and content of the Book, including advertising. Duties include liaising with sponsors, event coordinators, and partners to ensure the successful production of the Program Book. 
Location: Remote
Deadline: Mar 30, 2020
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