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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: LiveWorkPlay
Are you an experienced golfer or someone who really enjoys golf? If so, someone with an intellectual disability would like to play golf with you! If you're interested, please contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview!
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you know American Sign Language? Do you need someone to practice with or do you use it to communicate and need someone to chat with? A person with an intellectual disability is learning ASL and is looking for someone to sign with! Please contact Alex for more information and to get started!
Location: riverside drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
We're looking for a couple who would like to go on double dates with a couple who both have intellectual disabilities. They're interested in seeing movies or going for coffee about once or twice per month. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview (both people will need to be interviewed).
Location: Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love doing crafty projects or art of all kind? Are you interested in getting to know a person with an intellectual disability? There are several people in the west end of Ottawa looking for someone to get together with to do crafts or art. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love working out? A person with an intellectual disability is looking for company to work out with. We're looking for someone who already has a gym membership or is willing to get one or is willing to pay an affordbale drop in few. We are looking for others who like to do at home fitness. We are also looking for people who go to Goodlife, the YMCA or Movati. If this sounds like an interesting way to get involved, please get in touch with Alex!
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love swimming? ? If so, a person with an intellectual disability would like to meet you! For more information or to set up an interview, please contact Alex!
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Ready to sink the 8-ball? Do you love playing pool? A person with an intellectual disability would like to spend time with you! We're looking for someone who would like to get together to play pool a couple of times each month. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview!
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a piano player who would like to practice with someone else!? You don't have to be a pro, just willing to spend some time playing with someone with an intellectual disability. Looking for a friendly and kind female volunteer. If you're interested, email Alex for more information!
Location: 2197 Riverside Dr, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
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: Jun 6, 2018
The Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard is Ottawa's busiest community food bank, providing 4 days worth of food over 2100 times per month. The GEFC, in partnership with Just Food, has a .25 acre plat at the Just Food Farm to grow fresh food for the food bank. We are looking for volunteers to tend the site - planting, weeding and harvesting vegetables. Volunteer days will be on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Location: Just Food Farm
2389 Pepin Court
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Apr 30, 2018
The Charlotte Birchard Centres of Early Learning is seeking candidates for election to its volunteer Board of Directors. This is an opportunity to belong to a group of highly committed parent and community members who care about the quality of care children receive.

We are interested in diversifying the Board’s expertise in the areas of finance, human resources, policy development and early childhood education but encourage all interested candidates to apply.

The Charlotte Birchard Centres of Early Learning in an incorporated, non-profit charitable organization that offers early childhood education and care for children eighteen months to twelve years of age. The organization consists of two purpose build facilities: the Westboro Children’s Centre, established in 1979 and the Greenboro Children’s Centre, established in 1989. The two centres are licensed under the Ontario Ministry of Education. Visit our website for more information: http://www.cbcel.ca
Location: 407 Hilson Avenue, Ottawa, ON
1400 Cahill Drive, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Apr 30, 2018
Organization: Carlingview Manor
We have a high number of people from the Chinese culture living within our home. We are looking for people to come in and visit with residents who only speak Cantonese. We ask that all our volunteers complete a police check(over the age of 16) and a TB test, if this is an interest to you please call or e-mail.
Location: 2330 Carling Ave.
Deadline: Apr 30, 2018
- Control and direct traffic in parking lots
- Direct participants to the registration and/or main activity area
- Assist those who have accessibility needs
- Ensure a high level of customer service in dealing with participants, volunteers, staff and sponsor
Location: Tunney's Pasture
Saturday, May 12
Deadline: May 4, 2018
The Big Bike team is seeking volunteers for various event days and locations through out the Ottawa area. If you love being outdoors, being active and getting involved with an extraordinary event, please reach out.
We are looking for motivational, positive people to cheer on the teams, set up and tear down the event, and most of all have a great time.
Location: Event is held at various locations throughout Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
Volunteer Description:
We are seeking friendly volunteers to help give tired walls a new lease of life, making communal spaces and private living spaces a pleasant environment to be in. You must be able to prepare surfaces to paint and be confident in painting large areas. You will need to be reliable, have attention to detail and able to use initiative and work autonomously.

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

Requirements:
• Vulnerable Sector Police check

Location: Main Office - 380 Cumberland St, Ottawa, On K1n 9P#
Volunteer opportunities available at different locations.
Deadline: May 31, 2018
At Options Bytown Supported Housing, we have tenants interested in Jewelry Making. Making jewelry is fun - do you have the skills and time to help our tenants learn and develop their skills to make beaded necklaces, bracelets and other types of jewelry.

Your Role
• Help tenants learn the basics of making beaded jewelry
• Provide an opportunity for hands-on experience
• Encourage tenants to be creative and use their imagination.

Requirements
• Vulnerable sector police check
• This opportunity has flexible hours and times.
• Options Bytown will cover the cost of the supplies.
Location: 379 Gilmour St, Ottawa
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Volunteer Description:
Are you passionate about your hobby? Would you like to share your skills with others? If yes, this is for you. Options Bytown is currently seeking volunteers who will share their hobby or interest with others. This could be a craft or specific skill, the gift of music or any other talent you may have.

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

Requirements
• Vulnerable sector police check
• This opportunity has flexible hours and times.
Location: Main office - 380 Cumberland, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9P3
Volunteer opportunities available at different locations.
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Organization: OrKidstra
OrKidstra is a charitable, social development program which teaches life skills—respect, teamwork, generosity and commitment—to kids from Ottawa’s under-served neighbourhoods, though learning and making music together. We started with 27 students in 2007 and now offer programming to over 600. OrKidstra’s kids range from age 5 to 18, and come from over 42 different cultural and linguistic backgrounds; none of our teens has dropped out of school; all our grads have gone onto post-secondary education. Find us at www.orkidstra.ca and on FB or Twitter.
Location: 211 Bronson (The Bronson Centre)
Ottawa, K1R6H5
Deadline: Apr 30, 2018
You will be working in the beautiful Ornamental Gardens or Arboretum of the Central Experimental Farm with other volunteer gardeners.Opportunities with may different gardens available. No experience is required. Please go to friendsofthefarm.ca / join to find our volunteer form.
Location: Friends of the Farm, 960 Carling Ave., Building 72, 2nd Floor, Arboretum, Ottawa, On., K1A 0C6
Deadline: Jun 15, 2018
-Assist in unloading supplies
-set up tables, chairs, traffic barricades and other equipment
-hang banners and decorations
Location: Tunney's Pasture
Friday, May 11
Deadline: May 4, 2018
-Ensure site is safe
-Monitor rest areas & ensure stations are clean
-Manage set-up & distribution of pancake breakfast
Location: Tunney's Pasture
Saturday, May 12
Deadline: May 4, 2018
-Put barricades in place
-Monitor barricade at all times
-Answer questions
-Re-open roads when event is over
Location: Tunney's Pasture
Saturday, May 12
Deadline: May 4, 2018
-Provide guidance at entrance points
-Manage drop-off area
-Direct motorists to parking area
-Answer questions
Location: Tunney's Pasture
Saturday, May 12
Deadline: May 4, 2018
Organization: Multisports Métro
Hey everyone! We are looking for volunteers to help us with the Outaouais race on May 6th! We are mainly looking for some volunteers to aid us in the water station and securing the athletes at the U-turns areas. You can contact me directly via my email at a.rekitsanov@lesclassiques.ca I'm the director of volunteers of LesClassiques. or go directly on our website and fill our volunteering form: http://www.lesclassiques.ca/benevoles/ Thank you for your help! We also need some chiefs volunteer to be responsible for smaller teams.
Location: Gatineau, Outaouais
Deadline: Apr 30, 2018
#JDRF WALK VOLUNTEERS FOR JUNE 9 & 10

Event Set-up Day - June 09, 10:0am- 3pm
Various jobs at Queen Juliana Park.

June 10, 2018 -- 7:30am-2pm

Fun & Games Crew(9:30am-1:30am)
Face painting, colouring, crafts, carnival and interactive games. Experience and comfort with kids and creative activities is an asset.

Greeters/Information:
Support and monitor crowds, and ensure Walkers are directed to the appropriate areas.

Operations Area:
The hub of all event day activity, the Operations Area serves as an information booth; volunteers must be prepared to take charge, and ensure all event volunteers have signed in and know their volunteer role on day of event.

Parking Attendants(7:00am-11:30am)
Monitor parking lots and ensure traffic is directed in an orderly manner.

Photography(9:30am-2pm):
Take photographs throughout the event of individual teams, key individuals and special Walk elements (cheque presentation, etc.), and provide electronic files or film to the JDRF National Office.

Fundraising Rewards Area:
Verify the fundraising rewards earned and provided to Walkers. JDRF provides guidelines for distributing rewards.

Refreshment Area:
Ensure all Walkers and volunteers receive food and refreshments throughout the day. Monitoring and restocking of product is required.

Registration Area(7:30am-11:30am *requires training once registered*)
Process Walkers’ pledge forms accurately and quickly, following the guidelines set out by JDRF. Must be efficient and have strong attention to detail.

Route Marshalls:
Offer enthusiasm and encouragement to all walkers and ensure that they stay on the correct route. The ability to stand for the duration of the shift is required.

Set-Up and Tear-Down:(12pm-3pm)
Assist JDRF in the set-up of this event. This may take place the day before or very early in the morning. Areas for set-up includes: food, refreshments, registration, incentives, and operations. Tear-down comprises of packing up post event, and reloading the truck with materials and props.

Waiver Team(7:30am-11:30am):
Welcome walkers and ensure all participants sign a waiver form as they arrive.

To find out more about volunteer opportunities, please contact our local JDRF office for details, ncr@Jdrf.ca or 343- 291-1150
Location: Queen Juliana Park, 870 Carling Avenue
Deadline: Jun 10, 2018
Volunteers will help bring residents to the main lounge for a social tea event every Tuesday afternoon. The volunteers will serve tea, and socialize with seniors.
Location: 9 Meridian Place, Nepean, Ontario
Deadline: Apr 30, 2018
Organization: Free the Falls
1/ EEL EDUCATION/ Eel Windsock makery:
Outreach to schools, community centres and senior homes with workshops during April and May.

Assistant needed for each workshop.

2/ EEL PROJECT WEBSITE:

Currently I'm meeting with someone every Thursday who is helping me figure out a clear picture of what will be needed on a website. I already have web hosting and a domain name
paid for.
When the picture is clear, I could really use a bright technical person, familiar with Wordpress

3. Volunteers on EEL WALK DAY, May 21.

We need volunteers for eel distribution, making sure that people are spaced so that eels don't hit people. helping animate the giant eel, holding placards, organizing the feast afterwards, distributing water, handing out information, making sure that the port a potties on V. island have toilet paper etc.

4. Volunteers for EEL CAMP:

Need volunteers during ONE weekend in May or June to clean up, repair fences and landscape Camp Site. 4 people. Volunteers will be rewarded with food and water.
Location: Flexible
Deadline: Apr 26, 2018
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations between 10AM - 4PM on Mondays at their used book distribution facility, located at the James Bartleman Archives and Library Materials Centre, 100 Tallwood Drive in Nepean.

Distribution facility volunteers will be responsible for moving and arranging heavy boxes of books (up to 60lbs), book sorting, scanning, shelving, answering telephone calls, assisting and meeting with the public, handling donations and sales, preparing boxes for shipment, and accepting donations of books. Volunteer may also assist with FOPLA's monthly Mammoth used book sale, which occurs one Saturday a month.

Language: English proficiency required. Bilingual (French) is an asset.

Skills Required: Knowledge of books and customer service skills. Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs; 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. The ability to work under their own initiative is also important.

A Police record check will be required as volunteers in this role will be handling cash.

Time Requirement: Minimum 3 hours/week

We thank all applicants for their interest, but please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Location: 100 Tallwood Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 4R7
Deadline: Jun 10, 2018
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