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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

Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

Adult High School - Central Orientation Class is designed for newly-arrived students between 18 and 20 years of age who require ELD support. They receive English Language and Math support. Students leave the Centre to take other courses at the Adult HS or to enter the workforce.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

A RECENT POLICE BACKGROUND CLEARANCE TO SERVICE THE VULNERABLE SECTOR IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you can help, please register online on our website and quote this volunteer opportunity. Thank you for your gift of time.
Location: Adult High School Rochester Street
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.
The Community Living Class at Bell High School serves students with special needs.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

Opportunities for reading buddies, games, art and crafts, caller for time bingo, cooking, field trips computer skills. There are a maximum of 10 students per classroom. Bell would like to have volunteers join the program and share their interests and talents. They are always open to new ideas and they would be delighted to welcome you! A RECENT POLICE VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK (PVSC) IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. (Instructions on how to get a PVSC will be emailed to you after you apply on-line). All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you can help, please register online on our website and quote this volunteer opportunity. Once the screening process is complete and approved, you will be contacted by the school volunteer coordinator to set-up a time for an interview to discuss the details/ scheduling. Thank you for your gift of time.
Location: Bell High School Nepean
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

English As a Second Language (ESL) volunteers are needed to help Pre-K to Grade 12 students to assist in acquiring English proficiency.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

The volunteer will collaborate with the educator to enhance the daily ESL opportunities for students. The students are mainly new Canadians. You will provide assistance to students who need assistance understanding English in general. Requires a current vulnerable sector police clearance (PVSC). (Instructions on how to get a PVSC will be emailed to you after you apply on-line). All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you are interested, please register on-line at www.onfe-rope.ca/ovie/application and quote this volunteer opportunity. Once the screening process is complete and approved, you will be contacted by the school volunteer coordinator to set-up a time for an interview to discuss the details/scheduling. Thank you for your consideration.
Location: various schools
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

The Ottawa Carleton District School Board has a few elementary schools looking for volunteers to assist in their Autism Unit.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

A RECENT POLICE VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK (PVSC) IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS.(Instructions on how to get a PVSC will be emailed to you after you apply on-line). All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you are interested, please register on-line at www.onfe-rope.ca/ovie/application and quote this volunteer opportunity. Once the screening process is complete and approved, you will be contacted by the school volunteer coordinator to set-up a time for an interview to discuss the details/scheduling. Thank you for your consideration.
Location: various schools
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

Ottawa Volunteers in Education (OVIE) arranges tutoring placements in both elementary and secondary schools to enrich and improve student learning.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

The volunteers will be asked to perform different tasks depending on their interest and skills and according to the needs of the schools. A RECENT POLICE VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK (PVSC) IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. All volunteers assist under the supervision of a teacher. If you can help, please register online on our website and quote this volunteer opportunity. Thank you for your gift of time.
Location: various schools
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

Economics for Success (EFS) is a 1-day program for grade 8 students. It challenges students to reflect on their personal goals, teaches basic budgeting and highlights the advantages of education and training for long-term success.
Location: various schools across the city
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
Please note that all volunteer positions are September to June each year. We do not have summer volunteer positions available.

What is your company doing to promote literacy? NOTE: This is a group volunteer opportunity--you need to lead a team of volunteer readers from your organization.

If you want to volunteer as an individual please register as OVIE volunteer www.onfe-rope.ca/ovie/application. If you have a team of readers for OttawaReads please proceed to register for this position. The Ottawa Network for Education s OttawaReads program is a unique school/business partnership that draws volunteers from the corporate and public sectors to read one-on-one with children in Kindergarten to Grade 3 classes in Ottawa schools. After attending an orientation/training session in their place of work, volunteers fulfill a weekly or bi-weekly one-hour commitment to read to students in local schools. Each participating organization is partnered with a school in their own geographic location. The number of volunteers requested from each organization is based upon the size of the company and the requirements of the partnering school. We currently have several schools on the waitlist for new OttawaReads partners. Can you help? Be a team leader in your place of work!
Location: various schools
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
can you knit? looking for someone to help/ assist residents with small knitting projects that they may be interested in working on.
Location: 1715 Montreal rd
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
visit with residents who may not have a lot of family support or be interested in group activities/events but would benefit from social interaction at a one on one level.
Location: 1715 Montreal rd
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Organization: Frontier College
WHAT DO OUR VOLUNTEERS DO?

Frontier College's Homework Club Program offers homework and reading support for children and youth across Canada. As a volunteer with the Homework Club Program at Ruth E. Dickinson Library, you will help children and youth grades 1 to 6 to develop their reading and writing skills in English. Based on your own competencies, you may also help them develop skills in mathematics, science, and French.

Volunteering with the Homework Club Program is an excellent way to gain experience in early childhood education or literacy tutoring! It is also an ideal environment in which to contribute meaningfully to your community. We require no prior teaching experience and provide you with all of the training and materials you need. Just bring your communication skills, patience, enthusiasm and love of learning!


WHEN AND WHERE DO OUR ACTIVITIES TAKE PLACE?

The Homework Club program at Ruth E. Dickinsons public library runs from September 2019 to June 2020. The program takes place on Mondays and Tuesdays from 6:30 t0 7:30 pm. Volunteers are encouraged to participate weekly, but scheduling is flexible and can accommodate your availabilities. Note also that our other Homework Club across the city are always looking for volunteers!

HOW CAN YOU APPLY?

Contact phoyeck@frontiercollege.ca
Candidates aged 18 or over will be required to provide a vulnerable sector Police Check (free of charge). All candidates will be required to provide three references upon request.

We look forward to meeting you!
Location: 100 Malvern Dr, Nepean, ON K2J 2G5
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Help the recreation department on outings for shopping or seasonal events by portering / assisting an assigned resident
Location: 1715 Montreal rd
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Assist with serving refreshments/snacks at Thursday evening pub nights as well as help porter residents to and from program.
Location: 1715 Montreal rd
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
help porter residents to and from bingo every other Wednesday evening, as well as assist those who may not hear or see well with cuing of numbers called.
Location: 1715 Montreal rd
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Help porter residents to and from the bingo, as well as help those who may not be able to hear or see well by cuing them on the numbers called.
Location: 1715 Montreal rd
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
looking for talented people who want to share their love of music with our residents. This opportunity has flexible hours and times.
Location: 1715 Montreal rd
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Looking for 2 enthusiastic volunteers to attend the Ottawa 67s Student Game in February on behalf of the Jump Rope for Heart program at the Heart and and Stroke Foundation.

This position will require the volunteers to engage with young students from elementary schools and promote the Jump Rope for Heart program.

The volunteers will have to run a Jump Rope for Heart booth. This will entail running small games and activities as well as providing information about the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

This is a 1 time event happening on February 25th. The length of the event is 4 hours.
Location: 1525 Carling Ave, Suite 110
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7G9
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Support the Perley Rideau Foundation by making thank you calls to donors. No soliciting. Volunteers simply let the donors know how much their support is appreciated.
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
Assist the horticultural therapist with year-round gardening programs for seniors living in long-term care at The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre. Includes horticulture themed cooking, crafts and reminiscing. Current opportunities available Monday mornings/afternoons, Friday mornings. No special skills required, just an interest in gardening and supporting the elderly.
Location: 1750 Russell Rd., Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
Our team is seeking new Board members or advisory members with skills in media training, marketing, accounting, advocacy/lobbying, health and/or law. Volunteer time would include 1 evening meeting a month.
Location: 30 Colonnade Rd., Unit 275 Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Looking for someone who is creative and energetic to assist residents with projects in a small group setting. This position is suitable for someone with a background or general interest in arts/crafts and is willing to take the lead.
Location: 1715 Montreal rd
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
The special events volunteer will help support the large programs offered such as; birthday / holiday parties, entertainment, carnivals, and seasonal BBQs / events
Location: 1715 Montreal Rd
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Organization: Ottawa Paw Pantry
The Ottawa Paw Pantry requires an innovative Outreach Manager to help strategically raise funds for the operations of our organization.

This volunteer team member will be responsible for meeting organization fundraising goals, working towards reaching sustainability. You will be the one to manage planning and processes to secure pet food and monetary donations from our community and Community Partners.

A great asset for an Outreach Manager is their ability to carry projects through to completion, using strong organizational and collaborative skills. The ideal candidate will have great record keeping abilities and the ability to see the organization from a larger perspective.

Responsibilities:
Co-managing a team of volunteers to assist with initiatives and event planning
Plans (with direction of the Executive Director and/or Board) and implements fund development activities of the Ottawa Paw Pantry
Accepts gifts from donors and assures that receipts and thank you letters are sent promptly
Ensure that all events and locations are fully staffed with the required materials at all time, with the assistance of other members of the leadership team
Attends all meetings of the Outreach Committee, and leadership meetings
Assists in the orientation of fundraising volunteers, and committee members
Maintains all donor and fund development records
Works closely with other team leaders to create all collateral materials including, but not limited to, brochures, newsletters, posters, special projects, and annual reports

Requirements:
Fund development experience
Highly comfortable meeting corporate and individual donors face-to-face, and conducting donor phone calls
Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to persuasively present ideas that will inspire board members and donors
Enthusiastic about fundraising, with the ability to lead by example and coach others while helping to improve their skills in the realm of direct fundraising
Excellent attention to detail and strong math skills

Working knowledge of a smartphone and Google Docs preferred
Email volunteer@ottawapawpantry.ca with the position as the subject line, and tell us why you’d make a great fundraising team leader.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Looking for a helper in snow removal tasks
Location: 265 Montreal Rd
Deadline: Jan 30, 2020
Organization: Ottawa JazzWorks
Ottawa JazzWorks is seeking a social media coordinator to assist with event organization, administrative tasks and social media management (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Applicants must be available daytimes on a regular, part-time weekly basis, and must have a love of jazz music. This position is ideal for students or graduates interested in learning about the music business, or anyone looking to get more involved in the Ottawa jazz community.

JazzWorks is an Ottawa-based Canadian not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of jazz musicianship in players of all ages. To achieve its mandate and goals, JazzWorks carries out a wide range of activities including the summer Jazz Camp, monthly jam sessions, and concerts throughout the year.

Location: Pinecrest Road,
Ottawa
Deadline: Feb 1, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love to bowl!? A person with an intellectual disability is looking for someone to bowl with a couple times a month. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more info or to set up an interview!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
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. We have someone interested in scrapbooking, someone else in painting or rug hooking as well. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview! This would be a once a week, once every other week type of commitment!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
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: Feb 3, 2020
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: Feb 3, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a big fan of watching sports? Do you enjoy going to a pub and grabbing a beer while watching sports? Are you a fan of going to see live sports? Well, you're in luck. One of our members, someone with an intellectual disability, loves all these things as well and is looking for someone to do all this with! It's just about companionship and doing something you enjoy with someone else!
Location: Riverside Dr.
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a live music fan? Like getting out and watching music in a local pub? We are looking for someone who is willing to commit one or two evenings a month to check out some live music and pubs with one of our members, someone with an intellectual disability. This person lives in the west end and would prefer a match who drives! If this sounds fun to you, get in touch with Alex to learn more.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
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. This would be a once a month type of commitment.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
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 once or twice a month. This opportunity is about companionship and getting to know someone new. Let Alex know if you are interested.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
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: Feb 3, 2020
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! This is a once a week or once every other week type of commitment!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
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: Feb 3, 2020
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. Another person is looking to ride E-Bikes with someone as well! If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Alex to set up an interview or to get more information! This is a once a week or once every other week type of commitment.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
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: Feb 3, 2020
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: Feb 3, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like going out for a leisurely tea and some conversation? If so, we know someone who would like to meet you! The volunteer position would be a one on one match with a person who has an intellectual disability. For more information, or to set up an interview, contact Alex!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Looking for someone to hike or kayak with this summer? Look no further, we have two males with intellectual disabilities (one in the east end and one in the west) who are looking for the same thing! Get to know someone new while doing something you both enjoy! Get in touch for more details!
Location: 2197 Riverside Dr.
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
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: Feb 3, 2020
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! We have members that go to Movati and the YMCA! Contact Alex for more information and to begin the interview process.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
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 affordable drop-in fee. 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: Feb 3, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do YOU have a dog? Several people with intellectual disabilities who live in various parts of the city are looking for someone to walk with! Do you and your dog like walks and meeting new people?! 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: Feb 3, 2020
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: Feb 3, 2020
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: Feb 3, 2020
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: Feb 3, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you looking to get into or try out Battle Axe as a hobby? One of our members, someone with an intellectual disability, is really into and is looking for someone to go with!
Location: 300- 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
We have so many members (people with intellectual disabilities) who really would like to travel. All kinds of places, short trips, longer trips, bus trips, disney trips, day trips, group trips, one on one trips. We are looking for long term volunteers who are willing to be a part of the LiveWorkPlay community and volunteer with our other opportunities for 6 - 8 months and then think about traveling with a member (or 2 or 3 maybe). We just had a group of people go to Dominican last year and they had the best time! This would be a long term commitment and we are looking for willingness to jump in with both feet and get to know what we do and how we do it! We also have options to help volunteers pay for travel with our members.
Location: 300- 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Be a part of the LiveWorkPlayEmployment Task Force!

Do you remember how good it felt to get your first job? Your first pay cheque? Are you curious about other people? Do you enjoy networking and or connecting with your personal and or professional networks to make our community a better place for everyone?
If you answered yes, we need your help and we want to meet you!

LiveWorkPlay is looking for volunteers to join our Employment Task Force - a group of community champions working together to identify and connect LiveWorkPlay to local businesses and employers with the goal of developing job opportunities for people living with intellectual disabilities, dual diagnosis, and/or autism.

What we need from you:
- Join us for bi- monthly task force meetings, usually in the early evening,1.5 -2 hours, hosted at 2197 Riverside Drive
- Share ideas and personal and professional contacts that may be interested in learning more about the benefits of including employees with disabilities in the workplace
- Help us expand our contacts by participating in community networking events
- Share your time with us by approaching potential employers and spreading the word about the benefits of including employees with disabilities in the workplace

What you can expect from us:
- Light snack and refreshments provided at each meeting
-Opportunities to meet other like-minded people and increase your own personal network
- Opportunities to learn about the benefits to employers when they include employees with disabilities in the workplace
-Opportunities to hear about and contribute to the success stories of employers hiring employees with disabilities
- An opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities and employers, help LiveWorkPlay build our organizational capacity, and contribute to make Ottawa a better community for all!

For more information about LiveWorkPlay please visit
http://liveworkplay.ca/
Location: Riverside Dr.
Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
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