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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.

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Cashiers will handle cash & credit cards, computerized customer ordering, filling orders from customers (popcorn, beverages, candy, etc.) and balance at the end of each movie. You must be over 18, available for 3 consecutive movie days for training purposes and then a commitment of at least 3 movies per month.Interested volunteers are asked to contact Nancy Bradley, Volunteer Coordinator for more information.
Location: 710 Broadview Ave Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Calling all aspiring projectionists and movie buffs of all ages. Family Cinema is looking for volunteers to assist our projectionist. All movies are now digital and coordinated with a computer system connected to lights and sound that supports the back stage and on stage show as well. Contact coordinator@familycinema.ca
Location: 710 Broadview Ave Ottawa ON
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Organization: Ausome Ottawa
We are looking for volunteers to support kids with autism at various Ausome Ottawa sports programs. In the coming months, we are offering soccer, waterpolo, basketball, gymnastics and fundamental movement.

If you like kids and have an open mind, you will LOVE this opportunity.

Families welcome.
Reliable high school students welcome.
Location: Various sports venues throughout Ottawa
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Waupoos Family Farm offers vacations for those who need them most. Hundreds of area families living below the poverty line join us for a period of 3 to 6 days throughout the year to rest, have fun and spend time together as a family. With your help, we can help these families find much-needed recreation and family time.

We are working on completing the painting in our cottages; walls, ceilings and some trim. Much has been completed already. We just need to finish the task. before winter.
Paint, and painting supplies provided. Just needs your contribution to finish the job!
Groups welcome.
Schedule very flexible.
Call us, email (contact@waupoos.com) or visit our website, www.waupoos.com to learn more about Waupoos and our mission to serve families in need.

Please note, transportation is required as Waupoos Farm is not located on a bus route
Location: 2050 Rideau Road, Ottawa, ON K1X 1B1
Deadline: Dec 12, 2018
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 31, 2018
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations at their book distribution centre, located at the James Bartleman Archives and Library Materials Centre, 100 Tallwood Drive in Nepean.

Volunteers at the monthly Mammoth Used Book Sale will be responsible for moving and arranging heavy boxes of used books for sale; helping to tear down and clean up after monthly Mammoth Used Book Sales, which take place one Saturday a month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Time Required: Approximately two hours at the start of the sale day for setup; customer service and assistance during the sale; cleanup and tear-down after the sale (approx. 5 hours once a month).

Skills Required: Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds; friendly and courteous with the public; ability to make change. A Police record check will be required as volunteers will be handling cash.

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: Dec 31, 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: Dec 31, 2018
The Program Liaison will be the main point of contact between the Ottawa Special Olympics Council and the programs. Volunteers are required to have access to a vehicle as this role involves monthly visits to program sites to collect feedback and liaise with sport program volunteers and coaches.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jan 4, 2019
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 28, 2018
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 28, 2018
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 28, 2018
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 28, 2018
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 28, 2018
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 28, 2018
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 28, 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: Dec 28, 2018
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 28, 2018
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 28, 2018
The Carleton Lodge Auxiliary is dedicated to raising funds for the benefit of residents. This is done through (1) the operation of a Tuck Shop, including the purchase of supplies and gift items likely to be appealing and affordable to residents and the training and supervision of Tuck Shop volunteers; (2) gift basket raffles; (3) baked goods, crafts and garage sales. Funds are used to enhance the quality of life of residents: sponsoring outings, entertainment and special events and purchasing items to make the Home comfortable and attractive for residents. Some funds are also used to enhance the quality of care provided to residents. Do you enjoy crafting? Baking? Would you be interested in soliciting donations for our events? Would you enjoy working at our sales events? Perhaps you have fundraising experience and have ideas you would like to share with us. If any of these activities appeal to you, you would be most welcome to join our team.
Location: 55 Lodge Road, Ottawa
(Carleton Lodge is located on the Rideau River near the point where Prince of Wales Drive meets Woodroffe Avenue. It is ideally situated for residents of Manotick, Barrhaven and Nepean South. The Lodge has ample parking. The nearest bus stop is a short walk away.)
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
We welcome High School students who want to volunteer at our Home. Students work in a variety of areas, helping in the gardens, serving in the Tuck shop, assisting in the dining rooms, helping out at recreation activities. Residents enjoy meeting and chatting with young people. Staff and experienced volunteers are always close-by to provide guidance. (Note: Volunteers must be at least 14 years old)
Location: 55 Lodge Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H1
(Carleton Lodge is located on the Rideau River near the point where Prince of Wales Drive meets Woodroffe Avenue. It is ideally situated for residents of Manotick, Barrhaven and Nepean South. The Lodge has ample parking. The nearest bus stop is a short walk away.)
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Do you play the piano? Guitar? Another musical instrument? Do you enjoy singing? Carleton Lodge is looking for talented people who want to share their love of music with our residents. Various times and settings are available: playing soft background music before or during mealtime, entertaining large groups, accompanying at sing-alongs, playing at church services. Music enriches the lives of our residents and gives great satisfaction to our volunteer musicians.
Location: 55 Lodge Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H1
(Carleton Lodge is located on the Rideau River near the point where Prince of Wales Drive meets Woodroffe Avenue. It is ideally situated for residents of Manotick, Barrhaven and Nepean South. The Lodge has ample parking. The nearest bus stop is a short walk away.)
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Many hands are required at mealtime and our Mealtime Helpers help things run smoothly. They help residents make their way to and from the dining room. They help those who want to don protective clothing. They pour water, tea and coffee. They remove dishes and help clean up after the meals. Meals are served at 8:30 am, 12:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Mealtime Helpers arrive 1/2 hour before the start of the meal and spend 1 ½ hours.
Location: 55 Lodge Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H1
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Dining should be a pleasurable activity. When some of our residents experience difficulty at meal time our Feeding Assistants lend a hand. In a gentle and respectful manner, they provide one-on-one support and help ensure that the residents  nutritional needs are met. By their friendly presence they also make the meal restful and enjoyable. Feeding Assistants arrive when the meals are being served (8:30 am, 12:30 pm and 5:30 pm) and spend about one hour. Training is provided.
Location: 55 Lodge Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H1
(Carleton Lodge is located on the Rideau River near the point where Prince of Wales Drive meets Woodroffe Avenue. It is ideally situated for residents of Manotick, Barrhaven and Nepean South. The Lodge has ample parking. The nearest bus stop is a short walk away.)
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Recreational activities are many and for each, a number of dedicated volunteers are needed to remind residents of the activity, encourage participation and help residents get to the venue. If the event is one where refreshments are served, volunteers help serve and then collect dishes afterwards. At the end, the volunteers help residents return to their rooms. Recreation Assistants find this is a great way to get to know residents, staff and other volunteers in a fun setting.
Location: 55 Lodge Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H1
(Carleton Lodge is located on the Rideau River near the point where Prince of Wales Drive meets Woodroffe Avenue. It is ideally situated for residents of Manotick, Barrhaven and Nepean South. The Lodge has ample parking. The nearest bus stop is a short walk away.)
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Many residents would love to have a special friend to spend time with. Perhaps to go for a walk, play a game of scrabble, or just sit and chat over a cup of tea. So many of our residents have led rich and interesting lives and would love to share their memories with a friend. Friendly visitors are especially important for residents with no families or whose loved ones live far away.
Location: 55 Lodge Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H1
(Carleton Lodge is located on the Rideau River near the point where Prince of Wales Drive meets Woodroffe Avenue. It is ideally situated for residents of Manotick, Barrhaven and Nepean South. The Lodge has ample parking. The nearest bus stop is a short walk away.)
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Our arts and crafts studio operates primarily on a “drop-in” basis. Patients are able to drop by Monday and/or Wednesday afternoons to colour, paint or simply be “artsy”. This is an ongoing program and we need someone who is comfortable assisting patients with their projects in small groups, is creative and energetic. Ideally, this position is suitable for someone with an arts background or has a general interest in arts and crafts and is available and willing to take the lead.
Location: 60, Cambridge street north
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Dec 28, 2018
As a boutique volunteer, you will have the opportunity to help patients in a variety of ways. You will be required to help patients move around the boutique, serve them coffee, assist in collecting purchased items, provide some assistance at the cash machine, escort patients to the sitting area outside the boutique, be friendly and accommodating to patients’ needs and provide any other services required. The following shifts are available: 9-1pm twice weekly. This opportunity is open to all those who are flexible, reliable, take initiatives and are thinking of a long term commitment.
Location: 60, Cambridge street north
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Dec 28, 2018
Our Volunteer Ambassador program ensures that patients feel welcome as they are greeted at admission within our hospital. Ambassadors make a difference in the lives of patients by providing basic information upon arrival and ensuring their questions are answered. A tour of the facility and general areas are also provided to patients and/or families.
This opportunity is ideal for someone who is a leader, has great interpersonal skills and is independent. Join our volunteer ambassador team by committing to 1-2 shifts per week and make a difference in someone’s life from the start!
Location: 60, Cambridge street North
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Dec 28, 2018
As a unit model volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team helping patients in a variety of settings. You assist with the implementation of activities; bring patients to their appointments (internally); make friendly visits and multi-task with other small duties as they may arise. The following shifts are available: 9-noon, 10-1pm, 1-4pm 3-6pm and 5-8pm.

If you like to take initiative, are flexible and reliable this opportunity is for you!
Location: 60, Cambridge Street North
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Dec 28, 2018
Our classical music program takes place every Monday from 1-3 pm. Patients have the opportunity to temporarily escape as you take them through a musical journey of YouTube videos talking about musical pieces, and bring into context key elements you wish to discuss such as history, the author, instruments etc. As a leader of the program, you would be responsible for downloading musical content on our tablet, planning your weekly session, portering patients etc.
This is suited for someone who shares a passion for music, notably classical. It is also great for someone who is energetic, independent and reliable and who can take on initiative.
Location: 60, Cambridge street North
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7A5
Deadline: Dec 28, 2018
Lotus Centre is looking for volunteers to assist in our music programs for people with special needs. Opportunities include supporting participants in our camps and other programs, assisting with marketing and fundraising, and working on music education resource development.
Location: 13-1002 Beaverbrook Road, Kanata ON K2K 1L1
Deadline: Dec 30, 2018
Organization: Ottawa Tool Library
The OTL is looking to grow our team of talented staff at the library who manage our front desk during our hours of operation (Mon, Wed and Sat). This includes our Librarians who manage interactions with members and the public, such as loans, renewals, open/close, resolve concerns and promote the library. Tool Ninjas are needed to be on hand when the library is open to assist members with choosing the right tool(s) for their project and advising on proper tool use for the safety of our members and longevity of our tools. If you'd like to join our library staff, please let us know!
Location: 250 City Centre, Bay #216, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7
Deadline: Dec 15, 2018
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