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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 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: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a part of the hip hop and rap scene in Ottawa? One of our members in the east end is looking to be a part of it too OR just have a friend who is interested in this scene as well. If you are interested please contact Alex to learn more!
Location: Orleans
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Is going to the driving range your idea of a great way to spend an afternoon? If so, a person with an intellectual disability would like to meet you. This person is looking for someone to go to a driving range with, the driving range would either need to be accessible by bus or the volunteer would need to be able to provide transportation. If you're interested, please contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview!
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
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: Dec 20, 2017
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: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love drawing and sketching? Are you interested in getting to know someone new? 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: Ottawa
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
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: Dec 20, 2017
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: Dec 20, 2017
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: Dec 20, 2017
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: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Be a part of the LiveWorkPlay Volunteer Task Force!
A unique opportunity to use your connections and networking skills to help build a better Ottawa. LiveWorkPlay is non-profit and charitable organization that supports adults with intellectual disabilities. We help the community welcome people with intellectual disabilities to live, work, and play as valued citizens. LiveWorkPlay is currently seeking members for the Volunteer Recruitment Task Force, a group of volunteers who make new connections with new potential volunteers in our community to increase connection opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. We want to expand on our positive outcomes by creating a recruitment task force, with new volunteers, dedicated to helping us expand our volunteer network.
The following qualifications and commitments are sought:
--Regularly attend bi-monthly meetings and occasional related gatherings
--Make a serious commitment to actively participating in leveraging networks to assist LiveWorkPlay in increasing connection for people with intellectual disabilities
--Provide thoughtful and critical feedback on potential presentations and approaches
--Prepare for meetings and review/comment on minutes and reports
--Build a collegial working relationship with other Volunteer Recruitment Task Force members
--You are a passionate believer in a diverse community

If you are interested, Please email Alex Darling at alex@liveworkplay.ca
Location: Riverside Dr.
Deadline: Dec 20, 2017
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: Dec 20, 2017
Organization: Centre de services à la famille, Région de la capitale nationale
Dès la 10 octobre 2017, le programme A3 offrira un soutien scolaire supplémentaire aux élèves nouveaux arrivants pour leur permettre d’atteindre leur plein potentiel scolaire et ainsi assurer une meilleure intégration à l’école et une meilleure réussite scolaire. Ce programme est offert gratuitement aux élèves nouveaux arrivants (NA) des écoles élémentaires et secondaires du CECCE, ainsi qu'à leurs parents, le mardi de 18 h à 19 h 30 à la bibliothèque de l’école Franco-Ouest. Chaque bénévole aide un enfant, un adolescent ou un adulte dans les travaux scolaires ou l'apprentissage de la langue française.
Location: Collège catholique Franco-Ouest
411 Seyton Dr, Nepean, ON K2H 8X1
Deadline: Nov 19, 2017
Organization: Canadian Centre for Men and Families
The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is a non-profit social service centre that aims to provide programs and services for fathers, men and their families. We are searching for intake counsellors who are interested in volunteering at our centre

We are implementing a free counselling/therapy program for targetted towards men and men's issue. Our clients often experience stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health issues as a result of issues relating to divorce/separation, custody, family challenges, legal or other individual experiences.

Ideally intake counsellors would be able to contribute 1-2 hours every week working one-on-one with clients. Intake counsellors are responsible for meeting with clients, using active listening skills, demonstrating empathy, documenting interactions, making recommendations about appropriate services and programs at our centre and providing clients with information about external resources.

Intake counsellors do not provide emotional guidance, therapy or advice.

There is a large demand for this type of service in Ottawa and we are committed to providing the best care possible and being accessible for our clients.


If you are interested please contact us at 613-518-1065 or at ottawa@menandfamilies.org
Location: 292 Montreal Road, Suite 302
Deadline: Nov 26, 2017
Organization: OrKidstra
As an After-school Program Volunteer, you will play a key role in fulfilling our mission to Empower Kids & Build Community! Responsibilities include: distributing healthy snacks; monitoring the welcome desk, child safety; interacting with our amazing families; making sure our kids feel loved and welcomed!

This role would take place at our Vanier hub -we have openings on both Mondays or Wednesdays from 3:45pm-6:45pm.

Please email us at: admin@orkidstra.ca for more information!
Location: 485 Donald St, Ottawa, ON K1K 1L7 - at OrKidstra's Monday and Wednesday programming after school at OTSS
Deadline: Nov 30, 2017
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Volunteer Ottawa is looking for highly motivated and committed translators who are able to translate documents from English to French. We are looking for volunteers with experience in translating / editing who will translate anything from: newsletters, press releases, brief biographies, testimonials, best-practice documents, workshop workbooks, web content, and our Annual Report in a timely manner.

If you have excellent organizational skills, can work with little or no supervision, and can respect tight deadlines, we want to hear from you. Please send us your resume along with a cover letter in a word or PDF document.
Location: 850 Industrial Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1G 4H3
Deadline: Nov 30, 2017
Organization: Mothercraft Ottawa
The Birth Companion Program matches trained volunteers with at risk and marginalized women and families in Ottawa, by providing free prenatal, labour/delivery, postpartum and parenting support. Birth Companions are mature women over the age of 18, who are trained to provide emotional and physical support, referrals to community supports and companionship during this pivotal time in their lives. Once an application has been submitted, an interview has been conducted and the applicant has been accepted into the program, volunteers participate in an 8 week, 20 hour training to become a Birth Companion. After training, they will be matched with an expectant woman/family in need of support. We are always seeking Birth Companions who speak a variety of languages, specifically English, French, Arabic and Chinese, alternate languages are considered an asset.
Location: City Wide
Deadline: Dec 8, 2017
Organization: Shelter Movers of Ottawa
Shelter movers of Ottawa is a volunteer-based charitable organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse. We collaborate with community partners to help families transition to a life free of violence. Growing evidence suggests a significant long-term societal benefit as a result of breaking the cycle of violence.

Location: all of Ottawa
Deadline: Nov 30, 2017
Organization: Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
Gift Shop Volunteers assist residents, family members and staff to enjoy an affordable shopping experience in the comfort of our Seniors' Village. We have current openings for Monday and Wednesday afternoons, 12:30 - 4:30. Other days available on an on-call basis. Must be comfortable handling cash,operating a cash register and helping the elderly with their purchases. Minimimum commitment for this position is 6 months. Please apply online at: www.perleyrideau.ca/volunteers
Location: 1750 Russell Rd., Ottawa. ON
Deadline: Dec 8, 2017
Organization: Catholic Centre for Immigrants, Ottawa
The Matching Program at the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) is looking for volunteers to work with newcomers one-on-one. Through its volunteers, the Matching Program reaches out to refugees and immigrants who are in need of support to thrive in their new life in Ottawa.
Volunteers should be established members of the community who are familiar with the Canadian system and culture and who know how to access resources in Ottawa. Experience working with people with disabilities or medical conditions is a great asset. Patience, kindness, an open mind and an interest in other cultures are also very important qualities for our volunteers. We ask our volunteers to make a minimum 4 hour weekly commitment for a period of 6 months to 8 months.
Location: There are volunteer opportunities in different neighbourhoods of the city. The office is located at 219 Argyle Avenue, K2P 2H4.
Deadline: Nov 30, 2017
Organization: Centretown Community Health Centre
DO YOU SPEAK Chinese, French, Somali, Nepali, Punjabi? if SO, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

In partnership with community-based organizations, chronic disease partners, community leaders, and others, SCREEN provides chronic disease risk assessment screening, education about the Canadian health care system, and referrals for people who are at high risk of chronic disease. SCREEN also provides training for health care providers about culturally sensitive care. For more information about SCREEN, please visit www.champlainscreen.ca

A team of volunteers is needed to support SCREEN’s community organizing, network building and chronic disease screening work. The ideal candidates will be able to commit to approximately 40 hours of work, spread over a year period. The minimum commitment is 3-4 events per month over the course of the year. There is flexibility in the dates and times of the work.

The position is designed to offer hands-on experience in the diverse field of community health. The role will offer volunteers an opportunity to try out new work roles and interact with people from a diversity of cultures and professions in different community locations.

Major Responsibilities:
• The Core volunteers will assist SCREEN at the screening events in one or more of following tasks:
o Registration
o Help clients complete the CANRISK questionnaire
o Interpretation
o Refer high risk clients to appropriate services and program (forms and resources provided)
o Workshop delivery (volunteers with a medical background, PowerPoint slides provided)
o Hand out and collect the evaluation forms
o Prepare and serve refreshments
o Set up and cleanup of the event venue
• Take a leadership role in assigned station(s) and ensure the quality and accuracy at screening events.
• Assist in the promotion of events and the SCREEN Program among various communities by recruiting event volunteers and distributing brochures and flyers.
• Volunteers can also sign up to attend various community events such as Community Heath Fair and community celebrations to promote SCREEN
• Volunteers may be asked to be involved in the health care provider training about culturally sensitive care if required

Qualifications:
• Demonstrated experience in community development and engagement.
• Experience working with high risk and immigrant populations.
• Experience in delivering presentation/workshop to multicultural communities
• Knowledge and experience working in community settings
• Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
• Attend the volunteer trainings
• English, written and spoken
• The ability to communicate in one of these languages (Chinese, French, Somali, Nepali, Punjabi) a definite asset.
Location: 420 Cooper St., Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline: Nov 30, 2017
Organization: Shelter Movers of Ottawa
Shelter movers of Ottawa is a volunteer-based charitable organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse. We collaborate with community partners to help families transition to a life free of violence. Growing evidence suggests a significant long-term societal benefit as a result of breaking the cycle of violence.
Location: All parts of the city of Ottawa
Deadline: Nov 30, 2017
Organization: Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
Tend bar in residents' pub during afternoon Happy Hour. Visit with residents and their guests while they are enjoying the pub. Current need is for Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:30 PM.
Location: 1750 Russell Rd.
Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Organization: Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
Position: Life Skills Instructor
Program: Community Services
Unit: Young Men’s Shelter
Location: Downtown Ottawa
Reports to: Coordinator, Young Men’s Shelter

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Coordinator of the Young Men’s Shelter, the Life Skills Instructor leads small special interest classes/groups and provides instruction on various subject matters or activities to youth accessing the services of the Young Men’s Shelter or Transitional Housing.

Principal Duties:
• Plan, implement and lead a 1 hour recreation or leisure program. Activities may include, but are not limited to, physical fitness or gross motor activities (e.g. dance, yoga, tai chi, sports or athletics), cooking & nutrition, visual arts (e.g. drawing, painting, photography, crafts), drama, music, or pet therapy
• Provide instruction and guide clients through the activities as needed
• Encourage participation among clients
• Consult with the Coordinator of the Young Men’s Shelter and Youth Workers on delivery of programs and activities
• Ensure programming meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of participants
• Evaluate program and make recommendations for changes as required
• Follow safe work practices as established by the Bureau

Job Specifications/Qualifications:

• Certified Instructor, as required
• Experience working with youth (12-20 years of age)
• Experience facilitating small groups
• Knowledge of the needs, interests and concerns of marginalized youth
• Able to provide flexible programming
• Able to motivate and encourage reluctant participants
• Able to communicate in a positive, polite and respectful manner
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills, with ability to work as an effective team member as well as work independently
• Able to accept supervision and direction
• Able to maintain confidentiality
• Non-judgmental and accepting of diversity
• Punctual and reliable in coming in for scheduled shifts, or phoning in advance if unavailable or sick
• Oral fluency in English is essential
• Fluency in French will be considered an asset

Time Commitment:
Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one hour once a week on weekdays after 1:30pm or anytime on weekends, for a minimum period of three months. Volunteers wishing to work less than once a week may be considered at the discretion of the supervisor.

Screening:
• Volunteer Application
• Interview with Human Resources and the Coordinator of the Young Men’s Shelter
• References (2)
• Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector
• TB Test

Information/Training Provided:
• General orientation with Human Resources staff for Volunteer Policy Manual review
• Specific on-site orientation with Coordinator of the Young Men’s Shelter
• Periodic training and development opportunities

Disclaimer:
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the volunteer. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities required. Volunteers may be asked to perform other duties as required.
Location: Downtown
Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Organization: City of Ottawa - Long Term Care - Peter D. Clark
Looking for a qualified Massage Therapist to provide the residents with physical limitations with massage therapy. Most of the residents would either have Parkinson's disease or MS.
Location: 9 meridian Place, Ottawa ON K2G 6P8
Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Organization: City of Ottawa- Garry J. Armstrong Long Term Care home
Want a rewarding position! Imagine how you feel when you just had your hair done! Our Residents feel the same! We are looking for volunteers that will help escort and porter Residents to and from their hair appointments. What a great Socialization opportunity! The hairdressing service is located within the Home and is open 4 days a week during the day time. Join our energetic volunteer team here at Garry J. Armstrong. Orientation/training opportunities will be provided. The Home celebrates volunteer in various annual volunteer appreciation events. Volunteer may obtain References from the Home upon request.
Location: 200 IslandLodge Rd
Ottawa,On. K1N 5M2
Deadline: Nov 26, 2017
Organization: City of Ottawa- Garry J. Armstrong Long Term Care home
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference by helping someone! Being a Mealtime Assistant will give you an opportunity to establish a relationship with one or more of our residents. Those Residents would be receiving a quality opportunity as you are assisting them to eat in a relaxing atmosphere while enjoying your company. Training opportunities will be provided! This Volunteer opportunity will bring a heartfelt, warm feeling to you as you are increasing the quality of life of a senior in the community
Location: 200 Island Lodge Rd
Ottawa, On K1N 5M2
Deadline: Nov 26, 2017
Organization: City of Ottawa- Garry J. Armstrong Long Term Care home
Looking for a volunteer role where you have an opportunity to make people smile and feel good! Consider adopting a unit in our Long Term Care Home. You can visit individuals, provide Montessori based activities, take residents for a walk outside, read them the current events or simply chat about each other life experiences.
Location: 200 Island Lodge Rd.
Ottawa,On. K1N 5M2
Deadline: Nov 26, 2017
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