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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

Life Coach and or MSW for one on one counselling, flexible hours,. areas include, addictions, Stress Management, Anger Management, general counselling,life skills. Must have some relative experience and/or education related to the position. Bilingual asset.
Location: 265 Montreal road Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Registration is open for fall training sessions (dates TBA).

Be an English literacy volunteer tutor and mentor for the ELF's Sage Youth Programs. Work one-on-one, and in small groups with marginalized children and youth.

We are looking for volunteer support from October 2018 to May 2019 to work for our Monday morning program (9:35 am to 11:35 am) in the west-end of Ottawa. This location is in a high-school, serving youth with a broad range of exceptionalities.

You will be provided with all necessary training and materials. A vulnerable sector police check and 2 professional references are required.

Please join us and support students with their literacy and life-skills. Come with your patience and good will to teach, mentor, and become a hero.

For more information about the ELF's Sage Youth programs, please visit our website at www.excellenceinliteracy.org. You may contact us by email at sageyouth@hotmail.com or by phone at 613-838-5539.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Location: Monday mornings at a high school in the west end of Ottawa
Deadline: Oct 26, 2018
Do you have a passion for the written word? Are you a writer in your profession or perhaps a blogger or simply someone who enjoys creative writing? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Region d'Ottawa
Deadline: Nov 5, 2018
Avez-vous un intérêt dont vous êtes passionnés? Etes-vous doués d’un certain talent? Aimez-vous pratiquer de divers pases-temps?
Si vous voulez partagez vos intérêts, passions, et habilités avec des étudiants qui sont aussi passionnés, pensez y de devenir un mentor pour un jeune!

Liens Étudiants est une initiative qui offre aux élèves du secondaire ayant une déficience intellectuelle l'occasion de développer leurs intérêts et passe-temps actuels, tout en découvrant de nouvelles possibilités pour après l'école

Votre rôle en tant que mentor:
- Présenter des informations sur votre domaine d'expertise
- Présentation d'un étudiant à votre passe-temps ou de l'industrie
- Fournir une opportunité d'expérience pratique

C'est une opportunité pour vous d'aider un étudiant en partageant quelque chose qui vous passionne.

Les engagements de temps sont flexibles.

Écrivez nous à propos de vos intérêts aujourd’hui!
Location: Région d’Ottawa - lieux variés
Deadline: Nov 5, 2018
Do you work as a DJ or music industry or simply enjoy mixing music and creating beats? Looking for someone who is passionate about this area of music. If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you! Hoping to connect a prospective mentor with a youth who has some experience DJing and is interested in building on knowledge/skills and to possibly learn more about roles in this field.

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region
Deadline: Nov 5, 2018
Do you have experience with costume design- either professionally or as a hobby? Do you enjoy creating artistic or elaborate costumes for occasions, events or productions? Do you prefer to experiment with costume making on your own?

If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region
Deadline: Nov 5, 2018
Avez-vous un intérêt dont vous êtes passionnés? Etes-vous doués d’un certain talent? Aimez-vous pratiquer de divers pases-temps?
Si vous voulez partagez vos intérêts, passions, et habilités avec des étudiants qui sont aussi passionnés, pensez y de devenir un mentor pour un jeune!

Liens Étudiants est une initiative qui offre aux élèves du secondaire ayant une déficience intellectuelle l'occasion de développer leurs intérêts et passe-temps actuels, tout en découvrant de nouvelles possibilités pour après l'école

Votre rôle en tant que mentor:
- Présenter des informations sur votre domaine d'expertise
- Présentation d'un étudiant à votre passe-temps ou de l'industrie
- Fournir une opportunité d'expérience pratique

C'est une opportunité pour vous d'aider un étudiant en partageant quelque chose qui vous passionne.

Les engagements de temps sont flexibles.

Écrivez nous à propos de vos intérêts aujourd’hui!
Location: Région d’Ottawa - milieux variés
Deadline: Nov 5, 2018
Are you passionate about your hobby or industry? Do you have specific skills/talents or experiences in a particular field? Would you like to share those experiences and skills with youth to help them develop their passion? If yes, this is for you.

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region- various locations
Deadline: Nov 5, 2018
Do you have a passion to create? Are you employed in the animation or design industries? Are you a student of animation? Or perhaps you are someone who likes to design and create in their spare time?
If you would like to share your knowledge and skills with a high school student who shares your passion, or simply wish to show them the industry, this is the initiative for you!

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region - Various Locations
Deadline: Nov 5, 2018
Share your love of animals! Perley Rideau is seeking certified pet therapy teams to visit with seniors in long-term care. Pet and handler must have completed training through Ottawa Therapy Dogs, St. John's Ambulance or Therapeutic Paws. Must be open to visiting residents with dementia.
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Are you a retired or working individual looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity?

Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa is a not-for-profit seniors’ residence affiliated with Abbeyfield International, with 1,100 houses in 25 countries worldwide.

Abbeyfield House Parkdale is looking for a residency committee secretary that will assist with:
--Liaising with the Chair, House Manager and Committee Members to plan meetings
--Receiving agenda items from committee members
--Circulating agendas and reports
--Taking minutes of Residency Committee and meeting with residents
--Circulating minutes at least one week prior to meeting
--Checking that agreed actions are carried out.
--Keeping up-to-date contact details (i.e. names, addresses and telephone numbers) for the management committee and (where relevant) ordinary members of the organization.
--Filing minutes and reports
--Compiling lists of names and addresses that are useful to the organisation, including those of appropriate officials or officers of voluntary organisations.
--Keeping a record of the committee's activities
--Keeping a diary of future activities

The Residency Committee meets once per month for 3 hours (typically the 2nd Wednesday of the month, morning or afternoon).
Time commitment: 6 hours per month.

This position is ideal for someone with understanding of meeting procedures and skills in minute taking.
Location: 425 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Are you a retired or working individual looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity?

Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa is a not-for-profit seniors’ residence affiliated with Abbeyfield International, with 1,100 houses in 25 countries worldwide.

We are looking for a new member for our Residency Committee. Must have previous experience with seniors.

Description:
• Participate in monthly residency meetings on the second Wednesday afternoon of the month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

• Discuss agenda items including issues relating to the wellbeing of current residents, problem solving, planning events, and handling enquires from people in the community who are interested in living at Abbeyfield.

• There is also an evening Residents' Meeting once every two months. This meeting gives the residents an opportunity to voice any ideas, questions or concerns they may have.
Location: 425 Parkdale Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
JUMELAGE
Nous cherchons des bénévoles motivé(es), qui parle une ou les deux langues officielles, afin d’aider les nouveaux arrivants avec leur intégration dans la société canadienne.
Certificats octroyés pour Bénévoles et clients!

MATCHING

We are looking for motivated volunteers, who speak one or both official languages, to help newcomers with their integration into canadian society.

Certificates granted for Volunteers and clients !
Location: Centre des services communautaires Vanier
Vanier Community Service Centre
290, rue Dupuis Street
Ottawa, ON K1L 1A2
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) require volunteers to assist with upcoming operations at The Friends’ Bookshop on the ground level of the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

As a volunteer you will serve customers by selling books, handle the cash register, and make daily deposits. Duties will also involve receiving donations of used books, and sorting and shelving used books. All volunteers will be trained on these procedures.

The bookstore will be manned from 11AM-1PM and 4PM-6PM on Monday-Fridays, 10AM-2PM on Saturdays, and 1PM-5PM on Sundays (excluding the summer months). The bookstore will remain open on a self-serve basis for all other opening hours of the Main Branch.

Language: English proficiency required. Bilingualism is an asset.

Skills Required: Knowledge of books and customer service skills; 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; must be able to lift and sort books.

Time Requirement: 3 hours per week

We thank all applicants for their interest, but please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Location: 120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
We are a local Not-for-profit that works with Children and Youth from the surrounding low income families. We provide after school home work help and tutoring the children between the ages of 6-16.

We are look for volunteers to help these children with homework and assignments in various subjects.

If you are a passionate and patient person looking to give back to the community and work with some amazing children, this is the poistion for you!

We are looking for a commitment of once a week (minimum). Mon-Thurs 3.30-5.30 pm.
Location: 2483-A Walkley Rd
Deadline: Oct 31, 2018
Organization: CNIB
Ambassador Partners are an integral part of the CNIB Ambassador team and support our client ambassadors in community engagements. CNIB Ambassadors and their partners promote education on vision health, vision loss and prevention, and research. CNIB Ambassadors are usually blind or partially sighted clients (or their loved ones) who tell their stories about the impact of vision loss, the abilities of blind and partially sighted Canadians, and the role CNIB plays in their lives. Ambassador partners will team up with our client ambassadors to provide transportation and assistance participating in community presentations and events.
Location: 1355 Bank St. suite 101
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8K7
Deadline: Oct 30, 2018
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