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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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Le Centre de services à la famille cherche des bénévoles qui aimeraient accompagner un enfant en lecture dans le programme Grands-parents à l'écoute (adultes de tout âge). Lors d'une rencontre hebdomadaire d'une heure, vous aiderez un enfant entre 7 et 12 ans à améliorer ses compétences en lecture ainsi qu'à augmenter sa confiance. Le programme est offert le jour jusqu'à la mi-mai dans sept écoles de la région. Joignez-vous à nous, un enfant vous attend. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec René au 613-565-5166.
Location: 350, rue Den Haag, Ottawa ON K1K 0W9.
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Ottawa Valley is looking for outreach volunteers to attend events to inform the public about who we are, what we are doing and to promote our major campaigns such as our Make it a real park campaign.

The role of volunteers would be to attend events or canvass at events across the Ottawa Valley area. Some events we will be going to is Marché Vieux Aylmer and other outdoor and indoor events. We will provide you with information about our organization, our campaigns, give you tools to draw people in like our games or crafts for kids. Generally speaking this position does not involve fundraising, although we try to encourage visitors to our information booths to consider supporting the organization by becoming a member.

Our Make it a real park campaign is to achieve legislated protection for Gatineau Park equivalent to a national park, with boundaries protected by law. Gatineau Park's 361 square kilometers are home to 118 rare or endangered species and 50 lakes. Connections of natural areas are essential to the movement of species, and therefore the health of the park. Roads and development threaten this connectivity in the absence of legislative protection.

Most of Gatineau Park belongs to the federal government and the National Capital Commission (NCC) manages the land, but it does not have the permanent legal protection provide to "real" national parks. Without legal protection portions of the park will continue to be subject to use for new roads, housing development and shopping centers.

This position would be great for people wanted to volunteer but wanted to learn more about the organization first.

A knowledge of local environmental issues and the ability to communicate orally in French would be considered assets for this position, but not absolute requirements.
Location: Office: 15, rue Taschereau, suite 240
Other locations depending on events.
Deadline: Mar 30, 2019
Organization: Mothercraft Ottawa
Mothercraft Ottawa's award winning Birth and Parent Companion Program is seeking volunteer Birth Companions for the Spring 2019 training.
This program recruits, screens, trains and matches volunteers to provide prenatal, labour/delivery, postpartum and parenting support to at risk families in Ottawa. Please note that Birth Companions do not perform medical tasks and are there solely for emotional, social, and sometimes physical support for the family. In addition, they are responsible for helping the family get connected to other support services in the city.
Applicants must be female and over the age of 18 to apply.
Those who speak multiple languages are considered an asset. We are actively seeking Arabic speakers, but all languages are welcome.
Location: 475 Evered Ave. Ottawa ON K1Z 5K9
Deadline: Mar 15, 2019
• Pick up clients at their family homes and transport to their community programs at the beginning of the day
• Return clients to their family homes at the end of the day
• Drive DeafBlind Ontario Services’ wheelchair accessible van, ensuring safe driving practices
Location: 2386 Heaton Ave
Ottawa, ON
K1G 1J2
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
Pick up clients at their family homes and transport to their community programs at the beginning of the day
• Return clients to their family homes at the end of the day
• Drive DeafBlind Ontario Services’ wheelchair accessible van, ensuring safe driving practices
Location: 1179 Notre Dame
Embrun, ON K0A 1W0
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
Organization: Frontier College
Are you a Student, Retiree, or Professional looking for a meaningful and fun volunteer opportunity? Frontier College needs both French and English speaking volunteers to support children at Ruth E Dickinson Public Library. Training is provided. You do not need teaching experience and a Police Check is completed free of charge. References will also be provided upon request.

www.frontiercollege.ca
Location: Ruth E Dickinson Public Library - Barrhaven
Deadline: Feb 22, 2019
Organization: Frontier College
Are you a Student, Retiree, or Professional looking for a meaningful and fun volunteer opportunity? Frontier College needs both French and English speaking volunteers to support children at Ottawa Public Library in Cumberland. Training is provided. You do not need teaching experience and a Police Check is completed free of charge. References will also be provided upon request.

www.frontiercollege.ca
Location: Ottawa Public Library in Cumberland, Orleans
Deadline: Feb 22, 2019
Organization: Frontier College
Are you a Student, Retiree, or Professional looking for a meaningful and fun volunteer opportunity? Frontier College needs both French and English speaking volunteers to support children at Ottawa Public Library in Cumberland. Training is provided. You do not need teaching experience and a Police Check is completed free of charge. References will also be provided upon request.

www.frontiercollege.ca
Location: Ottawa Public Library in Cumberland, Orleans
Deadline: Feb 22, 2019
Organization: Frontier College
Are you a Student, Retiree, or Professional looking for a meaningful and fun volunteer opportunity? Frontier College needs both French and English speaking volunteers to support children at this program. Training is provided. You do not need teaching experience and a Police Check is completed free of charge. References will also be provided upon request.

www.frontiercollege.ca
Location: 453 Cooper Street
Deadline: Feb 22, 2019
Organization: Frontier College
Are you a Student, Retiree, or Professional looking for a meaningful and fun volunteer opportunity? Frontier College needs both French and English speaking volunteers to support children at Ottawa Public Library in Cumberland. Training is provided. You do not need teaching experience and a Police Check is completed free of charge. References will also be provided upon request.

www.frontiercollege.ca
Location: St. Laurent Public Library - Cote Street (bus ride from downtown)
Deadline: Feb 22, 2019
Families Matter is a growing non-profit organization looking for someone to help lead its fund development efforts. The Mini Fundraising Event Coordinator volunteer would assist in developing and coordinating a new and innovative fundraising activity.

This role can be performed remotely from home or elsewhere, though volunteer would occasionally meet and collaborate with the Executive Director, community stakeholders and community members. The selected candidate would ideally have experience with project-based fundraising activities, takes initiative, has business acumen, as well as great people skills.

Time Commitment: 12 weeks for approx. 3.5 hrs/week.

You will be working with: the Executive Director, stakeholders, community members, as well as with families & their loved ones with a developmental disability.

Organization category: Non-profit/charitable organization

To Apply:
Please submit your résumé to info@familiesmattercoop.ca with a brief description of your interests and information as to what you hope to gain from this opportunity.
Location: c/o Makerspace North
Bay 216, 250 City Centre Ave.
Ottawa, ON K1R 6K7
Deadline: Mar 15, 2019
The Alive to Strive Race relies on more than 100 volunteers in order to hold the event on April 28, 2019. Various positions are available, including:
Security/Parking:Ensure participants remain in designated crossing areas, as well as directing volunteers and participants to the parking lot at either the Terry Fox Athletic Facility or Hog’s Back Park. Shifts are 7:30am – 11:30am, or 9am – 1pm

Barricades: Set-Up and Tear-Down of the barricades blocking major intersections. Making sure that no car is permitted to drive on the course. This is very important for runner’s safety, it is our main priority. Barricade is one of the most important volunteer position to make sure a race goes smoothly. Shifts can be up to 5 hours, 8am – 1pm

Event Area: Floaters, Runner’s security at the event area, put up tents, take down, Start/Finish Line. Shifts are from 8am – 12pm, or 9am – 1pm

Registration Area: This volunteer opportunity involves 1 of the following 5 tasks: Registration, Race Kit Pick-up, Information Desk, Bag Check/Lost and Found, Selling T-Shirts. Shifts are from 7:30am – 11:30am, or 9am – 1pm

Catering/Clean up: Serving the meal to participants after their race.
Helping keeping the food area clean as well as making sure participants stay in designated area to eat. Shifts are from 9:30am – 1:30pm

Race Kit Pick Up (Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th) Giving out race kits and race bibs to participants. Friday: 3:30pm – 7:30pm (Running Room on Bank St.) / Saturday: 9:30am – 11:30am (Terry Fox Athletic Facility)

Event Set up (Saturday, April 28th 10am – 2pm): This opportunity takes place on the day before the event. Volunteers will help organize and set-up the event area. Shifts are from 11am – 3pm
Location: 2960 Riverside Drive, Ottawa
Deadline: Apr 10, 2019
Are you looking for an opportunity to develop, enhance or share your program/event management skills? If so, we have a great home-based volunteer opportunity for you!

Families Matter Co-Operative, a dynamic volunteer-based non-profit organization, is looking for an enthusiastic program coordinator to help oversee and deliver on all aspects of diverse programs and events (i.e. small monthly networking events and educational activities requiring 2-3 hrs. of your time per week). This volunteer role includes program planning and development, providing support to the program committee, and assisting with activity/event logistics. We require someone with good communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to work independently. Knowledge of the developmental services sector and/or not-for-profit sector would be an asset but not required.

You will be working with: the Executive Director, Board Members, other volunteers, as well as interacting with families & their loved ones with a developmental disability.

Organization category: Non-profit/charitable organization

To Apply:
Please submit your résumé to info@familiesmattercoop.ca with a brief description of your interests and information as to what you hope to gain from this opportunity.
Location: c/o Makerspace North
Bay 216, 250 City Centre Ave
Ottawa, ON K1R 6K7
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
Volunteer Position: Annavale Nursery School Program Assistant for Toddler Program Team: Parent-Child (Annavale Nursery School)
Day & Time: Morning program: 8:30 to 11 am
Number of Volunteers Needed: 1+
Commitment: Minimum 3 months
Location: 250 Anna Ave
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
Description of Volunteer Role:
• Promote healthy activity and positive social interaction
• Establish a rapport with an individual living with mental health issues (as a one-to-one volunteer, or with a volunteer partner)
• Encourage independence
• Help to encourage participants toward optimal physical health and decrease social isolation
• Establish activity plan/social schedule with client
Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
Days: Fridays, for 12 weeks
Time: 10:00-1:30
Minimum commitment: 3 months
Volunteer will report to: Team Administrative Assistant, Nahla Lahleh

Goal:
The Beyond the Basic Program is a CAS mandated group for parents of children, aged from birth to 6 years old. Parents are given the opportunity to share issues, strengths, challenges and strategies, on a wide-range of parenting topics. Meals and childcare is included for participants.

Description of Volunteer Role:
• The volunteer will assist with preparing lunch for program participants by preparing food trays, setting food on the table, setting out cutlery and dishes, and monitoring the warming up of food for group participants.
• Working with a team of childcare providers, the volunteer will assist with engaging children in play while their parents attend program when needed.

Qualifications:
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Demonstrated genuine interest in children and children’s activities
• Good communication skills, ability to speak in English (other languages, such as Somali, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, an asset)
• Caring, patient, non-judgmental, and understanding of children and children’s needs
• Punctual, reliable, and dependable.
• Sensitive to multicultural issues
• Sensitive to issues facing low-income population.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.

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Jours : Vendredis, du 23 septembre au 2 décembre
Heures : 10 h à 13 h 30
Engagement minimum: Deux mois
Le bénévole relève de : Adjointe Administrative de l’équipe Parent-enfant, Nahla Lahleh

Objectif du programme :
Le programme «Beyond the Basics» est un groupe d’éducation pour les parents qui ont des enfants de six ans ou moins. Les parents sont encouragés à discuter les problèmes, les points forts, les défis et les stratégies à propos d’une foule de sujets liés au rôle parental. Les repas et services de garde sont inclus pour les participant(e)s du programme.

Description du rôle du bénévole :
• Le bénévole aidera à préparer le dîner pour les participants au programme : préparer des plateaux de nourriture, mettre la nourriture sur les tables, sortir les ustensiles et la vaisselle et surveiller le réchauffage de la nourriture pour les participants.
• Le bénévole aidera l’équipe des éducatrices à organiser des jeux pour les enfants, au besoin, pendant que les parents participent au programme.

Qualités requises :
• Capacité de travailler de manière autonome, avec la supervision minimale
• Intérêt démontré pour le travail et les activités avec des enfants
• Bonnes capacités de communication, maîtrise de l’anglais (la connaissance d’autres langues, comme le français, le somali, l’espagnol, l’arabe, le chinois, constitue un atout)
• Attentif, patient, ouvert et compréhensif vis-à-vis des enfants et de leurs besoins
• Ponctuel, fiable et digne de confiance
• Sensible aux questions multiculturelles
• Sensible aux problèmes auxquels est confrontée la population à faible revenu
• Capacité de préserver la confidentialité
• Capacité d’obtenir une attestation de vérification de casier judiciaire appropriée

Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
Le Centre de services à la famille cherche des bénévoles qui aimeraient accompagner un enfant en lecture dans le programme Grands-parents à l'écoute (adultes de tout âge). Lors d'une rencontre hebdomadaire d'une heure, vous aiderez un enfant entre 7 et 12 ans à améliorer ses compétences en lecture ainsi qu'à augmenter sa confiance. Le programme est offert le jour jusqu'à la mi-mai dans sept écoles de la région. Joignez-vous à nous, un enfant vous attend. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec René au 613-565-5166.
Location: 1345, av. Nottinghill Ottawa ON K1V 6T3; 2147, avenue Loyola Ottawa ON K1J 7W3.
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Volunteer Ottawa is looking for a receptionist and guidance volunteer to answer phones, respond to emails, provide guidance to volunteers looking to become involved in our community, as well as other tasks including administrative program support. This is a great way to gain office experience, and advance your skill level in excel and word.

We are looking to fill the following shifts:
- Monday 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
- Wednesday 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm

The ideal candidate would speak, read and write fluently in English, as well as French (advanced writing skills). Even if you do not speak French, please do still apply!

A six-month commitment (or longer) is required.
Location: 850 Industrial Avenue Unit 17F, Ottawa
Deadline: Feb 28, 2019
WE HAVE A SERIOUS NEED TRANSPORTATION DRIVERS TO TAKE SENIORS TO APPOINTMENTS! Transportation drivers need to take seniors in east Ottawa to appointments. Volunteers need to have their own vehicles and be available during the weekday. Police check, driver's abstract & $2,000,000 liability insurance are required. Mileage is paid. If you are a shift worker we would be happy to try to work with your availability.
Location: 215-1980 Ogilvie Road Ottawa Ontario K1J 8M6
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
To deliver meals to seniors in east Ottawa once or twice a week. Hours are 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Mileage is paid and a police record check is required. This position would be of interest to those who like to work with seniors.
Location: 215-1980 Ogilvie Road Ottawa Ontario K1J 9L3
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
As a Paddy's Place Volunteer you would be responsible for setting up Paddy's Place which is a small food/sitting area for residents, staff and family. You would be responsible for picking up supplies in the kitchen, working cash, making change, serving residents, staff and volunteers, Keeping Paddy's Place clean and stocking items for the next day.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Feb 28, 2019
You would escort residents to and from their floors down to the Gathering Place for Mass. You would be present at mass and assist with residents as needed.
We offer Mass every day except Saturdays. You would help from 09:30 to 11:30 when here. Some volunteer choose to help one day a week where others offer to help on several days per week.
This position required allot of walking and pushing wheelchairs of all sizes.
Location: 2865 RIVERSIDE DRIVE
Deadline: Feb 28, 2019
As an RHA Assistant you will help the Recreation Department with activities on the floor, escorting residents to and from activities, visiting residents and any other duties as assigned.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, On K0G 1S0
Deadline: Feb 28, 2019
The volunteer will assist the Rehabilitation Service Worker in providing individual and group rehab services to the residents of the Home. (ie. exercise programs, walking, etc) Volunteer must be available from 9 - 12, at least once a week on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays. Screening is conducted on all applicants to ensure suitability for position of trust. Very good learning opportunity. Many other benefits.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Feb 28, 2019
To assist with / or run a variety of games for the enjoyment of residents. (Chess, board games, bowling, bingo,...)
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa,ON
Deadline: Feb 28, 2019
To visit residents one on one, on a regular basis, in order to provide friendship and companionship.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa,ON
Deadline: Feb 28, 2019
To assist staff in providing a pleasurable dining experience for residents at meal times. You will do that by ensuring residents are served in a timely, gentle and respectful manner. Applicant must be sensitive to the needs of the elderly. Screening is conducted on all applicants to ensure suitability for position of trust. Orientation to the Home and training is provided.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa,ON
Deadline: Feb 28, 2019
Hours: Wednesday between 2PM-4:30PM; Thursday between 1:30PM-4:30PM

The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations of their used bookstore at the Manotick Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. The bookstore is self-serve, meaning books are stocked by our volunteers, and customers pay for their purchases at the Library Circulation Desk.

Volunteers in this role will be primarily responsible for receiving, sorting, and shelving donations of used books. Bookstore inventory must be kept current and fresh, so organization and inventory management are required. Volunteers may also be required to answer customer inquiries and interact with library staff as needed.

Required Skills: Must be able to move/lift up to 30 lbs of books; knowledge of books; must be friendly and courteous with the public; must have the ability to follow instructions and work effectively under pressure; must have good organizational skills.

Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation to their volunteer location.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information go to: www.fopla-aabpo.ca/volunteer
Location: 5499 South River Road
Manotick, ON K4M 1J3
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
Hours: Monday-Friday between 11AM-2:30PM

The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations of their used bookstore at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

Volunteers in this role will be primarily responsible for receiving, sorting, and shelving donations of used books. Bookstore inventory must be kept current and fresh, so organization and inventory management are required. Volunteers may also be required to answer customer inquiries, sell books, and interact with library staff as needed.

Required Skills: Must be able to move/lift up to 30 lbs of books; knowledge of books; must be friendly and courteous with the public; must have the ability to follow instructions and work effectively under pressure; must have good organizational skills.

Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation to their volunteer location.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information go to: www.fopla-aabpo.ca/volunteer
Location: 120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations of their used bookstore at the Elmvale Acres Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. The bookstore is self-serve, meaning books are stocked by our volunteers, and customers pay for their purchases at the Library Circulation Desk.

Volunteers in this role will be primarily responsible for receiving, sorting, and shelving donations of used books. Bookstore inventory must be kept current and fresh, so organization and inventory management are required. Volunteers may also be required to answer customer inquiries and interact with library staff as needed.

Required Skills: Must be able to move/lift up to 30 lbs of books; knowledge of books; must be friendly and courteous with the public; must have the ability to follow instructions and work effectively under pressure; must have good organizational skills.

Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation to their volunteer location.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information go to: www.fopla-aabpo.ca/volunteer
Location: 1910 St-Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, ON K1G 1A4
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations at their used book Distribution Facility, located at the James Bartleman Archives and Library Materials Centre in Nepean.

Distribution Facility volunteers will be responsible for moving and arranging boxes/carts of books (up to 30lbs), sorting, scanning, packing, and shelving books, preparing boxes of books for shipment, accepting donations of books, answering telephone calls, assisting members of the public, and handling sales.

Required Skills: Must be able to move/lift up to 30 lbs; knowledge of books; must be friendly and courteous with the public; must have the ability to follow instructions and work effectively under pressure; must have the ability to make change. A Police record check may be required as volunteers in this role could be handling cash.

Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation to their volunteer location.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information go to: www.fopla-aabpo.ca/volunteer
Location: 100 Tallwood Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 4R7
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with set-up, tear down, and operation of their monthly Mammoth Used Book Sale, located at the James Bartleman Archives and Library Materials Centre in Nepean.

The Mammoth Sale takes place one Saturday per month from 10AM-2PM. Volunteers will be responsible for moving and arranging heavy boxes/carts of used books for sale (up to 30lbs), helping to tear down and clean up after the monthly sale, and selling books to members of the public during the sale.

Required Skills: Must be able to move/lift up to 30 lbs; knowledge of books; must be friendly and courteous with the public; must have the ability to follow instructions and work effectively under pressure; must have the ability to make change. A Police record check may be required as volunteers in this role could be handling cash.

Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation to their volunteer location.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information go to: www.fopla-aabpo.ca/volunteer
Location: 100 Tallwood Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 4R7
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
Confederation Court Community House is a local not-for-profit who offers programs such as homework club to the children in the surrounding low income neighborhood.

We are looking for compassionate, energetic and patient people who like a challenge, to volunteer for our homework club. Hours are Monday-Thursday 3.30-5.30 (minimum of once a week required). Duties will include, helping children with homework, playing educational games with children, helping staff maintain behavior and light clean up duties.

This is a fun and rewarding way to give back to the community while getting needed volunteer hours.
Location: 2483-A Walkley Rd
Deadline: Feb 28, 2019
Organization: Start2Finish
Start2Finish’s mission is to break the cycle of child poverty by providing ongoing educational support to Canada’s at risk children throughout their school years, nurturing mind, body and social health so they are empowered to succeed and become role models for change.
This mission is achieved by our dedicated volunteers and mentor Coaches. The programs at Start2Finish, like the Running & Reading Club, encourage literacy, healthy active living, and play. As a result, students stay in school, build self-confidence and develop positive friendships with mentors and peers. With mentor Coaches, students discover the possibilities of a brighter future.

Volunteer role includes fitness activities and games, reading activities and discovering new words each week.
Location: Queen Mary Street Public School, 557 Queen Mary Street, Ottawa ON K1K 1V9
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
Organization: Start2Finish
Start2Finish’s mission is to break the cycle of child poverty by providing ongoing educational support to Canada’s at risk children throughout their school years, nurturing mind, body and social health so they are empowered to succeed and become role models for change.
This mission is achieved by our dedicated volunteers and mentor Coaches. The programs at Start2Finish, like the Running & Reading Club, encourage literacy, healthy active living, and play. As a result, students stay in school, build self-confidence and develop positive friendships with mentors and peers. With mentor Coaches, students discover the possibilities of a brighter future.

Volunteer role includes fitness activities and games, reading activities and discovering new words each week.
Location: Robert E. Wilson Public School, 373 McArthur Ave., Vanier ON K1L 6N5
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
Organization: Start2Finish
Start2Finish’s mission is to break the cycle of child poverty by providing ongoing educational support to Canada’s at risk children throughout their school years, nurturing mind, body and social health so they are empowered to succeed and become role models for change.
This mission is achieved by our dedicated volunteers and mentor Coaches. The programs at Start2Finish, like the Running & Reading Club, encourage literacy, healthy active living, and play. As a result, students stay in school, build self-confidence and develop positive friendships with mentors and peers. With mentor Coaches, students discover the possibilities of a brighter future.

Volunteer role includes fitness activities and games, reading activities and discovering new words each week.
Location: 4230 Sherwoodtowne Blvd.
unit 303
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
New: We are currently seeking a fundraiser to support our work with the community and to create partnerships with local organizations. You will also be working with our executive director to increase the scope of our non-for-profit organization
-Ideally, 2 shifts/week of at least a few hours each
-Bilingual and experience an asset
-Commitment for at least 4 months in order to provide references and certificate of completion
Location: 265 Montreal Road, Ottawa
Deadline: Mar 7, 2019
Need a certified substance abuse counselor to help patients struggling with addictions. The main responsibility is to work with individuals and their families to treat both mental and emotional disorders, as well as to promote overall mental health.
Location: 265 Montreal Rd, Vanier, ON K1L 6C4
Deadline: Mar 7, 2019
Organization: Music and Beyond
Volunteers needed for various positions with Music and Beyond! Contact volunteer@musicandbeyond.ca for more info or to sign up!
Location: 51 William Street
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
Please register with us at:

http://www.pqchc.com/volunteers-students/volunteer-application/

Please note that you will also need to register with the CRA as one of our volunteers. We can tell you how!



If you are interested in helping diverse low income community members to complete their 2017 income tax forms, you may want to consider volunteering with PQCHC. Our Free Income Tax Clinics operates on Saturdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 13:00 p.m., during March and April. Opportunities to support small groups of community members at our location, during day time hours. We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills, bookkeeping skills, and experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds. Ability to speak different languages an asset (French, Arabic, Somali, Russian, Mandarin etc.). In order to best match your skills and interest with the volunteer opportunities available at Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre, you will be required to: -Complete and return an application form. -Attend a personal interview. -Submit 2 personal references. -Undergo a police record check. -Participate in training and orientation session. You can download the application form here:

http://www.pqchc.com/volunteers-students/volunteer-application/


Location: 1365 Richmond Road, 2nd Floor, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Feb 28, 2019
One-hour Information Session for anyone interested: Tues, March 5th, 6 - 8 PM. If still interested, please attend our Basic Training that follows (16 hrs) - visit www.cosa-ottawa.ca/training for details & dates.

Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) is a Canada-wide community-based reintegration program that assists individuals who have been incarcerated for committing sexual offences, and seek our help voluntarily, in their effort to develop a meaningful, crime-free life in the community. Volunteers meet as a group and individually with a 'core member' to assist with the reintegration process. We are looking for mature, enthusiastic individuals of all ages (min. 21 years old), from all backgrounds and lifestyles, in particular, recently or soon-to-be retired; who are non-judgmental, resourceful and have approx. 2 hours/week, and can commit to being involved for at least one year.
Location: 211 Bronson Ave unit 207A, Ottawa (ON), K1R 6H5
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
Organization: CNIB
CNIB Guide Dogs is looking for a number of volunteer drivers that can assist with their vehicles by doing some driving errands on occasion. From picking up and dropping off puppies or adult dogs in training, to delivering a bag/s of dog food to a local destination, or picking up / dropping off clients at airport / train station or other. If you have the time, and are looking for a way to support CNIB Guide Dogs, feel free to contact us.
Location: Ottawa and surrounding areas
Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
Professional writing abilities needed
Public speaking
Wordsmith
Location: 265 Montreal Rd, Vanier, ON K1L 6C4
Deadline: Feb 28, 2019
Established in 1976, the Multicultural History Society of Ontario has a dual mandate as steward of heritage resources and educator. It collects, preserves, and makes available significant, irreplaceable records documenting immigrant and ethnic experiences, and it undertakes educational programming illuminating our histories of migration and ethnicity.

The Society is the creator of the most extensive assemblage in Canada – and one of the largest in North America – of archival materials documenting immigrant and ethnic experiences. Over 70 ethnocultural and Indigenous communities and some 240 municipalities are represented in the MHSO’s archival holdings.

During the last few years, the MHSO has focused its efforts on the creation of a digital archive, the 'anchor' archive in its online repository Discovering Multicultural Canada. The digital archive will include digitized oral history interviews, ethnic newspapers, and historical photographs from the Society’s extensive archival holdings, augmented by contextual materials and reference information.

The MHSO is looking for dedicated individuals who are interested in the experiences of immigrants who came to Ontario both before and after the Second World War and who wish to support the establishment of the digital archive. Although the Society is located in Toronto, individuals living anywhere in the province can volunteer since resources and materials will be made available virtually.

Volunteer Opportunities

• Transcribing oral history interviews
• Transcribing non-English-language oral history interviews (many are in a variety of heritage languages) and translating these transcripts into English
• Editing transcripts
• Annotating transcripts
• Indexing oral history interviews
• Researching and writing biographical notes

Required Skills

We are seeking responsible, organized, enthusiastic individuals who can work well independently.

Time Commitment

Volunteers must be able to commit 4 hours per week towards the project. Since volunteers will be working from home rather than on-site, the exact days and times of volunteering are flexible.

How to Apply

Individuals interested in volunteering should send resumes outlining their skills and experience to the MHSO’s Outreach & Digital Archive Officer, Cassandra Tavukciyan, at cassandra.tavukciyan@mhso.ca .Providing an indication of what the individual can contribute to the project and the MHSO will also be helpful.
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