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Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Ancoura
Ancoura is looking for people to help plan our Christmas Party, Annual Barbecue and to provide refreshments for our Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Orientation and Training evenings (held in the fall and spring). Volunteers would work with staff and become members of our Social Committee.
Location: Ancoura's office address is 30 Cleary Avenue in the west end of Ottawa. We are located in the lower level of the Unitarian Church of Ottawa, just east of Woodroffe Avenue. We have six townhomes in Ottawa, five in the west end and one in the east end.
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Helping With Furniture (www.helpingwithfurniture.org) is a charitable organization that delivers gently used furniture and household items to those in the Ottawa area who are restarting their lives because of situations of hardship. We assist refugee claimants and other immigrants, as well as those who have been displaced by situations like house fires and domestic violence. By delivering furniture and household essentials, our mission is to provide comfort, hope, and dignity to those in need.

HWF is currently in need of additional movers to assist with Saturday morning and Wednesday evening deliveries from its east-end location on Canotek Road. We ask for a commitment of at least one shift per month for each volunteer. Our movers work as a team to deliver furniture to families in need.

Skills, experience and qualifications required:
• physically able to lift articles of medium and heavy weight
• able to work collaborative as a team with other volunteers
• use of vehicle for driving to and from families is an asset
• able to work outdoors
• be able to master proper lifting techniques
• basic communication skills

Requirements:
• follow agenda and requested lists for families
• follow guidelines on volunteer application form in regards to families
• be alert and respect all procedures and safety measures in place
• wear proper attire for the task and for the weather
• complete the application form and waiver
Location: 5350 Canotek Rd Unit 9, Gloucester, ON K1J 9C9
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Organization: The Glebe Centre
Answer phone calls, forward calls, answer questions regarding the centre. Welcome on site visitors, monitor access, perform clerical duties. Make phone calls to clients to remind them of appointments. This position is for Fridays.
Location: 77 Monk Street Ottawa On K1S5A7
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Organization: The Glebe Centre
The Men's Support Group supports seniors living in long term care who remain cognitive and would like to participate in a discussion group on various topics of interest. The volunteer would set up the room for the program, research topics of interest and encourage social engagement. Residents would need to be escorted to and from the program. This program runs every Tuesday at 1:00.
Location: 77 Monk Street Ottawa On
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Le Centre de ressources communautaires de la Basse-Ville (CRCBV) offre chaque année à la population résidente dans la Basse-Ville d’Ottawa, un service d’impôt gratuit durant la période de février à avril.
Ce service est offert aux personnes et familles à faible revenu qui ne peuvent défrayer le coût relié au service auprès des comptables privés. Chaque année, le CRCBV aide plus de 300 personnes à compléter leur déclaration d’impôt à travers ce programme. Afin d’en arriver à aider ces gens, le Centre compte sur l’appui des bénévoles en impôt qui, depuis l’implantation du programme l'ont toujours aidé et permis de retourner des milliers de dollars dans les poches des personnes à faible revenu, en forme de prestations et crédits.
C’est pour cela que le Centre est à la recherche des personnes ayant des connaissances en impôt et qui ont du temps à consacrer à la communauté à travers le bénévolat.
Les cliniques d'impôt se tiennent en soirée chaque mercredi, de 17h00-20h00, une fois par semaine, de mars à avril, au sein même du Centre. Période pendant la quelle les bénévoles traitent les dossiers d'impôt reçus durant la semaine et les transmettent électroniquement à l'agence de revenu du Canada .
Location: 40, rue Cobourg Street
Ottawa ON K1N 8Z6
Deadline: Feb 1, 2018
Organization: The Arthritis Society
Volunteer Transporter Job Description (Minimum Age of 19)

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Arthritis Society is recruiting for dedicated, caring and enthusiastic TRANSPORTERS to volunteer at Camp Cambria, a camp for children living with arthritis, from August 19, 2018 to August 25, 2018 inclusive (pre-training required).

Location: Camp Kodiak (Host Camp) Located North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: ▪ Supporting the Camp Director and Program Staff by transporting staff and/or campers by means of golf cart, as required, to daily activities.
▪ Transport campers and/or staff to medical facilities when additional care is required.
▪ Responsible for monitoring and distributing hot and cold packs throughout the day, as necessary.
▪ Act as a positive role model to staff and campers.
▪ Under the guidance of the Camp Director and Program Staff, Transporters may be asked to perform various supportive duties, including delivering refreshments to campers and assisting with luggage drop off.
▪ Ensure a high standard of health and safety of campers in all activities at camp, including the proper use of golf carts at all times.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
▪ Comprehensive understanding of the implications of living with arthritis, gained by living with arthritis and/or working/volunteering with people living with arthritis and / or chronic pain.
▪ Valid CPR/First aid training certification.
▪ All drivers must hold at minimum a G1 driver’s license and have experience driving.
▪ Satisfactory completion of Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Verification
▪ Previous experience working with children in a camp and/or education setting
▪ Excellent leadership skills, teamwork and communication skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
▪ Must be available to work in camp setting, inclusive of cabin lodgment and available 24 hours a day with scheduled breaks.

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS:
▪ Give back to the community and influence those living with arthritis.
▪ Use specialized skills and talents while contributing to The Society’s mission.
▪ Enhance and learn new skills.
▪ Build connections and be part of a community.

TO APPLY:
If you are interested in and qualify for this exciting opportunity, please visit http://campcambria.campbrainstaff.com.

For more information, please contact Christine Bilsky, Education Coordinator, at cbilsky@arthritis.ca or 416-979-7228 Ext. 3535.
Location: Location: Camp Kodiak (Host Camp) Located North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON
Deadline: Feb 1, 2018
Organization: The Arthritis Society
Volunteer Floater Job Description (Minimum Age of 19)

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Arthritis Society is recruiting for dedicated, caring and enthusiastic FLOATERS to volunteer at Camp Cambria, a camp for children living with arthritis, from August 19, 2018 to August 25, 2018 inclusive (pre-training required).

Location: Camp Kodiak (Host Camp) Located North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
▪ Supporting the Camp Director and Program Staff in running and implementation of daily activities, lending support, where necessary, in order to deliver high quality programs.
▪ Assist in the organization and supervision of campers within the scheduled activities and throughout the day, providing necessary breaks for our camp counsellors.
▪ Act as a positive role model to staff and campers, participating actively and enthusiastically in all camp activities.
▪ Under the guidance of the Camp Director and Program Staff, Floaters may also be assigned various administrative and program support duties, or provide additional support to transporters and camp counsellors.
▪ Ensure a high standard of health and safety of campers in all activities at camp.
▪ Promote and support the mission of The Arthritis Society.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
▪ Comprehensive understanding of the implications of living with arthritis, gained by living with arthritis and/or working/volunteering with people living with arthritis and / or chronic pain.
▪ Valid CPR/First aid training certification.
▪ Satisfactory completion of Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Verification
▪ Previous experience working with children in a camp and/or education setting
▪ Passion for working with children of all ages.
▪ Excellent leadership skills, teamwork and communication skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
▪ Must be available to work in camp setting, inclusive of cabin lodgment and available 24 hours a day with scheduled breaks.

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS:
▪ Give back to the community and influence those living with arthritis.
▪ Use specialized skills and talents while contributing to The Society’s mission.
▪ Enhance and learn new skills.
▪ Build connections and be part of a community.

TO APPLY:
If you are interested in and qualify for this exciting opportunity, please visit http://campcambria.campbrainstaff.com.

For more information, please contact Christine Bilsky, Education Coordinator, at cbilsky@arthritis.ca or 416-979-7228 Ext. 3535.
Location: Location: Camp Kodiak (Host Camp) Located North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON
Deadline: Feb 1, 2018
Organization: The Arthritis Society
Volunteer Camp Counsellor (Minimum Age of 21)

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Arthritis Society is recruiting for dedicated, caring and enthusiastic CAMP COUNSELLORS to volunteer at Camp Cambria, a camp for children living with arthritis, from August 19, 2018 to August 25, 2018 inclusive (pre-training required).

Location: Camp Kodiak (Host Camp) Located North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

▪ Lead campers aged 7 to 17 years of age, who are suffering with arthritis, some of whom have been newly diagnosed.
▪ Share in regular cabin responsibilities with a co-counsellor, including overnight and daily routine supervision. ▪ Ensure campers safety and well-being, and make their Camp Cambria experience as fun and rewarding as possible.
▪ Assist camper’s transition to camp, dealing with difficult emotions such as homesickness, peer-related issues and program issues.
▪ Ensure campers are using their ‘rest period’ to recharge and have heat/ice as needed.
▪ Assist in the implementation of daily activities.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
▪ Comprehensive understanding of the implications of living with arthritis, gained by living with arthritis and/or working/volunteering with people living with arthritis and / or chronic pain.
▪ Valid CPR/First aid training certification.
▪ Satisfactory completion of Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Verification
▪ Previous experience working with children in a camp and/or education setting
▪ Passion for working with children of all ages.
▪ Excellent leadership skills, teamwork and communication skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
▪ Must be available to work in camp setting, inclusive of cabin lodgment and available 24 hours a day with scheduled breaks.

TO APPLY:
If you are interested in and qualify for this exciting opportunity, please visit http://campcambria.campbrainstaff.com.
For more information, please contact Christine Bilsky, Education Coordinator, at cbilsky@arthritis.ca or 416-979-7228 Ext. 3535.
Location: Camp Cambria located at Camp Kodiak (Host Camp), North of Perry Sound in McKellar, ON
Deadline: Feb 1, 2018
The visitor assists the Manager of Spiritual and Religious Care in providing pastoral visits to residents of the home.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K0G 1S0
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
To provide basic fingernail care (filing, cleaning, nail polish, hand lotion) to the residents. Volunteer must be available weekly, on Tuesday, from 1 - 3 PM. Orientation and training provided.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa,ON
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
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: Jan 31, 2018
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: Jan 31, 2018
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: Jan 31, 2018
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: Jan 31, 2018
To visit residents one on one, on a regular basis, in order to provide friendship and companionship.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa,ON
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
To provide encouragement, guidance, company and enjoyment to cognitively impaired residents. This can be done through a variety of activities such as games, walks, singing or one on one interaction with the resident.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa,ON
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
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: Jan 31, 2018
To escort residents that are in a wheelchair to in-house hairdresser, recreational activities, religious services, as requested. Good health, positive, friendly attitude necessary. Orientation and wheelchair safety and etiquette provided prior to beginning your responsibilities.
Location: 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa,Ontario
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Organization: Free the Falls
3 major pieces of research are required regarding Akikodjiwan/Chaudiere Falls and its islands and the Ottawa River. One is related to the Energy Ottawa expansion and the other idea is related to rezoning the Chaudiere Falls from parkland and a sacred area for the indigenous people across Turtle Island to a land of mixed-use community (condos, shops, restaurants, parks, and hotels) for Windmill/Zibi.

The second concerns making the Ottawa River a legal person.

The third concerns creating a national conference for indigenous sacred sites.
Location: 504-44 Emmerson
Ottawa
Deadline: Feb 20, 2018
Location: Carlington CHC, 900 Merivale Team: Parent-Child Days: Wednesdays Time: 12:15 to 3:15 pm Commitment: Three months or more. Description of Volunteer Role: --Assist with the physical set up of room: set up chairs in clusters, put up screens for privacy, put scale on counter, organize sign-in clipboard, blank charts, pens, signage outside Teddy s room on easel. --Meet and greet families as they enter the program. --Interact and visit with clients as needed, particularly when the client is waiting for the lactation consultant. --Organize registration forms and records of assessment as outlined in the written instructions provided. --Periodically, review the binder that holds client charts and remove client files with last date entry older than 3 months and give to LC as instructed. --Assist with cleaning of returned pumps as directed and record pump returns in main binder on pump loan sheets. Qualifications: --Must be able to work independently as well as part of team --Genuine interest in helping new mothers and dads --Good communication skills, ability to speak in English (other languages, an asset) --Caring, patient and understanding. --Punctual, non-judgmental --Sensitive to multicultural issues --Sensitive to issues facing low-income population. --Ability to maintain client confidentiality. --Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check. For more information about this position, and to receive the application materials, please contact the Coordinator of Volunteers at 613-722-4000 or volunteering@carlington.ochc.org
Location: 900 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON K1Z 5Z8
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 9:30 am to 12:15 pm
Minimum commitment: 3 months
Volunteer will report to: Rana Arfeh, Family Support Worker


Goal:
Buns in the Oven is a weekly prenatal/postnatal program for women interested in learning about pregnancy and nutrition. Participants are invited to take part in cooking and sharing a healthy meal, as well as take part in guest lectures/workshops regarding child development, parenting, safety etc.

Description of Volunteer Role:
• Welcome and support young mothers as they enter the program
• Promote a nurturing, caring, warm, and supportive environment
• Supporting first-time participants and returning participants with registration and registration renewal
• Assisting staff in administering participant surveys
• Assisting with food preparation and clean-up
• Assisting staff and guest lecturers with educational activities
• Assist in childcare when needed.

Qualifications:
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Good communication skills, ability to speak in English (other languages, such as Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese, Somali, an asset)
• Caring, patient, non-judgmental, and understanding of client needs
• Punctual, reliable, and dependable
• Sensitive to multicultural issues
• Sensitive to issues facing low-income population, specifically young low-income mothers.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check
Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Goal of the program: The Mothers of Multiples Group is a breastfeeding mother-to-mother support group. The group is open to all mothers of multiple children. Mothers are invited to a safe space where they can connect & discuss their challenges and experiences. Description of Volunteer Role: " Assist with registration of participants " Assist with the physical set up of room and any activities. " Promote play among children " Assist with cleaning and putting away items after the sessions, including toys, dishes, floors, surfaces. " Promote safety. Qualifications: " Ability to work in a challenging environment " Demonstrated genuine interest in children " 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.
Location: 900 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Days: Fridays
Time: 2 hours, time depends on room availability
Minimum commitment: Three months
Volunteer will report to: Site Superintendent


Description of Volunteer Role:
• Maintain cleanliness and tidiness of the community kitchen.
• Do a weekly inspection of the kitchen for health and safety issues and report them to the site superintendent
• Return items that do not below in the community kitchen to the staff kitchen and return items that should be in the community kitchen to the cupboards and drawers.
• Inspect the refrigerator for non-labeled items and discard them.
• Document the temperature of the refrigerator.
• Wash and put away any dishes left in the sink and on counters.
• Clean inside of the microwaves and oven, wash the stovetop and counters, wash the bottom of the refrigerator.
• Once a year: conducts an inventory of all items in the kitchen and submits list to site supervisor.

Qualifications:
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Punctual, reliable, and dependable.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to obtain an appropriate Criminal Reference Check.

Jours : Vendredi
Horaire : 2 heures, l’heure dépend de la disponibilité de la salle
Engagement minimal : Trois mois
La ou le bénévole relève de : Surintendante ou surintendant de l’emplacement


Description du rôle de la ou du bénévole :
• S’assurer que la cuisine communautaire est propre et ordonnée.
• Inspecter chaque semaine la cuisine afin de détecter les problèmes de santé et de sécurité et les signaler à la superviseure ou au superviseur de l’emplacement.
• Remettre au personnel de la cuisine les articles qui n’appartiennent pas à la cuisine communautaire et replacer dans les armoires et les tiroirs les articles qui devraient se trouver dans la cuisine.
• S’assurer qu’il n’y a aucun aliment non étiqueté dans le réfrigérateur.
• Consigner la température du réfrigérateur.
• Laver et ranger la vaisselle laissée dans l’évier et sur les comptoirs.
• Nettoyer l’intérieur des fours à micro-ondes et des fours, laver le dessus de la cuisinière et des comptoirs et laver le bas du réfrigérateur.
• Une fois par année : faire l’inventaire de tous les articles qui se trouvent dans la cuisine et remettre la liste à la surintendante ou au surintendant de l’emplacement.

Compétences requises :
• Capacité de travailler de façon autonome avec une surveillance minimale.
• Ponctualité et fiabilité.
• Capacité de respecter la confidentialité.
• Capacité d’obtenir une vérification appropriée du casier judiciaire.


Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Team: Parent-Child
Days: Wednesdays and Fridays
Time: 8:30 am to 12 noon
Minimum commitment: Three months
Volunteer will report to: Anisa Bakar


Description of Volunteer Role:
• Assist with the physical set up of room and any activities.
• Promote reading among participants.
• Prepare snacks and clean up after preparation.
• Assist with cleaning and putting away items after the sessions, including toys, dishes, floors, surfaces.
• Promote safety during the playgroup.

Qualifications:
• Ability to work in a challenging environment
• 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.


Endroit : Club des garçons et filles d'Ottawa, 1463 promenade Prince of Wales
Équipe : Parent-enfant
Jours : Mecredis et vendredis
Heures : 8 h 30 à 12 h
Engagement minimum: Trois mois
Le bénévole relève de : Anisa Bakar, Travailleuse de développement de la petite enfance



Description du rôle du bénévole :
• Aider à la préparation physique de la salle et des activités
• Promouvoir la lecture auprès des participants
• Préparer des collations et nettoyer après la préparation des aliments
• Aider au nettoyage de la salle et au rangement des articles après les séances de jeu, incluant les jouets, la vaisselle, les planchers et les surfaces
• Promouvoir la sécurité durant les activités du groupe de jeu

Qualités requises :
• Capacité de travailler dans un environnement exigeant
• 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: 1665 Apeldoorn
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Team: Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days: Thursday
Time: 3:00 to 5:30 pm
Number of Volunteers Needed: 5 - 8
Commitment: Year-round (September 12, 2016 until end of June 2017)
Volunteer will report to: SWAG Coordinator


Goal of the program:
The SWAG program is intended to increase the high school graduation rate of students identified as most at risk of failing by providing volunteer Tutors who will help increase students' academic success in a supportive environment.

Description of Volunteer Role:
• Provide academic assistance related to the Grade 9 and 10 curriculum to participants
• Help students improve study habits such as time management and studying skills.
• Help motivate students to complete academic goals.
• Provide positive feedback and appropriate guidance to students.

Qualifications:
• Previous experience with older children / youth.
• Knowledge of Grade 9 and 10 high school curriculum. Concentration in English, French math, science, history, geography, preferred.
• Knowledge of appropriate tutoring and motivational techniques
• Caring, patient, open-minded, non-judgmental, and excellent interpersonal skills
• Awareness of issues related to low-income families; sensitive to multicultural issues.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Reliable and dependable.
• Fluency in English required, fluency in French and additional languages pertinent to our client population an asset.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.


Équipe : Équipe du Programme de promotion de la santé et de counseling
Jours : Jeudi
Heure : De 15 h à 17 h 30
Nombre de bénévoles requis : 5 - 8
Engagement : Toute l’année (Du 12 septembre 2016 jusqu’à la fin de juin 2017)
La ou le bénévole relève de : Coordonnatrice ou coordonnateur, SWAG

Objectif du programme :
Le programme SWAG a pour but d’accroître le taux d’obtention du diplôme d’études secondaires des élèves qui risquent le plus d’échouer en leur offrant des tutrices et des tuteurs bénévoles qui les soutiendront et les aideront à réussir.

Description du rôle de la ou du bénévole :
• Fournir une aide aux participants en ce qui concerne le curriculum de la 9e et de la 10e année.
• Aider les élèves à améliorer leurs techniques et leurs pratiques d’étude, ainsi que la façon dont ils gèrent leur temps.
• Aider à motiver les élèves pour qu’ils atteignent leurs objectifs scolaires.
• Faire des commentaires positifs aux élèves et les orienter.

Qualifications :
• Expérience du travail auprès des enfants plus âgés et des jeunes.
• Connaissance du curriculum de la 9e et de la 10e année. Concentration en anglais, en français en mathématiques, en sciences, en histoire et en géographie, préférable.
• Connaissance des techniques de tutorat et de motivation pertinentes.
• Bienveillance, patience, ouverture d’esprit, capacité de ne pas porter de jugement et entregent.
• Sensibilité aux enjeux auxquels font face les personnes à faible revenu et aux questions multiculturelles.
• Capacité de travailler de façon autonome avec un minimum de supervision.
• Fiabilité.
• Maîtrise de l’anglais; la maîtrise du français et d’autres langues parlées par nos clients est un atout.
• Capacité de respecter les règles de confidentialité.
• Capacité de faire faire une vérification du casier judiciaire.


Location: Fisher Park Public School, 250 Holland Avenue
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Team: Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday
Time: 3:00 to 5:30 pm
Number of Volunteers Needed: 4 - 6
Commitment: Year-round (September 12, 2016 until end of June 2017)
Volunteer will report to: SWAG Coordinator


Goal of the program:
The SWAG program is intended to increase the high school graduation rate of students identified as most at risk of failing by providing volunteer Tutors who will help increase students' academic success in a supportive environment.

Description of Volunteer Role:
• Assist staff in implementing social recreation by helping with set up and take-down and by participating in activities.
• Help students improve skills such as life skills and goal setting.
• Provide encouragement, acceptance, motivation, and support to participants.
• Provide positive feedback and appropriate guidance to students.
• Volunteer mentors may be asked to participate in outings.


Qualifications:
• Experience with older children / youth.
• Caring, patient, open-minded, non-judgmental, and excellent interpersonal skills
• Awareness of issues related to low-income families; sensitive to multicultural issues.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Reliable and dependable.
• Fluency in English required, fluency in French and additional languages pertinent to our client population an asset.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.

Location: Fisher Park Public School, 250 Holland Avenue
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Team: Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 2:30 – 5 pm
Commitment: Year-round (September – June)
Volunteer will report to: Coordinator for School Success Programs


Goal of the program:
The After School Program Worker provides activities for children aged 9 to 12 to help increase their levels of physical activity and enjoyment of physical activity, knowledge of healthy food choices, and ability to plan a healthy meal, and resiliency, self-esteem, and self-confidence.

Description of Volunteer Role:
• Assist the after school program workers with the activities of the program.
• Assist with program set-up, clean up, snack preparation, and physical activity.
• Assist children with completion of homework.
• Provide social support and friendly interactions.


Qualifications:
• Ability to speak English well.
• Experience working with children ages 9 – 12.
• Patient, open-minded, and non-judgmental, with excellent interpersonal skills.
• Awareness of issues related to low-income families; sensitive to multicultural issues.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Reliable and dependable.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.

Équipe : Équipe du programme de promotion de la santé et de counseling
Jours : Les mardis
Heures : De 16 h 30 à 17 h
Bénévoles demandés : 1 à 2
Engagement : Toute l’année (du septembre à juin)
Le bénévole relève de : Coordonnateur ou coordonnatrice des programmes favorisant la réussite scolaire

Objectif du programme :
Le ou la bénévole du Programme parascolaire organise des activités pour les enfants de 9 à 12 ans pour augmenter leur niveau d’activité physique et le plaisir associé à leur participation aux activités physiques; améliorer leur connaissance des choix d’aliments sains et leur capacité de planifier un repas bon pour la santé ainsi que favoriser leur résilience, estime de soi et confiance personnelle.

Description du rôle de la ou du bénévole :
• Aider les autres préposés du Programme parascolaire à offrir les activités du Programme.
• Aider à aménager la salle, à la nettoyer et à préparer les collations, et aider les jeunes à faire de l’activité physique et leurs devoirs.
• Aider les enfants à faire leurs devoirs.
• Fournir un soutien social et interagir avec les enfants de façon amicale.

Qualifications :
• Capacité de bien parler l’anglais.
• Expérience du travail auprès d’enfants de 9 à 12 ans.
• Patience, ouverture d’esprit, capacité de ne pas porter de jugement et entregent.
• Connaissance des enjeux auxquels font face les familles à faible revenu et sensibilité aux questions multiculturelles.
• Capacité de travailler de façon autonome avec un minimum de supervision.
• Fiabilité.
• Capacité de respecter les règles de confidentialité.
• Capacité de faire faire une vérification du casier judiciaire.

Location: W.E. Gowling School, 250 Anna Avenue
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Volunteer Position: Volunteer Choir Director
Team: Health Promotion and Counseling Team
Day & Time: <5 hours per week
Number of Volunteers Needed: 1
Volunteer will report to: Seniors Health Promoter
Goal: Our choir is a unique combination of singing and skits with a progressive approach to helping Seniors break isolation and improve mental wellness.
Qualifications: Ability and 1 to 2 years experience leading a choir or singing group.
Knowledge of needs specific to Seniors, Flexibility and patience, Keyboard or piano accompaniment, Excellent verbal communication, Leadership qualities Safety/Security Issues, Confidentiality of information, Police records check required
Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Location: Bellevue Community Centre, 1475 Caldwell Ave.
Team: Parent-Child
Days: Fridays
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Minimum commitment: Three to six months
Volunteer will report to: Maria Cuburu


Description of Volunteer Role:
• Assist with the physical set up of room and any activities.
• Promote reading among participants.
• Prepare snacks and clean up after preparation.
• Assist with cleaning and putting away items after the sessions, including toys, dishes, floors, surfaces.
• Promote safety during the playgroup.

Qualifications:
• Ability to work in a challenging environment
• Demonstrated genuine interest in children and children’s activities
• Good communication skills, ability to speak in French and English (other languages, such as Somali, 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.



Endroit : Centre communautaire Bellevue, 1475, avenue Caldwell
Équipe : Parent-enfant
Jours : Vendredis
Heures : 9 h à midi
Engagement minimum: Trois à six mois
Le bénévole relève de : Maria Cuburu


Description du rôle du bénévole :
• Aider à la préparation physique de la salle et des activités
• Promouvoir la lecture auprès des participants
• Préparer des collations et nettoyer après la préparation des aliments
• Aider au nettoyage de la salle et au rangement des articles après les séances de jeu, incluant les jouets, la vaisselle, les planchers et les surfaces
• Promouvoir la sécurité durant les activités du groupe de jeu

Qualités requises :
• Capacité de travailler dans un environnement exigeant
• Intérêt démontré pour le travail et les activités avec des enfants
• Bonnes capacités de communication, maîtrise du français et de l’anglais (la connaissance d’autres langues, comme 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: 1475 Caldwell Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
The community kitchen aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment where community members can come together and share a meal.
Location: 29 Van Lang Private
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
Location: Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver Avenue
Team: Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days: Monday
Time: 3:30 - 5 pm
Number of Volunteers Needed: 1-2
Commitment: Year-round (September – August)
Volunteer will report to: Coordinator for School Success Programs and on-site workers

Goal of the program:
The Homework Club Program provides outreach and related activities to low-income children in various sites. The activities are directed to children ages 6 – 13 and relate to assistance with homework and other school-related projects.

Description of Volunteer Role:
• Assist Homework Club Worker to provide healthy nutritious snacks to encourage healthy eating habits.
• Assist with program set-up, clean up, snack preparation, physical activity, and completion of homework.
• Provide 1:1 attention to assigned children
• Provide social support and friendly interactions.

Qualifications:
• Ability to speak English well.
• Ability to speak French is an asset.
• Experience working with children ages 6 – 13.
• Patient, open-minded, and non-judgmental, with excellent interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work with children/youth who may have special learning/behavioral issues
• Awareness of issues related to low-income families; sensitive to multicultural issues.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Reliable and dependable.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.



Endroit : Centre communautaire Alexander, 960, rue Silver
Équipe : Équipe du programme de promotion de la santé et de counseling
Jours: Le lundi
Heures : 15 h 30 à 17 h
Nombre de bénévoles nécessaires : 1-2
Engagement : Toute l'année (de septembre à août)
Le bénévole relève de: Coordonnatrice des programmes favorisant la réussite scolaire

Objectif du programme :
Le programme « Club des devoirs» offre des services et des activités aux enfants issus d’une famille à faible revenu dans la communauté. Les activités s’adressent aux enfants de 6 à 13 ans. Elles les aident à faire leurs devoirs et les encouragent à faire de l’activité physique.

Description du rôle de la ou du bénévole :
• Aider la travailleuse ou le travailleur du Club des devoirs à fournir des collations nutritives pour encourager de saines habitudes alimentaires.
• Aider à aménager la salle, à la nettoyer et à préparer les collations, et aider les jeunes à faire de l’activité physique et leurs devoirs.
• S’occuper individuellement des enfants qui lui ont été confiés.
• Fournir un soutien social et interagir avec les enfants de façon amicale.

Qualifications :
• Capacité de parler anglais.
• Capacité de parler français, un atout.
• Expérience du travail auprès d’enfants de 6 à 13 ans.
• Patience, ouverture d’esprit, capacité de ne pas porter de jugement et entregent.
• Capacité de travailler avec des enfants et des jeunes ayant des difficultés d’apprentissage ou de comportement.
• Connaissance des enjeux auxquels font face les familles à faible revenu et sensibilité aux questions multiculturelles.
• Capacité de travailler de façon autonome avec un minimum de supervision.
• Fiabilité.
• Capacité de respecter les règles de confidentialité.
• Capacité de faire faire une vérification du casier judiciaire.
Location: Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver Avenue
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
The Secretary is responsible for the efficient administration of the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA), overseeing the FOPLA records management system, and maintaining records of all Board meetings, minutes, and decisions. The Secretary is also responsible for ensuring the integrity of FOPLA's governance framework and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

The Secretary will be appointed by FOPLA’s Board of Directors in accordance with FOPLA’s By-Law, and will be responsible to the President and accountable to the Board for the performance of his or her duties. As a Director, the Secretary acts in a position of trust for the community, and is responsible for the effective governance of FOPLA.

Duties:
• Ensures proper notice is given of all meetings of the Board and general membership.
• Attends all meetings and records all votes and minutes of the proceedings in accordance with By-Law 1-7.6.iv
• Prepares agendas for the meetings that meet with the approval of the President and the rest of the Executive Committee. Distributes the agenda prior to the meetings.
• Oversees the FOPLA record management system and maintains all official documents (for example, the by-laws and forms required by government bodies).
• Assures the availability at all meetings of the group’s documents, such as by-laws, the agenda, previous minutes and such other documents as the meeting’s agenda dictates.
• Keeps FOPLA’s records and makes sure that they are deposited for future reference in the appropriate repository.
• Reviews annually and makes recommendation on changes to the By-Law.
• Fulfills the duties of a Director of the Board.

Executive Committee Roles and Duties:
• Serves as a member of the Executive Committee.
• Assists the President in the performance of his or her duties and may act as President in the absence the President.
• Assists the President in recognizing the contribution members make to FOPLA.
• Identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization.
• Contribute to FOPLA’s organizational strategic planning process.
• Acts as one of the signing officers for cheques and documents, such as grants, contracts, and applications.
• Participates in the supervision and evaluation of FOPLA staff.
• Ensures good relations with the staff of the Ottawa Public Library.
• Fulfills the duties of a Director of the Board.
Location: Various locations
Deadline: Feb 20, 2018
We are looking for volunteers that will help escort and porter Residents to and from the Roman Catholic Mass on Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30. The mass is located within the Home. Come and be surrounded by extremely vibrant and positive individuals. It is a great place to volunteer! Join our energetic volunteer team here at Garry J. Armstrong. Orientation/training opportunities will be provided.
Location: 200 Island Lodge Rd.
Ottawa On. K1N 5M2
Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
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: Jan 26, 2018
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: Jan 26, 2018
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: Jan 26, 2018
Organization: Cuso International
Location San Jose, Philippines
Start Date Nov 2017 - Jan 2018 (flexible)
Length of Placement 12 Months
Language Requirements English
Please submit an English Resume and Statement of Interest

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

Apply: https://goo.gl/PkNy6b

The Volunteer's Role


Through this placement, you will be directly contributing to and supporting Cuso International Philippines in the implementation of the Building Resilience and Adaptability through Volunteer Organizations (BRAVO) Project, a 30-months Innovation Fund project within the Volunteers for International Cooperation and Empowerment (VOICE) program, in partnership with Canadian Red Cross Society (CRCS) and Philippine Red Cross (PRC). The goal of BRAVO Project is to support PRC in developing and testing innovative solutions in addressing volunteer retention issues and strengthening its volunteer management systems.



You will work directly with Cuso International, Canadian Red Cross and Philippine Red Cross staff in Manila and also in the Philippine Red Cross chapters in the provinces of Capiz, Antique and Aklan (Ca-AnAk), Panay Island in Western Visayas to support the capacity strengthening of the three chapters in the area of volunteer management and to assist develop a long-term strategy for building the Red Cross 143 Volunteer Program. You will work with them to establish policies, procedures, guidelines and manuals for engaging and retaining local volunteers.

Apply: https://goo.gl/PkNy6b

As a volunteer, you will:

- Review and familiarize self with BRAVO project documents, PRC volunteer 143 program, meeting with PRC/CRC teams in Manila and in 3 chapters in Antique, Aklan and Capiz, etc.

- Work with each chapter staff in Capiz, Antique and Aklan to observe and assess volunteer process in order to suggest improvements, steps and opportunities for streamlining volunteer management and systems

- Work with each chapter administrator and volunteer services coordinator to determine needs, issues for managing and retaining RC-143 volunteers on the ground and develop systems

- Work with each chapter staff to develop a long-term strategy how to increase and retain RC-143 volunteers

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- A university degree in Social Sciences

Essential Professional Background:

- Minimum of 3 years' experience in volunteer management

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Understanding of participatory approaches and training skills

Apply: https://goo.gl/PkNy6b

Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

Apply: https://goo.gl/PkNy6b
Location: Philipines
Deadline: Feb 15, 2018
We are opening a new Habitat Restore in Stittsville in February 2018 and we are looking for volunteers to join our team! The ReStore is a nonprofit retail home renovation centre. Sales generate funds to support our operations and home building program, while reducing the amount of usable materials that are headed for overflowing landfills. We are looking for volunteers to help in the following areas: set-up of new ReStore, merchandise pick up, customer service, loading and unloading merchandise from ReStore vehicles, repair damaged merchandise, assemble merchandise, and assist in moving merchandise onto the sales floor. The new Habitat ReStore is located at 3 Iber Road in Stittsville and we are looking for volunteers who are available for day-time weekday and weekend shifts. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older and have their own steel-toed boots. Please contact Jenny Grenville at volunteer@habitatgo.com for more details.
Location: 3 Iber Road, Stittsville
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is currently seeking outgoing, hard working, driven volunteers to recruit and communicate with companies and associations to join in selling Paper Hearts during our Heart Month Campaign in February.
Location: 110-1525 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R9
Deadline: Jan 31, 2018
About TROtt
The Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton (TROtt) is a registered charity that has been serving
children, youth, and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities for over 35 years. Based in south Ottawa, TROtt
provides subsidized programming for children and adults with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, stroke,
acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, sensory integration dysfunction, cognitive delay, Downs Syndrome, visual
impairments, and others. We are an employer of CanTRA and Equine Canada certified instructors and coaches, and
work with experienced physiotherapists and highly trained volunteers to offer a range of therapeutic equine-assisted
services.

About the TROtt Board of Directors
The TROtt Board of Directors is a management board responsible for both the governance of the organization and
the managerial oversight of its operations. The Board’s members meet monthly, each manage a portfolio of
administrative tasks, and take part in project sub-committees. We are currently recruiting a new Director to fill the
position of Marketing and Communications Lead.

Key Responsibilities
- Chairs TROtt Foundation meetings
· Prepares the TROtt annual budget to be reviewed and approved by the Board
· Manages finances of the organization, providing financial perspective on TROtt managerial issues
· Keeps accurate account of all financial transactions, monitors spending and makes financial recommendations to the board
· Reviews finance-related policies and procedures and recommends changes to the Board for approval
· Ensures Revenue Canada Agency reports are completed (annual charity return)
· Has financial signing authority for the organization
· Is responsible for the organization’s tax receipts
· Acts as liaison to the bookkeeper and assists in related projects as required
· Is responsible for the coordination of documentation required in the auditing process
· Acts as official liaison with the Auditor
· Is responsible for authorizing the Nevada license reports
· Is a voting member of the Board

Qualifications
• Ability to work 10 – 20 hours per month on Board projects and initiatives (most work can be done at home)
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercise confidentiality and good judgment.
• Self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills with a strong attention to detail and an ability
to prioritize
• Knowledge of the Equestrian Industry an asset

Time Commitment
Each Board member spends approximately 10 – 20 hours/month on their respective tasks (time commitment each
month may vary) for the duration of a 1-year term (renewable). The incumbent must attend monthly board meetings
in addition to carrying out portfolio activities. Board meetings occur on the evening of the second Tuesday every
month.

A training, turn-over period with the present Treasurer is provided.
Location: 6362-1 Bank Street (HWY 31), Greely, ON K4P 1J4
Deadline: Feb 1, 2018
About TROtt
The Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton (TROtt) is a registered charity that has been serving
children, youth, and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities for over 35 years. Based in south Ottawa, TROtt
provides subsidized programming for children and adults with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, stroke,
acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, sensory integration dysfunction, cognitive delay, Downs Syndrome, visual
impairments, and others. We are an employer of CanTRA and Equine Canada certified instructors and coaches, and
work with experienced physiotherapists and highly trained volunteers to offer a range of therapeutic equine-assisted
services.

About the TROtt Board of Directors
The TROtt Board of Directors is a management board responsible for both the governance of the organization and
the managerial oversight of its operations. The Board’s members meet monthly, each manage a portfolio of
administrative tasks, and take part in project sub-committees. We are currently recruiting a new Director to fill the
position of Fundraising Lead.

Key Responsibilities
• Leads and contributes to TROtt projects and takes responsibility for some of the annually assigned tasks
• Is the main point of contact with staff for fundraising and sponsorship opportunities, questions, etc.
• Leads Fundraising business
o Researches and investigates new donors and grant opportunities
o Oversees the Fundraising and Sponsorship Committee with brainstorming, planning and
implementing fundraising initiatives
o Attends philanthropy workshops, as appropriate
o Leads Fundraising events (including, but not limited to: annual fund raising dinner, soliciting
corporate sponsorship, etc.)
o Maintains relationships with existing financial donors
o Provides fundraising analysis (what is worthwhile?)
o Runs Christmas Calendar program
o Runs Christmas Card program

Qualifications
• Ability to work 10 – 20 hours per month on Board projects and initiatives (most work can be done at home)
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercise confidentiality and good judgment.
• Self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills with a strong attention to detail and an ability
to prioritize
• Knowledge of the Equestrian Industry an asset

Time Commitment
Each Board member spends approximately 10 – 20 hours/month on their respective tasks (time commitment each
month may vary) for the duration of a 1-year term (renewable). The incumbent must attend monthly board meetings
in addition to carrying out portfolio activities. Board meetings occur on the evening of the second Tuesday every
month.
Location: 6362-1 Bank Street (HWY 31), Greely, ON, K4P 1J4
Deadline: Feb 1, 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: Jan 31, 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: Jan 31, 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: Jan 31, 2018
play cards with residents. The card games required to know are (Crazy eights, Bridge, Cribbage, hearts, poker)
Location: 9 Meridian Place Ottawa K2G 6P8
Deadline: Jan 31, 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: Jan 31, 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: Jan 31, 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: Jan 31, 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: Jan 31, 2018
The Volunteer Coordinator (VC) will be generally responsible for volunteers of the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA). The VC will coordinate the recruitment, orientation, training, retention, and recognition of FOPLA volunteers, a community of about 300 individuals. The VC will also assess volunteer applicants for specific leadership positions, and participate in the Nominating Committee assessing potential volunteer Board members.

The VC will also advise FOPLA’s Board of Directors on Human Resource matters for the organization’s paid personnel, who are supervised by the Treasurer and VP of Communications respectively, and who will seek advice from the VC on personnel matters.

The VC will be appointed by FOPLA’s Board of Directors in accordance with FOPLA’s By-Law, and will be responsible to the VP Operations and accountable to the Board for the performance of his or her duties. As a Director, the VC acts in a position of trust for the community, and is responsible for the effective governance of FOPLA, and for providing direction to volunteer leaders in FOPLA.

Duties

• Provides leadership and management to staff, contractors, consultants and volunteers.
• Advises and ensures that the Board adheres to the Ontario Employment Standards Act (ESA), the Ontario Not-For-Profit Charity Act (ONCA), and any other polices, regulations, and legislation applicable.
• Coordinates the development and implementation of personnel policies for staff, contractors, consultants and volunteers.
• Ensures staff, contractors, consultants and volunteers receive the necessary administration, operational, health and safety training to competently and safely execute their duties.
• Coordinates the recruitment, orientation and placement process for volunteers.
• Ensures the maintenance of a volunteer database in concert with FOPLA staff.
• Manages the recruiting, ‘best fit placement’ and orientation of all volunteers.
• Coordinates with bookstore managers to ensure they provide appropriate orientation and training of new volunteers.
• Acts as the principal investigator to complaints or disputes concerning FOPLA staff, contractors, consultants or volunteers.
• Provides mediation and/or conflict resolution assistance to FOPLA staff, consultant, contractor or volunteer disputes.
• Assists FOPLA staff, contractors, consultants or volunteers in engaging outside alternate dispute resolution when required.
• Represents FOPLA as delegated by the President or VP Operations with the Ottawa Public Library.
• Participates in the supervision and evaluation of FOPLA staff.
• Participates in the Nominating Committee for new Board members.
• Assists in Board development sessions to develop Board member knowledge and skills with respect to applicable volunteer and employment laws and standards
• Fulfills the duties of a Director of the Board.

Skills Required:

• Knowledge and experience in Human Resource management.
• The ability to lead, inspire and supervise a wide range of volunteers.
• Knowledge and skills in most or all areas of Board governance (policy, finance, programs, personnel and advocacy).
• Attendance at, and the provision of clear leadership at monthly Board meetings, Annual General Meetings, and other meetings or sub-committees as required.
• Support of, and participation in, special events and fundraising events relating to FOPLA and the Ottawa Public Library Commitment to the work of FOPLA and the Ottawa Public Library system.
• Must be at least 18 years of age and a member in good standing of FOPLA.
• Must have access to email.

Time Requirement: Minimum 5 hours/week from September to July. Can increase to 10 hours/week in busy periods.

Financial Requirement: Include the cost of FOPLA Membership (at least $25 a year for an Individual Membership or $250 for a Lifetime Membership); may include reimbursement for child care while attending meetings and transportation/parking on occasion.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Location: Various locations
Deadline: Feb 11, 2018
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