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Find a good cause and go for it! Whether it’s your first time volunteering or you are a seasoned veteran, we've got you covered. What type of non-profit organization do you want to volunteer for? What kind of volunteering do you want to do? Who do you want to help? You can search below for these and other preferences. If you aren’t sure exactly what you are looking for, start a wide search then narrow it down.

Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love visiting Ottawa museums? If so, a person with an intellectual disability would like to meet you. This person is looking to get together once or twice per month on a weekend. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more info or to schedule an interview.
Location: 2197 Riverside Dr.
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love window shopping or spending time at the mall? If so, we know someone who would like to meet you! The volunteer position is a one on one match with a person who has an intellectual disability. (Orleans, St. Laurent) Contact Alex for more information.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like going to the movies? A person with an intellectual disability is looking for someone to go to movies with in the East end or downtown a few times per month. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Alex to get more info or to schedule an interview!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a fixture in the Ottawa arts community? A person with an intellectual disability is looking for someone who would like to go check out music, theatre and concert events around Ottawa. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Alex to get more information or to set up an interview.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love showing someone the latest Facebook applications? Know how to use all the social media sites? If you would like to spend time helping a person with an intellectual disability learn the ins and outs of using things like Facebook, then this is the opportunity for you! Please contact Alex for more information or to begin the process.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like going out to dinner, movies or shopping? Do you like to just hang out with people? If so, a person with an intellectual disability would love to meet you! If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more info or to set up an interview!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a comic book lover? Like to discuss with others!? Awesome! Someone with an intellectual disability is looking to do the same! Why not get involved!? Contact Alex for more information
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you have a horse? Or are really interested in horses? A person with an intellectual disability who loves horses would like to spend more time around them and learn more about horses! Perhaps going out to a stable and checking them out or if you own one spending time with your horse! If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more information!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a cycling enthusiast? A person with an intellectual disability is looking for company to go on long rides or short rides with. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Alex to set up an interview or to get more information!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you enjoy going for walks? Are you interested in meeting and getting to know a person with an intellectual disability? There are people in a variety of neighbourhoods who would love to meet someone to walk and chat with about once per week. Walk with a companion! Why not!? There are even people interested in Nordic walking! If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex to get more information or to set up an interview!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love swimming? If so, we have a volunteer opportunity for you! This position is a one on one match with a person who has an intellectual disability. Contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a Nordic Walker? A woman with an intellectual disability is looking for someone to get together to go nordic style walking with! She lives in Nepean near many parks and green spaces and is very interested in learning more about this style of walking. This is the perfect opportunity if you'd like to share your passion for Nordic Walking and meet someone new. If this sounds interesting, contact Alex to set up an interview or get more information!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
You interested in playing board games with someone new? Cool! This is the opportunity for you then! Someone with an intellectual disability is looking for the same thing. Let Alex know if you are interested.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Interested in getting to know someone else while working out? If so, a person with an intellectual disability would like to meet you! Contact Alex for more information and to begin the interview process.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Like to be spontaneous and hang out with others? If so there are many people with intellectual disabilities who are looking for someone to hang out with to do various things. Some would like to grab a drink and chat, others would like to check out museums and other cool events around Ottawa, some like to shop. Basically this opportunity is about companionship. Please contact Alex if you have questions or are interested.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
As a natural supports provider, your role will be to develop a supportive relationship with a person who has an intellectual disability while doing an activity you both enjoy. We are looking for someone who: is friendly and personable; is mature and responsible; respects commitments; is open and willing to learn about intellectual disabilities. Contact Alex to set up an interview today!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like trampolining or are you interested in learning more? If so, a person with an intellectual disability and a PASSION for trampoline would love to meet you! If you're interested in setting up an interview or just want more information, contact Alex.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like to cook? Several people with intellectual disabilities who live in various parts of the city are looking for someone to come to their home in order to cook a meal together. The goal is to make it fun and provide company rather than to teach skills. If this sounds interesting to you, contact Alex for more info or to set up an interview!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Are you a pro on guitar? Want a new challenge of teaching someone? Someone with an intellectual disability would love to learn! Reach out to Alex for more information. This opportunity is for a female volunteer in the Carlingwood area OR a male or female volunteer in the kanata area.
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you like playing video games? A person with an intellectual disability is seeking someone to get together with to game. If you're interested in meeting someone new, this is the opportunity for you! Please contact Alex for more information or to set up an interview!
Location: 2197 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
Organization: LiveWorkPlay
Do you love reading? Do you love discussing the books you read? Great! Someone in the west end of Ottawa with an intellectual disability is looking for you! This person loves to read, especially mystery novels, autobiographies, or non-fiction and is interested in either joining a book club with someone or just reading and discussing books together! Want to learn more? Contact Alex!
Location: 2197 Riverside dr.
Deadline: Jun 6, 2018
The Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard is Ottawa's busiest community food bank, providing 4 days worth of food over 2100 times per month. The GEFC, in partnership with Just Food, has a .25 acre plat at the Just Food Farm to grow fresh food for the food bank. We are looking for volunteers to tend the site - planting, weeding and harvesting vegetables. Volunteer days will be on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Location: Just Food Farm
2389 Pepin Court
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
The Big Bike team is seeking volunteers for various event days and locations through out the Ottawa area. If you love being outdoors, being active and getting involved with an extraordinary event, please reach out.
We are looking for motivational, positive people to cheer on the teams, set up and tear down the event, and most of all have a great time.
Location: Event is held at various locations throughout Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
Volunteer Description:
We are seeking friendly volunteers to help give tired walls a new lease of life, making communal spaces and private living spaces a pleasant environment to be in. You must be able to prepare surfaces to paint and be confident in painting large areas. You will need to be reliable, have attention to detail and able to use initiative and work autonomously.

This volunteer opportunity does not have set days and hours; volunteers will be contacted as required. The days and times can be flexible to your availability. However, some flexibility around tenants and staff schedules would be required.

Requirements:
• Vulnerable Sector Police check

Location: Main Office - 380 Cumberland St, Ottawa, On K1n 9P#
Volunteer opportunities available at different locations.
Deadline: May 31, 2018
At Options Bytown Supported Housing, we have tenants interested in Jewelry Making. Making jewelry is fun - do you have the skills and time to help our tenants learn and develop their skills to make beaded necklaces, bracelets and other types of jewelry.

Your Role
• Help tenants learn the basics of making beaded jewelry
• Provide an opportunity for hands-on experience
• Encourage tenants to be creative and use their imagination.

Requirements
• Vulnerable sector police check
• This opportunity has flexible hours and times.
• Options Bytown will cover the cost of the supplies.
Location: 379 Gilmour St, Ottawa
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Volunteer Description:
Are you passionate about your hobby? Would you like to share your skills with others? If yes, this is for you. Options Bytown is currently seeking volunteers who will share their hobby or interest with others. This could be a craft or specific skill, the gift of music or any other talent you may have.

Your Role
• Introduce tenants to your hobby
• Provide an opportunity for hands-on experience
• Share something you're passionate about.

Requirements
• Vulnerable sector police check
• This opportunity has flexible hours and times.
Location: Main office - 380 Cumberland, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9P3
Volunteer opportunities available at different locations.
Deadline: May 31, 2018
You will be working in the beautiful Ornamental Gardens or Arboretum of the Central Experimental Farm with other volunteer gardeners.Opportunities with may different gardens available. No experience is required. Please go to friendsofthefarm.ca / join to find our volunteer form.
Location: Friends of the Farm, 960 Carling Ave., Building 72, 2nd Floor, Arboretum, Ottawa, On., K1A 0C6
Deadline: Jun 15, 2018
#JDRF WALK VOLUNTEERS FOR JUNE 9 & 10

Event Set-up Day - June 09, 10:0am- 3pm
Various jobs at Queen Juliana Park.

June 10, 2018 -- 7:30am-2pm

Fun & Games Crew(9:30am-1:30am)
Face painting, colouring, crafts, carnival and interactive games. Experience and comfort with kids and creative activities is an asset.

Greeters/Information:
Support and monitor crowds, and ensure Walkers are directed to the appropriate areas.

Operations Area:
The hub of all event day activity, the Operations Area serves as an information booth; volunteers must be prepared to take charge, and ensure all event volunteers have signed in and know their volunteer role on day of event.

Parking Attendants(7:00am-11:30am)
Monitor parking lots and ensure traffic is directed in an orderly manner.

Photography(9:30am-2pm):
Take photographs throughout the event of individual teams, key individuals and special Walk elements (cheque presentation, etc.), and provide electronic files or film to the JDRF National Office.

Fundraising Rewards Area:
Verify the fundraising rewards earned and provided to Walkers. JDRF provides guidelines for distributing rewards.

Refreshment Area:
Ensure all Walkers and volunteers receive food and refreshments throughout the day. Monitoring and restocking of product is required.

Registration Area(7:30am-11:30am *requires training once registered*)
Process Walkers’ pledge forms accurately and quickly, following the guidelines set out by JDRF. Must be efficient and have strong attention to detail.

Route Marshalls:
Offer enthusiasm and encouragement to all walkers and ensure that they stay on the correct route. The ability to stand for the duration of the shift is required.

Set-Up and Tear-Down:(12pm-3pm)
Assist JDRF in the set-up of this event. This may take place the day before or very early in the morning. Areas for set-up includes: food, refreshments, registration, incentives, and operations. Tear-down comprises of packing up post event, and reloading the truck with materials and props.

Waiver Team(7:30am-11:30am):
Welcome walkers and ensure all participants sign a waiver form as they arrive.

To find out more about volunteer opportunities, please contact our local JDRF office for details, ncr@Jdrf.ca or 343- 291-1150
Location: Queen Juliana Park, 870 Carling Avenue
Deadline: Jun 10, 2018
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) requires volunteers to assist with operations between 10AM - 4PM on Mondays at their used book distribution facility, located at the James Bartleman Archives and Library Materials Centre, 100 Tallwood Drive in Nepean.

Distribution facility volunteers will be responsible for moving and arranging heavy boxes of books (up to 60lbs), book sorting, scanning, shelving, answering telephone calls, assisting and meeting with the public, handling donations and sales, preparing boxes for shipment, and accepting donations of books. Volunteer may also assist with FOPLA's monthly Mammoth used book sale, which occurs one Saturday a month.

Language: English proficiency required. Bilingual (French) is an asset.

Skills Required: Knowledge of books and customer service skills. Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs; must be friendly and courteous with the public; must have the ability to follow instructions and guidance and work effectively under pressure; must have the ability to make change. The ability to work under their own initiative is also important.

A Police record check will be required as volunteers in this role will be handling cash.

Time Requirement: Minimum 3 hours/week

We thank all applicants for their interest, but please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Location: 100 Tallwood Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 4R7
Deadline: Jun 10, 2018
Shelter movers of Ottawa is a volunteer-based charitable organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse. We collaborate with community partners to help families transition to a life free of violence. Growing evidence suggests a significant long-term societal benefit as a result of breaking the cycle of violence.

Location: all of Ottawa
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Shelter movers of Ottawa is a volunteer-based charitable organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse. We collaborate with community partners to help families transition to a life free of violence. Growing evidence suggests a significant long-term societal benefit as a result of breaking the cycle of violence.
Location: All parts of the city of Ottawa
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Downtown Services and Drop-In, the Food Cupboard & Clothing Donation Sorter ensures that the Downtown Services and Drop-In food cupboard and donation closet is stocked, organized and ready for distribution of food items and clothing to youth who access our services.

Principal Duties:
• Help unload boxes from the Food Bank vehicle upon its arrival
• Prepare food cupboard area - sort and stack items in an orderly manner on the shelves
• Ensure product quality of food through proper sorting techniques
• Scan the shelves and discard expired food
• Clean refrigerators and freezers in food cupboard room as needed
• Check each donated item of clothing to ensure that it is suitable for youth and in good condition (checking each item for tears or stains and ensuring that zippers, buttons, and pockets are functional)
• Make decisions about what clothing items should be kept at the Drop-In, passed on, or thrown away
• Using Drop-In laundry room, wash ALL clothing donations before placing them in the donation closet
• Store seasonal clothing items in the correct location until the proper seasons arrives
• Hang clothes and keep donation closet organized
• Checking voicemail, returning calls and arranging for donation deliveries
• Maintain donation inventory, informing coordinator, as required, of items “in need”
• Consult with DSDI staff if unsure about the suitability of an item
• Ensure room and all storage space is clean and tidy at the end of the shift
• Ensure the sorting area is safe – maintain clear walkways and exits
• Use correct body mechanics while lifting heavy items
• Follow safe work practices as established by the Bureau

Job Specifications/Qualifications:
• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Basic understanding of English language
• Ability to lift up to 20 lbs of weight several times during the shift
• Good mobility required for bending and reaching etc.
• Able to distinguish items that are in good condition from items that are not
• Able to pay close attention to detail
• Able to stay highly organized
• Punctual and reliable in coming in for scheduled shifts, or phoning in advance if unavailable or sick
• Able to work well both independently and as part of a team
• Able to accept supervision and direction
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Knowledge of the needs, interests and concerns of marginalized youth
• Non-judgmental and accepting of diversity

Time Commitment:
Volunteers are required to work every Thursday for a 4-6 hour shift beginning no later than 10 am for a minimum period of three months.

Screening:
• Volunteer Application
• Interview with Human Resources and DSDI Coordinator
• References (2)
• Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector
• TB Test

Information/Training Provided:
• General orientation with Human Resources staff for Volunteer Orientation Manual review
• Specific on-site orientation with DSDI Coordinator
• Periodic training and development opportunities
Location: 147 Besserer St.
Deadline: Jun 7, 2018
Position: Handy Helper
Program: Mental Health Services
Unit: Wraparound
Location: Off-site Community Locations
Reports to: Wraparound Facilitator

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Wraparound Facilitator and in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Bureau, the Handy Helper performs simple home repairs and odd jobs, such as (but not limited to) drywall patching, painting a room, installing shelving, or assisting with moving furniture from one location to another for marginalized families with complex needs who are participating in the Wraparound program.

Principal Duties:
• Perform a range of minor repairs and odd jobs in the homes of Wraparound clients
• Coordinate with the Wraparound Facilitator on the delivery of services and provide regular feedback
• Follow safe work practices as established by the Bureau

Job Specifications/Qualifications:
(The qualifications are appended to the job description and are not intended to be part of the job description)
• Experience with small repairs and home renovation
• Ability to perform heavy lifting, as required
• Good mobility required for bending and reaching etc.
• Access to own tools and equipment
• Access to a truck or van to assist with moving furniture will be considered an asset
• Able to work with and understand clients who have mental health challenges, while maintaining clear boundaries
• Able to communicate in a positive, polite and respectful manner
• Able to accept direction from the program facilitator with the ability to also work independently off-site in the homes of clients
• Able to maintain confidentiality
• Non-judgmental and accepting of diversity
• Punctual and reliable in coming in for scheduled shifts, or phoning in advance if unavailable or sick
• Oral fluency in English is essential
• Fluency in French and additional languages will be considered an asset

Time Commitment:
Volunteers are scheduled exclusively by the Wraparound Facilitator on an as-needed basis according to the demand of the program. Shifts may be scheduled around the volunteer’s availability.

Screening:
• Volunteer Application
• Interview with Human Resources and the Wraparound Facilitator
• References (2)
• Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector
• TB Test

Information/Training Provided:
• General orientation with Human Resources staff for Volunteer Policy Manual review
• Specific on-site orientation with the Wraparound Facilitator
• Periodic training and development opportunities
Location: 2675 Queensview Dr.
Deadline: Jun 7, 2018
Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Mental Health Services , the Front Desk Receptionist provides administrative, reception and data entry support to the programs delivered in Mental Health Services in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Bureau.

Principal Duties:
• Answer telephones, provide information on services, and direct callers to the appropriate person
• Greet visitors and direct as appropriate
• Coordinate courier services, sort mail
• Provide assistance to Administrative Assistant and DSDI coordinator as required
• Word processing documents as required
• Maintain office supply inventory, order as required
• Make photocopies as required
• Prepare information packages or other packages for mailing
• Follow safe work practices as established by the Bureau

Job Specifications/Qualifications:
• Fluently bilingual (Advanced level English & French is essential)
• Able to communicate in a positive, polite and respectful manner
• Able to communicate effectively with different cultural groups
• Excellent telephone manner
• Able to use a multi-line telephone
• Able to use a computer for data entry, word processing and internet search
• Punctual and reliable in coming in for scheduled shifts, or phoning in advance if unavailable or sick.
• Able to work well both independently and as part of a team
• Able to accept supervision and direction
• Able to maintain confidentiality
• Knowledge of the needs, interests and concerns of marginalized youth
• Non-judgmental and accepting of diversity

Time Commitment:
Volunteers are asked to select a minimum of one 4 hour shift per week from 4 – 8 pm on Thursdays, for a minimum period of three months. Volunteers wishing to work less than a 4 hour shift may be considered at the discretion of the supervisor.

Screening:
• Volunteer Application
• Interview with Human Resources and the Assistant Director of Mental Health Services
• References (2)
• Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector
• TB Test

Information/Training Provided:
• General orientation with Human Resources staff for Volunteer Policy Manual review
• Specific on-site orientation with the Assistant Director of Mental Health Services
• Periodic training and development opportunities

Disclaimer:
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the volunteer. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities required. Volunteers may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Location: 2301 Carling Ave.
Deadline: Jun 7, 2018
Organization: The Glebe Centre
Bike Around pairs a stationary bike with Google Street View to take dementia residents on a virtual ride down memory lane. You input a street address or location that means something to the residents, a childhood home for instance, and then use the handlebars and pedals to "bike around" old neighborhoods. Our strongest memories are tied to location and Bike Around taps into this idea by combining mental simulation from surrounding the resident with places they recognize and physical stimulation from pedaling and steering.
Location: 77 Monk Street Ottawa On K1S 5A7
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Bruyère Continuing Care is partnering with other senior care partners in Ontario and with a Norwegian Industry partner, Motitech AS to study the added value of a motivational healthcare solution called Motiview that may encourage participation in cycling activity for individuals in Long Term Care settings. Some of our residents spend most of their time inactive, have a low mood and have dementia. Research shows that increasing physical activity for these individuals may provide an enjoyable and fulfilling activity, improve mobility, mood, and sleep and reduce fall risks!

To learn more about Motiview, or to see some of the beautiful cycling routes the residents can take, click on the links below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJmxqZmA_XE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQTeQbNe5Jk
Location: Résidence Saint-Louis
879 chemin Hiawatha Park
Orléans, ON K1C 2Z6
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Bruyère Continuing Care is partnering with other senior care partners in Ontario and with a Norwegian Industry partner, Motitech AS to study the added value of a motivational healthcare solution called Motiview that may encourage participation in cycling activity for individuals in Long Term Care settings. Some of our residents spend most of their time inactive, have a low mood and have dementia. Research shows that increasing physical activity for these individuals may provide an enjoyable and fulfilling activity, improve mobility, mood, and sleep and reduce fall risks!

To learn more about Motiview, or to see some of the beautiful cycling routes the residents can take, click on the links below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJmxqZmA_XE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQTeQbNe5Jk
Location: Résidence Saint-Louis
879 chemin Hiawatha Park
Orléans, ON K1C 2Z6
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Special Olympics Ontario - Greater Ottawa is seeking experienced photographers to attend fundraising events, sport competitions and practices to capture images of our athletes and volunteers.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Jun 5, 2018

Program Summary: Volunteers spend time with and support palliative patients and their families. (A 10-week course is required before participating in this program.)

Location: Various locations throughout the hospital

Hours of Service: Mornings, afternoons and evenings

Volunteer Commitment: Minimum one shift per week. The hospital relies on the commitment of all our volunteers.
Location: Queensway Carleton Hospital
3045 Baseline Drive, Ottawa ON
Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
Volunteers assist and serve customers in the shop selling gift items, sundries, magazines, flowers, etc.
• To operate the Gift Box in a professional manner; opening on time, making sure all customers are served, assisting customers whenever possible, keeping the shop looking fully stocked, clean and organized, operating P.O.S. (Point of Sale) system and any other duty it may take to operate a successful Gift Shop.
Location: Queensway Carleton Hospital
3045 Baseline Road Ottawa ON K2H 8P4
Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
Geriatric Day Hospital

Volunteers assist and encourage the clients’ independence while supporting staff with daily programs, i.e., crafts, films, and daily living skills for geriatric outpatients. (Program runs out of Bell Mews Plaza in Bell’s Corners, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm & 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm.)

Time Commitment: one shift per week
Skills required:
Adhere to volunteer policies
Ensure the safety of self and others
Display a warm, friendly, polite and outgoing personality
Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Must have a customer service orientated approach to serving the public
Must have the ability to physically remain mobile throughout the shift
Ability to work well as a team member, take and follow directions with minimal supervision

Pre-requisite:
Registration and attendance to Volunteer Information session. Dates posted www.qch.on.ca/volunteers

Location: 3045 Baseline Road
Ottawa ON K2H 8P4
Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
Volunteers provide friendly visiting to patients and carry out activities such as distributing water and refreshment cart
Skills required:
Adhere to policies
Ensure safety of self and others
Display a warm, friendly, polite and outgoing personality
Demonstrate excellent communication and interspersonal skills,
Must have customer service orientated approach to serving the public
Must have the ability to physically remain mobile throughout the shift
Ability to work well as a team member, take and follow directions with minimal supervision
Pre-requisite:
Registration and attendance to Volunteer Information session. Dates posted www.qch.on.ca/volunteers
Location: Queensway Carleton Hospital
3045 Baseline Road
Ottawa ON K2H 8P4
Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
Information Desk

Volunteers meet and greet the patients/public at the entrance of the hospital, provide way finding directions and deal with general inquiries as well as, assist with phone transfers to patient rooms. (Operates Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 12:15 pm and 12:15 pm to 4:00 pm, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Weekends 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Skills required:
Adhere to volunteer policies
Display a warm, friendly, polite and outgoing personality
Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Must have customer service orientated approach to serving the public
Must have the ability to physically remain mobile throughout, the shift
Ability to work well as a team member, take and follow through on directions with minimal supervision
Ability to cope with apprehensive and anxious patients and families


Volunteer commitment: one shift per week

Pre-requisite:

Registration and attendance to Volunteer Information session. Dates posted www.qch.on.ca/volunteers

Register by email : volunteer@qch.on.ca
Location: Queensway Carleton Hospital
3045 Baseline Rd
Ottawa ON K2H 8P4
Deadline: Jun 1, 2018
Do you love driving? Assist the Canadian Cancer Society help people with cancer from the greater Ottawa area get to and from cancer related medical appointments in Ottawa Requirements: minimum of 19 years of age, access to a reliable 100 Smoke-free vehicle, full driving licence (Class G) with no more than 3 demerit points, proof of insurance - $1m liability, daytime availability at least one day per week Monday-Friday. Personal Traits: patient, friendly and compassionate, good listener, ability to work with diverse cultures. If a cancer survivor yourself you must be 1 year past active cancer treatment.
Location: Drive from home to cancer centre picking up clients on the way.
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Do you love driving? Assist the Canadian Cancer Society & help cancer patients from the Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott-Russell, Plantagenet, St. Isidore & Cornwall areas, to get to cancer-related medical appointments in Cornwall & Ottawa.

Requirements: minimum 19 years of age, access to a reliable 100% Smoke-free vehicle, full driving licence (Class G) with no more than 3 demerit points, proof of insurance - $1m liability, daytime availability at least one day per week Monday-Friday.

Personal Traits: patient, friendly and compassionate, good listener, ability to work with diverse cultures. If a cancer survivor yourself you must be 1 year past active cancer treatment.

THIS POSITION DOES NOT REQUIRE YOU TO POST A COMPLETE RESUME & COVER LETTER. SIMPLY POST A NOTE WITH YOUR CONTACT DETAILS EXPRESSING AN INTEREST AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU. OR YOU COULD EMAIL sdg@ontario.cancer.ca
Location: Drive from home to cancer centre in Ottawa, picking up clients on the way.
Deadline: May 30, 2018
The "Seniors Cooking for Kids" volunteers will gather together to plan and prepare healthy snacks for an after school program for children, and a seniors social drop-in. Once a season, the volunteers will be invited to visit the children in the after school program to meet, have a snack and play games.
Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: May 23, 2018
Days: Fridays, from January to March, 2017
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: May 23, 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: May 23, 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: May 23, 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: May 23, 2018
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