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Options Bytown Non-Profit Housing Corporation

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Louisa Cameron
Community Development Manager
Options Bytown Non-Profit Housing Corporation

380 Cumberland St.
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1N 9P3

TEL: 613-241-6363
FAX: 613-241-4855

E-mail: info@optionsbytown.com

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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women; Homeless

Options Bytown ends and prevents homelessness, one person at a time through a range of support systems. There are currently over 220 individuals who were formerly chronically homeless now living in Options Bytown buildings or have permanent housing in apartments across the city with supports through the Housing First program. These individuals receive housing and ongoing support from Options Bytown staff to help them maintain their tenancy, strengthen their life skills, work towards personal goals, and connect them with their surrounding community.

Options Bytown also prevents homelessness by providing support to another 1000 people living in social housing across the City through eight Resource Centres that are organized and run through a partnership with Ottawa Community Housing. Staff in these resource centres provide support to tenants to make it possible for them to stay housed and achieve a better quality of life. Staff aid them in maintaining their housing, accessing community supports, and any other assistance they may require.



www.optionsbytown.com

Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for a volunteer who can tune our piano. We have been kindly gifted a piano, but it needs tuning before we can fully enjoy it. We are excited for tenants to share music which has benefits to people’s physical and mental health.

Location: Main office - 380 Cumberland, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9P3
Volunteer opportunities available at different locations.
Deadline: Jan 25, 2019
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: Jan 25, 2019
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: Jan 25, 2019
Volunteer Description:
We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help raise funds, organize events and share the message about our mission to end and prevent homelessness. Fundraising is not just about collecting money; it also entails effectively communicating why the donations are needed.

Requirements:
• Vulnerable Sector Police check
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Location: Main office - 380 Cumberland, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9P3
Volunteer opportunities available at different locations.
Deadline: Jan 25, 2019
Volunteer Description:
Do you have a passion for cooking? We are looking for volunteers who can work with tenants to create a healthy and nutritious breakfast once a week

Your Role
• Help to prepare a healthy breakfast once a week
• Contribute to creating a varied menu that includes both hot and cold items
• Assist to serve breakfast and interact with tenants during the most important meal of the day.

Requirements
• Vulnerable sector police check
• Be available once a week between 9am and 12pm

Location: Main office - 380 Cumberland, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9P3
Volunteer opportunities available at different locations.
Deadline: Jan 25, 2019
We are looking for a volunteer who can play the piano for small groups of residents. Tenants would love to hear easy listening music and well known tunes.

Your Role
• Play the piano in front of small groups
• Have a desire to entertain and interact with tenants
• Possibly provide some lessons to interested tenants

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: Jan 25, 2019