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Ottawa Paw Pantry

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Rebecca Coxon
Ottawa Paw Pantry

68 Canter Blvd
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2G 2M5

TEL: 613-816-3875

E-mail: volunteer@ottawapawpantry.ca

Vcard: import to my address book

Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Animals; Seniors; Women; Homeless

The Ottawa Paw Pantry is the area’s dedicated non-profit pet food resource and was established to help prevent the abandonment or surrender of animals when their families cannot afford to feed them.

When your pets have become extensions of your family, you want nothing but the best for them. Giving up a family pet because you can’t provide food is a very difficult experience for both the humans and the animal.

The Ottawa Paw Pantry provides temporary food assistance to qualifying low income pet owners who are currently unable to afford food for their pets and may be forced to give up their pets without food assistance.

OttawaPawPantry.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Ottawa Paw Pantry
Ottawa Paw Pantry is seeking a grant writer. This volunteer is responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to grant-making organizations, with support from the Managing Partners.

The Grant Writer will assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with granter contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.

This position requires someone who has excellent research, writing, and communication skills, is self-motivated, reliable, organized, thorough and timely. This volunteer will be responsible for:
- Researching potential grant opportunities from organizations that match our mission and values
- Writing and submitting grant applications, including reference letters, proposals, budgets
- Liaising with grant-making organizations to ask for feedback
- Track all proposed, pending and awarded grant programs by department.
- Work with team to develop and implement an annual development plan/strategy to increase annual grant income
- Report progress in grant research, grant submission and outcome to the Ottawa Paw Pantry’s Managing Partners
- Maintaining a calendar of funding opportunities
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Oct 2, 2019
Organization: Ottawa Paw Pantry
Ottawa Paw Pantry is seeking to fill 3 roles in event and fundraising. We are looking for individuals who are creative thinkers and “go-getters” in an effort to fundraise and create community awareness for the Ottawa Paw Pantry.

Reporting to the Outreach Managers, this volunteer position, supported by a committee, will provide creative and resourceful ideas for new events and fundraising initiatives. These volunteers will:
Show initiative and suggest potential event/fundraiser ideas
Brainstorm and strategize possible community events and fundraisers
Think “outside the box”
Liaise with community partners and fundraising organizers to establish costs, rules, and expectations
Participate in community events, including set-up and take-down of event tent, table, banners, merchandise, etc.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Oct 2, 2019
Organization: Ottawa Paw Pantry
Client Relations Coordinators
The Ottawa Paw Pantry is looking for dedicated volunteers to join the Client Relations team.
Working closely with the Client Relations Manager, this volunteer team member will be the Ottawa Paw Pantry’s ongoing point of contact for their own roster of clients, and will review and manage their file on a monthly basis.
Responsibilities
Create a healthy, positive experience when engaging with our clients
Review and update client files in a timely fashion, keeping accurate records of actions and discussions with clients and Community Partners
Take ownership of arising conflict and follow problems through to resolution
Uphold a high standard of respect for clients, other volunteers, and Community Partners

Requirements
A compassionate and judgement-free perspective towards poverty, income inequality, and their contributing factors
A willingness to engage through email and over the phone with marginalized and/or vulnerable members of the Ottawa community
Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the organization
Experience in providing customer service/support
Strong client-facing and communication skills
Clear understanding of privacy and ability to maintain client confidentiality at all times
Working knowledge of a smartphone and Google Docs preferred


Please note volunteers in this role don’t have direct contact with animals.

Email volunteer@ottawapawpantry.ca with the position as the subject line, and tell us why you’d make a great Client Relations team members.
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Sep 6, 2019
Organization: Ottawa Paw Pantry
The Ottawa Paw Pantry has two methods of getting food to clients: some require home delivery, and some pickup at a centralized distribution centers.

We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to commit to picking up portions at our storage in Nepean and dropping them off.

We are currently recruiting drivers for:

Kanata
Carlington (Westboro)
Lees
Elmvale

Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Jul 28, 2019
Organization: Ottawa Paw Pantry
The Ottawa Paw Pantry relies on its Outreach Committee to help spread the word, raise funds, and connect us to the Ottawa Community. We are looking to form our committee which will report to the Outreach Co-Managers.

There are a number of areas we are looking to cover including:

Fundraising and Events (multiple opportunities)
Acting as the point of contact for events and fundraisers, these volunteers will lead the events initiatives with the support of your fellow committee members. That said, should you not be able to attend one of the events, you will be responsible for reaching out to the Volunteer Manager to ensure the volunteers have been assigned adequately to support the event.

Media Relations
This volunteer should be connected to the media industry in Canada (both traditional and non-traditional channels). This committee member will lead the outreach on the media front and be responsible to contacting channels as appropriate to promote events, fundraisers, and other initiatives. Likewise, this person should bring creative ideas for stories.

Blog Post Writing
Working with the Social Media Coordinator on a content calendar, this volunteer should have a flare for storytelling. Posts might include tips for the season or holiday, events, or a celebration of one of the quirky animal holidays out there.

Members of this committee will meet regularly to strategies and brainstorm ways to increase awareness. Although you may be designated a specific area of focus, you are encouraged to contribute to other areas within the committee.
There is a great opportunity to make these positions yours and customize them to your strengths. Have an idea to help us increase awareness? We want to hear it!
Location: Ottawa
Deadline: Jul 28, 2019