VO is recruiting and deploying volunteers to respond to the volunteer needs specific to COVID-19 in Ottawa, Prescott-Russell, Lanark County and Renfrew County while ensuring proper screening and training protocals to safeguard the health of those volunteering and those they are assisting. Please see the intake portals for volunteers, for members, and for other agencies on our hompage. VO’s COVID 19 volunteer deployment program is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Ottawa Community Foundation.
Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless
Mentorship – Aftercare – Presence, also known as “MAP Reintegration”, provides supportive mentoring and life coaching to motivated low-risk offenders who are released into the Ottawa area. Volunteers, who are screened and trained, become part of a small team which assists an offender client to reintegrate into the community. As part of the restorative justice process, the team meets regularly with the client to support his/her planning and connecting with community resources. Through modelling socially-positive behaviours and guiding the person along an appropriate path, the relationship helps the client to become anchored in the community and to realize his/her potential for positive, productive life.