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Carlington Community Health Centre

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Hilary Rose
Volunteer Coordinator
Carlington Community Health Centre

900 Merivale Rd.
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1Z 5Z8

TEL: 613-722-4000
FAX: 613-761-1805

E-mail: info@carlington.ochc.org

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Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women

Carlington Community Health Centre is a non-profit community-based health centre providing health and social services. We are committed to the well being of our community. We promote, through a supportive environment, social, economic, physical, mental and environmental health. We are responsible to the community through an elected Board of Directors. Through mutual respect, team work, and collaboration our professional staff and community volunteers work together to achieve these goals.

www.carlington.ochc.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Location: Main site, 900 Merivale Road
Team: Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days: March 9, 10, 23, 24, 30, 31
Time: 8:30am-4pm all days
Commitment: 1 – 4 sessions on the dates noted above
Volunteer will report to: Tax Clinic Coordinator

Goal of the program:
The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is a collaboration between community organizations and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Community organizations host tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. The CRA provides coordinators and offers training and tax software.

What does a CVITP volunteer do?
A volunteer with the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) prepares income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. Roles include: tax preparer, greeter, and lead tax preparer. Visit the CVITP website for more information.

What do you get out of it?
As a CVITP volunteer, you will:
• give back to your community
• increase your tax knowledge
• gain new skills and improve existing ones
• do work that is valued and recognized

How can you become a CVITP volunteer?
To become a CVITP volunteer, you must:
• affiliate with a community organization
• have a basic understanding of income tax
• complete the online registration
• register online for electronic filing through EFILE

You will also need to complete a Carlington CHC application process, and get a valid Police Records Check.

Please visit the CRA web site for more information: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/lnd-eng.html


Qualifications:
- Ensure confidentiality of materials and information with respect to the people using the services, volunteers and staff. All volunteers must adhere to the Centre’s Confidentiality Policy by signing the appropriate form before starting the placement.
- Good communication, English is essential, other languages are an asset.
- Comfortable working with computers and administrative technology.
- Ability to work in a challenging environment.
- Caring, patient, non-judgmental, and understanding.
- Punctual, reliable, and dependable.
- Sensitive to issues facing low-income population.
- Sensitive to issues facing newcomer population.

Safety/Security Issues:
- Client confidentiality is essential.
- Police Records Check required.
Location: Ottawa-West
Deadline: Feb 7, 2020
Days and Time: Thursday, 3 - 4pm
Commitment: 3 month minimum
Volunteer will report to: Health Promoter

Description of Program:
The Mobile Market is a community initiative which allows low income area residents access to affordable and healthy food. Fresh produce is available on a bus and residents have the opportunity to choose what produce they are interested in. They then pay for their produce at the end of their tour on the bus.

Description of Volunteer Role:
- Volunteer will help other volunteers to display produce and to keep the area clean.
- Volunteer will help pack up boxes and break down empty boxes for recycling.
- Volunteer will follow residents and record their produce picks on a receipt which then will be forwarded to person who is at the cash.
- Volunteer will calculate and provide change for purchases using a calculator.

Qualifications:
- Friendly and reliable.
- Able to do simple math
- Able to stand and walk for extended periods of time even during inclement weather.
- Able to lift a maximum of 20 lbs.
- Good communication, English is essential, other languages are an asset.

Safety/Security Issues:
- Client confidentiality is essential.
- Police Records Check required.
Location: Ottawa-West
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 9:30 am to 12 noon
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, 2020
Team: Parent-Child
Days: Mondays - Fridays
Time: Mornings or Afternoons
Minimum commitment: Three months

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.
Location: Multiple locations in Ottawa-West
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Team: Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days: Monday - Thursday
Time: 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Number of Volunteers Needed: 4
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 : Lundi à jeudi
Heure : De 15 h 30 à 17 h 30
Nombre de bénévoles requis : 4
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, 2020
Team: Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days: Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays
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 lundis à mercredis
Heures : De 14 h 30 à 17 h
Bénévoles demandés : 2 à 3
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, 2020
Team: Parent-Child
Days: Wednesdays
Time: Mornings, 8:30am-11am
Minimum commitment: Three months

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.
Location: Boys and Girls Club - 1463 Prince of Wales Dr.
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Days: Mondays to Fridays
Time: Afternoons, 2:30pm-5pm
Minimum Commitment: Three months
Volunteer will report to: Nursery School Staff

Goals of the program:
Annavale Nursery School is a full-day program for children ages of 2 to 4 years old designed to give each child a “Headstart” preparation for formal schooling and successful entry into kindergarten. The daily curriculum and activities build on each child’s strengths and interests.

Description of Volunteer Role:
• Model appropriate behaviours with children.
• Help prepare children during activity transitions and play with the children by engaging children in play and interacting with them in the appropriate manner.
• Promote listening skills and attention span, and promote language development by asking open-ended questions through interactions with the children.
• Assist staff with other activities with the children upon request.

Qualifications:
• Ability to work in a challenging and high-energy environment with a team
• Demonstrated genuine interest in children and children’s activities. Knowledge of child development or experience working with children an asset.
• 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 work with children with special needs.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.
• Ability to provide documentation of immunization records.
Location: Annavale Nursery School
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Days: Mondays to Fridays
Time: Mornings, 8:30am-11am
Minimum Commitment: Three months
Volunteer will report to: Nursery School Staff

Goals of the program:
Annavale Nursery School is a full-day program for children ages of 2 to 4 years old designed to give each child a “Headstart” preparation for formal schooling and successful entry into kindergarten. The daily curriculum and activities build on each child’s strengths and interests.

Description of Volunteer Role:
• Model appropriate behaviours with children.
• Help prepare children during activity transitions and play with the children by engaging children in play and interacting with them in the appropriate manner.
• Promote listening skills and attention span, and promote language development by asking open-ended questions through interactions with the children.
• Assist staff with other activities with the children upon request.

Qualifications:
• Ability to work in a challenging and high-energy environment with a team
• Demonstrated genuine interest in children and children’s activities. Knowledge of child development or experience working with children an asset.
• 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 work with children with special needs.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.
• Ability to provide documentation of immunization records.
Location: Annavale Nursery School
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Days: Fridays, from February 14 - April 3, 2020
Time: 10:00-1:30
Minimum commitment: 2 months
Volunteer will report to: Team Administrative Assistant, Nahla Lahleh

Goal:
The Positive Discipline 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 14 février au 3 avril 2020
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 «Positive Discipline» 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: Ottawa-West
Deadline: Jan 19, 2020