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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

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: Dec 15, 2019
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: Dec 15, 2019
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: Dec 15, 2019
Team: Parent-Child
Days: Wednesdays
Time: Mornings, 8:30am-12noon
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: Dec 15, 2019
Location: Ottawa-West
Team: Parent, Child & Youth Team
Days: Thursdays and Fridays
Time: 4 - 6 pm
Number of Volunteers Needed: 4
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 Parent, enfant et jeunes
Jours: Le jeudi et vendredi
Heures : 16 h à 18 h
Nombre de bénévoles nécessaires : 4
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: Van Lang Field House (29 Van Lang Private)
Deadline: Dec 15, 2019
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: Dec 15, 2019
Team: Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or 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:
• Assist staff in implementing social recreation by helping with set up and take-down and by participating in activities.
• Help students improve skills such as life skills and goal setting.
• Provide encouragement, acceptance, motivation, and support to participants.
• Provide positive feedback and appropriate guidance to students.
• Volunteer mentors may be asked to participate in outings.


Qualifications:
• Experience with older children / youth.
• 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.

Location: Fisher Park Public School, 250 Holland Avenue
Deadline: Dec 15, 2019
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: Dec 15, 2019