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Carlington Community Health Centre

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Courtney Scanlan
Volunteer & Communications 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

Volunteer Position: Annavale Nursery School Program Assistant for Toddler Program Team: Parent-Child (Annavale Nursery School)
Day & Time: Morning program: 8:30 to 11 am
Number of Volunteers Needed: 1+
Commitment: Minimum 3 months
Location: 250 Anna Ave
Deadline: Sep 15, 2018
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 9:30 am to 12:15 pm
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: Sep 15, 2018
Goal of the program: The Mothers of Multiples Group is a breastfeeding mother-to-mother support group. The group is open to all mothers of multiple children. Mothers are invited to a safe space where they can connect & discuss their challenges and experiences. Description of Volunteer Role: " Assist with registration of participants " Assist with the physical set up of room and any activities. " Promote play among children " Assist with cleaning and putting away items after the sessions, including toys, dishes, floors, surfaces. " Promote safety. Qualifications: " Ability to work in a challenging environment " Demonstrated genuine interest in children " 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: 900 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Sep 15, 2018
Days: Fridays
Time: 2 hours, time depends on room availability
Minimum commitment: Three months
Volunteer will report to: Site Superintendent


Description of Volunteer Role:
• Maintain cleanliness and tidiness of the community kitchen.
• Do a weekly inspection of the kitchen for health and safety issues and report them to the site superintendent
• Return items that do not below in the community kitchen to the staff kitchen and return items that should be in the community kitchen to the cupboards and drawers.
• Inspect the refrigerator for non-labeled items and discard them.
• Document the temperature of the refrigerator.
• Wash and put away any dishes left in the sink and on counters.
• Clean inside of the microwaves and oven, wash the stovetop and counters, wash the bottom of the refrigerator.
• Once a year: conducts an inventory of all items in the kitchen and submits list to site supervisor.

Qualifications:
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Punctual, reliable, and dependable.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to obtain an appropriate Criminal Reference Check.

Jours : Vendredi
Horaire : 2 heures, l’heure dépend de la disponibilité de la salle
Engagement minimal : Trois mois
La ou le bénévole relève de : Surintendante ou surintendant de l’emplacement


Description du rôle de la ou du bénévole :
• S’assurer que la cuisine communautaire est propre et ordonnée.
• Inspecter chaque semaine la cuisine afin de détecter les problèmes de santé et de sécurité et les signaler à la superviseure ou au superviseur de l’emplacement.
• Remettre au personnel de la cuisine les articles qui n’appartiennent pas à la cuisine communautaire et replacer dans les armoires et les tiroirs les articles qui devraient se trouver dans la cuisine.
• S’assurer qu’il n’y a aucun aliment non étiqueté dans le réfrigérateur.
• Consigner la température du réfrigérateur.
• Laver et ranger la vaisselle laissée dans l’évier et sur les comptoirs.
• Nettoyer l’intérieur des fours à micro-ondes et des fours, laver le dessus de la cuisinière et des comptoirs et laver le bas du réfrigérateur.
• Une fois par année : faire l’inventaire de tous les articles qui se trouvent dans la cuisine et remettre la liste à la surintendante ou au surintendant de l’emplacement.

Compétences requises :
• Capacité de travailler de façon autonome avec une surveillance minimale.
• Ponctualité et fiabilité.
• Capacité de respecter la confidentialité.
• Capacité d’obtenir une vérification appropriée du casier judiciaire.


Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Sep 15, 2018
Team: Parent-Child
Days: Tuesdays - 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: 1665 Apeldoorn
Deadline: Sep 15, 2018
Team: Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days: Thursday
Time: 3:00 to 5:30 pm
Number of Volunteers Needed: 5 - 8
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 : Jeudi
Heure : De 15 h à 17 h 30
Nombre de bénévoles requis : 5 - 8
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: Sep 15, 2018
Team: Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday
Time: 3:00 to 5:30 pm
Number of Volunteers Needed: 4 - 6
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: Sep 15, 2018
Team: Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days: Tuesdays
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 mardis
Heures : De 16 h 30 à 17 h
Bénévoles demandés : 1 à 2
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: Sep 15, 2018
Volunteer Position: Volunteer Choir Director
Team: Health Promotion and Counseling Team
Day & Time: <5 hours per week
Number of Volunteers Needed: 1
Volunteer will report to: Seniors Health Promoter
Goal: Our choir is a unique combination of singing and skits with a progressive approach to helping Seniors break isolation and improve mental wellness.
Qualifications: Ability and 1 to 2 years experience leading a choir or singing group.
Knowledge of needs specific to Seniors, Flexibility and patience, Keyboard or piano accompaniment, Excellent verbal communication, Leadership qualities Safety/Security Issues, Confidentiality of information, Police records check required
Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Sep 15, 2018
Location: Bellevue Community Centre, 1475 Caldwell Ave.
Team: Parent-Child
Days: Fridays
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Minimum commitment: Three to six months
Volunteer will report to: Maria Cuburu


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 French and English (other languages, such as Somali, 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.



Endroit : Centre communautaire Bellevue, 1475, avenue Caldwell
Équipe : Parent-enfant
Jours : Vendredis
Heures : 9 h à midi
Engagement minimum: Trois à six mois
Le bénévole relève de : Maria Cuburu


Description du rôle du bénévole :
• Aider à la préparation physique de la salle et des activités
• Promouvoir la lecture auprès des participants
• Préparer des collations et nettoyer après la préparation des aliments
• Aider au nettoyage de la salle et au rangement des articles après les séances de jeu, incluant les jouets, la vaisselle, les planchers et les surfaces
• Promouvoir la sécurité durant les activités du groupe de jeu

Qualités requises :
• Capacité de travailler dans un environnement exigeant
• Intérêt démontré pour le travail et les activités avec des enfants
• Bonnes capacités de communication, maîtrise du français et de l’anglais (la connaissance d’autres langues, comme 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: 1475 Caldwell Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Sep 15, 2018
Location: Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver Avenue
Team: Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days: Monday
Time: 3:30 - 5 pm
Number of Volunteers Needed: 1-2
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 de promotion de la santé et de counseling
Jours: Le lundi
Heures : 15 h 30 à 17 h
Nombre de bénévoles nécessaires : 1-2
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: Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver Avenue
Deadline: Sep 15, 2018
The "Seniors Cooking for Kids" volunteers will gather together to plan and prepare healthy snacks for an after school program for children, and a seniors social drop-in. Once a season, the volunteers will be invited to visit the children in the after school program to meet, have a snack and play games.
Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Sep 15, 2018