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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

Location: Main site, 900 Merivale Road Team: Parent-Child Days and Time: One day per week, flexible (coordinated with the team Administrative Assistant) Commitment: Three months or more. Description of Volunteer Role: --Provide administrative assistance to the team. --Contact families about appointments and reminders, e.g., bus cancellations, etc. --Duties may include: working with Excel templates, creating program and survey evaluation summaries, organizing files and program materials, pamphlet folding, organizing staff directories, cutting materials for programs, etc. --Assist staff with other duties upon request. Qualifications: --Ability to work in a challenging and high-energy environment with a team --Experience with administrative tasks, excellent organizational skills, able to work independently --Ability to use scissors to cut items for playgroups. --Good communication skills, ability to speak in English (other languages, such as Somali, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, an asset) --Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Excel, Publisher, *Word, and ability to quickly learn new software. --Punctual, non-judgmental --Sensitive to multicultural issues --Sensitive to issues facing low-income population. --Ability to maintain client confidentiality. --Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check. For more information about this position, and to receive the application materials, please contact the Coordinator of Volunteers at 613-722-4000 or volunteering@carlington.ochc.org
Location: 900 Merivale Road, Ottawa ON
Deadline: Aug 31, 2019
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: Aug 31, 2019
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: Aug 31, 2019
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: Multiple locations in Ottawa-West
Deadline: Aug 31, 2019
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: Aug 31, 2019
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: Aug 31, 2019
Days: Fridays, for 12 weeks
Time: 10:00-1:30
Minimum commitment: 3 months
Volunteer will report to: Team Administrative Assistant, Nahla Lahleh

Goal:
The Beyond the Basic 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 23 septembre au 2 décembre
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 «Beyond the Basics» 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: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Aug 31, 2019
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: Aug 31, 2019
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: Aug 31, 2019
Location: Ottawa-West
Team: Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days: Tues, Thu
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: Van Lang Field House (29 Van Lang Private)
Deadline: Aug 31, 2019
Description of Volunteer Role:
• Promote healthy activity and positive social interaction
• Establish a rapport with an individual living with mental health issues (as a one-to-one volunteer, or with a volunteer partner)
• Encourage independence
• Help to encourage participants toward optimal physical health and decrease social isolation
• Establish activity plan/social schedule with client
Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Aug 31, 2019
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: Aug 31, 2019
Goal of Program: Backpack Adventures is a Family Literacy School Readiness program where families will discover new information and activities to support their child s journey into school. Each session will introduce a new school readiness component. 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. " 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 and understanding of children and children s needs " Punctual, non-judgmental " Sensitive to multicultural issues " Sensitive to issues facing low-income population. " Reliable and dependable. " Ability to maintain confidentiality. " Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Records Check.
Location: 900 Merivale Road, Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline: Jul 1, 2019