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Abbeyfield Houses Society - Ottawa

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Mysa Saad
Volunteer Coordinator
Abbeyfield Houses Society - Ottawa

425 Parkdale Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1Y 1H3

TEL: 613-729-4817

E-mail: volunteering@abbeyfieldottawa.ca

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Men; Seniors; Women

Abbeyfield House is a non-profit organization that provides accommodation for 10 independent older adults. Each local Abbeyfield Society is comprised of a group of caring volunteers that initiate, support and guide the operations of the Abbeyfield House. Imagine enjoying life with no chores to do, no worries about the house, and delicious home-cooked meals. And, can you imagine having all this for an affordable monthly fee? The Abbeyfield concept is a small community of retired older adults living at Abbeyfield House, enjoying life - companionship when they want it, privacy when they need it.

www.abbeyfieldottawa.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a student, retired or working individual looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity?

Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa is a not-for-profit seniors’ residence affiliated with Abbeyfield International, with 1,100 houses in 25 countries worldwide.


The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for raising awareness about Abbeyfield House in the community and promoting the house as an alternative housing option for seniors in Ottawa.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Work with the President as primary spokesperson, as well as other directors as needed to raise awareness about Abbeyfield Ottawa
Develop and maintain promotional materials for Abbeyfield Ottawa, including web material, brochures, presentations etc.
Develop and maintain social media presence for the organization
Ensure that all promotional materials are in line with Abbeyfield national and international marketing and communications guidelines
Recruit volunteers, in collaboration with the Director of Volunteer Programs, to support marketing and communications efforts including newsletters and promotional events
Seek opportunities to promote the House in Ottawa and attend community events as appropriate
Assist with the promotion of any fundraising events, including preparation and distribution of communications, posters, signage, emails etc.
Work with the Director of Fundraising and Grants to ensure that adequate recognition is given to granting organizations and major donors

Administrative

Attend monthly meetings and present a report to the Board
Keep records of all promotional material and events
Develop communications plan and present to the Board
Seek Board approval for all marketing and communications products
Work with the Director of Grants and Fundraising to develop thank-you letters for granting organizations and to recognize major donors on the website
Provide support to the Director of Residency in the promotion of Tea & Tours for potential residents and interested community members

Qualifications:

A background in marketing or communications is an asset;
Strong initiative;
Good research skills;
Strong written and oral communications skills are required.
Location: 425 Parkdale
Deadline: Sep 30, 2018
Are you a student, retired or working individual looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity?

Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa is a not-for-profit seniors’ residence affiliated with Abbeyfield International, with 1,100 houses in 25 countries worldwide.

We are looking for a Handyperson to support the Director of Property Management in maintaining the physical appearance and operations of the House.

Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support the Director of Property Management in conducting House inspections
-Support the Director of Property Management in seeking out vendors and obtaining quotes for various projects
- Support the Director of Property Management in managing volunteer handy people and gardeners including maintaining a list of small repairs and tasks
- Act as a first point of contact for emergencies (after 911) in the absence of the Property Manager
- Complete small repairs or coordinate the completion of small repairs as required
- Support the Property Manager in the development and implementation of a regular maintenance schedule for all major appliances and equipment
- Ensure tools and equipment are stored appropriately (protecting against theft, injury, unnecessary wear)
- Seasonal activities as may be required, placement of winter mat), salt/gravel on walk ways
- Complete minor house renovations including painting and minor construction projects, hanging curtains, pictures and moving furniture
- Assist with general maintenance of the house including changing lightbulbs, checking smoke detectors, etc.

Qualifications:
Knowledge of property management and maintenance
Good communications skills
Initiative
Good judgment
Location: 425 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Sep 30, 2018
Are you a student, retired or working individual looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity?

Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa is a not-for-profit seniors’ residence affiliated with Abbeyfield International, with 1,100 houses in 25 countries worldwide.

We are looking for a Director of Information Technology (IT) and Information Management (IM). The IMIT Director oversees the information technology and management strategy for an organization, developing and implementing the policies and goals for the IT committee. The Director analyzes the business requirements of the different Abbeyfield committees and conducts feasibility studies to determine the best use of technical resources.
Technical investments may include a new information system or upgrades to hardware or software components. The IMIT Director coordinates information systems and IT volunteer staff and reports to the President of the Board of Directors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Support Abbeyfield’s overall business mission and follow all standards, policies, procedures, and confidentiality guidelines.

Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade and support of all IT systems, including servers, PCs, operating systems, interfaces, telephones, software applications, peripherals, conversions, backup and recovery.

Oversee systems development and enhancement and the integration of new systems with existing systems.

Communicate regularly with all users of information services and systems (Abbeyfield employees, volunteers, Board of Directors) including a monthly written report to the Board.

Work with the Board, staff and volunteers to develop strategies and plans to enhance client services, improve user effectiveness, and foster innovation.

Assess and improve Abbeyfield IM including specific procedures, guidelines, naming conventions, standards and best practices that deal with information as a product or service. Develop standard operating procedures, written protocols and guidance for staff and end-users.

Keep current with the latest technologies and determine what new technology solutions and implementations will meet business and system requirements.

Manage financial aspects of the IMIT Committee, including hardware/software purchasing, budgeting, and budget review, administration of vendor, outsourcer, and consultant contracts and service agreements.

Ensure the creation and maintenance of all IMIT policies and procedures, all written documentation, including system and user manuals, license agreements, and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, hardware/software purchasing, and service provision.

Manage servers, security strategies and solutions, network hardware and equipment and provide support as and when required to the Property team and house manager in maintaining various quasi-IT systems such as the building entry security system.

Location: 425 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Sep 30, 2018
Are you a student, retired or working individual looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity?

Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa is a not-for-profit seniors’ residence affiliated with Abbeyfield International, with 1,100 houses in 25 countries worldwide.

We are looking for kitchen volunteers to support the Cook Coordinator in the smooth operation of the kitchen.
**Must be available at least one day per week from 11:30AM to 1PM.**

Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the Cook/Coordinator in the preparation and delivery of 2 meals per day (lunch and dinner) for 10 senior individuals
Assist with food preparation
Serve meals to residents
Assist with the review and development of menu plans
Occasional grocery and supply shopping a local markets
Attend monthly meetings of the House Committee

Qualifications:
Knowledge of food preparation
Experience providing kitchen assistance or meal service is preferred
Knowledge of food safety regulations
Location: 425 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Sep 30, 2018
Are you a retired or working individual looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity?

Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa is a not-for-profit seniors’ residence affiliated with Abbeyfield International, with 1,100 houses in 25 countries worldwide.

We are looking for a new member for our Residency Committee.

Description:
• Participate in monthly residency meetings on the second Wednesday of the month.

• Discuss agenda items including issues relating to the well-being of current residents, problem solving, planning events, and handling enquires from people in the community who are interested in living at Abbeyfield.

• There is also an evening Residents' Meeting once every two months. This meeting gives the residents an opportunity to voice any ideas, questions or concerns they may have.
Location: 425 Parkdale Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Sep 30, 2018