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AIDS Committee of Ottawa

Peter Szanto
Coordinator of Volunteer Resources
AIDS Committee of Ottawa

19 Main Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1S 1A9

TEL: 613-238-5014
FAX: 613-238-3425

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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women

The AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO) works to provide support, prevention, education and outreach services from an integrated anti-racism anti-oppression social justice framework that promotes the holistic wellbeing of those living with, affected by, impacted by and at risk of HIV/AIDS in Ottawa.

Volunteer Opportunities

AIDS Committee of Ottawa
Food Hamper Driver

Contact: Peter Szanto, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources
Phone Number: 613-238-5014 ext 228

• To deliver food hampers to community members in need on Friday afternoons

• pickup food boxes at the ACO main location
• drive food boxes out to their respective locations (mostly downtown)
• this task should take around two hours
• send the volunteer coordinator an invoice for gas

Required Qualities and Skills:
• Must own a car
• Must be comfortable coming into slight contact with other people (food can be dropped off at the door)
• open-minded and confidentiality-conscious
• Open to learning about HIV/AIDS, sexuality, addictions and mental health, homelessness and poverty

Time Commitment and Place:
• Approximately 2 hours every Friday
• Typically shifts will be from 11:30 - 1:30 on Fridays
• On location at ACO (19 Main Street), and various drop-off locations

Training and Orientation:
• HIV 101 (mandatory)
• Orientation to COVID related safety procedures

Evaluation and Follow-up:
• On-going discussions and support as required

Please send a resume to with the subject heading: (Volunteer Ottawa Driving Volunteer)
Location: 19 Main Street
Ottawa, ON K1S 1A9
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020