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Volunteer Ottawa

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Sophie Jodouin
Program and Communications Coordinator
Volunteer Ottawa

815 St. Laurent Blvd., Suite 208
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1K 3A7

TEL: 613-736-5270
FAX: 613-736-5262

E-mail: membership@volunteerottawa.ca
Web: https://www.volunteerottawa.ca/

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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Animals; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

Volunteer Ottawa links people with community organizations. Our interactive website has thousands of volunteer opportunities from organizations who need volunteer energy to deliver their critical community services. Volunteer Ottawa supports persons with disabilities, new Canadians,corporations and professionals connected to voluntary organizations in and around the city. Volunteer Ottawa works directly with organizations to support knowledge development and resource distribution on topics integral to the effective and efficient use of volunteer capacity. Volunteer Ottawa is a registered non-profit Canadian charity and relies on donations and grants to continue its 53 year history of community development.
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Bénévoles Ottawa assure le lien avec les organismes communautaires. Notre site Web interactif affiche des milliers d’occasions de bénévolat de ces organismes qui ont besoin de bénévoles pour dispenser des services critiques à la communauté.

www.volunteerottawa.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Staff the reception desk at all times.
Open the front door for all staff entering the building (doors will remain locked at all times.)
Ensure all staff entering and exiting the building is Signing IN & OUT.
Ask the staff to voluntarily declare their health status and symptom free (I'll share the OPH guidelines on this process.)
Monitor staff Temperature (we will provide infrared thermometer) and enter on sign-in sheet.
Require all staff sanitize their hands once in the building (dispensers are installed in the lobby.)
Coordinate with the custodian on duty for special requests or emergency.
Coordinate with cleaning company for washroom cleaning requests.

All volunteers will be trained and oriented on the nature of assignment. They will provide all PPE to all volunteers and the volunteer will also have a list of orgs allowed access on any given day.
Location: 815 St. Laurent Blvd
Deadline: Jun 10, 2020
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Volunteer Social Media Content Coordinator (FT)
30 hours/week - can work around your own schedule
Qualifications:
• Must have access to a computer.
• Must speak write fluent English.
• Must be currently enrolled in or hold degree/diploma in a post-secondary school.
Responsibilities:
• Act as coordinator for Social Media content provided by staff (both shared and original)
• Be responsive to Social Media interactions
• Pre-schedule content using Hootsuite
• Regularly analyze responses to posts to determine best strategy for content
• Work with PR consultants to ensure consistent messaging

Please forward your resume and a brief note to: tess@cyberseniors.org
Location: Virtual
Deadline: Jun 10, 2020
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Volunteer Outreach Agent (PT)
10 - 20 hours/week - Business Hours
Qualifications:
• Must have access to a computer during scheduled hours.
• Must speak and write fluent English.
• Must be currently enrolled in or hold degree/diploma in a post-secondary school.
Responsibilities:
• Carry out research and create targeted outreach lists under the direction of the Outreach Supervisor
• Send emails to outreach targets, using personalized, pre-approved templates
• Follow up with emails and phone calls
• Schedule meetings with potential partners and funding prospects

To apply: please forward your resume and a brief note to: Tess@cyberseniors.org
Location: Virtual
Deadline: Jun 10, 2020
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Volunteer Scheduling Assistant (PT)
10 - 20 hours/week - can work around your own schedule
Qualifications:
• Must have access to a cell phone and computer during scheduled hours.
• Must be tri-lingual (English/Spanish/French).
• Must have relevant past work experience or be currently enrolled in or hold a degree/diploma from a
post-secondary school.
Responsibilities:
• Using software program uSked match up most appropriate Telephone Tech Support Mentor
• Be available to schedule yourself in if no suitable mentor is available
• Review senior feedback surveys and mentor reports and flag any concerns for the Telephone Tech
Support Manager
• Compile data and feedback reports to share at weekly staff meetings

To apply: Please forward your resume and a brief note to: tess@cyberseniors.org.
Location: virtual
Deadline: Jun 10, 2020
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Volunteer Telephone Tech-Triage Supervisor (PT)
10 - 20/hours week - can work around your own schedule but may be required from time to time to
cover incoming calls from seniors requiring technology assistance.
Qualifications:
• Must have access to a cell phone and computer during scheduled hours.
• Must be tri-lingual (English/Spanish/French).
• Must have relevant past work experience or be currently enrolled in or hold a degree/diploma from a
post secondary school.
Responsibilities:
• Schedule and manage Telephone Tech-Triage Operators
• Conduct random audits of phone calls
• Provide performance reviews based on audits and surveys.
• Review data and run reports to share at weekly staff meetings
• Make recommendations for improvement of process

To apply, please email a brief note and attach your resume to:
tess@cyberseniors.org
Location: Virtual
Deadline: Jun 10, 2020
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Cyber-Seniors is an intergenerational program that trains young people to be tech mentors for senior citizens. The ability to use online communication applications to stay connected is vital for older adults and other vulnerable people. Helping a senior learn to use transactional websites to order groceries, pharmaceuticals, food delivery, etc., will make a big difference in allowing them to remain self-sufficient from the safety of their home. In the best of times, digital literacy can be life-altering; in times like these, it can be life-saving.

Step 1: Get a FREE membership to the Cyber-Seniors Mentor Training program (6 online training videos and quizzes) at cyberseniors.org/student-membership
Step 2: Sign-up to help seniors to learn tech.

Also, please help us by letting any Seniors you know that they can:
• register online for a group session or one-on-one tech-support by visiting our website at www.cyberseniors.org; or
• access the over 1200 training tutorials (soon available in Spanish and French) and the Cyber-Seniors discussion forum by calling us at 1-844-217-3057 to register.

To register, please go directly to the Cyber Seniors website to sign-on to be a mentor: https://cyberseniors.org/student-membership/.



Location: virtual - national organization
Deadline: Jun 5, 2020
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Cyber-Seniors is an intergenerational program that trains young people to be tech mentors for senior citizens. The ability to use online communication applications to stay connected is vital for older adults and other vulnerable people. Helping a senior learn to use transactional websites to order groceries, pharmaceuticals, food delivery, etc., will make a big difference in allowing them to remain self-sufficient from the safety of their home. In the best of times, digital literacy can be life-altering; in times like these, it can be life-saving.

Qualifications:
• Must have access to a cell phone and computer during scheduled hours.
• Must speak and write fluent English.
• Must have relevant past work experience or be currently enrolled in or hold a degree/diploma from a
post-secondary school.
Responsibilities:
• Serve as first responder to general inquiries
• Identify and flag key opportunities and refer to appropriate staff lead
• Oversee tracking and reporting of organization metrics to share at weekly staff meetings
• Review and support ongoing updates to program, marketing, and communications materials
• Assist with Social Media and Newsletter
• Data entry and report running for Client Management Software

To apply: Please email a brief note and attach your resume to: tess@cyberseniors.org.

Location: Virtual - national organization
Deadline: May 30, 2020
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Cyber-Seniors is an intergenerational program that trains young people to be tech mentors for senior citizens. The ability to use online communication applications to stay connected is vital for older adults and other vulnerable people. Helping a senior learn to use transactional websites to order groceries, pharmaceuticals, food delivery, etc., will make a big difference in allowing them to remain self-sufficient from the safety of their home. In the best of times, digital literacy can be life-altering; in times like these, it can be life-saving.

Qualifications:
• Must have access to a computer during scheduled hours.
• Must speak fluent Spanish or French or English (looking for one volunteer for each language.
• Experience teaching technology to older adults is an asset.
Responsibilities:
• Using software program uSked schedule the appropriate number of Mentors for each Webinar
• Be available to schedule yourself to Lead a webinar in if no suitable mentor is available
• Assign one mentor as the lead and provide him/her with the lesson and instructions
• Prepare a report after each webinar with notes on sound bites that should be considered for Social Media

Please forward your resume with a brief note to: tess@cyberseniors.org
Location: virtual - national organization
Deadline: May 30, 2020
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Ottawa Foyers Partage is a non-profit agency that supports adults with developmental disabilities. They are looking for volunteers who are adept at sewing - able to find a pattern and possibly the material needed for the gowns.
Location: Various locations in Nepean and South Keys areas
Deadline: May 30, 2020
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
The Cat-a-Match Rescue is urgently looking for someone to help with adding receipts for charity tax (sorting/adding totals and sales taxes.)

Interview will take place over the phone and a reference is required. Income tax experience is an asset but not required.

The work should take 2-3 hours and takes place on site in St. Eugene in a private office.
Location: St. Eugene, Ontario (Prescott-Russell)
Deadline: May 29, 2020
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Ottawa Foyers Partage is happy to announce that it will be conducting regular virtual events, activities, therapy sessions, etc for adults with developmental disabilities. We are so excited to see how this will help all our residents be engaged and provide them a sense of community during these sessions.

We are actively looking for volunteers who could hold 30 minutes-1 hour-long sessions of music therapy, bingo night, karaoke, etc. If you have an idea not on the list please include it in your email.

If interested, please send an email to Lindsay.gillis@ofp.ca with your name, interest, and availability.
Location: Virtual
Deadline: May 28, 2020