COVID-19 Update

VO is implementing a plan focused on recruitment and deployment of volunteers to respond to the volunteer needs specific to COVID-19. As part of that plan we will be working with Ottawa Public Health and other agencies to ensure proper screening and training protocals to safeguard the health of those volunteering and those they are assisting. Within the next week, volunteers will be able to register for COVID-19 specific volunteering, including virtual volunteering, food delivery and transportation, and agencies will be able to post and/or send VO their COVID-19 specific needs for volunteer matching. In the interim, Agencies can view resources and additional information on our Members COVID-19 Update and volunteer resources are available at our COVID-19 Volunteer Update.

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Kathleen Forestell
Lead, Advocacy and Community Outreach

101-1355 Bank St
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1H 8K7

TEL: 613-563-4021


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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

Passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.

Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: CNIB
This program is available to people who are blind or partially sighted. The program strives to ensure participants can maintain their indepence by matching volunteers with them to provide one-on-one sighted assistance and companionship. Activities may include reading, walking, recreational activities or assisting with errands and shopping.
Location: 425 Marche Way
Deadline: Jun 1, 2020
Organization: CNIB
The peer support group meets once a month for approximately two hours at a local church. The meetings are a place for the participants to get information on different topics, socialize, listen to entertainment. The volunteer would be responsible for making sure the group stays on task, determine topics of discussion, assist with food service.
Location: 101-1355 RUE BANK STREET
Deadline: Apr 1, 2020