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VO is recruiting and deploying volunteers to respond to the volunteer needs specific to COVID-19 in Ottawa, Prescott-Russell, Lanark County and Renfrew County while ensuring proper screening and training protocals to safeguard the health of those volunteering and those they are assisting. Please see the intake portals for volunteers, for members, and for other agencies on our hompage. VO’s COVID 19 volunteer deployment program is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Ottawa Community Foundation.

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Organization: Frontier College
WHAT DO OUR VOLUNTEERS DO?

Frontier College Ottawa's Homework Club program provides homework help to children and youth all over Canada. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, our Homework Clubs will be held online for 2021. Frontier College Ottawa is currently looking for tutors to help children and youth grades 1 to 6 (ages 6 to 12) with their English or French homework as well as their English or French reading and writing skills. Depending on your competencies, you can also help them with other subjects, including math and science.

Volunteering with the Homework Club Program is an excellent way to gain experience in early childhood education or literacy tutoring! It is also an ideal environment in which to contribute meaningfully to your community. We require no prior teaching experience and provide you with all of the training and materials you need. Just bring your communication skills, patience, enthusiasm and love of learning!


WHERE AND WHEN DO OUR ACTIVITIES TAKE PLACE?

Tutoring sessions occur once a week on the Zoom video conference call and last approximately one hour each. Sessions are scheduled based on tutors' and learners' availability.


HOW CAN YOU APPLY?

Apply directly on Volunteer Ottawa or contact paottawa@frontiercollege.ca. Note that candidates aged 18 or over will be required to provide a vulnerable sector Police Check. All candidates will be required to provide three references upon request.

We look forward to meeting you!

https://www.facebook.com/FrontierCollegeOttawa/
https://www.frontiercollege.ca/
Location: Online
Deadline: Aug 27, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers
Description of Position
Shelter Movers provides free moving and storage services to those fleeing abuse. We are the only organization of our kind in Canada, and our volunteers are no less exceptional. Every year, in collaboration with community partners, our volunteer teams contribute over 15,000 hours to support people transitioning to lives free of violence and abuse.

We are looking for people who have a keen eye on organization and are good problem solvers. As well as a deep passion and commitment for helping women and survivors of abuse. A Move Coordinator is an integral part of the move team, providing coordination of the move beforehand and on-call support on the day of a move. The Move Coordinator ensures all moves go smoothly, that volunteer movers and drivers are recruited, and tackles any unforeseen challenges.

Responsibilities
This role requires hard working professionals with strong communication skills (by email and phone), and an ability to serve clients with patience and empathy while looking for solutions and managing expectations. An ability to remain calm in stressful situations, awareness of compassion fatigue and self-care, and maintaining communication with your team, are essential skills for the Move Coordinator.
For these positions we are exclusively looking for bilingual candidates. (French and English)

As a Move Coordinator, you will be the puppeteer behind a move – the person who puts it together and makes it happen.

Time Commitment
Moves happen all over the city, at various times in the day, throughout the week.

Since Move Coordinators work through email and phone, this is a work-from-home position, with occasional meetings (in-person and/or conference calls.) A 3 to 6 month commitment is strongly preferred.

Role Requirements
- Bilingual (French and English)
- Collect move-related information from clients and referring agencies
- Assemble volunteer move teams using a database and e-mail
- Coordinate the date/time and other logistics of a move and ensure all clients and volunteers are available
- Provide information to volunteers while protecting client confidentiality
- Reserve move vehicles and ensure drivers have necessary information to pick up vehicles
- Being available during a move to support the move team in the event of unexpected challenges (ie. extending vehicle reservations)
- Electronically file client and volunteer waivers
- Report back to Move Coordination Manager after each move
- Use patience, empathy, and active listening skills in serving people under stress
- Being aware of compassion fatigue, self-care, and working safely
- Have regular check-ins with Shelter Movers staff

Shelter Movers volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, complete an interview process, attend an orientation for new volunteers, in addition to signing a confidentiality agreement and obtaining a criminal record check.

In this role you will be helping support our sister chapter Shelter Movers Montreal.

How to Apply:

Please contact our Volunteer Services Team at volunteerottawa@sheltermovers.com to express your interest in this role, and include ""Move Coordinator"" in the subject heading. Please attach your resume as well.
Location: Remote/Work from Home. Can be located in Ottawa or Montreal.
Deadline: Aug 14, 2021
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Mentoring is a method of passing on lived experiences to support another caregiver in an empowering and meaningful way. Anyone who has been a caregiver will know that the caregiving role presents many challenges. These challenges will be different for every caregiver and from time to time support will be needed.

A Peer Mentor has a wealth of experience and knowledge which can help another caregiver with the challenges of their caregiving situation. Caregivers share a common identity and can create a bond through sharing their experiences. You can easily connect by phone or by online/virtual discussion with your Caregiver Participant without leaving your home.

An OCO trained peer mentor will:
• ‘Just be there’/Listen
• Provide encouragement, support and acceptance
• Acknowledge a caregiver’s strengths
• Share lived experience and give real life examples
• Discuss a caregiver’s wellbeing
• Provide support with developing coping strategies
• Provide relevant information
• Provide support to set goals the caregiver identifies
• Celebrate any goals the caregiver achieves
• Be someone for a caregiver to bounce ideas off

An OCO trained peer mentor must be:
• A caregiver who is currently or has previously provided physical and/or emotional support to a family member, partner, friend or neighbour
• Over 18 years of age
• Able to give a one year commitment to the program
• Undergo a reference check and criminal background check

The Ontario Caregiver Organization invites caregivers with diverse backgrounds from across Ontario to join our 1:1 Peer Support Program as a Peer Mentor. We are actively recruiting bilingual or multilingual caregivers who are fluent in English and also other languages. The OCO staff will provide training and support for all volunteers to feel confident in their role as Peer Mentor.
To apply for the OCO Peer Mentor position, please visit: https://ontariocaregiver.ca/peer-support/peer-mentor/
Location: n/a
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Organization: CNIB
For Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, physical distancing can present a unique set of challenges
With physical distancing measures in place, it can be difficult for people with sight loss to pick up their groceries and prescriptions. If you're willing to help, we'd love to hear from you. Together, we'll ensure our community stays connected. We currently have a need for a volunteer to assist with picking up groceries for a participant weekly or bi-weekly in the area of Arnprior.
You can enquire to tracy.holland@cnib.ca, or apply through the CNIB website link, https://www.cnib.ca/en/programs-and-services/live/virtual-vision-mate-program?region=on_east and identify grocery shopping in Arnprior in your interest form.
Location: Arnprior
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
In March of 2020, the Manor Park Community Council, in partnership with your Community Collective (Cardinal Glen, Lindenlea, New Edinburgh, Manor Park, Overbrook, Rockcliffe Park and Vanier) launched Ottawa Cares – our community response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

At the launch, our primary goal was the coordination of volunteers to deliver food hampers from local food banks to residents in need. To date we have delivered over 5000 boxes to local residents. Many of which are seniors, single parent families, or large member households.

So we ask - can you help your community by volunteering as a Food Bank Delivery Driver?

Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver food hampers from local Food Banks to residents around Ottawa.

Volunteers are welcome to register for delivery opportunities at any or all participating Food Banks:
Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre (RRCRC) at 815 St. Laurent Blvd.

Vanier Food Bank (Partage Vanier) at 161 Marier Avenue

Parkdale Food Centre at 30 Rosemount Ave.

Dalhousie Food Cupboard - 211 Bronson Ave.

Once registered as a volunteer, shift selection is flexible. With shift signups going out on a weekly basis. This makes it easy for volunteers to help around their schedule.


Volunteer drivers require:

A smart phone with cellular data
A personal vehicle
Driver's licence
Car insurance
Comfortable lifting boxes up to 20 pounds.

If you can help, please register through Volunteer Ottawa and we will be in touch with further instructions.
Location: Varies
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers
Access to moving and storage services are a significant barrier to fleeing abuse. Drivers use their time and energy to help our clients overcome these barriers. They are the ‘helping hands’ and ’boots on the ground’ that support our clients at a critical moment.

Responsibilities
Meet the volunteer team (including other Movers) at an arranged time and place
Transport belongings to a predetermined location
Maintain communication with Lead Mover and Movers
Respect client confidentiality
Uphold Shelter Movers’ protocols and procedures
Be aware of trauma-informed care when interacting with clients (training will be provided)
Work with private security and law enforcement (led by Lead Mover) when necessary
Children may accompany clients on a move, but volunteers do not provide child care and have limited interaction with children. Child care and supervision is provided by clients or our agency partners.

Shelter Movers’ volunteer move teams are a grassroots response to Violence Against Women in our communities. Join our team!

Time Commitment
We offer flexible scheduling. Drivers can join us on moves based on their own availability by signing up for moves, as their schedules permit.

Most moves average around 4 hours, depending on distance and complexity. A minimum of 2 moves a month is encouraged.

Requirements
No previous experience or education is required
Access to e-mail and phone
Must be 21 years old and have a class 5 or equivalent license.
Maturity and good judgement
Ability to remain calm in potentially stressful situations
Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes
Drivers are expected to maintain confidentiality and provide trauma-informed care to clients (training is provided), and have regular check-ins with staff to support continuous improvement.

Responsabilités :
● Rencontrer l’équipe de bénévoles (y compris les autres conducteurs) à un moment et un endroit convenu;
● Faire entrer et sortir les effets personnels du client dans les véhicules;
● Conduire un véhicule de location et transporter des biens à un endroit prédéterminé;
● Maintenir la communication avec le responsable des déménagements et les autres déménageurs;
● Respecter la confidentialité des clients;
● Respecter les protocoles et les procédures de Transit Secours;
● Être conscient de l’importance de la prise en charge des traumatismes lors des interactions avec les clients (une formation sera offerte);
● Le cas échéant, travailler avec les services de sécurité privée et les services de police (sous la direction du responsable des déménagements);
● Être capable de soulever un minimum de 20 lb.
Les enfants peuvent accompagner les clients lors d’un déménagement, mais les bénévoles ne fournissent pas de services de garde et ont une interaction limitée avec les enfants. La garde et la surveillance des enfants sont assurées par les clients ou nos agences partenaires.

Temps nécessaire à l’engagement :
Nous offrons des horaires flexibles. Les conducteurs peuvent nous accompagner lors des déménagements de deux façons :
● en s’inscrivant pour un déménagement à la fois, dans la mesure où leur emploi du temps le permet, et/ou :
● en s’engageant à respecter un horaire hebdomadaire ou mensuel régulier.
La plupart des déménagements durent en moyenne 4 heures, en fonction de la distance et de la complexité. Un minimum de 2 déménagements par mois est encouragé.

Compétences et connaissances essentielles :
● Aucune expérience ou formation antérieure n’est requise;
● Accès au courrier électronique et au téléphone;
● Être en mesure de soulever un minimum de 20 lb;
● Être en mesure de soulever des boîtes et des meubles modérément lourds avec l’aide d’autres déménageurs;
● Les conducteurs doivent être âgés d’au moins 21 ans;
● Posséder un permis de conduire de classe G2 ou G « complet »;
● Être capable de conduire des véhicules de location (fourgons de marchandises de taille moyenne à grande);
● La capacité à conduire un camion de 16 pieds est un atout;
● Être une personne sur qui l’ont peut compter au travail;
● Être mature et faire preuve de jugement;
● Capacité à rester calme dans des situations potentiellement stressantes;
● Capacité à être flexible et à s’adapter aux changements;
● Posséder d’excellentes compétences en matière de communication verbale;
● La maîtrise d’une deuxième langue est un atout.
Les conducteurs sont tenus de respecter la confidentialité et de fournir des soins aux clients en tenant compte des traumatismes (une formation sera offerte), et doivent communiquer régulièrement avec le personnel afin de soutenir l’amélioration continue.

Location: Various Locations in Ottawa
Deadline: Aug 31, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers
We are looking for volunteer Movers! Shelter Movers Ottawa is a non-profit that offers free moving and storage for those fleeing abuse. Access to moving and storage services are a significant barrier to fleeing abuse. Movers use their time and energy to help our clients overcome these barriers. They are the ‘helping hands’ and ’boots on the ground’ that support our clients at a critical moment.

Description et détails

Transit Secours offre des services gratuits de déménagement et d’entreposage pour les femmes et les enfants victimes de violence. Nous sommes la seule organisation de ce genre au Canada, et nos bénévoles n’en sont pas moins exceptionnels.
Chaque année, en collaboration avec des partenaires communautaires, nos équipes de bénévoles consacrent plus de 15 000 heures à aider les personnes pendant leur transition vers un environnement sans violence ni mauvais traitements.

Shelter Movers’ volunteer move teams are a grassroots response to Violence Against Women in our communities. Join us!
Location: Our moves happen all over the city of Ottawa, however we meet at one secure location before each move.
Deadline: Aug 31, 2021
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
To assist at Children and Youth Sports Summer Camps starting in July.
Location: 2181 St Joseph Blvd, Orleans, ON K1C 1E7
Deadline: Jun 25, 2021
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
The 88 Keys Foundation is a virtual volunteer organization dedicated to making music education accessible to underprivileged children and youth across Canada. Volunteers will be giving virtual piano lessons (45-60 minutes in length) on a weekly basis. All volunteers must have completed RCM level 8 piano, and/or RCM level 8 theory.

For more information, or to sign up as a volunteer, please visit our website: https://director88keysfoun.wixsite.com/canada
Location: virtual
Deadline: Jun 25, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers
Position Summary (Purpose):
The Fund Development Manager will have an integral role in supporting Shelter Movers Ottawa. Reporting to the National Fund Development Director and the Chapter Director, the Fund Development Manager is a self-directed, results-oriented role. The main responsibilities of this position include cultivating relationships with donors and securing philanthropic commitments from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. This role will have a strong focus on event-based fundraising, which includes supporting third-party events and campaigns. The Fund Development Manager will align fund development activities with the organization’s strategic priorities.

Primary Responsibilities
- Execute fundraising and sponsorship strategy as dictated by the National Fund Development Director, and local Chapter Director;
- Organize fundraising activities and campaigns with the support of staff and volunteers, including creating budgets and tracking revenue and expenses;
- Instruct and support third-party fundraisers to ensure appropriate procedures and guidelines are followed;
- Identify and steward major gift donors and manage a portfolio of current donors and prospects;
- Support the continued growth of Shelter Movers’ monthly giving program;
- Cultivate and sustain relationships with individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies;
- Manage in-kind donations from local community partners, including tracking promised visibility;
- Develop and coordinate an appropriate recognition program for donors and partners;
- Conduct presentations to organizations and companies to encourage financial support.

Skills, Experience and Education
- Previous fundraising and event planning experience is an asset, but not mandatory;
- Innovation and creativity are highly valued in this position, as well as the ability to work in a virtual space and recommend alternatives to traditional styles of fundraising;
- Exceptional ability to manage a team and provide strong leadership, including the skill to work and communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
- Dynamic, outgoing personality with sound judgment and the ability to use discretion;
- Capability to work autonomously when required, and also as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment, while balancing competing priorities;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including proficiency in public speaking and a high comfort level in presenting;
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and work under pressure to meet tight deadlines;
- Flexible, results and detail-oriented;
- Advanced organizational and analytical skills, including strategic thinking and problem-solving;
- Familiarity with G Suite (Google Workspace), MailChimp, Canva, and donor management software is a plus;
- Experience in the nonprofit sector considered an asset; must be sensitive and knowledgeable of issues surrounding gender-based violence;
- Membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals or the Canadian Association of Gift Planners is an asset.

Other Requirements
Shelter Movers volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, complete an interview process, sign a confidentiality agreement, obtain a police reference check, and attend a Trauma-Informed Care Orientation session.

Estimated Time Requirements
- 6-8 hours/week. Additional time may be required, on occasion, in the evenings and some weekends due to the nature of the position.
- This is an unpaid volunteer position

To Apply:
If interested, please send a brief description outlining your interest as well as your resume to volunteerottawa@sheltermovers.com
Location: Virtual
Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Canadian Parents for French is looking for volunteers to act as online French tutors for children enrolled in our pilot program. Tutors will help children by speaking in French and working to improve the child's French in conversation, reading, and writing. Volunteers must be comfortable working with young kids and in both French and English.

We are recruiting for volunteers who can dedicate 1 to 2 hours per week for our fall program. Volunteers choose their own times each week. This program will run from September until December of 2021.

Application to volunteer : https://form.jotform.com/201173726906253
Applicants will be contacted in early August for an interview.

Must be okay with using zoom via computer with headphone and webcam.
Will tutor 2-3 hours per week with kids ages 6-14.
Must be 16 or older to volunteer.
Location: online via Zoom
Deadline: Aug 20, 2021
Deliver nutritious meals, a caring contact and peace of mind to isolated seniors and adults with disabilities.

Meals on Wheels Ottawa is looking for volunteer drivers across our delivery area of central Ottawa.


Volunteer drivers should:

• have a valid Driver’s License
• have access to a vehicle with minimum $1M liability insurance
• have or be willing to apply for a Police Record Check - Level 3 Vulnerable Sector Check (less than 12 months)
• can deliver a route on their own OR with someone from their household (must also go through volunteer training)
• can commit to helping over a few months, at minimum
• can follow all new health and safety meal delivery protocols put in place due to COVID-19

NOTE: the Ontario Public Health COVID-19 self assessment recommends that those over age 70 years reduce their time outside the home.

Where:
Meals are delivered from our office located at 670 Albert St as well as other partner kitchens throughout central Ottawa.

When:
There are multiple volunteer shifts available throughout the week. Each shift takes approximately 2 hours to complete. Shifts have staggered start times between 10:50 and 11:30 am

Time Commitment:
The volunteer commitment is flexible and is usually once a week for 2 hours. Some volunteers also help out bi-weekly or on an “on call” basis.

Training:
Due to COVID-19, we are providing online training only. This training take approximately 1 hour. You will be contacted about training after signing up.


Please note: if you have already submitted a volunteer application through the Meals on Wheels website or the Community Support COVID Response website, there is no need to apply here too. You will be contacted shortly and we thank you for supporting Meals on Wheels. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

For more info please email volunteer@mealsonwheels-ottawa.org
Location: 670 Albert St. Ottawa, ON. K1R 6L2
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Deliver nutritious meals, a caring contact and peace of mind to isolated seniors and adults with disabilities.

Meals on Wheels Ottawa is looking for volunteer drivers with a higher need on:
• THURSDAYS in Vanier, Sandy Hill, Lincoln Heights



Volunteer drivers should:

• have a valid Driver’s License
• have access to a vehicle with minimum $1M liability insurance
• have or be willing to apply for a Police Record Check - Level 3 Vulnerable Sector Check (less than 12 months)
• can deliver a route on their own OR with someone from their household (must also go through volunteer training)
• can commit to helping over a few months, at minimum
• can follow all new health and safety meal delivery protocols put in place due to COVID-19

NOTE: the Ontario Public Health COVID-19 self assessment recommends that those over age 70 years reduce their time outside the home.
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Where:
Meals are delivered from our office located at 670 Albert St as well as other partner kitchens throughout central Ottawa.

When:
Thursdays - can we weekly or bi-weekly.
Each shift takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
Shifts have staggered start times between 10:50 and 11:30 am

Time Commitment:
The volunteer commitment is flexible and is usually once a week for 2 hours. Some volunteers also help out bi-weekly or on an “on call” basis.

Training:
Due to COVID-19, we are providing online training only. This training take approximately 1 hour. You will be contacted about training after signing up.


Please note: if you have already submitted a volunteer application through the Meals on Wheels website or the Community Support COVID Response website, there is no need to apply here too. You will be contacted shortly and we thank you for supporting Meals on Wheels. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

For more info please email volunteer@mealsonwheels-ottawa.org
Location: 670 Albert St. Ottawa, ON. K1R 6L2
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
We need Leads for each department that specialize in the department to ensure everything is done consistently and per our policies. We also need Day Leads to make sure processes runs properly between departments and throughout the day. We also need Overseers to over see that everything is working as needed and a good flow of communication and assistance is accomplished in the organization.
and foster a well run and pleasant environment for customers and volunteers.
We are blessed daily with donations that need to be sorted before we can sell it. This is a great environment filled with lots of interesting people and donations for a satisfying work day. Would you like to be part of it?

Responsibilities:
Help Volunteers to find their sweet spot and help them thrive in their roles. Foster a great working area promoting everyone working together towards the common goals. Work on schedule to ensure all spaces are filled, retained and thriving.

Qualifications:
Great for retired people wanting to give back to the community.
Great for youth looking for volunteer/work experience (8-15 years with an adult)
Group volunteer opportunity up to 20 people/group

Benefits:
Gain great experience in the retail industry
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Provide cleaning services to the store to keep the premises safe for customers, staff and volunteers.

There are several areas of cleaning that can be shared between volunteers such as carts, counters, change rooms, kitchen, floors, windows, bathrooms, garbage, shelves and racks.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
BFM Foundation (Canada) is a national Christian organization with over 50 Mission Thrift Stores across Canada. The net revenue from all Mission Thrift Stores is devoted to the Joint Ministry of BFM Foundation (Canada) and Bible League Canada. These funds are used to establish adult literacy programs, provide church planter training, children’s ministry programs, and distribute Bibles in many places around the world. The stores are operated primarily by dedicated volunteers.

Mission Thrift Store Orleans is currently seeking an individual who understand and support the vision and purpose of BFM Foundation (Canada).
The Retail Assistant will report to and assist the Store Manager.

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Experience working with volunteers
· Strong organizational and prioritizing skills
· Ability be on your feet for extended periods and lift items
· Excellent verbal communication skills
· Professionalism and respect
· Displays a high level of trustworthiness and integrity
· Proven ability to show initiative and leadership

Experience:
Experience in a retail setting; experience with non-profit/voluntary sector would also be considered an asset.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
The Volunteer Driver is responsible for the pickup of donations and deliveries of purchased furniture as well as receiving donations at the store. The volunteer must be willing to advocate for the Mission Thrift Store and maintain a positive and professional working atmosphere.

Responsibilities
· Drive the Mission Thrift Store vehicle for pickups and deliveries
· Load & unload donated goods
· Screen for product usability
Experience Requirements
· Must have a valid driver’s license
· Acceptable Drivers Abstract
· 10+ years driving experience
Desired Skills
· Professional driving skills
· Communicate in a professional manner
· Ability to life 50+ Lbs
· Able to work with others and instruct others to assist in pickup and deliveries
· Health and Safety awareness
· Operate moving equipment safely
· Moving skills
· Provide exceptional customer service
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Cashiers have one of the busiest jobs in our store! If you like a fast paced environment & like to stay busy, this volunteer role is for you!
*Training provided

Responsibilities:
Accept payment for goods
Greet & thank our customers

Experience Requirements:
Past retail experience an asset
Must be 16 years+

Desired Skills:
Mathematically inclined
Customer service skills

Qualifications:
Responsible and reliable
Location: 1777 Tenth Line rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Do you like to be busy & organize? If so, we need your help! We are blessed daily with donations that need to be sorted before we can sell it. This is a fast paced environment filled with lots of interesting finds in many departments!

Responsibilities:
Sort donations into appropriate categories
Training provided

Qualifications:
Great for retired people wanting to give back to the community.
Great for youth looking for volunteer/work experience (8-15 years with an adult)
Group volunteer opportunity up to 20 people/group

Benefits:
Gain great experience in the retail industry
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
The Merchandiser is responsible in keeping the store beautiful by finding ways to improve how the products are presented to the customers. There is a need to position products and maintain a visually pleasing display in all departments throughout the day as customers continuously changes it. Making sure the racks and shelves are full but not over flowing.

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· An ability in knowing how to make products look appealing
· Experience working with volunteers
· Good organizational and prioritizing skills
· Ability to be on your feet and active
· Good verbal communication skills
· Professionalism and respect
· Displays a level of trustworthiness and integrity
· Proven ability to show initiative

Experience: Experience in a retail setting; experience with non-profit/voluntary sector would also be considered an asset.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
The Recycler is someone that is responsible for the recycling program that we have in the store. There are 7 categories of recycling that this position could either focus on 1 or all of the categories depending on their abilities. The categories are: metal, e-waste, plastics, glass, clothing, cardboard and fiber.

Training is provided.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Smiles for Seniors Ottawa is a student-led virtual volunteer organization spreading positivity and joy to isolated seniors in retirement homes during the pandemic.
Volunteers send online submissions of cards, art, music and letters. There are no requirements for the amount of submissions that volunteers must complete and no special skills are needed.
We also give volunteer service hours for high school students.
For more information and to sign up as a volunteer, please visit our website: https://smilesforseniors.wixsite.com/ottawa
Location: virtual
Deadline: Jun 25, 2021
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 Fundraising volunteer to work with the Director of Grants and Fundraising to identify and write grant applications on behalf of the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Researches and identifies potential grant opportunities for which Abbeyfield Ottawa is eligible;
Reviews list of projects and initiatives in need of funding and applies for grants as appropriate with guidance from the Director of Grants and Fundraising;
Applies for specific grants at the request of the Board of Directors or the Director of Grants and Fundraising
Ensures all applications are completed on time and include appropriate supporting documentation.
Track all submissions and ensure reporting requirements are met for successful applications.

Qualifications:

Experience in grant writing an asset;
Strong initiative;
Good research skills;
MS Office experience;
Strong written and oral communications skills are required.
Location: 425 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Plan, prepare and maintain an outdoor vegetable/flower garden for a Supported Independent Living residence.

Mature, reliable and able to work with minimal supervision.
Previous experience and knowledge of gardening

Police check required as the residence supports vulnerable individuals.
Location: 2041 St Laurent Blvd
Deadline: Jun 25, 2021
Canadian Parents for French is looking for volunteers to create resources for our Virtual French Tutoring Program. Materials created for the program will act as templates for our virtual tutors. We are looking for volunteers who can create Google Slides/PowerPoint presentations that will be used for kids between the ages of 6 to 14. Each presentation will be focused on a new topic. Volunteers will research and source credible Canadian resources with which to create an interactive virtual lesson for kids of our program. The lessons are designed to get the kids speaking and practising their French. All the kids are learning French a Second Language.

Training and support will be given.
Volunteers will be creating resources in French. High level French skills are a must, B1 or higher.

This position is open now and work will be completed on or before August 30,2021. We are looking for volunteers who can give a minimum of hours. Volunteers can set their own hours.

Application to volunteer :https://form.jotform.com/CPFNational/contentcreator

Location: online via Zoom
Deadline: Jul 23, 2021
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vax Aide was created to assist the vulnerable population in Ottawa in booking vaccine appointments, and getting rides to these appointments.

Vax Aide is looking for volunteers who can take people to their vaccine appointments. Based on your availability, you will pick someone up, take them to the clinic, and after they get the vaccine, you will take them back home.

Volunteer drivers require:

- A smart phone with cellular data
- A personal vehicle
- Driver's licence
- Car insurance
- a Vulnerable Sector Check
- A willingness to assist those in need

If interested, please register at Volunteer Ottawa, and you will be contacted. Please indicate if you speak other languages.

Check out VaxAide at https://www.vaxaide.ca

Location: various
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Volunteer Meal Assistants help provide a pleasurable dining experience for residents in long-term care. They assist the nursing team to set up the dining room, porter residents at mealtime, serve, feed, socialize and clean up.
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
We're an all volunteer charity and most of our charitable programs are in Covid struck India. The needs of our charitable partners in India are great right now and the charitable support from Canadians has been overwhelming for our medical and educational programs.
Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally requires volunteers to help with our rapidly expanding accounting requirements. We are looking for bookkeepers or accountants with some experience on certain software, daily operations and filing charity returns. We're using accounting software called Xero and a CRM called Insightly. We have worked with Sage Simply Accounting before. The volunteer requirement could be as light as phone support for guidance regarding software function to entering daily transactions and helping to integrate our softwares more efficiently.
Working knowledge of CRA’s requirements for charities working abroad is a huge assett.
Location: Remote office / home office
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Ontario Connecting Students is a not for profit organization designed to connect Ontario public school families with Ontario post secondary student volunteer tutors. Tutoring sessions are conducted in a virtual capacity allowing volunteers the opportunity to participate in community building from the safety of their homes.

We are looking for patient, dedicated, empathetic and personable individuals who possess excellent organization and communication skills.

Residents of Ontario who have graduated high school who possess or are presently obtaining a post-secondary degree are eligible for this opportunity. The time commitment can be as little as two hours per week. Ontario Connecting Students accommodates the busy student lifestyle while helping volunteers obtain skills that are transferable to future opportunities as well as gain demonstrated experience.

Clear vulnerable sector checks and a minimum of two (2) character references are required for this position, at least one of which must be a professional capacity.

We require all accepted applicants to undergo a virtual training workshop to ensure adherence to our conduct guidelines. Our training also assists tutors in their ongoing effort to engage participants with their schoolwork and gain understanding of how to foster positive associations with learning.

We have an urgent need for Bilingual volunteers who speak French and English, as well as those who are comfortable tutoring in math and science.

All applicants must complete our application form found on our website at https://www.ontarioconnectingstudents.ca/volunteer-application

Those applicants who do not follow the instructions to fill out our application form, will not be considered until we receive the completed application form.

Location: virtual
Deadline: Jun 25, 2021
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
We are looking for 2SLGBTQ+ Graphic Designer volunteers who will support the community programs' visual design.
Work will involve communicating ideas and developing visual concepts. The volunteer will be expected to produce visuals in various layouts to use on the website, email, and social media platforms. The Graphic Designer volunteer will be working with the community engagement and support coordinator.

Required qualifications:
● Ability to communicate effectively with GBT2Q guys from an array of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
● A genuine passion for working with the GBT2Q communities.
● Experience with graphic design programs such as: Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Figma, Canva, etc.
Location: virtual
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers
About Shelter Movers:
Shelter Movers provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children fleeing abuse. We are the only organization of our kind in Canada, and our volunteers are no less exceptional. Every year, in collaboration with community partners, our volunteer teams contribute over 15,000 hours to support people transitioning to lives free of violence and abuse. Our Ottawa chapter has been operational since 2017 and has completed over 600 moves since opening. We are growing and looking to add caring and compassionate people to our volunteer team.

Position Summary:
We are looking for a Senior Copywriter to lead our creative marketing content efforts. The Senior Copywriter responsibilities include writing original content, copy and concepts across a wide range of mediums. This includes blog posts, social media, fundraising campaigns and email marketing. Other tasks will include assigning and assisting Junior Copywriters with their copy and articles.
To be a successful candidate for this volunteer opportunity you should be a champion of Gender Based Violence Issues. Reporting to our Marketing and Communications Manager the Senior Copywriter is ideally a polished communicator with copywriting experience. If you have experience creating web content, we’d like to meet you. Along with your application, please submit samples of your work.

Responsibilities
- Research industry-related topics and identify gaps in our content
- Write original copy for social media posts, blog posts, LinkedIn posts and fundraising campaigns
- Liaise with graphic designers to enrich text with visual aids
- Generate new, creative concepts
- Ensure brand consistency throughout various marketing projects
- Directly report to Marketing and Communications Manager
- Keep up to date with industry developments.

Requirements:
- A passion for Gender Based Violence issues
- An intersectional and anti-oppression standpoint
- Excellent writing and editing skills, with a keen eye for detail
- An ability to write creative copy both for large pieces of content (e.g. blog posts) and smaller texts (e.g. social media posts)
- Solid time-management skills
- Basic keyword search knowledge
- Exceptional writing skills, with the ability to write in a range of voices and styles for diverse channels and audiences.

Assets:
- Ideal candidates will have experience in: LinkedIn Post writing, Ghostwriting, Blog writing and Research Skills
- Work experience as a Senior Copywriter, Product Copywriter, or similar role
- Experience with project management tools (such as Trello)
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited university program with an emphasis on English, communications, advertising, journalism or other related field.

Time Commitment:
We are looking for a long term commitment. An estimated 3 to 6 hours a week, dependent on responsibilities and proximity to larger campaigns.

Shelter Movers volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, complete an interview process, attend an orientation for new volunteers, in addition to signing a confidentiality agreement and obtaining a criminal record check.

To Apply:
If everything above sounds like you or you are looking to break into this industry let us know! If this role interests you and you feel like you would be a good fit for Shelter Movers Ottawa, please send both your resume and portfolio/ sample of your work to volunteerottawa@sheltermovers.com
We look forward to hearing from you!
Location: Virtual, ideally located in Ottawa, ON.
Deadline: Jul 1, 2021
The Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region provides a free and confidential telephone service offering suicide prevention, crisis intervention, psychological stabilization, emotional support, information and referrals to individuals of all ages. We help people in varying degrees of distress or crisis who are experiencing a wide range of problems including suicidal thoughts, abuse or violence, mental or physical illness, bereavement, addictions, sexuality and interpersonal problems, youth-related issues, unemployment and more. Our volunteer Crisis Line Responders are trained in active listening techniques, communication skills, crisis intervention and suicide prevention techniques. They help our clients assess their own situations, to establish goals and priorities, and they can link the callers to appropriate resources in the community if needed.

If interested, please visit www.dcottawa.on.ca to fill out an application! IMPORTANT: You must fill out an application on the Distress Centre Website. www.dcottawa.on.ca
Location: Confidential. Located within the Ottawa area. Accessible by OC Transpo or personal vehicle with parking.
Deadline: Jun 30, 2021
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
To register, please go directly to the Cyber Seniors website to sign-on to be a mentor: https://cyberseniors.org/volunteer-with-cyber-seniors/


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.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/volunteers


Location: virtual - national organization
https://cyberseniors.org/volunteer-with-cyber-seniors/
Deadline: Jun 25, 2021
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
We are looking for LGBTQ+ translator who will be responsible for supporting MAX staff with translating and editing texts and documents from English to French or French to English, and review French-language documents as needed. Your support will increase our accessibility during covid-19 and parity of MAX Ottawa’s communications to people of diverse linguistic backgrounds.

We are looking for an individual with familiarity with the gender-inclusive language and with experience with a variety of media content such as grant applications, social media, news releases, fact sheets, etc.

https://maxottawa.ca
Location: virtual
Deadline: Jun 25, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers
About Shelter Movers:
Shelter Movers provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children fleeing abuse. We are the only organization of our kind in Canada, and our volunteers are no less exceptional. Every year, in collaboration with community partners, our volunteer teams contribute over 15,000 hours to support people transitioning to lives free of violence and abuse. Our Ottawa chapter has been operational since 2017 and has completed over 600 moves since opening. We are growing and looking to add caring and compassionate people to our volunteer team.

Position Summary:
We are looking for a Senior Graphic Designer to create and manage digital designs for our marketing needs. The Senior Graphic Designer’s responsibilities include managing graphic design tasks, refining projects and drafts and generating new creative ideas. We are looking for someone who specializes in Motion Graphic Design and Infographics. To be a successful candidate for this volunteer opportunity you should be a champion of Gender Based Violence Issues as well as have extensive knowledge of graphic design styles and techniques. You should also have experience in implementing marketing campaigns. Ultimately the Senior Graphic Designer will promote the mission and values of Shelter Movers Ottawa though high-quality graphic content.

Responsibilities:
Designing motion graphics, and infographics
Manage graphic designs from conception to delivery
Review junior designer drafts to ensure quality
Create simple animations for social media, gifs, for improved visual storytelling and data visualization
Generate new, creative concepts
Ensure brand consistency throughout various marketing projects
Directly report to Marketing and Communications Manager
Keep up to date with industry developments.

Requirements:
A passion for Gender Based Violence issues
An intersectional and anti-oppression standpoint
A portfolio with design projects, ideal candidates will have motion graphics in their portfolio
A keen eye for visual details
Ability to meet deadlines and work as part of a team
Assets:
A Graphic Design qualification or similar
Familiar with good rendering processes
Proven work experience in graphic design
Work experience with Canva, Trello, Adobe Creative Suite and/or Affinity

Time Commitment:
We are looking for a long term commitment. An estimated 3 to 6 hours a week, dependent on responsibilities and proximity to larger campaigns

Shelter Movers volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, complete an interview process, attend an orientation for new volunteers, in addition to signing a confidentiality agreement and obtaining a criminal record check.

To Apply:
If everything above sounds like you or you are looking to break into this industry let us know! If this role interests you and you feel like you would be a good fit for Shelter Movers Ottawa, please send both your resume and portfolio to volunteerottawa@sheltermovers.com
We look forward to hearing from you!
Location: Virtual Role, Ideally located in Ottawa.
Deadline: Jul 1, 2021
The Ottawa Network for Education School Breakfast Program (ONFE SBP) strives to ensure that children in our community have access to healthy breakfasts and snacks in a safe environment, and that they are given equal opportunity to succeed at school. Our Program adheres to provincial nutrition guidelines and provides students with nutritious foods such as, fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, and dairy products. We work in partnership with Ottawa’s four school boards to support more than 13,500 Ottawa children in over 190 schools each school day— that’s almost 2,500,000 meals each school year!
ONFE SBP relies on volunteers to support our schools and student nutrition. Due to Covid-19, our programs have faced additional challenges, and new policies have increased school staff’s workload. ONFE is currently seeking 5 volunteers to support ONFE School Breakfast Programs in Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (CEPEO) high schools across Ottawa.
Volunteer tasks will include:
• Assist the school breakfast program coordinator with food and bin preparation (washing, cutting, portioning food, etc.)
• Clean-up in prep area
*Please note, tasks can vary and are based on school needs. This role is to support schools with food and bin preparation only. Receiving, lifting, and organizing school’s food purchases and orders is not a requirement.
Volunteer Locations
• Nepean
• Downtown Ottawa
• Blackburn Hamlet
• Orleans
Volunteer Requirements:
• Functional French language skills
• Position is a 6-month commitment (January-June 2020) at 1.5 - 2 hours per week. Volunteer needs to be available in the mornings.
• Able to stand for the duration of the volunteer shift
• Lifting of empty/prepared program bins may be required depending on the school's program model
• Level 3 Police Records Check, which includes a Vulnerable Sector Check (As of October 27, 2020 PRC fees will be waived for volunteers who provide a letter from the sponsoring agency. ONFE will provide all volunteers with the required letter.)
• Volunteers for the ONFE School Breakfast program cannot be actively volunteering elsewhere while volunteering at CEPEO. Volunteers will be required to sign a joint waiver for CEPEO and ONFE.
Covid-19 Requirements at CEPEO schools:
• PPE is required to be worn during the duration of your volunteer shift
o This includes a mask and a visor
o CEPEO schools will provide volunteers with required PPE
• School specific Covid-19 training and School Board Procedures will be provided to volunteers
• Volunteers are required complete CEPEO’s self-assessment check before their scheduled shift. Laurence Paradis will provide you to the link to the self-assessment test. If you are feeling unwell do not go in for your scheduled shift and contact the school about your absence ASAP.
• Follow all CEPEO Covid-19 health and safety guidelines
• Volunteers are not allowed to have contact with students and will be physically separated from students during their volunteer shift
If there is a CEPEO high school in your neighbourhood or you’re willing to travel, we would love to have you join our ONFE School Breakfast Program volunteer team!
Location: • Nepean
• Downtown Ottawa
• Blackburn Hamlet
• Orleans
Deadline: Jun 25, 2021
Silver Spring Farm Garlic Project began in 1997 as a fundraiser for the Ottawa Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. Money raised from this project goes towards holiday gifts for OCAPDD individuals, many of whom have no families, special services, special classes and many other needed items. The Garlic Project is run entirely by volunteers. Each year volunteers plant between 35,000 to 40,000 garlic bulbs. They are then covered for the winter. Come April the hay is removed to allow growth and the weeds appear. Between the months of April and July volunteers are needed to weed the rows of garlic weekly so that the garlic plant is not choked and can grow to its full potential. At the end of July the garlic is picked and again many volunteers are required to clean, sort, braid and get things ready for the sale the first week in August. Volunteers are needed to cover the garlic fields with hay in the last week in November. On the job training / assistance is provided!!
Location: 1703 Robertson Rd., Ottawa, On
Deadline: Jul 1, 2021
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Bag Half Full YOW is a volunteer-run grocery shopping and delivery service started by uOttawa medical students. We are looking for anyone in Ottawa who is interested in volunteering with us. This is a great way to serve our community in this time of crisis for many people who are in very difficult situations, and a great addition to volunteers' CVs!

We reimburse our volunteers' gas mileage and have funds raised to ensure that our volunteers are never on the hook for any expenses.

What prospective volunteers will need:
- A Police Records Check (or reference letter from a prior work/volunteer experience)
- Access to a vehicle

This is a flexible volunteer position where volunteers are able to sign up for grocery orders at the times and places that work for them. It’s a great opportunity to get involved in the COVID-19 crisis and help those who really need it!

To tell us if you are interested, please fill in the following google form: https://forms.gle/6ZQM1yRU6ho87hDi6

Our website: https://www.baghalffull.com/

To support us: gf.me/u/zbzz8t
Location: all over Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 25, 2021