COVID-19 Update

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: Volunteer Ottawa
Monitor registration process at the Front Desk, take temperatures, ask screening questions, provide basic information about the HUB.

Training and orientation will be provided, along with regular supervision.

Weekdays (7.00 - 5.00) - multiple shifts especially Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12-5pm
Location: 815 St Laurent Blvd
Deadline: May 25, 2021
The Caregiver Support Group Facilitator is expected to support the DSORC mission that no one should face dementia alone, by providing a safe and welcoming environment for discussion and mutual support.

Time Commitment: 2 hours per week (available support groups are Tuesdays 10AM, Wednesdays 6:30PM, Thursdays 1PM)

Primary Responsibilities:
- Facilitate group discussion
Inform the participants about the objectives and ground rules for the group
- Empower participants by discussing the important role they play for themselves and each other
- Support inclusion of participants through invitation and inclusion and by providing a safe and comfortable environment
- Initiate, clarify and summarize discussions as required
- Harmonize to reduce tension and encourage participants to explore differences
- Maintain confidentiality at all times regarding participant information and experiences
- Set up room and coordinate logistics
- Complete support group report including attendance and debrief with staff lead

Qualifications:
- Proficiency in English and/or French
- Experience caring for a person living with dementia
- Understanding and knowledge of the lived experience of dementia required
- Excellent communication skills and experience in group facilitation
- Respect for diversity, cultural awareness, and sensitivity
- Effective listening skills, empathy, and adaptability
- Ability to work collaboratively with co-facilitator and supervisor and take initiative
- Comfort using online communications platforms such as Zoom, email, internet
- Reliability and professionalism
- Respect for the boundaries of the position and participant confidentiality
- Education in the social sciences is an asset
Location: 1750 Russell Rd., Suite 1742 Ottawa, ON K1G 5Z6
Deadline: Apr 23, 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: May 31, 2021
Organization: CNIB
CNIB is looking to fill two positions for Group Facilitator of the Virtual Bingo Program, every Thursday, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Volunteers must be 18 years and older, comfortable leading a group of 15 players, using an online bingo caller program, and comfortable with the Zoom platform. If you have experience playing bingo that would be great but full training will be provided. The volunteers will need to speak and articulate clearly and not talk too fast as this is mainly a senior demographic.
Location: 826 Princess Street
Deadline: Apr 30, 2021
Tech Support Volunteers provide services and support to CCI Staff and newcomers related to the use of technology. This can include assistance setting up and/or using various forms of technology for newcomers, such as tablets, phone and computers, as well as learning to use various software and online platforms that improve accessibility to services.

TASKS
• Provide a variety of tech-related support and services to various CCI Departments, as well as directly to newcomers via 1-to-1 support and assisting with the facilitation of workshops.
• Interact directly with newcomers using tools for virtual communications to assist in the setup and use of newly acquired technology (eg. computers).
• Offer 1-on-1 support to newcomers virtually to help strengthen and improve tech-skills, as well as support group workshops for newcomers focusing on using technology.
• Assist CCI Staff in the delivery of tech-skills workshops for newcomers, focused on getting new technology set up and improving tech literacy for newcomers.
• Share knowledge and experiences with newcomers to support integration and help build a more accessible and welcoming community.
• Volunteers will provide support based on the unique needs of the newcomer and the skills and experiences they are able to bring.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
Volunteers should possess the following:
• Patience, open-mindedness and cultural awareness/sensitivity;
• Experience/Skills working in IT and comfortable troubleshooting issues virtually;
• Ability to assist in the set-up of new tech devices (such as laptops, tablets, phones), especially comfortable working with Chromebook operating systems;
• Familiar with various online/virtual communication programs and tools (Zoom, WhatsApp), as well as basic software programs and operating systems;
• Comfortable teaching beginner tech-skills to newcomers, either 1-to-1 or in a group workshop setting;
• Flexible availability to provide support on an as-needed basis would be an asset;
• *Multi-lingual to improve communications with newcomers from various backgrounds would be an asset.

*PLEASE NOTE:
While we do have various opportunities, we are currently focused on recruiting individuals that can speak ARABIC to some degree.
Location: 219 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2P 2H4

*Please note that this is a REMOTE/VIRTUAL Volunteer Opportunity.
Deadline: Apr 30, 2021
We are seeking a volunteer for Tuesday mornings for our breakfast take-out program. The volunteer should arrive around 9 am to prep, and then help serve clients from 9:30-11. It is a take-out programs for residents of Ottawa Community Housing, serving a brown-bag breakfast, and hot coffee or tea.

Please note that masks are required and social distancing measures are in place to ensure the safety of our volunteers and participants.
Location: 102-1465 Caldwell Ave
Deadline: May 30, 2021
Organization: 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.
Shelter Movers Ottawa has been operational since 2017 and has completed over 500 moves to date. We are growing and looking to add compassionate and committed volunteers to our team.
We at Shelter Movers continue to operate and provide our unique moving and storage services for our clients. We have implemented stringent safety measures in place to protect our volunteers, partners, and clients. While we all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and stay home, we must remember that home is not a safe place for many. Those experiencing abuse may have to spend more time with their abuser in an unsafe, confined space as well as potentially losing their job and the financial independence that comes with it. There have been published articles that highlight mandatory social distancing measures that place individuals experiencing abuse at a greater risk than pre-pandemic, highlighting the importance of services like Shelter Movers.

Position Summary:
As an integral role in the Volunteer Services administrative team of Shelter Movers Ottawa, the Volunteer Services Engagement Coordinator is mainly accountable for developing, implementing retention strategies, and providing support to the Volunteer Services Manager. The goal of this position is to enhance the engagement and retention of our volunteer team.
Key Responsibilities:
- Under the direction of the National Volunteer Services, develop and implement retention strategies, and continuously improve the engagement and experience of volunteers;
- Follow up with movers and drivers after their first or second move to ensure they are having a positive volunteer experience.
- Run our peer to peer appreciation program. This includes monitoring and moderating a slack channel, compiling participants and drawing prizes.
- Ensure the profiles of volunteers and database are up-to-date, maintain the mailing list and the subscription status, as well as manage the mailbox of the Volunteer Service Engagement team;
- Follow up with inactive volunteers, offering solutions to improve the involvement if needed;
- Lead the development and execution of volunteer events, making sure that they align and support the highest purpose, which is enhancing the engagement of volunteers. Some examples of events include trivia night, movie nights, panel discussions;
- Actively support the involvement of volunteers, promptly identify and proactively oversee their issues in terms of participation, then report to the Volunteer Services Manager in order to come up with optimal solutions;
- Regularly update the working progress with the Volunteer Services Manager.

What we are looking for
- A time commitment of at least 3 hours per week and a desire to engage with the team and Shelter Movers Ottawa in long term;
- Ability to apply an anti-oppressive lens to engaging volunteers;
- A long-term interest in the Violence Against Women (VAW) sector, and Volunteer Management/Non-Profit Management;
- Awareness of appropriate boundaries, compassion fatigue, and self-care;
- Be able to maintain the confidentiality of client and organizational information;
- Self-motivated person who upholds a positive vibe and can-do attitude;
- Strong organizational skills with a detailed-oriented mind and reliable work habits;
- Tact, discretion, high maturity level and good judgement;
- An active listener who possesses excellent interpersonal skills, high degree of emotional intelligence, and is able to handle difficult conversations with great patience;
- A team player who can also work independently
- A background in volunteer management, or human resources is an asset;
- Previous experience in volunteer engagement and/or event planning are considered as a strong asset.

* A successful candidate of Shelter Movers must be at least 18 years of age, sign a confidentiality agreement, pass a police reference check, and attend a Trauma-Informed Care Orientation session. As well as additional training for the Volunteer Engagement Role.

* Please note that this is an unpaid volunteer position.

*Does this speak to you? Then please send your resume as well as a brief description outlining your interest to Brenna at brenna@sheltermovers.com. We are eager to hear from you!
Location: Virtual/ Various Locations
Deadline: Jun 5, 2021
Organization: Shelter Movers
Description of Position
Shelter Movers Ottawa provides free moving and storage services to those fleeing abuse in and around Ottawa. 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.

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.

Requirements
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.

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. Needs to have an understanding of the city of Ottawa
Deadline: Jun 5, 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: May 14, 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: Apr 23, 2021
Organization: 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 400 moves since opening. We are growing and looking to add caring and compassionate people to our volunteer team.

Position Summary:
Shelter Movers Ottawa is looking for a motivated individual with a positive attitude, strong communication skills and donor engagement experience. The Donor/Funder Engagement Coordinator will be reporting to the Fund Development Manager and will be responsible for interacting directly with donors, funders and partners. They will develop new ideas to engage with new and existing donors and may be asked to develop proposals for corporate and in-kind funders

Responsibilities:
- Develop new ideas and ways to engage with current donors.
- Analyzes donor history to identify further fundraising opportunities.
- Assists with special events, as needed.
- Work as part of a team to plan, and run donor engagement events.
- Connect with grant-making foundations and organizations to solicit feedback and establish positive working relationships.
- Report to the Fund Development Manager and Chapter Director to update the status of specific grant applications.

Time commitment:
An estimated 2 to 3 hours a week, dependent on responsibilities and proximity to the fundraising events and campaigns.

Essential skills & knowledge:
- We are looking for creative self starters
- Proactive and very comfortable reaching out to potential donors.
- Experience with networking/building relationships
- Dynamic and outgoing personality
- Strong communication skills - verbal and written
- Advanced interpersonal skills in a professional, outgoing manner
- Excellent organization and time management skills
- Highly self-motivated and detail oriented, able to work without supervision.
- Able to prioritize workloads and meet established deadlines.
- Able to work independently and as part of a team.
- Familiarity with spreadsheets and database systems
- A positive, 'can-do' attitude.
- Donor engagement experience

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.

How to Apply:
If interested, please send a brief description outlining your interest as well as your resume to Brenna at volunteerottawa@sheltermovers.com.
Location: Virtual Volunteering (Most be located in Ottawa)
Deadline: May 14, 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 400 moves since opening. We are growing and looking to add caring and compassionate people to our volunteer team.

Position Summary:
Shelter Movers Ottawa is looking for a motivated individual with a positive attitude, strong research and written communication skills to help us with grant applications. The grant writer will be reporting to the Fund Development Manager and will be responsible for researching and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations.

Responsibilities:
- Research potential grant opportunities from organizations that align with the mission and values of Shelter Movers Ottawa
- Assemble and submit grant applications that include (but not limited to) all necessary components of reference letters, proposals, strategy plan, etc in a timely manner
- Connect with grant-making foundations and organizations to solicit feedback and establish positive working relationships
- Report to the Fund Development Manager and Chapter Director to update the status of specific grant applications

Time commitment:
An estimated 3 to 6 hours a week, dependent on responsibilities and proximity to the fundraising events and campaigns.

Essential skills & knowledge:
- We are looking for self-starters with either research or grant writing experience
- Excellent written, analytical and research skills
- Strong communication skills - verbal and written
- Advanced interpersonal skills in a professional, outgoing manner
- Excellent organization and time management skills
- Highly self-motivated and detail oriented, able to work without supervision.
- Able to prioritize workloads and meet established deadlines.
- Able to work independently and as part of a team.
- Familiarity with spreadsheets and database systems
- A positive, 'can-do' attitude.
- Experience or a proven track record of successfully securing grants for other non-profit organizations is a strong asset, but not required. We will provide training and ongoing support.

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.

How to Apply:
If interested, please send a brief description outlining your interest as well as your resume to Brenna at volunteerottawa@sheltermovers.com.
Location: Virtual / At Home (Needs to reside in Ottawa)
Deadline: May 14, 2021
To deliver meals to seniors in east end of Ottawa (Orleans, Gloucester, Blackburn Hamlet) once or twice a week. deliveries are between 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Mileage is paid and a police record check is required. This position would be of interest to those who like to work with seniors and have a vehicle.
Location: 215-1980 Ogilvie Road Ottawa Ontario K1J 9L3
Deadline: Apr 30, 2021
We have a great need for volunteer drivers to bring our senior clients to our Adult Day Program located at 1515 10th Line Road in Orleans. With the use of volunteers personal vehicles, clients are picked up at their home by the volunteer and driven to the Day Program and picked up by the same volunteer to bring back home. Our clients live in the east end of Ottawa (Orleans, Cumberland, Gloucester, Vars, all the way up to Hunt Club/Findlay Creek).
Requirements include: Valid Drivers License; Good working vehicle; Liability insurance of $2M; Vulnerable Sector Check.
Mileage is paid.
Location: 215-1980 Ogilvie Road Ottawa Ontario K1J 8M6
Deadline: Apr 30, 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: Apr 30, 2021
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC) is pleased to be developing virtual, remote, and socially distanced solutions in an effort to continue providing support to caregivers and persons living with dementia while we are not able to do so in a pre COVID-19 model.

Volunteers play a crucial role in the Make a Connection, Take a Break program, by providing meaningful social interactions to persons living with dementia, and to enable caregivers to take a break. Visits can be virtual, by telephone, or in-person, while keeping safe and socially distanced. As a volunteer, you receive training and guidance to prepare for this important role and are matched with a client based on aligning schedule, language, and, where necessary, accessibility or proximity to one another. Visits are typically 20 minutes to 1 hour on a weekly basis, and, if virtual, are on a variety of platforms such as the phone or Zoom, depending on the client’s preference and capabilities. The activities that make up these visits can vary, from simply chatting, listening to music, reading out loud, sharing photos, or going for a walk as examples. Whichever the activity, you will find this to be a rewarding and meaningful experience.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

Maintain regular communication via e-mail and telephone
- Communicate with caregiver as needed to arrange the details surrounding visits (date and time, materials needed, etc.)
- Maintain communication with supervisor to provide updates on clients, forward questions, and offer feedback

Prepare and host remote and/or in-person visits
- Coordinate and prepare any particular items needed for your visit (photos, music, videos, a list of the client’s interest, etc.)
- Meet and engage with client in the preferred setting (phone, Zoom, in person etc.)
- Provide troubleshooting support to those experiencing technical difficulty
- Engage with participants and maintain enthusiasm, compassion, and patience

Qualifications and Skills:
- Professionalism and a positive disposition with excellent interpersonal skills
- Compassion, understanding and awareness of dementia
- A valid (within last 6 months) Vulnerable Sector Check is required, which we help facilitate
- Reliability – able to honour scheduled commitments
- Discretion – must maintain confidentiality of all participants
- Basic knowledge of DSORC programs and services (training provided)
- Bilingualism an asset

Remote or Virtual Visits:
- Tech-savvy, with the ability to independently troubleshoot common/minor technical issues such as audio/visual connectivity disruptions
o Reliable access to both internet and email
o Knowledge of/experience with Zoom or other online platforms is an asset
o Patience and compassion when working with others who are not tech-savvy

Screening:

Selected applicants will submit a volunteer application form, followed by an interview and reference check as part of the application process with the Volunteer Coordinator. Successful applicants will be provided with orientation and role-specific training.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should visit DSORC’s website: https://dementiahelp.ca/make-a-connection-take-a-break-program-volunteer-etablir-un-lien-faire-une-pause-benevole/
Location: *Currently virtual*
1750 Russell Road
Suite 1742
Deadline: May 28, 2021
Volunteer Opportunity: Help to deliver Ottawa Good Food Boxes to members of you community struggling with food insecurity.

Location: 815 St. Laurent Blvd (Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre)

Volunteers must:
- Have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
- Be comfortable driving a cube van.
- Have a reliable smart phone (we use an app to assist with our deliveries)
- Have a general knowledge of the Ottawa geography.
-Be physically able to bend and lift up to 40lbs.
- Must wear a mask while doing the deliveries.
- Be sensitive to those struggling with poverty.
- Agree to following all other COVID-19 safety measures (Separate document will be emailed to all participants after sign up.)


Volunteers will be responsible for:
- Loading and/or unloading van as required.
- Doing home deliveries to Good Food on the Move customers.
- Contacting customers to announce arrival of delivery.

Days Requiring Assistance:
- Wednesday 12:00-4:00pm
- Thursdays – 12:00 – 4:00pm
- Friday – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: 815 St. Laurent Blvd
Unit 3
Deadline: May 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: May 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: May 31, 2021
Language Support Volunteers provide language-based services on an as-needed basis to CCI Staff and clients. This can include assistance with both text-based (helping staff/clients understand written text and documents/paperwork) and oral support using various languages.

CCI currently has a high-demand for individuals that can speak Tigrinya and are comfortable using the language to communicate with newcomers and support CCI Staff working directly with clients from Eritrea.
Location: 219 Argyle Ave
Ottawa, ON
K2P2H4

*All CCI Volunteer Positions are currently Online/Virtual only.
Deadline: May 28, 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: Apr 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: Apr 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: Apr 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: Apr 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: Apr 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: Apr 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: Apr 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: Apr 30, 2021
We are looking for Mental Health Workers to provide phone assistance to those in need, especially during the current COVID19 crisis.

Flexible hours, areas include addictions, Stress Management, Anger Management, general counseling, life skills. Must have some relative experience and education related to the position. Recent graduates are welcome to apply. Bilingualism is an asset. Candidate should have good communication skills.

During this outbreak period, interviews may be done from home. Dedication to this position is important. As an essential service provider, the organization has taken steps to ensure that safety precautions are taken within the office should one need to come in.
Location: 265 Montreal road Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Apr 30, 2021
Resource and Emotional Support Group for Men and Fathers

An emotionally safe space for men to share their life struggles and perspectives with other men, for peer support and validation. The purpose of this program is to encourage participants to focus on identifying specific avenues for participants to bring more meaningful results to individual needs. Such individual needs have to potential to consist of but are not limited to: positive approaches to fathering, coping techniques, financial discussions as well the occasional special guests. This program also focuses on building a wider and more effective network of support mechanisms for participants.

We are looking for
a strong independent individual who is proficient in Zoom, google docs, excel and social media platforms.
Ability to work effectively and reliably within a remote and virtual environment.
Strong communication skills
Life coaching skills are considered an asset.
Location: 292 Montreal Rd Suite 302, Vanier, ON K1L 6B8
Deadline: Apr 30, 2021
We For He is a new program CCMF is developing and will be ready to launch in April. Our program's goal is to educate, support and inspire all individuals who have a male loved one who has been a victim of the family/criminal justice system, a target of intimate partner violence, parental alienation etc.
A safe space for all to join and come together to support one another, learn coping tools and techniques on being a strong ally for our loved ones. Share our experiences in an engaging and comprehensive atmosphere. With special guests such as psychologists, experts of various degrees coming in to give presentations, we hope to ensure all participants walk away having gained allies and knowledge.
our two facilitators will be working together to maintain the freshness of the content in this program, maintain the confidentiality of participants, Communicate and commit to a bi-weekly 2-3 hr session.
Our team will ensure you have the tools, resources and support you require to execute your creativity

We are looking for
a strong independent individual who is proficient in Zoom, google docs, excel and social media platforms.
Ability to work effectively and reliably within a remote and virtual environment.
Strong communication skills
Life coaching skills are considered an asset.

Duties would include:
work independently 4-8 hours per week
Create a safe space for participants that effectively and efficiently perpetuates the narrative of healing and personal growth within the lives of our clients.
Implement and execute various ideas for program development and improvement whilst working collaboratively with the co-facilitator and various other volunteers at the Ottawa center.
Location: 292 Montreal Rd Suite 302, Vanier, ON K1L 6B8
Deadline: Apr 30, 2021
Organization: Ottawa JazzWorks
The JazzWorks Volunteer Coordinator oversees all JazzWorks volunteer efforts and projects. The scope of their work includes volunteer project planning, creating and maintaining JazzWorks volunteer job postings, assisting with volunteer selection, liase with JazzWorks administrators and board members, attending JazzWorks board meetings, following up with JazzWorks volunteers, and assisting them with project implementation.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with JazzWorks Canada. As we are an organization focused on growing and fostering a healthy Canadian jazz community, please discuss your interest/passion for jazz music in your application, as well as any relevant jazz music experience which may be helpful within the JazzWorks programs.
Location: Pinecrest Road, Ottawa, ON
K2B 6B3
Deadline: Apr 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: May 14, 2021
Organization: Ottawa JazzWorks
Ottawa JazzWorks is seeking a social media coordinator to assist with event organization, administrative tasks and social media management (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Applicants must be available daytimes on a regular, part-time weekly basis, and must have a love of jazz music. This position is ideal for students or graduates interested in learning about the music business, or anyone looking to get more involved in the Ottawa jazz community.

JazzWorks is an Ottawa-based Canadian not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of jazz musicianship in players of all ages. To achieve its mandate and goals, JazzWorks carries out a wide range of activities including the summer Jazz Camp, monthly jam sessions, and concerts throughout the year.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with JazzWorks Canada. As we are an organization focused on growing and fostering a healthy Canadian jazz community, please discuss your interest/passion for jazz music in your application, as well as any relevant jazz music experience which may be helpful within the JazzWorks programs.

Location: Pinecrest Road,
Ottawa
Deadline: Apr 30, 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: Apr 30, 2021
Canadian Parents for French is looking for volunteers to act as online French mentors for children enrolled in our WIGUP Club pilot program. WIGUP.tv allows children aged 9-14 to unearth their uniqueness, WIGUP.tv is a Creative Social Network for Schools that allows students to have a secure access to more than 2000 inspiring videos that help develop their critical thinking skills. These videos are also excellent triggers to launch publications by students of their own videos, articles and photo projects as well as WIGWOWs (interactive presentations).



Tutors will help children by speaking in French, helping them with written assignments and providing tech support for the WIGUP creations. Tutors will receive extensive training on the WIGUP platform. Volunteers must be comfortable working with young kids and in both French and English.



We are recruiting for volunteers who can dedicate 1.5 to 2 hours per week (minimum) for our pilot program which runs through the end of April. Volunteers choose their own schedule each week. This program runs 6 days a week. This program will run from February 1, 2021 through June 1, 2021. Orientation and training provided to all volunteers. This position is virtual, and tutors will work with kids across Canada to help them maintain their French, help them create online projects via a platform known as WIGUP.tv.





QUALIFICATIONS:



Strong spoken and written French and English is a needed. Tutors will be working in both official languages.

Prior experience working with children and youth is encouraged.

Must have access to a computer, laptop or tablet with a microphone and camera.

Volunteer Mentors must be at least 15 year of age.

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply at this link: https://form.jotform.com/CPFNational/wigupvolunteers



Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please allow us up to 6 business to review your application. All applicants will be contacted for a 30-minute bilingual interview.



CONTACT PERSON



Nicole Redford

Network Manager, Volunteer Engagement

Nredford@cpf.ca

Location: virtual
Deadline: Apr 30, 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 21 to mid-December. We have program opening in 10 provinces/territories over the next 4 weeks.

Application to volunteer : https://form.jotform.com/201173726906253

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: Apr 30, 2021
Le centre EBO recherche des bénévoles pour un programme unique de soutien à distance aux personnes à faible revenu pour soumettre leurs impôts 2020 eux-mêmes. Les candidats idéaux seront bilingues et auront soit des compétences en informatique soit des connaissances en production d’impôt. Différents rôles sont possibles, de l’entrevue téléphonique des participants au programme d’impôt, jusqu’au soutien (au téléphone ou en vidéo) des participants pour utiliser TurboImpôt en ligne. À noter que les participants à ce programme seront pré-sélectionnés par leur capacité à utiliser des logiciels informatiques. En tant que bénévoles, vous aurez alors la satisfaction de guider ces personnes à devenir plus indépendantes afin d’obtenir leurs bénéfices et prestations fiscales en soumettant eux-mêmes leurs impôts.
Location: 300 rue Olmstead
2ème étage
Ottawa, ON
K1L 7K1
Deadline: Apr 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/volunteers


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/volunteers.
Deadline: Apr 30, 2021