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Volunteer Training Program

Organization: Circles of Support and Accountability - Ottawa

Commitment: Ongoing more than a year

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 20

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Apr 25, 2018


One-hour Information Session for anyone interested: Mon, April 26, 6 - 8 PM. If still interested, attend our Basic Training that follows (16 hrs) - visit www.cosa-ottawa.ca/training for details & dates.

Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) is a Canada-wide community-based reintegration program that assists individuals who have been incarcerated for committing sexual offences, and seek our help voluntarily, in their effort to develop a meaningful, crime-free life in the community. Volunteers meet as a group and individually with a 'core member' to assist with the reintegration process. We are looking for mature, enthusiastic individuals of all ages (min. 21 years old), from all backgrounds and lifestyles, in particular, recently or soon-to-be retired; who are non-judgmental, resourceful and have approx. 2 hours/week, and can commit to being involved for at least one year.


Susan Love



Volunteer Opportunity Address
211 Bronson Ave unit 207A, Ottawa (ON), K1R 6H5


Good for people interested in: Legal/Advocacy; Companionship/Visiting; Mentoring

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Homeless

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Volunteers, who are trained and screened (extra)ordinary citizens, will gain valuable experience working with a person who has been through the criminal justice system and is attempting to reintegrate in the community. They will gain knowledge of the criminal justice system, social services and the challenges involved in reintegration, in particular, relating to our target clientele. Experienced staff, members of CoSA’s Board of Directors and associated professionals offer on-going support to volunteers.

How will the organization benefit?
Circles of Support and Accountability depends on community volunteers to assist our core members in their reintegration process. Volunteers are an integral part of our organization - without volunteers, CoSA would not be able to function.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Seniors

Police record check required: Yes