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GoHere Community Ambassador

Organization: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Ottawa Chapter

Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 25

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Oct 3, 2019


Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s GoHere Washroom Access Program has partnered in Ottawa with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Ottawa Chapter and the GottaGo! Campaign to increase washroom access at local organizations for people living with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other chronic conditions or disabilities. Organizations registered with the GoHere program indicate their participation by displaying an easily identifiable GoHere decal on a public-facing window, and are searchable on the GoHere Washroom Locator mobile app. An additional universal accessibility wheelchair decal indicates an organization has washroom facilities accessible to individuals living with disabilities as well as members of the public.

Time commitment:

1-3 hours per week, depending on the size of the community and number of businesses

Some evening and weekend activity with some daytime availability for liaison with GoHere national or regional lead and travelling

This role requires a commitment of a minimum 6 months to 1 year or longer if desired

To register as a volunteer with the GoHere program, please visit https://crohnsandcolitis.ca/gohere


Sherry Pang



Volunteer Opportunity Address


Good for people interested in: Legal/Advocacy; Communications and Marketing

You will be working with: People with disabilities or medical conditions

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
What you bring:

Experience and a high degree of comfort with community outreach

Enthusiasm to actively promote the program

Well organized and familiar with Microsoft Office tools such as Excel and Word

What we offer:

An opportunity to use and grow professional skills; expand your network

A hands-on chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis in your community

A community of support and access to training tools and materials

How will the organization benefit?
Are you the right fit to join our team as a GoHere Community Ambassador?

As a GoHere Ambassador, you will raise the profile of the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada GoHere Washroom Access Program, including:

Drop off information packages to local businesses introducing the GoHere program

Support regional leads with outreach activities such as inviting businesses to provide feedback on the program, order replacement decals,

Once businesses are confirmed, conduct check-ins on their experience to date

Compile, track and add information on the businesses visited using the appropriate tools and resources provided

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

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

This position would be great for - Youth 16-24

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes