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Odyssey Theatre's Mega Garage Sale

Organization: Odyssey Theatre

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 12

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Sep 13, 2019


Join Odyssey Theatre, Ottawa's premier summer theatre company for our annual Garage Sale! Our Garage Sale is a fun and important way to raise funds for Ottawa's award-winning outdoor theatre company. The Garage Sale takes place on Saturday September 14 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (rain date is September 16) at 370 Chapel Street in Sandy Hill.

Each year, people donate items to our garage sale to help raise funds for important programs, such as creating new plays, apprenticeships for youth, and special programs to allow disadvantaged people in the community to attend the arts. Join us for our sale, and help support and create exciting open-air theatre in Ottawa.

You can help be involved on two days. Join us on Saturday September 7, for our pricing day to sort through and price items donated to the sale from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Lunch is provided!

Then join us for the most remarkable, largest garage sale in Sandy Hill on Saturday September 14, from 8am to 4pm. You can volunteer for any or all of three shifts during the day: 1) 6:30 am to 10:00 am; 2) 10:00 am to 3:00 pm; and 3) 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Refreshments provided! Spend a beautiful late summer day helping us to set up the sale, meeting friendly people from the neighbourhood or help us pack up for the day. Be part of a friendly team that helps stage our Garage Sale.

Odyssey Theatre is in its 33rd season of presenting Theatre Under the Stars in Strathcona Park by the banks of the Rideau River. This season's production, The Bonds of Interest, is a hit with critics and audiences alike. For more information, visit our web site at www.odysseytheatre.ca. Or contact us at info@odysseytheatre.ca or call 613-232-8407.


John Forster



Volunteer Opportunity Address
370 Chapel Street, Ottawa ON. K1N 7Z6


Good for people interested in: Retail; Fundraising; Event planning and participation; Special events and festivals

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; LGBTTQ; Men; Youth (16-18 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Athletes

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Volunteers will enjoy a fun day as part of a team hosting our Annual Garage Sale. You will meet and enjoy working with other volunteers, theatre staff and members of our Board. You will get to meet new people organizing a fun event, learn more about the arts and theatre and develop new contacts in the community. Food and refreshments provided during the event. Students can earn community hours for school.

How will the organization benefit?
Our annual garage sale is one of Odyssey Theatre's important events to raise money for Ottawa's longest running summer theatre company. Each year we stage major open-air theatre productions in Ottawa's Strathcona Park. This event raises funds for future productions, creating new plays, providing training workshops for young artists and helping offer programs that provide access to the arts for diverse members of the community.

Organization category: Culture and recreation

Volunteer Considerations

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

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24; Groups

Public transportation available: Yes

Suitable for community service hours: Yes