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Women's Empowerment Brunch Volunteer

Organization: Ethiopiaid Canada

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 10

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Nov 20, 2019


On November 23rd, 2019, the first inaugural Sister to Sister: Kehit Lehit Women’s Empowerment Brunch in support of Ethiopiaid Canada will be taking place at the Glebe Community Centre from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We are looking for volunteers between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to assist in the smooth execution of this event.

Duties include, but are not limited to: event set-up and tear down, registration, assisting with the silent auction, greeting guests and showing them to their seats.

Ethiopiaid Canada is a charitable international development organization dedicated to empowering women and girls in Ethiopia to live healthy and productive lives. We seek lasting change by supporting interventions driven by local partners.

Sister to Sister: Kehit Lehit is a project that was launched to generate awareness and provide education about a variety of women’s issues in Ethiopia, mobilize the diaspora community in Canada, identify important issues related to women’s empowerment and to address ways to provide positive support through grassroots initiatives, including fundraising events, speaking engagements and networking. It seeks to facilitate an active and sustained engagement by the Ethiopian Diaspora in directly supporting women in Ethiopia and to share and promote Ethiopian culture and the role of Ethiopian women.

The Women’s Empowerment Brunch is Sister to Sister: Kehit Lehit’s first event, giving us the opportunity to introduce Sister to Sister: Kehit Lehit to the Ottawa community, and raise much needed funds to support women’s empowerment projects in Ethiopia.


Kayleigh Jooste



Volunteer Opportunity Address
Glebe Community Centre - Scotton Hall
175 Third Avenue, Ottawa ON K1S 2K2


Good for people interested in: Event planning and participation

You will be working with: Disadvantaged; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Animals; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn more about Ethiopiaid and Sister-to-Sister Kehit Lehit, to try Ethiopian food and see an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and entertainment. They will also get to gain experience in event management.

How will the organization benefit?
Volunteers will enable the event to run smoothly, allowing Ethiopiaid Canada to raise much-needed funds for our partner in Ethiopia.

Organization category: International

Volunteer Considerations

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

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24; Persons with a disability; Youth under 16

Public transportation available: Yes

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes

Suitable for community service hours: Yes