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Instructional Designer


Organization: Volunteer Ottawa

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 3

Location: Virtual

Deadline: Oct 9, 2020


Volunteer Ottawa is looking for people to help develop courses for our Education program. We are specifically looking for people to help develop (and possibly teach) courses in introductory topics for Event Planning, Human Resources, Change Management, Business Continuity Planning, and Program Evaluation. Looking for people with instructional design expertise. We are also accepting proposals for other topics which will help with organizational effectiveness. If you also have subject expertise, so much the better, but you could also do research.


Maria Lahiffe


Ext: 114

Volunteer Opportunity Address


Good for people interested in: Mediation and Facilitation; Event planning and participation; Mentoring; Teaching/Tutoring

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
This is a chance to use your skills at a high level, to make a measurable difference in Ottawa's social sector for at least a few years. The finished product could also be added to your professional portfolio.

How will the organization benefit?
Volunteer Ottawa exists to support the social sector to execute their mandates more effectively. The Education program exists to help social sector professionals develop skills they need to be more effective in their jobs. These topics have been identified as important in this regard.

Organization category: Philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 2-3 weeks

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes